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Direct Oceanfront, Private Beach Home, newly reovated NoDrive, 4Bd/4Bath Oasis

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Private Home / Oceanfront 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathroom , Sleeps 12 , No Drive Beach

As the name suggests, this enchanting coastal getaway will alter your perspective, or rather bring it into focus. The humbling power of the ocean needs no introduction so instead let’s focus on the house. Situated between the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean, this home enjoys the rousing sounds of the ocean just feet from your front deck and the serenity of the river in your back yard. This quirky little section of New Smyrna known as Bethune is infused with unusual vitality that combines the bustling downtown of Flagler Avenue, the Riverfront Canal Street, Canaveral National Seashore, nationally renowned fishing and wildlife of the Lagoon and the blissful seclusion of the Ocean.

The house is banked on all sides by windows. The floors are covered with porcelain wood, and of course a bit of sand. Coastal though this home is, you will be at a loss if you're searching for the typical nautical decor. Beachfront Alchemy, as it is affectionately termed, is anything but typical. The house sleeps 12 people comfortably. The Master suite is on the first floor. It has a private sitting area and sliding doors that open to the beach facing deck. There are two spacious Beachfront bedrooms on the second floor, each with full baths and private facing balconies. The Master bedroom has one king sized bed. Both guest’s rooms have two queen sized beds. The bottom floor is a secluded, hideaway kids room with full sized bunk beds, movies and games. All beds have hypoallergenic pillows, Memory foam mattresses and 1000 ct. organic cotton sheets.

There is no shortage of activity in New Smyrna. The bustling downtown is home to a sundry cluster of cafes, restaurants, art galleries, surf shops, music and artsy galleries. Although all this activity is at your disposal, it is not a requisite of your stay. You can relax at the beach a stone's throw away from the real world where you can escape into obscurity.

Even if you are not a morning person, the view from the bedroom will draw you out of bed. Morning coffee has become something of an event for us here. We hope your stay at Beachfront Alchemy brings you back to peace, leaving the responsibilities of our busy lives behind. The transformative nature of this oceanfront house is something special that we in no way claim to own, nor fully understand. There is an overwhelming calm in the air that stays with you throughout your stay here. It is our sincerest hope that some of this calm leaves with you and draws you back to Beachfront Alchemy for years to come. It is where memories are made.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Bernadette

We are Bernadette Woods and David Arteaga. We are both in the medical field and share six children. Late 2015, we randomly ventured into our first VRBO vacation home in New Smyrna Beach and fell in love with providing wonderful family and friends

gathering places in beachfront and mountainous towns. We are excited to be working on our forth vacation rental. Two in New Smyrna Beach, one in Asheville NC and one in Brigantine , NJ.

Bernadette purchased this house in 2014

Why Bernadette chose New Smyrna Beach

This is a Unique Beach property located in the south end of New Smyrna, known as Bethune Beach. The house is private, quaint and the best part is the amazing dock that jets out into the surf. It has a close proximity to Canaveral National Seashore, walking distance to JB's fish camp and world class fishing in the Indian River Lagoon.

What makes this house unique

Uniquely located in the quaint part of New Smyrna beach. This home sits on the No Drive beach with decking and Tiki huts jetting out over the waves. Walking distance to Canaveral National Seashore, The Indian River Lagoon, and

everyones favorite, J.B's fish camp, where you can sample local fare and listen to live music while watching the sunset.


Bethune Volusia Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Oceanfront/ private full bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Oceanfront, with private full bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , 2 Full size mattress bunk bed
    Bedroom1 - 1 king , Oceanfront, private full bath. Sitting room
  • Oceanfront Queen convertible sofa in Oceanfront bonus room
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Gas Grill on site for guests to use. We have two tanks that are available but it is the responsibility of renters to refill propane gas when empty. Thank you.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Direct Oceanfront, Private Beach Home, newly reovated NoDrive, 4Bd/4Bath Oasis
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

The property was pristine, well-kept and up-to-date in style. Breathtaking views of the ocean.

  • 5 of 5

Bernadette was a responsive and helpful hostess. She was a great communicator and had a very well thought out list of local favorites for us to try. She left a thoughtful welcome note on the house's chalk board greeting us upon our arrival and wishing us a great time. The property was fully equipped in the kitchen - it was a cook's dream! Everything one could possibly need, including a nice gas grill. The property also came equipped with 4 very nice bicycles, 2 surfboards, 2-4 boogy boards, tons of sand toys, an extra full-sized refrigerator for extra drinks or food, a two car garage, a wonderful kid's room with double bunk beds to sleep 4 children and 8 or more very comfortable beach chairs. The covered porch allowed for a relaxing morning drinking coffee and watching the waves. The beach was clean and the sand was nicely packed so not to blow sand everywhere. The house is situated on a row near the end of the beach, away from densely populated condos and hotels, so beach pedestrians were minimal. Most days, we had a fully private beach with an occasional friendly neighbor out for a stroll. Each of the three bedrooms had a beautiful view of the ocean with a door opening to a deck directly looking over the beach, and each room had its own full bathroom. This was by far the nicest place we have ever visited. It is the type of home we hope to rent for years to come. We will definitely be booking here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with great amenities. Bernadette was great to work with and very prompt to respond to any questions during the booking process. A wonderful experience overall.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to spend a Week! This house was everything we could have asked for. We were greeted with a lovely note from the owners and a welcome basket. The house was equipped with everything we needed. The setting was gorgeous and the beach area amazing. My son and his family had talked about doing a bunch of day trips, but their kids were enjoying the beach so much, they hardly left "home". We did adventure out for a bit of mini golf, some manatee watching from kayaks on the intercoastal, and a trip to The Escape Room. All adventures I would highly recommend. We had meals at JB's Fish Camp and The Garlic. Both were fantastic! I would certainly not hesitate to book the same house again in the furure.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect in every way.. we will be back

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Damage Deposit

  • 4 of 5

We rented this house in June and all was perfect and just as described. We were blamed for breaking the glass in a slider - which was broken when we arrived. We have yet to receive our damage deposit of $500. Take pictures of anything that looks damaged.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an amazing week at this house. It is hard to believe but all of the reviews are true. The owners are super nice and have thought of every detail. We loved the tiki hut and spent most of our time there enjoying the breeze and the ocean view. The only negative was the week went by too fast.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

North end of New Smyrna Beach. This private home is located directly on the Beach and is designated as a "No Drive Zone." Walking distance to Cape Canaveral Seashore National Park, The Indian River Lagoon and JB's Fish Camp.

Orlando"s Attractions eg, Disney World, Sea World, Wet N Wild are all within a 70 minute Drive.

Daytona International Speedway is is located 27 miles form the Property.


Rates & Availability

Bethune Volusia Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Fall
Aug 12 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $250
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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