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Riverfront with boat dock, sleeps 8, walking distance to beach. 16 NIGHTS FREE !

Oakview Heights, Ormond Beach, FL, USA
  • House2300 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay30 nights

4 bedroom, 3 bath with riverfront view from almost every room. Walk to beach


Our Riverhouse on John Anderson Drive is recently renovated as a casual fishing and boating retreat on the Halifax River (Intracoastal River). The Halifax River and Intracoastal Waterway is the inside passage for boats of all sizes traveling along the east coast of Florida. Located in the beachside town of Ormond By the Sea and convenient to the hustle and bustle of Daytona Beach a short drive to the south. The house accommodates 6-8 people comfortably. Almost all rooms overlook the river and offer an unobstructed view of the passing watercraft of every size. Barges, yachts, sailboats, motorboats, canoes and kayaks pass within feet of the seawall. Manatee and dolphin pass under the dock and if bird watching is your interest you will enjoy watching the waterfowl, terns, owls and osprey flying overhead and nesting on the nearby islands.

The house is located on John Anderson Drive - named for one of the original settlers of the area. Most weekends you will find many bicyclists passing in front of the house riding "the loop", the picturesque John Anderson Drive, through Cobb's Corner, then circling around the west side of the river and back across the Ormond Bridge, where many weekend activities take place at Rockefeller Gardens and the Fortunato Park.

The house is ideal for a family or 3-4 couples. When you walk in the front door you will immediately see the outstanding view of the water. The greatroom is comfortable and spacious and includes a fireplace and TV. The kitchen is modern and clean with a refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave stove and oven. There is a washer and dryer in the attached garage. There is an eat in kitchen set overlooking the river and the second best place to enjoy breakfast, the first being on the outside patio and dock!! The kitchen is stocked with some staple items and PUBLIX supermarket is within 2 miles. All our guests comment on the fun of waving to the boats as they enjoy their morning coffee.

The spacious master bedroom on the second floor has a breathtaking view of the river. The room boasts 140 sq. ft of window overlooking the riverfront. The second floor location gives you a great view of the islands and the entrance to Tomoka State Park. The bathroom is modern and includes a large tub and separate shower with private toilet. The room has separate thermostat for your comfort and is well appointed with tasteful furnishings, TV and seating area. You will awake to boats passing so close you may forget you are on land and not in a boat yourself!

The second upstairs bedroom is also spacious and nicely appointed and has a Queen bed and private bath. The bedroom overlooks the river and is private from the master bedroom location.

The third bedroom is located downstairs also with a river view and contains a king bed and private bathroom. There is an additional bedroom/den downstairs and has a futon bed for additional sleeping space.

The house is equipped with beach chairs, coolers, and beach umbrellas. Bicycles are also available. If spending a day at the beach is in your plans, we suggest packing a cooler and making the short walk or ride to the beach. The beach in Ormond By The Sea is quieter then the beaches to the south and we think prettier!! The dunes are natural and the beach less crowded. You can walk for miles in either direction, search for shells, frolic in the waves, watch the sandpipers, seagulls and pelicans, build a sandcastle, cast a surf rod and maybe even catch your dinner. Fresh fish on the dock will certainly be tasty, (propane grill provided)! The beach changes daily and early morning walks will bring many discoveries, you never know the treasure you may find.

The house has a two car garage for car or motorcycle storage out of the weather. For motorcycle enthusiast, there are many great rides close by including the Ormond Loop, Cobb's Corner, Matanzas Inlet to Ponce Inlet, Main Street, and the legendary Boothill Saloon, to name a few. The Daytona International Speedway and Museum is within 10 miles from the house and close to some of the off-site parking areas for Nascar events.

Orlando area attractions are approximately one hour drive as well as Kennedy Space Center. Ponce Inlet is on the south end and offers many deep-sea fishing boats for daily charter. The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is a fun visit and great seafood restaurants are nearby. A visit to St. Augustine is only 45 minutes to the north and getting there is half the fun as you drive along the beachside on A1A. You will pass Flagler Beach, Palm Coast, Matanzas Inlet and Marineland, again with lots of choices in restaurants and local shops.

No vacation is complete with out a deep see fishing trip or a visit to Cape Canaveral about an hour away by car.


For pricing and availability call us (800) 582-4670 or e-mail jarcrr@yahoo.com


Christa Rainey / John Rainey

Member Since 2016
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Feb 16, 2018
About Christa Rainey / John Rainey

We recently renovated our Riverhouse and often spend weekends getting away from it all, although we don't live too far away. Our many guests and family have also enjoyed Riverhouse and always comment on the location and ambiance of the house. We've spent many evenings watching the sunset, drinking a glass of wine, grilling a delicious dinner and watching nature at its finest. We thought it would be fun to share the property with others during the times we are not using it.

Why Christa Rainey / John Rainey chose Ormond Beach

The convenient location and the casual feel of this fishing and boating retreat makes the property unique. You will feel like you are a millions miles away yet really very convenient to the hustle and bustle of Daytona Beach and Orlando. We've lived in the Ormond By The Sea Area for over 50 years and never get tired of sitting on the riverbank watching the sunset. We feel privileged to own this property on the river and enjoy sharing it with others.

What makes this House unique

The most unique part of this house is the feeling I get each time I walk in the front door. I see the water, kick off my shoes and feel instantly relaxed. I think you will too!!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • bedroom #4
        1 double, .
      • Bedroom #2
        1 queen, 2nd fl, queen , private bath, view Halifax River, TV WIFI
      • Bedroom #3
        1 king, 1st fl, king, private bath, view of Halifax River, TV WIFI
      • Master suite
        1 king
      • Master Bedroom Suite (located on the second floor) is 20ft by 32ft with cathedral ceiling and 140 sq. feet of window overlooking the Halifax River (Intracoastal Waterway). This room includes a seating area from which you can watch the daily river activities and beautiful sunsets. A very comfortable king sized bed and a 52" television and WIFI. The bedroom has its own central heat and air system for your personal comfort. If that's not enough there are two large "helicopter" fans with separate remote controls providing you the option of circulating the outside air or conditioning the inside air. A large beautifully appointed master bathroom with twin glass topped vanities, a glass enclosed shower featuring a high-tec digital control temperature allows you to set your comfort zone. The bathroom also has a deep soaker tub that will melt away any tensions that you may have, you will snuggle into a warm spa robe and enjoy the view.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom #1
        toilet, tub, shower, twin vanities, large soaker tub, glass shower , toilet
      • Bathroom #3
        toilet, shower, Vanity and walk-in shower, toilet
      • Bathroom 2#
        toilet, combination tub/shower

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
            2 blocks to ocean beach for sunning, swimming walking or surf fishing. We have beach equipment; chairs, beach mats, beach towels and umbrellas.
          • Water View
            Beautiful River view from almost every room in the house. Watch the sunsets, passing boats, yachts, sailboats, barges, canoes and kayakers.
          • Waterfront
            Waterfront home located directly on the Halifax Intracoastal River. Boat dock with lift and fishing right off the dock. Kayak/Canoe launch


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Internet
                        Internet and WiFI
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Central heat and air conditioning with split system giving the master suite its own system
                      • Fireplace
                        wood burning fire place
                      • Garage
                        Two car garage
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Central heat and air conditioning with split system giving the master suite it 's own system
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Family size dryer
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        Three changes for each sleeping bed
                      • Living Room
                        Great room with fire place
                      • Parking
                        Two car garage parking in driveway and in front of house.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Plenty bath towels for 8 people and beach towels for 8 people
                      • Washing Machine
                        Family size washing machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                            automatic coffee maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Table Service for eight, full set of pots and pans and misc kitchen tools
                          • Dishwasher
                            built in dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Large full kitchen with table and chairs
                          • Microwave
                            Above stove microwave
                          • Oven
                            Double oven for convience
                          • Pantry Items
                            Salt, pepper and some other spices and a few misc condiments
                          • Refrigerator
                            Side by side refrigerator / ice maker
                          • Stove
                            Double oven electric range
                          • Toaster
                            two slice toaster


                              • Dining
                                seats four in kitchen, two at bar, 10 on the patio/dock & miscellaneous seating in the great room
                              • Dining Area


                                  • Books
                                    Some books and magazines.
                                  • DVD Player
                                    one of the televisions has a DVD player
                                  • Games
                                    cards and some boxed games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Cable television with WIFI and internet
                                  • Television
                                    Four flat screen televisions


                                      • Balcony
                                        Balcony, overlooking river, access from second floor of great room and the master suite
                                      • Bicycles
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        some fishing tackle and etc.


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • museums
                                              • churches
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • marina
                                              • cinemas
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • ruins
                                              • synagogues
                                              • theme parks
                                              • water parks

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • luaus
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • photography
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • parasailing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • paragliding
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • water tubing
                                                          • wind-surfing

                                                            20 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Great house, really enjoyed it.

                                                            William G.

                                                            Really enjoyed this property

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Great guests I hope that they will come back. But we are now operating under new regulations and Volusia County will not allow us to rent for less then 30 days. I guess that we will have to go back to Family vacations, At half price or less that may still be an option.

                                                            Life is still great, John

                                                            Merry Christmas memories!

                                                            Nevena I.

                                                            Perfect place to relax away from home, but feeling at home! We were 8 people, 4 generations. The house has a floorplan that provides for people to enjoy themselves as a big family, eat, cook, play games together, or to retreat to their rooms and have a quiet time. The master bedroom is a gem, loved the full wall windows and the view of the river, changing colors at sunrise and with gorgeous sunsets. We were lucky to be there at almost full moon and the moonlight trail on the water was magical. My husband had a great time fishing and the grandkids had a blast watching the boats passing by. John and Christa were exceptional hosts!!! He met us with a thoughtful “first aid” food kit, so we could enjoy ourselves from the very first second in the house. During the 3 days stay, everything we needed was there.

                                                            A great place to have a memorable merry vacation! Thank you, John&Christa!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            A wonderful family and great guests. We will await their next visit with great pleasure.

                                                            Life really is great

                                                            John & Christa

                                                            Fabulous 3 days!

                                                            susie p.

                                                            We will visit again. Host is amazing, provided groceries and treats for us so we didn't have to shop. Location is ideal!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            FANTASTIC GUESTS AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO THEIR NEXT VISIT.

                                                            LIFE IS GREAT,

                                                            JOHN & CHRISTA

                                                            Great Home Great Location

                                                            Mike B.

                                                            The House was all we co is ask for an more, plan on visiting agin

                                                            Best home ever!

                                                            Anne D.

                                                            Best home we have ever stayed in for a vacation. Beautiful setting, warm welcome, immaculately clean & furnished with everything you need & more. We definitely plan to return.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Best guests ever

                                                            great property and owner. We will be back.

                                                            Stephen S.

                                                            This is a great property. A charming and lovely home on the water, convenient to everything yet with the perfect amount of solitude.

                                                            The owners are great and we were made to feel welcome immediately.

                                                            John (owner) created a detailed book about the property along with recommendations for the area. His recommendations were great.


                                                            Oakview Heights, Ormond Beach, FL, USA

                                                            This property is located directly on the Halifax Intracoastal River in the beachside town of Ormond By The Sea. Ormond By The Sea is bordered by the Atlantic ocean to the east and the river to the west. To the north is Flagler Beach, Matanzas Inlet, Historic St. Augustine and Jacksonville. To the south is Ormond Beach, The World's Most Famous Beach - Daytona Beach and Ponce Inlet. Many attractions are within 10 miles, including the Daytona International Speedway, Main Street, Embry Riddle University, The Daytona Boardwalk, Pier and Baseball Stadium. Within an hour you can be in the Orlando Theme Park area to visit Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, Epcot and many other attractions. The Kennedy Space Center is also a short drive to the south. The Daytona International Airport is within 10 miles and the Sanford Airport and Orlando International Airport within an hour. Jacksonville Airport is approximately 90 miles to the north. The beach in Ormond By The Sea is a short walk (1/2 mile) or bike ride from the house and offers a quieter beach then Daytona Beach. Surf-cast fishing from the shore, surfing, shelling, kiteboarding, swimming and just plain relaxing can be enjoyed when not lounging on the dock watching the river activity. Just be sure to be back at the house to enjoy the beautiful sunset over the river and nearby islands. If you are looking for more hustle and bustle, take a short drive south on A1A into Daytona Beach. Within minutes you can choose to drive directly on the beach with your car or stay on A1A and pass the many points of interest Daytona has to offer, including great restaurants, family activities, famous bars and shops, the Boardwalk, Main Street Pier, Convention Center, Theaters, Car/Antique Car shows, Motorcycle Shows, festivals, and The Bandshell; to name a few.

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                                                            NOTE 1. There is a cleaning fee of $225.00 for a stay of 30 days. If needed a daily or weekly cleaning /housekeeping can be a-ranged.. If the house is left exceptionally dirty or messy you will be charged for the extra cleaning. (so far that has not happened)-(I hope it never will)

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