House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 comfortably)
About Jan Walker
Hi future guest, We are Larry and Jan Walker. Larry is a business broker and Angel investor. Jan is a Real Estate Broker with Premier Sotheby's International Realty in Winter Park. 407.718.9644 Over the past 31 years of our marriage, we have been blessed to have traveled much of the world, but have always loved New Smyrna Beach for its small town feel, it's quaintness and friendliness. When we bought the “duplex style” Beach House 24 years ago, it was a long time dream come true. Since then we have re-modeled it several times and have treasured many, many good times with family and friends. The beach here seems to just draw you to it. The colors and sounds of the sand and ocean are both impressive and calming. We keep the downstairs apartment for ourselves and our family, but we are rarely there when we have guests upstairs... We rent out the upper full level as it has the most wonderful views. It is not a glamorous or overly fancy house, but nicely decorated and (we think) quite special. We hope you will treasure it and enjoy yourselves at this wonderful and beautiful beach, as we have.
Jan Walker purchased this House in 1992
Why Jan Walker chose Cearra Del Ray
When Jan was a teenager she used to come over to New Smyrna Beach with her friends for a day or afternoon of sun and playing in the waves. She fell in love with the beach. That love soon turned into a dream, a dream of owning a small bungalow on the beach. Many years later while walking on the beach with a friend (who knew of her dream), she said "Jan, I think I have found your beach house". She was right... and we were lucky enough to have purchased it in a down market. It was literally a mess inside but structurally sound. We worked hard to remodel it right off, as much as our pockets permitted, but through the last few years continued to do upgrades to the house and the decor. Larry was originally a California boy who liked the beach but just could not be out in the sun much due to his light freckled skin and a few melanomas. Once he got to know New Smyrna Beach he loved it too. He came to appreciate how the very early morning or late afternoon on the beach was so enjoyable. Simply said... Both Jan and Larry love being there! Although, we are rarely there when we have guests so that you have private use of the deck and patio.
What makes this House unique
Just the view from the kitchen and the great room, of the sand and the ocean with the rolling waves will bring down anyone's blood pressure. Relax with quiet and privacy. It is wonderful to walk and/or bike on the beautiful beach as well as fishing! Wonderful restaurants in town, just blocks away or cook and stay in. Sometimes we take a few comfortable beach chairs down to the sand with crackers, cheese and a good bottle of Merlot (don't tell the beach patrol) - it makes a wonderful dinner....! New Smyrna is a cozy coastal town that has great restaurants and friendly folks. There is lots to do - when you want, but nothing to do when you don't! Our 2 bedroom / 2 bath is fully stocked with everything (except food) for your use including the kitchen, baths and laundry room. While we are rarely there in our downstairs apartment when we have guests, if you have a challenge with anything at our home, we are only a phone call away to have a repairman come and correct.
Max guests: 5
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Relaxing and Peaceful
Great views - right on the beach, clean, comfortable beds - in fact we slept extremely well there. New Smyrna is a lovely town with lots to do and see. Beach was white sand and the ocean was clear and blue. Took long walks, ate way too much and enjoyed some great wines. Terrific get-a-way. Can't wait to go back.
From antique cars shows, downtown holiday parades, farmers market, arts and crafts shows, great fishing, golf and cycling... New Smyrna Beach has lots to offer. Come to just relax or spend your time with multiple outside activities.