The ranch is a beautiful, 3-story, 3 bedroom home in the middle of 60 beautiful acres. Located on a large lake connecting to the St. John's River with total seclusion and privacy. This is a one of a kind vacation with all the comforts and still within 35 minutes of Daytona and New Smyrna Beaches and one hour from Orlando. Other attractions are Two Springs (20 minute drive), great restaurants, golf, snorkeling, boat rentals, fishing , scuba diving, hiking and great fishing and boating. all located near historic Deland. We also have added wireless high speed internet and a new 55 inch Sony High Definition TV with its own Movie room for evening entertainment with DVD . We also have a screened in pool with hot tub. The ranch also has a dock and boat ramp on Lake Beresford . There are springs just 4 miles down the river to visit by boat where you can picnic swim or snorkel. By boat there are miles of beautiful river and tributaries to explore or relax on the wraparound porch.
Weddings and family gatherings: no other property in the area offers the expansive property and privacy for the perfect country wedding or family gathering.
The family decided to make a new tradition and have Thanksgiving in Fla. We chose this place based on it's closeness to everything we had planned. The house and surrounding acres are great and you can drive to anything you want to do. It had all the room and comfort one could want. We visited Disney for a day and I pulled the boat down for some fishing on the lake. All the Manatees were a pleasant surprise with a mother and baby coming within 20 feet of the boat and checking us out. Deland was a great place to eat and restock on the groceries. Daytona was a short drive for some great seafood. For large family gatherings it was perfect.
It was everything the ad said it was and more. We will definitely be back.
My family, six adults, one 7 yrs. old grandaughter and one small dog, rented this nice property on 46 acres for four nights during the recent Thanksgiving holidays. The owner was very nice to work with and recommended a pontoon boat rental business which also turned out to be a very good choice. With the dock located on the property right on the lake, we found it most convenient. The view from the wrap around porch of the property and lake gave us wonderful day and night time entertainment as my son-in-law brought his telescope. We have already recommended this rental to interested friends.
We had a wonderful time here. The owners were very nice and easy to work with. They promptly answered any and all questions. The house and property were exactly how they were listed. I would definitely recommend this house for large groups. We had 8 adults and 2 children staying here and we had plenty of room. We all felt the price was very reasonable.
This was the second visit that my family and I had to the ranch--the first time we came was in 2009. We absolutely love the ranch! It is in a lovely part of Florida and the ranch itself is unique--unspoilt, peaceful, fantastic. St. John's River is home to extraordinary wildlife from rare birds to manatees and staying at the ranch you're in the middle of it all. Sitting on the shaded porch sipping a glass of wine while Great Sandhill Cranes perform their dance is not to be missed.
The owners have thought of everything. The house is well-equipped, comfortable and clean. It is spacious enough for 8 and with two giant TVs in dual living rooms, children are well entertained.
There's plenty to see and do in the area--renting a boat to explore the river proved easy and fun, Harry Potter World in Orlando is 45 minutes away, Hontton State Park, horseback riding, lots of good restaurants, etc. but best of all is to stay at the ranch, enjoy the huge swimming pool and plan a return trip. We look forward to our April 2012 visit!
My husband, son and I enjoyed a wonderful, peaceful 4-night stay at this home. We loved waking up every morning to a view of blue sky and trees through the windows, and the sound of birds singing. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen is well-equipped, and the well-maintained property offers great opportunities to explore and enjoy nature in Central Florida. A great family getaway or gathering place for a larger group. There are several nature preserves in the area. The home is a short-drive from downtown Deland. The owner, Roy, was helpful and welcoming. We look forward to another stay!
The property was more than exquisite, the 8 of us were able to comfortably enjoy Deland and the surrounding springs. The house fit and excelled our needs in every category. It was clean, comfortable, full of all the amenities you might enjoy at home and is located on a stunning piece of property on the st. Johns lake. The sunsets were gorgeous from the Jacuzzi and the property was perfect for our dog who roamed and ran like never before. I advise you look elsewhere if you don't have a car because the property is secluded, however, for us that was more than perfect because all we wanted was some peace and quiet. The owner Roy was very professional and friendly and answered all of our questions regarding his little piece of heaven. Those few moments we were home, and not at a local spring, we enjoyed the pool and barbecue and had a blast. This house is perfect for large groups with kids and pets, beware after you stay here you most definitely will want to return, we are!
Lakes, colleges, golf, boating , swimming , diving, skydiving , fishing, natural setting with 1,100 feet on the water.
Pool, Hot tub, Weddings, family gatherings. Company picknics, ranch,
the most private setting you can find in Central Florida.
Other Activities: Sky Diving
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