Ormond by the Sea is a sleepy beachside community just north of DaytonaBeach/Ormond Beach that is known locally as the preferred beachside residential address. This Ormond Beach vacation home provides the perfect home to share with 3 couples, 6 friends or a family. Scenic Ocean Shore Boulevard (A1A) north of Granada Avenue (Hwy. 40) features the private Oceanside Golf Course and large beachside homes of people like Ron Rice, founder of Hawaiian Tropic. Private condominiums, churches, shopping plazas and restaurants are scattered throughout and very close to our home. The Florida Hospital is about 5 miles away straight down A1A for peace of mind. The Seaside House is nestled within a nice beachside community and located only 7.8 miles from the famous Main Street in Daytona which is a short and also straight 10 minute drive on the beach from Ocean Center (Daytona Beach's convention center), Hilton Hotel, Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier. You have the best of both worlds - the quiet solitude of a no drive beach in a residential area, yet the ability to be in the middle of all the action within minutes. Ride go carts, the ferris wheel, the slingshot, get your favorite design custom airbrushed on a t-shirt, shop the beach gift shops, catch the latest movie or eat in one or all of the many restaurants.
The Seaside House is just across Ocean Shore Boulevard, a/k/a A1A, the first large corner lot of the subdivision which provides a 3 minute walk to the beach. If you drive to the beach, you will have just buckled your seat belt and by that time, you will be at the beach at Tom Renick Park. This public beach has a lifeguard, bathrooms, picnic benches and showers. If you want even more privacy just go to the public beach and walk a few feet down the beach either way to quickly find residential homes gracing it and you will have a more solitude experience. If you prefer to experience driving on the beach, the Granada Boulevard beach ramp is just minutes south of the house. At our house, you can have whatever beach experience you are looking for.
If you are a foodie, like us, and like to eat out, there are many great restaurants nearby and we've been spending time finding the very best ones for you to enjoy. We have a favorite list of restaurants in our kitchen drawer along with other entertainment suggestions to make your stay enjoyable so you don't have to think or spend time visiting restaurants that aren't up to par. We've done that homework for you and there are a ton of excellent restaurants in the area. The new Publix Shopping Plaza with a variety of stores is right down the street.
The Seaside House has a garage and driveway for parking and the corner lot provides lots of privacy. Relative to motorcycles, depending on how many or what kind, you could get anywhere from 4 to 6 bikes in the one car automated garage which provides shelter for your treasured bikes. The huge fenced backyard is the perfect spot for relaxing and grilling on the gas grill. A privately enclosed outdoor shower provides the pleasurable experience of showering outdoors after a day on the beach.
The Greater Daytona Beach Area is well known for its beaches, the Daytona International Speedway and the annual Daytona Beach Bike Week and Biketoberfest events and the LPGA Tournament. In addition to hosting to the LPGA Golf Tournament annually, there are many challenging golf courses in the area. This home is very convenient to the LPGA and a perfect place to stay while competing. We will be happy to provide you information on public courses. Just ask!
Ponce Inlet offers deep sea fishing charters and the fishing is great. You can rent jet skis at Ponce Inlet as well or climb the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse - the tallest in Florida with an amazing view. Fishing off the Flagler Beach Pier is lots of fun ad you can eat at the pier as well. The Daytona Flea Market is a fun weekend trip - many vendors offering a variety of items. The NASCAR Museum of Speed and Tour of the Speedway is a must for race fans. History buffs will enjoy the Museum of Art and Science, the Halifax Historical Museum and the Cuban Museum. Destination Daytona, home of Daytona's Harley Davidson dealership with its massive 109,000 sq. ft. showroom sponsors several events during the year including concerts, bike nights and runs, specialty shops, pub and more is just a few miles away on US 1 in Ormond Beach. The Daytona Beach Convention Center - Ocean Center - is just 10 minutes from the Seaside House, as well as the Hilton Hotel and Ocean Walk. Our home provides privacy without the congested tourist area just a few miles north. If you wish a night on the town without the worry of drinking and driving, a cab fare to the nightclubs is very inexpensive. The Halifax River offers a great boating option. There are public boat launch sites nearby. You can even drive your boat to some awesome restaurants on the water.
St. Augustine is also 30 minutes North with a scenic drive up beach for lunch and shopping in the historical Spanish seaside town. There is so much for you to do and you will fall in love with the ease of it all. The best feature of the Seaside House? Just staying home and relaxing in this beautiful, comfortable spot by the sea.
By looking at the map you will see the small access roads to the beach on the east side of A1A (Ocean Shore Boulevard) and it's really that close!!!!