Welcome to our private, well-appointed, and serene retreat, located on the 7th floor of the Golden Arms condominium, one of the nicest in New Smyrna Beach. Enjoy expansive views of the ocean from the living room, dining room, master bedroom, kitchen, and large balcony. Watch the pelicans and seagulls sweep by. Experience the constantly changing colors and moods of the sea.
Located on the side of the building closest to the beach, just one unit in from the end, 'Condobello' offers an upscale retreat with the comforts and conveniences of home. It is beautifully decorated in a “refined coastal” style that emphasizes contemporary casual comfort: there are new furnishings throughout, an updated kitchen, a large flat-screen HDTV, and premium linens. Ideal for one or two couples, a small family, a couple of friends, or solo travelers seeking a beach getaway.
On the large curved balcony, accessible from both the living room and the master bedroom, seating around a bar-height table provides stunning views of sea, sand, and sky—up the coast to the Ponce Inlet jetty, visible when the tide is low. As you enter from the “sunset deck', you’ll enjoy ocean breezes and unobstructed views from the coast to the intracoastal waterway. In cooler months, the bistro table and chairs outside the front door provide the perfect place to sit outside, relax in the warmth of the sun, and enjoy panoramic views to the south and west.
Inside, rooms are spacious, clean, and comfortable. Beautiful cork flooring in the living/dining areas and bedrooms is soft underfoot. Cork is warmer than tile in winter months, absorbs noise, and offers natural resistance to mold and allergens.
The master bedroom (16x15) has direct ocean views and a king Tempur-Pedic mattress; the small second bedroom (10x12; no ocean view) is furnished with a queen bed. The master bedroom includes a separate vanity/dressing area, and each bedroom has a large walk-in closet with ample storage and “California closet” style systems that make efficient use of the space. The ensuite master bath has a shower/tub combo, while the guest/hall bath is equipped with a shower.
A beach closet in the entry provides a convenient place to store towels, shoes, and bags as you come in from the beach or pool. The kitchen is bright and airy, with white plantation shutters, white cabinets, glasstop stove, side-by-side fridge (with ice/water dispenser in door), Corian countertops with an integrated double sink, and garbage disposal. We also have a filtered drinking water system.
In the living room you'll enjoy a large flat-screen internet-connected HDTV, with a DVD player, expanded digital cable, and access to Netflix. Guests can use, free of charge, our high-speed (secure) wireless internet connection.
Located in the desirable “North Beach” neighborhood of New Smyrna Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches—and quaint beach towns—in Florida, the Golden Arms is well-managed and the grounds immaculately maintained. Entrances to the building are secure, and there are two elevators, as well as private key-code access to the beach from the pool area. Guests are welcome to use our designated garage parking space; outside parking is also available.
4-5 short blocks away, Flagler Avenue offers eclectic small shops and restaurants—from funky beach gear to art galleries to fine (yet casual) dining, as well as numerous festivals and celebrations—walk, or call NSBFree and be transported by golf cart! Across the causeway to the west, visit the Saturday Farmer’s Market as well as the small shops, galleries, and businesses on Canal Street. Everything you might need for a comfortable vacation--supermarkets, drugstores, bakeries, fish markets, and wine shops--is just a short drive away.
Sorry, no smoking; no pets.
Building policies do not allow us to accept reservations for stays less than one week. We also have a 2-week minimum for reservations between January 1 - March 31 (Winter Prime Season), though during those months we will take 'last minute' reservations for stays of at least one week within 30 days of check-in, subject to availability.
A $500 deposit will hold a reservation made more than 60 days prior to check-in. 50% payment of total rent, taxes, and fees is due two months (60 days) in advance or at time reservation is made, whichever is earlier; 100% payment, including security deposit, taxes, and fees, is due a month (30 days) before check-in. Cancellations: 100% for cancellations 60 days prior to check-in date; 50% refund for cancellations 30 days (or less) prior to check-in date. Payments accepted by check or PayPal; PayPal reservations subject to a 2.5% additional fee.
Multi-week and multi-month discounts available. Inquire for details.
We have lived just 30 minutes from New Smyrna Beach, in DeLand, for more than 20 years. NSB is, by far, one of our favorite beaches and favorite beach towns in Florida. We love the natural beauty, the sound of the ocean, and the small-town historic feel of Flagler Avenue and Canal Street.
For many years, both within and outside the US, we've been on the other side of vacation rentals: we've been guests rather than owners. These have been some of our best vacations--we've come to greatly prefer private rentals to hotels. As a result, we've also learned a great deal about what makes a vacation rental special; we apply those lessons to ensure a wonderfully relaxing and comfortable experience for our guests.
We purchased this property in summer 2012, primarily for our own use. We chose this particular unit because of the solid construction of the building (it's built like a fortress, so no noise transfers between units), the incredible location on the beach and proximity to the ocean, the size of the rooms, the spectacular views, and the proximity (walking distance) to Flagler Avenue. We also really enjoy the neighborhood feel and quiet of North Beach.