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.
My family, 3 adults and 2 teenagers stayed for a week in late July. And, found it to be very quiet and extremely relaxing. The owners were extremely easy to work with and very welcoming. The property was exactly as it was shown and described. The house was clean and stocked very well with many extras that most places do not supply. The weather was extremely hot and humid. But the dual central air conditioning units kept the house wonderfully cool. One of my favorite part of the house was that the bedrooms were separated nicely so they all were perfectly quiet. The movie room had a big screen tv but, it was 3D and there were no glasses or movies. So, we were unable to utilize it. The teenagers were completely engrossed with their phones so, it was not a problem at all. The wrap around porch was a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the piece and quiet. The ceiling fan made sitting outside during the evening perfect and there were no annoying bugs at all. The house was convenient to all shopping and Daytona Beach was a 25 minute drive. Overall, I would highly recommend this property to families of any size. And, if we vacation in that area again I would definitely stay again.
We have been staying here for 5yrs and wish we would have found it along time ago...The owners are excellent to work with..the place is my home away from home very peaceful amd pleasant. .we are here from first of March till mid month. ..
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!
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