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Life's a Beach -Private beach house w/ pool & heated spa

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps up to 8

Why stay in a condominium or hotel when you can have your own private beach house with pool and heated spa? This house, owned by author and Realtor Julie Compton and her husband Rick, is located in Daytona Beach Shores, close enough (5 minutes by car) to the heart of Daytona to enjoy all of the attractions, yet far enough to escape the crowds. You can walk to the beach, a mere block and a half away, or drive your car right onto the sand if you prefer. A park with a playground, pickle ball court, and fitness trail is at the end of the street, and a block away on the river side is the perfect spot to watch the sunsets.

The house is close to everything the area has to offer: the beach, the river, a water park, Daytona Beach Pier, Daytona International Speedway, miniature golf, shopping, restaurants, turtle sanctuary, Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, and much more. For those who can't imagine Florida without Disney, the house is only a short drive (60-75 minutes) from Orlando and all of its numerous attractions: Disney World, Universal Studios, Seaworld, etc. The Kennedy Space Center is less than an hour away, and only 25 minutes away is Blue Springs State Park, where you can see the manatees.

The house itself is adorable, bright and clean. It has four bedrooms: three with queen beds, and one with a twin and pop-up trundle (which can be used as two twins, or put together to make a king). The fourth bedroom and second bath is in a separate building, perfect for a bit of extra privacy. The pool has a heated spa* and an outdoor shower - perfect to relax in after a day at the beach.

(*additional charges apply for pool heat, please inquire)

(Please Note: We do NOT advertise the house on Craigslist; if you see the house there, it is an unauthorized listing.)

More Details

Julie Compton
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Julie Compton

Julie and Rick Compton are native Midwesterners, but since leaving the heartland they've lived in various spots along the East coast. Though for years they traveled to Florida for vacations, it wasn't until Rick accepted a job near Orlando that they became regular beachcombers. After a number of Saturdays at the beach where they bemoaned the drive home and wished they had a place nearer the ocean to call their own, they took the plunge and decided to buy a beach getaway. They bought the beach house in the spring of 2005, and Julie spent several months painting and decorating as the pool was built. The first rental was in the fall of that same year. As an author, Julie spent many days at the house writing, and the whole family used the house for vacations throughout the year. A little over a year ago, they were lucky enough to buy another home for themselves and finally move to the beach permanently. They continue to rent this property, and hope their guests get as much enjoyment from being there as they did!

Julie Compton purchased this house in 2005

Why Julie Compton chose Daytona Beach Shores

The house is a short drive from the Daytona International Speedway, for which -- in addition to the wide, soft sandy beaches -- Daytona is famous. It's conveniently located for vacationers who come for the Daytona 500 Race, or for the many bikers who arrive for Bike Week in the spring or Biketoberfest in the fall. Two blocks to the east is the beach; a block to the west is the river, with its magnificent sunsets. A few miles north of the house is the Daytona Pier and Main Street; a few miles south is the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and a turtle sanctuary. The numerous Orlando attractions are close enough for vacationers to visit on day trips. The Comptons chose to buy a house in Daytona because it was one of the closest beaches to their former permanent home near Orlando, and they also have many wonderful memories of the area from their college days, when they were 'spring breakers' themselves!

What makes this house unique

There's nothing like coming home from a day at the beach to your own private spot with pool and spa . . .


Daytona Beach Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Our house is in a residential area. Please, NO EXCESSIVE NOISE at a level that disturbs neighbors. Code-enforced quiet hours are 10 pm to 8 am.
  • Please, NO DIVING (or cannonballs, etc.) in pool. Pool is only 3 - 5 feet deep.
  • Use of POOL HEAT is EXTRA and may require an extra deposit, depending on season. If interested, please inquire re: specifics.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Pool Shower - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • The 4th bedroom and 2nd bath are located in a separate building, perfect for an extra bit of privacy! We also have a port-a-crib available for guest use.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Life's a Beach -Private beach house w/ pool & heated spa
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 51 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Absolutely great if I ever go back to Daytona beach Florida, I will be calling you, Julie !

beds are prefect sleep nice, thanks again, Joseph C Lengacher (Harlan, In)

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome place- would highly recommend!!!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a long weekend to celebrate my daughter's wedding in Port Orange! Very clean and close to grocery stores. Would highly recommend ! Great location!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, GA

Everything You Could Ever Need!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved our stay here! We had 4 adults and 3 children and everyone was very comfortable with lots of room. The pool is amazing and so convenient being right outside the back door and pool house with private bedroom and bathroom. Our kids never wanted to leave the pool or the house and never not once heard an "I'm bored!" which was so nice! Loved the area and the people! The beach was very pretty even though a hurricane had blown through 10 days prior. Julie was an awesome hostess and any questions or concerns we had she responded back in minutes! One of our best vacays and want to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful little getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a family reunion. Life's a Beach was perfect for our family of adults. The host left a delightful array of snacks, along with a bottle of wine chilling on ice when we arrived. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hall Family Adventure

  • 5 of 5

The stay was great. Julie was quick to respond to any questions we had. The house was wonderful. The pool and hot tub were a hit to the entire family. There was plenty of room for us. Couldn't have asked for anything more.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved house!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 and this is the first vacation that we actually lost track of time before dinner because we were in the pool. Area is quiet and close to beach and grocery store. Very nice park if you have small children just a block away. Everything is provided- even snacks on your arrival.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8.7 Miles
Daytona Beach International Airport
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Daytona Beach Shores
Car: recommended

We are 10 minutes from Daytona International Airport, and 75 minutes from Orlando International Airport.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

*Reservation/Security deposit may be higher than quoted for larger parties, in winter months (for pool propane), and for special weeks.
*Additional charges apply for pool heat, please inquire.
*Ask about multi-week discounts.
*We often have flexibility for shorter stays, even for periods with nightly or weekly minimums; please inquire.
*Credit cards accepted. We also accept personal checks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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