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Julie Compton

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

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

38 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Daytona Beach Shores House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps up to 8

**Are your preferred dates booked? Contact us anyway! We own another Daytona property (4 bed/2 bath with pool) and may be able to book you into that one. HomeAway ID 3927195. URL: https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3927195**

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, tennis 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.)

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Julie Compton (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

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 . . .

Reviews

5
based on 38 traveler reviews

Life's a Beach -Private beach house w/ pool & heated spa
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews
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Life's a Beach is Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience, everything was great, lots of great places to go. We enjoyed just hanging out at the pool. The beds we great, comfortable, and the snacks you left on our arrival were a Godsend as we hadn'the gone to the store. Will be calling to to book again, at your home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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We Loved everything about "Life's A Beach " .

  • 5 of 5

The House was Amazing, couldn't ask for anything more. We were completely satisfied with Everything. We can't wait to go back !!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Life's a Beach is a Perfect Description

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and the house was just as promised. Everything was neat and clean and in working order. Julie was very helpful and started us off with snacks and water. The house was very close to the ocean and convenient to everything in The Shores and Port Orange.

Looking forward to our next stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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A great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting a beach home for the week instead of staying at a hotel or condo. We had an amazing time. I love this beach house. It's quiet and clean and close to everything you need. The drive entrance to the beach is across the street.

Julie was awesome. She answered all my questions and had some drinks and snacks waiting for us when we arrived =)

We will defintely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Family Florida Trip

  • 5 of 5

Awesome house! The size of the house was perfect for us! We were in the pool/hot tub every day. Each morning we took a cup of coffee and walked down to the beach (short walk). We stayed for 1-week and were very comfortable! There are several stores close by that you can walk to if you need something! We enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Awesome! Relaxing and Carefree!

  • 5 of 5

We took our whole family - 8 adults and one almost 1 year old and had the best time. Plenty of room, everything we needed, privacy, and close to the beach. The pictures are spot on. Clean and inviting. The pool and spa almost made going to the beach unnecessary. Would absolutely consider coming back and staying in the same place.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
8.7 Miles
Daytona Beach International Airport
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-95
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.

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Rates & Availability

Daytona Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$235
Fri,Sat
$1,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Biketoberfest 2016
Oct 10 2016 - Oct 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
$400
$2,450
 
 
Low
Oct 16 2016 - Nov 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$235
Fri,Sat
$1,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$235
Fri,Sat
$1,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2016/New Year's
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$325
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Winter
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$235
Fri,Sat
$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Race Week 2017
Feb 18 2017 - Feb 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
Bike Week 2017
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
4th of July/Coke Zero 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

*Race Week and Bike Week, full balance due 60 days prior to arrival
*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 weekly minimums; please inquire.
*Credit cards accepted (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, JCB). We also accept personal checks.

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Amenities

Daytona Beach Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Pool Shower - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • 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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