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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:7 (sleeps up to 7 adults)
The view is beautiful. Worked great for our small children, as it walked right out to the lawn and they were able to play and we could see them at all times. It is right next to the pool which was great as well. The patio is in bad shape. Wood boards are covering the concrete, and it is rotting and not secured down. Patio furniture is just plastic chairs. Not sure if the lack of outdoor lighting is only due to the time of year we went. It was turtle nesting season, so outside lighting is prohibited-- which is fine, however, it is not safe to have kids in pool in the evening, because you cannot see them at all in the pool area. The bugs were awful outside as well, again maybe seasonal, but the "No see'ums" will eat you alive. Seem to get worse later in the day. The units decorations are adorable, the couch is amazing. The master bed was not awful. However, the one double bed mattress needs to be replaced, the center of the bed is severely worn and pulls you into the "hole". The location is pretty far from activity, you cant really walk anywhere. Positive note on location --- It is was nice that you could easily get a spot on the beach without staking your claim at daybreak. Kitchen did have all the bare necessities, not well appointed. Worked for us, as we only ate breakfast and lunch in. Overall, we had a great vacation here, our kids were happy and had a blast !
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in one of our properties and New Smyrna Beach. Unfortunately you were at the height of no-see-um season and we have been informed they were particularly bad this past summer.
We appreciate your feedback regarding the patio, mattress and kitchen utensils. The owner had the patio updated recently and in the process of assessing the furnishings and kitchen supplies.
We look forward to your return with Great Ocean Condos and Homes.
Last minute vacation!!
My husband and I got the opportunity to visit with our son, daughter-in-law and grandson (Age 2) last minute. We rented this unit because of the location and it was perfect! Ground floor unit with direct access to the pool and beach! The pictures are very accurate. We enjoyed the indoors and outdoors. They had all the amenities they describe in the listing with the exception of beach chairs. There were two there, but one was completely rusted and broken and the other had rust on it as well, but we just covered it with a towel and used it. We had flown down, so were not able to bring our usual beach equipment, but it worked out fine, as our son brought a couple of his beach chairs (they live in Deltona), so we all just swapped out playing in the ocean and sitting. It was a perfect weekend in a GREAT condo. Will stay here again!
Thank you so much for your great review! We are so happy to hear you were able to enjoy the perfect location and direct access to the pool and beach! We have also contacted the owner about replacing those beach chairs. Thank you and please stay with us again soon to utilize your return guest discount!
-The Great Ocean Team
Best Vacation Ever
Wow, the owners take EXCELLENT care of this property. It could not be a cuter interior design with a great stove/fridge/sink etc. Sometimes these types of condos are so cheesy in their decorations, but this is the perfect mix of beach feel with class. Enough room to sleep five comfortably with the one big bed, two full, and the couch! The most unbelievable part is the beautiful ocean view. I wouldn't want to stay anywhere that wasn't a walk-out to the ocean. And right next to the pool as well! I can't say enough good things, we will be back ASAP.
Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We are so happy to hear you were able to enjoy the cute interior design, great appliances, and walk-out beach access! Please come back again soon to utilize your return guest discount!
-The Great Ocean Team
Amazing relaxing getaway!
Loved our stay here! We took a spur of the moment girls trip to the beach and were so impressed with this property. The ocean-front access is no joke, beautiful view and literally a 30 second boardwalk to the beach. The whole place felt updated, clean, and comfortable. When we were tired of the beach, the pool was right next to our condo (which came with all the pool necessities!). Would highly recommend this place for a friends trip or family vacation. Great atmosphere, we will definitely be back!
Thank you so much for the review! We are so happy we were able to provide a updated, clean and comfortable room while you were on vacation and enjoying the 30 second walk to the beach! Please come back again soon to utilize your return guest discount!
-The Great Ocean Team
This condo was well furnished and a great location, however, we did have several issues that the property management company didn't address. We told them the exterminator needed to be called, a ceiling fan fixed and the dishwasher fixed, and none of these issues were addressed during our stay. The property was lacking with a lot of dishes and kitchenware too.
It was a great location and our family of six enjoyed our stay.
Hello Erin, Thank you for taking the time to review our Shorehom property. We are happy to hear that you like the location and your family enjoyed your stay here! We wanted to let you know that upon receipt of your call, we began working to get them resolved. Our apologies that these were not rectified during your stay. Please visit us again the next time you come to Florida. -- The Great Ocean Condos Team
Was pleased with this condo. Unit was well stocked with everything you would need, was clean, and right next to pool.
Thank you so much for your review! ~ The Great Ocean Team
About New Smyrna Beach
Located on Florida’s east central coast, New Smyrna Beach is a quiet seaside retreat at the southern mouth of Ponce de Leon Inlet. It is a small, historic city, and yet offers 13.2 miles of beach to enjoy. At only 55 miles northeast of Orlando, it serves as a favorite get-a-way destination for many Central Florida residents and has garnered significant notoriety as a surfing destination, often hosting American Surfing Professionals’ competitions. Surfers can bring their own equipment or rent from the numerous surf shops along the beach. New Smyrna Beach is the second oldest town in Florida and what many call “the old Florida of yesterday.” Quaint shops on historic Flagler Avenue and friendly folks are what New Smyrna Beach is all about. Through the years, the City of New Smyrna Beach has maintained tight controls on growth, resulting in a limited number of low-rise condominiums being constructed. The city has also held strict parameters on beach traffic which, in addition to protecting beach goers, simultaneously protects nesting sea turtles. It is a nesting ground for loggerhead sea turtles, and Florida’s loggerhead population is the largest in the nation.
What to do in New Smyrna Beach?
Enjoy the many activities that come with staying right on one of the finest sandy beaches in Florida. You’ll find water sports, beachcombing, fishing, golf, shopping, and many local dining choices within walking distance. Once you stay here, you���ll want to come back again and again. We recommend that you call today to reserve your space as our condo books up very quickly. And, if you have never been to New Smyrna Beach in the off-season, find out for yourself why the locals feel it’s the best kept secret in town! New Smyrna Beach in the Fall and Winter is a great time to visit due to smaller crowds, beautiful weather, lower prices, and a beach that you’ll have practically all to yourself.
New Smyrna Beach Festivals
The downtown historic district, on Flagler Avenue, is the perfect location for a number of festivals throughout the year. The New Smyrna Beach Food Festival happens every April, offering a tasting of the beach’s best food and drink. The Cinco de Mayo celebration in May is a family fun time with live music and dancing in the streets. In August, the Shrimp and Seafood Festival begins, featuring tons of seafood as well as a display of unique arts and crafts. Jazz lovers come in the droves for the city’s annual Jazz Fest in September, featuring live music on street stages and in local venues around New Smyrna Beach.
New Smyrna Beach Museums and the Arts
The Atlantic Center for the Arts is the backbone of the lively New Smyrna Beach arts scene. The arts center has received great recognition for its eco-friendly design. The complex of buildings houses art exhibitions, performances, and is home to an artist-in-residence program. There are several art galleries in the downtown New Smyrna Beach area, such as Florida Galleria and TaDa Gallery which showcase works of local artists. The city is home to the Black Heritage Museum which has a collection of artifacts that date back to the 1920s.
New Smyrna Beach Parks and Recreation
Not only is there plenty to do on the beach, the New Smyrna Beach area includes many parks which offer camping, fishing, hiking, and other activities. Lake Ashby Park, a 64 acre waterfront park, offers many outdoor activities such as primitive camping, fishing, canoeing, horse trails, sport courts, and a boat ramp. Smyrna Dunes Park is 73 acres of land giving visitors of New Smyrna Beach the opportunity to view wildlife and sand dunes up close and personal. The park features elevated walkways, picnic areas, observation areas, and a pavilion.
Proximity to World Famous Attractions
Visitors of New Smyrna Beach return year after year because of the location, affordability, and wonderful family atmosphere. Disney World Resorts, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney���s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are all only a 90 minute drive away. Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Sea World are only 75 minutes away. And the famous Kennedy Space Center is only 45 minutes away.