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Ocean Front Four Bedroom House with Garage

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

This is a beach paradise. If you are looking for relaxing and quiet. This is the place. This is a ocean front 4 bedroom beach house with approximately 3500 square foot of living space.

The first floor consists of a large family room or recreation room, bedroom and full bath with a 2 car garage and dumb-waiter that connects to the main floor kitchen for all of those groceries. This area is perfect for children or teenagers. This floor is supplied with its own air conditioning and heating unit and small refrigerator.

The main floor is an open airy well lit kitchen with new appliances and a center island with a jenn-air cook top. An open floor plan living and dining area is complete with beehive fireplace and a 12 foot sliding glass door facing the ocean with deck. The view is beautiful. There is a master guestroom (king size bed) on the main floor with private deck, dressing area with separate bath, tub and shower . Second bedroom (queen bed) has full bath with custom tile and extra large shower. Laundry is also located on the main floor.

Spiral staircase leads to the top floor where landing is open to the main floor. The top floor Master Bedroom (king size bed) has a private deck overlooking the ocean and a private deck overlooking the river (great sunsets) with a custom fireplace and beautiful master bathroom with extra large shower. Also a walk in closet with built in ironing board for your convenience. This bedroom is very private.

Ceiling fans in every room.

An ideal home for the family vacation.

This house is unique because of its spacious rooms and privacy for each individual.

Keywords: Ocean Front Four Bedroom Beach House


More Details

Cathy Laurer
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About Cathy Laurer

My Husband and I bought this house 12 years ago and just love this location. Going to this house is like vacationing every weekend. I love the area, the people, the restaurants and the quiet small town. Even though we are 15 minutes from Daytona Beach this beach is not full of the crowds and the tourists. We just love it here and I know you will too. For all of you race fans this house is just perfect and close to the action in Daytona but not on top of it.

Cathy Laurer purchased this house in 2001


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Daytona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Flagler Avenue
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
New Smyrna Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Sanford, Florida Amtrak/attach car
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US I and Interstate 4
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Touch of Italy - D's Waffles - Manny's Pizza -
Car: necessary

My property is located in South New Smyrna Beach (Bethune Beach). Very private and very quiet.


New Smyrna Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No children/teens on third floor because of decks that can be dangerous for children
  • All trash to road on Sunday night . I only have pick up on Mondays.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Third Floor - Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Second Floor - Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Second Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , First Floor
    Den - 2 bunk bed , 1 murphy bed , Recreation Room/daybed pops to king and 1 set of bunk beds
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This is a day bed that pops up to a King Size., Bunk Beds (1) sleeps 2
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 3 beach chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Three Large decks off of house with beautiful views. Your own private walk over to the beach. Very Private.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

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Ocean Front Four Bedroom House with Garage
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 44 reviews

Good time for our family, Bethune has long been our family's beach.

  • 3 of 5

Great location and the home served our family well. Only complaint (by all adults) was the quality of the beds, way too soft, especially for my bad back. But we had a ball, thanks.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great spot for a family stop!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice time with our extended family at Cathy's beach house. Our family was marking the milestone of losing my dad and brother in law a year ago, so having quiet time together was very important to us all. The house allowed for privacy for all and room to spread out. We also loved the private beach access and the location. Close to all New Smyrna fun spots and restaurants while still being on the quiet end of the beach. We enjoyed it! A few minor repairs were needed but when I let Cathy know she responded quickly via text, and she was also great to check in with us at time to check in and mid-stay, as well as morning of check out.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having your family for a gathering to grieve and celebrate your loved ones..... You kept the house in great shape..... please come again... Always Think Beach!!!!
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Beautuful views.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Cathy's home for a family gathering to celebrate my nieces 18th birthday. We had a great time staying at Cathy's house. The views were beautiful and it was literally a 15 second walk to the beach. It was perfect! The only thing I would've liked differently if the check -in time was earlier or the check-out time was later. Other than that we had a great time staying at Cathy's home and would recommend her home to anyone else.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at this house with 6 other friends and we loved our stay. The house is very spacious allowing us to spread out without being in each other's space. The house was clean, and the kitchen was fully equipped. It was very peaceful, with not a whole lot of people around.

The owner was wonderful and accommodating, I would definitely recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the lovely review. You and your guests were great about taking care of the house and following the rental instructions. Please come back again..... Love to have you and your guests.....
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Wonderful Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

I recently spent a week in this beach house with 8 members of my family ranging in age from 22 to 95. This is a large house and there was plenty of space for all of us to spread out and not be in each other's way all the time. The view of the ocean from the house is spectacular. The beach is just a short walk away and you feel as if you are on your own private beach because there are no cars nor crowds. The kitchen had everything we needed. Cathy was very nice to deal with and we definitely would like to return one day.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking such good care of the beach house.... Guests like your family makes my job easy!!! Come again!!
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  • 1 of 5

My father rented this house for our family. We had a great time and enjoyed it's super close location to the beach. You walk across the street and you're there. The house is lovely, but if you look closely you'll see the grubbiness. Faint dirty handprints on the wall, threadbare sheets, dish towels, bath towels and stains on the pillows. This really bothered us - a blanket thrown over the couch that we continually tripped over. I knew the couch was old by the way you'd sink into it when sitting on it. It's obviously pretty gross if there's a need to put a blanket over it. Maybe buy a new couch? Slipcover?

After we left we received a very unprofessional and condescending email from Cathy that told us "I've never seen such a mess in my life." She then proceeded to list all these messes that we made. This email stunned us and was insulting to our family. We are not messy people and did clean it before leaving as best we could. I washed the towels and my mom did the sheets. Apparently we didn't do it in the specific way she wanted.

She pointed out that there was a chocolate stain on the rug; I'll take the blame for that. I forgot to clean it when leaving. Cathy, in her email, suggested it would be "smarter" to eat chocolate outside. Not really feasible in the Florida heat of July and mosquitoes all over the place. Also I was wary of the deck: the fence was shaky. Dangerous if someone leans on it. She also said that housekeeping was "amazed" by the mess when they came in to clean after we left. I'm sure they've seen worse than chocolate on a rug and another mess we apparently made, sticky counters. We cleaned those but I guess not to her satisfaction. My son and I slept downstairs and never brought any food or anything down there that would have, according to Cathy, "ground" itself into the carpet. And believe me, it was dirty down there already. And mention was made that furniture was moved and not put back and she'd be charged for that. The plastic patio chairs? Housekeeping charges to put those back?

So yes, our deposit was gone. If you rent this place, be ready to lose your deposit if the rules are not followed to the T, and not see any receipts for where your deposit went to. Read her rules closely, or else you'll hear about it. I'm sure Cathy will write her version of the story in response to this. And we'll be wrong in every way. However, at the end of the day, would you want to rent from someone this rude and unprofessional?

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What the guest is not telling you is the condition of my house when I arrived. The carpet had to be picked up and sent out to get the ground in chocolate out of the carpet. There was smashed chocolate in the grout all over the tile floor. Crushed crackers in the corners, underneath the beds and all over the downstairs. Housekeeping was here until after 5:00 pm cleaning and I had to pay them additional money as I explained to the renters. When I spoke to the renters the day before they checked out they were very pleased with the house and had a great time. I again explained check out instructions. I have been renting my house for a long time and I have never heard anyone complain about the house. As you can view my "Reviews" have been fantastic. If they were not pleased with the house they should have contacted me immediately. My guests have my direct cell phone line. They can call me at any time. I believe my track record speaks for itself!!!!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $225
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.5%

I only accept checks, cashier checks, money orders, or certified checks. Balance of all fees MUST be paid thirty (30) days prior to check in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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