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Cathy Laurer

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Ocean Front Four Bedroom House with Garage

41 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Bethune Volusia Beach House Rental Photos and Description

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

'GREAT FOR FAMILIES'

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Cathy Laurer (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

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

Reviews

4.8
based on 41 traveler reviews

Ocean Front Four Bedroom House with Garage
average rating of 4.804878 based on 41 reviews
Orlando
5

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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5

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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nope

  • 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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5

Great Beach home!!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived to the house, it was exactly as described online. Beautiful beach view, with a walkway across the street from a one way street that has very little traffic. Plenty of room for the family to spread out and enjoy their private space. The beach was amazing, not crowded at all. Wonderful relaxing spot to spend a few days in paradise

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, Clean, Beautiful Beach Rental

  • 5 of 5

Our girls weekend at New Smyrna Beach was just a wonderful experience due to this wonderful rental. We each has our own space and enjoyed the wonderful sunrises, sunsets and even a double rainbow from the balconies. A very clean and comfortable home away from home for the weekend.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable home with easy beach access

  • 4 of 5

I led a yoga retreat at this house for several women and it was a big hit. The home was spacious and comfortable, and everyone loved the dumb waiter from the garage up to the kitchen. It made packing in and out so much easier. The house is in a great location. There is a small access road that separates the home from its private beach access. We actually preferred this to being directly on the beach because it offered more privacy, and the road received very little traffic. This end of the beach was quiet and free of beach driving. I would definitely rent this home again.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Bethune Volusia Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$315
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $225
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 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bethune Volusia Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Three Large decks off of house with beautiful views. Your own private walk over to the beach. Very Private.

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