|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Lovely Pool home in Historic town of DeLand. Great location for day trips to the beach or to theme parks. The clean, uncluttered home is equipped with everything you need for a holiday-just bring your toothbrush. Owners are locals who have all kinds of information on what is happening in the area from antiquing to skydiving! When you want to see the real Florida, come here! DeLand offers something for everyone-great wine bars, restaurants and a special event every weekend! Home is split plan with Master bedroom and bath on one side of the house, two bedrooms and bath on other. large flat screened tv in living room with cable. tv's in two bedrooms and kitchen. Wi Fi available, so just bring your laptop.
Screened in pool is perfect for lazing in the sun, or star gazing at night after using the BBQ to cook your freshly caught fish!
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I am a California transplant who works in Orlando. I am somewhat compulsive about cleanliness so you will find my home as clean as any first class hotel. My girlfriend is a realtor so she will try to anticipate any need you may have. We have collected brochures, menues, from all the local establishments to give you an idea of what is in the area. Any questions you have will be readily answered as we are in the area.
Reggie Santilli purchased this house in 2006
DeLand is the real thing! Nowadays you see many developments building 'town centers'. We already have a historic downtown area, with outdoor cafes, pocket parks, and regular festivals and events downtown almost every weekend. We are in the vacinity of many beautiful state parks (Lake Woodruff wildlife refuge, DeLeon Springs , Blue Springs, Ocala National Forest, Cannaveral Seashore. Daytona Speedway is 20 minutes away. Why fight the traffic of Daytona when you can stay here? Orlando airport is a mere hour away by way of a traffic free toll road.
At our home you can wake up to hear the birds singing on a beautiful clear day. While lazing in the pool, you can see the skydivers parachutes opening and they descend to the local airport a few miles from the home. If you want to get a closer look, go to one of the restaurants at the 'port' and watch the skydivers land right in front of you. YOu can also boat on the St. Johns river or one of the beautiful lakes in the area.
Terrific place. This year we stayed for one month - next year we'll be staying for six weeks - that says it all !!
We had a really great stay! The home is very comfortable in the neighborhood is very quiet. We had everything that we needed and were very close to downtown, shopping and I4. We would definitely stay here again.
The home was very nice and exactly as advertised. Things were set up nicely for us and the owner even left us notes to help us get to local attractions we were interested in.
The property is accurately described on VRBO, but the photos don't do it justice. It is extremely nice and more than we'd hoped for. The property is also very clean, which is definitely my "thing." The pool and patio area take it to a whole other level and even in mid-to-late October it was warm enough to swim without feeling chilly until our last day. Our agenda didn't include much more than rest and relaxation and we spent the majority of our visit outside on the patio. I lost count of the naps I took on the chaise. We enjoyed our meals at the dining table outside too. We enjoyed every minute of our visit. The birds were chirping, the squirrels scampered on the screen covering the pool and we had complete privacy from the neighbors due to a very thick hedge and other landscape. Suffice it to say, we didn't want to leave.
I want to give Reggie a big shout out. She was very responsive the time or two we contacted her via text. And she recommended several choices when asked about a restaurant for a birthday meal. Her husband also dropped by to help with a cable tv problem that we could not figure out on our own. It was very thoughtful and we appreciated it. You can't ask for more from your hosts. We have already booked a return visit for next year.
I only have one suggestion for the owners of the property....a king bed in the master that is a good quality bed would make for a more restful night and better sleep, as would a better quality mattress in the 2nd bedroom. Improvement in that way would take the property to perfect. All in all, we had a five star experience at this property and highly recommend it. Thanks so much.
Our family of 3 stayed at this home in late September. We recently relocated out of state and came back to the area for a wedding. Our plane arrived late at night and it was after 11pm before we arrived at the home. They left the outside & inside lights on for us which was very considerate. They also had a couple of floats in the pool for us and set out beach towels on the patio. Inside was very clean and they left information on the fridge for us, including a number where we could get in touch in the event of any problems or questions. The house was well stocked with everything a family might need in a vacation home. The kitchen had most things a family would need in order to cook. We also enjoyed using the BBQ grill, which included some BBQ tools for our usage.
I must say the coolest surprise was the iPod plug on the stereo inside the house with the speakers which were wired into the soffet outside by the pool. It was nice to have music outside. The privacy hedge around the back yard was also very nice, for aesthetics and for privacy.
The hot water must have been tankless because it seemed to be endless which is great if you have bith showers going at the same time or one after another.
It was also very refreshing to relax in the pool after a long day at the beach!
This house was so perfect!
The price tag was comparable to a hotel, yet we had our own private home with a pool. All the comforts of home were pleasing, including the washer and drier! We also enjoyed that we could have friends or family stop by for dinner to visit with us while we were in town.
The house was clean & spacious, and I kept telling my husband that "lovely" was a very appropriate description.
I wish I had called to ask about a broom for the floors and a skimmer for the pool. However, we did our best to be neat and we were only there for 5 days, so I didn't bother to call & ask. I hope it wasn't too much trouble that there were a few potato chip crumbs on the patio when we checked out!
We will certainly be checking on the availability of this home on our next trip to Florida!
Thank you so much!!
This property is fantastic! I wish I had found it sooner. We stayed for a long weekend while our daughter was graduating from Stetson. This property is in a great location, close to the center of DeLand and all the shops and restaurants, close to the University, and a short distance to the highways leading to Orlando, New Smyrna Beach, and South Florida. The home is clean, comfortable, and the outdoor living space is fabulous. I had my coffee poolside every morning. It was really very nice. And, when I couldn't figure out the TV/cable, I called the owners and they responded pronto. Highly recommend.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
We are only a five minute drive from downtown and Stetson University. Always something to do in downtown Deland, from art festival, wine bars, great restaurants, antique stores, unique boutiques,and museums. DeLand is one of the best places in the world to skydive! if you don't have the courage to do it, go to 'the Perfect Spot' restaurant and have a sandwich and beer and watch the skydivers land right in front of you! Rent a pontoon boat on the St. Johns river and see how beautiful and peaceful it is. DeLeon Springs and Blue Springs are minutes away, as is the beach and theme parks in Orlando. We are minutes away and a world apart! We have all the information you need to make choices on what to do, where to eat, and how much fun you can have on your holiday!