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Two Sisters South - Daytona/Orlando

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Family- and Pet-friendly Home Away from Home

Why stay in a crowded, noisy hotel when you can enjoy the privacy, space, and comforts of home?

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is family- and pet-friendly, convenient to the Intracoastal Waterway, near riverfront parks, and minutes from the World's Most Famous Beach. The recently-updated house features a large screened patio overlooking a huge, shaded and fenced backyard.

AREA ATTRACTIONS include Daytona International Speedway and The Daytona 500 Experience, Ocean Walk Village, free concerts at the Daytona Beach Bandshell, Daytona Lagoon, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Marine Science Center, Museum of Arts and Sciences, the World Golf Hall of Fame, LPGA International, USA Tennis Florida, the Jackie Robinson Ballpark, and the immense Daytona Flea and Farmers Market, among many more. In addition, Two Sisters South is approximately 60 minutes from St. Augustine area attractions, and 90 minutes from Orlando area attractions. Why not combine a beach vacation with a daytrip or two to Disney World or Universal?

ANNUAL EVENTS in the area include the Daytona 500, Coke Zero 400, Rolex 24, Bike Week, Biketoberfest, Jeep Beach, Turkey Run (the largest classic car show in the United States) and Spring Turkey Run, New Smyrna Beach Balloon & Sky Fest, P1 AquaX Watercraft Competition, Halifax Art Festival, Festival of Magic, Film Festival, Blues Festival, Greek Festival, Wine & Food Festival, Craft Beer & BBQ Festival/Dream Cruise Car Show, and the Beer, Wine & Brew Festival.

GOLF & TENNIS are huge in Central Florida. With more than two dozen championship courses and moderate year-round weather, the Daytona Beach area boasts some of the country's most beautiful and challenging courses -- but without the hefty greens fees. The area offers courses designed by Rees Jones, Arthur Hills, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Lloyd Clifton and Bill Amick, and is home to the headquarters of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and its two 4-star courses - only a quick 5 mile drive from Two Sisters South. Even closer, you'll find the friendly Riviera Country Club and it's beautifully manicured 18-hole course, updated by Lloyd Clifton since it was originally built in the 1930s. RCC is only 1.5 miles away.

Daytona Beach is also the headquarters of USA Tennis Florida, adjacent to LPGA International. The center offers 24 clay hydro-courts, 12 lighted courts for night play, daily play, and tournaments.

AREA OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES include beach combing, surfing, sailing, kayaking, wildlife watching - the area has manatees, otters, alligators, turtles, osprey, and even baby sea turtles hatching (seasonal), surf casting and sport fishing, para sailing, bicycling, disc golf, zip lining, go-kart racing, ice skating, ghost tours, and more.

NIGHTLIFE in the Daytona Beach area features a huge range of clubs, including Razzles, Froggy's Saloon, The Ocean Deck, and Boot Hill, and restaurants ranging from the Dancing Avocado Kitchen and Betty's A1A Cafe to the Chart House, Tuscan's and The Cellar. Our guide includes some of our local favorites.

More Details

Mary and Melissa
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2017

About Mary and Melissa

We are sisters who inherited this house from our parents, who passed in 2007 & 2008. We are keeping the house and making it available to share our love of Florida coastal living with other families! We have another vacation rental home on Long Island Sound in Connecticut; for your future travel plans, Two Sisters CT is also listed on this site.

Mary and Melissa purchased this house in 2008

Why Mary and Melissa chose Elizabeth Mcbrides Raulersons

After visiting several times a year from New England, we moved to Florida in the mid-1970s. Our parents chose the area for its climate, central location, natural features and recreational activities. They chose the house for its spacious, comfortable rooms and enormous yard - lots of room for kids and big dogs to run. These are the same reasons we think you'll love it for your family vacation!

What makes this house unique

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! The beach and the Intracoastal Waterway (Halifax River) are readily accessible. One block off the Halifax, Two Sisters South is within easy walking distance of pleasant city parks and piers, where you can watch the occasional launch from Kennedy Space Center, fly a kite in the almost constant subtropical breeze, or stroll the Halifax River Trail (also known as the Halifax River Greenway).

The house is situated in a quiet family neighborhood, yet convenient to dining, nightlife, shopping, events and outdoor activities. You're close to attractions, yet only minutes from the real, natural Florida where there are forests, springs, lakes, state parks, and wildlife sanctuaries - where you can fish, birdwatch or catch a glimpse of dolphins, manatees, or even an alligator in the wild. One our favorite nearby bicycle / motorcycle rides is The Loop ( which is also a nice drive on four wheels, and offers several foot trails too.

And best of all, you can bring your WHOLE family - even the furry family members! The extra large screened patio offers a relaxing spot to enjoy a tea or coffee and a magazine while your furry family members play in the huge fenced backyard. Or for socialization, take them to nearby Riviera Oaks Dog Park, featuring small and large dog areas, a pond and a 1-mile walking path.


Elizabeth Mcbrides Raulersons House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Discarding cigarette butts outdoors will also incur a $250 cleaning fee.
  • The renter must complete, sign, & initial our rental agreement (w/pet agreement if applicable), and deliver to us at check-in (photo ID required).
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master BR Bath - toilet , shower
    Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • MB bath has shower, vanity sink and toilet Main bath has tub/shower, pedestal sink, and tiolet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , En suite with toilet and shower
    2nd bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    3rd Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Queen sleeper sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In open living room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
EVENTS: House parties, prom or college groups, weddings, receptions or other events are prohibited. Kegs and fireworks are strictly prohibited. Occupancy numbers strictly enforced. PET FRIENDLY: Properly cared-for, supervised pets up to 100 lb considered, limit (2) with pet agreement. We provide stainless bowls, large & small crates, a shaded back yard, and pick-up bags. Pets MUST be on leash outdoors, except while under ACTIVE SUPERVISION in the backyard (the fence is NOT escape-proof). Pets MUST be brought indoors at night and at any time the renter leaves the premises. Provide fresh water at all times. DO NOT leave pet(s) in an unshaded area or in a parked car; they are subject to heat illness and even death! All waste MUST be cleaned up daily from the yard and any litter boxes (not provided). Cats are NOT allowed in the master bedroom. Birds and other pets considered on a case-by-case basis. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Public/accessible buses are available; see


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Two Sisters South - Daytona/Orlando
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Always THE best

  • 5 of 5

As always, the house was perfect. We cannot thank them enough for everything. Whenever we travel to Florida we will always look to stay here. The owners are the nicest people and even though you may have never met before, they make you feel like you are a part of their family. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you again and look forward to your next stay! Meantime ride safe!
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Stone Mountain Georgia

Our Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I absolutely enjoyed our stay!! Mary and her her husband were very welcoming! The house was truly a home away from home. Everything we needed was there. I mentioned to Mary that we love to barbecue and roast s'mores. We get there and they actually went out and and bought us a brand new grill to use!! How amazing is that?! Next time we come to Daytona we will definitely stay at Two Sisters South!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you felt at home & enjoyed your stay - that's what we aim for! We look forward to welcoming you back again!
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Charming and well-equipped house

  • 5 of 5

The house had plenty of room for 7 people to stay. The fully equipped kitchen allowed us to make meals easily. The large fenced in back yard was a bonus. This was definitely worth the cost given how many people we have in our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Come again next time you're in Central Florida!
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Had a great time. I would recommend staying here.

  • 5 of 5

They were very friendly and welcoming. The house has very thing you need for a trip. I would recommend staying here and l am looking into for other holidays.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit!
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Awesome Hosts, Great Place!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Thank you for being such a great host. I'm so happy you had a French Press. I always make my coffee with one. As well as a coffee grinder. I had some whole bean coffee with me, so worked out perfect. Thanks you!!!!

Bed was very comfortable, loved all the appliances in the kitchen, and you can't find a larger fenced in backyard.

They treat you like friends.....Hard to find.

Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Two Sisters for 3 months and loved it. The home has lots of living space, huge back yard , patio at the front and all within a block of the inter coastal walkways. The owners are very accommodating and friendly. Had a great stay would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it! We look forward to welcoming you again! :-)
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Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach Main Street Pier
Daytona Lagoon
Chart House Restaurant
Daytona Beach Main Street Pier
Pirate's Cove Mini Golf
Jackie Robinson Ballpark
Ocean Center
Casements, The
Halifax Historical Museum
Rockefeller Gardens
Angell & Phelps Cafe -- CLOSED
Boot Hill Saloon
Park's Seafood Riverside -- CLOSED
museum of arts and science
Daytona Beach Area Convention
River Grille
Riviera Country Club
Ormond Beach
Billy's Tap Room & Grill
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
Flagler Beach
Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory
Richard Petty Driving Experience
Lighthouse Point Park
Daytona Beach Golf Club
Ormond Beach Tennis Center
Kennedy Space Center
Silver Springs
St. Augustine
Salt Water Cowboy's
Wadsworth Park
Manatee Island Park
Norwoods Restaurant and Wine Shop
Ocean Grill Restaurant
Nearest Airport
6.5 Miles
Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Chris' Village Liquors
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Riviera Country Club
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Amtrak Sanford (Auto Train)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Daytona Beach
Car: necessary

We are located one block from the Intracoastal Waterway, easy walking distance to the riverside walking trail along the Halifax, and a scenic 5-10 minute drive from either Ormond Beach or Daytona Beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Departure cleaning $125
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $75

Please review rental agreement before making your booking payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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