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Walk to Ocean Center, Peabody Auditorium, Main St, and Daytona Beach Boardwalk

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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Smith's Memento House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 1.5 baths, sleeps 8, close to beach and bike week activities

This is our family vacation home. We have lovingly furnished the home to make it feel like our home, not a hotel. It is our desire that our guests feel at home here as well.

The house has paintings of Florida landscapes, painted by Roxanne Tobasian, a Tampa native. Personal pictures and images of historic Daytona events can be found throughout the home.

The house is a two story home, with all 3 bedrooms on the second floor. Each room is equipped with a flat screen TV. Iron, ironing boards, and blow dryers are in each room. Beach towels, and a large travel/beach blanket are provided for each room.

The bedrooms share a common bathroom equipped with a walk in shower and double sink vanity.

The first floor has a comfortable living room with a large flat screen TV and DVD player. Books providing information on Florida's history, natural resources, and outdoor activities can be found throughout the living room. WiFi is provided for your guests.

The dining area seats 6 adults. The built-in cabinet was part of the original 1920's building, and was refinished when the house was refurbished in 2011. Board games, cards, and DVDs are located in the beautiful dining room cabinet. A few children's books and coloring supplies are also provided.

The kitchen features updated cabinets and appliances. The kitchen is modestly equipped with cooking/baking necessities.

The first floor also contains a powder room.

For added convenience, an outdoor shower is available.



More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Christy Gregg
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016
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About Christy Gregg

I was born in Orlando, and spent much of my first year on Daytona Beach. Even though my family moved shortly after I turned 1, I have always loved Florida beaches.

I now live in Northern California with my husband Jamey. We love the Sierra Nevada mountains and the access to national forest. But for me, there was always a yearning to be near a beach.

Luckily, our youngest son had the opportunity to play several baseball tournaments in Florida. Those trips allowed me to introduce Jamey to the beautiful Florida beaches and the casual Florida lifestyle.

In addition to baseball, our love of motorcycling brought us to Daytona for several visits. Jamey and I are avid motorcyclists and in 2009, we made our first annual trek to Daytona for Bike Week. We were hooked, and we began our journey to find the prefect beach side home. Four years later, we found the perfect home for our family vacations.

Christy Gregg purchased this house in 2014

Why Christy Gregg chose Daytona Beach

Jamey and I knew the Barnacle House (nick named by the previous owner) was the perfect beach side vacation home for us. Just a few blocks from the boardwalk, one block north of Main Street, and one block east of Ocean Center and Peabody Auditorium, the house is in a great location. The building was originally a water house for the Halifax fire district, that was later converted to a residence. The house's exterior exudes 1920's charm, while the interior has been updated to include all the amenities of the 21st century.

What makes this house unique

The Barnacle House is the perfect vacation home for our family. The house features a fully fenced yard that provides privacy and security. The back yard accommodates an RV, with full hook-ups and easy drive through access. There is also an outside shower and covered patio table area.


based on 15 traveler reviews

Walk to Ocean Center, Peabody Auditorium, Main St, and Daytona Beach Boardwalk
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

One of the best vacations yet

  • 5 of 5

The barnacle house was better than my expectations. The house was clean and well organized and was supplied with everything I needed to have a good vacation. I would recommend this house for anyone vacationing in Daytona Beach area.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You and your family were great guests and we would love to have you back! We love to make our guests feel at home, truly at home (as if they were visiting a favorite relatives home). I am so pleased to know that you enjoyed our home!
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Totally Awesome!!!

  • 5 of 5

Barnacle House is great! Short walk to the beach with completely updated amenities. Our family had a great time, enjoyed the beach, and were very comfortable in the house. We would highly recommend Barnacle House for a family wishing to enjoy Daytona. Five stars all the way!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad to hear your family enjoyed your time in Daytona Beach. It is our hope that guests will feel at home while staying at our house, so we are delighted to hear you found the home comfortable! You were great guests (5 stars) and we would love to have you return if your travel plans bring you back to Daytona Beach.
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Beautiful Home! Great location

  • 5 of 5

My family loved this house! The location to Boardwalk and beach was awesome. My son will be attending Stetson University and I will for sure be requesting to stay at this house when visiting. Christy was awesome and really went above and beyond to help us with our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay. Even though we don't get to know our guests personally, we strive to treat them like family. We look forward to hosting your family when visiting your son! Thank you
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Great place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

The Barnacle House is a wonderful place to stay. We were in Daytona for the NCA Cheer competition and the location of the home is great!!! It was just a short walk to the Ocean Center and also the Band shell. The home was very clean and also very well equipped. The owners were easy to reach and quick to respond during our stay.

I would highly recommend staying at this beautiful and clean home. The pictures of the home do not do it justice! It is even nicer than it appears in the photos. We love Daytona and had a great time!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased to know that you found the home conveniently located to the Convention Center, the Band Shell, and beach. We strive to ensure the home is in pristine condition for each guest, and we are thrilled when we can meet/exceed our guests expectations. You and your family were excellent guests and we would love to have you as guests again if your travels bring you back to Daytona Beach.
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Great house - great location.

  • 5 of 5

I was attending a course at the Ocean Center with my family. This beautiful house is only 4 minutes walk away from the Ocean Center so perfect in this regard. The rooms are really nice and the kitchen is well equipped to meet any needs. Everything extremely well maintained and clean. All communication with the owners was smooth and pleasant.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Our goal is that our guests find the home relaxing and convenient.
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Beautiful Home (stayed July 5, 2015 - July 12, 2015

  • 5 of 5

I would like to say a big thank you to the owners for letting us rent this beautiful home for our family vacation. There was a total of 5 of us and we had plenty of room. The look on my children's faces when they opened the door for the first time was priceless. All I got was a "Wow mom is beautiful". House is stock with everything you will need to cook and bathe with. Also plenty of stuff to help you enjoy time at the beach. Just a short walk from the boardwalk which saved us a ton of money on parking fees. Just a short drive to the speedway and an hour drive to both lighthouses, Cocoa Beach and Disney (all of which we visited during our stay). Would recommend this house to anyone. Planning on staying again next year. Owners are wonderfully kind people.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed our home! We cherish the time we spend at the house, and we are thrilled to learn that our guests enjoy the home as much as we do. We look forward to hosting your family in the future.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Daytona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Dirty Harry's
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 92 / International Speedway Blvd
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Hog Heaven
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Daytona Beach and Boardwalk
Car: recommended

Close to bike week activities, walking distance to Ocean Center, Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Lagoon, Daytona Beach and Boardwalk, Ocean Walk Shoppes


Rates & Availability

Smith's Memento House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Daytona 500 / Speed Week 2017
Feb 19 2017 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Bikeweek 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 19 2017 - Apr 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $300 per night, per additional guest
Jeep Beach 2017
Apr 19 2017 - Apr 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
Coke 400 2017
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Biketoberfest 2017
Oct 8 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Smith's Memento House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs - toilet , shower
    Downstairs - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bathing Beauties Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , cable TV, flat screen TV, iron, ironing board, blow dryer
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , private patio, flat screen TV/cable, iron/board, blow dryer
    Daytona Beach Racing History Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , cable TV, flat screen TV, Lotus Crib, blow dryer, iron/board
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
The home is equipped with external security cameras.

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