|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Restored 3 story, historic Victorian house. Located on a quiet street just 2 block walking distance from thriving historic DeLand mainstreet. Centrally located 20 minutes from Daytona/International Speedway race track, 30 minutes to beach, 40 minutes to Orlando/theme parks. Walking distance to Stetson University, restaurants, shopping, antique stores, grocery store, children's parks, museums, downtown events/activities... Relax on the wrap around porch with a beverage overlooking timeless southern view of oak canopy street and wrought iron front gates/gas lanterns. Enjoy a coffee or BBQ in the back garden overlooking the formal pond/patio.
The children will enjoy the 2 story playhouse with a slide and swing. Kitchen has full amenities with timeless charm and modern features. Each floor has it's own bathroom. 1st floor: has sleeping arrangements(twin) and walk in shower with safety handles(just three steps to enter home). 2nd floor: 3 bedrooms (king, 2 queen & 1full) with large full bath. The 3rd floor: features it's own kitchen/bar(dishwasher, sink, refrigerator), media room, luxury full bath, children's loft, murphy bed and several other sleeping options.
Keywords: Historic, Stetson University, Daytona, Beaches, Races, Biketoberfest, Bike Week, motorcycles, sky diving, lakes, boating, fishing, swimming, beach, mall, shopping, Orlando, Disney, Universal Studios, water park, moss oak trees, palm trees, garden pond, garden parks, restaurants antiques, hitoric tours, art, theater, zoo, state park, springs, lakes, swing, playground, playhouse, cycling trails
My husband and I were born and raised in Florida(my husband in DeLand). We spent 8 years lovingly restoring this1905 southern jewel. We enjoy the many activities and pedestrian lifestyle thriving downtown DeLand provides.
Chris & Rhonda purchased this house in 2001
We have many family and friends who live in Florida. We lived in this home for many years and retained it as our vacation home upon moving for a career opportunity. It is wonderful that we can still enjoy our DeLand roots, home and share it with others.
People ask what is my favorite room and I always say, 'the wrap around porch' : ) Sunset is my favorite time to have a beverage on the porch as the ocean breeze rolls inland and the moss changes different colors from the sun--- A nice beginning to the evening before walking downtown for dinner & entertainment. My children would argue it is the media room/guest suite(loft) on the 3rd floor.
This was a great place to stay for our family while we visited my parents. Mom ended up in the hospital our entire stay and we were only 4 minutes away from them. There were plenty of beds and space to spread out and enjoy. My teenagers loved the third floor and quickly moved in to own the space! The owner was super easy to contact with a few questions I had and didn't seem bothered when I couldn't figure out the wifi password or door codes.
I rarely give five star reviews, and did hold back on this one. The 2nd floor shower had minimal water pressure and every time I showered the hot water ran out within five minutes. (Even when I was the only one that had showered) However, two of my kids said they never had that problem, so I don't know what happened there?!? Especially since I am the one who set their shower handles and got them started.
The inside floors seemed dirtier - even on day one - than they should have been. Went outside one morning to use the porch swing and front porch hadn't been swept in a while, and outdoor pillows were pretty filthy.
But everything else was clean and comfortable! Loved the beds, linens, supplies, historical renovations and location! Outdoor space was relaxing and nice. I loved the pond!
I would definately stay here again as long as I were guaranteed a hot shower with more pressure! And to be fair, I wasn't there long enough to try the clawfoot bath upstairs or the shower on the main floor. Maybe they were better.
The house was great! Clean and had everything we needed in the kitchen. The layout was nice downstairs. We didn't spend any time on the 3rd floor, but it had a lot of character. Also the sweeping porch and big front yard with a fence was a nice surprise! Loved sitting on the swing on the porch! The location was great for walking downtown for icecream after dinner. Highly recommend. Rhonda was great at communicating with me throughout the stay as needed.
We loved our stay in this home. It was comfortable and so close to downtown Deland. Rhonda was so accommodating and prompt to respond to any questions we had. We will hopefully be returning soon and renting from the same property. Highly recommended! Thanks again Rhonda and family for allowing us to feel right at home :)
The property was just as expected. Owners very helpful and available. Cant wait to return. Blue springs AMAZING!! It is a must see when visiting.
Our daughter was getting married in New Smyrna Beach, and we wanted a house large enough for our family to stay together. And, her wedding was during Spring Break and Bike Week! I started looking for houses near the venue and the prices were outrageously inflated. Then I found Chris and Rhonda's house. So glad I did!!! It was the perfect location. Within walking distance to beautiful downtown Deland. Our 5 year old niece loved the playhouse! And they were so responsive and helpful! The atmosphere was relaxed and it was the perfect gathering place. It was large enough to fit our family. It had a great layout that allowed us all to hang out together and the way the levels were set up also allowed for privacy. We loved being able to stay together. The location was close enough to get to the beaches within 30 mins or less. We loved Manzanos Italians deli.
Chris and Rhonda were always quick to answer any questions and even provided info on things to do in the local area. Thank you guys for an awesome stay! Highly recommend this property and the owners!
My family and I rented this home because of the ability to sleep 10 people comfortably. My daughter was getting married and we needed a staging area close to the venue. Every one of us was immediately impressed by the wood floors throughout the house and the way it was updated while maintaining the 1905 character. Beds were comfortable and plentiful. All rooms were ready for occupancy on arrival. The kitchen was stocked with all the necessary equipment for cooking and eating. There was a full bath on all three floors.
Rhonda was a pleasure to work with and made sure every part of the stay was handled completely and quickly. She communicated with me regularly and any questions I may have had were answered in a timely fashion. This home is very family friendly and, if arrangements are made in advance, dog friendly too. We arranged to bring my daughter's dogs but they didn't come due to logistical problems. Rhonda was very understanding and helpful.
I highly recommend this property for anyone with a large family who wants to enjoy old Florida charm with a modern twist.
historic tour of buildings/homes, sky diving, zip line, near fishing, splash parks, water parks, city parks, historic downtow walking distance, ice cream shops/slushies, outdoor dinning cafes, formal garden with pond, several town fountians, fresh water springs/manatees(blue springs&DeLeon Springs, historic mill, river boat tours, many lakes, lighthouse near, thriving art/cultural events,psychic community near by, dog races and billiard room, nature/bike trail preserves, chess park, children's parks, church bells, town mural tour and art museums, Athens historical theater, beach, surfing, Hontoon Island on the river, putt-putt golf/arcade/go carts, historical Stetson University campus and fountain Stetson Mansion tours
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Range $800-1900 plus cleaning fee depending on season/week, length of stay and number of guests.
If pets or large group, a Damage policy and/or larger refundable security deposit may be required. Peak seasons are defined by race events, community events, holidays, bike weeks, Spring break and Spring season.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.