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Chris & Rhonda

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Central to Daytona, Beach.,Orlando

27 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Richs Deland House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10) --12 if children

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Chris & Rhonda (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Chris & Rhonda

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

Why Chris & Rhonda chose Deland

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 27 traveler reviews

Central to Daytona, Beach.,Orlando
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews
Kenai, Alaska
4

Beautiful historical home, centrally located

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Thank you for your favorable review. I am glad you had a nice visit. Sorry to hear that your had difficulty figuring out our tankless water heater upgrade we added to the house. A quick text might have saved you from the frustration it might have caused. The multiple levels of the house require a bit more time to travel up. The only solution we found, in our research, was to move the a tankless water heater into each bathroom. It was too costly for us to consider so keeping the small delay was financially necessary. The porch and cushions are cleaned seasonally, however in Florida you can clean the porch and the next day it is covered in pollen again. The lawn care provider are scheduled to blow off the porch each week, perhaps they are needing reminding. Our cleaning staff try to wipe down the furniture before a renter but to clean the entire porch each visit would be an expense that we would not want to pass on to renters. It unavoidably will track in onto the wood floors very easily. Thank you for your efforts to keep the house tidy and for caring for our sweet home. We greatly appreciate families who care for the house during their stay and enjoy it's historical character and charm. Thank you once more, Rhonda
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5

The property was great

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are thrilled that you enjoyed and the porch so much. The porch is "my favorite room". Hehe! Thanks also for your favorable comments and review. Our sweet DeLand roots are very special to us and we appreciate that others are helping us to maintain continued joy of such special historic jewel. Thank you once again, Rhonda
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5

Lots of charm and comfort

  • 5 of 5

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 :)

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your flattering comments. Nice to hear that you enjoyed the house and DeLand. We hope you will return when you can visit again. Thank you also for taking such great care of our sweet Florida roots. It means so much to our family that you appreciate how special it is. Rhonda
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Beaufort, SC
4

Great trip

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thank you for your favorable review. Glad you enjoyed your trip. When you are able to return please let us know what we can do to earn 5 stars. It means a great deal to our family that others enjoy the house and appreciate it's charm. Best wishes, Rhonda
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5

Beautiful property, centrally located and owners very responsive

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a flattering review. It really does please me to hear that a lovely family like yours was able to enjoy the house and DeLand. It is also sweet to hear that our daughter's playhouse is getting some love. We hope you are able to return some day and will remember us. Best wishes and blessings, Rhonda
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5

Spacious, old-Florida 3 story home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your stay with such kind words. I am glad that your family had the house to mark such a joyous event. Congratulations and I hope the wedding went well. It warms my heart that this wedding stay will forever be part of our sweet DeLand home's history. I hope you signed the book on the entry table --- it will forever stay with the house. Thank you once more for helping us care and maintain our sweet homestead. We hope you will be able to visit again. God Bless, Rhonda
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Map

Downtown DeLand Historic District
Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina
New Smyrna Beach
Daytona Beach
Orlando & Walt Disney World
"Disney is wonderful for families and for adults. I recommend if you have young children that..."
Kennedy Space Center
"Great day trip about an hour from DeLand. Adults and children will love it."
Bill & Frank's Brick House
"Diverse menu, food good-great, great bar area and outdoor seating/nightlife/entertainment"
Stetson Mansion
"Great historic tour and special event location!"
Cress Restaurant
"Great food, service can vary, price is $$$$ but gourmet & fresh, outdoor seating and autmosp..."
Pat & Toni's Sweet Things
"Great for the whole family!!! Old fashoion candy store ---Ice cream, old fashion hard to fin..."
Byte Restaurant & Lounge
"Great atmosphere and nightlife. The food is good $$$ but not consistent. Service is good. Ba..."
J.B.'s Fish Camp & Restaurant
"Great atomospher on the intercostal waterway. The food is good florida seafood and fish. Acr..."
Old Spanish Sugar Mill
"Great breakfast or lunch and then a swim in the springs. In a old sugar mill. Make your own ..."
Spring Garden Ranch -- CLOSED
"Good food and great location and experience. Breakfast or lunch as you watch horses being tr..."
Tonys New York Pizza
"Good autmosphere, 2 blocks from the house. Great pizza and garlic knots. Dine in or pick up ..."
Old House Cafe
"Great atmosphere with outdoor seating option. Southern food in a historic house near histori..."
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Daytona
Nearest Barpub
Downtown DeLand Mainstreet
Nearest Golf
5.8 Miles
Victoria Park Country Club
Nearest Train
3.4 Miles
DeLand Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 44
Nearest Restaurant
N.Y. Pizza, Brickhouse Grill
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
New Smyrna Beach
Car: recommended

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

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Rates & Availability

Richs Deland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$170
From
$230
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,250
$3,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $130
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.

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Amenities

Richs Deland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2470 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor large bath with double sinks and walk in closet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Restored org. claw foot tub, hand held shower/3rd fl.
  • 3 full baths, tankless water heater (endless hot water)
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2nd floor private room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2nd floor master private room ---Bay window seating area
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 2nd floor private or share room 2 beds
    Den - 1 twin/ single , Den 1st floor pvt with attached full bathroom/shower
    Bedroom 4 - 3 sleep sofa /futon , 1 murphy bed , very comfortable queen size Murphy-- pvt bath, 3rd fl.
  • 5 private sleeping opportunities, King size bed is feather bed, hotel quality linens, 3 convertible couches on 3rd floor, 1 single in den, Murphy Bed (1) queen size on 3rd floor
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Garden with pond, playhouse, playground equipment, slide, swings, porch swing, media room has kitchen/bar with dishwasher & refrigerator, 2 car garage with additional parking

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