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Walk to the beach from this peaceful, pet friendly, hideaway.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath cottage surrounded by tropical gardens

Enjoy year-round comfortable climate with lots of sunshine, surf and ocean breeze. A short walk to sunrise over the Atlantic or sunset over the Halifax River, (Intercoastal Waterway).

Filtered soft water throughout house flows from city main though our purification system.

Livingroom is open to well equipped kitchen and dinette with 4 chairs. Sliding glass doors seperate the kitchen from Florida room, which has a drop-leaf table and 4 more chairs, queen pull-out sofa, leather chair and ottoman.

One bedroom has king bed, dresser and 2 chests of drawers, TV, dvd player. The second bedroom has queen bed, dresser, chest of drawers, desk, chair and TV.

One bath has tub with shower, the other bath has walk-in shower. Towels are furnished.

Roomy laundry & utility room features front load washer and dryer, iron,vacuum, steam mop, more.

Outdoor furniture is provided, along with 3 bicycles a utility wagon, beach umbrellas, rafts, beach towels for enjoying the outdoors and ocean.

A variety of books, games, dvd collections are provided for your enjoyment also.

Tropical gardens surround the cottage, adding to the cozy, relaxed atmosphere and privacy.

More Details

Mary Ann Silvey
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Mary Ann Silvey

A native of Western NC, I grew up in Asheville and spent summers in Lake Lure where my parents built a summer home, which became the family hideaway for relaxation and recreation. Eventually the Lake Lure hideaway became my year-round home. In 1999, my time share week in Ormond Beach became my new hideaway which I enjoyed so much that I never exchanged for another location.

After raising four children and spending 33 years as a school teacher and counselor, I retired, but spent another 7 years working in schools part-time and currently serving as a town commissioner in Lake Lure.

In 2010 I married my husband, Bill who is retired from US Air Force and US Postal Service. Together we enjoy working in crafts and community activities. Bill is a woodworker who specializes in converting obsolete and antique post office box doors into coin banks and handgun safes. I create unique hand-braided wool rugs and demonstrate at historic landmarks and the Village of Yesteryear at the NC State Fair. We enjoy escapes to Ormond Beach, and have furnished the cottage to provide a restful reflection of our enjoyment of seascapes and tropical plants. We personally planted and maintain palms, ornamentals, and tropical plants, beginning with a habiscus which was a Mother's Day gift and made the trip from NC in 2009! The cottage is our current hideaway, where we look forward to spending more time soon and sharing with family, friends, and guests who will enjoy and find comfort and renewal.

Mary Ann Silvey purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Mary Ann Silvey chose Ormond-by-the-Sea

For three years I looked at condos and houses for a place where I could spend more time in Florida during my retirement years. Ormond was my choice because the climate is comfortable year-round. Cold days are rare in winter, and the ocean breeze provides relief from Summer's heat. Since my family included 'Diva', a sweet, loving Doberman Pinccher, the cottage had room, inside and out to provide privacy and allow pets to be included. The fenced back yard was a definite plus for us. We have cultivated flowering jasmine vines which have covered the fence, creating privacy for outdoor living, dining and sunning. The garage and storage shed provide ample storage for lawn furniture, bicycles, beach gear, utility wagon and even the fully decorated Christmas tree.

What makes this cottage unique

2016 New custom built wooden gates replaced the chain link ones, and keep pets more secure in back yard.

2015 addition: New HP printer.

2014 updates: Full service digital cable TV service, flat screen HDTV, unlimited cable internet, new roof, digital conrol for irrigation system with battery backup.

Save your drinking water money! City water passes though our purification system and results in pure, soft water throughout the cottage. Plumbing and hot water system were replaced in 2010.

A well provides irrigation for the lawn and gardens automatically. A timer controls the sprinkler system after dark, while you sleep.

Located between Flagler and Daytona Beaches, surrounded by state parks & recreation areas on the Halifax River and a short drive to ocean piers, the cottage is only a short walk to the quiet, non-commercial beach. Restaurants, shopping, theaters,art museum, library and family entertainment or nite spots are conveniently located a short drive away.

Historic St. Augustine, shopping outlets, Ponce Lighthouse, Casino Cruises, Kennedy Space Center, Daytona Speedway are nearby attractions. Drive an hour

southwest of Daytona on I-4 to Orlando or Sanford Airports and central Florida attractions, including Disney, Seaworld, Universal Studios, LeggoLand and more. Jacksonville airport is 1 1/2 hours North on I-95.


Ormond By The Sea Palt Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Front bathroom convenient to livingroom and both bedrooms.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower, vanity, hair dryer, digital scale.
  • Towels are supplied, with extas stored under the vanity in each bathroom. A hairdryer is provided. Extra soaps and cleaning supplies are stored in the laundry room.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , TV, Cedar-lined closet, chest of drawers, dresser, desk
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , TV, DVD,VCR, Cedar-lined closet, dresser, chests of drawers
  • Both bedrooms are furnished with two sets of sheets for your convenience. Additional bedding is stored in the laundry room for the queen pullout located in the Florida room. This pullout is a comfortable bed with memory foam pad added to mattress.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
There are public parks and a state park, golf course, art museum, private beach, ocean pier and Daytona Beach or Flagler Beach within minutes. Wireless printer in house. Fresh fruit from trees on site when in season: Oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, pomegranate, figs


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Walk to the beach from this peaceful, pet friendly, hideaway.
average rating of 4.740741 based on 27 reviews

bike week 2017

  • 5 of 5

Had a awesome stay!!! House is very nice and located in a great area. The owner Mary is very nice will def be renting again next year

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and welcome suggestions for improving on guest experiences. Looking forward to a return visit!
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48 Camellia Dr Ormond Beach Vacation Home

  • 4 of 5

This is a wonderfully comfortable 2 bedroom house, with everything in it that you could possibly want for a vacation, including bicycles and beach gear and if it's not there, Mary Anne the owner will get it for you! On a quiet friendly street close to the beach and a lovely garden as well, which our dog really enjoyed! The perfect place to come and relax and spend time on the beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice stay, owner is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Property was very clean. Owner stayed in touch with us during our stay to make sure we were okay and to see if there were any issues. We will definitely tell our friends and family about this house for future rentals. We can't wait to go back. The house is within walking distance to the beach one way and the river in the other direction.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house is just as described. It is clean and comfortable. Wonderful fenced in back yard...perfect if you are traveling with animals. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful and the neighbors are friendly. Not far from anything. The owners are great to work with. Hope to return next year for 2 weeks.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice comfortable place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 weeks. They had everything we needed and then some. The house was clean and comfortable. Plenty of things to do in the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice small house rental with fenced back yard

  • 4 of 5

The house has everything one needs to relax at the ocean. The owners even have bikes and a cart to take to the beach if so desired. The neighborhood is very nice and only 1 mile from a really nice dog park/city park with playground equipment. The beach is just a walk down the road and the river is even closer. Ormond Beach is a great place to visit and the house is perfect for a small family or two couples exploring the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Ocean Drive, A1A
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Betty's & Alphie's***
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

Two State Parks nearby with multiple public parks and recreation areas on Halifax River and Oceanside.

Drive-on-beach access in Ormond to Daytona is 5 miles south.

Ocean pier on Flagler Beach is 10 miles north.

Historic St Augustine and shopping outlets are 40-50 miles north

Daytona Beach and Speedway are 10-15 miles south. Art Museum 5 miles south.

Orlando Airport and Disney, Seaword, LeggoLand, and Universal theme parks are approximately 1- 1 1/2 hour drive on I-4 southwest.

Jacksonville Airport is about 75 miles north.

Notebook and brochures of a variety of area attractions and activities is provided.


Rates & Availability

Ormond By The Sea Palt Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $3 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
1-time pro cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.5%

Winter months usually are booked a year in advance.

Please call to discuss any questions or concerns about fees or terms. 828-625-9360. Flexible arrangements can be made for payment. Initial deposit to reserve property is not refundable unless cancellation allows time to rent the time you reserved to another guest. Owner prefers payments by personal or bank check, but also accepts booking by credit card or Paypal payments. Payments on website also offer travel cancellation insurance and damage insurance options.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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