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A Race Fan's Paradise!!! Beach House with views from every room!!!!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 8-10 Sleeps

The Reed Beach House is located in Wilbur by the Sea, a small, quiet, residential beach town located 2 ½ miles north of Historical Ponce Inlet and less than 5 miles south of the famous boardwalk in the heart of Daytona Beach!

A common question I get from potential guests is: 'Is the house ON the beach? I mean, right ON the beach?' Thankfully, I'm able to come back with an enthusiastic 'YES! Smack dab on top of the sand dunes! Any closer and we'd be jumping off the deck and into the ocean during high tides!'

One of the very unique features of our location is that we're on a condo-free section of beach designated as a “turtle nesting area”. What that translates to for the beach-goer is: no motorized vehicles, no dogs, fewer tourists, privacy, serenity, and security. And who knows, you could be one of the lucky few to witness a mother sea turtle laboring across the sand to lay her eggs or hatch lings blindly making their way back down to the water to swim out to sea!

The Reed House has all the amenities available at your fingertips to provide you with the perfect worry free vacation.

The main house has central heat and a/c, 3 furnished bedrooms complete with ceiling fans, queen sized/double beds, adequate closet space and large windows with spectacular beach/ocean views. The 4th bedroom/bath is attached with a separate entrance. We have WiFi throughout.

The large open kitchen is equipped with nearly every conceivable appliance (both large and small). The Florida room/den includes a flat screen HDTV w/ cable, DVD player and an ipod/iphone blue tooth speaker system. The dining room with attached breakfast bar seats up to 12 in total and offers ocean views from all vantage points.Off the east entrance is our screened enclosure providing more than enough patio furniture for lounging and /or dining in the refreshing ocean breezes while taking in the panoramic view of beach and ocean below.

Located directly off the screened room is our patio/deck and barbecue area. This is my favorite spot at the end of a day. Relax right above the sand dunes by easing back into one of the comfortable chaise lounges, peer through the sea oats that dot the landscape and enjoy the miles and miles of white sandy beach! After dinner head down our private beach walkway, boat drink in hand, and enjoy a barefoot walk on the soft white sand. Truly restful vacations are so rare in our busy lives, you gotta grab them when you can! * THE REED BEACH HOUSE IS SPLIT LEVEL WITH STAIRS TO FRONT DOOR, BACK DOOR AND DOWN TO BEACH. UNFORTUNATELY THERE IS NO HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBILITY.

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Denise Reed
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2017

About Denise Reed

My husband Monty and I live in Gainesville, Fl with our two teenage daughters. Monty is in the mining industry and I am a nurse. We purchased this beach house while living abroad so that we would have a place to call home during our frequent trips back to the U.S to visit friends and family. Since moving back to the U.S in 2010, we've been lucky enough to be able to escape to our Wilbur by the Sea home and recharge our batteries as often as possible. It is our hope that we will someday retire there, but for now, we enjoy being able to share our little slice of paradise with others and help them to make unforgettable memories.

Denise Reed purchased this house in 1999

Why Denise Reed chose Florida Central Atlantic Coast

It's old Florida! The way it used to be back before all the resort hotels, sky scraping condos, beach traffic and rowdy crowds. Our home has a quaint cottage feel. Our stretch of beach is quiet, safe and peaceful. So few things in life remain so simple. There's little doubt you're ON the beach the moment you enter the front door-our NO STRESS zone!!.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

A Race Fan's Paradise!!! Beach House with views from every room!!!!
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews
Colonie, NY


  • 2 of 5

We checked in to the property on the 13th of February (it was very cool that day) and immediately had to open all windows and doors because the smell of fabrize was so strong it made us sick. After about an hour or so we could start closing the windows and doors because the smell became less but it was not gone. The first night there I couldn't sleep because the sheets smelled so bad. I had to get up the next morning and wash them in order to get rid of the smell. It was like they washed them in the strongest smelling detergent and used the strongest smelling fabric sheets when drying them. They really should think of guests with sensitivities to such strong fragrence. That night for dinner we were getting ready to set out the dishes and my daughter noticed that there was a film on all of the plates. It was like when the dishes were washed they never went through a rinse cycle and there was a soap residue all over the dishes, glasses and the silverware. We had to put all the dishes, glasses and silverware in the dishwasher and run it again. I had to hand wash all the pots before using them also because there was food left on them.

All that being said the view was breathtaking and the beds were pretty comfortable. We were close to everything The weather wasn't the best because there was a cold snap during our week there but we did have a few days on the beach and everything we could want was there for our use.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Past guest, After reading your review, both my husband and I were dumbfounded at how or why a guest would wait 10 months after their stay to submit a review of such a negative nature. Regardless of your reasons though, a 2 star review is serious and it saddens me to know that you left my home obviously very displeased with your stay. My guests are very important to me and making sure that everyone is comfortable, safe, and has everything they need to have a great stay at the beach, is my top priority. The only way for me to provide this level of attention is for guests to contact me during their stay when they feel the Reed house is not providing them with the highest amenity standards. That being said, I have taken your criticisms seriously and have spoken with my laundry service about their possible overuse of fabric softener in the linens. Thankfully it appears yours was an isolated incident, and they've fielded no other customer reports of fabric softer abuse by their workers. They did assure me though, that in the future, they can use a fragrance-free softener for sensitive noses such as yours. In regards to your report of a "film" on flatware and tableware, thanks for the head's up! It never hurts to give the contents of the kitchen cabinets a more thorough inspection. My two long term housekeepers are nearly OCD (thankfully) about the level of cleanliness in the kitchen, but one can never be sure of dishes that have been washed and put away by previous guests. I hope that your next vacation rental, wherever it may be, will be a happier one! Denise
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Excellent for Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family vacation. By far, the most appealing aspect of this property is the fantastic location! Beautiful view right on the beach! It's very convenient to restaurants and grocery stores. The owners were some of the best we've worked with. We rode bicycles both on the beach and on the road- one of our favorite activities. We took our kids to the little park at the lighthouse, and they loved it! Another aspect that sets this house apart is that so much is provided- chairs, beach towels, toys, sheets and even bath items!! Excellent family vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our vacation at the Reed House. Having a house on the non-drive section of the beach was amazing because it felt like our own private beach! We spent most of the time outside on the patio or the screened-in Florida room. There are Adirondack chairs you can take down to the beach and sit where the waves lap over your feet.

The mattresses were good quality and we all slept very well each night. The kitchen is well-stocked for cooking. We grilled and ate at home with the family every night and there are 2 large grocery stores conveniently right down the street.

This was our first time staying in Port Orange as we usually go to New Smyrna. In some ways it was a better fit for us because it is less crowded and quieter. The beach is perfect for long strolls in the morning and evening. As a side activity our family rented paddle boards and kayaks (also close nearby) and paddled out to one of the islands on the river.

Denise is delightful to work with and made our VRBO experience very easy. Our family had a great time here and we would be happy to go back again another year!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, Ohio

Beautiful environment. Very clean.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this beautiful home! The beach was wonderfully empty and the water was warm and inviting! My family continues to tell me that this was their all time favorite beach house! We hope to return again, and again!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect! It was exactly as described. The beach was the perfect setting for our two small children. Not crowded at all! We were lucky enough to see sea turtles on two occasions! Our 2 year old thought it was so cool how they blocked off the nest. Denise, was wonderful! Any questions we had she was quick to answer. We are already planning our trip for next summer. Thanks for the outstanding rental, Denise!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family Escape.

  • 5 of 5

Had everything we needed. We were there for two weeks and it was wonderful. Great location. We did a family dinner and had 15 people dining... Could not tell there was so much entertaing space.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Daytona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Crabby Joe's on the Sunglow Pier
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Boondock's bar and restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Daytona Beach Shores
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:.....

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* swim.

* sandcastle.

* surf/paddleboard.

* long walks/bike rides.

* surf fishing.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* swim.

* build a sandcastle.

* surf and paddleboard.

* take long walks/bike rides.

* surf fishing/pier fishing.

Several miniature golf courses on the beach within a 10 minute drive. Daytona Beach is a mere 5 miles north: water park, Ocean Walk (with bars, restaurants, shops, boardwalk with rides, movie theatre), the Ocean Center Convention Centert, Main St.


Rates & Availability

Port Orange House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Datyona 500
Feb 18 2017 - Feb 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
summer/spring rates
Feb 25 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Bike Week
Mar 11 2017 - Mar 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Aug 19 2017 - Oct 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 19 2017 - Oct 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Oct 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

Off season rates (August 15th-Jan 15th) Rates: $1850
Peak Season rates (March-mid August) $1950
Last minute Nightly rentals when available (3 night minimum stay).
Special Events and some holidays: (Race week, Biketoberfest, Bike Week & BCR) up to $2800/per event period (up to 8 nights)
$500 deposit is refunded after check out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Port Orange House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Loads of amenities!! We have cooking condiments, coffee and filters, all linens, towels (including beach towels), blow dryer, all cooking utensils, flatware service for 12, soap,(laundry and bath). We have beach bikes that guests may use (ask Chad) and loads of beach toys and chairs. Please send your inquiry in order to get more information on this amazing beach house!!

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