About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 8 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 8 Max adults 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!
The most frequently asked question I get from perspective guests is “Is the house ON the beach? I mean, right ON the beach?” I don’t blame them, there are far too many scams out there. But thankfully, I can 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. It is located on the southwest side of the main house, has Central AC and heat, ceiling fans and is perfect for that couple that wants a little more space and privacy. The tradeout though is the lack of ocean view.
We have WiFi throughout the main house and signals are strong on the deck and screened room.
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, smart DVD player and a blue tooth speaker. The dining room with attached breakfast bar seats up to 12 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, it is not recommended for those with impaired mobility.
*** Just added a new deck with built in table and seating down our steps and adjacent to our sea wall!! It's the most awesome spot to enjoy a cup of coffee while watching dolphins, pelicans, and osprey feed as the sun rises!
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- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 12, 2018
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 Wilbur-By-The-Sea
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!!.
What makes this House unique
Privacy, Privacy, Privacy! No cars, no crowds, no hotels, no condos!! Fantastic views! We now have a sunrise coffee and evening cocktail deck (with seating) down over the dunes and just above our sea wall! I don't believe there's a section of public beach anywhere that offers more privacy than our little beach town!
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You Made Our Vacation a Wonderful Experience!
This was a wonderful, kid friendly beach house. The atmosphere is laid-back just the way I wanted our vacation to feel. The owners made us feel very welcome with a gift basket and they were very informative as well. Every thing was supplied just as the owners said. The pictures posted on this site don't do the house or the beach justice. It is 10 times more beautiful in real life. We all had a wonderful experience.
Thank you Chad and Denise!
Great location and setup!
We loved it. The house is well equipped and setup for families. We were happy to see minimal Knick-nacs as we had our 2 year old with us. The access to the beach and the multiple sitting areas are outstanding.
Super cute and perfect
Everything you could want in a vacation at the beach!
Fun in the Sun
Rented the beach house for Daytona 500 Speedweeks to attend the Nascar events. Cute house and we were greeted with fresh flowers when we arrived. Denise checked in with us many times during the stay. The house worked very well for our group for the week. The other nice thing is that there were some basic items there - like paper products, trash bags, spices & cooking oil. So often we have had rentals where you have to buy all of this stuff every time and we leave it when we are done since it's not perishable so it was nice to have the house stocked when we arrived. Hoping to rent again next year!
The property was perfect! Right on the beach
Denise was very helpful with absolutely everything. I would definitely come back and stay here and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay. Very clean and updated. Plenty of space and we LOVED the screened in porch!!
Lovely beachfront cottage. House clean and comfortable.Denise was responsive to our needs. A great family house to make special memories. We had a wonderful time with our grandkids and children. We would love to come back. The Maxwells Ohio
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.
Additional information about rental rates
Security deposit refunded within 7 days of check-out