|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
Escape the hustle and bustle of every day life in this historic, rustic beach-front home. Built in 1925, by George Albert Zabriskie, this beautiful home was often the party location for several of Zabriskie's friends, including the Rockefellers!
The estate sits on an expansive stretch of land, in the non-driving zone of the World's Most Famous Beach, making it virtually your own private beach.
The Doldrums is approximately 3600sq. ft., has a pool, decorative fountains, authentic Spanish tiles and design, a beautiful courtyard to welcome you and the property is enclosed by wrought iron gates. On the back lawn there is a large tiki hut that is perfect for using the fire pit, reading a book, watching the dolphins go by, counting the pelicans as they fly overhead, or simply relaxing and being at peace.
the house has old world charm and eclectic deco throughout. If you are looking for 5 star accommodations, you might be disappointed. What you will get is a unique vacation on an expansive property with an amazing view.
Well, how I can start! We started plan our wedding in March and we chose this beautiful Spanish style house right on the beach. We wanted an outdoor wedding ceremony and reception, and we had all set for that day: October 8, 2016. We rented this house for 4 days so we could have our wedding and a couple of extra days to enjoy the beach and the pool with close family and friends after the wedding. But we got an uninvited guest -Hurricane Matthew- who decided to show up in Daytona Beach area one day before. However, we came up with plan B, C, D to have our wedding in this house. Lara Butera, the property manager was helpful with every idea to make this work on Saturday but unfortunately, we had to cancel all our wedding plans and mini-vacations in this gorgeous house after a mandatory evacuation that was issued in Ormond Beach two days before the wedding day.
We visited the house several times to have all set for our wedding, so we can tell how beautiful and nice this house is. It's right on the beach, you just have to walk out from the backyard and feel the sand and the ocean in your toes. And you know what is the best part of it? There is no car access to this side of the beach, so you can enjoy all this beauty in all its glory. The house also has a large pool so it's kind of a private resort with all the accommodation that you ask for great vacation.
The location is close to the main accesses of Ormond Beach, Granada Blvd and A1A, that will take you to any touristic place around, but it's secluded enough so you can have a quiet rest.
The house inside is gorgeous in every way. Spanish style with murals, bricks and colors, and really comfortable with big windows in the living room to see the ocean while you're watching tv.
Since our reservation was canceled by a natural event that escaped from the hands of both sides, they gave us the option to reschedule the date of our reservation at no additional cost, but we decided to get married on Sunday Oct. 9 after the hurricane had passed in a different location (the area where the house is was still under warning after the hurricane, so we couldn't use it). Lara without hesitation made a total refund of what we paid and it was immediate.
Thank you, Lara for all your help even when we couldn't enjoy the property as we planned.
Lola & AJ
We have stayed the past 2 years in a row and have loved every minute. You can't get a more convenient location with the seclusion this property provides. Beach is free of traffic and far enough from public access to keep it free from daytrippers. We watched the beautiful sunrises each morning and were even visited by a pod of dolphins each morning. The property has incredible charm with all the space we needed. The outdoor spaces rival the historic building with multiple spots to cool off or enjoy the direct onceanfront view. I almost hate to write a review, would love to keep this incredible property our own family secret.
Great location with no cars on the beach almost private with a large pool. Also, has a tiki hut next to pool if a rain shower comes by. Lots of room inside. Property manger very helpful. We have already booked for next year.
Our stay was perfect! Easy booking, property maintained well & we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay!
We needed to get away after a surgery and lengthy recovery. The beach sounded perfect. The house is on the "private" part were no cars can go and since the public beach approaches are about .5 miles either way, hardly anyone came around. Its like your own beach. The property is quiet and gated and the pool has walls, so it's very secluded. We were very relaxed and happy and recharged when we left!
The property manager Lara was so good and communicating all the details with us and so prompt in answering questions. She even came over when we arrived to help us find extra boogie boards. The house is spacious and was so easy for our teenagers to spread out and relax. The outside shower was handy to rinse all the beach sand off. The ocean view was the best and visible from multiple rooms. The beach was amazing!!! We all loved the time we had there and would so like to come back again.
Top Thing to do in City:
* paddleboarding, surfing, ocean activities.
* outdoor dining.
Top Thing to do in Budget:.....
Top Thing to do in Family:
* beach day.
* pool day.
* bike rentals.
* water park.
* near-by attractions.
Ormond Beach is the northern neighbor of Daytona Beach; home of the World's Most Famous Beach, Spring Break, the Daytona International Speedway, the Daytona Beach Cubs, and the infamous Biketoberfest and Bike Week events. The Daytona Airport is 20 minutes away and is most convenient for flying into.
-75 minutes to Orlando International Airport
-90 minutes to Universal Studios, Walt Disney World and Sea World
-45 minutes to St. Augustine, the nation's oldest city
-60 minutes to Jacksonville
Daytona has a local waterpark and the Main Street pier area which has arcades, rides and a brand new Joe's Crab shack on the classic pier. The Doldrums is the perfect location for all outdoor activities (especially golf and deep sea fishing) minutes away from excellent restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. There is never a shortage of fun things to do.
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Nightly Rate: $400- $1000 everything is subject to change based on amount of guests, intended usage of house
Weekly Rate: $1800 - $5000
Monthly Rate: $1800 - $5000
The rate is@ $2500 for a week but will vary based on what time of year and if an event is going on. There will be a security deposit of $300., more if you are having excessive guests, a party, a wedding, etc. The rental amount may or may not include $200 cleaning fee and on site handyman. $500 to hold
TAX is 12.5% (sales and tourist tax total)
$500 deposit to hold the reservation. check or CC. Remainder is due 2 weeks before arrival.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.