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Private, historic Beach House

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Large rustic home, 4.5 bedrooms, large pool and patios, on the beach

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. As beautiful as it is, it has an older, rustic feel so if you are looking for 5 star/pristine conditions, this may not be the home for you. On the back lawn there is a large tiki hut perfect getting married, or for reading a book, watching the dolphins go by, counting the pelicans as they fly overhead, or simply relaxing and being at peace.

The home is for sale also, so if you have any interest, please inquire.

More Details

Property Manager
Lara Butera
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

What makes this villa unique

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.


Ormond Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Garbage/recycling must be taken to curb on Sun. evening and garbage only Thurs. evening. Before checking out take all used linens to laundry room
  • Septic: DO NOT flush wipes down the toilets. The pipes are old and it will back them up. Any plumbing visits will be charged to the RENTER
  • Parking: there is no parking on the grass or on the road. Sprinkler head damage or towing fees paid by RENTER
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • 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 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    upstairs bath - toilet , shower , bidet
    pool bath - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • safari room - 1 king , upstairs
    Master - 1 king , downstairs master has full bath
    Ocean room - 1 king , has a balcony overlooking the ocean
    wine cellar room - 1 twin/ single , day bed
    Mother-in-law suite - 1 double , room plus full bath and closet. North side of home
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The 2 story home has 3 bedrooms with king size beds, a day-bed room next to the old wine cellar, and an attached mother-in-law suite so you can sleep 9 comfortably. The couch is large if you have the need for that as well. There are 3.5 bathrooms, a large great room with a beautiful mural done by local artist, Denman Fink, 2 grand dining tables in front of picture windows, a billiards room, a butler room, a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry room with an ample supply of sheets and towels, and a garden around the side. The pool area has high walls surrounding it, ornate spanish tiles, new patio furniture, a beautiful fountain that runs into the pool, and a covered lanai to keep out of the sun. There is central heat and a/c and basic cable TV throughout the home.


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Private, historic Beach House
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing home! Awesome views of the Atlantic, house is directly on the beach. The house is huge with tons of character. Plenty big enough for 3 families with several kids. We spent the day at the beach and the night swimming in the pool. The large bedrooms provided plenty of space. The sounds from the ocean at night from the balcony were amazing. Nothing about this home was disappointing. Would absolutely stay here again and again! We had an awesome time staying at the Doldrums!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to have you and your family stay. We loved seeing your daily set up on the beach and the kids having a blast. We are so happy you enjoyed your vacation and the home as much as we do. We hope to see you again!
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Beautiful location on the beach

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location on Ormond Beach and great old spanish house always love to visit and enjoy some down time.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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quiet and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

rustic, eclectic and older home but loved it

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We dealt with a few minor glitches in the home, but overall the setting for the wedding was beautiful, private, and very peaceful!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing venue for our wedding - picture perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This property was a dream come true, and the property manager - Lara - was exceptional and made our stay perfect.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love hosting happily ever afters here! You and your hubby were fantastic!
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Awesome venue for wedding

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was happy to help you as much as I could. I feel terribly that Mother Nature wouldn't cooperate, but if it's good luck for rain on your wedding day, I'd say you will be married forever!!!! We always strive to do the best we can for our guests! Hope to see you all again someday!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Daytona Beach International
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Golfing.

* fishing.

* paddleboarding, surfing, ocean activities.

* bicycling.

* 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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