Ocean Front Condo, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
- english, spanish
About Maria Higbee
I live in Daytona Beach Shores, only 20 miles from this property. I was born and raised in Spain and speak English, Spanish, and a little French.
Maria Higbee purchased this Condo in 2015
Why Maria Higbee chose Avalon By Sea
I love this area, and chose to settle here for the perfect weather and tranquility, after years of world travel.
What makes this Condo unique
I chose this property because it is beach front, and it is a no drive beach.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Wonderful and convenient
Maria met with us and walked us through the condo, answering any questions and making suggestions. Condo was clean and cheerful with great appliances and plenty of extras, including towels and beach chairs. Being on the bottom floor and on the corner was really convenient for swimming and beach walking. Loved our stay and hope to be able to get back some day soon.
Looking forward to our next visit.
I would first like to express my gratitude to the owners. I have booked many other properties in other locations and have never met the actual owners. Here I did and they are truly great people who care about your stay. Thank you to you both for your hospitality!
The condo is comfortable and we felt at home. You cant beat the corner lot and closeness to the pool. It was quiet and just what we were looking for. The beach is wonderful and not crowded. I plan on traveling back to the area quite a bit over the next four years and will only book with Maria.
Nice clean rental with great access to beach, pool, and local attractions. Very quiet area. Awesome owner to work with.
Thank you for your nice review I appreciated a lot Glad that you enjoyed. It will be a pleasure to have you all again. I highly recommend this family.
Thank you again
One of the best places available - an awesome experience!
Our entire family had a wonderful month-long stay from mid-July to mid-August 2018 and would certainly return. The condo was nicely stocked with essentials upon our arrival and Maria walked us through the home which was a nice personal touch.
The pool is kept very clean and the complex felt like a private retreat. The clubhouse access was nice (although the air conditioning in the clubhouse needs repair) and beach access was very close to our unit on the corner.
There was a partial view of the ocean from our unit between the dune vegetation, which was a pleasant surprise.
This beach access is very private and includes a wooden walkway with about 15 total stairs. The current on the beach here can vary greatly, but there was always plenty of sand even at high tide. We experienced days of strong undercurrents at the shoreline and also days of complete tranquility with no waves at all. As a native Floridian, I can tell you that's just normal FL east coast conditions (it's never a guarantee to have sand at high-tide, though presently this beach does guarantee given the high dunes at this access point). While there are no lifeguards on this incredibly private beach area, just 5 miles south is a splash pad and public beach with lifeguards. This beach access also has a ramp for accessibility, though the ramp was currently closed.
The unit included covered parking and a car wash hose station adjacent to the unit making it easy to hose off your vehicle.
Top 5 Reasons To Stay Here:
1. You can't beat the convenience - corner unit with closest access to the beach ramp and pool.
2. Maria makes the unit feel like a home- there was even a super-awesome fuzzy blue blanket our family fought over each day/night. If you stay here, you'll know what I mean!
3. Views from the top story of the inter-coastal, sunset and sunrise are second to none from the east coast. You can view both sunrise and sunset over the water from the 5th floor landings.
4. Wildlife- lots of ghost crabs on the beach, surf-fishing, shells, and sea turtle nests in the area as well as oceanic birds of prey.
5. Space & Comfort- from the pool and quiet lounge to the size of Maria's unit, we had plenty of space to spread out and be comfortable.
Wish We Had:
1. No A1A between us and the beach (hard to find).
2. Total visibility of ocean horizon (difficult find for a 1st floor unit though).
3. Back porch railing for safety.
What a great Review!!
There is no safety issue on back porch. It is on a concrete slab, and ground level, with grass surrounding the porch.
Loved our stay ❤️
Loved our stay the owner was very nice and our condo was very nice and comfortable a great place to enjoy a nice vacation we would not only recommend staying but we would stay again ❤️
Thank you so much we will love for you to stay again. Hope to see you soon
Very well stocked with supplies. Full size washer/dryer. Very spacious. Home away from home!!
We love that we got to meet the owners! Very sweet couple. Kitchen was very well stocked. Large pantry. Two walk in closets with lots and lots of hangers. The two bedrooms were very well laid out. Tons of storage. Full size washer/dryer with lots of extras. Home away from home‼️
It was a pleasure having you. I hope that you can come again in the future and I will do my best to make your vacation as nice as possible.