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Cottage On Quiet Horse Farm In Country Setting

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Property Details

Updated: Feb 18, 2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4-6

Quiet and peaceful and yet close to Skydive De Land, only 20 miles from Daytona Beach and just down the road from the historic Old Spanish Sugar Mill at De Leon Springs State Park. One hour and fifteen minutes north of Walt Disney World. Visitors may use the pool and FREE WI-FI AT THE SCREENED PATIO AT THE MAIN HOUSE NEXT DOOR 30 METERS AWAY. Bar-BQ, microwave, refrigerator, electric cooker, tea kettle, coffee pot, toaster, cable TV, professional pest control, access to laundry at main house next door.

Recent Review

About the Owner

Jean Thornton
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2017

About Jean Thornton

Horse trainer, Ridind instructor, Horse breeder

Jean Thornton purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Jean Thornton chose Florida

Visitors are welcome to stroll through the farm and visit the horses or watch them being trained. There are many birds, small animals and flowers to see.

19 Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Jacksonville, Fl/ USA

Very Peaceful

  • 5 of 5
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My husband and I came for a quiet peaceful New Years Weekend. The cottage home was very quaint and the property was nice and secluded. We went out to pet the horses which were very friendly. The owners Jean was out of town but was very responsive to text and any questions we had. We found a fun restaurant nearby called Sugar Mill where you make your own pancakes at your table. We had a wonderful visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful scenery; Ideal getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was situated about 20 minutes from downtown DeLand on a beautiful horse farm. We loved waking up in the morning and strolling around while drinking coffee. The owner, Jean, was accomodating of every request and Debbie, who works with the horses, was full of knowledge and always happy to answer questions. On a couple of mornings it was really foggy and the whole place was like something out of a fairy tale. There are two thing to be aware of before you go - driving in this area at night is DARK. It is rural. So just be careful. Also, the water has a lot of sulfur in it (actually all of DeLand's water seems to be like this to varying degrees). If that is a problem, bring jugs of water with you to drink and brush your teeth.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it and while I can't remedy that the countryside is dark at night *giggle* I did just install a $7,000 water purification system yesterday, so my guests shouldn't be bothered with this problem anymore.
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  • 5 of 5
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We had a great time here, my kids (4 and 2) loved feeding the horses, walking around the ranch And swimming in the pool. Everything was cleaned and ready when we arrived. It's 10 mins from DeLeon state park and 35 mins from silver glen springs. there are a few restaurants within a 10 mins drive. ..Thanks Jean

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great break from the city.

  • 5 of 5
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The property was beautiful. The cottage was very well kept. I loved walking around the horse farm. It was very nice and relaxing. We enjoyed the pool. The owner was very nice. My partner and our 7 month old found the perfect spot to watch the meteor shower. It was the perfect little get away.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, relaxing get-away

  • 4 of 5
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Comfy little cottage. Quiet surroundings. A good chance to wind down.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful!

  • 4 of 5
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We really enjoyed our stay at Jean's horse farm. The cottage is in a beautiful country setting and was very quiet and restful. The pool area was really nice and we enjoyed ending our night taking a dip. There is only a kitchenette, not really a full kitchen but it was adequate for our needs. The beds were comfortable, the only downside is that the air conditioner is in the main room and the bedrooms are blocked off from this room. The bedrooms are a little warm because the air can't get into them very well. I would suggest maybe an oscillating fan to put at the doorways to draw the air in. Both bedrooms do have ceiling fans so that helped a lot and we were able to sleep without a problem. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: An oscillating fan is a great idea. Thanks! I'll put one in there right away.
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From the Owner

Visitors are welcome to stroll through the farm and visit the horses or watch them being trained. There are many birds, small animals and flowers to see.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Daytona Beach at 27 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Outpost Saloon at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : Hwy 17 & Hwy 11 at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Old Spanish Sugar Mill at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : Daytona Beach at 31 Miles Car: recommended

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning $25
Tax Rate 12.5%

Nightly rate is valid for up to two people. Extra people are $20 per person per night. Weekly and Monthly rates are good for up to six people so if there are only two people, it is more economical for you to simply pay the nightly rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Feb 18, 2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Dining Area


  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Rural
  • Village


  • forests
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Guests provide their own meals

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