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Spectacular Daytona Beachfront home w/ breathtaking ocean views from every room!

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 14, 2016
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 8-10 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!

A common question I get from potential guests is: 'Is the house ON the beach? I mean, right ON the beach?' Thankfully, I'm able to 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 green 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 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. We have WiFi throughout.

The large open kitchen is equipped with nearly every conceivable appliance (both large and small). The Florida room/den includes an HDTV w/ cable, DVD plalyer and an ipod/iphone BT speaker system. The dining room with attached breakfast bar seats up to 12 in 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!

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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 to during our frequent trips back to the U.S to visit friends and family. Since moving back to the U.S in 2010, we are able to enjoy escaping, whenever possible, to the tranquility of our little slice of paradise in Wilbur by the Sea. We hope to retire there someday...in the distant future.....the very distant ...future....

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Speaks: english, spanish

24 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Colonie, NY
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Smells

  • 2 of 5

We checked in to the property on the 13th of February (it was very cool that day) and immediately had to open all windows and doors because the smell of fabrize was so strong it made us sick. After about an hour or so we could start closing the windows and doors because the smell became less but it was not gone. The first night there I couldn't sleep because the sheets smelled so bad. I had to get up the next morning and wash them in order to get rid of the smell. It was like they washed them in the strongest smelling detergent and used the strongest smelling fabric sheets when drying them. They really should think of guests with sensitivities to such strong fragrence. That night for dinner we were getting ready to set out the dishes and my daughter noticed that there was a film on all of the plates. It was like when the dishes were washed they never went through a rinse cycle and there was a soap residue all over the dishes, glasses and the silverware. We had to put all the dishes, glasses and silverware in the dishwasher and run it again. I had to hand wash all the pots before using them also because there was food left on them.

All that being said the view was breathtaking and the beds were pretty comfortable. We were close to everything The weather wasn't the best because there was a cold snap during our week there but we did have a few days on the beach and everything we could want was there for our use.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Past guest, After reading your review, both my husband and I were dumbfounded at how or why a guest would wait 10 months after their stay to submit a review of such a negative nature. Regardless of your reasons though, a 2 star review is serious and it saddens me to know that you left my home obviously very displeased with your stay. My guests are very important to me and making sure that everyone is comfortable, safe, and has everything they need to have a great stay at the beach, is my top priority. The only way for me to provide this level of attention is for guests to contact me during their stay when they feel the Reed house is not providing them with the highest amenity standards. That being said, I have taken your criticisms seriously and have spoken with my laundry service about their possible overuse of fabric softener in the linens. Thankfully it appears yours was an isolated incident, and they've fielded no other customer reports of fabric softer abuse by their workers. They did assure me though, that in the future, they can use a fragrance-free softener for sensitive noses such as yours. In regards to your report of a "film" on flatware and tableware, thanks for the head's up! It never hurts to give the contents of the kitchen cabinets a more thorough inspection. My two long term housekeepers are nearly OCD (thankfully) about the level of cleanliness in the kitchen, but one can never be sure of dishes that have been washed and put away by previous guests. I hope that your next vacation rental, wherever it may be, will be a happier one! Denise
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Excellent for Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family vacation. By far, the most appealing aspect of this property is the fantastic location! Beautiful view right on the beach! It's very convenient to restaurants and grocery stores. The owners were some of the best we've worked with. We rode bicycles both on the beach and on the road- one of our favorite activities. We took our kids to the little park at the lighthouse, and they loved it! Another aspect that sets this house apart is that so much is provided- chairs, beach towels, toys, sheets and even bath items!! Excellent family vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our vacation at the Reed House. Having a house on the non-drive section of the beach was amazing because it felt like our own private beach! We spent most of the time outside on the patio or the screened-in Florida room. There are Adirondack chairs you can take down to the beach and sit where the waves lap over your feet.

The mattresses were good quality and we all slept very well each night. The kitchen is well-stocked for cooking. We grilled and ate at home with the family every night and there are 2 large grocery stores conveniently right down the street.

This was our first time staying in Port Orange as we usually go to New Smyrna. In some ways it was a better fit for us because it is less crowded and quieter. The beach is perfect for long strolls in the morning and evening. As a side activity our family rented paddle boards and kayaks (also close nearby) and paddled out to one of the islands on the river.

Denise is delightful to work with and made our VRBO experience very easy. Our family had a great time here and we would be happy to go back again another year!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, Ohio
5

Beautiful environment. Very clean.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this beautiful home! The beach was wonderfully empty and the water was warm and inviting! My family continues to tell me that this was their all time favorite beach house! We hope to return again, and again!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect! It was exactly as described. The beach was the perfect setting for our two small children. Not crowded at all! We were lucky enough to see sea turtles on two occasions! Our 2 year old thought it was so cool how they blocked off the nest. Denise, was wonderful! Any questions we had she was quick to answer. We are already planning our trip for next summer. Thanks for the outstanding rental, Denise!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family Escape.

  • 5 of 5

Had everything we needed. We were there for two weeks and it was wonderful. Great location. We did a family dinner and had 15 people dining... Could not tell there was so much entertaing space.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

It's old Florida! The way it used to be back before all the resort hotels, sky scraping condos and 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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Daytona International Airport at 12 Miles Nearest Barpub : Crabby Joe's on the Sunglow Pier at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Daytona Beach Shores at 1 Metres Car: recommended

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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter/Fall
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
 
 
Datyona 500
Feb 18 2017 - Feb 25 2017
8 night minimum stay
$2,800
Flat fee
 
 
summer/spring rates
Feb 25 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Bike Week
Mar 11 2017 - Mar 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
Flat fee
 
 
Fall
Aug 19 2017 - Oct 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
Biketoberfest
Oct 19 2017 - Oct 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,050
Flat fee
 
 
Winter
Oct 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

Off season rates (August 15th-Jan 15th) Rates: $1850
Peak Season rates (March-mid August) $1950
Last minute Nightly rentals when available (3 night minimum stay).
Special Events and some holidays: (Race week, Biketoberfest, Bike Week & BCR) up to $2800/per event period (up to 8 nights)
RATES INCLUDE ALL FEES AND TAXES. NO HIDDEN FEES!
$500 deposit is refunded after check out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Loads of amenities!! We have cooking condiments, coffee and filters, all linens, towels (including beach towels), blow dryer, all cooking utensils, flatware service for 12, soap,(laundry and bath). We have beach bikes that guests may use (ask Chad) and loads of beach toys and chairs. Please send your inquiry in order to get more information on this amazing beach house!!

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