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!
Excellent for Family Vacation!
About the Owner
About Denise Reed
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....
Denise Reed purchased this house in 1999
Why Denise Reed chose Florida Central Atlantic Coast
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.
(24 traveler reviews)
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.
Excellent for Family Vacation!
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!
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!
Beautiful environment. Very clean.
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!
The perfect vacation!
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!
Great Family Escape.
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.
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
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.
Additional information about rental rates
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
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
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker ...
- Pantry Items ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Games ...
- Satellite / Cable
- Television ...
- Toys ...
- Video Library
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Beach View
- Ocean View
- Water View
- recreation center
- theme parks
- water parks
- bird watching
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- whale watching
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- jet skiing
- pier fishing
- surf fishing
- water skiing
- water tubing
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
- Bedroom 3 - 1 double
- Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
- Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
- Bicycles ...
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals
- 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!!