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A BEACH LOVER'S PARADISE!!! Beach House with views from every room in the house!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 8 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 8 Max adults 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!

The most frequently asked question I get from perspective guests is “Is the house ON the beach? I mean, right ON the beach?” I don’t blame them, there are far too many scams out there. But thankfully, I can 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 sea 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 central heat and a/c, 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. It is located on the southwest side of the main house, has Central AC and heat, ceiling fans and is perfect for that couple that wants a little more space and privacy. The tradeout though is the lack of ocean view.

We have WiFi throughout the main house and signals are strong on the deck and screened room.

The large open kitchen is equipped with nearly every conceivable appliance (both large and small). The Florida room/den includes a flat screen HDTV w/ cable, smart DVD player and a blue tooth speaker. The dining room with attached breakfast bar seats up to 12 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! * THE REED BEACH HOUSE IS SPLIT LEVEL WITH STAIRS TO FRONT DOOR, BACK DOOR AND DOWN TO BEACH. Unfortunately, it is not recommended for those with impaired mobility.

*** Just added a new deck with built in table and seating down our steps and adjacent to our sea wall!! It's the most awesome spot to enjoy a cup of coffee while watching dolphins, pelicans, and osprey feed as the sun rises!

More Details

Denise Reed
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2018

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 during our frequent trips back to the U.S to visit friends and family. Since moving back to the U.S in 2010, we've been lucky enough to be able to escape to our Wilbur by the Sea home and recharge our batteries as often as possible. It is our hope that we will someday retire there, but for now, we enjoy being able to share our little slice of paradise with others and help them to make unforgettable memories.

Denise Reed purchased this house in 1999

Why Denise Reed chose Wilbur-By-The-Sea

It's old Florida! The way it used to be back before all the resort hotels, sky scraping condos, beach traffic and rowdy 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. There's little doubt you're ON the beach the moment you enter the front door-our NO STRESS zone!!.

What makes this house unique

Privacy, Privacy, Privacy! No cars, no crowds, no hotels, no condos!! Fantastic views! We now have a sunrise coffee and evening cocktail deck (with seating) down over the dunes and just above our sea wall! I don't believe there's a section of public beach anywhere that offers more privacy than our little beach town!


Wilbur-By-The-Sea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • 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
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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A BEACH LOVER'S PARADISE!!! Beach House with views from every room in the house!
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews
Terre Haute, Indiana

You Made Our Vacation a Wonderful Experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful, kid friendly beach house. The atmosphere is laid-back just the way I wanted our vacation to feel. The owners made us feel very welcome with a gift basket and they were very informative as well. Every thing was supplied just as the owners said. The pictures posted on this site don't do the house or the beach justice. It is 10 times more beautiful in real life. We all had a wonderful experience.

Thank you Chad and Denise!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly what you need!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent two weeks here! My wife, two daughters, daughter's fiance, and one daughter's friend. The house was plenty big. We loved, loved the three season screened in area. We ate out there, played games out there, and occasionally dozed to the sound of the ocean surf out there.

We lived at the ocean! The beach is perfect. I can't say enough about the water. The water was clean, and temperate. There were very few people on the beach during our stay. We rode the two beach bikes all the way to the inlet (about 4.5 miles). Worth it!

You must visit the lighthouse! Across from the lighthouse is a little restaurant on the river called the Hidden Treasures that is wonderful at about sunset. My family decided that the very best seafood they have ever eaten was at Riptides in Ormond Beach which boasts an all you can eat Alaskan Crab legs. It was pricey for sure, but a nice vacation treat.

I ONLY take my family on vacations at beachfront homes and will absolutely affirm that this was the very best home and location that we've ever stayed at, and will be coming back. It was a fantastic two weeks. Perfect home, perfect surf, perfect beach, and perfect atmosphere.

Adam G. Virginia

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and setup!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it. The house is well equipped and setup for families. We were happy to see minimal Knick-nacs as we had our 2 year old with us. The access to the beach and the multiple sitting areas are outstanding.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super cute and perfect

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could want in a vacation at the beach!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun in the Sun

  • 4 of 5

Rented the beach house for Daytona 500 Speedweeks to attend the Nascar events. Cute house and we were greeted with fresh flowers when we arrived. Denise checked in with us many times during the stay. The house worked very well for our group for the week. The other nice thing is that there were some basic items there - like paper products, trash bags, spices & cooking oil. So often we have had rentals where you have to buy all of this stuff every time and we leave it when we are done since it's not perishable so it was nice to have the house stocked when we arrived. Hoping to rent again next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was perfect! Right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

Denise was very helpful with absolutely everything. I would definitely come back and stay here and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay. Very clean and updated. Plenty of space and we LOVED the screened in porch!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Daytona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Crabby Joe's on the Sunglow Pier
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Boondock's bar and restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Daytona Beach Shores
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:.....

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* swim.

* sandcastle.

* surf/paddleboard.

* long walks/bike rides.

* surf fishing.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* swim.

* build a sandcastle.

* surf and paddleboard.

* take long walks/bike rides.

* surf fishing/pier fishing.

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Security deposit refunded within 7 days of check-out

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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