House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps
Welcome to New Smyrna Beach " Gilligan's Getaway" on a
Waterfront lagoon with surrounded by a tropical garden.
Newly renovated by a new owner this 3 bedroom/2 bath home is steps to the beach , restaurants, bars, shops and Flagler Ave .
The beach is so beautiful that the continuation of it is a National Park, the Cape Canaveral National Seashore Beach. Great for finding seashells, fishing or boogie boarding.
Home to the Manatees, sea turtles, bald eagles, Dolphins and the good life.
The home is located in a nice, peaceful, quiet street. New Smyrna Beach has it all. You can drive, park, and swim on part of the beach the other section up 27th Ave. has no cars and you can fish from the Inlet to the national Park on the beach
A no crime rate community just off of the mainland across the bridge to the Intra coastal waterway, onto this clean and natural beach side Island, with a fun small town atmosphere, where you can walk on the beach or in the moonlight.
This home sleeps six. 1 King bed in the master, 2 twins in the 2nd BR, and 2 twins in the 3rd BR.
The home has Cable TV, high speed internet and a 63 inch Flat screen HD TV in the living room and in the family room another large Flat screen TV. The master has a Flat screen as well.
The home also has all the linens and beach towels
The open kitchen has a counter with 5 high stools as well as a kitchen table to eat at and a view through the Florida room to the botanical tropical garden outside at the waters edge where you can quietly relax by the water in total privacy on a lounge chair.
The kitchen is fully equipped. The patio off of the Florida room is screen enclosed and this area of the back yard also has tables and chairs and a barbecue outside to relax and entertain with friends or family. Smoking is allowed outside.
Flagler Ave is close by foot and provides a full spectrum of unique shops and galleries of local artist and craftspeople, tasteful boutiques and lots of different bars, restaurants including some with fine dining Norwood's with its treehouse bar and restaurant or Garlics is a minute walk from the house. and has great wine lists all within walking distance.
We are the closest beach to all the major parks Disney, Universal, Sea World Wet N Wild, Cape Canaveral.
We have 3 airports close to the New Smyrna Beach exit. Daytona Beach is 20 min’s away, Sanford Orlando 45 and Orlando International is 55 min’s.
We have 5 golf courses under a 10 minute distance and the LPGA is a 20 minute ride away for Golf enthusiasts.
For surfers we have great waves to enjoy the beach and for people that just want a healthy , fun vacation New Smyrna Beach has it all . Boating, water paddle boarding, kayaking, surfing, fishing, spotting wild life from birds to manatees and dolphins, spa's to pamper yourself or great for a girls weekend getaway, yoga classes, art classes.
Art festivals, oldie Car meetings combined with farmers markets on a Sat on Canal St.
Great restaurants and affordable.
Just about every thing for every vacation one would want.
Come on down relax and enjoy yourselves .We would love to have you
About the Owner
(7 traveler reviews)
We found the house to be even better than the photos and much better than the negative review we saw just before arriving. I believe the owner Jim and Cindy(property manager?) took that negative review to heart and did a thorough clean up and repairs before we got there. It actually was perfect for our family vacation. We were there over Spring Break and Easter. The three grandchildren(3,5,6 years old) and 4 adults loved it. There was plenty of sitting area and play room for all of us.Loved the foliage in the front and back...was very Zen Gardeny. The back deck was relaxing and the children loved playing in the back and being in the boat for a short adventure on the canal.It was a bit of a walk for the kids to the beach,found that packing everyone up in the van and parking on the beach was so much easier. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook at home. If you are counting on the bicycles check first to see if they are available...otherwise you may need to rent them. It is a great way to explore the area and pick up groceries, or go to the beach. We found the house had much more character and warmth than the pink,blue,and white interiors of many of the condos . I have to add a special thank you to Cindy who went the extra mile when we had concerns or helping out when we had problems with the rental car..even offering to take us grocery shopping....thank you for making it a great memory and vacation.
Canadian Couple loves this Place!!
We rented this cozy New Smyrna Beach home for the second time in two years. We love the area with its funky restaurants and hospitality. The home was spotless and it was tidy with its unique décor. The gardens were peaceful as the house is located on a quiet lagoon in a friendly neighbourhood. Loved having my own laundry facilities just steps from master bedroom/master bath. All conveniences of home with a lovely Florida room to have that morning cup of java, how serene. just stroll down the street to some of the best dining establishments, our favourite, The Garlic. Our host and hostess were always a call away if we had any questions. Such a nice spot, we would recommend to all.
Property Not Maintained
Very disappointed in this rental. Pictures shown are obviously from some time ago. This property has not had regular maintenance inside or out. The house needs a thorough cleaning from top to bottom and the yard is overgrown. The back deck is rotting and we stepped thru the boards in a few places - the railing was barely holding on. We rented this property because it was located on the water, and that there were bikes, a rowboat and surf boards. We didn't use any of these - the bikes were covered in cobwebs and dirt and I'm sure the tires had not been checked recently - we decided we wouldn't chance any breakdowns. One of the rowboats was partially buried in dirt the other smaller one was hung on the side of the deck where the railings were loose - we decided we wouldn't take our chances trying to get it in the water. We had to search for the surfboards and would have had to dig them out from a back fenced area full of other junk. The garden areas are overgrown and full of potted plants that are either dying or overgrown - what he calls the Zen Garden is anything but Zen. We did not meet the owner as he had the flu when we arrived and we worked with the real estate agent that fills in for him. Cindy did everything she could to help us even came to the house after 8 on a friday night to help us with the cable that wouldn't work. She suggested places to eat and had tried to get the house somewhat ready for guests as it hadn't been used in some time. To use the washer and dryer you need to go outside around the side of the house and it is located in a small closet like area with a sliding door. There is no easy (or clean) way to transfer clothes from the washer to the dryer. This could be a lovely place to stay if it were just given some good elbow grease. We are a do-it-yourself family and do not expect anything fancy - clean yes.
Tropical Paradise great neighborhood walk to beach
First time we have used a home instead of a hotel; gee what a great experience, the space and privacy was our very own beach home getaway, interesting decor with lots of great finds from the wonderful local antique stores and flea markets. The house is on a Canal with beautiful tropical plants surrounding the home, really gives you a feel of Old FLorida, the area is the same very cute walkable or bike everywhere, for the money the property was clean and the owner was attentive to our needs and gave us great tips for where to go and what to do.. Thanks for sharing your wonderful home, Suzanne
Ahhhhhhh just right for us though.
My family and I stayed in this cozy home for 2 weeks, and we had a great time.
Jim the owner was a great guy very friendly and helpful and also flexible with our check in times.
The home had bikes that we all used for fun to go to the beach or Flagler ave for dinner and all was close.
We enjoy kayaking and really loved the Lagoon at JB's. We saw all types of birds, dolphins and Manatees were the highlite of the day.The home was clean and bright. We liked having breakfast outside near the lagoon and feeding the pet tarpon that live in there. We would recogmend this home to families or anyone that just wants a clean nice place close to the beach and Flagler ave.
Thank you Jim for all the tips where to go. We'll be back.
Not right for us
Although the property essentially lived up to its description, my husband and I were a little uncomfortable once we arrived, especially after we noticed a beebe gun hole in one of the windows. When my husband asked the owner about the hole he told us it was caused by a boy from the neighborhood who had fired the bullet from across the street. The owner acted like it wasn't a big deal, but it is. We have a baby and a toddler and safety is a top priority.
Garbage cans in the bathrooms weren't fully cleaned and WiFi didn't work (owner made it sound like we just had to figure out how to fix that ourselves - um, no).
There is an expectation of quiet enjoyment when you rent any property. While not a disaster by any means, the conditions caused us a degree of concern and the more we thought about it, we were not comfortable staying at the property.
When we mentioned not being sure that we a good match for the house, the owner made it very clear that it was a done deal. He seemed more interested in the money than our own comfort and satisfaction. Had we been given the option, we would have walked away.
Lesson learned: we'll only rent a property AFTER we've seen it in person first.
That being said, the owner said he's had many happy people stay at his house. We just didn't fall into that category.
Activity and Interests
You can go swimming in the ocean, or just plain relax in the sun at the beach. Bike riding a long beach side, or rent a kayak and check out the local dolphin and manatees. The shops on Flagler are right next to the beach and there are restaurants right there is you want a bite, or a drink for lunch.
The National Seashore Park has all types of historical places to see from the Turtle mound where the Indians once lived to one of the first houses here and how they survived. There are many places to walk down to the logoon and you can bring a fishing pole and fish or just go check out the view and watch for dolphins.
Right outside of the nationl park is a smaller park where the manatees have their calfs. Fun to watch them from the pier.
You can also rent kayaks and boat through one of the prettiest conservation area in Florida.
If your a golfer New Smyrna Beach and the surrounding area has some of the best courses offered in Florida.
Cape Carnaveral is also worth seeing and Merrit Island along the way.
Orlando has all the major parks Disney, Universal, Wet n Wild
Daytona Beach has the citywalk with all different types of activities for family and is a nice area to go shopping.
Saint Augustine is also a trip worth seeing the old Fort and the small shops will give you plenty to see and do for a day trip.
The lighthouse in New Smyrna Beach also has a nice boardwalk where you can see the ocean and take a dip in the sea.
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets considered
- Near The Ocean
- Water View
- botanical garden
- coin laundry
- live theater
- nude beach
- recreation center
- theme parks
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- gambling casinos
- horseback riding
- outlet shopping
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- basketball court
- deepsea fishing
- equestrian events
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- golf privileges optional
- ice skating
- jet skiing
- pier fishing
- roller blading
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- sound/bay fishing
- surf fishing
- water skiing
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
- Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, sink
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1 - 1 king
- Bedroom 2 - 1 double, 1 twin/ single
- Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
- Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single, Have in the family room as a day bed
- Bicycles ...
- Boat ...
- Deck / Patio ...
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Lawn / Garden ...
- Tennis ...
- Guests provide their own meals
- washer,dryer,dishwasher,microwave,TV's,boogieboards, cooler