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Private, historic Beach House

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large rustic home, 4.5 bedrooms, large pool and patios, on the beach

Escape the hustle and bustle of every day life in this historic, rustic beach-front home. Built in 1925, by George Albert Zabriskie, this beautiful home was often the party location for several of Zabriskie's friends, including the Rockefellers!

The estate sits on an expansive stretch of land, in the non-driving zone of the World's Most Famous Beach, making it virtually your own private beach.

The Doldrums is approximately 3600sq. ft., has a pool, decorative fountains, authentic Spanish tiles and design, a beautiful courtyard to welcome you and the property is enclosed by wrought iron gates. As beautiful as it is, it has an older, rustic feel so if you are looking for 5 star/pristine conditions, this may not be the home for you. On the back lawn there is a large tiki hut perfect getting married, or for reading a book, watching the dolphins go by, counting the pelicans as they fly overhead, or simply relaxing and being at peace.

The home is for sale also, so if you have any interest, please inquire. After Hurricane Irma, the home had some external damage. It is not quite as pretty as it was, so please excuse the extra imperfections. A discount has been made.

More Details

Property Manager
Lara Butera
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

What makes this villa unique

the house has old world charm and eclectic deco throughout. If you are looking for 5 star accommodations, you might be disappointed. What you will get is a unique vacation on an expansive property with an amazing view.


Ormond Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Garbage/recycling must be taken to curb on Sun. evening and garbage only Thurs. evening. Before checking out take all used linens to laundry room
  • Septic: DO NOT flush wipes down the toilets. The pipes are old and it will back them up. Any plumbing visits will be charged to the RENTER
  • Parking: there is no parking on the grass or on the road. Sprinkler head damage or towing fees paid by RENTER
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    upstairs bath - toilet , shower , bidet
    pool bath - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • safari room - 1 king , upstairs
    Master - 1 king , downstairs master has full bath
    Ocean room - 1 king , has a balcony overlooking the ocean
    wine cellar room - 1 twin/ single , day bed
    Mother-in-law suite - 1 double , room plus full bath and closet. North side of home
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The 2 story home has 3 bedrooms with king size beds, a day-bed room next to the old wine cellar, and an attached mother-in-law suite so you can sleep 9 comfortably. The couch is large if you have the need for that as well. There are 3.5 bathrooms, a large great room with a beautiful mural done by local artist, Denman Fink, 2 grand dining tables in front of picture windows, a billiards room, a butler room, a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry room with an ample supply of sheets and towels, and a garden around the side. The pool area has high walls surrounding it, ornate spanish tiles, new patio furniture, a beautiful fountain that runs into the pool, and a covered lanai to keep out of the sun. There is central heat and a/c and basic cable TV throughout the home.


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Private, historic Beach House
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Rustic historical charmer

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location, plenty of room. We had a wonderful, relaxed time with family. Lara was quick to respond when needed .

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I booked this property for extended family to celebrate my husband’s 50th and it could not have been more perfect. We truly appreciated the history and rustic charm of this home, that made us feel like we were somewhere in Europe.

This place will forever be in my heart, between the uniqueness of it, the proximity of the beach and the sound of the waves, and the memories that we made there.

Thank you so much for sharing this special place with us, for your hospitality, and for a memory we will have for a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our purposes

  • 4 of 5

Very large, rambling house with lots of historic charm.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Winnipeg, MB

Beautiful, historic, oceanfront property with loads of character.

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about staying in this home! There is a lot of space to spread out with many rooms and nooks both inside and out. There are also great large spaces for gathering the whole family. Five adults and five children slept comfortably in the four bedrooms, day-bed, and large sectional. I can’t imagine finding a better property so close to the ocean. While not everything on the property is in pristine condition, there is so much character and richness in the materials used to build this home—beautiful tile floors, wooden beams, weathered wood doors, to name a few—all create a welcoming and charming home that has given our family a truly memorable vacation. New pool cues would significantly improve the usability of the pool table. The property manager responded quickly to our queries before and during our stay. We hope to return someday and highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! We hope to see you again!
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  • 4 of 5

The home is a great home. Like the description says, it's older, but it has a lot of character. The pool table room needs a little updating with the sticks and felt. My kids had a ball. They didnt want to leave. Will stay again.

Thanks for everything Lara.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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I love this beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

This house just need some improvement because is to old

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Daytona Beach International
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Golfing.

* fishing.

* paddleboarding, surfing, ocean activities.

* bicycling.

* outdoor dining.

Top Thing to do in Budget:.....

Top Thing to do in Family:

* beach day.

* pool day.

* bike rentals.

* water park.

* near-by attractions.

Ormond Beach is the northern neighbor of Daytona Beach; home of the World's Most Famous Beach, Spring Break, the Daytona International Speedway, the Daytona Beach Cubs, and the infamous Biketoberfest and Bike Week events. The Daytona Airport is 20 minutes away and is most convenient for flying into.

-75 minutes to Orlando International Airport

-90 minutes to Universal Studios, Walt Disney World and Sea World

-45 minutes to St. Augustine, the nation's oldest city

-60 minutes to Jacksonville

Daytona has a local waterpark and the Main Street pier area which has arcades, rides and a brand new Joe's Crab shack on the classic pier. The Doldrums is the perfect location for all outdoor activities (especially golf and deep sea fishing) minutes away from excellent restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. There is never a shortage of fun things to do.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Damage Deposit $500

Nightly Rate: $400- $1000 everything is subject to change based on amount of guests, intended usage of house

Weekly Rate: $1800 - $5000

Monthly Rate: $1800 - $5000

The rate is@ $2400 for a week but will vary based on what time of year and if an event is going on. There will be a security deposit of $500., more if you are having excessive guests, a party, a wedding, etc. The rental amount may or may not include $275 cleaning fee and on site handyman. $500 to hold

TAX is 12.5% (sales and tourist tax total)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.