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Private, historic Beach House


Property Details

Updated: Sep 27, 2016
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. On the back lawn there is a large tiki hut that is perfect for using the fire pit, reading a book, watching the dolphins go by, counting the pelicans as they fly overhead, or simply relaxing and being at peace.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

Speaks: english, spanish

6 Reviews

based on 6 traveler reviews

Ocala, Florida

Private resort vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed the past 2 years in a row and have loved every minute. You can't get a more convenient location with the seclusion this property provides. Beach is free of traffic and far enough from public access to keep it free from daytrippers. We watched the beautiful sunrises each morning and were even visited by a pod of dolphins each morning. The property has incredible charm with all the space we needed. The outdoor spaces rival the historic building with multiple spots to cool off or enjoy the direct onceanfront view. I almost hate to write a review, would love to keep this incredible property our own family secret.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private type beach with a pool!

  • 5 of 5

Great location with no cars on the beach almost private with a large pool. Also, has a tiki hut next to pool if a rain shower comes by. Lots of room inside. Property manger very helpful. We have already booked for next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect! Easy booking, property maintained well & we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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perfect escape

  • 5 of 5

We needed to get away after a surgery and lengthy recovery. The beach sounded perfect. The house is on the "private" part were no cars can go and since the public beach approaches are about .5 miles either way, hardly anyone came around. Its like your own beach. The property is quiet and gated and the pool has walls, so it's very secluded. We were very relaxed and happy and recharged when we left!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for spending your time with us! It is quite the escape! We look forward to having you again!
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Cameron family from Idaho

  • 5 of 5

The property manager Lara was so good and communicating all the details with us and so prompt in answering questions. She even came over when we arrived to help us find extra boogie boards. The house is spacious and was so easy for our teenagers to spread out and relax. The outside shower was handy to rinse all the beach sand off. The ocean view was the best and visible from multiple rooms. The beach was amazing!!! We all loved the time we had there and would so like to come back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was my pleasure to have your families stay and I am so glad you had a good vacation! It is quite a view, isn't it? Looking forward to next time!
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Awesome stay!!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing historical property with modern day amenities! The house is beautiful, the pool is awesome, and you can't beat the prime beach location! Loved it!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Daytona Beach International at 10 Miles Car: recommended

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.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 13 2016 - Oct 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
24 Hours
Jan 27 2017 - Jan 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Race Week
Feb 22 2017 - Feb 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Bike Week
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
Oct 19 2017 - Oct 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

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@ $2500 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 $300., more if you are having excessive guests, a party, a wedding, etc. The rental amount may or may not include $150 cleaning fee and on site handyman. $500 to hold

TAX is 12.5% (sales and tourist tax total)

$500 deposit to hold the reservation. check or CC. Remainder is due 2 weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • villa


  • 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


  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Golf Course View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront


  • 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


  • 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


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 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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