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Ocean Front Home ~a Florida Classic a Frame - One of a Kind

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Eclectic, reclusive, residence on the ocean only rented out a few times a year, surfers paradise, museum quality surfing memorabilia, on 1/2 acres , very cute town of Ponce Inlet, large master with large 1890's king, loft with queen over looks window to ocean, back room with two single beds, has a really nice couch if needed. Our rates vary from who you are to when your asking to stay. Unfortunately VRBO doesn't give us the flexibility in being flexible in sharing what we would lease it for, so what you see in the rate section is general, we like couples, small families, young families looking for a great vacation, adults looking for true R and R !!

This is a very private home, no smokers, this is not a home for large blast out beach's parties, it's an intimate setting for a couple, small family, small children-looking to relax and experience what Florida beach houses used to be like.

A classic Florida beach haven , known as ' Ebb Tide' approx 1750 square feet with a super huge deck overlooking the ocean. Very unique, clean, 2.8 miles from the inlet to the south and 2.8 miles to Sun Glow pier north.

If you rent once you'll be back. washer dryer, cable TV, wi-fi-DSL, walk to North Turn restaurant and 7-11. Very clean. You'l be expected to leave it the way you found it. It has exceeded expectations, no pets, no smoking- very very cool house-

Keywords: Eclectic, reclusive, residence on the ocean, private,

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Michael Oshaughnessy
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About Michael Oshaughnessy

I found this house while searching for the perfect beach 25 years ago with my girlfriend who now is my wife ( Leslie) 'Ebb Tide' was built in 1967 by a very wealthy lady from Chattanooga who just wanted peace and quiet and escape from her life- It's our home now, we occasional spend a lot of time traveling and away so now after 26 years of ownership we are opening it up just a little. We have two small children ( 14 &15 ), we're surfers so all our surfing / paddling lives are imprinted all over the house. It's a very romantic house and as the former owner told me when I purchased it - it comes alive after midnight!@! It's a cool house one of kind.

Michael Oshaughnessy purchased this chalet in 1990

Why Michael Oshaughnessy chose Ponce Inlet

Ponce Inlet is Florida best kept secret even if its started to be developed in the late 90's. There's a reason racing was started here, the beaches are very very wide and non driving. Ponce Inlet is a sweet little town, last one leaving New Symrna Beach please turn off the lights- we are a no drive beach, meaning no cars and pure relaxation Seriously Once you go to Ponce Inlet you'l be back- ' where the ocean meets the river' sweet little town, theres a cool old light house, a turtle hospital, neat inlet you can walk out on, no drive beachs, great surf . Stop off at my ice cream shop Ho daddy O's or attend my surf and sport camp during the summer months. One of the east coasts best surf is right down at the inlet- out back isn't too bad either , especially on south swell!

What makes this chalet unique

quiet, quiet, quiet , surf , surf , surf, sleep , sleep , sleep there's stuff to do around town but who wants to leave?? Light House is always fun, Turtle Hospital at Inlet is cool, walking the Inlet is always our fav- sun sets on river w/a fish sandwich and beer can't be beat- Must stop and see Ho Daddy O's SURF CREAM!!! that's my shop. Walk to Ponce Preserve from my house, very very cool! This is a perfect old style Florida beach house and experience. The sport of paddle boarding started right out in back of my house in the mid 90's- look it up in Wikipedia -


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Ponce Inlet in Volusia County

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , One out house
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Surf Boards, Paddle Boards, Kayak, SUP's for Use, Beach Chairs Etc. We built a small day cabin ( 2014) to the north of the property that is not for use , used for storage and or by owners from time to time


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Ocean Front Home ~a Florida Classic a Frame - One of a Kind
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews
Anderson, SC

Charming! Romantic! Escape to this perfect little palace!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so very much Michael for renting us this perfect little palace on the beach! Ocean front doesn't get any better! My husband and I had a great time! We sat on the porch all day and watched the ocean and woke each day to see the sunrise. We loved the surf décor! Great location! We would love to return one day!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

I almost gave up on finding a vacation spot this year when I happened upon Ebb Tide. I am so grateful that I didn't give up. The pictures online don't do it justice. It is the perfect spot to get away and relax. The surfing memorabilia was fascinating to look at and we enjoyed reading the news stories of Michaels adventures. I can't think of anything that was missing to make our stay more comfortable. Not to mention the view! To wake up and watch the sunrise with a cup of coffee on the deck was a bonus. Later in the day we strolled the beach and did some fishing. We can't thank you enough, Michael for sharing your home with us. If we find ourselves in your area again we will definitely check your availability. Rosemary and Roger.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unforgettable week

  • 5 of 5

We spend the first week of vacation on Ebb Tide and is was a wonderful experience. Very difficult to find a place like this in Florida, in front of an amazing beach.This place is unique. Decoration is very charming, the house is very comfortable. We definetly want to come back next year!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thank you for sharing this little piece of heaven...

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home from a glorious stay at Ebb Tide. This darling A-frame is just funky enough to delight anyone with a sense of humor while being comfortable and well appointed. It was wonderful waking up to the crashing surf, knowing it was just a couple steps out back. The beach here is amazing and much more walkable that those in other areas of Florida. We loved being able to eat on the deck as much as we enjoyed the crazy comfy beds and couches. We were blessed with great weather but also had a glass of wine while experiencing a random thundershower on the deck. Also can't say enough about Michael, the owner, who went above and beyond the call of duty in making us feel welcome. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful get away from the New England cold and snow

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Ebb Tide and it was just as enjoyable as the first! The view of the ocean and sunrise in the morning is fabulous!

Our favorite thing was the privacy afforded by the shrubbery surrounding most of the property and the serene beach just out back. My 11 year old son and his buddy spent most of everyday boogie boarding, body surfing and beach combing.

The Ebb Tide is very comfortable with everything you need and fun decor that catches your eye in every room!

Hoping to return without the boys for an anniversary get away!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salem, NH 03079

Wonderful escape from the New England weather!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from two weeks at Ebb Tide and enjoyed our stay very much. It has a very quirky feeling and, as others have written, is very comfortable and peaceful. The first week was just my husband and I - we thoroughly enjoyed the privacy and the beautiful views. Our son, daughter-in-law and two small grandsons joined us for the second week and they had a blast as well. Although the area was experiencing unusually cold weather (37 degrees at times), it was still wonderful to sit on the couch and enjoy the view.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Racing's North Turn
Our Deck Down Under
Our Fav to eat !!
Aunt Catfish's On The River
only once a year , its a feast
Sunglow Fishing Pier
Marine Science Center
Inlet Harbor Restaurant, Marina & Gift Shop -- CLOSED
Boondocks Restaurant
great place
Ponce Preserve
D J's Deck
Daytona Beach Parasail
Genovese's Italian Cafe
great delivery
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Racing's North Turn
Down the Hatch Seafood Restaurant -- CLOSED
Southpoint Condominiums
Dairy Bar
You want great Ice Cream? go to Ho Daddy Os surf cream 4600 s. Atlantic- Locals favorite in...
Down the Hatch Seafood Restaurant -- CLOSED
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Daytona Beach / Sanford /Orlando
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Notrh Turn
Nearest Point of Interest
Ebb Tide
Nearest Point of Interest

SUP, Paddle boarding, surfing, deep sea fishing , paragliding,


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £94.44
Additional Guest Fee £18.89 per person per night

Year Round- when available- Depends who you are, any time we rent this home out we are looking for some one that will match up more with the house, send me an email and I'l send you a quote, no long weekenders please, we are not the cheapest but are not the most expensive, ranges from $175 a night to $275-looking for a couple, small family etc, I can work something out very reasonable better in off season may, Sept, October, November , December ,Very romantic and great for families looking for some good ole fashion beach memories

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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