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Lovely Pool Home in Historic Town Close to Beach & Theme Parks

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Hoffmann Hills

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Lovely Pool home in Historic town of DeLand. Great location for day trips to the beach or to theme parks. The clean, uncluttered home is equipped with everything you need for a holiday-just bring your toothbrush. Owners are locals who have all kinds of information on what is happening in the area from antiquing to skydiving! When you want to see the real Florida, come here! DeLand offers something for everyone-great wine bars, restaurants and a special event every weekend! Home is split plan with Master bedroom and bath on one side of the house, two bedrooms and bath on other. large flat screened tv in living room with cable. tv's in two bedrooms and kitchen. Wi Fi available, so just bring your laptop.

Screened in pool is perfect for lazing in the sun, or star gazing at night after using the BBQ to cook your freshly caught fish!

Keywords: home, pool, private, beach, theme parks, state parks, Daytona , Bike week, gardens, University, historic, cultural, vacation, holiday, springs, race, space center, Cannaveral, New Smryna Beach, restaurants,art, theater, Stetson, skydive, river, relax, quaint, boating, fishing

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Property Manager
Reggie Santilli
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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About Reggie Santilli

I am a California transplant who works in Orlando. I am somewhat compulsive about cleanliness so you will find my home as clean as any first class hotel. My girlfriend is a realtor so she will try to anticipate any need you may have. We have collected brochures, menues, from all the local establishments to give you an idea of what is in the area. Any questions you have will be readily answered as we are in the area.

Reggie Santilli purchased this house in 2006

Why Reggie Santilli chose Deland

DeLand is the real thing! Nowadays you see many developments building 'town centers'. We already have a historic downtown area, with outdoor cafes, pocket parks, and regular festivals and events downtown almost every weekend. We are in the vacinity of many beautiful state parks (Lake Woodruff wildlife refuge, DeLeon Springs , Blue Springs, Ocala National Forest, Cannaveral Seashore. Daytona Speedway is 20 minutes away. Why fight the traffic of Daytona when you can stay here? Orlando airport is a mere hour away by way of a traffic free toll road.

What makes this house unique

At our home you can wake up to hear the birds singing on a beautiful clear day. While lazing in the pool, you can see the skydivers parachutes opening and they descend to the local airport a few miles from the home. If you want to get a closer look, go to one of the restaurants at the 'port' and watch the skydivers land right in front of you. YOu can also boat on the St. Johns river or one of the beautiful lakes in the area.


based on 42 holidaymaker reviews

Lovely Pool Home in Historic Town Close to Beach & Theme Parks
average rating of 4.857143 based on 42 reviews

We loved our stay in Deland

  • 5 of 5

The property is accurately described on VRBO, but the photos don't do it justice. It is extremely nice and more than we'd hoped for. The property is also very clean, which is definitely my "thing." The pool and patio area take it to a whole other level and even in mid-to-late October it was warm enough to swim without feeling chilly until our last day. Our agenda didn't include much more than rest and relaxation and we spent the majority of our visit outside on the patio. I lost count of the naps I took on the chaise. We enjoyed our meals at the dining table outside too. We enjoyed every minute of our visit. The birds were chirping, the squirrels scampered on the screen covering the pool and we had complete privacy from the neighbors due to a very thick hedge and other landscape. Suffice it to say, we didn't want to leave.

I want to give Reggie a big shout out. She was very responsive the time or two we contacted her via text. And she recommended several choices when asked about a restaurant for a birthday meal. Her husband also dropped by to help with a cable tv problem that we could not figure out on our own. It was very thoughtful and we appreciated it. You can't ask for more from your hosts. We have already booked a return visit for next year.

I only have one suggestion for the owners of the property....a king bed in the master that is a good quality bed would make for a more restful night and better sleep, as would a better quality mattress in the 2nd bedroom. Improvement in that way would take the property to perfect. All in all, we had a five star experience at this property and highly recommend it. Thanks so much.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable, & convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 stayed at this home in late September. We recently relocated out of state and came back to the area for a wedding. Our plane arrived late at night and it was after 11pm before we arrived at the home. They left the outside & inside lights on for us which was very considerate. They also had a couple of floats in the pool for us and set out beach towels on the patio. Inside was very clean and they left information on the fridge for us, including a number where we could get in touch in the event of any problems or questions. The house was well stocked with everything a family might need in a vacation home. The kitchen had most things a family would need in order to cook. We also enjoyed using the BBQ grill, which included some BBQ tools for our usage.

I must say the coolest surprise was the iPod plug on the stereo inside the house with the speakers which were wired into the soffet outside by the pool. It was nice to have music outside. The privacy hedge around the back yard was also very nice, for aesthetics and for privacy.

The hot water must have been tankless because it seemed to be endless which is great if you have bith showers going at the same time or one after another.

It was also very refreshing to relax in the pool after a long day at the beach!

This house was so perfect!

The price tag was comparable to a hotel, yet we had our own private home with a pool. All the comforts of home were pleasing, including the washer and drier! We also enjoyed that we could have friends or family stop by for dinner to visit with us while we were in town.

The house was clean & spacious, and I kept telling my husband that "lovely" was a very appropriate description.

I wish I had called to ask about a broom for the floors and a skimmer for the pool. However, we did our best to be neat and we were only there for 5 days, so I didn't bother to call & ask. I hope it wasn't too much trouble that there were a few potato chip crumbs on the patio when we checked out!

We will certainly be checking on the availability of this home on our next trip to Florida!

Thank you so much!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just like Home

  • 5 of 5

This property is fantastic! I wish I had found it sooner. We stayed for a long weekend while our daughter was graduating from Stetson. This property is in a great location, close to the center of DeLand and all the shops and restaurants, close to the University, and a short distance to the highways leading to Orlando, New Smyrna Beach, and South Florida. The home is clean, comfortable, and the outdoor living space is fabulous. I had my coffee poolside every morning. It was really very nice. And, when I couldn't figure out the TV/cable, I called the owners and they responded pronto. Highly recommend.


  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey

very nice house with beautiful pool and quiet area 20 mins to Daytona and new Smyrna beaches

  • 3 of 5

The house is very nice, the kitchen is equipped with just about everything you need, the pool is amazing, only complaints would be sleeping arrangements, two bedrooms have small beds for adults to sleep comfortably and the 3rd bedroom has only a futon.also no tvs in other bedrooms besides the master. The other complaint was the communication with the person managing the house and home away about our paying for the rental but that got squared away pretty fast buy contacting home away ourselves. The other was a mistake when they called us while on our stay to remind us of our checkout day so someone else can get in there that they rented to, but we rented the house for a 2 week period and still had the house for another week! wound up to be a mixup about another rental they were managing . So I give it a 3 star for the home alone. If the beds were changed and tvs added it would be 5 star rating for sure

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The listing for this house states that the master bedroom has a queen size bed, 2nd bedroom has a full size bed and the 3rd bedroom has a pull out futon. There are three TV's in the house also that is stated in the listing. As for the mix up with the payment. Home Away sends automatic payment requests even when the payments have been made by means other than electronic payments. Also the guest called me and happened to have the same name as a renter in another vacation rental I manage--easy to confuse.
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Sebring, Florida

Great location, everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

This house is very comfortable and and has everything you need. The pool area is nice and well maintained. We will definitely stay here again when we are in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

The property was easy to find, beautiful and relaxing. The salt water pool was our favorite place to relax and the master bedroom is incredibly spacious. The host was very gracious and communicated with us whenever we had a need.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Daytona Beach
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sandhill Golf Course, Victoria Hills
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 4
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach
Car: necessary

We are only a five minute drive from downtown and Stetson University. Always something to do in downtown Deland, from art festival, wine bars, great restaurants, antique stores, unique boutiques,and museums. DeLand is one of the best places in the world to skydive! if you don't have the courage to do it, go to 'the Perfect Spot' restaurant and have a sandwich and beer and watch the skydivers land right in front of you! Rent a pontoon boat on the St. Johns river and see how beautiful and peaceful it is. DeLeon Springs and Blue Springs are minutes away, as is the beach and theme parks in Orlando. We are minutes away and a world apart! We have all the information you need to make choices on what to do, where to eat, and how much fun you can have on your holiday!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hoffmann Hills, Florida Central Atlantic Coast

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Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £106
Pet Fee £123
Refundable Damage Deposit £409

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hoffmann Hills in Florida Central Atlantic Coast

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) Double bed in second bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in third bedroom
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This is a lovely pool home located on a shady quiet street in charming, historic town with University. Three bedroom, two bath home is equipped with everything. All you do is bring your toothbrush! Screened in pool is great for relaxing after spending the day seeing the sights. Grill some fresh caught fish and eat it on the patio under the stars!

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