House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 1 half bath, sleeps 5, heated pool
Mariellen Kerr, PhD
About Mariellen Kerr, PhD
My husband and I are both in the field of education. He is a computer consultant to colleges and universities. I am a retired school counselor/psychologist. Currently I am in private practice and teach as adjunct professor. We enjoy traveling and the destination that is closest to our hearts is NSB! We live for the next time we will hear the surf and feel the sand between our toes. We enjoy biking and especially in NSB. It is much easier than navigating the hills in Pittsburgh!! Our four-legged son, Jackson loves the dog-friendly beach. We also enjoy good food and good times with family and friends. The beach house is the perfect setting! We are avid Steeler fans as well as Pitt Panther fans. Love ya Black 'N Gold! Hail to Pitt!! We also love our Penquins and our Pirates. That's the way it is when you're born and bred in the 'Burgh!!
Mariellen Kerr, PhD purchased this House in 2010
Why Mariellen Kerr, PhD chose New Smyrna Beach
Honestly, I knew this property was meant to be ours the first time we looked at it. On my way back to the master bedroom I peered in the bathroom and noticed that the tile was yellow and black (think Black 'N Gold) As I opened the closet in the master bedroom and spied the Steeler jerseys I hear my sister call to me that the refrigerator is full of Steeler and Big Ben magnets. All of this within the first 2 minutes - surely this is a sign from God that this is the house that is meant for us!! It was easy to see the floorplan and location was perfect. The house had been well maintained and with some new decorating and updating of windows and doors it would make the perfect beach house for our family and hopefully yours, too. Aside from that Black 'N Gold moment, one of the most compelling reasons we bought this particular home was the location. It is absolutely perfect!
What makes this House unique
The location of this property can not be emphasized enough. Our morning ritual is to take in the sunrise as we walk the beach (3 block walk). We'll stop for coffee along the way or for breakfast on the way back. Along the way I'm making mental notes of shops I want to return to later in the day. In the evening, our favorite restaurants, That's Amore and Atlantis Bistro are two short blocks from the front door. Or we'll walk one more block west and watch the sunset at the Riverview restaurant with it's outdoor dining and entertainment while listening to the draw bridge and watching the boats sail by is most enjoyable. The Riverview is also the spa we'll enjoy on occasion. Although there is a convenience store on the way to the beach, grocery stores, the theater and more fine restaurants and shopping are a two minute drive. Some folks even ride their bikes! The proximity to Disney World, Universal, Daytona Beach and Speedway, the National Shoreline, and Kennedy Space Center make NSB the ideal family vacation spot with something for everyone. Although we are not fishing enthusiasts, our cousin is and he has shared that the backwaters are infamous for great fishing, especially redfish. Of course, NSB is infamous as a super sufing destination! And our beach home is the perfect destination from which to experience all that NSB and the surrounding area have to offer!
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Perfect Vacation Home!
This beautiful beach home with pool & patio is the perfect vacation spot! The location, amenities, cleanliness and décor are wonderful! It is truly a home away from home. Can't say enough wonderful things about our hosts, Jim & Mariellen. They respond to calls or texts immediately and are happy to share favorite restaurants & things to do in NSB. We have rented this home 3 times in the past 2 years, and have already booked a month for 2020. We can't wait for our next vacation in this lovely home!
Pine Street is wonderful
We love NSB, and the home on Pine is the perfect vacation rental for us. We are close to family, friends, the beach, and Flagler restaurants and activities. We enjoyed the pool, both patio areas and, of course, the well stocked home away from home. Mariellen and Jim have done everything they could to accommodate our needs, and we are looking forward to returning next year and, hopefully, many more.
Thank you so much Scott. We feel blessed that you & Jill chose our home in which to enjoy NSB and all it has to offer. Thank you for taking such meticulous care of it. We look forward to you returning as long as you choose. See you in 2020!
My wife and I just completed a one month stay at this awesome home. The owners, Jim and Mariellen, were a pleasure to deal with. They took care of everything for us from start to finish. The home is clean, comfortable, and convenient to everything. The pride of ownership shows in every detail. This is the best rental home we have ever stayed in.
Thank you, Bill and might I add that you Linda were the ideal tenants! You truly treated our home with love and respect. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time in NSB and found our home to be comfortable and convenient. We hope to be able to serve you in the future. Best wishes!
This was the second time we have rented this property and have already reserved it for a month next year! The home is very clean and beautiful; private swimming pool a bonus and the location can't be beat! Walking distance to the ocean, restaurants & shopping. Our hosts, Mariellen & Jim are wonderful to work with and were a phone call away if we had a question. If you are looking for a great vacation, rent this home!
ThIs is a perfect vacation home!
We have just finished our second stay in this beautiful home. The comfort, cleanliness, and amenities are excellent. The open floor plan in the living area and the two bedrooms provide plenty of space with a cozy charm. All the furnishings are exceptionally comfortable, clean and attractive. We enjoyed using the patio and pool, which are also kept clean and very nicely furnished and decorated.
The location of the house is in a quiet residential neighborhood, yet a two minute walk to Flagler Ave with all the great shops and restaurants. It’s about a ten minute walk to the beach, or a two minute drive with parking both on and off the beach. The neighborhood and the beach are both great for bike riding.
Mariellen and Jim, the owners, make vacation planning a breeze. We have rented many vacation homes over the years, and this house is, by far, the cleanest and most comfortable! We’re looking forward to our next stay in this home.
Dear Carol & Tom,
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of our vacation home. We feel blessed to be able to provide a home away from home for you to visit with your son’s family and enjoy all that NSB has to offer. You are exceptional guests whom we look forward to hosting anytime! Thank you again.
Mariellen & Jim
A Home Away From Home!
We spent an amazing month in this beautiful home and have already booked 2 additional months for later in the year! The home is beautiful, extremely clean and has the best amenities of any other home we have rented in the past. The location can’t be beat! Walking distance to the ocean, Flagler Avenue and some of our favorite restaurants, ( Norwood’s Treehouse, The Garlic and our favorite, The Grille at Riverview.) The private pool was icing on the cake! Also can’t forget to mention the wonderful owners who were always available to answer questions or suggest restaurants and things to do. Can’t wait to go back!
Thank you Deb! We are so happy you had such a wonderful time in our home. You certainly were exceptional guests. Looking forward to sharing our home with you for your upcoming visits.
Disney World, the Natural Shoreline, and Kennedy Space Center are all within an hour's drive or less. Makes for a great vacation with activities to ensure everyone is happy. Daytona Beach and the Speedway are only 12 miles north! This is a great place to stay for Race Week or Bike Week as you are very close but far enough away for a relaxing time.