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Cottage On Quiet Horse Farm In Country Setting

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage



About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4-6

Quiet and peaceful and yet close to Skydive De Land, only 20 miles from Daytona Beach and just down the road from the historic Old Spanish Sugar Mill at De Leon Springs State Park. One hour and fifteen minutes north of Walt Disney World. Visitors may use the pool and FREE WI-FI AT THE SCREENED PATIO AT THE MAIN HOUSE NEXT DOOR 30 METERS AWAY. Bar-BQ, microwave, refrigerator, electric cooker, tea kettle, coffee pot, toaster, cable TV, professional pest control, access to laundry at main house next door.

Jean Thornton
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 January, 2017

About Jean Thornton

Horse trainer, Ridind instructor, Horse breeder

Jean Thornton purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Jean Thornton chose Florida

Visitors are welcome to stroll through the farm and visit the horses or watch them being trained. There are many birds, small animals and flowers to see.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Cottage On Quiet Horse Farm In Country Setting
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful scenery; Ideal getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was situated about 20 minutes from downtown DeLand on a beautiful horse farm. We loved waking up in the morning and strolling around while drinking coffee. The owner, Jean, was accomodating of every request and Debbie, who works with the horses, was full of knowledge and always happy to answer questions. On a couple of mornings it was really foggy and the whole place was like something out of a fairy tale. There are two thing to be aware of before you go - driving in this area at night is DARK. It is rural. So just be careful. Also, the water has a lot of sulfur in it (actually all of DeLand's water seems to be like this to varying degrees). If that is a problem, bring jugs of water with you to drink and brush your teeth.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it and while I can't remedy that the countryside is dark at night *giggle* I did just install a $7,000 water purification system yesterday, so my guests shouldn't be bothered with this problem anymore.
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here, my kids (4 and 2) loved feeding the horses, walking around the ranch And swimming in the pool. Everything was cleaned and ready when we arrived. It's 10 mins from DeLeon state park and 35 mins from silver glen springs. there are a few restaurants within a 10 mins drive. ..Thanks Jean

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great break from the city.

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful. The cottage was very well kept. I loved walking around the horse farm. It was very nice and relaxing. We enjoyed the pool. The owner was very nice. My partner and our 7 month old found the perfect spot to watch the meteor shower. It was the perfect little get away.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, relaxing get-away

  • 4 of 5

Comfy little cottage. Quiet surroundings. A good chance to wind down.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Jean's horse farm. The cottage is in a beautiful country setting and was very quiet and restful. The pool area was really nice and we enjoyed ending our night taking a dip. There is only a kitchenette, not really a full kitchen but it was adequate for our needs. The beds were comfortable, the only downside is that the air conditioner is in the main room and the bedrooms are blocked off from this room. The bedrooms are a little warm because the air can't get into them very well. I would suggest maybe an oscillating fan to put at the doorways to draw the air in. Both bedrooms do have ceiling fans so that helped a lot and we were able to sleep without a problem. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: An oscillating fan is a great idea. Thanks! I'll put one in there right away.
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Wonderful country cottage getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I'm so pleased I found this cottage and decided to rent it for our four night family getaway. The cottage was clean and quaint. The pool was cool and refreshing. The landscaping was beautiful like a botanical garden. Very peaceful which was very much our speed especially after long days at the beach and State Parks. The location was ideal with so many State Parks and Springs and also Daytona Beach all within a short drive. We absolutely loved choosing a cottage in the country as opposed to a room at a crowded resort. We would recommend this property to our family and friends and would also like to return one day for another peaceful country vacation where wonderful memories are made.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Daytona Beach
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Outpost Saloon
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 17 & Hwy 11
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Old Spanish Sugar Mill
Nearest Beach
31 Miles
Daytona Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £162
cleaning £20
Tax Rate 12.5%

Nightly rate is valid for up to two people. Extra people are $20 per person per night. Weekly and Monthly rates are good for up to six people so if there are only two people, it is more economical for you to simply pay the nightly rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Deleon Springs Heights, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • diving
  • swimming

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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