|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
Great for large group celebrations, weddings or events! Harbour House has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in the main house with a separate apartment/bridal suite on the top floor. The apartment includes one additional bedroom, a full bathroom, TV room, laundry room and a full kitchen, giving the home a total of 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. This home sleeps up to 16 people and can host up to 150 people for weddings and events. The cost to use the home as a venue is $2000 and includes a 2 night stay and full use of the property and bridal suite. The cost to use the home as a vacation rental is based on our normal seasonal rates.
Built in 1894, Harbour House is one of the four original homes on county record in historic Daytona Beach. The Scottish family that originally built the home, carved their family crest into the door. That crest was preserved and now sits at the top of the arch in the entry way. Located on the Halifax River, the original owners founded Daytona Boat Works which is the oldest operating business in Daytona Beach. In the 1940's, the boat yard was used to build submarine chasers for WWII. The house is one of only two houses left standing of the original 4 homes on S. Beach Street. This area of Beach Street was the original Daytona due to the proximity to the Halifax. Through the years the house has witnessed its fair share of pirates, rum runners and navy vessels sailing by the front door. In fact, we discovered a look-out post in the attic, and a large metal container that we suspect is part of a distillery used during the prohibition era.
The home is now about 3700 square feet and has original hardwood throughout. We also managed to preserve the original staircase and woodwork. The 31 windows in the house are all the original sash and weight windows of that time period. We have made them functional and added an energy efficient film to give you a beautiful view and with complete privacy during the day. While historic with original cornices, fireplace and high ceilings, Harbour House has a modern and fresh interior design reflecting modern families. The kitchen is designed to host large family meals with plenty of cabinet space, new appliances and even a convection microwave. If you are planning an event, the large private back yard has plenty of parking, and a place for tables, band or whatever you want to create. We have also converted the old servant’s quarters to a bedroom with a private bathroom. Great for kids!
All of the upstairs bedrooms feature an unobstructed sunrise view of the beautiful Halifax River. A local artist created all of the original designs and faux finishes on the bedroom, bathroom, and dining room walls. Our local craftsmen (Willie and Anthony) labored for six months to get every detail perfect. Each room has an HD TV with Direct TV - No need to fret if you want to go to the beach but your favorite show is on- each room is equipped with DVR!
This home is right in the heart of original Daytona and we have local ties to Halifax Marina for discounts on keeping your boat in the water in one of their slips! Ask Scott for more details.
We require all guests to be at least 21 years old, with a valid ID. Any guests under 21 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
We sincerely hope you enjoy this home
I started my vacation home business, Beach Chic Living, out of a desire to provide a great place for my scattered family to come and stay. After traveling on business throughout the world, I truly felt Daytona Beach was one of the best places I had ever been so I purchased my own vacation home here. I decided to rent out that home when I was traveling, and realized I had created something that people really liked! Soon, my guests and family needed a larger place to stay and so I found the a large historic home on the Halifax river. I fell in love with the history and unique benefits this house had to offer. While it was an ambitious renovation, I had help from the local community and was blessed with the good fortune to find some local craftsman who guided us through every stage of the renovation. We are thrilled with the results and hope you are as well. Here you will find comfort and style in a historic setting in the heart of downtown Daytona.
Stephanie Hardisty purchased this house in 2014
This home is one of very few homes in Daytona Beach that are historic yet completely renovated. The location is perfect for so many Daytona activities. The main attractions are all within a few miles. It's walking distance to unique local shops and restaurants on Beach Street and directly on the Halifax River.
Watch the boats go by from the upstairs master bedroom or watch the sun come up from the 'Blue Room' as we like to call it.
Another unique benefit is being able to walk across the street to Chart House for the best steaks in Daytona and sunset views of the harbor.
We've put a film on the original windows so that you can see out but no one can see in during the day. This keeps the house cool and comfortable and allows you to take advantage of all of the great views that Harbor House has to offer.
We loved having this house for our retreat. It was perfect for our team of 7 and fit great with all we had planned to do. Hope to use Harbour House again in the future!
It was the best vacation ever! All of our family together and my husband and I had a separate apartment so we could rest (sleep) at night! The house was beautiful and located in a wonderful spot!
Harbor House was perfect a long weekend getaway for our large family. The house is just as it appears in the pictures. The home was clean and there was plenty of towels and bedding. There was an umbrella and chairs for our trip to the beach. The kitchen was well stocked for breakfasts and dinners prepared for large family meals. A family favorite was the front porch, which offered great marina views. I would recommend Harbor House for anyone looking for a quiet place to host a large family.
Great location, lots of possibilities with the bedrooms, enjoyed it
My son was graduating from college so the entire family was coming in from all over the US. I needed a home with plenty of sleep space. The home has such charm and was really clean. It was stocked with everything we needed for a worry-free vacation. The owner was super responsive to any questions I had up to and during the stay.
This house is perfect for a family get-away or large gathering of friends. We had several families coming together for a special weekend, and the house had plenty of room and amenities. Lots of beds, full kitchen, pool table, hot tub, grill, TVs; we could have several different groups spread out all over the house.
There are several bars withing walking distance, and great views of the boats on the inter-coastal across the street.
Host was very responsive to our questions, and accessing the house was very easy.
Enjoy your vacation in one of the 4 original homes of Daytona Beach. The house was built by Scottish shipbuilders around 1894. We've lovingly restored the home to its former glory with a modern flair. You can sail in, dock your boat and stay in a historic home with all of the modern conveniences.
Walk to The Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach, located downtown in the historic Beach Street area between Bay Street and Orange Avenue.
The location of this home offers guests something truly special: The opportunity to browse locally owned shops and services, savor the unique flavors of authentic cuisine and enjoy entertainment and attractions—all in a beautiful riverfront location unlike any other. Take a free tour of the Angella & Phelps chocolate factory and enjoy free samples.
Baseball fan? Watch the Tortugas play in the historic Jackie Robinson Stadium on the waterfront. Tickets are only 7 dollars and in the summer there are fireworks every Saturday from the stadium. Beach Street has museums, exhibits, outdoor festivals, aquatic activities, nightclubs, cafés and Florida’s oldest Saturday Farmers’ Market. Anchoring the North Block of Beach Street is the state-of-the-art News-Journal Center at Daytona State College, which hosts performers from around the world.
Want to learn something new? Try 3 brothers paddle boarding and ask for Eric. You don't need any previous experience and will have a great view of the Halifax river from a different perspective. If you go early in the morning, you have a good chance of seeing manatees.
And of course, you are 5 minutes away from the 'World's Most Famous Beach'. 23 miles of beautiful white sand beaches.
Back in the early 1900's when cars were first raced on the beach, the top speed in 1902 was an amazing 57 miles per hour. The last land speed record set on the beach was in 1935 when Sir Malcolm Campbell drove the world famous 'Bluebird' at 276 miles per hour on the beach!
Today driving on the hard-packed sand is allowed on 18-miles of the beach during daytime hours and speeds are only 10 miles per hour. Five miles of beach are now reserved for visitors who wish not to have to share the beach with cars.
The beach is also famous for the Sunbathing, surfing, frisbee, sandcastle building, people watching, volleyball, swimming, running, bicycling, car cruising, bikini watching, kite flying, picnicing, riding floats, relaxing, riding motorbikes, sitting under umbrellas, looking for shells, sailing, jet sking, skim boarding, fishing, enjoying beauty contests, eating 'beach dogs' or snowcones, walking the boardwalk, playing video games, enjoying the skyride, sail boarding, jogging, enjoying free concerts, comparing tans, meeting new friends, or take a romantic walk on the beach at night with the moonlight sparkling on the water, etc.... Whew! Or if that sounds like too much ..you might just sit in a chair and watch the ocean.
Feel the need for speed? Watch NASCAR and International Formula 1 racing from Daytona International Speedway- less then 5 miles from the house! Enjoy the Daytona 500 Nascar, Rolex 24 Sportscar and Daytona super cross motorcycle championship racing.
There is always live music at the many bars and restaurants along the A1A beach side. We enjoy local wine tastings at WineMe owned by Ashley and Greg. I recommend you hang there during one of the many festivals .
Harbour House is a wonderful venue for weddings and special events! If you've always wanted to get married on the beach, or in Florida, this is the place for you! The view is spectacular and there's an additional apartment/bridal suite on the top floor of the home.
Enjoy all Daytona has to offer!
|Cleaning Fee||£101 + Tax|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£122|
Once booked, you may check in at 11am on the first day of your reservation and check-out by 4pm on the last day of your reservation. We sincerely hope you enjoy this home!
Please call me for any additional information 386-506-9773