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Grandma's Place, Nice House Near Historic Downtown Deland

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Lasburys Sunset Terrace - Grandma's Place

2 Large Bedrooms With 2 Bathrooms Near Downtown Deland

Grandma’s house is a beautifully furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath home that was lovingly tended to by our grandmother. From the custom draperies to the soothing wall colors, everything about this place says comfort. The master bedroom has a private full bath with shower. The exceptionally large second bedroom has an extra-long king size bed but if your group is larger than 4, we can add a queen size air mattress to the room to accommodate additional guests. Its full bathroom is just next to the bedroom door. Owners Bill and Erin are close by so let us know if you need anything special for your stay. The screened-in back porch is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy nature overlooking the landscaped fenced back yard. Located on a quiet street, a stay in this centrally located property gives you easy access to everything Central Florida has to offer.

Deland has been awarded the “Best Small Town in Florida” many times and holds regular festivals including the Dog Parade, The Christmas Boat Parade, Juried Art festivals, and several holiday parades like Veterans day and homecoming. MainStreet DeLand Association - Deland, FL link can show you the upcoming calendar of events.

New Smryna Beach is a quick 35 minute drive and world famous Daytona Beach with its awesome Daytona International Speedway - NASCAR racing is also 35 minutes away. Both beaches allow driving and parking on the beach.

Deland is home to Stetson University and the Stetson Mansion wired for electricity by Thomas Edison himself,..

De Leon Springs State Park is nearby with The Old Spanish Sugar Mill , famous for its pancakes made right at your table- a must for breakfast lovers. You can pack a picnic lunch and relax all day under the huge shade trees, enjoy canoeing on the river or a swim in the natural spring at this beautiful state park. The St John’s river runs through Deland and offers many types of activities at the nearby marina which also has a rustic seafood restaurant right on the water.

And of course, Orlando’s world class attractions are just an hour away, including Disney World, Epcot, SeaWorld, famous International Drive and Universal Studios with its newest Harry Potter themed attractions. Day trips might include U.S. Air Force Space & Missile Museum in Cape Canaveral, the world class Outlet shopping area in Saint Augustine- the oldest settlement in America, or a trip to Busch Gardens in Tampa. Gainesville, home to the University of Florida is two hours north and Florida’s gulf coast to the West is about 3 hours. Tarpon Springs on the Gulf coast is another easy day trip. Awesome off shore fishing is offered at several nearby marinas, weather permitting. These include Reel Deal Offshore Fishing in Ponce Inlet.

The Daytona airport is only 25 minutes away as is the Sanford International Airport served by many European travelers. The Orlando International airport is approximately 1 hour away.

There is plenty to do and see in Central Florida and Grandma’s House will make sure you’re stay is comfortable. Book your stay today!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Bill Watford
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
24 November, 2016
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About Bill Watford

We are a local DeLand family with 30 years of real estate management experience. We also own the DeLand Marigold apartments, and two other VRBO properties in Cedar Key, Fl. These include the Treehouse, VRBO #467642 and Goose Cove Cottage VRBO #467643.

Bill Watford purchased this house in 2007

Why Bill Watford chose Florida

My wife's mother lived in this house for 20 years and now she lives with us. We purchased the property from her in 2007. She originally chose this home because of its location in a peaceful neighborhood and proximity to historic downtown full of locally-owned shops and restaurants. It is also only 3 miles away from the beautiful St. Johns River.

What makes this house unique

Inside, the home is laid out like two suites each with bedroom and bathroom. Adjacent to the living area is a screened patio that faces the landscaped private fenced backyard, a relaxing place for morning coffee or tea. The whole property is designed around comfort and quietness.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Grandma's Place, Nice House Near Historic Downtown Deland
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

I had the opportunity to stay at Grandma's Place during Biketoberfest 2016. The house was amazingly clean and well kept. Bill did a great job preparing the place before I arrived, even the yard was surprisingly clean after Hurricane Matthew had just went through town three days earlier. I even surprised Bill and arrived a couple of hours early and he was gracious enough to let us check in early. The house is in a great location in a quite neighborhood and was the perfect starting point for a day on the bike. Everything seemed to be in great working order and the house is a very good size. If you are looking for a place in close proximity to beaches and other attractions, without being located in all the hustle and bustle, I wouldn't hesitate to pick this one.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well written, Helpful and Informative review.
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4

Quiet, Spacious and Mostly Well Kept

  • 4 of 5

Watford’s Grandma's Place was a good choice for us. My Middle School aged son and I wanted to explore the Orlando Area without visiting the theme parks. We found that there is plenty to do besides go to those overcrowded, overpriced, and often disappointing venues. Grandma's place was a clean, quiet and comfortable refuge at the end of each day. DeLand itself isn't the most exciting town on the map but we enjoyed visiting the Reptile Discovery Center during a demonstration, and would recommend it over the Stetson Mansion. We also went bass fishing, took an airboat ride through a swamp, rented a jet ski at Daytona Beach, spent an afternoon zip lining, lit off some (legal) fireworks, and swam in a couple of the local freshwater springs.

Grandma's has full amenities including AC and a washer/drier. The only reason I don't give five stars are that a few things weren't working:

(1) we checked in advance and were informed that we could stream Netflix via the "BluRay DVD player" but when we arrived there there was a standard DVD player that couldn't stream Netflix. This was corrected the next morning.

(2) That's when I discovered that the coffee maker wasn't working. The response was that it was brand new, but in fact the letters were worn off so that seems highly unlikely - they must have been confused. They brought a replacement that took different filters than the ones that were at Grandma's so in the end I didn't end up using it.

(3) Then we went to put a frozen pizza in the oven only to find out that it wasn't working, either, though the stove top worked fine. At that point I just gave up and decided to roll with it - no point getting stressed out over little things when you're on vacation.

Overall the good significantly outweighed the bad, the price was fair and the owners were responsive and a pleasure to deal with. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, what a nice action packed vacation you had. Lots to do in Central Florida beyond the major theme parks. Thanks for taking the time to provide details about your visit, this is helpful when others are trying to chose a place to stay. Sorry about the oven taking early retirement an an opportune time. I replaced it the next day. Please come again if your travels bring you back this way.
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5

Quaint, Clean & Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Grandma's house was exactly as described. It was perfectly located for us. It was clean, well stocked and a wonderful place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. Glad that you chose Grandmas Place and please come again if your travels bring you this way.
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5

Grandma's Place

  • 5 of 5

The house is located in a quite neighborhood and was very clean and well stocked. The two bedrooms were large (one, extra large) each with its own bathroom.

Bill was very helpful. My wife lost a ring in the yard that would not have been found without the metal detector that Bill rounded-up. Also, we left a couple of items behind that Bill promptly mailed to us after our departure.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. We do try and stock things to make the place feel like home. This is my only job, taking care of my properties and trying to help my guests enjoy their stay. Please come again if your travel plans bring you back to Central Florida.
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5

Just like a home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Loved spending a few days in Florida with this house as a base. The home was very clean and extremely well stocked - from linens to pantry items! The owners were great to work with! The fenced back yard had beautiful flowering shrubs that allowed for a relaxing time using the screened patio space. The neighborhood was very quiet and we felt quite safe. We explored from Daytona Beach to Ocala. Loved eating at the Old Spanish Sugar Mill in DeLeon Springs! If the opportunity comes around I will be hoping to stay here again -- I highly recommend. This place was so much better than a hotel room! Donna B.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, You nailed it. Thank you for your well written and informative review. We do try to keep the house well stocked with the things folks might need. Sugar Mill is a great tip it's fun to cook your own pancakes on your own built into the eating table grill. It's on the must visit list while in the area. Glad to hear you plan to return if your travels bring you this way.
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5

Great Home

  • 5 of 5

Great place stay. Two bedrooms two baths great when you have the mother in law with you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. Grandma's Place does have a convenient layout. It is almost like 2 separate suites with a common living/dining area. There are times after a long day when sleeping on the opposite of the house is restful.
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Location

Downtown DeLand Historic District
Skydive DeLand
Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina
Stetson Mansion
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Daytona or Sanford
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Downtown many choices
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Hontoon Island
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Public Courses
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Deland Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.02 Miles
State Highway 44 or New York Ave
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Downtown many choices
Nearest Ski
2.5 Miles
Water Ski St. Johns River
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Daytona Beach or New Smryna Beach
Car: recommended

Ideal Location: Enjoy the very best of both old and new Florida without living and sleeping in the crowds and noise. From visiting the famous Daytona Beach, kayaking in the St Johns River, taking a trip to Disney or Seaworld, swimming with the Manatees at Blue Springs or Ponce De Leon Springs, renting a House Boat at Hontoon, surfing at New Smryna, choosing between 3 nearby water parks, to strolling Historic Downtown Deland, each day can be a new adventure. Enjoy!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lasburys Sunset Terrace, Florida Central Atlantic Coast

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
£231
for 2 nights
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£602
£1,782
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £71
One Time Cleaning fee £59

On 2 night minimum Kids 15 and younger stay free.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lasburys Sunset Terrace, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1680 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Or on request a queen size air mattress is available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
35 Minute drive to New Smyrna Beach or Daytona Beach, 15 Minute drive to Deleon Springs State Park or Blue Springs State Park. Beach amenities including lawn chairs, beach towels, and cooler are provided.

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