|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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!
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
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.
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.
We were in town for a few days and needed a clean, conveniently located place to stay. This fit the bill. It is not fancy, but it has the basics and Bill is nearby in case of any problems and very eager to make sure we were happy and all was well. We didn't have any problems, but he would have been on them if needed. It is literally only about 2 minutes to downtown (which has lot of cool bars, restaurants, and shops) and about 5 minutes out to where we were rowing on Lake Beresford.
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.
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.
Grandma's house was exactly as described. It was perfectly located for us. It was clean, well stocked and a wonderful place to stay.
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.
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.
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!
|One Time Cleaning fee||£61|
On 2 night minimum Kids 15 and younger stay free.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.