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The Marigold Floridian - Beautiful Porch with a Short Walk To Downtown

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 28 nights


About the property

Beautifully Furnished one Bedroom one Bath is 1/2 of large Victorian home

The Marigold’s Floridian is a beautifully furnished 1 bedroom, 1 bath spacious apartment inside an early 1900 Victorian Home with a laundry room in the basement. From the Florida Style Couch and Loveseat, rich wood floors and high ceilings, everything about this place says comfort. The full bath with shower is entered through the exceptionally large bedroom. The small kitchen allows for easy meal prep for those who prefer to eat in but don’t neglect the several wonderful restaurants within walking distance! The front porch is a wonderful place to relax while enjoying your morning cup of coffee or that nice glass of wine before dinner. Your private parking space is located right in front of the apartment. Located just a short walk from the center of Deland, a stay in this centrally located Historic property gives you easy access to everything Central Florida has to offer. Owners Bill and Erin are close by so let them know if you need anything special for your stay.

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 Apartment A at The Marigold will make sure you’re stay is comfortable. Book your stay today!


Max. Adults 4 One King bed one Queen pull out sofa

No events, parties or large gatherings

Minimum age of primary renter 25

Please note that violating the maximum occupancy may result in a fine equal to the cost of the reservations

Photo I.D. may be required upon check-in

No smoking inside

Pets considered

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Bill Watford
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 February, 2018

About Bill Watford

About Bill Watford

I am a native Floridian. There are a lot of nice cities in Florida and my two favorite small towns are Deland on the east side of the state and Cedar Key due west on the Gulf of Mexico.

I started buying houses to rent as an investment while I had a full time day job, my first in 1985 and I still own it - the Cedar House of Deland. My full time job today is managing the vacation rentals and short stay properties that I own.

I have several in Deland: The Units of the Deland Marigold, Grandma's Place, and The Cedar House. I also have two in Cedar Key: The TreeHouse and Goose Cove Cottage.

I enjoy what I do and am passionate about seeing that my guests have a great experience while staying in one of my properties.

Bill Watford purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Bill Watford chose DeLand

This property is located only 4 blocks from the center of Deland, an historic town with a rich culture going back to the Mid 1800’s. It has been voted the Best Small Town in America several times. This property’s

location is in a very private enclave that most people don’t even know is there with close proximity to historic downtown full of locally-owned shops and restaurants.. It’s as if you are in the quiet of the country. You can hear the bells of St Peters Cathedral across the street and even the gentle waters of their fountain. It is within walking distance of the beautiful campus of Stetson University and also only 3 miles away from the St. Johns River.

What makes this apartment unique

Inside, the unit is laid out like a residence Inn with a master bedroom and bathroom, huge living room, and small but fully equipped kitchen. Adjacent to the living area is a front patio that overlooks the landscaped yard, a relaxing place for morning coffee or tea. The whole property is designed for comfort and quietness.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in DeLand in Volusia County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Nice Large Tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master
  • Also has a Queen Sleeper Sofa in Living Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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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The Marigold Floridian - Beautiful Porch with a Short Walk To Downtown
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

Full of charm and character - the perfect spot for a Florida vacation

  • 5 of 5

Loved sitting on the big front porch and being just a few steps from beautiful downtown Deland. The spaciousness of the living room, bedroom, and bathroom were wonderful. Everything was very well looked after and the owner and help were so responsive. Can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love sitting on the porch, such a great place to relax. Sometimes I imagine other folks sitting on the same porch during the past 100 years and all of the wonderful conversations. Deland is indeed a beautiful town and the Marigold is ideally situated to enjoy it.
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Great place in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Loved this little apartment, perfect location to do much to do and in a nice little town. Definitely will be going back!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Slept like a baby.

  • 4 of 5

Our second visit to the Marigold. This time in the downstairs Floridian. Very roomy with comfortable king bed. Walking distance to downtown shops and restaurants. Had trouble keeping the sofa cussions from sliding off and sound on TV wasn't great but i'm also hard of hearing. Dan and Bill were very quick to address all our needs. Our schedule plans changed more than once and Bill was very nice to adjust our reservation accordingly.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful weekend at the Mrigold Floridian!!

  • 5 of 5

I travelled to Deland, Fl. for Stetson University's Homecoming Weekend and found my stay at the Marigold Floridian to be the perfect location to call home base for the weekend activities. There was plenty of room and the property appeared exactly as in the photographs. Bill Watford was very easy to communicate with and he made himself available to answer any/all questions that I had. The location was very close to campus and the Downtown entertainment district. I will definitely stay at this property in future visits to the area.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and spacious

  • 3 of 5

The washer and dryer in basement is slightly inconvenient but beautiful apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place! Quiet and nice and close to downtown!

  • 5 of 5

We were able to bring our bikes along for the trip and used the map that was available to us to follow the murals around the town! It made for a nice adventure and a great way to learn about Deland! Thanks again for the basket of goodies! We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great point Bikes are a fun way to enjoy beautiful downtown Deland. Thank you for the nice review.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Daytona or Sanford
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Downtown many choices
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Hontoon Island
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Public Courses
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Deland Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
State Highway 44 or New York Ave (Faceing)
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Downtown many choices
Nearest Ski
3.5 Miles
Water Ski St. Johns River
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Daytona Beach or New Smryna Beach

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!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £54.16
Additional Guest Fee £14.44 per person per night
Pet Fee £64.99

On 2 night minimum Kids 15 and younger stay free.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
3 night minimum for festivals, events in Volusia county and holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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