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The Cedar House - 2 Wooded Acres In the City But Feels Like the Country

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,960 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 28 nights


About the property

Nicely Furnished, Three Bedrooms, One Bath, Peacefull County Living in the City

The Cedar House of Deland is a beautifully furnished large 3 bedroom, 1 bath home on 2 Beautiful Acres within the City limits of Deland. With two queen bedrooms and a king, it sleeps six very comfortably. The master bedroom has its own sitting area and its own entrance from the outside and is located on the opposite side from the other two bedrooms in case you need extra privacy. The second bedroom with a view of the landscaped property, has two huge walk in closets. The black canopied bed of bedroom three adds an interesting flair to the decor. Both the second and third bedrooms share the hallway with the remodeled bath and large walk in pantry for the kitchen. The bath has two granite topped vanities making it easy for two people to get ready to go out at the same time. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to make your favorite meals, including pots and pans, dishes, coffee maker with coffee,and linens. The laundry room is right off the kitchen. The dining area is large with sufficient room for a four seat oak dining table and china hutch as well as a marble bistro table for two. The Cedar House of Deland would comfortably house a large family on holiday for a month and not feel claustrophobic. Equally suitable for a couples getaway. The brand new deck out front is ideal for those vacationers who love the beautiful weather of Florida. It overlooks the pretty landscaping making it feel like a secluded home although you are just a quick walk away from the city tennis courts and brand new recreation center of Deland. The football stadium is there as is the skate park and a lake with ducks. A large craft festival is housed in this park area every year. And you are only 1 mile from the center of historic downtown Deland.

Located on two Peaceful wooded acres in the city just a mile from the center of Deland, The Cedar House 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 The Cedar House will make sure you’re stay is comfortable. Book your stay today!


Max. Adults 6 One King Bedroom & Two Queen Bedrooms. Can provide a Queen Air Mattress and/or A single cot in needed.

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

One small pet instantly approved other Pets considered has a fenced backyard

More Details

Bill Watford
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 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 house in 1985

Why Bill Watford chose DeLand

This property is located only 10 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 a block from the city tennis courts and Earl Brown park with a lake with lots of ducks. This is also the location for the annual arts and craft fair and the skate park. If you are here for a Stetson football or baseball game, you can walk to the game.

What makes this house unique

Two acres that seem to be in the country although you close to downtown and all of the activities there. With three super nice bedrooms, you have room for your whole family. The front porch is an awesome place to relax in the beautiful Florida weather. The owners, Bill & Erin really thought through what would make guests feel at home and designed this place around that.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , 2 Marble Top Vanities
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Suite with Sitting Area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 large Walk in Closets
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 4 post - Cool Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • 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
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • 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 Cedar House - 2 Wooded Acres In the City But Feels Like the Country
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Very nice accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Close to everything we wanted to do, very spacious living quarters and nice furnishings

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice property close to downtown Deland

  • 4 of 5

The property is very comfortable. Perfect for small family or close friends.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Cedar House 👍?🏻?😀?

So much we have rented it again in March and July of 2018. It is a very quiet area close to everything and Bill (the landlord) is hands on for whatever you need. It also has a fenced in yard if you travel with your pets like we do.

Great restaurants near by, beach’s are close

And shopping as well.

The home is very roomy..

His and her sinks in the bathroom

Nestle in the woods on two acres but yet on the edge of town.

Grocery store and Starbucks very close.

We loved it !!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Deltona Florida

It looks smaller than it actually is. It is huge & so open inside.

  • 5 of 5

Very roomy & homey. I was able to operate my power chair with no problems what so ever due to the openness inside. The master bedroom is super huge. The only thing is no bathroom in it but otherwise fantastic. It was back far enough from the main road that traffic really was no bother. The owner was very friendly and if something was called on it was taken care of right away. I would highly recommend this as a get-away place. It is in city but the way it is situated you would never know it!!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House, Great Property

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a long weekend with friends!

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home with lots of room and welcomes pets

  • 4 of 5

It is a very nice home with lots of room. There is a fenced yard for your dogs which is terrific. We had a very nice stay while we were there for four months. Bill was terrific and only a text or phone call away.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These nice folks came late Dec and stayed until end of April. Cedar House is a great place to Winter. Nice large house on 2 wooded acres in the City limits of a beautiful small town. We'd love to have you come for a visit.
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Downtown DeLand Historic District
Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina
Skydive DeLand
Lake Beresford Park
Bill & Frank's Brick House
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Daytona or Sanford
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Downtown many choices
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Hontoon Island
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Public Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Deland Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Downtown many choices
Nearest Ski
4.5 Miles
Water Ski St. Johns River
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Daytona Beach or New Smryna Beach
Car: necessary

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.