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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 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, sugar and creamer, 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!

More Details

Bill Watford
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Bill Watford

We are a local DeLand family with 30 years of real estate management experience. In addition to The DeLand Marigold, we also own Grandma's Place in Deland VRBO Listing #607994 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 1985

Why Bill Watford chose Florida Central Atlantic Coast

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

The Cedar House - 2 Wooded Acres In the City But Feels Like the Country
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Nice Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our 4 day stay was nice. The house is very clean and the washer and dryer came in handy, as we did not

have to bring a lot of clothes. It is nice to sit out on the sundeck, and the house is back from the street

giving us privacy. The rooms are spacious and that came in handy with my father who was in a wheel chair. I would definitely stay here again if I happen to be in Deland.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home for your pets visiting

  • 5 of 5

I was very happy with my stay. With 2 little dogs full fence backyard . Felt like I was home open door and away they ran outside with no worries. Owners very responsive to any question or needs while we were there. Slept well comfy bed . See you soon again thank you

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Don't let the facade fool you. This house is large on the inside. Large bedrooms, large closets, large living room and a large front and fenced back yard. Hope to be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice review. I never realized that the outside photos of the house don't reflect the actual size until I read your review. I need to take some new photos. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to your return.
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Home Away from Home

  • 4 of 5

The Cedar House was a home away from home for our two month stay in January and February. The house has lots of room and very comfortable. It was nice to have a place that welcomed our cat who travels with us. There is even a fenced in back yard. The owner was very helpful (only a phone call away) and there was even periodic outside lawn maintenance when windy conditions brought down a few small tree limbs, etc. Having wi-fi and a desk was wonderful and a washer and dryer inside was so convenient. The house was a great base for our many daytime birding/hiking activities and seeing the State parks as well as visits with friends in central Florida. DeLand is a lovely little town with lots going on -- great restaurants, shops and more. Do not miss the manatees at Blue Springs and check out the The Old House Cafe if you like home cooked food in a friendly antique home setting. This house and location is convenient and nearby to so much.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. Deland is a beautiful small town that is 30 minutes away in any direction from something wonderful to experience. I'm glad you chose The Cedar House for your Winter get away this year. Thanks again for leaving the place so clean, I'll bet your house is always clean. Nice to meet you and your husband if your travels bring you back this way we would love to have you stay with us again.
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Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home with lots of room, quiet and very comfortable. There is a nice fenced-in backyard for a dog especially, the house was very well out-fitted to meet all our needs and the owner was quite attentive and timely to any problems we had. The location was a great base for exploring DeLand and surrounding areas and really convenient for going further to Daytona Beach or Orlando. We were here for the month of March and had a great holiday, a lot of which was due to having an excellent place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. Music to the ears of a property owner, "------a great holiday, a lot of which was due to having an excellent place to stay." The Cedar House does offer a central location and a clean, comfortable place with lots of room both indoors and outdoors to relax after long days of fun. Hope to see you back again if your travels bring you back to Florida.
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First time snowbirds with a family dog

  • 4 of 5

The Cedar House was our first snowbird experience and proved to be an enjoyable one. If you like privacy, lot's of elbow room, parking for your boat, and a fenced back yard for you family dog, this is the place! Deland is a great little town with lots going on - great restaurants, shops, and entertainment. Don't miss the manatees at beautiful Blue Springs state park. It was just a half hour drive to new Smyrna Beach and Daytona Beach. An hour to Disney. Lots of beautiful scenery and wildlife on the St. Johns river and many lakes nearby. We had a great time! The owners are very accommodating and easy to work with! The main thing for us was that we travel with a family dog and this place was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your warm review. Deland is a terrific vacation destination with a small friendly town that is close to action in all directions. The Cedar House is indeed spacious both inside with large rooms and lots of space outside makes it seem like you're in the country but within the city limits. So glad you enjoyed the month of February. Come back and visit with us again next year.
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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

Prices for this holiday house in DeLand, Florida

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £69.83
One Time Cleaning £58.19

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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