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CHARMING HISTORIC CARRIAGE HOUSE - Pool, Walk to Canal St. & Close to Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 31 - 90 nights


About the property

A beautiful historic get-away just steps to the pool, river & scenic downtown.

Welcome to our charming Carriage House in the heart of the New Smyrna Beach historic district and a three-minute walk to scenic downtown Canal Street for shopping, art galleries, antiques, bars and restaurants. You'll feel like you're staying in an elegant B & B -- only with more privacy! ALSO AVAILABLE for rent on our property next door is THE COASTAL CABANA, a quaint and well appointed one bedroom bungalow that sleeps two (one couple) at VRBO listing https://www.vrbo.com/893313. Renting both The Carriage House + The Coastal Cabana would be ideal for three couples, a large family or group of friends.

THE CARRIAGE HOUSE is situated on a long lot with mature oak trees and tucked away for quiet & private enjoyment. Large parking pad and long driveway provide rare premium parking for boat or RV. Includes the use of private swimming pool, heated outdoor shower, gas grill, free wireless Internet, cable television and a private backyard area with fire pit. Central air/heat and ceiling fans throughout. Just a few short steps to the RIVER for fishing or kayaking and a continuous sidewalk to Flagler Avenue and BEACH (bicycle 10 minutes or drive 4 minutes) and nearby bicycle rental, boat rental and public boat ramp (2 minutes). There are two nearby public golf courses (5 minute drive): New Smyrna Beach Municipal Golf Course and Hidden Lakes Golf Course. Gorgeous hardwood floors and open floor plan with 12 ft. cathedral ceilings. French doors open up to a second bedroom / office with a queen sleeper sofa and large desk & desk chair. The Sun Room overlooks the lovely tropical grounds, ancient oak trees, barbecue barn & pool with a bar counter / bar stools and eat-in dining area.

We provide all of the standard creature comforts: flat screen cable TV, small and large appliances, dishwasher, books, cards, board games, dishes, glassware, pots, pans, cutlery, Tupperware, utensils, basic toiletries, hair dryer, iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner, full length mirror, bath towels & washcloths, beach towels & beach chairs. There is a spacious storage room with washer and dryer.

The Carriage House is one level, however access does require walking up one flight of stairs. Please contact us about bringing a dog; prior approval is necessary and there is an additional fee.

We suggest an easy, fun day by packing a picnic lunch, surf boards, boogie boards, fishing poles and other gear in the car and drive right onto our smooth-surfaced beach from the nearby Flagler Avenue beach entrance. The beach has a gentle incline into the water, making it easy to wade, swim or ride the waves.

We will make every effort to create a get-away experience that is charming and memorable.

Contact Tom at (407) 701-4904 or Deb (407) 341-3737.

More Details

Debra Exum
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2018

About Debra Exum

Deb & Tom Exum are both Florida natives and have a keen understanding of local history and places of interest in central Florida.

Deb is an accomplished musician and vocalist and writes jingles for radio and television. She enjoys writing all styles of music and will perform for guests upon request. Deb also has a corporate background serving as a former VP of Marketing & Sales in Higher Education. She enjoys interior decorating, bicycling, walking, gardening and cooking.

Dr. Tom Exum is a retired chiropractor and a former President of the Florida Chiropractic Association. Tom is now a full-time realtor with EXIT Realty in NSB. As a lifelong Florida resident, Tom is passionate and knowledgeable about our wonderful beach town. Tom was a former college and pro baseball player. After a baseball injury, it was a chiropractor that got Tom back onto the field. That experience led Tom to Palmer Chiropractic College and ultimately his career as a chiropractor. Tom is an incredible cook, a nutritionist, and enjoys creating healthy new meals on the barbecue grill and in the kitchen.

Debra Exum purchased this bungalow in 2006

Why Debra Exum chose New Smyrna Beach

As youngsters, we both had fond memories spending weekends in New Smyrna Beach with our families. As working professionals, we'd escape to our favorite beach town whenever possible. After years of living in the hustle and bustle of Orlando, we decided to make a permanent move to New Smyrna Beach in 2005. We have always had a special fondness for historic homes and wanted to be within close walking distance to shops & restaurants. We preferred the charm of the downtown historic district allowing us quick access to the beach. For over one year, we looked at numerous properties in the area. The home we fell in love with was not for sale -- a story book 1920 historic beauty with a Carriage House on the property. One morning while once again driving past the home, we decided to take a chance and knocked on the front door. The owner appeared, allowed us to take a tour, and we had a signed contract within 48 hours. The rest as they say 'is history' in more ways than one! Our home and property has been featured in the annual 'Christmas Parade of Homes'.

We appreciate our short morning walks to Canal Street Creamery for coffee and the wonderful array of restaurants, bars and shops along Canal Street. It's an easy and fun bicycle ride to the beach and a recommended sunrise destination. We often refer to our neighborhood as 'Mayberry on the Beach'.

What makes this bungalow unique

The Carriage House features hardwood floors and a cathedral ceiling with rustic wood ceiling beams. The tropical grounds and wealth of oak trees create a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere. Feel free to tow along your boat or RV. The expansive driveway and parking pad offers premium parking. The screened in swimming pool offers a cool splash after a hot day at the beach. The heated outdoor shower is ideal for rinsing off the salt and sand. Take a leisurely stroll down to the neighborhood Dolphin View Restaurant for some fried shrimp, oysters or a fresh fish sandwich. Or, take a quick walk or bicycle ride down to Canal Street for a beer or grub at the Half Wall Sports Bar. Little's Drug Company has been in operation since 1922 and is a throw back to simpler times. Little's Soda Fountain and Restaurant offers a full breakfast and lunch menu and the best ice cream sundaes around. The Golden Biscuit Restaurant is a traditional favorite for breakfast and lunch. For some great live music and an evening of fun, visit Yellow Dog Eats. Jason's Deli is one of our favorites because the menu offers something for everyone. Joe's Sub Shop makes great hamburgers! The Cork & Bottle features a selection of fine wines and delicious cold draft beers. The small kitchen serves up some great meals including Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs, Mahi Mahi Rockefeller and Cheese Plates. All of this, plus shopping, antiques, art galleries and much, much more right on nearby Canal Street -- a three minute walk.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in New Smyrna Beach in Volusia County

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
  • The bathroom has been completely remodeled and offers a spacious walk-in shower that includes a small window for natural light that overlooks the private backyard and a large shady oak tree.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Guest Bedroom - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The master bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed and is adorned with beautiful antique furnishings, dresser and mirror. The second guest room has a queen sleeper sofa, spacious desk & chair, cedar amoire and full length mirror. Both guest rooms have two windows for natural light. Each room can be closed for full privacy.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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CHARMING HISTORIC CARRIAGE HOUSE - Pool, Walk to Canal St. & Close to Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Beautifully decorated, clean and charming with heart pine floors throughout.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the beautiful property, canopy of historic oak trees and cooking in the rustic barbecue barn!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

we stayed jan-feb-march and had a perfect time. this is a very comfortable apartment in a perfect location,close to everything. the beach is minutes away as is flagler ave,canal street and all the fun and lovely stores and restaurants. it is very private with plenty of parking. tom and deb are super hosts and you have total use of the BBQ area swimming pool and all the lovely grounds. in our opinion it is one of the best deals in new smyrna and we loved living there for the winter! a wonderful stay in every way!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming property...

  • 5 of 5

We arrived a couple of days after Hurricane Matthew went through the area and the damage to all the beautiful old trees was heartbreaking to see. We had to wait for power to be restored for a day or so before we could move into the Carriage House but it was worth the wait. It's a lovely older property with lots of character and Tom and Deb Exum were gracious hosts. We would certainly stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Gem

  • 5 of 5

The Carriage House is both quaint and spacious. The location could not be more perfect. It is nestled in a lovely neighborhood and you have the best of both worlds. Within walking distance is Canal Street with its shops and wonderful restaurants. Not even 10 minutes away is the beach. Deb and Tom are gracious hosts. We highly recommend staying at the Carriage House!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Carriage House

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the carriage house. It was the perfect size for my husband and I and our 2 young children (ages 10 and 4). It was charming and on a lovely quiet street. Our kids rode their bikes down the street and throughout the neighborhood. We enjoyed the pool everyday! The yard is beautifully landscaped. My son loved catching small lizards. My husband fished from the river and the river was a very short walk away. The beach is very close- just a short drive away. There was a Publix near by to stock up on groceries. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed. The town itself is so cute. Deb and Tom were so nice and wonderful to talk with! We usually have stayed on the beach in the past, but I am so grateful we found this place and look forward to our trip here next year! The carriage house was truly a relaxing place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The carriage house is a lovely place to stay! The house is very peaceful and Deb and Tom were great hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool. Plus, the house was very close to Canal Street shops so we could easily walk to dinner. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Daytona Beach Airport



Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter Peak Season
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
90 night minimum stay
for 90 nights
Spring to Summer
1 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
31 night minimum stay
for 31 nights
Fall Season
1 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
31 night minimum stay
for 31 nights
Holiday Season
17 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
31 night minimum stay
for 31 nights
Winter Peak Season 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
90 night minimum stay
for 90 nights
My Standard Rate
31 night minimum stay
for 31 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee / Check Out £108.31
Pet Fee £180.52
Refundable Damage Deposit £361.05
Tax Rate 12.5%

Pet Fees are Non-Refundable / Small Dogs Only (less than 25 lb.) / No Pets on Furniture or Beds / Dogs must be crated while guests are away / Absolutely NO SMOKING

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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