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Your Beautiful & Private Retreat In NSB. Weekly & Monthly Rates Discounted!!

Bedrooms 1
Separate WCs1
Space 980 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Private Waterfront Home Surrounded by Gardens, Dock And Pool. Pet Friendly!

Experience the Old Florida Charm of New Smyrna Beach. Located on the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway, this completely renovated circa 1883 two (2) story carriage house is within walking distance to the quaint shops and cafes of New Smyrna's historic downtown.

Known for its' thriving arts community, festivals and events, New Smyrna offers exciting experiences as well as the tranquil feeling of a welcoming hometown. Art galleries, antique shops,museums,parks,marinas and scenic Riverside Drive add to its' character. This lovely and unique vacation home is conveniently located just two miles from the stunning wide golden beaches, tennis, golf and the nightlife of lively Flagler Avenue. New Smyrna Beach's Dunes walkway, dog beach, and local bike trails are particular favorites. A short drive to Orlando with its' many attractions including Disney and Universal. Also nearby are historic St. Augustine, Mt. Dora (antiques), Daytona (famous beaches, boardwalk & speedway) and the space coast.

Private Boat Dockage Available ( up to 20')


More Details

Susan Rittger / Herb Rittger
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Susan Rittger / Herb Rittger

Herb and Susie have lovingly completed the restoration of this beautiful and unique circa 1883 property, consisting of four buildings. They are the main house, cottage, gardener workshop and the *Carriage House (*vacation home) located on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Now semi-retired, Herb and Susie love to add gardens, stone walls, and statuary. Veggies and Herbs too. Susie, commercial artist/Illustrator ....collector of art and all things odd, whimsical and lovely.

loves to add unique items and original art to the homes and gardens. Settling in New Smyrna Beach was the BEST choice for us. It truly has everything that we love to do and in a relaxed Floridian atmosphere. LIFE IS GOOD!

Susan Rittger / Herb Rittger purchased this house in 2003

Why Susan Rittger / Herb Rittger chose Historic District

Location • Comfort • Atmosphere • Private Pool & *Dock

(* site pricing excludes boat dockage) Boat dockage available-call to inquire.

• Personal Attention • Lots Of Extras • Tranquility


What makes this house unique

Enjoy the very private and quiet atmosphere this extraordinary vacation home has to offer. Experience the feeling of home with its' original art, stained glass and comfy furnishings. You will enjoy the use of the pool and *dock (*price excludes boat dockage-boat dockage available at additional charge) overlooking the sparkling waters and mangroves. This lovely restored two story home has 980 sq. ft. with A.C./heat. Rear sun-deck has 140 sq. ft. with outdoor grill overlooking the pool and extensive gardens.

• Private *dock (*excludes boat dockage) and pool. Boat dockage available at an additional fee.

• ONE (1) parking space & a brick walkway entrance to the Carriage House

• DOG-FRIENDLY* (*size and breed) fenced - in the yard

(includes playmates Reggie & Roxy/American Cockers).

• Two sitting rooms (one with queen bed pull-out sofa, with memory foam mattress).

• Bedroom (Queen with comfy memory gel-foam) has an electric fireplace and convenient 1/2 bath/storage. Privacy curtains in Bedroom (with access to 1/2 bath )for when additional guests* stay in the 1st-floor living room.

• Charming 'I love Lucy' retro fully-equipped kitchen with gas

stove, microwave, toaster oven, disposal, indoor grill, blender, waffle maker, mixer, popcorn maker, crock pot, coffee maker,

Personal safe

Bar equipment, & more.

• Desk area for your computer and extended

echo Wi-Fi.

• NEW customized over-sized shower in full bathroom.

• 3 flat screen T.V's with Netflix/Amazon, 2 radios with CD players.

• Attached laundry room with washer/dryer.

• Bikes & fishing equipment

Don't be surprised by a visit from a dolphin or two as you sip your morning coffee on the dock.

Relax in the lush gardens & share from the herb garden, where fountains complete the serene setting.

We feel so fortunate to have hosted so many wonderful guests. Each one leaving a unique and lasting imprint on this very special space. SPECIAL WEEKLY & MONTHLY RATES!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Historic District in New Smyrna Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 980 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 ...
  • 60 day written notice(via postal mail)Property must be re-rented to receive a ​refund (minus cancellation fee $300.00)VRBO fees not refundable.
  • Jan., Feb. & March - Monthly Rentals Only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Brand New Customized Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , A toilet and sink have been added to the 1st floor.
  • !st floor 1/2 Bath has toliet /sink and storage area.Full Bathroom (2nd floor) has New Customized Over- Sized Shower.sink and toilet. Start-up toiletries, paper goods and lots of towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Sleeps 2 (with new queen mattress and comfy memory foam-gel topper.) Has electric fireplace, 32" flatscreenTV with Netflix & Cable. Retro radio with CD player. Plenty of closet space.Extra linens and extra pillows and quilts.Privacy curtains in the bedroom (with access to the 1/2 bath) for when additional guests stay in the 1st floor living room. *The queen sofa will accommodate up to two (2) guests of the tenant. The VRBO site rate is based on two (2) guests. A fee of 25.00 per night per additional guest will apply.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews
Danvers, Ma.

A Fantastic Private Retreat Under The Palm Trees!!

  • 5 of 5

This is my third stay at this lovely private cottage in New Smyrna Beach Fla. All Three visits have been a exceptional and wonderful experience. As I stated in my previous review, I am the owner of a Transportation service in Boston Ma.. I have been coming to New Smyrna Beach for many years, my son and his family resides in the area. I have been blessed with a beautiful grandchild!! (Sarah), prompting me to travel South more often these days. I travel alone, and having been a slave to the hotels and so called resorts in the area for years. I was in search of better accommodations with amenities for extended stays. Giving me the ability to relax in true privacy, and visit, spending quality time with my son, lovely daughter in law & the cutest grandchild in the world. Then with a little luck: I was blessed to find such a wonderful and well appointed cottage for my short weekly stay or a longer visit in the days and holidays ahead. All of the photos are a true and accurate representation of the cottage and property. The presentation and maintenance of the property and cottage is immaculate. Herb and Susie are wonderful and attentive hosts, giving you the feeling of visiting family. The private garden is wonderful to view in the AM. with a good cup of coffee and a little soft music floating through the palm trees with the Monarch butterflies! The pool area is always clean and inviting. There is a wonderful dock over looking the inter-coastal water way to enjoy a evening aperitif, or the sunset ocean breeze under the palm trees. The property shows Herb & Susie's love and dedication to excellence. In considering the quality and well appointed accommodation, I feel the price point is fair and reasonable. Lastly the location, is only a couple of mile from the beach or local cafes!! (beach cruiser bikes are on location for the short ride) It is local to the grocery stores and a number of inviting restaurants. This is a top shelf upgrade to any single or couple that are looking for superior clean, safe and quality accommodations experience in New Smyrna Beach or the Daytona Beach Shores area. This listing is pure gold and 5 Stars!! "Bon Vivant" Regards, David

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: David...thank you so much for your sincere review. We have come to think of you as family and always look forward to your visits. It really is true that folks arrive as guests and leave as friends. We truly enjoy making sure our guests have a perfect vacation and a few lovely & unexpected surprises during their stay. You are right...Sarah is the "cutest grandchild in the world". Cheers, Susie
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Charming, Cozy Carriage House

  • 5 of 5

This lovely carriage house sits on a historic estate from around 1883. The entire property is beautifully restored, maintained, and landscaped by the owners and hosts, Susie and Herb. They were very friendly, attentive, and concerned about every detail of our stay without ever being intrusive. Their tireless and caring work make this property shine as a delightful vacation retreat. Flowers, plants, fountains, statues, swimming pool, and a fairy garden are all on full display. The carriage house is filled with stained glass, antiques, and many other interesting, decorative pieces that make it a unique place to stay. We loved the charm, comfort, beauty, and relaxation of this special slice of paradise and are planning a return trip soon!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you could hope for.

  • 5 of 5

The title says it all. No disappointments.

Mark & Cathy

Ruby & Jade enjoyed it as well.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kathy and Mark, So happy you were right at" home" And that you are coming back often this coming year while you build your beautiful new home on the Intracoastal in our wonderful town. Thank you so much! Cheers, Susie & Herb
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The home and entire property are absolutely stunning!! Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

There are no words to describe how beautiful and amazing the home , pool and garden are. Please go and see for yourself. You will not be disappointed in any way. Herb and Susie are amazing people, and now friends. You will fall in love with them as soon as you meet them. They have thought of everything to make your stay perfect!!!

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mims, Fl./USA


  • 5 of 5

Susie and Herb are so friendly and easy to talk to. We had everything we could need including a pool and bikes for exercise. They work very hard on their lovely yard as you can see in the pictures. Great place to just RELAX! Thanks Susie and Herb, you are so sweet!

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A week was not enough!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week in the Carriage House behind the historic home of the owners. Our stay was everything we had hoped for and more. We felt as though we were pampered guests, rather than paying customers.. The owners are wonderful hosts and the area they have created has a beautiful, energizing atmosphere. We were constantly discovering new and interesting artworks, antique furnishings and luxurious plantings; all put together with impeccable taste. In addition to the charming and comfortable accommodations, we found the location to be very convenient to the Historic Area of the town of New Smyrna Beach, as well as the actual beach area. We definitely plan to return, but next time it will be for a longer stay!! Tom & Judy

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Judy and Tom, You are so right....a week was not enough and we so enjoyed you being here. As with so many of our wonderful, gracious and very interesting guests...we are always so happy and excited to welcome them back. Thank you for your kind and sincere review. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers, Susie & Herb
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Daytona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Half Wall / Many along Flagler Ave.Beachside
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Hidden Lakes Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Deland Fl.
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dolphin View/ Cork Screw /many more
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
New Smyrna Beach
Car: recommended

Easily accessible from I 95 or I 4 to Rt 44 directly into New Smyrna Beach. Nearby airports include Orlando, Sanford and Daytona International. When you call or email, you will be speaking directly with the owners. We will be pleased to send you maps and suggestions for dining, sightseeing and local entertainment. Call Today!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £56.69
Additional Guest Fee £18.9 per person per night
Pet Fee £56.69
Refundable Damage Deposit £226.74

Weekly $995 / Monthly $3500. 50%Deposit of Rental due @Booking / Balance due 14 Days prior to arrival. Security Deposit (Refundable)*If applicable, the security deposit will be refunded ( via mail) within 7 Days of departure.
CANCELLATION POLICY: 60 day received written notice required (via postal mail). If property is re-rented, you will be returned your deposit less a $300.00 (per month) cancellation fee. Jan. and Feb.March are booked at a one month min.stay.
ADDITIONAL GUESTS: The VRBO site pricing is based on two (2) guests. The fee for additional guests is $25.00 per guest per night.Check-in @ 4:00 P.M. Check-out @ 11 A.M.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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