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Private, historic Beach House

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Large rustic home, 4.5 bedrooms, large pool and patios, on the beach

Escape the hustle and bustle of every day life in this historic, rustic beach-front home. Built in 1925, by George Albert Zabriskie, this beautiful home was often the party location for several of Zabriskie's friends, including the Rockefellers!

The estate sits on an expansive stretch of land, in the non-driving zone of the World's Most Famous Beach, making it virtually your own private beach.

The Doldrums is approximately 3600sq. ft., has a pool, decorative fountains, authentic Spanish tiles and design, a beautiful courtyard to welcome you and the property is enclosed by wrought iron gates. On the back lawn there is a large tiki hut that is perfect for using the fire pit, reading a book, watching the dolphins go by, counting the pelicans as they fly overhead, or simply relaxing and being at peace.

More Details

Lara Butera
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2017

What makes this villa unique

the house has old world charm and eclectic deco throughout. If you are looking for 5 star accommodations, you might be disappointed. What you will get is a unique vacation on an expansive property with an amazing view.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ormond Beach in Volusia County

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • 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 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • master bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    upstairs bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    pool bath - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • safari room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , upstairs
    Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , downstairs master has full bath
    Ocean room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , has a balcony overlooking the ocean
    wine cellar room - 1 Single Bed , day bed
    Mother-in-law suite - 1 Double Bed , room plus full bath and closet. North side of home
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The 2 story home has 3 bedrooms with king size beds, a day-bed room next to the old wine cellar, and an attached mother-in-law suite so you can sleep 9 comfortably. The couch is large if you have the need for that as well. There are 3.5 bathrooms, a large great room with a beautiful mural done by local artist, Denman Fink, 2 grand dining tables in front of picture windows, a billiards room, a butler room, a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry room with an ample supply of sheets and towels, and a garden around the side. The pool area has high walls surrounding it, ornate spanish tiles, new patio furniture, a beautiful fountain that runs into the pool, and a covered lanai to keep out of the sun. There is central heat and a/c and basic cable TV throughout the home.


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(8 traveller reviews)

Private, historic Beach House
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Amazing venue for our wedding - picture perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This property was a dream come true, and the property manager - Lara - was exceptional and made our stay perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome venue for wedding

  • 5 of 5

Well, how I can start! We started plan our wedding in March and we chose this beautiful Spanish style house right on the beach. We wanted an outdoor wedding ceremony and reception, and we had all set for that day: October 8, 2016. We rented this house for 4 days so we could have our wedding and a couple of extra days to enjoy the beach and the pool with close family and friends after the wedding. But we got an uninvited guest -Hurricane Matthew- who decided to show up in Daytona Beach area one day before. However, we came up with plan B, C, D to have our wedding in this house. Lara Butera, the property manager was helpful with every idea to make this work on Saturday but unfortunately, we had to cancel all our wedding plans and mini-vacations in this gorgeous house after a mandatory evacuation that was issued in Ormond Beach two days before the wedding day.

We visited the house several times to have all set for our wedding, so we can tell how beautiful and nice this house is. It's right on the beach, you just have to walk out from the backyard and feel the sand and the ocean in your toes. And you know what is the best part of it? There is no car access to this side of the beach, so you can enjoy all this beauty in all its glory. The house also has a large pool so it's kind of a private resort with all the accommodation that you ask for great vacation.

The location is close to the main accesses of Ormond Beach, Granada Blvd and A1A, that will take you to any touristic place around, but it's secluded enough so you can have a quiet rest.

The house inside is gorgeous in every way. Spanish style with murals, bricks and colors, and really comfortable with big windows in the living room to see the ocean while you're watching tv.

Since our reservation was canceled by a natural event that escaped from the hands of both sides, they gave us the option to reschedule the date of our reservation at no additional cost, but we decided to get married on Sunday Oct. 9 after the hurricane had passed in a different location (the area where the house is was still under warning after the hurricane, so we couldn't use it). Lara without hesitation made a total refund of what we paid and it was immediate.

Thank you, Lara for all your help even when we couldn't enjoy the property as we planned.

Lola & AJ

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private resort vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed the past 2 years in a row and have loved every minute. You can't get a more convenient location with the seclusion this property provides. Beach is free of traffic and far enough from public access to keep it free from daytrippers. We watched the beautiful sunrises each morning and were even visited by a pod of dolphins each morning. The property has incredible charm with all the space we needed. The outdoor spaces rival the historic building with multiple spots to cool off or enjoy the direct onceanfront view. I almost hate to write a review, would love to keep this incredible property our own family secret.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private type beach with a pool!

  • 5 of 5

Great location with no cars on the beach almost private with a large pool. Also, has a tiki hut next to pool if a rain shower comes by. Lots of room inside. Property manger very helpful. We have already booked for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect! Easy booking, property maintained well & we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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perfect escape

  • 5 of 5

We needed to get away after a surgery and lengthy recovery. The beach sounded perfect. The house is on the "private" part were no cars can go and since the public beach approaches are about .5 miles either way, hardly anyone came around. Its like your own beach. The property is quiet and gated and the pool has walls, so it's very secluded. We were very relaxed and happy and recharged when we left!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for spending your time with us! It is quite the escape! We look forward to having you again!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ormond Beach, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
19 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £160
Refundable Damage Deposit £400
Tax Rate 12.5%

Nightly Rate: $400- $1000 everything is subject to change based on amount of guests, intended usage of house

Weekly Rate: $1800 - $5000

Monthly Rate: $1800 - $5000

The rate is@ $2500 for a week but will vary based on what time of year and if an event is going on. There will be a security deposit of $300., more if you are having excessive guests, a party, a wedding, etc. The rental amount may or may not include $200 cleaning fee and on site handyman. $500 to hold

TAX is 12.5% (sales and tourist tax total)

$500 deposit to hold the reservation. check or CC. Remainder is due 2 weeks before arrival.

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.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Daytona Beach International
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Golfing.

* fishing.

* paddleboarding, surfing, ocean activities.

* bicycling.

* outdoor dining.

Top Thing to do in Budget:.....

Top Thing to do in Family:

* beach day.

* pool day.

* bike rentals.

* water park.

* near-by attractions.

Ormond Beach is the northern neighbor of Daytona Beach; home of the World's Most Famous Beach, Spring Break, the Daytona International Speedway, the Daytona Beach Cubs, and the infamous Biketoberfest and Bike Week events. The Daytona Airport is 20 minutes away and is most convenient for flying into.

-75 minutes to Orlando International Airport

-90 minutes to Universal Studios, Walt Disney World and Sea World

-45 minutes to St. Augustine, the nation's oldest city

-60 minutes to Jacksonville

Daytona has a local waterpark and the Main Street pier area which has arcades, rides and a brand new Joe's Crab shack on the classic pier. The Doldrums is the perfect location for all outdoor activities (especially golf and deep sea fishing) minutes away from excellent restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. There is never a shortage of fun things to do.


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