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" The Shrimp House " A Luxury Waterfront Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Surrounded By Water New Luxury Home With Two Master Bedrooms Sleeps 7

1500 square feet of outdoor living awaits you with views of the inter coastal waters, the barrier islands and the ocean beyond....Cedar beamed ceilings and columns on these second story porches make this luxury home feel like coastal living at its finest. Sip a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and watch the sun rise or set ! The view is to the north, south, east and west.

Two master bedrooms (three queen beds and a sleeper chair) are furnished with top grade mattresses and luxury linens. The sleeper chair has a custom mattress for comfort too. Two fully appointed baths, with dual vanities, European style bidets, walk in showers and plenty of fluffy towels. A new front loading washer and dryer and walk in closets for your convenience.

The gourmet kitchen includes a 9 foot island with seating around, a gas range, dishwasher, microwave, dual ice maker refrigerator, a separate dining area, a bar and a wine refrigerator will make entertaining easy.

Three flat screen televisions, a glass burning fireplace and a wrap around sofa complete the common rooms.

Enjoy the nautical cupola with a custom made orb chandelier, access to the porch from each bedroom and the common room, fans on all the porches, and plenty of parking. Covered parking is available for motorcycles and kayaks, a hose and bucket if you need to wash your bike, storage for your sports gear, a fish cleaning station, and two boat launches on the property so bring your boat......

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Robert and Gail Burch
Member since: 2016
Speaks Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About Robert and Gail Burch

Robert Burch, a retired dentist was born and raised on the property. The main road to The Shrimp House is named after his father H.H. Burch . The Shrimp House is named aptly so because when H.H. Burch was young he started and ran a shrimping business from this very spot. H.H. would net the shrimp here in the coastal waters and transport them to Miami for retail. The shrimp were stored in the building attached to the main house. Being the true entrepeneur, when an old friend called on H.H.Burch and proposed a campground on the adjacent land, H.H. agreed and the campground still operates and is home to many snowbirds. The land has been in the Burch family for decades and is now owned by the existing generation.

When Robert Burch decided to restore the Shrimp House he opted to preserve the original first floor footprint and keep it as storage thus he built up one level to create the

beautiful riverfront home you are now staying in. The weathervane that sits atop the cupola was a gift to Robert from his wife and an effort to remind us always that the

history of "old florida" is etched in The Shrimp House.

Robert and his wife currently live in Ormond Beach, Florida which is 30 miles from The Shrimp House. They also own a small vinyard in Michigan where they spend time in the summer....

Why Robert and Gail Burch chose Oak Hill

If by chance you are so lucky to sit on the porch on a moonlit night and watch the dolphins come out to frolic in the waters you will understand why The Shrimp House is a special place. If by chance you are so lucky to sit on the porch in the early morning sun and see the seabirds as they soar across the water in search of their morning meal you will understand why The Shrimp House is a special place. If you are so lucky to stand at the seawall and a mother manatee and her baby gracefully swim by into the canal where they winter you will know why The Shrimp House is a special place. We hope you will make The Shrimp House your special place!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Oak Hill around the Volusia County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • two fully appointed baths with walk in showers, dual vanities, separate water closets with toilet and european style bidets and luxury towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • two luxury master bedrooms, one with queen bed and sleeper chair, one with two queen beds, both have walk in closets, private baths, flat screen wall mounted televisions, hurricane shutters and sliding glass doors to covered porch, ceiling fans, luxury linens and mattresses for a good sleep.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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" The Shrimp House " A Luxury Waterfront Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey

Beautiful Vacation Property

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Shrimp House for a spring break getaway mainly for my 16 year old son and two of his best friends. They had so much fun kayaking, catching their first fish and the house in general. The house is coastal casual, but elegant...with high end finishes. We felt at home from the moment we walked in. Since we were there for Easter Sunday, we had a awesome Easter Dinner and the kitchen was equipped with everything we needed to prepare our meal. I would definitely recommend this house as a vacay rental.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review Marlita. We loved having you at the Shrimp House
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house with a stunning view. Boat ramp right next to the house. Fisherman paradise.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation at the shrimp house. We brought our boat and docked it right behind the house. Went fishing every morning and boat rides in the afternoon. Rode as far as Daytona beach, this area of Florida is still pristine. No bulkheads or condos for miles ,many porpoises and tons of manatees. Every night had a wonderful dinner at local restaurants. If you wanted to cook, the house has everything, including a grill. Rooms were big and the walk in showers were perfect. The owners were very accommodating to us and even left us a bottle of wine to enjoy on the large deck. Our favorite spot was the back porch that has a great view of the waterway. There are also kayaks and bikes for the real adventurists. We look forward to our next trip to the shrimp house.

The Miller family

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pure Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

The shrimp house was amazing. Great fishing spot and the plus of it was how quiet the environment was. Not to mention, we saw manatees every day because they would pass by the house to get to their place of hanging out. It was a true vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your kind review, please hurry back. bob and gail
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Picture perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved the Shrimp House! Everyday we watched manatees, dolphins, and various birds all from the North Porch! Kayaking the Indian River, marches and creeks we saw a variety of wild life! The house is very well outfitted and the kayaking equipment great! We dropped right into the water and off we went! Highly recommend the Shrimp House!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Please hurry back and be sure to mention you are return guests ... we have rewards for return visits
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Beautiful Home with Great Views!

  • 5 of 5

House is perfect for 2 couples due to having 2 master bedrooms with beautiful views of water! The house has everything you need and is well stocked for cooking meals. Pleanty of seating indoors for eating, however would be nice to have small eating table outdoors, as the only table on porch doesn’t accommodate chairs under it. We brought our own kayaks and enjoyed the kayaking in lagoon...lots of manatees in canal. Robert and Gail answered our questions promptly when we needed to ask something. We would definitely come back!

Norma and Gary

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Daytona International Speedway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
hundreds of beaches

The Shrimp House is located in Oak Hill, a quaint "old florida ' village just 9 miles from the vibrant town of New Smyrna Beach. World class dining, shopping, beachgoing, fishing, motorcycling and kayaking awaits you. An hour west is Disney World and the surrounding Theme Parks central Florida is famous for. Orlando International Airport, Sanford International Airport and Daytona Beach International Airport make your arrival a breeze. Within walking distance are ancient Indian mounds and ruins, and a lovely park with a playground and picnic tables. To the south lies Cape Canaveral and Merritt Island National Seashore and bird sanctuary. To the north is the the most famous beach, the beautiful Daytona Beach, home of the International Speedway and Nascar, the Museum of Art and Science and the location of Bike Week and Biketoberfest where thousands of motorcycles gather twice a year.Climb the famous lighthouse in Ponce Inlet and stop for lunch at the nearby Down the Hatch. Visit Winter Park while you are here with its beautiful shoppes and restaurants and the Tiffany glass museum. Stop in Sanford for some small town charm and perhaps catch the paddle wheeler up the St. Johns River...

If fishing is your thing then wet a line off the seawall in front of the Shrimp House or launch your boat in the private boat dock, flats fishing, fly fishing, or deep water fishing are all within your reach and if you are shopping for a new boat visit the famous boat manufacturing plant nearby...the list is endless and it seems visitors to this area just cannot ever run out of activities however if peace and tranquility are what you seek then the Shrimp House will give you cozy corners to read in and sunny porches to sleep on.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £114.16
Property Damage Insurance £60.13

i will supply you with my phone and the appropriate alarm codes before your arrival. this property has a monotronics alarm system that can be activated from my smart phone. it will be deactivated before your arrival. I am always available or the caretaker is available if I am away.....anything I can do to make your stay fun and safe let me know.

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.

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