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Cozy Edgewater Home, Heated Pool And Private Yard

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathroom, Sleep 7

*Pool is heated to 85 degrees from Oct. 1st - May 31st. The fee is $50 per week or any part of a week, paid by cash or check, upon arrival.

Situated just one block from the beautiful Indian River, Dolly's House affords you the best New Smyrna Beach/Edgewater has to offer. Enjoy fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding and boating on the river, or take a ten minute drive to the beautiful beaches of New Smyrna. There you'll find Flagler Avenue with it's restaurants, spa, beach bars, and shops. Historic downtown New Smyrna is all about Canal Street, with its own entertainment and fun. If you're into cars, the second Saturday of every month is Cruise Night, with 100s of antique autos, muscle cars and hot rods. Saturday mornings, ride down to the farmer's market and pick up fresh produce, locally raised organic pork, chicken and cheese and fish caught in our local waters. The kitchen has been newly renovated and it is fully equipped with all you need to turn your market produce into a wonderful dinner.

A short 15 mile drive up 95N takes you to Daytona International Speedway, Daytona International Airport and more beautiful beaches. There are easy day trips to Cape Canaveral, or to Cocoa Beach, or you can spend a whole day at the theme parks of Disney, Universal or Sea World. Orlando International Airport is approximately 90 minutes away by car.

When you've had enough of the crowds at the beach you can enjoy a day in your own heated pool. After your swim, relax with a glass of wine around the pool or in the screened-in patio. The yard is fenced in for complete privacy in the pool area and there's a grill so you can enjoy cooking and eating outdoors.

The laundry room is off the carport, with another bathroom and a shower to wash the sand and salt off after a day at the beach.

More Details

Kathleen Doherty
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Kathleen Doherty

We moved to Florida from NY in 1999 and live right next door to Dolly's House. We were sailors for over 15 years and we also love motorcycle riding through the hills of Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. We love to travel and have used VRBO extensively. We spent 3 months in France in 2015, staying in houses and apartments that we found on VRBO. This year is a 2 month stay in Italy, touring Tuscany and Rome.

Kathleen Doherty purchased this house in 2015

Why Kathleen Doherty chose Edgewater

This was my parents' house and when my mother, Dolly, passed away in 2014, I bought the property. Since I have been so pleased with my own experience with VRBO as a traveler, I decided to put Dolly's House on their website. I'm pleased with how quickly I booked my first guests. I've tried very hard to have everything at Dolly's House that I would like when I am the renter.

What makes this house unique

There are many houses with pools but very few houses in this area have heated pools. Even though this is Florida, you usually can't swim in a pool comfortably in the winter months.

The house is wheelchair accessible, with ramps to access both entrances. There are no steps to struggle with going out to the porch and the master bath has a roll in shower with a drop down seat and hand held shower head. The only area not easy to access is the actual pool, as the pool deck is too small to safely accommodate a wheelchair.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Edgewater in Volusia County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No food in or immediately around pool area; food clogs the pool filter.
  • No glasses or glass containers in pool; broken glass is dangerous and can permanently damage pool filter.
  • No overnight street parking by Edgewater ordinances.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This bathroom is located off the carport.
  • The master bathroom is completely handicapped accessible with roll in shower. The second bath has a tub and shower. The third bathroom is off the laundry room and has a shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • The master bedroom has a queen size bed and ensuite bathroom with roll in shower and access to the patio and pool. The second bedroom has a double bed and a bathroom right off the bedroom. It also has access to the pool area. There is also a single rollaway bed available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(27 traveller reviews)

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Cozy Edgewater Home, Heated Pool And Private Yard
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
Taylorsville, KY

So much more than we had expected

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Dolly's House was beyond our expectations. Kathleen is a fabulous hostess, going above and beyond by leaving treats in the house upon arrival, and by outfitting the house with just about anything we could need. She anticipated and made available many niceties that are normally not available in rentals, like towels and chairs for the beach. The neighborhood is very quiet and walkable. I enjoyed a walk along Riverside Drive each morning, watching ospreys and ibis on the river. I also walked to a newly opened Bake Shop some mornings for freshly baked muffins and scones. We visited friends in New Smyrna Beach several times, an easy drive just across the South Causeway. We loved our mornings and evenings on the screened in back porch listening to birdsong and enjoying the breeze from the river. The beds were very comfortable, towels and linens of high quality, with lots of room for suitcases and general milling about. I can't imagine staying anywhere else when in this area, and fear we are ruined for other rentals that don't provide the kind of amenities and comfort we found here. Thank you, thank you and can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I love hosting guests and making their stay as comfortable as possible. I hope you will come back to Dolly’s House; I love return guests. Don’t forget, I’m looking forward to your cookbook.
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GREAT place for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Kathleen has been a wonderful hostess. The house is clean and the pool is Wonderful (it is treated with salt, so it's a nice prep for the ocean water).

Kathleen has all instructions printed and posted on the refrigerator. Any question we had was answered in these instructions (including how to get to the beach). This house is in a perfect location - easy access to shopping, beach, historic district and etc., but is also located in a peaceful neighborhood. Can not imagine a better place to stay.

We stayed with a child and he loved everything, especially the pool and water toys Kathleen has available. We will be back again!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Dolly’s House so much! Our flight was delayed so we were late getting in Kathleen had baked wonderful bread and there was fruit for breakfast and she had even put half and half in fridge so we could have coffee in the morning! We loved the pool and that it was heated was wonderful. We had many meals in the screened in porch. House had everything one would need and was so close to everything. Thank you so much Kathleen!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was my pleasure. I am so glad you had a chance to use the pool. The beginning of your stay the weather was a little iffy. I hope you’ll come back to Dolly’s House, I love return guests.
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  • 5 of 5

This house is so welcoming and comfy. The perfect place to chill but also be close to excitement. The pool was amazing- our son learned to swim while staying here. Our kids ages 7,5,1 all enjoyed the stay so much too.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so much fun to hear the children out in the pool. I am so glad they had a good time. Come back again anytime you want to make that long trip to Florida from Alaska.
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  • 5 of 5

Dolly's house is absolutely lovely! It was a great experience. We appreciated how well stocked the house was. Everything we needed, and then some. Kathy is a wonderful host. The lanai and pool were perfect! We could not have asked for a better experience.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed yourselves.It was a pleasure to host your family. I hope you’ll return . I’d be delighted to welcome you back to Dolly’s House.
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Dolly’s House is in a great location, very clean with lots of amenities.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second annual stay at Dolly’s House. It’s in a great location and offers renters many amenities. The owner Kathleen is super and takes great care of this property.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was good to see you two again. I was so glad the weather was better this year than it was last year. I hope your dad is doing well, Amy, and that you had a safe ride home. Until next time, keep well, Kathleen.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Edgewater, Florida

Rental Basis:
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5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £151
Cleaning £94.38

Rates are for 4 persons and are subject to change until reservation is affirmed. Cleaning service is available upon request for stays of 2 weeks or more, at the standard fee of $125 per cleaning. Pool is heated to 85 degrees from Oct. 1st through May 31st at $50 per week or any part of a week, payable by cash or check upon arrival. Children must be supervised, when in or around the pool, at all times.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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