About the Property
Amarula Estates is in a tranquil setting on the Tomoka River yet still in the heart of the Daytona Beach area and just 15 minutes to the beach and approximately one hour to Disneyworld.
It offers accommodation for up to 18 guests with a heated infinity swimming pool. The gourmet kitchen allows room for several cooks to share their culinary talents while fellow guests relax in the spacious open living room.
Five of the seven bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and the remaining two bedrooms have detached bathrooms.
A large back patio is ideal for grilling with plenty of seating available for guests to enjoy the meal. Outside lighting lends a relaxed ambiance in the evenings.
A 500 ft walkway takes you to the river, and pontoon boat, which is available for guests to use at an additional cost.
Amarula Estates is an ideal venue for a small destination wedding, family reunions, church retreats or other special occasions.
Amarula Estate's uniqueness is in the fact that its 8000 sq ft on 11 acres with large bedrooms all king and queen beds. It is private with plenty of parking.
THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME
Amarula estates is owned by a local doctor in the area who spent the first twenty years of his life in South Africa. With African Bush in his blood, he named the estate after the beautiful Marula tree on the property. A source of several fascinating legends, the Marula tree has become a sacred and intricate part of ancient African culture. Locals have revered these trees for centuries and refer to them fondly by various names. Because elephants travel for miles to feast on the wild fruit, locals call it ‘The Elephant Tree.’ African folklore also refers to it as ‘The Marriage Tree,’ a reason why we encourage weddings at Amarula Estates. Apart from making a beautifully natural ceremony canopy, it’s also said to have aphrodisiac properties and features in tribal fertility rites. The ripening of the Marula fruit in summer coincides with great celebrations in many parts of Southern Africa. In Swaziland, for example, the annual Marula Festival is celebrated at the king’s royal residence, sustaining the belief that the Marula fruit is fit for kings and queens.
Guests receive a gift of a bottle of Amarula Cream liqueur upon arrival (subject to available stock). Best enjoyed neat or on ice. Ideally with a view.
THE DESIGN OF THE HOME
At a local school fete, the owner of Amarula estates won a lunch with his congressman in Washington DC. While he was in the area, he visited Monticello the home of Thomas Jefferson in Charlottesville, Virginia. Inspired by the Roman neoclassical architecture featuring large columns in the back and front of the house, he returned to Florida and designed and built this home on the banks of the Tomoka River.
This is a country style estate on 11-acres in the heart of the Daytona Beach Area. Only a short distance from the Beach, Speedway, shops, and restaurants,50 odd miles to Disney World This home has a beautiful peaceful private setting, a perfect place for friends and family. Ideal for groups attending the many local events that Daytona beach area offers.Great for intimate destination weddings.
Access to the inter-coastal waterway by boat. 15 mins to the beach, 4 mins to shops, 12 mins to the speedway. Unlimited parking for cars, bikes, and trailers We want you to enjoy your stay with us.
This home has large bedrooms, high ceilings, a very large open plan kitchen and great room which opens out onto a 1560 sq. ft. covered porch. This overlooks the solar heated, infinity swimming pool and from there is a +- 500 ft. walkway to the dock on the Tomoka River. This is a wonderful resting place for those who want to enjoy the quietness of nature or to catch a fish or two.
The indoor/outdoor design of this home, plus the spaciousness, lends itself to hosting weddings and if this is something that you are interested in, please contact the host who will be glad to discuss the package and pricing.
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Feb 27 2019 - Feb 28 2021
No weddings or events without prior discussion with the property manager.
Last updated on April 01, 2020
Calendar last updated: April 01, 2020
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Perfect spacious private house
The location is amazing-right off of the highway but on a private secluded property. This is a great estate with all of the comforts of home but an added touch of luxury. The outdoor space is to live for. The infinity pool was amazing. The added bonus of the separate bar/spa was just what was needed for our retreat. Ian ( the owner) was vey accommodating with helping us work all the gadgets. We will definitely be hosting another retreat here.
Stayed: January 2020Submitted: January 15, 2020
Amazing Vacation Home
We recently stayed at Amarula Estates over Christmas with 12 family members, this was the best vacation home! It has everything you will need for a great vacation. There was more then enough room for us all and lots of things to do. It was great to have access to the boat, paddle boards and kayaks. All amenities were awesome, pool, hot tub, sauna and Bar area were A++ The property manager was great! Ensured we had everything we needed and was easy to contact him if we did need anything. Close access to restaurants, and shopping and the beach is only about a 7 min drive. We really had a great time here and all the home has to offer as well enjoyed it's location as it is so close to anything you need. Would definitely recommend and we would love to go back again!
Stayed: December 2019Submitted: January 02, 2020