"Your Own Private Resort" In NSB.

The two-story Carriage House at "9 Oaks"
The two-story Carriage House at "9 Oaks"
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The two-story Carriage House at "9 Oaks"

About the Property

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Property Type: House
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
  • Living Area: 1300 sq. ft.

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, a 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. Watch the frequent space launches from your private dock. They are spectaular...especially the night launches.

Great Fishing!!!

WEEKLY & MONTHLY RATES DISCOUNTED!!!

WEEKLY($1150) & MONTHLY($3,700) RATES! Come & Enjoy! FULLY LICENSED & INSURED
OVER 60 Plus (5 STAR REVIEWS) and COUNTING !!!

Amenities

  • Beds
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Balcony
    • Beach Chairs
    • Bicycles
    • Deck / Patio
    • Dock / Boat Slip
    • Fireplace
    • Free WiFi
    • Full Kitchen
    • Heating
    • Internet
    • Kayak / Canoe
    • Kid Friendly
    • Linens Provided
    • Managed by Owner
    • Non-Smoking
    • Not Suitable for Children
    • Parking
    • Pet Friendly
    • Porch
    • Private Pool
    • Towels Provided
    • Water View
    • Waterfront
    • Wireless Internet
  • Appliances
    • Blender
    • Cable / Satellite TV
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Coffee Maker
    • Dishes & Utensils
    • DVD Player
    • Freezer
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron & Board
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Grill
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove
    • Television
    • Toaster
    • Washer / Dryer
  • Nearby Activities
    • Bicycling
      (onsite)
    • Boating
      (onsite)
    • Canoeing
      (onsite)
    • Fishing
      (onsite)
    • Kayaking
      (onsite)
    • Park
      (onsite)
    • Bowling
      (< 1 mile)
    • Deep Sea Fishing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Golf
      (< 1 mile)
    • Grocery Store
      (< 1 mile)
    • Movie Theater
      (< 1 mile)
    • Playground
      (< 1 mile)
    • Shopping Area
      (< 1 mile)
    • Tennis
      (< 1 mile)
    • Live Entertainment
      (1 mile)
    • Ocean
      (1 mile)
    • Basketball Court
      (2 miles)
    • Beach
      (2 miles)
    • Surfing
      (2 miles)
    • Gym/Fitness Center
      (3 miles)
    • Amusement Park
      (10 miles)
    • Aquarium
      (25 miles)
    • Theme Park
      (25 miles)
    • Water Park
      (25 miles)
    • Zoo
      (25 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

WATERFRONT, PRIVATE DOCK & POOL, Swimming pool, Dock, Great Fishing, Kayaking, and paddleboarding. Walk to downtown. Lovely and extensive gardens.Complete 2 story home with new expanded 300' deck with grill and lots of seating and dining.Two living room areas, fully-equipped kitchen with full-size gas range, 1 1/2 baths, large bedroom, Deadbolt lock, Personal safe, Fire extinguishers, Carbon-monoxide detector, Smoke detector, Exterior lighting, First-aid kit, Washing Machine, Clothes Dryer, Pantry Items,3 Dining Areas, Dining for 2 adjacent to the kitchen, Additional dining for 4 on 2nd-floor deck and for 4 in the pool area. 3 smart T.V's, Extended Wi-FI, 2 Stereo/radios, Books, Games, Music Library, Video Library, Lawn / Garden, Water Sports & fishing gear.

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Apr 28 2020 - Apr 27 2021
$165 $1,155 $3,700 7 nights

Notes:

Cleaning Fee $95 per visit
Pet Fee $95 one time
Rates based on 2 guests/ Additional guests (up to 2) $25.00 per night.
House Rules
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM

Availability

Last updated on October 13, 2020

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Owner Info

Susan Rittger

Susan Rittger

About the owner: We love to host our guests. Many return every year for over 8 years now!
Many folks come for its" peaceful atmosphere to rest and re-charge.


History...This was one of the very few homes to be built in New Smyrna(pre-1883).
We have lovingly restored all of the buildings over the past 18 years.
"9 Oaks" as it is named for the 9 beautiful (over 200-year-old) Oak trees is featured in the
prestigious NOW &THEN book.

Why this property? Privacy...Privacy...Privacy!!!
Beautiful surroundings!
Onsite Amenities...private dock & pool!!
Close to everything "fun"!
We are Welcomed & Appreciated!

Calendar last updated: October 13, 2020

Guestbook comments from the owner:

Susie and Herb are among the most wonderful people ever. The house and garden and pool are so inviting. Susie brought me one treat after another, so the experience is a feast for your eyes, your belly (If you are lucky you may get her special meatloaf) and your soul. If you have the opportunity stay here. Your only regret will be if you miss out on this incredible experience!


Aug 2020

We really enjoyed our stay here. There are several comfortable sitting areas in the house to read, watch tv, or look out at the trees and garden. The pool is private and has multiple seating choices so you can move from sun to shade as desired. An easy walk to the downtown historic street and a short drive to the beach area. Didn’t try the supplied bikes though. Our trip was cut short due to the corona virus and so we did not get to continue our exploration of the area. Will try to get back. Great hosts - welcoming, helpful, and friendly.


Mar 2020

Very nice week even though weather was coolish a few days.


Mar 2020

The guest house is dressed to the 9s with something unique in every gaze! If that's not enough, the gardens are remarkably groomed and well appointed with statuary . As you stroll through the property, the secluded pool and gardens become apparent and then you notice a fairy garden tucked in just behind your lounge area. All a feast for your enjoyment.

Suzie and Herb were the perfect hosts offering suggestions to local festivals and attractions. We even received a call to come outside on the dock to view a Spacex rocket launch.


Nov 2019

Susie and Herb were both delightful and helpful with: current events, points of interest, restaurants, while providing navigable directions.

The beautifully refurbished enchanted carriage house itself is a nested getaway when sun, sand and surf need a slight retreat. The secluded pool is concealed within the garden providing an oasis from the world.

The 508 botanical gardens are a bit of Heaven’s reserve, and I cannot paint the appropriate prose to describe them adequately! They were worth every minute of exploration I invested in them: both night and day!


Aug 2019

The owners, Susie and Herb were warm, friendly and accommodating. We were delighted to find a nice gift basket filled with goodies, even treats for our dogs and a nice bottle of wine! One afternoon Susie even brought us over a DELICIOUS pot of her homemade chili!

The grounds are beautiful and the pool is perfect and secluded.


Jul 2019

We had a very nice time. They are fantastic hosts. The house and property are adorable, we enjoyed the pool very much.


Jun 2019

My husband and I stayed in this adorable home with an absolutely beautiful garden of true heaven. We truly love Susie and Herb! We will be returning for another relaxing visit. Susie and Herb are such wonderful host.They had gifts for us and our pups upon our arrival and made us a lovely jambalaya lunch one day. I loved the pool too, even though I couldn't swim in it as much as I would've liked to. The property is so heavenly. They were very informative about places to see and visit which is always a great thing when it's your first time visiting the area. I highly recommend them and their beautiful private home. Can't wait for our next visit!


Jun 2019

The owners were special the gardens superb and the little house charming!

We truly enjoyed our sty!!!


Jun 2019

The home was everything we hoped for and more. There wasn't an item we were lacking. Two wonderful hosts. We had hoped for warmer weather to use the pool, however, we did enjoy the serene pool setting for lounging and reading a good book. The dock and fire pit were great and we were able to sit out on the river for drinks in the evening and during the day enjoyed fishing. We could not have asked for a better location to enjoy all the amenities of the area and the best was we were close to our family and friends.


Dec 2018

My husband and I recently enjoyed our second stay at the charming Carriage House. This cozy cottage features comfy furniture, antiques, art, collectibles, and stained glass that all meld together to create a warm and unique atmosphere. There is beautiful landscaping surrounding the entire estate, a tropical and tranquil swimming pool area, and even an enchanting fairy garden. You can wander the pathways or view all of this beauty from the second story deck. The entire historic property is lovingly maintained by the wonderful owners and hosts, Susie and Herb, who care about every detail of the vacation experience. We truly loved every aspect of our relaxing retreat at this very special piece of paradise!!


Oct 2018

An amazing getaway location tucked in a quiet neighborhood shrouded in beauty and quiet. Herb and Susie are phenomenal hosts who ensure you want for nothing during your stay. Can't wait until until the next getaway!


Aug 2018

We had a great time. We recommend this to anyone who would like to visit NS. We will always visit with the Herb and Susie Rittger when coming to NS, they are wonderful folks that went out of their way to make us feel welcome.


Aug 2018

What a vacation, first you drive up to a private cottage that is hidden in a beautiful garden among the prettiest oak trees with Spanish moss everywhere. We also had are own pool in which we enjoyed every minute. Herb and Susie are a class act that make every second of your vacation carefree and relaxing..5 stars to a vacation we won't forget, herb and Susie thank you and we will return soon..


Jul 2018

The cottage is one of the most unique private getaways surrounded by formal gardens, a private pool that words could never describe ...certainly a sanctuary for travelers who desire A RARE EXPERIENCE. Once you leave the the property you realize the owners' exquisite personal attention to detail ...and preserving history. Here you're insulated from the rest of the world to restore and inspire while visiting one of Florida's most precious historic your doorstep. If you're fortunate you'll be able to visit again if there is an open date on the calendar. My hubby and I will never forget our week here in paradise. Suzi and Herb embrace their guests like long lost family, thinking ahead to everything that one could need for comfort ...and genuine hospitality.


Jul 2018

5 stars does not give this property enough recognition for excellence. Yes the house was clean. The garden area magnificent. The pool secluded, private and of course as with everything else clean and comfortable. The private dock space across the street is a wonderful place to put your feet up and watch the boats and the dolphins. With that being said, I highly recommend you not only consider this property but you actually book it. Why? Well the above should be enough of a reason, however there is an ace in the hole, so to speak, concerning this property. That is the true to heart welcoming feeling you will have during your stay because of the owners Herb and Susie. They are SO NICE and they truly care about you enjoying your time there and will do anything to to make it happen. We truly feel we now have 2 friends in New Smyrna Beach Fl. Looking forward to seeing you both again as soon as possible.


Jul 2018

The title says it all. No disappointments.


Jun 2018

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!


Jun 2018

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!


May 2018

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!!!


May 2018

Ladonna B.

Photos

  • The two-story Carriage House at "9 Oaks"
    The two-story Carriage House at "9 Oaks"
  • One of 3 entrances to your vacation home.
    One of 3 entrances to your vacation home.
  • Statues abound!
    Statues abound!
  • Relaxing Fountains as well!
    Relaxing Fountains as well!
  • Orchids LOVE it here.
    Orchids LOVE it here.
  • Art at every turn.
    Art at every turn.
  • We are honored to have "9 Oaks" featured in Then & Now.
    We are honored to have "9 Oaks" featured in Then & Now.
  • Enter first floor living area with T.V., Radio, DVD & CD players.
    Enter first floor living area with T.V., Radio, DVD & CD players.
  • Comfortable sofa bed available for additional guests.
    Comfortable sofa bed available for additional guests.
  • Original art and antiques throughout.
    Original art and antiques throughout.
  • Cozy and private desk area with extended WI-FI throughout the house.
    Cozy and private desk area with extended WI-FI throughout the house.
  • 1st floor bedroom with privacy curtains & T.V.
    1st floor bedroom with privacy curtains & T.V.
  • Stained glass in most windows.
    Stained glass in most windows.
  • View of 1st floor bedroom with 1/2 bath & closet on the left.
    View of 1st floor bedroom with 1/2 bath & closet on the left.
  • View from 2nd side entrance.
    View from 2nd side entrance.
  • 1st floor 1/2 bath.
    1st floor 1/2 bath.
  • Easy Stairs to the 2nd floor.
    Easy Stairs to the 2nd floor.
  • Entrance to the 2nd floor.
    Entrance to the 2nd floor.
  • "I love Lucy" retro kitchen.
    "I love Lucy" retro kitchen.
  • Special touches everywhere.
    Special touches everywhere.
  • Lovely views from every window.
    Lovely views from every window.
  • Dining for 2 with door to NEW enlarged deck that has dining for 4.
    Dining for 2 with door to NEW enlarged deck that has dining for 4.
  • Always a warm welcome!
    Always a warm welcome!
  • 2nd floor T.V. sitting room.
    2nd floor T.V. sitting room.
  • Charming 2nd Bathroom.
    Charming 2nd Bathroom.
  • Oversized custom shower.
    Oversized custom shower.
  • Unusal & Fun Decor.
    Unusal & Fun Decor.
  • BRAND NEW extended 2nd floor deck with plenty of seating.
    BRAND NEW extended 2nd floor deck with plenty of seating.
  • Great place to grill the fish you caught on the dock today!
    Great place to grill the fish you caught on the dock today!
  • Steps leading to the pool.
    Steps leading to the pool.
  • Walkway to pool.
    Walkway to pool.
  • Enjoy the very private pool area.
    Enjoy the very private pool area.
  • Never know who you will meet here.
    Never know who you will meet here.
  • Calming sounds from the sparkling pool fountain always relaxing.
    Calming sounds from the sparkling pool fountain always relaxing.
  • St. Francis watches over the many birds here.
    St. Francis watches over the many birds here.
  • Dining for 4 in the pool area as well.
    Dining for 4 in the pool area as well.
  • Seating provided in the sun to tan as well as the shade to relax with a book.
    Seating provided in the sun to tan as well as the shade to relax with a book.
  • Very Secluded.
    Very Secluded.
  • There is even a "Fairy garden"path behind the pool area. Fun for us kids!
    There is even a "Fairy garden"path behind the pool area. Fun for us kids!
  • Flower everywhere you look.
    Flower everywhere you look.
  • Great place to meditate.
    Great place to meditate.
  • Butterflies LOVE the plants here.
    Butterflies LOVE the plants here.
  • OLLIE...our resident owl!
    OLLIE...our resident owl!
  • View of Carriage House from Main House.
    View of Carriage House from Main House.
  • "Gracie" ......our resident Egret is bound to stop by.......
    "Gracie" ......our resident Egret is bound to stop by.......
  • ...........for her morning drink.
    ...........for her morning drink.
  • View of the gardens with the main house in the background.
    View of the gardens with the main house in the background.
  • Keeping an eye on the grounds.
    Keeping an eye on the grounds.
  • The rose garden blooms year-round.
    The rose garden blooms year-round.
  • View from your kitchen window towards the Intracoastal Waterway.
    View from your kitchen window towards the Intracoastal Waterway.
  • Only Kidding....they are free!
    Only Kidding....they are free!
  • Entrance to the laundry & supply room.
    Entrance to the laundry & supply room.
  • New Washer & Dryer....even an old-fashioned cloths line for you bathing suits.
    New Washer & Dryer....even an old-fashioned cloths line for you bathing suits.
  • The antique jockey offers you a traditional welcome.
    The antique jockey offers you a traditional welcome.
  • That's right ....Savannah girl vacations here.
    That's right ....Savannah girl vacations here.
  • You are never in the dark with lovely landscape lighting.
    You are never in the dark with lovely landscape lighting.
  • Relax and swing outside your front door.
    Relax and swing outside your front door.
  • The dock is a wonderful addition for your enjoyment.
    The dock is a wonderful addition for your enjoyment.
  • Located on the Intracoastal...it too is surrounded by gardens.
    Located on the Intracoastal...it too is surrounded by gardens.
  • The fishing is great and you are bound to see a dolphin or two splashing about.
    The fishing is great and you are bound to see a dolphin or two splashing about.
  • Dock has sand beach & floating dock..ideal for kayaking and paddle-boarding.
    Dock has sand beach & floating dock..ideal for kayaking and paddle-boarding.
  • Relax & Enjoy the fire- pit on the dock as the sun sets.
    Relax & Enjoy the fire- pit on the dock as the sun sets.
  • If you prefer... relax by the fire pit in the pool area after a evening dip.
    If you prefer... relax by the fire pit in the pool area after a evening dip.
  • Never a dull moment.
    Never a dull moment.
  • "9 Oaks"main house located on historic Riverside Drive in New Smyrna Beach.
    "9 Oaks"main house located on historic Riverside Drive in New Smyrna Beach.
  • Incredible beaches and parks...even a dog beach nearby.
    Incredible beaches and parks...even a dog beach nearby.
  • "Ollie "at sunset on the dock.
    "Ollie "at sunset on the dock.
  • You will feel right at home....relax and enjoy!
    You will feel right at home....relax and enjoy!

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Beyond expectations!

This was a spectacular vacation. From the moment we arrived until the moment we departed, everything was great. We were welcomed with open arms and felt like family from the start. We were greeted by Susie's daughter Julie and shown around. Welcoming us was a basket full of goodies, dog toy, and a bottle of chilled wine. The cottage was beautiful and complete with everything you needed. The grounds were well kept and beautiful. Susie and Herb could not have been more gracious. We fell in love with them and their beautiful home and cottage. Hope we can do it again in the future.

Stayed: Submitted: January 31, 2020

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