About the Property
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. Kayak through the beautiful mangroves from your private dock. We even supply you with 2 kayaks FREE!
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 biking...yes...we have thought of that too. We provide 2 kayaks FREE!
Great Fishing!!! You got it ! 2 fishing poles provided FREE!
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WEEKLY($1150) & MONTHLY($3,700) RATES! Come & Enjoy! FULLY LICENSED & INSURED
OVER 60 Plus (5 STAR REVIEWS) and COUNTING !!!
Very Private & Quiet
One guest reservation at a time
Private Dock on the Intracoastal/Great Fishing
Very Private Pool
Walk to Historic Downtown
Bike to the Beach/Beach Bikes Provided
Beach Dogwalk on the Ocean Nearby/Pet-Friendly
Kayak right from the dock on the Intracoastal/Kayaks provided
Full Kitchen with Barbecue on Deck
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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Nov 01 2020 - Dec 31 2022
Cleaning Fee $95 per visit
Pet Fee $95 one time
Rates based on 2 guests/ Additional guests (up to 2) $25.00 per night.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Last updated on April 06, 2021
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!!!
Onsite Amenities...private dock & pool!!
Close to everything "fun"!
We are Welcomed & Appreciated!
Calendar last updated: April 06, 2021
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!
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.
Very nice week even though weather was coolish a few days.
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.
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!
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.
We had a very nice time. They are fantastic hosts. The house and property are adorable, we enjoyed the pool very much.
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!
The owners were special the gardens superb and the little house charming!
We truly enjoyed our sty!!!
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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..
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.
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.
The title says it all. No disappointments.
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!
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!
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!!!
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: December 2019Submitted: January 31, 2020