About this rental
Watch the sunrise from your private balcony of this elegant yet relaxing beachfront 2/2 with full kitchen and laundry in unit. Family-friendly Southpoint Condos are on the pristine no-drive beach of Ponce Inlet, FL. Wake up to sunshine over the ocean. Watch dolphins and other wildlife from your balcony or go for a swim in the heated pool. Walk on the lovely family beach.
All linens are provided. Kitchen has all you need to prepare your own food. Dining out is fun at one of the many quaint, local restaurants just a short walk or drive away. Visit the historic lighthouse or the marine rescue center just minutes away. Covered parking is included with your condo rental.
Our Southpoint Condo in Ponce Inlet was renovated Nov. 2020 - May 2021, including new windows, master shower, washer/dryer, and walkway coatings, as well as reinforcements to the foundation and structure of the building.
Our condo came through Hurricane Ian and Tropical Storm Nicole, fall 2022, with minimal damage. Currently our beach stairs have been rebuilt and are open for guests to use.
Contact the owner to reserve your special get away.
Cleaning fee and taxes are additional.
A $300 refundable deposit holds your dates. Nightly fees and taxes are due 2 weeks before arrival.
This is a non-smoking property, including the balcony, elevators, and interior walkways.
Direct oceanfront with gorgeous views of the Atlantic
Clean and updated
Washer/dryer in unit
Why Kids Love It
Boogie boards are there for you to ride the waves.
Sometimes you see dolphins or manatees swimming by the beach.
You can pet young stingrays (no sting) at the Marine Science Center.
You can climb to the top of the lighthouse.
Go carts and mini golf are a short drive away.
You can wear flip flops everywhere!
Ponce Inlet is south of Daytona Beach and north of New Smyrna Beach, FL. One of Florida's best-kept secrets, Ponce Inlet boasts a historic, picturesque lighthouse and small casual restaurants featuring fresh seafood and other fare for all. Fishing, boating, surfing, and parasailing are available nearby.
If you are looking for a nature preserve, history, quiet, and safety, Ponce is your place. If you want to be in the middle of night life, noise, and crowds of people, Ponce is not for you. Ponce is loved by families with small children, seniors who love to walk on the beach, and couples celebrating milestones such as anniversaries. It is a naturally gorgeous, meditative, safe place.
Attractions Within Walking Distance
North Turn restaurant and racing memorabilia
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Smart tv and cable tv in living room, cable tv in bedrooms 1 and 2
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Jan 01 - Dec 31 2023
Oct 19 - Oct 22 2023
Nov 23 - Nov 27 2023
Dec 22 - Dec 31 2023
Jan 01 - Dec 31 2024
Cleaning fee: $130
Tax Rate: 12.5%
Sept. 2023 Special: Take 5% off the rate on this website.
For 7 nights or more, take 5% off the rate on this website.
Race Week, Bike Week, Memorial Day weekend, 4th of July, Labor Day weekend, and Biketoberfest are in high demand with higher nightly rates.
To hold your dates, a $300 refundable damage deposit is due at booking (almost always refunded within one week of checkout).
Full payment must be received at least 14 days before arrival.
Deposit will be refunded if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Deposit will be refunded if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date if and when I can re-rent the property for your dates.
In 2023-24, cleaning fee is $130. We provide all linens, basic paper products, and basic kitchen spices and oils, plus coffee and filters for the Mr. Coffee.
Last updated on September 18, 2023
Hosted by Joy Ford
Member since 2019
Year Purchased: 2018
About the owner: Our family has lived in Central Florida almost our whole lives. Lou was born in Florida and Joy in Ohio. With the energy of our two teenaged sons, our family is always enjoying adventures. We love the variety of Florida and the hidden treasures of its natural beauty and history. One such treasure is Ponce Inlet.
Why this property? For years Lou has wanted our family to have a beach property of our own, and in 2018, through a variety of circumstances, his dream became a reality. After a little work, creativity, and prayer, our family now owns our own little piece of paradise. With gorgeous views from the top floor of Southpoint Condominiums, unit 705 has a fresh ocean blue color scheme and welcomes guests to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of our little paradise.
Guestbook comments from the host:
Quiet and peaceful
Amazing views of the ocean and its dolphins
Local restaurants unique, food excellent
The place is beautiful. Love the colors!!
The whole town is so cute.
This condo is really nice and with fresh paint and everything you need. I went out every morning to see the sunrise.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many does the condo sleep?
4 or 5 really comfortably, 6 maximum
Is parking free?
What have recent guests written about this condo?
You can see the Reviews section, but here are some favorites:
" I cannot tell you in writing how much we enjoyed our time in your condo. I don't know if/when we will be back in Florida, but if we plan a trip to the area, we will be in touch with you. And, I will gladly recommend your place to anyone I know planning a trip to the area. Your place is divine!!"
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 705 Southpoint, perfect size for our family. We instantly felt right at home. Joy thought of everything. We appreciated the beach equipment, beach towels, and sun screen. The kitchen was well stocked. Washer/dryer was a bonus! Kids loved the warm pool. I appreciated the safety features of the condo with keys needed for pool and elevator access. Great stay!
Reviewer location - Park Rapids, MN
Date of arrival - March 4, 2022
Is there an elevator?
Yes, two elevators, not far from our condo door
Does this condo have free WIFi?
Yes, check the blue notebook in our condo for the password.
Is there a keyless entry I can use if I arrive after business hours?
Yes, the elevator lobby door opens with a push-button keypad using a code I text to you. After you've entered the condo, my keys are there for you to use during your stay.
Thank you for sharing your condo with us. We loved the beautiful ocean views and watching the sunrise from the deck with our morning coffee. The condo had everything we needed including beach chairs and an umbrella. Lovely place.
Stayed: April 2023 Submitted: April 10, 2023
Beautiful top-floor condo on the beach
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The view of the ocean is just amazing. The condo is well equipped and very comfortable. We made use of the heated pool since the ocean was already a bit chilly. Overall, a wonderful getaway!
Stayed: November 2022 Submitted: November 15, 2022
Superb Condominium with Unbeatable View
Our family was wonderfully surprised by the comfort and beauty of Joy's condominium. We were anxious about our stay since our arrival was only a few days after Hurricane Ian, but Joy went above and beyond in preparing the condo for our arrival. There were workmen on the premises during our time there, but we hardly noticed them as we enjoyed the coziness of the beautifully decorated and fully equipped interior. The view from the oceanfront balcony was magnificent and ever changing. Frequent sightings of dolphins certainly added to our enjoyment. We have stayed in several beachfront condominiums in the area, but none surpassed this one. Joy provided everything one could want or need: from clear instructions on the operation of everything in the condo, to a fully equipped kitchen, to supremely comfortable beds, to beach chairs for those lazy days in the sun. We enjoyed every minute of our stay, and we eagerly look forward to our next visit.
Stayed: October 2022 Submitted: October 19, 2022
Ocean views were spectacular
We loved staying at this Southpoint condo! Joy is very accommodating and quick to communicate through texts. Condo is in a well manicured and quiet section of Ponce Inlet. The condo is on top floor with nothing but ocean and beach views. Decor was very nice and updated. Showers had great water pressure and kitchen was well equipped. Condo was smaller than what we normally rent but it was a perfect size for the two of us. We would definitely stay here again.
Stayed: February 2022 Submitted: February 19, 2022
This is one of the best places you can stay while in Ponce inlet
This is my families second time staying at this beautiful condo. We loved it the first time so we had to revisit. The condo is clean and the owners are amazing with communication. The family atmosphere makes you feel at home. The location was honestly the best because you drive one direction and hit the dolphin tours and the lighthouse then you go the other direction and there’s some amazing restaurants and ice cream shops to eat at. We even walked down the beach to one of the local restaurants. Our family created unforgettable memories here, highly recommend for anyone looking for a getaway.
Stayed: June 2021 Submitted: June 22, 2021
Perfect view, responsive hostess
Highly recommend this part of Ponce Inlet. Close enough to everything, but most importantly....the sounds of the waves and amazing view from the master and living room made this a great pick for my family! Joy was responsive and very understanding. She also warned us about construction, but it was not an issue for us at all. Always had a parking space and no noise. Would book again!
Stayed: May 2021 Submitted: June 17, 2021
OCEANFRONT CONDO LIVING AT ITS VERY BEST!
Let's oceanfront top floor, convenient to everything, luxury furnishings, spotless, awesome woodgrain tile floors, updated top of the line bath and kitchen fixtures, easy to book and easy to access. What more could you want in a wonderful condo stay! Oh, did I mention affordable.....that, too! Booking direct from the owner was a huge plus. Thank you, Joy, for making our trip so pleasant and for sharing your wonderful condo.
Stayed: May 2021 Submitted: May 23, 2021
Thank you! I’m glad you had perfect weather.
Peaceful and Gorgeous on the surf!
Joy is fantastic, she made our trip happen. Thank you so much for the outstanding communication. The house was very nice and we felt right at home. 5 Stars is not enough, would highly recommend!
Stayed: October 2020 Submitted: November 03, 2020
We enjoyed our stay. This was our 2nd year in this beach front building and it's the absolute BEST location!! Easy access to the beach, no wait on elevators, quiet complex, away from the hustle and bustle of Daytona, but close enough to drive for favorite eating spots!! The only thing that was rather aggravating this year was the construction going on. They took up 3/4 of the parking deck, so finding parking spots after going out to eat was somewhat annoying. Televisions are not SMART tv's, so no neflix available. We only turned the tv on once during our 7 day stay, so we didn't even realize it until the last day when it was too rainy to get out on the beach. The ice maker didn't work, so we did have to buy bags of ice everyday. Even with these issues, I would definitely book again!! Joy, the owner, was accessible by phone anytime we had a question. We will be back!!
Stayed: June 2020 Submitted: July 08, 2020
Hi, I'm so glad you had good weather most of the time and enjoyed your stay on the top floor of beautiful Southpoint in Ponce Inlet.The condo association will be closing our part of the building beginning Nov. 1 for 5 or 6 months to install new windows and walkways. During that closed time, after they finish with our particular unit, we have plans to do several upgrades. By the time you visit again, I think all of your dreams of ice and technology will come true!So glad to have met you! Joy
TIME OF OUR LIVES
We stayed at this beautiful condo in March for 5 days...It was super clean, quiet, &,everything we could possibly need was available. Joy was a wonderful hostess and I told her we would definitely be back. Gorgeous condo...gorgeous beach...nice pool....Relaxation that was much needed!
Stayed: March 2020 Submitted: May 02, 2020
Atlantic side condo
Did day trips, Ponce Lighthouse, Kennedy Space Center, Blue Springs Park, World of Golf, St Augustine, Daytona Speedway. Best Restaurant, Racing North Turn, breakfast -Cracked Egg. Condo was clean, great view, nice beach, smaller than we are accustomed to, but worked out for the 4 of us. Would suggest one more comfort chair. Great place!
Stayed: February 2020 Submitted: February 15, 2020
Wow, you really did some sight seeing! I'm glad you had such fun. Thanks for the details. Joy
Very comfortable unit. The view is beautiful. Great area for exploring nature, restaurants and lighthouse. Lots to enjoy.
Stayed: January 2020 Submitted: January 24, 2020
Thank you for taking time to review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay.
The condo was beautiful. The beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was sticked with everything we needed to cook with. The owners were very easy to work with and always answered any text promptly. An overall fabulous experience.
Stayed: December 2019 Submitted: December 31, 2019
Thank you. We welcome you again in the future.
Staying here was the most relaxing getaway I have ever experienced!
The location was outside of the hustle of the "real world" but close enough to enjoy restaurants and those forgotten necessities that require a quick trip to Publix. Listening to the roar of the ocean waves breaking on shore and watching the sunrise from a private balcony over looking the ocean was magnificent! My husband and I struggle to get away from work and responsibilities, but finding this beachfront condo only one hour outside of Orlando will make taking short trips very likely to show up on our busy calendars in the future. Everything needed for the couple or family is provided. A kitchen with all the necessities to cook, dvds for the family, and ALL the classic games needed to provide indoor entertainment. This was the perfect place to enjoy our 30th Wedding Anniversary!
Stayed: December 2019 Submitted: December 12, 2019
Perfect lovely, spaceful,peaceful condo
Location: Beautiful sunrice every morning right on the beach. Perfect day starter. And in the evening sunset with view over de river. Condo: Very nice super clean condo, Love the furniture in the master bedroom. View is perfect from the balcony. Enjoying sunrice, the birds flying by and sometimes playing dolphins. Everytime amazing. Pool is nice for al little swim and chilling on the sunbeds. Beach is in the month november perfect. Love biking on the beach, But also to the river. Location Ponce preserve. Everything is well mentained in and around the building. We enjoyed it very much with lots of yoga and meditation. We recommend this condo with all our heart. Love and light.
Stayed: November 2019 Submitted: November 16, 2019
Thank you for your specific observations. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay!
Perfect beach condo for relaxing or playing!
The location is amazing! You can easily ride a bike on the beach or even walk to an awesome beach front restaurant, a beach front park/inlet with dolphins and manatee, even see dolphins and so many beautiful birds from the balcony. The inside is meticulously clean and a beautiful space to relax with a romantic master & games/DVD player for the kids. Boogie board or sunbathe in front of the natural dunes which sometimes provide a nest for sea turtles! The kitchen is so bright and convenient to prepare food with a view of the Atlantic. No matter what activity you choose, you can enjoy the gorgeous view, even star-gazing at night. Right across the street you can walk or bikeride to the intercoastal to watch the sunset and boats go by, or even watch from the west balcony. We ALWAYS are thankful to be able to enjoy staying at this lovely condo.
Stayed: November 2019 Submitted: November 14, 2019
Thank you for these amazing details!
Our family decided to take a last minute beach vacation and we were lucky to come across this condo. It was stocked with everything we needed including beach chairs and an umbrella. The unit was exceptionally clean and updated and the owner even went above and beyond to make sure our toddler had a safe place to sleep. I would definitely recommend this condo and plan to visit Joy’s condo again in the future.
Stayed: October 2019 Submitted: November 02, 2019
Thank you, Shawna, for the specific details in your thoughtful review!
Perfect place for great views and relaxation
The condo and location were great. The beach views were incredible. The beach was right outside the condo very convent. The pool was great as well. Everything we needed was in the condo beach chairs/toys etc. The condo was very clean and just the right size. I really enjoyed listening and watching the waves crash from the balcony. The sun reflecting off the beach was stunning. I highly recommend this condo. I can’t wait to go back for another visit.
Stayed: September 2019 Submitted: September 25, 2019
Thank you for the positive review. I'm glad your sister weekend getaway was a success!
Joy’s Condo was absolutely amazing! My girlfriend and I had a great time, her condo provides you with everything you could think of from kitchen appliances to bathroom goods. There is plenty of space for everything. The view of the ocean was outstanding. Joy was also great at checking in with us and made sure we had everything we needed! We plan to come back! She provides you with great recommendations if needed as well! Thank you so much Joy!
Stayed: September 2019 Submitted: September 13, 2019
Thank you for the detailed review. I'm sure it will help others. May God direct your paths and protect you on your way home today and always.
perfect for our family, on the beach, spacious condo, everything you need supplied
This was the perfect place for our family of 5. With our 3 small kids, my husband & I enjoyed the soft sand, playing in the ocean, hiking the Ponce de Leon lighthouse, strolling the beach & watching the sea turtle's nests each evening. Joy's place is in a perfect location. She has everything you'd need to cook meals in the kitchen, a dishwasher and washer/dryer also came in handy. The beds are so comfy. The kids liked the cable tv and beach toys! We watched dolphins from the balcony each morning!! Truly a gift from God. The pictures are exactly what the condo looks like. I hope we can stay again!! Thanks Joy!!!
Stayed: August 2019 Submitted: August 27, 2019
Thank you for the details in your review. I'm sure they will help others looking to enjoy Ponce Inlet with small children. May God bless you always! Joy
Perfect ocean view condo!
We loved our stay! The decor was beautiful, bright and beachy! The ocean view was perfect (we would watch the dolphins each morning from the balcony). The quiet beach location was perfect for our family, yet it was close enough to anything we may want to do. The full kitchen was helpful since we have picky eaters and having cable on the tv helped distract the kids while I was making dinner! The beds were firm and we felt very at home! Thank you for a great getaway!
Stayed: August 2019 Submitted: August 22, 2019
Thoroughly perfect beach condo!!
The most well-stocked kitchen ever...even had a slow cooker, storage containers, and essential staples like salt, pepper, sugar, coffee, etc. Also, the condo had important beach items like towels, umbrella, chairs, and boogie boards. I would recommend this condo and will rent again if I return to Ponce Inlet.
Stayed: August 2019 Submitted: August 22, 2019
Thanks, Laurie, contact me directly anytime to reserve time for you and your family! Joy Helmick Ford Text
My idea of a perfect beach vacation is to relax and get away from all the busyness of our everyday lives. This lovely condo offers just that, with all the comforts of home without all the cares. Ponce Inlet has well been known as a quiet, less crowded no drive beach. Here you can walk for miles on the wide sand beaches, take in the views from your seventh floor balcony or simply enjoy the very comfortable surroundings of the well appointed condo. So take some time and treat yourself to a much needed break at this hidden treasure in Ponce Inlet!
Stayed: August 2019 Submitted: August 18, 2019
Top Notch Accomodations
Joy's condo is one of the most beautiful and well-maintained lodging I've been in. We stay at the beach a lot and this pristine condo has a superior layout, awesome views, beautiful Furnishings, the most comfortable beds, and is meticulously cleaned & maintained. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better option to stay at the beach than this one! If you like to always have a great View, this is your place because you can see the beach wherever you are even when you're inside cooking or dressing. Location is excellent! We highly recommend this vacation sanctuary.
Stayed: July 2019 Submitted: August 01, 2019
Perfect Beach Condo
This condo was perfect for our trip to the beach. The view from the balcony is a stunning look at the ocean. We had plenty of room for four people. All the extras were included like beach chairs, umbrella and boogie boards. Also we had everything we needed for cooking, relaxing and entertaining. The location was ideal! We were close to restaurants and shops, but far from the crazy Daytona traffic and tourist traps. I highly recommend this condo!
Stayed: August 2019 Submitted: August 01, 2019
Perfect Beach Get Away!
My wife and I checked into this beach condo and instantly felt at home. The entire place with immaculately clean and welcoming. We instantly went to check out the master bedroom and were in awe as we opened the curtains and overlooked the gorgeous beach. Every day my wife and I loved waking up and opening the curtain to natural light flooding the entire room. We often ate our meals on the back balcony overlooking the crashing waves or the sunset.From the moment we got into the condo it was evident that the owners did everything they could to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. We found a binder full of instructions on how to turn on the TVs, contact information, as well as suggestions for local restaurants.Each day that we went to the beach we noticed that the beach was not nearly as busy as most of the beaches we had visited. More importantly it only took a minute from our front door to access the beach. We were under an umbrella with our toes in the sand and reading our favorite books in no time.What more could you want? This was definitely a memorable experience for my our family we would definitely recommend this place to everyone!
Stayed: July 2019 Submitted: July 31, 2019
705 has been our Feb. home for the past 6 years and we love it!
Everything is great! We appreciate the improvements you have made. The only thing that might be improved is the cookware. We love the location and our returning neighbors on the seventh floor. So many happy memories as we have been coming to South Point for nearly 2o years. We hope we will be able to continue to stay in 705 for many more years! Sincerely John and Wendy Bubak
Stayed: February 2019 Submitted: June 28, 2019
Hi, thanks for the honest review. We started buying new cookware after we stayed there the first week in June. :) You are right! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and will return in 2020!
This condo is located on a quiet stretch of beach devoid of crowds and cars. The view from your balcony is unobstructed. Open a window, the ocean is right there! The property is located near great restaurants and fun shopping!! It has everything you need!! It is immaculate and beautifully decorated! We can’t wait to go back again!!
Stayed: February 2019 Submitted: June 25, 2019
Maybe this fall you can return again. Check out our calendar on this site.
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