Florida East Coast Beach-Front Property, 2 Bdrm, 2 Baths, Beach, Pools, Tennis
Condo, on the beach with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 6, 2 bathroom(s), floor area of 100 m2 (1075 sq.ft), WCs 2, children OK, NO smoking, air-conditioning, second home, including internet , number of travellers: 2
1) December 18 2014 - December 31 2014
We would like to live & learn about different areas of Australia & New Zealand between Dec 2015 & May 2016.Non-simultaneous exchanges work for us too.
Where we want to go
Description of our house
We just can't wait to get to our beach condo, our home away from home! We love to walk the white sandy beach, swim in the pools, body surf in the ocean, play tennis, bike the beach or in the village, or just hang out at the condo. The patio is great for reading, enjoying meals or snacks or just relaxing and watching the ocean. The large ocean-front sun-deck is also great for sunning, reading, watching dolphins or other activies in the surf. Our condo is a flat on the first floor with entrance, kitchen, dining and living area on one side, two bedrooms and two full baths on the other side. A Hallway leads from the living area to the bedroom area with the Main bath straight down that hallway, Guest bedroom on one side and the master suite on the other side. Master is a suite, including a long closet & hallway, full bath, and bedroom. Guest bedroom has two double beds and double closets, night stands with lamps on each side and between beds, and a large dresser. Our home is well furnished for comfort and convenience, tile in entry, kitchen, and both bathrooms, carpet in living area and bedrooms. We face southeast, on the sunny side but also have a northeast view of the ocean from the back and entrance. Canaveral National Seashore is just three miles south of us, the longest National Seashore in the USA, with a visitor center and programs on natural history and nature/science education.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, central heating, tv / cable, sofa, carpet
Kitchen and washing:
Freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Balcony, parking, tenniscourt, swimming pool
Diving, surfing, horse riding, tennis, roller blading, water skiing, swimming, paragliding, golfing, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, fine restaurants, good shopping, nightlife
Nearest major airport:
Car recommended, children ok, no smoking, including internet, long term considered, non-simultaneous optional
= marks the location of this home
New Smyrna Beach is one of the best kept secrets, located on Florida's east coast 250 miles south of the Georgia State line and between Daytona Beach and Cocoa Beach. Daytona is 20 miles away and known for it's auto racing (Daytona 500), it's drive-on beach and night life. Cocoa Beach is about an hour south of us and is near the Kennedy Space Center. We are 10 minutes from I-95, yet away from all the traffic and congestion. Fly into Orlando International Airport (75 minutes away), Daytona (20 minutes) or Sanford International Airport (30 minutes). We love the quiet and artsy shopping areas of Flagler Avenue on the beach side or historical downtown Canal Street on the mainland. Historic St Augustine, the oldest city in America, is just an hour north of us. Reasonable restaurants, grocery stores and department stores are nearby for any needs. We're 75 minutes from Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studio resorts and about 2 hours from Tampa/St. Petersburg and the west coast of FL. We enjoy the real (Natural) Florida with Canaveral National Seashore just three miles south of us or Ponce DeLeon Springs State Park, 45 minutes away where we enjoy the all-you-can-eat, make-your-own pancakes in the Old Sugar Mill, swim in the natural springs year-round, canoe or kayak the river, and hike the trails among the cypress trees and Spanish Moss on the huge old oak trees. There are several other State Parks nearby with similar nature and activites to enjoy, including Blue Springs, known for viewing manatees in the winter months.
Something about ourselves
We are Colleen(60) and Jim(69) with five grown children who live on their own. We are both retired teachers (June 2011) and are looking forward to many more exchanges, now that we have more flexiblility for traveling. We experienced the once-in-a-lifetime experience of a series of home exchanges in Europe, beginning in Iceland, then Holland, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, and ending in England for our first Home exchange experience in 2007. We are hooked on homeforexchange and wish to experience more of the best vacations, ones where you live like the locals, care for their animals, enjoy their bikes, and meet their neighbors, etc. We are hoping to arrange several exchanges of one week or more in different areas of Australia & New Zealand during the winter/spring of 2016. We look forward to exchanging homes as we travel and learn about other cultures. We hope to also provide these opportunities to our home exchange guests. We will respect your home as we hope that you will respect our home. Let's get to know each other and share the best ideas for the area where we will exchange!