There are times in life when a peaceful existence is desired to balance a hectic life and this address was absolutely the port in the storm! Right from the moment we stepped onto the property until we left, we knew were in a special place. We were then taken care of with the wonderful brand of Susie and Herb hospitality! They showed us everything we needed to know and then left us to explore this beautiful vacation property. If ever there was a sanctuary this is it. Complete with gorgeous butterflies. And when we left, Susie and Herb said goodbye with warm cornbread muffins. Who does this?! Susie and Herb with their southern hospitality!!
Visited on "July - 2017
A Magical Time!
We could not have chosen a more lovely place to celebrate our 26th anniversary! Susie and Herb's Carriage House rental is truly a gem of NSB! The moment we walked through the gate, I was in love with the beauty, and charm of the gardens! Our stay was memorable and magical, and we truly felt relaxed and more lighthearted! The decor of the cottage is fun and whimsical, with a fabulous selection of art and antiquities. Along with the tranquil setting, lush tropical garden, private pool area, as well as dock over the intercoastal waterway, our senses were filled in every direction! Susie is a jewel herself! On arrival we enjoyed a gift basket of goodies especially chosen to celebrate our anniversary! Her sense of style is warm, loving, charismatic, artsy, flamboyant, detailed, and exudes hospitality at every turn! Herb is a southern gentleman!
The location is ideal, and our visit from start to finish more than exceeded our highest expectations! We look forward to our next visit!
Visited on "April - 2017
Fantastic Cottage & Wonderful Experience
This was my first rental experience with Home Away! I wanted to write a Review of this outstanding vacation rental. This is a fantastic and well appointed cottage for a couple or single traveler looking for the perfect visit or getaway. I live in Boston, and I have been traveling to Daytona Beach and NSB for many years. My son and his wife live in the area. On this occasion I traveled to celebrate the birth, and meet my first grandchild. (Sarah) I am a widower, I have traveled alone for years. I've been a slave to the beachside hotels, resorts & a few B&B's looking for a change. As we all know, no matter the stars, they all lack privacy, personal amenities, the ability to relax and host family and guests, and with the high traffic the cleanliness and property maintenance suffers and feels institutional. As I pulled into the driveway, I could see the love and care that has been put into the home and landscape. I stepped out of the car, and I was greeted by Susie with a smile and the keys to the cottage. I walked into the door, I first noted all of the photos on the site are a exact representation of the cottage and the amenities. The rental was immaculate, there was a gift basket waiting with goodies, snacks, wine and coffee for the am.. The cottage was fully equipped with everything that would be needed for the week. All I needed to do was make my list, and a trip to the grocery store. The property is located on the intercostal, and the cottage is in the rear of the main house. As you sit on the balcony in the shade of the trees, you can view the meditation garden and private pool. You are only a mile or two from the shops and cafes on Flagler and beachside. There are beach cruiser bicycles for the guests to peddle to the sand or lunch at the Breakers!! There is also a wonderful dock to sit and relax enjoying the serenity at sunset. The owners Susie and Herb were wonderful and attentive hosts, making you feel wanted, and like a family member on a visit. I feel the price point was fair and reasonable considering the outstanding accommodations. Now that the stork has made the delivery, of my little granddaughter!! I'll be heading to the palm trees and beach at a faster pace and more often. Let the blessings and the magic begin!! In the future this will be my first stop for lodging in NSB. "5 STARS!!" Regards, David G.David G.
Visited on "April - 2017
Another Great Year!
My husband and I just returned from our 3rd stay at the Carriage House. Susie and Herb greeted us like family and we immediately settled in to the warm and unique rental property. It's a little jewel with it's fanciful yet comfortable quarters. The yard is like an arboretum that invigorates your senses with the beautiful flowers, statuary and lush foliage. We continued to explore downtown Canal Street with it's eclectic collection of shops and restaurants, as well as beachside on Flagler Avenue. There are 3 beaches at our disposal as well as the lovely pool on the property. Our hosts are generous with their time and suggestions about activities in the nearby area. We can't wait to return next year and continue with our adventures in the great little beach town that is NSB!Laura N.
Visited on "February - 2017