Florida Pool Home close to Beaches, Theme Parks and Outdoor Adventures.
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This 1950's vintage Florida-inspired home is nestled in the quiet town of Debary, Florida. Surrounded by historic locations, famous state parks, biking, hiking, and waterways. Beaches are 30 minutes away and all the theme parks are within an hour from the front door.

This family-friendly vacation home hosts up to 6 people. 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, living room, Florida room, and a kitchen and dining combo. This historic charmer has original hardwood floors, arched doorways, and updated conveniences. The laundry room has a washer/dryer and detergent for your use.

Your days can be filled with swimming in your private pool, playing games in the Florida room, reading books from our library shelves, or cooking family meals in the farmhouse-style kitchen filled with everything you need. The home has a starter supply of most essentials to get your vacation underway.

Florida Family Vacations offers you our premiere home, River City's Retreat. It sits in the first neighborhood built in Debary. A quiet, dead-end corner lot, tree-lined on one side, and a privacy fence surround this oasis. Enjoy the covered back porch with plenty of seating, have a family BBQ, and swim in the pool.

Volusia County is home to the most unique natural wonders from wildlife, springs, flora and fauna, historical sites and all are within a short drive from River City's Retreat. Leave from the home on foot or bicycle to pick up one of the Florida rail/trail systems and see the sunset by the St. Johns River or historic Lake Monroe.

Have a boat or watercraft? We have parking behind the privacy gate for a trailered craft. Ask in advance if you need height and width dimensions
Your hosts live nearby and are available if you need assistance. Self-check-in with door code. There are 3 cameras on the property to secure the front door and 2 gates. No cameras inside or pool/yard area.

No pets or smoking of any kind or substance are permitted at this location. A signed rental agreement and acknowledgment of house rules and a $500 deposit.
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Sleeping Configuration

1 king bed
King bed, 2 night stands, 2 lamps, dresser and TV with streaming only. Cedar lined closet, ironing board and iron.
1 queen bed
Queen bed, 2 night stands, 2 lamps, closet with hangers and shelves
2 single beds
2 twin beds, nightstand, lamp, storage shelves, closet with hangers, shelves, pack and play and high chair.


Washing Machine
Clothes Dryer
Air Conditioning
Full Kitchen
Security Cameras
Smoke Detector

Shared spaces

Shared Pool
The pool is private. Only guests have access to the pool.

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Reviews (24)

Excellent based on 24 Reviews


Horseback riding


Child friendly
Plenty of books and games. Twin beds to accomodate children.
Children's books and toys
Crib/Pack 'n Play
High chair
Parking Included
Long drive fits 2-3 cars.
Not Wheelchair Accessible

Getting around

Sunrail is within 4 miles


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Property Manager
I'm Holly of Florida Family Vacations. Working on our 1950's tropical Florida property with a new modern vibe is what I enjoy most. Debary is our home too, where we love all the outdoor trails, parks, activities, and the small-town feel. I am a history buff and you will find plenty of recommendations to discover the exciting and adventurous history of Volusia County displayed in River City's Retreat.
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Policies and Rules

Check In: 4PM - 11PM
Check Out: 11AM
Guest will be given a door code the day before check-in.
No parties or events
No pets
No smoking
No smoking of any kind including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, marijuana inside the property or in the enclosed pool patio. No illegal drug use of any kind.
Minimum age limit for renters: 25
House Rules
1. Check-in is after 4 pm to 11 pm unless prior arrangements are made. Self-check-in with keypad code given to you prior to arrival. The owner will meet you at check-in upon request.

2. Check-out is at 11 am unless prior arrangements are made. Review house guidebook for check-out procedures.

3. No smoking/vaping/e-cigarettes, marijuana, or drug use of any kind inside the property or in the pool enclosure. No candles or open flames allowed inside the property. Battery-operated candles are provided.

4. No pets of any kind allowed inside or on property. See rental agreement.

5. Pool. Swim at your own risk. Do not leave children unattended at any time. No bath products, soaps, bubble bath, oils, lotions or sunscreen should be used in the pool to protect the filtration system. No glass in the pool enclosure. Do not put any objects other than those made for pool use in the pool. No urinating or defecating in the pool. Children who are not potty trained must wear swim diapers. Do not throw objects at the screens. The pool is unavailable for swimming every Tuesday after 10 am for chemical and cleaning maintenance. Pool is not heated.

6. Please feel free to use any of the supplies provided for your use throughout the property. There is a supply of all consumables. Depending on the duration of your stay, you may need to replenish the supply for your family's needs. The washer and dryer are provided along with detergent.

7. Garbage. Please dispose of all garbage in the bags provided. When a bag is full, place it in the large can on the side of the house. Please keep the lid closed. The garbage collection is Tuesdays. If your stay includes a Tuesday. Please put large can to the road Monday night or by 6 am Tuesday morning.

8. Neighbors. Please be mindful of quiet hours that begin at 10 pm. No parties or events are allowed in or on the property at any time. No illegal activities. No more than 6 persons can occupy the property overnight. A maximum of 3 cars are allowed on the property without prior approval.

9. Cleaning. See house guidebook for the full check-out procedures. House should be left in the general order that it was found. The cleaning fee covers change-over, general cleaning and disinfecting, washing linens and towels. Excessive cleaning will result in additional charges to the guest. Lawn service is done every Monday. If your stay is over a Monday, please be aware of providers on the property.

10. We want you to enjoy your time in Florida and enjoy the property and all the amenities provided for your comfort and convenience. Communicate with us for any questions or needs during your stay. Have fun and make memories. Curtis and Holly are close by to help you during your stay if the need should arise. If house rules are followed your security deposit will be refunded in full within 48 hours of your departure.
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Refundable Damage Deposit
The deposit is refundable within 48 hours after check-out if house rules and rental agreement were followed. We have not had to charge so far!
Cancellation Policy
100% refund if canceled up to 30 days prior to check-in. 50% refund if canceled 15 days prior to check-in. Security deposit is fully refundable upon cancellation.
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River City's Retreat is a Vacation Home located in DeBary, Florida, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 6 guests
River City's Retreat has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Feb 2021

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