Ormond Beach Journals

Our First Trip to Ormond Beach FL

A February 2004 trip to Ormond Beach by DianeNYS

Quote: Our first trip to our new timeshare was GREAT! We are planning on going back to the Casa Del Mar year after year (for upstate New Yorkers, awakening to a morning view--right off our bedroom deck--of dolphins frolicking in the surf was a real treat!).

Our First Trip to Ormond Beach FL


The BEACH!!! We went sightseeing all around Daytona Beach, St. Augustine, and the beautiful Florida countryside! We enjoyed the Daytona Flea Market and the Sanford/Mt. Dora Flea Market. We watched the dolphins playing in the surf from our oceanfront deck every morning.

Quick Tips:

There is a B.J.'s Wholesale Club with a discount gas station, on the way to Sanford Mt. Dora (just off Route 4).

Best Way To Get Around:

In the Ormond Beach area, if you want to do all the stuff WE did, you REALLY need your own (or rented) car.

Casa Del Mar


Best Things Nearby:The BEACH, Daytona Beach, Daytona Racetrack, St. Augustine, flea markets!! Oh yeah. . . and dolphins playing in the surf each morning!Best Things About the Resort:It was a low-key, happy place. The staff was always friendly and helpful. Our unit was large, clean, and had a GREAT oceanfront view.Resort Experience:It felt GREAT there! My husband awoke early each morning and took a walk along the beach while the sun was rising, looking for shells. He was able to get his morning coffee free in the lobby and a free morning paper after his beach walk. Each morning, I awoke to starfish and shells on the kitchen table! See my freeform entry fo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 29, 2004

Casa Del Mar
621 South Atlantic Avenue
Ormond Beach, Florida 32176
(386) 881-8085

Casa Del Mar Resort on the Beach

Best Of IgoUgo


My husband and I, with my mom and dad, stayed at the Casa Del Mar a month ago, and it was our first time there, having just purchased the week in February 2003. We stayed in a two-bedroom unit (#219), which was one of the best locations in the resort, overlooking the pool area and beachfront. It was also one of the best two-bedroom units there, very large with a lot privacy for both bedrooms. The second bedroom had a very large and completely adequate bathroom just across from the bedroom door (there is a closet with a safe in that bathroom--the safe is free to owners; a minimal cost for others--$10 for the week, I believe). The master bedroom was amazing! There was a wonderful deck with chairs...Read More

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