Florida Family Vacations is located close to attractions, beaches

and outdoor adventures.


Historic Florida charmer, 3 bedroom, 2 bath with private pool. Sleeps 6. Original hardwood floors, modern bathrooms. Private oasis in the heart of small town Debary, Florida.

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Debary, Florida

Debary is the gateway to outdoor activities in an area for the best family vacations in Florida. Your family getaway at River City's Retreat is the perfect oasis to relax. Biking, hiking, swimming, beach days, and theme parks are all within a short drive. Watch the sunset with the locals on the St. Johns River, have lunch on the beach, bike ride to a famous spring or kayak to see manatees. See Sanford historic district, Stetson University and historic Deland.

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Trails and Shopping

Biking trails for miles and quaint downtown shopping in Deland and Sanford.

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Historic Places

Central Florida is rooted in history. Visit museums, mansions and landmarks to learn about the past.

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Famous Springs

We are known for our crystal clear springs and abundant wildlife. Boat tours, kayaking and swimming awaits.

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Fabulous Beaches

The world's most famous beach, Daytona, New Smyrna and Ormond are a short ride away. 


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     Your hospitality exceeds any other. we will be back again and again!      Don H.

     Thank you for sharing your amazing home.      Rosie P.

     This home exceeded our expectations.      Shannon D.

The living room and separate Florida room let everyone spread out. The pool area was great to relax and the neighborhood is very quiet. This area has a lot more to see and do so we will be back!

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About us

We are generational Floridians who love the outdoors. Offering a Florida family vacation home for families to enjoy this beautiful area is work that we love. Providing individual attention to each family's trip makes this the best place to stay when you visit Florida.


As a family we spend time biking the trails, riding the rivers, sitting on the back porch and cooking up great southern food for family and friends. 


Hospitality is in our nature. The home is prepared just for your group. 

Self-check in and plenty of amenities gives you a comfortable stay.  

We are on-call during your visit, but your privacy is our top priority.

We can't wait to host you at River City's Retreat!

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Volusia County

The gateway to natural resources and perfect place to stay between all attractions in Central Florida.

Contact

holly@thegilesfrontier.com


Florida lodging license # DWE7406888