We are the third-generation owners of Flamingo Bungalow. We are new to the vacation rental industry, but we aren’t new to DeLand or to the art of hospitality.
This mid-century home belonged to my grandmother and was built in 1951. My grandfather, Hubert Jacobs, was a native of DeLand, and a dairyman who owned Beacon Dairies, often referred to as Jacobs Dairy. He owned dairy production and distribution plants in DeLand and Sanford. It all began in 1935 when he purchased Booker’s Dairy and Ice Cream at the ripe old age of 22. My grandmother, Virginia Jacobs, was a familiar fixture in DeLand, as she managed the Western Union office on Woodland Boulevard for many years and later owned a Merle Norman Studio.
Although my mother left DeLand as a young bride and moved to New Orleans, which is where I was raised, DeLand has been a second home for my siblings and I since birth. We routinely visited our grandparents for holidays and for the long summer. That did not change after we grew up and established our own families.
Following my grandmother’s death in 2016 at 100-years-old, I was fortunate enough to be able to purchase her home. In the summer of 2017, we set out to update the home to share it with others.
We’re excited to share this home with you! We hope you’ll find Flamingo Bungalow and DeLand to be the same fun, relaxing and special getaway that we've enjoyed for nearly 60 years.