Aliki & Ocean Ritz Condominiums in Daytona Beach

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

Aliki & Ocean Ritz condominiums in Daytona Beach were built with a year difference. Aliki in 1973, and Ocean Ritz in 1974. 70s were the period of construction boom in Daytona Beach area and 70s have pretty much shaped the Daytona skyline for decades.

At that time both buildings bore Aliki name, which is the name of developer Andy Xepapas's wife. And every building he Aliki Condominiums in Daytona Beacherected is Aliki: Aliki Condominiums, Aliki Forum, Aliki Atrium, Aliki Tower, etc.

Location of condominium buildings is excellent. They are right by the border with Ormond Beach, very close to Belle Aire Shopping Plaza anchored by Publix Supermarket and with tons of other stores and restaurants in the immediate vicinity it is very convenient for people even without a car.

The 21-story buildings look identical, but later built Ocean Ritz differs in small details, and, for example, all 4 corner units have inside laundry plus a laundry on the floor for two other units, while in Aliki there is no inside laundry, only on the floor. All units in both buildings are 2 bdr/ 2 baths. In Aliki they actually split 3 units and made three 1- bdr and three 3-bedr units.

Each floor has 6 units. Line 01 and 02 are direct oceanfront 1,330 sf units. They are corner units with excellent panoramic views. Line 05 and 06 are identical units facing the river and either north or side and they also offer excellent views of the Ocean. Units 3 and 4 are the only units, which are not corners, but they also offer excellent views. They are slighly smaller.

All odd numbered units are on the north side of the building, and all even numbers are on the south side.

Aliki Condominiums in Daytona BeachMinimum rental period is 3 months, pets are allowed but the weight is restricted. Keep in mind that dogs are not allowed on Daytona Beaches, so walking with your beloved pet on the beach is out of the question.

Secured entrance, outdoor pool, exercise room, social room with kitchen, CAM manager on-site. Underground garage with one space assigned and extra parking on the ground level on first come- first-serve basis, but do not worry, there is plenty of parking and I never heard of a problem to find a spot for your second car, It is not New York, and you would not need to set and wait till someone drives away and frees the parking spot.

Both buildings feature a lot of glass. Actually, it is all glass floor-to-ceiling, and sometimes it is a challenge furnishing the unit. The balconies wrap around the building, and though not wide, they are very long, just a bit short of jogging.

Intent was clear: to open as much view as you can. And yes, all units have excellent views of the ocean and the river (except for the first few floors). However, the buildings might offer not the best insulation both in terms of temperature, and sound, bringing down the level of comfort, especially for units on lines 05, and 06 with a lot of western exposure.

Units in Aliki and Oceans Ritz

Having one pane black aluminum anodized glass windows and sliders frames adds to the problem and they get very hot. If buying, it might be the most needed upgrade, but considering that all outside walls are glass and glass, and that you need to replace it with hurricane proof windows and doors, it is not a cheap fix.

Prices are incredible. I use this word a lot lately, but they truly are incredible. Compare them with prices just a year ago. We were selling units there 10-11 years ago for more. Actually, we never sold there anything for less than $200K. Here is the list of units for sale in both buildings as of today, May 9, 2011.

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If interested  in vacation condo in Daytona Beach area, call me or shoot me an e-mail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jon -  Excellent post that not only highlights the Aliki complex, but also your extensive knowledge of the area.

May 10, 2011 12:52 AM #1
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Vadim Zolotarevskiy
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This is a nice area, and this is where the row of restaurants is in Daytona. Everything  is walking distance. I like these condo buildings.

May 10, 2011 02:33 AM #2
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Jon, no doubt in my mind that if I were looking to buy in Daytona, you'd be my goto man.  You're knowledge of the area shines through!

May 10, 2011 03:26 AM #3
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Jon, you are putting out some great local blogs on Daytona Beach area.  You seem to really know your area and put out nice work.  I am also doing the local blogs but may need to visit how to spruce them up a bit like you are doing.  Have a good day

May 10, 2011 04:17 AM #4
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Dick & Dixie - if  not that, what is  the  difference between all those high-rises? And they are all different. Comes with time and experience, I guess

May 10, 2011 04:25 AM #5
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Vadim - true. One  of only two places on the Beachside and, actually in the whole Daytona Beach area, where you do not have to have a car. Everything is walking distance.

It should be the way of the future.

May 10, 2011 04:26 AM #6
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thank you, Lora

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Bob -  the downside to it is that I do not venture far. It is a relatively small area where I feel comfortable, and where I have the sixth sense

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