Daytona Beach January Weather
Our typical guest is a retired couple who is trying to escape from the Northeast or Canada. We typically get monthly reservations for January.
One of the most frequently asked questions this time of year is from guests who are trying to escape the snow, ice and cold asking “What is the weather like in Daytona Beach in Jauary? ”
My source for the pictures is www.weather.com, entering Daytona Beach’s zip code of “32118″ will get you weather for today – this weekend – this week – a 5 day forecast or a 10 day forecast.
I typically begin looking at the weather reports about 2 weeks prior to a trip – and I pray for the sunshine…
Daytona Beach January Weather
January is typically a drier time of year – as you can see by the annual average rainfall chart.
Daytona Beach – This is the average Daily Temperature by month… January is the month with the coolest daily temperature – but a look out my window here in Chicago at a 28 degree day – 67-70 appears balmy from here.
I LOVE January in Daytona Beach – you have a slower, quieter town, with beach traffic at a minimum. The sky is as blue as you will ever see it – and you can tell who the Floridians are – they are typically walking around bundled into a sweater…
2011 Audiobook List
2012 Audiobook List
1-1-13 Casual Vacancy — JK Rowling
1-7-13 The Kingmakers Daughter – Phillipa Gregory
1-14-13 The Bone Bed – Patricia Cornwell
1-20-13 Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
On my 2013 to read list
The Twilight Series
All John Grisham Novels
Stephen King 1964
Margaret Mitchell – Gone with the Wind
Ocean Walk Resort Pools -
I have several pictures of the oceanfront pool area.
From time to time guests are not able to visualize the entire area.
This illustration is from Wyndham’s resort flyer and gives a great depiction of the entire layout.
- Ocean Walk Resort – 2nd Pool
Ocean Walk Resort Pools
We will invert the picture and this would be the view of the pools looking out from your balcony at the resort – with kiddie pool to far left (north) and pool with slide to far right (south).
Starting with Photo Below ::
I have included a set of 7 pictures that were taken from the north side of the north tower – on the 25th floor, this will give you a keen view from above….the 1st picture …on the left is of the farthest north pool, which is the kiddie pool area….a hint of the north hot tub on top and to the right, the pool, this is the only plain ole’ pool outside, all others have a “feature”.
I apologize in advance because the terra cotta colored pavers used make it appear as a crime scene photo when they are wet.. so the loungers appear to be like Chicklets…. so please be patient with this , I am not a professional photographer !!
This is the 2nd pool (from the north) it is just a large heated pool, in the top left, you can see the north hot tub in this picture. If you look to the top right you can see the building that has the turtles on the roof… that is the “Turtle’s Nest” or the poolside bar…. which sells food at times too. Also – to the top right you can see the “Sun”… this is actually a pattern of the pavers in this area – they have extended the “Board Walk” and now you can walk from the Main Street Pier on the Board Walk to Ocean Walk which is the final Board Walk Location.
- Ocean Walk Resort – Oceanfront Pools
Picture of the Turtle’s Nest – the boardwalk and just the edge of the Lazy River. You can also see the main entrance to the resort pool area – you do need a card key to access….and you walk out to the “Happy Board Walk Sun” then the step to the beach….as you can see there are a few benches and a fence so someone older -with a walker can easily access this area from Ocean Walk Shoppes.
- Ocean Walk Turtle Nest – On the Boardwalk at Ocean Walk Resort
Bottom Left – has edge of Turtle’s Nest, The Lazy River, with a view of what is called “Mini Golf” it is actually just a small area with a putting green and 3 holes so you can practice putting… but I guess for a smaller child, a putting green in this area is exciting….
We also have the lazy river, and top – the 4th pool, which has the slide….
Ocean Walk Resort Lazy River
Another Lazy River shot – this also shows the small walk-over bridge between the 2 pools, this is also the access point to the small putting green, the pool side of the wall has a decorative tile pattern with a fountain type spray happening…
Lazy River- Ocean Walk Resort
You can see part of the Lazy River, the pool with the slide – slide is on right side and is red – blue and yellow… also at very top of picture is the Daytona Beach Band Shell. There are events and bands here – Ocean Walk Shoppes is right here… and to the top left – you can see the beach and ocean… so this is how close we are….
These pictures were taken at about 11AM… in October so keep in mind that the shade effectrs of a 19 & 25 story build begin to affect pool area at about 1PM.
Ocean Walk Resort – Oceanfront Pool
The 4th pool (farthest right on picture) with slide – also hot tub left side about midway…. the building that you climb to access slide is also the restroom facilities.
The last thing to consider is that the kiddie area and the lazy river are not heated… NOT HEATED… the pools are heated….so you may want to consider this during cooler months of the year….
Ocean Walk Resort Pool with Slide
Another Hawaiian Inn Resort Studio.
My friend Lisa is renting her condo – it is on the 3rd floor facing the pool and ocean.
I am posting some pictures of her condo - if you have any interest please give me a call and I will pass her phone number on to you.
3rd floor oceanfront studio at Hawaiian Inn Resort
She has a king bed, sofa sleeper, table and chairs.
Galley kitchen – oceanfront balcony.
Oceanfront with view of pool.
Great sunrise view from the room.
This is a fairly large studio with a galley kitchen and king bed, table with chairs and sofa sleeper. This condo sleeps 4.
Hawaiian Inn Resort has 208 condos in the resort, most being oceanfront. There are about 40% 1 bedrooms, 60% are studios.
The Hawaiian Inn is a horseshoe shaped resort – 5 stories high, with the “horseshoe” surrounding the oceanfront swimming pool and poolside patio. There are about 20 units x 5 stories surrounding the pool. These folks tend to keep a watch on the kids from the balcony or just enjoy the busy-ness of the pool deck while they enjoy the view from the balcony. Then there are the folks who want to be oceanfront and nowhere near the pool…
There are also the north and south ends, which directly face the ocean and the guests enjoy a bit more privacy on these balconies. The north end is 4 condos across X 5 stories high. These 20 condos face the ocean and are looking down on a grassy knoll area – perfect location for a blanket and picnic basket, the palm trees over the hammocks are just south of this area and are visible from these balconies. The south end has 10 condos per floor x 5 stories high. These balconies face the mini golf course.
There are also condos facing the parking lot that tend to be extramely reasonablly priced. You have all of the amenities to enjoy and just need to head out to the beach to enjoy the ocean.
2013 Weekly Rates for this condo ::
Hawaiian Inn Resort
Jan 03 – Feb 14th $ 400
Feb 14 – Feb 25th $ 900
Feb 25 – March 7th $ 400
Mar 7th – March 17th $ 900
March 16th – April 13th $ 620
April 13th – June 8th $ 500
June 8th – Aug 10th $ 620
** July 4th Week $ 800
Aug 10th – Oct 12th** $ 500
Oct 12-19th $ 600
Oct 20 – Dec 21st $ 400
Dec 21 – Dec 31st $ 600
Ocean Walk Resort – Condo 1309 – Updated October 2012
We made a few updates this past year. 1309 got a few updates…….
Here is a look at 1309 before and here is a look at 1309 after…
Same great Oceanfront view from the 13th floor in the south tower.
For some strange reason my pictures displayed the opposite of how I loaded them… so we will start from here… we did get a new shower curtain, it is bright and colorful and I am not entirely certain why I neglected to get a shot of it…
Same bedroom – no changes were made here. All still the same… king bed, dresser and TV, pretty much what you would expect.
We stocked the kitchen a bit better, updating pots, pans, small kitchen applicanes and making sure that aqll essentials are found in kitchen…. and a few little extras that will certainly come ion handy… like seasonings, coffee filters, plastic wrap and foil, sandwich bags, that sort of thing…. requesting that you replenish as needed …
The dining area is the same – not changes here….but wanted to add a few pictures so you get an idea of how the entire layout works.
Still the same….
We made the greatest amount of changes to the living room area… new sofa sleeper, chair and a few decorative pieces for the entertainment center.
New sofa -
Same great view from the balcony….
Same great spot to sit outsude and have coffee.
Same great spot to watch the sunrise….