A Daytona Exclusive: Community Highlight: The Pendleton Club
When The Pendleton Club was built in 1963 it was “The” place to be! People in the community spoke very highly of this beautiful building which was built on nearly five acres of riverfront land. A very modern look and feel, The Pendleton Club located at 1224 South Peninsula Drive in Daytona Beach has 127 units and grounds like no other still decades later!
The builders were strategic in the way they built the community. It is “U” shaped which offers every unit a river view along with pristine grounds that offer a shuffleboard area, docks, shaded places to read under gorgeous oak trees, pool, lounge area and BBQ space. Construction nowadays usually does not allow for that much space for residents to enjoy themselves.
Another unique features at The Pendleton Club is that it was originally built with two bomb shelters where you can actually see authentic canvas cots hanging from the walls today. This space has been converted in to additional storage areas for the residents of the building.
COMMUNITY MANAGER HIGHLIGHTS PROPERTY
“The Pendleton Club has never lost power during a hurricane,” said Community Association Manager, (CAM), Virginia Waikins, who has been providing concierge level services for nearly four years. Virginia has been a CAM for 14 years and with Southern States Management Group nearly six. She loves working with people and feels very fortunate to have an educated board of wonderful caring residents. When asked what the top amenities of the property are, Virginia exclaimed, “This view! Number one is definitely the view! We also have a large community room with very active residents. Just like back in the sixties, there are always tons of social activities happening. The only difference is now residents wear more casual clothes.” Virginia explained how “back in the day” they used to have dances in the ballroom regularly where women had to dress in their Sunday best and men in a jacket and tie.
The ballroom is now the community room and overlooks the beautiful view Virginia mentioned. It also has the original terrazzo floors. Unlike any other community in the county, The Pendleton Club has a doorman seven days a week. There are many upgrades happening now and the diverse residents which range from young professionals to retirees enjoy this unique property which has been sought after since the sixties.