ROCKY POINT, WATERFRONT HOME: FISHING, KAYAKING & BIRDING

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Diane Whitehouse

Speaks english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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ROCKY POINT, WATERFRONT HOME: FISHING, KAYAKING & BIRDING

Palm City House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4), dock not available for boats

This home appeals to outdoor enthusiasts or persons seeking the solitude of a quiet retreat in a casual cozy setting. Fish off the fishing platform (not available as a dock) for large in-season snook or launch a kayak/canoe in the canal for a short paddle to the St. Lucie Inlet Preserve Park. Once there, you have a choice to walk across the boardwalk or continue to paddle the labyrinth of mangrove waterways among dense populations of birds to a pristine ocean beach. There you can cast a line in the ocean, swim, sunbathe, search for protected turtle nests or view the beautiful morning sunrises. For those who are seeking solitude, the home is located on a quiet dead-end street near the end of Horseshoe Point (on Rocky Point) surrounded by native shrubs and palms that give a sense of privacy. The screen-in porch or patio avails itself of prevailing southeasterly breezes where reading a good book can be a joy. If you like to cook, there's a fully equipped kitchen with a new stainless refrigerator that can hold mounds of food and drinks.

The older, comfortable home (1320sq.') , constructed on a quiet canal, was one of the first to be built on the Point by a retired yacht Captain and his wife in 1968. Much of their memorabilia remains in the house, a legacy of their adventures while traveling the Intracoastal Waterway for years. The house has one great room that includes the living/dining/kitchen with bedrooms off the main room. The laundry room/2nd bath is off the kitchen. The twin bedroom has an adjoining full bath. The Queen bedroom has the view of the canal.

Shopping options on US1 and waterfront restaurants on the Manatee Pocket are both within a 10 minute drive. Downtown Stuart, where many eateries, a farmers market and live theater are 20 minutes by car. Beautiful beaches and many public golf courses are within 20 minutes. PBI (Palm Beach International airport) is a 45 minute drive, Ft. Lauderdale 1 1/2 hours, Miami 2 hours, Kennedy Space Center 1 1/2 hours, and Orlando 2 hours.

Keywords: quiet, canal, near inlet, canoe, kayak, private home

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Diane Whitehouse

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english

As a retired educator, I now travel in pursuit of finding good waters to fish. I'm a member of many local and international fly fishing clubs. I've traveled extensively to South America and New Zealand in pursuit of fish as well as widely across the United States. I live in the wine country of Central California and love to cook.

Diane Whitehouse purchased this house in 1968

The home was originally built as a retirement home by my parents after my step-father's career as a yacht captain came to a close. They were one of the first to develop their property on the man-made canal that made it convenient to dock their boat without barriers to the inlet. The property continues share quarters with a 38' sailboat on the main dock.

A short walk down the street will provide an unobstructed view of the Indian River as well as the site of the entry to the backwaters of the St. Lucie Inlet Preserve. We receive a daily SE breeze that cools during the summer months. . Convenient shopping and entertainment are nearby. Restaurants with good reviews abound on the Manatee Pocket.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Property Reviews

Rocky Point, Waterfront Home: Fishing, Kayaking & Birding
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Rocky Point, Waterfront Home: Fishing, Kayaking & Birding
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Palm City Florida Central Atlantic Coast
Warrenton, Virginia
5

5 Stars!! Perfect Florida Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
This is a perfect vacation home with sentimental charm, and is complete with everything you could need. The property is well maintained, and the house is immaculate and very comfortable. It is located in a wonderful neighborhood, and we definitely felt like we were at home. Each day we enjoyed its peace and quiet, as well as the beautiful view of wildlife on the canal. Catching a fish on the dock, watching the variety of birds, and seeing manatees was very relaxing.

The home's location is the perfect base to explore the Treasure Coast, since it is convenient to nearby beaches, shopping, and great restuarants.

The owner is very friendly and accommodating. She keeps in close contact when necessary, and is willing to assist with everything. She has prepared a binder that informs you about the house, restuarants, and attractions in the area.

What did we like the best? The awesome views! What did we like the least? Leaving! We have just completed our second visit to this wonderful home, and are looking forward to our future one next year.

The house completely met our needs, and we thoroughly enjoyed statying there. We definitely would recommend this property for anyone looking for a laid back, relaxing Florida experience.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Rocky Point, Waterfront Home: Fishing, Kayaking & Birding
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Palm City Florida Central Atlantic Coast
Lake Wales, Fl.
5

Awesome place, perfect location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
My wife and I live only two hours from this property and after staying at Rocky Point we didn't want to go home. This is an amazing rental in a safe and quiet neighborhood with a central location to anything you would want. The fishing and beaches located in close proximity to this home are awesome. It was so relaxing with all the comforts of home and more. The house is very nice and exceptionally clean and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The owner is a wonderful person and is very helpful in any way. Can't wait to go back next summer.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Rocky Point, Waterfront Home: Fishing, Kayaking & Birding
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Palm City Florida Central Atlantic Coast
Delaware, Ohio
5

Great stay with all the ammenities.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
Spent last Spring Break with the family and last summer for one week at a time. Fishing is incredible off the back dock. House location is just a short kayak or canoe trip accross the inter coastal. Kayaks and canoes available on property!!!!! House made us feel like we were back in the 1950's (in a good way). Clean and comfortable. Boat rental was just 15 min. away and we were able to park it behind the house for lunch. At the end of the neighborhood lies Port Salerno with great places to eat on the water. We took our rental boat to our own private beach right down the canal from the house. Great scuba in the area, awesome fishing on the property. We will be back in 2012. Thanks Diane Ron B.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 5/5

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Palm Beach International
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Hobe Sound Beach
Car: necessary

Parks: St. Lucie Inlet Preserve Park (access by boat only), Twin Rivers Park (Rocky Point), Rocky Point Hammock Park, Sandsprit Park with boat ramp, Jonathan Dickinson State Park & Hobe Sound Beach

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Availability & Rates

Palm City House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $1900 monthly Nov-Apr; 2013-2015
  • US Dollars
  • May 1, 2014 - October 31, 2014 $1400/monthly
  • November 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015 $1900/monthly
  • Cleaning fee: $100.00; Taxes: Florida & Martin County Seasonal Rental Tax 10%
  • Rental not available weekly or daily
  • Security/damage deposit: $500.00,
  • checks accepted
  • Prices for 4 person occupancy
  • ****Special offer****last minute reservations

Amenities

Palm City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1320 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Covered Parking
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom 1 adjacent to twin bedroom Bathroom 2 adjacent to laundry room
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
2 solo kayaks & 1 2-person canoe (access to water from property), fishing rods, beach umbrella with beach chairs, screened-in porch with table & chairs, small platform for fishing use, patio

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