SOON TO BE RETIRED MILITARY/FAMILY HOME

Richard Rhodes

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 90 nights

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Merritt Island Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful 1950 sq ft villa - your home away from home

Welcome to our home! Our Pristine (1950 square feet) Floridian home awaits you for your home away from home vacation. When our family members are not using this Florida retreat we allow other special guests to take advantage of what Florida has to offer. With 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a 2 car garage our home in Merritt Island is clean, bright and features an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, tile floor throughout, with a formal living and dining area, comfortable den/office and a modern kitchen with breakfast nook. It has a spacious master suite with a queen size bed, large main bath with double sinks, garden tub & walk-in shower as well as a second bathroom. The second bedroom has a queen bed, and the third bedroom has two single beds. The house was just freshly painted and has all new furniture. There is a large screen TV and a DVD so that you can relax after a hard day in the sun and watch your favorite shows or a movie. It is nicely landscaped with a spacious fenced back yard and a propane BBQ. And to top it all off, there is a large community pool just steps from the house that you can use to cool off and stay fit!

All you need to do is show up with food and enjoy!

We only accept small, non-shedding pets (under 10 lbs).

Merritt Island is truly one of the most unique and diverse areas of Florida. It is never overly crowded! It avoids many of the problems that plague other parts of Florida such as the huge influx of teenagers during spring break and you can always find a beach that suits you - from deserted and quiet to moderately busy and active.

Merritt Island definitely has a slower beach town atmosphere feel to it. It has all the large box stores you can imagine, but perhaps more importantly, it has kept the small Floridian specialty shops where you can find that special and unique gift.

Besides shopping, the natural beauty and wildlife nearby will astound you. From the Wildlife Nature Reserves to the protected waters of the river it is there for you to enjoy. Whether you explore it by foot, or kayak, or canoe you are sure to find something you have never sen before.

And for the active person in all of us, swimming, surfing, or just walking along the miles of beaches that are all nearby will provide you plenty of exercise .

Lastly, and perhaps just as important, is the location of our house. When I drive to the Orlando airport it is only approx 45 min away. Our house is close to the main highway that takes you directly into Orlando so finding Disney World, or the airport is a breeze. This same highway, but going in the other direction, takes you to the beaches, the Cruise Ship Terminal and many restaurants and local shops! If you were worried about driving from our house to various other locations, this is one worry you will not have!

RATES:

1 Nov - 30 March.. $2,500/month, min 3 or 4 month leases

1 April – 1 Nov.. $2,000/month min 3 or 4 month leases.

We offer discounted rates for longer term rentals

* $350 refundable security deposit required at registration.

* 11% Florida State & Local Resort Tax (not included in rates).

* $100 cleaning charge per stay.

6 person maximum, no exceptions. Small pets welcome (under 10 lbs). No smoking.

NO HOUSE PARTIES. Basic cable/unlimited North America phone calling and wireless internet incl. All utilities incl.

No refunds for late arrival, early departure or hurricanes.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Please note that this is still a family home however when we are not available to use it we like to rent it out to friends that visit our site.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered

Richard Rhodes

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english

We recently purchased this home in Merritt Island. I will be retiring from the Canadian Forces next year and we intend to spend 3-4 months per year here.

Richard Rhodes purchased this bungalow in 2012

Merritt Island is wonderful. It is not overly commercialized. It is not over populated and you can always find something to do. The beaches are fantastic and clean, and best of all not taken over by teenagers during the high seasons!

If you want to surf, or fish, or wind surf or just relax this is probably one of the nicest areas in all of Florida. Not too hot or cold during the winter and not too many tourists.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 90 nights
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Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Soon to be Retired Military/Family Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Merritt Island Florida Central Atlantic Coast
Ft Worth, TX
5

Great location, value, and comfort!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this property for an entire month and it felt like home as soon as we arrived. My fiance and I along with our brood ranging in ages from 5 to 14 had plenty of space and comfortable amenities. The neighborhood is family oriented, quiet, and convenient. The master bedroom felt more like a retreat - the shower is great! The backyard was quiet, and shady and the grill was perfect for those hot summer nights when we didn't want to cook inside. The owners were very accommodating and even reimbursed us for purchasing a crockpot for the house use - something I use a lot on busy days. WDW was only an hour away - close enough for even a day trip; and Cocoa beach is 15 minutes or so away - but you aren't in the busy frenetic pace that sometimes is in highly touristy places. And the community pool was only a 1/2 block away - a quick 2 minute walk! We had a wonderful stay - a great value for sure. Much thanks to the owners - who were also very accessible - for making our stay truly a home away from home!
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much Michelle for the nice comments! It was a pleasure having you there!
I am glad you enjoyed yourself there and please let me know if you are ever planning a trip back there in the years to come.

Take care
Rich
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Merritt Island Florida Central Atlantic Coast
Colorado Springs, CO
5

Home Away From Home in Merritt Island

  • 5 of 5
Our family stayed in this beautiful home for two weeks this past May. It is conveniently located near I-528, making it easily accessable to the Cocoa Beach area (15 minutes) and Orlando attractions (about 1 hr.). The neighborhood is quiet, very well kept and neighbors are friendly. The community swimming pool is right across the street, only a few houses away. It is a clean, salt water pool-no chlorine smell. This home is immaculate! Not a spec of dirt to be found. It is beautifully decorated with very comfortable furniture, just like you would expect to find in a nice home, not a rental. The beds were all very comfortable. We were traveling with our children and were delighted to find that the layout of the home gave them their own "wing" (hallway) with bathroom, separate from the master bedroom "wing" with its own walk-in closet, soaking tub, and walk-in shower. VRBO was helpful to give guidance regarding contacting and paying the owners. Rich responded promptly to all of our questions. He is friendly, hospitable, and a pleasure to work with. This property was an excellent choice for our vacation, but would be even better to stay at for an extended period of time! We highly recommend it for anyone!
  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Merritt Island Florida Central Atlantic Coast
5

Great Location, Beautiful House, and near everything

  • 5 of 5
We booked the house via Kiijiji and VRBO. The house was exactly as mentioned with everything that you would need inside the house. Everything is exactly as laid out in the listing. The owner was available by phone and we talked about a slight problem with the internet and he immediately took care of it. Even contacted us to make sure it was working correctly.

Layout of the house is fantastic with a super master bedroom with lovely ensuite bathroom and walk in closet. Furniture is all brand new. Photos do not do it justice.

Location is fabulous and really anything you would want in a Florida vacation is with 5 to 10 minutes from home. Savannah Golf course is a 10 minute drive and would be a challenge for the low handicap golfer to the novice. Really nicely laid out course with lots of water and yes alligators. Really enjoyed the golfing experience.The neighbourhodd pool is a very short walk from the house. We had 3 people visit us and they could not believe what a lovely home it was. Absolutely superb furnishings.

Only sad part is because of family committment for next year we could not plan on coming back next March to enjoy this beautiful home and area.

We hope to enjoy this lovely home again in the future and would reccommend this home to anyone that wishes to rent it.

Thank you for sharing your home with us Rich
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Luke. It was great having you there. I am glad you enjoyed it as much as you did.

Have a great trip to Europe next year.
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Merritt Island Florida Central Atlantic Coast
5

Wonderful Home On Merritt Island

  • 5 of 5
This home truly help make our stay in Florida a wonderful experience. The home is lovely,well maintained,nice restful colors,well equipped and easy to enjoy. The backyard was very nice and our dog enjoyed the freedom there. The neighborhood is very safe, nice to walk around and neighbors speak to you. This home is situated near Rt. 528, which in 10 mins, you can be in cape canaveral having a lovely meal,40 mins you can be on Orlando at the Bass Pro Shop. 15 mins on the pier at Cocoa Beach. Dont overlook Merritt Island, village of Cocoa, Melbourne and the antique shops in Titusville.
Rich is a tremendous person and did all he could to help us out. thank you again!
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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ottawa canada
5

My wife and I spent two weeks here and had an unquestionably a fantastic stay.

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent two weeks here and had an unquestionably a fantastic stay.
We found the location to be the perfect balance between staying in a quiet neighborhood and being close to the beach. The owners were friendly and pleasant and made us feel at home. The home was well-equipped with everything we needed from cookware to sheets and towels to propane for the grill. The area is great for family walks and chatting with the neighbors, and it's also very close (5-7 minutes) to Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Frank. Yes it was our pleasure to have you both stay at our Florida home. Please come again and let your friends and family know as well.

Enjoy your cold winter because it will be beautiful here Frank! Take care of yourself and hope to see you both again soon!
Rich
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Orlando Airport
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Cocao Beach
Car: recommended

National Wildlife Reserve is right next to the subdivision so if you like to get away from it all this is the place.

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Photos

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Merritt Island Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Apr 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
90 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
High Season
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
90 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
90 night minimum stay
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Note: Brevard County requires a minimum stay of 90 days
Please talk to owner.
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Amenities

Amenities

Merritt Island Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Garage ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • Queen size Beds (1) Two of the bedrooms have brand new pillow top queen size beds. (1) One bedroom has two single beds
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • tennis
  • parasailing
  • hiking
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