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Private Ocean Front Cottage Paradise Found Florida Melbourne Beach Dog Friendly

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

Private Ocean Front Beach Cottage 2 bedroom 1 bath Great Amenities Pet Friendly

"One learns first of all in beach living the art of shedding; how little one can get along with, not how much." ~ "Anne Morrow Lindbergh"

All new in 2017 3 bedroom 2 bath option available increasing our occupancy maximum to 6. Phase one renovations complete for summer booking. Perfect for families traveling with extended family or teens. Stay tuned for additional information. Or contact me anytime to discus additional options. We will create a new listing for the 3/2 option with calendar and pricing and photos. (estimate 2000 per week depending on excluded dates holidays and special events)

One of a kind *PRIVATE* beach cottage. There's nothing like Paradise Found Florida on the barrier island. Paradise Found Florida is a stand alone cottage with a private backyard and direct access to the beach.

Explore Melbourne Beach Florida- miles of unspoiled beaches, nature preserves, and endless summer relaxation! Off shore breezes make for year round enjoyment of the tropical climate.

What Guests Have Been Saying:

Precious Get Away, Breathtaking, Paradise Found A Great Name For A Beautiful and Tranquil Location, Our Slice of Heaven, Awesome Family Rental, A Cozy Get Away, Paradise Was Truly Found.


• Chic 'Old Florida' style Beach Cottage

• The light and airy interior is just the beginning and out your back door is a magnificent beach and ocean.

• The cottage is the perfect place to get away from it all and is equipped with modern amenities for a relaxing beach escape.

• Paradise Found is the perfect place to create wonderful memories to last a lifetime! Family, friends, kids, teens and adults- this is a magical place. Something for everyone to explore: Shell hunting, turtle watching, or a lazy day in the hammock under the Sea Grape tree reading and snoozing while the ocean breeze gently embraces and cools you.


• Family Room, kitchen/Dining, two bedrooms, 1 bath, private outdoor shower with hot and cold water.

• Mexican tile throughout and professionally decorated with a Florida feel.

• We keep plenty of towels and linens on hand and the kitchen is well equipped for creating meals. The green egg cooker is sure to enhance your outdoor dining experience.


Settle in and in no time you will feel like this has been your family BEACH COTTAGE for years.

• We continually strive to provide our guests with the best experience possible.

• Quality linens, bedding and amenities are our hallmark.

• Earning our guests loyalty is our focus and accommodating return guests is our pleasure.


We maintain a well- stocked cottage for guest’s convenience and we’re happy to take special requests.

• Stocked beach closet holds chairs, umbrella, toys, and many other items for enjoyment during your stay.

• Plenty of kitchen essentials and extras.

• Fishing, swimming, and shelling out your back door.

• 2 bicycles, 2 boogie boards, 2 ocean kayaks

• Plenty of linens, towels and beach towels

• Washer and Dryer plus laundry supplies

• Private outdoor shower hot and cold water

Hop on a bike ride down to the inlet and explore the nature trails at the Barrier Island Center. For the adventurer ride to Honest John's Fish Camp and take a step back in time. A great place to explore the Indian River where the wildlife abounds: Dolphin, Manatee, Otters and plenty of tropical birds.

Near Cape Canaveral, antique shops, golf, and guides available for fishing the Indian River or Atlantic Ocean. Disney is a short 90 minutes across the Beach Line.

Paradise Found Florida your beach destination

Keywords: Ocean Front, Beach Cottage, and Licensed, Florida Vacation Rental

More Details

Julia Branch Hill
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Julia Branch Hill

Paradise Found is a 'happy' accident! I (Julia) grew up in the Sebastian/Vero area and loved being a child on the beaches here. My parents have always lived in Florida, but my life has taken me in several different directions. Joe and I were fortunate to find this special place and we are now so pleased to share it with our guests It truly is 'Old Florida' and a slice of Paradise.

Julia Branch Hill purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Julia Branch Hill chose Melbourne Beach

There is nothing more special than having a wonder of nature at your door step. The Atlantic Ocean is a mighty and powerful thing full of interest and wonder. The beauty of the area abounds. Each season brings it's own special circumstances: Fishing, shelling, birds and the magnificent turtles that have nested here for centuries. Looking over the ocean and viewing the manatee, dolphins, fish and the occasional whale are truly spectacular. Of course just relaxing and pondering over the energy the ocean creates isn't bad either. The life force of the ocean is ever evolving and to have the chance to be apart no matter how short is priceless.

What makes this cottage unique

The unique benefit of this property is a virtually private beach. This truly is 'Old Florida'. There are no high rises, commercial traffic or other distractions. This is a very private part of the beach with private access. Yet! You are close to the things you want. Shopping and necessities are a short drive or bicycle ride. Historic sites are close by: Sebastian Inlet, The Cape and even the Orlando theme parks are within an easy commute. It's the best of both worlds. The guest unit provides a private accommodation with exclusive amenities of a stand alone property- while maintaining affordable beachside accommodations.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time this week. We did sweep, but we watched the sunrise and tracked in some sand. Our last evening here we sat out back and looked at the stars. Roger's phone has an app that tells us what they all are, so that was fun. Jupiter was our find of the night. It is difficult to leave today but, sadly we must. Thank you for everything.

With gratitude- Roger and Rosemary
Feb 2014
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New Melbourne Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 full bathroom with shower/tub and 1 Private Outdoor Shower with hot and cold water.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin XL converted to King upon request.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The cottage has two bedrooms. Bedroom (1) is outfitted with a King Size Bed (1). Bedroom (2) is outfitted with (2) XL Twin or Single Beds Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play available and high chair upon request.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful Linens, 2 Bicycles, boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrella, towels. We have bottled water available for our guests to enjoy. And a private outdoor shower with hot and cold water. We provide an Apple TV and an iPad at the cottage for your use to access some of our favorite apps.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(71 traveler reviews)

Private Ocean Front Cottage Paradise Found Florida Melbourne Beach Dog Friendly
average rating of 4.943662 based on 73 reviews

Great Ocean front cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 5th year coming to the cottage and we love it!! We come twice a year and the cozy cottage is improved each time we come. Julia & Joe keep the place up to date and in perfect condition. We always treasure our visits, we completely relax, walk the private beach, watch the sunrise over the ocean in the mornings while having coffee, sit in the back yard as the day winds down and have a nice glass of wine......perfect! It took a couple of visits before we actually used the outdoor showers, but now we never use the indoor facilities, if you don't use them you are missing a real treat. Julia is the perfect host and always makes our stay wonderfully enjoyable.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carolyn, We treasure your visits too and thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with travelers. I think you've created the perfect recipe for a wonderful beach escape taking advantage of all the cottage has to offer. Old Florida is a unique experience and we're fortunate to have found the pink cottage nestled in the coconut palms perched on the dune over looking the amazing ocean. Your returning visits keep us on our toes. It's fun to create a new surprise for you when you arrive. Looking forward to your next visit.
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Hainesville, IL

Great Place - Great Host

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our visit to Paradise Found and must say I hope to be able to return! From my very first contact with Julia I felt she really cared about every little detail and can honestly say she went above and beyond. From the minute we walked through the gate of the perfectly pink house I was truly transformed to vacation mode. This cozy little place just made the stress drift away immediately. Walking out the back door the ocean's salt air and sounds take control. A few steps away you'll experience such a beautiful view that it will take your breath away. The four of us just stood there for what seemed like an eternity and when I turned to look at my friends, the smiles said it all.

Everything we needed for the week was available as we grilled out most nights and the kitchen had plenty of utensils for all our 'gourmet' meals. It was clean, the beds comfy and even the décor made you feel beachy even when you were inside.

We ate at a couple of the very close restaurants and both were great. The grocery store is minutes away. As four golfers from the Midwest, this was more than we had hoped for and Julia even filled our welcome basket with golf balls! What a great surprise and just shows how she took that extra little step to make our trip one to remember forever. Thank you Julia! :)

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocean front cottage in April

  • 5 of 5

We arrived after midnight due to flight times. Our first impression was WOW. The stars were visible and the ocean was pounding the shore. What a difference from Upstate NY! My daughter's first words were "I love this smell".Julia left on the light so we had no trouble finding the place. Apparently we were signed up for half the cottage (it had been a duplex) but the divider door was ajar so we assumed the whole place. Luckily Julia was OK with our mistake because having two bathrooms gave our 4-person party a luxury never appreciated up to this point. The outdoor showers were enjoyed by all of us, me especially. If you don't use these you are missing out on a beach lovers indulgence. I found the robes half week but even without them we were all comfortable with the privacy. Great job with the showers Julia. My husband found the hammock on the first day and often buried himself there for the afternoons. The girls found the surf boards and rode the waves most evenings. Julia made sure our food supply was sufficient for the first 2 days for which I was grateful because Easter on the island meant no grocery stores open and booked restaurants. We survived and found an adorable burrito shop in town. I never saw it open the rest of our stay but if its open (the mannequin will be outside) give it a try. Quite unique and lovely owners. Another fun place we ate was just north of Ocean Dr. for fresh seafood old style. Pick it out they steam it and you devour it at a granite topped picnic table! YUMMY. Honest John's and Indian River Lagoon boat tour was exceptional for all the dolphins, birds, and manatees we saw close up. Overall the week visit was too short. I am looking into our next trip already. If you are tired of cement and paved over vistas this is for you. It is Paradise Found.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goodness! Thank you for the wonderful review. The mix up about the pass through actually turned out perfect. We weren't quite ready for prime time, but thank you for understanding. We offer a concierge service and were happy to stock some basics for you. The Burrito shop is one of our favorites. So glad you enjoyed the eco tours. The area is prime for nature lovers. If you didn't visit the Sebastian Inlet I'm going to write a blog about some of the hidden paths and a perfect picnic table I discovered. We'd welcome you to the cottage anytime - just book early so you have your perfect dates. Julia
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Southern Ontario

Canadians Wintering AGAIN in the Cozy Pink Cottage

  • 5 of 5

PFF: a great way to avoid our cold Canadian winters . So good it is, that we have done just that for the last six years. The warm and sunny weather is enhanced by the location itself. This year, Julia has updated the beds – king in the main bedroom and longer twins in the second , added new windows across the front (or beachside) and provided new bicycles as well as more interior decorating. Apart from these changes, the cottage remains a wonderful location for relaxing, reading or fishing on the beach and watching rocket launches from Canaveral. Or, if going further afield is your style, we visited the King Centre to see the Charlie Daniel’s Band, as well as the Melbourne Civic Theatre production, art and craft festivals in Vero Beach, Grant and downtown Melbourne and a seafood festival in Cocoa. The local golf courses were in great shape and just challenging enough to help maintain a reasonable game; just mind the ball-gobbling palms and the sunning ‘gators. Old Melbourne, downtown Eau Gallie and Old Cocoa are quaint villages great for roaming , shopping and dining. There is also a drive through animal sanctuary up in Merritt Island to explore. Another venture out is to drive the Old Jungle Trail that used to be used long ago by the citrus farmers.

So very much to do in the area but always great to arrive home at the cheery, welcoming Paradise Found complete with a fully equipped kitchen.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN, USA

Amazing Family Retreat at Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

We had been searching for a cottage on the beach for some time and kept coming back to the little pink house. Not only was the owner so helpful, everything was as perfect as it could could be. The accommodations were impeccable, the beach and access were breathtaking, and we fell in love. We hope to go back this year!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the compliments. We strive to provide a relaxing peaceful beach escape and the opportunity to share our one of a kind beach cottage with our guests. We've recently updated the cottage and will now expand the options for a 3 bedroom - 2 bath cottage. Many families who visit want to share the cottage with additional family. It's going to be fun to have multigenerational and larger friend groups. Many thanks- Julia Paradise Found Florida
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Overall Picture Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The owner simply could not be more attentive and the attention to the detail was unsurpassed extremely clean and conformable.

The beach was so pristine and private.

Master bed was just as conformable as home.

The fridge came with some essentials and even a homemade recipe for ice cream with all the necessary items to make it.

My 3 little ones especially enjoyed the pez candy and stuffed animal in the gift basket.

Like I said attention to detail!

When the bicycles got a flat tires they were fixed within an hour-incredible!

Hard to find a place steps away from the beach like this!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience. It's our pleasure to welcome families to the beach. Children arrive with great expectations and we like to add a bit of extra joy! The cottage is well suited for families with easy access to the beach and the back yard on the beach is unique. Now that we have the 3 bedroom 2 bath option we hope to welcome more families who might need a bit of extra space for the kids and space for mom and dad too. Thank you for writing in the guest book too. Adorable notes and I had to keep a picture of the chalk board Pantry door as well. It's exactly what I envisioned when making the decision to paint the door. We hope you will come visit the beach again - you are always welcome. Julia
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11.5 Miles
Melbourne Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Spessard Holland
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
New England Eatery, De'Angelos, Sand on the Beach
Nearest Beach
Right out the back door!
Car: recommended

The Beach Cottage is conveniently located on Hwy A1A between Sebastian Inlet and the center of Old Melbourne Beach. Absolutely pristine virtually private beaches where you can spend the days fishing, swimming, and relaxing. The cottage is located directly on the ocean so enjoying your morning coffee and watching the sunrise is a highlight. If your interest include shopping and museums Melbourne has quite a few to offer and Sebastian Inlet has a treasure and fishing museum. There are many wild life refuges and sanctuaries to enjoy on bike, kayak or walking. Vero Beach is a short ride down the coastal highway where you can enjoy shopping, fine dining, and several spas. If the large resort parks are your interest Disney and Orlando are a short ride across the beach line. In 90 minutes you can be in the heart of Orlando. The Cape and SPACE are located about 45 minutes north. For the fisher person the area provides world class surf fishing and there are several charter services available for river and ocean fishing. This truly is a slice of Paradise!


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Spring-Summer
Apr 16 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 17 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
2018 Winter High
Dec 17 2017 - Apr 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Spring - Summer
Apr 15 2018 - Sep 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Pets: individual basis: breed, age, size. Required proof of vaccinations flea/tick control pets crated when not with owners. Pet fee assessed at owner's discretion

Rates published are subject to change, and no reservation is guaranteed until rental agreement is signed and payment is confirmed.

Premium Holidays Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July

Cancellations within 60 days of arrival: refunds granted if/when the cottage is re-booked. The amount of refund is at owner's discretion.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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