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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


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"

COMING SOON!!!! We're undergoing renovations at the cottage. 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.

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 Hill
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

About Julia 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 Hill purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Julia 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 -
(67 traveler reviews)

Private Ocean Front Cottage Paradise Found Florida Melbourne Beach Dog Friendly
average rating of 4.9402986 based on 69 reviews
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
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  • 4 of 5



  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location

  • 5 of 5

To be able to step out the back door and see/hear the ocean was unbelievable. I'm not a huge beach goer, but I love how the sounds are relaxing. One of the reasons I'm not a huge beach fan is the crowds. This was perfect having your own private beach. There were people out and about, but no crowds. The cottage is adorable. We greatly enjoyed it. It was a very relaxing week. I am not looking forward to being back to reality tomorrow!😊

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful, quiet place that feels like your home.

  • 5 of 5

Paradise found is like staying at your own house, Julia makes you feel like friends more that guest. She has the not overlooked any of the things you may need.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Clean and Comfortable Beachfront Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent ten very relaxing days at the beach cottage. We found it to be clean, well supplied and quite comfortable to live in. The decor was bright and fresh and Julia the owner obviously spends time improving and adding nice touches for her guests. We appreciated the high quality towels and linens not always found in other rental units. The best feature by far was the direct oceanfront access. It was wonderful to walk out the back door to a private yard that leads out to a very beautiful stretch of beach. It was perfect for walking, swimming, shelling and just sitting and gazing at the sea. As many others have mentioned, the outdoor shower with hot and cold water was terrific. We used it daily, especially nice after a salty swim in the ocean! We were fortunate enough to meet Julia during our stay and she is a lovely, friendly host but respectful of our privacy. The whole rental process went smoothly from beginning to end and we found Julia to be very professional throughout. We'd like to thank her for sharing her "Paradise Found" with us and would easily recommend this vacation spot to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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11.5 Miles
Melbourne Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
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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

New Melbourne Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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
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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