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1 1/2 Acre Intercoastal Home w/ Guest House, Trail, Beach, Dock, Playground

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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Merritt Island House Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 1 half bathrooms

Loblolly (original name given home) is a unique and special place to make lasting family memories. Your special vacation home has been featured on the front cover of SPACES September/October 2008 Issue (space-coast style and design magazine). Loblolly was a featured property in last year's Tropical Trail Spring Bloom Tour. Your vacation home sits directly on the Intercoastal waterway. The property was built in the early 70s and designed to be a place to retire. Loblolly was purchased from the original family in 2007. Just imagine... Evenings on the 2 tier beach relaxing watching the sunset.... enjoying the dock, kids in playground next to you while you sunbath at pool. The pool was designed for kids very large walk in beach area, a family stroll around Loblolly trail- a coquina path that circles the property...

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
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based on 17 traveler reviews

1 1/2 Acre Intercoastal Home w/ Guest House, Trail, Beach, Dock, Playground
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

A Royal Residence without the King's Ransom

  • 5 of 5

Loblolly is simply spectacular! This home and grounds along the Space Coast are well-maintained, with space for everyone. Our family maximized its grounds and amenities for relaxation, but if guests thrive on more activity away from the home, attractions and activities would be reasonably close drives. Dine in the breakfast nook or set formal places for 20+...there's room in this home for everyone.

A comprehensive guide is maintained in the home of local eateries, shops, activities that you can use for reference.

Both the indoor and outdoor kitchens are well-stocked with equipment. Want to cook? A commercial-grade stove will accommodate! Want to heat something up instead? Microwave is at your command.

The listing does not do this home justice. The Owners as well as those who oversee the home on a daily basis are to be applauded for sharing this amazing property with others. We hope that all who enjoy Loblolly's warm welcome will treat her with the dignity she commands.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne Beach, FL, USA

Family Holiday - Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Loblolly is paradise and perfect place for family holiday (family from Alaska, Texas, Massachusetts, and FL) to "Ring in the New Year". We have rented many houses over the years but this property tops the list. Andrea (owner) encouraged me to give River living a chance and so happy that we chose Loblolly. There was just so much to do from starting the day with a cup of coffee sitting on the dock, fishing, dolphin spotting, kayaks and paddleboards to ending the day with amazing sunsets; treehouse for children, nightly firepit, pool and hot tub. Never at a loss for some activity. We even had a game of capture the flag and corn-hole contests. Most of all - lots of laughter.

There were places to get away - hammocks and umbrellas with chairs for quiet time. Andrea has thought of everything. We grilled out every night and there was room to set up a movie screen and show pictures of family over the years. We all wanted a Christmas of Memories and this fit the theme.

Unlike most rentals which have that "rental feel" this property was so well equipped that it felt like our home. The house was equipped with top of the line appliances, right down to a tuned piano; game room with pool table and Ms Pac-man and Gallactia (sp?) video games. It really has toys for the young and old.

Thank you Andrea and family for sharing your lovely home. Special thanks to Luz.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. Thrilled you had such an enjoyable time. Family memories to last a lifetime. Best wishes for a wonderful 2015! The Foley Family
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Covington, GA


  • 5 of 5

When we saw the pictures on line, we thought it was great. Who would have known that we would walk right into "paradise". There was something for everyone, and my 90 year old dad spend the majority of his time on the dock snagging anything that came along in the river. Had the time of his life. The grandkids were in the pool most of the time, and were worn out by day's end. It was nice to have a table that would seat everyone for a meal. If I could find a way to win the lottery, I would make Andrea an offer she could not refuse!!! I actually have some ideas based on this place that I can use at the family lake house.

To Andrea and staff: Thanks for making our stay the most memorable of all for the entire family. There was not anything we asked for or needed that was not provided by anyone.

We will definitely be back, it's paradise in it's fullest sense.

The Woodward Family......

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Celebration, Florida

Loblolly is Paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

Our experience at the beautiful Loblolly Estate was perfection.

Being native Floridians, we have always rented large beachfront homes for our twice yearly family getaways. When we first found Loblolly, I just skipped past it; riverfront was not even a thought for us! Gratefully, one of our family members insisted we take a second look, and after speaking to Andrea (Loblolly's owner) she convinced me to reconsider and discover the pleasure of a riverfront retreat. So glad she did. The river view, serenity, frolicking dolphins, pelicans, boaters and nightly sunsets in front of the waterside fire cannot be matched. The kids crabbed, fished, star-gazed on the huge dock and built fires to their heart's content. The place is amazing for kids; there is a game room, sandbox, tree house, jacuzzi, heated pool, toyroom, plus a separate girl's bunkbed room and the boy's loft retreat. Both can sleep 4 kids in each room.

No expense was spared to renovate this incredible historic home. Every room is furnished and decorated as if the owners are very much there and you are a guest in their home. Books abound, as well as karyoke, puzzles, music library and even a great bingo setup (which became a daily ritual with creative prizes for the lucky winners). The kitchen is equipped for feeding a large group; we did not eat out once in the nine days we were there! Dinner was had nightly under the stars in the side patio, next to the outdoor grill/kitchen. I should note that I am a hopeless neat-freak and this house was immaculately kept. Every nook and cranny was dust-free and well maintained. Our grounds were swept and cared for daily by Jeremy (the grounds keeper); we were pampered thoroughly. The only complaint that we had is that the pictures did not do the house all!

We are already planning our next stay.

Andrea and crew; thanks so very much for making us feel at home in your lovely little piece of heaven!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Experience

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful time at Loblolly... the home could not have been better. It is the most beautiful and well thought out house we have ever been in. We loved sitting out on the dock watching fish jump and dolphins play. The children spent hours swinging and playing Captain of the Ship in the tree house, and no one could get enough of the pool. Every detail was perfect. We absolutely loved our time here-reconnecting with friends and enjoying the scenery. Andrea was so welcoming and so helpful.

Bonnie, Andrew, Liana, Heidi, Josephine,

Anne and James


  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amzaing place to escape!

  • 5 of 5

This property far exceeded expectations! It was so family friendly and welcoming. The outdoor play area was ideal. There were dolphins frolicking just off the shore and numerous little places outside to find peace and enjoy the surroundings. Fruit trees and beautiful gardens lined the property. Indoors, there is an abundance of toys, games, musical instruments, and activities for families to enjoy together. Andrea is easy to work with, and is incredibly attentive to detail. The house staff goes out of their way to ensure a comfortable stay. Don't forget to enjoy the game room, complete with Pac Man and ping pong! A truly fabulous vacation destination!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Duran Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 95
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: necessary

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $400 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Merritt Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Nautical Room - toilet , tub , shower
    Bunk Room - toilet , shower
    Guest House - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder Room - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Master - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Nautical Room - 1 queen
    Guest House - 1 king
    GH Living - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen
    Playroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen
    Bunk Room - 4 twin/ single , 2 twins & 4 trundles
    Bunk Room 2 - 6 twin/ single , 4 bunks & 2 trundles
  • There are 2 pack and plays
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Child's Swing
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Smoking Outside Please- Thank you!

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