Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Sunny and 80...........just steps to the beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 BR, 1 BA, sleeps 4-6

The Best Kept Secret on the Beach!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to scroll down to find us, or we wouldn't be the best kept secret on the beach!! Our reviews are testimony to that. We hope that you will come and stay with us and join our family. Many of our guests return yearly to visit and we look forward to having them.

We may not be directly on the beach but we're only 200 steps from it. Our ground floor location makes it easy to grab your gear and go.

Cape Canaveral is like a little bit of old Florida. It is mostly residential and has a neighborhood feel to it. There are older homes and newer Condo's. The lifestyle is very relaxed and casual. For those of you who prefer not to deal with elevators, parking passes, and 'Condo Rules', this is the ideal place for you. Right outside your front door are chairs and a table for your morning coffee. Read the paper and enjoy the people going by - walking, jogging, or riding bicycles. The City of Cape Canaveral just put in a bike path that runs right by our place and the pedestrian sidewalk is right across the street. You'll also see many people walking their dogs as our neighborhood is very pet friendly.

This spacious 2 bedroom apartment is located on the first floor of a lovingly renovated older home. It is ideal for anyone that has problems with stairs, and has a front and back entrance so unpacking the car and taking in groceries is easy. The living room is an open floor plan to the kitchen and dining area which seats 6 comfortably. Ceramic tile throughout with the exception of carpet in the bedrooms.

It also has the added bonus of a Den with sliding glass doors which open to a small and private patio. The Den is furnished with a desk for your laptop hookup, a bookcase with games and books, a stereo for your enjoyment and a reading chair. If you would prefer something smaller in size, please ask me about my 1 bedroom unit.

Around the side of the house is an outdoor shower for rinsing off the sand from you, the beach chairs and umbrella after returning from the beach. You'll also find the BBQ grill and maybe some charcoal and lighter fluid right outside your back door.

There are beach chairs, boogie boards, a cooler and an umbrella which you are free to take down to the beach. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it. If you're lucky you might just see a rocket launch.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Kathy

My husband and I are 'semi-natives' who live and work in Orlando. We both moved down to Florida from up north over 30 years ago. Having a second home so close makes weekends at the beach a reality for us.

We are also self proclaimed "Space Babies" and are so happy that the space program started up again. The thrill of a launch never gets old and is exciting the 25th time as it was the first!!

Kathy purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Kathy chose Cape Canaveral

We found ourselves spending more and more weekends at the beach and finally decided to invest in something more than a Hotel Room!!! Because we are not 'Condo' people, we chose this 4 Unit apartment building. We decided to keep one Unit for our 'get-a-away' and rent out the other three. So far, we've weathered Hurricanes, the stock market and the economy. (There was a reason the Government chose Cape Canaveral for it's Space Center!!!) Cape Canaveral offered a laid back lifestyle, a quiet beach, and friendly neighbors. It truly is a wonderful lifestyle.

What makes this apartment unique

The unit is located on the ground floor with front and rear access making it easy for children and pets.

We pride ourselves on the personal care we give each guest and will go out of our way to do all possible to make sure you have an enjoyable visit. You will never receive this attention to detail in a Hotel which makes us truly unique.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Carrie and the kids returned for Mother's Day and a shuttle launch this year and left this note:

Kathy + Scott, Thank you again (and never enough!) for letting us become part of your friendship + wonderful home. Love Carrie + Kids (We will miss you guys! See you again soon !! Sarah)
May 2010
  • 1 of 1


Sea Monica Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • You will find anything you might have forgotten - toothbrushes and toothpaste, band-aids,lotions,shampoo and soap, and more. There is also an outside shower to rinse off the ocean salt and sand when you come back from the beach.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • We put twin beds in the guest room to make our place more 'Kid Friendly'. We can put them together with a memory foam topper to make a king size bed if desired. Please make arrangements with me ahead of time and I will see that it is set up for you. The Master bedroom has a new comfy mattress and box spring.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We'll start you off with a few basic essentials such as paper goods, cleaning supplies, spices to cook with, laundry detergent, and dishwasher soap. For our weekly guests we will leave a Welcome Basket with snacks or candy, bottled water, coffee, and a morning treat so if you arrive late you'll be all set for the next morning.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

Sunny and 80...........just steps to the beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 58 reviews
Upstate NY

A Beautiful and Perfect Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this vacation home. It's a beautiful home, in great condition, and has everything you would need (and extras). We flew in, so we were not able to bring the usual paper products, kitchen and bath supplies. That wasn't a problem at all, as Kathy had stocked the house with all of this. Great care has been taken to provide the best vacation experience. The location is a short walk down one block to the beach. The beach is very private and family oriented. We had very peaceful days relaxing on the beach. Port Canaveral and Cocoa Beach Pier are only a mile and a half in either direction. The port has cruise ships, great seafood restaurants and markets. We were lucky enough to see a rocket launch right from the beach! The pier's new tiki bar (and restaurants) are great to hang out and watch the ocean in the evening. The owners are wonderful and make you feel at home. We would have loved to stay longer. Kathy and Scott, It was a pleasure to meet you both. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. It was a perfect vacation. We will definitely be back. 🙂

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Everything and more!

  • 5 of 5

Not sure I can write a review that will do Kathy or the rental justice. Even under the weather, Kathy directed us to the apartment and had delicious key lime bread and snacks waiting! In every step of the process, Kathy accommodated us and made everything easy. I can’t thank her enough. As for the apartment, it was impeccable. The study tops it off! There are no surprises and even better than described. The fully stocked kitchen has it all and we even had steaks one night grilled up on the Weber. The bathroom is also stocked with everything needed in case a personal effect is forgotten and then it has even more for any situation. We even took advantage of the washer and dryer, as there is nothing better than coming home with clean clothes! Kathy has thought of all the little touches to make the stay special. We especially liked the fishing cart to carry her beach chairs and our refreshments to the beach, even though the walk is ONE whole block! And speaking of location, it can’t be beat. The neighbors are friendly and hit up Friday Fest, just several blocks away, if you have the chance! The restaurants of the Port are less than a 10 minute drive and the pier, about a mile and a half away, can be walked to in about 30 minutes, with a short cab ride back. There are also other restaurants even closer in the neighborhood within walking distance. The Kennedy Space Center is about a 30 minute drive, and Disney and Universal are an easy 1 hour drive. (All visited and enjoyed!)

I recommend this rental for everyone and may not leave after my next stay! Again, a special thanks to Kathy who really made a special trip unforgettable.

- Tim

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

This place has everything you need. Perfectly clean too and the owner is wonderful.

Just a very short stroll to the beach, and not a crowded one at that. I would 100% recommend this place and would stay again too.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

Superb place to stay! Met by Kathy's husband, he showed us round and presented us with a gorgeous home made cake and overall was very welcoming. The property is immaculate both in cleanliness and in furnishings. Huge comfortable master bed with really lovely bedding. Our son was in an equally well thought out bedroom . He loved the cool surf designer bedding in his room and Kathy took the time and thought, to leave him an age- appropriate welcome pack which he loved. There are extras galore in this property to the point that if you've forgotten anything I am sure Kathy has it covered. There are too many details to list but lots of thought and care had gone into the preparation for our stay. Not only do Kathy and Scott take the utmost pride in their property they also treat their visitors as individuals and make them feel very welcome. This property is only a hop skip and a jump to the beach however we mainly used it as a base to visit The Kennedy Space Centre which was perfect. The outside shower along with the washing machine and tumble dryer were also very useful . We stayed in various rental properties during our three week stay in Florida and although this was by no means the most expensive, it was by far the best. Book this property if you can.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guests like this family make all the hard work worth it. It is so gratifying to know that our efforts are appreciated as this is exactly how we want everyone who visits to feel. Thank you so much.....
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

This place was great! Kathy keeps the place very well maintained and it was very clean, well appointed and a short walk to the beach. Half way between all the seafood restaurants in Port Canaveral and the pier at cocoa beach. Kathy met us there and showed us around. Her key line bread was delicious! We got lucky and the cleaning service allowed us to stay a few hours past check out while they cleaned a few other places. Could not have asked for a better stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Spacious. Clean. Everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place. It was spacious and it had everything there. No need to run out for salt and pepper or the shampoo you left at home. It was all there! I loved that there was a washing machine available to use, the outdoor shower to clean those dirty feet was also perfect.

I highly recommend this apartment and Kathleen is a wonderful host. Also Cape Canaveral is a perfect place to kick back and relax or to discover what amazing natural treasures Florida has to offer!

Loved it and highly recommend it for families!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Cocoa Beach Pier
"Now this place is fun...............4 restaurant/bars, a fishing pier and tiki bar, and loca..."
Milliken's Reef
"Great Tiki Bar and a "sandy beach" with lounge chairs and live local music. The restaurant i..."
Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar
"Live music on weekends and they serve delicious breakfast daily"
Victory Casino Cruises
"Only gambling ship in the port..............."
Izzy's Bistro
"Reasonably priced - great food - German specialties on the weekend."
Smokehouse Foods
"This place will even smoke your catch for you !"
Cocoa Beach Country Club
"One of the many golf courses in the area."
Gregory's Steak & Seafood Grille
"Best steaks in town !"
Ron Jon Surf Shop
"You have to check this out while spending time on the Space Coast."
Coconuts On The Beach
"A great place to hang out in Cocoa Beach with music, drinks, and delicious food. Great view ..."
Lori Wilson Park
"Your dogs are welcome here."
Slow & Low Barbeque
"Great BBQ with outdoor seating."
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
"Check out the Atlantis exhibit"
Historic Cocoa Village
"Quaint area with boutiques and restaurants."
Jetty Park
"Great beach, terrific fishing off the jetty and a campground to boot ! We're located 1 1/2 m..."
Goodfellas Italian Deli & Ctrg
"Italian Sandwiches just like you'd get up north!!"
Publix Cornerstone Plaza
"Best Grocery Store in the Area. Very clean............has bakery and deli."
Barcelona tapas Bar & Restaurant -- CLOSED
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
Blue Springs State Park
"Excellent place to see the Manatees from November to March when they escape the coldest months."
Three Sisters Springs
Exploration Tower
Brano's Italian Grill
Backwoods Steakhouse -- CLOSED
Brevard Zoo
Car: recommended

We are located 1 1/2 miles south of Jetty Park and 1 1/2 miles north of The Cocoa Beach Pier on Ridgewood Ave, the closest beach road. Beach access is just out the door and 1 block east. A1A is 4 blocks west and The Orlando International airport is a 45 minute to a 1 hour drive.


Rates & Availability

Sea Monica Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $50

My rates include all utilities,cleaning fee and 12% FL sales and tourist taxes
$25 - $50 foreign transaction fee may apply

Please email me for actual quote

We accept personal checks. Credit cards may be arranged through PayPal.
Please email me for more information

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

Enter dates for accurate pricing


Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties