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Thomas Sullivan

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

On Sykes Creek with Boat Access to the nearby & beautiful Indian River

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Merritt Island House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

This 4 bed, 2 bath features a large waterfront backyard with a covered boat lift. All bedrooms are fully furnished with comfortable bedroom furniture. Very cozy and relaxing after a long day in the sun at Cape Canaveral or Cocoa Beach. Not the beach goer, no worries! Feel free to bring or rent a boat to tie up to the boat dock for a day of boating on the Banana/Indian River. Enjoy the views from the large family room, which opens up to the waterfront Florida sunroom (Perfect for fall time). Spacious living room for leisure time with family. The Orlando theme parks are just a forty five minute drive from the island. The Banana River and Indian River surround the area that are easily accessible for jet skiing, parasailing, boating, kite boarding, paddle boarding, and fishing guide tours to name some. The beautiful Cape Canaveral Port and Air Force Base, Cocoa Beach, historic Cocoa Village, golf, tennis, charter fishing, manatee cove, county, state and national parks are also just minutes away. This home is located in one of the best waterfront neighborhoods around. Relax and enjoy the breeze and wildlife in your own back yard.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Thomas Sullivan (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Thomas Sullivan

I was born in Florida and much of my family still resides there. However, I grew up in Rhode Island on the coastal beaches and in the fishing ports. There, I paid for college by working on my families Off-shore lobster vessel. I ended up going to college at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. Currently, I reside and work in Connecticut.

Thomas Sullivan purchased this house in 2012

Why Thomas Sullivan chose Merritt Island

My family and I have strong ties to Florida. I could not have found a better home away from home. Although, I recently purchased this home my family helped me prepare it to accommodate you and your family. Most guests comment on the close proximity to all major attractions like the beach, shopping centers, restaurants, and water sporting activities.

What makes this house unique

This home has a great view from the living room through the sunroom of the water. It is something to go outside to the screened in patio and hear the fish jump up and down the creek before you go to sleep. On the other hand, it is even better waking up in the morning to the water. The waterway in the backyard is Sykes Creek and it is frequented by manatees swimming up and down the creek. Sometimes if you are lucky the porpoise dolphins may make their way up the creek to say hi. Please take the opportunity when you wake up to enjoy your breakfast or a cup of coffee while sitting on either patio.


based on 8 traveler reviews

On Sykes Creek with Boat Access to the nearby & beautiful Indian River
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home for our family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautifully kept and very comfortable. The home is set close to the water where my family enjoyed fishing and kayaking within steps of the home. Lots of marine wildlife to enjoy from the comfort of a screened in porch. The home was spacious and large enough for us to all feel comfortable and right at home. It was set perfectly in the middle of many attractions that were within short driving distances. My family loved our time there and hope to be able to do this again soon. Thank you so much for use of your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! I look forward to hosting your family again.
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Great Vacation Spot

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation week. The house was clean, roomy and we appreciated the use of bikes and kayaks provided. From the back porch we enjoyed watching manatee in the canal and the boys caught fish 24/7. We easily made day trips to Disney, Kennedy Space Center and Sebastian Inlet Pier. We would not only recommend this property, we want to go back as soon as possible.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Comfortable Home in a nice community

  • 5 of 5

The home was clean, spacious, and comfortable. It is close to grocery stores and Dunkin Donuts, but still in a quiet community. We went to the beach for the day and the kids enjoyed the bikes in the evening. Thank you for the wonderful experience. We are thinking of making it an annual tradition. The hosts were available if needed. I highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy you enjoyed your stay! Once again thank you for being excellent guests. I look forward to hosting you in the future.
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this house on Merritt Island. The house was clean and comfortable and plenty of room for everyone. It was in a great location and the neighborhood was nice. The house was close to everything and there was plenty to do while we were there. We definitely want to stay here again. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you I enjoyed having you and look forward to your next stay!!
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Exactly as described on the VRBO website.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at my friend’s vacation Home was delightful. We found the home to be extremely comfortable and clean with an open layout and exactly as described on the VRBO website. The tropical decor and setting were lovely, and everything we needed was provided. The private pool and hot-tub was relaxing. The owner was pleasant and answered all our questions. I would certainly recommend this gorgeous home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please disregard this review. Whomever posted it must have mistaken my page for someone elses.
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Orlando (MCO)
Nearest Barpub
5.83 Miles
The Island Waterfront Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Savannahs
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: recommended


Kelly Park-East

2550 N Banana River Drive, Merritt Island

Opens in New Window Parks Referendum Project

Open after 7:00 a.m. until dark, except for scheduled use. Boat ramp open 24 hours a day.


Rates & Availability

Merritt Island House Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $160

Check in is at 3:00 PM Eastern Time and Check out is 11:00 AM Eastern Time. $160 cleaning fee will be added into the payment for the renter. Thank you for considering my home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Merritt Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1640 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
I hope you can find yourself enjoying a nice relaxing vacation as I do with my family in my home. There are so many things to do like the Space Coast center in Cape Canaveral.Manatee cove is a must and of course Ron Jon Surf Shop. Many more things that will keep you and your family entertained during your stay. If you have any questions on anymore places to see or things to do with the family, please do not hesitate to ask.

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