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Peaceful Home In Nature Refuge; Solar-Heated Pool, Dock, Near Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 - 29 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home For 6 Guests; Solar-Heated Pool, Dock, Near Beach

Our house has three cozy and comfortable bedrooms, two baths, and a small office, in addition to kitchen, dining and living room. It comfortably accommodates your family of up to 6 people.

In the house, you will find a well-equipped kitchen with newer appliances, including microwave, dishwasher, coffee machine, toaster, a complete dining set for six and all the common utensils and cooking-ware. Cable-TV, high-speed Internet (Ethernet in the office and WiFi extending to the rest of the house) and telephone with free domestic US calls are available. The full-size washer, dryer, and drying rack are in the garage. Linens, bath towels and beach towels are provided.


Not recommended for small children because pool / yard is not gated

More Details

Scott and Corinna Hardin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Scott and Corinna Hardin

We are a German/American couple that met in Florida and have since moved to Germany and have a family with three children.

Scott and Corinna Hardin purchased this house in 2013

Why Scott and Corinna Hardin chose Melbourne Beach

We chose this house as a place to have unforgettable vacations with our family. While searching for a vacation house, we looked for a property with a pool and private dock because we wanted our teen and pre-teen kids to be able to enjoy swimming, sailing, paddling and other water activities without depending on us to drive them around and figuring out how to transport ocean kayaks or a small sailboat with a rental car. At the same time, we wanted to be within short walking/biking distance of a beach, so us adults could enjoy long walks in the sand and the kids could enjoy surfing. We also wanted the peacefulness of a single-family home in a quiet residential area away from the commotion of the party areas. It was a difficult search, but we eventually stumbled across this gem of a home that met all of our wishes.

What makes this house unique

The amazing view from the kitchen and dining room table looks over the pool, past the dock and out over the foliage of the nature refuge just across the canal. With the pool, dock, and beach, the recreational possibilities are numerous.


Sunnyland Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pool Bathroom - toilet , shower , This bathroom has second door leading to pool and patio area
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower located in backyard near pool area
    Corner Bathroom - toilet , shower , This bathroom is attached to Corner Bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Pool Bedroom - 1 queen , Direct access to pool area via sliding door
    Corner Bedroom - 2 double , Nice view overlooking water and nature refuge
    Flower Bedroom - 2 queen , Largest bedroom with two queen beds
  • All three bedrooms have wall-to-wall carpeting, beds, night stands, reading lamps, closets and/or chests and ceiling fans
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Peaceful Home In Nature Refuge; Solar-Heated Pool, Dock, Near Beach
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

A wonderful vacation

  • 4 of 5

A perfect home for a relaxing vacation. The house was comfortable and clean, it has a big beautiful pool en is located on a canal where the dolphins come every day. The beach is reached quickly with the available bikes. The area is nice, friendly and quiet and a little further away are all the famous shops. The contacts with the owners were very pleasant and we got quick answers to our questions. We would highly recommend this house and would certainly use it again for another stay. Thanks for letting us stay at your lovely house!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We will come again

  • 5 of 5

It´s a really nice house with everything you need. Clean house nice pool, large rooms, fully equipped kitchen, wireless internet. The best is the location. It´s a bit remote so you need to drive 20 Mins for shopping, but you get a boat dock and direct water access (canal). We saw turtles and manatees swimming by. Beach is 5 mins by car.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind words! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you as our guests again soon! Based on your feedback, we've added a couple of notes to the guest information binder we have in the house: - The closest beach access is our private gate located directly across from the fire station on A1A just to the south of our street. It's less than 2 minutes by car (0.6 miles) from the house. - While there are various stores 20 minutes up the road in Melbourne Beach and Indiatlantic, there is a Publix (with pharmacy, bakery, deli, etc.) in Driftwood Plaza just 10 minutes by car up the road towards town.
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Traumhafter Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Sehr geehrte Familie Hardin,

wir möchten uns für diesen außergewöhnlichen Urlaub bei Ihnen herzlichst bedanken. Das Haus hat alles was man braucht- und noch viel mehr. Alles liebevollst eingerichtet und auch noch praktisch dazu. Bei 5 Sternen haben Sie eine glatte 10 verdient.

Neben dem wunderschönen Haus mit Pool waren wir besonders begeistert von der Natur, die sich uns zeigte. So konnten wir direkt vom Garten aus Manatees, springende Delfine, Krebse und anderes Meeresgetier problemlos beobachten. Zum Strand fuhren wir mit den von Ihnen bereitgestellten Fahrrädern in 5 Minuten und erlebten unseren persönlichen Traum. Schildkröten- und nicht nur eine- kamen aus dem Meer und legten vor unseren Augen ihr Eier ab und verschwanden wieder im Meer. Unglaublich!! Sogar eine frischgeschlüpfte Schildkröte durften wir begleiten auf dem Weg in die Freiheit des Meeres. Delfine begrüßten uns am Meer und einmal schwamm sogar eine Schildkröte um uns herum.

Für uns ist klar- nie wieder die Westküste Floridas (viel zu konsumlastig), sondern nur noch ihr Superhaus mit der Natur und dies am liebsten immer wieder.

Der Kontakt zu Ihnen war immer ausgesprochen nett und hilfreich.

Nochmals vielen, vielen Dank und hoffentlich bis bald.

Die Familie aus Köln

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ganz lieben Dank fuer die freundliche und positive Bewertung. Wir freuen uns sehr, dass Ihnen Ihr Aufenthalt in unserem Haus so gut gefallen hat. Alle die schoenen Erlebnisse, die Sie in Sunnyland gehabt haben, sind die Dinge, die auch uns jedes Mal begeistern und uns immer wieder gern an diesen von uns geliebten Ferienort zurueckkehren lassen. Wir hoffen sehr, dass wir Sie bald wieder in unserem Haus willkommen heissen duerfen.
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Melbourne, FL (MLB)
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Sunnyland Beach
Car: necessary

The location is a dream: The property is located close to the end of a cul-de-sac in a very peaceful and friendly residential community in the middle of the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge stretches 20 miles along the barrier island from Melbourne Beach down to Wabasso Beach and offers a wide variety of hiking trails, as well as areas for picnics, fishing and wildlife observation. According to their website, this nature refuge protects 'the most significant area for loggerhead sea turtle nesting in the Western Hemisphere, and the most significant area for green turtle nesting in North America.' It is also a nesting ground for leatherback turtles, the largest and rarest sea turtles. The house is also just 4 miles to Sebastian Inlet State Park, where there is excellent snorkeling and fishing, and less than 2 miles to the indoor and outdoor recreational offerings of the South Beach Community Park.

Directly across the water from the house is a restricted tract of woods providing the yard and pool area with quietness and privacy. The mouth of Mullet Creek, which leads to the Indian River, is about 300ft (100 m) down the canal. The covered dock is equipped with a boat lift, fresh water, electricity and a sink for cleaning the catch-of-the-day. An ocean kayak is available for exploring the calm waters off the dock, where manatees and dolphins are regularly spotted.

The backyard faces due south, so in the cool months, the sun crosses in the southern sky shining directly on the new solar panels for heating the pool, but crosses to the north during the summer. Both lanai/patio and pool are inside a screened enclosure so you can enjoy swimming and fresh steaks from the grill without the bother of those pesky bugs.

The private access to the community beach is just an easy ¾ mile (about 1 km) walk or bike ride up the street. Upon return to the house, you are greeted by the lush, xeriscape front yard, with its live oak and ligustrum casting shadows on the thoughtfully landscaped indigenous ground cover and grasses.

In addition to the parks and recreation activities in the area, other attractions include Cape Canaveral (1h), Orlando (1.5h) and Disney World (2h).


Rates & Availability

Sunnyland Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
29 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.0%

Non-Seasonal Cancellation Policy: Full payment is due 45 days prior to check in.
Cancellations inside of 45 days are non-refundable. 45-60 days cancellation: 25% of deposit and rental fee retained for re-advertising. 60 days or more cancellation: 90% of deposit and rental fee returned with 10% retained for re-advertising.
We highly recommend trip insurance since we are a small business. This insures you, should any reason occur that would interfere with your trip and/or result in a cancellation. For your convenience, here are several sites that offer trip insurance, although we do not endorse or recommend any of these sites:,,,,, or

Seasonal Cancellation Policy: Seasonal deposits ($1000) to hold January, February and/or March are non-refundable. 10% of advance rental payments made prior to August 30 of the preceding year become non-refundable if reservation is cancelled prior to August 30. The 10% will be retained to cover re-advertising. If cancellation is made on or after August 30, the deposits and advance rents are completely non-refundable.
We highly recommend trip insurance since we are a small business. This insures you, should any reason occur that would interfere with your trip and/or result in a cancellation. For your convenience, here are several sites that offer trip insurance, although we do not endorse or recommend any of these sites:,,,,, or

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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