|Minimum Stay||29 nights|
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** Attention Snowbirds: 3-month rental is now available for 2017 ** 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.
** PERFECT FOR SNOWBIRDS **
Not recommended for small children because pool / yard is not gated
We are a German/American couple that met in Florida and have since moved to Germany and have a family with three teen and pre-teen kids.
Scott and Corinna Hardin purchased this house in 2013
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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).
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
29 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
29 night minimum stay
Please ask about discounted 3-month snowbird rates.
For customers in Europe, payment in Euro via SWIFT wire transfer to our account in Germany is also possible.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.