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Directly on the intracoastal waterway! Nature abounds! BIG VIEWS

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool

Overview

About the property

Completely Updated Waterfront Boat House On The Intracoastal With Boat Dock!

The Boat House is a direct waterfront property with instant access to Florida's famous Intracoastal Highway. This waterfront paradise is located between the thriving city of Melbourne Beach Fl to the North and the slower paced town of Sebastian to the South. Just minutes to numerous shops and dining options, The Boat House is the perfect vacation destination for those looking to enjoy gorgeous sunrises, abundant marine wildlife while gazing at the magnificent parade of yachts, sailboats, schooners that glide by just yards from this peaceful and serene vacation oasis.

The Boat House enjoys a lovely screened in veranda overlooking the Indian River and has easy access to a large boat dock with covered seating and ample fishing for trout, redfish, snook and much more. Dolphins are in abundance as well as Manatees which love to swim around the dock and provide a true glimpse of nature's wonders.

The open kitchen/living room concept gives the vacationer magnificent views to the intracoastal waterway and a authentic indoor/outdoor experience. The updated kitchen has new stainless appliances and is fully stocked with all ones cooking needs. The Bedroom has a King sized bed and ample storage space. The Bath has a generous vanity, ample storage and a walk in shower. All towels and linens are provided. For our Guests' convenience there is also a washer and dryer. The Boat House has two additional outdoor sitting areas which include a water view eating area shaded by a lovely large Sea Grape tree, complete with tables, chairs and outdoor grill. We also offer a complimentary kayak for two!

The Boat House is 8 miles south of Melbourne Beach with its numerous beaches, eclectic shopping and a wide variety of excellent restaurants. The Kennedy Space Center in nearby Cape Canaveral is the perfect Day Trip.

4 miles to the south of The Boat House is Sebastian Florida known for its 'Old Florida' feel, where the pace is slow and the traffic easy to navigate. Sebastian is also home to a 4 mile Riverwalk , numerous waterfront restaurants and several waterfront parks. Open air concerts are offered at the Sebastian Waterfront from January through June. Sebastian Inlet is a hidden gem with its uncrowded and unspoiled beaches which offer perfect fishing, swimming, snorkeling and surfing. The Inlet also offers gorgeous walking trails and has a delightful oceanfront restaurant. If one is looking for a slow paced getaway on the water where peacefulness and harmony with nature abound, The Boat House will serve this purpose and provide an unforgettable Florida experience that will be remembered for years to come.

More Details

Owner
Steve Moreau
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

About Steve Moreau

Staying busy in my retirement. As a former owner of two garden centers I love landscaping and the grounds of this property are lushly maintained. I have a diverse background in hospitality having owned several rental properties and a successful Bed and Breakfast. I live on the grounds in the Main House with my partner and our two rescue senior dogs. The Boat House has been lovingly updated and we enjoy sharing this piece of paradise with our guests.

Steve Moreau purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Steve Moreau chose Florida

I chose to purchase this waterfront property for its sense of serenity and peace. Having a direct Intracoastal view is a plus. The property is also a true Bird Watcher's paradise. We feel very rural here but can get to the shopping quickly as this area is not that crowded.

What makes this cottage unique

Direct Waterfront, boat dock, fishing, abundant marine wildlife and glorious sunrises and Intracoastal views yet close to numerous shops, restaurants, a hospital and churches. An antique Mall and two restaurant/bars are directly across the street from this property.

Amenities

Grant-Valkaria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Generous vanity and storage, walk in shower. There is also an outdoor shower shower for guests convenience.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size bed is included in this 3 piece bedroom set with nightstand, generous closet and ample lighting.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Boat House is perfect for year round rental!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Directly on the intracoastal waterway! Nature abounds! BIG VIEWS
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

Rainbows that shined over the Boat House to Dolphins greeting you each morning-Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Paradise from the second we arrived at the Boathouse. We were in our awe... everything was perfect...the entire week far exceeded any Florida vacation we ever experienced.

Our host Steve and Andy treated us like royalty. We loved our stay so much, before we left we booked another week in March.

Also a special thanks to Steve and Andy from our puppies Mollie & Maggie.

We are looking to returning to paradise.

Tim & Marilyn

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so appreciative of your complimentary review of The Boat House. One of the many pleasures of vacation rentals is meeting charming Guests like you! Of course we also enjoyed your adorable doggies! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Boat House. We agree that this location is paradise found. We look forward to having you all back soon. Thanks again and much love, Steve & Andy
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5

Perfect getaway on the water

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Boat House. The place was perfect for my husband & I to spend 5 days in sunny Florida. Owners very nice and ensure all was good. Lots of wildlife with birds & dolphins each morning as we drank our coffee on the porch. We did not want to leave and hope to go back next year but for a longer time.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I totally enjoyed meeting you and having you as guests. I am so glad you enjoyed the Boat House and all the nature that surrounds this special place. I look forward to having you return again. Happy Travels! Steve The Boat House
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Clendenin, WV
5

Absolute Paradise - A Jewel on the Indian River

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 9 days there and it was the most wonderful vacation we've had in FL!!! We go every 6 months and this has been the Best trip in 6 years! Steve and Andy are excellent hosts, couldn't ask for better people! The house is beautifully decorated and comfortable; it is a very relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. The property and home are immaculately kept. The kitchen has everything you need for cooking - spices, aluminum foil, etc. with nice heavy cookware and dinnerware. On the patio, there is a wonderfully large stainless steel grill, and a beautiful table sitting next to the water. I ate breakfast there every morning while enjoying the sunrise, watching the sailboats and abundant wildlife begin their day. You can't beat the river view and fantastic sunrises. Bird wildlife is abundant if you’re a birdwatcher or photographer. Dolphins swim close into the dock and fish are constantly jumping out of the water. My husband loved fishing off the dock daily. It's a very private house and short distances to area attractions. I just can't say enough great things about this place and the wonderful owners! We will definitely go back again in July and December! There's a fantastic rib restaurant just a short distance, Rib City at Grant Station is a must if you love ribs!

GO ENJOY, RELAX AND UNWIND at this Hidden Jewel on the Indian River!!! You'll be Glad you did and will fall in Love with it as we did!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a personal and in-depth review. We loved having you both here as guests and are so grateful for the way you took such good care of the Boat House. We too enjoy viewing the intracoastal marine vessels and watching the birds and dolphins. This really is a special place. We look forward to your return! Steve & Andy
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5

Thanksgivng getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent the week of Thanksgiving in this gem a rental right on the Indian River (like 3 feet from the lovely and relaxing screened in porch). Very comfortable place will lots of kitchen stuff, washer and drier and excellent WiFi service. Owners are very accommodating and easy to reach for whatever you may need. Great place.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Boat House. It was a pleasure having you as guests and we hope you choose to stay with us in the future. Having our vacation home fully stocked for guests' convenience is very important to us. We want our visitors to relax and enjoy the peaceful ambience and natural beauty that surrounds The Boat House. Have a happy holiday season! Warm Wishes, Steve Moreau, Owner
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Glendale, NY
5

Beautiful, relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Boathouse is beautiful. Steve and Andy could not have been more accommodating. Everything was immaculately clean. The view from the dock and the screened in porch were awesome. The surrounding area had everything for entertainment, shopping and great restaurants. I could go on and on. We can't wait for out next opportunity for another vacation at the Boathouse.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Also, thank you for taking such good care of The Boat House. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to experience the amazing sea life and marine vessels that navigate the intracoastal. We agree that it is a gift to have access to the marvels of nature yet be minutes away from shopping and other fun activities this area has to offer. We look forward to your next visit! Warm Wishes, Andy & Steve
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5

Best Service We Have Ever Had

  • 5 of 5

We are finicky renters and have used VBRO to rent homes in the Florida Keys, Palm Beach, North Carolina Outer Banks, South Carolina Islands, Georgia’s Tybee Island, Maryland, etc. – I must say after renting from Steve we could not have been more pleased.

Good dishes, nice pots and pans (not orphans that are warped beyond use), wonderful towels and sheets, very clean and well cared for, paper provided, as well as stemware and glasses (again, not orphans left by other travelers). Good small and large appliances and pretty much anything you would need. The furniture and carpets are also very nice/well-made not full of stains or extensive wear-and-tear.

Grant, FL. is a wonderful place if you are looking for a relaxing trip (and not the tacky boardwalks…) but is close to Vero Beach so you can still get to a more populated area if you like. Steve was excellent to work with, probably the best we have ever had! It was my birthday while we were there and he was so kind to bring me a plant and a card, amazing. He also helped us getting our boat in the water and was wonderful at pointing out places to eat/go. Although the home is on his property, it does not feel intrusive and the way it is setup you don't really know there is a house behind you.

Highly recommend this property and plan on renting here in the future as well.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very thoughtful review. It was a pleasure having you as Guests and we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Boat House. We strive extremely hard to provide our Guests with a very well appointed Guest House and stand ready to be of service while providing as much privacy as possible. We look forward to seeing you again! Happy Travels! Steve Moreau, Owner The Boat House
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Melbourne Airport
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Raw Bar
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Sebastian Fl Public Golf
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
1-95
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Raw Bar
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Melbourne City Beaches
Car: necessary

near Kennedy Space Center, about 1 1/2 hours to Orlando, location of Disneyworld, Universal Studios, SeaWorld. The town of Melbourne has beaches, lovely historic district, eclectic shopping and dining. Nearby Sebastian is a fisherman's paradise with numerous oceanfront parks, fishing piers, walking trails and an

'old Florida feel'.

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Rates & Availability

Grant-Valkaria Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
winter
Nov 18 2017 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

cancellation fee $200
Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

please call owner at 617-584-3556 for further details or to discuss other possible payment options, shorter rentals will be considered as well as long term rentals
Cancellation within 90 days for full refund excluding 200.00 cancellation fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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