|Space||800 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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'.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Nov 18 2017 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
|cleaning fee||$75 + Tax|
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