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Best Location in Downtown Melbourne minutes away from Melbourne's Beaches

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,423 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

Best Location in Downtown Melbourne minutes away from Melbourne's Beaches

Location, Location Location! Stay in the middle of the action Downtown Melbourne has to offer, but in a private and quiet location steps from the shops and restaurants of E New Haven Ave. Melbourne's best beaches are across the causeway away (4 minutes by car). Go back in time & stay in this fully licensed, historic, restored and centrally located house built in 1916.

Historic Downtown Melbourne is where the action of Florida's Space Coast happens. Friday Fest happens The 2nd Friday of every month between 6-10pm. There is art, vendors, live music and food booths lining up E New Haven Ave. For more info about downtown events, check out the downtown Melbourne. com site. Restaurants, bars, and shops from downtown Melbourne are within one minute walking distance of the house. The beach is 4 minutes away by car.

This is a charming old house. We have restored, beautified and improved many aspects of the house including AC, heating, bathrooms, etc. however it is almost 100 years old. Details like old wood, sometimes squeaky floors, old windows, vintage doors and knobs, etc, make this listing unique and one of a kind. Please be aware that it is a historic home not a contemporary one. The train as it passes by, is heard in most of Historic Downtown Melbourne. Although none of our guests have mentioned this to be an issue, we do want you to know the train is heard from the house.

More Details

Valerie B.
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

About Valerie B.

My Husband Federico and I lived in Miami for almost 20 years before moving to Melbourne Beach in 2014 to explore new opportunities. We both love all things related to the ocean and flying. We love scuba diving, boating, kayaking, and planes. We are passionate about our projects and are really looking forward to hosting you in our little corner of paradise.

Valerie B. purchased this house in 2014


Melbourne House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1423 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , The Second Bedroom is on the Second Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , This bedroom is a semi-private room on the first floor.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services


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Best Location in Downtown Melbourne minutes away from Melbourne's Beaches
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

The perfect rental in Melbourne!

  • 5 of 5

The Barnacle House was the perfect spot for our family to stay. Valerie went above and beyond by finding us a second pack-n-play and a high chair. The house is so spacious and so is the yard and our favorite - the front porch!

The location is great, you can walk to the downtown strip and it's a quick drive to the beach or grocery store. There is some noise from the bars/street/train. This didnd't bother me, but just an fyi if you need a very quiet spot.

I will definitely stay here again. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous quaint provincial house

  • 5 of 5

Loved this gorgeous quaint little provincial house just off the main street. The house has every facility you could need for your stay. The owners are lovely and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Perfect Locataion and Host

  • 5 of 5

My family rented the Barnacle House for a 5 day visit to Melbourne Beach. My husband’s side of the family has visited the area for years while my side had never been. Everyone agreed that the Barnacle House was perfectly located: within one block’s walk was a strip filled with restaurants, shops, antique stores, bars, and even a local live theater. (Our favorite restaurant was The Burger Place, a retro joint with great ambiance and food.) The House was well stocked and just as it appears in the photos. Valerie was a perfect host - communicative, gracious, and helpful - and we would rent from her again in a heartbeat! We loved the sound of the train as it went through town and enjoyed sitting out on the front porch. We had five adults in the house; it was a cozy arrangement but perfect for us. Thank you, Valerie!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Yes we loved our stay in Melbourne and would definitely stay again at the Vernon Place property.

  • 5 of 5

The house was very well supplied with kitchen utensils for cooking at home! The appliances were new and the home was immaculate. This home will definitely be on our list to rent again on our next visit!! Thank you to Valerie and Frederico!!! Note: The location can not be beat!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, Location Location!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is fabulous... Beautiful inside and out. The close (walking distance) to downtown Melbourne is just an added bonus. We really enjoyed our time here.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Awesome historic house in historic downtown Melbourne

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect house for your visit to downtown Melbourne. So much to see and do. The owners have provided everything you may need for your stay. We truly had a wonderful time. Thank you Valerie.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1.8 Miles
Orlando-Melbourne International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Meg O'malleys
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
5th Avenue Indialantic, & Melbourne Beaches
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $175
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.