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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 4 - 30 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 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:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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
  • 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 ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Best Location in Downtown Melbourne minutes away from Melbourne's Beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a wonderful location. It is about a half block from historic downtown Melbourne. The house is clean and well maintained. The house is exceptionally well equipped with all we needed for a comfortable one month stay. The owners were very helpful and friendly. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Best stay in Melbourne

  • 5 of 5

Barnacle House is the most comfortable and convenient place to stay in Melbourne Florida. This was our second stay there and we just loved the cottage feel of the house. There is everything you could possibly need in the house and great restaurants and shopping close by! We would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic!! Couldn't have picked a better spot! A block away from all the downtown action!

  • 5 of 5

The house was cozy and comfortable! Everything you could ask for in a rental home...definitely plan on going back!!

A block away from as much food and entertainment you need and a 5 minute drive from the Ocean!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Wonderfully shabby chic.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Valerie and her husband for being so on top of everything. They truly have thought of everything. The house was so comfortable, and well maintained right down to the newer, upgraded appliances. Perfect for families. Even the complimentary soap and shampoo was top notch, and I don't typically use them, but had forgotten mine. The location was as advertised...literally a block from Melbourne's historical district. Our vacation was a success from day one! Thanks again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, quaint century home in Historic Melbourne

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in this charming home. It was comfortable, clean and worked perfectly for us. The property is steps from the downtown area, close to shops and restaurants and a 10 minute drive from the beach. Our hosts thought of everything to make our stay enjoyable...Well done!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central Downtown Location with Old World Charm

  • 5 of 5

My two month stay at the house was all I could have wanted. The 1900's circa house had modern updates to the kitchen and two bathrooms. The old world charm was in the original floors, the huge windows and large screened porch and overall décor of the house. All the amenities listed were available and they were brand new in most cases.

I especially enjoyed being able to walk to all parts of the downtown area and partake of the many restaurants and shops. On Saturday, I availed myself of the public market for fresh produce. The post office is just up the street which was a nice convenience as well.

The downtown area also has many events for which family members joined me to partake in: The Friday night street party with live music, food and arts and crafts. The St. Partick's Day Parade and celebration. This is a huge event for Melbourne. There is also a wine tasting party but I will miss that one. There is always something going on for the weekends. I would enjoy live music from the porch with a glass of wine on Saturday night.

The beach is just a short hop over the causeway and is beautiful. There is much more to do and see in Indialantic, Melbourne and Melbourne Beach or both north and south on A1A.

As with any downtown location, there is always something going on so noise is possible. However, the city does keep the decibel levels down late at night. It only took me a couple of days to get used to the sounds, and then I did not hear them anymore.

Valerie and Fedrico are wonderful hosts that kept me informed of activities, rocket launches and some of the best places to eat. They were available for any questions and frequently checked with me to see if all was well. I highly recommend this as a place to stay in Melbourne.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Rates & Availability

Melbourne House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
4th of July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
30 night minimum stay
Winter 2 20118
Mar 1 2018 - Apr 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
1.8 Miles
Orlando-Melbourne International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
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Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
5th Avenue Indialantic, & Melbourne Beaches
Car: recommended


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