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Tropical Home w/ Private Pool! Only 10 Minutes to Beaches!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Single Family Home with private screened pool, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths

Carol's Island Home is a special place for your family to enjoy a wonderful relaxing stay on beautiful, tropical Merritt Island on Florida's Space Coast.

Our home is centrally located in a safe, quiet family neighborhood, close to beaches (a 10 minute drive), shopping, dining, water sports, nightlife and more! World famous Cocoa Beach, Port Canaveral, and Kennedy Space Center are only minutes away.

Our home is clean and well maintained. The tropical living room overlooks our private, screened swimming pool and patio. There is a cozy den, a fully equipped kitchen, four comfortable bedrooms and two bathrooms. Wi-Fi, TV cable, bed linens, bath and pool towels are provided.

During your stay here you will always have something fun and interesting to do within a short drive! Brevard County is packed with things to do. Explore Kennedy Space Center, Cross the bridge to Port Canaveral's 'The Cove' with waterfront restaurants, fresh seafood, live music, night life, deep sea fishing and cruise ship gazing. Merritt Island is abundant in wildlife such as manatees, dolphins, alligators and coastal and migratory birds.

Both Orlando International and Melbourne International Airports are a forty minute drive.

Orlando's attractions are about an hour away.

Keywords: Merritt Island Vacation Rental, Cocoa Beach , Port Canaveral Vacation Rental, Kennedy Space Center, Single Family Home with Swimming Pool, Seasonal rental, Vacation rental

More Details

Owner
Carol
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Carol

Carol grew up here watching Apollo Launches from her backyard.

We love to go to the beach, dine at waterfront resturants, swim, observe wildlife, see awesome sunsets and sunrises and feel the constant ocean breezes! We also love the warm winters!

Carol purchased this house in 2011

Why Carol chose Merritt Island

We chose this home because it is located in a safe, family neighborhood, is close to our family and friends, its central location and closeness to shopping and fun things to do. It is easy to zip to the beach or Orlando.

What makes this house unique

Close to everything, Easy set up and use.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved staying here! Thank you for a most comfortable home away from home!
Jan 2013
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Amenities

Villa De Palmas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double Sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master bath
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master BR
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Tropical and Nature Themed Decor

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Tropical Home w/ Private Pool! Only 10 Minutes to Beaches!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Vermont, USA
5

Great Place To Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We found Merritt Island to be the ideal Florida vacation spot and Carol’s Island Home is absolutely our first choice accommodation. Located in a quiet and safe residential neighborhood it is within convenient driving distance of many Florida attractions. Cocoa Beach is only 10 minutes from the house. Other local attractions such Kennedy Space Center, the Merritt Island National Nature Preserve, Manatee Park, and Cape Canaveral are close by. One evening we monitored a NASA launch countdown on the large screen smart TV in the den and then stepped out onto the front lawn to watch the rocket lift off. It was an awesome experience! Orlando and it’s many attractions are also within easy driving distance. On several occasions we had overnight guests and every one them commented on the beauty, comfort and convenience of Carol’s home.

Carol’s home is nicely appointed, comfortable and spacious. Even with three teenagers and three adults in residence there was always plenty of space for everyone to pursue their favorite activity whether it was watching TV, surfing the Internet, visiting, playing board games, hanging out at the pool, or just finding a quiet corner to read. If you like to read or watch movies an annual membership at the Merritt Island Public Library, with its extensive collection of books and movies, is only $15.

We found Carol to be an excellent landlord. She is easily accessible and goes out of her way to make sure your visit is enjoyable and trouble free. We plan to go back to Carol’s Island Home often.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. It was so nice getting to know you and we appreciate you caring for our home as if it were you own. I hope that you will come back very soon. Keep in touch! Carol
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Vermont, USA
5

Great Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We found Merritt Island to be the ideal Florida vacation spot and Carol’s Island Home is absolutely our first choice accommodation. Located in a quiet and safe residential neighborhood it is within convenient driving distance of many Florida attractions. Cocoa beach is only 10 minutes from the house while other local attractions such Kennedy Space Center, the Merritt Island National Nature Preserve, Manatee Park, and Cape Canaveral are close by. One evening we monitored a NASA launch countdown on the large screen smart TV in the den and then stepped out onto the front lawn to watch the rocket lift off. It was an awesome experience! Orlando and it’s many attractions are also within easy driving distance. On several occasions we had overnight guests and every one them commented on the beauty, comfort and convenience of Carol’s home.

Carol’s home is nicely appointed, comfortable and spacious. Even with three teenagers and three adults in residence there was always plenty of space for everyone to pursue their favorite activity whether it was watching TV, surfing the Internet, visiting, playing board games, hanging out at the pool, or just finding a quiet corner to read. If you like to read or watch movies an annual membership at the Merritt Island Public Library, with its extensive collection of books and movies, is only $15.

We found Carol to be an excellent landlord. She is easily accessible and goes out of her way to make sure your visit is enjoyable and trouble free. We plan to go back to Carol’s Island Home often.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cerro Gordo, il USA
5

Carol's summer home

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation was amazing. Carol's summer home was fabulous. Very comfortable, rookie and secure. We had eight in our party and there were personal things for the kids. (Books, games, pool toys). We will return! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Becky, for taking the time to write a review of our home. I am so glad that your family was comfortable and close to your relatives that live on Merritt Island. Thank you for treating our home as you would your own. It was so pleasant working and speaking with you. Your family is welcome back anytime! Carol
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Orlando, Florida
5

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family weekend getaway at Carol's Island Home was wonderful. We found the home to be extremely comfortable and clean, the tropical furnishings and setting were lovely, and everything we needed was provided. The owner was conscientious in answering our questions ahead of time which helped ensure a delightful stay for us, our children and our grandchildren. I would certainly recommend Carol's Island Home .. you won't be disappointed. .

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your vacation at our home on Merritt Island. We appreciate the love and care you showed our home during your stay. We hope that you will come back again soon! Blessings, Carol
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Gainesville, VA
5

jonniebean

  • 5 of 5

This property was beautiful and very clean. The pool sparkles and is well-maintained. The location is great--close to the beaches and 1 hour to all the Orlando attractions. the property is private and very comfortable with all the comforts of home. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay at our home. I know from our guest book how much you enjoyed the pool and going to the beach. Thank you also for being such a wonderful guest and treating our home as you would your own. Please visit again anytime! Carol
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Odenville, AL
5

TMI visit

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Carol's Island Home! She had everything provided we needed AND wanted...washer/dryer, well stocked kitchen with pantry items (like brownies and canned goods):-), swimming pool with floats, balls, etc., lots of pool towels, extra sheets and blankets, 2 living rooms (one for reading and watching the kids swim through the glass doors/windows and the other for t.v./movie watchers, on and on...beautifully decorated... It was home away from home! Home without all the distractions! Only lots of FUN for the whole family. Her home provided privacy as one of the living rooms was able to be blocked off with doors to offer another "bedroom". It was PERFECT! Carol's home is a place we would like to visit again, and definitely tell of our friends to stay there! Carol was very personable to speak with on the phone...kind and considerate! Thanks Carol!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a thoughtful review! We are so happy that our home was right for you. You were wonderful, neat and considerate guests. Please come again anytime! Carol
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Train
48 Miles
Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
528
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
.5 miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Cape Canaveral/Cocoa Beach
Car: necessary

Birding trails, Charter fishing, Churches, Cruise ships, Deep sea fishing, Flea markets. Go-carting.

Live entertainment, Marinas, Medical services, Miniature golf, Parks & playgrounds, River & wildlife cruises.

Rocket launch viewing, Sea turtle viewing, Wildlife viewing & preserves, Zoo & wildlife parks.

During your stay here you will always have something fun and interesting to do within a short drive! Explore Kennedy Space Center's Visitor's Center, take a bus tour or sign your kids up for Space Camp. Watch rocket launches from anywhere in the area!

Cross the bridge to Port Canaveral's 'The Cove', which boasts of waterfront restaurants, fresh seafood, live music, night life, deep sea fishing and cruise ship gazing.

Spend the day at Jetty Park's beach, playground, fishing and walking pier.

Visit world famous Ron Jon's Surf Shop and Cocoa Beach Pier. Enjoy birds, dolphins, manatees and other wildlife at every turn.

Enjoy a movie or shop at Merritt Square Mall just minutes away or cross to the mainland and shop, dine and stroll in Historic Cocoa Village on the Indian River.

Launch your boat at nearby Kelly Park, Kiwanis Island Park or at many other area marinas. Learn to Jet Ski, paddle board, surf, windsurf or rent jet skis for a day of fun! Visit the Dinosaur Store's educational arcade and wildlife room on Cocoa Beach.

Merritt Island and the surrounding area is abundant in wildlife such as manatees, dolphins, alligators and costal and migratory birds. Stroll along Ulumay Bird Sanctuary, explore Cape Canaveral National Seashore and Mosquito Lagoon, meander through Black Pointe Wildlife Drive, or visit Manatee Park. Experience an evening watching sea turtles laying eggs, spy eagles nesting in tree tops and dolphins playing in the waters.

It is Easy to take a day trip from our home to Orlando's attractions such as Walt Disney World, Epcot Center, MGM or Universal Studios, Medieval Times, Wet n' Wild, Sea World, Lego Land, or Discovery Cove where you can swim with dolphins. Most Orlando attractions are just 50 minutes to one hour away.

Florida is known as the Sunshine State and truly lives up to its name. Merritt Island has constant refreshing ocean breezes and offers a mild climate, which averages 70 - 85 degrees most of the year. Whether you come summer, winter, spring or fall, you will love it!

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Rates & Availability

Villa De Palmas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

Ninety day minimum stay
$2800. per month
Reservation Deposit $250.00 required within 7 days of booking.
Damage deposit $500.00
Rent & Cleaning fees subject to 12% FL taxes (7% Fl state sales tax + 5% Brevard Co. Tourism tax)
Well behaved guests only that will respect our home and neighbors: you are on vacation, but they are not! Quiet times are between 10 p.m. - 7 a.m. No House parties, no renters under 25, no smoking inside, no loud obnoxious behavior.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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