La Dolce Vita: Ocean-2-River Beach House Directly ON Beach (+pool,elevator&dock)
Al Roberts, Property Manager @ Beach Houses in Paradise
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About Al Roberts, Property Manager @ Beach Houses in Paradise
I'm a semi-retired Dad in his early 50s with a finance & IT background. I spent the most productive 25 years of my life confined indoors staring at a computer screen while living in beautiful Miami. (As I'm originally from cold & windy Chicago, palm trees, sand, dolphins & water this beautiful seemed so exotic to me, these beach houses were mythical, a dream almost, not real...) Now I'm in semi-retirement, and keeping busy helping vacationers find and enjoy the amazing "Treasure Coast" area of Southeast Florida, and the incredible towns of Stuart, Jensen Beach and Ft. Pierce . . . Sharing the dream!
Why Al Roberts, Property Manager @ Beach Houses in Paradise chose Stuart
The property is located a few minutes east of city of Stuart, in Martin County, Florida. What is Stuart like? Are you old enough to remember TV's "Andy Griffith" show? Locals call Stuart the"Mayberry of Florida". But you need not rely on local pride: Check out these awards recently garnered by Stuart and Martin County FL: Coastal Living Magazine: #1 Happiest Seaside Town in America House Beautiful Magazine: #1 Most Beautiful Small Town in Florida Smithsonian Magazine: #3 Best Small Towns to Visit in the U.S. America In Bloom (Audubon group ): #1 Most Beautiful City in America Huffington Post: "Top Florida Beach Towns" FindTheHome: #1 Best Place to Retire in the U.S. OnlyInYourState: 1 of 8 "Most Beautiful Small Towns in Florida" And there's more: Our ocean-to-river beach houses are like almost none other in the entire United States. There are only 60 or so houses in America like BHIP houses: (directly on the ocean, directly on a wide river, private deeded access to the river, and ocean access through through an inlet just minutes away, and warm weather year-round). Plus: Our homes are located within a one-hour drive of the Miami/Ft.Lauderdale/West Palm Beach metropolitan area and within a 2-hour drive of Orlando, Disney World and other popular attractions and destinations. And the local private airport -- Witham Field in Martin County -- is just a few miles away, with long runways that accommodate both private prop aircraft and jet aircraft. So you can drive in, fly in, or even boat in! Gorgeous location. The perfect seaside town. Pristine waters and wildlife. ON the Atlantic beach. Close to the best of Florida (From Orlando and the theme parks, to Miami & Palm Beach, in less than two hours). And convenient to international airports. (Palm Beach International less than one hour away).
What makes this Villa unique
The property: One of the only Ocean-to-River beach houses in the entire USA to have a built-in concrete indoor/outdoor heated pool + private elevator + private dock. The management: Struggling to set the timer on the Microwave? Not sure how to get the Hot Tub warmed up? Myself and other BHIP staff live in the neighborhood, and are always just a few minutes away should you need anything or experience any trouble.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Fun Times in the Sun!
Overall, it was a great family vacation. Beach is beautiful. Layout was a little difficult for a big group at times.
Perfect hosting, home and location 6 stars
We walked in to a well lit home with room to room sound on and a picture on every TV. We felt at home immediately. The best stocked rental we have ever stayed in. They didnt give you just enough supplies to last till you could get to the store. There was enough of everything to last the week. We never ran out of toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates, cups, Nespresso Kcups for the expresso machine, spices as well as salt and pepper, microwave popcorn, napkins, you name it, they thought of it and had plenty. Every bathroom had a full basket of toiletries from body wash to butt wipes!! The master shower has to be seen to be believed. Looks like the control panel to a rocket ship. Right next door was a steam room complete with its own little thermostat! Everything they advertised online was not only there but in good working order. Fishing poles, kayaks, paddle boards, beach necessities etc. Beautifully decorated beach home. The crystal clear water on the beach was beautiful. There were rock beds present for interesting snorkeling. Fully functional and clean and stocked gas grill. The kids loved the little pool. Sunworshippers have a third story deck outside with padded lounge chairs and end tables for drinks etc. CANNOT say enough good things about this place and especially the host Al. He was always there when we needed him. Huge TV's everywhere. Whole home sound system. Huge dining room table so we could all eat at one time. I recommend the place 100%. Guaranteed to have a great time. beautiful beautiful place to stay. Jet ski's and pontoon boats almost within walking distance. A 5 minute drive. Fishing charters on same dock. Most impressive place. I
Absolutely an awesome experience. The house had everything and more.
Every step in booking the property, the stay, and check out was easy and hassle free.
Fantastic property! Fantastic location!
This property is great! Lots of room! It’s right on the water. When stocking it the property manager have thought about absolutely everything! This has been the best HomeAway/AirBnB that we have ever stayed in.
What a magical experience
Where do I start?!
We went in April of 2019. There were 6 adults, a 6 month old baby and 3 dogs. We walked in to the house, and were greeted with a welcome basket of snacks, which included sunblock as well as many other goodies. For our friends with the baby, they had their own basket that included baby swimming diapers, a monitor, a baby emergency kit among many other things they ended up using during our stay. There were also play pens, high chairs, and there was a big gate (removable) that surrounded the pool so you did not have to worry about little ones exploring the property. Then when you walk in to your bathroom, there were robes, slippers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, bubble bath, bath salts, lotion, and pretty much anything else you could end up needing. We all immediately regretted packing our cars with so much stuff. We did drive from Michigan after all :) We should have listened to the description of the house, when they said to not bring anything but groceries.
The scenery was perfect. We ended up hanging out on the porch a lot looking and listening to the ocean. I should mention that each bedroom had many beach towels for you to use. It was a very cool experience to walk across the street and have our own private boardwalk through a mangrove forest that led to the bay. We were hoping to see dolphins or manatees, but we did not. We actually ended up spending most of our time on the beach. Where we did see a total of about 20 sea turtles surfing the waves. Speaking of the waves, they were pretty intense. If I had a little one, I would not be comfortable with them out there without supervision. I was worried about my husband being carried away, the waves were so strong! I was 7 months pregnant at the time, and there was about a half hour around 5pm where I felt comfortable getting in. But be ready to have fun jumping the waves, not going for a relaxing swim.
There were absolutely no negatives to this property. Again I will say, it was a magical experience. Our friends with the baby took the downstairs apartment and my husband and I had the master suite with the hot tub (really strong jets) and the spa shower. Both of which I told our friends they absolutely had to use while we were there. SO RELAXING.
The best part is, you don't have to clean up before you leave! They do it for you. We all immediately decided to make this a yearly vacation. Thank you La Dolce Vita & staff!!!!
House was so well equipped. There was everything imaginable provided for your entertainment.
Not only is the home situated in the most biodiverse marine environment in America (source: Florida Oceanographic Institute), but it's also located in beautiful Stuart FL, Winner of the "America's Happiest Seaside Town" award given annually by Coastal Living Magazine! (locals -- of a certain age that remember TV's "The Andy Griffith Show" -- proudly call Stuart the "Mayberry of Florida")
Check out these awards and honors recently earned by our town, Stuart FL:
Coastal Living Magazine: #1 Happiest Seaside Town in America
House Beautiful Magazine: #1 Most Beautiful Small Town in Florida
Smithsonian Magazine: #3 Best Small Towns to Visit in the U.S.
America In Bloom (Audubon group ): #1 Most Beautiful City in America
Hutffington Post: Top Florida Beach Towns
FindTheHome: #1 Best Place to Retire in the U.S.
OnlyInYourState: 1 of 8 "Most Beautiful Small Towns in Florida"
ABOUT HUTCHINSON ISLAND AND STUART FL:
Nature lovers rejoice! Your beach house is located directly on the most bio-diverse river ecosystem in all of North America. (Manatees, dolphins, and more variety of marine life than anywhere on the continent!). When you cast your fishing rod off of your private dock, you are casting into the very same waters where the biodiversity measurements were taken in May 2015 by the Florida Oceanographic Society marine biologists. The house is also within walking distance of restaurants and three different museums/nature exhibits. You're also within 2 hours driving distance of Disney World and all the attractions in Orlando.
About the local community (Hutchinson Island and Martin County FL) -- Encompassing the communities of Port Salerno, Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Indiantown, Jupiter Island, Hobe Sound and Hutchinson Island, Martin County serves up beautiful beaches and more than 75 parks – not to mention the most bio-diverse lagoon ecosystem in the Northern hemisphere, the St. Lucie Inlet. All within two hours or less driving time of four international airports: Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Orlando. Florida’s hidden gem, this is a place for unwinding and reconnecting.
In Martin County, you’ll find every kind of family activity to tickle your fancy, from rodeos to high-end shopping, art galleries, and one-of-a-kind museums to eco-friendly sea turtle adventures. Located just off A1A and accessible by a plethora of scenic avenues, Martin County is 45 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport, 90 minutes from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, almost two hours from Miami International Airport, and two hours from Orlando International Airport. This is a place for escaping, for making memories that last longer than tan lines.
Conveniently located on Florida’s East Coast, Martin County is part of an area known as the Treasure Coast. A real Florida gem that celebrates small town life and that hard to find old Florida feel. Martin County boasts a beautiful natural landscape from ocean, to river, to lake, and everything in between.
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QUESTION: CAN I COMBINE A FLORIDA BEACH HOUSE VACATION WITH A DISNEY WORLD ORLANDO VACATION?
Absolutely. For those interested in combining a beach house experience with Mickey Mouse, Disney World, Universal, and all the other Orlando Resorts: It's a pleasant two-hour drive from the Ocean-to-River Beach House to Disney and Orlando, driving along the Florida Turnpike. (Avoid the Interstate). Many vacationing families in our beach-house community will spend a week bringing three (or four!) generations together in a florida beach house, then "spin off" the younger side of the family to Disney World for a few days. We've seen it first hand: And it may just be the best way EVER to combine a Florida Beach House vacation with an Orlando / Disney World / Universal / Mickey Mouse vacation!
LOOKING FOR A BETTER MATCH?
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