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Bella Vista: 7BR/5BA, Ocean-to-River.Directly *ON* Beach. < $100/night per BDRM!

Bedrooms 7
Space 6,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Bella Vista: 7BR/5BA Ocean-to-River Luxury Masterpiece. Directly *ON* the Beach.

Wear your t-shirt, shorts & flip-flops to the airport, because that's all you need for your Florida beach-house vacation . . . We provide the rest. Travel light -- and live large -- with the fully-stocked, 5-Star-amenity properties of Beach Houses in Paradise! (At BHIP, our motto is "we stock heavy, so you can travel light")

Bella Vista is a 6+BR/5BA, elevator-equipped ocean-to-river beach mansion that sleeps 20+. It features new 4K TVs, appliances, water toys, oceanfront hot tub, complimentary wifi Internet, and more. Situated on an isolated, private beach on a pristine barrier island, there are no condos, high rises or large public beaches for miles. ( No crowds, just a beach all to yourself and your group).

Five-star luxury and amenities, in an ocean-to-river PRIVATE BEACH ESTATE, at nightly rates starting at less than $100 per bedroom. (Beat that, Ritz Carlton!)

The Atlantic Ocean is right off your back porch! And 15 paces from your driveway entrance is your own 100 feet of private deeded waterfront on the Indian River, offering some of the best fishing in the world on North America's most biologically diverse estuary (source: Florida Oceanographic Institute), and stocked with all your favorite water toys. (complimentary kayaks, paddleboards, snorkel gear, bicycles, boogie boards, fishing gear, metal detectors/beachcombers, inflatable rafts, and more) Plus: Huge outdoor parking area provides room for your RV, trailers, boats, and/or parking for a dozen+

Get everybody together at your own private oceanfront luxury estate, and live the sweet life. Bella Vista is especially well-suited for family vacations & reunions, groups of friends, and religious/corporate/group retreats

We're NOT "steps to the beach". We're *ON* the Beach!

NOT a condo, town home, RV, trailer or cottage. We're a *home* .. a *private* luxury estate home and we're ON the beach!

SAVE! Paradise need not hurt the wallet / pocketbook. We offer many discounts via the HomeAway/VRBO/VR platform: Military, educators, civil service, rescue & law enforcement, medical & more. Active or retired. Even FL residents save $$. (But "Seniors" age 50+ get the biggest discount of all).

And not just one beach ... two beaches! We're directly on the Atlantic Ocean, on perhaps the best beach you will find between Daytona and Miami. PLUS: We're on the beautiful Indian River, with a small access area for kayak launches, paddleboards, jetskis & more!

Bella Vista is one of several luxury five-star properties operated by Beach Houses in Paradise, the 15-year leader in offering five-star luxury, amenities and service in sunny beachfront settings. (Enjoy a five-star experience IN YOUR OWN HOUSE, at a fraction the price of a beacfront hotel or resort)

New in 2018: View our 'virtual tour' video for the latest visuals of the home, both inside and out. (Footage taken in late November 2017). How to view: Scroll through all photos in this listing. At the end of the photos, you'll find the video

At rates starting at less than $100 per night per bedroom, enjoy 5-star luxury amenities and accommodations at a price you can afford. (A champagne-and-caviar vacation on a beer budget!) Note: Bella Vista is rented only to one party at a time; you will not be sharing the premises with strangers or unknown travelers.


Fully equipped house... the only thing missing is YOU

PRIVATE BEACH !!! Very few places can boast of that!!! NO NEIGHBORS FOR MILES on either side of the house. Peace & quiet: Away from the road, you will NOT hear anything but the ocean and nature. No streets to cross. No hotel crowds. No noisy neighbors.

Nervous about alligators? Don't be: They don't exist in this part of Florida. (Gators can't survive near the beach in saltwater environments; they live only inland, where there is plenty of fresh water) At Bella Vista, both the river & ocean are salty.


Beachfront horseback rides right at your house

Orlando, Disney, Universal, & Theme Parks just 90 minutes away.... the ideal day trip!

Minutes away: Restaurants, shopping, nightlife, malls, supermarkets, pharmacies, everglades airboat excursions

Great Deep Sea & Intracoastal Fishing

World Renowned Championship Golf Courses (8 Courses within 20 Minutes)

Beaches (18-mile paved path--biking, walking, jogging)

Diving, Snorkeling, Deep-Sea & Shallow-Water Fly Fishing

The perfect set-up for family vacations & reunions.



This precious ocean jewel is among the fewer than 60 beach houses in the entire United States that sit DIRECTLY ON THE OCEAN and also sit DIRECTLY ON A MILE-PLUS WIDE RIVER with private, deeded riverfront recreation and water toys, and where the river empties into the ocean just a few short miles away. Start every day with breakfast views of a glorious sunrise gently emerging above the peaceful ocean. Usher in each evening with mesmerizing vistas of golden-hued sunsets rippling across the majestic Indian River.



This Ocean-to-River Beach House sits on the southern portion of the Indian River, considered the most biologically diverse estuary in all of North America (according to marinelife samples taken by the Florida Oceanographic Society marine biologists in May 2015) From either the private riverfront access area, or the oceanfront deck, watch manatees, dolphins, and sea turtles frolic year-round. Birdlife abounds with ibis, egrets, herons, warblers, pelicans and more. And the fishing? Well, let's just say that while a supermarkets are conveniently located only a few miles away, you'll never need to buy fish from the market during your stay!



In addition to the private beach, enjoy your own private riverfront recreation and entertainment platform, complete with complimentary fishing equipment (fully-stocked bait & tackle), snorkeling gear, and even complimentary water toys like paddleboards, surfboards, kayaks , rafts and more. Boats, jetskis, and windsurfing rigs are also available locally.



Bella Vista sits smack dab in the middle of the "Treasure Coast". To this very day, gold doubloons, pieces of eight and other spanish treasure still occasionally wash up along Hutchinson Island, especially following big storms during the summer (Complimentary beach-comber metal-detectors are provided)



The waters in and around Bella Vista are among the most biologically rich and environmentally sensitive in the entire United States. The owners of the home have been financial supporters of local environmental groups for many, many years. Upon your arrival, you will notice and appreciate the extent to which exhaustive measures have been taken to preserve the pristine areas surrounding the home in a no-impact, leave-no-trace manner. ("Leave no trace": After you have enjoyed your stay, the beaches and waters surrounding the home should appear exactly as they appeared when you arrived. -- No footprints, no litter, no nothing -- as if you were never there)

Help preserve the natural beauty and sensitive ecosystem surrounding the home:

* Do not touch or approach dolphins, sea turtles and manatees (who swim near shore). These are protected species. The Florida Fish & Wildlife officers in their boats have powerful binoculars, and they WILL arrest you.

* Be responsible with your fishing tackle. Avoid leaving behind loose line, hooks and other tackle after a successful day fishing. (Pelicans, egrets, heron and other birdlife get tangled in fish line or snagged by hooks ... or by fish they've caught who still have a hook in their mouth.

* Do not litter (this includes urinating into the water, emptying alcohol or soda into the water, and so on)



Absolutely. For those interested in combining a beach house experience with Mickey Mouse, Disney World, Universal, & all the other Orlando Resorts: It's a pleasant two-hour drive from the 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: A great way to combine a Florida Beach House vacation with an Orlando / Disney World / Universal / Mickey Mouse vacation!



Although the house is available for small-scale and modest events, it is NOT a party house. The area surrounding the home is environmentally fragile, and cannot safely withstand more people than the posted maximum occupancy of the home itself. Further, owing to turtle-nesting season & other environmental concerns, there are extensive restrictions & regulations that restrict or forbid lighting & noise on the beach area.

Events are permitted only to the extent that a second event contract is agreed to, setting forth obligations beyond the limitations of the vacation-rental agreement available here.



This home features an elevator that provides access to all four floors.

More Details

Property Manager
Al Roberts, Property Manager @ Beach Houses in Paradise
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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...)

25 years ago, as a young man starting a family, we discovered the area during a weekend getaway from Miami. Struck by the natural beauty -- our beach homes front the most biologically-diverse river/estuary in North America -- and its convenience to both Miami/Ft. Lauderdale/WestPalm area & Orlando, we just fell in love with this secret, undiscovered place.

Over the years, we returned. Again & again. And so ... this tiny environmentally-sensitive barrier-island of ocean-to-river beach houses became the setting for a "highlight reel" of my family's life: Wedding proposals, family reunions, the last pictures I have of my father smiling ... so many things so important to me in this world, and in this life

As the years passed, we returned. A lot. We got to know the locals, including a wealthy family that helps protect the local environment in the area through supporting local groups & preserving these incredible directly-on-the-beach luxury homes, very unique in America.

Fast-forward to 2015: Two things happen: We're empty nesters, now that the kid is off to college. Then, I get an offer from the local family to use my IT background to list their home online as a vacation rental for the environmentally conscientious and manage the (small) operation.

Today, more than a dozen beach houses later, we're called "Beach Houses in Paradise". Providing a few dozen jobs, paying (lots of) taxes, creating smiles, making memories & having a bunch of fun... Until the owners&investors -- who thought they hired a young internet hotshot -- learn that BACKSPACE seems to be my favorite key, that is...

Why Al Roberts, Property Manager @ Beach Houses in Paradise chose Fort Pierce

The property is located a just north of the 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 #1 Best Place to Retire in the U.S. 1 of 8 "Most Beautiful Small Towns in Florida" "Top Florida Beach Towns"

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 -- St. Lucie County International Airport -- is just a 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 house unique

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.


Fort Pierce House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Max. adults: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Absolutely no smoking
  • After fun in the ocean, or river, please use the outdoor showers we provide to rinse off the sand before enjoying hot tub or re-entering the home.
  • "Because little hands touch our floors, please leave your shoes at the door." :-)
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • First floor - toilet , shower , large bath convenient to 1st-floor BR/gameroom/bar/garages
    Guest bathroom on primary living level - toilet , shower
    3rd-floor bathroom #1 - toilet , shower , This is one of two bathrooms on the 3rd floor of 4 bedrooms
    3rd-floor bathroom #2 - toilet , tub , This is one of two bathrooms on the 3rd floor of 4 bedrooms
    Master bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , ultra-luxury 4th-floor private bath, exclusive to master bdr
  • There are five bathrooms throughout the home. One on each of the four levels, and two bathrooms on the 3rd level, which are on the same floor as three bedrooms plus media room/optional bedroom. There is an outdoor shower (hot and cold) for rinsing off after ocean or river fun.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Riverfront Bunk-Beds Bedroom - 6 twin/ single , 3 pairs adult-size military-style luxury bunks. TV/xbox1/PS4
    Optional Bedroom 1 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room on 2nd floor converts to BR at night
    Optional bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room on 3nd floor can convert to BR at night
    Oceanfront Bedroom: Two Queens - 2 queen , 2 queen beds w/ocean views & balcony.
    Oceanfront King Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , king bed w/ocean views & balcony. +Rollaway bed in closet
    Master Suite (entire 4th floor) - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 private balconies (ocean + river), living room w/ sofabed
    Ground floor optional bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Adjacent to pool table; queen wallbed, privacy wall
  • "AT THE TOP: Luxury master suite, with king-size bed, private living area with sleeper sofa, office, and -- of course -- a private en-suite bath with luxury jacuzzi tub and separate walk-in shower. Additional rollaway beds in the huge walk-in closet can also be rolled out for additional sleeping options; this room can comfortably sleep 8! THIRD FLOOR: This is the primary sleeping level, with two bathrooms and four bedrooms (one king oceanfront bedroom + balcony, a double-queen oceanfront + balcony, a riverfront "bunk beds bedroom" thats sleeps 6 to 8 kids or small adults (up to 6'), and a living area that doubles as a 4th bedroom, via sleeper sofa and privacy partitions) SECOND FLOOR: Portion of living area doubles as a bedroom at night, complete with private TV, sleeper sofa and privacy wall. FIRST FLOOR: Private bedroom, isolated from game room, entertainment lounge and 3-car garage via privacy wall and sleeper-sofa. (room features private TV & dresser/nightstand)"
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Most amazing trip with accommodations that were above and beyond all expectations! Will rent again!

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful and secluded enough for privacy with the beach just steps away. This home is beautiful and the amount of accommodations was absolutely mind blowing. We will definitely be using this property and/or manager for future vacations. Thank you again for everything you had to offer. The kids were, too, grateful for the amount of things available for their use!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything you'd ever want in a vacation rental home

  • 5 of 5

Simply phenomenal place to stay--regardless of your group size--and the pictures don't do it justice.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hot tub on the Beach, need I say more?

  • 5 of 5

I've rented twice with Al Roberts now and you will not find a better, more professional company to rent from. They reply to questions no matter when you call and stock their places like it's your home. Particularly liked the espresso machine and multiple freezers. Be sure to bring your camera since there's great photo opportunities on this property with winding stone staircase and fountain. Love it!!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peachtree City, GA

Beautiful house....inside and outside!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a house for your family trip, look no further. Bella Vista was perfect for our family!

Thanks to all the fun outdoor and indoor equipment and games there is no need to ever leave the house to keep everyone entertained.

The house was spotless and very well supplied.

Al Roberts, the property manager, responded immediately to any requests or questions we had.

It is a perfect place for relaxation, fun, and a little luxury!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plover Wi

Great House for our extended family.

  • 5 of 5

The Bells Vista house was a perfect fit for my siblings and our families. We had 7 different families with a total of 23 people and a place for everyone. Al and his team were outstanding in the service and care they provided.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Private Home

  • 5 of 5

Those who value privacy will love this beautiful home. Every amenity is provided. House is the epitome of luxury.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Nearest Airport
59 Miles
PBI: West Palm Beach Intl airport (1 hr 6 minutes)
Nearest Train
57 Miles
West Palm Beach (1 hr 5 mins)
Nearest Motorway
Ocean Drive
Nearest Ski
Waterski in the front yard (ocean) or back (river)
Nearest Beach
Under your feet! Home is *on* the beach; see pix!
Car: necessary

Bella Vista is located just north of the town 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 one doesn't need to trust the local boosters; 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 #1 Best Place to Retire in the U.S. 1 of 8 "Most Beautiful Small Towns in Florida" "Top Florida Beach Towns"


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $95 + Tax
Exit Clean & Restock 4FL $487.5 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.5%

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE: For your convenience, security & protection, payments are accepted directly through the HomeAway/VRBO platform. Beach Houses in Paradise is not privy to your sensitive personal and financial information. BHIP books hundreds of stays every year on the HomeAway/VRBO platform. 98 out of every 100 HomeAway/VRBO reviews are five-star reviews. (the other 2 are 4-star reviews)

SECURE YOUR DATES -- A small deposit is necessary to secure your reservation (which prevents others from booking your dates). The balance is not due until shortly before your travel dates (the HomeAway/VRBO platform will send you an invoice for final payment typically 30 to 45 days before check-in)

CLEANING & RESTOCKING FEE: Outsourced cleaning service collects a standard fee that varies by the number of floors in the home (2FL, 3FL or 4FL), number of bedrooms, and total square footage. Note: Fee may vary in certain circumstances, such as special events, and/or long-term bookings of a month or more.

HOLIDAYS, WEEKENDS & PEAK TRAVEL SEASONS: These dates -- which typically carry premium rates -- sell fast, so book early!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.