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Lovely, Spacious, Home w/Private Heated Pool , Near Ocean, Sleeps 2-8,

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,918 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)

We love our recently purchased home that's been remodeled with you in mind. As you enter you'll see the large, heated pool and separate hot tub through one of three sets of French doors leading to the huge (37' X 50') lanai. The spacious comfortable living room has enlarged photos of birds you may see in the area. Included are free cable (3 TVs) and wireless Internet.

The kitchen with new granite counters features an under-mounted deep double sink, There are under-counter lights too, with a generous island and stools for watching the chef. We're equipped with everything to cook a gourmet meal or prepare easy snacks, including a 2nd full-size refrigerator in the garage. A full set of dishes, cook and bake ware are all ready for you.

The separate dining room seats eight. We have china service for 16 in the hutch. The 7.5 foot table can also be used for cards, puzzles, games or just visiting while you watch through the big front window for sand cranes or an ibis walking through the yard. You'll see why we call the home 'Seaglass Sojourn' because there is gorgeous painted furniture in soft seaglass colors in each room.

The split bedroom floor plan allows for maximum privacy. The master bedroom, with a large bathroom that has a comfort-level commode, two sinks, sunken tub and tiled shower, opens to the lanai. The queen and twin bedrooms are on the opposite side of the house, with roomy closets and lots of drawer space. The smaller 2nd bathroom has much of the same comfort as the master bath. There is a pull-out queen sized mattress in the living room couch or twin air mattresses if you prefer.

Seven overhead fans complement air conditioning for summer and we also have a real wood burning fireplace for the cozy winter evenings when you want to curl up to read a good book or watch TV. We believe every seat should have a place for a drink and a lamp. We have puzzles, games, books for children and adults too. We can sleep 8 in our 1918 sq.ft. home, so it's OK to invite your best friends along, but just two works beautifully also. In the attached garage you'll find beach equipment such as sand toys, beach chairs, coolers, and 3 adult plus 2 youth bikes with helmets. Entrance from the garage is ramped, as are all three French doors to the lanai. All doors are extra wide. An over-sized front load washer and dryer in the laundry, along with a tiled folding table, iron and ironing board make even laundry easy.

We're located on a canal, so you may see an anhinga drying its wings on our private fishing dock while you breakfast on the screened-in lanai. Hear the fish splash in the canal. Catch-and-release bass or bluegill off our private dock (No license required). Notice the palms swishing in the ever-present breeze, thanks to the nearness to the ocean, which makes both summer and winter enjoyable. Besides the heated pool (85 degrees) and hot tub (103 degrees), the lanai has three tables for dining, plus a double swing, lounge chairs for sunning, and a 4 burner gas grill. It's hard to leave the spacious lanai and our quiet neighborhood, but there's much to do in Sebastian or nearby Vero Beach or Melbourne. Uncrowded sandy beaches are just a few miles away.

The history of Sebastian with sunken Spanish treasure, though little known, is fascinating. Environmental centers up and down the coast tell you the stories of loggerhead turtles, manatees, dolphin, alligators, birds and feature hiking trails. Orlando attractions are only 90 miles away and an easy day trip. Bring your swim suits and we'll supply beach towels and all linens and bedding.

NO pets or indoor smoking allowed.

More Details

Owner
Merilyn Hamburg
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Merilyn Hamburg

Owners are a former university professor and a retired military officer originally from Pennsylvania who now make their primary residence in Northern Virginia.

Merilyn Hamburg purchased this house in 2012

Why Merilyn Hamburg chose Florida Central Atlantic Coast

We were attracted to Indian River County due to the centralized location on Florida's east coast. The constant ocean breeze refreshes us. Sebastian in particular has an interesting history dating back to 1715. The locally owned, not national chain, restaurants provide excellent dining opportunities. We are close enough (12 miles to Vero Beach and less than 30 to Melbourne) to larger metropolitan areas to partake of all they have to offer without having to live in congestion. You may even see the plumes of rockets when they launch from the Kennedy Space Center.

What makes this house unique

We love that the house has cathedral ceilings, elevated niches, all tile or laminate floors, and the largest lanai we've seen. The rooms all are light and airy allowing plenty of sunlight. We were impressed with the canal location and the many birds visible throughout each day.

Amenities

Sebastian House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1918 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) new mattress, box springs and pillows in Aug 2012, Queen size Beds (1) new mattress and pillows in Aug 2012, Twin or Single Beds (2) new mattresses, box springs and pillows in Aug 2012, Sleep Sofa (1)
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews
5

Second Time Is Still Charming

  • 5 of 5

We have shared this house with another couple each of the last two years. It is a very quiet neighborhood. The furnishings are comfortable and the lanai and pool make this a perfect retreat. It is less than 10 minutes to the center of Sebastian and 20 minutes to Vero Beach. A great base!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, We appreciate compliments on our Sebastian home. In our minds, return guests are the highest form of compliment. We hope you will choose to return again for a third visit. Bob and Merilyn
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5

Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing time at Seaglass Sojourn! It was perfectly located for visiting my family and they were shocked at what an amazing rental we found in their area. The villa had everything we needed and the pool and hot tub were great. We tried fishing but we are very inexperienced so no luck but looking at the size of a fish in the canal I'm pleased we didn't catch it!! We did have 2 turtles appear and we fed them! Absolutely amazing stay and will definitely love to stay again! The owners communication was also fantastic and very lovely people!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Niki, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of our Sebastian home. I'm sorry you did not catch any fish, but glad you did not catch any turtles. Our grandchildren like to fish from the dock and have caught a couple of 3 plus pounders. We are glad you had such a good time and hope you will return again next year. Bob & Merilyn
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5

Great House

  • 5 of 5

This house turned out to be an excellent stay my family. The layout of the house was perfect for a multi generational family . Neighborhood was very quiet. And they pool space is what put the cherry on top. The pool was in great shape and well maintained, providing hours of fun for the kids. This house was exactly how the homeowners described it. Thanks for a great first try with this service! :)

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lea, Thanks for the kind words about our Sebastian home. We're glad your found everything as we described. We hope you will choose to stay at our home again on another Florida visit. Bob & Merilyn
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5

Great week

  • 5 of 5

Very Nice clean home with lots of amenities.Owners were quick to respond to any questions we had.. My wife even found some gardening to do. She really enjoyed taking care of the Herbs.She even planted some new ones. :) Please be sure and give them a little water.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, We are very happy you enjoyed your stay. Merilyn had major surgery in Nov and we have not been able to get to FL to keep up the garden. She really appreciates the way your treated our home. Your family is welcome to return soon. Bob
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Loved our week stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, quiet, well furnished.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed everything about the property, neighborhood and Sebastian. Loved the pool and hot tub. Thank you for providing the perfect vacation get away.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Margrit, We are very pleased that you found our home comfortable. It seems it met all of your needs and desires. If you choose to return we offer a small discount for returning guests. Sorry we can't offer the same dates for 2018 as they are already booked. Bob & Merilyn
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Map

Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 1
Car: necessary

Whether you prefer sky-diving, deep-sea fishing, shopping or antiquing, water-side restaurants,or the ocean, you'll find plenty to do in this best kept secret in Florida. Pelican Island in Sebastian was our first National Wildlife Refuge. Stop in at Sebastian Inlet State Park to kayak or picnic while you watch the dolphins frolic. Explore the Indian River Lagoon and the St. Sebastian River. Just don't tell everyone or it may become overcrowded. Did we mention we're in the USA's top five areas for clean air according to the May 3, 2012 issue of the Indian River Press Journal? If you're retired, vacationing, have relatives in the area, or just want to get away from it all, Seaglass Sojourn is the place for you.

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Rates & Availability

Sebastian House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2017 Off Season
May 1 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
 
 
High Season
Nov 5 2017 - Apr 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
2018 Off Season
Apr 29 2018 - Nov 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

One-time Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

Discounts for repeat guests. Discounts for 4 week stays. Three day minimum does not include long weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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