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Jeff Brown

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Lovely, Large, Private 2 Bedroom Tennis Villa with HURRICANE REFUND!

8 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Florida Central Atlantic Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

Spacious, Sunny And Airy. Wi-fi, Printer, Fax... Set Up For Work, If You Must

FULL REFUND OF RENT FOR ANY WEEK A HURRICANE OR TROPICAL STORM MAKES LANDFALL ANYWHERE IN FLORIDA.

This roomy, bright and airy two-bedroom, two-bath condo looks spanking new, with fresh paint, new floors and all the conveniences. I am a writer and must keep in touch with clients when I visit, so I've installed lightening-fast broadband with WiFi and a brand new wireless printer/fax/scanner/copier and supplies. A modern desk chair is stored in the walk-in closet.

There is a new 50-inch LED TV in the living room, and a new 32-inch model in the master bedroom. I provide full HD service, including HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, the sports package, On Demand, DVR and DVD and pay-per-view (you pay for that). There's also a Roku box for Netflix (included), Hulu and other Internet TV services.

The chief attraction: the large porch looking into the live oak canopy. Open the three French doors from the living room and the two from the master bedroom, and make the porch part of the living space. There's AC when you need it, and big windows to admit the breeze when you don't. The porch has sliders and screens and a ceiling fan, so it can be used in all weather.

Because this is a second-floor unit, no one will be walking overhead or glancing in your windows, and the spacious living room seems even larger with the vaulted ceiling.

The condo is very quiet and private, and I begin my day with coffee on the porch as I read the New York Times and Wall Street Journal on my laptop. The porch furniture is brand new and very comfortable. Two of the four chairs recline. Pull up the ottoman and lie down to read or snooze!

The kitchen is fully equipped for preparing even the fanciest multi-course meal, and the bright and spacious dining room has comfortable seating for eight.

The beach is a five to seven-minute walk, and the tennis courts are even closer. Parking is right out front. Washer and drier are in the unit. The bedrooms are at opposite ends of the unit, for lots of privacy. With the windows open you can sleep to the sound of the surf.

The airports at Orlando and West Palm Beach are both about 90 miles away, putting Vero Beach off the beaten track for tourists. The drive to either airport is relatively quick and easy, almost all on I-95 and other limited-access highways. It's a painless trip, not at all like driving 90 miles in the Northeast or West Coast.

Come on down! You'll love it!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jeff Brown (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Jeff Brown

I am a writer -- a refugee from the newspaper business. My wife and son and I live in Yardley, PA, a Philadelphia suburb. With our son now an engineering student at Cornell, we'll divide our time between Yardley, Sea Oaks and a new place we're building outside Bozeman, Montana.

Jeff Brown purchased this condo in 2012

Why Jeff Brown chose Florida Central Atlantic Coast

We are all avid tennis players, and we searched high and low for a vacation community that offered high-quality tennis rather than a couple of courts tucked into an odd corner. We like the beach and prefer it quiet, not paved with oily bodies and commotion. By law, there are no high-rise buildings in Vero, and the area is a bit out of the way. If you've vacationed at the Outer Banks, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head or outside Charleston, you'll find this completely different. Sea Oaks is what a beach community ought to be.

What makes this condo unique

Tennis, beauty and serenity. Sea Oaks has an Old Florida feel but with all the modern amenities. The developers kept the property as natural as possible, with lots of live oaks and palms, and shortcuts through the woods via lovely pathways with old-fashioned streetlights. The big pool and hot tub overlooking the beach are especially appealing, and there's a smaller pool and hot tub a two-minute walk from the unit.

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

Lovely, Large, Private 2 Bedroom Tennis Villa with HURRICANE REFUND!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Terrific, beautifully appointed modern condo in Sea Oaks Tennis & Beach Community.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second monthly rental at this unit and we have already signed up for our next winter escape. The owner is always conscientious in making sure everything is right for our visits. The condo is bright and airy in the trees with privacy all around on the second floor where we found no need to close the shades. Modern appointments include very nice furnishings, office printer, top end cable service/tv with recording capability, and everything needed for comfort. Beautiful ocean beach and swim club, sixteen tennis court facility as well as quiet pool and eight mile bike trail along the inland waterway are just brief walks away. The dining on site is relaxed and top notch with very friendly and attentive staff. We only used the car for travel to golf, area attractions (theater, museum, kayaking, shopping) and Vero Beach dining which is terrific. Residents and renters are a congenial mix of very active retirees and folks still working, enjoying the relaxed lifestyle of Florida life. In short, a perfect getaway.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent well maintained rental

  • 5 of 5

I visited vero beach for a work trip and spent three weeks in the condo. It was clean and modern and had everything you needed as a home away from home. Such a well kept and peaceful location. Owner was very helpful also.

I really enjoyed it here, but it is very quiet which may be a downside for people looking for a nightlife!

Should I return to Vero I will defiantly be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great dtay

  • 5 of 5

Tranquil and relaxing stay

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cheryl! Please come again. By the way, there is a typo in the headline - dtay instead of stay. I can't go in to fix it, but you can if you have a moment. Doesn't matter, really.
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5

Great rental

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well appointed, owner was very helpful as well as the concierge service. On the second floor that did not bother us at all but might if you have difficulty with stairs.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our stay at Sea Oaks

  • 5 of 5

Our 2 bedroom condo at Sea Oaks met all our needs. Jeff, the owner was fantastic to work with via phone and email. A couple of days before arrival via email came a very nice informational packet. The condo itself was great. 2 bedrooms, one with a King the other two twin beds Beautiful kitchen very well stocked with every appliance one could ask for. A nice big porch that was enclosed. The grounds at Sea Oak are very well kept and just beautiful. Everyone we ran across was very friendly and guards at the front gate made you feel right at home. Just a heads up if traveling with small children as we did have our gran kids the pools are really not kid friendly or I should say not toddler friendly. Nice pools but not overly large and just a pool no playgrounds. We only ate at the beach club restaurant and it was fine for an afternoon lunch. If we happened to be in the area again we would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Condo in Sea Oaks Tennis Villa, Vero Beach

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 days in Sea Oaks and loved every minute of our stay. I looked along time to find a place that was comfortable with a pool on the ocean. Sea Oaks exceeded my expectations. The condo pictures are very accurate. The condo is large airy, clean and well maintained. The decor is very tasteful and the furniture comfortable. I didn't cook a lot but the kitchen was great. The porch is surrounded by beautiful oak trees and it like sitting in a tree house. Very quite and private. We were there November, people were moving in for the winter. Most people there were not renters and the Tennis Villas are the only units that allow short term rentals. The people were very friendly and the has a real community feel. The public areas are very well maintained. There are lots of places for nice walks, along the beach or river or just and through the community. We ate lunch a couple of times at the pool side restaurant. Food and service was excellent.

The owner was exceptionally easy to work with and everything was in order when we arrived. The condo is in excellent condition and everything is was in good working order. I would definitely book here again and highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a quiet peaceful get away.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
A1A
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Sea Oaks Beach
Car: necessary

The lovely Sea Oaks community stretches across the barrier island from the beach to the Indian River.

Sea Oaks is a top-rated tennis community, with 16 lovely Har-Tru courts nestled among the live oaks and palm trees. (Courts are swept by the staff, not the players, and each court with a water fountain and shaded table and chairs.) Court time is included in your temporary club membership, and you'll pay extra only for lessons or the ball machine. The pro shop will help you find players, and there are numerous groups with contract time that are always looking for new members and substitutes. Hang around the verandah and you are sure to pick up a match in no time. There is food and Wi-Fi there, too!

The fitness center adjoins the tennis center and has the most up-to-date workout equipment.

Sea Oaks and the Vero Beach area are popular with winter 'snowbirds,' but not so much with tourists. That makes it very serene. Residents complain about traffic if there are three cars at a light! You'll never find wall-to-wall bodies on the beach like in the Outer Banks or Jersey Shore -- not in winter or summer. There are some top-quality attractions, like Cape Kennedy and the theme parks at Orlando, both less than two hours away. But the real reasons to visit Sea Oaks are tennis, beach-going, walking, running and biking -- or just soaking up the peace and quiet with a good book by the pool or under the live oaks. Some describe it as a Caribbean island with all the conveniences and amenities of the U.S.

There are numerous, affordable golf courses in the area, as well as bike trails and nature walks. Anglers swear by the Indian River and the Sea Oaks boat pier, and there's easy access via the parks on the Route 510 causeway to the mainland, about five minutes away.

Culture buffs find live theater and movies in Vero Beach, about eight miles down the road. Foodies have their pick of high-end restaurants in Vero, the full range of fast-food spots and everything in between. At Sea Oaks, excellent food is served by the pool overlooking the beach, in the formal restaurant in the clubhouse by the pool, and on the veranda at the tennis center. A good supermarket is about 10 minutes away.

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Rates & Availability

Indian River Shores Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
July and August
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
$3,500
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
$6,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $250
Sea Oaks Application Fee $75
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Additional charges:

11% State Tax on Rent
Sea Oaks Renter Application Fee: $75
Mandatory Temporary Beach and Tennis Club Membership: $60 per week ($30 per week in summer)
Cleaning Fee: $75
Refundable Security Deposit: $250

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Amenities

Florida Central Atlantic Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Very roomy and bright.
    Full bath outside second bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both baths recently redone. Well lit and roomy, with granite counters and marble floors.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 32-inch LED TV
    Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , TV from master BR can be moved here.
  • Large master bedroom with two French doors to the porch, roomy master bath with shower, tub and his and hers sinks. Second bedroom, at the far end of the condo, has two twin beds and full bath next door, walk-in closet.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Sea Oaks is a quiet place for couples and families. There's a bit of nightlife in Vero Beach, but the area isn't known for that.

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