expand arrow-rightsvg-balloonsvg-carsvg-dogsvg-fireplacesvg-flat-screensvg-heatersvg-laundry-washing-machinesvg-snowflakesvg-hot-tubsvg-swimming-poolsvg-wheelchairsvg-wifiarrow-right

Lovely, Large, Private 2 BR, 2 BA Tennis Villa with HURRICANE REFUND!

Vero Beach, FL, USA
  • Condo1300 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

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


-- Please note that guests must be approved by the Sea Oaks Property Owner's Association, a process that can take a week in busy periods, though none of my guests has ever been turned down. Also be aware that Sea Oaks does not permit pickup trucks or motorcycles.

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 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, electric heat for chilly nights, and big French doors so you can sleep to the sound of the surf. 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 in excellent condition 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. You'll find all you could need: toaster, microwave, oven and cooktop, high-quality kitchen knives, heavy flatware and pretty dishes and glassware. There's a rice cooker, blender, salad spinner and lots of high-quality cookware.

The beach is a five to seven-minute walk, and the tennis courts are even closer. Parking is right out front. (You'll get two parking passes and never have to search for a space. But don't come in a pickup or motorcycle. The community doesn't allow them.). Washer and dryer are in the unit. A new, super-quiet dishwasher was installed in January 2018.

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.

I am available 24/7 for questions, and have a caretaker nearby to handle any issues.

Come on down! You'll love it! Bring bicycles or rent them, Sea Oaks is bike friendly with lots of parking spaces and bike-conscious drivers. And there's good, safe riding along A1A and the Jungle Trail along the Indian River. Search "Vero Beach bike rentals" to find your wheels.


Jeff Brown

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 04, 2018
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, and have a second home just east of Bozeman, Montana. With our son now an engineering student at Cornell, we'll divide our time between Yardley, Sea Oaks and the mountain place. When at Sea Oaks we play tennis at least once a day, frequent the fitness center and lounge by the pool. We usually eat in the condo, so we have it very well equipped, but find plenty of places to dine in Vero Beach and Sebastian.

Jeff Brown purchased this Condo in 2012

Why Jeff Brown chose Wabasso Beach

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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. Two can sleep in the living room sofa bed, recommended for children rather than large adults.


      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Beachfront
          Well, not exactly beachfront. The beach is a five to seven-minute walk, with Sea Oaks' own pedestrian path and stoplight for crossing A1A. In the condo, sleep to the sound of surf.
        • Near The Ocean
          The condo is on the barrier island, with the beach a 5- to 7-minute walk.


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                      New unit and thermostat. Quiet and cold/
                    • Heating
                      Electric forced-air
                    • Internet
                      Lightening-fast Internet with Wi-Fi. You'll have no trouble downloading videos or music, or staying in touch with the office if you have to.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      In unit.
                    • Living Room
                      Large, airy and light.
                    • Parking
                      Parking out front.
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath and beach towels provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      In unit.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          12-cup coffee maker with timer.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Brand new set of dishes for eight. All the cooking gear and utensils you can imagine!
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Large kitchen area overlooking living room.
                        • Microwave
                        • Pantry Items
                          Supply your own paper products, food and spices -- and use whatever you find when you get here.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Ice maker in freezer.
                        • Stove
                          Electric stove and oven.
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Large dining room open to the kitchen and outside the traffic flow through the living room. Super-comfortable chairs -- sit and talk for hours.
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  A selection of 15 or 20 beach books.
                                • DVD Player
                                  For living room TV
                                • Games
                                  Set of various board games.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  AT&T U-verse cable service. HD service and premium channels like HBO, Cinemax and Showtime provided, along with the sports package, On Demand and Roku Internet TV service. Netflix provided.
                                • Stereo
                                  High-quality radio with remote, DVD player and auxillary jack. Not a full stereo but very good sound.
                                • Television
                                  New 50-inch LED TV in living room, 32-in TV for either bedroom.


                                    • Balcony
                                      Big porch nestled in the live-oak canopy.
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Bikes are not provided. They are permitted, and Sea Oaks has numerous bike racks. Bike in the property, on the bike lane along A1A, or along the Jungle Trail along the Indian River.
                                    • Golf
                                      No golf on the property but numerous courses nearby.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Calm water and pretty scenery in the Indian River. Lots of fishing, too.
                                    • Tennis
                                      16 Har-Tru courts swept by the staff.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          This second-floor unit is reach by an outside stairway.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              A very pretty, private pool near the condo. A larger one overlooking the beach five to seven minutes walk.
                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Hot tubs at both pools.


                                                • marina
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • cinemas
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • churches
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • golf
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • 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.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: Flexible

                                                                  Check-out: Flexible

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  13 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Very comfortable. Like being at home

                                                                  Wayne H.

                                                                  Seaoaks is a fabulous place to stay with a wonderful clubhouse on the ocean

                                                                  Beautiful spot

                                                                  Tom Y.Austin TX

                                                                  Difficult to overstate how special this property truly is: ideally situated in a quiet gated community, the overall ambiance is perfect for a stress-free vacation. Jeff's place is beautifully appointed and fully furnished with every convenience you could ask for--plus Jeff himself is an affable, efficient and helpful owner. Perhaps best of all: if you love tennis, you'll love the 16 Har-Tru courts. On our recent stay, my wife and I played 10 of 11 days--even if there's a brief shower, the courts are very quickly playable again. Plus the folks at Sea Oaks (tennis center, restaurant--literally everyone we met) could not have been nicer and more accommodating. Highly recommended!

                                                                  Great Lovely Stay!!

                                                                  Victoria K.

                                                                  We had a family reunion at Disney's Vero Beach. My immediate family opted to stay at Jeff's condo instead. It was only 0.5 mile away and it worked out really well. The condo was spacious for the 4 of us and sunny with many large windows, French doors and large porch. It was pleasantly furnished and the kitchen had many tools and washer/dryer.

                                                                  After spending the day at Disney, we enjoyed returning to the peaceful atmosphere of Sea Oaks, where we used the pool and had direct access to the beach. It was turtle nesting season and if you're on the beach at 7-8 am, you may catch the turtle patrol. They come around in an ATV to check on the nests and we were able to see leatherback and green turtle hatchings!

                                                                  The hurricane policy gave us peace of mind but I'm glad there was no hurricane!

                                                                  Thanks Jeff, we had a great stay!

                                                                  Quiet, peaceful and well maintained

                                                                  Brendan K.

                                                                  Jeff was easy to work with, was very responsive and just made our vacation easy. Sea Oaks is a lovely beach and tennis community and it's situated in a very dense tropical location so since the unit is upstairs, you feel like you are in a tropical jungle at tree level. The unit is very spacious, is clean and well maintained with a well appointed kitchen, dining room, nice Flat screens in the main living area and master bedroom. There is a nice dining room and a huge enclosed patio with sliding windows.

                                                                  The three other units in the building were occupied but we hardly heard our neighbors. Jeff provides easy-to-follow instructions and thinks or everything. He even had beach chairs and an umbrella!

                                                                  The beach is a 5 minute walk with access at the Sea Oaks main clubhouse that has a large pool. If you need a break from the beach there is plenty to do around Sea Oaks and Vero Beach is just 20 minutes away.

                                                                  If you have children just know that Sea Oaks is an older mostly retired community even though there were some children down at the main pool by the beach, but if you are a family looking for a lot of other families with kids Sea Oaks may not be your place.

                                                                  Excellent well maintained rental

                                                                  Manny S.Springfield, IL

                                                                  This was our 4th Sea Oak rental in last 4 years. We love staying at Sea Oaks due to its privacy and access to the beach. This property was by far the best condo we had ever rented. Jeff was great to work with and paper work/contract/payment went very smooth. The condo is bright and airy in the trees with privacy all around on the second floor. Modern appointments include very nice furnishings, office printer, top end cable service/tv with recording capability, fast internet and everything needed for comfort. Best part of the rental was the comfortable bed. We enjoyed our visit very much and will definitely will try to get same condo next visit. Thank you!

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

                                                                  Steve G.

                                                                  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.


                                                                  Vero Beach, FL, USA

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Damage Deposit
                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Tennis club fee covered unlimited use of courts, pools and fitness center. It is required by the homeowner's association regardless of whether guests use those facilities. 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

                                                                  13 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
                                                                  Enter dates for accurate pricing
                                                                  For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                                  Property # 453023vb