Country Living/Minutes to Beach - Available March-July 2013
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
This unique vacation getaway gives you the convenience of all the area attractions and beach nearby, but without the noise and activity of the tourist spots - you'll come home to serenity and calm.
Situated on three acres of mature oak trees, this 2nd story home/apt. has you looking out your window into the treetops. It feels like sleeping in a tree house, but with air-conditioning and all amenities provided. With just under 1000 square feet of living space, you get much more for your dollar than on the beach.
It can be furnished with 2 twin beds, or a queen bed depending on your needs. The queen futon in the living area - allows for up to a family of fourl
Bring your kayaks or canoe as just down the road is launching in the Pine Island Preservation area - with numerous birds, otters, manatees and more to see. Or, you can make arrangements to use our kayaks, sailboats, Stand-Up Paddleboards or learn to windsurf on the Banana River! Choose our Adventure Package for a full week (or month) of unlimited watersports equipment for your use and learn a new sport, too!
If you are looking for a wonderful escape with all the beauty and inviting weather of Florida, but don't want just another tourist resort - this is your place to call 'home'.
Keywords: House - Apartment
- On floor 2
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Bedroom 1
- Convertible bed(s)
- Queen size bed in bedroom and a queen size futon in the living area.
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
The oven is a combination microwave/convection oven above the stove top. It does have regular oven settings. 4 burner stove top / dishwasher / refrigerator/freezer / coffee maker, toaster and all pots, pans....morecollapse
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- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Video Library:
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio:
- Water Sports Gear:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Outlet Shopping
- Gambling Casinos
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Scenic Drives
- Deepsea Fishing
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
Premier Windsurfing/Watersports area. Largest Windsurfing event in the US is held right here in MI each March. Learn to Windsurf at Calema Windsurfing and Watersports or learn to Stand-Up paddle, Sail or Kayak. Lessons and Rentals available and Accommodation/Adventure packages available. Charter fishing trip // River cruises...morecollapse
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We had a wonderful vacation on Merritt Island. The apartment is spacious, the people very friendly and helpful. Location is quiet and a bit out of the way, but beautiful beaches at Port Canaveral and Cocoa Beach are only a 20 minute drive away with free parking everywhere.
- Guest From Ontario
- Date of stay 03/16/11
- Review Submitted 04/21/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway.
A home from home.
A home from home.
My family and I have been lucky enough to have stayed at this lovely country retreat twice in four years and is always a pleasure to stay at, the Dornellas family are extremely welcoming and helpful, in fact the first time we stayed Susie showed us where to find the nearest Publix store. For me the beauty of the place is the Serenity you have after a busy day at Disney world, Seaworld or any of the other attractions (not forgetting that the Kennedy Space Centre is less then a stones throw from here) and it`s not far from the Pine Island nature reserve which we have ventured to and enjoyed. And there are local Bars and Grills which are not too far away including my own favourite The Shuttles sports bar and grill, you can venture to close by Titusville or Cocoa beach for other places to indulge yourself in your favourite meals. Overall it was warm, clean, and homely to which the photos do it no justice, it has plenty of room and a great kitchen, plenty of storage and a great outside patio area to have your breakfast or just relax with a beer and the qustion you may ask is will we return as a Family, Absolutely.
- Guest ApolloAlex
- Date of stay 11/08/09
- Review Submitted 04/12/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers.
The Best Time !
The Best Time !
Our Stay with Susie and family on Briar Oak was a great 3 months. The property was very comfortable and well maintained. Having Susie and her family close by made us feel just like home... and lots of useful information, too. We have stayed at extended stay accomodations for the past ten years. This was our top experience. We were close to nature and water, but only minutes from town with all its ammenities. The listing description was accurate, as were the photos. There are many things to do in the area. My wife liked the thrift shops and garage sales. While I enjoyed museums, archaeology work, and my bicycle. The beaches are near by in both direction and only minutes away. We are looking forward to our stay next year, and have planned to stay longer. Hugh & Tannis
- Guest Storm Walker
- Date of stay 12/15/09
- Review Submitted 03/30/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Book now through July - $600/week or $1050/month - Two months $1000/month Three months or more - $950/month Winter 2013/2014 - $1400/month - Multiple month discounts - inquire. ADVENTURE PACKAGE w/Kayaking, Windsurfing, Sailing and SUP for 2 - $995/week! A Refundable Security/Cleaning Deposit of $250 is required. 11% sales tax (6% state/5% tourism) on all rentals of less than 6 months. Rates include electric, water, cable and high speed wireless internet. A Cleaning fee of $75 will be charged on rentals of less than 2 weeks.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
- Nearest Airport: Orlando International Airport at 40 Miles
Year Purchased: 2004
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
It is only while staying at one of our properties that you can enjoy one of our 'Adventure Packages'. You can learn to Windsurf, Sail, or Stand-Up Paddle, then you will get unlimited daytime use of all equipment including kayaks. If you want more than just laying on the beach - get a Calema adventure package and make this vacation your most memorable yet!!
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View as you come up the entrance stairs. Now there is new carpet-see other pics
Big open kitchen with lots of cupboard space
Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Stand-up paddling with Calema Watersports
This side door goes out to the back porch with laundry facilities.
Side window view - enjoy the wild birds and privacy.
French doors from kitchen to porch.
View out front kitchen window.
Shows the new carpet and paint installed in Dec. 2011.
Private entrance to upstairs apt - private screened deck (upper right)
Entrance - new warmer colors in tiles and carpet.
Another great view from the many windows. The treehouse feel.
Bright airy kitchen with lots of counter space and a great view.
Bedroom showing entrance to bathroom & cathedral ceilings.
View from bedroom to porch.
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