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View as you come up the entrance stairs. Now there is new carpet-see other pics

View as you come up the entrance stairs. Now there is new carpet-see other pics Shows the new carpet and paint installed in Dec. 2011. Big open kitchen with lots of cupboard space Private entrance to upstairs apt - private screened deck (upper right) Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Stand-up paddling with Calema Watersports Entrance - new warmer colors in tiles and carpet. This side door goes out to the back porch with laundry facilities. Another great view from the many windows. The treehouse feel. Side window view - enjoy the wild birds and privacy. Bright airy kitchen with lots of counter space and a great view. French doors from kitchen to porch. Bedroom showing entrance to bathroom & cathedral ceilings. Bathroom entrance View from bedroom to porch. View out front kitchen window.

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Last updated: 04/16/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Merritt Island apartment description

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 is furnished with a queen bed and has a queen futon in the living area - for up to two couples or a family of four.

Bring your bicycle for great biking and your kayaks or canoe for water exploration. 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

Property Type

  • On floor 2
  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Not suitable for children under the age of 5 - as the stairs are not gated....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size bed in bedroom and a queen size futon in the living area.

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Bathroom has tub/shower combo and large walk in closet. Tiled floors and window to view the backyard....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            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....moreless

          • Dining:

            Eat at the inside table / the counter bar or outside on the porch....moreless

          • Stove:

            Has a four burner stovetop and a microwave/convection combo oven....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Including coffee maker, toaster, blender, mixer and all cookware...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine:

            Located on an outside porch downstairs - use is included in rent....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Located on an outside porch downstairs - use is included in rent....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Apt. is on 3 acres so plenty of room to park your boat....moreless

          • Parking:

            Room for a boat or RV - advance notice required please....moreless

          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Iron & Board
          • Towels Provided
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Located on 3 acres in N. Merritt Island - quiet and secluded. Just next to the entrance of Kennedy Space Center and the National Wildlife refuge. Quiet with lots of wildlife - we have a nesting pair of Cooper Hawks....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                Large collection of G/PG/PG13 movies available upon request....moreless

              • Toys:

                Legos / building blocks and games available upon request....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • Television
              • Books
              • Satellite / Cable

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    A private screened porch off the kitchen and bedroom with lounging chairs and table....moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Boogie boards, windsurfing gear, sailboats, SUP and kayaks all available for a fee....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Available for a fee - reservations required....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Away From It All

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Ice Skating
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Parasailing
                      • Hospital
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shuffleboard
                      • Groceries
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Medical Services
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Hiking
                      • Tennis
                      • Racquetball
                      • Kayaking
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Paragliding
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Golf
                      • Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Sailing
                      • Restaurants
                      • Live Theater
                      • Water Parks
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Zoo
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Marina
                      • Library
                      • Cinemas
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Playground
                      • Museums
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Boating
                      • Shopping
                      • Shelling
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Horseback Riding

                      Other Activities

                          • 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 calema.com . Lessons and Rentals available and Accommodation/Adventure packages available. Charter fishing trip // River cruises...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Merritt Island

                            Merritt Island

                            • Guest From Ontario (Ontario)
                            • Date of stay 03/16/11
                            • Review Submitted 04/21/11
                            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.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • A home from home.

                            A home from home.

                            • Guest ApolloAlex (Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, UK.)
                            • Date of stay 11/08/09
                            • Review Submitted 04/12/10
                            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.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                          • The Best Time !

                            The Best Time !

                            • Guest Storm Walker (Northeastern Pennsylvania)
                            • Date of stay 12/15/09
                            • Review Submitted 03/30/10
                            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

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                           
                          Available April, May and Summer 2014 - One week when available - $600/week.
                          Monthly - $1100 // Two months - $1050/month // Three months or more - $999/month
                          Winter 2015 Reservations only accepted starting July 2014.
                          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.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 04/16/2014
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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Orlando International Airport at 40 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          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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                          Speaks: english, french, portuguese, spanish

                           

                          Photos

                          • View as you come up the entrance stairs. Now there is new carpet-see other pics

                            View as you come up the entrance stairs. Now there is new carpet-see other pics

                          • Big open kitchen with lots of cupboard space

                            Big open kitchen with lots of cupboard space

                          • Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Stand-up paddling with Calema Watersports

                            Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Stand-up paddling with Calema Watersports

                          • This side door goes out to the back porch with laundry facilities.

                            This side door goes out to the back porch with laundry facilities.

                          • Side window view - enjoy the wild birds and privacy.

                            Side window view - enjoy the wild birds and privacy.

                          • French doors from kitchen to porch.

                            French doors from kitchen to porch.

                          • Bathroom entrance

                            Bathroom entrance

                          • View out front kitchen window.

                            View out front kitchen window.

                          • Shows the new carpet and paint installed in Dec. 2011.

                            Shows the new carpet and paint installed in Dec. 2011.

                          • Private entrance to upstairs apt - private screened deck (upper right)

                            Private entrance to upstairs apt - private screened deck (upper right)

                          • Entrance - new warmer colors in tiles and carpet.

                            Entrance - new warmer colors in tiles and carpet.

                          • Another great view from the many windows. The treehouse feel.

                            Another great view from the many windows. The treehouse feel.

                          • Bright airy kitchen with lots of counter space and a great view.

                            Bright airy kitchen with lots of counter space and a great view.

                          • Bedroom showing entrance to bathroom & cathedral ceilings.

                            Bedroom showing entrance to bathroom & cathedral ceilings.

                          • View from bedroom to porch.

                            View from bedroom to porch.

                          VRBO #143194

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                          This listing was first published here in 2007.

                          Date last modified - Saturday, March 15, 2014

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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 04/16/14
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                          Speaks: english, french, portuguese, spanish

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