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1924 Guest House with Boat Dock Access to the Sebastian River

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1924 Goodrich Guest House

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Last updated: 04/22/2010

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
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Sebastian house description

Several generations before you contemplated vacationing in the Sebastian River area, this charming home was already welcoming guests escaping the harsh winters and humid summers of Ohio and beyond.

Early in the 20th century, an Ohio industrialist by the name of “Goodrich” discovered a shady grove of live oak, red cedar, and Sabal palm trees perched above the banks of the St Sebastian River --not far from the spot where it meets the Indian River Lagoon-- while on a fishing and hunting expedition. We don’t know whether it was the natural beauty of the spot or the “spiritual energy” that many people still report feeling here that attracted him and his family. We only know that they chose this place to build a sprawling estate, featuring a carriage house, servants’ quarters, the county’s first privately owned swimming pool, and this guest house in addition to the main house.

Fast forward more than 80 years. This home has hosted many visitors and undergone many renovations and upgrades – the most recent at the beginning of 2009-- but it still retains the special look and feel that welcomed the Goodrich guests from the start, set in a uniquely beautiful, natural old-Florida setting. The original Goodrich estate has been parceled out over the years, but we have been fortunate enough to be able to reunite the guest house with the main house, huge swimming pool, and poolside cabana house.

On entering the guest house, the first things you’re likely to notice are the beautifully refinished hardwood floors below, the coffered ceiling above, and a cozy fireplace straight ahead. The light-filled living room stretches across most of the front of the house. The fully functional kitchen is open to a sunny family room and eating area. Passing through the newly renovated bathroom with beautiful Dade pine beaded board and a freshly refurbished clawfoot tub, you’ll enter one of the bedrooms, featuring period furnishings and a spacious closet. Just off the living room you’ll find the master bedroom, again boasting family heirloom furniture as well as its own private bath with shower and whirlpool tub. As was the custom in the early 20th century, windows and doors are strategically positioned throughout the house to take greatest advantage of the sea breezes during the frequent periods of fine spring-like weather.

Of course our home features all the modern comforts you’d expect, as well--including wireless Internet access, cable TV, DVD player, local phone service, all the kitchen and laundry appliances you’re likely to need, a gas grill, and central heat and air conditioning. We’ve furnished it comfortably, casually, and stylishly with furnishings from the first half of the 20th century to stay true to the style and spirit of the home.

Outside, enjoy the peaceful natural setting while lounging beneath the beautiful century-old live oak. Listen to the soothing trickle of water across the sandy drive in the Goodrich fountain courtyard that connects the main house with the poolside cabana. Catch a glimpse of the glistening St Sebastian River through the wrought iron gates at the front of the fountain courtyard, or walk a few hundred feet down to the river to enjoy it up close. Bring your boat, or rent one at a nearby marina. Take advantage of the dock to moor your boat, fish, or just watch the sun set over the river. We are very fortunate to be located between a nature preserve on the opposite bank of the river, a county conservation area, and three county parks; with the Sebastian Inlet State Park and Pelican Island National Wildlife Preserve close by. The unspoiled and never-crowded beaches of the barrier islands are an easy 15-minute car ride away. If you are looking for bright lights, constant stimulation, and urban excitement, this is not the place for you; but if like us you love the peace and quiet and natural beauty that unspoiled Florida offers, you’ll love it here.

This home sleeps 4 to 6 people quite comfortably, but if you should need even more space, consider combining it with the poolside cabana directly opposite (VRBO #33100), the riverside cottage 4 doors down the street (VRBO #41391), or both! You will definitely be getting away from it all when you stay here, but if you should need a break from the peaceful relaxation, it’s an easy 20-minute drive to Vero Beach, an hour to Cocoa Beach and the Kennedy Space Center, or 90 minutes to Orlando or West Palm Beach.

Come for a visit here and you’ll see why we uprooted ourselves from Atlanta and rebooted our professional lives in 2002 so that we could live in this one-of-a-kind setting. If you’re looking for luxury accommodations, prepackaged predictability, or a gated resort that could be anywhere in the world... keep looking. But if you’re like us and love the natural charms of Florida that have enchanted out-of-town visitors for decades, spend a little time here. You’ll be glad you did.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved pets are welcome on approval...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • You will have full direct access to the river from the boat dock and shoreline...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    The St Sebastian River can be viewed through the arched entrance to the fountain courtyard, across the sandy drive from your home...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central heat and air...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    Ample parking for 2-3 cars. If you need more space, let us know and it can probably be arranged...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of parking for RV or boat. Local rules require that the RV not be occupied during your stay....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Private washer and dryer for your use only...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    free wireless Internet connection...moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need for preparing and serving meals is provided....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Charming original Dade county pine cabinets equipped with stylish midcentury tableware. Microwave and drip coffee maker are included, as are blender, stand mixer, toaster oven, and juicer....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large tropical-hued deck in the private lush backyard....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    A small covered porch is on the front of the house. The rear yard, while not offering covered space, does provide a quiet and sunny area for lounging...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    lush fenced yard with mature tropical vegetation...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    NOTE: USE OF THE ESTATE'S POOL IS NOT AVAILABLE TO OCCUPANTS OF THIS HOME. ...moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    Large jetted tub is big enough for two...moreless

 

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$800/week .. $2300 per month for January, February, March and April. 
Only $1800 per month May through December.
ADD 11% State & County Lodging Tax, plus $90 cleaning fee
A 50% deposit is required to hold reservation.
Deposit refundable minus 10% processing fee, up until 2 months before your arrival
Cancellations less than 2 months prior to arrival will forfeit deposit.
Please, no smoking inside our home at any time

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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The property's calendar has not been updated in over 59 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

 

Location

Other activities to enjoy: Canoeing, Birdwatching, Skydiving. The restaurants and shops of Sebastian are nearby, or find a wider variety of stores and cinemas in Vero Beach or Melbourne (25 minutes away). We will send you a detailed Sebastian River Area visitor's guide before your arrival.

 

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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • 1924 Goodrich Guest House

    1924 Goodrich Guest House

  • Original Dade pine bead board and claw foot tub have been completely refurbished

    Original Dade pine bead board and claw foot tub have been completely refurbished

  • Casual period furnishings add style and comfort

    Casual period furnishings add style and comfort

  • Enjoy the pristine river from the boat dock.  The pelicans will happily share

    Enjoy the pristine river from the boat dock. The pelicans will happily share

  • Light-filled living room with casual furnishings and newly refinished floor

    Light-filled living room with casual furnishings and newly refinished floor

  • Sunny family room and eating area adjoins the fully equipped kitchen

    Sunny family room and eating area adjoins the fully equipped kitchen

  • View the St Sebastian River through fountain courtyard across the sandy drive

    View the St Sebastian River through fountain courtyard across the sandy drive

  • The uncrowded beaches of the barrier island are a short drive away

    The uncrowded beaches of the barrier island are a short drive away

VRBO #225943

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Date last modified - Monday, April 20, 2015

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within a few hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 04/22/2010
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(772) 532-8386 (Florida, USA)

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