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Peaceful Home in Nature Refuge; Solar-Heated Pool, Dock, Near Beach

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The xeriscape garden sets the tone for this cute house in a peaceful location

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Last updated: 07/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Melbourne Beach house description

Our house has three cozy and comfortable bedrooms, two baths, and a small office, in addition to kitchen, dining and living room. It comfortably accommodates your family of up to 6 people.

In the house, you will find a well-equipped kitchen with newer appliances, including microwave, dishwasher, coffee machine, toaster, a complete dining set for six and all the common utensils and cooking-ware. Cable-TV, high-speed Internet (Ethernet in the office and WiFi extending to the rest of the house) and telephone with free domestic US calls are available. The full-size washer, dryer, and drying rack are in the garage. Linens, bath towels and beach towels are provided.

** PERFECT FOR SNOWBIRDS **

Not recommended for small children because pool / yard is not gated

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Not recommended for small children because pool / yard is not gated...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Pool Bedroom: 1 queen

            Direct access to pool area via sliding door...moreless

          • Corner Bedroom: 1 queen

            Nice view overlooking water and nature refuge...moreless

          • Flower Bedroom: 1 king

            Largest bedroom with king-size bed...moreless

          • All three bedrooms have wall-to-wall carpeting, beds, night stands, reading lamps, closets and/or chests and ceiling fans...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Pool Bathroom: toilet, shower

            This bathroom has second door leading to pool and patio area...moreless

          • Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower

            Outdoor shower located in backyard near pool area...moreless

          • Corner Bathroom: toilet, shower

            This bathroom is attached to Corner Bedroom...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            Small selection of novels and cookbooks is available...moreless

          • Video Games:

            XBox with small selection of games...moreless

          • Television:

            TV in dining room and all three bedrooms...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Basic TV service (30 channels) from Bright House...moreless

          Theme

          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Away From It All
          • Family

          Attractions

          • Library
          • Recreation Center
          • Churches
          • Playground

          Leisure Activities

          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Paddle Boating
          • Photography
          • Walking

          local services and businesses

              • Groceries

              Location Type

              • Water View:

                Direct view of water and nature refuge from dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms and patio/pool...moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Property has covered boat dock with lift...moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    The dining area and kitchen together make one open room that overlooks the pool, dock and canal behind the house...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Garage:

                    Garage is attached to house, with door to office...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    10Mbps high-speed cable access with WiFi in house and Ethernet in office...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Bath, kitchen and beach towels...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Free domestic US calls...moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    Blankets, bed sheets, pillows and pillow cases...moreless

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Heating
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Living Room
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board

                  Kitchen

                  • Stove
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Toaster
                  • Refrigerator:

                    Regular full-size refrigerator with ice maker...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    A limited selection of pantry items (spices, etc.) may be available...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    There are dishes and utensils for 6-8 persons...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    The kitchen is stocked with pots, pans, baking/cookie sheets, and various other common utensils...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Coffee grinder and filters may be available...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    1 Ocean kayak with paddle and folding backrest...moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    5 beach cruisers...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Weber Spirit E-320 gas grill with 3 burners and side burner...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Patio and pool area is fully enclosed with insect screen...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Covered deck on dock with hammock...moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    Solar panels for pool face due south for optimal extension of swimming season...moreless

                  • Heated Pool
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Base Rate
                  30 night min stay

                  $2,940
                  Winter-Spring
                  Nov 1 - May 1
                  30 night min stay

                  $3,270
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Additional Fees and Taxes:

                  The cleaning fee is $150.

                  Rentals less than 6 months require 11% in taxes.


                  Notes:

                  3 month minimum rental -- please ask for quote on your desired duration and season

                  For customers in Europe, payment in Euro via wire transfer to our account in Germany is also possible.

                  We accept payments in cash, check and credit card.

                  A discount of 3.5% is offered to all customers for payment by cash or check.


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                  Last updated: 07/09/2014
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                  Location

                  19 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Melbourne, FL (MLB)
                  0.6 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Sunnyland Beach

                  Car: Necessary

                  The location is a dream: The property is located close to the end of a cul-de-sac in a very peaceful and friendly residential community in the middle of the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge stretches 20 miles along the barrier island from Melbourne Beach down to Wabasso Beach and offers a wide variety of hiking trails, as well as areas for picnics, fishing and wildlife observation. According to their website, this nature refuge protects 'the most significant area for loggerhead sea turtle nesting in the Western Hemisphere, and the most significant area for green turtle nesting in North America.' It is also a nesting ground for leatherback turtles, the largest and rarest sea turtles. The house is also just 4 miles to Sebastian Inlet State Park, where there is excellent snorkeling and fishing, and less than 2 miles to the indoor and outdoor recreational offerings of the South Beach Community Park.

                  Directly across the water from the house is a restricted tract of woods providing the yard and pool area with quietness and privacy. The mouth of Mullet Creek, which leads to the Indian River, is about 300ft (100 m) down the canal. The covered dock is equipped with a boat lift, fresh water, electricity and a sink for cleaning the catch-of-the-day. An ocean kayak is available for exploring the calm waters off the dock, where manatees and dolphins are regularly spotted.

                  The backyard faces due south, so in the cool months, the sun crosses in the southern sky shining directly on the new solar panels for heating the pool, but crosses to the north during the summer. Both lanai/patio and pool are inside a screened enclosure so you can enjoy swimming and fresh steaks from the grill without the bother of those pesky bugs.

                  The private access to the community beach is just an easy ¾ mile (about 1 km) walk or bike ride up the street. Upon return to the house, you are greeted by the lush, xeriscape front yard, with its live oak and ligustrum casting shadows on the thoughtfully landscaped indigenous ground cover and grasses.

                  In addition to the parks and recreation activities in the area, other attractions include Cape Canaveral (1h), Orlando (1.5h) and Disney World (2h).

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2013

                  About the owner: We are a German/American couple that met in Florida and have since moved to Germany and have a family with three teen and pre-teen kids. The property is managed locally by Lisa Herendeen, a Licensed Realtor with Real Estate Ink in Melbourne, FL.

                  Why the Owner Chose Melbourne Beach:
                  We chose this house as a place to have unforgettable vacations with our family. While searching for a vacation house, we looked for a property with a pool and private dock because we wanted our teen and pre-teen kids to be able to enjoy swimming, sailing, paddling and other water activities without depending on us to drive them around and figuring out how to transport ocean kayaks or a small sailboat with a rental car. At the same time, we wanted to be within short walking/biking distance of a beach, so us adults could enjoy long walks in the sand and the kids could enjoy surfing. We also wanted the peacefulness of a single-family home in a quiet residential area away from the commotion of the party areas. It was a difficult search, but we eventually stumbled across this gem of a home that met all of our wishes.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The amazing view from the kitchen and dining room table looks over the pool, past the dock and out over the foliage of the nature refuge just across the canal. With the pool, dock, and beach, the recreational possibilities are numerous.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: german, english

                   

                  Photos

                  • The xeriscape garden sets the tone for this cute house in a peaceful location

                    The xeriscape garden sets the tone for this cute house in a peaceful location

                  • Dusk in Beverly Court

                    Dusk in Beverly Court

                  • Pool area overlooks the nature refuge across Thomas Canal

                    Pool area overlooks the nature refuge across Thomas Canal

                  • Shortly after sunrise over the end of Thomas Canal

                    Shortly after sunrise over the end of Thomas Canal

                  • Dining room and kitchen

                    Dining room and kitchen

                  • Kitchen window has same beautiful view as dining area

                    Kitchen window has same beautiful view as dining area

                  • Living room with sliding door to patio and pool

                    Living room with sliding door to patio and pool

                  • The 'Corner Bedroom' also has a nice view of the Thomas Canal

                    The 'Corner Bedroom' also has a nice view of the Thomas Canal

                  • The 'Pool Bathroom', taken from doorway leading to patio and pool

                    The 'Pool Bathroom', taken from doorway leading to patio and pool

                  • Looking East on Beverly Court

                    Looking East on Beverly Court

                  • Private beach access to quiet, pristine Sunnyland Beach

                    Private beach access to quiet, pristine Sunnyland Beach

                  • Manatees are common visitors at the dock

                    Manatees are common visitors at the dock

                  • Trees in background are in nature reserve on other side of Thomas Canal

                    Trees in background are in nature reserve on other side of Thomas Canal

                  • Pool area has screen enclosure to keep out those pesky bugs

                    Pool area has screen enclosure to keep out those pesky bugs

                  • Patio area has seating for six

                    Patio area has seating for six

                  • Thomas Canal leading to Mullet Creek and the Indian River

                    Thomas Canal leading to Mullet Creek and the Indian River

                  • View from dining room table overlooks pool and Thomas Canal

                    View from dining room table overlooks pool and Thomas Canal

                  • Open kitchen with extra working space on the island countertop

                    Open kitchen with extra working space on the island countertop

                  • The 'Pool Bedroom' has wide sliding door to patio and pool area

                    The 'Pool Bedroom' has wide sliding door to patio and pool area

                  • The 'Flower Bedroom' with king size bed and small sofa facing television

                    The 'Flower Bedroom' with king size bed and small sofa facing television

                  • Bathroom attached to 'Corner Bedroom'

                    Bathroom attached to 'Corner Bedroom'

                  • Sunnyland Beach at sunrise with fresh turtle tracks leading back to the sea

                    Sunnyland Beach at sunrise with fresh turtle tracks leading back to the sea

                  • Turtle burying eggs just before sunrise; just yards from private beach access

                    Turtle burying eggs just before sunrise; just yards from private beach access

                  • Basic floor plan of house

                    Basic floor plan of house

                  $2,940 - $3,270 per month (USD)
                  1

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 07/09/14
                  Minimum stay: 30 nights
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