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Charming Vintage-Retro Florida Cottage...Carefree 'Beach Blanket Bungalow'

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Palms, live oaks, and tropical landscaping surround our bungalow

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Last updated: 12/14/2007

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Private Homes cottage description

SUMMER RATES, EFFECTIVE APRIL 15 THROUGH OCTOBER 31! ONLY $500 PER WEEK, $1000 PER MONTH!

ONLY 5 MINUTES TO BEACH! One of the least expensive private homes in Vero/Sebastian!

Stylish midcentury retro-modern decor! Remember when Florida was known as a semitropical paradise, a place to relish indoor-outdoor living, where your comfortable, casual vacation bungalow was designed to catch the breezes and stay cool even without air conditioning? Remember when palm trees swaying in the breeze at the water's edge were more of an attraction than mini-golf and T-shirt huts? Remember when beaches were peaceful and secluded, and you did not have to spend time searching for a private spot to lay down your beach towels?

So do we, and we are trying to preserve it. We've added air conditioning to our carefree vacation home (we admit it: sometimes you just have to have it), but otherwise, staying here is like a step back in time. If you are looking for a standardized, franchised, typical vacation setting, this is not for you. But if you would like to rediscover the best of Old-Florida living, our vacation bungalow is just the kind of place you are looking for.

Our non-smoking home features two comfortable bedrooms with separate living and dining areas. Casual and colorful furnishings lend a peaceful air to this quiet getaway. The charming nostalgic kitchen boasts the original retro-style cabinetry and vintage Formica countertops, still in fine condition. We have also updated this fully stocked kitchen with modern appliances for the best of old and new. The dining area is connected by sliding glass doors to a covered patio area where you can relax and enjoy the comfortable, natural Florida setting. A separate utility room includes a washer and dryer.

The master bedroom has a queen bed, two dressers, HUGE closet, TV and ceiling fan. The guest room has two twin beds, dresser, closet, and ceiling fan.

We provide a couple of beach chairs and beach towels for your carefree vacation.

With the Indian River, Intracoastal Waterway, and Atlantic Ocean only minutes away, you will never run out of things to do here. But if you should tire of the peace and quiet, the attractions of Orlando are just an hour and a half away. Or tour the facilities of NASA's Cape Canaveral, an hour to the north. If you’re lucky enough to be here at the time of a space launch, watch the northeastern skies at launch time for a special treat.

Need more room than this bungalow offers? Only a few miles away are our Sebastian Riverfront Estate with pool, boat dock, and guest house; and our nearby riverside Florida cottage (see 'All My Rental Listings,' below). For an unforgettable time at your own 'Indian River Resort,' pool resources with your family or friends to rent several of our vacation homes!

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 are like us and love the Florida that has enchanted out-of-town visitors for decades, spend a little time here. You will be glad you did.

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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            NO SMOKING INSIDE OUR HOME, PLEASE! Patio smoking is okay....moreless

          • Pets Considered

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

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Large Palm- and Oak-Shaded Yard, Ceiling Fans, DVD Player, High speed Internet access (via cable modem), Cooking Utensils, Stylish Mid-Century Casual Tableware, and Linens Provided, Rollaway bed/air mattresses available for extra guests. Note: bathroom is equipped with shower only...no tub.No Smoking Inside Our Home, Please!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

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

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    excellent updated central air and heating system!...moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    cable Internet service...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Linens Provided:

                    all bed linens, plus plush towels, kitchen linens and beach towels!...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    fully stocked with lots of pots and pans, mid-century stylish tableware!...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter
                  Nov 1 - Apr 14, 2015
                  2 night min stay

                  $900 $2,000
                  Summer 2015
                  Apr 15 - Oct 31, 2015
                  2 night min stay

                  $500 $1,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning fee $90 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 11%

                  Notes:

                  Absolutely no smoking inside our home. Smoking is permitted on the covered porch.

                  A 50% deposit of the rental amount is required to confirm your reservation. Your deposit is 100% refundable (minus $50 processing fee) up until 2 months before your arrival date. Remaining balance is due one week before your arrival.

                  There is a $90 cleaning fee for all rentals. We collect 11% lodging tax on any stay less than 6 months.


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                  Calendar

                  The property's calendar has not been updated in over 84 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

                   

                  Location

                  Canoeing, Birdwatching, Skydiving, The restaurants and shops of Vero Beach and Sebastian are just minutes away.

                   

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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Palms, live oaks, and tropical landscaping surround our bungalow

                    Palms, live oaks, and tropical landscaping surround our bungalow

                  • We try to preserve an old Florida feeling with all the modern conveniences

                    We try to preserve an old Florida feeling with all the modern conveniences

                  • The beaches, just minutes away, are always uncrowded and peaceful

                    The beaches, just minutes away, are always uncrowded and peaceful

                  • Stylish midcentury retro-modern furnishings throughout the house!

                    Stylish midcentury retro-modern furnishings throughout the house!

                  • Charming, mature  "old Florida" landcaping

                    Charming, mature "old Florida" landcaping

                  • Ceiling fans and cross-ventilation in every room provide a welcome breeze

                    Ceiling fans and cross-ventilation in every room provide a welcome breeze

                  • Queen bed in master bedroom, spacious closets

                    Queen bed in master bedroom, spacious closets

                  • The dining room adjoins the covered patio

                    The dining room adjoins the covered patio

                  • Comfortable furnishings

                    Comfortable furnishings

                  VRBO #71907

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                  This listing was first published here in 2005.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

                  $71 - $129 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Member since: 2003
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/14/2007
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                  (772) 532-8386 (Florida, USA)

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                  CHARMING VINTAGE-RETRO FLORIDA COTTAGE...CAREFREE 'BEACH BLANKET BUNGALOW'

                  Vero Beach #71907

                  2 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 6

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