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Is There a Better View -sand, ocean and pool views!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-7)

Located on quiet Satellite Beach (no public access in the immediate vicinity), just south of Cocoa Beach, north of Melbourne and just one hour from Orlando and Disney. This 2nd floor unit has a superb direct ocean & pool view from the balcony and every room in the unit.

All rooms are tastefully furnished with all the amenities you will need. The master suite includes a King bed, large dressing area w/ built in vanity, walk in closet and remodled full bath with granite counter tops. The second bedroom includes a Queen & Twin bed with sitting area and oversized closet. An additional double bed located in the hide-away sofa. Oceanviews from every room. Beautiful view from screened in balcony, overlooking beach with a southern view of the entire coast line.

Great for a vacation with the kids or even better, a romantic get-away for two. Lay on the beach, relax by the pool, or just sit on the balcony and take in the breathtaking view. Minutes from I-95, for easy access to Orlando, Disney, Kennedy Space Center, Port Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Daytona Beach, Palm Beach, or Miami.

Please visit our website for many more details and pictures.

Keywords: ocean front, beach, oceanfront, water front, waterfront, beach front, beachfront

More Details

Jennifer W Tanner
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Jennifer W Tanner

Both Jennifer and I are native Floridians and from 4 and 5 generation Floridian families respectively. Our daughters Evie and Ellie and son Eston now all 6 generation Floridians. Probably not a long time in some parts of the country, but that's a long time down here. Jennifer was born and raised in Ormond Beach, FL, while I'm from Lakeland, FL. Jennifer and I met while attending Florida State University, GO NOLES!!!, and we now live and work near Orlando, FL. We love everything about our state; its natural beauty, it's heritage and and all of its sunshine. It is our pleasure to give you a chance to experience a little bit of what we experience every day. Please join us for a relaxing get away at the beach and see everything that Florida has to offer. We look forward to hosting you and your family very soon,.

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Jennifer W Tanner purchased this condo in 2007

Why Jennifer W Tanner chose South Patrick Shores

1. Convenient location to Orlando - only an hour drive and most of which is interstate highway 2. Convenient location to central Florida attractions - only an hour drive to Disney and Universal parks and only a half hour to Kennedy Space center. 3. Not your typical Florida east coast Florida beach - peace and quiet because of limited public access and nearly 8 miles of protected beaches to the north. 4. Spectacular view - an incredible view of the ocean, sand and pool from every room in the condo.

What makes this condo unique

It is unlike any other location on the east cost. Sandpiper Towers is located directly south of Patrick Air Force Base (less than a .25 mile). The entire beach along the air force base is protected, nearly 8 miles, so it makes for a peaceful and relaxing vacation. It is very different from what is typically advertised for Florida beaches such as Cocoa or Daytona. There are no crowds or cars driving on the beach, so if you are looking for peace and quite, this is definitely the spot. At the same time it is conveniently located to local shoping and dining, as well a short 8 mile drive to Cocoa if you want to see some of the local attractions or 7 miles to Melbourne if you want to experience one of the local trendy shopping areas.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We truly enjoyed out stay at your condo.  The upgrades you made are very nice.  The weather was perfect.  We love how quiet and peaceful it is there.  The people are so nice.  We will come back again.  It was a very relaxing vacation.  We loved our walks on the beach and swimming in the pool and ocean
Sep 2016
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South Patrick Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Remodled bathrooms w/ granite countertops & undermount sinks
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Remodled bathrooms w/ granite countertops & undermount sinks
  • Both bathrooms have been completely remodeled in the last 5 years with all new tile, cabinets with granite countertops and undermount sinks, fixtures and newly glazed tubs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Living Room Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Rollaway Bed - 1 twin/ single
  • New Bedding that is 300+ threadcount and above, King bed in master bedroom, matching queen and twin bed in guest bedroom, along with rollaway bed. Great option for siblings. Couch in living room converts to double bed for additional bedding if needed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Is There a Better View -sand, ocean and pool views!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 42 reviews

Location was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

It was an older place but we'll kept. The condo was very nice and just right for our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome week at the beach.!

  • 4 of 5

The property is very nice, the owners were very helpful, and the residents were friendly and helpful with suggestions on shopping. The condo was clean, very comfortable and functional. Although the kitchen was a bit dated, everything worked and cookware was plentiful. We even baked cookies. When the grandkids visited we had a great time in the pool and on the beach. The pool so close to the ocean, and the boardwalk along the sea wall are awesome. I loved the screened porch! And really, is there a better view? I don't think so. We even saw a SpaceX launch!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cheris- Thank you so much for writing a few words about our property. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Watching a rocket launch from the condo is definitely a great bonus! I do want to add that while the kitchen is original to the condo, the oven, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher are all new appliances. We have also opened up the kitchen wall so you have a larger ocean view while in the kitchen. Thank you again, we are glad you had a great stay and we hope to host you again during your next visit to the beach Jennifer
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Amazing views!

  • 4 of 5

This condo is in an older building - nothing new or fancy. Very quiet, very safe, very comfortable. Great for our family.

Kayaking in Manatee Cove and out on the Indian River were highlights for us.

The view was beautiful!

The beach was clean and you could walk for miles in either direction.

There are rocks in the surf line as you enter the water so be aware.

The pool area is well maintained.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review of our home. We appreciate the kind words and would love to host you again soon. Just want to clarify the word rocks for any future guests. The beach is flat sand, but sometimes some smooth coral is exposed depending on if there was a storm that washed sand from the beach etc. When the tide is out it is easy to see if flat or not. I am happy to email photos to show visual pictures if this comment is a concern. Myself and my 3 children as well as other guests and condo residents all walk through the sand, boogie board and swim in the water. Thank you again for staying! Jennifer
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Great vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful week at the beach. Jennifer was always very quick to reply to our emails / txts or phone calls.

We had two college students with us and they really enjoyed just sitting around for a week. They did rent jet skis nearby along with all of us going on a airboat ride. Just about every type of restaurant you could imagine is within 10 miles. Shopping as well. Very clean, and quiet beach. Everybody we saw both in the condo complex and on the beach all greeted us with smiles. The unit is very spacious a an excellent value. Sometimes photos "lie" with regard to room size. These rooms were all larger than I thought they were based on just the photos. After talking to Jennifer, I got the impression that a kitchen remodel is coming soon although the microwave, fridge, and cook-top all appeared to be pretty up-to-date already. When we are going to be back in this area in the future, we will definitely rent this unit again.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we would love to host you again in the future. Thank you, Jennifer
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Great location, great value -- nice updates in a dated building

  • 4 of 5

Overall, we very much enjoyed our stay and wouldn't have any qualms about coming back. The oceanfront location with private beach and pool was ideal for us. The overall value was excellent and our non-standard arrival and departure dates were accepted without question, which was greatly appreciated.

The building itself is clearly one of the older ones on the beach (a composite picture in the lobby may show that it was actually the first!), so it's definitely dated. It seems the lobby/hallways are not air conditioned, but the condo definitely is. As for the grounds, there was an on-site maintenance guy who was cleaning up around the pool deck each morning, so that was always well taken care of. The beach directly behind the property is fairly short (actually non-existent at high tide), so we went around the corner each day, with no issues.

The first impression once inside the condo is just awesome - you're greeted with a view straight out to the ocean through the sliding doors. It's great to walk in and say "Woah!" The inside of the condo was clearly updated in some places, but not all. The decor is tastefully done (not overly beachy/Floridian). There is a pleasant mix of newer and older furniture and nothing looks out of place or overused (except maybe the couch). The beds were comfortable (the king was softer, the double more firm) and the pillows were great.

The bathrooms have nice, newer fixtures. A few small touches (like shower caddies/soap dishes, bath mats, new curtain rings, etc.) would have gone a long way to making them a bit more useful.

There was a nice selection of beach toys in the hall closet. This was a pleasant surprise, since it was something we hadn't thought of before getting there. There is an outside shower on the pool deck, which is also very nice for cleaning those toys off before heading back inside.

There were a few areas that could definitely use some attention (the ceiling in the master bath had some cracks/peeling plaster, the microwave, the bi-fold doors that kept coming out of their tracks), but nothing at all major.

The cable box/interface is ridiculously bad. You can't tell what the stations are (unless you want to decipher or happen to know the WOFLHD is the local Fox affiliate) and there is no guide to tell you what's on. That was not a big deal for us as we didn't watch much TV - but we wanted to check in on a few football games and that was pretty painful

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: William-thank you for taking your time to review our property. I am so glad you enjoyed the condo and the great views it offered. You and I have spoken several times on the phone but I just need to address the comments made here. I need to clarify that there is a Brighthouse TV guide showing all channels located in the tv cabinet. We recently added another laminated guide and placed in a different spot in the tv cabinet just to make sure it can be located on either shelf you look. The microwave in the kitchen is older but works perfect. I bought a brand new one that can be used as well if you prefer. We have a new kenmore oven and kenmore refrigerator, cuisinart coffee maker, kitchen aid knife set all new. The building is older but we do our best at providing up to date appliances, high end pillow top mattresses, plasma tv's and high speed secured wi-fi. I took a walk through the bathrooms and found all the items in good condition that you mentioned were not there but went ahead and replaced them such as shower curtain rings, toilet roll holder, trash can, soap dispenser and tooth brush holder. We want our guests to easily find those so hopefully they are more visible now. We also just redid all the flooring changing from carpet to wood laminate. We appreciate you sharing how we can make our condo even more guest friendly. We do our best to continually upgrade as we enjoy our guests coming back remarking on the new items that have changed since their last visit. It is important having a beach rental to continually upgrade and we think we do a good job at that. Thank you for wanting to return again we look forward to having you back. Sincerely, Jennifer
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I took our 3 daughters age range from 9-15. We had such a wonderful experience! Jennifer was amazing with accommodating all our needs and was super helpful with anything we needed. The facility was clean and the condo had everything we needed. The beach was so relaxing and it was not crowded at all, felt like we were on a private beach at times. All the people staying in the condo were very polite and we had no problems with anyone or anything. Our kids had a wonderful time also with the beach and the pool. We'll definitely make sure we come back and with this being our first experience at the beach is was all we could have hoped for and asked for!! Also anything you need from the store is right there.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12.6 Miles
Melbourne International Airport
Nearest Motorway
7.5 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Beach
Right out your back door
Car: necessary

Treadmill and ping pong table in the multi purpose room downstairs.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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