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Private Ocean Front Cottage Paradise Found Florida Melbourne Beach Dog Friendly

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Private Ocean Front Beach Cottage 2 bedroom 1 bath Great Amenities Pet Friendly

"One learns first of all in beach living the art of shedding; how little one can get along with, not how much." ~ "Anne Morrow Lindbergh"

The cottage is also available as a 3 bedroom 2 bath option with expanded living and dining spaces increasing our occupancy maximum to 6. Perfect for families traveling with extended family or teens. VRBO #1083271- we'll be happy to upgrade your reservation.

VRBO # 1083271- contact me anytime to discus options.

One of a kind *PRIVATE* beach cottage. There's nothing like Paradise Found Florida on the barrier island. Paradise Found Florida is a stand alone cottage with a private backyard and direct access to the beach.

Explore Melbourne Beach Florida- miles of unspoiled beaches, nature preserves, and endless summer relaxation! Off shore, breezes make for year round enjoyment of the tropical climate.

What Guests Have Been Saying:

Precious Get Away, Breathtaking, Paradise Found A Great Name For A Beautiful and Tranquil Location, Our Slice of Heaven, Awesome Family Rental, A Cozy Get Away, Paradise Was Truly Found.


• Chic 'Old Florida' style Beach Cottage

• The light and airy interior is just the beginning and out your back door is a magnificent beach and ocean.

• The cottage is the perfect place to get away from it all and is equipped with modern amenities for a relaxing beach escape.

• Paradise Found is the perfect place to create wonderful memories to last a lifetime! Family, friends, kids, teens, and adults- this is a magical place. Something for everyone to explore: Shell hunting, turtle watching, or a lazy day in the hammock under the Sea Grape tree reading and snoozing while the ocean breeze gently embraces and cools you.


• Family Room, Kitchen/Dining, two bedrooms, 1 bath, private outdoor shower with hot and cold water.

• Mexican tile throughout and professionally decorated with a Florida feel.

• We keep plenty of towels and linens on hand and the kitchen is well equipped for creating meals. The green egg cooker is sure to enhance your outdoor dining experience.


Settle in and in no time you will feel like this has been your family BEACH COTTAGE for years.

• We continually strive to provide our guests with the best experience possible.

• Quality linens, bedding, and amenities are our hallmark.

• Earning our guests loyalty is our focus and accommodating return guests is our pleasure.


We maintain a well- stocked cottage for guest’s convenience and we’re happy to take special requests.

• Stocked beach closet holds chairs, umbrella, toys, and many other items for enjoyment during your stay.

• Plenty of kitchen essentials and extras.

• Fishing, swimming, and shelling out your back door.

• 2 bicycles, 2 boogie boards, 2 ocean kayaks

• Plenty of linens, towels and beach towels

• Washer and Dryer plus laundry supplies

• Private outdoor shower hot and cold water

Hop on a bike ride down to the inlet and explore the nature trails at the Barrier Island Center. For the adventurer ride to Honest John's Fish Camp and take a step back in time. A great place to explore the Indian River where the wildlife abounds: Dolphin, Manatee, Otters and plenty of tropical birds.

Near Cape Canaveral, antique shops, golf, and guides available for fishing the Indian River or the Atlantic Ocean. Disney is a short 90 minutes across the Beach Line.

Paradise Found Florida your beach destination

Keywords: Ocean Front, Beach Cottage, and Licensed, Florida Vacation Rental

More Details

Julia Branch Hill
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Julia Branch Hill

Paradise Found is a 'happy' accident! I (Julia) grew up in the Sebastian/Vero area and loved being a child on the beaches here. My parents have always lived in Florida, but my life has taken me in several different directions. Joe and I were fortunate to find this special place and we are now so pleased to share it with our guests It truly is 'Old Florida' and a slice of Paradise.

Julia Branch Hill purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Julia Branch Hill chose New Melbourne Beach

There is nothing more special than having a wonder of nature at your door step. The Atlantic Ocean is a mighty and powerful thing full of interest and wonder. The beauty of the area abounds. Each season brings it's own special circumstances: Fishing, shelling, birds and the magnificent turtles that have nested here for centuries. Looking over the ocean and viewing the manatee, dolphins, fish and the occasional whale are truly spectacular. Of course just relaxing and pondering over the energy the ocean creates isn't bad either. The life force of the ocean is ever evolving and to have the chance to be apart no matter how short is priceless.

What makes this cottage unique

The unique benefit of this property is a virtually private beach. This truly is 'Old Florida'. There are no high rises, commercial traffic or other distractions. This is a very private part of the beach with private access. Yet! You are close to the things you want. Shopping and necessities are a short drive or bicycle ride. Historic sites are close by: Sebastian Inlet, The Cape and even the Orlando theme parks are within an easy commute. It's the best of both worlds. The guest unit provides a private accommodation with exclusive amenities of a stand alone property- while maintaining affordable beachside accommodations.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time this week. We did sweep, but we watched the sunrise and tracked in some sand. Our last evening here we sat out back and looked at the stars. Roger's phone has an app that tells us what they all are, so that was fun. Jupiter was our find of the night. It is difficult to leave today but, sadly we must. Thank you for everything.

With gratitude- Roger and Rosemary
Feb 2014
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New Melbourne Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 full bathroom with shower/tub and 1 Private Outdoor Shower with hot and cold water.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin XL Beds, TV and desk.
  • The cottage has two bedrooms. Bedroom (1) is outfitted with a King Size Bed (1). Bedroom (2) is outfitted with (2) XL Twin or Single Beds Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play available and high chair upon request.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful Linens, 2 Bicycles, boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrella, towels. We have bottled water available for our guests to enjoy. And a private outdoor shower with hot and cold water. We provide an Apple TV and an iPad at the cottage for your use to access some of our favorite apps.


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Private Ocean Front Cottage Paradise Found Florida Melbourne Beach Dog Friendly
average rating of 4.949367 based on 81 reviews

Great Ocean front cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 5th year coming to the cottage and we love it!! We come twice a year and the cozy cottage is improved each time we come. Julia & Joe keep the place up to date and in perfect condition. We always treasure our visits, we completely relax, walk the private beach, watch the sunrise over the ocean in the mornings while having coffee, sit in the back yard as the day winds down and have a nice glass of wine......perfect! It took a couple of visits before we actually used the outdoor showers, but now we never use the indoor facilities, if you don't use them you are missing a real treat. Julia is the perfect host and always makes our stay wonderfully enjoyable.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carolyn, We treasure your visits too and thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with travelers. I think you've created the perfect recipe for a wonderful beach escape taking advantage of all the cottage has to offer. Old Florida is a unique experience and we're fortunate to have found the pink cottage nestled in the coconut palms perched on the dune over looking the amazing ocean. Your returning visits keep us on our toes. It's fun to create a new surprise for you when you arrive. Looking forward to your next visit.
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Wintering at PFF

  • 5 of 5

Our 6th winter in the "Pink Cottage". The weather fluctuated from cool (daytime highs in the upper 50's F) to hot (temps well into the 80's F). Through it all, PFF remained our sanctuary. The location is perfect for daytrips to local arts & craft and seafood festivals, for sightseeing and shopping or for simply reading good books on the beach. Observing rocket launches is as easy as walking to the beach, a glass of wine in hand. This spot, very comfortable for two, is ideal for those searching for a brief getaway from normal routines or where a short vacation is needed. Julia, our landlady, is very responsive to any issues and concerns. She ensures that everything needed for a relaxing stay is available. PFF will always be on the top of our winter to-do list.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great as usual

  • 5 of 5

Again a great get away for my wife Ann and i and of coarse Travis our dog.This was our 4th year renting out the pink cottage and this year they opened up the hole place for us to use and it was even more amazing. We are ready to head back, but unfortunately we will have to what till next year as always. The time does go quick and before you know it next year will be here.So until then stay safe little cottage and see you then. PS Thank you for the great evening we had together we enjoyed ourselves and look forward to doing it again.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really quite a perfect beach location with everything you need to have a relaxing time

  • 5 of 5

The owner, Julia is super friendly and responsive to our every question and needs. This is important as her diligence shows throughout her property from the welcome packages to the amenities (that we kept happily discovering). The location is steps away from the sand and fantastic ocean, safe and fun. You really don't need to be indoors much though as living on the beach is easily possible with umbrellas, chairs and all you need from the house available. Having access the fresh water hoses to wash the sand and salt off and outdoor showers makes the transition back to the house easy. Cooking with the green egg is fun too. On the whole a really fun trip and give it a 5 star rating. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the bungalow was so good, we did not want to leave. Very clean, the bedrooms are spacious. It is very cozy. The outside is magnificent with beautiful trees. The view of the ocean is spectacular. The American Flag should be lighted at night if it is going to stay outside overnight. It is the perfect place for relaxation . Thank you for the bottle of water, chocolates popcorn left in the kitchen for us to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Private Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time visiting the house. The indoor is an updated old Florida style (very cute!) and Julia has put thought and detail into each aspect of the interior. You won't be inside much, though, because the outside is to die for! There's an outdoor grill (Green Egg), private outdoor shower, kayaks, boogie boards, and your own private beach.

We had a great time riding the waves, watching the turtles come up to lay their eggs, and letting the dog run free on the beach! Can't wait to come back again next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11.5 Miles
Melbourne Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Spessard Holland
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
New England Eatery, De'Angelos, Sand on the Beach
Nearest Beach
Right out the back door!
Car: recommended

The Beach Cottage is conveniently located on Hwy A1A between Sebastian Inlet and the center of Old Melbourne Beach. Absolutely pristine virtually private beaches where you can spend the days fishing, swimming, and relaxing. The cottage is located directly on the ocean so enjoying your morning coffee and watching the sunrise is a highlight. If your interest include shopping and museums Melbourne has quite a few to offer and Sebastian Inlet has a treasure and fishing museum. There are many wild life refuges and sanctuaries to enjoy on bike, kayak or walking. Vero Beach is a short ride down the coastal highway where you can enjoy shopping, fine dining, and several spas. If the large resort parks are your interest Disney and Orlando are a short ride across the beach line. In 90 minutes you can be in the heart of Orlando. The Cape and SPACE are located about 45 minutes north. For the fisher person the area provides world class surf fishing and there are several charter services available for river and ocean fishing. This truly is a slice of Paradise!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pets: individual basis: breed, age, size. Required proof of vaccinations flea/tick control pets crated when not with owners. Pet fee assessed at owner's discretion

Rates published are subject to change, and no reservation is guaranteed until rental agreement is signed and payment is confirmed.

Premium Holidays Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July

Cancellations within 60 days of arrival: refunds granted if/when the cottage is re-booked. The amount of refund is at owner's discretion.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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