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Private Ocean Front Cottage Paradise Found Florida Melbourne Beach Dog Friendly

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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"

All new in 2017 3 bedroom 2 bath option available increasing our occupancy maximum to 6. Phase one renovations complete for summer booking. Perfect for families traveling with extended family or teens. Stay tuned for additional information. Or contact me anytime to discus additional options. We will create a new listing for the 3/2 option with calendar and pricing and photos. (estimate 2000 per week depending on excluded dates holidays and special events)

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.

PARADISE FOUND FLORIDA-ON THE OCEAN LOCATED IN BREVARD COUNTY'S OLDEST BEACH TOWN- MELBOURNE BEACH.

• 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.

BEACH COTTAGE

• 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.

PARADISE FOUND FLORIDA

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.

BRING SWIM SUITS AND FLIP FLOPS

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 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

Owner
Julia Branch Hill
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

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 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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Amenities

New Melbourne Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 full bathroom with shower/tub and 1 Private Outdoor Shower with hot and cold water.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • 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
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(74 traveler reviews)

Private Ocean Front Cottage Paradise Found Florida Melbourne Beach Dog Friendly
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 76 reviews
5

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: Apr 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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5

The little pink cottage is the perfect retreat!

  • 5 of 5

If you want seclusion and comfort, this is your place. Very comfortable and convenient. The beach is secluded and not crowded and you are still close enough to drive to hot spots such as Cocoa Beach to shop and hang out. Julia is great and we can't wait for another stay! I highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Restorative Week for Old Friends

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place for two couples who live on opposite ends of the East Coast to get together for recreation, relaxation, revisiting of old memories, and recharging of our internal batteries! The cottage was just as we had hoped. Each day we marveled at how the little block house had withstood the tests of time, and how it's current owners had given it just the modern conveniences needed, while maintaining it's 1949 charm. The decorating made us feel at home. Everything we needed was in a cabinet, closet, or drawer. The sea turtles obliged by surfacing in the ocean daily, leaving trails on the beach each night, and even nesting within yards of the stairs to the beach. How lovely and serene they are, and how blessed the cottage is to have them to come back to their birthplace year after year. Walks on the beach with an old friend and a cup of coffee after the sun rises, a day at the zoo, kayaking on the ocean, a drive to the inlet, a visit to the turtle refuge...it doesn't get much better. Many thanks to you, Julia, for maintaining this lovely piece of paradise in the manner in which you do.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you were able to reconnect old friendships and create new memories. It's a fine balance maintaining the charm and character of a vintage cottage while providing the comforts and necessities we have all come to enjoy. Thank you for recognizing the effort! Our location truly offers the best of both worlds. Quiet seclusion, private beach, private yard, and access to shopping and restaurants. You can park and never go anywhere or spend time off the beach exploring all the Barrier Island has to offer. We hope you will return year after year to enjoy the tranquility and peace. Julia
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The Millers

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to "Paradise Found." The property met all our expectations and more. The outdoor shower is a jewel. During our two weeks stay, my wife and I never thought about using the indoor shower. The backyard was found to be well landscaped and equipped foe relaxing, grilling, outside dining, and ideal for our two boys, the four legged kind. The beach is definitely the main draw. It is an extension of the backyard and very private. There were days where we found ourselves to be the only ones on the beach. We saw plenty of wildlife as well as a rocket launch the second evening of our stay. The property is reminiscent of Brevard County prior to the Space Center and Disney. Appealing for a Floridian who grew up in Brevard County, leaving the area nearly fifty years ago. Thanks to Julia for the special touches for our anniversary getaway. We look forward to returning for our 2018 anniversary.

Ken & Pat

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hainesville, IL
5

Great Place - Great Host

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our visit to Paradise Found and must say I hope to be able to return! From my very first contact with Julia I felt she really cared about every little detail and can honestly say she went above and beyond. From the minute we walked through the gate of the perfectly pink house I was truly transformed to vacation mode. This cozy little place just made the stress drift away immediately. Walking out the back door the ocean's salt air and sounds take control. A few steps away you'll experience such a beautiful view that it will take your breath away. The four of us just stood there for what seemed like an eternity and when I turned to look at my friends, the smiles said it all.

Everything we needed for the week was available as we grilled out most nights and the kitchen had plenty of utensils for all our 'gourmet' meals. It was clean, the beds comfy and even the décor made you feel beachy even when you were inside.

We ate at a couple of the very close restaurants and both were great. The grocery store is minutes away. As four golfers from the Midwest, this was more than we had hoped for and Julia even filled our welcome basket with golf balls! What a great surprise and just shows how she took that extra little step to make our trip one to remember forever. Thank you Julia! :)

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester
5

Ocean front cottage in April

  • 5 of 5

We arrived after midnight due to flight times. Our first impression was WOW. The stars were visible and the ocean was pounding the shore. What a difference from Upstate NY! My daughter's first words were "I love this smell".Julia left on the light so we had no trouble finding the place. Apparently we were signed up for half the cottage (it had been a duplex) but the divider door was ajar so we assumed the whole place. Luckily Julia was OK with our mistake because having two bathrooms gave our 4-person party a luxury never appreciated up to this point. The outdoor showers were enjoyed by all of us, me especially. If you don't use these you are missing out on a beach lovers indulgence. I found the robes half week but even without them we were all comfortable with the privacy. Great job with the showers Julia. My husband found the hammock on the first day and often buried himself there for the afternoons. The girls found the surf boards and rode the waves most evenings. Julia made sure our food supply was sufficient for the first 2 days for which I was grateful because Easter on the island meant no grocery stores open and booked restaurants. We survived and found an adorable burrito shop in town. I never saw it open the rest of our stay but if its open (the mannequin will be outside) give it a try. Quite unique and lovely owners. Another fun place we ate was just north of Ocean Dr. for fresh seafood old style. Pick it out they steam it and you devour it at a granite topped picnic table! YUMMY. Honest John's and Indian River Lagoon boat tour was exceptional for all the dolphins, birds, and manatees we saw close up. Overall the week visit was too short. I am looking into our next trip already. If you are tired of cement and paved over vistas this is for you. It is Paradise Found.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goodness! Thank you for the wonderful review. The mix up about the pass through actually turned out perfect. We weren't quite ready for prime time, but thank you for understanding. We offer a concierge service and were happy to stock some basics for you. The Burrito shop is one of our favorites. So glad you enjoyed the eco tours. The area is prime for nature lovers. If you didn't visit the Sebastian Inlet I'm going to write a blog about some of the hidden paths and a perfect picnic table I discovered. We'd welcome you to the cottage anytime - just book early so you have your perfect dates. Julia
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Map

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!

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Rates & Availability

New Melbourne Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2017 Spring-Summer
Apr 16 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 17 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,375
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Late Fall 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,375
 
 
2018 Winter High
Dec 17 2017 - Apr 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
2018 Spring - Summer
Apr 15 2018 - Sep 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,475
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Notes
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.
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