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Private House on 1/2 Acre Lot - Walk to Beach and River

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Tranquility Base is your serene retreat on nearly half an acre in a quiet neighborhood located in the South Beaches area of Melbourne Beach. 0.2 miles from ocean park & 0.2 miles from river park. This recently renovated home, approximately 1700 square feet, is just steps from the beach and Indian River for sunrise to sunset fun.

The living room and kitchen have skylights that keep things bright and give the home an ethereal quality. There are 2 queen bedrooms, one with a bathroom ensuite, and a bunk room with 4 single beds. An outdoor shower is provided in the garden for rinsing off after returning from the beach.

The grounds here offer large private lawns and tropical gardens - all shimmering with the dappled light from a canopy of coastal live oaks and Spanish moss. It is truly another world where you can find solace and rescue for your spirit.

The beaches and river banks of South Melbourne Beach are void of crowds and congestion. It is a true paradise abundant with recreational opportunities or simply your 'second home' for tropical rejuvenation and renewal. A Peek-a-Boo river view is visible from the front yard.

Full quality linens are provided. Cable TV, WiFi, and long distance phone service are also included.

Please note:

-12% additional tax applies to rentals less than 6 months.

-Minimum age limit of 25 years old to be confirmed with driver's license.

-No street parking, there is plenty of space in the driveway.

-Respect for neighborhood peace and quiet must be observed

-No refunds for cancellations for any reason whatsoever.

Keywords: House Beach River Private Single Family

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Jenny

We are a California family who left our hearts in Florida.

Jenny purchased this house in 2005

Why Jenny chose Melbourne Shores

We have family in the area and love to vacation here ourselves once a year.

What makes this house unique

Ocean Breezes, hikes in the nature preserve, walks on the beach in the morning, meandering in the tropical garden, watching the sunset over the river.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Dear Jenny,

We thoroughly enjoyed your beach house. 'Tranquility Base' does not adequately describe it with it's lush gardens and sky-lit rooms. There was nothing lacking for a peaceful, lovely vacation by the sea. The location is ideal and we'd recommend it to anyone! Our favorite spot was the screened in porch, complete with ceiling fans and comfy seating. Our puppy enjoyed the easy access to the backyard and the scenic view of Florida wildlife:)"
Oct 2013
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Melbourne Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Skylight and closet for extra storage in bathroom
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom Suite - 1 queen , Bathroom en suite. Patio doors open out to Screened Porch
    3rd Bedroom - 4 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Spacious Room and Closet, 2 bunk beds, sleeps 4
    2nd Bedroom - 1 queen , Patio doors to rear gardens. Wardrobe in place of closet
  • Queen size Beds (2) There are two Queen bedrooms for a total sleeping capacity of 4, Bunk Beds (2) sleep 4 in one room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Private House on 1/2 Acre Lot - Walk to Beach and River
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 13 reviews

Very lovely experience!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent communication, location and a truly delightful home to spend a vacation

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado and New York families

  • 4 of 5

The house is perfectly situated between the ocean and river, a quick walk to either. The home is well stocked and comfortable, and we used the screened porch often for dinners. The yard is lush, the garage and outdoor shower helped us keep the beach sand outside. Beds were comfortable, great tv, internet and long distance home phone. We were close to restaurants, grocery, gym, and attractions. Thanks, Jenny and family, for letting us enjoy your home. And we loved the beach bikes and fish poles!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience at Tranquility Base! We love the screen porch as well. It is a great breezy spot to enjoy meals in the Florida outdoors. Thanks again for making your reservation with us. -Jenny
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Great beach house getaway

  • 5 of 5

It's like a home away from home and great for long stays. There's lots of space to spread out and plenty of room for the kids. With the beach only a few blocks away and the Indian River only a few blocks in the other direction there's plenty to do without even leaving the neighborhood.

As a bonus, the private dock area on the river side has a giant playground setup that it great for kids from 2 years old, but is big enough for big kids too.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and taking time to share them with future guests, we really appreciate it!
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Van Buren

We loved the house and had an amazing time!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our vacation!! The house was exactly as described, we were very pleased. The house is located a short walk from the beach and the river, it is pretty much centrally located between the 2. The beach is gorgeous and pretty private, everyone we spoke to in passing seemed to be locals and were very friendly and informative. We seen several sea turtles at night and even got lucky enough to see a leatherback on shore nesting and received a nice education from a professor and some marine biology students there that new the turtle was coming. Amazing!! Back to the house :-) the kitchen was perfectly stocked with any kind of cook and dishware we needed. We ate 1 -2 meals a day at the house. The publix store was a short drive away 3-4 miles. Was nice sitting on the back screened in porch. Wifi worked great! Went to disney 1 day about 1 hr and 20 min drive. Thanks you so much for sharing your home!!! The area is just so beautiful we hated to leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer, I am so glad to hear that you and your family had a pleasant stay. Thank you so much for sharing it. The turtles are a very special experience, indeed. Even more special that you met some local experts on the beach to tell you about them! We hope to hear from you again next time you plan a trip to Florida. -Jenny
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Ft Lauderdale

Scott A

  • 4 of 5

Nice house very easy transaction. A short walk to the beach. Its a bit far from the tourist type of thing but its definitely a slow area to relax. The house has everything you would need to a stay from beach stuff to a Weber. grill. WiFi worked well to.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fond Du Lac

Awesome House....

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and it was wonderful! The owners were so easy to work with, and so nice! We loved the house! Everything was super clean, NO bugs and so much was provided, literally all we needed was our clothing! We are looking forward to renting this again next year! Beach was about a block away (walking), river access with beautiful sunsets was also a block away (walking)... Also about 2 blocks was a Nature Preserve great for hiking and walking.... Great Place, so glad we spent a week there!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tiffany, thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience. It is very thoughtful of you and it means a lot to us! You were a perfect guest, very respectful and took excellent care of the house. We would be thrilled to welcome you back anytime!! -Jenny
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Located on a narrow stretch of island right in the middle between the ocean and River. 0.2 miles to each


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Second payment will be due with payment by personal check only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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