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Home on Private 2 acres from Ocean Tiki Hut to River, Kayak, Paddle Boards

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

**Fully LICENSED with State of Florida and Brevard County since 2004**

ENJOY BOTH the BEACH and RIVER on this UNIQUE 2 acre parcel of land between the ATLANTIC OCEAN and the INDIAN RIVER.


Private BEACH with 'TIKI' HUT/CABANA with double hammock, picnic table, beach chairs & toys. 12' x 20' of shade so you won't get sunburned. Enjoy a 2 minute private stroll on a stepping-stone trail from the house to the soft-sand beach.


SPECTACULAR river SUNSETS from the front porch swing. One minute walk to the river & boat ramp to see dolphins, manatees, birds, and fish on the Indian River. A kayak is free for your own ECO-TOUR. There are also 2 stand up paddle boards.

This 'private oasis' has a gorgeous BEACH on one side and a secluded RIVER on the other.... just a 3 minute walk apart! ! ! Beach Sunrises AND River Sunsets on one HUGE property!

Keywords: Cottage, Private Beach with Tiki Hut, River House

More Details

Pam Biddulph, Licensed Realtor, Housing Market Realty
Member since: 2011
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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Pam Biddulph, Licensed Realtor, Housing Market Realty

I have enjoyed living in Brevard county most of my life and had the privilege of working with the Space Shuttle program. After extensive world traveling, there is still no place like Melbourne Beach, the SECRET COAST!

Pam Biddulph, Licensed Realtor, Housing Market Realty purchased this house in 1950

Why Pam Biddulph, Licensed Realtor, Housing Market Realty chose Melbourne Beach

My parents spent winters in Melbounre Beach as pioneers to the area, before the Sebastian Inlet bridge and when A1A was a dirt road.They bought this unique ocean to river parcel that was develped into a family vacation home.

What makes this house unique

My wife is a Realtor for Fischer Realty & Investments. When you fall in love with the area and want to find your own vacation home, she can help you. 321-693-6146

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear John and Pam,

We had a wonderful week together at your lovely beach house. Thank you for taking such care and providing all of the amenities for our ease and enjoyment. Our grandchildren loved the surf and boogie boards and we all enjoyed the games and the beach, river and roasting marshmellows. It will always be a fond memory for my daughter and her children and two happy grandparents. We hope to see you again. The sea turtles and all of this place are beautiful.
Jul 2011
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Melbourne Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofas (2)
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
BEACH Tiki Hut/Cabana,Hammock, Picnic table, Chairs, Surfboards, Boogie Boards, lots of outdoor sports equipment AND a very spacious one acre yard. RIVER Wildlife viewing (dolphins/manatees/birds/and fish) from Seawall, Boat ramp. Books, Toys, Boardgames, Pack n' Play Crib, Walker, Guide & Tourist Information, It's a Bumper Pool Table, Private Laundry Room indoors


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Home on Private 2 acres from Ocean Tiki Hut to River, Kayak, Paddle Boards
average rating of 4.740741 based on 34 reviews

Great family vacation on the Space Coast

  • 4 of 5

We stayed two weeks at The Beach and River Retreat and we really enjoyed our stay. The house is large enough for a family up to 5 people and even more. The property goes from the Indian River to the Atlantic Ocean so you may enjoy both the sunrise and the sunset. The beach is sandy and you see very few people. You can walk either north or south for kilometres. Close to the home are numerous hiking trails. Do not miss Maritime Hammock. We had the chance to watch a night rocket launch from the beach. Spectacular in the night! Five bicycles are provided with the property. We had a great time at Kennedy Space Center. Do not miss Space Coast River Tours. You may kayak at Honest John just a few kilometres away and see manatees. If you have any questions, just ask Pam the owner and she will answer you promptly. Just two small minus with the property. First Indian River is wide and it can be windy for kayak (go to Honest John in such a case). Second the property needs a little love inside. But these are really minor compared to the numerous advantages of the property. Finally, it is not the place if you are looking for nightlife. It is a quiet and relaxing place.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

First time seeing the beach for my kids and it could not have been a better place for them to experience it. The home & beach were a perfect fit for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 4 of 5

The house was nice and clean. Great location!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Vacation Location

  • 5 of 5

Great location with the beach across the road and the river immediately behind the house.

Check the house before you buy anything there are plenty of items already available to you.

The beach is a little rough for swimming, although great for boogie boards etc. which are provided fro you, we still spent a few hours each day walking the beach and enjoying the sun. We also went to Sebastian inlet literally 5 minutes drive down the road which is great for swimming, snorkeling and exploring for crabs, fish etc. We saw turtles lays eggs on the beach, dolphins, pelicans diving for fish and even sharks catching fish, we also had a great time fishing. The game room was fantastic and kept us busy when it was too hot to go outside! We also got to see a rocket launch, which was fantastic!! Overall it was a fantastic holiday, with many memories made!

The only downside to the location was the dyer was not working when we got there, we tried to make do and hang our clothes outside, but it was to humid to dry them. It took five days for the dryer to be fixed, which wasn't great. Pam did offer and did launder our clothes, this may sound great to some, but I would refer to wash my own clothes. This wasn't ideal since we were on the beach each day, with dirty towels etc. Pam did leave a nice bottle of wine for the inconvenience.The outside/yard can do with a little maintenance, but this did not take a way from our vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best of all worlds being on the beach and Indian River both. Homeowners are amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Property was like being at home. Thought of everything to accommodate a family of seven with kids' ages ranging from 2-18. Enjoyed going into town to explore Melbourne and headed down to Sebastian Inlet to spend a day. Very much geared towards family time together. Game room and board games were a big hit with our family. Easy to cook and groceries about 15 min away. Tried many of the local fares for one meal a day. Rained more than usual for our stay, but enjoyed just being together. We were able to see the loggerhead sea turtles lay their eggs on the beach every night.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great outdoor space. Great beach access, it is across the street but very close walk!

  • 4 of 5

The house offers a ton of amenities of things to do. Plenty of beach toys like bookie boards and sand toys for the kids. Enough chairs for the adults! River access is close also. There isn't a dock so the access is a little tough but still able. House was clean and had a ton of games as well. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Nearest Point of Interest
Sebastian Inlet State Park (Surf Contests)
Nearest Point of Interest
Barrier Island Sanctuary
Nearest Point of Interest
Aquarina Country Club (Golf & Tennis)
Nearest Point of Interest
Honest John's Fish Camp (Boat Rentals)
Nearest Point of Interest
Sebastian Beach Inn (Live Music)
Nearest Point of Interest
Long Point Park (Wildlife Conservation)
Nearest Point of Interest
Long Point Grille / Bait shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Disney Beach Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
McClarty Treasure Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix Grocery store
Car: recommended

Famous turtle watching area with eco-tours and trails, Treasure hunting (silver/gold from sunken 1715 Spanish Ship Fleet, Missile watching from Kennedy Space Center, Air-boat rides, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, Zip-lining


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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