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Island House: Steps to Beach: Private Pool: Available Now

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 21 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 7 Houses To Beach, Sleeps 6, Pool, Quiet Gated Community

Single family home with fenced-in pool located a short stroll from one of the prettiest private beaches on the Treasure Coast provides privacy and quiet for your vacation get-away!

The interior of the home is arranged around a twelve foot vaulted great room with living area, dining area (seats 6 to 8), modern kitchen with peninsula that seats 4, plus an office alcove. The great room has an open feel with a three panel atrium door that overlooks the pool to the east and a triple bay window facing west. The home is tiled throughout with large travertine stone, imparting a warm, natural feeling to the home. Living room seats eight.

Bedrooms are light and airy. Two have french doors that open out onto the pool. The third bedroom is a twin with three windows facing west and north.

The master suite is a luxurious ~500 square feet retreat with sitting and reading areas and is furnished with Hedrodon king four poster bed and Bassett chifforobe and night stands. A wide bay window faces east. Master windows are fitted with dual curtains for room darkening and light white for room brightening. The master bath features a shower over tub.

The second bedroom has a king bed, large closet and patio doors onto pool. Third bedroom has twin beds that can be converted to a king. These two bedrooms share a bath.

The back yard focuses around the pool with privacy fences and hedges surrounding the space. A patio area, with gas grill, is ideal for lounging and dining poolside. There's a patio dining table that seat 5. Additional seating available. Beach chairs are provided in a storage chest. To rinse off after the beach, there is a hot and cold outdoor shower close to the pool. (please no glass in the pool or patio areas...)

The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, dishes, silverware, utensils, glasses (including stemware). Side-by-side refrigerator / freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and other small appliances. The window that opens to a pool area makes poolside serving easy.

Bed linens, towels and beach towels, beach chairs, provided...

The community:

Castaway Cove beachside is a charming quiet enclave of tranquility located on Orchid Island. The community is gated with a guard, 24/7. Several Florida publications have rated Castaway Cove as the “Best Beach: Florida’s Central Atlantic Coast”, due to it’s broad expanse of white sand with natural dunes sweeping down to the surf. The seven mile long stretch of Castaway Cove Beach is private access, so the beach is never crowded and often deserted.

Though secluded, Castaway is close to all amenities. A convenience store for a newspaper and a cup of coffee is about an eight minute walk. The highly rated Johnny D’s casual Italian restaurant market is just across the street from Castaway. Maison Martinique, is a white table cloth, French cuisine restaurant. Trattoria Dario, is an up-scale Italian restaurant, bar with happy hour. Havanna Nights is a resort-casual, tapas bar open for lunch and dinner with live music on weekends. All these and other amenities are less than a mile from the rental home.

Located about a mile from the bridge to mainline Vero, you’re never far from all shopping and entertainment. Everything from supermarkets, antique shops, public library, dive, surf shops and our rustic and charming downtown Vero are all within a 5 to 8 minute drive. Downtown offers cultural, historical and dining options. There's a monthly gallery stroll. Always something interesting happening...

Indian river lagoon has lots of other activities: kayaking, sailing, motor-boating, jet skiing, water skiing, guided nature tours, sunset cruises, etc. We are about 3 miles from the vero beach marina that offers many activities. There are several off-shore wrecks that offer excellent diving and snorkeling. Fort pierce has a large flotilla of recreational fishing boats. Vero beach is now recognized as the pompano fishing leader. On addition there are many public nature reserves and nature oriented attractions, such as: manatee and porpoise viewing, bird sanctuaries, etc.

In-home entertainment:

- 55” hd 3d plasma tv with three sets of 3d glasses.

- direct tv provides about 150 channels: espn, etc.

- cable internet connection

- wifi

- 5.1 stereo system

- phone with free long distance

- netflix, hulu, pandora, etc...


- one car garage

- parking for to 2 cars in driveway (4 car squeeze)

- temporary parking on street (not recommended overnight, please do not drive on the lawn)

Close by:

- Palm beach

- Fort lauderdale

- Miami

- Disney World

- Kennedy Space Center

More Details

Garry Garvey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, Tiene que hablar muy despacio, si quieres hablar
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2018

About Garry Garvey

I'm a part time resident of Vero Beach and part time resident of Lexington, Kentucky. I decided to rent out this island beach home when I am out of town. I hope you enjoy it. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to make your stay more comfortable...

Garry Garvey purchased this house in 2011

Why Garry Garvey chose Vero Beach

Vero Beach is an undiscovered gem. The people here are friendly and polite. Castaway Cove has the best beach in the area. Why? Because it's broad and natural. I find the dunes covered by sea oats very picturesque. So for natural beauty and good people, it's a great pace to stay. I wanted to settle at the Florida shore because I grew up at the Jersey shore and wanted to be close to the beach again. I shopped around for houses in Vero and decided I wanted the security of a gated community close to the beach. Also, Castaway has a reputation for being laid back yet up-scale. I wanted a medium sized house with a pool, so when this house came on the market, I had to see it. When I did I fell in love with it with it's great room, spacious feeling, lots of light, the back facing east (to wake up the house in the morning…), larger pool and a few minute walk to the beach. All these features convinced me to buy.

What makes this house unique

Unique Benefits Include:

- Very Close to the beach

- Great Natural, and usually deserted, beach

- Airy, sunny, light and bright...

- Pool

- Split plan, master on one side, other two bedrooms on the other

- Close to bridge and lots of local attractions



Vero Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest Bath shared by Bedrooms 2 and 3
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bathroom off living room area,
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Fully fenced outdoor shower with hot and cold water
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom suite is about 500 square feet with master bath, large closet, four poster king bed, 32' HD-TV with ~150 channels of Direct TV. Also connected by WiFi to cable access for internet, enabling: Hulu, Pandora, Netflix, etc.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Island House: Steps to Beach: Private Pool: Available Now
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
South Miami

Classic Castaway home.

  • 5 of 5

This home has everything you could possibly need. The kitchen is equipped with all the pots, pans appliances, and gadgets you would expect in your own home. There is plenty of beach chairs, towels, pool floats and lounges. The only thing I would like to have had was cable TV. We only had netflix the other channels did not work. I enjoy catching up with the news and stock market. Our family had a nice time playing with the games and enjoying each others company.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your complimentary review. It was very nice having you. We are changing from internet TV (Sling) to regular cable with 122 channels. Perhaps we can lure you back next season. With High Regards, Garry
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Wonderful Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cute home has a bright open feel. Incredible pool and backyard. Loved the 3BR/3BA. The beach is stunning - and the water looked like the Bahamas. The proximity to shopping and restaurants was great. Garry is a generous and responsive owner. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Don’t miss this one. It’s a beach cottage in a great neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Seaside Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Very quiet and relaxing home. So close to the beach. The master bedroom suite is very roomy and luxurious. The four poster bed looks out onto a beautiful Florida scene. The pool / patio is a great place to lounge around all day. Comfy patio furniture. Great for picnics poolside. I love the great room that combines the living room, dining room and kitchen with a very open feel. Lots of cheerful light streaming in from all sides. The two king sized beds were a big plus that pleased both couples. We love Vero Beach! Owner is very responsive. Great support. We plan to come back...

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little Britain Ontario

we felt at home

  • 5 of 5

The house was attractive and comfortable. The community was lovely and feels safe. After many years away from the area, it is still well maintained and inviting.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weston, Florida

Wonderful time at Vero Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Garrys' house in July 2017, we had a wonderful time. We are a family of 4 and a small dog, we all had a blast. The house is super comfortable, clean and fully updated. We rode our bikes or walked down to the beach, which is dog-friendly so we could take our dog for morning and evening walks. South beach is beautiful! We rode our bikes to the town center for dinner or an ice cream. We recommend this house to anyone planning to have a fun and relaxing time at Vero Beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Luis, Thank you so much for your kind words. You and your family are perfect guests. You are welcome back anytime. With Highest Regards.
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great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home, great pool, ocean nearby, and Garry was a thoughtful and gracious host, wanting us to feel that it was our place while we were there.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fred, Thank you for your gracious review. It is greatly appreciated. With High Regards, Garry
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Nearest Airport
103 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Dario's, Havanna Nights,
Nearest Golf
11.5 Miles
Sandridge Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Johnny D's
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Castaway Cove, Vero Beach,
Car: recommended

Vero Beach is an amazing beach community with some of the best beaches in Florida. Castaway Cove Beach is only a short stroll away, 3 minutes at a brisk pace... A private beach, the Cove has the amazing aquamarine blue-green water that one sees in the Caribbean. Natural dunes sweep down to the surf. Off season, one can often walk along the beach for miles before encountering another soul. And that's just the beach.

Vero boasts some of the best and reasonably priced dining in all f Florida with over 300 restaurants. From casual to formal, good old fashion American to exotic ethnic, guests will find something to satisfy every taste.

The island is considered exclusive but not snobby. Some of the most famous and successful make Vero their home.

Vero is secluded yet close to so many attractions that you'll never be at a lost for a new adventure. Whether it be deep sea fishing, harbor cruises, bird watching, world class shopping, Vero is close to everything.

Not matter what you're looking for Vero Beach is a great place to spend your vacation!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $99
Pet Fee $50

Children can only use the pool when adults are present. Pool does not have a fence between the house and the pool. Clients must be responsible to supervise small children. Floatation toys are provided. Be aware that these are toys and not life saving devices. Children and adults who use them must know how to swim and not rely on them for safety.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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