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Tropical Paradise! Perfect for large families!!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14 in beds)

Luxury home with endless amenities! Relax on your private balcony off the master bedroom. Witness the most amazing sunsets! Fish off the dock. Swim in the pool or melt in the hot tub after grilling on the summer kitchen. If you love to cook, you will love the main house kitchen with granite counter tops, top of the line appliances, and subzero refrigerator!

The home does not qualify as a wedding venue. I am okay with the ceremony being in the backyard. However the reception would have to be held somewhere else.

Paddle Board and Kayak and canoe available with a $500 refundable deposit.

Take a day trip to any of the fun filled theme parks in Orlando. Or just spend the day at the beach. Take a tour of the Kennedy Space Center and then sink your teeth into some fresh caught and cooked seafood down at Port Canaveral and watch the cruise ships come in.

The dock is 250 feet long and has accommodated a 50 foot sail boat. Water is 6 feet deep at the end of the dock. Has electric and water hook-ups.

A waterfront paradise!

Keywords: Private home, pool, hot tub,outdoor kitchen, separate guest house,near ocean, Disney world, theme parks, on the river, large dock, would accommodate any size boat. Perfect location for intimate weddings and receptions. Very Photographic. Featured in magazines and newspapers. Many photo shoots done here.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Toni

I purchased this property and rebuilt the home from the ground up in 1995. I raised my 6 children in this home and have endless wonderful memories of quality family time. Every event in our family and several friends families has been enjoyed on this river estate. From soccer parties to Weddings an d every thing in between.

Now the children are raised and have their own families. I have 12 Grandchildren. I travel a lot to spend time with them.

Toni purchased this house in 1989

What makes this house unique

This home is perfect for family reunions. People meet here from all over the world to spend quality time! It is a magical place!! Also close to many attractions. Some stay here for three days and then go on a cruise out of port Canaveral. It makes for a wonderful vacation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the opportunity of staying in your beautiful home - total comfort and relaxation!
Nov 2011
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Merritt Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • River
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Luxury Bath with Claw Foot Tub and 2 Person Shower
    Upstair Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bedroom Bath - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , Access door to pool
    Guest House Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4.5
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Suite with private bath and balcony - Upsatirs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Downstairs Bedroom with Private Bath - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs Guest Bedroom with 2 Twin Beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upstairs Guest bedroom with 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Upstairs Guest bedroom with 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Separate Guest House-ground level -1 Queen & 1 Sleeper Sofa
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Twin Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper Sectional in guest house sleeps two
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Intercoastal waterway, can park large boat, separate guest quarters, canoe, fishing, gourmet kitchen, sunsets incredible, privacy on 3.7 acres, 5 minutes to ocean, great shopping nearby, 30 minutes to Orlando.


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Tropical Paradise! Perfect for large families!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

Fabulous family get together

  • 5 of 5

The property was a perfect setting for my brother, sister and I and our grown children to stay under the same roof and host a memorial service for our mother. The home and outside setting were beautiful and very well maintained. The kitchen was the most well stocked kitchen I have ever encountered in a rental property, so if you like to cook, it's a dream. Thank you for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad your family was able to gather for such an event. It was a wonderful home for family gathering.
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Great place for a big family

  • 5 of 5

Big and comfortable house with a lot of different places to be. Nice outdoor eating by the pool.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Palm Beach County

Awesome home in an awesome location

  • 5 of 5

We chose this beautiful home for our annual team trip, and it was great in every way - it is an amazing property. Toni and her team were more than responsive in every way, and it exceeded our expectations. If you are looking for a wonderful home (rather than a "rental house" that has character and a profound feeling of family, then this is the one! Plus all the nature, fish, birds, dolphins etc. was magical! Plus - if you are a cook - you will love the kitchen!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springfield, VA

Great Property - Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

The house easily accommodated our large family and was very comfortable. Being able to launch the paddle board, canoe and kayak in the back yard behind the pool was really nice. There were plenty of towels, dishes, tables, chairs couches, etc to have a perfect family reunion. The outdoor kitchen was especially nice. My only suggestion would be to remove more of the owners personal belongings as there was a little too much clutter.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your family reunion. Many good times and family gatherings have been enjoyed in this home. It is a very special place. I have never had anyone tell me it was cluttered. I believe the ambience is perfect and not cluttered at all.
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Howey in the Hills, Fl

Beautiful place that was perfect for our Dad's 90th Birthday. Great pool and kitchen

  • 5 of 5

Great for large family event. Beautiful sunsets and great fishing from the dock.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hudson, OH

Wonderful, luxurious vacation home

  • 5 of 5

My family (a total of 4 adults and 6 kids) stayed at this home after a few days in Orlando exploring the Disney parks. This was such a relaxing retreat. The home had everything we needed. The views of the river were amazing. We sat and watched the sunset from the pool, living room, or second floor patio each evening. The kitchen was fully functional and there was plenty of dining space for all of us to eat at one time. We visited Pineda Beach each day, which was only a 15 min drive. Some of our party used the kayak to explore the river too. The owner was very responsive via text whenever I had a question. I would not hesitate to stay here again the next time we are in the area or recommend to other families or large groups looking for a private vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cocoa Beach
The Fat Snook
Historic Cocoa Village
Ron Jon Surf Shop
Coconuts On The Beach
Yen Yen Chinese Restaurant
Cafe Margaux Restaurant
Heidelberg Restaurant
Ossorio Bakery & Cafe
The Mango Tree -- CLOSED
Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Pineda Crossing, Grills, River Rock
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
57 Miles
Winter Park Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: necessary

Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, Wet and Wild, Gatorland,Space Center, Legoland,Downtown Disney, Port Canaveral, fishing,Cocoa Village,and a whole bunch more!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 12.0%

If you are wanting to have your wedding here it is $5000.00 for 3 nights. Which is the minimum charge. Also a $2000.00 refundable deposit if the home is left in good shape. Also a $400.00 fee for a house coordinator to be there during the event to help with anything related to the house. Plus tax and cleaning Fee.
Only for weddings with less than 100 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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