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Tropical Home w/ Private Pool! Only 10 Minutes to Beaches!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

Single Family Home with private screened pool, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths

Carol's Island Home is a special place for your family to enjoy a wonderful relaxing stay on beautiful, tropical Merritt Island on Florida's Space Coast.

Our home is centrally located in a safe, quiet family neighborhood, close to beaches (a 10 minute drive), shopping, dining, water sports, nightlife and more! World famous Cocoa Beach, Port Canaveral, and Kennedy Space Center are only minutes away.

Our home is clean and well maintained. The tropical living room overlooks our private, screened swimming pool and patio. There is a cozy den, a fully equipped kitchen, four comfortable bedrooms and two bathrooms. Wi-Fi, TV cable, bed linens, bath and pool towels are provided.

During your stay here you will always have something fun and interesting to do within a short drive! Brevard County is packed with things to do. Explore Kennedy Space Center, Cross the bridge to Port Canaveral's 'The Cove' with waterfront restaurants, fresh seafood, live music, night life, deep sea fishing and cruise ship gazing. Merritt Island is abundant in wildlife such as manatees, dolphins, alligators and coastal and migratory birds.

Both Orlando International and Melbourne International Airports are a forty minute drive.

Orlando's attractions are about an hour away.

Keywords: Merritt Island Vacation Rental, Cocoa Beach , Port Canaveral Vacation Rental, Kennedy Space Center, Single Family Home with Swimming Pool, Seasonal rental, Vacation rental

More Details

Owner
Carol
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2017

About Carol

Carol grew up here watching Apollo Launches from her backyard.

We love to go to the beach, dine at waterfront resturants, swim, observe wildlife, see awesome sunsets and sunrises and feel the constant ocean breezes! We also love the warm winters!

Carol purchased this house in 2011

Why Carol chose Merritt Island

We chose this home because it is located in a safe, family neighborhood, is close to our family and friends, its central location and closeness to shopping and fun things to do. It is easy to zip to the beach or Orlando.

What makes this house unique

Close to everything, Easy set up and use.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved staying here! Thank you for a most comfortable home away from home!
Jan 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Train
48 Miles
Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
528
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
.5 miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Cape Canaveral/Cocoa Beach
Car: necessary

Birding trails, Charter fishing, Churches, Cruise ships, Deep sea fishing, Flea markets. Go-carting.

Live entertainment, Marinas, Medical services, Miniature golf, Parks & playgrounds, River & wildlife cruises.

Rocket launch viewing, Sea turtle viewing, Wildlife viewing & preserves, Zoo & wildlife parks.

During your stay here you will always have something fun and interesting to do within a short drive! Explore Kennedy Space Center's Visitor's Center, take a bus tour or sign your kids up for Space Camp. Watch rocket launches from anywhere in the area!

Cross the bridge to Port Canaveral's 'The Cove', which boasts of waterfront restaurants, fresh seafood, live music, night life, deep sea fishing and cruise ship gazing.

Spend the day at Jetty Park's beach, playground, fishing and walking pier.

Visit world famous Ron Jon's Surf Shop and Cocoa Beach Pier. Enjoy birds, dolphins, manatees and other wildlife at every turn.

Enjoy a movie or shop at Merritt Square Mall just minutes away or cross to the mainland and shop, dine and stroll in Historic Cocoa Village on the Indian River.

Launch your boat at nearby Kelly Park, Kiwanis Island Park or at many other area marinas. Learn to Jet Ski, paddle board, surf, windsurf or rent jet skis for a day of fun! Visit the Dinosaur Store's educational arcade and wildlife room on Cocoa Beach.

Merritt Island and the surrounding area is abundant in wildlife such as manatees, dolphins, alligators and costal and migratory birds. Stroll along Ulumay Bird Sanctuary, explore Cape Canaveral National Seashore and Mosquito Lagoon, meander through Black Pointe Wildlife Drive, or visit Manatee Park. Experience an evening watching sea turtles laying eggs, spy eagles nesting in tree tops and dolphins playing in the waters.

It is Easy to take a day trip from our home to Orlando's attractions such as Walt Disney World, Epcot Center, MGM or Universal Studios, Medieval Times, Wet n' Wild, Sea World, Lego Land, or Discovery Cove where you can swim with dolphins. Most Orlando attractions are just 50 minutes to one hour away.

Florida is known as the Sunshine State and truly lives up to its name. Merritt Island has constant refreshing ocean breezes and offers a mild climate, which averages 70 - 85 degrees most of the year. Whether you come summer, winter, spring or fall, you will love it!

Amenities

Villa De Palmas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double Sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master bath
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master BR
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Tropical and Nature Themed Decor

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Tropical Home w/ Private Pool! Only 10 Minutes to Beaches!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Strafford, MO
5

10 days of great stress relief

  • 5 of 5

The owners of this property are amazing. From the time that I started the booking process till the end. They made sure that the house and our plans fit the area.

This was an important visit, our cousins were visiting from Germany for the first time in the USA. Needless to say, we were nervous! They absolutely feel in love with the house and the area.

Great location, near the Cape, Orlando, the beaches and Kennedy Space Center. The house is very homely! More than enough room for all of us. It is in a quite neighborhood, with easy access to major roads.The pool was the best part. It is bigger and deeper than most pools here in Florida. Plenty of relaxing by the pool.

If you are looking for a great home to rent...I highly recommend this property.

Thanks for the 10 stress free days.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago
5

A beautiful and unique home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at Carol's Island Home! It was spotless, very clean and welcoming. We loved the vintage feel of the place, it made everyone feel at home. Carol has a wonderful selection of books and information to keep visitors busy, and was kind, accommodating, and easy to work with. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. It is nice to have responsible, considerate guests like your family! Thank you for treating our home as your own. You are welcome any time!
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Vermont, USA
5

Great Place To Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We found Merritt Island to be the ideal Florida vacation spot and Carol’s Island Home is absolutely our first choice accommodation. Located in a quiet and safe residential neighborhood it is within convenient driving distance of many Florida attractions. Cocoa Beach is only 10 minutes from the house. Other local attractions such Kennedy Space Center, the Merritt Island National Nature Preserve, Manatee Park, and Cape Canaveral are close by. One evening we monitored a NASA launch countdown on the large screen smart TV in the den and then stepped out onto the front lawn to watch the rocket lift off. It was an awesome experience! Orlando and it’s many attractions are also within easy driving distance. On several occasions we had overnight guests and every one them commented on the beauty, comfort and convenience of Carol’s home.

Carol’s home is nicely appointed, comfortable and spacious. Even with three teenagers and three adults in residence there was always plenty of space for everyone to pursue their favorite activity whether it was watching TV, surfing the Internet, visiting, playing board games, hanging out at the pool, or just finding a quiet corner to read. If you like to read or watch movies an annual membership at the Merritt Island Public Library, with its extensive collection of books and movies, is only $15.

We found Carol to be an excellent landlord. She is easily accessible and goes out of her way to make sure your visit is enjoyable and trouble free. We plan to go back to Carol’s Island Home often.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. It was so nice getting to know you and we appreciate you caring for our home as if it were you own. I hope that you will come back very soon. Keep in touch! Carol
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Vermont, USA
5

Great Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We found Merritt Island to be the ideal Florida vacation spot and Carol’s Island Home is absolutely our first choice accommodation. Located in a quiet and safe residential neighborhood it is within convenient driving distance of many Florida attractions. Cocoa beach is only 10 minutes from the house while other local attractions such Kennedy Space Center, the Merritt Island National Nature Preserve, Manatee Park, and Cape Canaveral are close by. One evening we monitored a NASA launch countdown on the large screen smart TV in the den and then stepped out onto the front lawn to watch the rocket lift off. It was an awesome experience! Orlando and it’s many attractions are also within easy driving distance. On several occasions we had overnight guests and every one them commented on the beauty, comfort and convenience of Carol’s home.

Carol’s home is nicely appointed, comfortable and spacious. Even with three teenagers and three adults in residence there was always plenty of space for everyone to pursue their favorite activity whether it was watching TV, surfing the Internet, visiting, playing board games, hanging out at the pool, or just finding a quiet corner to read. If you like to read or watch movies an annual membership at the Merritt Island Public Library, with its extensive collection of books and movies, is only $15.

We found Carol to be an excellent landlord. She is easily accessible and goes out of her way to make sure your visit is enjoyable and trouble free. We plan to go back to Carol’s Island Home often.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cerro Gordo, il USA
5

Carol's summer home

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation was amazing. Carol's summer home was fabulous. Very comfortable, rookie and secure. We had eight in our party and there were personal things for the kids. (Books, games, pool toys). We will return! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Becky, for taking the time to write a review of our home. I am so glad that your family was comfortable and close to your relatives that live on Merritt Island. Thank you for treating our home as you would your own. It was so pleasant working and speaking with you. Your family is welcome back anytime! Carol
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Orlando, Florida
5

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family weekend getaway at Carol's Island Home was wonderful. We found the home to be extremely comfortable and clean, the tropical furnishings and setting were lovely, and everything we needed was provided. The owner was conscientious in answering our questions ahead of time which helped ensure a delightful stay for us, our children and our grandchildren. I would certainly recommend Carol's Island Home .. you won't be disappointed. .

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your vacation at our home on Merritt Island. We appreciate the love and care you showed our home during your stay. We hope that you will come back again soon! Blessings, Carol
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Ninety day minimum stay
$2800. per month
Reservation Deposit $250.00 required within 7 days of booking.
Rent & Cleaning fees subject to 12% FL taxes (7% Fl state sales tax + 5% Brevard Co. Tourism tax)
Well behaved guests only that will respect our home and neighbors: you are on vacation, but they are not! Quiet times are between 10 p.m. - 7 a.m. No House parties, no renters under 25, no smoking inside, no loud obnoxious behavior.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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