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Riverside Florida Cottage that Time Forgot...Private Pool

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

If you’re looking for a standardized, franchised, typical vacation setting, this is not for you. But if you’d like to rediscover the best of Old-Florida living, our cottage facing the beautiful St. Sebastian River is just the kind of place you’re looking for.

Remember when Florida was known as a semitropical paradise, a place to relish indoor-outdoor living, where your comfortable, casual vacation bungalow was designed to catch the breezes and stay cool? Remember when palm trees swaying in the breeze at the water's edge were more of an attraction than mini-golf and T-shirt huts? Remember when beaches were peaceful and secluded, and you didn’t have to spend time searching for a private spot to lay down your beach towels?

Just a mile upstream from the Indian River lagoon and a short drive from the unspoiled beaches of the barrier islands, follow the sandy lanes along the banks of the Saint Sebastian River into the heart of Sebastian’s historic Roseland community. This is one of those little Florida enclaves that haven’t changed very much over the decades-- because the residents have fought to maintain the character of the place that drew them there in the first place.

Our non-smoking home features two comfortable bedrooms and clear views of the river from the living room and glassed-in Florida room. Casual and colorful, our stylish midcentury furnishings lend a peaceful air to this quiet getaway. Newly installed Italian glass terrazzo floors reflect the Florida sunshine through the new awning windows. The charming nostalgic kitchen boasts the original custom-built Dade County pine cabinets and vintage Formica countertops, still in fine condition. We’ve also updated this fully stocked kitchen with modern appliances for the best of old and new. A separate utility room includes a washer and dryer, and there is even an enclosed rear porch where you can drop your things on returning from the beaches or the new Sebastian water park...

Or, step out onto the pool deck in the fenced backyard! The new pool is solar heated and features a swanky tanning shelf. Soak up Florida's famous rays in the lounge chairs or at the outdoor dining table.

In the front yard, relax and enjoy the comfortable, natural Florida setting. While lounging on the patio shaded by coconut trees and Sabal palms, enjoy an unobstructed view of the pristine and wildlife-friendly Sebastian River. Have your breakfast at the patio table while watching the seagulls and pelicans fish for theirs. There is a smaller covered patio outside the Florida room/sleeping porch, so you can decide just how “outdoorsy” you want to be.

Directly across the sandy drive is the Roseland Community Park. Here you can stroll along the banks of the St. Sebastian, or take advantage of the public dock to fish, read, or just catch the sunset. Sit quietly for a while, and you’re likely to spot dolphins and manatees as they play and forage. There’s no question that you’ll soon be visited by some of Sebastian’s famous pelicans.

If you’re not familiar with the Sebastian River area, you’re in for a delightful surprise. This is where manatees come to over-winter. Dolphins, birds, fish, and nature-loving humans love the Sebastian River. You will, too! Pelican Island, the country's first National Wildlife Refuge, was established here over a century ago. Ever since, Sebastian has remained a place that cherishes its natural beauty and makes a special effort to preserve it.

With the Sebastian River right across the way, and with the Indian River, Intracoastal Waterway, and Atlantic Ocean only minutes away, you'll never run out of things to do here.

The beaches on the barrier island, across the Indian River lagoon, are practically deserted. Take a ride on the "Sebastian River Queen Jungle tour," a pontoon boat tour of the Sebastian River that passes in front of your vacation cottage, on a photo safari quest for dolphins, herons, and alligators. Like surfing? The Sebastian Inlet is one of the top spots on Florida's coast to surf. Feeling really daring? Skydive Sebastian, billing itself as "Florida's most scenic drop zone," is only a mile away.

If you should tire of the peace and quiet, the attractions of Orlando are just an hour and a half away. Or tour the facilities of NASA's Cape Canaveral, an hour to the north. If you’re lucky enough to be here at the time of a space launch, watch the northeastern skies at launch time for a special treat.

Need more room than this cottage offers? Only a few doors away is our Sebastian Riverfront cabana guesthouse with pool and boat dock (see “All My Rental Listings,” below).

If you’re looking for luxury accommodations, prepackaged predictability, or a gated resort that could be anywhere in the world… keep looking. But if you’re like us and love the Florida that has enchanted out-of-town visitors for decades, spend a little time here. You’ll be glad you did.

Keywords: Breezy Florida Bungalow

More Details

Owner
call Glenn at (772) 532 8386
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

Amenities

Sebastian House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Maximum 4 vehicles at property. No loud noise or music poolside. Smoking is allowed OUTSIDE of house only.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Heywood-Wakefield queen bed in master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) two Heywood-Wakefield twin beds in guest room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) double sleeper-sofa in Florida room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Private fenced backyard with new pool! Large palm-shaded patio facing the St.Sebastian River in the front, Ceiling fans, Washer and Dryer, Cooking utensils, stylish mid-century casual tableware, and linens provided. Classic vintage-retro furniture including Heywood Wakefield beds. No smoking inside our home, please! License IRC-STVR-16-11-11, max vehicles 4, max nightly occupancy 6, no special events/parties, must obey county's "good neighbor" noise regulations

Reviews

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Riverside Florida Cottage that Time Forgot...Private Pool
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Saint Cloud, FL
5

Beautiful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and relaxing property. Love the pool and the location! Thank you Glenn for everything, it was an amazing weekend!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tamarac, FL
4

Charming cottage on the water that time forgot. Private pool & secluded backyard.

  • 4 of 5

Glen was very nice & explained everything in detail. Lots of nice touches everywhere. Nice thick towels in bath & pool room. Had floats as well to enjoy. Lots of room in the backyard for our 2 small dogs to enjoy. There is a small park across the dirt road that fronts the St. Sebastian River. Close to beaches & shopping/dining.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect "old Florida" hideaway with modern touches.

  • 5 of 5

Carefully renovated to preserve its old Florida ambiance, this cottage is a perfect quiet getaway spot in a sleepy, quiet corner of Roseland. The private pool is immaculately maintained, the house has period appropriate terrazzo and tile throughout and care has been taken to have furniture and decor that reflects that vibe. Modern touches include air conditioning, cable TV and wi-fi along with modern appliances in the kitchen and laundry. The host includes many extra touches to welcome you and is very friendly. My only negative comment would have to do with the tap water, which has a strong sulfur smell, but is easily avoided with bottled water in the fridge.

All in all, a very fun and quiet retreat that's a short drive from the beaches. I'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We stayed at the Riverside Florida Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Riverside Cottage and absolutely loved it. Glenn could not have been more welcoming and thoughtful in anticipating our stay. He knew we were looking forward to swimming in the pool and had bright striped beautiful beach towels piled up waiting for us. Nice touch, Glen! The home was spotless, clean and very comfortable in terms of relaxing spaces, sleeping and reading. I can’t imagine staying in a hotel room when you can stay here and enjoy your own private space with gardens, pool, completely appointed kitchen and down to earth Florida experience. We went for long walks on the beautiful local beaches and had a fabulous unwind relaxing long weekend. I would recommend any of Glenn’s properties for rental as he is a wonderful host, he even made time to show us his other gardens and gave us an inside view of what it is like to garden in Florida. A very rich down to earth experience!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome cottage. A step back in time.

  • 5 of 5

Words can't describe. Just returned home after spending eight nights here and it was awesome. Very tastefully decorated and so comfortable. The owner was awesome. We discovered we had no hot water and within minutes, the owner had a plumber on the the way. Without a doubt, this was one of my best rentals ever. Will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy/Quaint/Retro Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I loved Glenn's cottage. The cottage was clean, and we could tell that much care had been given to finding the exact pieces for the retro theme décor, including a cook book from which I copied some recipes. The location was quiet & the pool was secluded. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canoeing, Birdwatching, Skydiving, The restaurants and shops of Sebastian are nearby, or find a wider variety of stores, and cinemas in Vero Beach or Melbourne (25 minutes away), We will send you a detailed Sebastian River Area visitor's guide after you book your reservation

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Rates & Availability

Sebastian House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Pet Fee $50

Maximum sleeping occupancy 6 people. Maximum 4 cars at property. No special events on-site. No smoking inside house (outside is fine).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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