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Private home, pool and patio area - Close to beach and Orlando!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Private home with pool and lanai!

Great location! Avoid the busy Cocoa Beach hotels and stay in a comfortable three bedroom home with a private pool instead ! Close to Cocoa Beach and Atlantic ocean beaches, 10 minutes to Kennedy Space Center and only 45 min from Orlando attractions.

Great place to stay if you are looking for a quiet home setting, away from the traffic and noise in Cocoa Beach.

By the way, we are the only property in Merritt Island legally able to rent their home for less than 90 days. All the other properties listed in Merritt Island are only suppose to rent for 90+ days. Stay with us and avoid your vacation being interrupted by a visit from code enforcement.

Merritt Island is an unincorporated 'town' located on Florida's largest island, which serves as the home of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, still a major tourist attraction. You can enter the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, meet an astronaut, enjoy the automated thrills of the Shuttle Launch Experience and explore other interactive displays. And, if you are fortunate, you will be on site when an unmanned rocket blasts off from the space center or from the adjacent Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

In addition, you can visit the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, a 140,000-acre nature sanctuary, where many birds migrate during the winter months. Merritt Island is abundant in wildlife such as manatees, dolphins, alligators and migratory birds.

Merritt Island has a lot to see and do! There are boat rides that take you through the banana/Indian river to see wildlife, Scuba diving lessons, Wind surfing, Kayak tours at the Brevard zoo and more!

Our home is perfect for a quiet relaxing vacation, but close to the beaches and Orlando attractions.

Our home located in a Quiet residential area and offers a 3 bedrooms/ 2.5 baths home with heated (optional) pool so you can swim year round!

French doors from the Master bedroom and living area look out on the private patio and pool area. Large patio with comfortable patio furniture and BBQ grill. Perfect location for relaxing by the pool.

Our home is comfortable and has many of the items you have in your own home, including WIFI, Satellite TV, Laundry room, fully stocked kitchen and more! It also has a professional quality pool table and/or ping pong table!

We are only 45 minutes from the Orlando Airport and Orlando attractions such as Walt Disney World, Epcot Center, MGM and 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 45 minutes to one hour away.

Your vacation awaits you in beautiful Merritt Island!

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

About Colleen

We purchased this home because we love Merritt Island. Merritt Island is a great location, close to the beach and Orlando; but away from the city, traffic and noise. We have a chocolate lab and wanted a place we could bring the whole family, including our dog!

Merritt Island is known for Kennedy Space Center, the Merritt Island wildlife preserve and it is the second largest estuary in the United States.

We rented our home for a few years, but stopped because using it as a vacation rental because Brevard County passed an ordinance with a 3-month minimum to rent a home in this area.

However, the county just grandfathered our home so we can now legally rent our vacation home for a week or more. Therefore, we are just getting our home back up and running so you can bring the whole family.

Our home is comfortable and relaxing has everything you need for the whole family! The lanai is a great place to relax in the morning and listen to the birds.

Colleen purchased this house in 2002

Why Colleen chose Merritt Island

Well maintained subdivision. Quiet family oriented location. Close to beach and only 45 mins to Orlando attractions. Professional pool table, which can also be used to play ping pong! Great patio!

House has 3 bedrooms, with a split floor plan.

What makes this house unique

Master bedroom has a jetted bath tub big enough for two! The Master bedroom has a patio door that opens to the pool and patio area. Very private pool!


Quail Run Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has king size bed with walk in closet. Master bathroom has large walk in shower with tub and two sinks.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Private home, pool and patio area - Close to beach and Orlando!
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 26 reviews
New York

Loved this house and location

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful week while staying in Merritt Island. The home was beautiful with plenty of room for 5 adults and a one year old. The kitchen had everything we needed. We really enjoyed the pool and patio area. It was very relaxing after a busy day. The only downside we had was that the house is not equipped with anything for children or a baby. We flew down and have to bring a pack 'n play and high chair, which was not easy. All in all, we loved the house and quiet location. Eric and Colleen were very easy to deal with and we would highly recommend renting from them.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newport, MN

This is a nice home in need of maintenance and a good cleaning.

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of six adults and two young children. This home is really too small for this size group. When we arrived we were looking for the hide a bed...we lifted the sofa find dirt and cereal under the cushion. I am not sure why, but there is a random air hockey table in the entryway/hallway. It just takes up space. The pool area is in need of a good cleaning and general maintenance. The posts holding up the roof are rotting away, and there was an old sink that was also in terrible shape piled with "stuff" in trash bags. There was a container collecting drips from toilet hose, large dust bunnies under beds and hanging from light fixtures. And a closet full of old, musty smelling mattresses, ..I am not sure what is going on with the nosy, angry neighbor, but we definitely did not feel welcome. On the up side, the home is near many tourist activities and we loved the comfy sofas in the living room. I have stayed at motels that were alot worse and paid alot more for them. This sounds bad and I don't mean it to. This is a lovely home, just needs a bit of maintenance and a new cleaning crew, and the price reflevts this.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house on a great island

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific time on Merritt Island, the largest island in FL. And we loved the house. The house was clean, comfortable, spacious and well appointed. We spent a lot of time in the lanai and pool area. There is a pond behind the house with turtles and a lot of birdlife with a daily contingent of 50-60 White Ibis. The house is in a quiet neighborhood, but close to many restaurants, stores and attractions- a great location. Visiting the Kennedy Space Center is a must, a truly amazing place that takes more than one day to see. It is next to the Merritt Island NWR, a great wildlife viewing area. Cocoa Beach and the Canaveral Seashore are relatively close. Coleen and Eric have a list of restaurants and things to do that we found very helpful. We had a great stay on Merritt Island and we thank Coleen and Eric for sharing their property with us.

Bob and Bonnie from PA

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just OK

  • 3 of 5

The house was nice but not well maintained. One of three ceiling fans in the living area didn't work, no water pressure in the sink in the half bath off the family room, iron but no ironing board, etc. We rented this house (for 8 weeks) instead of our usual condo on the beach primarily for the private heated pool and back yard area, which turned out to be a disappointment. The deck area around the pool was very dirty. The pool itself didn't work when we arrived. The pool pump had to be replaced and the pool heater had to be repaired. So we had no use of the pool for more than a week. After a couple weeks of using the pool it developed algae so thick you couldn't see the bottom of the pool. Took another week to solve this problem. Overall we had a good time but wouldn't rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house in a quiet area. Good location and close to attractions. The pool and pool table were fun for our kids. Lots of room.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Glad you had a good stay at our vacation home. Hope to see you again :-) Colleen Lee
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Great home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week staying on Merritt Island. The home was large and well appointed. The pool was fantastic for relaxation after a full day at Universal. We highly recommend this property for anyone visiting the area. We certainly would stay here again if visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks ! We love the area, so much to do I. The area. Thanks ! Collee
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Cape Canaveral
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Alantic Ocean Beaches
Car: necessary

Great location! Close to Cocoa Beach and the beaches, 10 minutes to the Kennedy Space Center and only 45 minutes from Orlando attractions.


Rates & Availability

Quail Run Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 14 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Week before Christmas
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Dec 31 2017 - Mar 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
Easter week 1
Mar 25 2018 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Easter week 2
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 8 2018 - May 26 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 27 2018 - Aug 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

$850 is our standard rate for shoulder season (September - December and April-May, except holidays and special event weekends)
$850-$995 for peak season dates (June - August and holidays)
Holiday & Special event weeks may be more expensive. We prefer to rent weekly from Saturday - Saturday, but will make exceptions. Thanks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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