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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!

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

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 Quail Run Estates

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:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 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! 4.7/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

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Private home, pool and patio area - Close to beach and Orlando!
average rating of 4.6551723 based on 29 reviews

Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house with our 7, 2, and 1 year olds. The house was plenty large enough for all of us. The spare rooms were away from the master, which was nice for us! You could also close off the hall to the spare rooms to make nap time quieter.

It was nicely decorated. The pool table was a nice thing to do during down time. The private pool was clean and warm enough for all of us. We have rented vacation homes in the past, and this one was nicely stocked with cooking utensils and pans. Also, some other items were stocked such as hand soap and coffee filters... which is nice because then u don't have to buy for the short weeks worth you are going to use. We had a few questions during the week, and the owner was very quick to answer. The neighborhood was very quiet, and the back yard/pool area was very private. The back is fenced in, and backs up to a canal.

Like any rental, there is some wear and tear. But it did not bother us any. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

A group of 5 people and a dog stayed here and had a great time. This is an attractive home in a quiet neighborhood. The home is very close to everything; attractions, grocery stores, restaurants and shopping are only a minute away. The master suite is huge! The bathroom was practically a quarter of the house. The pool is awesome. It was the perfect size, it was clean and warm. We ate practically every meal on the outside patio which had comfortable dinning set and 2 ceiling fans that kept us cool. There were two comfortable seating areas inside and a great kitchen with all of the amenities a family would need. The home had a very nice pool table and with an easy conversion into a ping-pong table. The additional bedrooms were average size and the addition full bath was nice. There was an abundance of very hot water, we never ran out. The air conditioning, washer and dryer, and dishwasher all worked great. The property backs up to a pond housing many birds and a group of awesome turtles. We fed them every morning. The landscaping, with a little trim, would be breathtaking. There were even bananas on a couple of the trees. This was really a great home. I would stay here again and I definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the Merritt Island area. Just a note, the pillows were not very comfortable, but for three dollars and a quick trip to WalMart all was well.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Winder, GA

Relaxing and fun for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, it had everything we could ask for and more! Kitchen and bathrooms were very well stocked, plenty of pool floats and toys, huge jetted tub in master bath, beds all slept good, and we all really enjoyed the pool table. If we ever come back to vacation in this area we will definitely look for this house again.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: April 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: March 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: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

$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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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