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Wildlife Waterfront Living

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 90 nights


About the property

Waterfront Living

This waterfront home has had everything replaced and upgraded this Summer. I mean everything, doors,tile bathrooms,kitchen, Florida room,molding,all trim work,HVAC,water heater etc.etc. Located just off Sykes Creek, we had manatees and dolphins behind the house all Summer.

House come with three bikes for cruising, a two person kayak,beach equipment surfboard,skimboard,boogie board,beach umbrella etc.

The master bedroom has a queen size bed with a bathroom fit for a king.

The guest room has a queen size bed and tub shower bathroom.

The kids room has bunk beds with a half bath access.

Extra guests can be accommodated on the large Florida room with two new queen size inflatable beds with electric pumps that sleep very nicely.

You will be 45min from Disney/Orlando,20min to CapeKennedy & NASA,10minutes to Port Canaveral, and 10min to Cocoa Beach/Ron Jon Surf Shop.

There is 122ft of dock space so bring your boat/Jet ski. Depth 3-4ft. Boat ramps are free and 5min away.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, mandarin
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2016

Why Halsey chose Merritt Island

I looked for years at homes in Florida, then I came to the Merritt Island, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach area and fell in love with the place on my first drive through. I am still in love with it. We have two small girls and I wanted a place that was clean,healthy,with personality and offered lots of things to do, but not crowded. I found it !!

What makes this house unique

Close to everything including lots of nature and beautiful views and water everywhere.


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: necessary


Vetter Isles Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bath with King size two head shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with water view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing


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Wildlife Waterfront Living
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews

Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this peaceful home for four months while our house was being finished. We dreaded the thought of having to rent somewhere while buying/selling our home, but this was a blessing we didn't expect. The owner made the entire process easy and was very flexible and responsive throughout the stay. The property is on a corner of nature that is just beautiful to be a part of. We kayaked, watched birds, dolphins, manatee in the canal. The large open lanai is a wonderful place to hang out and the entire experience was relaxing and perfect for what we needed. We will continue to rent it when people visit us at Merritt Island. I couldn't imagine a better place for our family and friends to stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed renting this home; it was beautifully decorated and very restful. We had a very relaxing vacation, watching the wildlife in the creek, and enjoying the Florida room. The location is very convenient, in a quiet neighborhood, but close to activities. The home was well maintained, and very clean. It was refreshing not to have a list of instructions for everything, and it was easy to figure out everything. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a wonderful place to spend their vacation. We had no problems for which we needed to contact the owner during our stay; we did call him before we went, and he was very friendly and helpful. We booked our vacation close to the time that we actually went, and he helped to speed up the process.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house rental

  • 4 of 5

My husband, 80+ yr old mother and I rented this house for 8 nights 2/28-3/8/14. We had a wonderful week! The house was immaculate. Completely updated home in an older, very quiet neighborhood. The door to the master suite had been installed so privacy was no issue. The home has a split floor plan and very large open living area with beautiful tile floors. We ate our breakfast each morning in the huge screened in Florida room overlooking the canal. There were Manatees, a dolphin, a variety of birds and many small fish jumping providing entertainment. We used the 2 person kayak several times. 3 bikes were available. Only one was adult size so we rented a second from A1A Rentals. They provided delivery. We rode the bikes to Cocoa Beach and Jetty Park. We grilled hamburgers one night out on the deck area on the propane grill. The washer and dryer was handy to have. Our only issue was with the internet/TV service. Not many TV stations and both often had momentary freezing and cutting out. 2 IPads, a laptop and the TV on all at once was too much for it I guess. We did not want to bother the owner about it. We did call him 2 times on the first day to ask questions and he was very accommodating- answered his cell immediately and was very pleasant! He made the whole rental process very easy for us. There were no directions posted in the home regarding garbage pick up or housekeeping services but that was not hard to figure out. The garbage containers were located outside of the garage with clear labeling indicating trash days. All the needed paper and everyday cleaning supplies were available. It was just assumed that the housekeeping company would arrive after we left to prep for the next tenant. The price was very reasonable! Overall we had a great week and were very comfortable in this home!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice House, but not ready to rent

  • 3 of 5

This house is totally remodeled and quite comfortable. We were able to see quite a bit of wildlife just off the dock. The biggest issues we had with the house were that the master suite had no door, the wi-fi did not work, and the owner left no instructions regarding trash, check out responsibilities, etc. It appeared as if the owner was in a rush to rent without completing some of the construction, ie door to bedroom. Other than the privacy issue, we enjoyed the house very much.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes! There is lots of wildlife to see just off the dock. Manatees, egrets, otters, osprey, and porpoise appear regularly. To clarify the above remarks: 1. As to the lack of a door leading into the master bedroom -The house was designed in an open Mediterranean style and the floor plan never included a doorway in that spot. The lack of a doorway was never an omission. And I think the 'not ready to rent comment is unfair.' However, I have installed a doorway in this spot. 2. Wi-Fi issues -The Wi-Fi works and is working. I regret this renter had a problem. If they had contacted me, at any time during their stay, I could have (and absolutely would have) resolved this immediately! I’m puzzled as to why they didn’t contact me? 3. As for the 'no instructions about trash and check out procedures' comments: My goal is for you to feel like this is your home while you are staying with us on Merritt Island. I have intentionally not posted a bunch of instructions and rules everywhere for this reason. (Incidentally, there is no need to do anything with the trash…the cleaning service takes care of it.)
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