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Historic Strong Haven a Southern Gem on Indian River -DISCOUNT FOR OCT.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom with Indian River view & dock

Relax on the front porch swing while enjoying the view of the beautiful Indian River. Enjoy the river breeze while sipping your morning coffee & watching the sun rise over the river and birds catching their morning fish or sip a glass of wine on the veranda as the Riverboat Queen goes by in the evening. Fish from the river deck or watch missles go up from Cape Canaveral situated right across the river. Enjoy the short stroll or bike along the river road to historic Cocoa Village. In the village enjoy boutiques, restaurants, outdoor jazz, and special events. Only 8 miles or about 15 minutes from world famous Cocoa Beach, Canaveral Pier & Ron Jon Surf shop. 45 minutes along the Beach Line HWY 528 to Orlando tourist attractions yet away from the crowds and traffic. Spend a day farther north in historic St Augustine or Daytona Beach. This historic Craftsman style home has all the southern charm of days gone by yet all the conveniences you will need to have a wonderful vacation. If you are looking for somewhere to make memories with your family and feel the blessings of a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere yet minutes away from sunshine activites, then Strong Haven is for you. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, front veranda and screened porch, deck over the river, fully equipped kitchen, large dining room as well as breakfast room gives everyone room to enjoy their vacation. Watch dolphins or manatees swim the river or listen to the cries of the osprey as they catch fish and eat in the tall pine tree right in front on the river. This is Florida at its natural best.

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Highland Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Upstairs bathroom with soaking tub & separate shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , downstairs bathroom with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , New downstairs 3rd bathroom addition
  • Relax in soaking tub or shower away cares in upstairs bathroom- downstairs bathroom off of living room in downstairs bedroom & new 3rd bathroom addition
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , downstairs bedroom with full bath & screened porch
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
  • #1 upstairs BR with queen & double bed, #2 upstairs with queen, #3 upstairs with double bunk on bottom & single on top, #4 downstairs with queen & full bath & screened porch
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Delightful escape away from tourist crowds & best of historic Indian River yet 45 min. from tourist attractions & 10 min to Cocoa Beach- Best of both worlds


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Historic Strong Haven a Southern Gem on Indian River -DISCOUNT FOR OCT.
average rating of 4.7 based on 41 reviews

Our Christmas Stay in you Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us for our family Christmas. We loved your home, it's history and it's location. The home was well stocked with plenty of room for everyone. We especially enjoyed sitting on the porch and watching the grandchildren play in the big front yard with the view of the river in the background. While there we got to see the surfing Santa's at Cocoa Beach, explore Cocoa Village, visit Brevard Zoo and the guys got in a little fishing as well. Many special memories were made while staying in your home and we would recommend this home to anyone. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!

The Vance Family

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vance Family, I am delighted that you all enjoyed your stay at Strong Haven. The surfing Santa's at Cocoa Beach are unique and add to the fun. The area has many attractions that are family oriented and the Space Coast has something for everyone. Thanks again for choosing our place to make family memories. Thanks, Vivian Klebs Owner
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Large lovely home on Indian River

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my mother's 82nd birthday which coincided with New Year's Eve at Strong Haven. What a happy time we had together. We were a party of eight which included mama's three kids and their families. The house was very spacious and we all had comfortable beds. We ate all our meals in, utilizing the well equipped kitchen and the fabulous dining area which seats eight. Access to the river was so convenient, just a short walk across the road and we fished and lounged on the pier. Ample supply of outdoor chairs to accommodate everyone. A few of us visited Cocoa Village and were surprised by all the shopping adventures to be enjoyed there.

Best of all was the house itself, built in the early 1900"s it had all the charm of an older home w/ all the modern conveniences we have grown to depend on. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay here.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing your family's birthday celebration at Strong Haven. It was meant to be a place to make family memories together. Best wishes to you & your family for the coming year. Thanks again, Vivian
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Charming historic river front home! Perfect for family reunion.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time in the home which was comfortably appointed and well located for a wide variety of activities- kayaking, fishing, Disney, strolls, etc!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mary. I am so glad that you enjoyed your family reunion and the wide variety of activities available. I hope that you and your family will plan to come back and enjoy Strong Haven along the beautiful Indian River on the Space Coast.
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It was clean, furnished, and had all the necessities you’d expect to find at home.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great view of the Indian river.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this house. If you are into old timey homes, this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you and your guests had a good time. Thank you for visiting.
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Beautiful, historic home

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful, historic property that accommodated our family of 9. The front porch was the perfect place to read and enjoy a cup of coffee. The kitchen and dining room had plenty of room for us to cook and eat together. The house is outfitted with many amenities to make your stay more enjoyable - puzzles, bikes, beach toys. The homeowner was wonderful to work with. We enjoyed the entirety of our time at Strong Haven and would definitively book this property again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Strong Haven was made to be enjoyed by families and build many pleasant memories together. I am so glad that your family had a good time and could relax together in a stress free environment along the beautiful Indian River. Please come again.
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Vivian Klebs
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

Why Vivian Klebs chose Highland Park

This property has been a family home for several generations. The beauty of the area and breezes from the river always call one home and you cant help but feel blessed to be alive.

What makes this house unique

Swinging on the front porch while watching the many bikes and boats go by is always so enjoyable. The home is always a welcoming place to family and friends and a blessing to many. Memories are made here as new adventures are discovered.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for working with us on the check in time, that was helpful. The

house is wonderful. Our home in Norfolk was built in the 1920s so we feel right at home and you've done a great job with the place. We are looking forward to an enjoyable stay.

Thank you for helping make our stay so enjoyable. The house was perfect for us. We wound up with 5 adults and no children and had a great time. I hope we left everything in a acceptable manner. We look forward to visiting again.
Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Cocoa Village
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: necessary

Watch space shuttle launches & visit Cape Kennedy Space museum, deep sea fishing boats at Cape Canaveral, short drive to theme parks in Orlando or relax on the beautiful beach & let the waves wash your cares away. Bike the scenic Indian River Drive or walk to historic Cocoa Village and the cute shops or catch a live play at the Village theatre. Dine out at the many nearby restaurants or cook fresh seafood from Canaveral fishing boats. Best of all, relax on the veranda and enjoy the view.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 11.0%

Holidays require a 7 night stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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