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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bed/1 bath is for families and fido to enjoy!

This cottage is perfect for families and friends to retreat at the beach. Pets and kids will enjoy the large yard and comforts of home. There are 3 bedrooms & sleeps 6 and a futon for 7. New tile and trim throughout main living, 2 bedrooms, and bath area. Located on the Indian River, just 1.25 miles from the Melbourne Causeway and 2.0 miles from the Eau Gallie Causeway. This is a paddle board, surfing, biking, active, artistic community. It's a short 5 min. drive to the beach. Pet friendly fenced in back yard. Local and international top surfing beach.

You will find the comforts of home while enjoying the relaxation and beauty in this tropical vacation home!

More Details

Bryon Secrest
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Bryon Secrest

This house is our favorite place to be! We thoroughly love unplugging our electronics and spending the days on the beach and the nights with friends dining out or walking around at festivals, markets and art district in downtown Melbourne or EauGallie..Vintage antique shops surround the area as well as a ton of amazing seafood dining spots and live music venues. Just a 15 mile drive to Cocoa Beach for nightly entertainment or dining. There are dozens of state parks to enjoy.

Bryon Secrest purchased this house in 2012

Why Bryon Secrest chose Tradewinds Homes

This property is in a quiet neighborhood on the Indian River. We can walk to Dunkin Donuts or ride bikes to Starbucks. It is a mile from the house to the bridge to fish or shrimp, put in the kayaks and paddle boards. Pier access 2.5 miles away is free to fish.

It is a must experience for every family!

What makes this house unique

We offer a fenced in backyard for dogs. We are just 5 minutes to the best surfing beach in Florida. Check out local surf contests, art shows, weekend running races or 50 miles away. Cape Canaveral is 30 minutes to tour our NASA station or Cocoa Beach 15 miles away for awesome surf and sun.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My friends and I had an awesome girls week in your home. We enjoyed the art district and downtown Melbourne. Riding bikes across the causeway was fun and paddleboarding with Paddleboard House was the best!
Jun 2015
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Tradewinds Homes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Smoking is prohibited on the premises or inside the home. You will forfeit your security deposit if smoking takes place.
  • damage from pets will be deducted from the security deposit. The pet deposit is a fee per pet per stay for boarding the pet.
  • Please park your vehicles to the left of the driveway in front of the fence and on the driveway area. Additional vehicles must park on the street.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Outdoor shower located in back yard
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
  • shower, jet tub and wash area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 queen and 1 full size beds
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
For monthly renters housekeeping is available $100 per cleaning additional fee to come at your request to launder linens towels and clean floors and bathroom.


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average rating of 4.05 based on 24 reviews
Knoxville, TN

Cute house with great back yard!

  • 4 of 5

We were only there for 2 days for a family visit, but the house was nicely appointed, had everything we needed. The fenced back yard was perfect for our 2 dogs to run around. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cheri. We are glad you had a great family holiday. We wish you r stay had not been cut short. Thank you for being such wonderful guests.
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Great place for a great price!

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a great price and pet friendly! Melbourne has great beaches! If you are up for the drive 30 minutes away is the Sebastian inlet state park you have to pay to get in but it is not expensive and the beaches are absolutely beautiful!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guest. You have discovered one of the things that we love about this place. Please come back! It was a pleasure having you and your family for your vacation. Bryon and Melissa
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Adorable beach House

  • 5 of 5

This is a super cozy and clean cottage type home. We almost bypassed it, when looking at the pictures of the outside (we have high standards). I am thankful we did not, because upon opening the front door, you walk into this sweet adorable very clean home and the decor is just enough, as well. My family and I definitely cook in the kitchens, as we eat local and fresh organic food. Having said this, the kitchen was well stocked, and accommodated big breakfast lunch and dinners, for our family. The living room offers two sofas, and even better a television with direct tv and Netflix, which was our favorite gathering space in the home, and theres barstools looking into the kitchen, and the open design allowed for us all to be together. The bathroom was spacious and very clean towels, for our use. The home offers two queen bedrooms one one end of the home, one with a tv and direct tv, as well. On the other end of the home offers the 3rd bedroom, with a futon ( our daughter and her 3 children, all slept in there and was super happy with the privacy). Outside this bedroom, is the laundry area with a very good working washer and dryer. The home offers a fenced in back yard, as well. The owners of the home, quickly responded to all my emails prior to our arrival, and was so very accommodating to us, as well. My family and I traveled down for a wedding and extended our trip to spend time in the sun. The neighborhood is very quiet and safe. There's a sweet little guest book, and I actually found myself reading through the past guest's comments ( I do read, as I am a doctor) but to take the time to sit and read the book, was special and I found one of my granddaughters made an entry. Truly, by reading my review, it's easy to see how much we enjoyed our stay here. Thank you Bryan and Melissa well done!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home misrepresented, owner unreasonable

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Property l​ist photo is of Cocoa Beach (45 minutes away), not Melbourne. Home is listed as "on the river;" river is across busy US-1 in a warehouse docking area. When told where I was staying, locals were surprised by a vacation home in this part of town. The area is industrial, run down, poorly lit, home not clearly marked, no amenities nearby (no groceries, drug stores, restaurants​,​ gas stations within miles). ​The decor is beachy, but home was musty and smelled of mildew– I suffered allergies my entire stay. Pretty wood tile flooring throughout. Kitchen is modern and cute, but no seating for kitchen table, only 3 bar stools.The leather couch is uncomfortable; second couch was blanket-covered to hide stains. TV is tiny with no ESPN available (important during bowl season). Front bedroom is large and bright, smelled strongly of pet odor and smoke. Second bedroom was very dark but cozy, rear bedroom is a remodeled garage. It was the coolest room in the house with a window A/C; the owner ​required ​home A/C not above 73 degrees (very warm for FL).​ Only 4 bath towels offered, although home states it accommodates 6. No beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, or any beach amenities for reported "beach cottage."​

Wear shoes at all times! The yard is covered in sand spurs; my dog was​ afraid to go outside, having multiple spurs in her feet on re-entry. Painful spurs through the house. Backyard is private, but an empty lot with a table and chairs, no trees or landscaping.

With fees & deposits, this home was over double the listed nightly rate. I ​was charged​ two non-refundable pet fees, a security deposit, and a cleaning fee - nearly the cost of a five night stay. On the rental agreement, I did not notice “no smoking,” as it was hidden underneath the pet rules. I did smoke a few times outside the home, but I cleaned all smoking debris. I forgot my lighter and​ reportedly​ missed a pile of pet waste (after paying the pet fee); ​​the owner refused to return my security deposit. At the price I was charged, I could have stayed in a much nicer hotel than this home

I ​​own vacation homes in FL & NC and have rented numerous homes worldwide ​(Central America, Europe, Caribbean, etc.) ​- this was the worst rental experience I have had. The home is not pet-friendly, is misrepresented, and the property manager is both unreasonable and unwilling to compromise. Look elsewhere for a "beach" home in Central Florida.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ms. Brendle It is our goal that every guest enjoy their time in our home and ensure comfort and cleanliness of the property inside and out. For 3 years we have enjoyed families , retired couples , and pet owners vacationing through VRBO and several other websites that we are hosts with. The 3 reviews that we have had scoring low are due to renters like you who smoked or let pets run rampant to destroy the property and consequently did not get their security deposit returned. I'm sorry you didn't communicate with us during your stay that you were unhappy or that you needed anything. It is so important to communicate ahead of time, during or after your stay. It's also important to read the signed rental agreement. Im sorry you did not read the no smoking policy when you booked the property and again when you signed your rental agreement. Because you allowed your pets to urinate on the carpet and futon, to lay on the furniture soiling the couch, left nearly a dozen piles of pet waste in the yard and discarded cigarette waste in the yard, your refund was forfeited by Vrbo and myself. Unfortunately you left a smoking odor that lingers long after you put it out that our guests do not want . In the future make sure your needs are provided for by booking a property that allows smoking. We take pride in the cleanliness and care of this property and want to maintain the relaxing environment for our future guests. Bryon Secrest
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Very cozy clean home when we arrived.

  • 5 of 5

The location was just right for our experience in Melbourne. Just a short drive to town or the beach. Thank you for the opening you home to us.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Property was well maintained. No problems with the location or neighborhood. I would recommend this property to anyone wanting a place that allows pets.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Adam, thank you for your kind words. We are glad you had a great week and hope you'll come back again. Bryon and Melissa
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Longboard House
This is the place for a surf board purchase or rental.
Mustard's Last Stand
this is just a mile away. awesome for kids and adults. Ride your bikes to this one.
Eau Gallie Arts District
Indialantic Boardwalk
Henegar Center For the Arts
Green Turtle Market
Bunky's Raw Bar & Seafood Grille
this is the best seafood around. Great for families or a late night hang.
Andretti Thrill Park
a fun family time...go carts, rock climbing, paddle boats, arcade, food, rides
Long Doggers
if i could rate it higher i would. Enough said.
Paddleboard House
We love these guys. Purchase or rent. Get a lesson. Such fun.
Chart House Restaurant
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Art & Antique gallery
Moo's Soft Serve
This is my favorite. Get the spicy mexican chocolate.
Mustard's Last Stand
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Del's Freez
Ballard Park
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Sea Turtle Preservation Society
The BeachSide Cafe
the best breakfast!
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Melbourne International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Squid Lips
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
dunkin donuts, starbucks,mustards last stand bagel
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Indialantic Beach
Car: recommended

Orlando and Disney 70 m away, Cape Canaveral 30 m distance, Sebastian Inlet 25m, Cocoa Beach 15 miles Melbourne Mall 8 m,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $250

Damage Deposit, Cleaning fee and Pet fee are due upon booking a reservation. The damage deposit will be refunded after check out within 7-14 days. If smoking is found on the premises the renter forfeits the damage deposit return upon check out. All payments must be made through the Homeaway website. Rental agreement must be returned and signed by the owner to ensure reservation is valid.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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