Cocoa Girl Cottage is a remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cute vacation rental home in Cocoa, Florida. This fun retro themed home is in a historic quiet family oriented neighborhood perfectly located one mile south of the Beachline (SR 528), between U.S. 1 and the beautiful Indian River, and is only 40 minutes from Orlando International Airport. Because it is 'off ocean' it is more reasonably priced, allowing your vacation budget to go further so you can enjoy the numerous Central Florida attractions that are all within a 60 minute drive.
There is a small neighborhood park located directly across the street, with a picnic area and children's play equipment. Walk through it and you are only steps from McFarland Park, a public park on the Indian River with a picnic area, dock, and boat ramp for small boats. Bicycles and a canoe are provided with the house allowing leisurely rides or paddles along Scenic Indian River Drive, with its assortment of historic mansions and charming bungalows leading you to Historic Cocoa Village.
Cocoa Village is located on the waterfront and has an assortment of unique shops, restaurants and bars (no chains or outlets here!), and the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse community theater. This charming waterfront park has a large playground and amphitheater and hosts many festivals and concerts throughout the year. The boat ramp is ideal for launching large boats and guests can launch here and pick up the family from the dock's end at Cocoa Girl's neighboring McFarland Park.
Recognizable nearby attractions are provided below:
- Port Canaveral and the Cruise Ships: 10 minutes. This area has lots of fun dining, a viewing tower, large boat ramp, fishing charters, and the closest beach at Jetty Park.
- Famous Cocoa Beach & Ron Jon's Surf Shop: 20 minutes.
- Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex: 25 minutes.
- Walt Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios: Less than 60 minute drive along major interstates.
Antique and vintage shops, and unique gift and foodie shops are abundant in the area, making this a great locale for a girlfriend’s getaway. Many of the furnishings in the home are from these local haunts.
There are original heart of pine hard wood floors throughout the home and granite counter-tops and high end stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. The bedrooms are large with plenty of closet space, and queen sized beds in the master and second bedroom. The third has a full sized Lazy Boy sofa bed, which is very comfortable. The bathrooms have been remodeled to embrace their retro past, with sinks placed in re-purposed furniture and newly tiled with black and white retro floors. The owners have lovingly restored this home and there is a blog about the transition at
There is an efficiency apartment in the garage with a separate entrance, which is available to rent for a small additional fee if you have over flow guests.