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Exclusive Waterfront - Hooker Cove Cottage on the Wide Water with Amazing Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Located directly on the St. Lucie River, minutes from the Ocean in Stuart, this amazing luxury cottage is for rent by owner at only 10mn drive to the Village of Stuart , shops, restaurants, Manatee Pocket and several beaches. This very private, renovated 3-bedroom luxury cottage offers amazing wide-water-views. Whether you are planning a Florida vacation with family, friends or a romantic getaway for two, discover the old-Florida experience in one of Stuart’s nicest waterfront cottages. Built on a large, fenced, 1 acre, lot complete with your own beach, dock, boat mooring location or covered boat lift you will enjoy the calm and perfect location in this wonderfully renovated cottage. Lots of open space and splendidly furnished rooms and fully equipped, new kitchen are strategically placed so as to take advantage of the views.

We are currently evaluating reservation requests for this fall and next winter/spring (2017). Please contact us with your information and requested occupancy dates along with any alternate dates and we will work directly with you to arrive at a mutually agreeable schedule.

More Details

Robert Moore
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2018

About Robert Moore

Robert grew-up outside of Chicago and after a 30-year career in the software industry he became a successful entrepreneur and is now semi-retired. He currently works as an artist/painter while in Florida and works on their New Hampshire farm in the summer. Silvana was born and raised in Argentina and is a full-time Spanish Translator, subtitles movies and teaches Spanish and English.

We have been splitting our time between the Hooker Cove Cottage and our farm in New Hampshire and would now like to make our wonderful cottage available during the summer, while we are away, and perhaps do some travelling during the winter.

Robert Moore purchased this house in 2012

Why Robert Moore chose Stuart

This old cottage was one of the first properties developed along the St Lucie River in Stuart in 1945. It's built like a tank and has lived through many hurricanes over the years. It was in desperate need of renovation so we took-on that task, hired a well-know local architect and interior designer to help us make our dream cottage a reality. The location is perfect; centrally located on the water, minutes from the village and the ocean on the widest part of Hooker Cove which is the 1st significant cove on the river off the ocean. It is often used by ocean-going pleasure boaters as a safe overnight mooring location. The yard is fantastic with approximately 1/2 acre fenced so we have plenty of room for our two Border Collies. There is also a huge garage that we may convert the upper half into an art studio one day. Oh...and the fishing is the best in the area, primarily because of the old concrete dock and oyster beds that have grown over the years.

What makes this house unique

We really enjoy the unobstructed view of the cove and the privacy that such a large lot provides. The location can't be beat: Right on the water, easy ocean and intercoastal access, minutes to village or the beach, excellent public golf course is right across the street. You can walk to Fresh Market or over the bridge to Sewell's Point. It's close to perfect.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. We celebrated our grandson's high school graduation and two of our granddaughter's birthdays. What a perfect place to do it. The kids were either in the pool or out on the boat for a week. We will definitely return. Again, thank you for opening your home to us.
Jun 2016
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Stuart House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Guest bath. Right across hallf rom 1st bedroom.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Attached to guest suite
  • All baths have extra large showers only.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large Master Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , All Bedrooms are large
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This bedroom is arranged as a suite with private bath
  • All the Bedrooms are large. The master is separate from the other two.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Exclusive Waterfront - Hooker Cove Cottage on the Wide Water with Amazing Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
The Sea Ranch, California

Perfect Paradise

  • 5 of 5

There is a reason why every review of this home is 5 stars-- because it is the best home we have ever rented, and we have rented homes around the world. The moment we walked in, all we could think was "Oh my, this is paradise--let's never leave!" As many have said, this is a very special home with so many amenities: beautiful decor, many cozy spots to relax, unique and amazing artwork painted by the owner, fantastic bathroom showers, perfect open floor plan, gorgeous kitchen, best deck ever- part shade, part sun, huge, warm pool for daily lap swimming, daily bird visitors, opportunities to dine inside or out, great privacy, and everything is plush and pristine.

We thoroughly enjoyed exploring Stuart and loved how friendly everyone was as we walked the neighborhood and nearby Sewall's point where we made many cat and dog friends; also loved photographing all the uniquely decorated mailboxes throughout the town. Loved the shops and restaurants, some in walking distance. But while we dined out at lunch occasionally, the home always beckoned and we preferred cooking in. While there are nice beaches very close by, the deck, pool and river view were far superior.

We loved being able to share this home with several friends who visited, and the house is designed in such a way that provided great privacy for everyone.

During our 8 week stay, a few issues arose, and we were so impressed at how quickly they were handled. Harriet, the manager, is truly unique and such a gem-- she periodically checked in on us, and was immediately available for any questions or problems, promptly resolving everything by quickly getting the appropriate repair people. We're already hoping to visit her and her husband Dick next year when we travel through the area. The owner, Robert, was likewise always responsive and easy to arrange this booking; in fact, we had the opportunity to meet Robert and Silvana last year to tour the home. Even while he was out of the country during our stay, he generoulsy checked in and was always in contact as needed.

We were so sad to leave this spectacular home, and highly recommend that you get the chance to experience all that it has to offer.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I had the privilege of staying at Hooker Cove Cottage for six weeks while mold remediation work occurred at our residence. Mr. Moore and the Cottage caretaker, Harriett, could not have been more accommodating and pleasant to work with. The property is absolutely AMAZING. The décor and setting is nothing short of paradise, with every amenity you could think of. As a long-time resident of Stuart, the location is wonderful, close to restaurants, the beach, shopping, etc. As happy as I was to get back home, I was sad to leave Hooker Cove, because it was such a relaxing and great place to stay. I highly, highly, highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply perfect

  • 5 of 5

This was our second summer holidays at Hooker Cove and once again, it was amazing. Same confort, "joie de vivre" outstanding view, perfect home equipment, ideal location.

We are used to renting houses all around the world and this one is simply perfect.

Thanks to Harriett for being so welcoming and to Robert, the owner, for keeping this beautiful villa available to us.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home has everything we wanted: dock, beach, pool !

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week and loved it. Easily accommodated 6 of us. Kids spent the days in the pool and we kept our boat on the lift- caught snook in the cove. Sandsprit boat landing only 5 min away. The artwork in the home is amazing, as are the views from the back porch.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunbury, Ohio

Wonderful Family Vacation in Stuart @ Hooker Cove Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a terrific week in Stuart at the Hooker Cover Cottage. We really enjoyed the home and setting. This is a great property with a ton of amenities and well suited for families. The home is absolutely gorgeous inside and out! Super up to date on all amenities, kitchen, bathrooms, etc. The outside area with pool, small beach, and dock/pier was where we spent most of our time when we were not out enjoying other area attractions. The home is centrally located and very close to a variety of beach options. The service from both Robert (owner) and Harriet (caretaker) was superb. I would highly recommend the property and my family is already talking about our next trip to Stuart. Thank you so much for allowing us to create some very special memories in your vacation home!! P.S. - We absolutely loved all the RSM artwork and your story. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Location

  • 5 of 5

The position of the house is simply stunning with a view of the water from each of the bedrooms as well as from the large, open plan, living area. The whole property is light, spacious and extremely comfortable . The artwork is fantastic and adds to the "WOW'' factor of the house.

We stayed for two weeks with our family including 9 year old grandson. We all loved to walk on the dock to watch the passing boats and to try our hand at fishing ! In the mornings, the sunrise reflected in the water was such a pleasure. The pool is large and the whole outside area takes maximum advantage of the beautiful views. The service provided by the owner and by the housekeeper was faultless in every way.

Stuart is a very pleasant place with several waterside bars and restaurants. The oceanographic centre was interesting and a big hit with our grandson.

Overall, a fantastic and relaxing holiday and we hope to return very soon.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
West Palm Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Martin County Country Club
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Florida Turnpike and I-95
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Stuart Beach
Car: necessary

Known as the "Sailfish Capital of the World," the Atlantic Coast city of Stuart is located along Florida’s renowned Treasure Coast, north of Palm Beach and south of Vero Beach. Along with fishing and other water-intensive pleasures, Stuart is famed for its historic and pedestrian-friendly downtown. The Stuart Green Market and Live Music event is held every Sunday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. near City Hall. And don’t miss the Stuart Heritage Museum and Road to Victory Military Museum. With a fine assortment of dining options and recreational opportunities.

We are located along one of the most desirable waterfront locations in Stuart; virtually across the street from the golf course, on the fishing and boating "wide water" of the St Lucie River and only a short drive to the Ocean Beaches or the quaint village of Stuart. You can be on the ocean in a short 10-minute boat ride or cruise over to the Manatee Pocket or downtown Stuart and tie-up for lunch or dinner. The Elliot Museum is close by and Oceanographic Institute is across the street from that.

Fishing and recreational boating is excellent right out the back door that leads to the old concrete dock and the beautiful St. Lucie River. Fishing right off the dock is excellent. We also have an undisturbed view across the wide river towards green Sewell's Point.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $240 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until a reservation occurs.

Pet Fees are set at the time of booking based on the type and number of pets and duration of stay. Owner reserves the right to refuse a reservation depending on the type of pet(s). Normal rate is $70/pet/week.

Pool heating is offered in winter for $50/week.

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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