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Unique Oceanfront Home with Incredible Views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This is a truly unique Oceanfront home. Completely remodeled... with three bedrooms each with it's own private bath. This includes two master suites.

The home, uniquely designed with five levels, maximizes ocean views and sunsets throughout. Private grounds, private oceanfront sun with your own dune walk and private two car garage. Must see to appreciate.

No smoking, Please. Pets Considered.


Owner
Eric Gustavson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2017

About Eric Gustavson

I am a 30 year Teacher/Athletic Director at a Prep School in Northeastern Connecticut. My wife Ann-Marie owns her own business. We are very excited to share our new home with you and hope you thoroughly enjoy your stay at the beach!!!

Eric Gustavson purchased this condo in 2015

Why Eric Gustavson chose Florida Central East

This is our dream come true. We love the ocean, swimming, surfing , walking on the beach and viewing the wildlife. Our property is situated between two federally protected turtle nesting areas with a bird sanctuary across the street. The fact that there are only two neighbors in the other 2 condo units gives us all the privacy we need.

What makes this condo unique

Sunrises and sunsets....steps to the beach. Some of the best surfing, waves and fishing on the entire east coast, just 2 miles north of Sebastian Inlet State Park. 10 minutes to Melbourne, !5 minutes to Vero Beach and an hour to Orlando.

Amenities

Melbourne Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Every bedroom has a full bathroom. Master suite bathroom opens to the beach.with a huge shower. All 3 showers are tiled.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 master suites with king beds and private bathrooms; one ocean side level 3, the other faces west on level 2. Guest bedroom is on entry level with 2 twin beds and full bathroom. Tile flooring throughout.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This location near Vero Beach is Excellent...Enjoy scenic rides along A1A between the Ocean and the Inter-Coastal Waterway. We are just 2 miles North of the Sebastian Inlet State Park and 10 miles North of the Disney Resort @ Vero Beach.....Thanks for staying at The Gull House! Eric and Ann

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Unique Oceanfront Home with Incredible Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

The GULL HOUSE is an in betterment of life!

  • 5 of 5

1st and foremost my wife and my sister-in-law are world traversers they've spiked out over 120 countries between the two of them therefore it was to no surprise that choose to reunite our families in a lush rememorable location as Melbourne. However what we didn't anticipate was this hidden gem called THE GULL HOUSE a private paradise that only continues to Awe at every sunrise to sunset!

I'm a Central Coast California (SLO) beachcomber and my family I spoke of are SWISS in truest sense I only mention that because it's practically impossible to impress the Suisse let alone those part Sardinian. Yet we were all amazed over this Living Oasis simply named THE GULL HOUSE.

This well manicured highly maintenanced property is a perpetual treat on every level literally. From the Professional Management of Claudia to the warmest hospitality of The Owner Eric G. This vacation spot became more than just a house but rather moment in our lives that we shared two weeks of Heaven on Earth. Yes I could continue on about how well domesticated and equipped the GULL HOUSE is with everything you need to fulfill & complete a beachfront retreat but that would only be an understatement. The truth is this slice of paradise is locked stocked and fully waiting for the right appreciative people to stay on it's vast private estate.. With its own private access to the beach only before you walk through your own custom large scale beach landing /deck & personal exterior shower. Aside from having state of the art appliances and cuisine ,stocked pantry, extremely CLEAN new Washer & Dryer etc.

What really impressed all of us after coming from far parts of America and Switzerland was the Professional and warm hospitality of Claudia the property manager and her eagerness to make us feel right at home but at the same time gave us complete privacy so we could soak up the positive and genuine atmosphere that resides over THE GULL HOUSE...

JUST A SIDE NOTE * If you do choose to get out and see the town, just under 10 miles north is a great GREAT German Restaurant also a shopping stripe mall / grocery store. Very friendly locals!!!

I'm choosing not mention which two weeks we stayed for fear it will catch on but I will say my wife and I spent our 1st wedding Anniversary here at THE GULL HOUSE !!! Bons Souvenirs !!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We can't think of anything better than having the Atlantic Ocean right in your backyard! This is what we wanted and this is certainly what we got by renting at the Gull House from Eric and Ann. The townhouse itself was very unique and quite fascinating when considering its architecture and the way it's laid out. It has ample space and is exceptionally well-equipped even to the selection of reading material that it has for the guests. All one needs to do is head north up A1A for a few miles to stock up on food and drink and you're all set for a relaxing stay. We were in Florida for a family wedding and wanted a quiet place to enjoy after attending all the festivities and visiting with family and friends. This is exactly what we were able to do here. Our stay was during the first three weeks of April and we were blessed with beautiful weather and delightful temperatures. The roar of the ocean and the crashing of the waves on the beach along with experiencing the breathtaking sunrise over the horizon each morning were sights to behold! Whether it's aquatic or sightseeing activities or just rest and relaxation, the Gull House offers it all. Thank you Eric and Ann for sharing your beautiful place with us. Helen, Jerry, and Judy

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A place to breathe and enjoy family

  • 5 of 5

I hesitate to write this review because once the word gets out I may not be able to come back. Gull House is a light, airy, expansive home that is surrounded by lush greenery and the azure blue of the ocean. With 3 amble bedrooms’ family members or guests will be assured some “alone time”. We chose to sleep in the back bedroom, there is a master suite one level up, because I wanted to fall asleep and rise to the sound of the waves.

We spent most of our time on the top level in the kitchen or on the deck overlooking the ocean. The kitchen is well stocked with any type of cooking accessory you might need to make your stay memorable. There is also an outdoor grill in the garage.

The beach was empty with the exception of a few mornings where fishermen dotted the shore. I began each morning walking the dog on the deserted beach with a cup of coffee savoring the sunrise. Absolutely priceless. You are secluded at the Gull House so if you want “action” this is not the place for you. I, on the other hand, loved it.

About 10 miles north you will find a Publix for grocery shopping and 20 miles south you will find the wonderful boutique shopping in the town of Vero Beach. If you have time make a reservation at The Tides for dinner http://www.tidesofvero.com. We are golfers and were able to play several courses including the http://www.aquarinabeachandcountryclub.com/ just 2 ½ miles away.

One last shout out. In my haste, I left some items behind in a drawer. Claudia, the property manager, sent the items to my home the next day and would not accept anything as compensation. She made our experience exceptional.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic rental in the South Shores area of Melbourne Beach

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for almost three weeks over Christmas '16 and it was exactly what we were looking for: Beachfront, quiet & private, and well-appointed for entertaining family and friends in the area. The house was as-described in the listing, and the owner/agent were extremely responsive and easy to work with. There were a couple of questions and minor things that needed attending to during our stay and the owner's agent was right on top of it.

The house layout is great for entertaining with lots of congregating spaces. Between the seating areas and balcony on the main level, beach-side deck and the beach right out front -- even with five adults staying in the house and family and friends visiting -- we never got the feeling of being on top of one another.

The house is located in a very lightly developed area 2mi North of the Sebastian Inlet State Park, and is close to a lot nature preserves (Archie Carr Nat'l Wildlife Refuge & Indian River Lagoon Preserve State Park), kayak/canoe and runabout boat rentals at Honest John's Fish Camp, restaurant/convenience store at Longpoint, a local Surf & Sport shop and a great Publix Supermarket 10mi up the beach.

Whether you're up for surfing the break out front, or Spanish House or Monster Hole further south, surfcasting, kayaking/paddle boarding with manatees and dolphins around Mullet Creek on the Indian River, bicycling down to the Inlet for bird watching there or in the other sanctuaries, or just relaxing on the beach with a book, I don't think you'll find a better place in the area.

Hope to be able to get back soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Totally Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this rental - it was (despite a slight interruption from Hurricane Matthew!) the most relaxing place we've ever stayed in. We saw very few people indeed during our time on the beach which was exactly what we'd planned. The beach was beautiful white soft sand - before Matthew arrived - hopefully it will be back to its pristine condition by now. The house itself has everything you could need and is beautifully furnished. One of my favorite memories will be sitting on the sofa and looking right to watch the waves and left to see the sunset! Perfect... can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It doesn't get better!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay!!! The weather was perfect. The second day we were there my son and I went fishing with Eric Metcalf. We caught 8 over sized Red fish and a 32" Snook. My son also hooked in to a Goliath grouper, 350 lbs. He brought it up to side of boat and released. We also saw a Loggerhead turtle crawl out of the sea at sunrise and lay her eggs. I also bought some surf tackle at Whitey's across the street and caught some Pompano in front of the Gull House with sand fleas. We saw lots of dolphin, rays and a manatee swim by while sitting on the beach.

What more can you ask for.

Yes we would like the first two weeks of May for 2017.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Melbourne
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
New England Pub
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: necessary

Sebastian Inlet Recreation Area

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Rates & Availability

Melbourne Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
$1,400
$5,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $150

We are willing to be flexible on how many days, weeks or months you stay. You may make an offer of less than our asking price if it is in the off peak season. This is a non smoking home and pets if brought must be well behaved. We have a local property manager who will assist you if you encounter any problems. This is a beautiful home with a great beach and spectacular ocean views sunrises and sunsets. We hope you enjoy your stay. Eric and Ann

The rental rate is 200.00 per night. A $250.00 reservation is required and the fee will convert into a security deposit at the beginning of the lease term. The reservation fee will be non refundable in the case of cancellation and will be returned 15 days after checkout. Full lease payments are due 45 days prior to check in. All payments must be made by personal check.

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