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Charming Vintage-Retro Florida Cottage...Carefree 'Beach Blanket Bungalow'

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Charming, mature "old Florida" landcaping


Last updated: 05/01/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)


ONLY 5 MINUTES TO BEACH! One of the least expensive private homes in Vero/Sebastian!

Stylish midcentury retro-modern decor! Remember when Florida was known as a semitropical paradise, a place to relish indoor-outdoor living, where your comfortable, casual vacation bungalow was designed to catch the breezes and stay cool even without air conditioning? Remember when palm trees swaying in the breeze at the water's edge were more of an attraction than mini-golf and T-shirt huts? Remember when beaches were peaceful and secluded, and you did not have to spend time searching for a private spot to lay down your beach towels?

So do we, and we are trying to preserve it. We've added air conditioning to our carefree vacation home (we admit it: sometimes you just have to have it), but otherwise, staying here is like a step back in time. If you are looking for a standardized, franchised, typical vacation setting, this is not for you. But if you would like to rediscover the best of Old-Florida living, our vacation bungalow is just the kind of place you are looking for.

Our non-smoking home features two comfortable bedrooms with separate living and dining areas. Casual and colorful furnishings lend a peaceful air to this quiet getaway. The charming nostalgic kitchen boasts the original retro-style cabinetry and vintage Formica countertops, still in fine condition. We have also updated this fully stocked kitchen with modern appliances for the best of old and new. The dining area is connected by sliding glass doors to a covered patio area where you can relax and enjoy the comfortable, natural Florida setting. A separate utility room includes a washer and dryer.

The master bedroom has a king bed, period Broyhill Brasilia furniture suite, HUGE closet, HDTV and ceiling fan. The guest room has two Heywood-Wakefield twin beds, dresser, closet, and ceiling fan.

We provide a couple of beach chairs and beach towels for your carefree vacation.

With the Indian River, Intracoastal Waterway, and Atlantic Ocean only minutes away, you will never run out of things to do here. But if you should tire of the peace and quiet, the attractions of Orlando are just an hour and a half away. Or tour the facilities of NASA's Cape Canaveral, an hour to the north. If you’re lucky enough to be here at the time of a space launch, watch the northeastern skies at launch time for a special treat.

Need more room than this bungalow offers? Only a few miles away are our Sebastian Riverfront Estate with pool, boat dock, and guest house; and our nearby riverside Florida cottage (see 'All My Rental Listings,' below). For an unforgettable time at your own 'Indian River Resort,' pool resources with your family or friends to rent several of our vacation homes!

If you’re looking for luxury accommodations, prepackaged predictability, or a gated resort that could be anywhere in the world - keep looking. But if you are like us and love the Florida that has enchanted out-of-town visitors for decades, spend a little time here. You will be glad you did.

Keywords: Carefree Vacation Cottage
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Member since: 2003

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/01/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only:

    NO SMOKING INSIDE OUR HOME, PLEASE! Patio smoking is okay....moreless

  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Large Palm- and Oak-Shaded Yard, Ceiling Fans, DVD Player, High speed Internet access (via cable modem), Cooking Utensils, Stylish Mid-Century Casual Tableware, and Linens Provided, Rollaway bed/air mattresses available for extra guests. Note: bathroom is equipped with shower tub.No Smoking Inside Our Home, Please!...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    excellent updated central air and heating system!...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    cable Internet service...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    all bed linens, plus plush towels, kitchen linens and beach towels!...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    cabinets are stocked with Fiesta!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    fully stocked with lots of pots and pans, mid-century stylish tableware!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill


from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016-2017
Dec 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$900 $2,300
Summer/Fall Season 2016
Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$650 $1,500
Winter Season
Nov 1 - May 31, 2018
1 night min stay
$900 $2,400
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

$900 $2,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Cleaning fee $90 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%


Absolutely no smoking inside our home. Smoking is permitted on the covered porch.

A 50% deposit of the rental amount is required to confirm your reservation. Your deposit is 100% refundable (minus $50 processing fee) up until 2 months before your arrival date. Remaining balance is due one week before your arrival.

There is a $90 cleaning fee for all rentals. We collect 11% lodging tax on any stay less than 6 months.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 05/01/2017
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Canoeing, Birdwatching, Skydiving, The restaurants and shops of Vero Beach and Sebastian are just minutes away.


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  • Charming, mature  "old Florida" landcaping

    Charming, mature "old Florida" landcaping

  • Stylish midcentury retro-modern furnishings throughout the house!

    Stylish midcentury retro-modern furnishings throughout the house!

  • Palms, live oaks, and tropical landscaping surround our bungalow

    Palms, live oaks, and tropical landscaping surround our bungalow

  • The beaches, just minutes away, are always uncrowded and peaceful

    The beaches, just minutes away, are always uncrowded and peaceful

VRBO #71907

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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