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CHARMING VINTAGE-RETRO FLORIDA COTTAGE...CAREFREE 'BEACH BLANKET BUNGALOW'

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights

About the property

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

PLEASE CALL TO CHECK AVAILABILITY. WE DO NOT USE THE CALENDAR FUNCTION ON THIS SITE.

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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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2017

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

CHARMING VINTAGE-RETRO FLORIDA COTTAGE...CAREFREE 'BEACH BLANKET BUNGALOW'
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Perfect for any reason!

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place for 3 months while transitioning to the area and Glenn came to our rescue. We felt right at home from the moment we walked in the front door. The home is exactly as pictured and Glenn was always available if we had any questions or needed anything. Btw, we didn't need a thing, because he has everything in his homes. He has more kitchen supplies than a restaurant and the sheets he has are super soft, plush towels, comfy furniture, a washer and dryer, and so on. Consider it your home away from home! All you need to bring is yourself and clothes and you are set. He also recommended a few restaurants and we frequented two of them quite often. (Aunt Louise's and Wasabi Thai Sushi) I literally gained 10lbs from all the great food. Thanks Glenn! LOL!

I would highly recommend Glenn's homes if you are spending time in the area. It was totally relaxing and a great memorable time that I will treasure. Just a note.... we stayed at 3 of Glenn's homes during our stay and I have left this review for all of them, because each is equally fantastic!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for our visit to relatives!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled from Atlanta with our rescue corgi to check up on older parents -- and the cottage was lovely and convenient. We appreciated the privacy and the lightly-traveled roads for walking the dog (especially down towards pond/lagoon area) -- it felt very safe. The kitchen is well appointed -- on our last night, we invited parents over for dinner and it was a nice change from restaurants. And the cottage is delightfully decorated -- got a few ideas! Very charming -- we'll likely return!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Old Florida at it's best !!!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we landed in Florida we knew we were in good hands, we communicated with Glen per his request as soon as we landed . He met us at the property with a warm smile and a welcoming attitude. After giving us a quick tour and answering our questions, he left us to enjoy his home. We were very impressed, it's not only charming, but laid out well and very clean. We were immediately comfortable.

Glen's love of his homes and "old Florida " is seen in every room.We loved going through the house making note of all the fun decor and charming features. The house offered everything we needed as a "home base" with a great central location.

Our plans are to stay in one of Glen's properties in the future whenever we're in the area and will plan our vacations around his availability.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ellison Bay WIc
5

There is no better place

  • 5 of 5

First let me say the homeowner was the best. I felt if there was anything we needed he would be there for us. This house is located in the best location. 2.5 miles from the most pristine beaches in South Florida. We lived in West Palm Beach for 25 years and we really like this area for our vacation spot as we now live in Wisconsin. The house is set on a very private huge corner lot. It has everything you can image as far as amenities. Dishes galore with Fiesta ware. The homeowner has kept the 60's flare in his decor which makes everything that much more charming. Very tastefully done. It has a huge backyard that made it very comfortable for our dog and is very pet friendly. Bait shop 1/2 block from the house with land fishing on the Indian River (Intercostal) within a 1 minute drive from the house. I can't say enough things great about this house. Great restaurants within a short drive located between Sebastian and Vero Beach which gives you a great variety. Will definitely stay here again. Our only disappointed is that we have to leave.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hanover, Ontario Canada
5

Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with our 2 dogs stayed here for the month of November and found it very hard to leave! My sister, who lives in Vero found this place for us as its location is close to her house and store. Little did she know just how perfect this house was for us! It is so close to the intra coastal we walked or biked our dogs there every morning for a swim at the park! And the beautiful Wabasso beach is just a little further! The house has everything we needed! Just had to bring clothes! Stores are near by also and the neighborhood is so quite! We would highly recommend to anyone wanting a fantastic quite holiday! We will return again and again!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 0
Orlando, FL
5

Relaxing, clean and quiet

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed with our Yorkie for 5 nights here. I grew up in S Florida in the 60's and this house reminded me so much of the home I grew up in. It was extremly quiet. Beaches here are superior to Daytona, Miami, Jacksonville. They are very white, quiet and clean. Very Family.

I would recommend this home to anyone who just wants a quiet get away. So much better than a hotel.

there is a wonderful family owned store with Orange Grove products and produce just a little ways N up US1. We purchased much of our food here, and made meals in the home. I absolutely loved it.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canoeing, Birdwatching, Skydiving, The restaurants and shops of Vero Beach and Sebastian are just minutes away.

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Rates & Availability

Vero Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2016-2017
Dec 1 2016 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$130
$900
$2,300
 
 
Summer/Fall Season 2016
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$95
$650
$1,500
 
 
Winter Season
Nov 1 2017 - May 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
$130
$900
$2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$900
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Vero Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size Beds (1) in master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) two twin beds in guest room
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
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 only...no tub.No Smoking Inside Our Home, Please!

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