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"Jumpin Fish Cottage" Quaint Waterfront Bordering Preserve, Electric Pool Heater

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 14 nights


About the property

This is a 3 bedroom home with screened lanai and pool, bordering a preserve!

This beautiful home is located on the St Johns Water Management, waterway. The location is serene, and special, bordering a natural preserve. An excellent location for wildlife viewing. A photographer's dream! The photographs posted have been taken in the back yard, the wildlife is amazing!

The home has a covered lanai, that overlooks the waterway.

The cottage is named aptly named "Jumpin Fish Cottage" because the fish leap from the water in the back yard its great fun to watch!

And we do have some fishing poles available for the guests to use!

Offering a split bedroom arrangement there are a total of 3 bedrooms, a King and 2 Queen beds Queen . There are 2 living areas and a full dining as well as breakfast nook beside the pool. There is a propane grill in the lanai.

Conveniently located in the Sebastian Highlands area, and is close to the beach, a short drive of about 7 miles.

Recent updates include a brand new high efficiency washer and dryer.

Small dogs are welcome, please contact the owners!

The pool is heated by an newly installed electric heater. The pool has been updated to a salt water system! Pool is heated from Oct.15 to April 15, with no extra charge for electricity!

We offer weekly and monthly discounts that will be reflected in your quote. We welcome your inquiry!

More Details

Property Manager
Jeff Zurface
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Jeff Zurface

We are retired from the medical field, after serving rural Texan for years.

We relocated to Vero Beach/ Indian River County, in 2013. Jeff will be happy to answer any questions. We also have an on sight manager whose info is located inside the home, and available to assist guest as well.

Jeff Zurface purchased this house in 2016

Why Jeff Zurface chose Sebastian Highlands

After moving from Texas we first lived in Sebastian. This town is a "true gem". It reminds us of small towns we were familiar with as children. It is quaint, safe and beautiful. The folks living here are gracious and kind.

"Jumpin Fish Cottage" has the most beautiful setting we have seen in Sebastian! It borders a waterway in the back with a preserve area, so you can see the serenity of Florida in its natural state! The land in the front of the home is undeveloped and belongs to the city of Sebastian. There are many beautiful birds in Florida especially in the winter. You may see some of these when you visit. The area also has osprey flying overhead frequently!

What makes this house unique

This home has a gorgeous setting. It is well equipped inside with all that you will need while staying at the home. It has a split bedroom arrangement.

Then there is a heated salt water pool with at lanai that is screened in overlooking the preserve!

The fish are extremely active and fun to watch!


Sebastian Highlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shared between bedrooms 2 and 3.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Recently remodeled with lovely new tile, in walkin shower
  • Both bathrooms have been recently remodeled. The master has a walk in shower and the hall bath has a shower tub combination.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , With a full bath adjoining bedroom!
    Queen sleeper in family - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Located in the family room.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen bed with adjoining full bathroom with shower!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Full bath shared between bedrooms 2 and 3. Recently updated.
  • Split bedroom arrangement. The master has and adjoining large master bath and a walk in closet. The second and third bedrooms share a remodeled bath with a shower tub combination. All bedrooms have queen beds, and there is a sleeper sofa in the living that is also a queen.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Pool is heated Oct 15 to March 31. It is electric. The pool cover must be kept on at night and when not in use, for the heater to effectively heat the pool. If a guest wants the pool heated outside these times the cost will be about 10.00 per day. Also if a guest would like the pool heated to a higher temperature (above 83) they may contact the owner for additional costs. We appreciate advance notice as it takes 24 hours for the pool to heat up depending on Air Temp/ Weather. Parking is strictly enforced by the County and City of Sebastian. No more than 2 cars in the driveway, none on the grass or street. NO RV;s or Boats in the driveway at any time. Occupancy is 7 max. No outside amplification of music. Quiet hours are 10 PM to 7 AM. No events or parties allowed. No smoking in the home. It is permitted outside as long as the guest cleans up the thier waste.Pets are considered please contact the owner. No aggressive breed dogs allowed.


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"Jumpin Fish Cottage" Quaint Waterfront Bordering Preserve, Electric Pool Heater
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Great location and house

  • 5 of 5

Jeff is a great host! Really enjoyed the heated pool and location is great! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience, this home is very nice, clean, and peaceful. Working with the owners was a pleasure. We enjoyed the preserve, the wildlife, and Sebastian Inlet Park. Thank you for helping to make my husbands 40th memorable!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay. Big and roomy, well appointed, beautiful setting, centrally located, great pool and lanai. Jeff is very responsive to your needs. Would rent here in a heart beat. Couldn't think of a thing we would change. Bill and Jeanette

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, Florida

Amazing Area with Views Galore!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time staying at the "Jumping Fish Cottage" in Sebastian! The house is warm and cozy but has an elegant chic beach vibe to it. The view from the back porch overlooking the pool into the inlet was great. There was always something to see, whether it was the jumping fish, people kayaking, or the local alligator just cruising up and down the canal. Jeff is very friendly and will make you feel like this is YOUR home. Definitely recommend this property to anyone who needs a little getaway!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a delightful place. Bright cherry clean and hosts are so thoughtful anticipating your needs

  • 5 of 5

I took my 89 year old Dad and his wife to Sebastian for a four day weekend. We had a lovely time. The little river in the back is peaceful. The pool is lovely. The place is just perfect. The sheets were amazing and in the rental market sheets are never this lovely!

Jeff thinks of everything and makes it so easy. My parents are converts. My step mom asked "I wonder why they don't just live here all the's so wonderful!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home with great view of beautiful canal.

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful, and the views from the backyard lanai are so nice and relaxing. Watching the wildlife while swimming in the pool is heaven. Wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
12 15 minutes across the wabbasso bridge
Car: necessary

This property borders a nature preserve and a tributary to the Sebastian River. You can view wildlife and fish right from the bank. Excellent Photography location.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $75
Damage Insurance $59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.