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Casa Tortuga - Heated Pool and Jacuzzi, Close to Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Come stay at our beautiful three bedroom, two bath pool home located in a quiet neighborhood just ten minutes from the beach. With all brand-new furnishings and a brand new heated pool with Jacuzzi spa, it is just waiting for your arrival.

Called Casa Tortuga because the beaches of Sebastian Inlet are a famous sea turtle nesting ground, you will find that we have tastefully incorporated images of these endangered animals into our decorating.

A fully equipped kitchen with breakfast nook and breakfast bar seating offers lots of room for visiting while preparing food. The dining area seats six and has a patio door with access to the pool. Poolside, a generously sized covered area provides protection from the sun when needed. Plantation shutters throughout the house provide just the right touch of privacy.

The master suite with a king bed also features a huge full bath with a shower and a deep tub for relaxing. A glass patio door with plantation shutters for privacy gives direct access to the pool.

The second and third bedrooms each have two twin beds that can be converted into king beds if desired. The second bath (full bath) is located between the second and third bedrooms. Two foldaway beds bring the total available sleep space to eight people.

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More Details

Sarah Gerken
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

About Sarah Gerken

My husband and I co-own our house with my parents. We have welcomed guests from all over the world and enjoy the vacation rental business immensely.

Sarah Gerken purchased this house in 2006

Why Sarah Gerken chose Sebastian Highlands

We purchased this house for our extended family to be able to come to Florida together. We chose Sebastian for the beautiful beaches, quiet nights, spectacular wild life, great restaurants.... We have had wonderful times here with our children, parents, and friends.

What makes this house unique

The arica palms that surround the pool and patio provide complete privacy. Our house is located in a quiet, family neighborhood that is great for long walks and bike rides, as well as bird watching and spotting a turtle or two.


Sebastian Highlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , double vanity
  • Master bath has double sinks, separate shower, garden tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , TV in Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 murphy bed , fold out beds
  • Split layout with master suite and full bath on one side, 2 guest bedrooms and a second bath on the other side of the house.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(40 traveler reviews)

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Casa Tortuga - Heated Pool and Jacuzzi, Close to Beach
average rating of 4.825 based on 40 reviews

Very clean, just like home

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful experience!! Owners where very nice and quick with any questions we had. Pool was amazing our kids loved it!! Kitchen was fully equipped. Beds where comfy. Overall we had a very relaxing and enjoyable experience!! We WILL stay there again!! This place feels like Home. Thank you Sarah and Joanna 😘�

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come again!
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review. We look forward to your return!
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Enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet neighborhood, clean home, great pool area. Close to Vero Beach, kayaking, botanical gardens, etc. We had a lovely time.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review of Casa Tortuga ! We appreciate your taking the time to write. We hope to see you again.
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Another wonderful visit to Casa Tortuga

  • 5 of 5

My family has been coming to Casa Tortuga nearly every year since our family reunion in 2010, always a great time. This year was especially hot, thank you pool. Wonderful beach nearby. Entertained Cousins with a cookout and pool/hot tub get together. Visited Brevard Zoo, Twister Airboats and Merritt Island. Now we're home, tired but happy

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charlestown, NH

Nice home in a nice neighborhood!

  • 4 of 5

My family of 5 enjoyed our stay in this villa, which is nicely appointed and situated in a quiet neighborhood of well cared for homes. We especially enjoyed the heated pool and spa. The owners are friendly and helpful. The only problem we encountered was bugs in the kitchen, which they were going to have exterminated after we left.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your (second!) review of our home in Sebastian, FL. We are glad you enjoyed the heated pool and jacuzzi. We have already had our regular pest control service check and service the inside of the home (they spray the outside on a regular schedule to keep most bugs from enterring the home). Thanks for calling us to let us know of this issue, without your feedback we would not be able to correct a situation like this so quickly. Come again soon! PS We were told that the small flying insects you saw were gnats.
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Charlestown, NH

Nice home in a nice neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

My family of 5 enjoyed this nice home in a nice, quiet neighborhood. It was laid out great, furnished well and the beds were comfortable. The heated pool and spa were great and got a lot of use. The only problem was the bugs in the kitchen, which the owners were going to have taken care of by an exterminator.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the detailed review of our home. We are glad you enjoyed the many features of our home including the heated pool and spa. We also want to thank you for calling us to let us know about the bugs in the kitchen. Our pest service does a regularly scheduled prevention treatment on the outside perimeter of our home. They will be treating the interior of our home this week for the small flying bugs that you described in the kitchen. It is guests like you who help us to maintain our standards of a quality, clean, well maintained vacation home. Again, thank you, and come again soon!
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Nearest Airport
89 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I 95
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Indian River Beaches
Car: necessary

There are so many wonderful things to do in the Sebastian area, The beach for surfing and sunbathing is only 10 minutes away, If your children are interested in the character breakfasts on Saturday morning, the Vero Beach Disney Resort is also only 10 minutes away, Sebastian Inlet State Park(known for its surfing and secluded beaches), Pelican Island Wildlife Refuge, and Indian River Mall are only 15 minutes away, Don't forget about the Sebastian Riverfront with many restaurants, parks for kids, and a path for walking or riding a bike, all less than 10 minutes away, Sebastian is also well known as a wonderful place to go fishing, both inland and off shore, Hire a guide on the Sebastian Riverfront and you could be in for a day of catching Redfish, Mahi-Mahi, Tuna, or Sailfish. There are also plenty of golf courses within easy driving distance for a day on the links, or you could just enjoy a relaxing day in the pool & jacuzzi in the peace and quiet of your back yard. SKY DIVING at nearb


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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