Villa in Cocoa Beach, Florida East Coast, USA - Peaceful And Relaxing, Soak Up The Sun And Watch The Dolphins & Manatees Play From The Private Dock!
Come and stay at this beautiful waterfront home is set in 1 acre with stunning panoramic picturesque sunset views out over the bay and beautiful pool and heated spa.
We are only looking to rent our holiday home for a few weeks a year to retain its personal character.
You will be able to Watch the dolphins play & Manatees playing at the dock at the bottom of the garden. Fish from your private dock or just simply relax by the beautiful pool.
This amazing house is only 5 minutes away from the beach and within 45 minutes of Orlando and it’s attractions it makes for the perfect relaxing vacation, there are restaurants and bars close by at Cocoa Beach, Port Canaveral or Merritt Island it really has it all!
Your own private pool comes with a heated hot tub and there is an outdoor BBQ area. Why not indulge yourself and enjoy a cocktail while looking out over the stunning bay.
Top Traveller Review
Relaxing by the river!
About the Owner
About Kevin Beard
I'm Kevin the proud owner of this beautiful home, I live in Nottingham but have spent many years in my mid-twenties travelling in the USA. I had a brief spell in Florida and loved it.
I hope that someday I will be fortunate enough to be able to take long relaxing holidays at the house with family and friends and have just spent 3 weeks at the house furnishing it and having it redecorated inside and out.
I think it looks amazing now and the location is stunning!
Kevin Beard purchased this house in 2009
Why Kevin Beard chose Merritt Island
I bought the house in 2009 after falling in love with it and the East Coast of Florida with it's proximity to Orlando but with the calm of a tropical paradise.
I love to fish and the house is on the Banana River which runs in to the Atlantic Ocean. There is always something going on or new to see from the dock, you can spend hours watching dolphins & manatees and as yet they have never let me down always putting in an appearance.
The house is also a 5 minute drive to Cocoa Beach where I enjoy a walk along the miles of wide beach or a beer at Coconuts bar, not forgetting Canaveral Port’s bar & restaurants with Grills, Millikens and Fish Lips.
The area really has it all and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
(16 traveller reviews)
Nice house and location.
Lovely spacious house in big garden with beautiful outlook to the west stunning sunsets across the water. Comfortable beds. Kitchen spacious and nice but equipment a bit limited and of basic quality, frying pans, scratched and dirty, food blender needed a good wash before use, very limited on serving bowls and dishes, no baking trays, only one chopping board, sharp knives not sharp. The house could do,with a few more finishing touches, pictures etc. Ensuite bathroom lovely, other one needs updating. Towels,need replacing. The house was 99% clean but cobwebs in the alcove near master bedroom. It is not cheap and at the price I would expect a higher standard on the finishing touches.,All little things in a lovely house that I would happily return to
Relaxing by the river!
Had a great couple of weeks here with the family. Very relaxing. Lots of wildlife in the water. Great base for other activities. Plenty of space for a family visit (or even 2 families!). Highly recommended.
Great House, great location!
We had a fantastic week at this great holiday home and we will be back. In one 24 hour period we saw a family of 4 Manatees swimming around our dock (for an hour), sunbathed and swam in the pool/hot tub, shopped at the local Macy's store, saw dolphins playing 10 yards from the dock, ate at a waterfront restaurant and then watched a night-time rocket launch out at Canaveral (which was spectacular!). Where else in the world could you do that?
Kevin provided all info for us, was in contact whilst we were there and Buster provided great on-site support. The house, the views and the wildlife are all first rate - a great stay!
Very impressive accommodation
The property completely lived up to our expectation - we wanted something out of the very busy part of Florida - and this certainly meet that criteria. Situated by the waters edge on Merritt Island gave us the opportunity to relax whilst watching the many Dolphin and Manatee sightings we made. The overall standard of the accommodation is very high with loads of space and a beautiful view over the water, would be happy to return.
Lovely house and great location
We really enjoyed our week in this house. What made it for us, were the water views - it really is a great spot - and we were delighted to see dolphins on more than one occasion. The house had more than enough space for a family of 4, was very clean and there were plenty of towels provided. The pool and spa were fantastic and we made full use of the outdoor bbq area too. There were little or no "stock items" in the kitchen so you will need to bring or buy virtually everything for your stay. Fortunately, there is no shortage of shops nearby - plus plenty of restaurants too. You will need a car here, but the house is in a great location with plenty of beaches nearby and an hour or so from Orlando and all the theme parks. The owner, Kevin, went out of his way to offer advice and accommodate our requests and his neighbour, Buster, is on hand to help if necessary. All in all a perfect house for relaxing in - but within easy reach of lots of major attractions too. Highly recommended!
A great location and superb facilities
We had a great time in this lovely villa. Very light and plenty of room, even if there was only four of us. Beautiful views across the water and regular dolphin and manatee sightings made for a memorable holiday.
The villa had everything we needed and the barbeque was particularly appreciated for relaxing evenings in with good food and great sunsets.
The location was excellent within easy distance of good restaurants and the surf at Cocoa Beach. Papa Vitos was a great favourite with the teenagers. The few issues we had during our 3 week stay were deal with quickly and efficiently making for a truly great holiday.
From the Owner
“I bought the house in 2009 after falling in love with it and the East Coast of Florida with it's proximity to Orlando but with the calm of a tropical paradise. I love to fish and the house is on the Banana River which runs in to the Atlantic Ocean. There is always something going on or new to see from the dock, you can spend hours watching dolphins & manatees and as yet they have never let me down always putting in an appearance. The house is also a 5 minute drive to Cocoa Beach where I enjoy a walk along the miles of wide beach or a beer at Coconuts bar, not forgetting Canaveral Port’s bar & restaurants with Grills, Millikens and Fish Lips. The area really has it all and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!”
Activity and Interests
5 minutes drive to beautiful Cocoa Beach
30 minutes drive from Orlando Airport
45 drive minutes from Sanford
Orlando 30 miles
Excellent restaurants, golf courses, Merritt square mall, nearby atm, nearby bank, Ron Jon's surf shop, nearby medical services, nearby grocery, movie theatres, nearby super Walmart.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional pricing information
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Price includes cleaning fees – cleaners come in after departure date.
Please email for longer term booking prices.
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
- Private Pool
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible
- near the sea
- theme parks
- water parks
- bird watching
- gambling casinos
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- jet skiing
- pier fishing
- bay fishing
- surf fishing
- water skiing
- water tubing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bedroom 1 with En-suite 2 Bathrooms with Showers Bedroom 4 with 1/2 Bathroom
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, Master bedroom has Super-King Bed with en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Queen bed
- Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, Queen Bed
- Bedroom 4 Top Floor - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Double Bed, Complete top floor - 1 Queen & 2 double beds & toilet/sink
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 king bed & En-suite, Bedroom 2 Queen bed Bedroom 3 Queen bed Bedroom 4 1 Queen & 2 full beds and 1/2 Bathroom
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Patio, gas grill, pool shower room, hot tub, private pool, sun deck, private dock, private parking area. Outside: Set in 1 acre with gated driveway, pool with heated spa, out door kitchen with BBQ, patio furniture, sun loungers, dock with access to Banana River and the Atlantic Ocean. Utility Room: Washer & dryer, iron & ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linens and towels supplied. Other: Huge upstairs bedroom with queen bed, 2 full/double beds and WC.