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Private Ocean Front Cottage Paradise Found Florida Melbourne Beach Dog Friendly

63 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in New Melbourne Beach - Paradise Found Florida

Private Ocean Front Beach Cottage 2 bedroom 1 bath Great Amenities Pet Friendly

"One learns first of all in beach living the art of shedding; how little one can get along with, not how much." ~ "Anne Morrow Lindbergh"

One of a kind *PRIVATE* beach cottage. There is nothing else like Paradise Found Florida on the barrier island. Paradise Found Florida is a stand alone cottage with a private backyard and direct access to the beach.

Explore Melbourne Beach Florida- miles of unspoiled beaches, nature preserves, and endless summer relaxation! Off shore breezes make for year round enjoyment of the tropical climate.

What Guests Have Been Saying:

Precious Get Away, Breathtaking, Paradise Found A Great Name For A Beautiful and Tranquil Location, Our Slice of Heaven, Awesome Family Rental, A Cozy Get Away, Paradise Was Truly Found.


• Chic 'Old Florida' style Beach Cottage

• The light and airy interior is just the beginning and out your back door is a magnificent beach and ocean.

• The cottage is the perfect place to get away from it all and is equipped with modern amenities for a relaxing beach escape.

• Paradise Found is the perfect place to create wonderful memories to last a lifetime! Family, friends, kids, teens and adults- this is a magical place. Something for everyone to explore: Shell hunting, turtle watching, or a lazy day in the hammock under the Sea Grape tree reading and snoozing while the ocean breeze gently embraces and cools you.


• Family Room, kitchen/Dining, two bedrooms, 1 bath, private outdoor shower with hot and cold water.

• Mexican tile throughout and professionally decorated with a Florida feel.

• We keep plenty of towels and linens on hand and the kitchen is well equipped for creating meals at the cottage.


Settle in and in no time you will feel like this has been your family BEACH COTTAGE for years.

• We continually strive to provide our guests with the best experience possible.

• Quality linens, bedding and amenities are our hallmark.

• Earning our guests loyalty is our focus and accommodating return guests is our pleasure.


We maintain a well- stocked cottage for guest’s convenience and we’re happy to take special requests.

• Stocked beach closet holds chairs, umbrella, toys, and many other items for enjoying during your stay.

• Plenty of kitchen essentials and extras.

• Fishing, swimming, and shelling out your back door.

• 2 bicycles, 2 boogie boards, 2 ocean kayaks

• Plenty of linens, towels and beach towels

• Washer and Dryer plus laundry supplies

• Private outdoor shower hot and cold water

Hop on a bike ride down to the inlet and explore the nature trails at the Barrier Island Center. For the adventurer ride to Honest John's Fish Camp and take a step back in time. A great place to explore the Indian River where the wildlife abounds.

Near Cape Canaveral, antique shops, golf, and guides available for fishing the Indian River or Atlantic Ocean. Disney is a short 90 minutes across the Beach Line.

Paradise Found Florida your beach destination

Keywords: Ocean Front, Beach Cottage, and Licensed, Florida Vacation Rental

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Julia Hill
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2016
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About Julia Hill

Paradise Found is a 'happy' accident! I (Julia) grew up in the Sebastian/Vero area and loved being a child on the beaches here. My parents have always lived in Florida, but my life has taken me in several different directions. Joe and I were fortunate to find this special place and we are now so pleased to share it with our guests It truly is 'Old Florida' and a slice of Paradise.

Julia Hill purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Julia Hill chose Florida

There is nothing more special than having a wonder of nature at your door step. The Atlantic Ocean is a mighty and powerful thing full of interest and wonder. The beauty of the area abounds. Each season brings it's own special circumstances: Fishing, shelling, birds and the magnificent turtles that have nested here for centuries. Looking over the ocean and viewing the manatee, dolphins, fish and the occasional whale are truly spectacular. Of course just relaxing and pondering over the energy the ocean creates isn't bad either. The life force of the ocean is ever evolving and to have the chance to be apart no matter how short is priceless.

What makes this cottage unique

The unique benefit of this property is a virtually private beach. This truly is 'Old Florida'. There are no high rises, commercial traffic or other distractions. This is a very private part of the beach with private access. Yet! You are close to the things you want. Shopping and necessities are a short drive or bicycle ride. Historic sites are close by: Sebastian Inlet, The Cape and even the Orlando theme parks are within an easy commute. It's the best of both worlds. The guest unit provides a private accommodation with exclusive amenities of a stand alone property- while maintaining affordable beachside accommodations.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time this week. We did sweep, but we watched the sunrise and tracked in some sand. Our last evening here we sat out back and looked at the stars. Roger's phone has an app that tells us what they all are, so that was fun. Jupiter was our find of the night. It is difficult to leave today but, sadly we must. Thank you for everything.

With gratitude- Roger and Rosemary
Feb 2014
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Private Ocean Front Cottage Paradise Found Florida Melbourne Beach Dog Friendly
average rating of 4.952381 based on 65 reviews

A wonderful, quiet place that feels like your home.

  • 5 of 5

Paradise found is like staying at your own house, Julia makes you feel like friends more that guest. She has the not overlooked any of the things you may need.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Clean and Comfortable Beachfront Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent ten very relaxing days at the beach cottage. We found it to be clean, well supplied and quite comfortable to live in. The decor was bright and fresh and Julia the owner obviously spends time improving and adding nice touches for her guests. We appreciated the high quality towels and linens not always found in other rental units. The best feature by far was the direct oceanfront access. It was wonderful to walk out the back door to a private yard that leads out to a very beautiful stretch of beach. It was perfect for walking, swimming, shelling and just sitting and gazing at the sea. As many others have mentioned, the outdoor shower with hot and cold water was terrific. We used it daily, especially nice after a salty swim in the ocean! We were fortunate enough to meet Julia during our stay and she is a lovely, friendly host but respectful of our privacy. The whole rental process went smoothly from beginning to end and we found Julia to be very professional throughout. We'd like to thank her for sharing her "Paradise Found" with us and would easily recommend this vacation spot to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Charming Cottage on a Beautiful Beach

  • 5 of 5

This was my first visit to Paradise Cottage and "old" Melbourne Beach. Such a beautiful, restful spot. The cottage is charming, beautifully decorated, comfortable and very, very clean! Since I was solo on this trip, I didn't cook but the kitchen was well stocked for those who prefer to eat in. Sunrise and sunset on the beach are beautiful and just a few steps out the back door. I love a long walk on the beach and this beach could not have been more pleasant! I took a couple of day trips and the local towns are charming, easy to access with plenty of shopping, antiquing, something for everyone. I'm familiar enough with the area to appreciate how accessible the larger attractions of Disney and Cape Canaveral are for those looking for additional adventure. Julia is an exceptional hostess and I look forward to spending many more relaxing days at Paradise Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beauitful Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cottage! The kitchen is well stocked and she adds so many extra touches that make you feel right at home. The house is beautifully decorated and cozy. The backyard is the best part hands down (including the outdoor shower!). Most days, we were the only people on the beach as far as the eye could see...we could let the doggie run around without her leash all day! The "beach closet" has chairs, beach games, board games, etc. for entertainment. Wonderful experience, wish we had stayed longer!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ultimate middle of the week staycation!

  • 5 of 5

We live in Orlando and I wanted to plan a short mid week getaway for my wife and I to celebrate her birthday and a belated Mother's Day. I am so glad I found this website and this property of Julia's. Everything is as stated. It is a clean, cozy cottage on the beach. There is cable TV, high speed wifi (I still had to work some), and the house is well stocked with utensils and appliances. Did I mention the place is clean? :)

I had conversations with Julia both before and after our stay and she was always very prompt in her replies and addressed everything to my satisfaction. No major issues but we wanted to check in earlier than stated so she made that happen and then after our departure, my wife forgot her Sonic Toothbrush...Julia promptly informed us that we had left it behind and then she even mailed it to us. Much appreciated!

The house is on a beautiful spot on the beach. It was QUIET! We have never had a beach almost entirely to ourselves like this and it was so nice. Occasionally we would see a few other people but that was it. It was so enjoyable and fun. Julia has plenty of chairs and beach gear for your needs. We took advantage of the boogie boards and the ocean kayak. When not splashing around, we just sat in the sun and enjoyed the breeze. It was perfect for us since we just wanted to unplug and unwind. There are two bikes there which appeared to be in great shape. We came close to testing them out, however the beach kept calling us and using up all our time.

We did take a few hours and drove to Sebastian Inlet. Glad we did. It is a short ride, but worth it. Fun place to dip the toes in the water or see what the fishermen are catching out on the pier. There are plenty of food choices within short driving distance so get out and explore. We did have dinner one night at Meg O Malleys...great food, great service and entertainment.

In short, staying here is money well spent. We would/will return in the future, we will recommend the place. We had a great time and it was exactly what the doctor ordered.

If you have any questions, Julia will answer them so do not be afraid. I will do the same if needed. You will not be disappointed, great place to stay!!

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I should first start by saying I have pretty high expectations and I was blown away walking into Paradise Found! It was clean, relaxing and honestly everything we could have asked for! Not only do we travel with two kids (age 2 and 4) but also our two Chihuahuas! I loved how easy it was to have the dogs and the kids here! The grocery store is right down the street, Julia (the owner) was beyond thoughtful and brought over Organic Eggs and we were able to cook for the kids when going to a restaurant was just too exhausting - parents I am sure you understand;)! My husband also LOVED cooking with the Green Egg! The House is very kid friendly and the yard is perfect! They loved the outdoor shower and toys!! The beach is quiet, relaxing and also CLEAN! We also were able to see turtles nesting which was amazing! I can promise you once you come to this beach you will never want to go to a crowded beach ever again! I travel almost weekly for work and I can tell you it is the little things that always make me want to go back somewhere and Julia was amazing with this! Coming into the house was a thoughtful gift basket and she was beyond amazing with our children! Honestly it was just the perfect time and we cannot wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11.5 Miles
Melbourne Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Spessard Holland
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
New England Eatery, De'Angelos, Sand on the Beach
Nearest Beach
Right out the back door!
Car: recommended

The Beach Cottage is conveniently located on Hwy A1A between Sebastian Inlet and the center of Old Melbourne Beach. Absolutely pristine virtually private beaches where you can spend the days fishing, swimming, and relaxing. The cottage is located directly on the ocean so enjoying your morning coffee and watching the sunrise is a highlight. If your interest include shopping and museums Melbourne has quite a few to offer and Sebastian Inlet has a treasure and fishing museum. There are many wild life refuges and sanctuaries to enjoy on bike, kayak or walking. Vero Beach is a short ride down the coastal highway where you can enjoy shopping, fine dining, and several spas. If the large resort parks are your interest Disney and Orlando are a short ride across the beach line. In 90 minutes you can be in the heart of Orlando. The Cape and SPACE are located about 45 minutes north. For the fisher person the area provides world class surf fishing and there are several charter services available for river and ocean fishing. This truly is a slice of Paradise!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in New Melbourne Beach, Florida Central Atlantic Coast

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall 2016
18 Sep 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter High 2016-2017
18 Dec 2016 - 15 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 Spring-Summer
16 Apr 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 11.5%

Pets: individual basis: breed, age, size. Required proof of vaccinations flea/tick control pets crated when not with owners. Pet fee assessed at owner's discretion

Rates published are subject to change, and no reservation is guaranteed until rental agreement is signed and payment is confirmed.

Premium Holidays Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July

Cancellations within 60 days of arrival: refunds granted if/when the cottage is re-booked. The amount of refund is at owner's discretion.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in New Melbourne Beach, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 full bathroom with shower/tub and 1 Private Outdoor Shower with hot and cold water.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin XL converted to King upon request.
  • Queen size Beds (1) One queen bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twin beds, Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play available and high chair upon request.,
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful Linens, 2 Bicycles, boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrella, towels. We have bottled water available for our guests to enjoy. And a private outdoor shower with hot and cold water. We provide an Apple TV and an iPad at the cottage for your use to access some of our favorite apps.

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