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Florida Wilderness Near Beach, Theme Parks and Attractions

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Melbourne

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Be near the attractions but also away from the world with this Central Florida wilderness retreat.

Located 3 minutes from the King Center for Performing Arts, 10 minutes from the beach, 30 minutes from Kennedy Space Center and less than an hour from the Universal, Sea World and the Disney Theme parks, this 2000 Sq Ft home will let you appreciate the more relaxed pace of nature.

This one acre lot is attached to wooded acreage so there are always visits from local wildlife in the back yard. The bird pictures were taken from the sun room and the turtle picture from a stroll in the back yard.

The home features:

Master Bedroom with queen size bed.

Master Bathroom with garden tub

Second Bedroom with Florida theme and a queen size bed.

Kid's bedroom with a pair of day beds (stocked with toys and books for the kids)

Caribbean / Florida themed Living and Dining Room with a 50" HD TV

Spacious kitchen the whole family can cook together in without stepping on each other.

Sunroom with a seating area to watch the wildlife as you enjoy a morning cup of coffee

Chain link fence closes the property off from the road.

The living room has a HDTV with with a DVD player and full collection of moves for the whole family. (There is also a Wii gaming system with a number of games is available upon request)

The permanent beds in the home will hold 5-6 people. If you want to have more people stay in the home, you could set up an inflatable bed.

The sunroom is set up with a seating area to watch the birds and other wildlife that like to visit.

If you like to cook, feel free to pick some of the fresh herbs growing just out the back door.

Yard games are available for your family from badminton to croquet and even bocce sets. Please let me know you are interested and I will make sure they are brought out for you.

Want to take off to the theme parks for a day and don't know what to do with your pet? I can arrange on-site pet sitting while you go out for the day.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Michelle Murillo
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2016

About Michelle Murillo

I love to travel and meet people and think vacation homes are a fantastic way to do this, so I have turned my home into one as well!

By trade I am a writer and voice talent and on the side I am a pirate re-enactor portraying Mary Read.

Michelle Murillo purchased this house in 2007

Why Michelle Murillo chose Florida Central Atlantic Coast

I love this area. Not only is it near the beach and the theme parks, but it also lets you get away from all the hustle and bustle of those things when you want to. When you look out the back windows it seems like it's just you and nature out there and no one else. It's a fantastic place to relax and just be at peace with the world.

Guestbook comments from the owner

***This message was left in the house guest book and in an e-mail by a visitor who traveled from Ca to Fl to watch the last night shuttle launch. One of the astronauts was their friend!***

Thank you so much. Your home was perfect for us and so much better than a hotel. My kids felt right at home. Thank you for opening your beautiful home to us.

Cecilia and Christopher are showing there pirate coins to everyone today! If we are ever in Florida again, we'd love to stay in your home.

- Chastity, Chris, and Cecilia
Feb 2010
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based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Florida Wilderness Near Beach, Theme Parks and Attractions
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Rockford IL

Excellent Brevard County location

  • 5 of 5

Checked in with my daughter & husband and three kids (all under 5). Very spacious home and a fantastic entertainment center for the kids. The kids loved the oversize tub in the Master Bath. Felt at home immediately on a very quiet street. Close to Publix, the King Center, I-95 and the beaches are only 15 minutes away. By far the best rental property for a short stay that I've found on the Space Coast.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My children and I stayed ...

  • 5 of 5

My children and I stayed at Michelle's home for the recent Shuttle launch. We immediately felt right at home and the house is beautiful. Everything was clean and comfortable. Her kitchen is modern and new. The huge HD TV has all the cable channels you want and her movie collection has everything from action to Disney. We had a great stay and would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

A delightful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying for a few weeks. It was a short drive to take the family to the beach of the Kennedy Space Center and not too far to go to the theme parks. We found it the perfect jumping off point for our adventures, since we had all the comforts of home while still being close to all the things we wanted to do.

Since I run my own business, I especially liked that there was Wi-Fi throughout the home, so I was able to stay connected to my business while on holiday. The kids loved the Wii and big screen TV, as well as having cable. It made the moments at home really enjoyable.

Also, if you stay here, make a cup of coffee and take advantage of the view from the sunroom. We really enjoyed the variety of wildlife we could see. There seems to be a resident cardinal and blue jay that are always competing for the main bird feeder as well as a woodpecker that comes by regularly. A family of armadillos even came by to feed in the grasses just outside the window.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2009
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, and I am glad you enjoyed your stay and made my home your own for your time here. I hope you will plan future trips here. By the way, the cardinal I call Big Boy. He is a tough little bird and takes on the blue jays all the time! He's quite the gutsy bird since the jay is almost twice his size!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Melbourne International Airport
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Mallards Landing
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Satellite Beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Melbourne, Florida Central Atlantic Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £123
Refundable Damage Deposit £983
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Melbourne in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Birdwatching, HDTV, Video library

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