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Serenity on Sykes Creek w/ Boat Access

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,640 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

This home is located in one of the best waterfront neighborhoods.

The Home:

4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It features a large waterfront backyard with a covered boat lift. All bedrooms are fully furnished with comfortable beds and pillows. It is cozy and relaxing after a long day in the sun at Cape Canaveral or Cocoa Beach.

Not the beach goer, no worries! Feel free to bring your boat to tie up to the boat dock; for a day of boating on the Banana/Indian River. Enjoy the views from the large family room, which opens up to the Florida sunroom (Perfect for fall time). The spacious living room is perfect for leisure time with family.


The Orlando theme parks are just a forty five minute drive from the island.

The Banana River and Indian River surround the area that are easily accessible for jet skiing, parasailing, boating, kite boarding, paddle boarding, fishing guide tours, and many more adventures!

Must Sees:

Cape Canaveral Port, Air Force Base, Cocoa Beach, and Historic Cocoa Village.

Things to Do:

Golf, tennis, charter fishing, the famous manatee cove, State and National Wildlife Parks are also just minutes away.

Relax and enjoy the breeze and wildlife in the back yard!

More Details

Thomas Sullivan
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Thomas Sullivan

I was born in Florida, but presently reside in Rhode Island with my wife and our Labrador, Ruby. I have deep roots to Florida and the intercostal waters they provide. I grew up and spent many family reunions in Cape Canaveral and Cocoa. I hope you enjoy my home as much as I do!

Thomas Sullivan purchased this house in 2012

Why Thomas Sullivan chose Villa De Palmas

My family and I love the Space Coast! I could not have found a better home away from home. My family and I take pride in hosting and accommodating other families. Most guests compliment on the close proximity to the beach, shopping centers, restaurants, and water sport activities.

What makes this house unique

The waterway in the backyard is Sykes Creek and it is frequented by manatees. My home has a great view of Sykes Creek from the living room through the sunroom. It is a pleasure to take in the wildlife on the outside or screened in patio. You will hear the mullet and cat fish jump up and down the creek. Waking up in the morning to the water is a breath of fresh air. You may find yourself lucky to visiting porpoise dolphins as they make their way up the creek.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Villa De Palmas in Merritt Island

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1640 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
If you have any questions on anymore places to see or things to do during your stay, please do not hesitate to ask.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
George Town, Cayman Islands

Fantastic House

  • 5 of 5

We chose this property as our son was attending space camp at Kennedy Space Centre, just 15 mins up the road. The house was a great, we had fun using the bicycles and exploring the local area, and sitting on the boat dock enjoying a drink or two as well. There was a lot to do within a few miles of the house which we did thanks to the information left in the house.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Simon, Thanks for the review! We were happy to have you stay and enjoyed your time in Merritt Island!
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  • 4 of 5

2nd time at this house ~ we love it there. Great location and nice neighborhood. Added bonus this year was the dolphin swimming by and the huge gator meandering through the canal. We enjoyed ourselves immensely.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Lisa! I am happy you got to see the wild life and enjoyed your stay so much.
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Amazing Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved the home and the amenities that it offered. The canal in the back is amazing. We fished from the back yard, saw alligators and manatees off the dock. The neighborhood is quiet and the neighbors were great. We came for a family reunion as we are all separated by a couple of states and our aunt lives in Florida. It accommodated all of us comfortably. The owner was patient and responsive. We had a great time and it is located for easy access to the beach and Orlando. There is great shopping and restaurants all close by. Thank you!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer, Thank you for the generous review! You are an ideal guest and made managing the stay so easy! Safe travels, Thomas
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Good time

  • 3 of 5

It was a nice home and in a great neighborhood. Very close to everything

Could have been a little cleaner and the previous renters left their food and dead crabs in the fridge. Would have been helpful to have the cleaning them out

Also house gets pretty warm during the day and takes a while to coil but overall a great stay

Mr Sullivan was very kind and helpful

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: James and Leah, Thanks for the review! We are always trying to make our guests stay better! The dead crab was shrimp bait left to fish off the dock. As I explained to James this was a quick turn around and we attempted to get the house as ready as we could for your stay. The outside temperature has been on the rise into the 100's lately and the AC is a new unit...when it is left in the auto setting and set at your desired temperature there will be no issues. I hope you received my five star review!
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This is a spacious beautiful home in a quiet side walked neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Our first morning, we saw dolphins feeding in the canal. 2 swam right under the dock where we were standing. Neighbors across the canal took us on their boat to see the sunset on the river that evening. The kitchen has everything you need to cook all meals, but the home is close to restaurants for when you don't want to prepare meals. This was our second time staying here and we enjoyed it even more this time. The beach is close (20 minutes or less) and my 14 year old learned to surf.

The owner, Tom, is very responsive. The house is in good condition with kayaks and a bike to use. I highly recommend this home. It is away from the hustle and bustle of the beach with still having easy access.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were awesome!!! This is the ideal experience that I love hearing about. I look forward to the next time you visit.
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Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! it was a great experience, family and I had a wonderful time; the house was clean and nice everything were in place beautiful property on the river we had fun fishing , riding bikes and kayaking. Very convenient to the beach, shopping and eating at restaurants. Beautiful Neighborhood neighbors very friendly great for family with children and Mr. Sullivan great personality making sure that you have everything you need for you to enjoy your stay. Love it! Planning on coming back again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank again! You were the best guests yet! I appreciate your care for my home and the communication was excellent. I look forward to hosting you again in the near future!
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Orlando (MCO)
Nearest Barpub
5.83 Miles
The Island Waterfront Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Savannahs
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Cape Canaveral
Car: recommended


Kelly Park-East

2550 N Banana River Drive, Merritt Island

Opens in New Window Parks Referendum Project

Open after 7:00 a.m. until dark, except for scheduled use. Boat ramp open 24 hours a day.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Villa De Palmas, Florida Central Atlantic Coast

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5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.12
Cleaning Fee £57.36

Check in is at 3:00 PM Eastern Time and Check out is 11:00 AM Eastern Time. $160 cleaning fee will be added into the payment for the renter. Thank you for considering my home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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