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Directly on the intracoastal waterway! Nature abounds! BIG VIEWS

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Completely Updated Waterfront Boat House On The Intracoastal With Boat Dock!

The Boat House is a direct waterfront property with instant access to Florida's famous Intracoastal Highway. This waterfront paradise is located between the thriving city of Melbourne Beach Fl to the North and the slower paced town of Sebastian to the South. Just minutes to numerous shops and dining options, The Boat House is the perfect vacation destination for those looking to enjoy gorgeous sunrises, abundant marine wildlife while gazing at the magnificent parade of yachts, sailboats, schooners that glide by just yards from this peaceful and serene vacation oasis.

The Boat House enjoys a lovely screened in veranda overlooking the Indian River and has easy access to a large boat dock with covered seating and ample fishing for trout, redfish, snook and much more. Dolphins are in abundance as well as Manatees which love to swim around the dock and provide a true glimpse of nature's wonders.

The open kitchen/living room concept gives the vacationer magnificent views to the intracoastal waterway and a authentic indoor/outdoor experience. The updated kitchen has new stainless appliances and is fully stocked with all ones cooking needs. The Bedroom has a King sized bed and ample storage space. The Bath has a generous vanity, ample storage and a walk in shower. All towels and linens are provided. For our Guests' convenience there is also a washer and dryer. The Boat House has two additional outdoor sitting areas which include a water view eating area shaded by a lovely large Sea Grape tree, complete with tables, chairs and outdoor grill. We also offer a complimentary kayak for two!

The Boat House is 8 miles south of Melbourne Beach with its numerous beaches, eclectic shopping and a wide variety of excellent restaurants. The Kennedy Space Center in nearby Cape Canaveral is the perfect Day Trip.

4 miles to the south of The Boat House is Sebastian Florida known for its 'Old Florida' feel, where the pace is slow and the traffic easy to navigate. Sebastian is also home to a 4 mile Riverwalk , numerous waterfront restaurants and several waterfront parks. Open air concerts are offered at the Sebastian Waterfront from January through June. Sebastian Inlet is a hidden gem with its uncrowded and unspoiled beaches which offer perfect fishing, swimming, snorkeling and surfing. The Inlet also offers gorgeous walking trails and has a delightful oceanfront restaurant. If one is looking for a slow paced getaway on the water where peacefulness and harmony with nature abound, The Boat House will serve this purpose and provide an unforgettable Florida experience that will be remembered for years to come.

More Details

Steve Moreau
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

About Steve Moreau

Staying busy in my retirement. As a former owner of two garden centers I love landscaping and the grounds of this property are lushly maintained. I have a diverse background in hospitality having owned several rental properties and a successful Bed and Breakfast. I live on the grounds in the Main House with my partner and our two rescue senior dogs. The Boat House has been lovingly updated and we enjoy sharing this piece of paradise with our guests.

Steve Moreau purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Steve Moreau chose Florida

I chose to purchase this waterfront property for its sense of serenity and peace. Having a direct Intracoastal view is a plus. The property is also a true Bird Watcher's paradise. We feel very rural here but can get to the shopping quickly as this area is not that crowded.

What makes this cottage unique

Direct Waterfront, boat dock, fishing, abundant marine wildlife and glorious sunrises and Intracoastal views yet close to numerous shops, restaurants, a hospital and churches. An antique Mall and two restaurant/bars are directly across the street from this property.


Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Melbourne Airport
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Raw Bar
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Sebastian Fl Public Golf
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Raw Bar
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Melbourne City Beaches
Car: necessary

near Kennedy Space Center, about 1 1/2 hours to Orlando, location of Disneyworld, Universal Studios, SeaWorld. The town of Melbourne has beaches, lovely historic district, eclectic shopping and dining. Nearby Sebastian is a fisherman's paradise with numerous oceanfront parks, fishing piers, walking trails and an

'old Florida feel'.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Grant-Valkaria in Brevard County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Generous vanity and storage, walk in shower. There is also an outdoor shower shower for guests convenience.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • King size bed is included in this 3 piece bedroom set with nightstand, generous closet and ample lighting.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Boat House is perfect for year round rental!


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Directly on the intracoastal waterway! Nature abounds! BIG VIEWS
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Great waterfront getaway

  • 5 of 5

Wife and I stayed at the boathouse for 2 weeks in June 2017. Very nice property and Steve the owner was very accomadating. Saw dolphins every day and boated/ kayaked around the islands. The cottage is furnished with everything we needed or wanted as well as being immaculate and very tastefully decorated. Very private and yet great waterfront view. Plenty of good restaurants nearby as well.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thoroughly enjoyed having you at The Boat House. You are very gracious guests and we look forward to hosting you again. We are so pleased you enjoyed this special piece of paradise. Warm Wishes, Steve, owner The Boat House
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Port St Lucie, FL, USA

Fantastic ****** A great relaxing and comfortable place right on the water!

  • 5 of 5

I almost don't want to write this review only because of selfish reasons - I want this place all for ourselves! The boat house is a fantastic place to stay especially if you are looking for something directly on the water! Every day there was cool breeze that came directly off the water keeping it nice and cool even during these hot days of July. My wife and I would sit out on the dock with our books and my fishing pole. We would read and watch the boats as they went by. The sunrises were unbelievable (I wish I could post the pictures here).

The boat house was immaculate! Everything that you could possibly need was there including a washer/dryer, wi-fi, and cable with a big screen TV. You don't really even need the TV as you spend most of the time gazing out through the floor to ceiling windows that overlook the Indian River.

Steve, the owner, was a gracious host. He lives on premise in the house in the back of the boat house so if you ever need anything he is available. He has a great respect for your privacy and you would never know that he was there.

If I could give this place and stay 6 stars I would !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your gracious review of The Boat House. Also, thank you for taking such great care of the property. We agree that sunrises at The Boat House can be magnificent. The Boat House offers true serenity in an idyllic tropical setting. We look forward to having you both return again soon! Warm Regards, Steve, Owner The Boat House
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Pristine accommodations.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the beautiful beeezes on the inter-coastal. The boat house was perfect. Everything was so clean. The pool was fabulous. Had a wonderfully relaxing time.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking such good care of The Boat House. We look forward to seeing you again next year and you can stay even longer! You are truly fabulous guests and we wish you Happy Travels! Steve The Boat House
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Perfect getaway on the water

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Boat House. The place was perfect for my husband & I to spend 5 days in sunny Florida. Owners very nice and ensure all was good. Lots of wildlife with birds & dolphins each morning as we drank our coffee on the porch. We did not want to leave and hope to go back next year but for a longer time.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I totally enjoyed meeting you and having you as guests. I am so glad you enjoyed the Boat House and all the nature that surrounds this special place. I look forward to having you return again. Happy Travels! Steve The Boat House
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Rainbows that shined over the Boat House to Dolphins greeting you each morning-Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Paradise from the second we arrived at the Boathouse. We were in our awe... everything was perfect...the entire week far exceeded any Florida vacation we ever experienced.

Our host Steve and Andy treated us like royalty. We loved our stay so much, before we left we booked another week in March.

Also a special thanks to Steve and Andy from our puppies Mollie & Maggie.

We are looking to returning to paradise.

Tim & Marilyn

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so appreciative of your complimentary review of The Boat House. One of the many pleasures of vacation rentals is meeting charming Guests like you! Of course we also enjoyed your adorable doggies! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Boat House. We agree that this location is paradise found. We look forward to having you all back soon. Thanks again and much love, Steve & Andy
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Clendenin, WV

Absolute Paradise - A Jewel on the Indian River

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 9 days there and it was the most wonderful vacation we've had in FL!!! We go every 6 months and this has been the Best trip in 6 years! Steve and Andy are excellent hosts, couldn't ask for better people! The house is beautifully decorated and comfortable; it is a very relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. The property and home are immaculately kept. The kitchen has everything you need for cooking - spices, aluminum foil, etc. with nice heavy cookware and dinnerware. On the patio, there is a wonderfully large stainless steel grill, and a beautiful table sitting next to the water. I ate breakfast there every morning while enjoying the sunrise, watching the sailboats and abundant wildlife begin their day. You can't beat the river view and fantastic sunrises. Bird wildlife is abundant if you’re a birdwatcher or photographer. Dolphins swim close into the dock and fish are constantly jumping out of the water. My husband loved fishing off the dock daily. It's a very private house and short distances to area attractions. I just can't say enough great things about this place and the wonderful owners! We will definitely go back again in July and December! There's a fantastic rib restaurant just a short distance, Rib City at Grant Station is a must if you love ribs!

GO ENJOY, RELAX AND UNWIND at this Hidden Jewel on the Indian River!!! You'll be Glad you did and will fall in Love with it as we did!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a personal and in-depth review. We loved having you both here as guests and are so grateful for the way you took such good care of the Boat House. We too enjoy viewing the intracoastal marine vessels and watching the birds and dolphins. This really is a special place. We look forward to your return! Steve & Andy
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Grant-Valkaria, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
18 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £56.46 + Tax
Pet Fee £36.89
Refundable Damage Deposit £75.28
cancellation fee £44.42
Tax Rate 12.0%

PETS must be approved BEFORE booking
Cancellation within 60 days for full refund excluding 59.00 cancellation fee
617-584-3556 with additional questions

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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