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Directly on the intracoastal waterway! Nature abounds! BIG VIEWS

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 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 and 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 verandah 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, much storage capacity 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:
18 January, 2017

About Steve Moreau

I am a busy retired person, former owner of 2 Garden Centers

and a Bed and Breakfast. I love landscaping and the grounds of this property are lushly maintained. I live on the grounds in the Main House with my partner and our 2 rescue senior dogs. The

Boat House has been lovingly updated and we look forward to sharing this piece of paradise with 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 Intercoastal 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 intercoastal views yet close to numerous shops, restaurants, a hospital and churches.

.An antique Mall and 2 restaurant/bars are directly across the street from this property!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

Directly on the intracoastal waterway! Nature abounds! BIG VIEWS
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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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Thanksgivng getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent the week of Thanksgiving in this gem a rental right on the Indian River (like 3 feet from the lovely and relaxing screened in porch). Very comfortable place will lots of kitchen stuff, washer and drier and excellent WiFi service. Owners are very accommodating and easy to reach for whatever you may need. Great place.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Boat House. It was a pleasure having you as guests and we hope you choose to stay with us in the future. Having our vacation home fully stocked for guests' convenience is very important to us. We want our visitors to relax and enjoy the peaceful ambience and natural beauty that surrounds The Boat House. Have a happy holiday season! Warm Wishes, Steve Moreau, Owner
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Glendale, NY

Beautiful, relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Boathouse is beautiful. Steve and Andy could not have been more accommodating. Everything was immaculately clean. The view from the dock and the screened in porch were awesome. The surrounding area had everything for entertainment, shopping and great restaurants. I could go on and on. We can't wait for out next opportunity for another vacation at the Boathouse.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Also, thank you for taking such good care of The Boat House. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to experience the amazing sea life and marine vessels that navigate the intracoastal. We agree that it is a gift to have access to the marvels of nature yet be minutes away from shopping and other fun activities this area has to offer. We look forward to your next visit! Warm Wishes, Andy & Steve
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Best Service We Have Ever Had

  • 5 of 5

We are finicky renters and have used VBRO to rent homes in the Florida Keys, Palm Beach, North Carolina Outer Banks, South Carolina Islands, Georgia’s Tybee Island, Maryland, etc. – I must say after renting from Steve we could not have been more pleased.

Good dishes, nice pots and pans (not orphans that are warped beyond use), wonderful towels and sheets, very clean and well cared for, paper provided, as well as stemware and glasses (again, not orphans left by other travelers). Good small and large appliances and pretty much anything you would need. The furniture and carpets are also very nice/well-made not full of stains or extensive wear-and-tear.

Grant, FL. is a wonderful place if you are looking for a relaxing trip (and not the tacky boardwalks…) but is close to Vero Beach so you can still get to a more populated area if you like. Steve was excellent to work with, probably the best we have ever had! It was my birthday while we were there and he was so kind to bring me a plant and a card, amazing. He also helped us getting our boat in the water and was wonderful at pointing out places to eat/go. Although the home is on his property, it does not feel intrusive and the way it is setup you don't really know there is a house behind you.

Highly recommend this property and plan on renting here in the future as well.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very thoughtful review. It was a pleasure having you as Guests and we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Boat House. We strive extremely hard to provide our Guests with a very well appointed Guest House and stand ready to be of service while providing as much privacy as possible. We look forward to seeing you again! Happy Travels! Steve Moreau, Owner The Boat House
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Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

The Best of Florida

  • 5 of 5

As a Miami Native relocating to a new area, I not only found a perfect environment to move forward, I found a nervana! The "Boathouse" at Grant-Valkaria is a one-of-a-kind experience! I was treated with such kindness that is still unsurpassed! Every attention to detail has been thought of and privacy is paramount. In the two months that I shared with my hosts, I was treated as family and also allowed complete privacy to watch the magic which unfolds on the waters which lay literally against your doorstep. Each morning, I was greated by the beautiful Intracoastal before me and saw many amazing sites; too many to tell! I am lucky and love Steve & Andy's Boat House haven as my first new home. If a special experience is required, this is your chance.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oswego NY

Exactly what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

When we abruptly changed our travel plans, I started searching for a quiet and comfortable place on the water and never expected to find a treasure like the boat house. I showed off the photos to all my friends PRIOR to departure. We arrived after 7:30 pm and were greeted by Steve who gave us a quick tour of the place and provided directions to grocery stores and nearby restaurants. We ate at the Old Fish House and Grill a short drive away. My spouse describes as it as rustic old Florida marina bar and grill. The food and atmosphere did not disappoint. We awoke the first morning to a beautiful sunrise.

The accommodations were very comfortable from the king-size bed (the mattress was "just right") to the extremely well equipped kitchen. I quickly learned not wonder if the kitchen came with a particular item but to wonder where the item was stored in the kitchen. Details such as dish and hand soap were very much appreciated. Everything was clean and ready for our arrival and the air conditioning was a welcome relief from the summer heat and humidity. My spouse enjoyed walking out the door and on to the dock to fish. (The red fish he caught was too large to keep so we didn't get to use the grill.)

Steve was a super host. He checked in with us to make sure we were comfortable and to answer questions. When we had difficulty logging on to the internet, both he and Andy were there to help. They promptly called the cable company who came out and replaced the router. When Delta airlines experienced a computer shut-down, Steve checked to see if our flight was affected. It wasn't so we didn't have an excuse to stay an extra day :-(

Our only disappointment was that we had to leave. We plan on returning when we can stay for at least a couple of weeks.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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'.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £61
Refundable Damage Deposit £203
cleaning fee £61 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

please call owner at 617-584-3556 for further details or to discuss other possible payment options, shorter rentals will be considered as well as long term rentals
Cancellation within 90 days of arrival for full refund of deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Grant-Valkaria, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
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 additional OUTDOOR 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
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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