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Best Location in Downtown Melbourne minutes away from Melbourne's Beaches

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,423 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Best Location in Downtown Melbourne minutes away from Melbourne's Beaches

Location, Location Location! Stay in the middle of the action Downtown Melbourne has to offer, but in a private and quiet location steps from the shops and restaurants of E New Haven Ave. Melbourne's best beaches are across the causeway away (4 minutes by car). Go back in time & stay in this fully licensed, historic, restored and centrally located house built in 1916.

Historic Downtown Melbourne is where the action of Florida's Space Coast happens. Friday Fest happens The 2nd Friday of every month between 6-10pm. There is art, vendors, live music and food booths lining up E New Haven Ave. For more info about downtown events, check out the downtown Melbourne. com site. Restaurants, bars, and shops from downtown Melbourne are within one minute walking distance of the house. The beach is 4 minutes away by car.

This is a charming old house. We have restored, beautified and improved many aspects of the house including AC, heating, bathrooms, etc. however it is almost 100 years old. Details like old wood, sometimes squeaky floors, old windows, vintage doors and knobs, etc, make this listing unique and one of a kind. Please be aware that it is a historic home not a contemporary one. The train as it passes by, is heard in most of Historic Downtown Melbourne. Although none of our guests have mentioned this to be an issue, we do want you to know the train is heard from the house.

More Details

Valerie B.
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

About Valerie B.

My Husband Federico and I lived in Miami for almost 20 years before moving to Melbourne Beach in 2014 to explore new opportunities. We both love all things related to the ocean and flying. We love scuba diving, boating, kayaking, and planes. We are passionate about our projects and are really looking forward to hosting you in our little corner of paradise.

Valerie B. purchased this house in 2014


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Melbourne in Brevard County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1423 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , The Second Bedroom is on the Second Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , This bedroom is a semi-private room on the first floor.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services


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Best Location in Downtown Melbourne minutes away from Melbourne's Beaches
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

Lovely historical home in great location

  • 5 of 5

Hosts were absolutely wonderful. Always checking to make sure we were happy with our rental.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Loacation

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location to downtown Melbourne. Enjoyed my stay

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loveland, CO

Fantastic historic house and location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were in Florida to watch a rocket launch but wanted also to explore the Melbourne area and beaches. This house is only about a block away from fantastic restaurants, brewery, shops, but also only a short drive to the beaches. We loved the 100 year old house and its great historic character. We were very comfortable in the upstairs "loft" with great windows. We made use of the fan/air conditioner unit which helped us sleep comfortably at night. The entire place was very clean with all the amenities we needed. Including beach chairs, boogie boards and towels! There is a fantastic large backyard with grill. The hosts were great, and we'd love to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas Blessing

  • 5 of 5

Had the blessing of spending Christmas here and seeing my grandbabies! Selfishly hesitant to write as I want it available always on my visits to Melbourne:) If you love beautiful creaky wooden floors, lots of sunlight, every kitchen amenity, great washer/dryer, simple comfortable spaces, great beds, walking to fantastic restaurants/boutiques/yoga, ocean around the corner, trains...this is the place for you. In my world it simply doesn't get any better than this.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Attention to Details

  • 5 of 5

This house sits in the perfect location to be able to walk to shops and restaurants in the historic downtown of Melbourne. However it was the attention to details that makes this home even better. The home was spotless and the beds amazingly comfortable but it was the little things from well stocked spices in the pantry, to toiletries in the bath that made our stay even better. We notified the owner that we were getting in late at night after an extremely stressful day of flight delays. When we arrived and opened the door we were greeted by a Christmas Tree lit up to welcome us in and found a bottle of wine in the refrigerator! This thoughtfulness and attention to details makes this a place I would stay in over and over.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Key West transplant from Boston

Elegant Historical House and Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our son. We were in Melbourne for FIT parent weekend. The house was spotless and very charming. The wood floors were amazing - I wish I could take them home with me. The kitchen and dining room were perfect. We loved all the signs in the kitchen. The living room was very comfy with a nice big TV. Also the washer and dryer worked great - something that is always important to us when we travel. The beds were extremely comfortable - another thing I wanted take home with me. The location was perfect. We could walk to many restaurants, bars, and shops. The owners, Valerie and Federico, are both so nice and helpful. They met us at the property when we checked in and gave us some great information about the surrounding area and of different things to do.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1.8 Miles
Orlando-Melbourne International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Meg O'malleys
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
5th Avenue Indialantic, & Melbourne Beaches
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £126.37
Cleaning Fee £108.31 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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