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

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,423 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Valerie B.
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 January, 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

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Best Location in Downtown Melbourne minutes away from Melbourne's Beaches
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews
5

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
5

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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The perfect rental in Melbourne!

  • 5 of 5

The Barnacle House was the perfect spot for our family to stay. Valerie went above and beyond by finding us a second pack-n-play and a high chair. The house is so spacious and so is the yard and our favorite - the front porch!

The location is great, you can walk to the downtown strip and it's a quick drive to the beach or grocery store. There is some noise from the bars/street/train. This didnd't bother me, but just an fyi if you need a very quiet spot.

I will definitely stay here again. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous quaint provincial house

  • 5 of 5

Loved this gorgeous quaint little provincial house just off the main street. The house has every facility you could need for your stay. The owners are lovely and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Roswell, GA
5

Perfect Locataion and Host

  • 5 of 5

My family rented the Barnacle House for a 5 day visit to Melbourne Beach. My husband’s side of the family has visited the area for years while my side had never been. Everyone agreed that the Barnacle House was perfectly located: within one block’s walk was a strip filled with restaurants, shops, antique stores, bars, and even a local live theater. (Our favorite restaurant was The Burger Place, a retro joint with great ambiance and food.) The House was well stocked and just as it appears in the photos. Valerie was a perfect host - communicative, gracious, and helpful - and we would rent from her again in a heartbeat! We loved the sound of the train as it went through town and enjoyed sitting out on the front porch. We had five adults in the house; it was a cozy arrangement but perfect for us. Thank you, Valerie!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Location

The Fresh Market
"National Gourmet Chain supermarket. We shop here at least once a month. It is approx. 20 min..."
Green Turtle Market
"A gourmet grocery market with tons of fresh fish and shellfish, a huge selection of prepared..."
Petty's Meat Market
"Great Meat and cold cut selection. Home Made Desserts. Don’t forget the best Key Lime pie in..."
Nature's Market
"If their Kale & Citrus Dressing salad existed back when I was a kid, I’m sure my mom would h..."
Downtown Produce Market and More
"Originally wholesale distributors of food, they now have a huge retail front (and expanding!..."
The Mansion
"We love the upper terrace of this restaurant for the view, great food, and endless selection..."
Yellow Dog Cafe
"Upscale waterfront dining. Fantastic sunset view. More elegant setting great for a romantic ..."
Islands Fish Grill
"Open only for dinner. If you are in the mood for fish this is definitely the place to go. T..."
Cafe Coconut Cove
"One of best places in Melbourne to watch a Sunset and savor a dish of German Cuisine. "
Meg O'Malley's Restaurant & Irish Pub
"Really fun Pub atmosphere with great comfort food. "
Rib City at Grant Station
"For fall-off-the-bone juicy ribs paired with really great unique sauces in a rustic and ecle..."
El Ambia Cubano
"Sip on a Mojito, order a great Cuban Sandwich while enjoying the view of Crane Creek. Our f..."
Backwater
"There are pancake griddles on the tables to make your own pancakes. Pick your batter from Ve..."
Del's Freez
"Three Words: Iconic Dessert Institution. No matter what time of the day you drive by or what..."
Kennedy Space Center
"Address: State Road 405, between Range Road and East Avenue SW. Use the city Orsino with GPS..."
Andretti Thrill Park
"In the mood for some action? Head to Andretti and race in one of their 5 Go-Kart tracks, pla..."
Indialantic Boardwalk
"Park your car here which is 4 minutes away from the house by car and enjoy the beautiful bea..."
Ryckman Park
"A full playground with swings and slides for the kids. After they play you can walk to the M..."
Brevard Zoo
"A 75 acre facility that is home to more than 650 animals representing more than 165 species ..."
Spessard Holland Golf Course
"Designed by Palmer Enterprises, this popular stretched executive 18-hole course offers an oa..."
Downtown Yoga
"Great Yoga studio in Downtown Melbourne"
Chart House Restaurant
"National Chain restaurant with a great bar for appetizers or a formal dinner with a great wa..."
Ron Jon Surf Shop
"Ron Jon’s Flagship Cocoa Beach Store is the world’s largest surf shop at 52,000 square feet...."
Camp Holly
"Fun Airboat rides in the swamp. "
Matt's Casbah
"Great Sushi with live music playing almost every night."
5th Avenue Beach
"Great Beach 5 minutes away by car from the house with easy and convenient parking."
Orlando & Walt Disney World
"Orlando and all its theme parks is 1 hour 15 minutes away from the house. Perfect to spend a..."
Sand on the Beach
"Great beach bar for drinks and appetizers with fantastic direct ocean front view."
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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Melbourne, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£406
for 3 nights
£2,964
 
 
Winter 2 20118
1 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£487
for 3 nights
From
£122
£2,964
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£339
for 3 nights
From
£72
From
£97
Fri,Sat
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £126.88
Cleaning Fee £108.75 + 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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