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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 - 30 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:
12 May, 2017

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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:
  • 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

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Best Location in Downtown Melbourne minutes away from Melbourne's Beaches
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
Wakefield
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Didn't live up to expectations

  • 2 of 5

The house is in walking distance to historic downtown with a good choice of bars and eateries and a short drive to the beaches, supermarkets and more restaurants than you can shake a stick at.

We were a party of 2 but the living room felt cramped with only a 2 seater sofa and a single chair and 2 smaller chairs, it's not a big room at all and the layout felt uncomfortable. Master bedroom bed was really comfy but no headboard and a massive disappointment was no TV in the bedroom, 1st rental in 25 years with no TV in a bedroom. Upstairs bedroom had no A/C and always felt stifling, wouldn't have liked that for a week.

The house is a shabby chic style which fits in with the building and some nice and expensive touches. Spent most of the time on the front porch as we didn't really enjoy the back garden, just felt unfinished. Never used the BBQ as it looked like it needed a good clean, which is another thing, dearest clean, out of 4 rentals we're staying in, for such a small house, dearer than a 5 bedroom villa with a pool.

Most annoying thing and a real off-putter is the noise from the trains. Yes it says that you'll hear the trains but what the description doesn't say is that the house is less than a mile from a crossing so the trains sound their horns and not just the once, we counted 8-10 times. It's also a 24 hr line with about 4 trains during the night so really bad sleeps for the whole week.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robert: We are sorry the cottage did not live up to your expectations. We are not surprised this is the case when we read other reviews you had given other properties who have very high ratings by every other guest. The house, as stated in the description, is a charming 100 year old restored and updated historic cottage. It clearly states that if you are looking for a unique experience of Old Florida, this is the listing for you. Smaller spaces is how everything was built back then. We never advertised this home to have vast open modern spaces. Yes, the pictures of the living room in the listing show a 2 seater sofa, 1 arm chair and 2 side chairs, which is designed and meant for the amount of guests this listing accommodates. The master bedroom has a Sealy Posturepedic bed, which is one of the best in the industry, so yes, it is very comfortable as you say. We have also photographed the room, which clearly shows the bed does not have a headboard as we particularly have a more minimalistic approach towards decorating. The listing also states that the cottage has one Flat Screen TV in the living room with over 300 channels and HBO. It does not state there is a TV in the bedroom. Even though we renovated the cottage about 3 years ago, we continuously add improvements and additional touches, like the 5 new tropical and unique plants you saw in pots the garden that we had just purchased at the Botanical Fest. Sorry they weren’t planted yet, but we left them in a corner so they wouldn't affect the use of the garden. All previous guests who have stayed at the house not only used the garden, but greatly enjoyed it as stated in their reviews. The grill is brand new and has only been used by 2 previous guests, and was cleaned by them as well as by us before your arrival. The bedroom upstairs does have central a/c just like the entire house. It has about twelve windows, and if you don't close all of them, then the a/c will not cool the room. Like we state in the listing, you do hear the train. We have been renting this house for more than three years and nobody has complained about the noise. Again, we are sorry this charming cottage loved by our guests and our many repeat guests did not meet your expectations. Best, Valerie and Federico
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5

Fla Vay Kay

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderfull time

Great location,fun house,Has everything needed.

We did the Beaches, the Zoo, Medieval Times, Captain Hiram's,

Meg o Malley's,Andretti's thrill park Back yard grilling,

,Camp Holly air boat ride.Pool at friend's house.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a wonderful location. It is about a half block from historic downtown Melbourne. The house is clean and well maintained. The house is exceptionally well equipped with all we needed for a comfortable one month stay. The owners were very helpful and friendly. I highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best stay in Melbourne

  • 5 of 5

Barnacle House is the most comfortable and convenient place to stay in Melbourne Florida. This was our second stay there and we just loved the cottage feel of the house. There is everything you could possibly need in the house and great restaurants and shopping close by! We would definitely stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!! Couldn't have picked a better spot! A block away from all the downtown action!

  • 5 of 5

The house was cozy and comfortable! Everything you could ask for in a rental home...definitely plan on going back!!

A block away from as much food and entertainment you need and a 5 minute drive from the Ocean!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderfully shabby chic.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Valerie and her husband for being so on top of everything. They truly have thought of everything. The house was so comfortable, and well maintained right down to the newer, upgraded appliances. Perfect for families. Even the complimentary soap and shampoo was top notch, and I don't typically use them, but had forgotten mine. The location was as advertised...literally a block from Melbourne's historical district. Our vacation was a success from day one! Thanks again!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
 
4th of July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£649
for 4 nights
From
£130
 
 
Winter 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
30 night minimum stay
£3,160
for 30 nights
£3,160
 
 
Winter 2 20118
1 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,039
for 7 nights
From
£130
£3,160
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£361
for 3 nights
From
£77
From
£104
Fri,Sat
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £135.28
Cleaning Fee £115.95 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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