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Lovely, Spacious, Home w/Private Heated Pool , Near Ocean, Sleeps 2-8,

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,918 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)

We love our home that's been remodeled with you in mind. As you enter you'll see the large, heated pool and separate hot tub through one of three sets of French doors leading to the huge (37' X 50') lanai. The spacious comfortable living room has queen sized pullout, two wingback chairs, and a wine cabinet. .

The kitchen with granite counters features an under-mounted deep double sink, There are under-counter lights too, with a generous island and stools for watching the chef. We're equipped with everything to cook a gourmet meal or prepare easy snacks, including a 2nd full-size refrigerator in the garage. A full set of dishes, cook and bake ware are all ready for you.

The separate dining room seats eight. We have china service for 16 in the hutch. The 7.5 foot table can also be used for cards, puzzles, games or just visiting while you watch through the big front window for sand cranes or flocks of ibis walking through the yard. You'll see why we call the home 'Seaglass Sojourn' because there is gorgeous painted furniture in soft seaglass colors in each room.

The split bedroom floor plan allows for maximum privacy. The master bedroom, which opens to the lanai, features a large bathroom with a comfort-level commode, two sinks, sunken tub and separate tiled shower. The queen and twin bedrooms are on the opposite side of the house, with roomy closets and lots of drawer space. The smaller 2nd bathroom has much of the same comfort as the master bath.

Seven overhead fans complement air conditioning for summer and we also have a real wood burning fireplace for the cozy winter evenings when you want to curl up to read a good book or watch TV. We believe every seat should have a place for a drink and a lamp. We have puzzles, games, books for children and adults too. We can sleep 8 in our 1918 sq.ft. home, so it's OK to invite your best friends along, but just two works beautifully also. In the attached garage you'll find beach equipment such as sand toys, beach chairs, coolers, and 3 adult plus 2 youth bikes with helmets. Entrance from the garage is ramped, as are all three French doors to the lanai. All doors are extra wide. An over-sized front load washer and dryer in the laundry, along with a tiled folding table, iron and ironing board make even laundry easy.

We're located on a canal, so you may see an anhinga drying its wings on our private fishing dock while you breakfast on the screened-in lanai. Hear the fish splash in the canal. Catch-and-release bass or bluegill off our private dock (No license required). Notice the palms swishing in the ever-present breeze, thanks to the nearness to the ocean, which makes both summer and winter enjoyable. Besides the heated pool (85 degrees) and hot tub (103 degrees), the lanai has three tables for dining, plus a double swing, lounge chairs for sunning, and a 4 burner gas grill. It's hard to leave the spacious lanai and our quiet neighborhood, but there's much to do in Sebastian or nearby Vero Beach or Melbourne. Uncrowded sandy beaches are just a few miles away.

The history of Sebastian with sunken Spanish treasure, though little known, is fascinating. Environmental Centers up and down the coast tell the stories of loggerhead turtles, manatees, dolphin, alligators, birds and feature hiking trails. Orlando attractions are only 90 miles away and an easy day trip. Bring your swim suits and we'll supply beach towels and all linens and bedding.

NO pets or indoor smoking allowed.

More Details

Merilyn Hamburg
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2018

About Merilyn Hamburg

Owners are a former university professor and a retired military officer originally from Pennsylvania who now make their primary residence in Northern Virginia.

Merilyn Hamburg purchased this house in 2012

Why Merilyn Hamburg chose Sebastian Highlands

We were attracted to Indian River County due to the centralized location on Florida's east coast. The constant ocean breeze refreshes us. Sebastian in particular has an interesting history dating back to 1715. The locally owned, not national chain, restaurants provide excellent dining opportunities. We are close enough (12 miles to Vero Beach and less than 30 to Melbourne) to larger metropolitan areas to partake of all they have to offer without having to live in congestion. You may even see the plumes of rockets when they launch from the Kennedy Space Center.

What makes this house unique

We love that the house has cathedral ceilings, elevated niches, all tile or laminate floors, and the largest lanai we've seen. The rooms all are light and airy allowing plenty of sunlight. We were impressed with the canal location and the many birds visible throughout each day.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sebastian Highlands in Sebastian

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1918 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Large Double Bed
  • King size beds (1) new mattress, box springs and pillows in Aug 2012, Queen size Beds (1) new mattress and pillows in Aug 2012, Twin or Single Beds (2) new mattresses, box springs and pillows in Aug 2012, Sleep Sofa (1)
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 deck chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
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
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Lovely, Spacious, Home w/Private Heated Pool , Near Ocean, Sleeps 2-8,
average rating of 4.9791665 based on 48 reviews

Second Time Is Still Charming

  • 5 of 5

We have shared this house with another couple each of the last two years. It is a very quiet neighborhood. The furnishings are comfortable and the lanai and pool make this a perfect retreat. It is less than 10 minutes to the center of Sebastian and 20 minutes to Vero Beach. A great base!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, We appreciate compliments on our Sebastian home. In our minds, return guests are the highest form of compliment. We hope you will choose to return again for a third visit. Bob and Merilyn
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Wonderful, relaxing home-from-home villa

  • 5 of 5

Well this is our second visit here and we once again loved every second we spent here! The boys love the pool and go in it dawn til dusk! It's just perfect in every way 😀

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Emma, Thank you for the kind review. From our point of view the best compliment we can receive is when someone chooses to return. We are glad our met or exceeded your expectations again. Perhaps you'll choose to come back a third time. Bob
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  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing time at Seaglass Sojourn! What a beautiful home and the views from the canal were such a treat. We loved the pool so much, it was the perfect size for all of us to have a great time and lots of memories. We loved the books and games that were at the house as well, and I ended up ordering one of the seaglass books for my daughter! We would definitely stay at this home in the future. Thank you to the owners Bob and Merilyn, I hope all is well.


Nicki Powers

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very lovely home.

  • 4 of 5

Home was great, clean and spacious. Pool and hot tub very enjoyable. However, after it rains there were hundreds of tiny bugs in the pool and no way to get them all out. Needless to say lAst two nights we couldn't use the pool. Only other issue would be pots and pans need updated.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always appreciate honest critiques so thanks for yours. It's been months since we've been at the house because I have had three very serious heart operations since November, but we hope to visit in August and will go through all the pots and pans. As for the ants, we called our exterminator immediately after you let us know, but he couldn't get there until after the weekend. Unfortunately, someone had torn the pool skimmer net to remove them, so we'll replace that too. Florida is pretty much an ant hill and when it rains a lot, sometimes they move into people places. We're sorry you missed two days of swimming, but hope the $200.00 refund we sent helps to make up for that. Merilyn
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  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing time at Seaglass Sojourn! It was perfectly located for visiting my family and they were shocked at what an amazing rental we found in their area. The villa had everything we needed and the pool and hot tub were great. We tried fishing but we are very inexperienced so no luck but looking at the size of a fish in the canal I'm pleased we didn't catch it!! We did have 2 turtles appear and we fed them! Absolutely amazing stay and will definitely love to stay again! The owners communication was also fantastic and very lovely people!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Niki, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of our Sebastian home. I'm sorry you did not catch any fish, but glad you did not catch any turtles. Our grandchildren like to fish from the dock and have caught a couple of 3 plus pounders. We are glad you had such a good time and hope you will return again next year. Bob & Merilyn
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

This house turned out to be an excellent stay my family. The layout of the house was perfect for a multi generational family . Neighborhood was very quiet. And they pool space is what put the cherry on top. The pool was in great shape and well maintained, providing hours of fun for the kids. This house was exactly how the homeowners described it. Thanks for a great first try with this service! :)

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lea, Thanks for the kind words about our Sebastian home. We're glad your found everything as we described. We hope you will choose to stay at our home again on another Florida visit. Bob & Merilyn
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Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 1
Car: necessary

Whether you prefer sky-diving, deep-sea fishing, shopping or antiquing, water-side restaurants,or the ocean, you'll find plenty to do in this best kept secret in Florida. Pelican Island in Sebastian was our first National Wildlife Refuge. Stop in at Sebastian Inlet State Park to kayak or picnic while you watch the dolphins frolic. Explore the Indian River Lagoon and the St. Sebastian River. Just don't tell everyone or it may become overcrowded. If you're retired, vacationing, have relatives in the area, or just want to get away from it all, Seaglass Sojourn is the place for you.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Sebastian Highlands, Florida Central Atlantic Coast

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
5 Nov 2017 - 28 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2018 Off Season
29 Apr 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

One-time Cleaning £126.33
Tax Rate 11.0%

Discounts for repeat guests. Discounts for 4 week stays. Three day minimum does not include long weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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