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Eclectic Quaint 2 Bedroom Waterfront Cottage In Jensen Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)


This quaint older eclectic cottage is located on the mile wide Indian River a little over a mile north of Historic and Quaint Jensen Beach, Florida. Views of the river from inside your cottage. Walk outside the house across the road for a picnic in the palm tree lined riverside beach. (Not for swimming) Take a walk out onto the 160ft. dock for a 360 degree view for sunrises and sunsets, fishing, or tying up your boat. You can see dolphins and manatees from the dock as well as many kinds of shore birds. Pelicans, Herons, Turns, and gulls are common. Some times of the year there are bait runs and you can see Tarpon and Snook smashing into the schools of mullet.

Inside the cottage are new beds and furniture. The main bedroom has a memory foam queen and the guest room has two memory foam twins. You also have central air conditioning and heat. The kitchen has a refrigerator, microwave, dish washer, full size stove & oven, coffee maker, toaster and most of the kitchen utensils and pots & pans that you will need. Recent additions include new granite counters and stainless sink along with refurbished cabinets. It also comes with a full size washer and dryer. The cottage has newly renovated bathroom with tiled shower and walls with new sink and toilet . Adjacent to the main bedroom is a large 1/2 bath and dressing room. There is ample parking for 2 cars and also plenty of room for a boat and trailer in the back.

You also get wireless internet and satellite TV with a flat screen TV in the living room. A small entertainment center plays Radio and CD's or you can plug in your MP3 player. (Good for background music - Not a high powered unit)

Because of the hard wood floors and leather furniture we have a no (Large) pet policy and also a no smoking policy inside the cottage. If you have a smaller dog or cat please call for discussion. Renter will be asked to board pet if pet is barking excessively or if renter is not cleaning up after pet goes outdoors.

If you have a boat your options are endless from fishing to water sports to just sightseeing. The 'SandBar' at the inlet on the weekend is always a great place to go by boat. Weather permitting there is offshore and inshore fishing, there are reefs for snorkeling and diving. There are a handful of restaurants that you can get to in your boat.

In all of its glory there are a few drawbacks that you need to be aware of. First, as stated, there is a road between your cottage and the river. At certain times of the day, particularly early morning and after work there can be a lot of traffic. If you open the windows there can be some road noise but most people keep the windows closed and use the AC. The close proximity to the river and beach and the views make it all worth while. The second thing is that the Indian River is a living and breathing ecosystem with grass beds and sand bars. When the weather gets rough the waves can wash grass and sea weed onto the beach so the beach is not always white and pristine. There can also be an odor from the seaweed and grass but this does not happen very often. The dock is available to tie up a small boat (up to 25 ft. ) but certain times of the year the water in the mile wide river can be very rough. To play it safe it is best to have the boat out of the water at night.

More Details

Owner/Property manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2017

About Owner/Property manager

We are John & Dot Whiticar. I was born and raised in this area and have live here most of my life. (63 years). The Indian River is to the east of the cottage. My wife Dot and I live 300 ft. west in a wooded area behind the cottage. We just recently purchased the property and riverfront cottage which now gives us access to the beautiful beach and wonderful dock.

Owner/Property manager purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Owner/Property manager chose Florida Central Atlantic Coast

I have lived off and on in Jensen Beach for over 40 years. We enjoy the old Florida feel and eclectic atmosphere. Living on the river is dynamic and ever changing. We feel remote but are right in the middle of things. A beautiful place to live.

What makes this cottage unique

Being on the water and being able to wake up and watch the sun rise over the Indian River. A 5 minute ride to the beach. Having a cocktail on the dock at the end of a long day watching the pelicans fly home and the sun set. Feeling that wonderful breeze. You are less than 1.5 miles from historic downtown Jensen Beach with shops and restaurants and weekly Jamin Jensen on Thursday nights.


Nearest Airport
47 Miles
West Palm Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.65 Miles
Conchy Joes Restaurant & Bar w Happy Hour
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Eagle Marsh Golf Club
Nearest Train
45 Miles
West Palm Beach
Nearest Motorway
4.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.65 Miles
Conchy Joes Restaurant & Bar w Happy Hour
Nearest Beach
2.75 Miles
Jensen Beach
Car: recommended

Jensen Beach Florida is a small eclectic town located on the mile wide Indian River on the east coast of Florida. Hutchinson Island, the 20 mile long barrier island, is just a couple miles away via a free high rise bridge and has numerous beach access points and beautiful beaches. The Indian River is used for boating, fishing, jet skiing, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing and many other water based activities. By water the St. Lucie Inlet with access to the Atlantic Ocean is only 8 miles to the south giving access to offshore boating, fishing and diving.

Jensen Beach is located about 100 miles north of Miami and 40 miles north of West Palm Beach which has our closest major Airport as well as a nice Zoo. Orlando with Disney World, Sea World and Universal are about 130 miles to the north. (About 2 hrs.)

From our cottage the beautiful sandy ocean beach is only 2.75 miles away. Boat ramps just 1 mile. Public grocery shopping is just 1.5 miles and a large mall with 16 movie theater is only 4.25 miles. Famous Conchy Joe's Bar & Restaurant is only .65 miles. The Dolphin Bar and Shrimp House is also on the water and just 2.5 miles to the south. The town of Jensen Beach with Restaurants and shops is only 1 1/4 mile. Jammin' Jensen every Thursday night is always fun. Historic downtown Stuart Florida is just 6.5 miles away. With in a short distance there are many great restaurants and miles of beautiful sandy beaches. There are museums and the 100+ year old last of its kind House of Refuge to visit. There are more things to do in an hours drive than can be listed on this page.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Jensen Beach in Martin County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Small but nice with Sink
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large and roomy with sink and new shower
  • One older full bathroom recently redone and another larger 1/2 bath next to the larger bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Memory Foam Queen w/ Night Stands
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Memory Foam Twin Beds can be moved side to side
  • Main bedroom has beautiful Dade County Pine walls and a brand new queen memory foam bed. Twin night stands and table lamps. Alarm clock. Hanging closets. Second room has new twin memory foam beds with a night stand with table lamp. Hanging closet.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The biggest features are river views and access to the beach and docks. Minutes away from sandy beaches, restaurants, shops, museums, and outdoor activities.


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Eclectic Quaint 2 Bedroom Waterfront Cottage In Jensen Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Tropical Paradise with "real Key West feel"

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, nicely decorated and appointed with all the necessities provided. Beautiful views of Indian River from the house and even greater across the road on a private tropical beach and dock included for your use. The owners made every effort to insure our comfort and enjoyment, checking to ensure no of problems throughout our stay. Would definitely like to return.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Wilma; Thank you for the lovely review! We enjoyed having you with us and hope you will be able to join us again. Dot
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Center Valley PA

When can we come back to the cottage on the river?

  • 5 of 5

What an excellent stay we had, again, at this lovely cottage. Every year we stay, the owners surprise us with another upgrade. The new kitchen counters are beautiful and we loved the new shower stall that was placed in what was once a half-bathroom! Even rainy days are relaxing, watching movies on the television while watching the clouds over the river. Sunny days are best spent at the beach on Hutchinson Island or taking a boat to a sandbar in the St. Lucie River. We are looking forward to renting again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for Christmas. Great location, very clean and comfortable. Owners very responsive to our needs. Our family rented another house down the road, so were able to all get together for the holidays. Our grandchildren loved the house we rented. Spent many hours fishing from the dock. Would recommend this property. We would love to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl

Adorable beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and stayed at the cottage for a quick get away. The location was perfect. It was close to shopping and restaurants and just a short drive to historic Stuart. The best part of the trip was coming home every night after a day at the beach and sitting on the private dock relaxing. We saw dolphin, a manatee and watched fish jumping in the water. The owners were very gracious and let us bring our dog who may have had more fun than we did. The cottage was clean and had everything we needed to make our stay very comfortable. The recently remodeled bath was a nice surprise. Will definitely come back again...hopefully very soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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north Jersey

A perfect retreat....

  • 5 of 5

Every single thing was just perfect about this lovely home... Sorry the time went by so quickly. But we will be back for sure... Thank you for the great hospitality you both gave us. You made or vacation just perfect.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Why stay any place else?

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I fell in love with this cottage the first time we stayed 2 years ago. We have stayed 3 more times and continue to enjoy ourselves. The cottage has access to a dock -- we use this dock daily – the fishing is excellent! We have caught snook, red, yellow and lane snappers, red fish, jacks, trout, black drums, and catfish as well as enjoyed watching the manatees and dolphins. The cottage is relatively close to the Jensen Beach downtown area – where we have attended multiple festivals, Jammin in Jensen Beach and fished at the Jensen Beach Causeway and local beaches. Every trip includes a visit to the Bath Tub Beach on Hutchinson Island for snorkeling, swimming or just to catch a few rays.

The cottage is nicely decorated with wood floors and paneling throughout. It is very comfortable and clean. The owners have made sure that it has all the necessary amenities and continue to make improvements to the property. They are professional, friendly and work hard to make sure we enjoy our stay. We can’t imagine staying any place else!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Jensen Beach, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 31 May 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
High Season 2018-19
1 Nov 2018 - 31 May 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38.01
Cleaning Fee One Bedroom £57.01
Refundable Damage Deposit £190.03
Cleaning Fee Two Bedroom £95.01
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.
Sales Tax of 6% and Bed Tax of 5% not included in Room Rates.
Instant Quote does not always work properly or put you in the right seasonal price range.

First payment due with Signed Lease.
Second Payment due 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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