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Boating/ Ocean Getaway (licensed) with Boat

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bed, 4 bath, Sleeps 10 in beds with two additional pull outs

This 4 bedroom home, BOAT INCLUDED, is on the barrier island between the ocean and next to the intracoastal waterway. From here you can ride your bicycle to the ocean or jump in our 10 person boat to ride down the inter coastal waterway to restaurants or go fishing. This home has a two car garage, outside/inside sound system and grill. You'll be able to explore Disney and Orlando an hour west or just hangout at the beach.

Charles Apt
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
1 April, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Harbor East in Melbourne Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • I also have a pullout sofa upstairs that sleeps two
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

Boating/ Ocean Getaway (licensed) with Boat
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Nice accommodations

  • 4 of 5

For the most part, this home was a gem. I only had a couple of questions upon arrival and Chuck was very quick to respond. My critique is really only to convey more inclusive expectations because I don't think you ever get a complete picture from a listing.

Things to be mindful of: While the listing does state that pool is not heated, it is important to note that the hot tub is also, not heated as the heater is actually broken. This was only mildly disappointing and the weather was nice enough for everyone to enjoy the unheated pool during our stay. There are only 2 lounge chairs which might be not ideal for larger families that wish to do some sun bathing. This was a non issue for us, but something to consider when renting a 4 bedroom house.

The boat was great, but it does appear very worn as there is extensive staining on all of the seating likely due to weather and a lack of general maintenance. Also, the fuel gauge doesn't work which might give people a lack of confidence if they are unfamiliar with running a boat on a reserve tank. The reserve tank is 6 gallons and is more than ample for a full day of boating and there is a spare 5 gallon tank for refueling if you run the reserve tank empty. The navigational lighting does work and it is safe to use at night for seasoned boaters, but I would caution against this for all but the most experienced boaters as there are no forward spots and many of the bouys are unlit and many shallow areas in the intercostal in this area. Also, plan on bringing your own music as the sound system on the boat does not function. In spite of all of this, the boat was a lot of fun and everyone enjoyed this very nice perk.

The home itself is well equipped, with ample storage in pantries and 2 residential refrigerators. There are 2 master's with en suite bathrooms, however the bed in the upstairs master is horribly uncomfortable and broken, it will drop when you get on it and your feet will be higher than your head. The downstairs master was much more comfortable.

Also, it is helpful if you are accustomed to short showers as the hot water tank is really small. A couple of 10 minute showers will run it cold and you will need to wait a while before it can reheat. A family would do well to plan some showers in the evening and others in the morning for convenience. The large dining area was a big plus, open kitchen kept everyone together at meal time and the outdoor dining was also a great benefit. Out of space. Thx.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place,

  • 5 of 5

Well stocked with everything needed to make it an enjoyable vacation

Loved taking the boat out to the intercostal

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Melbourne Beach. The house was exactly what we needed! The availability of the boat was awesome for cruising up and down the lake....even caught some fish! The ocean beach was just a few minutes away....the best of both worlds! The owner had everything clearly documented in videos to watch. The house was clean and well cared for. Thanks for a super relaxing week in Florida!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic Inlet Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Me, my sister, and our families thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Melbourne Beach this week. The dock proved a wonderful daily interaction with a pod of manatees. The pool and patio area was a refreshing, warm, escape after a day at the beach as well as nightly fun for the kids. The four-legged children really appreciated the large enclosed yard. The house was spacious and inviting for the entire motley crew. The dining room for our entire crew and spacious enough for board games and the pool table was oft used. The kitchen space was wonderful for preparing meals. The overall extra amenities furnished were a large help, including the stocked condiments, which limited our supplementary short stay purchases. The area has great beaches and biking trails! Only wish we were able to park in garage to keep cars cool. Chuck was close by but a non-invasive Owner. We look forward to returning to this wonderful home in the future. Chuck, thank you for your amazing hospitality!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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nice property

  • 5 of 5

July 2016 Enjoyed home and boat. Lots of things to do. Not to far from Orlando. Plenty good restaurants. River was good experience.

I recommend this property for a family to have a pleasant stay, with lots of activity for everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne Beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I took our daughter, son in law and four grandsons on this vacation and had a wonderful time. The house and boat were great. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a nice family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Harbor East, Florida Central Atlantic Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Break
4 Feb 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
summer vaction
28 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4th of July Weekend
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Vaction
10 Jul 2017 - 17 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Nov 2017 - 2 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
13 Dec 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,173.51
Property Damage Protection £77.45
Tax Rate 12.0%

There is a security deposit of $1500. Additionally, If the guest wishes to use the boat there will be a separate boat check out and this MUST be accomplished prior to anyone using the boat. The boat is a Courtesy and not part of the home rental. It is available if there is a checkout and deposit. I must perform both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and therefore it might not be available for use during every stay.

Cancelation Policy is in the Rental Agreement but to summarize:

95% refund if greater than 30 days prior
50% refund if under 30 days but not less than 14days
0 % refund if under 14 days

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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