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Historic Strong Haven a Southern Gem on Indian River -DISCOUNT FOR SEPT

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom with Indian River view & dock

Relax on the front porch swing while enjoying the view of the beautiful Indian River. Enjoy the river breeze while sipping your morning coffee & watching the sun rise over the river and birds catching their morning fish or sip a glass of wine on the veranda as the Riverboat Queen goes by in the evening. Fish from the river deck or watch missles go up from Cape Canaveral situated right across the river. Enjoy the short stroll or bike along the river road to historic Cocoa Village. In the village enjoy boutiques, restaurants, outdoor jazz, and special events. Only 8 miles or about 15 minutes from world famous Cocoa Beach, Canaveral Pier & Ron Jon Surf shop. 45 minutes along the Beach Line HWY 528 to Orlando tourist attractions yet away from the crowds and traffic. Spend a day farther north in historic St Augustine or Daytona Beach. This historic Craftsman style home has all the southern charm of days gone by yet all the conveniences you will need to have a wonderful vacation. If you are looking for somewhere to make memories with your family and feel the blessings of a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere yet minutes away from sunshine activites, then Strong Haven is for you. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, front veranda and screened porch, deck over the river, fully equipped kitchen, large dining room as well as breakfast room gives everyone room to enjoy their vacation. Watch dolphins or manatees swim the river or listen to the cries of the osprey as they catch fish and eat in the tall pine tree right in front on the river. This is Florida at its natural best.

More Details

Vivian Klebs
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

Why Vivian Klebs chose Highland Park

This property has been a family home for several generations. The beauty of the area and breezes from the river always call one home and you cant help but feel blessed to be alive.

What makes this house unique

Swinging on the front porch while watching the many bikes and boats go by is always so enjoyable. The home is always a welcoming place to family and friends and a blessing to many. Memories are made here as new adventures are discovered.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for working with us on the check in time, that was helpful. The

house is wonderful. Our home in Norfolk was built in the 1920s so we feel right at home and you've done a great job with the place. We are looking forward to an enjoyable stay.

Thank you for helping make our stay so enjoyable. The house was perfect for us. We wound up with 5 adults and no children and had a great time. I hope we left everything in a acceptable manner. We look forward to visiting again.
Mar 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Highland Park in Cocoa

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Upstairs bathroom with soaking tub & separate shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , downstairs bathroom with shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , New downstairs 3rd bathroom addition
  • Relax in soaking tub or shower away cares in upstairs bathroom- downstairs bathroom off of living room in downstairs bedroom & new 3rd bathroom addition
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , downstairs bedroom with full bath & screened porch
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
  • #1 upstairs BR with queen & double bed, #2 upstairs with queen, #3 upstairs with double bunk on bottom & single on top, #4 downstairs with queen & full bath & screened porch
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Delightful escape away from tourist crowds & best of historic Indian River yet 45 min. from tourist attractions & 10 min to Cocoa Beach- Best of both worlds


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Historic Strong Haven a Southern Gem on Indian River -DISCOUNT FOR SEPT
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 46 reviews

A little bit of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We personally think this has to be one of the very best places to stay in Cocoa. The house is roomy, welcoming, and well-equipped for any needs of their guests, from infant to the elderly. Some houses just have a good aura, and this one's is to create calm and invite relaxation. The spacious rooms are inviting, everyone felt that their bed was super comfortable, and the icing on the cake is the welcoming front porch where you can relax, watch the river, see the sunsets, etc The house is within easy walking distance of the popular downtown area and the host is wonderful. We always stay in rental homes on family trips, and by far, this was the greatest experience we have ever had in a home away from home!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jane, I am so happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Strong Haven. The house is meant to be a blessing to all who walk through the doors. Hope you will get to come again soon.
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We were in town for a family wedding. It was nice to have found such a spacious home to hold us all

  • 3 of 5

We spent mornings on the beautiful front porch sipping morning beverages. We were able to share memories of the previous days activities and make plans for the day at hand. Walking the neighborhood was very pleasant and the homes were beautiful. The men had a fun time fishing off of the dock on the Indian River. The ladies enjoyed walking to Cocoa Viallage to shop and dine. We found many delicious places to eat. The Rising Tide, where we hosted the Rehearsal Dinner, The Tiny Turtle was a delicious and favorite for our health conscience and vegetarian eaters. The bikes provided with the house were a nice addition. You will need to get the lock combinations from the owner. This home is a dated turn of the century home, with older furniture. We did appreciate its beauty and history. That being said, although the kitchen was well equipped, it’s cuoboards and closet were cluttered leaving us only the counter space to place groceries.

We enjoyed our time together in Cocoa Beach.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that you and your family enjoyed your time at Strong Haven. As far as cupboards being full, our guests usually appreciate that there are spices, seasonings, baking items such as four, salt ect. in the cupboards for all to use.The closet or pantry that you mentioned was accidentally left unlocked by the housekeeper and is where we store paper towels, toilet paper and is not meant for guest to put their groceries. I am glad that we have plenty of counter space and a breakfast table as well as island for you to put your groceries. Sorry if this was an inconvenience for you.
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Very charming older home with fantastic appointments

  • 4 of 5

A very charming home with great features. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful historic home on the Indian River. Peaceful and serene, house is spacious and conveniently located.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed Strong Haven, golf & Cocoa Village.

  • 5 of 5

My golf buddies and I loved staying at Strong Haven. Love the architecture and the view. We did 7 rounds of golf in 5 days. So it was very nice to relax at the house at the end of the day.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW. I hope someone got a birdie or hole in one. So glad you gentlemen had an enjoyable stay at Strong Haven. Hope you will join us again next year for your golf outing. Thanks again, Vivian Klebs Owner
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Large lovely home on Indian River

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my mother's 82nd birthday which coincided with New Year's Eve at Strong Haven. What a happy time we had together. We were a party of eight which included mama's three kids and their families. The house was very spacious and we all had comfortable beds. We ate all our meals in, utilizing the well equipped kitchen and the fabulous dining area which seats eight. Access to the river was so convenient, just a short walk across the road and we fished and lounged on the pier. Ample supply of outdoor chairs to accommodate everyone. A few of us visited Cocoa Village and were surprised by all the shopping adventures to be enjoyed there.

Best of all was the house itself, built in the early 1900"s it had all the charm of an older home w/ all the modern conveniences we have grown to depend on. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing your family's birthday celebration at Strong Haven. It was meant to be a place to make family memories together. Best wishes to you & your family for the coming year. Thanks again, Vivian
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Port Canaveral
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Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Cocoa Village
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: necessary

Watch space shuttle launches & visit Cape Kennedy Space museum, deep sea fishing boats at Cape Canaveral, short drive to theme parks in Orlando or relax on the beautiful beach & let the waves wash your cares away. Bike the scenic Indian River Drive or walk to historic Cocoa Village and the cute shops or catch a live play at the Village theatre. Dine out at the many nearby restaurants or cook fresh seafood from Canaveral fishing boats. Best of all, relax on the veranda and enjoy the view.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £111.39
Damage Insurance £58.67

Holidays require a 7 night stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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