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People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, Sleeps 6

A lavish style beach-life awaits you in this beautiful custom built and totally updated home located across the street from the ocean. Your home-away-from-home offers two (2) master bedrooms with en-suites, and the south wing suite offers an adjoining kids' room; Sleeps 6.

The space:

This slice of paradise 2nd floor apartment is located on the barrier island and offers two (2) master suites with 2 master bathrooms and a kid's room. First master suite has a queen bed and a huge walk-in shower in the master bathroom. The 2nd master suite has a king bed with an adjoining kid's room, and a jetted tub in the master bathroom.

The home offers soaring ceilings, tile throughout, a sitting room and a balcony off the living area, plus a deck in the back right off the dining room. Includes 3 large screen cable televisions, DVD and Blue-Ray player, stereo and high speed wireless internet. Lots of privacy for everyone in this 2nd floor full apartment with private entrance.

Like to cook? Everything's included! Gorgeous chef's kitchen offers everything from double convection ovens, granite counter tops, new appliances, lots of maple cabinets w/plant shelves, over & under cabinet lighting, pull out drawers, 2 built-in spice racks to pots/pans, dishes, cutlery, utensils and more. It also overlooks open living space so you can participate in family conversations.

Enjoy sunrises from the front balcony and sunsets from the back deck which offers tranquil settings and stairs to ground floor patio for cookouts.

Floridana beach is a nice, small and safe community with 3 private beach entrances. Your beach access is 1 short block's walk. The private ocean front park offers a small playground, basket ball court, shuffle board court and BBQs for enjoying your time at the beach. Enjoy walking along the pristine beach, and many nature trails. Close to Sebastian inlet state park rated #1 in Florida for best fishing, boating, swimming and surfing with national surfing competitions. Sebastian inlet also has protected salt water lagoon area for children.

This south Brevard home is situated near a convenience store, gas station, sandwich shop, bait/fishing store and restaurants. Only 7 miles from Sebastian inlet state park, 50 miles from Kennedy space center and 77 miles to the Disney theme parks. Also closes to endless other Orlando attractions, such as universal studios, sea world, islands of adventure, and wet and wild, just to mention a few. Miami and it's famous south beach are only 2 1/2 hours away. Come and enjoy all that Florida has to offer.

Guest access:

You will have access to pristine private beach and beach front park, backyard, BBQ grill, high efficiency (HE) washer/dryer in garage, and front and rear decks.

Interaction with guests:

You have your own private entrance and full second floor apartment. On stays of 4 nights or more, enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine.

The neighborhood:

Floridana beach is a nice, small and safe community with 3 private beach entrances. Your beach access is 1 short block's walk. You will also enjoy the many nature trails and parks in the area.

Getting around:

You can walk to the convenience store, gas station and sandwich shop on the next block and to the beach access. If you like walking, you can also walk to Sebastian beach inn beach front restaurant where you can enjoy live music on weekends, but you will need a car for all else.

Other things to note:

Activities in Melbourne beach include surfing, sailing, para-sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking on the Indian river, golf and tennis. Have you ever taken an air-boat ride or been on a eco-tour? You can do that too. The area is full of fun things to do. You can also go antiquing or perhaps you prefer the night club scene or just a nice restaurant for lunch or dinner. You can do that and more in historic downtown Melbourne. For even more of an eclectic shopping experience, visit cocoa village a few miles up the road and visit Ron Jon's world famous surf shop in cocoa beach.

House rules:

- This is a drug free, smoke-free and pet-free home. So, please respect our wishes and do not smoke in the apartment or bring any pets. We do this because of allergies of some guests and for preserving the cleanliness of the apartment. There will be a stiff cleaning charge if house rules are violated.

- Sorry, No minors under five (5) years of age due to Stairs inside the apartment.

- Please do not exceed the maximum occupancy limit of 6 people on overnight stays without prior approval. If this policy is violated, you will be charged for the extra person.

- This is a quiet neighborhood. No loud parties allowed on the property. Violators will be asked to leave.

- Please conserve electric consumption by turning off lights when not in use. Also, please raise the thermostat to 78 when you leave the house for 2 or more hours.

Full House Information Guide and Area Information Guide will be provided when you book your reservation.

More Details

Owner
Sylvia Bigit
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Croatian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 March, 2017

About Sylvia Bigit

My husband Fritz and I look look forward to meeting you and to making you feel at home in your home away from home. We strive to provide you with all the comforts of home during your stay so your time at our beachside home will be enjoyable and stress free.

Come and explore our island paradise. Enjoy all that this pristine, beautiful and breathtaking area has to offer.

Your hosts,

Sylvia and Fritz

Professional information about your hosts:

- Sylvia is currently a free lance writer. Prior to that, her background was in Resort and Hotel Management as well as in the Information Technology field

- Fritz is an Electrical Design Engineer

Sylvia Bigit purchased this house in 2009

Why Sylvia Bigit chose Melbourne Beach

Our slice of paradise is located on a barrier island in a quiet neighborhood far from the maddening crowd. It offers a pristine private beach where most times, you, the sandpipers and, if you're lucky enough -- the sea turtle, are the only ones on the beach.

What makes this house unique

Your vacation rental includes:

• Complimentary coffee and filters, coffee creamer, salt/pepper and other spices and condiments.

• Kitchen food wraps such as plastic wrap and aluminum foil.

• Shampoo, conditioner, and soap.

• Beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, and beach toys for the young and the young at heart.

• Use of our high end washer and dryer

So, don't worry, be happy... Enjoy your stay in paradise. Life's too short for anything less!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Floridana Beach in Florida Central Atlantic Coast

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Huge walk-in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Third bedroom configuration has a trundle bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

Spring Into Action --> Book the Snorklin' Turtle Before Availability is Gone!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews
W. Hartford, CT
5

Beautiful apartment steps from the beach

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to The Snorklin Turtle reminded us how nice a vacation rental can be. This place is immaculate and elegant. It has two wonderful master suites so it is perfect for two couples to share. The nearby beach is totally uncrowded and great for swimming, surfing and fishing. You won't be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John and Libby for not only the kind words, but also for being SUPER guests. We very much enjoyed hosting you and look forward to your next visit.
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5

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We are from Maine, so naturally, a little warmth and sunshine feel wonderful this time of year. But more than the ideal weather of Melbourne Beach during our recent visit, we found a home away from home at the Snorklin' Turtle! Sylvia provides the "extras", which makes a major difference when renting a condo. The kitchen is fully equipped and there are spices, washing supplies, etc. Don't worry about bringing beach supplies--those are available, too, (chairs, toys, towels), along with the use of a washer/dryer. The condo is spacious and inviting, and there are 3 outdoor seating places. Our only adjustment was the traffic noise on A1-A, but that's because we live in a quiet area at home. The noise dies down at night. There are a LOT of places to visit and enjoy in the area, along with nearby restaurants. We will definitely plan to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Donna. We very much enjoyed meeting you and Tom and hope to be able to host you again in the near future. You are welcome back anytime!
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5

The Snorklin' Turtle is Excellent!!

  • 5 of 5

Our experience was excellent! The hosts, Sylvia and Fritz, were beyond thoughtful and accommodating. The home was beautiful, well cared for, and everything we needed was provided down to the tiniest detail. There were many special personal touches, and having the owners on the property was very helpful. They provided us with helpful information about the area and great directions. We would stay there again in a minute and highly recommend the Snorklin' Turtle to anyone! Wonderful people with high standards, rare to find.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words Mary Alice. We enjoyed hosting you, Roger and Beverly and enjoyed our informative chats. Thank you also for leaving the apartment in immaculate condition. Next time, don't clean... I have a housekeeper for that. :)
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4

Beautiful home super close to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of 5 with 3 teenagers. We loved the home. It was very appealing and very close to the beach. We could hear the waves crashing from the balcony. We went during turtle nesting season and they nested right on the private beach we had access to. We missed the turtles, but there were nests everywhere! This location is very close to all the places you'd want to go. We went to Kennedy Space Center and the Brevard Zoo. They have a ton of things in their garage that we had access to to take out to the beach like chairs, boogie boards, sandcastle stuff, an umbrella, etc... It was like we were at home their.

The only cons we found were that we'd liked to have had a TV in the bedroom we slept in (the queen bed suite) and also the matress was very hard and it wasn't the most comfortable to sleep on. We mentioned that to the owners and they are looking into replacing it for the future guests. The other beds were great. We just wanted the separation from the kids.

All in all it was a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property and great management

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at the property easy to check in and out of, and beach just across the street was easily accessible and light on people. The home was cozy and well stocked with cooking and beach wares. Very quiet with easy access to a local grocery store but overall a much more beachy setting.

Would highly recommend staying.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mark for wonderful review. We are happy to hear that our vacation rental has exceeded your expectation. We enjoyed hosting you and your family and look forward to your next visit.
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5

Amazing Property....Great Owners....Excellent taste of Beach Life!

  • 5 of 5

You can not go wrong with this property. When the owners say they try to provide everything you can think of for a beach stay, they truly deliver. Some highlights include an amazing space with two master bedrooms and an outstanding kitchen. All the things you would need for the beach are there (umbrellas, chairs, body boards, towels, etc.) Our kids enjoyed the bonus "kids room" so they could have some privacy when needed. All the kitchen, appliances, electronics are top of the line and state of the art. Another positive is the private beach and private beach access. The beaches of Melbourne are all beautiful though we noticed the public beaches tended to be quite crowded most of the time. However, the rental comes with access to a private beach and there were many times we had the entire beach to ourselves. The most we ever saw was 12-14 people but so much room to just enjoy the beaches and have some alone time to boot. Would highly recommend this property if you want to experience beach life with great host.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dale for your wonderful review. I am glad that we have reach our goal of providing a superior beach vacation rental experience. We strive to make our guests feel at home and to provide them with everything they would need during their stay. All the best and we look forward to seeing you on your next vacation.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Floridana Beach, 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
 
Winter
1 Apr 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£597
for 3 nights
From
£172
 
 
Spring
9 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£148
£1,067
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£549
for 3 nights
From
£156
£1,120
 
 
October Special
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£441
for 3 nights
From
£120
 
 
Thanksgiving
19 Nov 2017 - 3 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£549
for 3 nights
From
£156
£1,120
 
 
Winter
17 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£597
for 3 nights
From
£172
£1,231
£3,928
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£501
for 3 nights
From
£140
£1,034
£3,688
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £240
Cleaning Fee £80

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Maximum occupancy is six. If violated, additional charges will be incurred. NO EXCEPTIONS without prior approval from owner.

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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Location

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"Excellent for the golfers in your family."
Melbourne Square
"Great shopping."
Lou's Blues
"Unique waterfront concept. Customers enjoy fresh seafood, wraps, burgers, salads and more, a..."
Ryckman Park
"Great place for the kids or for family functions."
Honest John's Fish Camp
"Visit Mullet Creek & Indian River Lagoon to fish or view dolphin, manatee and numerous birds..."
Cafe Coconut Cove
"Enjoy your dinner in this authentic German restaurant with a fabulous sunset over the Indian..."
Sand on the Beach
"Relax and enjoy the ocean breeze, and picturesque view. Whether dining on the deck, or secon..."
New England Eatery & Pub
"New England style seafood with a fresh Florida attitude. Their lobster bisque soup is to die..."
Djon's Steak & Lobster House
"Melbourne Beach's 5 star restaurant and one of a kind Red Shoe piano bar. Perfect for those ..."
DeAngelo's by the Sea
"Italian cuisine with fine wines for dinner or catering. Great for dine-in, take-out or deliv..."
Indian River
Publix Super Market at Driftwood Plaza
"Upscale super market 5 miles from the house."
Melbourne Beach Market
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sebastian Beach Inn
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sebastian Beach Inn

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