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12 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this holiday cottage in Stuart - Riverside Cottages Downtown

Quaint 1930's renovated private efficiency cottage. Only 5 blocks to downtown!

Booked until After April 18th

Would you like to get to know the local flavor of downtown Stuart? Would you like to explore by biking the area? Minutes from the beaches, shopping and restaurants? We are looking for people who don't want the typical hotel experience.

We live in a great location and love it here! The main house, which we live in, overlooks the St Lucie River, The cottage sits in front of the main house which gives you complete privacy and lets you come and go as you please. We have lived here since 1984 and done extensive renovation to a 1930's home and cottage. The property has been like an art piece for us. When we bought the property, the yard was minimally landscaped and the house needed major work. Over the years, we have converted our property into a wonderful, nature lover's, haven.Our yard looks like something you'd find in Key West. We are organic gardeners and grow pineapples,veggies and lettuces in our garden boxes along with many herbs. We share whatever is in season. If you are looking for a great experience, you'll find it here! We live on the St Lucie River and allow our guests to enjoy our dock for sunsets or a morning coffee. A beach in our yard provides a quiet get away for reading.

The Cottage details:

The cottage is equipped with a separate kitchenette to include a frig/freezer, induction hot plate, large toaster oven, juicer, waffle maker, crockpot, pans, all dishes, glassware, and utensils. The cottage has a dining table and chairs, a very comfy double bed, a leather sofa, coffee table and end table, wall unit with cable flat screen tv and dvd player, wireless internet, bose sound system, chest of drawers, closet, vac, linens, beach towels, beach chairs and umbrella, 2 bikes, and a separate bathroom with a shower. In the front of the cottage is a small garden with a gas weber BBQ grill. Enjoy mornings in the garden drinking a cup of Joe or for an evening dinner. We try to give you complete privacy, but are always available for any questions that you may have. The cottage AC is a split unit which is very quiet as the compressor sits outside on the ground like central AC. The floors are all tile for easy maintenance. We have included movies, games and books for your pleasure. Additionally, we have a book on the dining table with all of our favorite things to do and places to go. We include an Enjoyment Book for all of our visitors' use that discounts (2 for 1) local restaurants and activities. We hope you'll try us for a exceptional vacation experience.

Additionally, two bikes are available for use should you like to cruise the area in slow motion :-)

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Christi Fuller
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016
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About Christi Fuller

Hi, My name is Christi and I work in our boutique real estate business that my husband and I own. I am also a professional photographer. My husband, George is retired and tends to our tropical yard that overlooks the St Lucie River. We are organic gardeners and have two raised bed gardens. We grow pineapples, limes, key limes, papaya, barbados cherries, blueberries and bananas. Currently we have bok choy, squash, peppers, broccoli and brussel sports growing along with numerous lettuces. We try to do everything through natural resources. We love Florida and enjoy meeting folks from numerous life walks. I am a water girl…I love the ocean and fresh water springs. George and I prefer being outside. We do have a small cat who thinks she's a dog. She roams the property but typically stays around our house. We love our property and hope you will too!

Christi Fuller purchased this cottage in 1984

Why Christi Fuller chose Florida Central Atlantic Coast

Stuart is a special place. We moved up from South Florida in 1982 to get away from the rat race. What we found in Stuart was natural beauty, low density growth, a sense of community and lots of water. Stuart has an inlet to the ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway, and the north and south forks of the St Lucie River. There wasn't much here in the 1980's but over the years and through thoughtful planning, our town has grown to include commercial areas (great shopping and restaurants) and our charming downtown areas. Many of the small area beaches on Hutchinson Island were purchased over the years to allow a quiet or active choice of beaches. Environmentalists have had a great deal to say as to how Martin County was developed. We have a four story building limit here so we will never be drown out by towering condominiums and much of the natural beauty has been preserved.

Our home was built in the 1930's. That is very old for Florida. We have renovated both the house and cottage but love the quaint charm of that era which makes this property so special. We loved the location too and the proximity we have to stores, restaurants and the beaches. Many activities are within easy walking distance. The cottage is your home away from home. Everyone loves it. We supply everything you will need..beach chairs, beach towels and bikes to explore. Everything is so much more interesting from a bike, as life slows down and doesn't pass in a blur. We have a bose dock with my ipod loaded with music for your listening pleasure. There is a gas weber BBQ in the front garden, so bring out the candles to the outside dining area for a romantic evening or pack our picnic back pack for a beach outting. I launder towels and sheets once to twice each week depending on your lifestyle. We try to make this an experience that you will never forget.

What makes this cottage unique

Stay in a quaint and very clean Key West style cottage, close to everything in a safe, fun and beautiful area.


Use of dock to watch the sunsets or just enjoy a glass of wine.

Beach to read books or enjoy our river views.

There is the downtown trolley that will pick you at your front door to take you downtown and home again.

Fully stocked kitchen

Picnic back pack

Guestbook comments from the owner

Christi is a fantastic host! The cottage is immaculately kept and in a beautiful location close to town. Christi was attentive while still respecting my privacy. I really enjoyed my stay and appreciate everything that was done to make the weekend perfect. Thank you!

March 2014
Mar 2014
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based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Delightful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is absolutely perfect for a couple! The kitchen is fully equipped with anything you could possibly want for an extended stay. The entire place was clean, the grounds beautiful, we enjoyed using the dock for our boat. The owners made us feel welcome, they are very accommodating to any request. Would highly recommend!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so fun meeting you and all of your family! All I can say is.....I want to fish like you guys one day!!!!! Thanks for staying with us!
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed there for a month, and it could not have been better. Christi and George, the owners, are the perfect hosts: warm, gracious, funny and interesting, but not intrusive. The cottage is charming, and has everything -- in fact, three of everything -- you might need. You could cook a holiday dinner for ten from the kitchen. The bed and bedding is comfortable, the Wifi strong, the entire place immaculate. Most lovely is the tiny "beach" out back, and the lounge chairs on the deck overlooking the St. Lucie. Stuart itself is very much old Florida -- no corporate chains to be seen. We walked into town everyday, and along the Riverwalk. Many fine local places to dine. We highly recommend this cottage and its wonderful hosts!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! We had such a great time getting to know you!! Thank you, James for putting the basket on my bike!! We hope you will come back again.
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Spokane, Washington

I have traveled the world & lived abroad. This cottage is one of the 10 best places I have stayed!

  • 5 of 5

There are not enough superlatives to describe this cottage and its owners-an extra blanket & heater as I arrived the day following the East Coast blizzard; a notebook with everything local in it including 2-for-1 coupons; a Cuisinart ice cream maker used to make utterly divine butter pecan ice cream; freshly picked papaya which topped off lunch one day; the dock which provided a panoramic view for morning coffee – and this is just the beginning! Don't miss going downtown on the local site seeing "tram with driver" or walking to the Blue Door coffee establishment for a lavender latte and freshly baked scone (MWF). The Boathouse restaurant was the scene of two of the best dinners ever and we walked to it through downtown and returned on the Riverwalk. George and Christie – I have not found the perfect superlatives for them! They are one-of-a-kind and because some experiences did not happen during my 10 day stay, I plan to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage in Stuart

  • 5 of 5

Stayed a week,great hosts,nice and quiet location and big book with what do in Stuart.Can walk or borrow a bike!

Thanks for a good time.

Mickey Franken.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great experience

  • 5 of 5

Very nice stay. Great location- close to the Blue Door coffee bar.

Kitchen was well equipped and then some !

Can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Naperville, Illinois

Perfect in so many ways!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for six nights and loved it from the minute I entered. Great music was playing on the iPod and the cottage is adorably decorated. The owners are so helpful and welcoming; they felt like family! The home is small but beautifully equipped. They even provided a very helpful, detailed binder on the area with recommendations, maps and coupons! The location was perfect: access to the waterfront and an easy walk to downtown Stuart. I visit the Stuart area frequently and have stayed in almost every hotel in the area; however, I will be staying here for all future visits!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
PBI - West Palm Bch, FLI
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Duffy's and The Blue Door
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Martin County Public Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Federal US 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Osceola Cafe
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Stuart Public Beach
Car: recommended

You can stroll through downtown shops and restaurants that are 5 blocks from our cottage. Memorial Park is only two blocks with racquetball and tennis. Public Golfing is a 5 minute drive. The beach is 5-7 minutes….many choices of beaches up and down Hutchinson Island. There is a sight seeing boat tour at Indian River Plantation. Rent jet skis on the intracoastal or paddle boards on Manatee Pocket. I like to go to Dubois Park when it will be high tide to snorkel next to the Jupiter Inlet and Lighthouse. You can rent wave runners as you are coming into Jupiter on the intracoastal there too. We have several museums in Stuart..The Elliott Museum out on Hutchinson Island, a Veterans Museum at Memorial Park and The Stuart Feed and Seed houses the history of Stuart. There is always plenty to do. Numerous art shows frequent the downtown and live music is at the downtown pavilion on sundays along with a green market across from Mulligans with organic veggies, local honey, plants and locally grown meats. Additionally, there are some artists selling their work during the market. You won't run out of things to do or you can kick back and beach it most of the time.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Stuart, Florida Central Atlantic Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
6 Jul 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving Holiday
22 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas thru New Years
21 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
2017 Season
2 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £45 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £245
Tax Rate 11.0%

No pets allowed
No smoking
$300 deposit refundable in four days after departure with no damage or theft by tenant
One time cleaning fee of $55

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Stuart in Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 475 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Separate bath comes off living area. Shower only
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom , Living and Dining area are in one room.
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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