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Cute Home Between Beach and Disney

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom cute vacation rental in historic Cocoa neighborhood.

Cocoa Girl Cottage is a remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cute vacation rental home in Cocoa, Florida. This fun retro themed home is in a historic quiet family oriented neighborhood perfectly located one mile south of the Beachline (SR 528), between U.S. 1 and the beautiful Indian River, and is only 40 minutes from Orlando International Airport. Because it is 'off ocean' it is more reasonably priced, allowing your vacation budget to go further so you can enjoy the numerous Central Florida attractions that are all within a 60 minute drive.

There is a small neighborhood park located directly across the street, with a picnic area and children's play equipment. Walk through it and you are only steps from McFarland Park, a public park on the Indian River with a picnic area, dock, and boat ramp for small boats. Bicycles and a canoe are provided with the house allowing leisurely rides or paddles along Scenic Indian River Drive, with its assortment of historic mansions and charming bungalows leading you to Historic Cocoa Village.

Cocoa Village is located on the waterfront and has an assortment of unique shops, restaurants and bars (no chains or outlets here!), and the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse community theater. This charming waterfront park has a large playground and amphitheater and hosts many festivals and concerts throughout the year. The boat ramp is ideal for launching large boats and guests can launch here and pick up the family from the dock's end at Cocoa Girl's neighboring McFarland Park.

Recognizable nearby attractions are provided below:

- Port Canaveral and the Cruise Ships: 10 minutes. This area has lots of fun dining, a viewing tower, large boat ramp, fishing charters, and the closest beach at Jetty Park.

- Famous Cocoa Beach & Ron Jon's Surf Shop: 20 minutes.

- Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex: 25 minutes.

- Walt Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios: Less than 60 minute drive along major interstates.

Antique and vintage shops, and unique gift and foodie shops are abundant in the area, making this a great locale for a girlfriend’s getaway. Many of the furnishings in the home are from these local haunts.

There are original heart of pine hard wood floors throughout the home and granite counter-tops and high end stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. The bedrooms are large with plenty of closet space, and queen sized beds in the master and second bedroom. The third has a full sized Lazy Boy sofa bed, which is very comfortable. The bathrooms have been remodeled to embrace their retro past, with sinks placed in re-purposed furniture and newly tiled with black and white retro floors. The owners have lovingly restored this home and there is a blog about the transition at

There is an efficiency apartment in the garage with a separate entrance, which is available to rent for a small additional fee if you have over flow guests.

More Details

Donna Olavarria
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Donna Olavarria

We have always enjoyed traveling with our family and learned quickly that vacation rental homes made everyone happier and more comfortable. After renting our second home for years to long-term rentals, we decided to turn it into a vacation rental so families, like ours, could enjoy it too. We had a lot of fun remodeling the home over the past couple of years. We watched lots of HGTV! There were lots of great shopping trips to the local antique and vintage stores to doll her up. A few thrift stores too! Pete works in Melbourne for a big corporation and Donna works as a paralegal in Winter Park, FL. We both love the Cocoa area to rest after a crazy week of work. Our family and friends enjoy coming over for BBQ"s, a glass of wine and a lively game of Dominoes. Donna is a native of Florida and Pete is a 1950's immigrant from Cuba, growing up in Miami. We have two grown daughters who also live and work in the area. As always, we are currently planning our next vacation and are looking through this site for a home to rent! We hope you have a great vacation. If you stay at our place, we hope we get to meet you and hear your plans.

Donna Olavarria purchased this house in 2003

Why Donna Olavarria chose Broadview Manor

We bought this property because it in a perfect location for travel between the Orlando area and the beach. When visiting, we can quickly get back to our main home near Orlando if necessary. The house is in a quiet, family oriented neighborhood only 1 block away from the amazing Indian River. Our favorite thing to do is to take walks along the river front. We instantly relax, once the water is in view. We can quickly get to adorable Cocoa Village and be on the beach within minutes. We find that we are never in want of anything to do here. We hope to retire in this home someday.

What makes this house unique

--Within steps of the beautiful Indian River.

--Gorgeous wooden floors.

--Remodeled to embrace it's 1950's retro past.

--Comfortable furniture and rooms.

--Nicely decorated.

--Family friendly.

--Pet friendly.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We rented this house for three months, we couldn't be happier with the house, the location, or our landlords (who are just plain great people). We enjoyed every single day of our stay . . . The house is well appointed, I never wanted for anything that they didn't already have at the house, including bikes, boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrellas and towels (they even had a tire pump for the bikes). The kitchen is small but beautiful, all of the appliances in the house are top shelf, the bathrooms are spotless. The house is located a block off the Indian River, we went on daily walks and bike rides along one of the most beautiful streets I have ever seen in the US (it stretches out for over nine miles). You are three miles from Cocoa Village, home of Ryan's Pizza (and bar), a place we spent way too much time at. The beach is fifteen minutes away, we usually went to Lori Wilson Park, with the boogie boards. We are renting in a different city for Jan to Mar of 2018, but we would readily come back in 2019 . . .
Dec 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Broadview Manor in Cocoa

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Located en suite for Master Bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Located in the hall. Remodeled in retro style.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Bedroom with en suite Bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Guest Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 3rd Bedroom/Study with Full Sized Aero-bed type Sleeper Sofa
  • All bedrooms come equipped with fresh, clean linen for the beds, including sheets, blankets and covers. All pillows have protective cases. Furnishings are tasteful and eclectic from local antique and vintage stores. Mattresses are new. Heart of pine wooden floors in each room with area rugs near beds. Master bedroom has a TV in the hutch.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We have tried to keep our home reasonably priced so your vacation dollars can go further to enjoy all the fun places Central Florida and the Space Coast have to offer. Even though we are not located on the water, the home is in a quaint older Florida neighborhood with lots of trees, parks and the Indian River only steps away. Once you walk in the front door, you immediately feel at home and can't wait to settle in and relax--let the vacation begin! The owners are only a phone call away and happy to help with house needs, local information and vacation suggestions. There is a notebook in the home full of places to explore and enjoy.


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Cute Home Between Beach and Disney
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
Palm city, FL

Clean Comfortable and Adorable!

  • 5 of 5

We loved eveything about our 5 night stay. This adorable house had everything we needed and more to make us feel comfortable and welcome. We also loved the location. We took walks along the river every day. We also took advantage of the boogie boards and bikes. The House was centrally located to all of the activities we wanted to do. The owner Donna is great at communicating and is very accommodating of reasonable requests. We had a very positive experience. Thank you so much Donna!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect & Cozy

  • 5 of 5

The home was quaint & perfectly decorated. Donna & Peter are great hosts, you can tell they love their home and have thought of every detail. It was nice to sit on the front porch in the morning to drink coffee. It was the perfect home for our family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute home, very welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

Home is well decorated and comfy. Has everything needed for beach get away. Kids had a blast on the boogie board.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central New York

Vintage Charmer !

  • 5 of 5

Can’t say enough good things about Cocoa Girl Cottage ! Everything was perfect, the owners made sure we had everything we needed . The only thing we needed to buy was food. The home was very clean, comfortable and decorated in a vintage style that I loved. Lots to do nearby and if you like to walk you won’t find a better place than in the neighborhood along the river. Owners even included kayaks ,bicycles and plenty of beach supplies. We will definitely be back sometime . Our golden doodle loved it too !

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

Cocoa Gorl Cottage was all I could have imagined and more! Perfectly decorated and well kept, this home is literally a home away from home. Very well furnished with everything you could possibly need. We enjoyed walking out dogs along the river morning and night, fishing on the river, and were only a few minutes from the beaches. Everything you need for the beach is supplied also ☺.

We were here for an extended stay for my husband's work, and we would definitely rent here again, we loved it so much!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cocoa Girl Cottage is a find!

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week at the Cocoa Girl Cottage during a family birthday celebration in Central Brevard County. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this charming 1950's Florida house which has been restored and modernized with every extra imaginable. The neighborhood is family oriented and very quiet with the Indian River just a short walk away.

While our schedule didn't give us time to enjoy the bicycles, canoe, or kayaks, they would be a fun bonus for the adventuresome visitor! The location of the house is convenient to many attractions. While this is not a "beach house," it is an easy drive to Cocoa Beach and the Cruise Terminals at Port Canaveral. The Kennedy Space Center is a half-hour away and the theme parks an hour or less.

Our host, Donna, was quick to respond to our questions and provided us with a nice gift basket on our arrival. She has stocked the house with every necessity! I will recommend this rental to our friends and we will stay there again if our plans call us back to Cocoa!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic Cocoa Village
Super cute, lively, fun village, packed with unique stores, restaurants and beautiful waterf...
Cocoa Beach Pier
Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Numerous within 10 miles.
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
1 (S.R. 528/Beach Line)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Numerous close by.
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: necessary

The home is in a great location allowing you to enjoy all that Central Florida has to offer. Day trips from the home will get you easily to all the theme parks, Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, etc. Cocoa Beach is minutes away. The cruise ships are minutes away. You will never be at a loss for something to do. We have a notebook in the home, full of ideas to fill your days, from fishing, canoeing, antique/vintage store shopping, golfing, boating and so much more. Our home is within minutes of a major road (SR 528) also known as the Beach Line, that will get you quickly to all sorts of fun spots. The home is priced right, allowing you to spend more of your vacation dollars on adventures rather than on lodging. Let the adventure begin!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £57.62
Pet Fee £76.83
Refundable Damage Deposit £384.15

There is an efficiency apartment in the garage which the owners use for personal storage and occasional use during the work week. The apartment has a separate, locked entrance from main house, as well as it's own central air system, kitchen and bathroom Guests will not have access.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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