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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 newly listed and remodeled vacation rental. Super price!

Cocoa Girl Cottage is a recently remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom vacation rental home in Cocoa, Florida. This fun retro themed home is in a 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 amphitheatre 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 repurposed 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 the owner uses for personal storage. This area will not accessed during your stay. If you have an overflow of guests, the owner may make this apartment available for a small additional cost.

More Details

Donna Olavarria
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

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 Cocoa

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

My girlfriend and I and our pup stayed here a few days in February and all of March. This place is as clean and nice as it looks in the photos. We were very comfortable here and enjoyed walking to the river and using our paddle boards which we were able to store on the property. We enjoyed the warm weather and downtown Cocoa Village for eating out. The house is well equipped with linens and kitchen items. The appliances were new and great. The stove top got so hot we burned things at first until we got used to it. The owners allowed us to invite an extra guest and dog to stay a few days. This place was great.
Feb 2015
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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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 has 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Cute Home Between Beach and Disney
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Burbank, CA, USA

Perfect place for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

The home is very close to the river and conveniently located for fun at Cocoa Beach or Disney. We really enjoyed our stay here. The house is immaculate and really cozy and comfortable. I love the beach motif and all the amenities. It's located in a nice and safe neighborhood. Donna was lovely and always available when we needed her. We will definitely be staying here again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious Relaxing Charmer

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, centrally located and close to shopping and other activities. House is homey, clean and comfortable. Everything you need is there and then some. It's open, large and airy. The bedrooms and closets are large. You'll not feel cramped in this charming house. Donna was nice to work with and I thank her very much. The welcome basket was wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful and Donna was very helpful and nice. The location was great and very convenient for us. We wish we could have stayed longer. We really did enjoy the house.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great get away!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved it! We can't wait to come back again. The location is perfect, quick to the beach and other sites.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Didn't want to leave...

  • 5 of 5

I wish we could have stayed longer! A week wasn't nearly enough time...

We used the kayaks to fish on the lagoon, the bikes to travel down scenic Indian River Drive, chairs and towels while at the beach, and the grill the smoke dinner with friends- this house has everything! Loved taking our morning cup of coffee to the dock. Manatee and dolphin sightings, not to mention: plenty of fish!

The cottage is gorgeous. Beautifully and tastefully decorated- so many lovely details throughout. Our favorite, of course, are the new sink vanities! Comfy beds, quiet area (other than the occasional train, which we LOVED hearing). We were welcomed with a sweet care package and Donna was very kind, friendly and easy to reach during our stay. I am already thinking ahead to Christmas 2017 so we can bring the in-laws!

Don't stay anywhere else in Cocoa. This is THE place!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Bend, In.

Just like home

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter, son in law and myself had the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation ever. Every thing we did was within reasonable travel time. Orlando was only an hour away and Cocoa Beach just munutes. The home was very clean and had all updated appliances. They provided us with a kayak, canoe, Bikes, a boogie board and too many other ammenities to mention.

We strongly urge everyone looking for a great vacation home to check out "COCOA GIRL COTTAGE". Pete and Donna are fine examples of caring and concerned owners of rental property. They never imposed on us but yet were there if we needed them.

We look forward to spending time at "COCOA GIRL COTTAGE" in the years to come.

Dan, Joanie, Scott & Lisa

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • 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

Prices for this holiday house in Broadview Manor, Florida Central Atlantic Coast

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5 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £391.13
Pet Fee £78.23 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.
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