|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
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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.
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
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.
--Within steps of the beautiful Indian River.
--Gorgeous wooden floors.
--Remodeled to embrace it's 1950's retro past.
--Comfortable furniture and rooms.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
There are very comfortable country stile house and nice quite neighborhood ! The house is really clean. It's equipped great.
We didn't buy any utilities also. Everything were there.
There are a boat for 2 people and 2 kayaks and we got a lot of fun! There are 4 working good bicycles. There's a large backyard (we compare with NY actually ))).
We extremely recommended this house and area!!! A lot of places of interest and activities are around.
We got gorgeous vacation and had to leave this wonderful house to our regrets...
We loved our time at Cocoa Girl Cottage. Not only did we immediately feel at home and after unpacking, found the kitchen well stocked , the beds comfy
and a lovely ,thoughtful welcome basket waiting. Donna and Pete made themselves available for meeting and any questions we had during our entire stay.
This allowed us to enjoy a family wedding and entertain various family members in the area. Tv and internet easy to access and a awesome book FILLED with information on area, eating and activities. Location, home photos and description were accurate and neighborhood lovely.
My only suggestion would be a bigger charcoal grill and a defined patio space in the side yard(some more brick pavers and a permanent outdoor table)....also since they allowed us to bring our dog ,maybe in the future completing the back yard fencing by closing off access to front lawn.
I would love to rent this home again!!
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!
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£411|
|Pet Fee||£82 + Tax|
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.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.