About the property
- Condo1800 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay14 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
This is a truly unique Oceanfront home. Completely remodeled... with three bedrooms each with it's own private bath. This includes two master suites.
The home, uniquely designed with five levels, maximizes ocean views and sunsets throughout. Private grounds, private oceanfront sun with your own dune walk and private two car garage. Must see to appreciate.
No smoking, Please. Pets Considered.
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Eric Gustavson
I am a 30 year Teacher/Athletic Director at a Prep School in Northeastern Connecticut. My wife Ann-Marie owns her own business. We are very excited to share our new home with you and hope you thoroughly enjoy your stay at the beach!!!
Eric Gustavson purchased this Condo in 2015
Why Eric Gustavson chose Melbourne Beach
This is our dream come true. We love the ocean, swimming, surfing , walking on the beach and viewing the wildlife. Our property is situated between two federally protected turtle nesting areas with a bird sanctuary across the street. The fact that there are only two neighbors in the other 2 condo units gives us all the privacy we need.
What makes this Condo unique
Sunrises and sunsets....steps to the beach. Some of the best surfing, waves and fishing on the entire east coast, just 2 miles north of Sebastian Inlet State Park. 10 minutes to Melbourne, !5 minutes to Vero Beach and an hour to Orlando.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
excellent place to watch wild life or catch some waves!
The entire family loved our two weeks here. The house was very clean, and had everything we needed. There was plenty of space to spread out when needed yet also room to congregate for meals. We were fortunate enough to see dolphins feeding just off the beach and catch a glimpse of several sea turtles coming up to the surface of the water for a breath of air during the day. At night we were able to simply step down off the deck area on to the beach and within just a few minutes see sea turtles coming out of the waves onto the sands to make their trek up the beach to lay eggs (keep in mind there are several laws regarding the sea turtles and fines to face if those laws are broken.) The water was clear and we enjoyed the boogie boards on the waves for several hours each day. The sound of waves in the beachfront master, the main floor patio facing the ocean, the outdoor shower, and the quiet neighborhood are all just extras!
Lisa, Thank you so much for your kind words. Best, Eric
Breathtaking and serene. The quiet secret locale that we all need.
The townhouse was very clean and well appointed for any of your needs. The 3 onsuite bedrooms were prefect for us. The owner and property manager were very attentive from the day we reserved our dates months beforehand and were genuinely interested in ensuring our stay met our satisfaction. The beach is steps away, the water had amazing colors, the waves were strong, the shells were great finds, and the tranquility of being away from main public areas made it a fantastic retreat. And the spectacular sunrises are definitely worth waking up to see. My pictures are gallery worthy and I just used my cell phone camera, the colors were that amazing. Definitely a secret diamond.
Thanks Russ, we really appreciate your kind review as well as the pictures you sent. Best, Eric
The GULL HOUSE is an in betterment of life!
1st and foremost my wife and my sister-in-law are world traversers they've spiked out over 120 countries between the two of them therefore it was to no surprise that choose to reunite our families in a lush rememorable location as Melbourne. However what we didn't anticipate was this hidden gem called THE GULL HOUSE a private paradise that only continues to Awe at every sunrise to sunset!
I'm a Central Coast California (SLO) beachcomber and my family I spoke of are SWISS in truest sense I only mention that because it's practically impossible to impress the Suisse let alone those part Sardinian. Yet we were all amazed over this Living Oasis simply named THE GULL HOUSE.
This well manicured highly maintenanced property is a perpetual treat on every level literally. From the Professional Management of Claudia to the warmest hospitality of The Owner Eric G. This vacation spot became more than just a house but rather moment in our lives that we shared two weeks of Heaven on Earth. Yes I could continue on about how well domesticated and equipped the GULL HOUSE is with everything you need to fulfill & complete a beachfront retreat but that would only be an understatement. The truth is this slice of paradise is locked stocked and fully waiting for the right appreciative people to stay on it's vast private estate.. With its own private access to the beach only before you walk through your own custom large scale beach landing /deck & personal exterior shower. Aside from having state of the art appliances and cuisine ,stocked pantry, extremely CLEAN new Washer & Dryer etc.
What really impressed all of us after coming from far parts of America and Switzerland was the Professional and warm hospitality of Claudia the property manager and her eagerness to make us feel right at home but at the same time gave us complete privacy so we could soak up the positive and genuine atmosphere that resides over THE GULL HOUSE...
JUST A SIDE NOTE * If you do choose to get out and see the town, just under 10 miles north is a great GREAT German Restaurant also a shopping stripe mall / grocery store. Very friendly locals!!!
I'm choosing not mention which two weeks we stayed for fear it will catch on but I will say my wife and I spent our 1st wedding Anniversary here at THE GULL HOUSE !!! Bons Souvenirs !!!
Fantastic Place to Stay!
We can't think of anything better than having the Atlantic Ocean right in your backyard! This is what we wanted and this is certainly what we got by renting at the Gull House from Eric and Ann. The townhouse itself was very unique and quite fascinating when considering its architecture and the way it's laid out. It has ample space and is exceptionally well-equipped even to the selection of reading material that it has for the guests. All one needs to do is head north up A1A for a few miles to stock up on food and drink and you're all set for a relaxing stay. We were in Florida for a family wedding and wanted a quiet place to enjoy after attending all the festivities and visiting with family and friends. This is exactly what we were able to do here. Our stay was during the first three weeks of April and we were blessed with beautiful weather and delightful temperatures. The roar of the ocean and the crashing of the waves on the beach along with experiencing the breathtaking sunrise over the horizon each morning were sights to behold! Whether it's aquatic or sightseeing activities or just rest and relaxation, the Gull House offers it all. Thank you Eric and Ann for sharing your beautiful place with us. Helen, Jerry, and Judy
A place to breathe and enjoy family
I hesitate to write this review because once the word gets out I may not be able to come back. Gull House is a light, airy, expansive home that is surrounded by lush greenery and the azure blue of the ocean. With 3 amble bedrooms’ family members or guests will be assured some “alone time”. We chose to sleep in the back bedroom, there is a master suite one level up, because I wanted to fall asleep and rise to the sound of the waves.
We spent most of our time on the top level in the kitchen or on the deck overlooking the ocean. The kitchen is well stocked with any type of cooking accessory you might need to make your stay memorable. There is also an outdoor grill in the garage.
The beach was empty with the exception of a few mornings where fishermen dotted the shore. I began each morning walking the dog on the deserted beach with a cup of coffee savoring the sunrise. Absolutely priceless. You are secluded at the Gull House so if you want “action” this is not the place for you. I, on the other hand, loved it.
About 10 miles north you will find a Publix for grocery shopping and 20 miles south you will find the wonderful boutique shopping in the town of Vero Beach. If you have time make a reservation at The Tides for dinner http://www.tidesofvero.com. We are golfers and were able to play several courses including the http://www.aquarinabeachandcountryclub.com/ just 2 ½ miles away.
One last shout out. In my haste, I left some items behind in a drawer. Claudia, the property manager, sent the items to my home the next day and would not accept anything as compensation. She made our experience exceptional.
Fantastic rental in the South Shores area of Melbourne Beach
Stayed here for almost three weeks over Christmas '16 and it was exactly what we were looking for: Beachfront, quiet & private, and well-appointed for entertaining family and friends in the area. The house was as-described in the listing, and the owner/agent were extremely responsive and easy to work with. There were a couple of questions and minor things that needed attending to during our stay and the owner's agent was right on top of it.
The house layout is great for entertaining with lots of congregating spaces. Between the seating areas and balcony on the main level, beach-side deck and the beach right out front -- even with five adults staying in the house and family and friends visiting -- we never got the feeling of being on top of one another.
The house is located in a very lightly developed area 2mi North of the Sebastian Inlet State Park, and is close to a lot nature preserves (Archie Carr Nat'l Wildlife Refuge & Indian River Lagoon Preserve State Park), kayak/canoe and runabout boat rentals at Honest John's Fish Camp, restaurant/convenience store at Longpoint, a local Surf & Sport shop and a great Publix Supermarket 10mi up the beach.
Whether you're up for surfing the break out front, or Spanish House or Monster Hole further south, surfcasting, kayaking/paddle boarding with manatees and dolphins around Mullet Creek on the Indian River, bicycling down to the Inlet for bird watching there or in the other sanctuaries, or just relaxing on the beach with a book, I don't think you'll find a better place in the area.
Hope to be able to get back soon!
Sebastian Inlet Recreation Area
Additional pricing information
We are willing to be flexible on how many days, weeks or months you stay. You may make an offer of less than our asking price if it is in the off peak season. This is a non smoking home and pets if brought must be well behaved. We have a local property manager who will assist you if you encounter any problems. This is a beautiful home with a great beach and spectacular ocean views sunrises and sunsets. We hope you enjoy your stay. Eric and Ann