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Quaint Waterfront Bordering Preserve, Spectacular Wildlife, Heated Screened Poo

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 14 nights


About the property

This is a 3 bedroom home with screened lanai and pool, bordering a preserve!

This beautiful home is located on the St Johns Water Management, waterway. The location is serene, and special, bordering a natural preserve. An excellent location for wildlife viewing. A photographer's dream! The wildlife photographs posted have been taken in the back yard, the wildlife is amazing!

The home has a covered lanai, that overlooks the waterway.

The cottage is named aptly named "Jumpin Fish Cottage" because the fish leap from the water in the back yard its great fun to watch!

And we do have some fishing poles available for the guests to use!

Offering a split bedroom arrangement there are a total of 3 bedrooms, a King and 2 Queen beds Queen . There are 2 living areas and a full dining as well as breakfast nook beside the pool. There is a propane grill in the lanai.

Conveniently located in the Sebastian Highlands area, and is close to the beach, a short drive of about 7 miles.

Recent updates include a brand new high efficiency washer and dryer.

Small dogs are welcome, please contact the owners!

The pool is heated by an newly installed electric heater. The pool has been updated to a salt water system! Pool is heated from Oct.15 to April 15, with no extra charge for electricity!

We offer weekly and monthly discounts that will be reflected in your quote. We welcome your inquiry!

More Details

Property Manager
Jeff Zurface
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018

About Jeff Zurface

We are retired from the medical field, after serving rural Texas for years.

We relocated to Vero Beach/ Indian River County, in 2013. Jeff will be happy to answer any questions. We also have a house manager, who is available to assist guests as well.

Jeff Zurface purchased this house in 2016

Why Jeff Zurface chose Sebastian Highlands

After moving from Texas we first lived in Sebastian. This town is a "true gem". It reminds us of small towns we were familiar with as children. It is quaint, safe and beautiful. The folks living here are gracious and kind.

"Jumpin Fish Cottage" has the most beautiful setting we have seen in Sebastian! It borders a waterway in the back with a preserve area, so you can see the serenity of Florida in its natural state! The land in the front of the home is undeveloped and belongs to the city of Sebastian. There are many beautiful birds in Florida especially in the winter. You may see some of these when you visit. The area also has osprey flying overhead frequently!

What makes this house unique

This home has a gorgeous setting. It is well equipped inside with all that you will need while staying at the home. It has a split bedroom arrangement.

Then there is a heated salt water pool with at lanai that is screened in overlooking the preserve!

The fish are extremely active and fun to watch! Visitors really comment on the fish action, seen right from the pool lanai!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Sebastian Highlands around the Sebastian

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , shared between bedrooms 2 and 3.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Recently remodeled with lovely new tile, in walkin shower
  • Both bathrooms have been recently remodeled. The master has a walk in shower and the hall bath has a shower tub combination.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , With a full bath adjoining bedroom!
    Queen sleeper in family - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Located in the family room.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed with adjoining full bathroom with shower!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Full bath shared between bedrooms 2 and 3. Recently updated.
  • Split bedroom arrangement. The master has and adjoining large master bath and a walk in closet. The second and third bedrooms share a remodeled bath with a shower tub combination. All bedrooms have queen beds, and there is a sleeper sofa in the living that is also a queen.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Pool is heated Oct 15 to March 31. It is electric. The pool cover must be kept on at night and when not in use, for the heater to effectively heat the pool. If a guest wants the pool heated outside these times the cost will be about 10.00 per day. Also if a guest would like the pool heated to a higher temperature (above 83) they may contact the owner for additional costs. We appreciate advance notice as it takes 24 hours for the pool to heat up depending on Air Temp/ Weather. Parking is strictly enforced by the County and City of Sebastian. No more than 2 cars in the driveway, none on the grass or street. NO RV;s or Boats in the driveway at any time. Occupancy is 7 max. No outside amplification of music. Quiet hours are 10 PM to 7 AM. No events or parties allowed. No smoking in the home. It is permitted outside as long as the guest cleans up the thier waste.Pets are considered please contact the owner. No aggressive breed dogs allowed.


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Quaint Waterfront Bordering Preserve, Spectacular Wildlife, Heated Screened Poo
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
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Beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect in every way. Its waterway location is beautiful and peaceful with lots to see, Jumping fish, Alligators, Terrapins and numerous birds.

The home has everything you need comfy beds, well equipped kitchen is well maintained and spotlessly clean.

The poolside chairs are so comfortable and relaxing making using the outside space so enjoyable both day time and evening. Have visited Sebastian several times and will definatley return to this beautiful home in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing weekend in a lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house, clean and larger than I expected. The layout was was unique and made separate spaces possible. But outside by the water was the best. The neighborhood gator visited everyday.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

Vert relaxing. Quiet neighborhood, Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

House is very comfortable and roomy. No need to contact the owner but he was readily available if necessary. The view was tough to beat with great scenes of nature. Minutes from whatever we needed. Beaches, groceries, restaurants, riverfront and of course fresh salty breezes.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and house

  • 5 of 5

Jeff is a great host! Really enjoyed the heated pool and location is great! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience, this home is very nice, clean, and peaceful. Working with the owners was a pleasure. We enjoyed the preserve, the wildlife, and Sebastian Inlet Park. Thank you for helping to make my husbands 40th memorable!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
12 15 minutes across the wabbasso bridge
Car: necessary

This property borders a nature preserve and a tributary to the Sebastian River. You can view wildlife and fish right from the bank. Excellent Photography location.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £97.97
Pet Fee £56.52
Property Damage Insurance £44.46

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.