Shades of Paradise

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About the Property

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Property Type: Townhome
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Living Area: 1200 sq. ft.

Shades of Paradise is situated right in Cape Canaveral and home to the famous Cocoa Beach. Nowhere else can you enjoy the thrill of watching space rockets launch into flight right from the beach.

Shades of Paradise has ocean views and tranquil breezes. You are just a few steps away from our beach access. We provide you with many of the amenities you will need for the beach.

When you first step into our townhouse you will love the high ceiling loft and fireplace. We have one downstairs master with a private en-suite and a second upstairs master bedroom with private en-suite. The upstairs master has gorgeous French doors that lead you out to our private patio for those romantic end-of-the-day moments. Our townhouse is equipped with stylish comfortable furnishings.

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Unique Benefits

We have two brightly colored shade canopies in the backyard to shield travelers from the hot sun. We also have an outdoor shower to rinse off the sand and surf.

Area Information

Come stay at “Shades of Paradise” the perfect little get-a-way spot. We are situated on the beach side of Ridgewood Ave. No crossing the street. Take advantage of the short stroll through the mangrove lined sidewalk and onto the beach.

40 minute drive from Orlando Airport, 45 min. to Sanford Airport, 60 min. to Daytona Beach Airport.

Close to Disney and other theme parks.

Activities: Walt Disney & Theme parks are an easy 1-hr drive and come back to a quite beautiful home instead of a crowded hotel.

Port Canaveral, Fishing, Dinning, Shopping, Casinos depart twice daily and sail for free, Kennedy Space Center, Orlando Islands of Adventure, Sea World, Wet n'Wild, Dinner Theaters, Daytona beach, Daytona Nascar, snorkeling,

diving, boating, surfing, surf shop with lessons.

Cocoa Beach Pier, rent a bike to ride down the beach.

Favorite Places To Eat

Cape Canaveral is the perfect area due to its convenience to dining, shopping, grocery stores, outdoor activities, entertainment, and popular attractions. You can enjoy dining outside on the spacious patio while taking in the sights and sounds of ocean life. Whether you dine inside or outside our kitchen is stocked with all you need for prepping meals. If you want to dine out, Cape Canaveral is home to many wonderful eateries, restaurants and shopping.

Cape Canaveral & Cocoa Beach
Here are some dining places to try:
New local business! Ellie Mae’s (a great outdoor bar with great food).

Seafood Atlantic open Wed-Sun close early! All fresh items nothing fried. Order a fish sandwich take home eat on the beach! Go inside they have a market: get the tuna and fish dip eat with crackers and a bottle of wine. Yummy!

One of our favorite dining places is "Grills" restaurant, we get the catch of the day meal (choice of fish, slice of toast, two sides) I get Tahiti taters comes with an awesome cream sauce and glazed string carrots. So Good! They have live music on weekends. Nice outside dining and Bar. Watch the cruise ships go by.

Grills also has an amazing breakfast! Really Good, no joke! Also watch the local fisherman bring in their morning catches.

Across from Grills is a small marine shop with super cute items. There is also a place to go parasailing. Must Call and book a time.

Rising Tide owned by the Fishlips Corp. It is a beautiful restaurant with Unique flare and great sunsets. A beautiful bar with lots of televisions.
Our favorite: The seafood nachos! Hours may have changed.

Fishlips is just okay, we only go for drinks and apps.

Junkaroo has a nice menu with great views of water and wildlife. Look at all the unique art on the walls made from junk. They struggle with getting wait staff.

Breakfast lovers: for southern cooking go to Southern Charm. A great inexpensive breakfast. Southern Charm serves a fish fry and prime rib on the weekends. “Butter my butt and call me a biscuit". You will Love all the signs! On Astronaut Blvd.

Thai Thai III restaurant and sushi bar is good but expensive.

Checkout our local brewery called Carib Brewery USA off Central Blvd and Astronaut Blvd. You can bring your own food and order a 4 beer sampler. They have shuffleboard and other games. website:

The best Italian:
For Italian and pizza is none other than Zarrillos! The brick oven pizza is the best!

Kelsey’s down the street from Zarrilos also has very good pizza and pasta dishes. Get the Salad so fresh. Even better is the homemade dressing that sits on your table. Local Czechoslovakian owned.

Best Latin Flare:
Vargas cafe. A small Cuban cafe. Great Cuban sandwiches and amazing Cuban coffee! Alfred is adorable. He and his family escaped communist Cuba. He has a strong work ethic and political views of freedom. We Love Him!

Ah Mexican. The best is in Oklahoma. But La Catrina Mexican is our favorite Mexican when we visit Cape Canaveral. They have a vibrant atmosphere with a great outdoor patio to enjoy food and drinks. Grab a Pitcher of margaritas and you are set. La Catina is next to Starbucks

Best Americana:
Long Doggers. We love the ahi tuna poke bowls. Lite seared. Good hotdogs. Fun atmosphere for kids and families.

Florida's Seafood Bar and Grill is also a local favorite. Always busy so try to go early. The powdered sugar fritters are worth it.

The Florida Key Lime Pie. Company Across from Ron Jons. They have the best key lime pie. We always buy a whole pie when we visit!

Sandbar Sports Grill is fun place but beware overpriced food. Great for a drink, an app, and live music. Be cautious on parking across the street. Obviously some owners like to tow people for parking in their parking lots.

Old Cocoa Beach Area: Park and walk through the area shops, eateries, stores, go over to the beach... see some crazy.

Oasis Snow- located in in old Cocoa beach town. The best snow cones. We get the butter beer with extra cream on top! It's her own Harry Potter recipe. Owner Vicky makes all her syrups from scratch.

4th Street Fillin Station. New place. Different!

Juice N Java Cafe. Christian-family business. A great lunch place. Great coffee.

For our “Liberal” vegan loving friends...whom we still love. Tiny Turtle is a tasty small eclectic Caribbean fusion cafe.

The Simpler times Market and Deli behind Tiny Turtle is a great local market. All kinds of fun stuff to try and take home. Very local and very fresh.

Skinny Mermaid has Boba iced drinks. You must try Boba milk tea! Awesome. Coffee and poke bowls. So healthy! Clean food.

Famous Coconuts! The tiki-face themed restaurant with live music, bar, and people watching for sure. You may see some crazy stuff so be extra careful! But it is a fun popular place. Overpriced food.

You can look these places up on your phones map.

Checkout Merrit Island locations:
We love Sonny's barbecue. When we need our barbecue fix. Its a chain that we don’t get in Oklahoma.

Chick-Fil-a in front of the mall. When we need our fix. Watch YouTube video of comedian Tim Hawkins sing the Chick-fil-a song.

We also love the Island Waterfront Bar. Looks like a dive because it is! It is so fun and food is 85-90% good. They have local music or DJ. The outside dining is great. It sits on the river right before the 7-11 gas station.

Behind the Merrit Island Mall on Fortenberry Rd there is an awesome DELI called Hayes Meats & Gourmet Foods. They have elk, deer, boar, fish, you name it. I got an Italian deli sandwich it was so good!!!

Need a shopping day: Try out Historic Cocoa Village shopping area. The historic part of town located on Merrit Island causeway and Delannoy Ave. Lots of shops, art, history, and restaurants.

On Sundays. Go out to Lone Cabbage Fish Camp on Highway 520. Great fish fry and take a 30 min air-boat ride for $25 bucks. You may see a gator!

To save a little on grocery's we use Aldi's on Courtney Parkway & hit the specials at Publics. Get your ice at the ice vending machine across from large ice cream cone Twistee Treat. Next to the car wash and Patriots Park off Astronaut Blvd.


  • Beds
  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • Features
    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony
    • Beach chairs
    • Beach view
    • Fireplace
    • Free WiFi
    • Internet
    • Kitchen
    • Managed by owner
    • Managed by property manager
    • No pets allowed
    • Ocean view
    • Outdoor shower
    • Parking available
    • Patio or deck
    • Towels provided
    • Water view
  • Appliances
    • Blender
    • Cable / satellite TV
    • Ceiling fans
    • Coffee maker
    • Dishes & utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • DVD player
    • Freezer
    • Hair dryer
    • Iron and board
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Smoke detector
    • Stove
    • Television
    • Toaster
    • Washer & Dryer


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Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Apr 17 2022 - Dec 31 2022
$185 $195 $1,200 $4,500 3 nights


Cleaning Fee: $125

Tax Rate: 11%


Check in starts at 3:00 pm
Check out starts at 10:00 am

First two parking spots closest to the house belong to 7756 Ridgewood Ave.
Please park in these spots.
Door code available 24 hours before check-in.

Please No pets
Sleeps 4-5 room for a guest on the sofa.
There is not a sleeper sofa.


Please inquire about availability.


Owner Info

Tara Childers

Tara Childers

Year Purchased: 2020

About the owner: We are from Oklahoma and love our properties in Florida. We are a family owned and operated. We love to hear from our future guests so we can answer any questions about our properties. We can secure your dates and take payment over the phone using our secure processing machines.

Why this property? Location to the water is always key for the beach seeker. We are just a few steps to the beach. The views and breezes right outside our upstairs balcony are amazing.

We love the high ceilings and loft. This property is such a cute little getaway.

Our town home is a great way to spend a relaxing vacation away from the worries of everyday life.

Guestbook comments from the owner:

Wonderful place
This townhouse is gorgeous. We felt very comfortable. I enjoyed having coffee on the beach in the morning. Just a short walk. The balcony is nice. The outdoor shower makes it easy to clean off after the beach. Plenty of beach toys. You don't need to bring anything for that. For extra fun, we did a bioluminescent kayak tour at sunset. It was the coolest thing I've ever seen. And we did surfing lessons at the Cocoa Beach pier. There are so many good restaurants with patio seating.
8/4/2021 at 1:32 PM

Jul 2021

Great place!
The location of this townhouse is great! Easy access to the beach and close to restaurants, shopping, and other fun activities. Having 2 master suites was great for myself & my teen daughter. There was plenty of room to spread out. We also enjoyed lounging on the back patio and upper deck. Tara was great to work with and helped to extend our stay! Would definitely stay here again!

Jun 2021

Great Cape Canaveral Townhouse
Had to be back in central Florida recently for business and needed to visit some family members close by Cape Canaveral. This was a great unit! Extremely clean, quiet and safe neighborhood, very short walk to beach access, and the owner was very prompt responding back to me when I had a couple of questions. It was the perfect place for my sister, brother-in-law, and me to unwind!
4/7/2021 at 5:22 PM

Mar 2021

This cozy little place was PERFECT! We got married on the beach and stayed here for a few days. Everything you need is supplied in this house! It was clean, roomy, and very beachy. (Better than the pictures show) And, right on the beach! You can’t go wrong with this rental!
7/6/2020 at 6:58 AM

Jul 2020

The booking process and communication with the owners was wonderful and easy! The location is perfect, had everything we needed from toiletries to beach equipment. Was quiet and safe neighborhood! The bedrooms were spacious and each have a nice bathroom, there was great outside space, a balcony with seating and a umbrella and cushions as well as a back patio with outdoor shower. I would love to come back and I would recommend this place for your next visit!
7/6/2020 at 3:11 PM

Jun 2020

Jennifer J.

Frequently Asked Questions


Does your property have parking?


Yes. The first two parking spots closest to the house are reserved for our guest.


Does the front door entrance require a key?


No. We send you a code to use on our automated door lock. Once you put in the code. You will hear a noise unlocking the lock. Once that is finished you have to physically turn the deadbolt to open the door.


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