About this rental
Located in beautiful Ballard park, just seconds from restaurants, bars, and the neighborhoods very own waterfront park boasting boat ramp, tennis courts, racket ball, basketball court, play ground, and picnic areas. Hit the beach in under 10 minutes including Brevards only dog beach. Home was recently renovated 2021 and newly furnished with beautiful Bead board vaulted ceiling‘s in wide open spaces with lots go light and a beautifully designed kitchen perfect for entertaining. Bicycle use available, must contact for details and signing of release form.
Located in quiet, safe Ballard Park, the neighborhood is surrounded by water on 3 sides and only has 2 entrances. less than 10 minutes from the beach, a short drive to DT Melbourne, and a short bike ride to the DT Eau Gallie art district with tons of restaurants, bars, shopping and brewery.
Ballard Park located at the tip of the peninsula boast tennis courts, boat ramp, picnic areas, and great fishing.
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Walk or bike to local restaurants, coffee shops, and night life. 2 great coffee shops just a short 5 minute walk away. Neighborhood also has its own massive waterfront park with play ground, tennis & basket ball courts, and boat ramp.
Favorite Places To Eat
Asian Gourmet is a Vietnamese / Thai restaurant located just a few hundred feet away. The owner is a super sweet older woman who loves to please.
Frigates water front restaurant and bar is walkable distance (less than a mile) and has some of the best tropical atmosphere around. sushi, and seafood are their specialty. as is their Sunday brunch Buffett including oysters, and crab.
Dels Freeze just a short walk away is a Melbourne staple for who knows how long. The original owner upon his passing, handed over the shop to his employees. Also local hangout. Cash only!
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
We try and keep at least 2 bicycles at the property up and running. if you would like access to them please confirm ahead of time. they remain locked in the garage and upon signing a release form we I'll share the lock code. Theres also some beach toys, boogie boards, beach umbrellas, and chairs that you're welcome to use. We ask that if you use this stuff to please rinse the sand and salt off after each use. Please only use the yellow towels for the beach. this is the only laundry that we require you do do upon checking out because of the extra time required of washing separately.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Sep 26 - Nov 21 2023
Nov 27 - Dec 07 2023
Jan 10 - Feb 01 2024
Feb 18 - Feb 24 2024
Apr 01 - May 31 2024
pet fee: $75
cleaning fee: $120
Tax Rate: 12%
Last updated September 21, 2023
Hosted by Dustin Smith
Member since 2022
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: Born in Indiana, my parents dreamt about sailing and Florida sunsets. At the age of two they decided to stop dreaming and start living. My childhood memories almost always included the ocean. Fishing, surfing, sailing, and diving. Ready for a change I headed to the mountains of Colorado where I taught some snowboarding and met a French girl from a little island in the Indian Ocean that shared my love for action sports. After far to many long distances phone bills and lots of international flight miles we decided to make it official. She studied and studied, and is now Dr. Frenchy, and I helped start a sunscreen company to make the beach and ocean my profession. Now scratching 40, we welcomed Baby Frenchy to the world, but we’re still keeping the adventures going.
Why this property? It was love at first sight. The prior owner was a master wood worker and all the work was don't by him including the kitchen and incredibly intricate bead board vaulted ceiling's and huge crown moldings. The common areas feel open yet cozy with tons of natural light. Being the cook in the family I loved the Island cook top. ( I hate staring at a wall while I cook).
Speaks: English, French, Spanish
Guestbook comments from the host:
Nice 3 bedroom 1 bathroom. Plenty of closet spaces and hiding places . Have boogie boards, chairs and an umbrella for the beach. Close drive to the beach. So many things to do close by. Beds were comfy and air conditioning worked great. Had a great time.
Jan User Profile
Wed, Jan 26 – Wed, Mar 16, 2022
Great ! Wonderful Location!
We spent two months and loved it. The house is very comfortable and had everything we needed. The neighborhood and community are fantastic. We walked and rode bikes to the park every day to relax at the river and watch the dolphins. The host was very attentive and was available to answer any questions. Overall the house is stocked and very clean. We are looking forward to returning next year!
3/19/2022 at 12:31 PM
Dustin’s place is clean, super cute and in a great location. It’s a few minutes walk to a nice little coffee shop, plus it’s in a quiet, scenic neighborhood by a park with a marina. Also, there’s plenty of access to stores, shopping and excursions. Highly recommend! read less
Aj User Profile
Aj, Chicago, IL
Nice private property in a convenient part of Melbourne near restaurants, parks, beaches and more. Appreciate Dustin’s flexibility when we had to alter our trip, and communication was great before and during our stay. Clean and cozy with palm trees outside the windows. Be sure to check out Apocalypse Coffee just a couple blocks away. Thanks! read less
Joe User Profile
Best Airbnb experience we have ever had (and we have traveled all over the world). Dustin is friendly, professional, the home was perfect (larger than we thought it would be and lots of sunlight), and the location great. If you are staying in the Melbourne area definitely stay here! If we could give ten stars we would. read less
Alice User Profile
Excellent house! We rented for a long holiday weekend, and had no issues at all. Check-in was easy, and the house is exactly as described and as pictured in the listing.. which isn’t always the case on AirBnB. Newly renovated, and extremely clean. The host took extra time to communicate before we arrived, and made sure that we had everything that we needed. We really enjoyed the backyard- it is very private and loaded with tropical plants. The house is located in a very quiet and safe neighborhood, right near a ton of shops and stores. There are two high end coffee shops within walking distance from the house, which are both very dog friendly (about 5 minutes). The main beach (and dog friendly beach) is less than 5 miles away, right over the bridge, which made it extremely convenient. There are also plenty of excellent restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive. I highly recommend Grills seafood, and SquidLips. Overall an excellent stay, for a great value, in a prime location. We will be back again soon!
Outstanding river and wildlife views
This was my second time staying at this property and it will not be my last. It is a perfect location for nature right on the river. Around the corner is a small park where you can fish and enjoy the Marina. Everything that we needed was in the apt. See you next year!!
Stayed: April 2023 Submitted: April 18, 2023
Hosted by Dustin Smith