About this rental
This house is a 2 minute drive to the beach as documented on Google Maps- .6 miles. Accept no substitutions off island. There is no comparison! Better yet, bike on one of provided bikes in five minutes. You will love this house on the Orchid barrier island across the intercostal bridge. It is next to Summerplace in an old artist colony community. It is tastefully decorated with everything that you could possibly need. It has glass kitchen cabinets that are newly painted white, and a granite island in the kitchen. We recently put in white wood-look tile floors in the living room, hall and kitchen. There is new furniture and a rug in the living room. We added a 350 square foot screened in no see'm porch. The backyard landscaping is full, rich, and lush. There is Florida jungle on one side to insure complete privacy. The outdoor shower is completely private and is enclosed in Elephant Ear plants. There are 3 giant sea oaks in the backyard. You can walk to the beach in 10 minutes or less. We provide 8 bikes to ride to the beach in minutes, and a bike trailer to bring umbrellas and chairs. You can also bike or walk to the Jungle trail by the lovely Indian River. This trail goes for miles north and south. There is another wonderful bike or walking trail along A1A to the Sebastian inlet. There are two BeautyRest beds in the master and the guest rooms. The third bedroom has a memory foam sleeper sofa. The first National Wildlife preserve is 3.5 miles away at Pelican Island. It is the number one nesting are in the US for Loggerhead turtles. You can see these huge turtles laying eggs on the beach in the evening. There is a river walk across the bridge with restaurant and live music entertainment. The Disney Vero Resort is next to the public beach area here. It has a restaurant and an eagle's nest bar high above the ocean. Everything is provided to make your stay enjoyable!
The beaches are uncrowded and quiet; quite lovely. Huge backyard, 350 sq foot screen porch, newly painted white kitchen cabinets, new wood-look white tile floors, newly decorated. Yoy can go to the river and docks to view exquisite sunsets.
Why Kids Love It
Boogie board at the ocean, rent water sports at Disney Vero Resort 3 blocks away as well as attend Character's breakfasts, kid's bikes at the house
Please see above for the area description. In addition, Sebastian Inlet with world-class fishing and boating is 7.5 miles North. There are golf courses and more stores and restaurants in Vero Beach proper. Bars and restaurants at Disney Vero Resort .3 miles away. In closely Sebastian enjoy many bars, restaurants and music venues by the Indian River Lagoon.
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Disney Vero Resort, Ocean, Jungle trail by bike or walk to the Indian River, Beach Bites, Orchid Pizza, Wabasso Beach, Golden Sands beach, Treasure Shores Beach, Turtle Trail Beach, Sea Oaks Beach, and many more!
Favorite Places To Eat
Beach Bites, Pazoodles, Beach Grill, Italian Cousin, Taste of Asia
You can bike south on the jungle trail and you come to Forster Park. You can bike east through the jungle to the beach on well-maintained biking and walking trails. You can bike to Sebastian Inlet on the bike trail sidewalk. You can bike to Vero center. There are lots of beaches to choose from up and down the coast. The best is to bike to the beach in minutes with our bikes and bike trailer for beach gear. Also kid’s bike trailer!
Disney Vero Resort is .4 miles with restaurants and a bar. Beach Bites is the deli closely at Wabasso Beach as well as Orchid Island Pizza.
Look up Vero Beach Land Trusts for places to hike.
Visit the Environmental Learning Center for touch tanks, boardwalks and trails.
The Environmental Learning Center has boat rentals and guided boat tours.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Botanical gardens, Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Archie Carr Wildlife Refuge to observe Loggerhead turtles during turtle walks sponsored by Sebastian Inlet workers. Environmental Learning Center, The Greenway and trails for hiking. Pizza, subs and restaurants nearby at Disney Resort and by the beach. Shops, restaurants and bars in Vero center. Bars and restaurants in Sebastian on the Indian River Lagoon.
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May 01 - Oct 31 2023
Damage dep: $1,000
Per fee: $150
Tax Rate: 4%
Not available Nov-Dec, and Feb-April of any year. Jan '24 booked already.
May- Oct, 2023 is 4,500 a month, also available for 6 month lease-lMay 1st-Oct 31st. Jan 2025 available at $7,000.00 a month
Last updated March 30, 2023
Hosted by Roz Diehl
Member since 2018
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: My name is Roz Diehl. I recently retired from being a reading teacher with Boulder Valley Schools after 30 years.We live in Colorado but come to Florida quite often. We have a weekly lawn service, maintenance man and housecleaner to help with all of our needs.
I enjoy the Colorado hiking club and volunteering for our church for Literacy and a foster children ministry. I also work at area food banks.
My husband Paul retired from owning his own painting company. He is quite handy and enjoys keeping the place up.
Why this property? It is on a barrier island called Orchid Island, It's gorgeous, the neighborhood is cozy and quiet old Florida, great neighbors, quiet and private, the sea oaks in the back are superb, as well as the Frangipani and Elephant Ear plants that thrive in our backyard. You will love our outdoor shower! There is a 350 square foot screened in Lanai with an open screened area at the end to look up into the sea oaks. It is in an old artist community next to Summer Place . Ride our Bikes to the beach in minutes. It is .5 miles to the beach. It is 2 minutes by car.
Watch turtles lay their eggs at night and return to the sea.
It is right by Disney Vero Resort and within walking and biking distance for pizza and subs, as well as bars and restaurants at Disney. There are character breakfasts at Disney on Saturdays for the kids. The environmental Learning Center is nearby, and you can bike by the Indian River Lagoon along the historic Jungle Trail. It is a short drive to Vero Beach Center for restaurants and shops, as well as bars and restaurants on the river in Sebastian. There is world class fishing and boating at Sebastian Inlet closely. Everything is open!
We found this place when we visited parents for years, and so we picked the best location by the sea for our second home,
Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - video tour
Hosted by Roz Diehl