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About the Property
This beachfront property is big enough to hold your whole crew! Two houses -- "Salty Dog" and "Castaway Cottage" can sleep up to 23 people, located directly on the Atlantic Ocean. (These properties can be rented separately -- see our other ads.) This listing allows you to rent this entire property.
House #1 - Salty Dog
Welcome to “Salty Dog” - named after the old sea captain, this beautiful house directly on the Atlantic Ocean is decorated throughout with a nautical theme. With the breathtaking view of the ocean out your back door you will feel as though you are actually on a ship!
Your journey begins as you drive up the private driveway lined with palm trees. A large front patio includes seating so you can enjoy the gardens. As you open the front door you enter “The Bridge” – a spacious open living room – and see the ocean in your back yard! This room features the “nautical wall” with authentic antique artifacts, including a ship s wheel recovered from a shipwreck in the Key West area. Here you can “take command” of the remote and watch your favorite programming on the 65” OLED TV with surround sound.
On the other side of the bridge is the fully equipped kitchen and dining table. The kitchen features all appliances and tools needed for full meal preparation. Ample cabinet space holds dishes for your whole crew, while the wet bar area provides more a large variety of glassware for your thirsty “mates.”
On the “starboard” side you will find the “Captain s Quarters” – a huge master bedroom befitting a captain. Your private quarters includes a Tommy Bahama plush king-size bed and private TV. Walk over to the luxurious gliders and enjoy the gorgeous ocean view out the two large picture windows. Enjoy a glass of wine, or brew yourself a Nespresso coffee in the nook. The “Porthole” provides a spacious en suite full bathroom, including an oversized walk-in shower.
Passing over to the “port” side of the house you will enter the “Gangplank”, offering a second full bathroom (the “Head”) and a full-size washer and dryer. After “walking the Gangplank” you will find yourself in the “Crow s Nest” - another large bedroom that can comfortably sleep up to seven people. A great retreat for a second couple, or for kids wanting their own place to hang out!
The back yard and beach can be accessed by two sets of large double doors in the Bridge, or the private door in the Captain s Quarters. Open these doors to experience the exquisite ocean breeze and hear the crashing waves. On the Deck you ll find plenty of seating for your whole group, as well as a new Jacuzzi hot tub that seats six. The beach shed provides beach chairs, an umbrella, beach towels, beach bag, boogie boards and a cooler, all available for your enjoyment. There are also beach lounge chairs at the tiki hut deck conveniently by the beach access for your beach pleasure.
Stroll on out to the private tiki hut, where you can sip your beverage and enjoy the surf from the comfort of the shade. You can even access Wifi from here – check the ocean tide schedule or weather to plan your beach walk – miles in either direction! For a short walk, the very popular Paradise Beach is just to our north. For a longer walk, go two miles south to find Indialantic Boardwalk and Beach. The beach in front of our house is perfect for bathing and surfing – a gradual, shallow beach with no rocks but plenty of surf!
Salty Dog can accommodate up to 15 people for sleeping:
- Captain s Quarters (master bedroom): 1 king bed, 1 queen Murphy bed (with upgraded 7” gel mattress)
- Bridge (living room): 2 queen sleeper sofas (with upgraded gel mattresses)
- Crow s Nest (second bedroom): 2 full beds, 1 twin trundle, 1 queen Murphy bed (with upgraded 7” gel mattress)
While Salty Dog is a true “Old Florida” beach house, it has recently been fully redecorated throughout, including:
- all new furniture (includes some antiques)
- all new TVs (including OLED in the Bridge)
- all new high-end kitchen furnishings
- all new hurricane-rated impact doors and windows
- hand-crafted driftwood signs over each room (made from unaltered driftwood – other than the letters! – pulled from our beach!)
- coffee table and dining table designed by us and hand-made using wood from the former Jacksonville Pier (which was destroyed by Hurricane Irma in 2017)
House #2 - Castaway Cottage
Welcome to “Castaway Cottage!” Your journey begins as you find yourself marooned on an uncharted island. As you enter the palm-lined driveway you discover a small cottage – perhaps left behind from a group previously stranded here? It looks as though they gathered things they could find on this island to construct a cozy and comfortable living space.
The main living space of the cottage has a hand-made driftwood sign with the name “Crusty Crab.” In here you find a brand-new fully equipped kitchen (maybe a ship carrying kitchen furnishings dropped some of its cargo?) with all the appliances and dishes needed for fixing meals. It also appears that a beautiful large sofa washed ashore, and it contains a queen-size sleeper. Somehow these clever folks also found a brand new 55” OLED TV to keep them occupied during their stay on the island.
Down the hall you find “Coquina Cliff” - a full bathroom with toilet, sink and shower. Apparently these previous guests found some clever way to get running water from some hidden spring on the island!
In the back of the cottage you find two bedrooms. One bears the name “Coral Cabana.” Here you find a “tree house” with beds to sleep up to three people, along with wall decorations that some previous guests must have found on the beach. The other bedroom is aptly named “Coconut Cove” – the queen-size bed is surrounded by decorations featuring coconuts and palm trees, including a TV in the hidden palm cabinet.
While this amazing little cottage does not have a direct view of the beach, it is located on the beachfront property. By following a private trail on the north side of the other house on the property you may walk directly onto the beach (without crossing any road). The beach shed near the path contains beach items for your use, including beach chairs, umbrella, beach towels and boogie boards.
While you are “on board” at Salty Dog and "Castaway Cottage" we encourage you to enjoy some of the MANY fine dining and entertainment opportunities in the area, including:
- Orlando attractions, including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World (just over an hour drive west)
- Kennedy Space Center (one hour drive north)
- Cocoa Beach Pier and Ron Jon s Surf Shop (15 minutes north)
- Brevard Zoo
- Indialantic Boardwalk
- plenty of shopping opportunities at Melbourne Square mall and Town Center at Viera (both about 15 minutes away)
Once you book your stay we will also share with you our list of “favorites” in the area – best restaurants and shops you won t want to miss!
If your “crew” includes furry four-footed mates, then you are in luck! We welcome dogs on board for a small additional fee.
Indialantic is a true beach and surf area - one of Florida's best surfing opportunities! Enjoy the beach shops and restaurants and huge boardwalk. A dog beach is just a mile north of our property. Two large lifeguard beaches are within one mile of our property. But the shallow sandy beach DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF OUR HOUSE provides the greatest place of all to enjoy the surf!
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Year Purchased: 2018
Why this property? My wife and I purchased this property in 2018. We spent three months lovingly updating it with the finest in furnishings, but maintaining an intimate beach feel. This is a private retreat, DIRECTLY ON THE OCEAN, suitable for anything from a couple's romantic retreat to an entire family reunion.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this property directly on the beach?
YES - you have private access directly from the house to the beach
How many does this property sleep?
We have beds, sheets and towels for up to 23 people
Do you allow dogs?
Yes - we accept dogs of any size for an extra fee of $25 per night