Minutes to the Beach - Living in the Treetops

2nd set of French doors to porch from Bedroom.
2nd set of French doors to porch from Bedroom.
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Main living area as you come up the entrance stairs. - New furniture not shown.
Main living area as you come up the entrance stairs. - New furniture not shown.
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View from kitchen looking back toward entrance stairs.
View from kitchen looking back toward entrance stairs.
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View from entry door to bedroom and bathroom.
View from entry door to bedroom and bathroom.
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Another view of bedroom / entrance into bathroom.
Another view of bedroom / entrance into bathroom.
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Bathroom - shower/tub combo on right // Walk in closet on right.
Bathroom - shower/tub combo on right // Walk in closet on right.
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Two sets of French doors lead to outside screened porch - This one from kitchen
Two sets of French doors lead to outside screened porch - This one from kitchen
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Large kitchen - fully equipped with all appliances and cookware/dishes/linens.
Large kitchen - fully equipped with all appliances and cookware/dishes/linens.
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View out of kitchen window - 'living in the treetops'.
View out of kitchen window - 'living in the treetops'.
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View out of side window - lots of privacy.
View out of side window - lots of privacy.
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Apt. has its own private entrance. Door on left leads to outside porch laundry.
Apt. has its own private entrance. Door on left leads to outside porch laundry.
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Shows private entrance (red door) and upstairs screened porch.
Shows private entrance (red door) and upstairs screened porch.
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View of front yard from parking area. Plenty of space for parking.
View of front yard from parking area. Plenty of space for parking.
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2nd set of French doors to porch from Bedroom.
Main living area as you come up the entrance stairs. - New furniture not shown.
View from kitchen looking back toward entrance stairs.
View from entry door to bedroom and bathroom.
Another view of bedroom / entrance into bathroom.
Bathroom - shower/tub combo on right // Walk in closet on right.
Two sets of French doors lead to outside screened porch - This one from kitchen
Large kitchen - fully equipped with all appliances and cookware/dishes/linens.
View out of kitchen window - 'living in the treetops'.
View out of side window - lots of privacy.
Apt. has its own private entrance. Door on left leads to outside porch laundry.
Shows private entrance (red door) and upstairs screened porch.
View of front yard from parking area. Plenty of space for parking.

About the Property

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Property Type: Apartment
  • Minimum Stay: 90 nights
  • Living Area: 1000 sq. ft.

This unique vacation getaway gives you the convenience of all the area attractions and beach nearby, but without the noise and activity of the tourist spots - you'll come home to serenity and calm.

Situated on three acres of mature oak trees, this 2nd story home/apt. has you looking out your window into the treetops. It feels like sleeping in a tree house, but with air-conditioning and all amenities provided. With just under 1000 square feet of living space, you get much more for your dollar than on the beach.

It is furnished with a queen bed and has two full futons in the living area - Ideal for a couple or a single.

Bring your bicycle for great biking and your kayaks or canoe for water exploration. Just down the road is launching in the Pine Island Preservation area - with numerous birds, otters, manatees and more to see. Or, you can make arrangements to use our kayaks, sailboats, Stand-Up Paddleboards or learn to windsurf on the Banana River - at Calema Windsurfing & Watersports.

If you are looking for a wonderful escape with all the beauty and inviting weather of Florida, but don't want just another tourist resort - this is your place to call 'home'.

This above garage apartment has its own private entrance - with complete privacy from the house (where owners live). It also has its own screened porch and laundry facilities. All you need to bring are your clothes as it is fully furnished - even down to dishes and linens.

Unique Benefits

Room to Roam - great for Biking and long walks. Nature can't be beat with 2 wildlife refuges minutes away - one just down the street.
If you want to bring a boat or motorcycle or kayak - we have room.
Enjoy being close to the beach without the crowds of condo living.

Area Information

Our "treetop" apt. is located on N. Merritt Island - near Kennedy Space Center. A perfect location for those that want a bit calmer getaway rather than the tourist rush of the beach resorts.
Also just down the road from the entrance to the Space Center - so ideal for those on a temporary work assignment or internship at the Cape.
If you like biking and walking - you'll love the room to roam. We are located just down the road from the Pine Island Conservation area. Also, great for birding and wildlife viewing - as we have our own resident pair of Sand Hill Cranes (with their young each season) as well as a mating pair of Cooper Hawks and many, many egrets, ibis and more. All this space and the beach is only a short drive away.

Attractions Within Walking Distance

Pine Island Wildlife Refuge - for walks and Kayaking/SUP...
Watch Rocket launches from the yard .

Favorite Places To Eat

Roberto's Little Havana - Cuban food - make sure you get the black beans and yellow rice as the side dishes. One of our favorite dishes is the pan fried Snapper (just be ready to pick out the bones as it comes with head on) -- a bit of a drive - in South Cocoa Beach, but worth the drive.
Pacific Rim - great for Sushi - also has Thai food - In Merritt Island - on Courtenay Parkway. Dine in or carry out.

Inside Scoop

Some of the BEST that Brevard has to offer is from the WATER! See Manatees, Dolphins, Explore little islands and more! Come and Enjoy the beautiful waterways and go home with a new skill!
Calema Windsurfing & Watersports offers Windsurfing, Sailing, Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddling on the Banana River in Merritt Island. In the summertime, you can enjoy the amazing Bioluminescence - glowing waters in the Banana River - enjoy by Kayak or SUP (wind allowing) - for a night adventure. Visit - - for more info.

Amenities

  • Beds
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Sofa Beds
  • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Balcony
    • Deck / Patio
    • Free WiFi
    • Full Kitchen
    • Heating
    • Internet
    • Linens Provided
    • Managed by Owner
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non-Smoking
    • Not Suitable for Children
    • Parking
    • Porch
    • Screen Porch
    • Towels Provided
    • Wireless Internet
  • Appliances
    • Blender
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Coffee Maker
    • Dishes & Utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • DVD Player
    • Freezer
    • Iron & Board
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove
    • Television
    • Toaster
    • Washer / Dryer
  • Nearby Activities
    • Bicycling
      (onsite)
    • Hiking
      (< 1 mile)
    • Boating
      (1 mile)
    • Canoeing
      (1 mile)
    • Fishing
      (1 mile)
    • Park
      (1 mile)
    • Basketball Court
      (4 miles)
    • Playground
      (4 miles)
    • Tennis
      (4 miles)
    • Golf
      (5 miles)
    • Gym/Fitness Center
      (6 miles)
    • Horseback Riding
      (6 miles)
    • Grocery Store
      (8 miles)
    • Shopping Area
      (8 miles)
    • Bowling
      (9 miles)
    • Windsurfing
      (9 miles)
    • Kayaking
      (10 miles)
    • Sailing
      (10 miles)
    • Movie Theater
      (11 miles)
    • Beach
      (13 miles)
    • Deep Sea Fishing
      (13 miles)
    • Ocean
      (13 miles)
    • Surfing
      (13 miles)
    • Miniature Golf
      (15 miles)
    • Zoo
      (25 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

Plenty of room to roam. Bring your bikes, kayaks, boat or more. Great area for bicycling and jogging. Great wildlife viewing, too! Visit Calema Windsurfing & Watersports for Windsurfing, Sailing, Kayaking and Stand-up Paddling - all at Kelly Park in Merritt Island. Just down the road from our property is the Pine Island Wildlife Refuge - put in for canoeing, kayaking or great for long walks or biking. We are located just outside the entrance to Kennedy Space Center - See where rockets are launched or visit the Astronaut Museum. Disney, Universal, Sea World, etc. - are all just a 50min to 1hour drive . Orlando airport is 45 minutes away.

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Dec 15 2020 - Apr 30 2021
$60 $1,795 90 nights
May 01 2021 - Dec 31 2021
$50 $1,500 90 nights

Fees:

Tax Rate: 12%

Notes:

We do require a $500 cleaning/security deposit on any rentals of 6 months or less. This is fully refundable as long as the unit is left clean and without any damages. A minimum of $60 will be charged if unit is left dirty. For longer rentals - Security deposit is one months rental - $1400.
For payment terms:
3 month rentals or more - 1 month due with return of the lease / 2nd month and security deposit due upon occupancy / Each subsequent month due on the 1st of the month following initial occupancy.
Rental includes: Electric / Water / Wireless Internet / Full furnishings / Linens / Cable TV (optional) for an additional $50/month.
Rates listed do require 12% taxes on ALL rentals of less than 6 months + a day. (FL Law) (7% FL Sales Tax and 5% FL Tourism Tax)

Availability

Last updated on December 04, 2019

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Map

Nearest Airport: Orlando - 45 miles
Nearest Bar: Kings Duck Inn - 3 miles
Nearest Beach: Cape Canaveral - 9 miles
Nearest Golf: Savannah's - N. Merritt Island - 6 miles
Nearest Restaurant: Kings Duck Inn / Causeway Diner - 4 miles
Nearest Theme Park: Multiple - Orlando - 55 miles

Owner Info

Susie Dornellas

Susie Dornellas

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We, Tinho and Susie - moved to the Spacecoast in 1984 and have always lived on Merritt Island. We moved from Northern Viriginia to follow our dream of owning a Watersports business and traveled all along the East Coast looking for the perfect destination.
We own Calema Windsurfing & Watersports - located inside Kelly Park - in Merritt Island and offer Instruction, Rentals and a Pro-shop for Windsurfing, Sailing, Kayaking and Stand-up Paddling.
Come and enjoy the beauty of our area from the water!

Why this property? We purchased this home on N. Merritt Island because we fell in love with the huge oak trees and the abundance of wildlife that we saw each time we visited the property.
You have complete privacy as it is the only part of the house that is 2 stories, so the windows look out into the treetops.
Many of our single renters have enjoyed the combination of privacy - being located on 3 acres, but also the security of knowing there is someone just a knock on the door away!

Calendar last updated: December 04, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:

Is this apartment ideal for children?

A:

Due to the stairs - the apartment is not ideal for small children (under the age of 6 years). It is a one bedroom apartment so children would not have a separate sleeping area.

Q:

Does it have a washer/dryer?

A:

Yes. There is a washer/dryer on an outside porch - just off the entrance to the apartment. It is not coin operated. Its use is included in the rental of the apartment.

Q:

Can I park a boat or motorcycle on the property?

A:

Yes, there is plenty of room to park a boat, bicycle, motorcycle, kayak, canoe, etc. - Just let us know what you'd like to bring and we will be happy to let you know where you can keep it on the property. No problem having a 2nd car, either.

Q:

Can I bring my dog or cat or porcupine?

A:

Hello, due to the potential allergies of future customers, we do not allow any pets.

Photos

  • 2nd set of French doors to porch from Bedroom.
    2nd set of French doors to porch from Bedroom.
  • Main living area as you come up the entrance stairs. - New furniture not shown.
    Main living area as you come up the entrance stairs. - New furniture not shown.
  • View from kitchen looking back toward entrance stairs.
    View from kitchen looking back toward entrance stairs.
  • View from entry door to bedroom and bathroom.
    View from entry door to bedroom and bathroom.
  • Another view of bedroom / entrance into bathroom.
    Another view of bedroom / entrance into bathroom.
  • Bathroom - shower/tub combo on right // Walk in closet on right.
    Bathroom - shower/tub combo on right // Walk in closet on right.
  • Two sets of French doors lead to outside screened porch - This one from kitchen
    Two sets of French doors lead to outside screened porch - This one from kitchen
  • Large kitchen - fully equipped with all appliances and cookware/dishes/linens.
    Large kitchen - fully equipped with all appliances and cookware/dishes/linens.
  • View out of kitchen window - 'living in the treetops'.
    View out of kitchen window - 'living in the treetops'.
  • View out of side window - lots of privacy.
    View out of side window - lots of privacy.
  • Apt. has its own private entrance. Door on left leads to outside porch laundry.
    Apt. has its own private entrance. Door on left leads to outside porch laundry.
  • Shows private entrance (red door) and upstairs screened porch.
    Shows private entrance (red door) and upstairs screened porch.
  • View of front yard from parking area. Plenty of space for parking.
    View of front yard from parking area. Plenty of space for parking.

Reviews

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review Ron R.

Quiet Retreat

If your looking for a quiet retreat away from the crowds and traffic of Cocoa Beach yet still being within easy driving distance this is your place. The apartment is large, comfortable and quiet. The screened in porch catches the afternoon sun and is a great place to read and have an afternoon cocktail. The apartment was well appointed with enough of everything to be comfortable. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was clean and my wife loved the bathtub. It's about a 15 minute drive to the beaches and a 10 minute drive to the nearest Publix. The drive to and from the apartment was always entertaining because of the variety of birds and animals we saw (otters, alligators and wild pigs). Susie and her husband are great. They were helpful and informative as well as being delightful to talk with. For example, our TV stopped working shortly after we got there and Susie had a new one for us the next day. We enjoyed our 3 months and we would return.

Stayed: January 2019Submitted: November 14, 2019

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Date last modified: December 4th, 2019

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