Quaint, romantic, beach cottage sits back in Palm trees just across the street from the Atlantic ocean! Longing to hear the waves rolling across the shore? Come curl your toes in the sand & feel the kiss of the sun in Indialantic-by-the-Sea!
Studio cottage a block from the beach furnished with a double bed comfortable for one or two. We can provide infant pack & play for child under 3. Discuss with us prior to booking if child is to be included; additional guest fee will apply. To be upfront; the cottage really IS a studio- it is not spacious staying as a family- while we certainly don't mind setting it up for you, we don't want unhappy customers! :)
Furnishings: books, beach towels, & furnished kitchenette with microwave, small refrigerator, & local advice are included. There is not space within for a table so you're set up dining for two al fresco! Or if you prefer, you may use the picnic table on the screened lanai for meals; it seats 4.
We've stocked your bungalow with local menus, maps, phone listings and tour pamphlets and furnished it comfortably with all amenities of home (minus a television).
The cottage has electricity for charging your electronics. We've also installed solar and timed lighting through the backyard in case you come in late from your adventures.
The front yard of the main home is large and far removed from road. Backyard is fenced and shaded with palm and fruit trees, private from road.
Outdoor grill and screened lanai are yours to use for meals. Lanai is attached to main house and is shared.
Guests have access to back yard, tree-house, covered clothesline for beachwear, towels & please do take advantage of the outdoor shower to keep your space sand-free...
Trash will need to be taken out daily- unless you like Florida buggies- Este will show you where the rubbish bins & recycling units are.
We will provide a clean cottage & fresh linens upon arrival. Daily turn-down service is not included.
We will give you your privacy. If needed, we are available in person, or by cell phone. We live on-site. After dark, please, emergencies-only.
With advance notice, we can arrange to have certain items available upon your arrival; fruit, grocery items, wine, etc
Anniversary? Birthday? If you have something extra special in mind, please contact us before booking, give us the details, and we'll discuss how we may help to make it a memorable date.
There is not much through traffic. Friendly neighbors, many families, fairly low-key & casual people. We are within an hour of all the tourist attractions, but, we have a less "touristy" vibe, unique to our coastal Atlantic barrier island.
Our crime rate is virtually null so you can stroll about town without fear.
We hope you'll enjoy seeing the sights of the Space Coast! The area boasts activities for any taste or age;
Walking distance= the ocean, shopping, restaurants, Lou's Blues, Key-West Bar, café, Cory's Bagel's, WinnDixie, Wal-Mart, gym, thrift shop, two organic restaurants/grocery, and Cuban Island Grill.
5 miles or less= MLB AIRPORT, Laundromat, Moo's Ice-cream, Cinema, Eau-Gallie Arts District (EGAD!), art-walks, galleries, studios, & shops, farmer's markets, 5th Ave Indialantic (small town shops), library, Starbucks for those of you who can't be without, several surf-shops, historic downtown Melbourne; an eclectic mix of dining & shopping, several local day spas, & fitness centers.
Under 30 miles= Cocoa Beach / Pier, Cape Canaveral, Sebastian Inlet, 32 miles South to fantastic fishing, boat tours, Captn Hiram's, and dolphin watching, & several Nature Reserves
50 miles= Kennedy Space Center
64 miles= MCO; Orlando airport.
75 miles= Disney World / Universal Studios &
Manatee Observation at Blue Springs
Check out the guidebook for our favorite locals spots!
We are within walking distance to most things you may need, & about 5 minute drive to most other selections. For transportation along the coastline these are available;
Public bus system- runs all the way to Cocoa Beach & throughout the county.
Bicycle rentals- several local places within a few miles of the cottage.
Longboarding is common.
Interested in learning to Stand-Up Paddle or Surf? Ask Este about a lesson during your stay!
Sorry, we do not "rent out" or "loan" our personal boards without booking a lesson. We do have one 'foamy' beginner board and 2 boogie boards for guests free of charge.
The garden is accessible to guests for salads and the like based upon seasonal yields.
Safety: Fire Extinguisher within the cottage. Registered Nurse with AHA CPR/First Aide & ACLS certifications on-site. First Aid supplies are available if needed.
"New" airbnb'rs are welcome here!
We will approve you as soon as you have a 'verified' profile- this is a safety measure for our home.
The cottage is very clean, neat, and has everything you need. You're a short walk from the beach and your hosts are friendly, attentive, and give you all the privacy you would want. I'd recommend this place to anyone!
We really loved the cottage - it was unique, charming, clean, outfitted with a bunch of useful stuff (beach towels, maps, microwave, etc) and close to the beach. Our hosts were very relaxed, flexible and accommodating - which was much appreciated since the week prior to arriving was fairly hectic for me..........and we had a late flight out and Este and Cryss generously extended our check out time to make it easy for us to enjoy some last minute beach time. Many small courtesies too - coffee cake and yogurt waiting for us in the morning, the loan of a rash guard shirt for surfing, surf lessons from Stephen.........not just a stay, but an experience......
Este and Cryss have a magical space. The cottage was very comfortable and it was the best place to relax away from home. This is a great place to stay if you wish to have quiet time and be close to the beach.
Overall awesome family, we had a blast talking to them and exchanging garden ideas as well as paddleboard information... our next toy :)
Mahalo!! Yvonne & Ivan
Awesome cottage and surroundings. Hosts accommodating in every way. Restuarant suggestions, activities, you name it. The beach is a 3 minute wall and is the best spot in view. Less crowds, good waves. Este described where the rock in the surf was so we didn't get torn up. The host family is very nice, provided privacy but also made sure to ensue welcoming feeling. Sun and sand-what more do you need !? Awesome Thai/sushi place 1mile away. Bring your surf skate if you have, good way to get around but all in all you probably need a rental car .
Our stay in Este & Cryss's wonderful cottage was EXACTLY what we had hoped it would be. They were very helpful and friendly hosts, allowing as much privacy as we desired. The cottage is furnished well and perfectly clean. A beautiful beach was close by. We would most definitely recommend this to any traveler who is interested!
This was an excellent location to relax and explore. Este was a great hospitable host and an amazing gardener. The cottage is very clean, and well equipped. Perfect for a beach get away. Thanks again Este!
Awesome. Este was EXTREMELY accommodating of my messed up travel schedule welcoming me when arriving too late, and again meeting me, on very little notice, when I was checking out. The location was perfect, the cottage was immaculately clean and exactly as advertised. The place is very compact, with everything I needed, and nothing I didn't. I was in the area on business, but hope to return for a few days to enjoy the beach, which is super close.
The cottage is a nice little cute place, nicely done! You get exactly what is described. Cryss was always available when we needed some informations! He organized very good weather for us! Thanks!
Overall, we had a pleasant experience at the cottage. It is very small but comfortable for two adults and one toddler (we were out much of the day). We appreciated the yard and the play structure, as well as the easy and quick beach access. Este responds to questions very quickly, which is great. NB, there is a strong smell of humidity in the cottage when the windows are left closed, so if you have asthma or other respiratory problems that may be a problem. We were disappointed that we were not allowed to use the grill as it was stated in the description of the cottage. Este seemed very worried that we might leave it on (not sure why because we're conscientious people and followed the cottage rules to the letter). We were also unsure as to whether we could use the screened-in patio. Better communication on this (or perhaps an updating of the cottage description on Airbnb) would have been appreciated!
Oh no Robyn we are so sorry you all felt you could not use the grill- and questioned the use of the lanai as well... the listing is accurate and we will be certain to be more clear that it IS very much a guest area!
As for the grill, while we are adamant about our guests being certain to shut it off, we do not intend to discourage them from using it and apologize that we led you to feel otherwise :(
We hope you'll consider visiting us again- we would be grateful for the opportunity to atone for the confusion!
Spent two nights there - only as a place sleep. Providing an ok base for Space Center visit and driving around.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.