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.
The Neighborhood: 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!
Safety: Fire Extinguisher / Smoke Alarm 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.
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 cottage is adorable and we look forward to staying again. Unfortunately, our trip was very quick and the weather was unfavorable. We were very comfortable staying and and had plenty of privacy.Este and Cryss have a wonderful set up and the location is convenient to anything you would want in the area.
I really love the upper "space" and outside chair in this beautiful cottage. The house is clean and tide, lovely and quiet, and you can enjoy the green trees, blue sky, and terrific sunrise here. And the host is very kind and nice! If you have a road trip between Orlando and Miami, I highly recommend you stay 1 night here in route A1A!
This is an amazing beach cottage. It was perfect for what we wanted and needed. We could not have asked for anything more. Este was the perfect host; extremely informative and helpful. Loved it! :)
We loved staying at this cottage, it was the clean, charming, comfortable, and incredibly close to the beach! It was great to have a kitchen to store and make food, beach supplies, books, local restaurant suggestions, takeout menus… everything you could think of needing was right there!
Este and Cryss and their boys were great hosts, welcoming and accommodating, and as fellow AirBnB hosts we appreciated their awareness of the balance between being available and giving space. We enjoyed talking to them and shared our AirBnB and traveling experiences, and we hope that when they head up to New England they will let us host them!
The reservation was canceled 41 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
We were greeted in a friendly way by Este&Chryss. Unfortunately that did not last. As we have received a negative review from them, I feel inclined to share our side of the story.
The cottage is nice, but it is really only useful if you can do most living outdoors and only sleep inside. The cottage was small and had no area to eat. The weather was very unstable, it was rainy and chilly most of the days we were there, so eating outside in the lanai was not really an option for us as we have a child with chronic sinus infections. So what we did was carefully put the outside table and chairs inside so we would have a place to eat. This made the host upset. We tried to explain that eating outside was not an option for us at this point but he would not let us use the table inside. So we made do by having our meals sitting on the edge of the bed, but were quite uncomfortable. The swimsuit that was graciously lent to us we only used once, and we left it out to dry so we could clean it out later but we did not get a chance because they had already taken it from the line. And of course we never used fireworks inside the cottage, that would just be stupid! Makes me very angry that the host would say this about us. We were well outside and away from the cottage and they were just little children's sparklers. We are responsible people and not out to set anyone's cottage on fire! It is true that we did forget to bring the sleeping mat but the air mattress provided was A.already blown up before we came or asked for it,B leaking and C. way too big for the tiny loft to sleep on. I could not let my 7 year old sleep there because he was too scared to roll off the mattress and fall down the stairs, as the mattress was very thick and came up higher than the provided safetybars. So my husband slept there but was quite uncomfortable and had to pump up the mattress every night. It is funny that their review was written by the wife because we only saw her once during our whole stay. We felt quite uncomfortable and being watched all the time by an invisible yet very aware host. Flexibility is not their middle name.
The bathroom was not cleaned properly, there was a lot of dust and hairs on the rim of the shower doors. The rest was fairly clean at first glance. There was not a lot of kitchen cleaning material, I had to go out and buy some sponges to do the dishes with. Only one dishcloth was provided and one kitchen towel, very small. Hardly any space to put your clothes.