The Ocean-to-River Beach-House Resort

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15 guests, 18 bedrooms, 45 beds, 12.5 baths
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Three side-by-side 5-Star beach houses, directly on the ocean, AND on the river, with private docks for 2x the fun. Hot tubs, free kayaks, paddleboards, bicycles, snorkel & fishing gear, & more. Jetskis & Boats available, too! Sleeps up to 50.

(The Resort combines these 3 AirBnB beach homes into one money-saving easy-to-book listing: "As Good as it Gets", "Carpe Diem" & "Heaven Can't Wait")

(Note: These homes are not available for parties or events)

The space
Live/Work/Play on your own private beach – and at your very own private luxury beach house. Get far away from the crowds . . . and get closer to those who matter the most. Your remote barrier-island 5-star oceanfront palace is located on the FL Treasure Coast, a tranquil oasis safely isolated worlds away from hotspots.

Enjoy gigabit-speed commercial-grade secure WiFi internet . . . so fast, you can stream 4K movies at night, and so secure that you can safely and productively work from “home”, with a powerful signal that reaches all the way to the beach/river.

Clean & Safe: We meet or exceed all safety measures & other best practices specified by the CDC, Dept of Health, and FL Department of Business & Professional Regulation. We utilize hospital-grade cleaning & disinfectant standards. We stock your home with cleaning supplies, alcohol, wipes, hand sanitizer & more. (During the initial shutdowns in Spring 2020, our spotlessly-clean homes passed muster with "front line" hospitals and medical departments, hosting entire hospital nursing units and doctor families for extended stays.)

Save: Ask about our FL resident discount!

ABOUT THE HOME:

The resort consists of these three individual AirBnB beach houses: (consult these listings for more photos, reviews and details about each specific house):

As Good as it Gets (property ID# 16464236)
Heaven Can't Wait (property ID# 16464420)
Carpe Diem (property ID# 11443191)

The Resort is situated on a private beach in a quiet residential area -- there are no condos, high rises and no large public beaches for miles. ( No crowds, just a beach all to yourself and your group). The Atlantic Ocean is right off your back porch. And 15 paces from your front door is your own 200-foot-long deep-water private dock -- three docks, in fact -- on the Indian River, offering some of the best fishing in the world, and stocked with all your favorite water toys. (complimentary kayaks, paddleboards, snorkel gear, bicycles, boogie boards, fishing gear, metal detectors, and more)

SAVE! We offer many discounts to AirBnB members: Military, educators, civil service, rescue & law enforcement, medical & more. Active or retired. Even Florida residents save $$. (But Seniors age 50+ get the biggest discount of all). Inquire with your inquiry/booking.

The Resort is one of several luxury five-star properties operated by Beach Houses in Paradise, the 20-year leader in offering five-star luxury, amenities and service in sunny beachfront settings. Check out our reviews for the three individual homes that comprise the Resort , and see how families and groups like your own are enjoying five-star experiences IN THEIR OWN HOUSE, at a fraction the price of a beachfront hotel or resort!

Own a boat? Bring it! Moor it at your own private dock, and there's even room to park your trailer. RV? room for that too!

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ALL-INCLUSIVE / EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED: From bicycles to beach blankets, from towels to toilet paper, and all points between. (Did you know that fewer than 25% of Florida listings include high chairs for little ones? Many vacation rentals don't even provide you a full supply of toilet paper (!) or such basics as towels, bed linens, toiletries, paper goods or even cooking essentials like salt, pepper, spices, oils, and other basic staples. And can you imagine arriving to your beach vacation rental, only to discover that there are no coolers, ice, beach chairs, beach towels, beach blankets, umbrellas and beach toys like sand pails, bikes, cornhole, volleyball, kayaks, and horseshoes? Why waste the first day of your precious vacation -- or more money -- shopping at the local Wal-Mart? Instead, book a Beach House in Paradise and begin relaxing the ~moment~ you arrive. (We even pre-heat hot tubs and pools, and put out the bathrobes & towels so your relaxing beach vacation can start the moment you arrive.)

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Not only is the Resort situated in the most biodiverse marine environment in America (source: Florida Oceanographic Institute), but it's also located in Stuart FL, Winner of the "America's Happiest Seaside Town" award given annually by Coastal Living Magazine! (locals -- of a certain age that remember TV's "The Andy Griffith Show" -- proudly call Stuart the "Mayberry of Florida")

But don't take our word for it . . . Check out these awards recently won by our area:

* Coastal Living Magazine: #1 Happiest Seaside Town in America (2016)

* House Beautiful Magazine: #1 Most Beautiful Small Town in Florida

* Smithsonian Magazine: Best Small Towns to Visit in the U.S. (3rd place)

* America In Bloom (Audubon group): #1 Most Beautiful City in America

* American Planning Association: #1 City in Florida (2020 winner)

* Oprah Winfrey: "Most charming American towns you've never heard of" (6th place,  O Magazine, Jan 2020)

* FindTheHome: #1 Best Place to Retire in the U.S.

* OnlyInYourState: 1 of 8 "Most Beautiful Small Towns in Florida"

* HuffingtonPost: Top Florida Beach Towns

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Nervous about alligators? Don't be: They don't exist in this coastal part of Florida. Here's why: Gators can't survive near the beach in saltwater environments; they live only inland, where there is plenty of fresh water. At the resort, the river & dock area -- located just north of the St. Lucie inlet -- is very salty, as the ocean water comes in and out twice a day with the tides.

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Your rental also includes Swimming Pools / Golf / Tennis & Fitness!

Included FREE with your stay of 7 nights or longer: Complimentary guest passes -- for everyone in your group -- to the "Ocean Club" amenities of the nearby Marriott Hutchinson Island Marina & Resort. Enjoy 3 resort-style heated swimming pools, private 13-court tennis complex, fitness rooms, and 18-hole private golf course. (greens fees and/or cart rental may cost extra) The Marriott is just one mile south of the home.

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Taxes & Fees:

* Occupancy Tax: At checkout, AirBnB collects a 6.0%-6.5% Florida sales tax from you (the amount varies by Florida county), and which it labels as "occupancy taxes". AirBnB directly remits this amount to the state of Florida.

* Tourism Tax/Bed Tax: Martin County Florida requires BHIP to collect an additional 5.0% "bed tax" (tourism tax), which is added to the nightly rental rate by AirBnB. (For example, if a home's owner has set the nightly rate to $500/night, AirBnB will present the cost inclusive with the additional 5% county tourism tax, or $525/night. AirBnB collects this from you, remits to BHIP, and BHIP remits to the county.

* Cleaning/Restock/Linen Fee: Our beach houses are operated the same as any 5-star luxury hotel or world-famous oceanfront resort, but with one big difference: This 5-star luxury standard of excellence is presented in the warm and lavish setting of a wealthy family's beachfront ~home~, rather than in the cold setting of an impersonal giant hotel chain. These magnificent and meticulously-clean beach homes come ~completely~ stocked for a turnkey beach-house vacation. Pack nothing: All you need bring are your flip flops, beach clothes, and fresh groceries. Other vacation rental companies provide a house that -- except for furniture -- is otherwise empty . . . a no-frills "spartan" experience, where you are left on your own to bring toilet paper, towels, beach toys, coolers, kitchenware, dishware and more. But BHIP isn't like the others: At BHIP, all of that is already included in your rate, and all these items are already ~inside~ your sparkling-clean beach house . . . so that the moment you arrive, you can breathe easy and immediately begin your vacation! (And that's a lot more relaxing & fun than the ugly alternative: After a long and stressful day of travel, arriving to an empty & unstocked home, and -- already exhausted -- having to climb back into the rental car again for a drive out to the local Wal-Mart to buy toilet paper and other essentials). Avoid the stress: Spend your vacation relaxing and reconnecting, rather than at the store shopping for essential house supplies.

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NO PARTIES OR EVENTS ALLOWED:

These homes are not available for parties or events. They are NOT party houses. Plus: The area surrounding the homes is environmentally fragile, and cannot safely withstand more people than the posted maximum occupancy of the home itself. If you want to have a party near the beach, consider these nearby alternatives: The Marriott Hutchinson Island Resort has ample facilities for large events, and The House of Refuge has a smaller room that it rents out to small-to-medium-size events.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
5 bunk beds

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pool
Hot tub
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
Washer
Dryer

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Where you’ll be

Stuart, Florida, United States

The Resort is located in the idyllic seaside village of Stuart FL, a town just on the northern boundary of the sprawling Miami / Ft. Lauderdale / West Palm Beach metropolitan area (so it's very convenient to top restaurants, shopping, nightlife and cultural attractions). Yet at the same time, Stuart still evokes old-style, small-town southern hospitality: Are you old enough to remember TV's "The Andy Griffith" show? Locals call Stuart the "Mayberry of Florida".

Check out these awards recently garnered by beautiful Stuart FL:

* Coastal Living Magazine: #1 Happiest Seaside Town in America (2016)

* House Beautiful Magazine: #1 Most Beautiful Small Town in Florida

* Smithsonian Magazine: Best Small Towns to Visit in the U.S. (3rd place)

* America In Bloom (Audubon group): #1 Most Beautiful City in America

* American Planning Association: #1 City in Florida (2020 winner)

* Oprah Winfrey: "Most charming American towns you've never heard of" (6th place,  O Magazine, Jan 2020)

* FindTheHome: #1 Best Place to Retire in the U.S.

* OnlyInYourState: 1 of 8 "Most Beautiful Small Towns in Florida"

* HuffingtonPost: Top Florida Beach Towns

Gorgeous location. The perfect seaside town. Pristine waters and wildlife. ON the Atlantic beach. Close to the best of Florida (From Orlando and the theme parks, to Miami & Palm Beach, in less than two hours). And convenient to international airports. (Palm Beach International less than one hour away).

And then there's the immediate area of the Resort itself: An ecological paradise. Your beach-house property is located directly on the most bio-diverse river ecosystem in all of North America. (Manatees, dolphins, and more variety of marine life than anywhere on the continent!).

The Indian River Lagoon & Estuary is North America's most diverse estuary, with more than 2100 species of plants and 2200 animals. Nearly 1/3 of USA manatees live here or migrate thru the lagoon seasonally, and our ocean beach is one of the densest sea-turtle nesting areas in the Western Hemisphere!

When you cast your fishing rod off of your private dock, you are casting into the very same waters where the biodiversity measurements were taken in May 2015 by the Florida Oceanographic Society marine biologists. The house is also within walking distance of restaurants and three different museums/nature exhibits. You're also within 2 hours driving distance of Disney World and all the attractions in Orlando.

And there are many attractions within walking distance or a short ride on our complimentary bicycles: "Bathtub Beach" (a nearby beach protected by a circle of rocks in such a way that the waters are as calm and shallow as a "bathtub" ... Bathtub Beach is where all the locals bring their toddlers and small children). Gilbert's Bar The House of Refuge ... Shipwrecks and dive sites so close you can paddle to them from the house .. Elliott Museum ... and more!

In the larger local area of Hutchinson Island and Martin County FL:
Encompassing the communities of Port Salerno, Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Indiantown, Jupiter Island, Hobe Sound and Hutchinson Island, Martin County serves up beautiful beaches and more than 75 parks – not to mention the most bio-diverse lagoon ecosystem in the Northern hemisphere, the St. Lucie Inlet. All within two hours or less driving time of four international airports: Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Orlando. Florida’s hidden gem, this is a place for unwinding and reconnecting.

In Martin County, you’ll find every kind of family activity to tickle your fancy, from rodeos to high-end shopping, art galleries, and one-of-a-kind museums to eco-friendly sea turtle adventures. Located just off A1A and accessible by a plethora of scenic avenues, Martin County is 45 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport, 90 minutes from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, almost two hours from Miami International Airport, and two hours from Orlando International Airport. This is a place for escaping, for making memories that last longer than tan lines.

Conveniently located on Florida’s East Coast, Martin County is part of an area known as the Treasure Coast. A real Florida gem that celebrates small town life and that hard to find old Florida feel. Martin County boasts a beautiful natural landscape from ocean, to river, to lake, and everything in between.

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QUESTION: CAN I COMBINE A FLORIDA BEACH HOUSE VACATION WITH A DISNEY WORLD ORLANDO VACATION?

Absolutely. For those interested in combining a beach house experience with Mickey Mouse, Disney World, Universal, and all the other Orlando Resorts: It's a pleasant two-hour drive from the Ocean-to-River Beach House to Disney and Orlando, driving along the Florida Turnpike. (Avoid the Interstate). Many vacationing families in our beach-house community will spend a week bringing three (or four!) generations together in a florida beach house, then "spin off" the younger side of the family to Disney World for a few days. We've seen it first hand: And it may just be the best way EVER to combine a Florida Beach House vacation with an Orlando / Disney World / Universal / Mickey Mouse vacation!

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Hosted by Al

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Property Manager for Beach Houses in Paradise. From Ft. Pierce to Miami, providing fantastic beach-house vacations to discerning groups and families for 20+ years. BHIP acts as a responsible neighbor and community member in each of the neighborhoods where it operates. Specializing in family vacations, family reunions and corporate and religious retreats, BHIP does not rent out "party houses". Planning to celebrate a special occasion? Please inquire before booking. OUR BEACH HOUSES IN PARADISE : Ocean-to-River Beach Houses: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- As Good as it Gets: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16464236 Heaven Can't Wait: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16464420 Carpe Diem: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/11443191 Family Tides: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16464572 La Dolce Vita: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16453141 Art on the Beach: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/26846667 Xanadu: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/23693943 Restoration Sands: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/26846267 Nirvana Shores: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/26846361 Eden Beach: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/26845630 Bella Vista: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16464868 Oceania*: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/18673771 Chateau de la Mer*: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/39627029 Del Mar al Cielo*: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/42684084 Gemini Beach: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/26846603 Avalon: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/48735182 Riverfront Beach Houses (across the street from ocean): ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Aquarius*: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/22231194 Aquatopia North: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/33772052 Aquatopia South: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/24312033 Combination Properties (2 or more side-by-side beach houses) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yin & Yang: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/26846459 Twin Beaches: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/20981662 Twice as Nice: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/20983275 Three-House Resort: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/20977534 Aquatopia Resort: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/39194119 (* Note: Oceania, Chateau de la Mer, and Del Mar al Cielo are direct-oceanfront luxury estates. They do not offer river access or a dock; Aquarius, Aquatopia North, and Aquatopia South are riverfront beach houses. One must cross the street to access the ocean.)
Property Manager for Beach Houses in Paradise. From Ft. Pierce to Miami, providing fantastic beach-house vacations to discerning groups and families for 20+ years. BHIP acts as a r…

During your stay

The Resort is managed by myself and my team at Beach Houses in Paradise. (We manage and/or operate several beach houses in this area, and have a 15+ year track record of delivering amazing and memorable vacation memories to discerning travelers.) All BHIP staff live in the local area, and are always just a text or phone call away, 24x7x365. A recent guest best described our approach: "Always available, never intrusive".
The Resort is managed by myself and my team at Beach Houses in Paradise. (We manage and/or operate several beach houses in this area, and have a 15+ year track record of deliverin…
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House rules

Check-in: After 5:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $500

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