About This Listing
Our house is centrally located on a quiet street, close to restaurants, stores, the Indian River and the beach. The guest bathroom is between the 2 bedrooms for privacy. The pool is just outside the screened in porch.
We can comfortably accommodate 4 people. One bedroom has a queen size bed, the other bedroom has 2 single size beds, with a bathroom in between.
They will have access to the kitchen, dining and living area, and the pool which will be shared with the host. The host's bedroom suite will be off limits.
Interaction with Guests
The host will be present during the guests stay and to answer questions about local attractions and activities.
I like my neighbourhood because it is close for shopping, 10 minute ride to the beach, to many restaurants, to attractions and easy access to the motorway. To name a few of the attractions are boat tours to see dolphins, alligators, birds, kayaking on the river,and Brevard Zoo. We are a short drive from Orlando 's theme parks and from the Kennedy Space Center.
There is public transportation in Melbourne and shuttles available along the A1A. However, I suggest renting a car for convenience. There are limo services that can be reserved for transport to and from the airport.
I prefer non- smokers, but I will allow limited smoking outside. I expect the guests to supervise their children in the house, in the pool and garden.
It was our first time using airbnb so we really had no idea what to expect. We were a party of 4 (two couples) and we have all (email hidden) in the US and pensiones in Europe before so we thought the service and experience would be very similar. Staying here was nothing like what we have ever experienced in our travels before.
The first day seemed very strange and things felt very uncomfortable and awkward for all of us. We had no idea what to expect but once we figured it out and realized that the Sandra and Jerry provided more of a youth hostel environment, then we we had less and less awkward moments Our husbands just wanted to watch TV so they plopped right down on the sofa and watched TV in the living room with Sandra and Jerry. We eventually joined them too. We just watched what they were watching.
The house was exactly as described. The pool area was lovely and while we were out by the pool the Blue Angels flew right over. The house was lovely and it was described on the airbnb listing accurately. There was one very importing thing that was not mentioned on the original listing. The owners did not mention that they have a cat and a dog at the house. My friend and I both are both allergic to cats. If we had known, we would have found another place to stay.
I didn't see why you and your friends felt uncomfortable and awkward here. There was a TV in the bedroom if you wanted to watch programs in private. My house is not a youth hostel. We respect privacy for our guests and we expect the same for us. I am sorry that you didn't know we had a cat and dog. I didn't know you and your friend were allergic to cats. Usually, people ask us if we have pets before booking. I thought we made your stay here as comfortable as possible. I asked several times if everything was okay. You all left saying you enjoyed your stay and thanked me......
The house description was accurate. Sandra was very welcoming, provided us with a lovely bedroom and use of our own bath. She always had a nice breakfast for us, everything set, ate on the closed in porch overlooking the pool each morning. Sandra invited us to anything in the kitchen we may need that she did not provide, was very accommodating. Sandra and Jerry were very helpful in providing directions to assist us in getting to our destinations in the area.
The listing was absolutely accurate. Sandra is a wonderful host. The grounds were beautiful, accommodations welcoming and we felt right at home the entire time. We will definitely book here when we are in Melbourne.
We enjoyed our nearly three-week stay with Sandra and Jerry in Melbourne. The accommodations were as presented. We were able to use the two bedrooms. We had our privacy and could freely move in the house.
The area is quiet, with easy access to the places we had to go. It is also easy to go to the beach and shops, too.
Sandra had every morning a little breakfast for us and Jerry let us take part of his culinary skills several times.
It was a pleasure to meet Sandra & Jerry.
Just returned from a 2 week road trip in Florida and one of the highlights was certainly staying with Sandra and Jerry in Melbourne. The house is really comfortable and they are wonderful hosts. Loved the pool and the wonderful breakfasts that Sandra and Jerry (a chef) prepared for us.
About the Host, Sandra
I am originally from England and I moved to the USA in the 70s. My friends here say I haven't lost my English accent but I have somewhat! I lived in Massachusetts for many years. It is beautiful there but I wanted to move to Florida and enjoy the sunshine and the sea. I like to travel and I have been to many countries. There are still many more I would like to visit. I like my home here in Florida and I love to have guests. I like to meet people and share travel stories.