About this listing
Located on the edge of the historic Eau Gallie Art District, tree-lined walks to parks & pier, and two miles from Melbourne's beautiful beaches, this cozy studio apartment has a decent size kitchen and bathroom for one or two people to stay in comfort.
This is a cozy studio apartment with a decent size kitchen and bathroom, a full-size bed, dresser, small closet, TV with DVD player, a couple of chairs and small desk that can comfortably accommodate a couple or single person. The kitchen is stocked with cookware and dishes and the bathroom has the basic amenities. We have a privacy-fenced backyard and security-fenced front. Pet-friendly: $125 pet fee must be applied manually because the website doesn't automate that, yet, so please let me know so I can apply the fee. Guests that book for a month or more can receive bi-weekly cleaning, which is included in the listed price.
Guest has exclusive use of a full kitchen stocked with cookware, dishes, and some condiments, cooking oil, etc., bathroom with soap, shampoo, hair dryer, iron, towels, and washcloths, a full-sized bed, TV w/cable and DVD player and small selection of DVDs and CDs, and shares two bikes and fenced-in yard with guests that may or may not be staying in the house on the same property.
Interaction with Guests
I'm not usually on the property, but I stop in fairly regularly when I'm in town, as I keep my truck and trailer there for my tree service. I'm usually reachable by phone for questions or tips. Just leave a message if I don't answer and I'll get back to you ASAP.
We strongly recommend setting your AIRBNB ACCOUNT to send you a text, (or at the very least, an e-mail), when you receive messages on the website. We will probably not be around to help you check in, so this line of communication can be vital, not only to get you the door code, but also in case any other issues come up. This is especially true for our international guests. I don't have an international calling plan, so if I miss an international call, I can not call the number back. However, when I get your voicemail, I can respond via the website.
This studio is on the outskirts of the quaint and historic Eau Gallie Art District, home to many art outlets, the Foosaner Art Museum, the Rossetter House Museum, other historic buildings, a really nice library with computers and wi-fi overlooking the scenic river and free public fishing pier, a restaurant/tiki bar next to the pier that has good food and live music daily, other restaurants, shops, and the Intracoastal Brewery, all within a few blocks walking distance. There's a Saturday farmer's market on Highland Av. near Eau Gallie Blvd., a community indoor basketball court, and several parks and recreation areas within walking distance. There is a nice dog beach only two miles away, as well.
There are bus stops within a block of the house. Just about anything you could need is within walking distance.
Other Things to Note
I'm in the process of revamping the yard into a permaculture paradise, so please excuse the incompleteness of it as we progress toward this goal.
Our amenities are used at your own risk. Please use due diligence and your best judgement as to the safety of such use.
We make every effort to offer an extraordinary value to our guests. Part of doing so is accounting for cost differentials. Not to over-state the obvious, but the cleaning fee only pays for a certain amount of cleaning time. If, upon your departure, it takes more time to return the unit to its original condition, (when you checked in), than the cleaning fee allows, or if you take or permanently stain towels or washcloths, (or anything else), with make-up, etc., additional fees will apply.
Please note: Failure to adhere to House Rules may result in ADDITIONAL CHARGES.
1. Central Florida is semi-tropical and prone to MOSQUITOES and all kinds of bugs. We do not have screen-doors. There are screens on the windows, so open them if you want, (see "WARNING" in Studio manual before opening them), but please keep the doors closed so the bugs stay outside.
2. When coming back from the beach, please thoroughly rinse off all the SAND and DRY OFF before coming inside, (don't forget to take a towel with you to dry off).
3. If you SMOKE, please do it outside and dispose of the butts properly, (in the garbage).
4. If you use the DRYER, don’t forget to check the lint filter and dispose of lint in the big green garbage cart. The cart is outside and to the right, as you're facing the washer/dryer.
5. The cart with the yellow lid is for RECYCLING, only. Please see the Studio Manual for what can be recycled. The big green can is for garbage. The smaller can is for metal, only, (as written on the duct tape).
6. If you use the FIRE PIT, you are required to scoop the ashes into a bag, (once they cool down!), and dispose of the bag in the big green garbage cart. Do not use the fire pit on your last night, because the ashes will not be cool enough for proper disposal before you leave. Make sure all windows to the house and studio, which may be exposed to the smoke, are closed before starting the fire. Please do not throw anything into the fire, other than wood, (no bottle caps, no cigarette butts, etc.). You may use the bark and wood scraps in the can next to the fire pit for a small fire. If that can is empty, let me know. I may be able to provide more.
7. Behind the Studio is my WORK ZONE, so please avoid this area.
8. Please do not put any of our stove burners on HIGH HEAT. The highest you should ever need is about medium heat, (5 or 6, at most). You will ruin our pans if you go higher. The only time high heat should ever be used is to boil water, and even then, you would not put an empty pot on a hot burner, you would have water in it.
9. Please DO NOT DISPOSE OF our soap, shampoo, or conditioner BOTTLES, (pump, or otherwise). We refill them.
10. UPON DEPARTURE: dishes, cookware, etc. should all be left clean, everything should be turned off, all the doors, windows, and gates should be locked, and lock the keys back in the lock box.
Arborist, Permaculturist, Environmentalist, occasionally lovingly accused of being a hedonist (I like my play time, but actually have a strong work ethic), Surfer, Engineer, Florida transplant operating my tree service in several locations, nation-wide. Many and varied interests. Aspiring for continual improvement and excellence.