About this listing
We are "Super Hosts" because we love hosting guests and provide them a cost effective opportunity to visit Florida's Treasure Coast. Our home is comfortable and well suited for guests. Come and make yourself at home in the Gateway to the Tropics!
Spectacular 3 Bedroom / 3 bath home is perfect for relaxing or entertaining! Our split-Plan, 3000sq' home provides plenty of privacy, creature comforts, and all the amenities to make your stay very enjoyable.
***Even though AirBNB list our home as having only one bedroom available we actually HAVE 2 BEDROOMS available (A Guest Suite with En-Suite /attached private bathroom, and a second guestroom with an adjacent bathroom (in addition to our master suite on the opposite side of our home).***
The property features open cathedral ceilings, plenty of windows, glass French doors and a 9' wide sliding glass pocket door that brings the tropical backyard pool deck seemingly right into the house!
The main/shared living area of the house has a large open kitchen, quiet front room off the entry courtyard, comfortable open great/media room off of the kitchen and dining area.
***TO AVOID ANY CONFUSION we do want to point out that we reside in this home full time, and will most likely be staying here and hosting you are our guests. We like to clarify this right up front, as we have received several inquiries from guests who seemed to be unaware of this. We rent out the 2 guest bedrooms and bathrooms (on the separate side of our home from our bedroom) and we of course allow you full use of the house, kitchen, pool, yard etc..***
So much about Florida includes enjoying and celebrating the outdoors! To this end you will enjoy the privacy of a solar-heated tropical backyard rock pool, spa, and waterfall with substantial deck area. Sunbathing can be enjoyed while in the pool, on the deck or in one of four sun loungers. All of this is protected under a large screen pool enclosure, and we also have a sun deck on the east side of the house that is not covered by the screen enclosure.
The property backs up to an executive golf course. The backyard also features a covered lanai off of the kitchen with a ceiling fan, light, electrical outlets and WiFi. There are also views of a canal that connects to the Indian River Estuary/Lagoon. There is a gas BBQ grill, tables, chairs, sun loungers and pool floats.
There is wireless internet throughout the house and backyard, and cable TV in the great room and all bedrooms (Pay-per-view movies available at extra cost). Free use of Internet VOIP telephone to the US and Canada. All rooms have ceiling fans, and there is central air conditioning and heat throughout the home.
The larger guestroom (Lavender in pictures) has an adjustable Queen sized bed, a private "en-suite" bathroom with a very spacious roll-in shower, and large north facing window overlooking the pool and spa.
Our second guestroom (Tan in pictures) has a Queen sized bed with a west facing window, and uses the adjacent/shared hall bathroom with a combination tub and hand-held shower (this bathroom is not wheelchair accessible unless it can fit through a 27" wide door).
You will have free use of our home, kitchen, laundry, pool, yard, and amenities to enjoy as your own while you are our guests. One or two guests will have/share your own guest suite with a Queen size bed and private en suite bathroom. If you are a party of three or four you will have the use of both guestrooms on the opposite side of the house from our owner’s suite and office. (2 guests may occupy both the guest suite and guest bedroom [1 guest per bedroom] for additional $10 night charge, just register as a party of 3)
The entire house (other than 1 hall bathroom), as well as most of the yard and neighborhood is wheelchair accessible (no steps), including the docks (about 100 meters from the house). There is a sidewalk in front of the house that connects to the main sidewalk that runs the entire length of the city of Sebastian (about 7 miles). There is a Walgreen's drugstore only 1 block from the house, and a Publix grocery store across the street from it. There is a Subway sandwich shop there, small Italian and Chinese restaurants, liquor store, UPS store, hair cutter, nail salon, and boutique shop.
You are welcome to make yourself at home and use the well appointed kitchen as well as the laundry facilities.
If you care to fish or dive we may be able to connect you with a guide. You can bring your own canoe or kayak and launch from our dock, or rent them or stand-up paddle boards in town.
The property is located about 2 miles south of Sebastian, and about 8 miles north of Vero Beach. Sebastian is a great fishing area. There is also freshwater fishing in lakes nearby, shallow water and flats fishing in the Indian River Estuary/Lagoon (less than 300 meters from the house), and offshore fishing. This is a very eco-friendly area and home to Pelican Island Sanctuary. There are hundreds of dolphins and manatees who call the estuary home. We seldom go out to any of the 6 waterfront restaurants or out on the "river" that we don't see dolphins. We have several festivals and fishing tournaments throughout the year here.
Vero Beach is just to the south, and features many fine arts and cultural offerings at the museum and performing arts theatre. There are several upscale dining and shopping opportunities in Vero Beach, and there are also several movie screens at two different locations.
If you are more active and/or adventurous you can rent surfboards, boogie boards, kayaks, paddle boards, boats and jet-skis in Sebastian to explore and play in/on the Indian River Estuary/Lagoon; take guided eco-tours on commercial pontoon boats; fishing or surfing at Wabasso Beach (4.5 miles) or Sebastian Inlet State Park (11.5 miles); diving; dozens of miles of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails; birding; or jump right out of the sky at Skydive Sebastian, one of the top skydiving destinations and training facilities in the world! (SkyDive Sebastian is, just 7.5 miles, 15 minutes away)
There are several waterfront restaurants in Sebastian. You might want to start the day at "Mulligan's" watching dolphins feeding as you enjoy breakfast from their rear deck overlooking the Indian River Estuary/Lagoon. Have lunch at "Squid Lips Over Water Grill" (the best conch chowder and bacon wrapped scallops), or drinks, dinner and dancing or listening to live music at "Captain Hiram's" outdoor sandbar or indoor dining (once again located right on the Indian River Estuary/Lagoon. Not enough to do yet? Try the "Tiki Bar & Grill" on Indian River Estuary/Lagoon and play "Corn-Hole" or sing karaoke, or visit "Outriggers", "Pelican Pub", "Mo Bay Grill" or the "World Famous Earl's" biker bar/tiki hut outdoor Sunday blues music. You can have pizza from a different shop every day of the week! If you want something different (and fried) take a 15 minute drive to old Florida and have sweet potato pancakes or frog legs, gator tail, catfish, fried green tomatoes, fried pickles, fried okra , fried oysters at "Marsh Landing" in Fellsmere.
If you crave fine dining, Vero Beach "Beachside" has all you could ask for , starting with the famous "Ocean Grill and historic "Waldo's" (I think their "Backyard Burger" is as good as any burger, anywhere, and you can order and eat it at a table just above the beach and poolside at the "Driftwood Inn". If you desire something more contemporary I highly recommend "Cobalt" or "Citrus" (both on the beach in Vero), or the "Tides", "Maison Martinique"...(are you hungry yet?)
In case of emergency we have great police, sheriff, fire department and EMT services, along with two hospitals. Duke University has partnered with the Indian River Medical Center and has one of the premier heart centers in the nation!
If you are travelling through the state, Sebastian is located on the east [Treasure] coast 90 minutes to two hours south of Daytona Beach [north], Orlando [west], and Palm Beach [south]. Further south is Ft. Lauderdale (125 miles), Miami (150 miles), Florida Keys (200 miles) and Key West (300 miles).
We have been a property managers and owned many resort vacation properties over the years. We have lots of experience as a "concierge". This is our personal home we designed for entertaining friends and having company over for extended stays. "Our" side of the house is self-contained with its own door out to the lanai and pool, and private entrance through our home office off of the front courtyard. In other words, you can be a guest at my residence and almost never run into me (if that is your preference), or I can be as available as my schedule allows to answer questions or offer suggestions.
This is a non-smoking residence, please respect that.
Guests have access to the main house, kitchen, laundry facilities, Lanai, Pool, Spa, use of backyard and dock. Wi-fi throughout house and Lanai/Pool area, cable TV in main room and guest bedrooms.
Interaction with Guests
We are happy to act as a bit of a "concierge" and offer suggestions for your stay, or be as "absent" and invisible as you may prefer.
This is a very friendly, safe and quiet neighborhood. Neighbors and guests regularly walk and chat along the sidewalks.
Other Things to Note
You are welcome to use our kitchen and pantry. We reserve a shelf for you in each.
Check-in time is typically after 4PM, and we attempt to be accommodating to your needs whenever possible. We appreciate your check-out/departure by Noon so that we can clean and prepare for new guests arrival.
You are also welcome to enjoy complementary Coffee, Tea, Juice, Water, Milk and spices/condiments if you like to prepare a meal.
We also provide complimentary local Key Lime Pie on your arrival, and have various bread and bagels available if you like a quick breakfast snack.
Housekeepers clean the entire house and guestrooms prior to guests arriving. After that you are asked to clean up after yourself as you go.
1. Feel free to use the kitchen, and clean up after yourself, and do your own dishes. (dishwashing machine available). We make a shelf available in our refrigerator and one in our pantry for any groceries you may want to keep here.
2. Please recycle using blue bins in the garage, and empty kitchen trash from under the sink (if it gets full from your use) into the large garbage can in the garage.
3. Guests are welcome to use laundry facilities, and please was your own towels and bed linens during your stay (Leave your bed linens and towels on the bed on your departure date.
4. Please be quiet in kitchen or main house if before 7am or after 10pm.
5. Please park on out on the grass in the parkway in front of the house, or the lower part of the concrete driveway between the street and sidewalk, on either side (do not block center access to the garage).
6. You are welcome to use the wi-fi throughout the house or out by the pool (the security code is posted in your guestroom). I can arrange for use of a printer in my home office if needed.
7. Cable TV is in all bedrooms and the great room. please do not order any pay-per-view movies or channels without permission (at extra charge).
8. You are welcome to enjoy the beautiful solar heated swimming pool AT YOUR OWN RISK - NO LIFEGUARD IS PROVIDED!
9. NO DIVING into the pool! The entire pool is relatively shallow: only 8"-12" deep in the "Sun-Shelf" / Beach Entry" area, and approximately 30" deep on each end, and 54" deep in the center of the pool.
10. If someone is a smoker, please only do it outdoors and away from the house, and keep your ashes and butts in an ash tray or can.
11. You are welcome to walk down on the docks, and fish from them if you so choose.
12. You may use the house VOIP telephone without charge for calls within the United States and Canada.
13. Sorry, NO PETS.
Nous avons ete extrêmement bien reçu, nos hôtes étaient très accueillants et de bon conseil pour les activités. Le petit déjeuné etait fourni, tarte au citron locale en guise de bienvenue! Encore merci.
Tout été parfait, deux chambres deux sdb, il y a même les produits de douche. La deco est 100%mer ca met dans l'ambiance. La plage est a 5min en voiture, nous avons apprécié la piscine, nos enfants également.
Encore merci au Dr et a sa femme pour leur bonne humeur.
(and now for the English translation)...We have been extremely well received, our hosts were very welcoming and good advice for activities. A good breakfast was provided, local lemon pie as a welcome! Thanks again. Everything was perfect, two bedrooms two bathrooms, there has even shower products. The deco is 100% ca sea puts in the mood. The beach is a 5 minute drive, we enjoyed the pool, our children also. Again thank you to Dr. and his wife for their good humor.
The home was lovely, rooms were spacious and as advertised, and the pool refreshing. Morning coffee by the pool was a delightful way to start our days. This being our first AirBnB experience, we didn't know what to expect, but Dr. Keith and Susan made us feel right at home, and when we left, we felt that we had not only discovered a well-kept secret (Sebastian, Fla) but had also found new friends.
Dr. Keith and Susan are superlative hosts! They are exceptionally kind, hospitable, and gracious. You couldn't ask for more with the lovely accomodations either -- fantastic location, luxe suite, and wonderful pool and common space. Highly recommended!!
It wasnt me personally that had this Airbnb, but my parents did and they absolutely loved their stay! Nothing bad to say! They told me it felt like they were in a little paradise! So yeah, on behalf of my parents, I highly recommend this place :)
Our family of four stayed at this fantastic Airbnb for ten days and were thoroughly pleased. Our hosts, Dr. Keith and Susan, were gracious, witty, and very accommodating. They are a great resource for ideas of things to do and directions concerning Sebastian and the surrounding area. We enjoyed our conversations with them and wish we had time to have gotten to know them better, but that just means we will need to stay there again.
The ocean beach is a couple of miles from their home and there is a county park with parking right there. Walgreens and Publix grocery are a couple of blocks away and Wal-Mart is a few miles away. Their home is located in a quiet neighborhood and near the Indian water way. The house is spacious with vaulted ceilings and the beds were very comfortable. There was adequate storage room in the refrigerator and food pantry for our needs. The pool area, enclosed by a Lenai, was like a tropical paradise and is well maintained. We used the pool several times and noted how the water was so clean and refreshing.
We chose this Airbnb because of its great reviews, Dr. Keith and Susan’s profile, proximity to our day excursions, and overall value. We give Dr. Keith and Susan six stars, if we could, for an excellent venue.
This was a wonderful experience, especially for our first time using Airbnb. Keith and Susan were very welcoming hosts and made us feel right at home. The home was beautiful and inviting and the neighborhood was the same. Descriptions were accurate and we got even more than we bargained for! This is definitely on our "return to" list! If you are looking to visit this area, we highly recommend staying with Keith and Susan!
Our hosts were fantastic. They have a beautiful home and went out of their way to make us feel at home. The pool is an oasis to just lounge and relax! The room was large and had a tranquil beach feel. It was very clean and we had everything we needed. There was room in the fridge for a few items and our Sebastian restaurant leftovers! They treated us to key lime pie and fresh Florida orange juice which was terrific. Thanks Keith and Susan for such a nice place to stay that felt like home.
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About the Host, Dr. Keith & Susan
Among several other things, Dr. Keith is a semi-retired Vacation Property manager & "Concierge", and Susan is a dream come true!
We enjoy travel, entertaining, meeting people, and because of this became involved with AIRBNB July 2012. It has been a wonderful experience. We have enjoyed the company and experience brought by every guest who has stayed at our home (some of which have already returned, and others plan to). You might begin your stay as a guest, but we shall part as friends!
We absolutely love Florida and the water! Dr. Keith grew up surfing, sailing and SCUBA diving in Southern California. He spent some time living in Hawai'i studying with Kahunas, and relocated to Florida for the weather, water, and lifestyle. When not home in FLA we travel "Down-Island" and visit a variety of dive destinations (sometimes via cruise ship). When at home in FL we spend a great deal of time outdoors and often on a boat. We enjoy food...dining-out or cooking at home with friends. Generally living an active and healthy lifestyle.
We enjoy a wide range of music, and often have something playing in the background.
Because we are outdoorsy, we are also a morning people, and generally in bed by 10 or 11 (unless something interesting is going on). Part of the design of our Sebastian home allows people on different schedules to co-exist without adversely affecting one another. You have to put a real effort into having someone on the other side of the house hear you if the doors are closed.
In our Sebastian home we have 2 guest rooms, so we can have larger parties stay over, and in a pinch even include the sleeper sofa in the front room if needed (like during fishing tournaments or skydiving gatherings).
In our Hutchinson Island ocean front condo (Fort Pierce, south of the inlet) we have two bedrooms, two baths, and a private lanai. The condo complex is ocean front, however we do not have an ocean view from our unit. It does have a nice waterfront view from our private lanai overlooking one of the many small lakes/ponds with a beautiful fountain in the complex. There is also a restaurant, tiki bar, executive golf course, tennis, easy access to over 1/2 mile of semi-private beach, several pools and fitness room on site at the complex.
Airbnb has been a nice way to meet new people and share our love and knowledge of the area with people, while allowing them the opportunity to travel and visit this area at an affordable rate.
We can be as "invisible" or present as guests may like (schedules permitting). While we genuinely love people, we don't feel a full-time roommate would be a good fit for us, so Airbnb allows us to share our wonderful home occasionally, yet afford us our own privacy the remainder of the time.
You no doubt noticed our mention of wheelchair accessibility. Dr. Keith is in a wheelchair from an accident at the beach in 1983. Some of Dr. Keith's other activities include being FL building contractor, and has been a college speech professor in CA. We also volunteer time to disabled SCUBA diving and boating programs.
If you have further questions please ask. We look forward to chatting with you!