About this listing
This Beach House has valuable benefits not always found in comparable homes – The heated pool is for your own use exclusively. The house is east of A1A – crucial if low-traffic beach life matters to you. 60+ Five-Star Guest Reviews online.
Just steps from the beach, relax in this superb 3 bed/2 bath luxury beach home with your huge patio and your fully fenced private heated pool. This is not a condo, so your privacy is assured.
This single-level beach vacation home is perfect for family get-togethers, couples and friends. Less than one minute walk to a quiet stretch of world-famous Cocoa Beach and close to the Pier. A short walk to several great restaurants, fun bars and main supermarket.
Enjoy this clean family home in a quiet beach neighborhood, with comfortable sofas, huge flat-screen cable HDTV, CD, wireless Internet, a dream kitchen with high-quality equipment, three bedrooms (2 queen beds with HDTV & DVD, 1 double with en suite), two bathrooms, ceiling fans, washing machine and dryer. Also included: beach towels for all, toys for pool and beach, surfboard, fishing rods, umbrellas, cooler, beach volleyball kit, badminton rackets. For babies, a cot, high chair, baby chair, and shaded beach playpen are provided.
Your private garden gives you a beautiful private heated pool, succulent tropical landscaping, huge pergola with SPF80 sun protection, tables and chairs in shaded areas, parasols and BBQ grill. Because it’s a salt water pool, use of chemicals is minimized. Your front porch offers its own table and chairs, a perfect vantage point to view spectacular Cape Canaveral rocket launches in comfort. Immediately next to your porch is parking for up to three cars.
Reviews from recent Guests:
RD, South Carolina, party of five, June 27, 2015:
“I just wanted to thank you and Liz for a wonderful stay. The pool was so much fun this week. The home was perfect for all our needs. I look forward to renting from you in the future.”
CS, Ohio, party of three, June 14, 2015:
“Had a fabulous time ”
LW, California, party of one, June 4, 2015:
“This was my second stay at the McKinley Beach House in Cocoa Beach. I adore it. The house is so nicely decorated and located only steps from a fabulous sandy beach. It has a heated swimming pool in the enclosed yard which is great for an afternoon or evening swim. The house is well-appointed with all the amenities one needs from well-stocked kitchenware to pool and beach accessories. You will be in walking distance of stores and local restaurants as well and if you rent a car, it is easy to get to Orlando and surrounding areas. I stayed here solo - totally for a relaxing beach holiday, but it would a great place for families as it has three lovely bedrooms and an awesome gourmet kitchen. Jon Sayers is delightful, accommodating and pain-free to work with while making your reservations and beyond. It is a very relaxing place to vacation and I would highly recommend considering this beach house for your stay in Cocoa Beach.”
CV, Iowa, party of seven, May 20, 2015:
“We enjoyed every minute of our stay in and outside the home and made it very hard for us to return to 50 degree weather. Thank you for providing all the helpful information from the moment we had landed and till the moment we had to depart. Thank you for providing us and our family with a nice, clean, and safe home. Not enough thank you’ s could be said for such a short but wonderful trip. I hope in the future when we come back to the area this McKinley Beach Home will once again be available for our stay. THANK YOU AGAIN for Everything!!”
“My stay was great! It was my pleasure staying in the lovely beach house and you are a wonderful host. Thank you!”
JR, Massachusetts, party of five, April 26, 2015:
“I wanted to thank you again for allowing my family and I to rent your beautiful vacation home. It was beautiful, well kept and very nicely decorated. We have absolutely no complaints. : )”
JM, Prince Edward Island, party of six, April 23, 2015:
“We had a great time in Cocoa Beach and really enjoyed our stay at your Beach House.”
JL, England, party of five, April 14, 2015:
“My family have just completed a weeks stay at the villa and had a great time. Jon and Liz make this place, starting with a fantastic welcome pack full of great advice and recommendations you knew you would be in for an easy stay. The villa represents great value for money and is only 3 mins walk from the beach and 10 mins walk from the pier so is ideally located. Shops and restaurants are only a stones throw away too. Would I return, definitely! thanks guys for making our vacation stress free.”
GB, Ontario, party of six, March 22, 2015:
“My wife and I and four children had a very enjoyable stay at this Cocoa Beach home. Super convenient to the beach and lots of stores and restaurants. The home has been updated with new appliances, flat-screen TVs, etc. Lots of room for our family with teens to hang out and relax. We all loved the pool. Jon & Liz were very accommodating with well-organized information and great attention to details. They went the extra mile to make our stay very relaxing. After the long drive from Ontario, the cold beverages waiting in the fridge hit the spot. High recommended!!!”
CH, Illinois, party of four, March 16, 2015:
“What a great vacation home to enjoy a week away with family - loved that 2 bedrooms were at one end of the house for my son and dau-in -law to be close to my 2 year old grandson. The 3rd bedroom with its own bathroom at the other end of the house gave Grandma a separate space too! The house was cozy and warm, beautiful kitchen with everything you would need to cook! Jon and Liz answered all our questions before we got there, had plenty of information provided once there on things to see and made sure we knew about the shuttle launch which we could see from the back patio against a beautiful sky full of stars. Totally enjoyed the pool and grilling/eating on the patio in the evening. The beach equipment provided made for easy convenience to walk the short distance to the beach to enjoy the ocean. Thanks Jon and Liz for making this easy - we hope to be back!”
AG, Alberta, party of three, March 1, 2015:
“We absolutely love the accommodations! You could have squatters on your hands, if we didn’t have careers and a mortgage! Lol!”
ER, party of six, February 19, 2015:
“The house exceeded all of our expectations. the house was clean and very comfortable came equipped with everything needed to have a relaxing vacation. the outdoor area was especially nice we spent all of our time out there. the kitchen was also well equipped and clean. the easy access to the beach was great”
SC, New York, party of six, January 31, 2015:
“We loved the house and had a great time. Nicely decorated, fully equipped, plenty of room, good location … just really really nice.”
JE, Pennsylvania, party of five, January 21, 2015:
“Thanks very much for a great place and a great stay! We had a good slow boat ride yesterday. No manatees but lots of dolphins.”
SL, Minnesota, party of seven, December 2, 2014:
“Would go back in a heartbeat! Jon's customer service was wonderful from the first time I contacted him about the vacation rental. To say that he and Liz were accommodating to my large family would be an understatement. They had everything from shampoo and clean towels to toilet paper and every kitchen utensil known to man. I was thrilled to see that there was a pack and play and high chair which made being at the beach house even easier. We were so close to the beach that we walked there many times each day. The house was extremely clean and comfortable. The pool was immaculate. I would not hesitate to stay at any of Jon and Liz's rentals in the future if we are ever in the area.”
SM, party of seven, Maryland, December 1, 2014:
“My family had a blast and it was a really nice home.”
PC, Colorado, party of six, November 13, 2014:
“This place is wonderfully stocked! We are fellow vacation rental owners and appreciate how much work goes into this. Well done!”
DS, Wisconsin, party of five, November 12, 2014:
“Our family stayed in this house for a week and it was PERFECT!!! We could've stayed longer and DEFINITELY plan on coming back to stay again! The house is MORE than what the pictures show and the Sayers were very welcoming!!! We were greeted with a stocked fridge and cabinets (in the kitchen and bathroom), just in case we had forgotten anything. There was all the information we could POSSIBLY need for our stay on the counter waiting for us when we arrived, including a chart listing High/Low Tide Times for the month. Over the course of a week we ran into a couple questions about where some items were in the house and not only did the Sayers respond immediately, they also were sure to mention they were within 15 minutes of the house and could be there anytime if there was any issues. Everyone in our family HIGHLY recommends this house as it was everything we could have hoped for and more!”
SK, Ohio, party of five, November 10, 2014:
“The house and pool were remarkable we had our best vacation there. The house was great it had everything we needed and wanted. We only had one concern and it was the pool temperature and Liz came and fixed our issue right away. Would recommend this house to anyone. Just a few minutes to the beach. All in all one of the best houses we've stayed.”
DS, Wisconsin, party of five, November 4, 2014:
“Thanks for everything, the house was awesome, we all had a great time.”
PS, Germany, party of five, October 20, 2014:
“It was a beautiful house. Everything exactly as in the photos. We were greeted with cold drinks. It could not have been better. We loved the incredibly beautiful furnished home and comfort.”
SK, Switzerland, party of five, October 16, 2014:
“We spent a wonderful nine days in the Beach House. No matter what we wanted, it was available (kitchen, washing machine, surfboard, beach equipment ...). Highlight is the pool, our children used it usually before breakfast. Very clean.”
AO, England, party of six, September 1, 2014:
“Met and exceeded our expectation. From the start of the booking process, through the stay and even the follow up return of the deposit Jon and Liz Sayer were a delight to deal with. The property was as we expected but with the added charm that it felt like a home not a rental when you walked in. Even down to the small details like beer and soft drinks in the fridge, coffee, sugar and other consumables in the cupboards and everything you needed for a stress free stay. We stayed with my daughter son in law and two grandchildren, the house was ideal for our extended family with ample room for everyone.”
GT, Texas, party of four, August 22, 2014:
“I would absolutely recommend this property to any one. The accommodations, location, private pool, owners where all 10 Star. Our family of four had a great 6 day vacation! Thank you again Jon and Liz for making our stay so comfortable!!”
CP, South Carolina, party of four, August 6, 2014:
“We stayed in this home and had a wonderful time. It was centrally located, great restaurants and activities for all. The owners were very helpful & informative with events going on in the area. The house was clean, surprisingly we'll stocked with items if you have the desire to cook, pools toys, etc. it was great spending the day at the beach and coming back to relax by the pool that was awesome. My grandson from IL wants to spend more time there & wants to go back for his birthday!”
CS, Ohio, party of four, August 1, 2014:
“Extraordinary!!! Hoping to do again next year in same house!!! Liz was always available to us! The house was clean and maintained while we were there. I was so wonderful having everything close by and the freedom of using the pool whenever we wanted, instead of condominium rules:).”
JF, Florida, party of four, July 16, 2014:
“Wonderful accommodations. Fully outfitted with everything you could possibly want and more for living, cooking along with accessories for a beach getaway. Updated kitchen, bath and furnishings that would put many top tier hotels to shame. My only hesitation on giving this review is that it might put the house in too much demand for when I want to return.”
MK, Missouri, party of five, July 14, 2014:
“We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay! Perfect location and a perfect place to unwind and relax. Close to everything! Our family of 5 was very comfortable and everyone had a truly enjoyable experience. We hope to come back and stay here again! I can't say enough great things about this property. If you're going to be in Cocoa Beach and you want a place to truly relax, recharge, and still be close to the activity around the community, this is the place to stay!”
JL, Tennessee, party of seven, July 10, 2014:
“We had a fantastic time at this house, it is beautiful as well as a great area. The pictures do not do this house justice. It has really been an amazing experience. Jon and Liz were great to deal with as well. You won't regret booking!”
MG, West Virginia, party of four, July 3, 2014:
“This house is wonderful. It was exceptionally clean. The kitchen was well-equipped. We loved the salt water pool. Our granddaughters were the first ones in the pool and the last ones out of it in the evening. Having all the items for the beach was also a definite plus. It was an easy walk to and from the beach, not a problem at all for our granddaughters, aged 5 and 6. I kept all my information so when we return to Cocoa Beach, we can rent this house again.”
LR, Ohio, party of five, June 29, 2014:
“We enjoyed the house very much. Thank you!”
BS, Tennessee, party of six, May 30, 2014:
“Thank you so much. We had a great time and house and pool was awesome.”
AA, Illinois, party of eight, May 29, 2014:
“House was beautiful, clean, and family friendly. Pool even had a mesh fence so no worries about our toddlers falling in if we just wanted to relax on the patio. It had everything that we needed. Nicely updated and decorated with a beautiful kitchen and bathrooms. Enough room to sleep 8 of us, including three toddlers. We had a blast and loved that we were so close to the ocean and had the pool too! Jon and Liz were super nice and helpful also. Stay here!”
JD, Georgia, party of seven, May 19, 2014:
“My three adult children and I had an excellent experience with this listing. Our hosts Jon and Liz were very attentive to our needs and easy to communicate with through the whole process. For us, the best thing about this property was that it is a house rather than an apartment or condo, and we enjoyed both the privacy and the togetherness that this provided. The house was just as described in the listing. It was completely stocked with furnishings and supplies for vacationers. The kitchen was fully equipped and well designed. The living room and bed rooms were very comfortable. The pool and patio were great to have after the beach. The neighborhood was quiet, yet still very close to the beach as well as to restaurants and shopping. We would stay here again.”
DH, New York, party of six, May 18, 2014:
“The place was absolutely perfect, and we will hopefully be back next year.”
PM, Alberta, party of eight, May 7, 2014:
“The place is beautiful.”
BF, South Carolina, party of seven, May 6, 2014:
“Kim and I, as well as Briana, Justin, Noah, Arianne and Jason, were very pleased with the Beach House, and its convenient location to all that Florida has to offer. This was a family reunion of sorts, and I am pleased to say that the accommodations added greatly to the reunions success. Kim is already talking about the next gathering.”
AG, Florida, party of seven, May 1, 2014:
“I cannot express how much we loved our visit to Cocoa Beach this year. Staying in this beach home was the highlight of our trip. We could not have imagined a more perfect stay. People were friendly, house is immaculate, not one single thing I could change or make better!”
We quote exact rates when you inquire – no surprises, no hidden charges. Renters’ information pack includes entry code, directions and ideas for lots of places and activities to get the most from your stay. Up to two additional Guests at additional rate.
The entire property, including the heated private pool.
Interaction with Guests
We answer immediately any questions - we provide access codes to guests check themselves in. In the last 30 months, the 5 Beach Houses we manage in the same neighborhood on Cocoa Beach have received over 160 Five-Star Guest Reviews on major vacation rental listings.
It's a real quiet beachside neighborhood with a peaceful, friendly atmosphere, where the main road has a 25 speed limit. Mostly used by joggers, walkers, skaters and skateboarders.
Restaurants, bars and supermarket all within easy walking distance. Car rental and bus stops nearby.
The person renting the house must be at least 30 years old. Guests sign a rental agreement before the rental is finally confirmed. This agreement sets out house rules that protect the owner's home and ensure consideration for neighbors.
We only met our host's wife very briefly when we first arrived. After that we never heard from them again. We felt it would of been nice of them to stop by mid week & just check to see how things were going. Or to see if we needed anything but that never happened. The few times we did contact Jon via text it took awhile to for him to get back to us. One of our requests we did ask him earlier in the week was for my parents to wait on the porch after check out time for an extra 45 minutes until their shuttle came to take them to the airport. He said that was not possible that they would interfere w/ the cleaning of the house & that if the new renters saw someone on the porch they would be upset. The new renters were not to check in until 1:00 & my parents were leaving @ 10:45. They were sitting on the porch not inside the house. I felt that this was a little harsh. So we dropped them off @ a local donut shop w/ their luggage to wait for their shuttle. They did leave us a very helpful & thorough information guide. Which was very nice. There was alot of important information to read & follow. One thing that was in the guide that we did not particularly care for was NO SWIMMING after 9pm. We felt as adults as long as you were respectful to your neighbors that their shouldn't have been a time limit on using the pool. After all, you are paying to rent the home for the week. There was no lighting by the pool, so even if you did want to stay in the pool a little after 9 it's too dark!!! Just an FYI for all you night swimmers. The house did meet all of our standards. It was nicely decorated & was exceptionally clean. Which was wonderful!!!! However, there were not enough linens for our family. Each member got 1 towel & 1 wash cloth, we thought @ least 2 per person would of been more reasonable cuz who wants to do extra laundry on vacation. The neighborhood was ok but it was a little further of a walk than it was perceived online. Although, a nice neighbor told us there was a public parking lot closer to the beach, which was nice since we have young children w/ quite a bit of stuff to lug. Overall, it was a nice vacation, in a lovely home. WE just felt our hosts would of been more welcoming & made us feel more @ home. However, this was our first time using AIRBNB so maybe that's how they operate??? Hope this is a review helpful.
Over the years, we found most families on vacation want least possible interruption or intrusion from property managers. Even though our guests know we live nearby, we rarely meet them – instead leaving them to enjoy their “home from home”.
We are sad that Sandy’s family felt inconvenienced, a little let down and clearly didn’t feel they received the usual vacation experience we have provided to hundreds of families visiting Cocoa Beach. We are always available to our renters at a moment’s notice (in emergencies) and within a few hours (for non emergencies) day and night. No request is too big or too small. We pride ourselves on offering a very hands on service, if it is requested.
Es war ein wunderschönes Haus. Alles genau wie auf den Fotos. Wir wurden mit kalten Getränken begrüßt . Besser geht nicht.
J. D., party of 4, GA. My three adult children and I had an excellent experience with this listing. Our hosts Jon and Liz were very attentive to our needs and easy to communicate with through the whole process. For us, the best thing about this property was that it is a house rather than an apartment or condo, and we enjoyed both the privacy and the togetherness that this provided. The house was just as described in the listing. It was completely stocked with furnishings and supplies for vacationers. The kitchen was fully equipped and well designed. The living room and bed rooms were very comfortable. The pool and patio were great to have after the beach. The neighborhood was quiet, yet still very close to the beach as well as to restaurants and shopping. We would stay here again.
The minute our family walked into this house we felt at home. The house is roomy, the kitchen fantastic for family cooking, the pool incredible and the location just doesn't get any better. Jon and Liz were just a text or phone call away. The guide they provided prior to arrival had everything listed we might need from hospitals to places to eat and personal recommendations. Every question we might have had was already answered. This is the ultimate location for a relaxing time with family! We will definitely be back!
Dealing with Jon and Liz was professional,prompt, and pleasant.
We started to look for a place the night before we arrive, so we needed a quick response and that's what we got. The place was more than we expected. Beautiful house and great location. I would definitely work with Jon and Liz again and having another chance I would rent that house again.
We have had a wonderful stay in Jon's luxury house. We were really impressed by the rooms, the pool and the huge terrace including the big barbecue grill. Especially the equipment of the kitchen is very good,there is anything you need! A supermarket is nearby, we enjoyed the weather and walked theretrough. The beach is so close, you dont need 3 minutes by walk.
The contact with Jon was superb.
We look forward to our next florida vacation- definately on airbnb with Jon!
My family and I had a great experience staying in Jon's place in Cocoa Beach. Jon was super responsive, welcoming and helpful. The place was clean, spacious, and nicely decorated. The kitchen was super modern and stocked with any "support" material we neded. As well, Jon left a few beers and a half gallon of fresh squeezed OJ, all on the house. Simple gestures that really made you feel welcome....The pool was a biiig plus. Though the house is only one block from the ocean (great running beach, btw: flat and at low tide the sand is nice and packed), my 5 year old niece absolutely refuses to swim in the ocean. Every morning she made the entire household join her in the pool for underwater swimming competitions and noodle fights (pool is well stocked for kids). The partial salination nicely cuts down on your chlorine intak. For my niece, and I imagine other kids who'll stay here as well, the pool was KEY. 3 beautiful flat screen TVs tha we didn't even turn on! Travesty :(...The neighborhodd is pretty quiet and clean and the house is just a long block from the beach. What more can I say? Great stay and we would definitely return!
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About the Host, Jon
Jon & Liz Sayers now manage three vacation rentals which are proving highly popular. The three Beach Houses all stand in their own ground a few steps from a beautiful, miles-long beach of golden sands. All are located in the same beach neighborhood on a barrier island, nine miles from the mainland so the air is clean and breezy all year round.
If there's something you want to know, contact us immediately. We answer fast. We want every one of our Guests to have an outstanding beach vacation. In the first 18 months, our first two Vacation Rental properties earned over seventy 5-star Guest Reviews on major vacation rental listings, while the Shell beach House only listed in Feb 2014 and already has eight 5-star Guest Reviews on major vacation rental listings.
Cocoa Beach is a really friendly beach town for families and friends to relax and enjoy. We want every one of our Guests to have a fabulous beach vacation, so our service standards are high.