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Tropical Hideaway, 4/3 pool, walk to beach & river

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Tropical Hideaway, 4/3 pool, walk to beach & river

8 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
3 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
3 baths
Terence is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great check-in experience94% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location94% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

Enjoy the best of island living at our quiet tropical hideaway, across the street from the Indian River and a quick bike ride to the beach. We have two bikes and two kayaks you can use. Find yourself practically alone at one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida. You’ll love the amazing pool, comfortable, easy-going furnishings, and the well-equipped kitchen. Plenty of room for couples, business travelers, families with kids, big groups, and pets. I live neaby and will assure your comfort.


Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds

House Rules

No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM and check out by 11AM


35 Reviews

Kara User Profile
November 2018
Location is excellent to both the river and the ocean. We had 3 children who could walk or ride their bikes to the beach. Nice neighboorhood with friendly neighbors. Terry was very welcoming and provided great information when we arrived. This house was older than we expected…
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Response from Terence:
I am happy that Kara found most things to be nice about my house but I am very disappointed that she found the water to be an issue. I only wish that she had brought this to my attention when she noticed it. Outside of large cities, it is very common in Florida for houses to have water supplied from wells. Florida well water can have some sulfur in it, as mine does, though it is from a deep well which are known to have lower sulfur content. The water from my well goes through an aerator before coming in to the house, which is intended to reduce the sulfur content. The water is also treated by a water softener. I don't notice any sulfur from the faucet water and have not received complaints about this from the many guests I have hosted over 2 years. I have a reverse osmosis system that supplies the refrigerator water dispenser and ice maker so that water is extremely high quality and free of any sulfur. I also provide guests with bottled water in the kitchen. I could have made some adjustments in the water system for this guest to improve the situation if I had been made aware of it. I am in the process of adding an air pump to the aerator to enhance its effectiveness. I lived in this house with my family for many years and I can assure that the water is certainly highly potable, both for cooking and washing. I tested all of the kitchen and bathroom sink faucets after this review was posted and found the water to be crystal clear. I just wish I could have observed whatever was being experienced by this guest at the time, as I certainly would have addressed it. I am evaluating other options to assure that there is no issue with water clarity. Regarding the master bedroom mattress, I frequently get complements from guests regarding the comfort of it. Mattress firmness is a tricky business in the hospitality industry. Having traveled heavily for decades for work and having slept in literally hundreds of hotel beds, I find most of them to be too firm and quite uncomfortable. This may bias my mattress selection toward plush rather than firm. I am sorry that this guest found this mattress to be less than perfect. I will evaluate the mattress and determine if it has reached its service life limit.
November 2018
Casey User Profile
November 2018
great location if you have kids or like to fish with a play ground and dock across the street. Terence showed us how everything worked and enjoyed the pool and hot tub. Home is very private and is secluded in tropical brush and a short walk to the beach.
Nico User Profile
October 2018
Terence‘s house is just amazing! We had huge space for 8 persons, calm neighborhood, well equipped kitchen, nice pool and spa, cozy details, 4 bathrooms (!!), chilled beaches - beautiful experience! Also rare nowadays: This house obviously was where the host raised his family, so…
Ryan User Profile
October 2018
Terry is a great host, very helpful and responsive. He even brought over fishing gear for us to use. The home is spacious and has a lot of nice touches, the pool area is fantastic! Very clean and very enjoyable! The location is great with a short walk to the beach and the river b…
Peggy User Profile
October 2018
Terry provided more than we anticipated. There were beach towels, bath towels, bathroom products, pantry products, condiments in the fridge, bug spray on the patio and a beautiful setting for our family to enjoy. Close private beach within walking distance and Indian Ocean park 3…
Marlyn User Profile
August 2018
Myself and 5 other guests stayed in Terry's place. We were in awe with the hospitality, even his neighbors were extremely kind to us. The neighborhood is amazing! The river is less than a block away and the beach is about 3 blocks. Not to mention the amazing pool and hot tub in t…
Amy User Profile
July 2018
The location of this house is in a lovely, quiet neighborhood very close to the river and the beach. It was ideal for what we wanted to do: see lots of wildlife. We saw a manatee at Terence's dock (he texted and told us it was there); we saw sea turtles nesting on the beach; we…

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Melbourne Beach, Florida, United StatesJoined in July 2016
Terence User Profile
39 Reviews
Terence is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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