River Views from Historic 3br – Walk Downtown

Melbourne, Florida, United States
Beth Fox-Kobel
Type
Entire home / Entire home
Accomodation
6 > Guests
Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms / 3 Beds
Bathrooms
2 Full 1 Half Baths

About this listing

Coastal elegance with waterfront views make for a truly memorable stay in Melbourne’s Historic Riverview Village. Perched on the bluff above the Indian River Lagoon, you have amazing front row seats to watch the river life drift by – dolphins, sailboats, osprey and even manatees! With 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, this light and bright circa 1890 home features a wraparound porch, original hardwood floors, clawfoot tub and historic charm galore — amid stylish coastal décor and modern furnishings.

This riverfront charmer offers an inspired blend of both old and new to create exceptional memories for your next getaway. Vacation life is easy with river views from so many living spaces – den, living room, primary bedroom suite, casual dining, and formal dining. The adorable kitchen is fully equipped with state-of-the-art appliances. Recently renovated, the 1890 home can accommodate up to 6 guests very comfortably, with a large primary suite with King bed and two smaller Queen bedrooms. At 1,991 square feet, the home’s cottage layout adds to the character and appeal of this distinctive getaway.

All 3 bedrooms are upstairs via two sets of bungalow style stairs (narrow and a little steep) and the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms have sloped ceilings, small but extra cozy. The oversized master with gorgeous river views also includes the largest bath in the home. The guest bath has a clawfoot tub with handheld shower and a low, sloped ceiling. Note, ceiling heights vary dramatically throughout the home so taller guests should read the fine print and review the photos closely. An additional half bath is located off the kitchen downstairs, next to the full-size washer and dryer. Off-street parking for 2-3 cars is provided. Please review Other Things to Note Section for some historic home details, children and pets info.

Outdoors: Ample outdoor seating makes for relaxing and taking in the river views and outdoor dining. Evenings around the firepit are stellar. There is a Weber gas grill on site. Outdoor string lights are optional for your enjoyment. Cornhole set available for use. Beach gear is provided for guest use: cooler, beach towels and beach chairs.

You will have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party. Property managers live nearby and are available anytime. Guests have full use of the complete property and its private yard accompanied by spectacular unobstructed views of the river. Guests will be engrossed in the property’s charm, complimented by rich wooden flooring that flows throughout and the light and bright layout with over 30 windows in this small home!

Upon arrival complimentary parking is provided on site for up to 3 vehicles. On those many warm days, cool off indoors with our top-of-the-line AC systems. The AC works great in all areas, but guests need to control areas in the rooms on the 2nd floor. A full-size washer and dryer is also on site. There is a large storage garage that is not excluded from guest use.

Property managers live nearby and are available anytime, but do not live onsite.

The Old Melbourne River House is located between the Indian River Lagoon bluff and South Harbour City Boulevard. Historic Downtown Melbourne is a destination just a few blocks away, small but loaded with charm and walkable. Don’t feel like cooking tonight? No problem! The Space Coast’s best dining options can be found in downtown Melbourne only a few blocks away. Whether it is our renowned seafood, craft cocktails or something more casual in the endless café options no guest will leave Downtown hungry – or thirsty!
The whole gang can enjoy a beach filled outing, basking in the Florida sunshine of the nearby beaches including, Indialantic (Nance Park), Indian Harbour Beach & Melbourne Beach. You may even catch a glimpse of a Space X launch in Cape Canaveral! Beach chairs and basic gear provided.

5 min 2+ miles to the Melbourne International Airport and Florida Institute of Technology;
5 min to the Beaches just over the causeway
20 miles to Cocoa Beach and the original Ron Jon Surf Shop;
Close to all the engineering companies and less than a mile to Holmes Regional Medical Center and Wells Park
60 min. to Orlando attractions, MCO Airport
60 min. to Kennedy Space Center

Attractions: 14 miles to the Brevard Zoo; 18 miles to the USSSA Space Coast Stadium; 25 miles to Port Canaveral; 47 miles to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; One-hour drive to Disney, other Orlando theme parks

Besides walking, biking and car, Space Coast Area Transit bus stops to the beaches and other downtown Melbourne areas are two blocks away. The Melbourne International Airport is just a short drive; both Uber and/or Lyft serve Melbourne and surrounding areas.

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE
• The ‘Old Melbourne River House’ is at the base of the Melbourne (192) Causeway, the street is close to a busy causeway and this unique riverfront home is close to downtown and the street has both businesses and older homes. We are 3 – 4 blocks from downtown, when walking you will have to cross US Highway 1, use the crosswalk!
• HISTORIC HOME DETAILS – Historic home features narrow (27” doorways) inside and outside the home and narrow staircases to the bedrooms. The living areas feature soaring 12’ ceilings – but the kitchen has a lower ceiling. The upstairs hallway is quite low and there are low sloping ceilings in the 2 guest bedrooms and the guest bath upstairs too.
• OCCUPANCY: limit for overnight guests is a maximum of 6 people including children (3 beds).
• CHILDREN: are welcome but total human count is 6 including little ones – stairs are steep and wooden; the edge of the yard has a steep slope down to the river and the house has light fabrics and antiques. Parents – your call!
• PETS: Considered on a case-by-case basis.
• BEDROOMS: Two sets of somewhat steep stairs lead up to the bungalow style 2nd floor. The upstairs hallway and some parts of 2nd and 3rd bedroom have low ceilings, see pictures! Master suite with KING and 2 QUEEN bedrooms
• BATHS: largest bath is upstairs in the master bathroom, includes walk-in shower; 2nd upstairs bath has a clawfoot tub with shower/curtain and sloped ceiling, taller guest may opt to use the master.
• GATHERINGS: Home is ideal for gatherings of 12 PEOPLE or LESS. Please let host know of any plans to host get togethers – which the home is ideally suited for, we just appreciate knowing in advance if you plan to entertain friends or family.
• EVENTS – WEDDINGS, REUNIONS, ETC. This beautiful home is often requested for small events! If you are interested in have any gatherings of more than 12 people, please let us know and we can discuss whether it is an option.
• Central air downstairs and modern mini-split AC units and window units upstairs help keep all areas cool and offer flexibility to guests in separate rooms of the home. The AC works great in all areas, but guests need to control areas individually.
• TVs: in the living room and master; SmartTVs for streaming and cable TV.
• Home includes full-size washer and dryer for guest use on the first floor.
• TRAINS: run through downtown Melbourne. If you want to stay in downtown, you may hear trains.

Details

  • Guests: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Beds: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Rooms: 1
  • Check-in After: After 3:00 PM
  • Check-out Before: 10:00 AM
  • Type: Entire home / Entire home

Prices

  • Allow additional guests: Yes
  • Minimum days of a booking: 4
  • Maximum days of a booking: 59

Features

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Backyard
  • Baking sheet
  • Barbecue utensils
  • Bathtub
  • BBQ grill
  • Beach essentials
  • Bed linens
  • Body soap
  • Cable TV
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Ceiling fan
  • Cleaning products
  • Clothing storage
  • Coffee maker
  • Conditioner
  • Cooking basics
  • Dedicated workspace
  • Dining table
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Essentials
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fire pit
  • First aid kit
  • Free parking on premises
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Hot water kettle
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Iron
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundromat nearby
  • Long term stays allowed
  • Luggage dropoff allowed
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor shower
  • Outlet covers
  • Oven
  • Patio or balcony
  • Portable fans
  • Private entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Shampoo
  • Shower gel
  • Smart lock
  • Smoke alarm
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Wifi
  • Wine glasses

Terms & rules

  • Smoking allowed: No
  • Pets allowed: No
  • Party allowed: Yes
  • Children allowed: Yes
  • Additional rules information
  • - No smoking, vaping or use of marijuana inside the home. No illegal drugs of any kind at any time or anywhere on the property. - No events, parties or large gatherings - Quiet hours between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM - Guests agree to read, understand and adhere to the Liability Waiver at the end of the Listing Description - Must be at least 25 years old to book - Please do NOT open windows - NOTE: Your safety matters. This property features exterior security cameras, around the perimeter, facing out. They do not look into any interior spaces or outdoor common areas. • CHILDREN: are welcome but total human count is 6 including little ones – stairs are steep and wooden; the edge of the yard has a steep slope down to the river and the house has light fabrics and antiques. Parents – your call!

Availability

  • The minimum stay is 4 nights
  • The maximum stay is 59 nights

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