An amazing place to stay!
We were a party of 13, 3 adult siblings and a sister in law, plus 9 first cousins ranging in age from 12 to 20. The house was absolutely perfect for our group. As it sleeps 13, every bed was fully occupied but somehow the place was just the right size to accommodate us all perfectly.
Some highlights, in no particular order: 1. the kayaks (there are 2) that you can use freely on the river. 2. the dolphins and manatees that show up in the river outside your door. 3. the pool, nice and cool (even in July) and plenty deep on one side. 4. the common area of the house which consisted of the living room with big couch and chairs for lounging in, the large dining table which could accommodate 8-10, the breakfast bar. It was great to see the various cousins hanging - we don't live that close to each other so this just made our holiday. 5. The kitchen and it's supplies as we did lots of eating at the house because taking 13 people out for meals is a bit unruly, slow and not cheap. 6. The turtle we saw laying it's eggs on the beach one night. 6. The local beaches which are pristine and the water is gloriously warm. You can go to Cocoa beach which is bit more crowded or any of the beaches in between which are amazing and a lot less crowded. 7. The bikes if you are feeling up for a ride. 8. Our host Bill. He was extremely responsive. We managed to do something to the TV on day 1 and couldn't get it to work. I texted him and he got back to me right away and we were able to get it fixed in no time. Overall an amazing holiday that was only made more amazing because of the beautiful Beagle Point house we fortunately chose for our vacation home. Thanks Bill, we had an amazing time and your home is fabulous!
Patricia M. - July 2017
First time to vacation in Melbourne Beach
We stayed a week at Beagle Point in late June 2017.Party of 8, The house is very user friendly. Great Kitchen for cooking. We used it only for breakfast and lunch and dined out each nite for dinner.nice pool area and great dock for fishing. Loved watching the wildlife appear thruout the day. Manatee, dolphins, otters and flying fish. Very easy to fish from the deck. Enjoyed using the beach the most. No one around .very private and well maintained .
Very easy to communicate with the owner should issues arise. Two miles from a Publix grocery store and gas station. Would certainly recommend this property for anyone wanting a laid back week.
Julie J. - July 2017
We loved every moment of our stay at Beagle Point. The setting is magnificent with the inland waterway at your fingertips for watching bird life, dolphins and manatees. It was wonderful to explore the mangroves in the kayaks and an added bonus to have bikes to ride over to the nearby beach for swimming and walking. The owners were amazing and answered any questions within moments. The house itself is fabulous with lots of great seating areas and a fully stocked kitchen. We loved eating meals out on the dock and watching the sunset in the evening. It is no surprise we hope to go back next year.
Denver Natives - February 2017
Westside waterfront, amazing dock, complementary kayaks and bikes, extensive cooking tools, apple tv!!
Beagle Point has a perfect location letting you enjoy fantastic panorama sundowns with the nature at your doorstep to the west and a very nice neighborhood to the East. The Atlantic ocean is roaring in just 3/5 mile(1km) away to the East, and are accessible by using the complemantary bikes. It is absolutely a must to take one of the complementary kayaks out in the waterways in the dawn and experience the absolute silence and enconter the awakening wildlife before you take your morning coffee at the amazing dock and wait for the rest of the house to wake up.
Bills way of communicating with you makes you feel like a house guest rather than ”just” a renter. If there are any problems Bill and Corynn will answer your call, text or email within hours. The property has everything you will be needing for your stay + some more You can connect to their apple tv and play your own music, both inside and outside... The property is very well looked after ....actually nothing feels like a rental property. Bill and Corynn have done an excellent job regarding the coloursheme of rustic and worn wood, diesel blue, turquoise and just the right amount of steel grey and black. Looks very international combined with their choice of mixed styles furniture and lamps. (simply the best interior I have seen in any rental property so far)
The manual with activity tips, restaurant advice and ratings is the most extensive I have seen and will help you explore the local food scene...enjoy. We where two Swedes and a Norwegian renting the property , while commuting 1,5 hours to Orlando every day. It was absolutely worth it , we ended up using the local restaurants every day...... if you want your stay in Orlando to be twice as big with a pleasant reality contrast ......do rent this property.
Thanks Bill and Corynn.....I will be back.
-- BR Geir Jensen (the Norwegian) November 2016
I cannot say enough good things about this beautiful property!
The owners are so helpful and friendly! They were always accessible and answered all of my questions before we even arrived! My family could not get enough of sitting out on the dock every morning and watching the Manatees and Dolphins swim by...we were even lucky enough to watch 2 River Otters play right in front of us! What a treat! We loved being able to kayak and explore as well. The beaches were gorgeous and we never felt crowded on them. Surf lessons were a hit! Even though there is so much to enjoy outside, being able to come back to such a tastefully decorated home was lovely! The kitchen is a gathering spot with room for a good sized group. We stayed in and cooked many of our meals. I would full heartedly recommend this home for a vacation of a lifetime!
-- C.O. October 2016
Truly a Home
My wife and I have used vacation rental homes in a few places with great success. Bahamas, Cape Hatteras, Folly Beach, SC. and other spots in Florida. All have been GREAT houses set up mostly as vacation rentals with limited furnishings and supplies. You know the type, bicycles but a bit rusty, patio furniture but a bit worn, inside furniture that looks second hand, Art bought at the flea market. Just kinda what you expect in a vacation income property. Boy was this different. It was very obvious this was not a vacation rental but someones dream HOME that we were lucky enough to be able and share for a week. Perfect quiet location on the water with a great view, recently remodeled with the most modern appliances, kitchen, furniture and all the furnishings. Oh almost forgot one of the most important features for me was the excellent dock 30' from the back doors to keep the boat for the week. This is an wonderful area to boat for pleasure or fishing. I would give the HOME a six star if I could.
-- Mark W. September 2016
Simply the very best
You will lack for nothing. The house is large, spacious and decorated with taste. There is somehow seating and furniture for a large group to gather and dine or lounge and yet the spaces are uncluttered. The two easy chairs at the bay side window soon became my go to spot. The covered dock is fantastic, well bumpered and the tide only moves a few inches so leaving your boat docked is a simple worry free affair. Honest Johns Fish Camp is a stones throw away and could not have been more accommodating or friendly. The kids would paddle-board and Kayak over every other day, rain or shine for fresh bait. The rooms are well appointed, the beds are soft. The game room is awesome with darts and shuffleboard. I was happy to find a Weber kettle outside just like I use at home so I didn't have to learn a new grill. And speaking of cooking, no expense was sparred in the outfitting of the kitchen. It will make you WANT to cook. The place is spotless and well maintained. I cannot recommend it enough. Close by attractions we discovered are the the Old Fish House across the river, great food and service and very reasonable pricing. Just don't count on them having gas for your boat when you need it. And Tree Top Trek at the Brevard Zoo is a zip line / challenge course combo that is worth every penny. Plan on spending 1/2 a day and needing a few Advil when completed. Book Beagle Point, you wont be sorry.
-- John C. August 2016
Many meals were prepared in the efficiently stocked chef's kitchen. There are plenty of high quality kitchen utensils and cookware. The oven is awesome. The chef's kitchen was a big deal for our family because we like to cook and eat in. We saw many manatees, dolphins and aquatic birds from the dock and took may pictures from the beautiful backdrop of the river. There are 2 kayaks on the property. My daughter took one out and encountered a pod of manatees that splashed her pretty well. But she thought it was the most awesome thing ever!! There were sand dollars everywhere, everyday and had the beach to ourselves at Bonsteel Park. One day at the beach, 3 manatees swam close to shore. We enjoyed Beagle Point and the beach so much, we didn't get around to doing all the other stuff we wanted to do.
-- Jean D. August 2016
Great house and view
My husband and I spent a wonderful week at Beagle Point with our children and grandchildren. There was something for everyone to do whether it was lounging by the private pool, hanging out or fishing and crabbing at the dock, kayaking, paddleboarding, or the favorite of everyone, watching the numerous manatees and dolphins which came so close to the dock that you could almost reach out and touch them. The property was spacious, very clean and well maintained with comfortable furniture. The kitchen was large enough for several people at one time and equipped with top of the line appliances and equipment. It had absolutely everything needed to prepare meals for a large family. There was an abundant supply of kitchen, bathroom and bedroom linens, and lots of beach towels. The owners were a pleasure to work with and did everything they could to make sure we had an enjoyable time. We would definitely recommend Beagle Point for all ages.
-- Jim N. July 2016
Great House , Great Location
The house is great, lots of room, very clean, great dock out back to relax on. Kitchen is great and fully equipped. The house is in an area that is protected if you want to paddle board or kayak, It is LOADED with manatees. One knocked me off my board and I landed in a pod of 12 of them and they went crazy! I had my boat there for the weekend. I launched at Honest John's Fish Camp that's a stones throw away. It is shallow around this area but I didn't have any trouble and the guy at the ramp showed me the way in and out. I kept my trailer there for 4 days and he charged me $10.00 including launch fee. The dock at the house was fine and it has a nice covered deck to hangout on. Lots of Mangrove Snapper and Catfish to keep the kids busy. You're a short boat ride from Capt. Hiram's for dinner or The Old Fish House Marina and Bar. That is directly across the river. To anyone thinking about staying here for a relaxing and chill vacation I would highly recommended it. I did not deal with the owner but my buddy did and said he was great. This area is kind of out the enough away from real life but close if you need it.
-- Danny C. July 2016
Best VRBO we've had the pleasure of renting
Bill and Coryn have thought of everything!!!! As a fellow VRBO owner, we spend all our vacations visiting new places via other VRBO properties. This one is at the top of our list for a rare return...we really enjoyed our stay, that much!!!! As a native Floridian, it's tough to impress myself, the wife and kids w/ wildlife and nature but this home in middle of it all. Our family lost count of the dolphin and manatee after a few days....they 'd cruise by the dock so often that we found ourselves taking it for granted! It was beautifully decorated with comfortable furniture and had everything at the home that you could think of as well as being impeccably clean. After being tired from paddle boarding/kayaking the "jungle like"mangroves, we headed over to the beach just 2 minutes away and relaxed in the crystal clear blue waters of the Atlantic ocean. Thanks for sharing your awesome slice of paradise w/ us!!!!
-- Barry E. June 2016
The home was perfectly set up for our large family with plenty of space and awesome amnenities.
We had a great time. The house is incredible. Great layout and having the river right out back provided plenty of entertainment. Whether watching dolphins and manatees or just fishing. We certainly would stay at this home again and the owners were wonderful to work with.
-- John D.
Great Place to Stay
This is a lovely location on the river. The home is well laid out for a family or friends to share. The kitchen is large with all updated appliances making it a pleasure to prepare our meals. The rooms throughout the home are also very spacious and bright with many windows to enjoy the view of the river and lush vegetation. It was very relaxing to sit by the dock and watch the sunset and dolphins swimming by. You can lazy by the pool or head to the nearby beach to relax. Awesome experience, beautiful home, thank you! Bryane'
-- Brayne' May 2016
Great Florida Getaway, Close to Beaches and right on the Indian River
This home is a great home for a Flordia getaway. The property is right on the Indian River, beautiful views of the mangroves and lots of wildlife to see, especially birds and dolphins. The pool is a great place to swim and relax in if you don't go to the beach, which is very close and easy to get to. The house is specatular, clean, good floor plan and recently updated. The home includes all of the needed amenities and the beds are very comfortable. This property is a great spot for a Florida family vacation!
-- Ann May 2016
Gorgeous Home and Perfect Visit
Beautiful property and a stunning location. Right on a quiet point on the Indian River. We saw dolphins and manatees and enjoyed unbelievable sunsets on the dock. Close, close, did I mention close to the beach--just a short bike ride! The house is immaculate and recently renovated. Top notch!
-- BJBSG May 2016
Beagle Point...A Luxury Waterfront Paradise