Executive Beach Home
430 Garfield Ave. Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931
Š This is a free-standing house on its own lot. It is not a condo, townhouse, attached home, or associated with any adjacent property.
Š 3 Bedroom + 1st Floor Family Room with Queen Foldout and full bath (sleeps 8)
Š 3 ½ Baths Total plus outside hot & cold shower
Š 3 night minimum stay
Š Internet & Cable TV
Š No Pets
Š No Smoking
Š Available to Family and Related Groups
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Its features include the following:
Ocean View - This house is on a “stub” road that dead-ends at the dune crossover to the beach. The distance to the beach crossover from the house is about 500 feet. There are no roads to cross to get to the beach crossover, and little traffic on the stub road (the total length of which is only about 600 feet). The speed limit on the stub road is 15 MPH. This house has good ocean views because it is a three-story structure with the main living area on the 3rd floor. This house is not, however, “directly” on the ocean.
Pool & Spa - The back yard contains an oversized pool (46’ x 20’) and an oversized heated spa (6’ x 10’). The deep end of the pool is 8 feet. This is a full size pool larger than the pools of almost all condos and motels. This is a pool in which you can actually swim. The shallow end entry offers a 6-foot x 6-foot x 1-foot deep “entry-step” so that smaller children can play. The large one-foot area then steps down to a shallow end depth of four (4) feet in the shallow end.
A unique deck of 2-foot square travertine tiles, which were imported from Turkey, surrounds the pool.
There are two round teak tables on the east side of the pool, each table seating six. There are four lounge chairs that fully recline for use on the pool deck. In addition, the bar area of the summer kitchen has three bar stools. In total, the pool area provides 19 seating choices. (This is a large pool and spa.)
The pool and spa piping/water systems are separate with separate pumps. The pool chemistry is controlled using a salt electrolysis system. The Spa uses a bromine system. The spa is heated. The pool is not heated and normally is at the average temperature for the day (as is the ocean). We advise you check the Internet for the historic average temperatures.
The normal “day-in-Cocoa Beach” routine is to spend the morning at the beach, and then walk back to the pool for lunch – and afternoon around the pool. While there is a hose at the front corner of the house (northeast corner - near the front door), normal entry from the beach to the pool is trough the east pool gate. Immediately inside this gate is an outside shower with hot and cold water.
Summer Kitchen & Backyard Amenities – There is a large granite counter and bar area that makes up a summer kitchen at the south end of the pool. The summer kitchen includes a refrigerator, double sink, garbage disposal and Jenn Air grill (piped gas).
Larger Home – the house has more living area than many other three-bedroom homes and most three-bedroom condos. The home has 3,200 square feet under roof and about 2,794 square feet under air. The house has three bedrooms on the 2nd level, and a foldout couch in the poolroom on the 1st level.
There is a full bath off the family room on the 1st level that makes using this room as a “4th” bedroom very manageable. This full bath also provides a full bath with walk-in shower for people using the pool.
The house comfortably sleeps 6-8 adults. We limit the rental to 8 adults or older children. We do not limit the number of children who are sleeping with their parents or in a portable crib. The house is not setup for more than 8 persons. This includes silverware, plates, glasses, towels, beach towels, etc.
If you have young children who require a crib or high chair, you should make separate arrangements for these items. There is a Pack’N Play and there are child gates provided for the stairs.
Elevator - The home has an elevator and elevator access to all floors. This makes it convenient to get groceries up to the 3rd floor kitchen and trash down. This also provides easy access for those with limited mobility.
1. Cruise Ships - The house is very close to the piers from which all the Cape Canaveral cruise ships sail. Driving distance to all cruise-ship piers is less than 5 miles.
2. Cocoa Beach Pier - The house is less than 1,500 yards from the Cocoa Beach pier. This is about a 15-minute walk up the beach. The pier is privately owned, so bring a dollar per person to access the end of the pier where a beer can be purchased for about $3.
3. Ron Jon Surf Shop – Open 24 hours, this is located about 1.5 miles (about 1,000 yards beyond the Cocoa Beach Pier).
4. Kennedy Space Center Visitors Center Complex – About 19 miles from the house. The attraction requires about 4 hours (minimum) to see. We recommend allowing 6 hours to see the attraction and to take the bus trip to the shuttle launch pads and the Saturn facility.
5. Orlando International Airport (MCO) - The airport is about 50 miles (45 minutes) from the house. This is a very easy drive. A1A, the main drive through Cocoa Beach, passes within two blocks of the house. From the house, turning north on A1A – and not making any turns - the airport will appear on the left in about 45 minutes. The direct highway, which A1A becomes, is Route 528 (historically called the Beeline Highway and now called the Beachline Highway) sports a 70 mph speed limit for most (but not all) of its length.
6. Universal Studios Orlando – The house is 60 miles (and about 63 minutes) from Universal Studios.
7. Sea World Orland – The house is 57 miles (and about 60 minutes) from Sea World.
8. Disney – The house is 73 miles (and about 1 hour and 20 minutes) from the Magic Kingdom. Most other Disney parks/attractions are within a few mile radius of the Magic Kingdom.
Background and Description
We built this home in 2004 as our primary residence. A cement wall, which is stucco to match the house, encloses the backyard pool, spa and summer kitchen. We put in the pool and stucco wall in 2007.
The key features of the house are its close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and its oversized pool and spa. These features also require special consideration if your party will include children or anyone not a competent swimmer. To assure that no broken glass enters the pool or spa, no glassware can be used in the backyard. Heavy plastic glassware is provided, but guest should plan on purchasing paper plates if they intend to make use of the summer kitchen to serve food.
The 3rd floor includes a living area, kitchen, inside dining area seating eight and two porches. One porch faces east (ocean view) and the other faces east and north providing a full view of the pool and spa. The east-facing porch includes a teak table and six chairs and provides an outside eating area. The 3rd floor kitchen is fully equipped with granite counters, side-by-side GE monograph refrigerator/freezer, Bosch dishwasher and double sink with garbage disposal.
The family room on the 1st level provides access to the pool and spa from the house. It has a TV, foldout bed and full bath. There is also a laundry room off the family room, which provides full-size clothes washer and dryer.
There are three HD flat screen televisions, one in the 3rd floor living area, one in the master bedroom on the 2nd floor and the one in the family room on the 1st floor noted above. There are cable TV boxes for each television. Wireless connectivity is also available throughout the house as well as Brighthouse “Unlimited Home Phone” services, which generally provides nationwide calling. If you will be making other than local calls please check the Brighthouse website to assure that you do not incur additional charges.
The house is fully furnished with bed linens, towels, silverware, plates, glasses, coffee machine, toaster and various pots and pans to support cooking and eating for eight (8) guests. The house is provided with a limited amount of consumable items including a small container of dish soap, dishwasher soap, toilet paper and paper towels. Other consumable items may be present in the home but guest should plan on visiting the local grocery store. A Publix grocery store is less than a mile from the house on A1A.
The house is not available to unrelated groups or students except when students occupy the property with their parents. The person signing the lease must be at least 30 years of age. The person signing the lease must reside on the property whenever the Property is occupied during the term of the lease. Full-time residents and long-time friends occupy the adjacent homes. In summary, this home is not available as a spring-break location for the fraternity or sorority. It is not available for a stag/bachelorette party.
This is a place for mom and dad to take the family and enjoy the beach and/or Disney/Universal/Sea World.
Please note that this is a no smoking facility, and no smoking is permitted anywhere on the property. Pets are also NOT permitted because the house has hardwood floors and stairs which are easily damaged by even small animals, and expensive to repair. Additionally, the cleaning team cannot assure the animal hair is total removed between renters. Generally, we believe these prohibitions will improve your rental experience.
In order to properly rent and insure this property, a proper lease is required and this lease includes a waiver of liability. This includes specific recognition of the pool, spa, and exercise equipment. This is included in the lease document.
Cost and Rental Period – The base rent is $3,010 per week. Costs in addition to the lease include a $200 cleaning fee and Brevard County and Florida taxes, which currently total 11.5%. Rental requests for as few a three days will be considered.
The rental period normally starts at 4 pm on the first day and ends at 10 am on the last day. A deposit of $500.00 is required to request a reservation. The lease provides additional details. Additionally, the lease is dispositive with respect to this offering.
50% of the total amount of the lease is due 60 days before the first day of the lease. 50% of the total amount of the lease is due 30 days before the first day of the lease. This means that 100% of the total amount of the lease plus the $500.00 hold/security deposit is paid 30 days before the first day of the lease.
We prefer payments by personal check when payments are made in the time frames noted above. We also accept credit card payments and bank checks. All checks, including the security deposit, are cashed when received.
In the case the rental agreement is not concluded early enough to provide for payments as noted above, payments must be made by credit card or bank checks.
Please note that there is a 2% fee for the use of credit cards to defer the amount the credit card companies charge us (which – btw is more than 2%). In all cases, all payments (by any method) must be made more than five working days before the first day of the lease.
Example Lease Costs – Assuming a weekly base lease amount of $3,010,00; a breakdown of the amount to be paid for this lease is calculated as follows:
Base Lease amount for the week
Brevard County Tax (5.5%)
Florida Tax (6%)
$3,579.15 (50% = 1,789.58)
this example, $500.00 is due at the time the reservation is made. An additional $1,789.58 is due 60 days
before the first day of the lease. $1,789.58
is again due 30 days before the first day of the lease. The $500.00 security deposit will be
returned after the lease period as provided for in the lease.
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The House Features a 46’ x 20’ Swimming Pool & an 10’ x 6’ Spa (facing North from the back of the home)
Street View (The side of the house shown below is East Facing or Ocean Facing/Ocean View.)
Looking East from the 3rd floor porch is this view of Ocean.
Summer Kitchen At South End of Pool Area
View of Spa and East Side of Pool
1st Floor Door to Pool & Spa
1st Floor Entry front door looking through the 1st floor to the backyard Pool & Spa
Elevator 1st Floor Elevator door
1st Floor Pool Room with Foldout Bed and Exercise Equipment (Pool Access on Left)
1st Floor Laundry Room – Washer and Dryer have been replaced from those shown below.
1st Floor Full Bath
2nd Floor Master with Reading Porch (ocean facing)
2nd Floor Master Bath Jacuzzi and Shower
2nd Floor Master Bath Sinks
2nd Floor Bedroom Two with Queen
2nd Floor Bedroom Three with Twin Beds
Jack and Jill Full Bath Between Bedrooms Two & Three
2nd Floor Stairwell to 1st Floor
3rd Floor Dining Area
3rd Floor Elevator Door
3rd Floor Kitchen Area North and West Walls
3rd Floor Kitchen Area North and East Walls Showing Kitchen Bar
3rd Floor Living Area Looking West
3rd Floor Living Area Looking East - to Porch Dining and Ocean View
3rd Floor Powder Room (1/2 bath)
3rd Floor View of Pool & Spa From Back (North Facing) Porch
Night Launch Delta II From the Beach In Front of the Home
Rocket Launch From Beach – Day Launch Shuttle From the Beach In Front of the Home