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Property Details

Updated: Apr 12, 2015
Condo, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

This is a clean and cozy one bedroom unit in a small, low key, 6 unit oceanfront complex. The 600 s.f. unit itself is detached from the rest of the complex--similar to a "carriage house"--and has a lovely courtyard garden entrance (see photo 6). Just a few (I counted 8) steps out the beach-level front door will afford a view of the ocean from a quiet spot next to the unit (see photo 5), and a few more steps through the lush lawn will have your toes in the sand.

We are at the south end of Cocoa Beach--just north of the Air Force base. This makes for uncrowded, beautiful beaches and a relaxing, laid back atmosphere. (Our cover photo was taken just behind our complex looking south.) Take a sunrise stroll along the miles-long undeveloped beach of Patrick Air Force Base, which begins just a few doors to our south, or paddle out into the often excellent surf right out our back door. Or try your luck fishing for pompano or perch. There are surfboard and kayak rentals just across the street, and we have a 9' Doyle Softboard--perfect for learning--available for use.

If you are looking for a quiet time away from it all, and if your idea of "night life" involves sitting on the beach, listening to the roar of surf and marveling at the starry heavens above, this is your place, and at an affordable rate!

A hotel tax of 11.5% is added to the quoted rate.

A reservation deposit--to be deducted from the total rate--is required.

This is a non-smoking unit. Please refrain from smoking inside.

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  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets welcome

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***South End Serenity***
Cocoa Beach Florida Central Atlantic Coast

Can't wait to visit again...

Can't wait to visit again...
  • 5 of 5
I really didn't want to leave this wonderful place. Had a wonderful Christmas week at Mark's condo. The location was excellent. Quiet beaches, but close to all the necessities. The kitchen has everything you need, we cooked almost all our meals at the condo. The bed is very comfortable as are the recliners. Beach chairs and sand toys for the girls to collect all their treasures.. I really enjoyed the stand alone style of the condo, especially with kids that can sometimes be a bit loud. Mark was quick to respond to all my questions, and our arrival and departure were seamless with Mark's friend Coleman just a few doors up the beach...The other residents of the condo building were also very welcoming, Thank you Mark for sharing your condo, and thank you Coleman for making our stay so relaxing.. Hope we can return soon, we would love to see some sea turtles next time.. All the best. Marita and girls.
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
***South End Serenity***
Cocoa Beach Florida Central Atlantic Coast

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
This was the best holiday we ever had. The house is perfectly located with every convenience you could ask for. We can recommend this house with all of our heart. We were visiting from Ireland and can truly say after years of traveling around the world that this was the best location we ever stayed. It is clean, modern and welcoming and had everything we needed. The shared information from other guests and recipes were a great touch. Coleman was so welcoming and the information he gave about the area was fantastic. There were sea turtles laying eggs in the night and he told us how to see this without disturbing them. We swam with manatees in the manatee park. We saw dolphins. There is so much to see and do that after 2.5 weeks we had only scratched the surface.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I so appreciate this wonderful review!

I'm glad you found the unit to be welcoming and comfortable. We just fell in love with the place--and the location--the first time we saw it, and family, friends and guests have all seem to share that sentiment.

It sounds as though you really made the most of your time in Cocoa Beach. It's always a treat to witness the turtles nesting and, yes indeed, there are ways of observing without disturbing. I'm glad you were so fortunate! And 'swimming with manatees'??? Wonderful!!!

Thank you for this kind review as well as your very thoughtful consideration in caring for our place during your stay. We hope to see you again soon.


***South End Serenity***
Cocoa Beach Florida Central Atlantic Coast
Suwanee, GA

So Sad to leave. Great Condo and Awesome Location

  • 5 of 5
I can not thank you enough for sharing your beautiful condo with us. The pictures don't do this wonderful place justice. My family and I were so sad to leave. We even had the pleasure of seeing sea turtles laying their eggs. One turtle laid her eggs right at the end of the walkway. Everything was perfect and very clean.The garden in the walkway made us feel like we were truly on an island.

Coleman, the gentleman that manages the condo is so sweet. I had a great time talking with him and he even showed me some great places to walk to and things to do. He was so helpful and made checking in and out very easy.

We can't wait until next year to come back again. I have told all my friends about this condo and passed out your name and email to several people.

This was an awesome find and we were blessed to be able to stay here.
Thank you to both you and Coleman

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Well, this review really made my day! :-)

I am so glad that your family was fortunate enough to witness the turtle activity! I think you were there at the peak of the season. I am told that the stretch of beach along the Space Coast is one of the most active turtle nesting areas on the East Coast.

We'll certainly be looking forward to your next stay!


***South End Serenity***
Cocoa Beach Florida Central Atlantic Coast
Ischua, New York, USA

Perfect! Perfect! PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5
You've heard the phrase 'location, location, location'? Well, this condo has all three-a unique carriage house-type living space, in a quiet section of southern Cocoa Beach, that is just steps away from a peaceful uncrowded beach. The accommodations within this condo are very appealing and comfortable. Mark is committed to making your visit the best vacation possible and his contact person was very helpful. We are definitely planning a return trip in 2014.
  • Submitted: May 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: It is truly gratifying to read a review such as this one. Our unit--and its "twin" (owned by another resident of the complex)--certainly is unique for its "stand alone" feel and beach-level courtyard entrance. And I see that our guest also appreciated the quietness of our stretch of beach.

But I particularly appreciate the mention of our "contact person." I (Mark) actually live in the Atlanta area, but a long-time friend, surfing buddy and former neighbor, who lives just a few doors up the beach, has been doing a splendid job of preparing the unit, greeting guests, answering questions, etc. It is great to have someone with a great work ethic and a personal concern taking care of such things, and I'm glad that our guests notice the difference it makes. They find it exceptionally clean and inviting, and know that there is someone nearby happy to help should any problems arise.
***South End Serenity***
Cocoa Beach Florida Central Atlantic Coast

Great vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5
This place was perfect for 2 adults and a 3 year old! We enjoyed the quick access to the beach, just a few steps, and the comfy house. My 3 year old loved "Cocoa House," and we had a great time exploring the restaurants and activities nearby. Mark's restaurant and activity suggestions were great, our favorite activities included kayaking with manatees and the Brevard Zoo, which is a quick drive from the house. We had a great and super relaxing week, and can't wait to go back. The beach was beautiful, and with the closeness of it, we were able to go multiple times a day. We are very sad to be going home!
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for this kind review! I'm glad to know that you had a pleasant stay and also found some of our suggestions for local food and fun helpful. It's especially cool that you were able to go kayaking among the manatees--an activity usually overlooked by visitors to the area. It never ceases to amaze me how five or ten minutes of paddling can put you into a place of solitude and in the midst of wildlife--right in the middle of a busy tourist area. (Next time, ask us directions to "Sunset Beach"--our name for a secluded, sandy spot with exceptional views across the Banana River and where we often take picnic breaks while paddling around and through the mangrove islands.)

Thank you also for your considerateness in leaving the unit in exceptionally good condition. There was little to do after your departure! :-)

Please tell your little one that the welcome mat to the "Cocoa House" is rolled out and we would love to have you stay again soon.
***South End Serenity***
Cocoa Beach Florida Central Atlantic Coast
Middletown, Oh USA

Great Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5
This is a wonderful vacation spot. The condo is quiet and comfortable with the beach right in your backyard. We had a great time. If you are a fan of Mexican food the condo is just a stone's throw from Taco City, a local bar and restaurant that has some truly great food. If you want some nightlife be sure to check out "Coconuts On the Beach". It has a large outside area, a great menu and some live music. Cocoa Beach is an amazing vacation spot, the beaches were never too crowded, there are tons of great tourist fare shops, some great restaurants with very reasonably priced menus, and of course this great condo to stay in. Mark is very accommodating and a wonderful host, we hope to be back soon. Thanks Mark!!
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We're very happy that Gabb had an enjoyable stay, and appreciate the comments on our unit and the area. We, too, find it "quiet and comfortable" when we are there. As we've tried to emphasize on our website, the complex and unit are situated on a quiet stretch of beach away from the crowds so that you'll often have the beach to yourself. And our unit in particular, being detached as it is, affords more of a sense of privacy.

It sounds like Gabb enjoyed the best of both worlds, staying at our quiet south end spot but also spending some time in downtown Cocoa Beach where things are a bit livelier (e.g., Coconuts). Good strategy, Gabb! :-) We hope you'll be able to return soon. And thank you for this kind review.


Activity and Interests

Surfing, kayaking, fishing, sunrises, moonrises, star gazing, gazing into his/her eyes, long walks on the beach, short walks on the beach, dolphin watching, body surfing, body watching, beach combing....

Paddle a kayak through the mangrove islands of the '1000 Islands' of the Banana River amidst manatees and dolphins. Enjoy one of the many great restaurants that the Cocoa Beach area has to offer.

Surfboard and kayak rentals just across the street.

Just over an hour away from the many Orlando-area attractions and just down the road from the Space Center.


From $90 Per night

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Jan 1 2016 - Mar 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

  • Tax Rate 11.5%

A reservation deposit is required. Payments either by check or PayPal.

Nightly Rate: $80 - $115

Weekly Rate: $450 - $750

Monthly Rate: $1100 - $1300

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Updated: Apr 12, 2015


Property Type

  • condo


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1


  • Fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops. Washer and dryer in unit. Queen size bed in master. Fold-out sofa in living room. Two comfortable leather recliners. Wi-Fi and enhanced cable TV. Extra large, newly tiled shower w/ glass doors ("Best shower in the world!"). A 9 ft. Doyle softboard is available for guests to use at their own risk. All linens, etc. provided.

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