4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Casa Santa Barbara is a 3,000 sq. ft. luxury home situated on 5 1/2 acres on the ocean. The large property ensures complete privacy.
The pure white sand beach, complete with coconut trees, starts at the rear patio and stretches for 400 feet to the aqua blue water. The beach is more than a mile from the nearest public beach access making it completely private.
The house has 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths and sleeps 12 in beds comfortably. The large master bedroom has a view of the ocean. Every bedroom has a TV connected to cable. In the Family Room, there is a 60 inch flat-screen Smart TV with full access to cable as well as the Internet. It is also connected to a DVD player.
The outside patio faces the ocean and has a small burn pit for a night time fire. A heated pool allows you to enjoy a completely private night-time swim.
The house has secure WiFi access to the Internet and an office with a desk and chair when you must mix a little work with pleasure.
About the Owner
After growing up in Miami and living in California and the north-east, it was time to move back to Florida. We found paradise.
Enjoy our home!
Luis and Luisa
4.6 based on 18 traveler reviews
The home was very nice, & the property was gorgeous. The house had plenty of towels, dishes and everything needed in the kitchen. There was even firewood for the fire pit. The property was very private. Coconut trees, white sand & ocean right out the back door. Elaine responded promptly when we needed her & went the extra mile to make sure we were comfortable. The guys enjoyed fishing & caught enough for a meal. The beach was not guarded. However, there was a very nice public guarded beach with restrooms, showers, etc. about a mile south of the property. The beach at the house was nice white sand as was the public beach. The beach umbrellas at that house were great for the beach and there were plenty of beach chairs as well. This is a great place for families to relax and make great memories together.
Secluded and spacious, great beach location
We had a family vacation here in August 2016. We had 8 people in our party including 6 adults and 2 kids, and the house worked out very well for our group. There are plenty of spaces for everyone to sit, relax, etc. without bumping into each other. It was easy to have privacy if needed, but also gather in groups such as for meals, watching TV, etc. The ocean views are gorgeous from almost every room.
The house is furnished very simply. Personally, I prefer a bit more furniture to create a more cozy and comfortable feel. For example, the entry foyer is a big empty room with only an office desk and a chair which seemed a bit strange. It would be nice to have some arm chairs, rugs, etc. But again, this is more of a personal preference than an actual necessity.
The beach was clean, wide, and almost empty. On a few occasions we saw some people from the house next door, but most of the time we were the only people on the beach. Tons of sand crabs which were fun to watch. We also saw dolphins and a sea turtle. The kids made good use of the pool, which is on a smaller side but was perfect size for them. Plenty of recliners and umbrellas around the pool to create shade.
Elaine, the property manager, was nice and helpful during our stay.
A few things were less than perfect, but they did not keep us from enjoying our vacation.
- we had an invasion of millipedes in the house, which were getting inside and crawling around the foyer and the hallways each morning. we probably collected 20-30 of these critters every day and threw them back outside. they are harmless but still a bit of a nuisance and not very pleasant to handle. one day the exterminator came and sprayed insecticide outside the house, which seemed to reduce the number of these pests.
- it was not comfortable to be on the beach in the morning and early evening because of the "no see ums" which were biting viciously during these times. we tried several types of bug spray and even Avon body oil which was recommended by Elaine, but none of these seemed of much help. the only way to avoid these was to stay inside during the early morning and evening hours when they are most active.
- it would be nice to have an outdoor shower to wash off the salt and sand when coming from the beach. but a garden hose by the pool also worked just fine.
Thanks for a great vacation and sharing your house with us.
Beautiful beach, house disappointing
The beach setting is outstanding, with a wide expanse of private sand and few others on the beach. However, the house is disappointing. There are lots of water spots from leaks. The pool is in horrible shape, with peeling plaster causing a cut on my son's foot. The family room furniture is awful-- old and filthy. The oven doesn't work properly. And the list of poor or neglected maintenance goes on. But it's understandable, as the property manager made a huge point that the house would be demolished next year so her builder husband could build a paradise. Kind of tacky if you ask me. Speaking of construction, living through the construction of a new gate, blocking our access was really unacceptable. The contractor told us that he was told the owners weren't there, so no issue with any disruption. It's clear that our opinion is different than many other guests. We had a great vacation...loved the beach and had lots of fun. We just felt the value was poor given the weak maintenance of the property.
Perfect for our family reunion.
Being right on the beach was wonderful! We made full use of this amenity! The small pool and patio area are nice too, but the step down onto the patio caught a few of us unaware. The inside of the house was very clean when we arrived. It had an interesting layout but enough beds for us all. The property manager was attentive and helpful when the connection to wi-fi was lost. They came over and re-set it the next day. We could have used a few hair dryers and more towels but other than that, we were very satisfied with our accommodations and it fit our needs for our family reunion very well. Thank you!!
If there was a place to describe perfect this would be the place.
We are an older group of sisters, however our goal besides getting together was going out the door and being on the beach. This exceeded our expectations. Everyone who we had contact with couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. The owners were so. . . . . nice!! The manager when we met her and gave us the keys and a tour of the house was very nice as well. We did not have any wants but I'm sure if we had it would have been taken care of immediately. We regal in just being together as a family and we wanted to relax and this was the most perfect setting, sitting out on the beach right out the door, but close enough to get a cold drink or whatever. Every sunrise was like a beautiful picture just breathtaking! If you want a most beautiful place on the beach this is the place!!!
Spacious and comfortable abode just steps from a spectacular beach
Tucked away in a private tropical setting deeply recessed from the road is this commodious house with a stunning ocean view. Just steps from a beautiful and amazingly unpopulated beach, the house has an easy flow. The kitchen has two cooking areas and is very well outfitted. There is ample storage throughout and quiet ceiling fans in every room. The pool is enclosed and surrounded by a large patio with plenty of seating and umbrellas for shade. Beach chairs are provided, beach toys, plenty of towels, lists of restaurant recommendations and nearby activities. Lots of thoughtful touches. The caretaker introduces you to the house and is responsive to any issues. The luxury of walking barefoot through the sand and palm trees of the back yard to the astounding beach is beyond compare. We hope to return to this peaceful hideaway.
From the Owner
“We spent 5 years looking for the perfect beach-front property in Florida. This 5 1/2 acre estate provides complete privacy on arguably the best stretch of beach on the central coast. Vero Beach is probably the last small town left on the ocean providing a perfect place to leave all your stress behind.”
Activity and Interests
The house is located approximately 5 miles south of the Vero Beach ocean front shopping area with many restaurants and small boutiques. It is also approximately 5 miles from the Vero Beach Downtown area with many more restaurants and multiple shopping centers.
Disney World, Universal Studios and Cape Canaveral are approximately 1 1/2 hours away.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 1 2016 - Nov 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2016 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Additional information about rental rates
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
All payments are non-refundable. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. Owner requires a rental contract to be signed prior to check-in. Required rental contract and house rules and regulations are available upon request.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
From the Owner
“If you are looking for privacy, this is the place to be.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Internet ...
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Oven ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Stove ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Game Room ...
- Games ...
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Television ...
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Private Pool ...
- Sauna ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair accessible
- Beach View
- Ocean View
- live theater
- theme parks
- horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- golf privileges optional
- jet skiing
- pier fishing
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- sound/bay fishing
- surf fishing
- water skiing
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, bidet, Enormous 6 foot by 6 foot walk in shower
- Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Master bathroom with walk in closet
- Bathroom 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower
- Bathroom 4 - toilet, Next to Family Room
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
- Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Master bedroom has has flat screen TV and view of the ocean
- Bedroom 2 - 2 queen, TV and DVD player connected to cable
- Bedroom 3 - 2 queen, TV and DVD player connected to cable
- Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single, Bunk beds
- Boat ...
- Deck / Patio ...
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals
- The perfect place to get away from it all!