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Cozy Canal Cottage, so close to the town and the beach, WOW!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8

This 'cozy canal cottage' is probably the most affordable home in Vero with water access to the the river, and/or the ocean by boat! It is modest but well located in the heart of Vero, and very close to the beautiful beaches. You can not stay closer to the beach without being on the barrier island, and spending much, much more!

The master has a Craftmatic adjustable, king bed and very large closet, floor to ceiling. The guest bedroom also has a king bed, with a similar closet. The large living room has a queen sofa bed. There is also a trundle bed (two twins, or king) in the now enclosed, former carport. The main bath has a bathtub, and the second full bath in the large laundry room has a stall shower.

The location in the heart of Vero is hard to beat, close to everything, offering superb comfort and value!

More Details

Property Manager
Ken Freeman
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Ken Freeman

I relocated from up north in 1990, to 'heaven on earth' in Vero Beach, and I praise God for the privilege of being here! I wanted to be on the coast in a smaller family friendly community, with lots to offer, so I moved from up north, in Orlando. I feel abundantly blessed.

Ken Freeman purchased this house in 2014

Why Ken Freeman chose Rock Ridge

Location, location, location! Quiet and peaceful, with water access to the Indian River Lagoon and ICW.

What makes this house unique

Read ALL prior guests' comments, and come enjoy what they did!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Everything was wonderful! Will be back for sure!
Jun 2015
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Rock Ridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellations made 90 days prior to arrival will receive full refund. Travel insurance can be bought for extra protection for unexpected emergencies.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , In large laundry room with washer, dryer and water heater
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • North Wing - Trundle Bed - Two Singles Living Room - Queen Sleeper
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The Indian River lagoon is the most spectacular inland estuary in the entire world. Come and sample the abundance of bottle nosed dolphin, manatees, many species of game fish, and hundreds of exotic water birds. Adults of all ages, and children, will be entertained by the wildlife, and natural beauty. Consider a guided sunrise or sunset kayak cruise available at additional cost from owner's dock (see photos). The cottage has reverse cycle A/C and heat, cable TV, high speed wifi internet access, and all linens and towels. The kitchen has all the essentials to economize on gourmet meals at home, plus microwave, coffee maker, juicer and toaster oven. Two bicycles are available upon request, to enjoy the outstanding weather, and all the natural beauty of this 'heaven on earth' community.


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Cozy Canal Cottage, so close to the town and the beach, WOW!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 19 reviews

Very accomodating and afordable, right on the canal

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home, literally one block from Ocean Front Drive! Not to mention avordable.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to accommodate this family for their visit; more of His angels came to town!
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Great place right on the water

  • 5 of 5

Easy check in and owner was available 24/7. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our honor to host more of His angels who visited Vero Beach (“heaven on earth”) for a wedding.
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Cozy cottage!!!

  • 4 of 5

Cozy cottage. Close to everything. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to accommodate a former Vero resident, and we look forward to their return on their next visit!j More of His angels came to visit “heaven on earth”.
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The cozy canal cottage was everything it said it was. Cozy clean and so much more!

  • 5 of 5

Ken and Celeste were so accommodating to us as a northeaster interfered with our trip. They were so generous in helping us work out some extra days for our stay. The king size temperpedic bed was so comfortable The location was perfect o see all aspects of vero beach by car , bikes , or by foot. A great deal for the price. Would highly recommend a return visit!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Darlene and Ed were such a blessing to have as our guests, and be able to accommodate an extension of their stay due to the delay in arrival because of a snow storm at home. Having them as new friends is the icing on the cake! Such nice people are simply a joy to have as our guests, and we Look forward to their return visit!
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Cozy and Family Friendly

  • 4 of 5

I loved the place. We were minutes from everything you could need for a stay. The beaches were amazing. The owners were very accommodating and easy to access at all times. I plan to book another trip very soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a blessing to be able to accommodate such a beautiful young family, grandma, and 3 delightful and energetic young kids! Your family, or friends,will always be welcome at any of our Vero Cottages!
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Ontario, Canada

Great support from owner!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at this cootage on a recent trip to Vero.

Located on a quiet street, just a couple of blocks from the major roads.

Prior to arrival, the Owner was very quick to reply to emails. Would return to this place for sure.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a true pleasure to be of service to appreciative guests!
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Vero Beach Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Numerous choices
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Many public courses
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
U.S. 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
South Beach Park
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Stroll the beaches.

* Boat or kayak the river.

* Riverside theatre for plays.

* Art Museum will amaze you.

* Lots of golf courses to play.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Navy Seal Museum.

* Mel Fisher treasure museum.

* Frequent free street concerts.

* Bike the jungle trail.

* Fresh farmer's market Sat. a.m..

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Environmental learning center.

* McKee Gardens.

* Sebastian Inlet State Park.

* Build sand castles on the beach.

* Fish under the bridge in shade.

Vero's beaches are less developed, and better preserved than most of Florida. One prior guest who was in the Navy for six years traveling the world, said these were the best beaches he had seen in the world. You can fish from the beach, or on the river, or venture offshore to fish from inlets just 10-12 miles north or south of Vero.

See the world famous Indian River lagoon by boat or kayak, and be amazed at the abundance of wildlife and water birds. There is an abundance of cultaral activities as well, including two theatres, the national Navy Seal Museum, Mel Fisher's treasure museum, and an outstanding art museum.

Tie your own boat to the dock, or rent our 14' aluminum boat and motor to see all the wonder of the Indian River lagoon.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Minimum cleaning fee $125
Pet Fee $200 + Tax

Nightly Rate $90 - $125

Weekly Rate $630 - $800

For less than six months rental, state and local sales tax will be added to rates. Email for additional discounts for multiple weeks or months. A minimum security deposit of $300, plus minimum cleaning fee of $120. All utilities are included with weekly rates; monthly guests will pay for only electricity used. Owner is local and on call 24/7 for top notch service for our guests.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund