Completely Updated Waterfront Boat House On The Intracoastal With Boat Dock!
About Steve Moreau
Staying busy in my retirement. As a former owner of two garden centers I love landscaping and the grounds of this property are lushly maintained. I have a diverse background in hospitality having owned several rental properties and a successful Bed and Breakfast. I live on the grounds in the Main House with my partner and our little "rescue", 15 year old Lily the chihuahua. The Boat House has been lovingly updated and we enjoy sharing this piece of paradise with our guests.
Steve Moreau purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Steve Moreau chose Grant-Valkaria
I chose to purchase this waterfront property for its sense of serenity and peace. Having a direct Intracoastal view is a plus. The property is also a true Bird Watcher's paradise. We see dolphins and manatees regularly. We feel very rural here but can get to the shopping quickly as this area is not that crowded. You can walk to a great seafood restaurant in about 2 minutes.
What makes this Cottage unique
Direct Waterfront, boat dock, fishing, abundant marine wildlife and glorious sunrises and Intracoastal views yet close to numerous shops, restaurants, a hospital and churches. An antique Mall and two restaurant/bars are directly across the street from this property.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
this is a smoke free property
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:21
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
A Few Days in Heaven
This is a charming property run by charming people. I had no negative feeling about my stay (except the rain!). Being close to sea creatures and shore bird life only added to the delight of sitting on the porch reading my books. All in all a delightful experience!!
David, you were a perfect guest and we loved having you stay at The Boat House. We hope to see you again in the future. The Boat House is the perfect place to rest, read and enjoy nature.
Steve & Andy
A Relaxing Week
As Florida residents who typically choose the Keys for in-state getaways, we looked forward to discovering a new spot. The Boathouse was a fun, unique experience. Just big enough for 2, the cottage is well-maintained for a short or long stay. The combination of screened porch & covered dock was perfect for spending hours outdoors watching boat and dolphin “traffic”. There was plenty of privacy - the owners are thoughtful hosts who live on-site, but unobtrusive except for the occasional friendly chat or checking to make sure we were comfortable. When on the property, you truly feel away from it all, but it is easily accessible on a main road with a grocery store and other amenities nearby. We expected to venture out more often, but ended up eating in and staying low-key. For a wider range of activity - sightseeing, shopping or restaurant choices, you do need to go further afield. But as busy professionals who were looking for a respite from otherwise hectic lives, we couldn’t have asked for a better option for rest and rejuvenation!
Thank you both so much for the awesome review and also for taking such great care of The Boat House. We loved having you as guests. We agree that The Boat House is a perfect place to experience nature and enjoy a peaceful, relaxing getaway.
We hope to see you again in the future.
Steve & Andy
We started our vacation, when the owner of the Boat House (Steve) stood at the driveway in the rain, directing us to our parking place. Great first impression!!. He also gave us a tour of the Boat House and all it had to offer - no surprises! Everything was first class. A view to die for!! We couldn't have been closer to the waterfront. Wonderful sunrises, abundant birds and frequent boat traffic. Very entertaining, while relaxing. My husband and I had our morning coffee on the screened porch or dock, watching the sunrise and following the boat traffic as it left for the fishing grounds. Dolphins raised their heads on several occasions. In between Melbourne and Sebastian. Good restaurants etc.in Sebastian and Melbourne as well. Once you're there, you don't even want to venture out. A short drive to Sebastian Inlet with great saltwater fishing. Our dog loved watching the world go by as did we.
Thank you so much for this special and thoughtful review. You were perfect guests and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We agree that this is a special area where Nature and relaxation intertwine. We hope to see you again at The Boat House.
Steve & Andy
The location is very unique. We had visits by manatees and could see dolphins on most days during our stay. The boathouse is small but comfortable. The kitchen was very well stocked with anything you can possibly need. The owners are genuinely interested in making sure guests have a great time. We spent most of our time sitting on the boat dock watching the boat traffic go back and forth and looking for active wildlife.
Thankyou for the wonderful review and we agree they watching the boat traffic and all the wildlife makes The Boat House a relaxing and fun getaway.
Everything and More
The Boat House is exquisite. It is just like living on a houseboat.
We saw so many dolphins, jumping fish, manatees and seabirds.
There are also many gorgeous boats that go by along with kayakers We enjoyed sitting on the covered dock watching sunrises. The kitchen was fully equipped and the bed was so comfortable. There is even an outdoor shower and we used that at night and saw a starry sky while we showered. The owner was very accommodating and friendly, There are many delicious restaurants nearby. This is a peaceful and serene area.
We can't wait to return.
Thank you so much for the great review. Also, thank you so much for taking such good care of The Boat House. We agree that The Boat House is a very special place where one can relax and enjoy the views and all the nature. We look forward to having you come back.
Andy & Steve
Slice of Paradise
We live in Sebastian, FL but not on the River. So for my birthday I wanted to stay somewhere that had a view of the Indian River. Well, I was thrilled when I found this place! You are as close to the river as you could be. But aside from that, the place is so clean and well equipped that it will spoil you from staying anywhere else! Who else gives you fresh flowers!! The owners are very special people who really care that you are enjoying your stay. We will definitely be staying here again.
Thank you both for the lovely review. It was a pleasure having you as guests of The Boat House. Thank you for taking such good care of the property during your stay. We agree that it is paradise here with the water, the views and the wildlife. We look forward to your return.
Steve & Andy
near Kennedy Space Center, about 1 1/2 hours to Orlando, location of Disneyworld, Universal Studios, SeaWorld. The town of Melbourne has beaches, lovely historic district, eclectic shopping and dining. Nearby Sebastian is a fisherman's paradise with numerous oceanfront parks, fishing piers, walking trails and an
'old Florida feel'.