Welcome to “Salty Dog” - named after the old sea captain, this beautiful house directly on the Atlantic Ocean is decorated throughout with a nautical theme. With the breathtaking view of the ocean out your back door you will feel as though you are actually on a ship!
Your journey begins as you drive up the private driveway lined with palm trees. A large front patio includes seating so you can enjoy the gardens. As you open the front door you enter “The Bridge” – a spacious open living room – and see the ocean in your back yard! This room features the “nautical wall” with authentic antique artifacts, including a ship s wheel recovered from a shipwreck in the Key West area. Here you can “take command” of the remote and watch your favorite programming on the 65” OLED TV with surround sound.
On the other side of the bridge is the fully equipped kitchen and dining table. The kitchen features all appliances and tools needed for full meal preparation. Ample cabinet space holds dishes for your whole crew, while the wet bar area provides more a large variety of glassware for your thirsty “mates.”
On the “starboard” side you will find the “Captain s Quarters” – a huge master bedroom befitting a captain. Your private quarters includes a Tommy Bahama plush king-size bed and private TV. Walk over to the luxurious gliders and enjoy the gorgeous ocean view out the two large picture windows. Enjoy a glass of wine, or brew yourself a Nespresso coffee in the nook. The “Porthole” provides a spacious en suite full bathroom, including an oversized walk-in shower.
Passing over to the “port” side of the house you will enter the “Gangplank”, offering a second full bathroom (the “Head”) and a full-size washer and dryer. After “walking the Gangplank” you will find yourself in the “Crow s Nest” - another large bedroom that can comfortably sleep up to seven people. A great retreat for a second couple, or for kids wanting their own place to hang out!
The back yard and beach can be accessed by two sets of large double doors in the Bridge, or the private door in the Captain s Quarters. Open these doors to experience the exquisite ocean breeze and hear the crashing waves. On the Deck you ll find plenty of seating for your whole group, as well as a new Jacuzzi hot tub that seats six. The beach shed provides beach chairs, an umbrella, beach towels, beach bag, boogie boards and a cooler, all available for your enjoyment. There are also beach lounge chairs at the tiki hut deck conveniently by the beach access for your beach pleasure.
Stroll on out to the private tiki hut, where you can sip your beverage and enjoy the surf from the comfort of the shade. You can even access Wifi from here – check the ocean tide schedule or weather to plan your beach walk – miles in either direction! For a short walk, the very popular Paradise Beach is just to our north. For a longer walk, go two miles south to find Indialantic Boardwalk and Beach. The beach in front of our house is perfect for bathing and surfing – a gradual, shallow beach with no rocks but plenty of surf!
Salty Dog can accommodate up to 15 people for sleeping:
Captain s Quarters (master bedroom): 1 king bed, 1 queen Murphy bed (with upgraded 7” gel mattress)
Bridge (living room): 2 queen sleeper sofas (with upgraded gel mattresses)
Crow s Nest (second bedroom): 2 full beds, 1 twin trundle, 1 queen Murphy bed (with upgraded 7” gel mattress)
While Salty Dog is a true “Old Florida” beach house, it has recently been fully redecorated throughout, including:
all new furniture (includes some antiques)
all new TVs (including OLED in the Bridge)
all new high-end kitchen furnishings
all new hurricane-rated impact doors and windows
hand-crafted driftwood signs over each room (made from unaltered driftwood – other than the letters! – pulled from our beach!)
coffee table and dining table designed by us and hand-made using wood from the former Jacksonville Pier (which was destroyed by Hurricane Irma in 2017)
While you are “on board” at Salty Dog we encourage you to enjoy some of the MANY fine dining and entertainment opportunities in the area, including:
Orlando attractions, including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World (just over an hour drive west)
Kennedy Space Center (one hour drive north)
Cocoa Beach Pier and Ron Jon s Surf Shop (15 minutes north)
plenty of shopping opportunities at Melbourne Square mall and Town Center at Viera (both about 15 minutes away)
Once you book your stay we will also share with you our list of “favorites” in the area – best restaurants and shops you won t want to miss!
If your “crew” includes furry four-footed mates, then you are in luck! Salty Dog welcomes dogs on board for a small additional fee.
For larger gatherings where you find yourself in need of more than one “ship”, your ship can be moored to the nearby island available on the property. “Castaway Cottage” is available on the same grounds, and can sleep an additional eight people. The cottage includes a full kitchen and one full bathroom. If you would also like to rent Castaway Cottage please see our other ad, or contact us for more information. (Please note that if you do NOT rent Castaway Cottage then there may be other guests present in there during your stay. Cottage guests are not allowed to use the house back yard, hot tub or tiki hut, but they will access the beach using the path on the north side of Salty Dog.)Get the full listing »