Riverfront Merritt Island Bungalow w/ Dock & Deck

Property ID: 449019Merritt IslandFLUS
Sleeps 30 BR1 BA


Centrally located on the serene space coast, the 'Indian River House' offers the perfect riverfront retreat. This 1-bath vacation rental offers a pristine interior with a well-equipped kitchen, Smart TV, 2 private decks, as well as access to a community pond, hammocks, tropical fruit orchard, and a dock. Whether you're here to Experience the magic of Disney, visit the beaches just 5 miles away, or explore the local wildlife refuges, this studio is the ideal Atlantic Ocean escape.


  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Deck
  • Beachfront
  • Near Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Kitchen
  • Essentials


Location Details

SOAK UP THE SUN: Pineda Beach Park (5.2 miles), Hightower Beach (6.4 miles), Pelican Beach Park (8.3 miles), Tables Beach (8.9 miles), Paradise Beach & Park (11.5 miles), Cocoa Beach (12.6 miles), Indialantic Beach - James H. Nance Park (13.7 miles), Lori Wilson Park (13.8 miles), Sidney Fischer Park (14.3 miles), Shepard Park (14.5 miles)

GOLF THE DAY AWAY: Manatee Cove Golf Course (5.1 miles), Suntree Country Club (6.3 miles), Baytree National Golf Links (8.5 miles), Mallards Landing Golf Course (9.8 miles), Duran Golf Club (11.1 miles), Viera East Golf Club (11.2 miles), Turtle Creek Golf Club (12.8 miles), Cocoa Beach Country Club (14.4 miles), Crane Creek Reserve (14.4 miles), The Savannahs Golf Course (16.6 miles), The Great Outdoors Golf (36.7 miles)

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: Brevard Zoo (8.7 miles), Foosaner Art Museum (10.0 miles), Historic Cocoa Village (10.5 miles), Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier (15.3 miles), Golf N Gator (15.6 miles), Andretti Thrill Park (15.7 miles), Exploration Tower (17.7 miles)

AIRPORTS: Orlando Melbourne International Airport (14.4 miles), Orlando International Airport (56.9 miles)


8 reviews
  • 5/5

    We had a fantastic stay!!! Loved the nature of the property and being right on the Indian River...Wow! Woyld li ed to have been able to stay longer. Will definitely look to stay here again when we visit the area! Thank you!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Julie G.
    Published August 8, 2023
  • Fantastic Stay!


    You don't want to miss out on this fantastic place to stay! Great views and high quality amenities. It was very peaceful and if you like nature like we do, you'll fall in love with this place without a doubt.

    Published July 19, 2023
  • Exceptional property


    I stayed here for a week in January, on a trip for sun and birding, and I know the general area well. This is a very special property, secluded, quiet, and right on, and a little over, the river. Everything was spotless, and a wonderful mixture of rustic and refined. The property itself and the shared facilities, the tiki huts, and the dock all were lovely. Dolphins swam so close that often the first notice of them was the sound of their exhalations, and sunsets over the river were not to be missed.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Katherine W.
    Published March 14, 2023
  • Wonderful property


    This place was amazing. The property had so much character with pond and gazebo and an island in the pond. There were hammocks in both structures at the pond. There are 3 rentals at this property and we took the one right on the water. The dock was such a beautiful place to sit and watch the sunset. Within the first 20 minutes of standing on the dock we saw dolphins 10 feet from us! They swam right under our feet as we stood in the center of the dock walkway. We saw many while staying here. There were many types of birds around to watch. My next comments are NOT to be taken as complaints. I share only so future renters know what to expect. We chose the cottage on the water for its location. However, I will assume it's the oldest on the property. It is not neglected at all. However, it is very small so there really is no way to unpack and have your items in convenient places. There is a closet but it doesn't hold much. The bathroom is very nicely done but very small. There is no counter space for toiletries to be stored and accessed conveniently. There are not many outlets so you're jockeying things around the kitchen. For example you can't use the coffee pot, toaster and microwave at the same time. That said, it's vacation and perhaps you're not planning on cooking. The appliances are all nice (Cuisinart dual coffee pot) and new. Refrigerator is large and clean. They leave a few items like tea bags and K cups for you. Most kitchen items were there. The only thing we needed and didn't find was a pitcher to make iced tea. There was a large dispenser that way too large for the refrigerator without taking out a shelf. We used the kitchen heavily as we really wanted to stay at the property and just enjoy the space. Finally the bed, because of space, is pushed up against the wall which is a bit inconvenient as sometime has to crawl over the other to get out of you don't get out at the same time. Also, the air conditioner unit is right over the bed so if you get cold easily, being an extra blanket. However the bed was super comfortable. Again, even though it sounds like I am complaining, I am not. I would go back in a heartbeat. I just think giving information helps others to be prepared and know what to expect.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Rebecca r.
    Published February 28, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Rebecca, thanks so much for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the dolphin and wildlife. Did you see the baby otters in the pond (first for me)? The building is unique since it was built in the '60s with a river that flows underneath and provides a 90-degree view of the water (feels like you're on a boat). As you mentioned, it's more of an efficient size and we do our best to make the most of the 550 square feet structure. We do have two more rentals on the 10-acre parcel. The Bali House (1200 square feet) and the (Banana River House 2200 square feet) may be a better fit for your next stay :) Also, we took note of the pitcher comment and will be adding one! Thank you for staying with us!

  • Paradise


    I wish I had more days there. It was quiet and gorgeous. Close to Coco Beach. Everything was very good.My only suggestion would be to add another light in the home. It is very hard to see in dark hours if you need to pack or such. Home was equipped to prepare all meals if desired.Will definitely be looking for a return visit!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Lacee C.
    Published October 26, 2021
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