Melbourne Beach, FL Real Estate News

Carolyn Smith, Realtor & Bridget Sentz, Realtor – Melbourne Beach, FL Real Estate: Just Listed in Turtle Bay, Melbourne Beach Prepare to fall in love! Located in the prestigious gated community of Turtle Bay, this custom built Melbourne Beach lakefront home features 3 bedrooms plus office, 2 full baths, and a 2 car garage. This home is designed for indoor/outdoor living, with lots of natural light, high tray ceilings, and pocket sliders which open to the screened patio/pool area. The spacious master suite retreat overlooks the pool and lake, and features a gorgeous upgraded bath, with a large free-standing soaking tub, and a frameless glass shower complete with dual shower heads. Additional features of this home include tile floors throughout, gas fireplace, stained glass accents, plant...
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Carolyn Smith, Realtor & Bridget Sentz, Realtor – Melbourne Beach, FL Real Estate: Listed and Sold! Melbourne Beach Pool Home Your Coastal Estate Team listed and sold this lovely Melbourne Beach pool home! On the market for only 12 days, this charming Melbourne Beach home sold for almost the entire asking price! Highlights of this home include: Just 3 houses from the ocean Huge .41 acre lot 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings Fully fenced, private backyard Oversized sparkling pool  Walk to beach, river, shops and restaurants of Melbourne Beach Click here for more photos and information about this lovely Melbourne Beach pool home, just listed and sold by Your Coastal Estate Team
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
Aquarina is an enormous complex of homes, condos and townhomes in the very southern portion of Brevard County, FL...it is located in Melbourne Beach and stretches up to and along the Atlantic Ocean. Aquarina was built with amenities in mind. The residents can enjoy a whole host of fun options including multiple tennis courts, up to date fitness center, walking trails / beachfront boardwalks, a clubhouse and meeting place that includes a full kitchen...and of course the World Class Aquarina Golf Course and Pro Shop! Now you might be thinking...I bet this place has really high monthly HOA fees...and you would be correct. This, in fact has been one of the issues with Aquarina. The fees vary depending on the type of home you have (condo, townhouse or single family) but they are always at t...
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By Coastal Estate Team, Bridget Sentz & Carolyn Smith
(RE/MAX Elite)
Carolyn Smith, Realtor & Bridget Sentz, Realtor – Melbourne Beach, FL Real Estate: Just Sold in Beach Woods, Melbourne Beach, FL Welcome Home to Beach Woods in Melbourne Beach! We just sold this exceptional single-family home, located in the resort community of Beach Woods in beautiful Melbourne Beach, Florida! The ideal beachside getaway, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home offers over 1250 square feet, with a spectacular modern kitchen, an open floor plan, and fully updated bathrooms. This European cottage style home features bright, open living areas with beautiful marble flooring, and gorgeous wood flooring in the bedrooms. Perfect for entertaining, this Beach Woods home boasts a huge screened lanai, and a large, tranquil backyard with a lovely patio area as well as a generous garden sp...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
Melbourne Beach, FL has a few very nice oceanfront parks, and Coconut Point Park is one of my favorites. Let me give you the reasons I drive about eight miles south of my home to come here: 1. Hardly anyone is ever on this beautiful stretch of beach ( see photo). 2. Private covered picnic area...my boy and I love coming here. 3. Clean bathrooms 4. Outside showers to get the sand off. 5. Tons of parking. 6. Breathtaking sunrise views. I needed some time to think and formulate a plan of attack for 2013....I drove down, brought my lunch and was alone with my thoughts...and the beach for over an hour and a half....pure heaven on earth.
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
 Ocean Ave in Melbourne Beach, FL is one of my favorite streets on the Space Coast! It is loaded with shops, businesses, a beautiful public library as well as a bunch of restaurants and bars. If you find yourself on Ocean Ave in the morning or afternoon...make sure to try Friendly Toast Cafe. Friendly Toast Cafe offers a full range of breakfast offering including eggs any way you like the, French toast, and great bacon (yum)...but I come for the best pancakes on the coast...they are awesome! The lunch items are also extensive (with daily specials) and very reasonable prices. The Tuna Melt pictured below with about 1/2 lb of tuna, huge portion of chips ($1 more for fries) and a pickle will set you back $5.95...a great value! The Friendly Toast Cafe was a recommendation from a local real...
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By Coastal Estate Team, Bridget Sentz & Carolyn Smith
(RE/MAX Elite)
Carolyn Smith, Realtor – Melbourne Beach, FL Real Estate: Buying a Vacation Home in Brevard County Florida Melbourne Beach, FL is a great place to buy a vacation home! With today’s low mortgage rates and reasonable housing prices, many people are considering buying a second home or a vacation home in or near Melbourne Beach, Florida.  It only makes sense, as Melbourne Beach is known for its fabulous weather, beautiful beaches, abundance of outdoor activities, proximity to the theme parks and attractions of Orlando, and so much more!  If you are thinking about purchasing a vacation home in Melbourne Beach, Florida, here are some things you might want to consider as you start your search for Melbourne Beach real estate: 1. Do you want a single family home, a townhome, or a condo in Melbou...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
My boy and I decided to take a ride down to the Barrier Island Sanctuary today because of the absolute beautiful Central Florida beach day we are having. He goes back to school soon (in Colorado)...so I let him pick a special treat...and he chose the Sanctuary because of the Sea Turtle exhibits. The Barrier Island Sanctuary is located in South Melbourne Beach...just a few miles north of the Indian River County / Brevard County, FL border. Coming from either area it is well worth the trip. Coming from I-95 head east on Rt. 192. When You reach A1A make a right...it is about 15 miles south of the intersection directly on the ocean. The sanctuary is loaded with interactive displays and games, tons of info on Sea Turtles and other marine life that make Brevard County home, and some beautifu...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
  I know my many Activerain friends from the Northeast coast of Florida may disagree...but much debate exists about the exact location that the great explorer Ponce de Leon landed. many now believe he landed closer to Central Florida. This park is one of the potential spots in which some scholars believe (based on ship records) he may have landed. On a beautiful Sunday morning here are some pictures of the park and the beach. This is a great place to come. The park never seems to have too many tourists or even locals along it's shore....just a great place to come and reflect.
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
  I know most folks think of the East Coast of Florida...including the Space Coast and Brevard County as a great place to see a sunrise. Every (clear) morning you will find hundreds of people (tourists as well as locals) snapping photos as the Sun rises above the horizon. We are not known for our great sunsets here. The west coast of Florida has some World class sunset options (Key West and Clearwater really stand out). I have found a hidden gem for sunsets here on the Space Coast, and I visit it often...it is called the Melbourne Beach Pier. On any clear night you will find not only great sunsets, but lots of fisherman, jumping dolphins as well as locals just walking on the pier or maybe reading a book on one of the surrounding benches. It is also attached to a park that includes a gre...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
My boy and I like to go to the Melbourne Beach Library...we pick up lots of books and movies to enjoy. We noticed that across the street from the library was a burrito joint called Robburrito's...my boy told me he wanted to give it a try...and even reminded me that we needed to try the food so I could blog about it! We decided to head over to Robburrito's for lunch. The first thing you will notice when you pass through the front door is the decor. This is 1960's Rock and Roll heaven...if you are, or ever where a Hippie you will love the place. They have posters and pictures of great concerts, awesome bands and 1960s paraphernalia. A TV (that looks like it was built in the 60s) has a loop of Rock and Roll music playing all the time. My boy loves quesadillas and they have an amazingly pr...
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By Coastal Estate Team, Bridget Sentz & Carolyn Smith
(RE/MAX Elite)
Carolyn Smith, Realtor – Melbourne Beach, FL Real Estate: Just Sold, Riverfront Townhome in Melbourne Beach, Florida! Beautiful Melbourne Beach riverfront townhome! Enjoy stunning river views from this direct riverfront townhome in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Situated among the oak trees on a quiet cul-de-sac, this two-story end unit townhome offers three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a separate loft/office area, and a two car garage. With almost 2400 square feet of waterfront living, this townhome features soaring ceilings, tall windows, and a bright, open floor plan. Located in Majorca South in Melbourne Beach, this ocean to river community boasts a private beach access, as well as a private river pier. Private ocean/beach access! Just steps to the community riverfront pier! The f...
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By Coastal Estate Team, Bridget Sentz & Carolyn Smith
(RE/MAX Elite)
Carolyn Smith, Realtor – Melbourne Beach, Florida Real Estate: Listed and Sold… Melbourne Beach Condo with Ocean Views! Melbourne Beach, FL Real Estate – Breakers West Carolyn Smith, Realtor listed and sold this great Breakers West condo in Melbourne Beach in just 20 days! Located directly across the street from the ocean, this condo has everything you need for that perfect beach lifestyle! With 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and over 1200 square feet, this Breakers West condo is the ideal beachside getaway. This Melbourne Beach condo features an open floor plan, walk in closets, and OCEAN VIEWS from the living area, master bedroom and large screened balcony. This unit also features a one-car shared garage with storage space. Breakers West Condo with OCEAN VIEWS in Melbourne Beach, FL Breaker...
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By Coastal Estate Team, Bridget Sentz & Carolyn Smith
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Carolyn Smith, Realtor – Melbourne Beach, FL Real Estate: Home Prices Are Rising! Home prices are rising in Melbourne Beach, Florida, along with rising home prices in the rest of the Sunshine State! Home prices are rising, and not just in our beautiful beach communities of Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, Suntree and Viera, but in the whole Sunshine State of Florida! According to a recent report by CoreLogic, leading provider of consumer, financial, and property information, tighter housing inventories are starting to lift home prices. This is especially true in Florida, where we are seeing a much higher price boost compared to other areas of the country. Nationwide, CoreLogic’s data shows a month-over-month nationwide increase in home prices of 0.6 p...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
To start off with...Ocean Park in Melbourne Beach, FL has one of the nicest strips of beach on the Space Coast. It is a beautiful wide beach with a nice shelf so you can walk out quite a distance without sinking beneath the waves! The park has a Gazebo, lots of covered picnic tables, free parking, beach access as well as public outside showers to get the sand off after you have taken a dip in the Atlantic Ocean. The park is on the corner of Ocean Ave and Atlantic St (A1A) between all the fun shops and restaurants Melbourne Beach has to offer. The park is right next to Sand on the Beach/Bikini Bar so you can stop by and get an adult beverage or have a great lunch right in front of the sand! Ocean Park does have a smaller sized parking lot so get there early. My suggestion: If you get th...
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By Coastal Estate Team, Bridget Sentz & Carolyn Smith
(RE/MAX Elite)
Carolyn Smith, Realtor – Things to Do in Brevard County, Florida: Check out Founders Day at Melbourne Beach! Melbourne Beach Founders Day 2012 That’s right, it’s that time of year again… Founders Day in Melbourne Beach! On May 5, 2012 Melbourne Beach will be celebrating 129 years! There are tons of great events planned for the day, starting with the 2-Mile Bulldog Pineapple Run at 7:30 in the morning, and ending with “The Street Party” which goes until 10:30 at night! Melbourne Beach Founders Day offers something for everyone – kids, teens, adults, seniors – the whole family will find something that interests them throughout the day. Here is a list of the events scheduled for this year’s Melbourne Beach Founders Day: Lots of family events scheduled for Founders Day at Melbourne Beach 7:...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
Some of the best places to eat are not on the beaten path...they are a little out of the way...and sometimes even a bit of a struggle to find. When you do get there you remember why you were willing to take the drive! Cafe Coconut Cove in Melbourne Beach, FL is just such a place. You can pass by this place two or three times before you find the smallish sign that tells you to drive in...but upon entering you will be hooked! Cafe Coconut Cove sits out on the Indian River with some of the most amazing views and maybe the best sunsets on the East Coast of Florida (suggestion...schedule you dinner so you can sit at your table and take in a sunset...you will be glad you did). The menu is authentic German with a bit of a Florida twist so be prepared for some truly unique Space Coast eats. He...
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Carolyn Smith, Realtor – Melbourne Beach, FL Real Estate: It’s Sea Turtle Season in Melbourne Beach, Florida! Sea turtles are looking for oceanfront real estate in Melbourne Beach to lay their eggs! Oceanfront real estate in Melbourne Beach, Florida is in high demand right now, as sea turtles begin scouting out the ideal spot to lay their eggs in Brevard County. May 1st marks the official start of sea turtle nesting season in Brevard County, Florida, and Melbourne Beach is prime nesting territory for loggerhead turtles, as well as green turtles and leatherback turtles. Coming soon to Melbourne Beach, FL... sea turtle hatchlings! Melbourne Beach, Florida, and specifically the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, is home to the largest sea turtle nesting area in the United States. Archie...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
We live on the ocean here in Brevard County...so seafood should be plentiful and good. We have a few places that not only offer a nice array of seafood options...but also offer a unique atmosphere...New England Eatery & Pub in Melbourne Beach is one of those! First...location: The New England Eatery & Pub is located on A1A in Melbourne Beach about 10 minutes south of the Spessard-Holland Golf Course (west side of A1A). It looks like a building straight out of some side road New England Village. The inside is nothing fancy (just as you would expect) with plenty of T.V.'s to watch your favorite team (I guess that would be the Red Sox or Celtics here) it is sort of a sports bar/pub/seafood restaurant. They have a really nice bar area with amazing specials for happy hour (and sometimes all...
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Carolyn Smith, Realtor – Melbourne Beach, Florida Real Estate: Just Listed! Waterfront Home in Harbor East in Melbourne Beach! Welcome home to Harbor East, Melbourne Beach! Prime location… one of the best canal front properties in Melbourne Beach! This spectacular 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath pool home has almost 3,000 square feet of living space and is located in the desirable Harbor East subdivision of Melbourne Beach. This home has been beautifully renovated inside and out with an updated kitchen and fully-upgraded bathrooms, as well as an amazing summer kitchen, waterfront covered dock with lift, huge paver patio, and sparkling pool in a private, resort-like tropical backyard. This is a “must see” Melbourne Beach waterfront home! This canal front Harbor East home features living rooms on the...
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