HAVE IT ALL — Live/Work/Play/Relax on your own private beach—and at your very own private luxury ocean-to-river beach house. Get far away from the crowds … and get closer to those who matter the most. Less than an hour away from Palm Beach International Airport, arrive at your own 5-star oceanfront palace on a remote barrier island on the FL Treasure Coast, located in "America's Happiest Seaside City" (Coastal Living Magazine national award winner; see more below). Your own beach house is a tranquil oasis, safely isolated worlds away from the troubles of the day. Need to connect online? Enjoy a rare luxury among vacation rentals: Gigabit-speed commercial-grade secure WiFi internet so fast, you can stream 4K movies at night. And the signal is so powerful, you can work from outside, while on the beach or at the end of the dock. (Perfect for the kids' homework/homeschooling, too.)
SPOTLESSLY CLEAN — We meet & exceed all safety measures & best practices specified by the CDC, FL Dept of Health, and FL Dept of Business & Professional Regulation. We utilize hospital-grade cleaning & disinfectant standards, and stock your home with cleaning supplies, alcohol, wipes, hand sanitizer & more. (During the initial pandemic shutdowns in Spring 2020, our spotlessly-clean homes passed muster with "front line" teams at hospitals & medical departments, who leased multiple beach houses to host entire hospital nursing units and doctor families for extended stays during those first scary months (when the mode of transmission was not yet clear).
SAFE — This home is managed by Beach Houses in Paradise, the 20-year leader in Florida beachfront vacation rentals.
SAVE — with the owner's many discount plans: FL resident, senior, first responder, military, education, medical, civil service, volunteer & more.
ABOUT THE HOME:
Wear your t-shirt, shorts & flip-flops to the airport, because that's all you need to bring for your Florida beach-house vacation, we provide the rest. Travel light—and live large—with the fully-stocked, 5-Star-amenity properties of Beach Houses in Paradise. (At BHIP, our motto is "We stock heavy, so you can travel light.")
The home shines bright like an ocean pearl, upgraded & renovated with all-new appliances, 4K TVs, water toys, high-speed business-class wifi Internet, oceanfront hot tub & more.
"As Good as it Gets" is situated on a private beach in a quiet residential area—there are no condos, high rises or large public beaches for miles.(no crowds, just a beach all to yourself and your group). The Atlantic Ocean is right off your back porch. And 15 paces from your front door is your own 300-foot-long deep-water private dock on the Indian River, offering some of the best fishing in the world, and stocked with all your favorite water toys (complimentary kayaks, paddleboards, snorkel gear, bicycles, fishing gear & more)
At rates starting at less than $100 per night per bedroom, enjoy 5-star luxury amenities & accommodations at an affordable price (It's like champagne on a beer budget). Note: The home is rented only to one party at a time; you will not be sharing the premises with strangers.
SWIMMING POOLS! Looking for a pool? How about 3? With your stay of 1 week or longer, the owner includes FREE complimentary passes to 3 resort-style pools at the nearby Ocean Club @ the Marriott Hutchinson Island Resort (includes golf+tennis+fitness)
Own a boat? Bring it! Moor it at your own private dock, and there's even room to park your trailer. RV? room for that too!
The home is one of several luxury five-star properties operated by Beach Houses in Paradise, the 20-year leader in offering 5-star luxury, amenities and service in sunny beachfront settings.
ALL-INCLUSIVE / EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED:
From bicycles to beach blankets, towels to toilet paper, paddleboards to picnic baskets, and all points between. Did you know that fewer than 25% of the FL listings on VRBO include high chairs for little ones? And less than half of listings include an iron/ironing board? (Experiment with the VRBO "More Filters" search feature and see for yourself) Many vacation rentals don't even provide you a full supply of toilet paper (!) or such basics as towels, bed linens, toiletries, paper goods or even cooking essentials like salt, pepper, spices, oils & other basic staples.
And can you imagine arriving at your vacation rental, only to discover that there are no coolers, ice, beach chairs, beach towels, beach blankets, umbrellas and beach toys like sand pails, bikes, cornhole, volleyball, kayaks, & horseshoes? Why waste the first day of your precious vacation—& more money—shopping at the local Wal-Mart? Instead, book a Beach House in Paradise and begin relaxing the ~moment~ you arrive. (We even pre-heat hot tubs & pools & put out the bathrobes & towels so your relaxing beach vacation can start the moment you arrive.)
No hidden fees: Other vacation-rental companies nickel & dime you with surcharges such as pool-heating fees, WiFi surcharges, fees for using shampoos & soaps, rental fees for kayaks, bikes & paddleboards, even a fee if you don't empty the refrigerator at the end of your stay(!) At BHIP, there are no hidden surcharges, fines or penalties.
Plus: Enjoy our complimentary water toys & recreational items. Kayaks, paddleboards, bicycles, fishing & snorkel gear & more. Jetskis & boats available, too!
WATCH THE VIDEO:
Nestled among the first few pictures in the photo gallery is a video that walks you through every single room, even bathrooms & closets. Plus: "bird’s-eye view" drone footage. (Best viewed from a desktop or laptop computer.)
Not only is the home situated in the most biodiverse marine environment in North America (source: Florida Oceanographic Institute), but it's also located in Stuart FL, Winner of the "America's Happiest Seaside Town" award given annually by Coastal Living Magazine! (Locals of a certain age—that remember TV's "The Andy Griffith Show"—proudly call Stuart the "Mayberry of Florida".)
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT OUR AREA (Stuart, FL):
* Coastal Living Magazine: #1 Happiest Seaside Town in America (2016)
* House Beautiful Magazine: #1 Most Beautiful Small Town in Florida
* Smithsonian Magazine: Best Small Towns to Visit in the U.S. (3rd place)
* America In Bloom (Audubon group): #1 Most Beautiful City in America
* American Planning Association: #1 City in Florida (2020 winner)
* Oprah Winfrey: "Most charming American towns you've never heard of" (6th place, O Magazine, Jan 2020)
* FindTheHome: #1 Best Place to Retire in the U.S.
* OnlyInYourState: 1 of 8 "Most Beautiful Small Towns in Florida"
* HuffingtonPost: Top Florida Beach Towns
EVENTS & CELEBRATIONS:
Planning a modest event or small gathering at the home? Or is your rental in association with an event held at a nearby venue? We'd love to help! Event-related reservations are approved on a case-by-case basis. Please note that due to the pristine, delicate barrier-island environment, special restrictions may apply (COVID-19 restrictions may also apply).
Important: Please inquire about your event BEFORE booking (to avoid paying cancellation fee).
Nervous about alligators? Don't be! They don't exist in this part of Florida. (Gators can't survive near the beach in saltwater environments; they live only inland, where there is fresh water.)
A TREASURE CHEST OF DELIGHT:
The home sits in the middle of the "Treasure Coast". To this very day, gold doubloons, pieces of eight & other Spanish treasure still wash up along Hutchinson Island, after big storms. (Complimentary beach-comber metal-detectors and instructions are provided.)
HELP PRESERVE OUR PRISTINE AREA
The river is considered among the most biologically rich & environmentally sensitive estuary in North America. Our owners avidly support local environmental groups, contributing millions in recent decades.
Help preserve our area:
* Don't approach dolphins, sea turtles & manatees (often seen near the end of the dock). These are protected species. The offshore marine patrol prosecutes aggressively.
* Please clean up after a successful day fishing. Discard all hooks, line & litter.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY and MOTION-IMPAIRED ACCESSIBILITY:
Like most other ocean-to-river beach homes in this area, only the ground floor is available to wheelchairs and motion-impaired individuals. To enter the primary living areas on Level 2, one must climb stairs. This second level contains kitchen, dining, living room/family room, bathroom, plus one partionable bedroom, with its own private TV and private oceanfront views. To reach bedrooms on level 3, another set of stairs must be climbed. Finally, to reach the highest level 4—an indoor/outdoor under-roof observation-deck platform with 360-degree views—one must climb an almost 90-degree vertical ladder.
Legal notice: The number of bedrooms in this listing may vary from data from conventional "MLS" real-estate sources & data on file with respect to the home's original construction. Extra sleep rooms may be based upon lofts, wallbeds, sofabeds and/or other open or non-permanent features. The number of bathrooms may also differ, based upon outdoor showers, pet-washing facilities & similar amenities.