As Good as it Gets: Ocean-2-River ON beach@ "America's Happiest Seaside City"

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4 bedrooms, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, travel crib
Private beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Private beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Private beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Outdoor pool, a heated pool

Overview of As Good as it Gets: Ocean-2-River ON beach@ "America's Happiest Seaside City"

Entire home

As Good as it Gets: Ocean-2-River ON beach@ "America's Happiest Seaside City"

4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
  • Follows industry sanitization guidelines
Stuart, FL

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationThe House of Refuge Museum6 min walk
  • Popular LocationBathtub Beach11 min walk
  • Popular LocationStuart Beach3 min drive
  • AirportStuart, FL (SUA-Witham Field)13 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps 16
3000 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    5 twin/single beds
Bedroom 3
    1 king bed
Bedroom 4
    2 sleep sofa/futons
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3

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About this area


Located in Stuart, this vacation home is in the city center and on the beach. Eagle Marsh Golf Club and The Florida Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Seabranch Preserve State Park and Atlantic Ridge Preserve State Park. Traveling with kids? Consider The Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast and Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • The House of Refuge Museum - 6 min walk
  • Bathtub Beach - 11 min walk
  • Stuart Beach - 3 min drive
  • Elliott Museum - 4 min drive
  • Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Stuart, FL (SUA-Witham Field) - 13 min drive


  • Josephine's Cafe & Bistro — 6 min drive
  • Carsons Tavern — 7 min drive
  • Carmela's Brick Oven Pizza and Wine Bar — 8 min drive
  • Chef's Table — 8 min drive
  • Dolphin Bar — 8 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

As Good as it Gets: Ocean-2-River ON beach@ "America's Happiest Seaside City"

Beachfront vacation home with relaxing spa services
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.


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.


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!


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".)


* 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


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.)


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.)


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.


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.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations are furnished with sofa beds and dining tables. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, and hair dryers.

This Stuart property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include safes and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided on request.

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a private beach, a water park, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Al Roberts, Property Manager at Beach Houses in Paradise
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeHome (VRMA & VRHP)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Private beach
  • Beach towels
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas


  • Outdoor pool
  • Heated pool
  • Shared/communal pool
  • Fence around the pool
  • Spa tub
  • Massages


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking options include a garage
  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Highchair
  • Children's games
  • Toys
  • Children's books
  • Baby monitor
  • Travel crib
  • Children's dinnerware
  • Stair gate


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blender
  • Coffee grinder


  • Dining table


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 6 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Wood stove


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Table tennis table
  • Video games
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Video library
  • Music library
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit
  • Dock


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Safe
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Local meal delivery service

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • On the lake
  • On the river
  • On the waterfront
  • In the city center
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping

Things to do

  • Water park
  • Fitness center
  • Golf privileges
  • Snow sports gear
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Water sports equipment
  • Tennis on site
  • Kayak on site
  • Bicycling on site
  • Boating on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Cycling nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 16
  • Unit size: 3000 sq ft (279 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 5:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 35


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events are allowed on site
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 77 out of 80 reviews
5 - Excellent 96%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 80 reviews
4 - Good 1%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 80 reviews
3 - Okay 1%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 80 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 80 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

5/5 Excellent

The house very well located and all the comforts.
confort. I would like to return

5/5 Excellent

beautiful and homey
So many thoughtful extras made it really more than a typical VRBO - it was all the best parts of a resort stay and the best parts of a private home experience. Our communication with the manager was prompt and the responses really addressed our needs. This was just such a lovely experience - and to have a hot tub to yourself right on the shore of the ocean so close to the house was so luxurious and natural and unique. Perfect stay!

5/5 Excellent

It really has everything!!
I am just so pleased with this property!! It was amazing!! I could not be happier! It literally had everything you could need. You only need your clothes!!! The property management was SO RESPONSIVE! In 20 minutes any issue was resolved! That was really impressive! My family positively loved this vacation and there were tears shed when we left! We will be back for sure!!

5/5 Excellent

Can't wait to go back!
A truly relaxing and fun vacation. They thought of everything!

5/5 Excellent

As good as it gets couldn’t be more accurate!
The property was amazing! The views are beautiful and the house was fully stocked with EVERYTHING you could imagine. Best vacation rental I’ve ever stayed at! Al from the property management Company was Outstanding. Overall a great experience!