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

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unit_4546351 | Beach | Private beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
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"

Entire home

4 bedrooms6 bathroomsSleeps 16

Popular amenities

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

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.

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.

SWIMMING POOLS / FITNESS / TENNIS / GOLF: Looking for a pool? How about 3?(!!) While the ocean, river, and hot tub are fun, some outdoor fanatics still want MORE: 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, too). The Marriott is located just 1 mile north of the home.


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 bonus rooms, 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.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include safes and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided on request.

A private beach and a water park are featured at the vacation home. An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include 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


English, Portuguese, Spanish

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 COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and SafeHome (VRMA & VRHP)

Social distancing

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

Property amenities


  • On a private beach
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas


  • Communal pool
  • Fenced private pool
  • Heated pool
  • Massage
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking options include a garage
  • Car recommended


  • Blender
  • Coffee grinder
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Ice maker
  • Lobster/crab pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Refrigerator
  • Spices
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bedsheets provided
  • Sofa bed


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

Living spaces

  • Dining table
  • Fireplace
  • Living room
  • Separate dining area
  • Wood stove


  • Books
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Music library
  • Smart TV with cable/satellite channels
  • Stereo
  • Video games
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

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


  • Laundromat nearby
  • Washing machine


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly
  • Welcoming cats and dogs only
  • 3 pets per room


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

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

Location highlights

  • In a village
  • In the city center
  • Near a health/beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near an outlet shopping mall
  • Near the bay
  • Near the marina
  • Near the ocean
  • On a lake
  • On a river
  • On the waterfront

Things to do

  • Bicycles on site
  • Boat on site
  • Golf on site
  • Gym on site
  • Heated pool on site
  • Kayak on site
  • Optional golf privileges on site
  • Snow sports gear on site
  • Table tennis on site
  • Tennis
  • Water park on site
  • Water sports equipment on site
  • Basketball nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horseback riding nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Motor boating nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/bodyboarding nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Theme park nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Wildlife walks nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Winery tours nearby

Safety features

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


  • 1 room
  • Property located in a resort
  • Sleeps 16
  • Unit size: 3,000 square feet (279 square meters)

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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
Welcoming dogs and cats only
3 per room
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation
Note from host: non-aggressive breeds accepted; inquire 4 details

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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 (including family gatherings, birthday parties and weddings) are allowed on site; maximum attendees: 16
Note from host: Event? Please inquire before booking, w/ details
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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

About this area


Located in Stuart, this vacation home is in the city center and on the beach. Riverwalk and Eagle Marsh Golf 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 Sailfish Splash Waterpark. 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


  • Prawnbroker Grill - 6 min drive
  • Renato's Italian Ristorante - 6 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

Frequently asked questions

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

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool types include heated pools.

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

Yes, this property allows cats and dogs (limit 3 per room).

What time is check-in at As Good as it Gets: Ocean-2-River ON beach@ "America's Happiest Seaside City"?

Check-in begins at 5:00 PM.

What time is check-out at As Good as it Gets: Ocean-2-River ON beach@ "America's Happiest Seaside City"?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

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

Located in Stuart, this beachfront vacation home is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of The House of Refuge Museum and Bathtub Beach. Stuart Beach and Fort Pierce Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).


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10/10 Excellent

Alvaro A.

The house very well located and all the comforts.
confort. I would like to return
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2020

10/10 Excellent

e a.

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!

10/10 Excellent

Daria & Ron N., Clinton, CT

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!!
Stayed 10 nights in Dec 2019

10/10 Excellent

Carolyn G.

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

10/10 Excellent

Jennifer D.

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!
Stayed 5 nights in Nov 2019