Covered carport and covered front porch
Covered carport and covered front porchKing bed in master bedroomLiving room with queen sofa bedMain dining tableKitchen is well stockedTrundle bed & second dining area in family room.Second bath pedestal sinkSecond bath showerDock on the canal with local residentSunrise kayak cruise from nearby canal?Sunset kayak cruise?Up-grade to a cocktail cruise aboard classic Hatteras?
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From $60 / night

1531 3rd Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Cozy Canal Cottage
2 bedrooms
8 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 8
Type: Home
Per night: $110 - $145
Per week: $750 - $880
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Vero Beach vacation home rental
This 'cozy canal cottage' is probably the most affordable home in Vero with water access to the the river, and/or the ocean by boat! It is modest but well located in the heart of Vero, and very close to the beautiful beaches.

You can not stay closer to the beach without being on the barrier island, and spending much, much more!

The master has a king Craft-matic adjustable bed with memory foam mattresses and very large closet, floor to ceiling. The guest bedroom has a king pillow top bed, with a similar closet. The large living room has a queen sofa bed. There is also a trundle bed (two twins, or king) in the now enclosed, former carport. The main bath has a bathtub, and the second full bath in the large laundry room has a stall shower.

The location in the heart of Vero is hard to beat, close to everything, offering great value! Peace and quiet with mostly pedestrian traffic, and virtually NO vehicular traffic.
Area Information
I praise God every day for the privilege of living in "heaven on earth"! Come see God's handiwork and enjoy the most spectacular inland estuary in the entire world. Cross over the Indian River lagoon to some of the most beautiful beaches anywhere. The community offers a abundance of public parks for all to enjoy, and frequently provides free concerts, art shows, boat & car shows, etc.
Visit McKee Botanical Gardens in south Vero, the national Navy Seal Museum located oceanfront just south of Vero, and Mel Fisher's Spanish galleon treasure museum just north of Vero. You will not run out of spectacular things to see and do in our tropical paradise.
Attractions within Walking Distance
You can walk to good restaurants, grocery stores, shops and banks, and even walk to the beaches within a couple of miles.
Nearby Restaurants
Ocean Grill is a five * oceanfront restaurant with amazing history and ambiance, and the food will never disappoint the patrons! You will also find great restaurants of any kind, and value, throughout the area!
The county offers FREE bus service all over the community.
Best Time of the Year to Travel
Whenever you CAN!

About the owner

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Ken Freeman

Ken Freeman

Ken Freeman

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    I take pride in offering all guests pure southern hospitality, and try to live by the "golden rule". Please read ALL of the guest book reviews at the end of each ad. Come enjoy "heaven on earth" in Vero Beach year round!...
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
May 01 2016 Nov 30 2018 $110 $130 $750 $1,800 3 Nights
Dec 01 2016 Apr 30 2017 $125 $145 $880 $2,800 1 Week
Check In: 10 a.m. Check Out: 3 p.m.
Lodging tax: 11%
Deposits: Refundable Damage Deposit minimum of $250, or 25% of rental total.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Personal Check
Other Fees: Minimum cleaning fee $100. Minimum deposit $250. Pet Fee $10 per day or $200 per month. Rates are base on two guests; additional guests are $10 per day or $200 per month.



  • Beds

  • 2 King Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Game Room
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Balcony
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Porch
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Full Kitchen
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • Hair Dryer
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Telephone
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (2 miles)
  • Pool
    (3 miles)
  • Boating
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Racquetball
    (3 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Restaurant
    (1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (2 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (5 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Shopping Area
    (1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (2 miles)
  • Hunting
    (10 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
  • Tennis
    (1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (2 miles)
  • Zoo
    (25 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Beach
    (2 miles)
  • Surfing
    (2 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
VERY quiet with very little vehicular traffic, and primarily pedestrian traffic, yet so close to everything in town including the beaches.
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Elizabeth Coleman

Just Right!

Elizabeth Coleman


Just Right!

July 28, 2016

Ken was a truly wonderful host. He met us practically in the middle of the night to let us into the house, which was nice and air conditioned! The home was clean and had plenty of space for the three of us. The canal across the street was nice to look at as well as the nice people walking their dogs. We didn't do a lot of cooking but most everything was available if we so desired. The home is only about ten minutes from Jaycee Park Beach (great bonus) and close to several restaurants, which is great when you are not familiar with the area. The next time I come to Florida, Ken's place will be the first place I look for availability. Thank you Ken, you are a blessing. Elizabeth, Sam, Riley

Ken Freeman

Owner's reply:

Vero Beach is like "heaven on earth", so it is not surprising that more of God's angels visited this summer! I praise Him for the privilege of accommodating true servants of God! Thank you Lord!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

July 14-18, 2016

Ken! What a blessing you are! It was so wonderful to find a comfortable home... away from home!
Coming from another state, we don't always know what to expect. We were not disappointed. Your hospitality was wonderful. You have a very kind spirit and I appreciate the opportunity to be able t spend time in your home/rental.
Much much regards to you & may we see you again.
The Colemans, Pearces from the Pearce family reunion
Bless You! Elizabeth from Oregon

December 2015 / January 1, 2016 We had a great time staying here. The accommodations were exactly what we needed. (Family of 6 + 1)
We're hoping to make it back to Veri Beach soon. When we do, we'll probably stay here again.
Ken, thanks you very much for kindness and hospitality. Best wishes the Ballard family from St. Paul, Mn.
Thanks again - wonderful place for our wild bunch!

June 8, 2015 Everything was wonderful! Will be back for sure!
Tammy, Matt, & Conner From Ridgeland, S.C.

April 4, 2015 Our stay was amazing! We will be back! Brandy

March 2015 This was our first time in Vero Beach and we fell in love with it. Our "Cozy Cottage" is centrally located to everything. We enjoyed our stay immensely.
Carol & Art from Indian River, Micigan
(yes Indian River!!)

November 23, 2014 What a relaxing time we had, here at Cozy Canal Cottage! Great bed! We played scrabble for the first time together!
Love the location and we'll be back, I'm sure! Thanks for the wine, too! Nancy Ruth & Al from Sewell, N.J.

August 24, 2015 Thank you Ken for letting us stay. It was very nice & homey. We enjoyed our stay. It was comfortable and quiet. You were very gracious and kind. Thank you for the wine. It was delicious!
Marie & Wes & Megan

May 19th, 2015 We certainly love the hospitality of Ken & Celeste - They have a small cottage but big hearts! So kind and generous in so many ways! I really sense their love for people by the way they prepare the home and ensure the stay is going even better than expected! I highly recommend them & plan to be back for sure!
P.S. We love you both! Eric & Stacy from Denver, Co.

November 2014 Great experience. Great Landlord. Great Place. Great Feeling.
Neal & Jane from Atlanta, Ga.

April 2014 We will certainly miss all the kindness by Ken and his wife. Ken is an excellent landlord. This area is handy to everything. I found everyone to be pleasant and friendly. Due to my husband's health, we will not return. I was a beach lover and it was glorious down there. I will certainly miss the quiet mornings and warm evenings.
Best of luck and health to both you and Celeste.
Make lots of money!! We women like to spend. I got some lovely clothes down here.
Bye, Ben & Kathy from Heritage, Pa.

March 2014 We're going to miss Cozy Canal Cottage! We extended ou stay to 10 days -- hate to leave.
We've never stayed in such a well stocked rental. It has everything provided that you could possibly need.
The area is quiet yet very close to town, River and beach. Ken was a great "landlord". The wine and fresh strawberries were a great special touch.
Thanks Ken and best of luck,
Russ & Gail from Richmond, Va.

March 2014 We loved coming down to Vero Beach! Ken & Celeste are gracious hosts - Ken even took us for a sunrise kayak trip & told us lots about the estuary. The bottle of wine was a nice touch. The cottage was clean, comfortable, & convenient to the beach & other attractions. Loved Waldo's, Casey's, The Kilted Mermaid (local restaurants).
Joanie, Michael & Oswaldo From New York

March 2014 We had a great time in Vero Beach and Cozy Cottage was clean, comfortable, and in a great central location. We really loved it. 7 siblings from Windsor, Ontario, Canada

February 2014 We enjoyed our stay at "Cozy Canal Cottage". As we were the first guests things were still a "work in progress". Ken & his wife were gracious hosts, attentive to all our needs. We really appreciated the wine & flowers upon arrival. The neighborhood was very convenient and the neighbors (mostly snowbirds) stopped by to introduce themselves and offer suggestions for beaches and restaurants. Don't miss Mrs. Mac's Filling Station for a wonderful breakfast!
Good Luck,
Judy, Mac & Morey from Chesapeake, Va. & Omaha, Ne.

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  • About:

    I take pride in offering all guests pure southern hospitality, and try to live by the "golden rule". Please read ALL of the guest book reviews at the end of each ad. Come enjoy "heaven on earth" in Vero Beach year round!...
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