Exclusive Cocoa Beach Rentals for Your Next Beach Getaway
Orlando, Florida is a world-renowned destination for its incredible variety of exciting theme parks, astonishing cultural attractions, as well as the sun, surf, and sand, which any vacation getaway traveler dreams of. But did you know that there are some amazing beachfront destinations near Orlando? Just an hour away from all the sights and sounds of Florida’s most popular resort destinations are some of the most laid-back, fun, and affordable beach towns on the entire Florida coast – places like Cocoa Beach.
The best part is, you don’t have to stay at some overpriced hotel in Orlando to enjoy the sights, sounds, and ocean waves. Now, you can make any vacation to Florida’s beaches even more special with any of the fabulous Cocoa Beach rentals available for your weekend getaway, such as a luxury condo, cottage, villa, or bed & breakfast. By staying in a Cocoa Beach oceanfront rental, you can get all the benefits of a relaxing beach getaway, and still enjoy the thrilling adventures offered by the best Orlando resorts, like Disney World, Universal Studios, and more, right at your fingertips. Take a look at sites like Vrbo, Airbnb, or Booking.com to see all of the great options available in the area.
While there are plenty of great vacation rentals on Vrbo, if you want an even richer experience, check out a few of our brand new ocean facing rentals that just hit the market. Discover Villatel’s luxury villas at Harbor Island, just a short drive away in nearby Melbourne Beach. By staying near to Cocoa Beach, you can get more space, more amenities, and a more luxurious experience, not to mention easier access to other nearby attractions. Not only that, but because these homes are so spacious and grand, you can save money per room or per guest for a more cost-effective trip with the whole family. Our exclusive, custom-built, serviced and maintained luxury villas, available year-round, will help you enjoy everything the greater Orlando area has to offer.
All About Beautiful Cocoa Beach
Cocoa Beach is one of the more well-known beach vacation destinations along Florida’s Space Coast, known for its proximity to the spectacular rocket launches from Cape Canaveral, which take place on a regular basis. You can easily visit the Kennedy Space Center from here, which houses many historical rockets and fascinating Space Age artifacts. But the town of Cocoa Beach is better known for its gorgeous sandy beaches, along with some world-famous surf breaks. The iconic surf shop, Ron Jon, even has their largest store in the world located here!
Top 10 Fun & Exciting Cocoa Beach Attractions
While the beautiful sandy beaches are the main attraction, there is more to do in and around Cocoa Beach than just lay on the sand or dip your toes in the water. Here are some of the top ways to spend your time during your stay at a Cocoa Beach vacation rental:
Take in the sun, sand, and waves
It’s hard to beat one of nature’s finest displays, and there are top-notch beaches all up and down the coastline here. But in Cocoa Beach, one of the best oceanfront getaways can be found at Lori Wilson Park, where a wandering nature trail and a clean, wide beach of golden sand await you. Free parking is available, and you can follow the trail into a lush maritime hammock replete with live oak, palmetto, and other native flora & fauna, where you’ll forget that the hustle & bustle of Orlando is so close by.
Cocoa Beach is one of the best places to surf in the state, and is known for calm, consistent waves that are great for beginners as well as seasoned experts. Surf shops and instructors abound, making it easy to take a surf lesson, rent a surfboard, or just throw your own on the water and start riding.
Load up at Ron Jon Surf Shop
Although it started in New Jersey, the Ron Jon surf shop has its largest store in the world right here in Cocoa Beach, and is one of the town’s top attractions, open 24 hours a day. Everything you need to live the beach life can be found right here, from surfboards, board shorts and bikinis to a wide variety of clothing and sporting gear. The store is a destination in itself even if you don’t want to buy anything, full of glass elevators, pools of water and flowing waterfalls.
Visit Cocoa Beach Pier
Extending for 800 feet into the Atlantic, you can get a great view of the entire beach, and drift through the abundant shops & restaurants to be found here. The Atlantic Ocean Grille is one of the best known restaurants in the area, and located right on the pier, is a fantastic place to enjoy grilled seafood or a fish sandwich while looking out over the water.
Coconuts on the Beach
No, we don’t mean collecting coconuts on the beach. This is actually a true beach bar, frequented by locals, and often offers live music along with service to the beach, where you can enjoy specialty cocktails and great food while watching the waves roll across the sand.
Take a nature tour
Whether you want a guided tour or just to go on your own expedition, you can find everything at local outfits like Adventure Kayak or Fin Expeditions. Paddle through tropical mangroves to see exotic fish and birds species, along with manatees and dolphins, or go snorkeling just offshore to catch a glimpse of life under the sparkling coastal water.
Get relaxed or get extreme
You can rent sporting equipment like stand-up paddleboards, for a leisurely glide along the shore, or even take kitesurfing lessons, which is one of the most exciting offshore activities on windy days. Visitors here can do just about any water activity you can imagine. The sky’s the limit!
Enjoy local dining
We mentioned Coconuts on the Beach and the Atlantic Ocean Grille, but that’s not all Cocoa Beach has to offer. Check out any of the great local eateries, bars, and snack shops all up and down the main drag. There’s enough to try something new for every meal!
Soar into space
Even if there are no rocket launches scheduled during your visit, you can still visit the Kennedy Space Center to get a taste of all the rich history and inspiring people, technology, and events of the Space Age, from the 1960’s until today. You can even take a Segway tour through Port Canaveral to get up close and personal with history, as well as explore areas around the ocean and port, watch cruise ships arrive and depart, or view local wildlife.
Heck, you might even be leaving (or arriving) on one of the many cruise ships that stop here!
Dip into the skate park
If the beach isn’t enough for you (or the kids), the friendly, inexpensive Cocoa Beach skate park offers two deep skate bowls and a half pipe to ride, and is often one of the kids’ favorite things to do in Cocoa Beach. There is even a grass area or bleachers where parents can relax while their kids tear it up in the half pipe.
Cocoa Beach Rentals for Your Big Vacation
While a Cocoa Beach oceanfront rental is the way to go in order to enjoy everything the town has to offer, renting a Villatel luxury villa in nearby Melbourne Beach will give you easier access to other destinations, and take your vacation to a whole new level. Our rental properties are located outside Cocoa Beach proper, at Harbor Island in Melbourne Beach. We’re totally certain that you will find them an easy, convenient, and fun home base from which to explore everything that Cocoa Beach and Orlando have to offer.
Villatel is focused on creating high-end, luxury vacation rentals for families of all sizes and travelers on any budget. We offer luxury villas that each feature a high bedroom count, high-end amenities such as themed bedrooms, arcades & screening rooms, and a private, heated pool, as well as exclusive add-on services or help with planning vacation experiences to make memories that will last a lifetime.
Exclusive Luxury on Any Budget
We’re on a mission to become the first “flag” hospitality brand for vacation rentals (think Hyatt, Marriott, or Four Seasons), and we want to earn your loyalty & trust by offering you an experience complete with luxury accommodations, amenities and services that you can count on to deliver, over and over again. We do this by owning everything from construction of our luxury rentals to design, maintenance, and every aspect of your guest experience in our homes.
While you can book a Cocoa Beach vacation rental on other sites, the most luxurious, spacious, and cost-effective solution is to enjoy your special trip with us, at one of our upcoming (and very exclusive) Villatel Harbor Island beach facing villas. Save even more by avoiding 3rd party fees on sites like VRBO, and book direct on Villatel.com.
See you on the beach!
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