Need an easy weekend getaway or family vacation? Merritt Island is one of Florida’s unique hidden gems and delivers a true tropical experience. If you need another excuse to visit Florida, Merritt Island in Brevard County is a great one - located on the eastern Florida coast, its history extends from prehistoric times to the space age where the island has rocketed to become known as the site of the John F. Kennedy Space Center. Are you visiting Merritt Island for a vacation? Maybe to visit friends and family, or because of work? If so, Owner Direct Vacation Rentals has you covered on where to stay - accommodations perfectly situated to be nearby beaches and attractions so you can enjoy and make the most of your stay.
Choose from our vacation rentals and enjoy a laid back Florida lifestyle and the advantage of having almost everything in close proximity like Port Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach, and Orlando International Airport. Aside from indoor and outdoor dining options that are great for romantic dinners, family celebrations and holiday BBQ’s with friends, you can also enjoy amenities offered - a restaurant, a tiki bar overlooking the pool, clubhouse with a media room, a fitness center and sauna! Our home rentals have bedrooms that can sleep up to a maximum of 10 people comfortably, more than 1 bathroom (so you don’t have to wait your turn or race with the kids), a laundry room with an iron and board (who wants to go out with wrinkled clothes, specially if you’re in town for business!). You’ll also have a full kitchen complete with appliances and cookware, and internet! ‘Cause no matter how much outdoor activities we get to do on our trip, we can’t wait to share the pictures of how amazing the lodging is on social media! Hashtag comfy!
There are many relaxing activities to take advantage of like deep sea fishing, surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, kite and windsurfing, jet skis and pontoon rentals just to name a few. You can meet an astronaut, enjoy the automated thrills of the Shuttle Launch experience and explore other interactive displays at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Visit the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge which is home to some of the most impressive wildlife in Florida - featuring the state’s best birding sights and appearances by elusive Florida panthers. For some next level seafood, go to Ms. Apples Crab Shack. For dinner and drinks, where they say “all roads lead to H&D Roadhouse”. If you want to enjoy your drinks and sing your heart out during karaoke, drop by Thirsty Bones.
On average, there are 237 sunny days per year in Merritt Island. Peak season is November to April, with the biggest influx during “snowbird season” in January and February. The ideal time to travel here is either September and October or April and May, the weather is more comfortable and tourist traffic is at a minimum. To get here, the nearest major airport is Orlando International Airport and is 46 miles from the center of Merritt Island. Another major airport is Melbourne International Airport and is 50 miles from Merritt Island. For roadtrippers, from 528 take State Rd 3/Courtenay North over the Barge Canal to first light. Take U-turn so you're heading south then take the first right onto Tingley Rd.
Don’t miss out on your chance to enjoy and learn at the same time at the beautiful Florida peninsula, Merritt Island!