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“So good I don't want to share”
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Sea View Inn
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Melbourne Beach
Tampa, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“So good I don't want to share”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

If your looking for a seaside resort with a host of "activities", water-sports, fine dining, massage facilities & an in ground pool... forget it. If your looking for a prestine, uncluttered beach, less than 50 paces from your room.. you have found it. Reminiscent of the little Mom & Pop Motels that once dotted the East Coast from an era past, Sea View has become our favorite "get away". As it is Turtle nesting season now, the evening adventures are exciting to say the least. On our last visit, this past weekend- we not only got to see a Loggerhead nesting, but were also rewarded to a hatchling making it's way to the ocean the following morning. There's a supermarket (Publix) within a mile of the facility to keep the kitchenette well stocked, and a host of on-island restauraunts if you do not want to cook or grill. There's one unit available for those who like to travel with their pets (our Spoo's Judas & Jezebel can't wait to return). Casey is by far the best host anyone could ask for. Looking forward to our next trip!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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SeaViewMelbourneBch, Manager at Sea View Inn, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
I am glad that you have made the Sea View your 'home away from home'. Thank you so much for your positive review and your love of our precious, pristine beach. The sea turtles are certainly a draw here and so many citizens and organizations work together to make it a place where they will be able to come back safely to nest for years to come. See you soon!
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Charlotte
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

We stayed at the Sea VIew over 4th of July. We absolutely loved this place. Our room was very clean and the beds were very comfortable; firm but soft on top, not the typical motel type.
Each room has a full kitchen and it was clean and well-stocked. The view of the ocean was awesome, and once you step to the beach it is even better. We have been to Melbourne Beach many times, but this section was our favorite. It is nearly secluded, and has a really nice sandbar about 50 yards out into the ocean that is only 12 inches deep at low tide. The waves are gentle and it makes for a perfect swimming area for little ones (our 3-year old loved it). It is one of the cleanest beaches we have ever seen. Up and down this section of the coast there are regular beach clean-ups, and the guests here seem very eco-conscious. There were also seashells, but no rocks or seaweed! Just the Emerald Atlantic!
There are beach umbrellas to use, chairs, and boogie boards and toys as well!! A beautiful deck with furniture sits elevated right over the ocean too!
Melbourne Beach is very underrated as a whole, and another draw to it is the nesting of Loggerhead and Green Sea Turtles. The Sea view is right in the middle of this area (the protected Archie Carr Refuge), so you can just step outside and view these gentle giants do their thing at night.
*** Just be aware of the standard rules for Sea Turtle nesting anywhere - don't disturb them ... no lights and no flash photography. ***
But with a little moonlight and patience, you will find the experience a delight.
The owner of the hotel, Casey, can give you advice on the nesting, as well as advice on local places to go (like the Publix right up the road!). She is so accommodating and friendly, as are seemingly all of the guests. We met many repeat visitors. We will be too, next time!!
Eric
estroh@carolina.rr.com

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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SeaViewMelbourneBch, Manager at Sea View Inn, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
I am so glad that you have discovered the Sea View and have made it one of your new favorite places :-) I appreciate your review and I also thank you for educating other folks about the importance of keeping our beaches dark. It is true that you should not use flashlights or flash photography to capture images or sneak a better peak at the beautiful turtles. Your eyes will naturally adjust to the dark and you can use the camera of your mind to keep the memories of this special experience forever. Look forward to having you back!
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Largo, Florida, United States
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

This little, natural piece of paradise is like escaping to a private world of unlimited ocean front, only to be shared with the sea turtles. In spite of being there since Monday in the wake of tropical storm Debby, we walked the beach in the intermittent rain to take in the roar of the waves, the dramatic clouds, the endless shells, the lack of any commercialism or pollution. I feel like We were privileged to enjoy this unspoiled treasure of Florida, this place like the Paradise Florida used to be before all the McMansions and condominiums.
thanks Casey, we hope you stay in business a long time, so we can come back often, it might even be better with then sun out some of the time so I can go boogie boarding.

Room Tip: This all the rooms are charming, with decent kitchenettes, good flat screens, and wifi, all rooms h...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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SeaViewMelbourneBch, Manager at Sea View Inn, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Thank you for your review and for bearing with us through the tropical storm. Debbie certainly was a stubborn one and ensured that the flora and fauna got plenty of rain! I do hope that your next visit is full of sunshine - hope to see you again soon.
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Marion, Illinois
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

Absolutely gorgeous views from room 2! The beach is quiet and hardly anyone on it to bother you. This is definitely a place to go if you're looking for a place to get away from it all!

Casey was beyond accommodating and friendly. If we ever get back to Melbourne Beach, we'll certainly stay here!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Manager at Sea View Inn, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
Thank you so much for your review! We certainly hope you'll get back to Melbourne Beach for another visit!
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wv
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2012

What an incredible place out of time! Renovated, clean and the vista of the ocean was beyond comparison. The decor was delightful, inside and out. Friendly folks. I'd go back in a Melbourse Beach minute. The German restaurant across the street was awesome.

Room Tip: Spend the bucks and get the sea view rooms if available. They were not available on our trip, but Un...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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, Manager at Sea View Inn, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
Thanks for your wonderful review! I am glad that you enjoyed your time at the Sea View and will enjoy seeing you again in the future!
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GRAND FORKS
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Reviewed December 9, 2011

What a relaxing place to spend a weekend. I was looking for a place to take my wife for a milestone birthday get away and this was a awesome choice. When I called to reserve the room I asked for a recomendation for someone to deliver flowers to the room. Casey was wonderful, she put together a great floral arrangement and had it waiting in the room when we arrived. Casey and her family were great. We were treated like guests not customers.The beach is private in both directions and full of shells. The restaurant accross the street is also a great place to eat. If you are looking for a relaxing get away this place is awesome. Next time we will spend a week instead of a weekend!. Thanks again.

Room Tip: Room two was great. Patio doors open right on to the beach. What a great patio to enjoy the sunrise...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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, Manager at Sea View Inn, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
It was our pleasure to have you! Glad we were able to make your visit and your birthday celebration extra special ~
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Palm Bay, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2011

This is a wonderful place to stay if you want to get away from it all. All of the reviews of this place are very accurate. As they say, the place is very clean and Casey is very friendly and helpful. We were in Suite 2 and you can literally lay on your bed and see the waves. It is right on the beach and we spent some relaxing time beachcombing. This was for my wife's birthday and it was a great couple's getaway! Be sure to eat at Cafe Coconut Cove right across A1A (walk there) for great German food. This is one of the most secluded beaches in Brevard County with nothing for a 1/2 mile to the south or the north.

Room Tip: Suite #2 is good for couples. The best room!
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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, Manager at Sea View Inn, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
Thank you for your kind words. I am delighted that you enjoyed your time here and got to experience the delights at Cafe Coconut Cove. Look forward to having you back for another visit!
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Property: Sea View Inn
Address: 4215 S Highway A1a, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951-3608
Location: United States > Florida > Brevard County > Melbourne Beach
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Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Melbourne Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sea View Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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