1st Annual Cocoa Beach Kauhale Awards

Welcome to our 1st Annual Cocoa Beach Kauhale Awards 

A summary of real estate sales and things we love in Cocoa Beach & Cape Canaveral Florida by RE/MAX Elite’s McCoy-Freeman Group, your local real estate experts.

For those wondering ‘Kauhale’ means ‘home’ in Hawaiian.

Our awards are below and many thanks to all of the buyers and sellers that came together to make 2012 a great year for Cocoa Beach real estate. 

Meridian Condo in Cocoa Beach Florida

Best of Show – Meridian 303

This luxurious 3 bedroom 2 bath 2072 sq ft condo at the Meridian Cocoa Beach was professionally decorated to include built-ins and custom wood finishes, Artistic Painting, Silestone Countertops, Stainless Appliances, Tile on the Diagonal and more. Showed better than a model and special thanks to TTM Photography for taking professional quality photos of our listing. Listed for $699,900 and sold for $690,000


Madd Jacks Grillin Shack Cocoa Beach

Best Kept Secret – Madd Jacks Grillin Shack

This original barbecue restaurant relocated to Cocoa Beach from Port St. John in 2012. Madd Jacks  has become a local hit serving up generous portions of everything. I love the baby back ribs and my wife loves the fresh garden chicken salad that is always served with a large grilled chicken breast.



Meridian Cocoa Beach Condo View Highest Sale Condo – 6191 Messina Lane 401

This top Floor Direct Ocean Corner 2508 sq. ft. condo at the luxurious Meridian in Cocoa Beach. You would not believe the ocean views from every room, wrap balcony w/ private balcony from guest bedroom, 3 bedrooms 3 baths, 11.5 foot decorative ceilings, tile on the diagonal and more. Amenities include a huge pool with spa, elegant clubhouse, gym and private beach access. A Resort Style community that can’t be beat! Sold by McCoy-Freeman Group


Highest Sales Volume Brokerage – RE/MAX ELITE

RE/MAX Elite with $196,669,339 in sales. RE/MAX Elite’s 67 agents sold 1,084 properties in 2012. RE/MAX Elite has offices in Cocoa Beach, Melbourne and soon opening in Palm Bay.

Highest Sales Volume Franchise – RE/MAX

RE/MAX with $524,923,750 in sales, 3136 total transactions with 234 agents. Coming in second is ERA $174,426,079 in sales and 1182 in transactions with 138 agents.


Best Sandwich – Lobster Croissant

Seafood Atlantic Port Canaveral. We always purchase fresh fish, clams and anything else from the ocean to prepare at home. The dining part of the restaurant is located outside and not once did I ever think to dine in until a client of mine was raving about the Lobster Croissant and was shocked that I hadn’t given it a try.  Whooa…I tried it and it was awesome! In fact, it was so good that my wife and I ordered it again the very next day.  Coming in a close second is their fresh Grouper sandwich. Try them both!


Cocoa Beach Fishing real estateHighest Sale Home – 717 S Atlantic Cocoa Beach

This beautiful home featured 5 bedrooms 4 baths under 3800 sq. ft and directly on the ocean featuring a gourmet kitchen w/Thermadore professional gas stove & oven. All slate and oak floors, oak staircase, marble master bath with walk-in California closets and lots more. Sold by McCoy-Freeman Group



Artesia Town Home Cape Canaveral Real EstateHighest Sale Town Home 406 Buchanan Cape Canaveral

Artesia Town homes The ultimate beach town home just 1/2 block from the sandy beaches of Cape Canaveral listed for $349,900 and sold for $350,000. This 4 bedroom 3 full bath, built in 2003, features granite countertops, lots of upgrades and great design with plenty of storage. Sold by McCoy-Freeman Group



Best Park – Lori Wilson 

One of Cocoa Beaches largest parks and has just about something to offer for everyone that loves the outdoors.  Enjoy the beach with picnic pavilions, volleyball, restrooms and seasonal lifeguards. I really like the large open beach area that features three pavilions along the large boardwalk. Great location and a wonderful family beach where everyone can enjoy the Florida lifestyle. There is also a dog park located in the southern portion.


Royal Mansion Cape Canaveral Real Estate Investment RentalsBest Vacation Rentals – Royal Mansion

Surrounded by the lush beauty and family fun of Florida. Royal Mansions Resort is designed for guests who want to enjoy a leisurely vacation or extended stay in Cape Canaveral. The private beach of Royal Mansions Resort offers lazy days of sunning, sandcastle building and swimming which makes it fun for the whole family!



Bernards Surf Cocoa BeachBest Historic Landmark Sale – Bernard’s Surf

Bernard Fischer & Rusty Fisher opened the doors of Bernard’s Surf on October 30, 1948 with the thought that they would serve the community the finest fresh seafood from the families’ fishing fleet at Port Canaveral. The restaurant quickly became a hit and attracted many celebrities and astronauts. Bernard’s Surf was sold in 2005 and unfortunately was foreclosed. British entrepreneur Luke Johnson acquired the signature Cocoa Beach property – and has pledged to restore it to its glory days. Sold by McCoy-Freeman Group


Meridian Cocoa Beach Real Estate Condo pool areaBest Direct Ocean Front Deal – Meridian #305

Meridian #305 Cocoa Beach sold for $455,000. This short sale originally sold for $689,900 straight from the developer, Towne Builders back in 2007. This is a 3 bedroom 2 bath 2072 sq ft under air in a luxury complex featuring a state-of-the-art fitness center, large swimming pool and elegant oversize clubhouse.



Bayport Cape Canaveral CondosMost Community Sales – Bay Port

2012 most sales by popular demand was Bayport riverfront community in Cape Canaveral, FL.  There were 25 total sales in this beautiful area and located near Port Canaveral for good fishing, cruise boats, restaurants, night life and the ocean.

Solana Lake still continues to be one of the most popular on the ocean side with resort style amenities, gated and private beach access.

Biggest Rehab – 315 Barrello Cocoa Beach

This 4 bedroom 3 bath featured 2328 total square feet with a pool and located on a navigational canal. This home sold for $160,000 back in February, however, needed a ton of work including, well everything even lots of mold to deal with.



Lowest Sale Condo – Beach Club 13b

211 Circle Dr 13b Beach Club Condo in Cape Canaveral. This first floor 1 bedroom 1 bath fully furnished 366 sq ft condo was located about 1,500 feet from the ocean, listed for $19,500 and sold for $20,000. This was a short sale and had multiple offers.



Lowest Sold Single-Family Home – 681 Java 

681 Java Rd sold for $110,000. 3 bedroom 2 bath 2122 sq ft home located in Cocoa Isles in Cocoa Beach. Home was outdated and roof leaked. Still a great buy.




Perlas del mar town homes Cape CanaveralLowest Sold Town Home Home – Perlas Del Mar

 Some lucky buyer got a great buy on a 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath Perlas Del Mar short sale town home in Cape Canaveral for $145,000. This town home featured 2350 living sq ft, a community pool, gated complex about 4 blocks from the ocean. Appliances not included.



Cape Canaveral Florida Rocket LaunchBest Quote 

“I heard the Space Center closed, everyone is leaving Brevard County and there are many deals on vacant ocean condos”




Ocean Club Cocoa Beach Real EstateLargest Condo Sold – Ocean Club

Ocean Club #502 in Cocoa Beach with 4565 sq ft under air. This penthouse suite has lots of open room with 20 ft ceilings. Lots of upgrades, beautiful kitchen cabinetry with granite counter tops, in-law suite, spacious closets and huge balcony with partial views of the ocean. Listed for $1,175,000 and sold for $800,000 in 420 days on the market.



Largest Home Sold – 813 Catalina Cocoa Beach

6,475 sq. ft. under air. Plenty of living space with 7 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths and a private pool, even a separate guest quarter with it’s own kitchen, living, bedroom and a private entrance. Home theater, hydrolic lift elevator, 3 car garage and more, all located on a navigational canal in the heart of Cocoa Beach.



Lamp Post Condos in Cape CanaveralSmallest Condo Sold – Lamp Post

Lamp Post #15a Cape Canaveral. Barely winning this award with only 364 sq. ft. under air this studio condo is located right on Ridgewood Ave, just a block from the ocean. The inside was remodeled and the complex has a community pool and on site laundry. Sold for $42,950



cocoa beach home fixer upperSmallest Home Sold – 286 S Orlando Cocoa Beach

1,008 sq. ft. under air. This 3 bedroom 1 bath beach bungalow is located on a corner lot just steps to the Atlantic Ocean. Sold for $121,000 but needed some updating.




Mystic Vistas Cape Canaveral Condos Real EstateMost Foreclosures in a complex sold – Pier Resort & Mystic Vistas

In this category we have a tie. The Pier Resort and Mystic Vistas each had 5 sold bank-owned condos in 2012

Pier Resort in Cocoa Beach. This complex was completed in 2007 can caught a lot of investors/home-owners off guard including the developer. These were nice and spacious 3 bedroom 3 baths 1900 sq ft and 3400 sq ft units on the west side of Ocean Beach Blvd near the world famous Cocoa Beach Pier. Sold prices range from $169,100 – $265,000

Mystic Vistas in Cape Canaveral. Another complex built at the peak of the real estate market. Buildings C & D were finished later and were further away from the ocean with limited or no ocean views. Excellent location in popular Villages of Seaport, a gated community. Sold prices range from $163,000 – $215,000


*Source: Per Brevard County MLS 1/1/2012 – 12/31/2012.  Data pulled Jan. 1, 2013 and does not include for sale by owners



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