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Beachfront Home – Renovation Like Pottery Barn - for Multi Families

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Complete Renovation - All new - Direct Ocean Front

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Last updated: 09/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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The Chautaugua is the ultimate beach experience, with the best beach, best location and best house. Located directly on the sand, which is like powder, with the ocean right at your door. No Long Catwalks over the dunes to deal with and No Cars. Best surfing in area. Call for web address of live shot of the waves! Walking distance to loads of restaurants, live music and board rentals. Lovingly rebuilt in 2005 from the studs up to maintain the integrity of the original 1926 craftsman bungalow with painstaking attention to detail. Original heart of pine floors, bead board, claw foot tub, Quarried Coquina stone fireplace–It is all new: New cherry gourmet kitchen with double ovens. New stone baths. New electric/plumbing/ drywall/windows- Everything new but “in period” and 1st Class. There is not a more charming rental available. Designed for large groups you can rent the MAIN house described here w/Piano, Pool Table & HUGE yard, or or add the FIRST FLOOR for extra 2Bed 1 BA & Greatroom & Kitchen


How is the Beach?

Best in Town: Since Beaches vary so widely, I will try to point out the main differences you should ask about.

First is the Powder Sand. The Chautauqua’s sand is like powder-not coarse ground up shells like some. Great for drip castles!

Second, at The Chautauqua the ocean is right At Your Door Step. There is no long raised boardwalk with a 5 minute walk across the dunes to navigate with the cooler & chairs before you ever get to the water. The ocean is right there.

Third, there are No Cars. This is a major distinction. Imagine trying to play paddle ball with cars continually passing by & having to be on constant baby alert. Not while you are on vacation!

Next, the beach is wide, level & private - Some beaches are very narrow & steep. It's almost impossible to ride the waves whereas the locals consider The Chautauqua the Best Surfing around. There 's a Surf shop with lessons & rentals at the end of our block but you can have loads of fun with the toys provide fee. No High Rise condos either!

How Is The House?

The Chatauqua Is A Classic: It starts with the Great room - 24 foot long – which acts as the main focal point from which the 4 Bedrooms flow.... plus a Huge Loft that houses w/4 Sleeping Berths (the Kids favorite part of the vacation with their own TV), Pool Table & Wet Bar.... and 2 Ocean View Porches. I fell in love the minute I saw it & spent over a year restoring it to its former glory. Everything was replaced in 2005 w/Top Of The Line materials. I designed it to be the Ultimate beach experience. A place where friends & family could come together & enjoy each other- Recharge their batteries.

BED ARRANGEMENT

Main House Sleeps 15 - 5 Bedroom 4.5 Bath
- Oceanfront Queen w/private stone bath, jetted Tub/Shower combo & sliders onto a Covered Porch
- Second Oceanfront Queen w/private stone bath, Rain Shower, Separate Claw Foot Tub & slider to Porch
- Third Queen Bedroom w/private stone bath, regular Tub/Shower combo & a Day bed that folds down to a Single
- Fourth Queen Bedroom uses Powder room & upstairs Loft shower/tub with a roll-out Trundle
- Upstairs Loft 3 Single Bed berths & 1 Double Bed berth with full Tub/Shower Bath

First Floor sleeps 6-7 (Rents Separately) - 2 Bedroom 1 Bath
- Oceanfront Queen Bedroom
- King Bedroom w/ roll out Single Trundle w/Private Bath
- Queen Sleeper Sofa in Greatroom
- Shared Full bath with a jetted tub/shower combo

How is the House?

THE CHATAUQUA - the name we took from the legal description which we loved once we learned how to pronounce it. It is a CLASSIC Cedar Shake 1926 CRAFTSMAN BUNGALOW. It starts with the Great room - 24 foot long – which acts as the main focal point of the house from which the 4 Bedrooms flow. I fell in love with it the minute I saw it and knew I had to restore it to is former glory. I think we even surpass it. We kept the original 1926 quarried Coquina fireplace. It is REAL Coquina - not what they make houses of now - Just like the Fort you will see in Old St Augustine! The Bead board wainscoted is also from the original house, carefully removed and replaned. The floors are Heart of Pine, sanded back to their original glory. They don’t even grow wood like that any more. Even the interior doors, all 8 foot, were patterned after the originals. There is loads of molding, all “in period”, specially milled. We even found the old picture mold with hooks for hanging photos instead of nails.

Then we started adding the NEW touches. A state of the art Gourmet Kitchen. Full wood Cherry Mission cabinets with tumbled marble backsplash and gorgeous sea scape metallic tile accents. The most unusual Granite I had ever seen. It is wonderful. Looks like sand. Black Glass Jennaire Double Ovens and matching Refrigerator, Microwave. Full array of cooking tools, dishes, pots and pans. Stainless Farm Sink and eating bar. Honed Chisel edged Stone floor. Large Laundry room with ironing facilities.

There are 2 OCEAN FRONT MASTERS both with full Stone Bathrooms. The first with West Indies style canopy bed features a Coral Stone Bathroom. Off-white shell stone floors and walls with black stone accents and cabinets. It includes an antique CLAWFOOT Tub complete with new Nickel fixtures and hand shower. Plus a RAIN SHOWER with BODY SPRAY, Two vanities with granite tops storage shelves and gorgeous Kohler farm sink faucets, wonderful Nickel light fixtures and private water closet.

The other Master with Cherry Sleigh Bed and matching Armoire features a bath of taupe colored stone with inset blue glass, a JETTED SOAKING TUB/SHOWER combo, White Cottage Vanity with matching Storage Cabinet, Granite tops and Stone Vessel Bowl sink. Also done in Nickel fixtures.

The 3rd Bedroom can function as a 3rd Master with Day Bed or a children’s room. The walls are Bead Board with the bath done in an old fashion mosaic stone rug pattern and subway stone shower and wainscot. Unique circular white vanity with stainless accents and matching mirror plus White Storage Cabinet. Room for loads of Towels and everyone’s tooth brush no matter the number.

Bedroom 4 is also Bead Board wainscot with a Queen and a rollout Single Trundle. It uses the Powder room and the Loft Bath.

The Chautauqua of course has all the latest ELECTRONICS New AC's, Built-in Entertainment Center with TV/DVD and Stereo - TWO of those actually -TVs in each bedroom - Even the 3 Sleeping Berths come complete with TV and DVD players - Wireless Internet

Plus ENTERTAINMENT - A PIANO. You have to have a Piano at a beach house. Guitar and Game Tables. I am big on games so there are lots of Board Games. Upstairs is the POOL TABLE – and Wet Bar

PORCHES - The front porch is probably one of the best assets. This is where you will spend most of your time so there is LOTS of seating - All Teak Wood. We have 4 Rockers, 4 Adirondacks with stools, 2 benches, 2 sets of table and chairs – one on the porch and the other on the Patio. There is also an outdoor shower there and a stainless grill.

Yes, we tried to think of everything BUT…… as good as the main level is, most would agree the LOFT is the show place of it all.

The VIEW IS UNSURPASSED. With an arched Covered Porch recessed into the house for sun and wind protection, you can enjoy the view from another teak table and chair set or take some quite time to read a book from The Chautauqua’s LIBRARY. Or simply relax and take a nap in the ocean breeze on one of the Sling Chairs.

Where as the adults will enjoy the loft for the view - for the children it is the SLEEPING BERTHS they will be fighting over. There are 3 Single compartments complete with individual reading lights, TVs and DVDs, and under bed Storage Drawers for all their “stuff”.

A separate Full size alcove serves double duty as a bed and extra couch/play area. It comes with loads of shelves to store all the board games that are provided for your enjoyment. But the loft is more than just a place to sleep. There is a comfortable double recliner leather couch for lounging - A full size POOL table. Brand new. - A full WET BAR with antique corner sink, frig and extra microwave for late night popcorn. Even a PUSH BUTTON drink dispenser the children (or beer drinkers) will love.

The bath is a classic. All white Subway tile with mosaic floor and glass tile inlay band. The sink looks like a piece of furniture with Granite top, white Vessel Sink, and recessed lighted mirror niche.

That about does it for the house but if this is not enough space for your family or if it is too much........There is another option. You can always rent the bottom. Find the link to my Website for photos.

It is a separate unit with its own Greatroom, Kitchen, Garage, Laundry, Oceanside Decks & Outdoor shower. It has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. The Master is Ocean side with Queen bed and sliders out to a Covered Porch. The Second Bedroom has a King size bed with a Rollout Single and there is a Pull Out Queen Sofa in the Great room.

The look is different but charming in its own way. All STONE FLOORS, even the walls on the Porch. The Kitchen is actually larger than the main house. All Stainless with a long Glass Block under cabinet window. Great light! The bath is white Subway tile with Pedestal sink and blue glass accents - Jetted Soaking Tub. There is Flat Screen Plasma TV that hangs on the wall. 2 Game tables - one with a Texas Hold'em Table. Again everything is NEW!

Just call if you think you would like to rent it at the same time or if it is large enough to cover your group rent it instead. It will save you lots of money. It runs 1450/wk off season. It works great for a longer month stay during off season which we could do at a reduced fee (4 weeks for the price of 3). Just call to talk about the options.



What's TO DO:

Several great restaurants within walking distance. Plenty within minutes by car
The Pier has a new SPLSH POOL for the kids & FREE CONCERTS on Wed nights in Summer
Annastasia State Park is a few blocks w/Wind Surf Rentals
YMCA w/pool & gym has daily or weekly rates
Alligator Farm, Miniature Golf & Bowling all minutes away
Great Deep Sea & Intracoastal Fishing
Surf Board rental at the end of the street .Parasailing. Bike rental.
Historic St Austine is 5 minutes w/Horse drawn Carriage rides. Haunted House tours. Historic sites.
Amphitheatre with big names. Lots of Oldies. Plan a Beach Reunion with your old friends.
There are antique shops with reasonable prices. A large outlet mall complex.
Marineland is Old Florida the way it used to be. Not flashy but great fun for the kids and close
Disneyworld makes a great day trip
See LindasBeach.com for details.

Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum Age Limit 25yrs old...moreless

          Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            West Indies 4 poster w/Built in TV niche & Direct Ocean View...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Cherry Sleigh Bed with Matching TV Armoire-Direct Ocean VIew...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            Third Master Queen and Daybed with private bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            Bunk room with Queen and Roll out Single...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 double, 3 twin/ single

            Unbelievable Sleeping loft with 3 single berths and 1double...moreless

          • Bedroom 6: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

            First floor available as separate rental - King & Rollout...moreless

          • Bedroom 7: 1 queen

            First floor Master Oceanfront...moreless

          • Bedroom 8: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Sleeper in the Greatroom...moreless

          • The Chautauqua is a Duplex. The Main House is 5 Bedroom 4.5 Bath which include the 3rd floor Sleeping loft. The First floor is also available which is a 2 Bedroom 1 Bath (see Bedrooms 6, 7 & 8)....moreless

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

            Clawfoot tub and separate shower, two sinks...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

            Jetted Tub/Shower combo...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Tub Shower...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Tub Shower...moreless

          • Bathroom 5: toilet

            Powder Room...moreless

          • Bathroom 6: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

            First floor bath with Jetted Garden Tub...moreless

          • There are 2 Masters, both w/Nickel fixtures. #1 is Shell Stone-floors & walls w/black stone accents, Antique Clawfoot Tub plus separate standup Rain Shower W/Body Spray, Two granite top vanities w/gorgeous Kohler farm faucets & private water closet. #2 is taupe stone w/blue glass diamond insets, Jetted Soaking Tub/Shower combo, White Cottage Vanity w/matching Storage Cabinet, Granite tops & Stone Vessel Bowl sink. The 3rd full bath is done in an old fashion mosaic stone rug pattern w/subway 'stone' shower & wainscot, unique circular white vanity w/stainless accents & matching mirror plus White Storage Cabinet. There is room for loads of Towels & everyone’s tooth brush. The 4th Loft bath is a Classic-All white Subway tile w/mosaic floor & glass tile inlay. The sink is a piece of furniture w/Granite top & Vessel Sink. The Powder room is Beadboard with Black Granite w/Vessel Sink - Outside shower - First Floor (rented separately) has Classic White Subway Tile w/Jetted Tub and Shower...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • This was a heart felt renovation. We kept the original 1926 quarried Coquina fireplace. Real Coquina - Just like the Fort in Old St Augustine! The Bead board wainscoted is also from the original house, carefully removed & replaned. The floors are Heart of Pine, sanded back to their original glory. They don’t even grow wood like that any more. Even the interior doors, all 8 foot, were patterned after the originals. There is loads of molding, all “in period”, specially milled. Plus all the Latest conveniences & All New : State of the art Gourmet Kitchen. Full wood Cherry Mission cabinets. The most unusual Granite I had ever seen. Looks like sand. Black Glass Jenn Aire Double Ovens & matching Refrigerator. Microwave. Full array of cooking tools - 2 Full Entertainment Centers - Business Center w/Fax & Printer-.Piano - Pool Table - Wet Bar - Garage - Outside Shower-2 Ocean View Porches, one w/Sleeping Porch - Walking distance to great Restaurants w/ Live Music & one w/ Swimming Pool...moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR
              • Books
              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Piano
              • Pool Table
              • Toys
              • Books For Adults

              Theme

              • Family
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Recreation Center
              • Theme Parks
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Winery Tours

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Walking
              • Beachcombing
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Sight Seeing

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Resort
              • Beachfront
              • Ocean View
              • Oceanfront:

                Direct Ocean Front - No Long Catwalk or Sand Dunes and No Driving ...moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Snorkeling
              • Tennis
              • Water Tubing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Pier Fishing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Paragliding
              • Sailing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Freshwater Fishing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining
                  • Seating for 15 people

                  General

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Internet
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Garage
                  • Parking

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Grill
                  • Kitchenette
                  • Toaster
                  • Stove
                  • Kitchen
                  • Stove
                  • Dishes & Utensils

                  Outside

                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Patio
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Balcony
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Whirlpool
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Fall
                      Sep 2 - Jan 2, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $985
                      $5,050
                      Winter
                      Jan 3 - Feb 20, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $800
                      $4,000
                      Spring
                      Feb 21 - May 29, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $1,100
                      $5,575
                      Summer
                      May 30 - Aug 14, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $6,913
                      Late Summer
                      Aug 15 - Sep 7, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $1,350
                      $6,000
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $1,100
                      $5,575

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Security $500
                      • Tax Rate 10%

                      Notes:

                      Holiday Rates:

                      July 4th $7,913/wk 7 night minimum

                      Thanksgiving,Christmas, and New Year $6,050/wk 7 night minimum

                      Veterans Day and Labor Day $5,550/wk $1,038/nt 4 min

                      MLK Day and Presidents Day $4,500/wk $858/nt 4 min

                      Bike Week, Easter, Memorial Day $6,075/wk $1,140/nt 4 min

                      Acceptable payment types are: Cashiers' Check, Personal Check, or Money Order. Half is due postmarked within 3 days of receipt of the rental agreement and the remaining half is due 60 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 09/19/2014
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                      Location

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      When you tire of the sun & surf there is lots to do in the area. I am working on this section but here is a start.

                      Downtown St. Augustine– Explore the Oldest City in the US. Take a horse drawn Carriage ride – enjoy the historic sites – the Castillo de San Marco - the Oldest School. There will be a scrap book at The Chautauqua for you to look through. Alligator Farm– Actually very well done. YMCA just around the block for workout facilities

                      Miniature golf just down the street - Anastasia State Park – Great place for windsurfing, fishing & bike riding on the sand. Rentals available. Surfing - Seriously this is where all the locals come to surf but they are not the 'California' crowd. All very friendly. You can get surf lessons at the end of the street from Pitt Surf Shop. Rentals available. Deep Sea or Intercoastal fishing - parasailing/jet-skiing - Antiquing - Great for browsing & reasonable. Outlet malls - Golf - TPC or World Golf - Marineland - Disneyworld

                      Other Activities: Best surfing beach in area with lessons and rentals at end of street

                      Golf: Loads of GOLF options.

                      Close by is Royal St Augustine on US16 with very reasonable rate.

                      The renowned World Golf Village is nearby at exit 323 off 95.

                      Famous Ponte Vedra TPC in Sawgrass is about 30 minutes away.

                       

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                      Year Purchased: 2006


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                      • Complete Renovation - All new - Direct Ocean Front

                        Complete Renovation - All new - Direct Ocean Front

                      • Music area with Piano - Guitar - zylophone

                        Music area with Piano - Guitar - zylophone

                      • Best Beach -Call now to learn more about the area

                        Best Beach -Call now to learn more about the area

                      • If you need more space you can rent the First Floor also w/ 2 Bedrooms a& 1 Bath

                        If you need more space you can rent the First Floor also w/ 2 Bedrooms a& 1 Bath

                      $800 - $1,350 per night (USD)
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                      7 Bedroom / 5.5+ Bathroom
                      Sleeps 22

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