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Artist Cottage Across from Marsh, Downtown St. Marys, Upstairs Apartment

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Upstairs apartment with private rear entrance and deck, across from North River

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Last updated: 06/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

JUST BRING YOUR CLOTHES!

This roomy (960 sq. ft.) one-bedroom upstairs apartment is fully appointed with private phone line, high speed wireless Internet, and basic cable. We vaulted the ceilings, and added stained glass and sky lights to make this a bright, cheerful escape. Enter off a private deck into a wide tiled hallway with a desk and bookshelves. To the right of the kitchen, over the bar, is the living room and the Alice-in- Wonderland sitting room. Just past the kitchen sink is a laundry dryer stack and kitchen pantry. To the left is the bath area and bedroom.

There is an extensive book and DVD collection for you to enjoy along with area maps and brochures of area attractions and upcoming events along with menus collected from some of our favorite restaurants.

The generous deck (13’ x14’) is a great place to entertain al fresco. Spacious patio with table and chairs, complete with an umbrella and cushions allow outside dining. A gate at the top of the stairs keeps your dog safe beside you. We are dog friendly to well-behaved members of your family.

On a nice day, use our beach cruisers to pedal around our friendly town and enjoy our waterfront areas.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 960 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Additional $100 cleaning fee and additional $250 pet deposit (refundable) required along with a signed pet agreement and proof of current inoculations....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    This king sized sleigh bed is wonderfully comfortable...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

    Queen sleeper sofa located in Alice in Wonderland room ...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Everyone raves about how comfortable this king sleigh bed is and how great they sleep upstairs, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper sofa (queen) located off living room in Alice in Wonderland room. The couch is amazingly comfortable and so is the pullout....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Well lit ceramic tiled bathroom with tub/shower combination, vanity and full length mirror...moreless

Other Amenities

  • There is an extensive book collection available for avid readers. All guests are left stacks of area magazines, brochures and maps as part of their welcome package. Beach towels, chairs, a cooler and bug spray are provided for day trips, birding book and binoculars provided for close up study of our native and migrating birds, playing cards and a few puzzles for rainy days, along with standard office supplies, and miniature sewing kits. Basic start up supplies are provided so that you don't have to rush out to the store upon your arrival. Shopping at local grocery stores is within five to fifteen minutes from your vacation get away. I've just added beach cruiser bicycles for pedaling around downtown. Enjoy!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable...moreless

  • Television:

    TV/DVD set up in living room and a TV in the king sized bedroom...moreless

  • Toys:

    Puzzles, cards, coloring books and crayons...moreless

  • Video Library:

    There are over 200 movies in the apartment....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    From outside your apartment you can see boat traffic on North River from the side garden and front lawn of the property...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Two can eat at the little oak dining table, two at the bar top, two at the coffee table...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Electric central heat and air...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric central heat and air...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bed sheets, pillows and cases, cotton blankets, bedspread, throws...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large living room with TV/DVD and movies, seats four on sofas, six more on chairs and dormer window seat...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Boat and RV parking is limited to the left of the property close to the block alley. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local service only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, kitchen and beach towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed internet provided for either wireless or hard wired computers...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee 12 cup with auto shut off, electric grinder, start up coffee, teas and condiments...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Crock of utensils, tongs knife block, cutting board, crock pot, mixer, collander, rice strainer, pyrex baking dishes, measuring cups/spoons, wine opener, storage containers, teapot, tea pitcher...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plates, glasses and flat ware for eight...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave:

    Built in above stove...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic start up supplies...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    Beach cruisers are available by reservation...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The upper deck is approximately 12 x 13', railed and with a gate at the top of the stairs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grills on the downstairs common area patio...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter season
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$150
$700 $1,800
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$135
$575 $1,530
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning 3-7 days $100
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. $100 cleaning charge for 3 to 7 nights. $200 cleaning charge for a month or longer.

Dogs are considered with a signed pet agreement and proof of inoculations and flea prevention plus a $250 refundable pet deposit and a $100 NON refundable pet cleaning fee.

Bicycles are available at no charge by reservation (first come, first serve.) Helmets and locks are not provided.

St. Marys bed tax of 6% is charged on the first thirty days of a stay; anything beyond 30 days is not subject to the city bed tax.

$250 refundable Reservation/Security deposit due with booking, along with signed Confirmation Letter and Rental/Rules Contract. First half rent is due 60 days before arrival;last half rent due 14 days before arrival. Personal check, cashiers check or credit card are accepted payments. Government per Diem is accepted.


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Last updated: 06/23/2015
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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Jacksonville International Airport, Florida
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Seagles Saloon
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cumberland Island Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Trident Lakes, Kings Bay Naval Base
45 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrack, Jacksonville, FL
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-95
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Seagles
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
Fernandina Beach, Florida

Historical library, 3 libraries nearby, ghost tours, Fernandina & St. Augustine beaches nearby, Okefenokee swamp park, ferry rides to Cumberland Island, St. Marys aquatic center, golf cart rentals, fishing charters, boating community.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: I am Elizabeth Gray, a native St. Marys resident. Since childhood, I have always loved the Norris St. home. I grew up on the other corner of the block. My family and friends are here and so has been my career. When I finished school, I started my own business, Gray’s Gallery and Custom Frame Shop. It’s been a place where I have framed lots of artwork for other people, and a place where I’ve displayed and sold my own work. Designing spaces, construction projects and furnishing and decorating are some of my favorite things. My best “therapy” is gardening. There’s something terrific about digging in the dirt. In short, Norris St. has provided me with a huge palette to be creative on all those levels. My hope is that you will truly enjoy what was designed for you.

Why the Owner Chose St. Marys:
There are three huge magnolia trees, yet the property is sunny and breezy. I love to look across North River to Fernandina and see boat traffic. I like the different living levels: patio, downstairs decks, and railed upper deck. We’ve had some terrific parties on the downstairs patio: cookouts, fire pit evenings, and dancing. It’s fun to meet new people and socialize with old friends as well. Come join us! Whether you are vacationing, looking for property, or working, our hope is that this “artist cottage” becomes an “island of pleasure. Basic start up supplies are provided to ease your transition. When we say, “Just bring your clothes!” we are pretty sure that everything else you need is already here. ABOUT ST. MARYS Lots of us walk in the morning. There’s a great 3.5 to 5 mile loop that takes you downtown to the river where you get the gentle kiss of a breeze in the morning. Sometimes, you even get the present of a dolphin swimming beside you. There is a group of waterfront feral cats that volunteers have adopted and feed daily. Many times they mistake a walker for a meal provider and bound out of their safe places with a hopeful meow. There’s always something going on downtown: the big swoosh of the Coast Guard loading up bright and early on their vessels, boaters headed out to land the big one, or couples headed over to catch the Cumberland ferry. You might wander through as vows are being exchanged in the park, or catch it just right as an arts and crafts festival concludes with a live band and street dance. This is a friendly southern coastal town. We are fortunate to live in such a peaceful, beautiful spot. We know that once you have tasted St. Marys-by-the-sea, you will acquire a taste for the town and its people. St. Marys will always have a place in your heart.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
There’s a Chinese tallow tree laden with wind chimes, birdfeeders, and birds. We get cardinals, mockingbirds, house finches, Carolina wrens, blue jays, red-bellied woodpeckers, mourning doves, goldfinches, painted buntings, great crested flycatchers, ring-necked turtle doves, hummingbirds, downy woodpeckers, pileated woodpeckers, tufted titmice, Carolina chickadees, robins, warblers, brown thrashers, cedar waxwings, bluebirds, and the occasional hawk, owl, and bat. If you get up early enough, you’ll hear this slight whirring overhead, and you’ll notice ibises and egrets headed to the river for a day of flying and fishing. It’s quite a symphony of bird sounds and songs throughout the day. When you are upstairs, you have a bird's eye view of everything going on around you. We loaded the walls, ceilings, and floors with insulation so it's extremely quiet and private up there. Because the ceilings are vaulted, you walk in and immediately take a deep breath because it doesn't feel cluttered or crowded. We made the upstairs deck as large as we could and that contributes to the feeling of spaciousness as well. Because our weather is generally so mild, it's easy to just leave the front door open, raise a few windows and enjoy a wonderful cross draft. It's a very pleasant space. You are but a five minute walk from the downtown waterfront park on the St. Marys river and ferry to Cumberland Island, shopping and restaurants, and another five minute walk in the other direction to the Meeting St. boat ramp where you can view North River.


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  • Upstairs apartment with private rear entrance and deck, across from North River

    Upstairs apartment with private rear entrance and deck, across from North River

  • Sunny spacious deck with patio furniture and umbrella, western view of back yard

    Sunny spacious deck with patio furniture and umbrella, western view of back yard

  • Bedroom with King sleigh bed and antique chaise, storage bureaus and closet

    Bedroom with King sleigh bed and antique chaise, storage bureaus and closet

  • Fully equipped kitchen/ laundry center w/ basic start up supplies for your visit

    Fully equipped kitchen/ laundry center w/ basic start up supplies for your visit

  • Fresh flowers, a bottle of wine and candles for a little romance

    Fresh flowers, a bottle of wine and candles for a little romance

  • Living room with full sofa and queen sleeper  facing TV/DVD, bartop and stools

    Living room with full sofa and queen sleeper facing TV/DVD, bartop and stools

  • From the front dormer window seat looking back at dining table & chairs past bar

    From the front dormer window seat looking back at dining table & chairs past bar

  • Living room sofa and coffee table

    Living room sofa and coffee table

  • From the living room dormer, looking back at vaulted ceiling and skylights

    From the living room dormer, looking back at vaulted ceiling and skylights

  • Recessed nook for 40" flat screen and DVD player, movie collection

    Recessed nook for 40" flat screen and DVD player, movie collection

  • Well lit tiled bathroom with full shower and window off private deck

    Well lit tiled bathroom with full shower and window off private deck

  • Bathroom entrance with linens and "Bathing Robins" artwork

    Bathroom entrance with linens and "Bathing Robins" artwork

  • Private rear entrance and lit stairs/landings to  upstairs gated deck

    Private rear entrance and lit stairs/landings to upstairs gated deck

  • floorplan

    floorplan

  • entry hall w/ desk & bookshelves, and full kitchen with laundry center/pantry.

    entry hall w/ desk & bookshelves, and full kitchen with laundry center/pantry.

  • Kitchen with smooth top stove and microwave

    Kitchen with smooth top stove and microwave

  • Bar top from living room overlooking fully equipped kitchen

    Bar top from living room overlooking fully equipped kitchen

  • Alice in Wonderland Nook.........plush queen sleeper sofa tucked off living room

    Alice in Wonderland Nook.........plush queen sleeper sofa tucked off living room

  • From Alice in Wonderland looking back at living room at bar/dining area/kitchen

    From Alice in Wonderland looking back at living room at bar/dining area/kitchen

  • From curvedkitchen bar top back toward living room, TV

    From curvedkitchen bar top back toward living room, TV

  • Living room with dry sink and Submarine print and sailboat sculpture

    Living room with dry sink and Submarine print and sailboat sculpture

  • Partial view of 200+ DVD Library and book collection for  entertainment pleasure

    Partial view of 200+ DVD Library and book collection for entertainment pleasure

  • Tiled tub/shower combination, sunny bathroom

    Tiled tub/shower combination, sunny bathroom

  • Bath linens, lotions & potions and whatever you might have forgotten-toothbrush?

    Bath linens, lotions & potions and whatever you might have forgotten-toothbrush?

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 06/23/2015
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