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Artist Cottage Across from Marsh, Downtown St. Marys

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

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Last updated: 07/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

St. Marys house description

JUST BRING YOUR CLOTHES!

This roomy (960 sq. ft.) one-bedroom apartment is fully appointed with private phone line, DSL, 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.

Keywords: Upstairs Apartment

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 960 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • 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

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

              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

              Kitchen & Dining

              • 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

              • Coffee Maker:

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

              • Dining:

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

              • Dishes & Utensils:

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

              • Stove:

                Electric smooth top, self cleaning...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Ice Maker
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Living Room:

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

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

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

              • Linens Provided:

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

              • Towels Provided:

                Bath, kitchen and beach towels provided...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Electric central heat and air...moreless

              • Heating:

                Electric central heat and air...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Parking Off Street
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer

              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

                  • Television:

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

                  • Video Library:

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

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

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

                  • Broadband Access

                  Outdoor Features

                  • 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

                  • Bicycles:

                    Beach cruisers are available by reservation...moreless

                  • Balcony

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                      • 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

                      Activities

                      • Restaurants
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Racquetball
                      • Hiking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Tennis
                      • Cycling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Golf
                      • Kayaking
                      • Hunting
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Sailing
                      • Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Laundromat
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Live Theater
                      • Cinemas
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Museums
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Ruins
                      • Surfing
                      • Water Parks
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Walking
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Boating
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Skiing
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Standard pricing
                      3 night min stay
                      $167
                      $700 $1,800
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Pet Fee $100
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

                      $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.


                      This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 07/16/2014
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                      Location

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

                      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

                      • 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.

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

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

                      • 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

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

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

                      • 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

                      • 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

                      • Bar top from living room overlooking fully equipped kitchen

                        Bar top from living room overlooking fully equipped kitchen

                      • 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

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

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

                      • 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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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Monday, July 07, 2014

                      $167 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 07/16/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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