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Direct Oceanfront Romantic Cottage Just Minutes South of St Augustine

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Hear the Ocean steps from your Window - Remodeled 2012 - 1 BD 1.5 BA - Sleeps 5

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Explore this Romantic Oceanfront Cottage located just 5 minutes from Historic Downtown St Augustine on the 'Best Section' of beach. Loads of activities within walking distance. No long catwalks. No Cars allowed. Just waves & powder white sand steps from your door. Totally renovated in 2012 with 'Top-of-the-Line' finishes . Choose from 4 Cottages ranging 1 to 5 Bedrooms for any size group. I feel sure that after one stay, you will agree with me….'It just does not get any better than this!'

Seaside Cottage 4 is our most intimate home sleeping 2 to 4. It looks like it came right out of Potter Barn (which is actually where we purchased the dishes and curtains). Crisp White Linens. Bead board walls. Soft beach colors. Cool Stone Floors. You will always be glad you found us....

First thing you notice is the Beach. There are 2 huge 8' Picture Windows in the Greatroom and the Master Bedroom. You will love the murmur of the surf and sun bathing on the Oceanfront Patio. The shade comes in early afternoon so you can enjoy the waves at 'Happy Hour' from your 'Pub' Table. Or enjoy a little badminton or soccer on our grassy lawn.

Out back is a private Trellised Patio with Grill and a large Dining Table if friends drop in. The Grill is both Gas or Charcoal so take your choice.

For your entertainment, we added a Big Screen TV with Comcast and Wireless Internet in the Greatroom. Even a Streaming Video box so you can share You Tube Videos or Netflix (if you have an account).

There is also an indoor table for diner or games. We provide several and I highly recommend Rummikub. It is our family favorite and can be played from 8 to 88. It is a game where you actually have to think. I hope it will become a tradition in your family as well and may you think your stay at Seaside Cottages each time you play.

There is a Gourmet Kitchen with all Stainless Appliances (super quiet dishwasher) and 'Leather' surface Granite. I fell in love with it. As well as the soft mat finished Marble Floors throughout the cottage. I hope you appreciate them both as much as I do. The Kitchen is fully equipped with Pottery Barn dishes and glasses and all the pot, pans and utensils you'll need to create a gourmet meal. I hope you will enjoy cooking so much and you may save enough money to stay another night!

The Master Bedroom is direct oceanfront with spectacular morning sunrises and 42' TV. There is a Shower Bath with Oval Storage Medicine cabinet and my favorite 'Farm Sink' waterfall faucet.

If you need more room, the Leather Sofa in the Greatroom folds out into a comfortable Queen with a half bath next door.

There is an outdoor shower with hot and cold water. Beach Chairs and Boogie Boards provided as well as both Bath and Beach towels. A shared Laundry. And Parking for 2 cars.

Remember, if you need more space, or less, there are 4 Cottages in all:

COTTAGE #1 is a Duplex with total 6 Bedrooms + 3 Sleeper Sofas & 5 Baths (Seeps 6-19) 
COTTAGE #2 is a 2 Bedroom + 1 Sleeper Sofa & 3 Baths (Seeps 4-6) 
COTTAGE #3  is a 2 Bedroom +1 Sleeper Sofa & 2 Baths (Sleeps 4-6)
COTTAGE #4 (described here ) is a 1 Bedroom +1 Sleeper Sofa & 1.5 Bath Sleeps 2-4)

Total occupancy is 35.

Now that I have described the House let me turn to the Beach and why I call it the 'Best Beach'. You need to do your research here. There is a tremendous difference in the beaches and only 18 streets of what most people agree is the Best.

There are 4 distinct Beaches in St Augustine.  Be sure and find out “where” your beach house is located before you book. I believe this is the BEST section for 5 reason:

First is the SAND.  The sand is like powder, not coarse ground up shells like Vilano to the northo. This is the white powder you are looking for.  Great for drip castles! 

Second, at OCEAN IS RIGHT AT YOUR DOOR STEP.  There is no long raised boardwalk like further south along Atlantic View with a 5 minute walk across the dunes to navigate with the cooler & chairs before you ever get to the water.  Here the ocean and the VIEW is steps from your door.  Be careful. There are some “beachfront” homes that are so “far from the beach” because of the sand dunes that you can hardly “see” the ocean.

Third, there are NO CARS.  This is a major distinction.  Everything south of A Street has Cars. Imagine trying to play paddle ball or throwing football with cars continually passing by & having to be on constant baby alert. Not while you are on vacation!

Fourth, the beach is WIDE with GREAT WAVES - Some beaches in Vilano to the north are narrow & steep, some even with rocks.  The slope of the beach affects the waves.  They break so close in you can't boogey board. The locals consider this the BEST SURFING around. There's a friendly Surf shop with lessons & rentals right down the street on 1st Lane if you have some adventurous ones. The rest will have plenty of fun with the boogey boards provided by Seaside Cottages free of charge. 

Last, the beach is within WALKING DISTANCE of loads of activities and restaurants.  Many beaches both north and south are so isolated you have a long drive to get to anything.  Not here. It is so nice to be able to walk over to a restaurant for breakfast or send the kids out for Ice Cream Cones. There is a park nearby with Tennis and a YMCA for swimming or workout. Even a funky BQ restaurant with live music where you can have a drink and watch your little ones play in the POOL.  But better yet is the Pier.  Located within walking distance they have a new Spash Pool the kids will love plus Beach Volleyball courts, pier fishing, a Farmers Market and Free Live Music Concerts. How wonderful is that?

So…… Please call if I can answer any questions day or night or visit my website with photos of every room and check out my You Tube Video. 

I hope you will enjoy your stay and come to think of this as 'your' home at the Beach.? A place to come as a couple or with friends and family to enjoy each other, the Beach and the charm of St Augustine.

Consider me at your service,

Linda

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum Age Requirement - 25 yrs old....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Leather Queen Sleeper Sofa in Greatroom and Daybed...moreless

  • The Master Bedroom is direct Oceanfront with a HUGE Picture Window & Private Bath...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Private Bath for Master...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Powder room in Greatroom for Sleeper Sofa...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Loads to do Walking Distance from your Door: Spash Pool, Free Concerts & Beach Volley Ball at The Pier Outdoor Music while you eat & watch the kids Swim at Jack's Ice Cream Shop & tons of Great Local Restaurants Surf Shop w/Board, Kayak, Bike or Segway Rentals On the Island minutes by car: Swiming or Gym at YMCA with Day or Week Pass Tennis Miniature Golf Bowling Canoeing on the Intercoastal Deep Sea Charter Fishing Boat Rental for Fishing on the Intraoastal Spas Pottery Painting Amphitheater for great concerts Historic St Augustine just 5 minute north: Alligator Farm Castillo de San Maros Fort Lighthoue Museum Ghost Tours Winery Tour Ripley's Believe it or Not Antiquing Amusements near by: Daytona Races - 1 hour Disney World - 2 hours Marine Land to see the Dolphins - 20 minutes Outlet Malls - 10 min Golf: Royal St Augustine - 5 min World Golf - 20 min Ponte Vedra's TPC or Sawgrass - 30 min...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    2 Big Flat Screens...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Streaming Video available for You Tube or Netflix if you have account ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Direct on the sand - Wide Beach with no cars and no catwalks - The ocean is right at your door....moreless

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    Direct Oceanfront with no Cars Allowed on the Beach, No Long Catwalks or Sand Dunes, Powder Sand Great for Drip Castles, Good Waves, Loads of Restaurants within Walking Distance. ...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    Direct Oceanfront with no Cars Allowed on the Beach, No Long Catwalks or Sand Dunes, Powder Sand Great for Drip Castles, Good Waves, Loads of Restaurants within Walking Distance...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There are 3 Dining areas: Inside Round Black Table seats 4, Oceanside Raised Teak Table seats 4, Private rear Patio Woodend Table seats 8...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Shared washer and dryer located outside Cottage 1...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    2 Parking Spaces...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Shared Washer and Dryer located outside Cottage 1...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully Stocked with Dishes, Pots & Pans...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless and super quiet...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    NEW in 2012 - Granite Counters - Marble Floors throughout...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Oceanfront Balcony with gorgeous Ocean Views and Breezes...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Available for rent on A Street at Pit Surf Shop...moreless

  • Boat:

    Deepsea Fishing Trips avail or rent a boat and cruize the Intercoastal from Devils Elbow....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    2 Paver Patios - One off the Bedrooms and one in Back for Grilling or Dining...moreless

  • Golf:

    Royal St Augustine minutes away. World Golf Village about 20 min and Sawgrass/TPC about 30 minutes...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    For rent at Devils Elbow for exploring the Intercoastal ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Private Grill with Both Gas or Charcoal...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Available on Pope Street...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    The waves are great. Boogie Boards are provided free. Real Surf Boards (and lessons) are avail at Pitt Surf Shop on A Street as well as Bike and Kayak rentals. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    No Pool at Property but Splash Pool at Pier for little ones. Funky BBQ Restaurant, Jack's, has pool for their guest at A Street & lovely YMCA near by on Popes with daily or weekly memberships...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer
Aug 15 - Sep 11, 2015
3 night min stay
$373
$1,490

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $213 Nightly

Fall
Sep 12 - Jan 2, 2016
3 night min stay
$280
$1,398

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $200 Nightly

Winter
Jan 3 - Feb 19, 2016
3 night min stay
$224
$1,120 $3,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $160 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $100 Nightly

Spring
Feb 20 - May 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$300
$1,499

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $214 Nightly

Summer
May 28 - Aug 12, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,595

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $228 Nightly

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$300
$1,499

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $214 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Security $200
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Holiday Upcharges: July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year $400

Veterans Day, Bike Week, Easter, and Labor Day $200

MLK Day and President's Day $150

Memorial Day $300

Minimum 4 night stay during holidays except minimum 7 night stay during July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year.

1/2 due with rental agreement and remaining 1/2 due 60 days before check in date. Forms of acceptable payment: personal check, cashier's check, or money order.


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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Jacksonville or Daytona 1 hr - Orlando 1.45 hrs
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Over 10 within Walking distance
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
World Golf & Sawgrass/TPC + Royal St Aug 5 Minutes
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Great restaurants within Walking Distance
Private Homes
Nearest Beach
Direct Oceanfront on St Augustine Beach

Car: Not Necessary

There are endless things to do in Historic Downtown St Augustine all less than 5 minutes away by car or Trolley. Just search the web and you will be overloaded.

We are located just south of Downtown over the Bridge of Lions on Anastasia Island. There are tons of things to do within Walking Distance which is one thing that makes this Home so unique. Below are a few ideas. Feel free to call for details.

LOADS TO DO WALKNG DISTANCE FROM YOUR DOOR:

• Splash Pool at Pier

• Free Concerts at Pier

• Farmers Market at Pier

• Beach Volley Ball at Pier

• Outdoor Music at Jack's BQ

• Swimming Pool when you eat at Jacks BQ

• Ice Cream Shop

• Tons of Great Local Restaurants (No Chains)

• Cafes with Live Music

• Surf Shop with Surf Board, Kayak and Bike Rentals

• Segway Rentals

• Shell Shop

• Beach Shop selling Bathing Suits and Souvenirs

ON ANASTASIA ISLAND, MINUTES AWAY BY CAR:

• Swimming at YMCA with Day or Week Pass

• Gym at YMCA with Day or Week Pass

• Tennis

• Spa

• Publix 

• Sports Bar

• Miniature Golf

• Bowling

• Canoeing on the Intracoastal

• Deep Sea Fishing

• Fishing on the Intercostal

• Boat Rental

• Pottery Painting

• Windsurfing at Anastasia State Park

• Amphitheater for concerts

HISTORIC ST AUGUSTINE JUST 5 MIN NORTH:

• Alligator Farm

• Oldest School

• The Fort

• Lighthouse Museum

• Flagler College

• Ghost Tours

• Winery Tour

• Chocolate Factory Tour

• World Class Restaurants

• Romantic Sailing excursions

• Ripley's Believe it or Not

• Parasailing

• EcoTours for to see Dolphins or Birds

• Antiquing

AMUSEMENTS NEAR BY:

• Outlet Malls at 95 - 10 min

• Go Cart Racing - 10 min

• All the Chains (Carrabba's, Red Lobster, Outback, etc) - 5 min

• Daytona Races - 1 hour

• Disney World, Sea World & Universal - 2 hours

• Marine Land to see the Dolphins - 20 minutes

• Kennedy Space Center

• Jaguar Games

• Jacksonville Zoo

• Jacksonville Children's Museum

• Jacksonville Cummer Art Museum

GOLF:

• Ponte Vedra's TPC or Sawgrass - 30 minutes

• World Golf Village - 20 minutes

• Royal St Augustine - 5 minutes

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2011

About: My name is Linda Bayles. I have been a Reator with Remax in the Jacksonville/St Augustine area ranking in the Top 1% of Agents since 1998. I work primarily as a Single Agent. There are not many of us out there. Most Realtors work as neutral Transaction Agents. You can googe 'Buyers Agent' to get an overview of the difference. I think it is big. Just ask yourself the question, Would I want the other sides Attorney to represent me too? That's it in a nut shell but the amazing thing is, unlike Attorneys, it does not cost you anything to have your OWN Realtor representing just YOUR interest. We are all paid by the Seller. So .... I would love to help if you are thinking about buying or selling in the area. Just call and I will start sending photos of homes so you can get familiar with the options before you come. Once here just let me know when you are available. We can see about 4 per hour. And in 2004, I fell in love with St Augustine Beach.

Why Private Homes:
In 2005 I walked into a 1926 beach cottage on St Augustine Beach and knew I had found my calling. I wanted to 'Create' a vacation space for Families. Large extended families. A place were Cousins, Grandmothers, Uncles and Aunts can comfortably come together to reconnect and enjoy each other away from the demands of the outside world. I come from a large family of 5 children as does my husband, Brad. Some of my fondest memories are when we all got together to just 'hang out' for 3 or 4 days. The little ones always come up with a 'play'. The adults always congregate in the Kitchen passing down the 'Family Recipes' to the next generation and playing Games. We are a big Game playing family. Specifically Rummikub . If you have never played, you should. I make sure there is one in each house and once you are hooked and have one of your own, hope you will think of your St Augustine stay every time you play. (Call and I will give you the rules) So I bought that 1926 Craftsman, gutted it and turned it into The Chautauqua which sleeps 22. It has been a rewarding success. In 2011, my Father expanded the tradition and bought 4 homes on 3 Oceanfront lots. We could not believe our luck and spent the next year remodeling them into The Seaside Cottages. We just put them on the market in June 2012. Now we can accommodate up to 35 in one location! Cottage 1 is 5 bedroom 5 bath plus 2 sleeper sofas, 1 daybead and 2 bunks. Cottage 2 is a 2 Bedroom 3 bath plus sleeper sofa. Cottage 3 (here) is a 2 bedroom 2 bath with Sleeper. And Cottage 4 is a 1 bedroom 1.5 bath with Sleeper. The Best part is not only the houses but the BEACH. There are only 18 streets on the “Best Beach” - No cars. No Catwalk. The ocean right at your door. Everything within walking distance…. And we now have homes on 2 of the them! I hope you will come stay with us and create memories you will cherish for a lifetime. Then I will consider it a success.


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  • Hear the Ocean steps from your  Window - Remodeled 2012 - 1 BD 1.5 BA - Sleeps 5

    Hear the Ocean steps from your Window - Remodeled 2012 - 1 BD 1.5 BA - Sleeps 5

  • Rear Beach Access

    Rear Beach Access

  • Makes Inviting Back yard

    Makes Inviting Back yard

  • Welcome!

    Welcome!

  • Three Places to Dine - Inside + Ocenside and Rear. Great for Games too!

    Three Places to Dine - Inside + Ocenside and Rear. Great for Games too!

  • Plus Powder Room with Stone Counter and Oval Medicine Cabinet for Extra Storage

    Plus Powder Room with Stone Counter and Oval Medicine Cabinet for Extra Storage

  • Oceanfront Master with 8' Picture Window - Amazing Sunrises!

    Oceanfront Master with 8' Picture Window - Amazing Sunrises!

  • Private Bath with Shower

    Private Bath with Shower

  • Patio is a perfect place for sunbathing with wonderful breezes

    Patio is a perfect place for sunbathing with wonderful breezes

  • Ocean Front Cottage 4 w/Beachfront Patio for sun & private Trellis Patio in back

    Ocean Front Cottage 4 w/Beachfront Patio for sun & private Trellis Patio in back

  • Outdoor Shower with Hot & Cold. Beach Chairs and Boogie Boards provided

    Outdoor Shower with Hot & Cold. Beach Chairs and Boogie Boards provided

  • Trellis Patio with Grill and Outdoor Dining

    Trellis Patio with Grill and Outdoor Dining

  • Kitchen  with 'Leather' finish to the Granite Counters & Stainless Appliances

    Kitchen with 'Leather' finish to the Granite Counters & Stainless Appliances

  • Big Screen TV + Streaming Video for You Tub, Wireless Internet & 8' Ocean views!

    Big Screen TV + Streaming Video for You Tub, Wireless Internet & 8' Ocean views!

  • Home feature Stone Floors throughout & Queen Sleeper Sofa for extra sleeping

    Home feature Stone Floors throughout & Queen Sleeper Sofa for extra sleeping

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