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'Mi Casa' Beachfront Townhouse 'Ocean Spray in Your Face'

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High tide hits our new seawall. Relax on the deck & you're still 'on the beach'

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Crescent Beach townhome description

Feel the ocean spray while you relax on the deck of this 3-unit townhouse named Mi Casa bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in front and the Matanzas River Inlet on the side. Very private dog friendly beach in an oceanfront homes section with no cars allowed on the beach ( we're an island connected to the mainland by Hwy A1A bridges on each end). When the tides out kids have great fun searching tidal pools for critters. Fort Matanzas National Monument is on the other side of the bridge within walking distance. 2 miles north you can rent boats and kayaks and buy bait. 3 miles south is Marineland where you can swim with dolphins or go on a kayak guided tour. Waterfront seafood restaurant across the street where you can bring your pet, and a gas/convenience store 1 block away. Brick charcoal grill outside. Fully equipped kitchen to spend a weekend or 6 months.
Sleeping arrangements: downstairs two full size beds roll out from beneath the kitchen deck; upstairs is all master bedroom with a king bed; above the king bed is an open loft with two twin beds.

Keywords: Condo, Townhouse, oceanfront, beachfront, fully furnished, cottage

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Property Type

  • Townhome
  • On floor 1
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Age 25 or over. We do not rent to student groups....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                At low tide the tidal pools enchant kids & adults alike searching for critters and shells. ...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking is permitted outside only....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Pet charge is $100 per pet. We provide sheets to cover the furniture and ask that you kennel your pet when left alone (we provide kennels)...moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom 1: 2 double

                ground floor the beds roll out from under the kitchen deck....moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 king

                Entire 2nd floor is a master bedroom ...moreless

              • Loft: 2 twin/ single

                Open loft with porthole windows...moreless

              • King bed with memory foam, Double Beds (2) These two full size beds hide during the day under the kitchen deck, and roll out at night. Two twin beds in the loft over the master bedroom. You can see the ocean thru the portholes....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                Downstairs tiled bathroom ...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                Exotic stone work & doorless rain shower...moreless

              • Downstairs bath is compact. Upstairs bath is luxurious. B Ladies enjoy the bonus makeup counter with sink & mirror in the bedroom. ...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Stand at the edge of the deck & feel the ocean spray on your face. During high tide there's water on 3 sides. Compare that with the usual 300 room condo 500 feet from the water with a 'peek' sideways of the ocean. Mi Casa truly is 'Awesome'...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Games:

                    A few boxed games...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Dish Network with the 'everything' package. Great picture quality. Lots of movie channels...moreless

                  • Television:

                    Nice 55' flat screen...moreless

                  • Toys:

                    5 miles up the road Dollar General sells beach toys...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    More than 15 movies on DVD...moreless

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beachfront:

                    The huge deck sits right on the beach. Got a ton of stuff to lug to the water? 100' at low tide & you're in the water. At high tide step off the deck & you're in the water....moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    Watch the shrimp boats in the distance, or the surfers and kite boarders up close. Provided binoculars bring them closer....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    We replace the table with dining counter and high chairs. Opened up the kitchen & makes it nice to enjoy a meal & look out at the ocean at the same time....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    All new heat pump with all ductwork replaced mid 2011. Two speed fan is extremely quiet...moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    AT&T wifi sends a strong signal to both units and outside....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Heat pump does a great job. You'll never be cold here!...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    High speed AT&T ...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Plenty of towels/wash cloths; sheets/pillows/blankets....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Spacious with couch & 2 chairs. Double sliding glass doors onto the deck with 100% oceanfront view...moreless

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    We personally have good reception with our AT&T service...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Two spaces right at the front door, plus extra parking adjacent....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    each unit has two paved parking spaces. The side paved area holds 3 cars for whoever needs them....moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    Park your boat 2 miles upriver at Devils Elbow....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    With everyone bringing a cell phone we've dropped the local telephone...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Full set up of towels is provided, plus washer/dryer with detergent provided if you need to do laundry....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Stacked washer/dryer (2013) in the outside closet Laundry detergent provided. ...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Bring your computer, the wifi signal is strong with the new AT&T fiber optic high speed internet service. Wifi is free....moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    It's still there, just inoperable for insurance reasons & plexiglassed sealed. Just for looks now....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Automatic cut off 12 cup model...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Probably as many pots & pans as you have at home! New set of Wolfgang Puck in 2013. Crock pot, toaster, blender, electric opener....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Nice quality dishware & utensils ...moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    We supply the detergent...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Full size kitchen with everything you'll need to set up housekeeping for a night or 6 months. Ceramic top stove/refrigerator with ice maker/ dishwasher/black granite sink. ...moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    works well & is clean...moreless

                  • Oven:

                    Self cleaning with hidden heating element, and we supply aluminum drip pans in the bottom...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Large salad bowl, baking dishes, etc...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    This refrigerator with ice maker has a bottom freezer...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Ceramic top gets razor cleaned every week by our long term cleaning crew...moreless

                  • Toaster:

                    4-slice toaster speeds up breakfast prep....moreless

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    Private & opens directly off the master bedroom via two pairs of patio doors. Let the ocean breeze ruffle your hairdo....moreless

                  • Boat:

                    Boat rental 2 miles north at Devils Elbow Marina...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Lots of deck chairs & recliners. Huge deck can easily hold 25 guests. You can fish off the deck at high tide. ...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Public golf course is 8 miles north...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Devils Elbow rents kayaks, and 1 mile south Marineland offers kayak tours...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Grassy area for pets...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    A wonderful brick BBQ with 3 grills plus a smoker in back...moreless

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    In this area the big thing is kite boarding, and instruction/rentals are available 8 miles up the road....moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Jet skis can be rented at the main St Augustine marina...moreless

                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 15 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter
                  Sep 28 - Feb 28, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,400
                  Summer 2015
                  Mar 1 - Sep 26, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,700

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee $110
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  If the calendar shows no vacancy for the week you want, check my other listing vrbo.com/7190 for a vacancy in the middle unit/same building.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 12/18/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Necessary

                  Walk, bike, or drive over the bridge to Fort Matanzas. It's free and very interesting. Park service boat transports you across the river to the fort, where a ranger gives interesting information about the history of the fort. The boat leaves on the half hour. Excellent nature trail thru the Matanzas National Park. 3 miles south and you can swim with dolphins at Marineland.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2011

                  About the owner: Retired businessman who breeds parrots as a hobby and sells/repairs golf carts to challenge the brain cells. On our 55 acre farm covered with 100+ year old grandfather oaks we have dogs & cats on rat & predator patrol duty, cows, horses & a rescue pony with a wild deer as a pal; guineas, peacocks, chickens and many breeding pairs of macaws, cockatoos and african greys.

                  Why the Owner Chose Crescent Beach:
                  We love the quiet & solitude. 12 years ago we visited St Augustine public beach and were not impressed by the crowds. 2011 was the first time we returned, and we bought Mi Casa. Our place on Summer Haven Island is the closest thing to a private beach you'll find for under $10 million. As soon as we stood on the deck, which really is on the beach, we told the realtor 'we'll take it!' Some of the yearly renters have come back 10 years in a row, and everyone has written wonderful reviews of the location and the updates & upgrades we've made. Sept '12 we shopped for another investment oceanfront condo and were amazed at the $4-500k condos that couldn't offer what Mi Casa already has. It was a challenge just to walk the distance out their wooden walkway to the waters edge. Mi Casa has us spoiled. Walking down our 6' steps (less at high tide) is an unfair comparison. The rod holders on the deck railing are your first clue that nobody else is this close to the water! Some say it's like being on a boat!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
                  Waking to the roar of the ocean is a wonderful experience. Coffee on the deck, then 2nd cup on the beach letting the dogs run free (oops, the leash slipped out of my hand). Birds huddled on the sandbar in front. Ride bikes on the beach and spot turtle nests and shells and critters caught in the tidal pools or get up on the hard road and bike the miles of paved bike path north and south. Spot a sea turtle or manatee or dolphins swimming past. Whales pass in front but I haven't spotted one myself. Watch the kite boarders sail 20' into the air. Watch the Ospreys shake in flight like a dog after diving for fish. Last year a Bald Eagle pair regularly fished out front off the rocks. Gaze at the shrimp boats with binoculars (provided) then drive up the road & buy tonights shrimp dinner you watched being caught. Enjoy surf-fishing then clean your catch on our fish cleaning station. The 3-grill brick BBQ has a smoker built in on the back side. View the stars in the near total darkness. Cross over the bridge & explore Fort Matanzas for free and its nature trail.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • High tide hits our new seawall. Relax on the deck & you're still 'on the beach'

                    High tide hits our new seawall. Relax on the deck & you're still 'on the beach'

                  • Low tide & a shrimp boat on the horizon.  Tidal pools are fun to play in.

                    Low tide & a shrimp boat on the horizon. Tidal pools are fun to play in.

                  • Some days the shelling is great

                    Some days the shelling is great

                  • Side view from the private bedroom balcony

                    Side view from the private bedroom balcony

                  • Riding on the beach & finding more shells. Sand is hard packed at low tide.

                    Riding on the beach & finding more shells. Sand is hard packed at low tide.

                  • Dogs love the beach (yes, they're supposed to be on a leash).

                    Dogs love the beach (yes, they're supposed to be on a leash).

                  • Historical marker on the other side of our bridge.

                    Historical marker on the other side of our bridge.

                  • Mi Casa is a 3 unit building. Park right at your door; 2 spaces/unit

                    Mi Casa is a 3 unit building. Park right at your door; 2 spaces/unit

                  • All tile bathroom downstairs with our bargain '$800' sink

                    All tile bathroom downstairs with our bargain '$800' sink

                  • Memory foam king bed washed by the morning sun & ocean breezes!!!

                    Memory foam king bed washed by the morning sun & ocean breezes!!!

                  • Kids love their private loft & lookout windows

                    Kids love their private loft & lookout windows

                  • Two memory foam full size beds roll out by night/hide by day

                    Two memory foam full size beds roll out by night/hide by day

                  • On the bridge, almost. We're on an island connected by a bridge on each end.

                    On the bridge, almost. We're on an island connected by a bridge on each end.

                  • St Augustine Lighthouse, just one of our treasures you'll want to visit

                    St Augustine Lighthouse, just one of our treasures you'll want to visit

                  • Kids love finding star fish

                    Kids love finding star fish

                  • Brick BBQ with 3 grills + smoker. Bring charcoal.

                    Brick BBQ with 3 grills + smoker. Bring charcoal.

                  • Our almost private beach hosts turtle nests.

                    Our almost private beach hosts turtle nests.

                  • View from the loft.  Kids love the twin beds & their 'pirate' windows

                    View from the loft. Kids love the twin beds & their 'pirate' windows

                  • A guest took this sunrise photo.

                    A guest took this sunrise photo.

                  • View from your private balconey

                    View from your private balconey

                  • Upstairs vanity counter outside the full bathroom

                    Upstairs vanity counter outside the full bathroom

                  • Open loft over the king bed. 2 twin beds + porthole windows

                    Open loft over the king bed. 2 twin beds + porthole windows

                  • Living room with two recliners + couch looking into full kitchen

                    Living room with two recliners + couch looking into full kitchen

                  • High tide brings the water to your steps.  No long walkway to the beach here!

                    High tide brings the water to your steps. No long walkway to the beach here!

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  Member since: 2001
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Calendar last updated: 12/18/2014
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