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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: 07/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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 elevated 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 with shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    Tiled bathroom with full tub/shower...moreless

  • Downstairs bath is luxurious. Upstairs bath is also tiled and has an outside window. 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 unusually high tides 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

  • 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

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Looking north across the Matanzas Inlet is the Matanzas National Monument Park, and if you look under the bridge you can see the actual Fort Matanzas....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    The huge deck sits right on the beach. Step down the 5' wide steps and you're there. No lugging beach stuff down a long, crowded walkway over sand dunes....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Historic downtown is easy to find; just pull out of our driveway and head north on A1A. You'll be there with no turns in 20 minutes....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    While watching the shrimp boats, you'll see ocean freighters in the distance. Lucky ones see whales passing by. Sea turtles and manatees are often seen up close to the shoreline....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

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Efficient heat pump with all ductwork replaced mid 2011. Two speed fan is extremely quiet. UV light in the air flow for added sanitation...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 recliners. Double sliding glass doors onto the deck with 100% oceanfront view...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    We get 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 right at the front door. The side area covered in pavers holds 3 car spaces 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....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Residential size washer & dryer inside the downstairs bathroom....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! Crock pot, toaster, blender, electric opener, powered wine opener, pancake griddle...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. This style oven takes longer to reach cooking temperature. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator with ice maker...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. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Public golf course is 8 miles north. About 20 miles north is World Golf Village...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

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

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Grassy area for pets is fenced and gated. A paver walkway leads thru the lawn to hidden trash can area....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

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

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Jet skis can be rented at the main St Augustine marina. 8 miles north kite boad instruction/rental is available...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 20 - Sep 26, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,450 $5,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

Winter
Sep 27 - Feb 27, 2016
4 night min stay
$175
$1,200 $3,500
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
$207
$5,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning $150 + tax
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%

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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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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 resident 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. When we moved to NE Florida in 1998 we visited St Augustine public beach and were not impressed by the crowds. 2011 was the first time we returned, and discovered 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 has. It was a challenge just to walk the distance out their crowded walkway over sand dunes to the waters edge. Mi Casa has us spoiled. Walking down our 5' wide steps 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.


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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.

  • 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

  • Conveniently back up to the door to unload/reload

    Conveniently back up to the door to unload/reload

  • 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.

  • 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

  • The days treasures

    The days treasures

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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/31/2015
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Crescent Beach #357529

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