Classic Florida Beach Cottage Near Atlantic Beach (Min 3 Month Rental & No Pets)
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Atlantic Beach cottage description
Some time in the late twenties, early thirties a sea captain built a one-room beach house two and a half blocks from the ocean. It resembled the inside of a ship’s cabin with a pull down bed, built-in shelves and cabinets to maximize space. The exterior structure still stands and is the main living space of this original Florida beach cottage, now expanded to include a kitchen and dining room and large master bedroom with spacious bath. 900 square feet in all and creatively renovated, The Beach House as we call it, lies only two and a half blocks from the beach but sports a comfortable back patio, brick wood grill and portable gas grill, hammock, garden shed and bike shed. The impression is one of ease and efficiency. Everything has its place and there is a place for everything.
The original interior walls are plank boards painted white and in the bedroom, the boards run up the wall and along the ceiling, accentuating the cottage feel. Exterior hardy boards give the cottage an old-world feel, especially with the white-railed porch in front. Tastefully decorated and landscaped, this house calls to your simpler nature when you might shower outside after the beach and dry in the hammock or lawn chair. In the mornings when the day is still cool and the birds are singing, I sit in the Adirondack chair on the front porch and work on my laptop. Life is too good.
Fully up to date with modern necessities like WiFi, cable TV/DVD, brand new dishwasher and dual fuel range, front loading washer/dryer, microwave and even a Champion Juicer for the health conscious, it has all that you need to feel comfortable with none of the stresses of busy streets and noisy neighbors. Take a bike ride to Jax Beach Pier, walk into the Beaches Town Center (only seven blocks away) for dinner or frozen yogurt, or buzz over the Intercoastal Waterway and pick up a gourmet dinner from Fresh Market. Walk to the beach, have wine in the back yard, grill out burgers and roast vegetables, all this and more and yet life stays simple. We hope you will enjoy the Salt Life as much as we do.
VRBO and Homeaway software limit the listing to show 1-30 day minimum. However, the Atlantic beach ordinance requires a THREE MONTH MINIMUM RENTAL and have personally contacted me about this. Apologies for the double message on the website, but my hands are tied. Also, it is important to know that PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED and this is non-negotiable. My family vacations in this house during the winter months and we have extreme allergies. I am thrilled to share my home during the spring, summer and fall however, and invite you to consider it your own, treating as such.
- 900 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3
- King size bed (1) The bed is made as a King with luxurious sheets, but if you want singles, it can be made as two twins and the sofa made into a twin, sleeping three in the large room. Twin or Single Beds (1 or 3 as per above) The sofa in the bedroom can be made into a twin bed without taking up anymore space, thanks to IKEA....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
The model of efficiency, the kitchen feeds two or three easily, with all the modern conveniences available. However, I have entertained my entire extended family, extending the table to seat nine!...moreless
I try to provide enough paper ware to get you started, like napkins and paper towels. Condiments are in the refrigerator, basic herbs on the counter and oil, vinegar, rice and Pam in the cabinet....moreless
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
The fireplace would only be needed in the wintertime, but it is useable. There is a fire pit outside on the patio, nice when fall temperatures drop and spring temperatures haven't risen yet....moreless
- Towels Provided:
- Living Room seats 9:
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Air Conditioning:
- Parking Off Street:
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- The back yard feels like a sanctuary, for visiting in the cool of the afternoons, grilling out using the new gas weber grill or the old school brick wood grill, eating on the full sized patio table, or sunbathing in gravity free lounge chairs. There is sun and there is shade. Just move around to find the temperature of your choice....moreless
- Video Library:
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- Wireless Internet:
Deck / Patio:
The patio out back has a table and chairs for six and comfortable seating in addition. There are also two lounge chairs you can pull out to sun in. The front porch has a bistro table and chairs for two (great for morning coffee) and an adirondack chair and side table....moreless
Lawn / Garden:
The front yard has beautiful tropical plants and a stone walkway, with a hammock stand under an orange tree, and a Meyers lemon tree and two more exotic citrus trees along the house and in the back....moreless
- Outdoor Grill:
- Surf Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Live Theater
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Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2014
1 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
PLEASE NOTE: ATLANTIC BEACH ORDINANCE REQUIRES A THREE MONTH MINIMUM RENTAL but VRBO's website does not have a place to indicate that and recommended it be placed throughout the site in the descriptions. I apologize for the confusion. Please do not plan on moving furniture or redecorating. No pets allowed. Any house plants brought in must be placed in protective dishes to hold water run-off.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection: $69
- housekeeping: $100
- Tax Rate 13%
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Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: I grew up in Jacksonville and moved away after college. After raising a family of four boys and a husband, I bought a house close to home but miles away. I wanted to be near my parents but immerse myself in the beach life. Atlantic Beach could be anywhere on the east coast, but it happens to be only 30 minutes from downtown Jacksonville, where you can go to enjoy opera, the symphony, road shows from New York and everything a big city has to offer.
Why the Owner Chose Atlantic Beach:
Having grown up in Jacksonville, I remember the beaches when they were more remote, quaint and simple. I liked this house because it reminded me of the clapboard beach cottages of old, with porches, wood floors and simple white trim work.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Atlantic Beach is mostly residential so it is quiet with good neighbors. But mostly because you can walk to the beach without needing a stoplight. Pedestrian traffic rules in Atlantic Beach, with bikes coming in second.
- Primary: 2709936508 Contrary to VRBO website, minimum rental 3 months
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Two and a half blocks from the ocean, this little beach cottage is old Florida.
This is a great place for a morning cup of coffee.
The dining room table contracts to four and expands to eight.
Here you see all three components of the great room.
There is a terrarium window over the sink where african violets grow.
The large bathroom has excellent lighting, shower/tub, comode and linen closet
Full load front loading washer dryer is all part of the large bathroom.
Patio furniture for lounging and outdoor dining. Brick grill and new gas grill.
The front porch is cool and quiet in the mornings.
The living room is part of the great room.
We call this the family room, although it is all part of the great room.
The kitchen is compact and serviceable, including all you need.
The bedroom is large, with a King bed and convertible twin bed/sofa.
In the mirror behind the door is an ironing board and drying rack.
Idyllic backyard beautifully landscaped and irrigated with weekly lawn service.
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Date last modified - Tuesday, March 04, 2014
1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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