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Two and a half blocks from the ocean, this little beach cottage is old Florida.

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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:90 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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 board 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, dual fuel range and refrigerator, front loading washer/dryer, microwave and even a Champion Juicer for the health conscious if you request, 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.

Atlantic beach ordinance requires a THREE MONTH MINIMUM RENTAL and have personally contacted me about this. 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.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    I stipulate 25 and over, although I have four twenty-something sons and even they are sketchy at their age. Must be the white carpet. in the bedroom....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • 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

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Large, well-lighted bathroom off the bedroom and with access to the hallway. Full tub/shower, one sink, drop down ironing board, dryer rack, tile floor, linen closet, commode and washer/dryer are all in the bathroom so you see, it is bigger than can be captured in photos....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    The player is in the cabinet next to TV....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    At&t Uverse offers a wide viewing experience and HDR recording options....moreless

  • Television:

    There is a flat screen TV in the living room and in the bedroom....moreless

  • Video Library:

    A selection of DVD's are stored in the television cabinet, but Blockbuster is not far away either....moreless

Theme

  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The table is set up for four, can be extended to eight, comfortably if at an angle. Extra chairs are stored in outside storage building....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Being such a dollhouse of a cottage, the air conditioning is very efficient....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    If you can fit it in the front loading washing machine, the dryer can handle it! It's only a few years old....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    The fireplace draws beautifully and is a perfect touch to warm your bones on those occasional chilly evenings....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    If you make sure the thermostat is always on auto, the cottage will stay exactly the temperature you desire within several degrees....moreless

  • Internet:

    We use wireless broadband, but if you need to hard wire, I suppose you could plug into the modem....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    The King bed is made with luxurious sheets and a light-weight comforter. If you want three twin beds made up, that can be arranged....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room has two seating areas, one with a couch and love seat in front of the TV and one in front of the fireplace with four chairs arranged around end tables....moreless

  • Parking:

    You can park on the street but you don't need to....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    The shell driveway is for two cars but we have parked four front to back....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only. I may remove it altogether....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Lots of towels for the bath, and beach towels for the beach. You can hang beach towels and bathing suits outside on a retractable line, or on the drying rack in the bathroom. Please not on the porch...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    The washer/dryer unit is only a few years old. The washer is a front loader, and has normal capacity for its efficient size. HE detergent only and in small amounts....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wifi reaches into all of the house most of the time, but at the dining room table all of the time....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    A coffeemaker is on the counter, as well as an espresso maker and bean grinder....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need is there!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    The dishes aren't fancy but they aren't plastic! Lots of glassware, cookware and utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    Brand new side by side freezer door with ice machine on outside....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    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

  • Microwave:

    Hanging over the oven, it has that wonderful feature of press 1 and it starts for one minute....moreless

  • Oven:

    Two electric ovens, a small efficiency - good for one or two people - or full size for a turkey or roast....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    I try to provide enough paper ware to get you started, like napkins and paper towels. Some condiments may be in the refrigerator, basic herbs on the counter and oil and vinegar in the cabinet....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    I leave a few condiments in the frig to get you started. I hate arriving hungry and not having ketchup for my burger....moreless

  • Stove:

    Brand new propane fuel gas range (with electric stove below) and exhaust fan above beneath microwave. It just recirculates, does not vent....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    2 Beach bikes are available in the bike shed. Please rinse them after use and store them in the shed to keep from rusting. Make sure when you use them you lock them when parked....moreless

  • 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:

    Brand new weber grill!...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
90 night min stay

$1,400

Discounts: 90 nights or more: $47 Nightly

Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016
90 night min stay

$1,400

Discounts: 90 nights or more: $47 Nightly

Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
90 night min stay

$1,400

Discounts: 90 nights or more: $47 Nightly

Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2018
90 night min stay

$1,400

Discounts: 90 nights or more: $47 Nightly

My Standard Rate
90 night min stay

$1,200

Discounts: 90 nights or more: $40 Nightly

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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • housekeeping $300 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

PLEASE NOTE: ATLANTIC BEACH ORDINANCE REQUIRES A THREE MONTH MINIMUM RENTAL. 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. Use only HE detergent (provided) and in small amounts. Please remove food when you vacate, especially from refrigerator. Thanks!


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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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Location

Tucked down one of Atlantic Beaches tiny grid of streets, the Beach House is two minutes walk to the beach at a beach access. In the summer months there is a life guard on duty. It's only seven pleasant walking blocks to the Beaches Town Center where you can eat, drink and be merry!

 

Owner info

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.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Two and a half blocks from the ocean, this little beach cottage is old Florida.

    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.

    This is a great place for a morning cup of coffee.

  • The dining room table contracts to four and expands to eight.

    The dining room table contracts to four and expands to eight.

  • The kitchen is compact and serviceable, including all you need.

    The kitchen is compact and serviceable, including all you need.

  • The bedroom is large, with a King bed and convertible twin bed/sofa.

    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.

    In the mirror behind the door is an ironing board and drying rack.

  • Idyllic backyard beautifully landscaped and irrigated with weekly lawn service.

    Idyllic backyard beautifully landscaped and irrigated with weekly lawn service.

  • The front porch is cool and quiet in the mornings.

    The front porch is cool and quiet in the mornings.

  • The living room is part of the great room.

    The living room is part of the great room.

  • Here you see all three components of the great room.

    Here you see all three components of the great room.

  • There is a terrarium window over the sink where african violets grow.

    There is a terrarium window over the sink where african violets grow.

  • The large bathroom has excellent lighting, shower/tub, comode and linen closet

    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.

    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.

    Patio furniture for lounging and outdoor dining. Brick grill and new gas grill.

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