Classic Florida Beach Cottage Near Ocean Atlantic Beach (Rented for 2013!)
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- Minimum stay:31 nights
- 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 beach. It resembled the inside of a ship’s cabin with a pull down bed and 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, front loading washer/dryer, gas range, 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.
- 900 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
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
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- Coffee Maker:
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Living Room seats 9:
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 two overstuffed chairs and two padded chairs, an ottoman in the middle....moreless
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
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- Clothes Dryer:
- Air Conditioning:
- 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:
- 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:
- Mountain Biking
- Surf Fishing
- Live Theater
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|April up to Thanksgiving
Apr 1 - Nov 25, 2014
31 night min stay
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- housekeeping: $100
- Property Damage Protection: $69
- 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.
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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 - Saturday, July 27, 2013
1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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