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Enjoy the ocean spray with kite boarders providing entertainment out front

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

Property description

Welcome to the best of both worlds - Mi Casa and St. Augustine. Mi Casa - so quiet and secluded yet a spectacular location. We are directly on the ocean and the mouth of the Matanzas River Inlet which supplies the Intercoastal waterway. The variation of low and high tides provides a magical quality to Mi Casa that is unique.

When the tide is high, surf fish the Inlet just steps from your deck and private alcove. When the tide goes out, it reveals a marine wonderland (we are on the National Registry of places to see) of sandbars and tidal pools...perfect for shell hunters, bird watchers and nature lovers in general. Low-tide also allows the young ones to splash around over a wide stretch of the beach without the normal concerns of a rushing tide.

For the surfing enthusiast, a few hundred yards to the south provides the best wave riding for miles around. And,no cars are allowed on this beach. You'll be transported to the 1600's when you visit St. Augustines' cobblestone streets, horse drawn carriges, famous restaurants, and some of our nations original buildings. History abounds.

Please check our reviews - if you want the ambiance of the ocean just a sliding glass door away, we are it. The beach as your oyster, that is Mi Casa- we are right on the beach.

Fun waterfront dining is across the street, and the famous Marineland is 3 miles south. Five minutes away is Devil's Elbow marina, which has boat rentals to cruise this part of the intercoastal where schools of dolphins abound.
The 2000 square foot deck is shared by the three units in this triplex; each unit has a private alcove with separate picnic bench as well as a private balcony directly off the master bedroom - if you are not a romantic when you come, you will be when you leave.

Each unit consists of three levels. The sleeping arrangements are as follows: loft - twin beds; master bedroom (with private balcony overlooking the ocean) - king size bed. The master bedroom is twice the size of normal beachfront accomodations, with a very large walk-in closet and pure oceanfront view right from your sheets! Downstairs, living room converts to a bedroom with two double beds (trundle bed type). The end unit has two full baths and a spiral staircase; the middle unit has two full baths with conventional staircase.

Mi Casa has been under new ownership and operation since May 2011. The middle unit was acquired October 2011 and has been updated with all new appliances, AC, TVs, beds, EVERYTHING!!

Keywords: Townhome 1500sq.feet

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Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    At low tide tidal pools form and are wonderful and safe play areas for the kids....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outside only....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pet fee is $100 per pet. We provide sheets to cover the furniture and ask that you kennel pets when you're away ( we provide kennels)....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Loft

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 2 double

    2 doubles, almost touching, from under the kitchen deck....moreless

  • King size bed with memory foam mattress and beautiful Tommy Bahama bedroom furniture. It's a wonderfully comfortable bed. Double Beds (2) Two full size beds downstairs, side by side. They're unique in that they roll under the elevated kitchen floor by day. (2) Twins are in the open loft above the king bed. New ductwork extended to the loft provides more air for cool summer days & warm winter nights....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    all beautiful stonework with doorless shower & rain head...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    A small tiled bathroom ...moreless

  • Luxurious showers upstairs in the completely stonework shower with doorless shower. Overhead rain shower head is fun....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Private Balcony, Large Deck, Historic Matanzas National Park walking distance over the bridge. Visit the original fort for free and walk the great nature trail. Waterfront restaurant across the street allows pets in the outside dining area. Several nights there is live music. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    Blu Ray Player on the downstairs TV. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Network satellite. ...moreless

  • Television:

    47' LCD flatscreen TV downstairs & 37' LCD flatscreen upstairs .... both units work well....moreless

  • Video Library:

    So far we have maybe 20 DVD movies. The BluRay DVD player is a joy....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

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
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Look north and see the unspoiled shore line of Matanzas National Park, where the best shelling is found. Look south and see Marineland 3miles south. You can walk all the way to Daytona on the beach. ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    The deck is actually built over the beach. No other property has this feature like ours. Our slogan "ocean spray in your face" tells it like it is, well, when it's high tide and a bit windy....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Just head north on A1A & you'll drive right into historic downtown. St Augustine loves tourists, and offers many activities and dining. Flagler College frequently offers live theatre....moreless

  • Monument View:

    When you're visiting Fort Matanzas, you can look back & see the roof top of Mi Casa. From our deck you can see the fort if you look under the bridge. At the base of the bridge there's a monument....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    April 26, 2012 guest reported seeing the sailing ship HMS Bounty passing by @ 6:15 AM What a sight to see while lying in bed! It sank not long after that....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Directly on the ocean, the tidal changes offer different vistas day and night. One night we counted 17 shrimp boats offshore. Fun with the provided binoculars. Really nice to buy fresh local shrimp...moreless

  • Resort:

    About 20 miles north in World Golf Village there's a giant screen IMax theatre, as well as a golf museum and several courses to play....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    A small high table & 4 high chairs. Also a stone covered dining counter with bar stools....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central heat and air with all new duct work. UV light inside the air flow reduces allergens and helps sanitize....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    stackable washer/dryer in the outside closet...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    It's still there and pretty, but sealed up with plexiglass, and non-functional. The chimney was removed years ago....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The heat pump works really well. You will not be cold at Mi Casa!!...moreless

  • Internet:

    AT&T is our provider...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    all sheets, pillow cases, towels, wash clothes and hand towels provided. Do bring your own beach towels. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortable seating with a great view out the two double sliding glass doors....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    We have AT&T service for our cell phones, & have good reception....moreless

  • Parking:

    Each unit has its own two parking spaces in front of the unit, with extra paved parking for 3 additional vehicles on the side....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    We're off street and paved parking...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Available 2 miles up A1A at Devils Elbow Marina...moreless

  • Telephone:

    We took out the phone...everyone has a cell now days....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels provided. We don't provide beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Stackable washer/dryer is in the outside utility closet beside the fence. The door may stick, but it's never locked. Detergent is provided. The washer in the shed is for our cleaners use only....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WIFI works well and is free. ...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Beautiful wall decoration now that it's disabled. Seems that years ago guests burned their trash in it & nearly caught the building on fire. Insurance company convinced us that's a 'no-no'. Now it's glass shielded....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We supply coffee filters for the coffee maker. Automatic 12 cup simple to use. Coffee grinder available .... just request if you want....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All silverware, knives, pots & pans, dishes, bowls, provided. Blender; crock pot. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of everything for 6 people...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Late model and in excellent condition. We provide the dishwashing liquid....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Almost 250 square feet, twice the size of normal oceanfront kitchens. Modern appliances, tile floors, refrigerator with ice maker; glass top range; dishwasher; new sink and faucet, dining table & high chairs plus a stone dining bar with high chairs....moreless

  • Microwave:

    The microwave works well & is clean...moreless

  • Oven:

    The oven has the hidden heating element, which means it takes longer to reach cooking temperature. We provide aluminum trays on the bottom to make cleaning a snap....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New both units. Middle unit has a bottom freezer. We really like this one!...moreless

  • Stove:

    Smooth glass top stove. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    It works and we keep it clean...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    private 2nd floor balcony overlooking ocean, as well as a first floor private alcove complete with picnic table...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Bike rental store up A1A. Our scenic A1A highway is low speed, low traffic volume and a very popular bike area with its miles of paved bike lanes/paths...moreless

  • Boat:

    Two miles north you can rent a boat at Devils Elbow Marina...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Our giant deck is the crown jewel of Mi Casa- nearly 2,000 square feet, directly on the beach, comfortable outdoor chairs and chaise lounges; + a sliding gate for children and pets....moreless

  • Golf:

    Public golf is 12 miles north. About 20 miles north is World Golf Village with many greens to play plus a golf museum ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two miles north you can rent a kayak at Devils Elbow Marina...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Beautiful brick grill with 3 grills + a smoker on the back side....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    We loan fishing rods & tackle. Just ask if you want to do some fishing....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
Mar 1 - Sep 26, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,450 $5,000
Winter
Sep 27 - Feb 27, 2016
4 night min stay
$175
$1,200 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Rental dates are Saturday to Saturday only during summer. For less than 7 days during winter please inquiry and I'll send a custom quote. Check in 3 PM; check out 10 AM


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Location

72 Miles
Nearest Airport
Jacksonville International
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
St Augustine Beach

Car: Necessary

Historic downtown St Augustine can fill your whole day just walking and looking in the shop windows & enjoying great restaurant food.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Retired business owner and native Floridian. Hobbies include parrot breeding and golf cart sales/repair. We're animal people with horses, cows, peacocks, guineas, chickens, one goat and a resident deer born in a paddock 2012 and never left; best friends with a rescue pony in the same paddock, and of course lots of dogs and cats. All concentrated on 55 acres in the middle of nowhere two miles down a dirt road.

Why the Owner Chose St. Augustine:
St Augustine has been my favorite town for 50+ years. I still haven't seen it all. We live 1 hour away, so we can manage the condos ourselves & check after each cleaning to ensure it meets our standards. 'Clean' is job # 1 in our book! We love the quiet & solitude. The psyche repair is priceless! 10 years ago we visited St Augustines public beach and were not impressed by the crowded beach and traffic. Last year (2011) was the first time we returned, and we bought Mi Casa. Our place at the end of Crescent Beach is on Summer Haven Island and 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 glowing reviews of the location, and now all the updates & upgrades that have been 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. We weren't physically able to walk the distance out the 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! You don't need to pack everything for a day on the beach, just walk back inside for whatever you need.

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
We let our (leashed) dogs run on the beach while enjoying coffee early mornings. There's rarely anyone else on the beach, unless it's another dog-walker. No hustle-bustle, crowds, traffic or noise. Just nature and its soothing effect. Ask to use our beach cruiser bikes and enjoy riding on the hard packed white sand beach at low tide.


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Photos

  • Enjoy the ocean spray with kite boarders providing entertainment out front

    Enjoy the ocean spray with kite boarders providing entertainment out front

  • View from the loft porthole window

    View from the loft porthole window

  • Riding the hard packed sand at low tide is really fun.

    Riding the hard packed sand at low tide is really fun.

  • We're there!  The historic Matanzas Inlet's waves slap at us every tide.

    We're there! The historic Matanzas Inlet's waves slap at us every tide.

  • Each of the 3 units has 2 pkng spaces right at your door.

    Each of the 3 units has 2 pkng spaces right at your door.

  • Sunset over the Matanzas Inlet Bridge from our deck

    Sunset over the Matanzas Inlet Bridge from our deck

  • Charter a boat for deep sea fishing

    Charter a boat for deep sea fishing

  • Open loft above the master king bed.  Kids love these 2 twin beds.

    Open loft above the master king bed. Kids love these 2 twin beds.

  • Living room opens onto the deck, which is on the beach.

    Living room opens onto the deck, which is on the beach.

  • New beautiful stone shower with fixed glass--no curtain needed

    New beautiful stone shower with fixed glass--no curtain needed

  • Living room for watching the TV or the waves, all in the same view

    Living room for watching the TV or the waves, all in the same view

  • Rental horses are allowed on Ft Matanzas Natl Monument beach other side of river

    Rental horses are allowed on Ft Matanzas Natl Monument beach other side of river

  • Minnie Mae surveys the beach after storm Sandy.

    Minnie Mae surveys the beach after storm Sandy.

  • Bring charcoal.  3 grills plus a smoker

    Bring charcoal. 3 grills plus a smoker

  • Critter tracks

    Critter tracks

  • That's us! We're on an island; no cars on beach & few people.  Almost private

    That's us! We're on an island; no cars on beach & few people. Almost private

  • You will  love telling your friends where you are and what you're doing

    You will love telling your friends where you are and what you're doing

  • Just one of the critters left behind in the tidal pools

    Just one of the critters left behind in the tidal pools

  • Across the street is live music/seafood/waterfront dining; pets OK outside

    Across the street is live music/seafood/waterfront dining; pets OK outside

  • Tommy Bahama king memory foam bed looks out over the ocean.

    Tommy Bahama king memory foam bed looks out over the ocean.

  • You'll marvel at our new stone counter tops!!

    You'll marvel at our new stone counter tops!!

  • Ladies like the outside makeup vanity with the 2nd sink

    Ladies like the outside makeup vanity with the 2nd sink

  • These colorful starfish are fun to find in the tidal pools

    These colorful starfish are fun to find in the tidal pools

  • Morning coffee with the dogs on our 'almost private' beach.  See our new seawall

    Morning coffee with the dogs on our 'almost private' beach. See our new seawall

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