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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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!!
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- 1500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
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Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- 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
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
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
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
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:
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Surf Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Mobile Phone:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
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
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
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
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 27 - Feb 27, 2016
3 night min stay
Feb 28 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning $150 + tax
- Pet Fee $100 + tax
- Tax Rate 10%
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
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Historic downtown St Augustine can fill your whole day just walking and looking in the shop windows & enjoying great restaurant food.
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.
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Enjoy the ocean spray with kite boarders providing entertainment out front
View from the loft porthole window
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.
Each of the 3 units has 2 pkng spaces right at your door.
Sunset over the Matanzas Inlet Bridge from our deck
Charter a boat for deep sea fishing
Open loft above the master king bed. Kids love these 2 twin beds.
Living room opens onto the deck, which is on the beach.
New beautiful stone shower with fixed glass--no curtain needed
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
Minnie Mae surveys the beach after storm Sandy.
Bring charcoal. 3 grills plus a smoker
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
Just one of the critters left behind in the tidal pools
Across the street is live music/seafood/waterfront dining; pets OK outside
Tommy Bahama king memory foam bed looks out over the ocean.
You'll marvel at our new stone counter tops!!
Ladies like the outside makeup vanity with the 2nd sink
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
This listing was first published here in 2001.
Date last modified - Monday, November 23, 2015
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