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Enjoy the ocean spray with kite boarders providing entertainment out front

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Last updated: 10/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

St. Augustine townhome 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

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Townhome
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • 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 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Loft

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          • King size beds (1) The end unit has all new bedroom furniture with a king bed and memory foam mattress. We've slept on it and it's a wonderfully comfortable bed. The middle unit also has a new king memory foam bed and fabulous Tommy Bahama 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. Both units have this bed arrangement., Twin or Single Beds (2) Twins are in loft, both units. Both units have new ductwork extended to the loft for cool summer days & warm winter nights....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          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...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Dish Network satellite with the 'everything' package. TV's upstairs and down (47' flatscreen), Hi- speed AT&T internet wifi....moreless

              • Television:

                New 47' LCD TV downstairs & 37' LCD upstairs .... both units...moreless

              • Video Library:

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

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Marina
              • 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
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beachfront:

                The deck is surrounded by water at high tide, but you can still use our steps onto the beach. The slogan 'ocean spray in your face' tells it like it is....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....moreless

              • Ocean View:

                April 26, 2012 guest reported seeing HMS Bounty passing by @ 6:15 AM What a sight to see while lying in bed!...moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                Directly on the ocean, the tidal changes offer different vistas thru the day and night. One night we counted 17 shrimp boats offshore. Fun with the provided binoculars....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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

              Dining

              • Dining:

                End unit has traditional table & chairs/benches. Middle unit has a dining counter with 6 bar stools--no table!...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central heat and air with all new duct work in both units....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                stackable washer/dryer...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

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

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                all sheets, pillow cases, towels,washclothes and hand towels provided...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 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 the river at Devils Elbow...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

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

              • Washing Machine:

                Stackable, laundry detergent provided. #7190 (middle unit) in the outside utility closet. #357529 (end unit) inside the bathroom is a stacked HE washer/dryer...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                AT&T internet works well...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....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                All silverware, pots & pans, dishes, bowls, provided. Blender; crock pot; pancake griddle. Battery powered wine opener you'll love ...... bring wine!...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Plenty of everything for 6 people...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Brand new in both units....moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Almost 250 square feet, twice the size of normal oceanfront kitchens. Both units have all new appliances, Both units have tile floors. New light fixtures; refrigerator with ice maker; glass top range; dishwasher; new sinks and faucets; dining table & chairs....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Each unit has one that works well & is clean...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

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

              • Stove:

                Smooth glass top stove....moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony:

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

              • Bicycles:

                We loan our bikes, just ask & you're welcome to use them on the beach/street. Very popular bike area with miles of paved bike lanes/paths...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                The crown jewel of Mi Casa- nearly 2,000 square feet, directly on the beach, comfortable outdoor chairs and chaise lounges....moreless

              • Golf:

                Public golf is 12 miles north....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

               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Winter
              Sep 28 - Feb 28, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $250
              $1,400
              Summer 2015
              Mar 1 - Sep 26, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,700

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Pet Fee $110
              • Taxes Included

              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


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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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.  We loan bikes, just ask

                Riding the hard packed sand at low tide is really fun. We loan bikes, just ask

              • 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 the beach

                Rental horses are allowed on the beach

              • 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

              VRBO #7190

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              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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