About Brenden Hawley
Hi! My name is Brenden. I recently graduated from Flagler College in 2017, and since then have been working in property management and hospitality. I really enjoy making people comfortable and am always just a call away, ready to help!
Brenden Hawley purchased this House in 2017
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
$125.00 pet fee, hypoallergenic pets only.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
perfect weekend getaway
we had a group down for a bachelorette trip and this house was perfect! it’s in a prime location to downtown and the beach. ubers from the house were in expensive to downtown and the beach is a few blocks away. the house has a lot of sleeping room as we had 8 adults staying here
Cozy and comfy
The house is small but cute and comfy, we had 2 couple each with 2 children ages 4-14, had enough room, enjoyed the porch, many things to do in st Augustine. The owner is very pleasant and responsive
The property was very peaceful, plenty of room for the kids and dog to play.
The Salty Mermaid was very clean and inviting. Plenty of closet space, nice hardwood floors and newly updated bathrooms. Everything functioned properly and we had no problems at all the entire length of our stay! We slept 6 adults and 4 children ages 2-12. Plenty of parking, close to the beach, shopping, and convenient stores.
Recommendations for a more comfortable stay would be more living room seating (maybe even a sectional) and better quality mattresses.
This was our first family trip to St.Augustine
And I would definitely stay at the Salty Mermaid again!
The property and house was very nice
The house as advertised is not a close walk to the beach. There were no locks on the bedroom doors and I feel there should be locks at least on the master bedroom door. No privacy for my boyfriend and I with 4 teenagers there with us. I was not impressed with the kitchen and the cookware and utensils available. We grilled steak and I made mashed potatoes. There was no hand mixer for the potatoes and not enough steak knives. Had to send my step daughter to Walmart to get a hand mixer. The grill was leaking and out of gas. The oven was dirty. Had to clean myself and the drawer under the oven was gross.
The listing says sleeps 11. We had 6 people and that was crowded. I would not stay at this property again.
Clean and comfortable stay
I stayed here with 3 friends for 4 nights, and overall, we enjoyed our stay. The house is small, but it's very clean, comfortable, and nicely decorated. It was great to have a cozy porch, plenty of clean towels, easy access to a washer and dryer (in the garage), and the availability of a grill (we didn't end up using it, but we're glad it was an option). We were able to walk across the street to Starbucks each morning and easily grab our groceries from the same shopping center. We spent the days at the nearby parks and beaches, took Ubers to/from downtown, and when it was time turn in, the neighborhood was very quiet, so we were able to enjoy the nights peacefully.
Two points to note for future rentals: (1) this is not a 4 bedroom house; it is a 3 bedroom house at best - there is a master with its own full bath, a regular bedroom, and a "sun room" that can be closed off by French doors for another bedroom - the 2nd full bath is between the regular bedroom and kitchen, and (2) all of the mattresses, regardless of room, are quite thin and super soft. This may be problematic in the regular bedroom where the bunk bed is rickety and any little movement shakes the entire bunk bed.
The reason why I still gave this rental 5 stars despite the 2 points above is because it is clear that Brenden cares alot about this property. Everything is updated and looks great. Guests may like different things, so my review is just the first of what I hope to be many...and I have confidence that any adjustments needed will be made. The house really can be the perfect place to stay in all of St. Aug, and I would absolutely consider returning.
Clean and cozy.
Easy communication with property manager. Easy directions to get in and get our vacation started. Brenden was very accommodating leading up to the trip and we were very satisfied. Would recommend if your looking to be close to the beach and stores. Great area.