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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Everyone Loves 2nd Haven

Enjoy your best vacation ever in this beautiful , totally remodeled in 2017, three bedroom, 2 bath home. Our 2nd Haven is located in a quiet and safe Florida beach community on a double lot with a huge, privacy fenced backyard. You are just a short, easy walk or bike ride to the beach, the intra-coastal waterway public boat ramp and Windswept beach park.

Two of the three bedrooms have extremely comfortable high quality King and Queen Beds (could be two masters for two couples) and one bedroom has two twin beds. There is also a sleeper sofa in the Florida room if you need it. The bedrooms are located on opposite ends of the house for your ultimate privacy. This house can easily sleep up to 8 people. Our home is fully equipped and very well decorated. A large equipped kitchen allows you to easily prepare meals at home when you choose, although you are surrounded by many incredible restaurants and walking distance to The RedFrog Grill and Pub. Enjoy the 55“ flat screen LED HD satellite TV, wi-fi, and BluRay DVD player. There’s even a stocked desk if Mom or Dad need to do a “little” work while away or just write postcards.

Bring your boat or kayaks and launch from the public boat ramp into the intra-coastal waterway, just four blocks from you. Or….walk 7 minutes, bike 4 minutes or drive less than 1 minute across to the best and widest drive-on beach on the East coast. We are located just four blocks across the street from the Mantazazs drive-on ramp. One block away you’ll find Windswept Beach park with a beautiful new playground for the kiddies and an outdoor exercise gym. When you return back home, you, the kids and dog can enjoy sunning and playing in the huge, privacy fenced backyard until time to watch sunset over the inter-coastal waterway. (You can watch from the backyard or join the neighborhood with a comfortable walk to the boat ramp.) There is so much to do within a short distance of our home to make your vacation memorable and fun. And in the evenings you can share your memories of the day sitting outside on either the open or covered back porches listening to the ocean.

We are only 10 miles from Marineland and 7 miles from historic downtown St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. St. Augustine was founded in 1565 and attracts many admirers to it’s Spanish Colonial Architecture. More than 300,000 visitors a year savor the pleasures of this grand city. Visit Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Flagler College, the famous Castillio De San Marcos Fort, St. George Street and all of its shops and open air restaurants, the Alligator Farm, The Fountain of Youth, Potters Wax Museum, Ghost Tours, Horse Drawn Carriage Rides and San Sebastian Winery. We are only 5 miles from the St. Augustine Beach Pier (Farmers Market/Craft Show every Wednesday morning) and the St. Augustine Amphitheater (Saturday morning Farmers Market and lots of top notch world famous music). You will find almost 300 discount premium outlet shops in two convenient malls for a great shopping experience only 20 minutes away.

Golf is minutes away at the world famous World Golf Village and Hall of Fame among many other World--class golf courses. Orlando/Disney attractions are 1.5 hours south as is the Kennedy Space Center. Daytona Beach, famous on it’s own and the Daytona 500 race track is only 30 minutes away. Jacksonville, with all of its cultural events is less than an hour north.

We are out of state owners but very “hands on “ with our property visiting several times during the summer months and living here during the winter. Local friends help us maintain this lovely home and are available immediately should you need assistance. We love sharing our home and you will find that we provide lots of homey extras. We want you to relax and enjoy our home and your St. Augustine vacation experience. We want you to return year after year.

Keywords: Private Home, Walk to Beach, Family vacation, private, relaxed,

More Details

Deborah Reeves
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Deborah Reeves

George & Deborah live in the mountains of NC. George is a retired general contractor, musician, wood artist and bee keeper. Deborah recently retired from owning salon/spas for over 30 years,, is a gardener, stained glass artist and assistant bee keep and aspiring cookbook author with a blog site called agardencook. We live a sustainable lifestyle in our 100+ year old farmhouse in the mountains of Cashiers, NC.

Deborah Reeves purchased this house in 2000

Why Deborah Reeves chose Saint Augustine

George and I love the beach. We were both raised on east coast beaches and although we love living in the mountains of NC, we missed the coast. So we began looking for a home in a beach town that was reminiscent of the beaches we grew up on. We wanted all the conveniences of a city, but to be in a small community that was not overbuilt. We love wide beaches. George still surfs, so he wanted a beach where he could surf. He is also an active musician and plays frequently in St. Augustine. I wanted the laid back atmosphere of a beach community and to be able to walk the beach everyday. St. Augustine was a perfect match for us. We have lots of music and culture, beautiful wide beaches in a quiet community that reminds us of the beaches we grew up on.

What makes this house unique

We love the fact that we can just walk or bike the short distance to the beach. The beach is one of the widest on the east coast and we are always awed by it. It's a casual beach which we find very relaxing. Pets are allowed on a leash and we enjoy watching people and their pets. The neighborhood is very quiet and friendly. We are so close to Dtwn St. Augustine , the oldest city in the U.S. It takes minutes to drive Dtwn and enjoy all the siteseeing, shops, architecture, music and great dining. We are always passing ghost tours and one of these days I'm going to take one.


Saint Augustine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , kit available to convert twin beds into a king size bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King Bed (1)Queen size Beds (1) excellent, pillow top mattresses...very comfortable for a great nights sleep, Twin or Single Beds (2) kit available to easily convert the twins into a king size bed and Sleep Sofa (1) in Florida room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Two outdoor eating areas....a picnic table and a covered area with dining table plus another outdoor seating area with four adirondack chairs


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9417477 based on 103 reviews

Pet Friendly!

  • 5 of 5

This is by far the most gorgeous VRBO I have ever had the pleasure to stay in. The owners is friendly and communication was perfect. The yard is huge! The home is spacious, beach, and beautiful. I recommend this place to everyone!!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Your review is very special to us because we work very hard at creating exactly what you described....a beautiful, spacious and comfortable home. Communication is everything and we are always available. The back yard is huge...almost 9000 sq.ft. And the beach is one of the widest and most beautiful on the east coast. We live here part time too so we also appreciate all these things. We look forward to having you return.
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Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome trip to St Augustine and the house was even better than the website portrayed. The house was plenty big enough for hubby and myself and son, wife, and 3 children. Kids and dog loved the nice big back yard. The separate master bedroom was big enough to be a small apartment by itself. Would love to return at another date.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and the spaciousness of our 2nd Haven. The house sits on a lot and one half so the back yard is huge. Glad you were building memories in this great property. Please do return...hopefully you can stay longer next time.
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Rabun County, GA

Great house

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and my sister, husband and daughter were in St. Augustine for my granddaughter's wedding. The house was much better than staying in motel and gave us family time. The house was spotless, and very well equipped. I would definitely recommend it. Joy Johnson, Dillard Ga

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this great review. I agree....staying in a real home is so much more pleasant than a hotel. We strive to keep our home comfortable and clean so that it creates a great experience for our guests. Hope to have you return.
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Outstanding as advertised. Plenty of room for six!

  • 5 of 5

Could not have been better. As advertised. Plenty of room for six. My friends thought me a genius. If you consider this it. You will be glad you did!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are a genius! Happy to hear that everyone enjoyed. Hope you enjoyed your golfing and visit to World Golf Village and the Golf Hall of Fame too.
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Atlanta GA


  • 5 of 5

Our trip to St Augustine was planned the week of Hurricane Irma- the homeowner, Deborah was EXTREMELY helpful in keeping us informed with everything going on, from the conditions of the house, town, everything. The house was PERFECT for our group of 6 and could have even accommodated more guests. If we decide to vacation in SA again, we will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm really happy that everything worked out....hope the wedding was wonderful. Hurricane Irma tried to throw us a curve ball but you did a great job staying in communication with us so we could pull this visit off without a hitch. We are also especially glad that you loved the house. Hope you decide to come back and spend more time.
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  • 5 of 5

The home was absolutely beautiful! The pictures don't do it justice. The beach was so close and the yard was HUGE! If I could, I'd just trade houses!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Red Frogs
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Red Frog
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Butler/Crescent Beach

A short walk to the intra-coastal waterway for kyacking, fishing, boating and viewing the beautiful sunsets. Less than one minute drive across to the one of widest and most beautiful drive-on beaches on the east coast.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
End of stay cleaning $125 + Tax
pet fee per pet $100 max $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

We do offer 2-5 night stays with a nightly rate of 150.00. We also have a special two week rate of 1525.00. Inquire about rates for holidays such as July 4th, Labor Day, Memorial Day Weekend and Christmas. Monthly rate of 2900 for winter months only.....Jan - March. One month is defined as 4 weeks. Pets are welcomed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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