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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

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 Florida North East

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
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
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(86 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9534883 based on 86 reviews

Best Rental Home

  • 5 of 5

We rent from VRBO all over the country, always in pet friendly rentals. 2nd Haven is our favorite and we have stayed here several times. There is a long list of extras this house has. Part have to do with the location. It's in a quiet neighborhood and close to a very good restaurant (Red Frog's), a Winn Dixie, the beach, St. Aug. Ampitheatre, Putt Putt Golf, and several other restaurants. It's a short ride from the historic district and St. George Street also. The house itself is set up for privacy with a split bedroom plan. The kitchen is very large; 3 can work without getting in each other's way. There are 5 areas to relax in, so no one has to bunch up together (outside patio table, backyard picnic table, outside Adirondak chairs, inside living room, inside computer area). The TV has very good picture/reception, house wifi never failed, there is excellent water pressure for showers, etc. Everything works and is repaired fast if it fails. Even the grill was brand new. There are 3 exits from the house; another plus. The master bedroom door leading directly to the outside covered patio is an extra plus for letting pets outside. The big sofas are comfortable enough to nap on, and the house itself is decorated in cool ocean pastel colors that give a feeling of peaceful privacy. The outside shower for rinsing beach sand off is another nice feature, along with the washer, dryer & small clothesline. The home is all one level, which our senior pets appreciate very much. The grassy backyard has both sun and shade, and is large enough for dogs to play Frisbee, etc. We have yet to stay at another rental that has every single thing we look for and as many extras as 2nd Haven. Friends who have visited us there always like this house. The owners work hard to keep it in excellent condition and return our damage deposit very quickly.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh My Gosh....these are the kind of reviews we love. Our guests really do tell our story so much better than we do. And when guests return over and over again it tells us we are doing things right. Thank you so much. We are grateful for our wonderful guests.
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  • 5 of 5

This house was everything we wanted in our vacation rental! Easy beach access, easy access to downtown. We show two showsp at the Amphitheatre and it was very easy to get to and from. Very cheap uber ride for us. So location was perfect! Comfortable beds! Thank you so much for having cable TV, the guys were happy campers when they were able to chill for a minute and watch football. The back yard was huge and perfect for our dogs! Very private. Kitchen was completely stocked! We are already planning our next vacation at 2nd Haven next year. The owners were great and always easy to reach!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Thank you. We love that you loved our 2nd Haven. We were especially happy that your dogs could travel with you and that they enjoyed the huge private back yard. They are part of the family too. Glad you got to a couple shows at the amphitheater. It is a wonderful facility and we are lucky to be so close to it. Every Saturday morning they have a very large farmers market there with veggies, foods, music and wonderful arts. Look forward to your return and hope you can stay longer next time.
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A True Beach Haven

  • 5 of 5

2nd Haven was even better than expected! It it a perfect beach house for a family with small kids. The backyard is amazing and beautifully landscaped. The house is simple, clean, and spacious. It's in a great location with easy walk on or drive on beach access. The owners were also a pleasure to work with. We are already planning next years weekend getaway at 2nd Haven : )

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always love to hear that our guests loved 2nd Haven. it is a great beach house and very comfortable. Also glad to hear that you enjoyed the easy walk or drive to the beach. it is one of the best beaches on the East Coast. Hope the children found the playground park and outdoor exercise facility just a block away in the neighborhood. We greatly look forward to your return. Thank you for choosing our 2nd Haven.
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Great location for beach and other St. Augustine attractions!

  • 4 of 5

Spacious and welcoming! Our group stayed overnight to attend a concert at the nearby St. Augustine Ampitheater, and we look forward to coming back when we can stay longer and take advantage of all the amenities the house offers. Great location.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We will be happy to have you return.
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Very beautiful

  • 5 of 5

2nd Haven was beautiful with enough room for everyone. Walking distance to the beach and convenient to downtown. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear you enjoyed your vacation and our 2nd Haven. We will look forward to your return.
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  • 5 of 5

This house was just perfect for our family of 4 plus 2 standard poodles! The fenced backyard was perfect for kids and dogs alike! the house seems much larger in person that the pics. The problems as when renting a condo with loud neighbors. Very easy beach access and only about 15 mins into downtown St. Augustine. The house is very well stocked with linens and all things needed for a kitchen!!! We will be renting again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad to hear you had a great time and enjoyed our 2nd Haven. Glad you were able to enjoy the privacy and quiet of our home and neighborhood. It really does make a difference in a vacation to rent a private home and avoid all the crowding and noise of a condo. Thank you for renting from us and trusting us with your vacation rental. We look forward to having you return.
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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

Saint Augustine House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

End of stay cleaning $125 + Tax
pet fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
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.

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