Summer Haven Turtle Pen

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Last updated: 07/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Come and stay at our custom-built marsh-front BEACH HOME -- located just a block off the ocean. You will have all of the upper level (2nd story) & widow's peak to yourself. We are located 15 minutes south of historical downtown St. Augustine, 5 minutes north of Marineland, the world's first underwater studio and "oceanarium" and just 35 minutes north of the world-famous, fun-filled Daytona Beach, all beautiful coastal drives.

The upper level consists of a huge Dining-Kitchen-Living area with 1/2 bath, spacious bedroom with large full bath, wrap-around deck and a widow's peak/tower. The petite dining nook rests in the southeast corner and offers an ocean view. The modern, all-electric kitchen is fully equipped and separated from the living area by a full-length, old-Florida pecky cypress bar. The roomy living area is covered by cherry/oak wood floors hand-made from trees cut right here in Florida. The bedroom (with plush king-sized bed) and living area open onto wrap-around deck.

The west-facing deck is uncovered for those sunbathers not wanting to leave the house, and the southeast-facing deck is covered for a shaded reprieve. Ascend the spiral staircase to the tower for a panoramic view of the ocean, marshland, Matanzes Inlet, Summer Haven River & the Intracoastal Waterway.

Downstairs you have an outdoor garden shower (hot/cold)and a small deck looking out over the marsh. ALL VERY PRIVATE! Our custom-built home was made-to-order for 2 self-indulgent adults and is quite exquisite with its indigenous Florida wood accents -- the cypress bar, cherry-wood cabinetry, baseboards, and door framing/rosettes. Although built for 2, it sleeps 4 comfortably (sofa-bed) and up to 7 rather closely (blow-up mattress available). We sometimes use the blow-up mattress just to sleep out under the stars!

Super entertainment center/surround sound
Additional television/vcr/DVD in bedroom
Charcoal grill
Small fire pit

Multiple golf courses nearby
East access to fishing, kayaking, motor boating
Marineland's dolphin encounter
Historical downtown St. Augustine & lighthouse

Keywords: House

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • widow's peak/tower


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR


  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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from 11 traveler reviews
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Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150


100% rental fee will be returned if cancelled one month prior to arrival

Pay by personal check, money order or cash. Sorry, no credit cards. Half of rental amount and full security deposit due with rental agreement and other half rental due 2 weeks prior to arrival.

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Last updated: 07/26/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: We, my husband & myself, are 50'ish & love staying in our own home. We stay in it as much as possible. We built this house in 2003 & have thoroughly enjoyed it. My husband is an avid fisherman, oyster-gatherer, clammer, & surfer.

Why the Owner Chose Saint Augustine, FL, USA:
We built our house primarily for ourselves. It had been a dream of my husband to live in this area since he was a teenager & began surfing.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our house is a comfortable, working beach house. We have bikes, surfboard, fishing poles. The living area is very open & warm.

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Speaks: english

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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Summer Haven Turtle Pen

Saint Augustine, FL, USA #306245

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