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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-20)

Enjoy the ocean, and the riverfront, in a single elaborate mansion that sleeps 16!

This remodeled ocean AND riverfront home in Matanzas Inlet St. Augustine Beach offers panoramic views of the Atlantic and the intercoastal waterway from almost every room and 360 degrees of decks of this spectacular home. A home with everything you need and a private pool steps away.

Wake up to amazing sunrises over the Atlantic or unwind at the end of the day as you view the sunsets over the river. With its wraparound deck, you'll be able to marvel at the stunning views. Whether it's cheese and wine tasting get-together or an old fashioned BBQ on the outside grill, you'll have ample space for entertaining.

Relax and enjoy the private solar heated pool, if you prefer, simply walk a few steps and enjoy the natural surf instead. Either way, you won't be disappointed. No walkway to the shore is needed since this dazzling home is located directly on the beach. Take pleasure in the white sands of one of America's most private and beautiful beaches in the world.

As an added bonus, seclusion awaits you since you'll have no neighbors to the south or north of the property. Best of all, there are NO VEHICLES allowed on your beach and no nearby high-rise condos to spoil the magnificent views. That means you can enjoy Matanzas Inlet in its natural wonder, without man-made intrusions.

Designed for two or more families traveling together, this home's ground floor contains a parking area for as many as six vehicles. The steps from the ground floor lead to a grand entrance to the main living area, which features a living room with plasma TV, DVD, and stereo sound system. The main floor also holds a grand room with a 7' billiard table which also doubles as a ping pong table, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen fully stocked for all your cooking needs, a size able bedroom (with two full-size beds to sleep four) and a full bath. Also on this floor are the living room with 3 sofas and large dining area which seats up to 16, decorated in a luxury tropical design, along with a marble fireplace for chilly evenings. This place is just magical the perfect place for all your family gathering while some will fish on the dock, the children can splash in the pool the rest will enjoy the ocean waves from sun up to sun down. This beauty is one of a kind property surely makes you feel like you are on your own private boat with endless water from every window the Oceans Luxury Castaway Island you cannot go wrong.

The second floor is just as impressive. It hosts the remaining four bedrooms, including the king-sized master bedroom with its own living room and private sunset deck. You can rest on the master suite's deck thanks to the table and chairs overlooking the beautiful inter coastal water way. Three of the bedrooms have two full-size beds each, which sleep two persons comfortably (for a total of four per room). In addition, each bedroom in this home has its own television and DVD player so that no one ever has to fight over the remote. This amazing property has plenty of space for that much needed relaxation.

Information At A Glance...

BR Configurations: Sleeps 16 total. Ground Floor 6 car parking with steps to first floor.

1st Floor: Living area, dining, kitchen, decks, bedroom with 2 double beds (sleeps 4), plus large bathroom. Bathroom is wheel chair accessible through door, to the sinks, and to the toilet. Shower requires assistance. It has a small step into it. There are several holding bars all over the bathroom.

2nd Floor: BR 2: 2 double beds (sleeps 4), BR 3: 2 double beds (sleeps 4), BR 4: 2 double beds (sleeps 4), BR 5: 1 King (sleeps 2).

Total number of people in beds: 16

Located in Matanzas Inlet, just 15 minutes from Historic Downtown St. Augustine

Just 90 mins drive to Orlando's Major Theme Parks and 2 hrs to NASA's Cape Canaveral

No weddings/receptions/graduation parties are allowed at this home. Great home for family vacation.

More Details

Oceans Luxury Rentals
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, spanish, Vietnamese
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017


Summer Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


2/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

average rating of 2.0 based on 2 reviews

Let down

  • 3 of 5

This home went from 5 stars (3 yrs. ago) to low 3 stars this yr. Can not believe how much this home has went down since we were last here! We fought a bee nest at the bottom of the stairs, MB had windows cracked, dryer had to be propped shut with a bucket, have no idea if the pool deck is even safe, there were roaches that showed a few days into our stay; with any luck, we have hopefully not carried these home!!! These were issues that we could deal with (other than bugs) and did not want to be disrupted while on vaca. We fell in love with this home last time we stayed, & was so excited for this return trip. Location is perfect. Really hope there are some major improvements taking place...

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

This should be a 5 star rating, unfortunately the owners allowed it to slip into a state of extreme disrepair. The first clue as you drive up is the missing exterior siding, weather beaten paint and rusting hurricane straps. The photos really misrepresent the exterior conditions. There was a septic problem when we arrived on Saturday with raw sewage bubbling up through the sand in front of the house. That was not fixed until Monday afternoon. You can't drink the water as it is too salty. Couldn't even make coffee with it. We hauled a lot of 2 and a half gallon jugs of water from Publix. The picture window in master bedroom was so badly cracked it appeared ready to shatter at any moment. The above ground pool was collapsing on one side but we overcame our concerns and used it.

Even with all of this we had an enjoyable vacation because of the amazing beach, the river and proximity to st Augustine

I understand there is a new owner and I wish her well in her attempts to rehabilitate this house. Probably should not be rented until repairs are done

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello thank you for your stay I wanted to start by saying that I purchased the property less than a month before your arrival. At the time I only had 6 days to repair the home so I chose the inside I redid the inside and bought all new furnishings, painting etc the exterior was to be done after the reservations. When I bought the property your reservation was already there I did not think the best thing to do was cancel you weeks before your stay. I do apologize for the exterior we have set to put the property down for 2 weeks to completely redo the outside. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Car: necessary

Oceanic Dolphin Center 1 block away


Rates & Availability

Summer Haven House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250
Cleaning Fees $400 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Property Protection $75
Tax Rate 10.0%

January 1st -February 28th - $3,100
March 1st - March 31st - $3,200
April 1st - April 30th - $3,200
May 1st - May 31st - $3,200
June 1st - Aug 17th - $4,500
Aug 17th - Sept 7 - $3,500
Sept 7 - Dec 31st - $2,900
Rates for Special Events
Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving, Easter, Spring Break, Coke 400 Races $5,200
Biktoberfest $4,800
Daytona 500 $5,900
Bike Week $5,900
Memorial Day $4,800

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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