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Family beach rental pet friendly

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Townhouse, 3 Bedrooms ,open loft, 5 beds , 2 full Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Feel the "ocean spray in your face" while you watch birds and dolphins from the huge deck of this 3-unit townhouse named Mi Casa. Atlantic Ocean in front and the Matanzas River Inlet on the side. Very private dog friendly beach in an oceanfront homes section with no cars allowed on the beach and no public access. ( we're an island connected to the mainland by Hwy A1A bridges on each end). When the tides out kids have great fun searching tidal pools for critters. Fort Matanzas National Monument is on the other side of the bridge within walking distance, with free boat ride to the fort and a great nature trail.. 2 miles north you can rent boats and kayaks and buy bait. 3 miles south is Marineland where you can swim with dolphins or go on a kayak guided tour. Bicycle path for miles in both directions. Waterfront seafood restaurant across the street where you can bring your dog, and a gas/convenience store 1 block away. Brick charcoal grill outside. Fully equipped kitchen to spend a weekend or 6 months.

Sleeping arrangements: downstairs two full size beds roll out from beneath the elevated kitchen deck; upstairs is all master bedroom with a king bed; above the king bed is an open loft with two twin beds.

Keywords: Condo, Townhouse, oceanfront, beachfront, fully furnished, cottage

More Details

Owner
Owner, Barry Fouts
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Owner, Barry Fouts

We're both retired business owners who breeds parrots as a hobby. On our 55 acre farm covered with 100+ year old grandfather oaks we have dogs & cats on rat & predator patrol duty, cows, horses & a rescue pony with a resident wild deer as a pal; guineas, peacocks, chickens and many breeding pairs of macaws, cockatoos and african greys. We're both Florida natives; me from Lakeland, Pat from Jacksonville

Owner, Barry Fouts purchased this townhome in 2011

Why Owner, Barry Fouts chose Florida North East

We love the quiet & solitude. When we moved to NE Florida in 1998 we visited St Augustine public beach and were not impressed by the crowds. 2011 was the first time we returned, and discovered Mi Casa. Our place on Summer Haven Island is the closest thing to a private beach you'll find for under $10 million. As soon as we stood on the deck, which really is on the beach, we told the realtor 'we'll take it!' Some of the yearly renters have come back 10 years in a row, and everyone has written wonderful reviews of the location and the updates & upgrades we've made. Sept '12 we shopped for another investment oceanfront condo and were amazed at the $4-500k condos that couldn't offer what Mi Casa has. It was a challenge just to walk the distance out their crowded walkway over sand dunes to the waters edge. Mi Casa has us spoiled. Walking down our 5' wide steps is an unfair comparison. The rod holders on the deck railing are your first clue that nobody else is this close to the water! Some say it's like being on a boat!

What makes this townhome unique

Waking to the roar of the ocean is a wonderful experience. Coffee on the deck, then 2nd cup on the beach letting the dogs run free (oops, the leash slipped out of my hand). Birds huddled on the sandbar in front. Discover turtle nests in season, and shells and critters caught in the tidal pools or rent a bike and enjoy the miles of paved bike paths north and south. Spot a sea turtle or manatee or dolphins swimming past. Whales pass in front but I haven't spotted one myself. Watch the kite boarders sail 20' into the air. Watch the Ospreys shake in flight like a dog after diving for fish. Last year a Bald Eagle pair regularly fished out front off the rocks. Gaze at the shrimp boats with binoculars (provided) then drive up the road & buy tonights shrimp dinner you watched being caught. The 3-grill brick BBQ has a smoker built in on the back side. View the stars in the near total darkness. Cross over the bridge & explore Fort Matanzas and its nature trail for free.

Amenities

Saint Augustine Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Downstairs tiled bathroom with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Tiled bathroom with full tub/shower
  • Downstairs bath is luxurious. Upstairs bath is also tiled and has an outside window. Ladies enjoy the bonus makeup counter with sink & mirror in the bedroom. We supply make-up remover pads.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double , ground floor the beds roll out from under the kitchen deck.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Entire 2nd floor is a master bedroom
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Open loft with porthole windows
  • King bed with memory foam, Double Beds (2) These two full size beds hide during the day under the kitchen deck, and roll out at night. Two twin beds in the loft over the master bedroom. You can see the ocean thru the portholes.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Stand at the edge of the deck & feel the ocean spray on your face. During unusually high tides there's water on 3 sides. Compare that with the usual 300 room condo 500 feet from the water with a 'peek' sideways of the ocean. Mi Casa truly is 'Awesome'

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

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Family beach rental pet friendly
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 46 reviews
5

Wonderful Beach Front Property Makes for Ideal Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is the fifth time we've been back to Mi Casa. That in itself is an endorsement. Mi Casa is a very unique residence, located with an inlet on one side, making it much quieter and more private than many other locations in St Augustine. The house itself has been renovated since we last visited and it's well appointed and very comfortable. The master bedroom looks out directly over the ocean and we were able to enjoy the sounds and breezes from the ocean all day and night. We slept wonderfully the whole time we were there. The deck is a real asset to the house -- spacious and so close to the ocean. We spent a lot of time hanging out there, as well as on the beach/ocean. The owner, Barry, is very communicative and accommodating. He's obviously devoted to the property and is a pro at making sure everything works smoothly. I can't say enough about Mi Casa. We can't wait to return next year!!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A restful sleep on the memory foam beds helps you enjoy the next day. Our guests comfort comes first!
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5

The most unique rental we've ever seen!

  • 5 of 5

How could we not enjoy this place? You step out the door onto the deck and if the water is at high tide, it may just be splashing on the deck! The sound of breaking waves is one of nature's lullabies...no better place to rest and recuperate. The house itself was very nice and with only the two of us, there was plenty of room. The spiral staircase was a problem because I had some disability but we were able to manage. We didn't cook much because we couldn't resist some of the local restaurants. This was our first visit to Crescent Beach so we had to explore. We had a great couple right next to us and enjoyed visiting with them. The husbands enjoyed fishing together. Also, the neighbors were great cooks....brought us meals on several occasions when they were cooking for themselves! Very nice to have met you, Steve and Susan! Your generosity was awesome! So if you want to stay at a very unique place on the water, this is the place to be! Terrific rental, Barry and Pat!!!

Thanks,

Ken and Faye

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good neighbors and a great location equals a wonderful vacation. Relaxation at its finest.
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5

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at Mi Casa, and we loved it. Barry is always so accommodating, we had some issue with the water outside and he fixed it right away. We love this beautiful location and the comfortable home. It feels like we are on our on private beach. We love that we can bring our pups and how everything is so accessible. If you vacation plan is to relax and enjoy the beach this is the home for you. Thanks again Barry for sharing your beautiful home with me and my family.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Enjoying a week at the beach with the family means the four legged members as well. Treasure the time with family.
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5

Best Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family loved staying at Mi Casa. Could not have been the more perfect place. Had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Barry. We had a small issue with the A.C. and he had it resolved within an hour. Very sweet man. The rental had most everything we needed . It could use more kitchen cookware. ( cookie sheets and a few more pots and pans. ) But I would highly recommend staying here with your family. We will be back. :)

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate a 5 star review even when not everything went perfect. There will be more pots & pans, and even a cookie sheet (remember you're on vacation ---- let the fabulous chefs in St Augustine do the cooking).
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5

Perfect beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

MiCasa has everything you could want in a beach vacation. All the comforts of home but the ocean is your front yard. We have stayed in a few homes along the ocean and this by far is the best beach for kayaking, privacy, and the inlet provides a better overall swimming experience.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our beach is the closest thing you'll find to an uncrowded beach. We're on an island (Summer Haven) with no public access. Some do crawl over the rocks to share our beach, and there's 5-6 other rentals on our island. When we can see 4 people on the beach we think "it's crowded today".
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5

It's a wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful private beach. Rarely more than 10 people out. Accommodations are great. Best part is the owners. Very thoughtful. Everything needed is here. Great place for a reunion, getaway, or grandparents and grandchildren

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a great place to weather the inauguration firestorm with calming ocean spray in your face.
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Matanzas Inlet Restaurant
Car: necessary

Walk, bike, or drive over the bridge to Fort Matanzas. It's free and very interesting. Park service boat transports you across the river to the fort, where a ranger gives interesting information about the history of the fort. The boat leaves on the half hour. Excellent nature trail thru the Matanzas National Park. Or, turn south and 3 miles away you can swim with the dolphins at Marineland.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100

If the calendar shows no vacancy for the week you want, check my other listing vrbo.com/7190 for a vacancy in the middle unit/same building.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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