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Welcome to The Lodge! - Come vacation in a treasure of Summer Haven history. This 110 year old cottage, St. Augustine Lodge, is direct ocean front.

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Last updated: 09/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-21 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This is it, Folks! See the stories in the Coastal Living, Jacksonville magazine & Gainesville magazines here! Come vacation in a treasure of Summer Haven history. This 110 year old cottage is located 50 steps from the Atlantic Ocean. Five bedrooms, a great room with fireplace, two bathrooms - one with an original claw-footed tub - large family kitchen, pantry, laundry, dining porch, and wrap-around porch.

Send your thanks back in time. Your stay at The Lodge, a 19th century beach cottage near gorgeous St. Augustine, promises a historic and redefining simplicity. A few days here means renewed sense of ‘the important things in life’, chock-full of familial magic. Tucked on a sleepy cul de saq next to the Atlantic Ocean, The Lodge and its older sister The Hut are elegant and understated reminders of a far-away time.

An area known as Summer Haven was recommended to stressed Pennsylvania banking baron, Thomas Mellon, for its restorative powers. Construction on first The Hut and then The Lodge began in the 1880s, at a time when Chester Arthur was president and Mark Twain was busy finishing his Adventures of Huck Finn. This is seriously good quality time, where simple, beautiful touches - candle light and ocean breezes - complete the setting.

A house with this much history begs for a multi-generational vacation where the stories come out - as family folklore enjoys another airing. Take the time on this holiday to hear the stories you’d never otherwise have chance to hear. Reconnect with grown cousins or childhood friends - covering more ground than you ever would in a hasty holiday card.

Whip up beloved family meals - packing your grandmother’s handwritten recipes for a birthday cake made from scratch. Snap dozens of photos as Grandpa teaches the next generation to fish. Try this more genuine of magic kingdoms for real family bonding, in surrounds so idyllic they look like a movie set. Adirondack chairs wait on the wrap-around porch, where palm trees dot the view of stone breakers just beyond. Liberal touches of antiquity, such as the front porch’s restored pew bench, leave room to wonder what the walls would say - if they could talk. A private dock is charming and ramshackle, perhaps Huck-Finn-comes-to-Florida (Dock is to shallow water due to sand bars.)

Up to ten guests can comfortably stretch out over 1,200 square feet. Five double occupancy bedrooms, four queen beds and two bunks, share two bathrooms. An equipped kitchen, dining porch and a living area each honor the old with family heirloom accessories and new, comfy furniture appropriate to the period.

The house boasts recent refurbishment across every inch - yet maintains all original features. Solid pine floors and old glass windows. A claw-footed porcelain bathtub and a pyramid roof for extra air circulation. Instead of closets, enjoy simple wall hooks to keep your clothing organized - and relish in a vacation that requires only a parade of shorts, t-shirts, bathing suit and towel (repeat).

For modern conveniences, enjoy phones and cable TV. If you’d rather do without, they can stay easily tucked out of sight.

Past guests love the inclusive aspect their vacations can take, thanks to the home’s single-story plan. Older relatives who struggle with mobility will enjoy a property that has everything to hand. The ocean, just 100 feet away, can be seen, heard - and tasted- from within The Lodge itself.

Note: Summer Haven is constantly changing with nature. The Summer Haven river behind the house is largely a sand dune and can many times provide beach access. Due to Tropical Storm Faye erosion at the front, there is now an area of large boulders blocking the beach access points. Although you can walk in between these boulders to access the beach like the locals that live nearby, the nearest easy beach access is approximately 1 mile north at Fort Matanzas National Park. It has (free) paved parking and provides beach access via a meandering boardwalk.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Attractions

  • Museums

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing

Arrival Day

  • Flexible

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
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Sep 24 - Sep 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$199
$1,886
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Oct 1 - Oct 7, 2016
2 night min stay
$199
$1,886
Seasonal Rate
Oct 8 - Oct 14, 2016
4 night min stay
$233
$2,109
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Oct 15 - Oct 21, 2016
4 night min stay
$233
$2,109
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Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2016
2 night min stay
$199
$1,886
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Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2016
2 night min stay
$199
$1,886
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Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2016
2 night min stay
$199
$1,886
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Nov 12 - Nov 18, 2016
2 night min stay
$199
$1,886
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Nov 19 - Nov 25, 2016
3 night min stay
$275
$2,086
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Nov 26 - Dec 2, 2016
2 night min stay
$199
$1,886
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Dec 3 - Dec 9, 2016
2 night min stay
$199
$1,886
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Dec 10 - Dec 16, 2016
2 night min stay
$199
$1,886
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Dec 17 - Dec 23, 2016
2 night min stay
$199
$1,886
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Dec 24 - Dec 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$300
$2,333
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Dec 31 - Jan 6, 2017
3 night min stay
$300
$2,109
Seasonal Rate
Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2017
3 night min stay

$3,905
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Jan 7 - Jan 13, 2017
3 night min stay
$199
$1,886
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Jan 14 - Jan 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$199
$1,886
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Jan 21 - Jan 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$199
$1,886
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Jan 28 - Feb 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$199
$1,886
Seasonal Min
Feb 1 - Dec 31, 2017
4 night min stay

$4,500
Seasonal Max
Feb 1 - Dec 31, 2017
4 night min stay

$5,584
Seasonal Rate
Feb 4 - Feb 10, 2017
3 night min stay
$199
$1,886
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Feb 11 - Feb 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$199
$1,886
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Feb 18 - Feb 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$400
$2,333
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Feb 25 - Mar 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$199
$1,886
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Mar 4 - Mar 10, 2017
2 night min stay
$199
$1,886
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Mar 11 - Mar 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$400
$2,333
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Mar 18 - Mar 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$266
$2,333
Seasonal Rate
Mar 25 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$275
$2,395
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Apr 1 - Apr 7, 2017
3 night min stay
$275
$2,395
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Apr 8 - Apr 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$266
$2,333
Seasonal Rate
Apr 15 - Apr 21, 2017
3 night min stay
$233
$2,109
Seasonal Rate
Apr 22 - Apr 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$199
$1,886
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Apr 29 - May 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$199
$1,886
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May 6 - May 12, 2017
3 night min stay
$199
$1,886
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May 13 - May 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$199
$1,886
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May 20 - May 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$239
$1,886
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May 27 - Jun 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$349
$2,109
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Jun 3 - Jun 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$266
$2,333
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Jun 10 - Jun 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$275
$2,395
Seasonal Rate
Jun 17 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$316
$2,669
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Jun 24 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$407
$2,828
Seasonal Rate
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
3 night min stay
$436
$2,987
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Jul 8 - Jul 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$407
$2,828
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Jul 15 - Jul 21, 2017
3 night min stay
$407
$2,828
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Jul 22 - Jul 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$379
$2,669
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Jul 29 - Aug 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$330
$2,395
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Aug 5 - Aug 11, 2017
3 night min stay
$319
$2,333
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Aug 12 - Aug 18, 2017
2 night min stay
$279
$2,109
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Aug 19 - Aug 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$239
$1,886
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Aug 26 - Sep 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$239
$1,886
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Sep 23 - Sep 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$250
$1,886
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Sep 30 - Oct 6, 2017
2 night min stay
$250
$1,886
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Oct 7 - Oct 13, 2017
4 night min stay
$400
$1,886
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Oct 14 - Oct 20, 2017
4 night min stay
$400
$1,886
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Oct 21 - Oct 27, 2017
2 night min stay
$250
$1,886
Seasonal Rate
Oct 28 - Nov 3, 2017
2 night min stay
$250
$1,886
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Nov 4 - Nov 10, 2017
2 night min stay
$250
$1,886
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Nov 11 - Nov 17, 2017
2 night min stay
$250
$1,886
Seasonal Rate
Nov 18 - Nov 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$300
$2,109
Seasonal Rate
Nov 25 - Dec 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$250
$1,886
Seasonal Rate
Dec 2 - Dec 8, 2017
2 night min stay
$250
$1,886
Seasonal Rate
Dec 9 - Dec 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$250
$1,886
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Dec 16 - Dec 22, 2017
2 night min stay
$250
$1,886
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Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$300
$2,109
Seasonal Rate
Dec 30 - Jan 5, 2018
3 night min stay
$400
$2,333
Seasonal Rate
Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2018
3 night min stay

$3,905
Seasonal Min
Sep 14 - Sep 20, 2019
2 night min stay
$100
Seasonal Max
Sep 14 - Sep 20, 2019
2 night min stay
$380
Seasonal Min
Sep 21 - Sep 27, 2019
2 night min stay
$100
Seasonal Max
Sep 21 - Sep 27, 2019
2 night min stay
$380

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Additional information about rental rates:

Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees Booking Fee: 5.95% Charge basis: AD For stays between 1 and 365 nights Cleaning Fee: $295 Charge basis: STAY For stays between 1 and 365 nights Damage Protection: $195 Charge basis: STAY For stays between 1 and 365 nights

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Last updated: 09/29/2016
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Location

97 miles to Disney World; 50 miles - Daytona Airport (DAB); 55 miles to Jacksonville Airport; Jacksonville Stadium (Jaguars); Kennedy Space Center; Lighthouse; Marine Land; Museums; St Augustine Historic Town; Theatre

 

Manager info

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About: Hi! My name is Steve Milo and I started Vacation Rental Pros in 2006. Our family stays in vacation rental homes whenever we travel, both domestically and abroad! I own several vacation homes and listen carefully to all our guests' feedback. Our greatest compliment is when folks refer Vacation Rental Pros to their friends and relatives. We now manage over 1,800 properties in Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina. We have homes in Ft. Myers Beach, Orlando, St. Augustine Beach, Daytona Beach, Palm Coast, Ponte Vedra Beach, Hilton Head and Gatlinburg. We booked over 15,000 rentals and received over 5,000 guest reviews in 2016. Please call if you need help booking your dream vacation!


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  • Welcome to The Lodge! - Come vacation in a treasure of Summer Haven history. This 110 year old cottage, St. Augustine Lodge, is direct ocean front.

    Welcome to The Lodge! - Come vacation in a treasure of Summer Haven history. This 110 year old cottage, St. Augustine Lodge, is direct ocean front.

  • Old and new blend for a cozy, cabin beach front vacation! - At The Lodge, you get more than just a beach-front home for your family vacation, you get to experience a piece of history.

    Old and new blend for a cozy, cabin beach front vacation! - At The Lodge, you get more than just a beach-front home for your family vacation, you get to experience a piece of history.

  • Live the history when you stay The Lodge - In traditional cabin style, you'll find our living room to be one long, open room with furniture spaced throughout to crate cozy nooks for sitting and reading.

    Live the history when you stay The Lodge - In traditional cabin style, you'll find our living room to be one long, open room with furniture spaced throughout to crate cozy nooks for sitting and reading.

  • Bring your favorite recipes and a bag of groceries! - Casual and relaxing are the themes of your family Florida vacation! The dining table is great for bringing everyone together at meal time.

    Bring your favorite recipes and a bag of groceries! - Casual and relaxing are the themes of your family Florida vacation! The dining table is great for bringing everyone together at meal time.

  • Enjoy many modern conveniences in our kitchen at The Lodge - Our old fashioned cabin has many new fashioned kitchen conveniences such as dishwasher, coffee maker, and mircowave!

    Enjoy many modern conveniences in our kitchen at The Lodge - Our old fashioned cabin has many new fashioned kitchen conveniences such as dishwasher, coffee maker, and mircowave!

  • Relax and enjoy the sea breeze from our wrap-around porch - Coastal living, The Lodge style, would not be complete if your stay did not include idling passing time on our ocean-view wrap-around porch. There's plenty of comfortable chairs, but the rocking chair will likely be everyone's first seat choice!

    Relax and enjoy the sea breeze from our wrap-around porch - Coastal living, The Lodge style, would not be complete if your stay did not include idling passing time on our ocean-view wrap-around porch. There's plenty of comfortable chairs, but the rocking chair will likely be everyone's first seat choice!

  • Fall asleep watching TV; wake up ready for another great day! - Rest easy and enjoy watching your favorite show on our flatscreen TV as you drift off to sleep in our comfy, queen bed.

    Fall asleep watching TV; wake up ready for another great day! - Rest easy and enjoy watching your favorite show on our flatscreen TV as you drift off to sleep in our comfy, queen bed.

  • Get refreshed in one of our full baths and enjoy the day! - Who doesn't love a hot shower after day of playing on the beach? Wash up and head back outside to relax with your favorite beverage on the deck.

    Get refreshed in one of our full baths and enjoy the day! - Who doesn't love a hot shower after day of playing on the beach? Wash up and head back outside to relax with your favorite beverage on the deck.

  • Snuggle in and enjoy a cozy night's sleep in bedroom #3 - Whether you need an afternoon siesta or you're ready to snuggle in for the night, you'll find our queen bed in bedroom #3 to be just right!

    Snuggle in and enjoy a cozy night's sleep in bedroom #3 - Whether you need an afternoon siesta or you're ready to snuggle in for the night, you'll find our queen bed in bedroom #3 to be just right!

  • Enjoy the cabin stylings of The Lodge! - Stretch out on our comfy bed and drift off to sleep knowing you're beach vacation is a dream come true!

    Enjoy the cabin stylings of The Lodge! - Stretch out on our comfy bed and drift off to sleep knowing you're beach vacation is a dream come true!

  • Walk right out over the sea wall and head to the beach! We're th - The beauty of Florida's St. Augustine Beach cannot be overstated. When you think of an Atlantic Ocean beach vacation, think St. Augustine!

    Walk right out over the sea wall and head to the beach! We're th - The beauty of Florida's St. Augustine Beach cannot be overstated. When you think of an Atlantic Ocean beach vacation, think St. Augustine!

  • Dash your cares away with a walk on St. Augustine Beach - Close your eyes and imagine the sound of ocean waves, the gentle ocean breezes, the warm Florida sunshine... It all awaits you at St Augustine Lodge Historic Beach House!

    Dash your cares away with a walk on St. Augustine Beach - Close your eyes and imagine the sound of ocean waves, the gentle ocean breezes, the warm Florida sunshine... It all awaits you at St Augustine Lodge Historic Beach House!

  • Our wrap-around porch is perfect for dining "out" together! - A classic move for any beach vacation is to eat outdoors! Gather the gang together on our wrap-around porch and enjoy mealtime together!

    Our wrap-around porch is perfect for dining "out" together! - A classic move for any beach vacation is to eat outdoors! Gather the gang together on our wrap-around porch and enjoy mealtime together!

  • Warm wood furnishings add country charm to our living space - The furnishings found in The Lodge will give you that "down-home" feeling.

    Warm wood furnishings add country charm to our living space - The furnishings found in The Lodge will give you that "down-home" feeling.

  • Every thing is easy at The Lodge! - The kitchen flows right into the dining area making it easy to get food to the table fast!

    Every thing is easy at The Lodge! - The kitchen flows right into the dining area making it easy to get food to the table fast!

  • Make use of any/all the space and shelves for your groceries - In our kitchen you'll have handy access to whatever you need with convenient shelves and counter tops all around.

    Make use of any/all the space and shelves for your groceries - In our kitchen you'll have handy access to whatever you need with convenient shelves and counter tops all around.

  • Snuggle in for the night in our master bedroom's queen bed - Whether you need an afternoon siesta or you're ready to snuggle in for the night, you'll find our master bedroom queen-sized bed to be just right!

    Snuggle in for the night in our master bedroom's queen bed - Whether you need an afternoon siesta or you're ready to snuggle in for the night, you'll find our master bedroom queen-sized bed to be just right!

  • Nestle into our queen size bed and rest well in bedroom #2 - Sleep soundly on our comfortable queen-sized bed. The cozy, cabin fell will have you relaxed in no time!

    Nestle into our queen size bed and rest well in bedroom #2 - Sleep soundly on our comfortable queen-sized bed. The cozy, cabin fell will have you relaxed in no time!

  • Snuggle in and enjoy a cozy night's sleep in bedroom #3 - Whether you need an afternoon siesta or you're ready to snuggle in for the night, you'll find our queen bed in bedroom #3 to be just right!

    Snuggle in and enjoy a cozy night's sleep in bedroom #3 - Whether you need an afternoon siesta or you're ready to snuggle in for the night, you'll find our queen bed in bedroom #3 to be just right!

  • Our second full bath features a claw foot bathtub! - A stay in an historic beach cabin would not be complete without an old fashioned, claw-foot bathtub!

    Our second full bath features a claw foot bathtub! - A stay in an historic beach cabin would not be complete without an old fashioned, claw-foot bathtub!

  • Our full 2nd bath has both a shower and a cool, claw foot tub - Our second full bath features not only a claw foot bathtub for long soaks, but also the modern convenience of a walk-in shower.

    Our full 2nd bath has both a shower and a cool, claw foot tub - Our second full bath features not only a claw foot bathtub for long soaks, but also the modern convenience of a walk-in shower.

  • Pack light! We have a washer and dryer to keep clothes fresh! - With a convenient washer and dryer, you can wash and go!  We also provide all the towels and linens you will need during your stay, so go ahead and pack light!

    Pack light! We have a washer and dryer to keep clothes fresh! - With a convenient washer and dryer, you can wash and go! We also provide all the towels and linens you will need during your stay, so go ahead and pack light!

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