Steps to the Water 1930'S Renovated Artist Cottage

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

We fell in love with this enchanting cottage because of its location. You walk out the door and within steps you are at the ocean.

This is an old fashioned 1930's beach cottage with lots of privacy and it is totally fenced in. We've hired a talented gardener/ designer who uses Florida native beach flowers and grasses to create a shore setting. There is beach fencing to enhance the casual feeling of being right on the sand.

Come and relax at our 1930’s totally renovated cottage by the sea. We've decorated it with charming vintage finds. Including chandeliers that light up the patio area at night creating a magical setting for romance and family fun.
We love sitting on the deck at night feeling the breezes off the ocean.

Immerse yourself in the world of Old Florida, the way it used to be. Grab your coffee and watch the miracle of a sunrise as the dolphins play and the pelicans fly overhead. Sometimes you will see a couple of the locals fishing and it's fun to check if they "got lucky" yet. It's so peaceful walking along our quiet beach to the inlet where you can see the old St Augustine lighthouse on the other side and other historical sites.

Many activities are available at the beach...parasailing, fishing, kayaking, boating. Why not sail on the pirate ship “Black Raven' If you sail on Wednesday it docks at Aunt Kate’s restaurant for a delicious seafood dinner. We also love walking to our favorite local restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner. (We’ll leave you a list). You can walk to our beautiful pier (you can fish from it) too.

Feel like visiting the 15th century? A short ride over the bridge and you are in ancient St. Augustine. The oldest settlement and fort in the USA.

Explore the historical sites and enjoy the family owned restaurants. Take a tour. Either a trolley or a romantic horse and carriage ride.

Fall asleep to the sound of the surf and the swaying palm trees in our hammock on the deck. Yes you can see some of the ocean from the deck.

Carolyn and Jim Covert

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • The master bedroom has lots of windows. A brand new mattress and box spring assure you of a good night’s sleep. Duvet covers and sheets are clean for your arrival. There is a quaint old chest of drawers with a hutch filled with vintage finds and interesting books. Also ample closet space for hang-ups and a full length mirror. Twin beds in second bedroom which is bright and sunny. There is an armoire in the room for handups. Matching colorful comforters for both beds....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Large bathroom, recently renovated!

Other Amenities

  • A short walk down the beach or down the road from the cottage and you will find a wonderful breakfast/lunch cafe. Also two other really good restaurants within walking distance.....we'll leave you all the info. There is also a cozy area on the screened porch to have your wake- up coffee. A wonderful way to end the day is sitting on the deck, high in the palm trees, feeling the ocean breeze. You can see a little bit of the ocean!...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    The beach is a few steps from your cottage door....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    When you are on our deck you can see the ocean. You definitely hear the waves from the cottage....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens provided: Thick bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths, blankets, sheets, pillows and pillow cases for each bed. Generous comforters ,toilet paper, hand soap, bath soap, shampoo and conditioner provided....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Right outside our cottage....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry detergent, and fabric softener are provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    This kitchen is very well stocked. Lots of pots and pans, cake pans, cupcake pan, brownie pan, vintage mixer, baking dishes, china dishes, bowls, water glasses, wine glasses, new knife block with all the knives you will need, new flatware. Also provided are hand towels, table cloths, placemats, paper towels, dish soap, cleaning supplies, garbage bags, iron, disposable dishes and cups. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen: Brand new kitchen installed in May 2011. All white with white lace curtains, and cupboards. Very sunny and bright. Double sink, new stove, coffee maker, new wide slot toaster, microwave, lots of storage space in cabinets. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio:

    On the deck you will love swaying in the hammock or enjoy dining with the ocean breezes....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    There is a covered patio with two dining areas and lots of comfortable seating. Solar chandeliers light up the night creating a magical place to linger. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lots of flowers. Wild beach flowers are everywhere....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie boards...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Steam Shower


Write a review 4.8
from 49 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$140 $165
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$980 $2,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Pet Fee $0
  • cleaning fee $75
  • Tax Rate 10%


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Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
Check availability
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Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Parasailing, Hot Air Ballooning, Wildlife Viewing, Shelling, Boating, Racquetball, Rock Climbing, Biking


Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Saint Augustine, FL, USA:
We rented a cottage in the area and fell in love with it. I had always dreamed of having a place where we could grab our coffees and walk the beach. The charming quaint cottages and the quietness of the area are so relaxing. There is a beautiful nature walk across the street. Having the ancient city of St Augustine so close by makes the location perfect. Interesting restaurants and beautiful architecture just make it a dream location. We love and use the cottage when it is not rented.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
In addition to being less than 10 minutes from the ancient city, you can walk to at least 3 good restaurants from the cottage.

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Speaks: english



  • 1930's Old Fashioned front door.

    1930's Old Fashioned front door.

  • Beach Dreams

    Beach Dreams

  • Come on in

    Come on in

  • The deck with wonderful sea breezes.

    The deck with wonderful sea breezes.

  • Lots of shaded relaxing space.

    Lots of shaded relaxing space.

  • Our path to the sea.

    Our path to the sea.

  • Back from the beach outdoor hot/cold shower.

    Back from the beach outdoor hot/cold shower.

  • Cozy 1930's charm

    Cozy 1930's charm

  • Vintage dining

    Vintage dining

  • Ancient St. Augustine door.

    Ancient St. Augustine door.

  • The Master Bedroom

    The Master Bedroom

  • Reading nook.

    Reading nook.

  • Lots of privacy

    Lots of privacy

  • Welcome to the Cottage.

    Welcome to the Cottage.

  •  Deck entrance.  Where the balmy breezes blow and the stars shine bright.

    Deck entrance. Where the balmy breezes blow and the stars shine bright.

  • Solar chandelier lights up for romantic evening meals.

    Solar chandelier lights up for romantic evening meals.

  • Great dining at the beach!

    Great dining at the beach!

  • Sunrise at our beach.  Bring your coffee/tea.  It's heavenly.

    Sunrise at our beach. Bring your coffee/tea. It's heavenly.

  • Our new fully equipped Kitchen.

    Our new fully equipped Kitchen.

  • The sunny guest room.

    The sunny guest room.

  • 'The 'Sea Captain' of the cottage.

    'The 'Sea Captain' of the cottage.

  • View from the hand painted window.

    View from the hand painted window.

  • Screened in porch.  Good spot for your first cup of coffee.

    Screened in porch. Good spot for your first cup of coffee.

  • Inside the gated fenced yard.

    Inside the gated fenced yard.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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