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Steps to the Water 1930'S Renovated Artist Cottage

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Last updated: 02/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, Sleeps 2-4

We fell in love with this enchanting cottage because of its vintage quality and location. It is a sweet old cottage that we have totally renovated. You walk out the door and within steps you are at the sea.

This is an old fashioned 1930's beach cottage with lots of privacy as it is totally fenced in. We've hired a talented gardener/ designer who uses Florida native beach flowers and grasses to create a casual shore setting.

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 shore 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 16th 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 the ocean from the deck.

Enjoy!
Carolyn and Jim Covert
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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • 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

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  • 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

Entertainment

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

Theme

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

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

  • Dining Area

General

  • 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

Kitchen

  • 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

Outside

  • 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
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
JANUARY - DECEMBER
Jan 19 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$150 $175
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,050 $2,850
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150
$1,050 $2,850
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

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

Notes:

HOLIDAY WEEKEND RATES ARE USUALLY FROM THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, MINIMUM STAY 3 NIGHTS. $185.00/NIGHT

HOLIDAYS:

NEW YEARS EVE

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

PRESIDENTS DAY

EASTER SUNDAY

MEMORIAL DAY

INDEPENDENCE DAY

LABOR DAY

COLUMBUS DAY

VETERANS DAY

THANKSGIVING DAY

CHRISTMAS


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Calendar

Last updated: 02/20/2017
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Location

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 the location. I had always dreamed of having a cottage by the sea where we could grab our coffees, walk the beach and watch the sunrise. 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. St. Augustine is a very magical city. Take a horse and carriage ride! We love and use the cottage whenever we can. I like to think of our guests as friends, who are enjoying our cottage.

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 and our local supermarket, Publix.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

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Photos

  • 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.

VRBO #369161

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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