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Wow! What an Adorable 1934 Cottage 1 Min Walk to Beach 3 min walk to Restaurants

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (9-House/4-back suite)

We have been renting ocean front vacation rentals for over 12 years. We purchased this very special and adorable cottage just steps from the beach and we spent tens of thousands of dollars renovating it back to it's former glory. We pride ourselves on providing an enjoyable relaxing vacation experience with nice furnishings and a beautiful setting and as a result we have many repeat customers that come back year after year.

This very rare and adorable 1934 beach cottage has been beautifully restored to its former glory days. We have named it K&J Casita Del Mar which stands for Kirk and Jean's little house by the beach. It is located in the heart of Jacksonville Beach and only steps away from the ocean. It is easy walking distance to many shops, festivals, bars, clubs, and restaurants. Everything is right there.

And we are only 10 minutes away from the famous Mayo clinic and 15 minutes to the PGA Tour Headquarters and famous TPC Sawgrass Championship golf course with its new $80 million dollar club house and the annual PGA Tour Players Championship Tournament.

We are also just 30 minutes to beautiful St. Augustine, FL the Nations oldest city and a major tourist attraction in its own right.

Our cottage is suitable for just one couple, several couples, or a an entire family getaway or family reunion. For a smaller wedding, why not have your wedding on the beach and your reception at the Cottage. We have a huge private backyard, one of the largest at the beach where you can simply relax or even have your breakfast, lunch, or dinner in the privacy of your own backyard.

Check us out on Google Earth or Google Maps and you will see how close we are to the beach. We have a limited supply of beach chairs for the adults, and even beach toys for the kids.

We also have a beautiful fire pit for those chilly evenings or for a good old fashioned campfire like the old days. And of course don't forget our very own Tiki Hut / Bar in the backyard too. This is the perfect vacation getaway location.

Because we are in a residential neighborhood we simply ask you to respect the neighbors at night with common courtesy and the fact that they have to go to work in the mornings while you are on vacation.

We furnished this adorable cottage with nice furniture such as a rattan dining room set, and rattan living room furniture and we decorated the place like a home. You will feel it's your home away from home the moment you walk into this adorable cottage. The cottage still has original beautiful wood walls and wood floors almost throughout the entire house. The walls and floors are absolutely beautiful after our refinishing.

Our kitchen is stocked with cookware, dishes, utensils, glasses, and of course campaign glasses to start your vacation. The side-by-side fridge has ice and water in the door. You may just find yourself eating out in the terrific local restaurants within 5 or less than 5 minutes walking distance, or you'll appreciate the microwave and coffeemaker for your convenience too! Plus, you can also put something into crock pot and the food will be ready when you come back from beach. If not, you can throw chicken/steak/hamburger, etc. on the BBQ grill and enjoy your family picnic at the backyard. We recently added a cute surf board outdoor shower so that you can take a warm shower to rinse off all the sand.

A laundry room is equipped with washer, dryer to makes longer trips away from home easier.

Sheets, liens and towels will also be provided. The cottage is also furnished with HD TV , Blue Ray DVD player, and boom box for your quiet time. W also provide WIFI internet service too, just in case you want to stay in touch with family/friends during your stay.

Inquire with any questions or better yet, book it now and we are sure you will fall in love with it. We did.

** You have option to add our new addition for another 1 bedroom studio to have total 4 bedrooms and 3 baths and can sleep up to 11-12 guests or only book the 3 BR/2 baths for the main house only. As of now, we do not rent suite out separately so it stays empty if not rented.

'Very Important - Please Note. We do not list this rental property on Craigs List. Any listing on Craigs List for this property is a Fraud. Initial contact with owners should be through this website directly.'

Keywords: KJ Casita Del Mar is a very rare and adorable 1934 beach cottage which has been extensively renovated. It is located at the heart of Jacksonville Beach just steps from the ocean ( walk past one house ) and across from Ocean Park. Modern central air and heat, modern kitchen and bathrooms, but absolutely beautiful restored wood floors and walls throughout the cottage.

Our cottage is within easy walking distance to many shops, bars, night clubs, and restaurants. Everything it seems is within a few blocks of the cottage.

Since it is at the heart of Jax Beach, you can walk to all the events and festivals within a few minutes without worrying about finding or paying any parking.

Or simply relax enjoy your own very large private backyard with built in Charcoal Grill, or warm yourself next to the large stone firepit and also enjoy our completely detached Tiki Hut and 14' Tiki Bar located inside which can be locked and secured depending on family preference. You control the key.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Jean

KJ Casita Del Mar is an adorable beach cottage owned by Jean and Kirk of KJ Island Properties. We live just 10 minutes south in TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach. We have had two oceanfront vacation rental in Palm Coast, FL, since 2004, so this is not our first time at running vacation rentals.

We love traveling the world and have stayed in castels in England, Ireland, and luxury hotels in Paris, Italy, Greece, etc. including resorts in Hawaii, Japan, Sigapore, China, Tahiti, Bora Bora, etc. and we love to share our travel accomodation experience with others so wes try and keep that in mind as we furnished our cottage for you. We want our cottage to be unique and memorable. We look forward to staying there as much as you do so we made this cottage with as much charm and warmth as we can to accomodate your trip in Jax Beach and we intend to constantly enhance the property and amenities with feedback and comments from our guests.

Jean purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Jean chose Beaches

KJ Casita Del Mar is this adorable cottage that we instantly fell in love with the 1st time we saw it. We feel so connected by such charm and also being next to the beach.

We live only 10 minutes from the cottage.

We purchsed this cute cottage at the end of 2011 and have renovated it to restore its charm and it is now ready to share with you and your family/love ones/party. You need to come and see it for yourself.

What makes this cottage unique

We were amazed with the beauty of the original wood walls and floors when we first saw this cottage. The wood walls and floor are almost all over the entire house. It is absolutely beautiful. We also liked all the windows and the bright light and warmth we feel throughout the home.

It was Kirk's idea to have a tiki bar at the end of the house so we made the big shed as the bar/game room where you can relax with the door and windows open and enjoy the ocean breezes rain or shine. It's a guy thing but the ladies like it too.


Beaches Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Party/event allowed only with prior approval/fee paid, else deposit forfeited. Regular quote is for up to 9 guests or pay to add suite for up to12-13.
  • Please move trash bins to the street Mon and Thur night for nest am pick up. Recycle bin out on Tues for Wed pick up.
  • Pets rules - No pets allowed in any beds or sofa. No chasing game inside the house. Pet fee applied. Deposit forfeited if pet stay not reported.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Guest Suite - Has a coffee station and it's own shower and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Main House - Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3) Trundle bed with two single beds - twin can be 2 single separate beds or move up to become a king. for a couple or just one when only one is needed.There is also another twin so its 3 twins (or 1 king 2 twins), plus Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa Couch in living room sleeps 2. The additional Guest Suite can be booked separately for large group, it has one queen and a day beds with 2 twins. We don't rent it to others.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Adorable hot'cold surf board shape outdoor shower, BBQ grill, Tiki bar at the end of big backyard, and a Large 60' Stone wood burning Fire Pit. All we need is your presence.


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Wow! What an Adorable 1934 Cottage 1 Min Walk to Beach 3 min walk to Restaurants
average rating of 4.754717 based on 53 reviews
Highlands, NC

A Great Escape!

  • 4 of 5

A truly charming cottage with a superb location. The only reason why I didn't give this 5 stars was due to some deferred maintenance around the cottage. Regardless, if you are looking to unwind with easy access to the beach, this is a wonderful option. The cottage has great soul and warmth and truly felt like a home away from home. The owners are incredibly responsive and kind as well. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very quaint but very accomodating cottage. We are well pleased.

  • 5 of 5

All was as advertised. The back area around the fire pit and tiki bar made

Our evening cocktails that much more enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Adorable Beach Home!

  • 5 of 5

The place is nice and clean with a great backyard. It was also wonderful to be walking distance to the beach and multiple restaurants. Overall we had a great stay and would recommend the place to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your group was awesome ! You set up an example of young group can be very responsible and took good care of our house and left it nice and tidy. We Thank you for the stay and welcome your return. Thanks again.
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Family Wedding Stay

  • 2 of 5

While the owners were nice, the property itself is dated and needs some TLC. This unit wasn't as clean as I would have expected and there were too many little things to note that I would just say that this rental should be a lot less money. No electric outlets in the back bathroom and the furniture was dated. Outside patio furniture was really dirty and we spent an afternoon cleaning it so we could enjoy the beautiful patio area. This property has a lot of potential and is conveniently located near the beach, which is a big plus. Put some money into this property and you'll have a gem.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kirk, I am sorry you wrote this review as you were upset about VRBO charges credit card service fee. It rains a lot almost each afternoon and we have so many big old trees in the backyard so it always makes the patio furniture dirty with lots of dead leaves knocked down from the trees after each rain but we always clean them before guests arrive, but it's hard to control the weather when lots of trees are around to shade the patio area. All our guests are happy with our cute little cottage that has lots of old characters and original wood walls/floor and the past reviews reflect their views. Thanks for your stay.
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First time vacationing in Jacksonville, FL

  • 4 of 5

First time vacationing in Jacksonville, FL The cottage was very clean and beach accessible. All the essentials were provided which made the stay even more relaxing. Looking forward to next year's vacation. We will be returning.

The Randles

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect home away from home with the beach across the street

  • 5 of 5

Had a marvelous week enjoying the cool indoors of this spacious house and the hot beach, front porch and back yard. House was well stocked with most everything needed. All you needed to add was food and drink. Hot and buggy but that's June in Florida. Hope to make it an annual event with family.


Tampa, Florida

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Jacksonville Golf and Country Club
Car: recommended

Famous PGA Tour Headquarters and TPC Sawgrass Championship golf course only 10 minutes away.

Famous St. Augustine, the Nation's oldest city is just 30 minutes south of us.

Daytonna Beach and the Daytonna Speedway only 1 hour south

Orlando just 2.5 hours from Jacksonville Beach.




Additional information about rental rates

Maid and Amenity Fee $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 13.0%

TPC, FL/GA game event week extra $350 upcharge. Holiday week rate is $399/night or $1799/wk or add $350 upcharge
All rates are for main house 3/2 plus tiki bar and backyard. To book guest suite for add'l guests, the rate is $89/night or $450/wk. Pet fee $200-$250/wk
eCheck is free, Credit card usage 2.899% and PayPal 4% fee added before booking or taken out from refund check.
Warning! We do not list on Craigs List

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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