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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

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 Florida

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Party or event can be allowed with prior approval and fee applied, else deposit to be forfeited.
  • 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 to sleep in our guest beds or sofa. No chasing game inside to the house to scratch wood floor. pet fee applied.
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Wow! What an Adorable 1934 Cottage 1 Min Walk to Beach 3 min walk to Restaurants
average rating of 4.8297873 based on 47 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our family has rented at this cutie 3 times now. It's perfect in location and size and the backyard space is awesome for large groups, barbeques and just hanging out. Being able to walk across the street is the reason we chose this property. It just can't get any easier to go to the beach. The variety of sleeping options allows our large family to all congregate under one roof and since we only see each other once a year, this is an important feature. We'll be back next season!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue, so happy to see you again and can't wait to see you again next year.
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Perfect location for a beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable and comfortable. Lovely owner. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkeley Springs

Wonderful vintage cottage steps from beach!

  • 5 of 5

Spent two delightful weeks in January at Jean's well equipped cottage. Beautiful wood floors and paneled walls with a great kitchen and very comfy furniture and beds. Front porch and rear courtyard with fire pit and grill are big pluses. Best is the one minute walk to the beach adjacent to Beachfront Park. Very close to a wide range of restaurants. The beach itself is very wide with soft sand, great for bike riding at low tide. Jean is a great owner and very responsive to guests. Cottage is clean as a whistle thanks to Tracy.

Highly recommended for couples, groups, or families.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location for Wedding Celebration!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated Thanksgiving and our son's Wedding in Jax Beach and stayed comfortably in this delightful Quaint cottage! The location is perfect to the beach and Joe's Crab shack! The 2 large bedrooms had very comfortable beds, and the small room off the Living room had 2 twin trundle type beds. There are 2 bathrooms, one larger than the other, with plenty of towels and hairdryer too! The restored wood floors were beautiful throughout! The best part was the yard and "tiki bar" outside, we had 20 guests, family for Thanksgiving outside and had the firepit going too in the evening and made smores! The owner Jean greeted us when we arrived and was very kind and accomodating to our needs. There was one TV in the living room, I wish there was a smaller one in the bedroom for those of us who like to watch other tv than football! Ha! The AC worked great too and it would be great to stay again with family!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, cool house with plenty of room and character. Super close to the beach.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding Central -- perfect

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for four days the weekend of our daughter's wedding and hosted more than 70 people from out of town on Friday night for a pre-wedding drink and food in the yard outside. Everyone loved the place and wanted to know how we found such a wonderful property. Owner was absolutely considerate and initiated contact to keep us up-to-date on storm damage following Hurricane Matthew the weekend before we arrived in Jacksonville. (Jean was a marked contrast to another property owner we tried to deal with and got so annoyed with we ended negotiations to rent.) We want to come again and just relax and visit the beach at the end of the street. For our stay we also rented the guest suite, which was perfect accommodations for a father and his two adult sons. In the main house we had one couple to each of the two main bedrooms and one man in the third room with beds. There was room for at least 3-4 to sleep comfortably on other beds, trundle and fold-out couch. Everything we needed was already provided in the house. Can't say enough about the entire experience -- it was perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, 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.


Rates & Availability

Beaches Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
4th of July Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Break
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
2 night Weekend Getaway
Jul 29 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 7 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
3 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas & NYE
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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