Beachside Home,Dogs Wlcm, Fncd Yd,Best Bch,Great Rate(62 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
Enjoy your best vacation ever. The Mermaid Cottage is a private beachside home totally remodeled during the winter of 2012. This three bedroom, 2 bath home is in a quiet, highly regarded and admired beach neighborhood with a laid back atmosphere, eclectic mix of old Florida cottages and contemporary homes just one block from one of the several deeded beach accesses...just walk on. It is on a full lot that runs from one street to another providing additional privacy,parking and access. We are 100% pet friendly and children love this cottage. Enjoy relaxing and listening to the ocean on the covered porch overlooking the completely fenced front yard. The backyard has a great party deck for grilling, entertaining, relaxing and sunning. In addition there is an upper deck for sunning and viewing the ocean. You are just a short, easy 2 minute stroll to one of the best beaches on the east coast and an easy bike ride to the intra-coastal waterway public boat ramp and Windswept Beach Park. You are only 10 miles from Marineland and 12 minutes from historic downtown St. Augustine.
We are out of state owners but very “hands on” with our property visiting often and living in one of our three vacation homes in St. Augustine during the winter. The Pearl Cottage is next door and is available to rent at the same time with the Mermaid Cottage for larger family/friend gatherings at the beach. The listing number on VRBO is #726115. Our other home, 2nd Haven, is listed on VRBO also. It is #295611. Please read our reviews. We work hard to maintain our homes and make sure that our guests have an enjoyable experience.. Local friends help us maintain this lovely home and are available immediately should you need assistance
You will love the Mermaid Cottage, the beach and the neighborhood. You will feel right at home immediately. . We want you to relax and enjoy our home and your St. Augustine vacation experience and return year after year.
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Member since: 2010
- 1300 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Iron & Board
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- Parking Off Street
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- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- After Stay Cleaning $125 + tax
- Tax Rate 10.5%
Rates may increase for holidays such as Labor Day, Memorial Day, July 4th and Christmas holidays.
Two week rate 2300 Monthly rate 3600 winter months only. June and July 7 day minimum
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: George & Deborah live in the mountains of NC. George just retired from a career as a general contractor and still uses his skills to remodel and maintain our homes. He is an accomplished musician and can be found playing often in St. Augustine. He is also a wood worker and bee keeper. Deborah recently retired from decades of owning salon/spas, is an avid gardner, stained glass artist and assistant bee keep and aspiring cookbook author with a blog site. We live a sustainable lifestyle in our 100+ year old farmhouse in the mountains of Cashiers, NC.
Why the Owner Chose Saint Augustine, FL, USA:
George and I love the beach. We were both raised on east coast beaches and although we love living in the mountains of NC, we missed the coast. We always dreamed of owning a beach house. We've spent many hours and dreams designing and redesigning the quintessential beach get-away. We believe that we have created that special place to retreat, relax and recharge....the perfect 'memory building' spot to share with family, grandchildren and friends. We have also found it very satisfying to restore and keep some of the original beach cottages close to as they were only much more modern and comfortble. So many of these cottages are being replaced with large tall homes and although they are beautiful we appreciate the beach as we remember it . And we are happy to be sharing it with you and your family and pets.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love grabbing a beach chair and just walking the short distance to the beach ramp. The ramp is built over the dunes and we enjoy looking at the plantings and creatures that live in the dunes. The beach is one of the widest on the east coast and we are always awed by it. It's a casual beach which we find very relaxing. Pets are allowed on a leash and we enjoy watching people and their pets. We are so close to Dtwn St. Augustine , the oldest city in the U.S. It takes minutes to drive Dtwn and enjoy all the siteseeing, shops, architecture and great dining. We are always passing ghost tours and one of these days I'm going to take one. I highly recommend taking the trolley tour of DT.
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Beautiful tropical landscaping
Pets love The Mermaid Cottage....and we love your pets.
Spacious backyard, lower deck and upper ocean view deck
Fully equipped kitchen just in case you want to eat in
Comfy open floor plan lives big.
These twin beds are the most comfortable and they convert into a King bed.
Third bedroom....or 2nd master bedroom. Very spacious & comfortable.
Yep....this is still the third bedroom
This is your beach...wide with lots of sugar fine white sand
Sunset at the Intra-coastal waterway public boat ramp...just one mile from you.
owners stained glass..do you see the Mermaid?
You have arrived at the Mermaid Cottage!
Relax or take a hammock nap on the covered front porch listening to the ocean
Backyard deck for grilling, sunning, entertaining and relaxing.
It's so 'beachy' and comfortabe
Two comfortable uxury sofas for relaxing and enjoying the open living space
Pillow Top King Bed, black out drapes and the sound of the ocean....aaaahhh
Entry into third bedroom...could be an addition master bedroom
Lots off light...all bedroom drapes are blackout drapes for a great nights sleep
Your beach access just steps from the cottage
Sunrise at your beach
Windswept Acres Beach Park...walking or biking distance
The Mermaid can also be rented with the Pearl next door for larger groups.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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