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Beachside Home,Dogs Wlcm, Fncd Yd,Best Bch,Great Rate

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
1 - 6 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

You’re going to Love The Mermaid Cottage

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.

The open Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen floor plan allows The Mermaid Cottage to live big and easily all on one floor. All bedrooms have extremely comfortable Beds (we love comfort). The MB is a king size bed and has a 40' HD flat screen tv, the second bedroom has two twin beds with a kit to easily convert them to a king size bed, and the third bedroom (which is actually a 2nd Master Bdrm) has a king bed, sitting area with love seat and tv. The two master bedrooms are located on different ends of the house making it a great house for two couples or teenagers. One of the two sofas in the living room is a very comfortable queen sofa bed. You can easily sleep up to 8 people. Our home is fully equipped, very comfortable and very well decorated. A large, fully equipped kitchen allows you to easily prepare meals at home when you choose. Enjoy the 46“ flat screen HD satellite TV, DVD Player and free wi-fi. The two Master Bedrooms also have TV's and DVD players. There’s even a stocked desk if Mom or Dad need to do a “little” work while away or just write postcards. We’ve provided lots of little extras to make your vacation memorable and the most fun. There are bikes, a bike trailer, boogie boards, beach chairs and coolers.

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 Mermaid Cottage is next door and is available to rent at the same time with the Pearl 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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Owner
Deborah Reeves
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Deborah Reeves

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.

Deborah Reeves purchased this house in 2011

Why Deborah Reeves chose Florida North East

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)

Beachside Home,Dogs Wlcm, Fncd Yd,Best Bch,Great Rate
average rating of 4.967742 based on 62 reviews
5

Stayed October 2016

  • 5 of 5

Owner is easy and pleasant to do business with. Cottage is quite lovely and comfortable. No complaints. Front porch very relaxing in the afternoon with the ocean breeze. Ample eateries and shopping close by.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Jewell

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean, inviting and comfortable. The owners were approachable and available. The beach access was lovely. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We will definitely look forward to having you return.
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Perfect for a girls weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

We booked the mermaid cottage for my sister's bachelorette weekend and we could not have had a better place to stay. We had 6 girls the first night and 7 the second, and there was more than enough space for us and all of our stuff! The pictures on the website don't quite do the mermaid cottage justice. Every room was spotless and had everything we needed, especially in the kitchen. We spent a lot of time on the front porch since the weather was so perfect. The cottage is an easy walk to the beach, and fairly close to downtown St Augustine. We used Uber all weekend and our trip to Conch House and another trip to No Name bar from the cottage was roughly $11-$12 each trip using an Uber XL.

I managed to lock us out (because I did not fully read the instructions!) and the owners answered my call the first time and helped me and I was back in in no time at all. They were so nice and helpful. I 100% recommend the mermaid cottage!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are extra happy that your gals enjoyed your stay and that you found the Mermaid Cottage comfortable and roomy. It is such an easy walk to the beach.....and a great beach! Please come back.
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could have stayed forever

  • 5 of 5

the mermaid cottage was perfect! comfortable, close to the beach and all the excitement... yet quiet and relaxing.

we had time every morning to walk the dogs to the beach and then visit with family, shop in town and relax on the porch, enjoy the restaurants, etc.... we truly did not want to leave. the house is also set up perfectly for pets with a fenced front yard. sunrise from the roof top balcony was BEAUTIFUL! and the beds were very comfortable. we actually made sure we had time allotted each day to stay home (at the cottage) because we loved it so much

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the kind of review that we strive for. Thank you so much. It brings us great pleasure to know that you loved the Mermaid Cottage and your visit to St. Augustine. All the things you mentioned...the closeness to the beach, close to town, great beds, sitting on the porch, watching sunset and sunrise on the upper deck, the overall comfort of the house...these are the things that we love and enjoy too. This is our personal home in the winter and we love that we can share it the rest of the year with you. Looking forward to having you return.
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5

St. Augustine stay

  • 5 of 5

The Mermaid cottage is a wonderful place and exceeded our expectations. It is in a wonderful location, very close to the ocean. We loved the decor and everything about it.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you enjoyed this great cottage. We also stay there and enjoy the easy walk to the beach. Please return and hopefully stay longer so you can get good and relaxed. Thanks for choosing The Mermaid Cottage.
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Plantation, Florida
5

Amazing Stay:)

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation to Crescent Beach/ St. Augustine is an annual family tradition for 7 years. We are extremely picky when we stay somewhere, and the Mermaid Cottage exceeded our expectations. We fell in love with the cozy accommodations. This was our first visit to this house, as our normal beach house rental was not available. In the future, we will be staying here! From the sundeck to the front porch and the hammock, to the outside shower and the backyard deck.....we were excited to make memories as a family here. We loved the bikes in the garage and hearing the ocean every morning while we drank our coffee on the porch. I cannot say enough good things about this property. Memories were made and Deborah was wonderful. 💜 we cannot wait until next year!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you have found your new home away from home and look forward to having your return again and again.
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The Mermaid Cottage is just one block from one of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast. We are an easy 7 miles from the historic Downtown district, 5 miles to the famous St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zip Line and 10 miles from Marineland.

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Rates & Availability

Saint Augustine House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Beach Days
May 28 2017 - Jul 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,175
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$190
$1,175
 

Additional information about rental rates

After Stay Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates may increase for holidays such as Labor Day, Memorial Day, July 4th and Christmas holidays.

Nightly rate 165-175 Two week rate 2100 Monthly rate 3200-3600 winter months only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Saint Augustine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • One bath was completely remodeled in 2016. Very nice bath towels and hand towels are provided. please bring your own beach towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , king bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , twin beds with kit to convert to king bed
    Bedroom3 - 1 king , third bedroom suite with king bed, sofa sitting area and TV
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sleeper sofa, very comfortableg
  • King size beds (2) Pillow top, Twin or Single Beds (2) Excellent mattresses, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Very comfortable queen size sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This house has three outdoor living areas including a covered front porch and a back deck for grilling and entertaining and an upper deck with ocean views.

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