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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house


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 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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Deborah Reeves
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 26, 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.


Saint Augustine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 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
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

Beachside Home,Dogs Wlcm, Fncd Yd,Best Bch,Great Rate
average rating of 4.9692307 based on 65 reviews

Great location. House is very comfortable and is very roomy .

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion at the beach and had 8 people staying at the house. It was very comfortable and clean. The outside decks made the stay even better as we spent a lot of evenings outside. The location is good as you can easily walk to the beach. The house is very nicely furnished and we enjoyed reading about the owners and their lives in the guest book

. I highly recommend this place for a beach vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mermaid Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Such a warm and inviting home. We would definitely recommend and hope to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We always want our guest to walk in and say...ahh, feels like home! Glad to hear you appreciated the warmth and comforts. Thank you for trusting us with your vacation rental. We look forward to your return.
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Newberry, FL

Great vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

Very pleasant, artsy home! We will definitely consider going back!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. My husband and I are both artists and it does show in our homes. We will look forward to having you return.
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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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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.


Rates & Availability

Saint Augustine House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum 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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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