|Minimum Stay||1 - 6 nights|
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The cottage was clean, inviting and comfortable. The owners were approachable and available. The beach access was lovely. We will definitely return!
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!
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
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.
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!!!
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Summer Beach Days
May 28 2017 - Jul 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|After Stay Cleaning||$125 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
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.