|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
St Augustine's Best section of Beach! Totally renovated in 2012! 4 Oceanfront Homes.
Cottage 1 is 5 Bedroom 5 Bath - Sleeps 19 - UPSTAIRS is 2 Bedroom + Kids Bunkroom, Sleeper sofa & daybed w/ 2 Baths. DOWNSTAIRS 3 Bedroom + 2 Sleeper sofa areas w/ 3 Baths. Both with 40- 50' Covered Patios.
We have created the ultimate vacation experience on the BEST BEACH in town. Using 'Top-of-the-Line' finishes (Stainless, Granite Counters, 100 yr old Heart of Pine floors) and soft beach colors, it looks like you are walking into a Coastal Living centerfold. Almost everything is NEW! New Kitchens, New Baths, New Furniture. New Technology. Every bedrooms comes with wall mounted TVs and Wireless Internet.
Cottage 1 is the largest Home with two kitchens. Both floors come with 12 x 40 to 50' Oceanfront Covered Porch. The first floor is a 3 Bedroom (1 King, 2 Queen) 3 Baths with Queensize Sleeper Sofas in the Great room and the Study (Sleeps 10). Upstairs is 2 Bedroom 2 Bath plus a bunk room for small children complete with their own TVs and a daybed in one Bedroom (Sleeps 9). The entire home sleeps 19 and comes with 4 car garage.
Need more space see Cottage 2 next door. It is a 2 Bedroom 3 Bath and advertised on HomeAway #997263..
Located on The Best In Town. If you are not from the area you need to read this to see the difference. Your family will thank you.
There are 4 distinct Beaches in St Augustine. Be sure and find out “where” your beach house is located before you book. I believe this is t he Best section for 5 reason:
First is the Sand. The sand is like powder, not coarse ground up shells like Vilano to the northo. This is the white powder you are looking for. Great for drip castles!
Second, at Ocean Is Right At Your Door Step. There is no long raised boardwalk like further south along Atlantic View with a 5 minute walk across the dunes to navigate with the cooler & chairs before you ever get to the water. Here the ocean and the View is steps from your door. Be careful. There are some “beachfront” homes that are so “far from the beach” because of the sand dunes that you can hardly “see” the ocean.
Third, there are No Cars. This is a major distinction. Everything south of A Street has Cars. Imagine trying to play paddle ball or throwing football with cars continually passing by & having to be on constant baby alert. Not while you are on vacation!
Fourth, the beach is WIDE with Great Waves - Some beaches in Vilano to the north are narrow & steep, some even with rocks. The slope of the beach affects the waves. They break so close in you can't boogey board. The locals consider this the Best Surfing around. There's a friendly Surf shop with lessons & rentals right down the street on 1st Lane if you have some adventurous ones. The rest will have plenty of fun with the boogey boards provided by Seaside Cottages free of charge.
Last, the beach is within Walking Distance of loads of restaurants. Many beaches both north and south are so isolated you have a long drive to get to anything. Not here. It is so nice to be able to walk over to a restaurant for breakfast or send the kids out for a fish sandwich instead of having to cook. Publix and Starbucks are only 1 mile away. There is a park nearby with Tennis and a YMCA for swimming or workout. Even a funky BQ restaurant with live music and a Pool for their guest. The City has a pier with Splash pool, Volleyball court and Live Music on Wednesday nights. Call for a list of Things To Do.
My name is Linda Bayles. I have been a Reator with Remax in the Jacksonville/St Augustine area ranking in the Top 1% of Agents since 1998.
I work primarily as a Single Agent. There are not many of us out there. Most Realtors work as neutral Transaction Agents. You can googe 'Buyers Agent' to get an overview of the difference. I think it is big. Just ask yourself the question, Would I want the other sides Attorney to represent me too? That's it in a nut shell but the amazing thing is, unlike Attorneys, it does not cost you anything to have your OWN Realtor representing just YOUR interest. We are all paid by the Seller. So .... I would love to help if you are thinking about buying or selling in the area. Just call and I will start sending photos of homes so you can get familiar with the options before you come. Once here just let me know when you are available. We can see about 4 per hour.
And in 2004, I fell in love with St Augustine Beach.
Linda Bayles purchased this house in 2011
In 2005 I walked into a 1926 beach cottage on St Augustine Beach and knew I had found my calling. I wanted to 'Create' a vacation space for Families. Large extended families. A place were Cousins, Grandmothers, Uncles and Aunts can comfortably come together to reconnect and enjoy each other away from the demands of the outside world.
I come from a large family of 5 children as does my husband, Brad. Some of my fondest memories are when we all got together to just 'hang out' for 3 or 4 days. The little ones always come up with a 'play'. The adults always congregate in the Kitchen passing down the 'Family Recipes' to the next generation and playing Games. We are a big Game playing family. Specifically Rummikub . If you have never played, you should. I make sure there is one in each house and once you are hooked and have one of your own, hope you will think of your St Augustine stay every time you play. (Call and I will give you the rules)
So I bought that 1926 Craftsman, gutted it and turned it into The Chautauqua which sleeps 22. It has been a rewarding success.
In 2011, my Father expanded the tradition and bought 4 homes on 3 Oceanfront lots. We could not believe our luck and spent the next year remodeling them into The Seaside Cottages. We just put them on the market in June 2012.
Now we can accommodate up to 35 in one location! Cottage 1 is 5 bedroom 5 bath plus 2 sleeper sofas, 1 daybead and 2 bunks. Cottage 2 is a 2 Bedroom 3 bath plus sleeper sofa. Cottage 3 (here) is a 2 bedroom 2 bath with Sleeper. And Cottage 4 is a 1 bedroom 1.5 bath with Sleeper.
The Best part is not only the houses but the BEACH. There are only 18 streets on the “Best Beach” - No cars. No Catwalk. The ocean right at your door. Everything within walking distance…. And we now have homes on 2 of the them!
I hope you will come stay with us and create memories you will cherish for a lifetime. Then I will consider it a success.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We rented cottages one and three for our weeklong family reunion and had a wonderful time. We all enjoyed being so close to the beach. Since there were 26 of us we had a problem finding all the bedding we needed at first. However, the places are well furnished with flat screen TVs everywhere. The adults thoroughly enjoyed the upstairs balcony of cottage one with the evening breezes and nice view.
Perfect for a large family gathering like ours and the location is ideal for being on the beach and exploring the neat treasures in the town. Decor is updated and nice and has a "Restoration Hardware" feel to it. The kitchen is well stocked with tools needed to cook meals.
The property manager, Linda, was available as promised with a question and very helpful.
There are a few paint touch ups, particularly in the upstairs kitchen, that could be had and the bedrooms would greatly benefit from black out curtains or darker curtains as the morning sun shines in very brightly, very early.
We enjoyed our stay very much!
The view from the upper level of cottage 1 is amazing. My family and I rented the upper and lower levels of cottage 1. We spent the mornings on the upper level deck watching the sun come up and the evenings on the deck watching the moon come up over the ocean. The property was very clean and well stocked with towels, paper products, dishes,beach toys for the kids, beach chairs, and boogie boards, everything you need to make you feel at home.
While planning our trip I contacted Linda several times and she always responded quickly.
From time to time a staff member was on site to take care of the outside landscaping.
I have already recommended this rental property to several friends and co-workers.
The trolley tours are a great way to spend time when you need a little break from the beach.
We will definitely rent this property again.
The house was wonderful - lovely decorations, ample space, and a beautiful scene with a constant ocean breeze that kept the June temperatures tolerable. My family rented both floors that we used as a reunion site. The two kitchens on each floor were super helpful during meal prep with 15+ people in the house. Also the house is fully equipped with everything you would need, especially everything you need for the beach - chairs, canopy, umbrellas, toys, boogie boards, etc. The owners were very responsive to all our requests and took care of them immediately. Could not have been more pleased.
HIGHLY recommend this place. You will not be disappointed.
We had both floors of Cottage #1. The upstairs is the place to be. We used the downstairs for sleeping only, even though it has a kitchen too. It is very dark down there. Upstairs is lovely and the porch with the view is truly wonderful. Kitchen is well equipped and house is very clean. TV reception was disappointing as there is no hd even tho the tvs are hd, and the tvs in the kids' bunks did not work. I think these issues are going to be addressed. The location is very convenient, close to everything and the garage has a great supply of beach chairs, floats, etc. We had a blast and definitely would recommend this property.
We have a group of (10) that comes to Saint Augustine in October/November of every year for a long weekend. This is our 4th year staying in Cottage 1 and we absolutely LOVE this property! The space is gorgeous -- a very Pottery Barn/Restoration Hardware décor all throughout. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to cook any meals -- gourmet or on the go. The property is impeccable and well maintained. All bathrooms are fully stocked with fluffy towels, hair dryers, etc. Cottage 1 is located with walking distance of a dozen great restaurants and shops. The owners are such a joy to deal with and have always answered any concern we have promptly and efficiently. We rent both floors of the home and there is plenty of room to spread out and each couple has a large bedroom and private bath. The back deck is our FAVORITE part of the house and we spend so much time on it each year. Views are amazing!!! The beach is so close -- this year is was so warm we were in the ocean on 11/2! We absolutely look forward to this visit to St Augustine each year and one of the reasons it is such a great visit is our stay in Cottage 1. Kudos to Linda and her team for offering an amazing property and wonderful customer service. They've kept us coming back each year.
My wife and I were married on October 10, in St. Augustine, Florida. As most of our wedding party were traveling in from out of town, we decided to rent a beach home to accomodate everyone and also hold the rehearsal dinner. We rented both levels of Cottage 2 for the week.
There were 16 of us who stayed in the home and we never felt cramped. The house is lovely, the photographs and description were accurate, and everyone loved the property. The view from the upstairs porch was incredible, and that is where we spent most of our time when we weren't preparing for wedding related tasks. We invited other family members to dinner the evening before the wedding and cooked and served dinner to approximiatly 20 people. One of our bridal party is a chef and we coudn't keep him out of the gorgeous kitchen. Everything we could possibly think of to need was stocked and ready.
There was plenty of room for all of us to hang out together, and plenty of space to escape from the activity when needed. There was ample storage, even for all the items for a wedding! Lots of extra towels, beach toys, chairs... you name it, they've thought of it.
In short, the house was perfect. We'd love to return.
Thank you Linda!
There are endless things to do in Historic Downtown St Augustine all less than 5 minutes away by car or Trolley. Just search the web and you will be overloaded.
We are located just south of Downtown over the Bridge of Lions on Anastasia Island. There are tons of things to do within Walking Distance which is one thing that makes this Home so unique. Below are a few ideas. Feel free to call for details.
LOADS TO DO WALKNG DISTANCE FROM YOUR DOOR:
• Splash Pool at Pier
• Free Concerts at Pier
• Farmers Market at Pier
• Beach Volley Ball at Pier
• Outdoor Music at Jack's BQ
• Swimming Pool when you eat at Jacks BQ
• Ice Cream Shop
• Tons of Great Local Restaurants (No Chains)
• Cafes with Live Music
• Surf Shop with Surf Board, Kayak and Bike Rentals
• Segway Rentals
• Shell Shop
• Beach Shop selling Bathing Suits and Souvenirs
ON ANASTASIA ISLAND, MINUTES AWAY BY CAR:
• Swimming at YMCA with Day or Week Pass
• Gym at YMCA with Day or Week Pass
• Sports Bar
• Miniature Golf
• Canoeing on the Intracoastal
• Deep Sea Fishing
• Fishing on the Intercostal
• Boat Rental
• Pottery Painting
• Windsurfing at Anastasia State Park
• Amphitheater for concerts
HISTORIC ST AUGUSTINE JUST 5 MIN NORTH:
• Alligator Farm
• Oldest School
• The Fort
• Lighthouse Museum
• Flagler College
• Ghost Tours
• Winery Tour
• Chocolate Factory Tour
• World Class Restaurants
• Romantic Sailing excursions
• Ripley's Believe it or Not
• EcoTours for to see Dolphins or Birds
AMUSEMENTS NEAR BY:
• Outlet Malls at 95 - 10 min
• Go Cart Racing - 10 min
• All the Chains (Carrabba's, Red Lobster, Outback, etc) - 5 min
• Daytona Races - 1 hour
• Disney World, Sea World & Universal - 2 hours
• Marine Land to see the Dolphins - 20 minutes
• Kennedy Space Center
• Jaguar Games
• Jacksonville Zoo
• Jacksonville Children's Museum
• Jacksonville Cummer Art Museum
• Ponte Vedra's TPC or Sawgrass - 30 minutes
• World Golf Village - 20 minutes
• Royal St Augustine - 5 minutes
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 18 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
July 4th $6,720 7 night min
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year $4,979/wk $969/nt 4 min
Veterans Day $4,342/wk $823/nt 4 min
Labor Day $4559/wk $890/nt 4 min
MLK DAY, Presidents Day $3,627/wk $686/nt 4 min
Bike Week, Easter, Memorial Day $5231/wk $994/nt 4 min
1/2 due with rental agreement and remaining 1/2 due 60 days before check in date. Forms of acceptable payment: personal check, cashier's check, or money order in US Funds. Call to discuss payment via Credit Card - 3% processing fee..