About the property
- House1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
2 Bedroom + Twin + Queen Sleeper, 3 BA-Sleeps 7 (4 Cottages in all - up to 35)
Seaside Cottage 2 - Your own private Oceanfront Cottage located just 5 miles from Historic Downtown St Augustine on the 'Best Section' of beach. Loads of activities within walking distance. No long catwalks. No Cars allowed. Just powder white sand steps from your door. Totally renovated in 2012 with 'Top-of-the-Line' finishes . Total of 4 Cottages ranging from 1 to 5 Bedrooms. It does not get any better than this!
My goal was to create the ultimate Vacation experience for small to large groups. I wanted you to feel you were walking right into Coastal Living Magazine. Crisp White Linens. Bead board walls. Soft beach colors. I want you to tell your friends, This is your favorite place to stay (and bring them with you next year). Please call any time day or night at 9044653852 or see Lindasbeach. It starts with the second story Greatroom with spectacular ocean views ...
OceanView Greatroom. To recreate the feel of a true beach house we wanted real 'Heart of Pine' floors. Here you cannot go new. You have to go old. They don’t sell the good stuff anymore. We found a mill in Georgia and had the floors made for us out of 100 yr old timbers from a building out of Nashville, TN (only 50 miles from where I grew up in Shelbyville, Walking Horse Capital of the World). Then we added a huge side picture window to enhance the view and two sets of French Doors opening out to a Covered Oceanfront Balcony with amazing Ocean Views, Breezes and Sounds. For your entertainment we added a wall mounted Big Screen TV with Comcast and Wireless Internet. Even a Streaming Video box for You Tube and Netflix (if you have an account). You can even view the family photos together on the big screen. Plus share hours of fun playing games on the large Dining Table. We provide several but I recommend Rummikub. It is our family favorite and can be played from 6 to 96. It is a game you actually have to think and I hope it will become a tradition in your family too and make you think or your stay in St Augustine. There a are 2 bedrooms downstairs with private baths but if you need more space the leather sofa folds out into a very comfortable Queen Sleeper with access to a Full Bath by the Kitchen. We've also added a Daybed in the Greatroom for extra seating/sleeping.
Gourmet Kitchen. We had the kitchen custom made. Lots of glass doors so you could find things, even bead board inside to give it that “Beachy” look. And “white granite” counters. It is in all the magazines, so I had to have it, but can't tell you how hard it was to find. The stainless appliances feature the new French door refrigerator. a convection Smooth Top Stove with 2 ovens so you can cook 'two things at once' & the quietest dishwasher I have ever heard. It is fully equipped with Pottery Barn dishes and glasses and all the pot, pans and utensils you'll need to create a gourmet meal. You will enjoy cooking so much and you may save enough money to stay another night! We hope so.
Two Bedrooms with Private Baths. The Bedrooms are both downstairs. Here we used a cool, soft grey marble. The most beautiful stone I've ever seen. There is one King Bedroom and 1 Queen. I had both Headboards custom built with Reading Sconces on each side for those who love reading in bed. Plus have 42” wall mounted TVs and wireless internet.
Private Baths. Both bedrooms have new, private bathrooms. One with a large 6’ shower and 2 shower heads. The other with dramatically lit Garden Tub and separate “Rainhead” Shower.
Outside. In back is a huge paver patio with BBQ, dining table and chairs. It is a combo grill for both gas or charcoal since we did not know which you would prefer. Also an outdoor shower with hot and cold water when returning from the beach. Chairs and Boogie Boards provided as well as both Bath and Beach towels. Interior washer/dryer. Parking for 2 cars.
Remember, if you need more space, or less, there are 4 Cottages in all:
COTTAGE #1 has 5 Bedrooms + Bunk Room for 2 small kids + 3 Sleeper Sofas & 5 Baths (Seeps 6-19) Homeaway 997177
COTTAGE #2 (Described here) has 2 Bedrooms + 1 Sleeper Sofa + 1 Daybed & 3 Baths (Sleeps 4-6) Homeaway 997263
COTTAGE #3 is a 2 Bedroom +1 Sleeper Sofa & 2 Baths (Sleeps 4-6) Homeaway 3528115
COTTAGE #4 is a 1 Bedroom +1 Sleeper Sofa + 1 Daybed & 1.5 Bath Sleeps 2-5) Homeaway 3528116
Total is 35.
Now to the Beach and why I call it the 'Best Beach'. You need to do your research here. There is a tremendous difference in the beaches and only 18 streets of what most people agree is the Best section of Beach where we are located. Why? I have 5 reasons...
BEST BEACH. There are 4 distinct Beaches in St Augustine. Be sure and find out “where” your beach house is located before you book.
First is the SAND. The sand is like powder, not coarse ground up shells like Vilano to the north. 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 boogie 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 boogie boards provided by Seaside Cottages free of charge.
Last, the beach is within WALKING DISTANCE of loads of activities and 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 Ice Cream Cones or pizza. There is a park nearby with Tennis and a YMCA for swimming or workout. Plus the City put in a kids Splash Park plus Beach Volleyball courts at the Fishing Pier, even a Farmers Market on Wednesday and Free Live Music Concerts every Wednesday night in the Summer. How wonderful is that?
So…… Please call if I can answer any questions day or night or visit my website with photos of every room and check out my You Tube Video. You can google me if the phone number does not show up.
I hope you will enjoy your stay and come to think of this as YOUR Home at the Beach.?
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FL Homes Realtor serving Jacksonville and St Augustine
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About Linda Bayles
My name is Linda Bayles. I have been a Realtor 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 google '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. Check out my Realtor website: www.BuySell.ListingBook.com And in 2004, I fell in love with St Augustine Beach.
Linda Bayles purchased this House in 2011
Why Linda Bayles chose St Augustine Beach
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 daybed and 2 bunks. Cottage 2 (here) is a 2 Bedroom 3 bath plus sleeper sofa and daybed. Cottage 3 is a 2 bedroom 2 bath with Sleeper. And Cottage 4 is a 1 bedroom 1.5 bath with Sleeper and Daybed. 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.
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Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 9:30 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Perfect location. Great view of the ocean. Steps from the beach, Beautiful home
Wonderful. Would like to rent this same home again.
Perfect little house for our family
We stayed in cottage #2 for 3 nights and it functioned perfectly for my husband and me along with our two little ones. It was neat and clean, with all of the essentials we needed, and the proximity to the beach was fabulous for easy walks to-and-from for the inevitable needs that arise throughout the day. It was also nice to walk down to the pier with the splash pad and little store, we got a soft pretzel and some ice cream and walked out on the pier to watch the fishermen and surfers. We had a nice stay!
Upscale beach house
Decent size TVs
State of the art appliances and interior design
Premium view of the ocean
Enjoyable stay at nice home on the beach
We had a great weekend at this nicely furnished two bedroom, three bathroom beach house. Location is excellent. The unobstructed view from the balcony allows you to watch the waves roll in. You can hear the ocean, too. This is my favorite part of St. Augustine Beach because there are no cars and many restaurants in walking distance. Absolutely recommended!
The Best of the Best!
We spent the third week of Feb. in Cottage 2. From the moment we entered, we knew it was going to be great. Perfect renovation of this 2-bedroom cottage. Quality finishes, materials, and appliances add to the experience, and it was squeaky clean. However, it's the location that can't be topped. We could see and hear the ocean from the covered porch, we could walk over the dune to pristine St. Augustine Beach, and we could walk to a number of restaurants and cafes. Many more were a short drive away. The cottage is also a 10-minute drive from the Old City of St. Augustine.....best of both worlds.
Each bedroom, one K and one Q, has its own beautiful bathroom and wall-mounted big-screen TV. There is a third full bath on the upper living area, It all makes for a very comfortable vacation.
Checking in and out are simple, and Linda Bayles is always a phone call away. She has equipped this rental with everything necessary and then some, both inside and out.....there's even a private patio with furniture and grill.
We hope to return.
Very clean & comfortable!
Beds & sheets comfortable!
Close to everything & downtown area & THE BEACH!
2nd time renting this particular unit
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 WALKING DISTANCE FROM YOUR DOOR:
• Splash Park at Pier
• Free Concerts at Pier
• Farmers Market at Pier
• Beach Volley Ball at Pier
• Outdoor Music at Jack's BBQ
• 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
• Publix Supermarket
• Sports Bar
• Miniature Golf
• Canoeing on the Intracoastal
• Deep Sea Fishing
• Fishing on the Intercoastal
• 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 I-95 - 10 min
• Go Cart Racing - 10 min
• All the Chains (Carrabba's, Red Lobster, Outback) - 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
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Holiday upcharge not reflected in quoted rate. Rates subject to change. 10.5% sales tax on all rentals. Refundable security returned within 2 weeks of departure, unless damage occurs. No cleaning fee. 3 night minimum during the Off-Season. 7 night minimum with Saturday to Saturday booking in the Summer. 4 night minimum for holidays, except July 4th. NO SMOKING -- NO PETS -- NO EXCEPTIONS. No weddings/receptions/events.