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Beautiful 4 Bedroom/3Ba at St. Augustine's Summer Haven Community

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property


'Songbird'-This beautiful 4 bedroom /3 bath beach home can sleep nine. The beach home is fully furnished for your convenience. It is located 10 minutes south of downtown St. Augustine (The Oldest City in The Nation) on Hwy A1A at Summer Haven / Matanzas Inlet. This secluded beach community is the best kept secret in Florida. It's located on the Historic Matanzas

Inlet. Enjoy some of the best fishing, surfing and sunbathing beach anywhere in Florida. The quiet sleepy community has been preserved with the help of the community and State of Florida. Much of St. Augustine's history starts right here in Summer Haven with Fort Matanzas (US National Monument) only 1 mile away. Enjoy the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets from the front and rear private decks of this Island home. The beautiful beach is 150 yards away and the Matanzas River and Intercoastal Waterway can be seen from the rear deck and great for canoes and Kayaks. Enjoy the ocean breezes, beautiful birds and wildlife while lounging on the deck. Come experience a piece of paradise and enjoy the easy living.


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Saint Augustine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bathroom has glass shower doors and very roomy.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs Jack and Jill Bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Downstairs in 4th bedroom (Roomy)
    Bathroom 4 - shower , Outside Shower with Hot and Cold Water
  • Outside Hot and Cold Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Bedroom four is located downstairs with private entrance.
  • Queen size Beds (3) Twin or Single Beds (1) Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Car Service's Available. The home is located in an area without all the traffic congestion of downtown St. Augustine or Daytona. Easy drive to any location.


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Beautiful 4 Bedroom/3Ba at St. Augustine's Summer Haven Community
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews
Kansas City

Great Location! Great Host!

  • 5 of 5

This could not have been a better location for the 5 of us that were going for Daytona Bike Week. Plenty of room for all of us, everything that you could need was there and in great shape. Liked the fact that in place of a garage, the house was on pillars and there was plenty of room for 2 trucks, and 5 bikes underneath . Located on A1A it was a short ride north to St. Augustine's Historic sights, and headed south got to ride next to the ocean all the way to Daytona. Couple staying in the house next door and shared the driveway with, were so Friendly. Made you feel like you had lived next to them forever. All in all, the whole experience was made easy and possible by John "Rocky" Lawrence, Thanks for giving us the opportunity to enjoy this house. Will Definitely get in touch the next time I'm in this area. 5 * * * * * !!!

M. Reynolds, Independence, MO

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to Mike Reynolds and friends. Great folks! Harley Davidson#1
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Greatly enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

The house is located near a beautiful stretch of the beach a bit south of St. Augustine. It's only a a few blocks from both the ocean beach and beaches on the inner coastal waterway. We had a great time walking on vast open spans of beach observing the birds, the shells and much natural beauty. The house was very comfortable and had all the basic necessities. Our host John, was accessible and responsive. The only drawback to the house is it's right on the A1A highway, so you do hear the traffic which passes by fairly constantly, but after a while it blended in with the beautiful surroundings.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Place, very private and clean

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family, we like to cook and eat at home, we did eat out three times, great food, short drive downtown, we, love all the history.

Nice walk to the beach, was a great beach very quite and peaceful, I loved the sunrises. We've already talked about coming again next year

So glad we choose Songbird

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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I would stay again

  • 4 of 5

Property has everything a family needs for a great vacation. Excellent location for easy beach access. More than enough space. My family of eight really enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family get away

  • 5 of 5

One of the best family vacations I've been on. The house easily fit my large family with out any issues. It easily slept 9, and the beds where comfortable. Kitchen has everything you need to prepare anything from eggs and grits, to fish tacos, scallops, and seared tuna. The location is perfect if you don't need a view of the beach, love to fish and like it nice and quiet. You literally drive 45 secs to the beach parking which was never full. The beach itself was fantastic. I never saw more than 14 families within a mile and a half of beach in the end of June non the less. I expected it to be packed, but it felt like we were the only ones out there most of the time. You can also, drive a full minute and a half to the other side of the bridge to park and enjoy Matanza's inlet. If you like to paddle board and you get out in the inlet early morning you may have it to yourself. I saw one other person on a Friday morning paddle boarding the inlet. It's a short twenty mi the drive to downtown if you want to catch the sites or eat. There is a fresh seafood market about 3 miles down the road from the house that had a great selection and stocked 4 meals at the house for us. If your looking for a quiet get away with the family and like being outdoors enjoying the ocean this is the house for you.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, private but not far from beaches or shopping.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, lots of space and pretty of amenities. Close to the beaches, residents and stores. The is super nice and easy to get along with. Will most definitely be back to stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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John Lawrence
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About John Lawrence


I grew up in Summer Haven and after traveling around the globe, I can say from experience that it is one of the most pristine areas I have ever seen...anywhere. I hope you will come and enjoy our little piece of paradise here in the St. Augustine-Summer Haven Community.


John Lawrence-


John Lawrence purchased this house in 2012

Why John Lawrence chose Saint Augustine

Located in the heart of Summer Haven, one of the most beautiful and historical areas in Florida. Summer Haven - Matanzas Inlet is a laid back Jimmy Buffett style of living.

St. Augustine, the oldest city in America and a easy 10 minute drive. Check the location and don't be fooled by other rentals. The Matanzas Inlet, Beautiful Beach and the Matanzas River are steps away. Come share the Summer Haven experience at "Songbird", you will not regret it.

What makes this house unique

Peaceful, tranquil with some of the best fishing, surfing and sun bathing beaches in Florida. Many interesting attractions nearby for families to enjoy. Swim with the dolphins at Marineland or see the sights in St. Augustine. Visit the Old Spanish Fort at Fort Matanzas(free to the public) 1 mile north on A1A or just relax on the pristine beach across the street from home. Also enjoy some of the best area seaford restaurants in Florida.

The home is located within easy driving distance to several major attractions and major events. Come have some fun!


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Jacksonville (JAX) Florida or Daytona Beach Intl.
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Hammock Dunes Country Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Bings Restaurant
Car: necessary

Fort Matanzas National Monument and Marineland of Florida, 2 minutes away.

Scenic Downtown St. Augustine 10 minutes North on A1A.

Daytona International Speedway, 30 minutes.

Disney World in Orlando, 90 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $150


Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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