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

Saint Augustine, FL, USA
  • House1850 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights


'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.



John Lawrence

Member Since 2012
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About John Lawrence

Friends, 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. SERIOUS INQUIRIES can contact: John Lawrence- Owner

John Lawrence purchased this House in 2012

Why John Lawrence chose St 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!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 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)


      • 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

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Downtown St. Augustine 10 minutes away
        • Water View
          Views of the Matanzas River and Intracoastal Waterway.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Downstairs Laundry Room
                    • Covered Parking
                      4 car carport
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Light weights
                    • Garage
                      Covered Carport with room for 4 autos
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central Heating and AC (NEW)
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Fully Stocked
                    • Living Room
                      Wrap around couch /recliner Big Screen TV with premium cable channels
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Front yard
                    • Towels Provided
                      Fully Stocked
                    • Washing Machine
                      Downstairs Laundry Room
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Comcast Wi-Fi


                        • Microwave
                          NEW/Over the Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Fully Stocked
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Fully Stocked
                        • Oven
                          Brand New
                        • Pantry Items
                          Crock Pot Blender Toaster Electric Can Opener
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Brand New
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Dining Room Table seats 6 and Breakfast Island seats 4. Large Picnic Table downstairs.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                  DVD Library
                                • Game Room
                                  Board games available at home
                                • Music Library
                                  CDs,FM Radio
                                • CD Player
                                • Stereo
                                  CD Player with CD library
                                • Television
                                  (4) Comcast Cable HD TV and BluRay DVD in living room 4 cable TVs located in living room and bedrooms Sports and premium channels provided.
                                • Toys
                                  Boogie Boards
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  DVD Library Collection


                                    • Balcony
                                      Spacious decks for relaxing, sun bathing, enjoy the breezes and wild life.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      2 decks Picnic area downstairs
                                    • Golf
                                      Area Courses
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Canoe with Life Jackets. Talk with owner about it's availability
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Tennis
                                      Area resorts


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • alternative lifestyle
                                        • limited accessibility
                                          Downstairs bedroom and bath available. Stairs may be difficult to negotiate depending on the disability.


                                            • playground
                                            • churches
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • cinemas
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins
                                            • theme parks
                                            • water parks
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • paddle boating
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • 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

                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hot air ballooning
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • racquetball
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • 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.

                                                              37 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews


                                                              Mary R.Palatka, Fla

                                                              John is the perfect host. He provided everything- including doggie dishes.

                                                              The home is a split level with a separate downstairs bedroom and three bedrooms with the main living areas upstairs. It is close to Washington Oaks, Marineland, Matanzas Inlet and a multitude of beaches. We had no problem finding things to do-

                                                              My only problem is that the week went by way too fast. ❣️

                                                              Greatly enjoyed our stay.

                                                              Fred F.

                                                              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.

                                                              Beautiful Place, very private and clean

                                                              Cloy M.

                                                              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

                                                              I would stay again

                                                              Robin M.

                                                              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

                                                              Great family get away

                                                              Bryan S.

                                                              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.

                                                              Great location, private but not far from beaches or shopping.

                                                              Tony P.

                                                              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.


                                                              Saint Augustine, FL, USA

                                                              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.


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