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Kemp's Cottage, everything is new in this 2 bedroom cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Large, 2 Bedroom cottage, on a small, beachfront resort

Kemp's cottage is situated in a quiet, oceanfront retreat on nearly 2 acres of natural, dune property with the pristine beaches of Anastasia Island. A perfect place for the person that enjoys walks through a natural environment, the beach, swimming and all the area has to offer. It is located just south of historic St. Augustine, the nation's oldest city. Originally, this was the owners house and they built additional units starting at the back corner of the house which have now been configured into suites. Kemp's Cottage was entirely renovated in 2013 with a new kitchen, washer/dryer, HD TV, 50 mbps wireless internet and more. Note, the fireplace is not operational. Enjoy beautiful white sand beaches with swimming, surfing, fishing, barbecue in a private, natural setting. We also supply beach towels, beach umbrellas, beach chairs, fishing gear, small cooler, carts to tote down the beach path and much more.

With only 2 cottages and 3 suites on the entire oceanfront property, it feels like your own, private tropical escape. Pelican Cottage, Kemp's Cottage, Hawksbill Suite, Monarch Suite and Ridley Suite are all listed on VRBO and available for rental starting in June 2013. Choose to view all listings below for more information. The extensive renovations included replacing most of the systems, insulation and soundproofing, new windows, doors, bathrooms and kitchens, providing luxurious accommodations to the perfect St. Augustine, beachfront vacation.

The newly landscaped property includes many tall palms, flowering tropical plants and places to relax. When you follow the path to the beach you'll come across many native plants and will get to know the original residents of the land including the gopher tortoise, the wildlife that their burrows support, the monarch butterflies as they migrate, and many species of birds. Lounge in the courtyard, cool off in the pristine waters of Crescent Beach, surf at one of the best surfing beaches in Florida, visit one of the many great restaurants, or cook in your well-equipped kitchen.

If you need something, ask our helpful onsite staff, call or email, we are there to make sure your time at The Silver Sands is second to none.

More Details

Silver Sands St. Augustine
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

From Trip Advisor:

My wife and I spent a week in the newly renovated Kemps Cottage - - it was perfect. The pristine beach is a quick walk over the dune line and the many activities of old Saint Augustine are just up the road. Everything from appliances to furniture to tile was new and first rate. We had guests visit virtually every day and all commented on the "Beach Cottage" charm of the cottage. We'll be back!

Room Tip: You can't miss on any of the suites or cottages. It's only a question of size and number of...
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Crescent Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • Living room has a queen sleeper sofa.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
- Direct beach access on the property - Beach - towels, umbrellas, chairs, bag, boogie boards and toys - 50 mbps wireless internet - HD TV with cable - Netflix in most units - Sleeper sofas or chair - A private patio complete with table and chairs - Charcoal grills - Full kitchen with oven and dishwasher - Washer/dryer, detergent, in some units - Shampoo, conditioner, hair dryers - Ceiling fans / air conditioning / heat in all units - Iron and ironing board available at office - All linens provided - Free parking - Naturalistic setting amongst preserved dunes and native wildlife - Easy access to St. Augustine - Welcome gifts and other guest services


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Kemp's Cottage, everything is new in this 2 bedroom cottage
average rating of 4.8039217 based on 54 reviews

Great management, accommodations and location!

  • 5 of 5

Kemps cottage is not only adorable and well appointed, it is a great location if you're looking for a quiet retreat. This condo is ON the beach but does require a short walk over the sand dunes where if you're lucky you will see a few turtles or bunnies. The beach is pristine! Vehicles are able to drive on the beach however that area is marked off. I will definitely be booking Kemps cottage for any future stays in St. Augustine.

Lastly, I'd just like to commend the management of this property, they are exceptional!! They were available on site everyday and were so accommodating!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ashley. We so enjoyed you and your family staying with us. We look forward to you coming back and staying with us.
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Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

Whoever rents at Silver Springs, please take care of these special cottages. We will definitely be back ! The staff was very gracious and always helpful with any questions we had .

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very clean

  • 4 of 5

it was cold but still had very relaxing time. Could not get on beach due to storms that took out cross overs . Staff is very nice

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage with beach access

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed staying at Kemp's Cottage, Silver Sands. The cottage was immaculately clean and well stocked with most anything you would need to make your stay comfortable. Complimentary towels, chairs and toys to use at the beach. Dana was very friendly and made us feel very welcomed. Would like to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Christmas at the beach

  • 4 of 5

Kemp’s Cottage is really cute and quaint inside and had just about everything we needed for a nice week. We did discover an extremely large, but thankfully dead palmetto bug when we first pulled back the curtains in the living room - par for being in the South! The only part about the cottage that we didn’t love is that you can hear traffic and the neighbors through the walls. Other than that it was a lovely laid back week that we enjoyed!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you enjoyed your Christmas gift!! We have 2 pest control companies that work with us to keep our suites and cottages pest free and safe for our guests. Inside, we use an all natural herbal treatment. With doors opening directly to the natural setting outside, its not possible to keep all insects out and the one you described live in the palm trees. With double insulated windows and being almost 200 feet from the road, we never had anyone complain about road noise. The back bedroom of Kemp Cottage and Monarch suite partially share a wall. The remote TV speakers in Monarch suite were not working and because of that , it is possible to slightly hear the TV that hangs on the wall when the volume is turned up. We encourage guests let us know when there are any issues so we can resolve them quickly. The Silver Sands is a very unique, small resort on a large, high dune property. Most people that say with us really enjoy the natural setting, the secluded beach, cleanliness, available beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, grills, etc. and the hospitality of our managers. Sincerely, Elena, Guest Services.
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Fabulous beach rental!

  • 5 of 5

This place is fabulous! We rented Kemp cottage for 5 days. I've rented beach houses and condos up and down the east coast of Florida and this moves to the top of the list. We will definitely stay here again. The cottage had everything we needed for our stay. The place was very clean and comfortable. The grounds are very nice and we loved the real Florida feel to the property. We had a chance to meet the owners and they were very welcoming. Can't wait to plan our next trip to the area because we already know we will be staying here!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
St. Augustine - Northeast Florida Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.4 Miles
Matanzas Innlet Restaurant
Nearest Golf
8.6 Miles
Hammock Beach Resort
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrak Station-PAK
Nearest Motorway
9.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Matanzas Innlet Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Crescent Beach
Car: necessary

The property is beach front and from the suites and cottages, there is a nature path thought the woods, over the ancient dune to the new beach walk over the last dune. Along the path you see wild flowers, wildlife, tortoises and palms.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Linens & Supplies $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Call to reserve the entire resort property. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. 4 other units of different sizes and prices are available on the same, large, private setting.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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