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Home Under Majestic Oaks Along The Banks Of The St Johns River-Pets Welcome

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two Bedroom, 2 Bath Cozy Home With River Views.

This is 'Old Florida' at its finest. Located on 2.3 acres on the St Johns River in Colee Cove. The house sleeps six with a pull out couch in the living area.

August 2014, we just competed a major renovation of the house by replacing all the floors with Tile and hardwood.

Two bedrooms each en suite with bathrooms and queen size beds. This is the original house on the property that was built in 1948 and moved and remodeled in 2000.

If quiet and quant is your objective-then you have found it!! The house has a porch with a view of the river and a front porch that lies under the oaks.

All the amenities exist in the house. Full kitchen, Cable TV-HD, Wi-Fi, Washer and Dryer, Grill and Smoker.

You have full access to our dock which has deep water access at 6' and full hookups. The upstairs is an enclosed screen area that boosts the most spectacular sunsets.

For the fisherman, we have a unique fishing environment with both fresh and salt species. On the fresh side-Largemouth Bass, Bream and Specs. Salt-redfish, flounder, stripped bass.

Ospreys, manatees, eagles and alligators are among the many different types of wildlife that can be spotted at various times of the year.

I always tell our guest that the house is setup just how I would want it if I was on vacation. Clean, comfortable beds, fast internet, excellent cable, charcoal grill and all that you will need in the kitchen.

Come experience what we call our daily paradise!

More Details

Buddy Henley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Buddy Henley

As 3rd generation Floridian, my family has own property in Colee Cove since 1946. We have lived next door for 15 years and as the family grew so did our need for a larger home.

In 2008 I obtained a Captains license and have preformed guided fishing trips on the St Johns river.

Our family respects, loves and uses the river at every possible opportunity.

Buddy Henley purchased this house in 2013

Why Buddy Henley chose Saint Augustine

Quiet, unique, beautiful, and rare experience in a part of Florida that some never knew existed.

What makes this house unique

Sunsets to the west are unbelievable. If you love to fish, then this is it! It is not every day that you can sit under 300 year old oak trees and be so close to the oldest city in America.

Guestbook comments from the owner

All I can say is wow. We stayed with our kids for a week and felt as if we were at home in Indiana. The property is beautiful along the river. This was our first time in the St Augustine area and we plan to return again.

I would highly recommend this property.
Jul 2013
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Saint Augustine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Three piece bathrooms off both bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3/Library - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size couch/Single Bed Libary seperate from 2nd Bedroom
  • Queen size bed with bathroom and shower en suite in both bedrooms.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf


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Home Under Majestic Oaks Along The Banks Of The St Johns River-Pets Welcome
average rating of 4.970588 based on 35 reviews

Wonderful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was wonderful. View is spectacular!! Owner is very helpful. Location is near enough to explore St. Augustine but return to peace and tranquility.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and such gracious hosts. We had everything we needed and then some. Gorgeous property, comfortable beds, well-equipped kitchen and a nice, quiet neighborhood.

Thank you again for such a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property is so incredibly beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Buddy and Amy are the ultimate hosts. Their place is turn key. All you need is a suitcase and plan on having fun. Close to slot of great entertsinment. Meg and I will certainly be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Southern hospitality

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay at The Henley's Guesthouse. Wonderful family that went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The grounds are amazing with the tall oaks. Everything is so well-maintained.

It is a quiet area away from traffic. Driving to St. Augustine was not a problem as the roads are country roads until you reach the city limits.

It is a great place to use as your base for exploring surrounding areas.

Thank you for making us feel at home.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate cottage, beautiful landscaping,comfortable beds, well-appointed kitchen, everything you could imagine needing and then some. Walked down to the dock to enjoy the awesome sunsets every evening. Great neighborhood, very pet friendly property- The most amazing hosts you could imagine.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I relocated to Florida recently and stayed at this beautiful home located along the river for almost 2 months. We absolutely loved the home and the location. The Henley Family opened their arms to us and treated us like family from the start. They helped make this transition easy on my family. Buddy helped with any paperwork we needed to get my son into school and went out of his way for strangers to make our complicated move as stress free as possible. Staying at this home was the best part of our journey and we are truly grateful for meeting such a wonderful family.

The cottage we stayed in was perfect, had everything we could think to make a short or long stay comfortable. The pictures do not do the home or the surrounding grounds justice, it’s something you must see for yourself! Everything in the home is very clean and very well taken care of. There is plenty of room with all the beds and two full bathrooms. The kitchen is fully stocked for cooking or entertaining and has everything you could want so you don’t have to bring much of anything. The front and back porch were perfect for relaxing and even seeing all the stars at night. The dock is amazing as well with unbelievable sunsets and a cool retreat upper level covered dock that is equipped for relaxing and entertaining.

We have recommended this get away for everyone who plans on visiting the St. Johns/St. Augustine area. The location is prefect for mini trips around the area and Buddy has great advise on what to do and where to go for all types of trips or eatery locations. This home is perfect for any type of get away! It is also perfect for a family retreat with children and pets.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Jax International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Boon Docks
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
King and Bear
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Antonio's Pizza
Nearest Beach
19 Miles
Vilano Beach
Car: necessary

Old Florida at it's finest. Majestic oaks along the banks of the St Johns River. Located 5 miles south west of the World Golf Village in a quiet residential rural setting. All the amenities and needs are 10 minutes away with downtown St. Augustine only 16 miles due east.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250
Cleaning Fee $110
Tax Rate 7.0%

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or special events or needs about our property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.