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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 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 4.9736843 based on 39 reviews
Tonawanda NY

The property is stunning...with beautiful trees and bushes landscaped like a park on the river.

  • 5 of 5

A charming and beautiful southern river home nestled in trees and shrubs. My husband and I and our two cats stayed here in Feb. and March. Inside is a great space with architectural interest and amenities designed for comfort while having a cottage feeling. Loved the screened and open porches. The river and dock were so cool...we fished and hung out over the water. The owners are great people who love this property, take good care of it, are responsive to guests, and friendly. The whole area is an adventure!! Spending time there is that we left this morning. Lots to do and see requiring a lot of driving, but staying around the beauty in Collee Cove was so worth it for us.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Relaxing start to our vacation. Hosts were outstanding.

  • 5 of 5

This was the first of 4 places we stayed during the month of February. The house was spacious and well-stocked. There were only 2 of us so we didn’t even use part if it. It was very peaceful and quiet and the sunsets were beautiful. There was a place a few miles away that had a kayak launch and we found a few state parks 30-40 minutes away to have a picnic and hike. Our dog was quite comfortable, but we did keep her leashed outside since there was no fenced area. She did like being on the screened in porch, both on the dock and in the house, almost like being ouside. The neighborhood was good for riding our bikes, as well. The Henley family was very kind and made us feel at home when we used the dock in their backyard. We had a lovely week.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous sunset! Beautiful grounds! Cozy cottage! .

  • 5 of 5

We stayed three nights to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. The cottage was super cozy. Everything we needed. Very private. The sunsets were amazing. Pet friendly! I hope you will have us again.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springdale Arkansas

Great house and friendly owners

  • 5 of 5

We Loved it!!!!The house has everything you need and is in great shape. Buddy was in contact whenever I had a question before we arrived, and although we didn’t get to meet him due to a late arrival and busy schedule the other part of our group said they were very friendly. It is just far enough out of st Augustine to have quiet, yet close enough to enjoy everything. I would recommend this to anyone staying.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Waco, TX

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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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.




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.

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