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Spcl Seasonal Rate Sept-Nov.. Prvt oasis Steps from the Beach! Mins to DT.. Free

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Fenced back yard, brand new, one block to beach, 2 bdrm, huge bathrm

Enjoy your best vacation ever. The Pearl is a beachside private home totally remodeled 2015. This small ocean jewel is a two bedroom, 1 bath home in a quiet, highly regarded and admired beach neighborhood with a laid back atmosphere, eclectic mix of old Florida cottages and contemporary homes just one block from one of the several deeded beach accesses...just walk on. It is on a full lot that runs from one street to another providing additional privacy and access and parking. We are pet friendly and children love this cottage. The furnished covered porch out front is a delight to relax on and listen to the ocean. The totally fenced backyard has a great party deck for grilling, entertaining, relaxing and sunning. You are just a short, easy 2 minute stroll to one of the best beaches on the East coast and an easy bike ride to the intra-coastal waterway public boat ramp and Windswept Beach Park. You are only 10 miles from Marineland and 15 minutes from historic downtown St. Augustine.

The open Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen floor plan allows The Pearl to live big and easily all on one floor. Both bedrooms have extremely comfortable Beds (we love comfort). The MB is a king size bed and the other bedroom has two twin beds with a kit to easily convert them to a king size bed. Also, one of the two sofas in the Living Room is a great Queen sized sofa bed. You can easily sleep up to 6 people. Our home is fully equipped, very comfortable and very well decorated. A comfortable and brand new stainless steel and granite modern kitchen allows you to easily prepare meals at home when you choose. Enjoy the 48“ flat screen LED HD satellite TV and free wi-fi. The Master Bedroom also has a TV. There’s even a desk if Mom or Dad need to do a “little” work while away or just write postcards. We’ve provided lots of little extras to make your vacation memorable and the most fun.

We are out of state owners but very “hands on” with our property visiting often and living in one of our three vacation homes in St. Augustine during the winter. We also own The Mermaid Cottage #408813 . The Mermaid Cottage and The Pearl are next door to each other and can be rented together for larger family/friend gatherings. Please read our great reviews on both homes . Local friends help us maintain this lovely home and are available immediately should you need assistance

You will love this small ocean jewel The Pearl, the beach and the neighborhood. You will feel right at home immediately. We want you to relax and enjoy our home and your St. Augustine vacation experience and return year after year. Special winter rates available months of Jan., Feb and March. June and July are weekly rentals only unless there is a period of less than 7 days available. Please inquire about rentals of less than 7 days during these months for consideration. We also offer two week rates.

More Details

Deborah Reeves
Member since: 2010
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:
September 13, 2018

About Deborah Reeves

George & Deborah live in the mountains of NC. George has just retired from a career as a general contractor and is still using those skills to remodel and maintain our homes. He is also a musician (often playing in the St,. Augustine area, especially in the winter months) wood artist and bee keeper. Deborah also recently retired from decades of owning salon/spas and is an avid gardener, stained glass artist (you will find her work in each of the homes) assistant bee keep and aspiring cookbook author with a blog site. We live a sustainable lifestyle in our 100+ year old farmhouse in the mountains of Cashiers, NC. and spend the winters in St. Augustine.

Deborah Reeves purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Deborah Reeves chose Saint Augustine

George and I love the beach. We were both raised on east coast beaches and although we love living in the mountains of NC, we missed the coast. We always dreamed of owning a beach house. We've spent many hours and dreams designing and redesigning the quintessential beach get-away. We believe that we have created that special place to retreat, relax and recharge....the perfect 'memory building' spot to share with family, grandchildren and friends.

Acquiring The Pearl gave us the opportunity to "save" one more of the original beach bungalows. So many of these are being torn down and replaced with large tall homes. They are beautiful but we had a fondness for the older style cottages that conjured up lots of childhood memories. It has been fun to restore them to be very modern and comfortable homes. And we are happy to be sharing it with you and your family and pets.

What makes this cottage unique

We love grabbing a beach chair and just walking the short distance to the beach ramp. The ramp is built over the dunes and we enjoy looking at the plantings and creatures that live in the dunes. The beach is one of the widest on the east coast and we are always awed by it. It's a casual beach which we find very relaxing. Pets are allowed on a leash and we enjoy watching people and their pets. We are so close to Dtwn St. Augustine , the oldest city in the U.S. It takes minutes to drive Dtwn and enjoy all the site seeing, shops, architecture, wonderful art and great dining. We are always passing ghost tours and one of these days we're going to take one. Our neighborhood is well known for gopher Tortoises. They live here and are federally protected as an endangered species. We have a burrow in our yard and it is always a treat to see them roaming the yard. And it is nothing to pass one on the road as you are taking a walk and of course we see them as we walk the boardwalk over the dunes.


Saint Augustine Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • This bathroom is over the top. All tile and special glass tiles the color of water in the huge shower floor. The shower is so huge we can't even get it in one picture. The vessel sink is placed on a granite top on a restored antique vanity.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom has a luxury king Size Bed. Bedroom also has ceiling fan, tv, dvd player and black out drapes. Twin Bedroom has two very very comfortable beds and a kit to convert them to a king size bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Spcl Seasonal Rate Sept-Nov.. Prvt oasis Steps from the Beach! Mins to DT.. Free
average rating of 4.9836063 based on 61 reviews

The Pearl is simply darling!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at The Pearl. It really is a darling little cottage! It is bright, airy and is the perfect beach retreat.

It has been completely renovated inside and out. The location is also perfect. It takes about 5 minutes and you are on the beach. No trudging through dunes etc... The boardwalk makes getting yourself and your stuff to the beach a breeze.

The kitchen is stocked, the bathroom is exceptional, linens are top quality, and beds are really comfy. The outdoor pavered area with grill and adirondacks is so inviting. We spent alot of time out there.

Our 1 year old Goldendoodle Ozzie had a great time too. The fenced back yard offered him a place to hang out and be off leash. The neighborhood is quiet. We went on several walks daily, no traffic or loud guests anywhere.

Deborah and George were very attentive before, during and after our stay. Excellent communication, response time and follow up.

The Pearl is really a little jewel! We will visit again soon.

Jana Perry

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You discovered the magic of The Pearl cottage and enjoyed every bit if it. The cozy inside, all the great outside spaces to enjoy and the location, minutes from the beach and DT. Like you, one of my favorite things about the Pearl and it's location is the the peace and quiet. So close to everything and yet so relaxing. Glad you enjoyed and excited about having you return.
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Amazing Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy and well kept cottage near St. Augustine Beach. Has everything you need for a quick weekend getaway or for an extended stay. Just literally bring you clothes and food, nothing else is needed. This is our second stay at The Pearl and surely won’t be the last!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pristine home close to the beach and historic sights

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean and well taken care of. Large fenced in backyard for a dog. This home was perfect our trip, only a 5 minute walk to the beach and a short drive away from historic downtown St. Augustine. The owners are great, quick communications and plenty of information is given for your trip. We would definitely stay again and highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed our little oasis at the beach. it is such a cool location, as you are a very short walk to the beach and yet so close to the historic district, marineland, and much much more. But, one of my most favorite things to do is sit on the front porch and listen to the ocean. Glad you were able to travel with your pet. We always provide a fenced yard because we know they are family too and its important to have them with us. Look forward to having you return.
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The Pearl is absolutely adorable!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to St. Augustine and were delighted with the house, the beach and the town! The Pearl is exquisitely decorated and well appointed. Location is great, 5 minute walk to beach, tons of great restaurants within a short drive. The beach and many restaurants are dog friendly- our pups also had a great time! Deborah is a pleasure to work with-very responsive. As a first time VRBO renter, we could not be happier with our experience and will definitely be coming back to the Pearl.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review makes me smile big. I think everyone falls in love with St. Augustine and the beaches here but it is really special when you also love our little Pearl cottage. It is a pleasure to know that our hard work has paid off and that we bring pleasure to our guests. You are right, the location is awesome. Everything is close by and the bonus is you are just a block from a great beach. Glad your pups could join you. Looking forward to your return. Deborah
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Martinez, Ga

Great Family Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable, clean, open home away from home. Home is well maintained, furnishing are clean and comfortable as well, and modern. Has a backyard that is great for grilling out and relaxing with your family and pet, our dog loved being able to room around in the fenced in backyard after being on a leash at the beach. Location of this home is perfect, very quiet neighborhood, but just a very short walked down the street onto the beach and a short drive to many places in town. Enjoyed every minute of our stay, hope to return again, thank you for opening up your home so that we could have such a pleasant vacation. We highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this beautiful review of our property The Pearl. We could not be happier to hear that you enjoyed everything about the house and the location. Our guests reviews really tell the story of our property. We look forward to your return.
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Ocoee, fl

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Went for a long weekend with our daughter and 2 dogs. The house was great, the beach was clean and not that crowded for memorial weekend. We were far enough away for quiet and close enough to historic downtown to enjoy. Mrs Reeves was hands on and assisted us personally when we had questions. Looking forward to booking with them again.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the rental and for trusting us with your vacation rental. I love our beach....because there are no condos near us it is like having a private beach. It is very quiet and relaxed during most of the year. And yet, you are just minutes from Old Towne and the great tourist attractions of St. Augustine. It is the best of both worlds. Look forward to your return.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Jacksonville, Fl
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Red Frogs
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
World Golf Village Hall of Fame
Nearest Motorway
55 Miles
Daytona Beach, Fl
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Red Frogs
Nearest Beach
Crescent/Butler Beach
Car: recommended

Conviently located just 7 miles from historic Old Towne St. Augustine. We highly recommend taking the trolly tour when you first visit. Ripley's Believe It or Not and The Fountain of Youth. Just 5 miles from the world famous Alligator Farm and Zip Line. We are only 10 miles from Marineland. And an easy 15 miles from the World Golf Hall of Fame.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

One week minimum stay months of June and July. We also offer two week rates of 2100. Some holidays are slightly higher rates. Winter monthly rate $3200 Jan, Feb and March.

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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