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Historic Beach Cottage Walk/Bike to Heart of Jax Beach - Newly Renovated

Bedrooms 2
Space 980 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath cozy 1930 cottage in quiet area close to the beach

Ready to relax and enjoy the beach lifestyle? Sunshine Cottage is waiting for you! This 2 bedroom, 1 bath charmer was built in 1930 and is located in a quiet area 6 blocks from the refreshing Atlantic Ocean. That's a short 10 minute walk before your toes hit the sand! Sunshine Cottage has the character and appeal that only a historic home can offer - original heart pine wood floors, fireplace, windows, doors and knobs, and built-in cabinets. While historic, the cottage has lovingly been renovated and includes all the modern amenities to keep you comfortable, without losing that vintage coastal charm.

Enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktail while gently swaying on the swing in the screened front porch. You can dine outside as well at the table and chairs. The coastal chic interior of Sunshine Cottage welcomes you as soon as you walk in the door. Two comfortable sitting areas greet you, one equipped with a 48” HDTV and DVD player; the other a cozy fireplace. AT&T U-Verse programming with HD DVR and free high speed Wi-Fi are included.

Sunshine Cottage offers two quaint bedrooms. Perfect for a couple or small family and comfortably sleeps four. The first bedroom features a queen sized bed and TV. The second bedroom features twin beds. Local artwork adorns each room.

The dining room table seats six and allows plenty of space for gathering for meals. Original built-in cabinets provide extra storage space for guests and showcase the craftsmanship from years ago. The kitchen is fully stocked with cooking essentials, glassware and dinnerware and includes stainless steel appliances. And no cottage kitchen is complete without a farmhouse sink. A full size washer and dryer are located directly off the kitchen in an enclosed porch.

All your beach necessities are housed in a storage shed in the fenced backyard – bikes, beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards and beach toys. After a fun-filled day of basking in the sun, cook up some burgers and dogs on the gas grill and relax in the patio chairs.

You are within walking or biking distance to the heart of Jacksonville Beach – restaurants, shops, bars, festivals, Sea Walk Pavilion, life guard station and pier. Mayo Clinic is conveniently located 10 minutes away and the renowned annual The Players Championship Tournament is a short 15 minute drive.

Onsite parking is available for two vehicles.

Pets up to 40 pounds are allowed.

We love this little cottage and know you will too! Please contact us with any questions.

More Details

Shawn Fox
Member since: 2016
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Shawn Fox

We have lived in the Jacksonville area for over 30 years. Even though we did not grow up in the Beaches area, we met, married and made it our home many years ago. Now, four children later, we continue to love the area and have no doubt it's the best part of town.

Shawn Fox purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Shawn Fox chose Beaches

In the day and age of condos and cookie cutter homes, it's a rare find to own a piece of history. We love the uniqueness, character and charm of this little cottage!

What makes this cottage unique

While newly renovated, the original charm of the cottage still exists - beautiful heart pine floors, rope and pulley windows, five panel doors, brass door knobs, brick fireplace and built in cabinets. We can't forget about the wonderful screened porch and swing too! And the nice sized fenced backyard offers privacy.


Beaches Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom has been fully renovated. Brushed nickel fixtures, large shower head, ceramic shower/floor tile. Very clean and stocked with towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This little cottage is a rare gem! The historic features, paired with the modern amenities, make it one of a kind. The proximity to the ocean, breezy screened porch and large fenced backyard allow you to enjoy beach life at its best.


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Historic Beach Cottage Walk/Bike to Heart of Jax Beach - Newly Renovated
average rating of 4.71875 based on 32 reviews
Gulf Breeze, FL

Great little beach house.

  • 5 of 5

Close to everything but just out of the way. Clean, comfortable, charming. Perfect size for the three of us.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Twp of Washington , NJ

5 out of 5

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, obviously well looked after, tastefully remodeled little house. Our group loved it. Would rent again and recommend to anyone who asked.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfection in paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfection in paradise!! Absolutely wonderful cottage in the heart of beach country. A comfortable walk to the beach , grocery store and restaurants. Shawn called to make sure everything was ok upon our arrival, which very few owners do.

The cottage is so comfortable and homey you’ll feel instantly at home, Mandy our little dog loved the secure fenced in yard. Had a wonderful time ! Would definitely stay again !!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Beach House

  • 5 of 5

The house was charming, exactly as pictured. It was very clean, there were plenty of linens and even k cups left for us! The house is close enough for a short drive to beach and near everything else you would want access to - grocery store, restaurants, etc.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

Poor. Bad bedding, very limited parking with alley right outside bedroom windows. Coffee pot didn't work...VERY few electrical outlets

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The description of our property clearly states there is parking for two vehicles, as well as in the detailed arrival instructions that are sent for each guest prior to their arrival. Jacksonville Beach homes tend to be on very small lots and parking is limited. The cottage has a brand new queen sized pillow-top mattress and box spring. There is a Keurig and a regular coffee pot provided. We would have gladly replaced the coffee pot, had we been informed it was not working. The cottage was built in 1930, so perhaps when compared to newer homes there are not as many outlets. As an extra convenience for plugging in phones and other devices, the clocks in both the bedrooms have charging outlets, as well as the living room end table.
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Great place for a home away from home !!!

  • 5 of 5

Shawn is an excellent host.He returned phne call/text immediately The home is exactly as it appears in photos. Our family will have memories to last a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport
Nearest Golf
1.1 Miles
Jacksonville Beach Golf Course
Car: recommended

Sunshine Cottage is within walking or biking distance to churches, restaurants, shops, bars, festivals, Players By the Sea (live theater), Sea Walk Pavilion (amphitheater), life guard station and pier.

Publix (Grocery Store) - 4 blocks

Adventure Landing Water Park - 2 miles

Mayo Clinic - 5 miles

Mayport Naval Station - 7.5 miles

Kathryn Abby Hanna Park - 7.5 miles

TPC Sawgrass - 7.5 miles

EverBank Field - 17 miles

Sun's Minor League Baseball Grounds - 18 miles

Jacksonville Veteran's Memorial Arena - 18 miles

Jacksonville Zoo - 23 miles




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $115
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.0%

Special event and holiday rates may apply.

Reservation will not be held until deposit is received. 50% deposit at time of booking, balance due 30 days before arrival. Cancellation fees will apply. Lease agreement will detail specific amount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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