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SEASIDE COTTAGE 2 - 2 BEDROOM 3 BATH - SLEEPS 7
Renovated Two Story Home with GREAT OCEAN VIEWS on the BEST BEACH (No cars, No long catwalk & scores of great Restaurants within walking distance + only 5 Miles to DOWNTOWN) - Great Open Plan with stunning Views from the Covered Balcony that runs the full length of the home with 2 Private Bedroom Suites downstairs each with their own bath (1 King & 1 Queen) + a Twin Daybed and Queen Sleeper Sofa in the Greatroom with Full bath so you can comfortably sleep 7. Complete with Outdoor Shower, Beach Chairs, Boogie Boards & a Paver Patio with Grill & Private Dining. Need more space there are 3 more Cottages for your friends!
Covid-19 Update: We are Open and following the new CDC Cleaning Guidelines. The Restaurants are Open at 100% capacity and masks are required in stores but everything is open. With Free Wifi and you own Private Beach House, now is the perfect time to "Work from Home" while enjoying loved ones, the Sun and the Beach! Plus the St Augustine Festival of Lights which turns Downtown into a Magical city through January 31.
In 2012 we completed a TOTAL renovation of 4 Homes located on one OCEANFRONT lot at 2 9th Street, the "Center" of the "Best Section" of St Aug Beach. Loads of activities & restaurants within walking distance. No long 10 minute catwalk before you reach the sand. No Cars allowed on the Beach. Just powder white sand steps from your door. Seaside Cottage 2 is my favorite. With 'Top-of-the-Line' finishes that make it look like a Coastal Living centerfold. It boasts an Open Greatroom, Kitchen, Dining space on the second floor with amazing Ocean Views from the Covered Deck that runs the entire length of the home. There are 2 Private Bedroom Suites downstairs each with their own bath (1 King & 1 Queen) + a Twin Daybed and Queen Sleeper Sofa in the Greatroom with Full bath so you can comfortably sleep 7.
Located just 5 miles from Historic Downtown St Augustine, my goal was to create the "Ultimate Vacation Experience" for small to large groups. All the Cottages are renovated in the same Coastal Style. Crisp White Linens. Bead board walls. Soft beach colors. I want you to tell your friends this is your favorite place (and bring them with you next year). With 4 Cottage ranging from 1 to 5 Bedrooms there is room for everyone yet everyone has their space. It does not get any better than this!
It starts with the second story Greatroom and the spectacular ocean views ...
OCEAN VIEW GREATROOM - To recreate the feel of a true beach house we wanted real Heart of Pine floors. Here you cannot go new. You have to go old. They don't sell the good stuff anymore. We found a mill in Georgia and had the floors made for us out of 100 yr old timbers from a building out of Nashville, TN (only 50 miles from where I grew up in Shelbyville, Walking Horse Capital of the World). Then we added a huge side picture window to enhance the view and two sets of French Doors opening out to a Covered Oceanfront Balcony with amazing Ocean Views, Breezes and Sounds. The Balcony runs the entire front of the Cottage and has uninterrupted views over the smaller one-story Cottages. In St Augustine you really must be on the second floor to have the true Ocean View and this Cottage sure does. For your entertainment we added a wall mounted Big Screen TV with Comcast and Wireless Internet. Even a Streaming Video box for You Tube and Netflix (if you have an account). You can even view the family photos together on the big screen or share hours of fun playing games on the large Dining Table. We provide several, but I recommend Rummikub. It is our family favorite and can be played from 5 to 95. It is a game where you actually have to think and I hope it will become a tradition in your family too and make you think or your stay in St Augustine for years to come. There a are 2 Bedrooms downstairs with private baths but if you need more space the Greatroom leather sofa folds out into a Queen Sleeper with access to a Full Bath by the Kitchen. We've also added a Twin Daybed for extra seating/sleeping.
GOURMET KITCHEN - We had the kitchen custom made. Lots of glass doors so you could find things, even bead board inside to give it that “Beachy” look. And “white granite” counters. It is in all the magazines, so I had to have it, but can't tell you how hard it was to find. The stainless appliances feature the new French door refrigerator, a convection Smooth Top Stove with 2 ovens so you can cook 'two things at once' & the quietest dishwasher I have ever heard. It is fully equipped with Pottery Barn dishes and glasses and all the pot, pans and utensils you'll need to create a gourmet meal. You will enjoy cooking so much and you may save enough money to stay another night! We hope so.
TWO BEDROOMS with PRIVATE BATHS - The Bedrooms are both downstairs. Here we used a cool, soft gray marble. The most beautiful stone I've ever seen. There is one King Bedroom and one Queen. I had both Headboards custom built with Reading Sconces on each side for those who love reading in bed. Plus 42” wall mounted TVs and wireless internet. Both bedrooms have there own private bathrooms. One with a large 6' shower and 2 shower heads. The other with dramatically lit Garden Tub and separate “Rain-head” Shower.
OUTDOOR GRILL & DINING. In back is a huge paver patio with private Dining featuring New String Lights for atmosphere. It is a combo grill for both gas or charcoal since we did not know which you would prefer. Also, an outdoor shower with hot and cold water when returning from the beach. Chairs and Boogie Boards provided as well as both Bath and Beach towels.
PRIVATE WASHER/DRYER in the Kitchen
2 PARKING SPOTS
NO PETS - NO SMOKING - NO PARTIES
NEED MORE SPACE? - Remember, if you need more space, or less, there are 4 Cottages in all at the Seaside Cottages located at 2 9th Street. Check out the other Cottages on Homeaway/VRBO by going to the VRBO Homepage and instead of putting a City put the number at the end. Be sure and have at least 1 Guest chosen. We can sleep up to 35 : )
COTTAGE #1 - 5 Bedrooms + Bunk Room for 2 small kids + 2 Singles in the Alcove + 2 Queen & 1 Single Sleeper Sofas & 5 Baths - Sleeps
COTTAGE #2 (Described Here) - 2 Bedrooms + 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa + 1 Twin Daybed & 3 Baths - Sleeps 7- 997263
COTTAGE #3 - 2 Bedroom +1 Queen Sleeper Sofa & 2 Baths - Sleeps 6 - 3528115
COTTAGE #4 - 1 Bedroom +1 Queen Sleeper Sofa + 1 Twin Daybed & 1.5 Baths - Sleeps 5 -3528116
If you need even more space check out the Chautauqua just a few street south at 2 1st Lane:
The Chautauqua - 6 Bedrooms + 3rd Floor Bonus Room with 4 Singles & 1 Double + Greatroom Queen Sleeper Sofa & 2 Single Sleeper Sofas & 6.5 Baths - Sleeps
Or my 2 Downtown Options located an easy Half Mile Stroll to St George Street which is the center of the Historic District :
Historic Lady - 3 Bedroom 4 Bath - Sleeps
Romantic Getaway Guesthouse (Behind the Historic Lady) - 1 Bedroom 1 Bath - Sleeps 4 - 4079442
Palm View (2nd Floor) - 3 Bedroom 2 Bath - Sleeps 9 - 4646734
Secret Garden (1st Floor) - 1 Bedroom 1.5 Bath - Sleeps 5- 4647397
Lemon Guest House (Both Floors) - Both Floors - 4 Bedroom 3.5 Bath - Sleeps
BEST BEACH - Now to the Beach and why I call it the "Best Beach". You need to do your research here. There is a tremendous difference and only 18 in the Best section located North of A Street. Why? I have 5 reasons...
1. The SAND. The sand is like powder, not coarse ground up shells like Vilano to the north. This is the white powder you are looking for. Great for drip castles!
2. The OCEAN is RIGHT AT YOUR DOOR STEP. There is no long raised boardwalk like further south along Atlantic View with a 5 minute walk across the dunes to navigate with the cooler & chairs before you ever get to the water. Here the ocean and the VIEW is steps from your door. Be careful. There are some “beachfront” homes that are so “far from the beach” because of the sand dunes that you can hardly “see” the ocean.
3. There are NO CARS. This is a major distinction. Everything south of A Street has Cars. Imagine trying to play paddle ball or throwing football with cars continually passing by & having to be on constant baby alert. Not while you are on vacation!
4. The beach is WIDE and level with GREAT WAVES. You have to be careful here too. Some beaches to the north on Vilano are narrow & steep, even with rocks, and the slope of the beach affects the waves. They break right at the shore line so close in you can't ride boogie boards. The locals consider this the BEST SURFING around. There is a Surf Shop, Pitt Surf, at A Street where you can rent boards and take lessons. You don't have to worry. This is not the West Coast. Waves are not too big and not too small. They are "just right". But you will have loads of fun with the boogie boards provide at The Seaside Cottages free of char
5. Last but not least, the beach is within WALKING DISTANCE of loads of restaurants & shops. Many beaches both north and south are so isolated you have a long drive to get to anything. Not The Seaside Cottages. It is so nice to be able to walk over to a restaurant for breakfast or send the kids out an Ice cream cone. We have an amazing number of "wonderful" restaurants within walking distance. Our favorite Sunset Grill is a must. Even Live music at Cafe 11 & funky Jacks BBQ. At the Fishing Pier the Kids will love the Splash Park plus Beach Volleyball courts, there is a Farmers Market on Wednesday and Free Live Music Concerts every Wednesday night in the Summer. How wonderful is that? Publix and Starbucks are only 1.5 mile away. There is a park half mile north on Pope with Tennis or a YMCA for swimming or workout w/Daily or Weekly memberships if you are not a member at home. Just south is Miniature Golf which kids will love. And Royal St Augustine Golf for the Adults close by on 16. (World Golf and TPC/Sawgrass are about 30 minutes). See THINGS TO DO at my Website or call to let me know what you are looking for. I always answer my phone!
ONLY 5 MILES to DOWNTOWN - There is more to St Augustine that just the Beach. Our Downtown founded in 1565 is the oldest continuously occupied European Settlement in the US and one of the Top 6 Florida destinations according to US News & World Reports. (They rank us #2 Best Affordable Honeymoon Destination and our Beach #5 in USA). You'll feel like you are back in time. Strolling Old World Walking Streets. Romantic Lighting. Outdoor Music filling the air. There are scores Historic Sights and fabulous Restaurants. Call or my LIST of THINGS TO DO. With the Beach and the History we are truly a "Must Do".
BOOKMARK ME - Please keep us in mind for small or large groups both at the Beach or Downtown. In addition to the other 3 Cottages on this lot ranging from 1 to 5 Bedrooms (Sleeps 5, 6 & 19) just a few block south, we have an even larger Oceanfront home, The Chautauqua, with 7 Bedrooms & 5.5 Baths (Sleeps 21). Downtown are 2 Historic Homes just 2 blocks from each other, great for Wedding Guests, that range from 1 to 4 Bedrooms (Sleeping 2 to 14 each - 28 Total).
CALL LINDA - My goal is to create the "Ultimate Vacation Experience" on the "Best Beach" and have it become a part of "Your Family Tradition".
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Guestbook comments from the owner:
My wife and I rented this home for our honeymoon and it was wonderful. It certainly could have accommodated more than just the two of us, but we loved the space and the privacy it brought. The home was tidy and neat, with great access to the beach. It has a cute little private courtyard in the back we ate dinner at. It was a short drive to downtown St Augustine as well. All in all it was a wonderful stay.
This would be a six-star property if allowed advanced placement credit. We were two couples, and the home was perfect, cozy yet plenty of privacy. All the decor was bright, clean, accommodating, designed for a smooth flow to the home and great comfort. We had a great supply of chairs and other beach items, including beach towels. Proximity to the beach was a dream (water was 86 degrees or so when we were there in August, and one of the best experiences was a sunset swim). This was a home that is obviously prized by the owner and that pride shows in every part of the experience. We would definitely be back at this or another property from this owner.
Prefect location one row of houses from the ocean in beautiful St Augustine. Really nice beach house well maintained and perfect size for a nice get away.
Absolutely loved the house, inside and out. Great being right on beach and the location to coffee shops, ice cream, mini golf and restaurants was perfect for my family. Having use of boogie boards, cooler and nice beach chairs was a real bonus. Linda was a pleasure to work with and we will definitely be back to this great rental.
We were so impressed by the cleanliness of place! I always bring my own bedding on vacation...sheets, blankets and pillows...as I am not comfortable using those provided. But I had no problem curling with those in the house! The location is great. The house is spacious and the beach is clean and not crowded. We love St Augutine beach and would stay at this rental again and again. Only issue we had was the supply of kitchen supplies. They could use more baking pans and utensils.