About the Property
Covid-19 Update: We are Open to visitors from all States and following the new CDC Cleaning Guidelines, Our Beaches are Open. Restaurants are Open at 50% capacity. And most stores require Masks. With Free Wifi this is the perfect place to work from home or practice Social Distancing with loved ones. We have just finished repainting the entire inside and look forward to your stay.
In 2012 we completed a TOTAL renovation of 4 Oceanfront Homes located at 2 9th Street, the "Center" of the Best Section of St Aug Beach (No cars on the Beach, No long catwalk to reach the Beach and scores of great Restaurants within walking distance). Cottage 1 is the largest with a huge 50' Deck and "Amazing Ocean Views". Designed for large groups it has 2 Kitchens, 2 Greatrooms & 2 Covered Decks and comfortably sleeps 19. Using 'Top-of-the-Line' finishes (Stainless, Granite Counters, 100 yr old Heart of Pine floors) and soft beach colors, it looks like you are walking into a Coastal Living centerfold.
Check out the WALK THRU Videos under the Floor Plan Tab. It is the best way to get a feel of the house. Just use your mouse to walk thru. I think you will love it.
2 GREATROOMS - 2 KITCHENS - Seaside Cottage 1 was designed for large groups. Renovated with Top of the Line Finishes from the Heart of Pine floors specially milled for Seaside Cottages to Custom Built Kitchen Cabinets with loads of glass. It looks like it came right out of Coast Living Magazine. Everyone gathers at the Huge upstairs Greatroom with its 50' Oceanview Porch. The open floor plan allows Ocean views from almost every room. There is plenty of seating both for TV and Dining featuring a 65" Wall Mounted TV with Comcast on Demand and a streaming video box so if you have Netflix you can share all your favorites with friends. There are 2 dining tables both inside and out + stools at the large Kitchen island. All Stainless Appliances including French Door Refrigerator, Microwave, super quiet Dishwasher and Convection "Double" oven to make it easier to cook for large groups. It is fully equipped with Pottery Barn dishes and glasses, pots and pans, serving dishes, crock pot, wine glasses, coffee maker, toaster, blender.....etc. All you need to recreate all your favorite Family Recipes. Plus on the 1st floor is a second Greatroom, Kitchen and Dining room. Smaller but cozy. With the same 65" wall mount TV!.
2 PORCHES - This is my favorite place. Upstairs we have a 40' Covered Porch with rockers and seating and outdoor dining plus an open deck for the "Sun Worshipers". The Ocean view is unobstructed. Spectacular! Plus we have another down stairs porch. No view but more seating and Dining. More places for people to hang, to play games or cards (provided) and just enjoy!
6 BEDROOMS & 5 BATHS - The first floor has 3 Bedrooms (1 King, 2 Queen) and 3 Baths with a Queen size Sleeper Sofa in the Great room and 2 singles in the Alcove (Sleeps 10). Upstairs has 2 King Bedrooms & 2 Baths plus a 5' bunk room for small children complete with their own TVs, a Queen Sleeper in the Greatroom & a Fold down sofa in one of the Bedrooms (Sleeps 9). Each Bedroom with it own TV - 10 in all. The entire home sleeps 19. Remember if you need more space you can rent one of the other Seaside Cottages or explore The Chautauqua, my 3 story Oceanfront Home with 7 Bedrooms 5.5 Baths that sleeps 21 a few blocks south.
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...
First is 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!
Second, at 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.
Third, 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!
Fourth, 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 charge
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" so that you will grow to consider us "Your second home in St Augustine". Feel free to call me anytime. I always answer my phone and am here to help.
I am also a Realtor so if you "Fall in Love" like I did, I can help you find a great deal on a Vacation Home. I would love to take you Shopping.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Apr 05 2021 - May 27 2021
May 28 2021 - May 30 2021
May 31 2021 - Jun 04 2021
Jun 05 2021 - Jul 02 2021
Jul 03 2021 - Jul 09 2021
Cleaning Fee: $325
Check in after: 3:30 PM
Check out before: 10:00 AM
100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Last updated on May 06, 2021
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Guestbook comments from the owner:
Wonderful setup for family reunion. Plenty of space to enjoy both inside and out. Very well equipped kitchen. Felt very safe during pandemic because of cleanliness. Great location. Would highly recommend host and accomodations.
We had 10 adults and 7 kids and we couldn’t have been happier. Each couple/family had their own room. There were plenty of options for the kids with all the pull out couches and bunk beds. We cooked all of our meals and found everything we needed in the kitchen, even down to ziplocks, foil etc.
We walked to the beach in less than 2 minutes and tons of beach chairs/toys are available which is so thoughtful. The one question we had Linda responded in minutes! House is clean and tastefully decorated-simple but nice. What a gem, we definitely plan to come back!
Overall our stay was great, awesome ocean view and a short walk to beach. Kids had fun, we had a great stay.
Great place to get family together in a fun, safe environment. Lots of beach time and cooked our dinners at the house. The house was beautiful with outdoor decks and short walk to get to the waves!
We all really enjoyed the Cottage, great amenities, easy access to a beautiful beach - jut loved the large deck overlooking the ocean - would definitely rent again!