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Captains Cottage - 2 Bedroom oceanfront home with a sparkling pool.

David Lombana at Wren Beach Rentals

Member since: 2001
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Wren Beach Rentals

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Speaks: english
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Captains Cottage - 2 Bedroom oceanfront home with a sparkling pool.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Ponte Vedra Beach House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6.

Captains Cottage is a charming, casual, ocean front house. One of the few homes in the area with a swimming pool, this cozy, character-filled rental is a perfect beach spot for a romantic getaway or a small family vacation. The classic A Frame cottage was designed by renowned architect Bob Broward. It features a unique floor plan that offers open living spaces on three levels, each connected by a classic spiral staircase. The oceanfront deck has plenty of space for soaking up the sun or enjoying outdoor meals. The 2nd floor loft has a twin-over-double bunk that will sleep 3 children or 2 adults comfortably. Here you'll find a library of ecclectic titles that can be enjoyed as you laze in the comfortable lounge chairs. The 3rd floor master loft has a full bathroom with a tub, queen bed, and an ocean front balcony that provides miles of spectacular Atlantic ocean views. The entire family will enjoy tanning on the pool deck before splashing into the crystal clear swimming pool.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
David Lombana at Wren Beach Rentals (Property Manager)
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Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful holiday. Captain's Cottage was great--private, great views and close to everything we needed.

I ended up playing at Cimarone and St Johns...St Johns was a fantastic course and one I'd love to play again.



S.S. - Potomac, MD
Feb 2010
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Captains Cottage - 2 Bedroom oceanfront home with a sparkling pool.
average rating of 4.6875 based on 19 reviews
4

Great location, quirky cottage, showing its age...

  • 4 of 5

First up - unbelievable location. Right on the beach, and a quick drive to either St. Augustine or Jax Beach - you can't beat the spot. Second, this house is quirky and cool. It's an A-frame with three stories, and nothing but spectacular views of the beach on one-side and Guana River park on the other. Good for a couple or small and close-knit family, as it is a completely open concept - little privacy and lots of togetherness. Be warned there is a narrow spiral staircase - getting your luggage up top is no easy feat. This house is showing its age - lots of uneven floors, out of square doors, and less than top-shelf appliances. I have to give a shout out to Wren Beach Rentals and to Steve, their amazing caretaker. On day one, we could not access the internet - Steve was there in minutes and fixed it. On day two, the gas for the grill was empty - Steve was there again in minutes and fixed it on a weekend. Then the dishwasher would not run - Steve to the rescue, this time with a bottle of champagne. Last but not least, the washing machine tore holes in towels and clothes - turned out to be a faulty seal. This one required a replacement washer that did not arrive while we were there - so we had to visit a Laundromat and then do some makeshift repairs to the washer with old reliable duct tape. While there were a few bumps in the road, Wren and Steve did an admirable job of taking care of the issues. We enjoyed our month at Captain's Cottage, and recommend it for anyone interested a great beach location in an anything but average house.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Weston WV
5

Amazing View !!

  • 5 of 5

The view from this house is absolutely amazing! You literally feel as if your right on the beach in every room. The pictures of this house are very accurate.The cottage is very charming and comfortably accommodated our family of four. The pool is a very nice bonus to the property. The outdoor deck area is very spacious and the small beach deck was great for my evening reads. The location of the house was awesome. We had the beach practically to ourselves it's very quiet and relaxing and if your looking for shops and attractions you're only a 15 to 20 min drive to St. Augastine and Jacksonville. The only negative I have to say was the beach chairs left something to be desired. There were only 3 chairs and 2 of them were broken adding an expense to our trip purchasing beach chairs that based on the property description would be provided. And for the price of the property and the fact it's a beach rental I found this very disappointing. And I was unable to find storage containers with lids for items that needed to be refrigerated. I can say the positives definitely outweighed any negatives and I would definitely recommend the Captain's Cottage to anyone looking for the best vacation house in Ponte Vedra. We had a wonderful time and look forward to returning !! This house is definitely paradise on Ponte Vedra !!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your input. We are very glad that you enjoyed the house so much. We will immediately address the issue with the beach chairs and Tupperware. For future visits, if any of these items are lacking, please call us and we will take care of it right away.
4

This Place is Fantastic!

  • 4 of 5

This cottage was wonderful. My husband and I and my college daughter just loved it. The floor to ceiling views were spectacular. If you want a place to see the beautiful sunrise everyday this is the place. People stop on the beach to admire the house! Just a word of caution it is VERY, VERY, OPEN. No blinds except upstairs on the bottom half of the windows so be careful when changing. We had gorgeous weather but would have loved to have seen a thunderstorm thru those windows. The pool in the front is nice it was a little chilly but pretty to sit out at.

We will come again.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Amazing Ocean Views

  • 5 of 5

Rented Captain's Cottage for a week-long 'stay-cation' in May. The first two days/nights were stormy and it was amazing to watch the ocean during the storm. The property managers were fabulous in that they sent someone over after the storms passed to clean the decks and the pool area...without being asked to do so.

The house was clean and well-maintained given that it was built in the early '60s. There were lots of reading materials, a DVD player (and DVDs), as well as some jigsaw puzzles. The best part - great view of the ocean from anywhere in the house...second floor, first floor, master... even the shower and jacuzzi!

It was helpful to have a fully equipped kitchen in which to prepare meals.

The pool was chilly in early May, but once you got over the initial shock, it was fabulous to splash about your own pool in the afternoon sun. Bring lots of sunscreen; you'll need it for the beach and pool.

I had not planned to wake up so early each morning, but the sunrises were beautiful - and who can sleep with that much light? It wasn't until the next-to-last night that I discovered the switch in the master bedroom that lowers a blind over the top-floor east window. So if you want to sleep in a bit later, you probably could.

Overall it was a superb vacation in a unique house with spectacular views. Will definitely recommend the property to others.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Boonsboro, Maryland
5

Back again!

  • 5 of 5

We visited Captain's Cottage a year and a half ago and could not wait to go back this November. My husband and I find it to be perfect for a two person retreat/ getaway. The shells this time were even better than the last time. We found tons of beautiful shells. The views from this house are amazing! We loved sitting on the deck and taking in the amazing view of the ocean. We were thrilled to see dolphins just off shore two days in a row. We brought a pair of binochulars with us and were able to watch them for a long time, playing and jumping out of the water. I love that you can walk on the beach for miles and only see a few people here and there. We found some great places to dine this time as well. I highly reccomend Aqua Grill for a great dinner close to the house. Also don't miss out on the Metro Diner just a short drive to Jacksonville Beach. Amazing breakfasts!! We love Thai food, and Tuptim Thai, also pretty close to the house, was very good! Being November the nights were chilly so the pool was too cold to use, but we still enjoyed some really great Sunny weather during the day.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Columbia, MD.
5

LOVE LOVE THIS HOUSE!!

  • 5 of 5

This is the most amazing house ever for a romantic getaway. Perfect location right on the beach, convenient both to Ponte Vedra and St. Augustine. And the house is an architectural gem, full of all kinds of neat nooks and crannies and details, beautifully decorated, and bathed in sunlight all day. If this house were for sale and I could afford it, I would buy it in a heartbeat. It has a magical quality to it that is not entirely evident from the wonderful photos of its rooms. It captivated me and my two adult kids who stayed here. We plan to return again!

The only downside is that there is a bit of a privacy issue--no curtains/blinds on any windows and no walls between the second floor and third floor loft bedrooms. So while this is a very romantic place for a couple or even two cooperative adult couples, a young family might have to get creative about finding couple time and would have to be careful when getting out of the shower on the third floor (master bedroom) if there are kids in the beds on the second floor who can gaze up at the third floor shower from that location via the opening in the floor for the spiral staircase. You can also hear any noise or see any light on any floor of the house from any other place inside the house--so that really means that everyone has to agree to go to bed at about the same time every night.

The lack of curtains was not an issue for me in winter, because there was no one on the beach at night, but I wonder if you would feel "exposed" a bit in warmer weather when folks are out walking on the beach at night and could see into the lighted house. The house is elevated off the beach, so maybe the problem is not as significant in warmer weather as it appeared it might be.

With those caveats, which were minor issues with us, we felt that this house was special and wonderful in every way and we just loved it. It was clean, well-maintained, and had every amenity one would expect to find, including great wifi. I honestly did not want to leave.

I have rented many houses through the Internet for vacation, and this one will always stand out in my mind as the most extraordinary and special house I have ever rented. Even in its imperfections it was totally charming.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed and appreciate the unique charm of Captain's Cottage. Being an oceanfront, A Frame, built in the 1960's, it is truly one of a kind. The wood floors, exposed vaulted ceilings, and massive windows are truly spectacular. As for the privacy issues, you raise a good point. Fortunately, the house is set back far enough from the beach, and being elevated on stilts, it is very difficult to see into the house from the beach. We look forward to having you back again next year!

Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
I-95
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

From $275 Per night

Ponte Vedra Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2015
Feb 28 2015 - Jun 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 6 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
Late Summer '15
Aug 15 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Fall 2015
Sep 12 2015 - Jan 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$275
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Cleaning USD175

Notes

  • $175 cleaning fee,and a refundable $500 deposit. Ask about pet fee.
  • Minimum $500 reservation/damage deposit required on all reservations of one week or less. Reservation deposit is refunded within two week after check out, assuming no damage to the property, abuse, or excessive cleaning is required. Cleaning fee for all rentals is $175. 10% tax applies to all rents and fees (refundable deposits excluded)

    There is a $300 upcharge for all major US holidays (Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years) Weekly rentals only for major holidays. 4 night minimum for FL/GA weekend.

    10% tax applies to all rents and fees (excluding refundable deposits)
    NO SMOKING INDOORS
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Amenities

Ponte Vedra Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 2nd Floor Loft
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , 3rd Floor Loft
    Half Bathroom -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - Twin-over-double bunkbed
  • The master bedroom loft is located high above the dunes on the 3rd floor of Captains Cottage. From this bedroom you will enjoy endless views of the Atlantic Ocean. Wake each morning to the sun rising over the ocean. Step out onto your private 3rd floor balcony and take in all that life at the beach has to offer. From the west end of the bedroom you will enjoy rare views of Guana Lake. The master bedroom has a sunken tub and a walk-in shower. The 2nd floor loft has wonderful views of the ocean and offers a comfortable twin-over-double bunk bed suitable for either 2 adults or 3 children.. There is a half bathroom located on the 2nd floor as well as laundry machines. There is are a twin and queen sized air mattress that can be used for additional guests.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
When you stay at Captain's Cottage, not only will you enjoy access to your private beach, but you can spend your days relaxing around your sparkling swimming pool. There are pool and beach toys provided. Have fun splashing in the pool, enjoying the sundeck, and keeping the good times going. The entire family will enjoy the beach, pool, decks, and outdoor showers. Captains Cottage is fully furnished with all linens, bath and beach towels, beach and deck furniture, laundry washer and dryer, and a completely stocked kitchen. You can enjoy cooking meals inside on the gas stove, or outside on the gas BBQ grill. Reserve this fun house today!

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