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SUMMER HAVEN TURTLE PEN

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House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)

Come and stay at our custom-built marsh-front BEACH HOME -- located just a block off the ocean. You will have all of the upper level (2nd story) & widow's peak to yourself. We are located 15 minutes south of historical downtown St. Augustine, 5 minutes north of Marineland, the world's first underwater studio and "oceanarium" and just 35 minutes north of the world-famous, fun-filled Daytona Beach, all beautiful coastal drives.

The upper level consists of a huge Dining-Kitchen-Living area with 1/2 bath, spacious bedroom with large full bath, wrap-around deck and a widow's peak/tower. The petite dining nook rests in the southeast corner and offers an ocean view. The modern, all-electric kitchen is fully equipped and separated from the living area by a full-length, old-Florida pecky cypress bar. The roomy living area is covered by cherry/oak wood floors hand-made from trees cut right here in Florida. The bedroom (with plush king-sized bed) and living area open onto wrap-around deck.

The west-facing deck is uncovered for those sunbathers not wanting to leave the house, and the southeast-facing deck is covered for a shaded reprieve. Ascend the spiral staircase to the tower for a panoramic view of the ocean, marshland, Matanzes Inlet, Summer Haven River & the Intracoastal Waterway.

Downstairs you have an outdoor garden shower (hot/cold)and a small deck looking out over the marsh. ALL VERY PRIVATE! Our custom-built home was made-to-order for 2 self-indulgent adults and is quite exquisite with its indigenous Florida wood accents -- the cypress bar, cherry-wood cabinetry, baseboards, and door framing/rosettes. Although built for 2, it sleeps 4 comfortably (sofa-bed) and up to 7 rather closely (blow-up mattress available). We sometimes use the blow-up mattress just to sleep out under the stars!

Super entertainment center/surround sound

Additional television/vcr/DVD in bedroom

Charcoal grill

Small fire pit

Hammock

DOG FRIENDLY!

Multiple golf courses nearby

East access to fishing, kayaking, motor boating

Marineland's dolphin encounter

Historical downtown St. Augustine & lighthouse

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Owner
Advertiser since 2010
Show Phone Number
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Speaks english

About The Owner

We, my husband & myself, are 50'ish & love staying in our own home. We stay in it as much as possible. We built this house in 2003 & have thoroughly enjoyed it. My husband is an avid fisherman, oyster-gatherer, clammer, & surfer.

The Owner purchased this house in 2003

Why The Owner chose Summer Haven

We built our house primarily for ourselves. It had been a dream of my husband to live in this area since he was a teenager & began surfing.

What makes this house unique

Our house is a comfortable, working beach house. We have bikes, surfboard, fishing poles. The living area is very open & warm.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for sharing your home with us. It is a beautiful house and the beaches surrounding it are lovely. It was very comfy and cozy. A GREAT PLACE TO RELAX
Aug 2010
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Summer Haven Turtle Pen
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
business
Summer Haven Turtle Pen
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306245vb
(904) 347-5170 (Florida, USA)
Summer Haven St. Augustine Area
Columbia, SC
5

Wonderful New Years Vacation

  • 5 of 5
This was our 2nd visit to Summer Haven Turtle Pen. I neglected to write a review the 1st time in March and promised I would make up for the fault.
This is a great place for a couple and good dogs, or just a couple who likes a quiet beach. We brought our 3 dogs and spent a lot of time walking the beaches. It's a quick ride(or walk) over the Matanzas Inlet to the National Park beach, or just a few minutes down the road to Washington Oaks State Park and all of the trails. Of course, we walked over to Old A1A onto the beach right here and found plenty of shells and birds to chase (not me, the dogs).
The house is quiet and private behind a gate and the deck wraps around 2 sides of the house, so we could get winter sun without the breeze. Inside it is very comfortable and the owners took extra effort to make sure we were comfortable. They loaned us their bikes do we didn't have to bring our own and were flexible about arrival/departure times as the schedule allowed it.
Great restaurants, groceries, and tourist "stuff" are all with 30 minute drives or less yet you are away from the crowds with views of the ocean and ICW.
We will be back, maybe without dogs, or maybe with more!
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Summer Haven Turtle Pen
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306245vb
(904) 347-5170 (Florida, USA)
Summer Haven St. Augustine Area
Tampa, FL
5

Great Location!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I decided to go to St. Augustine for our anniversary and were needing a one bedroom suite. We checked other condo's and some small beach houses, but they were very pricey and a bit dated. We stumbled across this house and gave it a try not only for its value, but also because we have never stayed at this location. We loved our stay! The master bedroom has a luxurious King-size bed and the home is filled with wood carvings, which I loved. The owner has also set up a nice entertainment system with surround sound, which we made use of due to the frequent rain on our visit. We took a short drive to the public beach down the road (maybe a half mile) and also visited the Fort Matanzas while there. I thought it was a little closer to downtown St. Augustine when we booked this house, but I was actually pleased to only have to deal with the traffic when we chose to venture downtown. We strongly suggest visiting Paula's Beachside Grill during your stay. You won't be disappointed with their burgers! Overall, this beach house is in a great spot and the perfect little hideaway. It is an upstairs apartment, but this was not an inconvenience to us. The widow's tower adds a nice touch, as well as all of the outdoor space. We were pleased with dealing with the owner, Lola Jane, as well because of her charm. The overall experience was great for us and we will definitely be visiting again (with the whole family next time!). True Florida Charm!
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Summer Haven Turtle Pen
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306245vb
(904) 347-5170 (Florida, USA)
Summer Haven St. Augustine Area
Lake City, Fl.
5

Relaxing days away from home

  • 5 of 5
We sat on the deck of this house & thoroughly enjoyed the cool breeze & comfortable furniture.
The bed was extremely comfortable too. The only thing we missed was a view of the ocean.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: While you do not have a direct view of the ocean from the deck, you need only ascend the spiral staircase to the widow's peak that gives you a panaramic view of the ocean, the Intercoastal Waterway, the salt-water marsh and the Matanzas Inlet and, on a clear day, Fort Matanzas National Monument.
business
Summer Haven Turtle Pen
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306245vb
(904) 347-5170 (Florida, USA)
Summer Haven St. Augustine Area
Georiga
5

Most relaxing stay....

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I have rented numerous homes via VRBO, this by far was the most relaxing place we have stayed. We are building a home in the area and wanted to stay the weekend to get familiar with our soon to be new hometown. We surprised ourselves and hardly left the property! We enjoyed the beaches during the morning but always came back to the home to relax. We bbq'd each night and enjoyed breakfast on the deck each morning. We were lucky enough to be there for the full moon. Watching the moon rise/set in coordiation with the sun set/rise from the widows walk was amazing.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Summer Haven Turtle Pen
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306245vb
(904) 347-5170 (Florida, USA)
Summer Haven St. Augustine Area
Omaha NE
5

Wonder house!!!!

  • 5 of 5
The second we saw this house on the internet, we knew we wanted to rent it.  We used all the great features of the house.  We watched stars from the deck, cuddled on the side porch, had fun in the outdoor shower and played with the kitties.  The different beaches, state parks and St Augustine itself have captured our hearts.  We know we will be coming back again and cannot imagine being here and not being at this wonderful house.  Thank you so much for letting us rent your home.
  • Submitted: May 25, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Summer Haven Turtle Pen
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p306245vb
(904) 347-5170 (Florida, USA)
Summer Haven St. Augustine Area
New Berlin, WI
5

Great place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5
The house was just as advertised. Very comfortable and roomy. Just right for a couple. We found lots to do in the area. Lots of historical things in St Augustine and plenty of golf courses and restaurants. Just what we were looking for. We may return next year to do the things we didn't have time for.
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

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Summer Haven House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $800/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Rates based on 4 people and does NOT include cleaning fee (10% of rental) and/or
  • Deposit ($150).
  • $400/3 nights .. $800/week .. $1000/10 days .. $2300/month
  • ADDITIONAL $50 for HOLIDAYS.

Amenities

Amenities

Summer Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Beach View
  • Water View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Garage
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • surfing
  • golf
  • cycling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
widow's peak/tower

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