Welcome to BAREFOOT COTTAGE!
We are located in South Ponte Vedra Beach on the ocean between Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine on Scenic A1A.
Our 3 bedroom and 2 bath one story cottage has been completely re-modeled and there is a view of the ocean from almost every room. It has been decorated with the beach charm and is as cute as a button.
Ponte Vedra Beach is just 15 minutes to the north and is home to the PGA HEADQUARTERS for golf and ATP HEADQUARTERS for tennis. The Player's Championship is here in May and is the biggest purse in golf in the United States. It is played on the TPC Stadium course at Sawgrass and is known for it's famous 17th. hole island green. Ponte Vedra has some of the nicest golf courses in the country.
Historic St. Augustine is just 10 minutes to the south. St. Augustine is the oldest city in the United States and is perfect for antiquing, shopping or taking in a little history. Don't forget to wander through the Castillo De San Marco which is the old fort.
Downtown Jacksonville offers concerts, symphony and sporting events. Jacksonville has an NFL team (The Jacksonville Jaguars), a triple A baseball team (The Suns), an indoor football team (The Sharks)and a hockey team (The Lizard Kings). There are festivals offered almost every weekend from spring throughout the end of the summer. There are shrimp, crawfish, blues, Jazz and arts and crafts to name a few.
Just 5 minutes north of BAREFOOT COTTAGE is Guana State Park. This is great for fishing, bird watching, kayaking, canoeing and biking on the trails. The bird wildlife is unbelievable. We have osprey, eagle, crane, wood stork, blue heron, green heron, red headed woodpecker, hawk and owls. Back Country fishing is great for trout, redfish and flounder. Fly-fishing for redfish is excellent during certain times of the year.
The Atlantic Ocean is directly out your back door. The beach is great for walking, shelling, searching for sharks teeth and sea glass. The ocean is perfect for surfing, swimming, sea kayaking, kite surfing, parasailing, jet skiing and fishing. Offshore we have mahi-mahi, small sailfish, wahoo, grouper, snapper and king mackeral better known as kingfish. There are two big fishing tournaments in the summer. The Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament and St. Augustine's KingBuster. There are also dive charters for scuba diving on some of the local wrecks and reefs offshore. There are very few lights in South Ponte Vedra; so the stars and moon over the ocean are incredible. It is also fun to watch the shrimp boats as they head back and forth at night along the coastline. During the winter months of January and February the Right Whales come down to give birth to their calves. From May through the end of October is turtle nesting season. If you are lucky you may be able to see the hatchlings escaping from their nests and heading down the beach by moonlight on their long journey into the sea. It is quite a touching experience. Please do not disturb the nests. They are marked by orange tape and stakes. There are substantial fines if you disturb the nests or leave lights on facing the beach during nesting season. Dolphin can be seen all year around playing in the surf. The sound of the surf is extremely relaxing.
Whether you want to enjoy all that our area has to offer or you just want to sit back and relax and let the magic of the ocean melt your stress away; we are sure you will enjoy your stay at BAREFOOT COTTAGE! We look forward to seeing you soon.
Keywords: Oceanfront, Beach Cottage, Beach Front, Furnished Oceanfront, Furnished Rental, Weekly Rental, Ponte Vedra Beach, South Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Augustine, Oceanfront Rental, Beach Bungalow, Oceanfront Home, Furnished Oceanfront for Rent
I am originally from upstate New York. My husband and I relocated to Ponte Vedra Beach in the late 80's. My son has also relocated here and is raising his family in Ponte Vedra Beach. I and my son are both Realtors. We love the beach and the area. We hope you will come visit BAREFOOT COTTAGE and we look forward to seeing you soon.
I purchased this property as both a vacation rental and a weekend retreat. I wanted to find an oceanfront property nearby where I could escape from the stress. It was a perfect fit. I love the ocean and the lifestyle at the beach and felt that others could enjoy it while vacationing at BAREFOOT COTTAGE!
BAREFOOT COTTAGE is located in a quiet part of South Ponte Vedra Beach. While there are restaurants, shopping & nightlife nearby; the area is quiet and private. If you see more than a dozen people on the beach behind BAREFOOT COTTAGE it is a busy day. Even several sea turtles chose to nest on the beach behind BAREFOOT COTTAGE this summer.