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'Mi Casa' Beachfront Townhouse 'Ocean Spray in Your Face'

Owner, Barry Fouts

Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Owner, Barry Fouts

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015
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'Mi Casa' Beachfront Townhouse 'Ocean Spray in Your Face'

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Crescent Beach Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhouse, 2 Bedrooms + open loft, 5 beds , 2 full Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Feel the ocean spray while you relax on the deck of this 3-unit townhouse named Mi Casa bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in front and the Matanzas River Inlet on the side. Very private dog friendly beach in an oceanfront homes section with no cars allowed on the beach ( we're an island connected to the mainland by Hwy A1A bridges on each end). When the tides out kids have great fun searching tidal pools for critters. Fort Matanzas National Monument is on the other side of the bridge within walking distance. 2 miles north you can rent boats and kayaks and buy bait. 3 miles south is Marineland where you can swim with dolphins or go on a kayak guided tour. Waterfront seafood restaurant across the street where you can bring your pet, and a gas/convenience store 1 block away. Brick charcoal grill outside. Fully equipped kitchen to spend a weekend or 6 months.

Sleeping arrangements: downstairs two full size beds roll out from beneath the elevated kitchen deck; upstairs is all master bedroom with a king bed; above the king bed is an open loft with two twin beds.

Keywords: Condo, Townhouse, oceanfront, beachfront, fully furnished, cottage

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner, Barry Fouts (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015

About Owner, Barry Fouts

Retired businessman who breeds parrots as a hobby and sells/repairs golf carts to challenge the brain cells. On our 55 acre farm covered with 100+ year old grandfather oaks we have dogs & cats on rat & predator patrol duty, cows, horses & a rescue pony with a resident wild deer as a pal; guineas, peacocks, chickens and many breeding pairs of macaws, cockatoos and african greys.

Owner, Barry Fouts purchased this townhome in 2011

Why Owner, Barry Fouts chose Crescent Beach

We love the quiet & solitude. When we moved to NE Florida in 1998 we visited St Augustine public beach and were not impressed by the crowds. 2011 was the first time we returned, and discovered Mi Casa. Our place on Summer Haven Island is the closest thing to a private beach you'll find for under $10 million. As soon as we stood on the deck, which really is on the beach, we told the realtor 'we'll take it!' Some of the yearly renters have come back 10 years in a row, and everyone has written wonderful reviews of the location and the updates & upgrades we've made. Sept '12 we shopped for another investment oceanfront condo and were amazed at the $4-500k condos that couldn't offer what Mi Casa has. It was a challenge just to walk the distance out their crowded walkway over sand dunes to the waters edge. Mi Casa has us spoiled. Walking down our 5' wide steps is an unfair comparison. The rod holders on the deck railing are your first clue that nobody else is this close to the water! Some say it's like being on a boat!

What makes this townhome unique

Waking to the roar of the ocean is a wonderful experience. Coffee on the deck, then 2nd cup on the beach letting the dogs run free (oops, the leash slipped out of my hand). Birds huddled on the sandbar in front. Ride bikes on the beach and spot turtle nests and shells and critters caught in the tidal pools or get up on the hard road and bike the miles of paved bike path north and south. Spot a sea turtle or manatee or dolphins swimming past. Whales pass in front but I haven't spotted one myself. Watch the kite boarders sail 20' into the air. Watch the Ospreys shake in flight like a dog after diving for fish. Last year a Bald Eagle pair regularly fished out front off the rocks. Gaze at the shrimp boats with binoculars (provided) then drive up the road & buy tonights shrimp dinner you watched being caught. Enjoy surf-fishing then clean your catch on our fish cleaning station. The 3-grill brick BBQ has a smoker built in on the back side. View the stars in the near total darkness. Cross over the bridge & explore Fort Matanzas for free and its nature trail.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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'Mi Casa' Beachfront Townhouse 'Ocean Spray in Your Face'
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
North Carolina
5

Living the Dream At Mi Casa

  • 5 of 5

"Living the Dream" was our slogan for our family getaway to Saint Augustine. Our stay at Mi Casa played a big part of seeing our dream come to fruition. We were reminded of God's care and faithfulness as we were woken up every morning to the Sun rising over the waters of the Atlantic. Our children got to see parts of God's creation that they have never seen before such as starfishes, flounders, and a variety of crabs. We loved staying at Mi Casa and we would not hesitate in the least to rent this property out again.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We can all experience such appreciation and wonder when we take a week out of our busy lives to share nature with our children.
5

A treat for this Kentucky girl!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough good things about Mi Casa... lovely on the inside, gorgeous beach and deck outside. All the amenities are first-class - bathrooms and kitchen have everything you might need. Close to great restaurants and all that St. Augustine has to offer. Barry checks to be sure everything is perfect. My second year and I can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's OK to reward yourself with a little sand between your toes and the excitement of historic St Augustine. Mi Casa puts that sand closer to your bed than anywhere else on Floridas' Atlantic coast.
5

Wonderful Week!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and I stayed in this property for a glorious week. We loved being right in th beach and getting to have our dogs with us.

The location is fabulous. It is located at the inlet to the Mantanza River. This means that we were able to see the sunrise from our bed and were able to see the sunset from the bridge right next to the property. We were also able to walk across the bridge and along the shore on the other side. We had great fun watching the gopher tortoises from the boardwalk!

Our dogs loved having the run of the deck and the grassy area to do their business. We loved being able to take them down to the beach several times per day.

The unit is well supplied with just about everything you need to prepare meals that you can enjoy from the huge deck. The only things that we could have used were a vegetable pealer and a cheese grater. The blender was put through the paces and worked wonderfully.

The beds were comfortable and though the loft did not allow us much privacy, the huge, walk-in closet made a great dressing area.

In short, we loved every minute we spent at Mi Casa and can't wait to go back. Thank you for sharing this wonderful property with my family.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A week at the beach thoroughly enjoyed, with the whole family (we believe pets are part of the family). Cooking for the family now includes a salad spinner plus peeler and cheese grate.
5

Sunrise at Mi Casa

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our peaceful stay. We saw Osprey daily and a bald eagle. The other birds were a delight. This is a quiet, restful and lovely private beach. Great food across the street. Barry is a super owner and the condo is extremely well maintained. Three years staying a charm. Highly recommend if escaping the "tourist trap" crowd is what you prefer. Great for amature photogs too!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: An escape from northern winter to a warm beach with privacy and birdwatching right from the deck. Perfect recipe for relaxation & renewal.
5

Owner comes through in a very grand and personable way!

  • 5 of 5

We were down in Florida and had a beautiful beach ceremony on the 3rd of May. The hotel for that evening was completely rude and very much ruined our carefully planned event. I had found this property online before and decided to contact the owner. Later that week I was able to surprise my wife with a beautiful day and night at this beach. I can not say enough about Barry and his willingness to help us out. He even left champaign for the occasion!

Thank you so much, for helping us make it an incredible memory that FAR overshadows the incompetence of the hotel that dropped the ball. We will be booking our honeymoon at this property within the next 24 hours!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful memories and ocean spray in your face! You park at the front door, walk onto the deck/beach at the back door. A great beginning for newlyweds.
melbourne, florida
5

Hated To Leave

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I could not wait to stay here...we arrived and immediately met

Barry hard at work making a shower on the deck. Your place is spectacular....When our 3 and 5 yr. old grandchildren arrived they kept active the whole week finding starfish,hermit crabs and the minnows. My husband fished all week while I ran after the grandkids. This was a great vacation.....the view is beyond words...the place was clean and had everything you could want. As we left Saturday the 5 yr old said can we come back next year and I said yes, of course, however i'll have to rest up ....I'm exhausted!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You created everlasting memories for your grandkids of a wonderful week with their grandparents. They got to know you better and you got to share their young lives for a whole week. We're glad you got to experience the magic of Mi Casa.

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Matanzas Inlet Restaurant
Car: necessary

Walk, bike, or drive over the bridge to Fort Matanzas. It's free and very interesting. Park service boat transports you across the river to the fort, where a ranger gives interesting information about the history of the fort. The boat leaves on the half hour. Excellent nature trail thru the Matanzas National Park. 3 miles south and you can swim with dolphins at Marineland.

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Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Crescent Beach Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 20 2015 - Sep 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
$5,000
 
 
Winter
Sep 27 2015 - Feb 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$175
$1,200
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$207
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100.00 + Tax
cleaning $100.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes If the calendar shows no vacancy for the week you want, check my other listing vrbo.com/7190 for a vacancy in the middle unit/same building.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Crescent Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Downstairs tiled bathroom with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Tiled bathroom with full tub/shower
  • Downstairs bath is luxurious. Upstairs bath is also tiled and has an outside window. Ladies enjoy the bonus makeup counter with sink & mirror in the bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double , ground floor the beds roll out from under the kitchen deck.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Entire 2nd floor is a master bedroom
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Open loft with porthole windows
  • King bed with memory foam, Double Beds (2) These two full size beds hide during the day under the kitchen deck, and roll out at night. Two twin beds in the loft over the master bedroom. You can see the ocean thru the portholes.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Stand at the edge of the deck & feel the ocean spray on your face. During unusually high tides there's water on 3 sides. Compare that with the usual 300 room condo 500 feet from the water with a 'peek' sideways of the ocean. Mi Casa truly is 'Awesome'

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