'MI CASA' BEACHFRONT TOWNHOUSE 'OCEAN SPRAY IN YOUR FACE'

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Owner, Barry Fouts

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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'MI CASA' BEACHFRONT TOWNHOUSE 'OCEAN SPRAY IN YOUR FACE'

Crescent Beach Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 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 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

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner, Barry Fouts

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2001
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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 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

We love the quiet & solitude. 12 years ago we visited St Augustine public beach and were not impressed by the crowds. 2011 was the first time we returned, and we bought 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 already has. It was a challenge just to walk the distance out their wooden walkway to the waters edge. Mi Casa has us spoiled. Walking down our 6' steps (less at high tide) 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!

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.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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'Mi Casa' Beachfront Townhouse 'Ocean Spray in Your Face'
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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'Mi Casa' Beachfront Townhouse 'Ocean Spray in Your Face'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357529vb
386 972-1163
Crescent Beach St. Augustine Area
5

The perfect family vacation!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
I recently had the pleasure of spending my spring break in "Mi Casa" on cresscent beach in St Augustine. I am a second grade teacher in palm beach county, I have a husband, two teenage daughters, and two small dogs. When I say the property was everything the owner promised and more...MORE is the key word! The beauty and peace of being directly on the beach was absolutely amazing. The sunrises and sunsets were breath-taking. The beach was as close to being a "private beach" as you can get in Florida. The calm peaceful surroundings provided the perfect setting for quality family time. Board Games, Movies, site seeing and long beach walks became the week's bonding events. The owner of Mi Casa has the home so perfectly stocked with everything you could possibly need. It was extremely clean, comfortable, and even bigger than we expected. The four of us (plus two dogs) had plenty of space. If you are a pet owner, this is a dream vacation spot. I have literally never seen my dogs so happy in my life. The entire deck is safely gated so there is no worry about the dogs leaving the property. They loved their nightly run on the beach...they slept so great at night. I truly believe they were sad to go home. I must also mention that the kindness and attentiveness of the owner was also fantastic. He was literally a phone call away, ready to assist with any question or need what-so-ever. He was also kind enough to leave an abundance of information about the area and home to optimize vacation time. If your life is hectic, and peace is what you long for, this is the perfect place to retreat to. I highly reccomend Mi Casa to families who want to take a break from the day to day craziness, and enjoy one another thoroughly. Thank you!!! We can't wait to return in the summertime!!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We enjoy providing whatever support we can to maximize your beachfront weeks pleasure. Your total enjoyment of St Augustine, and our Mi Casa is our goal, and greatest reward. Noting that even the dogs were sad to leave tells it all.
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'Mi Casa' Beachfront Townhouse 'Ocean Spray in Your Face'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357529vb
386 972-1163
Crescent Beach St. Augustine Area
5

A perfect dog-friendly beachfront retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
This was my first time using vbro.com. The property description and photos were accurate. The owner was quick to respond to questions. The property was well maintained and comfortable for the 4 adults and 1 large dog we had in our group.

If you are looking for a perfect beach-side retreat and you have a dog, look no further. There is a small fenced yard, accessible from the deck complete with bags to clean up after your pet. The deck has a gate and is "dog safe". Steps lead directly from the deck to the beach. There is even a dog-friendly patio area at the restaurant directly across the street.

I spent my week writing, reading, running and walking the dog on the beach, and listening to the crash of the waves. I'd have loved it to be warmer, but it is northern Florida in March and I can't control the weather... It was all I was looking for in mid-winter beach escape.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We think "family members" includes pets, and they should have a safe environment to enjoy their time at the beach also. Thanks for pointing out the waterfront restaurant across the street feels the same way & welcomes diners pets. Our tranquil islands beach lets you enjoy natures beauty without the distractions of the public beach crowds. Watching an Osprey shake the water off like a dog after diving for fish is exciting!
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'Mi Casa' Beachfront Townhouse 'Ocean Spray in Your Face'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357529vb
386 972-1163
Crescent Beach St. Augustine Area
Westfield, MA
5

Mi Casa "ocean spray in your face"

Mi Casa "ocean spray in your face"
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
As our second visit to Mi Casa, we were equally thrilled with our stay! The site is everything that is described, only, words and pictures do not do it justice! The owner was contientious to our needs and comfort, and open with communication.
Since it was our second visit, we were able to take in even more St. Augustine sites and restaurants, and there is still remains SO much more to do!!
A few upgrades only made our stay BETTER, and the completion of that huge upgrade (the new seawall and larger deck) will only enhance it's location.
Our host can be proud of his property and it's location on the beautiful and peacefully quiet beach.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The magic of St Augustine calls to us all with its' varied fun activities and entertainment, restaurants and farmers markets. Glad you were able to experience more of the cities charm this second time at Mi Casa. With the new seawall there's no worries when the Northeast winds blow "ocean spray in your face".
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'Mi Casa' Beachfront Townhouse 'Ocean Spray in Your Face'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357529vb
386 972-1163
Crescent Beach St. Augustine Area
5

A wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We had a wonderful time! The beach is amazing and the condo was very well stocked. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and plan to return.

However, I can not check the box for "young children". We were continually concerned about the railing at the top of the stairs in the bedroom, because our 1 year old daughter could actually fit through the railing itself. Also, the spiral staircase railing was wide enough that we had concern our 3 year old would go through the railing and drop to the floor if she were to slip while climbing the staircase.

Beautiful place though, and even with the fact we were on edge about child safety the majority of the time indoors, we'd probably come back tomorrow if we could due to how wonderful it was to explore that beautiful beach.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad you were able to monitor the kids playing on the beach while you sat comfortably on the deck. That's the big advantage of our deck sitting directly on the beach! Thanks for bringing to our attention the 5" railing spacing. They can be fitted with wire guards, and the 1 yr old can use the available playpen or the ground level beds on the first floor.
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'Mi Casa' Beachfront Townhouse 'Ocean Spray in Your Face'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357529vb
386 972-1163
Crescent Beach St. Augustine Area
Sitka
5

The Beach is right off the deck!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
Coming from Alaska, we needed to thaw out and put our toes in the sand! We were so pleased that right off the deck we were able to fish, play in the surf and beachcomb. The location was great! It is hard to imagine, but it is a very private beach. Also a plus is that you can walk across the street and have dinner. We had beautiful sunsets and sunrises! We were also, traveling with our Austrailian Shepard and needed a secure and pet friendly place for her. The gates need a key so we felt safe she would not get out by accident. The place was spotless and stocked with everything you need. We had a very relaxing time and our only complaint is that our week went so fast!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Digging your toes into the warm sandy beach really is the best stress reliever . We're glad you enjoyed the privacy of our islands beach, as well as catching lots of fish. The pet area is secure with its locked gate and fully fenced; no worries about your pet getting out allows carefree relaxation.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Map

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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Availability & Rates

Crescent Beach Townhome Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100.00
taxes $10.00
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 30 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.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Downstairs tiled bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Exotic stone work & doorless rain shower
  • Downstairs bath is compact. Upstairs bath is luxurious. B 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:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Stand at the edge of the deck & feel the ocean spray on your face. During high tide 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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