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

Owner, Barry Fouts

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 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
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Owner, Barry Fouts (Owner)
Advertiser since 2001
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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 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. 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!

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.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

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'Mi Casa' Beachfront Townhouse 'Ocean Spray in Your Face'
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 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
Illinois
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
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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.
business
'Mi Casa' Beachfront Townhouse 'Ocean Spray in Your Face'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357529vb
386 972-1163
Crescent Beach St. Augustine Area
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
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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.
business
'Mi Casa' Beachfront Townhouse 'Ocean Spray in Your Face'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357529vb
386 972-1163
Crescent Beach St. Augustine Area
Gainesville, Florida
4

Our Mi Casa vacation

  • 4 of 5
we really enjoyed out stay in "Mi Casa"....it was everything as described and more.....would be impossible to describe the location, it must be seen to understand. NO long walks to the beach cause you are right on it....well furnished, and very clean.....we loved it!
Spiral stairs were a bit of a challenge to us....that was the only downside....owner is very nice, pleasant, and helpful.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed being right on the beach so it was easy to access. Wish the spiral stairs had been as easy for you to navigate, and that's why I refunded $500 of your rent to make up for the inconvenience. The middle unit has conventional stairs for those "stair challenged". Hope to see you next year in the middle unit.
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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

I Cried When I Left!

  • 5 of 5
What an amazing place! The townhouse was just as described and well stocked with linens, towels, soap, etc. The house was very clean and very comfortable. Falling asleep and waking up to the sound of the waves was fantastic. But even better, because of the location of the home, you never knew what type of sand bars you'd see when you looked outside. With the changing tides came new places to explore!

We brought out Yorkies and they just loved running on the beach, swimming in the tidal pools and hanging on the porch with us! The beach was pretty private and never crowded.

We had a problem with the AC on Saturday night and Barry has someone there (including himself) bright and early Sunday and it was fixed and working by Sunday afternoon! Barry and his wife couldn't have been nicer and you could tell they took pride in their home and wanted to ensure their guests had the best vacation possible.

I highly recommend going in to St. Augustine. We had a great dinner at the A1A Ale House and loved walking around the shops. The Seafood Shoppe has great fresh seafood. We ate at the restaurant across the street from the house and were underwhelmed. It was convenient but the food was not that great.

If you want to swim with the dolphins at Marineland, make your reservations early. They were all booked up so my daughter wasn't able to experience it.

The lady and gentleman that clean the place were very sweet and patient as we tried to get our car loaded on Saturday morning.

We will definitely be returning!
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We try to give as much as we can for what we get. That philosophy, and a good AC company, helped get the air working in short order so you could enjoy your indoor time in AC comfort. Glad we could add to your enjoyment.
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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
Roswell, GA
5

A great place to bring the family and dog too!

  • 5 of 5
The beach is just a few steps from your door, we were able to sleep with the bedroom doors open while listening to the waves of the ocean. A great place for the family to spend a week.Bring the dog, its a great beach for them to run, especially at low tide. Barry is VERY accommodating. We had a great time. Thanks Barry!
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The privacy of our beach, with no public access and no vehicles is wonderful for letting the dogs run or having morning coffee on the beach. And the nights ocean sounds play a "go to sleep" melody if you choose to leave the balcony doors open.
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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
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!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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Map

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

Availability & Rates

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Crescent Beach Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 25 2014 - Sep 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
$6,500
 
 
Winter
Sep 28 2014 - Feb 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,400
 
 
Summer 2015
Mar 1 2015 - Sep 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $110
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

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:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
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:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • zoo
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
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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