ST AUGUSTINE LODGE HISTORIC BEACH HOUSE, 5 BEDROOM COTTAGE

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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ST AUGUSTINE LODGE HISTORIC BEACH HOUSE, 5 BEDROOM COTTAGE

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House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This is it, Folks! See the stories in the Coastal Living, Jacksonville magazine & Gainesville magazines here! Come vacation in a treasure of Summer Haven history. This 110 year old cottage is located 50 steps from the Atlantic Ocean and directly on the Summer Haven River. Five bedrooms, a great room with fireplace, two bathrooms - one with an original claw-footed tub - large family kitchen, pantry, laundry, dining porch, a dock and porches all around.

Send your thanks back in time. Your stay at The Lodge, a 19th century beach cottage near gorgeous St. Augustine, promises a historic and redefining simplicity. A few days here means renewed sense of ‘the important things in life’, chock-full of familial magic. Tucked on a sleepy cul de saq next to the Altantic Ocean, The Lodge and its older sister The Hut are elegant and understated reminders of a far-away time.

An area known as Summer Haven was recommended to stressed Pennsylvania banking baron, Thomas Mellon, for its restorative powers. Construction on first The Hut and then The Lodge began in the 1880s, at a time when Chester Arthur was president and Mark Twain was busy finishing his Adventures of Huck Finn. This is seriously good quality time, where simple, beautiful touches - candle light and ocean breezes - complete the setting.

A house with this much history begs for a multi-generational vacation where the stories come out - as family folklore enjoys another airing. Take the time on this holiday to hear the stories you’d never otherwise have chance to hear. Reconnect with grown cousins or childhood friends - covering more ground than you ever would in a hasty holiday card.

Whip up beloved family meals - packing your grandmother’s handwritten recipes for a birthday cake made from scratch. Snap dozens of photos as Grandpa teaches the next generation to fish. Try this more genuine of magic kingdoms for real family bonding, in surrounds so idyllic they look like a movie set. Adirondack chairs await on the wrap-around porch, where palm trees dot the view of stone breakers just beyond. Liberal touches of antiquity, such as the front porch’s restored pew bench, leave room to wonder what the walls would say - if they could talk. A private dock is charming and ramshackle, perhaps Huck-Finn-comes-to-Florida. (Dock is to shallow water due to sand bars.)

Up to ten guests can comfortably stretch out over 1,200 square feet. Five double occupancy bedrooms, four queen beds and two bunks, share two bathrooms. An equipped kitchen, dining porch and a living area each honor the old with family heirloom accessories and new, comfy furniture appropriate to the period.

The house boasts recent refurbishment across every inch - yet maintains all original features. Solid pine floors and old glass windows. A claw-footed porcelain bathtub and a pyramid roof for extra air circulation. Instead of closets, enjoy simple wall hooks to keep your clothing organized - and relish in a vacation that requires only a parade of shorts, t-shirts, bathing suit and towel (repeat).

For modern conveniences, enjoy phones and cable TV. If you’d rather do without, they can stay easily tucked out of sight.

Past guests love the inclusive aspect their vacations can take, thanks to the home’s single-storey plan. Older relatives who struggle with mobility will enjoy a property that has everything to hand. The ocean, just 100 feet away, can be seen, heard - and tasted- from within The Lodge itself.

Note: Summer Haven is constantly changing with nature. The SummerHaven river behind the house is largely a sand dune and can many times provide beach access. Due to Tropical Storm Faye erosion at the front, there is now an area of large boulders blocking the beach access points. Although you can walk in between these boulders to access the beach like the locals that live near by, the nearest easy beach access is approximately 1 mile north at Fort Mantanzas National Park. It has (free) paved parking and provides beach access via a meandering boardwalk.

No Smoking Rental

Bedroom #1 (1 Queen)

Bedroom #2 (Queen)

Bedroom #3 (Queen)

Bedroom #4 (Queen)

Bedroom #5 (2 twins)

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

Steve Milo, www.vacationrentalpros.com

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My name is Steve Milo and I stay in Vacation Rental Homes when I travel both domestically and abroad. I own several vacation rental homes and listen carefully to our guests and their feedback! Our greatest compliment is when our guests refer our web site to their friends and relatives. AND, now I am managing other people's properties in St Augustine Beach, Daytona Beach, Palm Coast and Ponte Vedra Beach. Our guests and their great 'word of mouth' have helped us expand to over 500+ vacation rentals. We booked over 10,000 rentals and received over 3,000 guest reviews in 2011. You can find some of these by going to search engines and typing in Steve Milo or 'Vacation Rental Pros' . Thank you!

And the best part of it all is the location. You're within a short car ride of historic downtown St. Augustine, the oldest city in America filled with pedestrian walkways with shops, cafes and first class restaurants. We are also close to Daytona Beach and the Daytona speedway and museum. We are also only a 1 1/2 hour drive to Orlando and Disney World/Universal/Sea World as well as 1 1/2 hour to the Kennedy Space Center. Our rental is also a short car ride to Ponte Vedra Beach and PGA golf Course and TPC as well as Jacksonville with the brand new St John's Town Center (with a Costco), Avenue Mall and River Front Arcade. There is also a minor league baseball team and a professional football team and stadium.

The beach is wide and unspoiled here by large crowds. Kids will spend hours exploring, and their parents and grandparents will love discovering new areas to relax and reconnect If you're ready for uncrowded beaches, balmy weather, clear skies, and Florida's natural wildlife, come visit us today!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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97 miles to Disney World; 50 miles - Daytona Airport (DAB); 55 miles to Jacksonville Airport; Jacksonville Stadium (Jaguars); Kennedy Space Center; Lighthouse; Marine Land; Museums; St Augustine Historic Town; Theatre

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Summer Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
$950
 
 
High Season
Jun 15 - Aug 10
4 night minimum stay
$450
$1,795
 
 
Mid Season
Feb 15 - Apr 21
3 night minimum stay
$350
$1,495
 

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Notes Prices exclude taxes & fees. Regular rates exclude any special online savings. Monthly rates are based on a 30 day month.
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Amenities

Summer Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom #1 (1 Queen) Bedroom #2 (Queen) Bedroom #3 (Queen) Bedroom #4 (Queen) Bedroom #5 (2 twins)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • library
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • jet skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • hiking
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