|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Welcome to the best of both worlds - Mi Casa and St. Augustine. Mi Casa - so quiet and secluded yet a spectacular location. We are directly on the ocean and the mouth of the Matanzas River Inlet which supplies the Intercoastal waterway. The variation of low and high tides provides a magical quality to Mi Casa that is unique.
When the tide is high, surf fish the Inlet just steps from your deck and private alcove. When the tide goes out, it reveals a marine wonderland (we are on the National Registry of places to see) of sandbars and tidal pools...perfect for shell hunters, bird watchers and nature lovers in general. Low-tide also allows the young ones to splash around over a wide stretch of the beach without the normal concerns of a rushing tide.
For the surfing enthusiast, a few hundred yards to the south provides the best wave riding for miles around. And,no cars are allowed on this beach. You'll be transported to the 1600's when you visit St. Augustines' cobblestone streets, horse drawn carriges, famous restaurants, and some of our nations original buildings. History abounds.
Please check our reviews - if you want the ambiance of the ocean just a sliding glass door away, we are it. The beach as your oyster, that is Mi Casa- we are right on the beach.
Fun waterfront dining is across the street, and the famous Marineland is 3 miles south. Five minutes away is Devil's Elbow marina, which has boat rentals to cruise this part of the intercoastal where schools of dolphins abound.
The 2000 square foot deck is shared by the three units in this triplex; each unit has a private alcove with separate picnic bench as well as a private balcony directly off the master bedroom - if you are not a romantic when you come, you will be when you leave.
Each unit consists of three levels. The sleeping arrangements are as follows: loft - twin beds; master bedroom (with private balcony overlooking the ocean) - king size bed. The master bedroom is twice the size of normal beachfront accomodations, with a very large walk-in closet and pure oceanfront view right from your sheets! Downstairs, living room converts to a bedroom with two double beds (trundle bed type). The end unit has two full baths and a spiral staircase; the middle unit has two full baths with conventional staircase.
Mi Casa has been under new ownership and operation since May 2011. The middle unit was acquired October 2011 and has been updated with all new appliances, AC, TVs, beds, EVERYTHING!!
Keywords: Townhome 1500sq.feet
Retired business owner and native Floridian. Hobbies include parrot breeding and golf cart sales/repair. We're animal people with horses, cows, peacocks, guineas, chickens, one goat and a resident deer born in a paddock 2012 and never left; best friends with a rescue pony in the same paddock, and of course lots of dogs and cats. All concentrated on 55 acres in the middle of nowhere two miles down a dirt road.
Barry Fouts purchased this townhome in 2011
St Augustine has been my favorite town for 50+ years. I still haven't seen it all. We live 1 hour away, so we can manage the condos ourselves & check after each cleaning to ensure it meets our standards. 'Clean' is job # 1 in our book! We love the quiet & solitude. The psyche repair is priceless! 10 years ago we visited St Augustines public beach and were not impressed by the crowded beach and traffic. Last year (2011) was the first time we returned, and we bought Mi Casa. Our place at the end of Crescent Beach is on Summer Haven Island and 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 glowing reviews of the location, and now all the updates & upgrades that have been 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. We weren't physically able to walk the distance out the 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! You don't need to pack everything for a day on the beach, just walk back inside for whatever you need.
We let our (leashed) dogs run on the beach while enjoying coffee early mornings. There's rarely anyone else on the beach, unless it's another dog-walker. No hustle-bustle, crowds, traffic or noise. Just nature and its soothing effect. Ask to use our beach cruiser bikes and enjoy riding on the hard packed white sand beach at low tide.
Barry & Patricia bought this unit May 2011 and have transformed it into a luxury accomodation. Everything including the A/C and ductwork is new. The patio doors slide easily, all the furniture is new, both bathrooms are 100% new and fully tiled. New paint job & two really comfortable recliners to watch TV or read in. Re-stuccoing the building freshened up the outside with the same historic coquina shell finish. The new memory foam king size bed insures a good nights rest.
The unit was excellent. Very clean and had everything needed for our stay with family
and pets. Is a sure stay again. ENJOY it for yourself
We really enjoyed our stay at Mi Casa during the Christmas week, 2014. The house was really nice, and to say that it is on the beach is an understatement. You literally step off the deck onto the beach. If you're into beachcombing, this place is great. All kinds of shells, and starfish. It is very convenience to Matansas National Historic Site, and also convenient to lots of other attractions. We heartily recommend MiCasa for your family getaway.
We really enjoyed our stay at Mi Casa. The owners, Barry and Pat are so nice, and aim to please. The unit was clean and photos accurately reflect the rentals appearance. The view is simply breathtaking. It doesn't get any better than this!! Dogs can go out and use the fenced in deck area without fear of them running away. We had our own private beach and piece of paradise the whole stay. Thanks again and would highly recommend this place to beachlovers!!
The location of Mi Casa just can't be beat. No long walk to the beach cause its right at your feet. What we have tried to find for a long time. The condo is clean as can be so you can settle in quickly and enjoy. We would recommend it to anyone!
We have stayed at MiCasa for the past two summers; once in south unit and once in the middle unit. It is the perfect place for a fun, relaxing time with family and friends. The beach is amazing at low tide...lots of sand bars, pools of water for smaller children to hang out in. Be cautious of rapid currents during high tides as well as rocks in certain spots not visible at high tide. Awesome fishing and sea life. Great restaurant right across the street (Mantanzas Inlet Restaurant). Basically a private beach that is also dog friendly. Our black lab thought she'd died and gone to doggie heaven!!! We would have given five stars, but the oven didn't work quite right, washer and dryer are outside (dryer didn't work well) and there could've been a few more bath and kitchen towels as well as toilet paper/paper towels provided. Barry, the owner, is super friendly and easy to get a hold of when needed. Other than those few things, it was an amazing vacation. We will definitely return to MiCasa in the future.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 28 2014 - Feb 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2015 - Sep 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Notes||Rental dates are Saturday to Saturday only during summer. For less than 7 days during winter please inquiry and I'll send a custom quote. Check in 3 PM; check out 10 AM|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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