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Barry Fouts

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

Barry Fouts

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2015
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Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

St. Augustine Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barry Fouts (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2015

About Barry Fouts

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

Why Barry Fouts chose St. Augustine

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.

What makes this townhome unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Oct 2011
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Why HomeAway

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

4.8
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 26 reviews
Maryville, TN
5

Ready to return!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The unit was great!!!!!! Very clean, great location, right on the beach, the sunrise and sunset. Such an awesome place to rent, so many memories made with family and new friends. The owners Pat and Barry are so nice and very helpful. I CANNOT WAIT TO RETURN!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A wonderful experience in the present makes for lasting memories in the future. We're glad to enable that experience for so many.
Harrisburg,NC
5

What a location!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Families enjoying the beach together makes lasting memories. The kids grow up too fast, leaving the nest, and just leaving the memories.

Awesome stay.

  • of 5

Cant beat the location with the waves crashing so close.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mi Casa is the only place on NE Florida's Atlantic coast where you can experience waves crashing on our seawall and feeling "salt spray in your face". "awesome awesome" is still the best adjective to describe Mi Casa.
Richmond Hill, GA

Mi Casa was wonderful, and Barry, the owner, was very helpful.;

  • of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We also love just stepping off the deck right onto the beach. Not even the million dollar homes next to us can do that. It's especially nice for those who can't walk very far.
Piedmont, SC
5

Vacation at Mi Casa

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to share this special place where you can relax and enjoy the beach like nowhere else on Florida's east coast. Not even gator Steves $5M house a mile north has a view like Mi Casa
Gainesville, Florida
5

Best on the east Florida coast

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: With our hugh deck built right on the beach, stepping down the steps just means sand under your feet and a smile on your face. Several guests have chosen Mi Casa for its unique immediate access to the beach.

Map

Nearest Airport
72 Miles
Jacksonville International
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
St Augustine Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Matanzas Inlet Restaurant
Car: necessary

Historic downtown St Augustine can fill your whole day just walking and looking in the shop windows & enjoying great restaurant food.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,700 Per week

St. Augustine Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2015
Mar 1 2015 - Sep 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $110
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

Cancellation Policy

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

St. Augustine Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , all beautiful stonework with doorless shower & rain head
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , A small tiled bathroom
  • Luxurious showers upstairs in the completely stonework shower with doorless shower. Overhead rain shower head is fun.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double , 2 doubles, almost touching, from under the kitchen deck.
  • King size bed with memory foam mattress and beautiful Tommy Bahama bedroom furniture. It's a wonderfully comfortable bed. Double Beds (2) Two full size beds downstairs, side by side. They're unique in that they roll under the elevated kitchen floor by day. (2) Twins are in the open loft above the king bed. New ductwork extended to the loft provides more air for cool summer days & warm winter nights.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • 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
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private Balcony, Large Deck, Historic Matanzas National Park walking distance over the bridge. Visit the original fort for free and walk the great nature trail. Waterfront restaurant across the street allows pets in the outside dining area. Several nights there is live music.

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