St. Augustine Beach house rental - Complete Renovation - All new - Direct Ocean Front
Complete Renovation - All new - Direct Ocean Front
  • Bedrooms7
  • Sleeps22
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

St. Augustine Beach House Rental Photos and Description
5 Bed 4.5 Bath (Sleeps 15) + 2 Bed 1 Bath (Sleeps 7) = Rent BOTH (Sleeps 22)

The Chautaugua is the ultimate beach experience, with the best beach, best location and best house. Located directly on the sand, which is like powder, with the ocean right at your door. No Long Catwalks over the dunes to deal with and No Cars. Best surfing in area. Call for web address of live shot of the waves! Walking distance to loads of restaurants, live music and board rentals. Lovingly rebuilt in 2005 from the studs up to maintain the integrity of the original 1926 craftsman bungalow with painstaking attention to detail. Original heart of pine floors, bead board, claw foot tub, Quarried Coquina stone fireplace–It is all new: New cherry gourmet kitchen with double ovens. New stone baths. New electric/plumbing/ drywall/windows- Everything new but “in period” and 1st Class. There is not a more charming rental available. Designed for large groups you can rent the MAIN house described here w/Piano, Pool Table & HUGE yard, or or add the FIRST FLOOR for extra 2Bed 2 BA & extra Kitchen

How is the Beach?

Best in Town: Since Beaches vary so widely, I will try to point out the main differences you should ask about.

First is the Powder Sand. The Chautauqua’s sand is like powder-not coarse ground up shells like some. Great for drip castles!

Second, at The Chautauqua the ocean is right At Your Door Step. There is no long raised boardwalk with a 5 minute walk across the dunes to navigate with the cooler & chairs before you ever get to the water. The ocean is right there.

Third, there are No Cars. This is a major distinction. Imagine trying to play paddle ball with cars continually passing by & having to be on constant baby alert. Not while you are on vacation!

Next, the beach is wide, level & private - Some beaches are very narrow & steep. It's almost impossible to ride the waves whereas the locals consider The Chautauqua the Best Surfing around. There 's a Surf shop with lessons & rentals at the end of our block but you can have loads of fun with the toys provide fee. No High Rise condos either!

How Is The House?

The Chatauqua Is A Classic: It starts with the Great room - 24 foot long – which acts as the main focal point from which the 4 Bedrooms flow.... plus a Huge Loft that houses w/4 Sleeping Berths (the Kids favorite part of the vacation with their own TV), Pool Table & Wet Bar.... and 2 Ocean View Porches. I fell in love the minute I saw it & spent over a year restoring it to its former glory. Everything was replaced in 2005 w/Top Of The Line materials. I designed it to be the Ultimate beach experience. A place where friends & family could come together & enjoy each other- Recharge their batteries.


Main House Sleeps 15 - 5 Bedroom 4.5 Bath

- Oceanfront Queen w/private stone bath, jetted Tub/Shower combo & sliders onto a Covered Porch

- Second Oceanfront Queen w/private stone bath, Rain Shower, Separate Claw Foot Tub & slider to Porch

- Third Queen Bedroom w/private stone bath, regular Tub/Shower combo & a Day bed that folds down to a Single

- Fourth Queen Bedroom uses Powder room & upstairs Loft shower/tub with a roll-out Trundle

- Upstairs Loft 3 Single Bed berths & 1 Double Bed berth with full Tub/Shower Bath

First Floor sleeps 6-7 (Rents Separately) - 2 Bedroom 2 Bath

- Oceanfront Queen Bedroom

- King Bedroom w/ roll out Single Trundle w/Private Bath

- Queen Sleeper Sofa in Greatroom + Fold out Single Ottoman

- Shared Full bath with a jetted tub/shower combo

How is the House?

THE CHATAUQUA - the name we took from the legal description which we loved once we learned how to pronounce it. It is a CLASSIC Cedar Shake 1926 CRAFTSMAN BUNGALOW. It starts with the Great room - 24 foot long – which acts as the main focal point of the house from which the 4 Bedrooms flow. I fell in love with it the minute I saw it and knew I had to restore it to is former glory. I think we even surpass it. We kept the original 1926 quarried Coquina fireplace. It is REAL Coquina - not what they make houses of now - Just like the Fort you will see in Old St Augustine! The Bead board wainscoted is also from the original house, carefully removed and replaned. The floors are Heart of Pine, sanded back to their original glory. They don’t even grow wood like that any more. Even the interior doors, all 8 foot, were patterned after the originals. There is loads of molding, all “in period”, specially milled. We even found the old picture mold with hooks for hanging photos instead of nails.

Then we started adding the NEW touches. A state of the art Gourmet Kitchen. Full wood Cherry Mission cabinets with tumbled marble backsplash and gorgeous sea scape metallic tile accents. The most unusual Granite I had ever seen. It is wonderful. Looks like sand. Black Glass Jennaire Double Ovens and matching Refrigerator, Microwave. Full array of cooking tools, dishes, pots and pans. Stainless Farm Sink and eating bar. Honed Chisel edged Stone floor. Large Laundry room with ironing facilities.

There are 2 OCEAN FRONT MASTERS both with full Stone Bathrooms. The first with West Indies style canopy bed features a Coral Stone Bathroom. Off-white shell stone floors and walls with black stone accents and cabinets. It includes an antique CLAWFOOT Tub complete with new Nickel fixtures and hand shower. Plus a RAIN SHOWER with BODY SPRAY, Two vanities with granite tops storage shelves and gorgeous Kohler farm sink faucets, wonderful Nickel light fixtures and private water closet.

The other Master with Cherry Sleigh Bed and matching Armoire features a bath of taupe colored stone with inset blue glass, a JETTED SOAKING TUB/SHOWER combo, White Cottage Vanity with matching Storage Cabinet, Granite tops and Stone Vessel Bowl sink. Also done in Nickel fixtures.

The 3rd Bedroom can function as a 3rd Master with Day Bed or a children’s room. The walls are Bead Board with the bath done in an old fashion mosaic stone rug pattern and subway stone shower and wainscot. Unique circular white vanity with stainless accents and matching mirror plus White Storage Cabinet. Room for loads of Towels and everyone’s tooth brush no matter the number.

Bedroom 4 is also Bead Board wainscot with a Queen and a rollout Single Trundle. It uses the Powder room and the Loft Bath.

The Chautauqua of course has all the latest ELECTRONICS New AC's, Built-in Entertainment Center with TV/DVD and Stereo - TWO of those actually -TVs in each bedroom - Even the 3 Sleeping Berths come complete with TV and DVD players - Wireless Internet - FAX/printer provided

Plus ENTERTAINMENT - A PIANO. You have to have a Piano at a beach house. Guitar and Game Tables. I am big on games so there are lots of Board Games. Upstairs is the POOL TABLE – and Wet Bar

PORCHES - The front porch is probably one of the best assets. This is where you will spend most of your time so there is LOTS of seating - All Teak Wood. We have 4 Rockers, 4 Adirondacks with stools, 2 benches, 2 sets of table and chairs – one on the porch and the other on the Patio. There is also an outdoor shower there and a stainless grill.

Yes, we tried to think of everything BUT…… as good as the main level is, most would agree the LOFT is the show place of it all.

The VIEW IS UNSURPASSED. With an arched Covered Porch recessed into the house for sun and wind protection, you can enjoy the view from another teak table and chair set or take some quite time to read a book from The Chautauqua’s LIBRARY. Or simply relax and take a nap in the ocean breeze on one of the Sling Chairs.

Where as the adults will enjoy the loft for the view - for the children it is the SLEEPING BERTHS they will be fighting over. There are 3 Single compartments complete with individual reading lights, TVs and DVDs, and under bed Storage Drawers for all their “stuff”.

A separate Full size alcove serves double duty as a bed and extra couch/play area. It comes with loads of shelves to store all the board games that are provided for your enjoyment. But the loft is more than just a place to sleep. There is a comfortable double recliner leather couch for lounging - A full size POOL table. Brand new. - A full WET BAR with antique corner sink, frig and extra microwave for late night popcorn. Even a PUSH BUTTON drink dispenser the children (or beer drinkers) will love.

The bath is a classic. All white Subway tile with mosaic floor and glass tile inlay band. The sink looks like a piece of furniture with Granite top, white Vessel Sink, and recessed lighted mirror niche.

That about does it for the house but if this is not enough space for your family or if it is too much........There is another option. You can always rent the bottom. Find the link to my Website for photos.

It is a separate unit with its own Greatroom, Kitchen, Garage, Laundry, Oceanside Decks & Outdoor shower. It has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. The Master is Ocean side with Queen bed and sliders out to a Covered Porch. The Second Bedroom has a King size bed with a Rollout Single and there is an Ottoman in the Great room that amazingly converts to a single. It is an amazing thing to watch.

The look is different but charming in its own way. All STONE FLOORS, even the walls on the Porch. The Kitchen is actually larger than the main house. All Stainless with a long Glass Block under cabinet window. Great light! The bath is white Subway tile with Pedestal sink and blue glass accents - Jetted Soaking Tub. There is Flat Screen Plasma TV that hangs on the wall. 2 Game tables - one with a Texas Hold'em Table. Again everything is NEW!

Just call if you think you would like to rent it at the same time or if it is large enough to cover your group rent it instead. It will save you lots of money. It runs 1450/wk off season. It works great for a longer month stay during off season which we could do at a reduced fee (4 weeks for the price of 3). Just call to talk about the options.

What's TO DO:

Several great restaurants within walking distance. Plenty within minutes by car

The Pier has a new SPLSH POOL for the kids & FREE CONCERTS on Wed nights in Summer

Annastasia State Park is a few blocks w/Wind Surf Rentals

YMCA w/pool & gym has daily or weekly rates

Alligator Farm, Miniature Golf & Bowling all minutes away

Great Deep Sea & Intracoastal Fishing

Surf Board rental at the end of the street .Parasailing. Bike rental.

Historic St Austine is 5 minutes w/Horse drawn Carriage rides. Haunted House tours. Historic sites.

Amphitheatre with big names. Lots of Oldies. Plan a Beach Reunion with your old friends.

There are antique shops with reasonable prices. A large outlet mall complex.

Marineland is Old Florida the way it used to be. Not flashy but great fun for the kids and close

Disneyworld makes a great day trip

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17 Reviews of Property 128579 in St. Augustine Beach, Florida

Beachfront Home – Renovation like Pottery Barn - For Multi Families
average rating of 4.928571 based on 17 reviews
Beachfront Home – Renovation like Pottery Barn - For Multi Families
+1 904 465-3852
St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Area
Bluffton, SC

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What a magnificent home! We had the greatest experience at Chautauqua. We rented the top 2 floors for 3 couples and 2 children, and couldn't have...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
What a magnificent home! We had the greatest experience at Chautauqua. We rented the top 2 floors for 3 couples and 2 children, and couldn't have been happier. The view and beach are amazing. We had coffee and dinner on the porch every day, which was the epitome of Florida relaxation. My chef-sister loved the ammenities in the kitchen. The beds were super comfortable, and the upscale bathrooms made us feel like it was spa-time every morning. Another reviewer compared it to Pottery Barn, which my mother also had said. It is very close to historic St Augustine, where we went several times. I highly recommend Opus39 for fine dining there. There are also cute places just down the street (Mango Mango Grill), for take-out or a more casual dining experience (i.e. with children). My daughter still talks about wanting to go back to "the beachhouse" (she's 2), but that sums up how our entire party felt. We will definately be back!
Helpful votes: 11/15
Beachfront Home – Renovation like Pottery Barn - For Multi Families
+1 904 465-3852
St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Area

Lovely, comfortable, well equipped ocean front

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
What a lovely ocean front beach house so lavishly equipped for all needs.
Impressed with the beach toys, lounge areas and furnishings, downstairs apartment enjoyed by two couples with direct access from the garage, main kitchen had more utensils and bowls and pans that would accommodate any cook for a large group. We had 20+ people in an out and loved the upstairs with the pool table where many hours were spent in the evenings and the way the beds on third floor we set up each with their own tvs and storage drawers.
All of the bedrooms on the main floor were done perfectly and all of the updated plumbing fixtures were very nice. Loved the tall ceilings.
The view to the ocean was spectacular from the porch of the main level and upstairs. Loved the hammock in the yard.
Over all, after staying at many vacation rentals/condos/timeshares, we rate this as on of the most comfortable and well equipped properties we have ever stayed at. All wedding guests were happy with our accommodations and we would do this again if the chance comes along. The Starkeys
Beachfront Home – Renovation like Pottery Barn - For Multi Families
+1 904 465-3852
St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Area
Guest Comment Entered by Owner


  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
We couldn't have been happier! All of our friends and family who stayed their were overwhelmed at the location, property, space, and the presentation of the beach house.
It was perfect ;-) I love how you remodeled and felt you were on point with your check in and out details.
Parking positives: having the public parking at the end of the road and across the street provided enough FREE extra parking spots for those visiting over the weekend.
Having the public supermarket, liquor store, and Bank of America a mile down the road makes it very simple and easy for access.
As for recommendations for food, we had pizzas delivered, with no problems, but cannot remember the name :-/
The OC Whites restaurant, had free, easy parking, and accommodated a large crowd of 50 ppl no problem. Food was excellent.
We also enjoyed the popcorn shop downtown and took plenty of flavors back home!
We have given out your beach house website to several friends who are interested in booking their family vacation.

Hope to stay at the Chautauqua beach house again!
Beachfront Home – Renovation like Pottery Barn - For Multi Families
+1 904 465-3852
St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Area
Guest Comment Entered by Owner

Great Vacation Spot

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Thanks so much for a great vacation spot!
We loved our stay.......... it brought back some great memories
and we made new ones!! We hope to come back again!
I was able to initialize the internet connection on Thurday with the other phone #
so it is all set up!
The one hook in the front left bathroom came loose but i think everything else was fine.
We did have a scary encounter with a Lemon shark but all turned out ok........just a little shook up!! Yikes!
Let me know if you ever want to sell!
thanks again
Helpful votes: 1/1
Beachfront Home – Renovation like Pottery Barn - For Multi Families
+1 904 465-3852
St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Area
Atlanta, Georgia

loved Chatauqua & St. Augustine Beach

loved Chatauqua & St. Augustine Beach
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
We rented both levels of the Chatauqua for a week. Great house, incredibly rennovated and very clean! The location was perfect with the walkway to the beach right in the back yard. We walked to local restaurants & shops. Plenty of towels and the linens were crisp & white. The kids loft was a huge hit with the pool table. The house was fully stocked in the kitchen and also had lots of beach chairs & boogie boards. The owners were quick to respond to only a couple of our minor needs. Wonderful vacation! We highly recommend the Chatauqua for a great beach trip.
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Helpful votes: 2/3
Beachfront Home – Renovation like Pottery Barn - For Multi Families
+1 904 465-3852
St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Area
Guest Comment Entered by Owner

Great Family Vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
Hello Linda,

In catching up with the 17 family members who stayed with us last week at the First Floor and Main House, it was unanimous that everyone had a great time.

The location and layout of the house, the views of the ocean, and the beach/surf were incredible.

Also, we frequented the convenient Beachcomber restaurant next door -- did you know they have a 4 Star rating?

We would seriously consider coming back again next year.


Tony Ettorre
Helpful votes: 3/4
Beachfront Home – Renovation like Pottery Barn - For Multi Families
+1 904 465-3852
St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Area

Best Beach House Ever

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
This house looked nice in the pictures and I had actually seen it from the beach, but we didn't get the full effect until we stayed in it for a week. I have family in the area and I've been coming to the St. Augustine area beaches for over 40 years, since I was a small child. We've stayed in houses all up and down the coast from Summer Haven to Crescent to St. Augustine Beach, and I can honestly say that this is the best house, by far, that we've ever experienced. I say this not only because it is a beautiful house but because if you factor in location, amenities, space and construction you have the perfect beach retreat. Our group had 8 adults, 4 children and a babysitter and we never had space issues. The upper level is perfect for children, with 4 bunks (with their own TV's) and a bathroom. We actually had trouble getting the kids out of the house to come to the beach.The bottom levels had not only 6 bedrooms but also 5 baths, so nobody got in anyone else's way. We've stayed in large houses before, but never one as well constructed and modern as this. An obvious ground-up remodel, this place is pristine inside with a gourmet kitchen, beautiful fixtures everywhere and all the modern conveniences, including top of the line full size washer and dryer on the main level and a new washer and dryer and full kitchen on the bottom level, enabling us to separate the couples without children from the early risers. Equally impressive (to me, at least) were the plumbing and electrical systems. We had great water pressure and no clogged toilets all week, which was an all time first. The air conditioner kept the whole house at a steady 71 degrees all week, which was also a first, as the houses we've stayed in before never had systems that could keep up. We had no problem with anything in the house all week. It's on the part of the beach where cars aren't allowed so we never worried about the kids while we were on the beach. And we were one house away from the Beachcomber restaurant which has a great breakfast. We were in the house all of 10 minutes before we decided to rent it again next year. As a matter of fact, I've already made the reservation. I only wish we could've been there for more than a week. This was the first time we'd ever stayed at a house at the beach that was actually nicer than our own, so if you're looking for a true luxury vacation, this house is well worth your money. Just save me my week and enjoy. You won't regret it.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 9/10
Beachfront Home – Renovation like Pottery Barn - For Multi Families
+1 904 465-3852
St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Area

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
We had a family get-to-gether for three members celebrating birthdays in August. The house looks exactly like the pictures, so what you see is what you get. Everything was very nice. No one complained, not even the kids. They were happy to have their own floor and stayed up stairs playing. We loved everything about this house.
Thanks for sharing your home on the beach. You have done an awsome job remolding this home.
Were ready to come back already!
Helpful votes: 4/5
Beachfront Home – Renovation like Pottery Barn - For Multi Families
+1 904 465-3852
St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Area
Asheville, NC

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
We (the UNC Asheville Women's Soccer team) stayed
at the house instead of staying in Jacksonville
(where we played our games). We generally stay in
hotels when we travel and either eat out or get food
for the bus trip. However, this house was big
enough for 19 players, two coaches and an athletic
trainer to live together for three and a half days!
Amazing!! We were able to cook (kitchen is very
well-equipped), family style, all of our meals while
we were there which was wonderful. The house is
beautiful, spacious and efficiently planned. We even
had a mean game of Pictionary one of the nights in
the living room with much laughing and screaming!
The pool table, piano, and guitar were all big hits
with the team. There were big tables (inside and
out) used for studying, eating, and hanging out.
There were places to simply unwind all over the
house. Even with 22 people, we felt that we had
plenty of space. The balcony, on the second floor,
became a nightly ritual for the quieter folks among
us to sit and talk into the wee hours of the morning.
It overlooks the ocean and was just spectacular at
night. We could not be happier with our experience
at the Chautauqua! It was a trip that my players,
staff and I will never forget!
Helpful votes: 2/3
Beachfront Home – Renovation like Pottery Barn - For Multi Families
+1 904 465-3852
St. Augustine Beach St. Augustine Area
Seminole, FL

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2008
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
This was a wonderful beach home for a family wedding. We had five families (22 people) stay here for the entire weekend. We rented both houses and it was perfect. Everything was first class. The bathrooms are top of the line and there are enough for everybody. The bedrooms are wonderfully appointed. Even the beach furniture is top of the line. Al you need to bring is your food and a bathing suit. The only items we could not find were a pot holder and a cork screw. Highly recommended.
Helpful votes: 3/4