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Cozy 3 bedroom, pet friendly, beach house close to historic St. Augustine.

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Saint Augustine Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Oceanfront (Sleeps 6)

Designed for families and fun, 'The Treasure Chest' is a cozy cottage that offers a great ocean front location. It is located near famous historic St. Augustine sights, World Golf Village and many other nearby attractions. On our quiet beach, you will love the sounds and gorgeous view of the Atlantic Ocean. Treasure Chest is a casual, cozy, budget friendly beach house. And feel free to bring Fido, because it is also pet friendly.

The property is not handicapped friendly. If you have questions, please contact the owner.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

David Lombana
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2016
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based on 14 traveler reviews

Cozy 3 bedroom, pet friendly, beach house close to historic St. Augustine.
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
Jacksonville, FL

Pleasant Beach House

  • 4 of 5

We are just finishing up a very pleasant stay at Treasure Chest. We used to live inland near here and come back to see friends and enjoy the beach. This cozy cottage worked very well for entertaining a few friends in casual beach style. The gas grill came in very handy, as did the parking. The kitchen is small but cute and very well stocked. No ice maker but I prefer to buy ice since the water is, uh, Florida water. The umbrella on the deck provided nice shade. The property manager was very responsive to a couple of minor issues. The deck table and chairs are getting a bit rusty (put a towel on your chair) and the deck wood itself is splintering and will need replacement soon. I would not recommend this cottage for small children until that project is done. But it was fine with teens and adults. We wore our flip flops or walked carefully to avoid a cut or splinter. The yard is fenced if you close the gates across the driveway. Also, we were able to use plastic deck chairs to block off part of the deck to allow our terrier to keep us company on the deck. (I wasn't comfortable leaving her unsupervised down below, but that due to her nature, not the property.) Most interior doors don't lock (which bothered my teen when he wanted to change or shower). The view is lovely and the beach uncrowded. The cottage is walking distance or easy drive to Publix and restaurants. I love the location.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are very glad that you had a great time. We will look into the deck issue. We did just replace the walkway to the beach for the same reason.
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Montreal, Canada


  • 5 of 5

All the information on the house as well as the reviews are spot on. Wonderful warm and well appointed house with a unimpeded view of the ocean which is key for us. St-Augustine offers a much wider range of restaurants and activities than most beach towns. David (owner) was very responsive and cooperative. Highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I, David, am not the owner. I am the property manager. But, I live near by and am always available if our guests need anything. The home owners have done a great job with this cozy little cottage. The remodeled kitchen, while small, offers everything a small group of beach goers could need. We look forward to your return visit.
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Great Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to the St. Augustine area. The Treasure Chest beach house was perfect for our 2 families.

The house was clean and tidy, with plenty of room, an updated kitchen, and a wonderful oceanfront view. The beach in front of the house was generally quiet, even for the holidays. Perfect for long walks, sunning, and swimming. St. Augustine is about 3 miles away and full of shops, restaurants, and sightseeing. Our favorite restaurants are 10 minutes north of the house on the river... Aunt Kate's and Cap's on the Water. Having a Publix grocery store, pizza, and Chinese in Vilano Beach (1/2 mile away) was convenient.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad that you enjoyed Treasure Chest. Although it is a small cottage, it offers all of the amenities that you would expect in a quality vacation home. Additionally, the fully fenced yard is perfect for families with pets. It's proximity to St Augustine, restaurants, and the grocery store can't be beat. See you next year!
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Perfect vacation house

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time staying, this house works out great for us, the view is fabulous and the fenced in yard is perfect for our dogs. Look forward to going back again . We saw dolphins also again this year.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you have come back to stay at Treasure Chest. It is a perfect beach house for small families, or a couple. The home owners put a fence around the entire property so pets can stretch their legs, but can't get away. We look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Charlie loves the beach

  • 4 of 5

Cozy, comfy beach house, with a fantastic location. Nice upgraded kitchen and living area. Caps, Aunt Kate's, St. Augustine and Publix all within minutes! Fencing was great for the dog and deck views were lovely for sun rise viewings. Suggestions: refrigerator with an icemaker (David says it is being done), king bed in master and move washer and dryer upstairs in the house rather than the carport. Good beachfront property for the money! Fast response from property manager when we had grill issues. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sarasota, FL

Treasure Chest - Good for Cozy Family Week

  • 4 of 5

The house has no great architectural appeal, but is well-appointed and quite serviceable. Nothing lacking. Gorgeous beach views. Three small bedrooms were cute and meet our needs. A bit of storage available in the ground level laundry room. Hammock, BBQ, boogie boards, and other recreational niceties were a bonus. House backs onto A1A, but traffic noise was not an issue.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Jacksonville International JAX
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Caps (
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Vilano Beach
Car: necessary

'Treasure Chest' is located 3 miles from historic St. Augustine and 20 miles from posh Ponte Vedra. We have several public golf courses within a 20 minute drive, and St, Augustine offers many different activities. Stroll the quaint shops on St. George Street or explore the antique shops and art galleries scattered throughout town. Tour the town by trolley or horse and buggy; don't miss the Alligator Farm, Ghost Tours, Lightner Museum, Fort Matanzas, and the many historical attractions!

If you love water sports, you have come to the right place! You can rent surf boards, jet skis, canoes, and other boats; you can go para sailing, hot air ballooning or fishing in the ocean or the Intracoastal Waterway! All of our guests get discounts to several local businesses!

In Ponte Vedra and Jacksonville, you can go horse back riding on the beach, take surfing lessons, visit the great Jacksonville Zoo, or take in a Jaguars game!

We have something for everyone--but most guests love our beach house the most! You may never want to leave!


Rates & Availability

Saint Augustine Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sept-Mar 2017
Sep 10 2016 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 4 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 9 2017 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $225 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

For Easter, Memorial Week, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years weeks there is a $300 upcharge and a weekly minimum.

Many pets accepted with signed Pet Agreement and payment of pet fee ($225 for one pet, $350 for two).

Cleaning fee is $150.

The refundable damage deposit is due upon reservation of the house. The rent, cleaning fee, taxes, etc, are due 8 weeks prior to check in. If booking a date that is less than 8 weeks away, the entire amount is due up front in two checks (one for the damage deposit, the other for the rent).

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Saint Augustine Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The master bathroom features a shower and toilet, while the 2nd bathroom has a shower/tub and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has queen bed. Second bedroom has a double bed. Third bedroom has twin beds.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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