The Chautaugua is the ultimate beach experience "Best Beach, Location & House". 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. Everything else new: New cherry gourmet kitchen with double ovens. New stone baths. New Stone Floors on the entire first floor. New electric/plumbing/ drywall/windows- Everything new but “In Period” and 1st Class. There is not a more charming Vacation Rental available.
Please note prices have not been input yet for 2020. You can call me at 904.465.3852.
This is “A Classic”. It starts with the Great room - 24 foot long with Piano, Couches & Dining – which acts as the main focal point from which the 4 Bedrooms flow.... plus a Huge Upstairs Bonus Room that houses 4 Sleeping Berths (the Kids favorite each w/ their own TVs), Pool Table & Wet Bar.... 3 Oceanfront Porches ….. the 1st Floor with ALL STONE Floors adding a second Kitchen & Great room and 2 additional Bedrooms & Bath. I fell in love the minute I saw it. I designed it to be the Ultimate Beach experience. A place where friends & family could come together & enjoy each other. Recharge their batteries.
Located directly Beachfront with the ocean right at your door. No Long Catwalks over the dunes and No Cars. Best surfing in the area. Call for web address with the live shot of the waves taken from my house! Walking distance to loads of restaurants, live music, and surfboard/paddleboard/kayak rentals. And only 5 Miles to Historic Downtown.
Designed for large groups of up to 21 Guests you can rent the MAIN house w/Piano, Pool Table & HUGE yard and the FIRST Floor with 2nd Greatroom, Kitchen & 2 additional Bedrooms & Bath or CALL for MAIN house discount.
Main House Sleeps 15 - 5 Bedrooms 4.5 Baths
- Oceanfront Queen Master w/private stone bath, Tub/Shower combo & sliders onto a Covered Porch
- 2nd Oceanfront Queen Master w/private stone bath, Rain Shower, Claw Foot Tub & slider to Porch
- 3rd Queen Master w/private stone bath, regular Tub/Shower combo + Fold-down single Sofa Bed
- 4th Queen Bedroom uses Powder room & upstairs Bonus Room shower/tub
- Upstairs Bonus Room w/3 Single Bed berths & 1 Double Bed berth + new Single Daybed & Full Tub/Shower Bath
- Additional sleeping in the Greatroom Fold-down single Sofa Bed
First Floor Sleeps 6 - 2 Bedrooms 1 Bath
- Oceanfront Queen Bedroom with Slider to Stone Covered Porch
- 2nd Queen Bedroom
- Additional sleeping in the Greatroom Queen Sleeper Sofa
- Shared Full bath with a tub/shower combo
HOW IS THE BEACH?
Best in Town: Since Beaches vary so widely, I will try to point out the main differences. You should ask for details if you are considering anything other than a home on 1st to 18th Street.
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 longer raised boardwalk with a 5-minute walk across the dunes to navigate with the cooler & chairs before you ever get to the water. There are some “Oceanfront” where the ocean is so far you cannot even see the waves. At the Chautauqua, 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. But the locals consider The Chautauqua the Best Surfing around. There is a Surf shop with lessons & rentals right at the end of our street. They have the Webcam on my house but you can have plenty of fun with the boogie boards we provide for free. No need for Rental. Plus No High Rise condos either! All single family nearby.
WANT MORE HOUSE DETAILS?
THE CHAUTAUQUA - The name we took from the legal description which we loved once we learned how to pronounce it. It was originally a place for Intellectual Retreat. There is still a Chautauqua in New York. Then it was a Beach Club. I have original photos and Buy Laws. So it is a true 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 its former glory. I think we even surpass it. We kept the original 1926 quarried Coquina fireplace (now with lovely electric flames). It is REAL Coquina - not what they make houses of now - Just like the Fort you will see in Old St Augustine! The Beadboard wainscoted is also from the original house, carefully removed and planed. The floors are original Heart of Pine, sanded back to their original glory. They don’t even grow wood like that anymore. 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 seascape metallic tile accents. The most unusual Granite I had ever seen. It is wonderful. Looks like sand. The Main Kitchen includes Double Ovens, Microwave, Stainless Farm Sink and large Eating Bar and Honed Chisel-edged Stone floors. Downstairs is a second complete Kitchen, so plenty of room. Both with a full array of cooking tools, dishes, pots, and pans. And 2 Laundry rooms with ironing facilities.
FOR ENTERTAINMENT - A PIANO & POOL TABLE. You have to have a Piano at a beach house. Guitar and Game Tables also. I am big on games so there are lots of Board Games. Rummikub being our Family Favorite. Please try it. Call for instructions if you need. And Upstairs is the POOL TABLE and Wet Bar with microwave for popcorn of course.
3 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 Rockers & Adirondacks, benches & 2 sets of table and chairs – one on the porch and the other on the Patio. There is also 2 outdoor showers and a Grilling area with both gas or charcoal grill. There is also an Upstairs Balcony off the Pool Table room and a 1st Floor Stone Covered Patio. Both with more seating and dining areas.
4 SECOND FLOOR BEDROOMS –
There are 2 OCEAN FRONT MASTERS both with full Stone Bathrooms. The first with a Cherry Sleigh 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 and gorgeous Kohler farm sink faucets, wonderful Nickel light fixtures, and private water closet. The other Master with West Indies style Canopy Bed features a bath of taupe colored stone with inset blue glass, a 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 Master also comes with a Private Bath. 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 a Bead Board wainscot with a Queen bed. It uses the Powder room and the Bonus Room Bath. All Bedrooms come with TVs for your convenience. Most with DVD players. Even the 3 Sleeping Berths upstairs in the Bonus come with the TV and DVD players for the Kids Games. Plus 2 Wireless Internets
5 BED BONUS ROOM – As good as the Main 2nd level is, most would agree that the 3rd-floor BONUS ROOM is the showplace. Whereas the adults will enjoy it for the view & Pool Table. For the kids, it is the SLEEPING BERTHS they will be fighting over. There are 3 Single compartments complete with individual reading lights, TVs, DVDs, and under bed Storage Drawers for all their “stuff”. You will have to pull them away to get them down to the beach. Plus a Full Futon Alcove that doubles as a bed and extra couch/play area.
But the Bonus Room is more than just a place to sleep. It is a place to “HANG”. There are a full-size POOL TABLE and WET BAR with antique corner sink and microwave for late night popcorn. The bath is a classic. All white subway tile with mosaic floor and glass inlay band. The sink looks like a piece of furniture with Granite top & white Vessel Sink. There is also a Twin Day Bed overlooking Pool table.
And there is an UNSURPASSED VIEW. 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 and take some quiet time to read a book from The Chautauqua’s LIBRARY or play one of our Board Games.
Downstairs is a complete separate rental with its own Great room, Kitchen, Garage, Laundry, Oceanside Decks & Outdoor shower. It has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. The Master is Oceanside with Queen bed and sliders out to a Covered Porch. The Second Bedroom has a Queen bed and there is a Pull-Out Queen Sofa in the Great room. The look is different but charming in its own way. All STONE FLOORS, even the walls on the Porch.
I hope you will come to consider us 'Your Beach House" and come back year after year.
Thank you for considering us,