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David Lombana at Wren Beach Rentals

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Captains Cottage - 2 Bedroom oceanfront home with a sparkling pool.

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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St. Augustine Area House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6.

Captains Cottage is a charming, casual, ocean front house. One of the few homes in the area with a swimming pool, this cozy, character-filled rental is a perfect beach spot for a romantic getaway or a small family vacation. The classic A Frame cottage was designed by renowned architect Bob Broward. It features a unique floor plan that offers open living spaces on three levels, each connected by a classic spiral staircase. The oceanfront deck has plenty of space for soaking up the sun or enjoying outdoor meals. The 2nd floor loft has a twin-over-double bunk that will sleep 3 children or 2 adults comfortably. Here you'll find a library of ecclectic titles that can be enjoyed as you laze in the comfortable lounge chairs. The 3rd floor master loft has a full bathroom with a tub, queen bed, and an ocean front balcony that provides miles of spectacular Atlantic ocean views. The entire family will enjoy tanning on the pool deck before splashing into the crystal clear swimming pool.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
David Lombana at Wren Beach Rentals (Property Manager)
Call Manager
Speaks: english


based on 22 traveler reviews

Captains Cottage - 2 Bedroom oceanfront home with a sparkling pool.
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 22 reviews

Amazing stay on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Captain's Cottage for our honeymoon. I cannot express in words how incredible this place is. On our first day we got a call saying the downstairs AC was down. They immediately made a huge effort to go buy a new part to fix it and as an apology, Steve from Wren bought us a bottle of champagne. Which was so sweet and the AC was fixed within an hour of arrival.

Other than that, we had 0 problems. The house itself was our vacation. We had a great time playing in the warm ocean and laying by the pool. Sitting in the living room reading a book in the evening was just beautiful. The sunrise over the ocean in the morning is phenomenal. Indescribable beauty! Nothing better than breakfast with coffee and a view! We could not have asked for a better honeymoon location and cannot wait to be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: First of all, congratulations, honeymooners! We are very glad that you chose Captain's Cottage as your honeymoon destination. It is a very unique home that offers so much quaint charm, endless ocean views, and your own private pool. I am glad that you enjoyed it. Hopefully, we'll have you back for many anniversaries to come. The couple before you stayed with us for their 35th anniversary, and were here 5 years ago for their 30th! I guess there truly is something romantic about the Captain's Cottage!
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Love this unique property - on a quiet beach.

  • 4 of 5

This bright beautiful place with lots of character draws us back every year. We love the peacefulness of this beach cottage where we have the beach to ourselves on most days. The big windows allow the sun to stream in at almost every angle, and the views of the ocean are to die for! Nothing like sleeping to the sound of the waves. It's an entirely open concept which we like but there aren't any rooms with doors as such, which could be an issue for some people. For our family of five, 3 kids under 9 years old, it's perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay. As advertised, Captain's Cottage is a quirky little place. It does have a very open floor plan. The 2nd floor loft (twin-over-double bunk bed) is open and looks out over the living room. The 3rd floor master bedroom has open windows that look down into the living room as well. If you want privacy and absolute quiet in the house, this may not be your first choice. But if you are looking for a casual beach vacation with incredible views, tons of charm, and a swimming pool, you've found it!
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Overall great property.

  • 5 of 5

Great property. Family came down for spring break. Pictures represented property. Clean and well kept. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of Captain's Cottage. It is a very neat little place and is perfect for those looking for a casual, no frills getaway. It is one of only a few oceanfront houses in the area with a swimming pool!
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Amazing House

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing. The entire east side is glass, and you feel like you're on the beach even when you're sitting on the couch.

The third floor view is amazing - you can see miles up and down the beach, and can even see across to the Intracoastal.

Of course the place was spotless when we arrived and lived up to what we expected based on the description. We loved being there and didn't want to leave. We'll definitely be coming back in the future.

P.S. The pizza at Puccini's is great, and we loved going to Caps.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. As described, Captain's Cottage is a very unique property. While it isn't loaded with upgrades, people tend to love the rustic cottage feel. Of course, the floor-to-ceiling views of the ocean are worth the price of admission! We look forward to your next visit.
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Spectacular View

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Captains Cottage for one week for our 21st Anniversary. This cottage is very charming and has spectacular views from every part of the house. This is an older home with slightly unlevel floors and a few creaks but you can not beat that view (even from the third floor jacuzzi tub). The beach is also very clean and beautiful. We would highly recommend this house for your beach vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are very glad that you enjoyed this unique beach cottage. As stated, it is an older home and is very quirky. It was built in the 60's and is very casual. What attracts most people to it are the fact that it still maintains it's original charm, has incredible views of the beach and ocean, and has a private pool!
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Captain's Cottage Steps From the Ocean

  • 5 of 5

Chris and I enjoyed our stay at the cottage. This is a unique home that is welcoming and cozy. We did not get to take advantage of the pool as the weather temperatures were chilly! Steve handled our heat issue promptly upon arrival. Very friendly and nice. David Lombana at Wren Beach Rentals was wonderful to work with and so professional. There is so much to do and see from the Jacksonville area to St. Augustine area. This home is right in the middle of it all!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Ponte Vedra Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2013
Jun 1 - Aug 15
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2013
Aug 17 - Sep 5
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2013
Sep 7 - Jan 3
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2013
Jan 5 - Feb 29
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2013
Mar 2 - May 30
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Spring Season - Weekly rentals only. $2,400/week
Summer Season - Weekly rentals only. $3,300/week

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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St. Augustine Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 2nd Floor Loft
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , 3rd Floor Loft
    Half Bathroom -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - Twin-over-double bunkbed
  • The master bedroom loft is located high above the dunes on the 3rd floor of Captains Cottage. From this bedroom you will enjoy endless views of the Atlantic Ocean. Wake each morning to the sun rising over the ocean. Step out onto your private 3rd floor balcony and take in all that life at the beach has to offer. From the west end of the bedroom you will enjoy rare views of Guana Lake. The master bedroom has a sunken tub and a walk-in shower. The 2nd floor loft has wonderful views of the ocean and offers a comfortable twin-over-double bunk bed suitable for either 2 adults or 3 children.. There is a half bathroom located on the 2nd floor as well as laundry machines. There is are a twin and queen sized air mattress that can be used for additional guests.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
When you stay at Captain's Cottage, not only will you enjoy access to your private beach, but you can spend your days relaxing around your sparkling swimming pool. There are pool and beach toys provided. Have fun splashing in the pool, enjoying the sundeck, and keeping the good times going. The entire family will enjoy the beach, pool, decks, and outdoor showers. Captains Cottage is fully furnished with all linens, bath and beach towels, beach and deck furniture, laundry washer and dryer, and a completely stocked kitchen. You can enjoy cooking meals inside on the gas stove, or outside on the gas BBQ grill. Reserve this fun house today!

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