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Owner, Barry Fouts

Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english

Family beach rental pet friendly

37 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Saint Augustine Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhouse, 3 Bedrooms ,open loft, 5 beds , 2 full Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Feel the "ocean spray in your face" while you watch birds and dolphins from the huge deck of this 3-unit townhouse named Mi Casa. Atlantic Ocean in front and the Matanzas River Inlet on the side. Very private dog friendly beach in an oceanfront homes section with no cars allowed on the beach and no public access. ( we're an island connected to the mainland by Hwy A1A bridges on each end). When the tides out kids have great fun searching tidal pools for critters. Fort Matanzas National Monument is on the other side of the bridge within walking distance, with free boat ride to the fort and a great nature trail.. 2 miles north you can rent boats and kayaks and buy bait. 3 miles south is Marineland where you can swim with dolphins or go on a kayak guided tour. Bicycle path for miles in both directions. Waterfront seafood restaurant across the street where you can bring your dog, and a gas/convenience store 1 block away. Brick charcoal grill outside. Fully equipped kitchen to spend a weekend or 6 months.

Sleeping arrangements: downstairs two full size beds roll out from beneath the elevated kitchen deck; upstairs is all master bedroom with a king bed; above the king bed is an open loft with two twin beds.

Keywords: Condo, Townhouse, oceanfront, beachfront, fully furnished, cottage

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner, Barry Fouts (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Owner, Barry Fouts

We're both retired business owners who breeds parrots as a hobby. On our 55 acre farm covered with 100+ year old grandfather oaks we have dogs & cats on rat & predator patrol duty, cows, horses & a rescue pony with a resident wild deer as a pal; guineas, peacocks, chickens and many breeding pairs of macaws, cockatoos and african greys. We're both Florida natives; me from Lakeland, Pat from Jacksonville

Owner, Barry Fouts purchased this townhome in 2011

Why Owner, Barry Fouts chose St. Augustine Area

We love the quiet & solitude. When we moved to NE Florida in 1998 we visited St Augustine public beach and were not impressed by the crowds. 2011 was the first time we returned, and discovered Mi Casa. Our place on Summer Haven Island 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 wonderful reviews of the location and the updates & upgrades we've 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 has. It was a challenge just to walk the distance out their crowded walkway over sand dunes to the waters edge. Mi Casa has us spoiled. Walking down our 5' wide steps is an unfair comparison. The rod holders on the deck railing are your first clue that nobody else is this close to the water! Some say it's like being on a boat!

What makes this townhome unique

Waking to the roar of the ocean is a wonderful experience. Coffee on the deck, then 2nd cup on the beach letting the dogs run free (oops, the leash slipped out of my hand). Birds huddled on the sandbar in front. Discover turtle nests in season, and shells and critters caught in the tidal pools or rent a bike and enjoy the miles of paved bike paths north and south. Spot a sea turtle or manatee or dolphins swimming past. Whales pass in front but I haven't spotted one myself. Watch the kite boarders sail 20' into the air. Watch the Ospreys shake in flight like a dog after diving for fish. Last year a Bald Eagle pair regularly fished out front off the rocks. Gaze at the shrimp boats with binoculars (provided) then drive up the road & buy tonights shrimp dinner you watched being caught. The 3-grill brick BBQ has a smoker built in on the back side. View the stars in the near total darkness. Cross over the bridge & explore Fort Matanzas and its nature trail for free.

Reviews

5
based on 37 traveler reviews

Family beach rental pet friendly
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews
5

I loved it .. right on the inlet .. doesn't get any better ..

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing on a quiet beach ..

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Water on two sides will take your breath away.
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Mi Casa! The unit is clean, comfortable and well stocked but it's really all about the LOCATION! When the tide is up it almost feels like you're on the deck of a boat. Then at low tide the beach is so wide and the water is crystal clear. My kids (and dog) loved playing in the tide pools. The owners are very kind and accommodating. We can't wait for our next visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great to see young families have a great time bonding with their children & making memories that will last a lifetime
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Excellent!!

  • 5 of 5

This was by far the best beach house we have ever stayed at! It was so nice to be able to step off the deck and onto the beach. Having kids, it was nice to not have to drag a ton of stuff out to the beach- we could go back and forth very easily. The beach is very private- never very many people out at any given time. House was clean and well furnished. We definitely want to return to this house in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stepping off the deck directly onto the beach is a wonderful experience. I never fully appreciated what a help it is to families with little ones to watch after. Not having to lugg all kinds of beach stuff for the day; just walk back up for whatever you want.
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Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

Curt, Evi with our adult son and our little Rikki-Ricardo stayed at MiCasa the last week in May and we loved each and every minute of it. Our family goes back and forth from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Coast and we are always torn as to which coast we prefer. This time it was definitively Matanzas Inlet. We loved the house, the dog friendly deck, the comfy master bed and the views from each window. The only problem were the winding stairs. This conveyance is best avoided if you are frail or otherwise physically impaired. Our dog however managed to run up and down in no time at all.

Bring your own hair dryer if you care about hair maintenance. Ha. If at all possible we would love to return in September. Thanks, Barry.

Curt & Evi P. from Dunnellon, Florida

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When I lived on the Gulf in Anna Maria I thought it was the greatest too. Then I discovered the Atlantic and suddenly knew I had moved from hot dogs to filet mignon! We love it when our guests fall in love with our almost private beach and make plans to return. Spiral stairs are beautiful, but sometimes we stay next door in #7190 for the conventional stairway.
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Another wonderful stay at Mi Casa

  • 5 of 5

We believe this was our fifth visit and it only gets better and better each time. It is amazing to see the change in oceanscape each time.

It is too difficult to describe the serenity of this beach and the ever changing landscape. We plan to return again in September and as

always it is a pleasure to know Pat and Barry Fouts, as they do everything to make our stay wonderful. God certainly created this paradise

and we are so thrilled that we found it.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful couple enjoying a wonderful location. Glad to facilitate such a pleasurable beach week.
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Perfect Vacation Location !

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodations , with everything we would need . Four sets of sliders out to 2 different decks overlooking one of the nicest and most private beaches we have ever seen. We never saw more then maybe 20 people on the half mile stretch of sand due to extremely limited public access . Always a great breeze , so no issue with insects. Unit was very comfortable with no noise from the road , all we could hear was waves, and lots of them. This is located about 6 miles in either direction from any businesses or commercial development except for a nice restaurant just across the street with a singer or two on weeknights , which was great , and also a convenience store 500 steps away , with superb coffee and some snacks . Lots of fish being caught off the bridge and its a great place to sit at dawn or dusk and watch the anglers . Loads of birds , Ospreys , Sandpipers , Great Blue Herons , and Pelicans gliding 10' over our head for landing at the nearby sandbar. A/C , Wi Fi , TV ( 300 channel ), hot shower , water pressure and cell reception were fine. No pet smells at all , and never saw any ""evidence"" on the beach or elsewhere , I got to play with a couple great pooches further down the sand. Everything exceeded our expectations including the hosts !!!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A vacation spot like no other. Everyone is amazed with our almost private beach. Happy guests are our goal, and we love to read reviews like this one.
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Matanzas Inlet Restaurant
Car: necessary

Walk, bike, or drive over the bridge to Fort Matanzas. It's free and very interesting. Park service boat transports you across the river to the fort, where a ranger gives interesting information about the history of the fort. The boat leaves on the half hour. Excellent nature trail thru the Matanzas National Park. Or, turn south and 3 miles away you can swim with the dolphins at Marineland.

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Rates & Availability

Saint Augustine Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Feb 28 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,575
$6,000
 
 
Winter
Oct 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,575
$3,750
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$225
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

If the calendar shows no vacancy for the week you want, check my other listing vrbo.com/7190 for a vacancy in the middle unit/same building.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Saint Augustine Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Downstairs tiled bathroom with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Tiled bathroom with full tub/shower
  • Downstairs bath is luxurious. Upstairs bath is also tiled and has an outside window. Ladies enjoy the bonus makeup counter with sink & mirror in the bedroom. We supply make-up remover pads.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double , ground floor the beds roll out from under the kitchen deck.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Entire 2nd floor is a master bedroom
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Open loft with porthole windows
  • King bed with memory foam, Double Beds (2) These two full size beds hide during the day under the kitchen deck, and roll out at night. Two twin beds in the loft over the master bedroom. You can see the ocean thru the portholes.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • 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
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Stand at the edge of the deck & feel the ocean spray on your face. During unusually high tides there's water on 3 sides. Compare that with the usual 300 room condo 500 feet from the water with a 'peek' sideways of the ocean. Mi Casa truly is 'Awesome'

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