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Direct Oceanfront Artist Haven

Bedrooms Studio
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, or Studio (Sleeps 16-20) 3 private rentals under 1 roof all super private

Can't get closer to the ocean. Newly remodeled. Direct oceanfront home with 3 private floors, all with private entrances. Each floor has a full kitchen and full size bathroom. House has an extra large outside deck on beach with built in seating. Private dock & private beach entrances. House is located in St. Augustine on the small island of Summer Haven. Located two miles north of Marineland. We are on a rare (for St. Augustine) no driving part of the beach so no worries about passing cars. Our beach is almost not accessible for public access, without climbing down some steep rocks .25 mile from this property, so this makes it very private for those lucky enough to have access. We are directly on Atlantic Ocean, but you can also see the Matanzas River and the Intracoastal waterway. From the top floor you can see the historical Fort Matanzas. Since we sit on this access, the wildlife is amazing. Sea Turtles, Dolphins, and Manatees go back and forth daily in front of this property in and out of ocean and river. Our area of the Intracoastal sits on 25 miles of undeveloped state owned natural habitat. The water is one of the most unpolluted water areas in the state of Florida which brings fisherman and birders from all over to this sanctuary areas. Our area is very private with no crime and the feeling of safety for those that want to let their kids go free on the beach without worry. No worries about a long walk from your bedroom to the beach, you pretty much are on the beach all the time without touching the sand. Property next to ours is not developed so the property and house has no obstructed views of ocean from any rooms. If you cycle we are a few miles from some of the best mountain biking and miles and miles of paved trails, most totally shaded. This property is called an artist Haven, and The Center of the Universe. A very very rare Florida Beach spot. An Oprah book has been written here and countless pieces of art and song writing has happened on this treasured tree house property. Come relax and enjoy our private beach paradise.

LynCherie Kaplan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About LynCherie Kaplan

We purchased this house not planning to rent but it has such a strong rental history over the last 15-20 years we can't help but share it.

LynCherie Kaplan purchased this house in 2011

Why LynCherie Kaplan chose St. Augustine Area

Unique home on a basically almost private non driving beach very private beach space. Every day the beach looks different because of the inlet being so close and watching the tides come in and out every 12 hours. State protected property on north side of inlet across from the property. Matanzas inlet is one of the top 10 beaches in the U.S. 2015 travel Channel.

What makes this house unique

Gated property -Privacy with a large group you can rent two apartments and have fun with your friends and family and still have your own space.


Saint Augustine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • Studio, Sleeps 20
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We can make special transportation arrangement we have access to a transportation company. We also can get anything you need that is not listed if you request in advance.


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average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews
Wimauma, FL

My perfect 50th Birthday retreat. 💕

  • 5 of 5

I can't believe that I never got around to writing a review for this wonderful place! I stayed here with my family for the week of my 50th birthday in Dec.12, 2014. We rented the middle floor and the Gypsy (bottom) floor. It was a little slice of heaven! The owner was wonderful and had a decorated X-mas tree in both apartments. She even left a little beachy X-mas ornament which she'd decorated for me as a birthday gift. I told my husband that I wish one day we could retire to this very house... live on the top floor, rent out the other two and chill for rest of our days. It's on a dog beach too, so I could have my six dogs live with me!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow ! You really did it All with The new Walkways and Sitting areas especially around Gypsies

  • 5 of 5

Was in Gypsies in August 2013 for over three Weeks. It was an amazing place except for the absence of confortable Sitting area around Gypsie.

But now that I have seen the pictures, it looks awesome.

Ginette et Charlotte

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gainesville, FL

Spectacular vacation

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't be happier anywhere in the St. Augustine, Crescent Beach, or Matanzas inlet area. The view here is spectacular and shows itself in many colors each day. The birds fly by in formation, and the dolphins bring us smiles as they play right before us in the surf. Lynne is a gracious hostess and makes her guests feel right at home. Each season provides it's own special feel and I love them all! Million dollar view is just the right name for this ocean front home.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Trenton, FL

Perfect Beach Get Away

  • 5 of 5

This is our favorite place to go for a week-end get away. The views are amazing and the sound of the ocean waves offer a relaxing break from reality. You are only minutes to downtown St Augustine and the dining possibilities are endless. Thank you Lynne and Sander for sharing your little piece of heaven.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Million Dollar View

  • 5 of 5

Wow! This spot was glorious. So comfortable, immaculate and close to everything. We tried some top notch restaurants a short drive away. There is even a little fish sandwich shop across the street. At the same time, the kitchen was very well appointed.

We were three retirees and could not have been more relaxed.

Thanks to the owners for making this a great getaway.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Emporia, VA

Peaceful Beach Bungalow!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot express how precious this home and location are. We were pleasantly surprised with the amazing view our 2nd floor bungalow provided us. The bungalow's beachy décor was quaint and homey. It had all the comforts of home. My husband and I witnessed beautiful sunrises in the morning with dolphins jumping in the distance. The home owners did an amazing job on their deck. It had plenty of seating to enjoy the beach breezes and salty air. The location was absolutely amazing! People were out surfing and paddle boarding. Boats big and small were sited off shore. The beach just in front of the bungalow had several rock formations that provided a great adventure for our family. As the beach receded, several pools of water were left behind where we found starfish, several types of fish, and some beautiful shells! The kids loved playing on the huge sandbar, it was too cold for us to get in the water completely, but it was a perfect place to kick off your shoes and roll up your pants! At night, we opened the windows to hear the waves crashing in the distance. It was absolute paradise!!! There are many things to do in the area and a nice restaurant just across the street. The owners, Lynne and Sander were very accommodating, making sure we had everything we needed. I will definitely return!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Orlando & Jacksonville
Nearest Barpub
Matanzas inlet restaurant
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Hammock dunes
Nearest Motorway
A1A , I-95
Nearest Restaurant
Matanzas Inlet Restaurant
Nearest Beach
St. Augustine Crescent beach
Car: necessary

We are located two miles north of Marineland and across the water from Fort Matanzas. We are the furthest south in St.Augustine Florida on a small island of Summer Haven.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.