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Silver Sands St. Augustine

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Kemp's Cottage, everything is new in this 2 bedroom cottage

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Large, 2 Bedroom cottage, on a small, beachfront resort

Kemp's cottage is situated in a quiet, oceanfront retreat on nearly 2 acres of natural, dune property with the pristine beaches of Anastasia Island as the front yard. It is located just south of historic St. Augustine, the nation's oldest city. Originally, this was the owners house and they built additional units starting at the back corner of the house which have now been configured into suites. Kemp's Cottage was entirely renovated in 2013 with a new kitchen, washer/dryer, HD TV, 50 mbps wireless internet and more. Note, the fireplace is not operational. Enjoy beautiful white sand beaches with swimming, surfing, fishing, barbecue in a private, natural setting. We also supply beach towels, beach umbrellas, beach chairs, fishing gear, small cooler, carts to tote down the beach path and much more.

With only 2 cottages and 3 suites on the entire oceanfront property, it feels like your own, private tropical escape. Pelican Cottage, Kemp's Cottage, Hawksbill Suite, Monarch Suite and Ridley Suite are all listed on VRBO and available for rental starting in June 2013. Choose to view all listings below for more information. The extensive renovations included replacing most of the systems, insulation and soundproofing, new windows, doors, bathrooms and kitchens, providing luxurious accommodations to the perfect St. Augustine, beachfront vacation.

The newly landscaped property includes many tall palms, flowering tropical plants and places to relax. When you follow the path to the beach you'll come across many native plants and will get to know the original residents of the land including the gopher tortoise, the wildlife that their burrows support, the monarch butterflies as they migrate, and many species of birds. Lounge in the courtyard, cool off in the pristine waters of Crescent Beach, surf at one of the best surfing beaches in Florida, visit one of the many great restaurants, or cook in your well-equipped kitchen.

If you need something, ask our helpful onsite staff, call or email, we are there to make sure your time at The Silver Sands is second to none.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Silver Sands St. Augustine (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

From Trip Advisor:

My wife and I spent a week in the newly renovated Kemps Cottage - - it was perfect. The pristine beach is a quick walk over the dune line and the many activities of old Saint Augustine are just up the road. Everything from appliances to furniture to tile was new and first rate. We had guests visit virtually every day and all commented on the "Beach Cottage" charm of the cottage. We'll be back!

Room Tip: You can't miss on any of the suites or cottages. It's only a question of size and number of...
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based on 28 traveler reviews

Kemp's Cottage, everything is new in this 2 bedroom cottage
average rating of 4.821429 based on 31 reviews

What can I say? It is the Best!

  • 5 of 5

My sister found this place 14 years ago before the renovation. We fell in love with the rustic "60's" feel since that was when I was a child. The peace and quiet, the rabbits and gopher tortoises on the property, plus all the amenities which they still have and more after the renovation. We always stay in the Kemps cottage and are never disappointed. Sure, a second bathroom would be nice yet it is not a big deal. Kitchen is fully equipped since we always cook great dinners for all of us when we have our family reunion. Charcoal grills are there and a Publix grocery store is just 8.5 miles south on A1A if you don't bring food with you. Without the high rise hotels and other buildings that create to much light at night you can see the full milky way when there is no moon. Absolutley gorgeous!

This place is a gem, as others have described it, and I hope it remains that way. When I am there I completely relax, forget about all the business in the world, and enjoy great downtime.

Thank you Silver Sands for being where you are!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very impressed!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the Kepm's cottage. Everything was so clean and tidy when we got there. Since three of my sisters are older than myself and my younger sister has had cancer, it was hard for them to enjoy the beach. We made the best of it, with daily road trips to sightsee.

There was only one thing that was not to our liking, not having a second bathroom. We surely would like to come back again sometime.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best unknown beach spot on the east coast

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in Kemp's Cottage this year and loved it. Bright, airy with plenty of room. Loved having a washer and dryer this time. I've been visiting CSS for at least 12 years. Love the quiet, the almost private beach. Will be back next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at Silver Sands and we stayed in Kemp's Cottage and it was just lovely!! Silver Sands is on the quieter end of Crescent Beach and very peaceful! The entire property is well maintained and Kemp's was attractively furnished and super clean! Everything down to charcoal for the grill is provided and we loved having our own washer/dryer combo for keeping towels and clothing washed up. They have beach umbrellas, chairs, towels, the whole works and you don't have to lug any of that stuff with you. The beaches are superb! Uncrowded, quiet, beautiful and so very much better than beaches on the gulf. The sand is beautiful and soft and the beach is gigantic and expansive! Marineland is 10 minutes South, Ft. Matanzas is 5 minutes South and Old Town St. Augustine and the Alligator Farm are only 15 to 20 minutes North of Silver Sands. There are so many great places to eat! We tried Viola's, Captain's BBQ at Bings Landing, and Saltwater Cowboys and of course, you can always stay in and cook in the large kitchen at Kemps Cottage. Our daughter feel in love with the resident tortoises at the property and the other wildlife that we saw. The whole VRBO experience was wonderful and is the only way to go! We downloaded the apps on our phones and everything was communicated to us instantly! We are looking forward to returning next year!!! Trust us, bypass those multi-story condos and overcrowded gulf beaches and go for the old Florida charm of Crescent Beach and Kemp's Cottage. You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My Hidden Diamond

  • 5 of 5

You know it's an amazing review and special place when you hesitate to write a review because you don't want anyone else to find your special gem. However, with that being said, The Silver Sands is the most amazing, tucked away, quaint, relaxing, diamond of a gem you could ever dream about staying at. Personally I've stayed at this hide away 5 times now - the same week every year, plus a few other times & once prior to renovations. Simple Coastal Shabby Chic in design elements, relaxing patio comfort & spacious outdoor grilling area. Private walkway onto the beach with the most amazing sunrise in the morning, and star shows in the evening. The best part about this property is that first thing in the am and in the evening you pretty much have a mile stretch of beach to yourself, literally falling asleep under the stars every night and awaking to the most incredible sunrises every morning. Staff is amazing, they have been with the property for a while and your needs are always meet, more importantly even though I'm on vacation I LOVE talking with the girls - they are genuine in their love for the property and the owners. 3 turtles & a few rabbits make the property their home and they love any and all veggie and fruit leftovers one might have. Simply put if you're looking for an unforgettable place to relax, put your worries behind you & feel swept away this is your place.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Clean well maintained and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Can't wait to go back we enjoyed it so much we booked another trip before we left!!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Daytona International
Nearest Barpub
1.4 Miles
Matanzas Innlet Restaurant
Nearest Golf
8.6 Miles
Hammock Beach Resort
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrak Station-PAK
Nearest Motorway
9.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Matanzas Innlet Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Crescent Beach
Car: necessary

The property is beach front and from the suites and cottages, there is a nature path thought the woods, over the ancient dune to the new beach walk over the last dune. Along the path you see wild flowers, wildlife, tortoises and palms.


Rates & Availability

Saint Augustine Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Aug 13 2016 - Nov 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter Late 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
Daytona Week
Feb 20 2017 - Feb 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Spring 2017
Mar 14 2017 - May 15 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 13 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 14 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Dec 4 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Linens & Supplies $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Call to reserve the entire resort property. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. 4 other units of different sizes and prices are available on the same, large, private setting.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Saint Augustine Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • Living room has a queen sleeper sofa.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
- Direct beach access from the property - Beach - towels, umbrellas, chairs, bag, boogie boards and toys - 50 mbps wireless internet - HD TV with cable - Netflix in most units - Sleeper sofas or chair - A private patio complete with table and chairs - Charcoal grills - Full kitchen with oven and dishwasher - Washer/dryer, detergent, in some units - Shampoo, conditioner, hair dryers - Ceiling fans / air conditioning / heat in all units - Iron and ironing board available at office - All linens provided - Free parking - Naturalistic setting amongst preserved dunes and native wildlife - Easy access to St. Augustine - Welcome gifts and other guest services

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