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The Crescent Moon quiet, cozy, one block from beach

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1Bedrooms, 1 Baths, one pull out sofa for 2 adults or a small family

The Crescent Moon, in Butler Beach, FL east of A-1A, is a charming 1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage unit, just right for a small family, 2 friends or one couple who love quiet and privacy, beach soothing mornings and great evenings to love, walk, dance, and relax. As of October 2015 I no longer am renting to 4 adults at the Crescent Moon. A small family is fine. Perfect for 2 adults with a small family up to 4 persons. Please look at the Ooo Laa Laaah #7117208 on vacationrentals as an alternative for your needs with 4 adults) This is real beach living, not a condo scene, nestled in a really cool little neighborhood. The cottage has linoleum floors, a small bar-like kitchen, and a living area with nice furnishings including a Victorian fainting couch in the bedroom! There is also a very comfortable pull out sofa if needed. Provided is a foam topper to make a super nice pull out.The separate sleeping area with the pull out has a nice privacy curtain. The carpeted bedroom has a queen size bed and the one bathroom is ensuite. The cottage has its own private covered/fenced courtyard with patio furniture, fun party lights and gas grill. The bathroom has a large shower and all new incoming plumbing (July 2015) throughout the cottage with nice water pressure. The front porch is a covered sitting area with privacy and nice landscaping. Also, there is a covered side patio with a propane Weber grill for your use. The front patio is open and has a hose with doggie bathtub around the front of the cottage. Wifi, internet, Direct TV, and a HE washer and dryer. There is a covered single carport which makes ease of getting out of your car and walking into the cottage. The cottage provides room for ONE CAR ONLY! Visitors must find a parking space at another location. There simply is not enough room for two vehicles at all.

After 2017, I will no longer rent the cottage for more than a month at a time. I am sorry.

More Details

Owner
Martie McLean
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Martie McLean

I'm 66 years old and I live in Ocala, Florida. I have rented the front of the property for 7 years and have had fantastic reviews through other vacation websites. I also have a rental at Dekle Beach Florida that keeps me busy during scalloping season. I take great pride in my beautiful places and am very responsive to any of our guests' needs. I do not live locally but can be there in 2 hours. I have a team of folks that help me with any issues you may encounter. I am available by phone but especially by email. The lovely apartment is tastefully decorated and fully furnished. I want nothing more than for you to have a wonderful time at Ooo Laa Laaah and the Crescent Moon.

Martie McLean purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Martie McLean chose St. Augustine Area

Butler Beach is one of the nicest beaches in Florida. I wanted a place in this quaint little neighborhood.

What makes this cottage unique

Private, quiet, and inexpensive. It is not a condo scene with stairs and noise from other guests. Pets are welcome but no more than two pets is allowed. The house has no steps to get into the home. All amenities are there. I take care of it as it is my home away from home when I need it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time during our stay. The cottage was great. Very clean, cozy and well supplied. One of the cutest places we've stayed at and in a really good location. The beach was great and St. Augustine was amazing. We will definately be back and hopefully soon.

Jason & Lucy, Ormond Beach, FL
Jun 2012
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Amenities

Saint Augustine Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • You may smoke outside but please do not throw the butts in the landscaping. Put out and throw away in garbage.
  • Two sets of adults is not allowed. It must be a family and total of no more than 4. That is because the bathroom is in the one bedroom.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One easy to walk in shower. Grab bars in shower and sturdy sitting shower chair. The bathroom is an ensuite off of the bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The bedroom has the one and only bathroom in the cottage. The bedroom has an armoire, vanity, closet, and antique fainting couch. The cottage is only for 2 adults or for 2 adults with a small family (2 children). There is a pull out sofa for 2 children off of the living area.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Central air conditioning and heating, cable tv, 40' Vizio with Direct TV, dvd player, wireless high speed internet, linens provided, laundry room with high end washer and dryer, coffee maker, microwave, toaster oven, super blender (The Magic Bullet), hairdryer, refrigerator, electric stove, kitchen utensils, full kitchen, gas bbq grill, covered parking. Owner accepts PayPal, checks, bank drafts or money orders.

Reviews

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The Crescent Moon quiet, cozy, one block from beach
average rating of 4.90566 based on 65 reviews
5

Peaceful...Quiet...PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Crescent Moon for a 4 day getaway over Easter weekend. This is the first time we took our 2 dogs to the beach and needed a house that would accept dogs. We were so impressed when we walked into the house and saw how clean and perfect it was for us. The place was very clean with no signs that other dogs might have been there. The open floor plan was plenty big and very tastefully decorated with added flair that makes you smile when you walk in. The large flat screen tv was a plus and the kitchen stocked with plenty of room. The bedroom was a great size, carpeted with beautiful antique furniture that was warm and friendly. (I WANT THAT FAINTING COUCH!!) The walk in, handicapped shower was also a plus because I have had knee replacements and arthritis. The house isn't beach front but was a 2 minute walk around half a block. We spent lots of time sitting on the front patio in lounge chairs and the ocean breeze and sound of the surf was very relaxing. The back patio was enclosed with 2 chairs and a Weber grill (which we didn't use). The whole patio walls were draped with Honeysuckle that was fragrant and beautiful. I truly can't believe how peaceful and quiet the neighborhood was even on a holiday weekend. The back rental was also occupied but we never heard them. Marti was very attentive and answered emails promptly. We even had our deposit back the day we returned to Georgia!! Her list of instructions about the house, internet, TV, garbage disposal and check out procedures were clear, easy to follow and left no stone unturned. Thank you, Marti, for making this experience such a pleasant one, for renting such a charming home and for allowing our fur babies. They loved the beach and we will come again. Even if we don't bring the dogs we will definitely stay here again. Easily a 5 star rating. Thank you..

Ivey and Randy.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the perfect review. Great details for all to read over and enjoy. I love the fainting couch as well. It was used in several theatre productions before ending up in the Crescent Moon. The handicap shower also has grab bars for extra safety for those you need them (and who doesn't). The honeysuckle is actually confederate jasmine and blooms in April and May and is intoxicating. I hope you return. Thankyou for being such a nice guest. Martie
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5

Crescent Moon vacation stay at Butler Beach, Fl

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation we had at the Crescent Moon cottage. Beautiful kept place, all sorts of "beach" decorations in all the rooms. We walked to the ocean, jumped waves every day, and took the pup with us on the beach. Nice park nearby to walk the dog and excellent provisions for her at the cottage. Everything we needed, (and more) in the cottage. Just perfect size for us. Can't say enough about the provisions for us to use in the cottage, blankets, towels, all kinds of pots, pans, dishes, coffee maker, microwave and toaster oven, all available, plus satellite TV and very good internet. Felt right at home. One of my favorites was the patio off the kitchen, fenced in and peaceful to sit, read, enjoy a cup of coffee or whatever.

Cottage was in a quiet area right off the beach, but close enough to drive a short distance to a variety of attractions in St Augustine. Enjoyed the historic Fort and Lighthouse. Distillery tour was good, lots of samples too.

Hope to come back next year and stay at Crescent Moon. Thank you Martie for a memorable, very pleasant vacation at your cottage. Joan, Richard & Chillie

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great little cottage with lots of character

  • 5 of 5

Love love this cottage, few steps to the beach and has everything you need for a comfortable stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, thank you! This family booked both units for a nice stay with plenty of room for all!
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5

Cozy house and short walk to a great beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice 3 night stay here. Well equipped house with a cute fenced patio, perfect for an evening glass of wine. A block from a quiet stretch of beach. We swam every morning...the water was perfect. Lots to do in St. Augustine and good restaurants close by. A very enjoyable way to celebrate our anniversary. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome cottage!

  • 4 of 5

This place was perfect for our stay. It was amazing having the ability to have our puppies with us and be SO close to the beach. Plus, we were close to St Augustine life, restaurants, shopping, July 4th fireworks et al.... Martie has everything you need there AND backups too! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for two

  • 5 of 5

Cozy cottage in a quiet area, very close to the beach. Enjoyed the sunrise and sunsets. Martie was very attentive to our needs, and we hope to return in a couple of years.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Jacksonville
Nearest Barpub
across the street
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
St. Augustine
Nearest Motorway
A1A
Nearest Restaurant
Mr. Frog and McToads
Nearest Beach
Butler Beach
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* surf on the waves.

* eat in great restaurants.

* shopping in unique stores.

* lie or walk on the beach.

* rest or go to St. Augustine.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* walk on the beach.

* walk your dog.

* fly a kite.

* cook in.

* shop the thrift stores.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* play putt putt golf.

* go to the beach.

* play beach games.

* go to Marineland or Disney World.

* visit the Alligator Farm.

THE BEACH: ten miles long; wide, fabulous soft as silk white sand , walk or drive car on beach, 1 minute walk and no road to cross. It is east side A1A. Drive on the beach (entrance from 'The Crescent Moon is 1/2 block away) and you DO NOT cross any roads to get there.Lifeguards in summer, great surfing, swimming, fishing, boating, windsurfing, kite flying, snorkeling, etc.; Historical St. Augustine 10 minutes; St. Augustine Alligator farm 10 minutes; St. Augustine Beach fishing pier five minutes; unbelievable antique, modern and whimsical shopping. Marineland theme park 10 minutes; restaurants; night life; shopping; museums; movie theatres, and more. If you want to go ahead and take in Disney World, that is a few hours drive away and return to the sweet quiet of the the

beach life at 'The Crescent Moon'. Environmentally protected beach front with quiet dark nights.

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Rates & Availability

Saint Augustine Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017 con't
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$115
$800
$2,850
 
 
Labor Day Weekend 2017
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
$800
$2,850
 
 
Christmas and New Year's 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$115
$800
$2,850
 
 
Memorial Day weekend 2018
May 25 2018 - May 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Labor Day Weekend 2018
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Christmas and New Years 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Dec 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$115
$800
$2,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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