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Awesome family beach rental pet friendly

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to the best of both worlds - our 3 unit townhouse named Mi Casa and historic St. Augustine. Quiet and secluded yet a spectacular location. We are directly on the ocean and the mouth of the Matanzas River Inlet which supplies the Intercoastal waterway. The variation of low and high tides provides a magical quality to Mi Casa that is unique.

When the tide is high, surf fish the Inlet just steps from your deck and private alcove. When the tide goes out, it reveals a marine wonderland (we are on the National Registry of places to see) of sandbars and tidal pools...perfect for shell hunters, bird watchers and nature lovers in general. Low-tide also allows the young ones to splash around over a wide stretch of the beach without the normal concerns of a rushing tide.

For the surfing enthusiast, a few hundred yards to the south provides the best wave riding for miles around. And,no cars are allowed on this beach. You'll be transported to the 1600's when you visit St. Augustines' cobblestone streets, horse drawn carriges, famous restaurants, and some of our nations original buildings. History abounds.

Please check our reviews - if you want the ambiance of the ocean just a sliding glass door away, we are it. The beach as your oyster, that is Mi Casa- we are right on the beach.

Fun waterfront dining is across the street, you can even bring your dog, and the famous Marineland where you can swim with the dolphins or go on a kayak tour is 3 miles south. Five minutes away is Devil's Elbow marina, which has boat rentals to cruise the intercoastal where schools of dolphins abound.

The 2000 square foot deck is shared by the three units in this triplex; each unit has a private alcove with separate picnic bench as well as a private balcony directly off the master bedroom - if you are not a romantic when you come, you will be when you leave.

Each unit consists of three levels. The sleeping arrangements are: loft - twin beds; master bedroom (with private balcony overlooking the ocean) - king size bed. The master bedroom is twice the size of normal beachfront accomodations, with a large walk-in closet and pure oceanfront view right from your sheets! Downstairs, living room converts to a bedroom with two double beds (trundle bed type). There's two full baths with a conventional staircase.

Mi Casa has been under new ownership and operation since May 2011. The middle unit was acquired October 2011 and has been updated with all new appliances, AC, TVs, beds, EVERYTHING!!

Keywords: Townhome nature bicycle pet friendly beach family dogs

More Details

Barry Fouts
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Barry Fouts

We're retired business owners and native Floridians. Hobbies include parrot breeding. We're animal people with horses, cows, peacocks, guineas, chickens, and a resident deer born in a paddock 2012 and never left; best friends with a rescue pony in the same paddock, and of course lots of dogs and cats. All concentrated on 55 acres in the middle of nowhere two miles down a dirt road.

Barry Fouts purchased this townhome in 2011

Why Barry Fouts chose Saint Augustine

St Augustine has been our favorite town for 50+ years. We still haven't seen it all. We live 1 hour away, so we can manage the rentals ourselves & check after each cleaning to ensure it meets our standards. 'Clean' is job # 1 in our book! We love the quiet & solitude. The psyche repair is priceless! 10 years ago we visited St Augustines public beach and were not impressed by the crowded beach and traffic. 2011 was the first time we returned, and we bought Mi Casa. Our place at the end of Crescent Beach is on Summer Haven Island and 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 glowing reviews of the location, and now all the updates & upgrades that have been 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 already has. We weren't physically able to walk the distance out the walkway to the waters edge. Mi Casa has us spoiled. Walking down our 6' steps (less at high tide) is an unfair comparison. The rod holders on the deck railing are your first clue that nobody else is this close to the water! You don't need to pack everything for a day on the beach, just walk back inside for whatever you need.

What makes this townhome unique

We let our (leashed) dogs run on the beach while enjoying coffee early mornings. There's rarely anyone else on the beach, unless it's another dog-walker. We put our chairs at the waters edge & keep out toes wet. No hustle-bustle, crowds, traffic or noise. Just nature and its soothing effect. "Salt water is good for the soul"

Guestbook comments from the owner

Barry & Patricia bought this unit May 2011 and have transformed it into a luxury accomodation. Everything including the A/C and ductwork is new. The patio doors slide easily, all the furniture is new, both bathrooms are 100% new and fully tiled. New paint job & two really comfortable recliners to watch TV or read in. Re-stuccoing the building freshened up the outside with the same historic coquina shell finish. The new memory foam king size bed insures a good nights rest.
Oct 2011
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Saint Augustine Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , A small tiled bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , all beautiful stonework with doorless shower & rain head
  • Luxurious shower upstairs in the completely stonework shower with doorless shower. Overhead rain shower head is fun.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double , 2 doubles, almost touching, roll from under the kitchen deck
  • King size bed with memory foam mattress and beautiful Tommy Bahama bedroom furniture. It's a wonderfully comfortable bed. Double Beds (2) Two full size beds downstairs, side by side. They're unique in that they roll under the elevated kitchen floor by day. (2) Twins are in the open loft above the king bed. New ductwork extended to the loft provides more air for cool summer days & warm winter nights.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • 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
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Private Balcony, Large Deck, Historic Matanzas National Park walking distance over the bridge. Visit the original fort for free and walk the great nature trail. Waterfront restaurant across the street allows pets in the outside dining area. Several nights there is live music.


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Awesome family beach rental pet friendly
average rating of 4.860465 based on 45 reviews
Las Vegas

Fantastic property, the definition of ocean front!

  • 5 of 5

This property is as advertised! We have stayed in many ocean front properties and hotel rooms over the years, this property is truly the poster child for ocean front!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are on the beach. No walking or dragging chairs. Just sit on the deck & feel the ocean spray in your face.
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Great stay once again!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been coming to the Mi Casa for 8 years. You cannot beat the beautiful location and the way the tide changes. The ocean is literally at your back door during high tide and the beach is wonderful. The upgrades that Barry has made over the years that we've stayed here are great. Barry immediately responds if you have a question or an issue that should arise and he always makes sure we have what we need. We are looking forward to booking next year's annual trip!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay for 2 weeks

  • 5 of 5

Our 3rd year staying At Mi Casa. Great location, will be back in 2019, God willing.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love knowing our guests enjoy our beach house so much they keep coming back year after year.
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This was a 2nd time staying and it was great. There was a couple of hiccups but Barry responded back within minutes and had our problems solved. Great place to bring our dog. I have a friend that lives in Florida with her 4 young kids. At low tide the pools of water is perfect for them to play in. We found the biggest hermit crab I have ever seen and we always find the best shells. I love this place and we plan to make this a yearly visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Once families experience our great beach they want to keep coming back for more. No comparison to just laying on a public beach with hundreds of others sunbathing.
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Dunnellon, FL

Great Vacation Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th stay at Mi Casa and it did not disappoint. This time we stayed in the middle condo without the winding stairs to the upstairs bedrooms. We were very pleased with both units. Curiose to see how much damage from last years hurricane would still be visible. Barry had fixed up and repaired any damage to the inside & outside. The huge deck outside now has a concrete deck & should hold up much better in case another hurricane would visit the area. Being this close to the mostly private beach and pet friendly accommodations is the reason we keep coming back and probably will have us returning again. If your looking for a perfect beach vacation location, you could not do much better than Mi Casa.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When you have a good time at a perfect location you keep coming back. We try to keep it as perfect as we can. For this guest we upgraded TV programming so CNN was available.
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A very nice dog-friendly property on a nice beach.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Mi Casa. The unit was very clean and nicely laid out. The deck is so nice and right on the beach. I would give it five stars except that we struggled with the air conditioning. It is set to automatically turn off when doors are left open. Our problem was that it would turn off even when doors weren't left open and once it was off it took some work to get it back on. I give the owners credit for being so responsive and working to fix our problem very quickly. Other than that minor nuisance, we loved our time there. It is so nice to be so close to the beach (basically on it) and to be able to bring our dog with us. I would love to come back some day.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad we were able to get your air conditioning back working within 10 minutes of your call.
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Nearest Airport
72 Miles
Jacksonville International
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
St Augustine Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Matanzas Inlet Restaurant
Car: necessary

Historic downtown St Augustine can fill your whole day just walking and looking in the shop windows & enjoying great restaurant food.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Rental dates are Saturday to Saturday only during summer. For less than 7 days during winter please inquiry and I'll send a custom quote. Check in 3 PM; check out 10 AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.