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ArtSea Fun 2 BR Pet Friendly Oceanfront House

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

ArtSea Beach Cottage - Fun Oceanfront Home - Perfect for Couples or Small Family

Important: Please scroll to bottom for disclosures and minimum stay requirements!

Great ocean views from the large living room / master bedroom, the kitchen and you can even see the ocean from the Dining Room.

This very fun oceanfront beach cottage is LOADED with all the extras: 3 Large Screen TV's, Fantastic Beach views, Jacuzzi Tub in Master, this one has everything you want for a vacation. All of this AND an artist' touch!

This home is PERFECT for a Long romantic weekend getaway, a honeymoon, two couples or GREAT for a small family beach vacation!

So, why name this cottage ArtSea? As soon as you walk in the door, you will know artists have lived here! So much cute detail, you simply must see it for yourself! Not only is it very artsy or, should I have said 'ArtSea'. From the furnishings and the decor to the flat screen TV's in both bedrooms and of course the Living Room.

Speaking of the Living Room, checkout the sofa, the beautiful heart of pine wood floors, several French doors, huge flat screen TV.

You MUST check out the Owner's Bathroom! First there is the LARGE Jacuzzi with JETS, with room for two, of course AND a HUGE shower that features, River Rock flooring, lots of glass block, tile floors and so much more.

The owner's retreat is refurbished with a new King Sized Bed, high count sheets and great views. As soon as your eyes open in the morning; there it is, the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.

The Kitchen is special as well, with the tile counter tops and back splash, tile floors, beach views and even built-in spice racks and other amenities. You arrive a cook and depart a chef.

Not 'just' WIFI, but Comcast's new modem with build-in router with the super-fast internet speed!

The location is perfect! Drive about 10 minutes south and you can visit the 'Oldest City in the United States' and the famous, Castillo de San Marcos, the locals just call it, 'The Old Fort'. You will find lots of fantastic restaurants in St. Augustine. Oh, by the way, there are 3 FANTASTIC restaurants within 5 minutes of the beach house.

If you drive about 15 minutes north, you can visit Ponte Vedra, here are fantastic restaurants, including the famous upscale, Ruth's Chris Steak House and others.

ALL of Vacation Quest' Properties have washers / dryers and All linens are supplied… just bring a tooth brush and toiletries and a change of clothes. You get a nice starter package of toilet paper, paper towels, laundry, hand, body, dish soap, and dishwasher tabs, garbage bags and other supplies.

The best part is what you get to take home with you and that is a lifetime of great family memories! When the kids are grown, and have children of their own, they can tell the great stories of the time when they stayed at the ArtSea Beach Cottage! Isn't that what life should be all about?

Disclosure 1: Pleased be advised that on October 7, 2017 the South Ponte Vedra area (where this home is located) was hit by “Hurricane Matthew”. “Matthew” did cause major damage to several homes in our area. It is possible that the repairs of existing homes and /or construction of new homes are likely to be in the area of South Ponte Vedra that you are considering. We cannot control the construction or re-construction of nearby homes in the area.

Disclosure 2: Minimum Stay Requirements: Please be sure to check if your requested dates have minimum stay requirements. If your proposed dates are on or near a national holiday OR during the peak months of June and July, the minimum stay is 7 nights with a Saturday arrival and departure. Be sure to check YOUR dates before reserving.

EXCEPTION TO MINIMUM STAY RULE: If there are less days available than the minimum stay required, then the Minimum Stay Rule is NOT required. However, ALL bookings MUST be a minimum of 3 NIGHTS.

More Details

Property Manager Beach Homes
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Beach Homes

I am the property manager, the owner is a wonderful and talented person, her and her husband made this the very special home that it is today. As for me, I am a native of the Jacksonville Beaches / Ponte Vedra Beach with family dating back to the 1600's in Northeast Florida. In my teenage years I was a lifeguard and a member of the American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corp, celebrating the 100th Anniversary in 2012. My parents owned a Hotel in Jacksonville Beach also in my teen years, I got to live on the ocean then and a few years later at the life guard station. I LOVED, and still do the beach AND the hospitality business! After 18 years as an executive in the seafood business (the ocean again), I became a Realtor, owned and managed a RE/MAX Office, then an opportunity to get back to my first love, the hospitality business this time as a manager of vacation rental homes. It is so much more fun than the traditional real estate business. Beach Homes purchased this house in 1996

Why Beach Homes chose St. Augustine Area

This home has everything that you need for a fun vacation, ALL bedrooms and the living room have LARGE Flat Screen TV's with Premium Comcast Cable and HIGH Speed Internet, with Comcast's Super-fast new model with built in WIFI If you must have a bedroom with Great ocean views and a huge bath, this one IS FOR YOU. The entire common living areas have great ocean views and a fantastic deck with lots of space both in and out of the sun.

What makes this house unique

This home has so many artistic details that are too many to notice at first. You will continue to discover new details as your stay continues. Of course the amazing views, the ocean and beach is like a new painting that constantly changes. Just have a seat in the living room or the deck, and just take it all in at a price that is kind your the wallet. The perfect getaway with friends or a private romantic retreat. It is all here at ArtSea Oceanfront Beach Cottage.

Why the name? As soon as you walk in the door, you WILL understand. As soon as we saw it; right then, at that moment everyone knew this would be the 'The ArtSea Beach Cottage'


South Ponte Vedra Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , outdoor shower , Master Bath has LARGE jetted tub & Large Shower Dual Heads
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Also Private Entrance from Bedroom Number 2
  • There is also an outdoor shower by the deck
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • Bedroom #1 (Master Bedroom) Great Ocean / Beach Views, French Doors open directly on the deck. New king size bed, ceiling fan, huge HDTV (flat screen) all the premium channels, Great romanic getaway or small family vacation.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
No weddings or wedding receiptions, No large parties, Singles must be 25 year or older, please see the terms and conditions on our website.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

ArtSea Fun 2 BR Pet Friendly Oceanfront House
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews
Rodney, Michigan

Relaxing, beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

“Overall, the property was fine. It has a few items that will need to be addressed as time goes by but it was very sufficient for us during our stay. We had a great month! Definitely plan to return!”

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! We appreciate your business and your opinion! We are all very pleased that you had a GREAT stay at ArtSea Beach Cottage! Daryl (Manager)
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The Artsea cottage is "cute overload":) It was a wonderful place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay and the house is almost perfect for a couple or two couples. The appliances are a little dated(no ice maker) but it wasn't a big deal. The steps down to the beach are on the other side of the house next door but again, no bigge. Master suite was great! Wouldn't recommend for small kids as the bulkhead has no fence and it's a pretty good drop to the beach. All in all we loved it and are already planning next year's visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time at this property. The staff was great and very accommodating throughout our stay. I was very impressed with the location we were directly on the beach it was beautiful my children and family enjoy this vacation rental very much. It was such a treat to wake up to the beach every morning I can't wait to book my next stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Destin Florida

Great vacation getaway house

  • 5 of 5

This is a great beach house with an amazing view of the water. It's bright, full of color with a ton of personality. Very convenient to grocery store and wonderful little pizza restaurant just up the street. St. Augustine is only 15 minutes away which was great for spending a day off the beach. Beach access is one house over and very easy to get back and forth. The house has everything you would need for a stay and the owner has lots of extras: laundry baskets, beach umbrella & chairs, beach towels, skim boards and beach toys. You don't need to pack anything extra! We had a great time and look forward to coming back again. Thanks for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mt. Pleasant, SC

Cutest cabin--Just a Few drawbacks

  • 3 of 5

House is cute with beachy decor. Views are wonderful! However, there are a few drawbacks. 1. Kitchen table only seats two people. 2.Walkway from kitchen to garage has no rail and could easily pose a safety issue. 3. The grass was not mowed (potentially hiding critters) and landscaping is bare.

4. Rusty ac unit and rusty beach furniture left on premises

5. Tv's in bedrooms not hooked up and/or no remotes

6. Smelly carpet in master bedroom

7. Listing on VRBO needs to reveal no direct access to beach. I only found out by accident when we found the house on Google earth.By then , I had already paid

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate honest objective reviews because we strive for perfection and we are always looking for ways to improve our properties and our management services. YES, all of the items that were mentioned have been addressed long ago. Sometimes, I must wonder about a person's motives when only a week prior the guests wanted to stay at this property next August, BUT with the last minute discount that was received on the prior stay. After explaining that we cannot give large last minute discounts 6 months in advance, suddenly our property has "just a few drawbacks". Item 1 Table sits only 2 people: If you look under the tablecloth you will find that the table extends to twice the current size, plenty of space for 4 adults. Item 2 no rail, this has been addressed Item 3 Needs Mowing: We are in the mist of new landscaping, but not with grass that would require an irrigation system. We are working on landscaping that does not use up our natural resources. When it is complete, we will post new pictures. The main work is to be done in the spring with wild flowers and butterfly gardens. Item 4 Rusty A/C: The property had just had a brand new A/C System installed. The company did remove the old unit after the extended warranty people inspected the old unit. Item 5 TV's: This property has brand new large HDTV's in both bedrooms and the living room. All of the TV's have extended premium channels and the living room TV has a DVR! I think is very nice, as well as above and beyond. My prior maintenance man let me think that he did hook up the cable and plug it in, I would have scheduled him to make a special trip had I known sooner. All the TV's have remotes, I'll not sure what that is about. 6. The carpet had been professionally cleaned, I didn't notice a smell, but I had the company to re-clean it anyway. 7. The public access is one house over. We never said it had direct access to the beach. I am from Jacksonville Beach where the steps to the beach are at least one city block apart. But, after the guest mentioned that they thought there was an access directly behind the home. Back in late August I revised the rental agreement, it is in BOLD print at the beginning of the agreement so it cannot be missed. We certainly do NOT want to mislead anyone. I hope that I covered all of the items. We truly always are looking to improve our properties. Thank you, Daryl Manager
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We Didn't Want to Leave!

  • 4 of 5

As soon as I saw the view from the porch I knew that I would never want to leave. We just got back from our weekend at the ArtSea & loved it! Furnishings were beautifully done but nothing compared to the view from the back porch! The ocean in all it's glory, the sound of the waves crashing on the shore outside of our bedroom, who could ask for more? I wish I that I could give the place 5 stars but there were some things that were lacking.

There was a Jacuzzi tub but it didn't work & had been really looking forward to it. The stopper for the drain didn't work either. There were no outside lights for the back so it was difficult to walk the dog when not being able to see. The kitchen lacked some essentials such as plastic wrap, food storage bags & foil. Don't worry there is still plenty of positives to make this the place to go to.

My favorite part was the window seat, of course, it would have been perfect if it had been on the other side facing the ocean but, oh well, can't have everything. I loved that when we got there neither of us turned on the TV for hours; that is very unusual for us. But we had the greatest view in the world. The decorating of the house is just gorgeous, beachy colors and beach-themed touches added to the feeling of being at the beach greatly. Kitchen was very well-appointed with just about everything you could think of! I loved that there were 2 types of coffee makers, a regular one and a Keurig. I was just going to use the regular one but decided to be daring & try the Keurig. I didn't like that someone had left a Kpac in the machine but, oh well!

The bed was so comfortable & the linens and were top-notch. The towels as my husband stated, actually dried you off. The shower off of the master bedroom was fantastic, done with riverstone and so huge that both my husband & I were able to shower at the same time after coming in off of the beach. Speaking of the beach, it was right there! All we had to do was walk next door & they were the steps. There is an outdoor shower but there & the shower. There were 4 knobs in the shower & we couldn't figure which ones belonged to which shower head! As we were getting ready to leave I found a list of directives for the place but they were too late to do me any good. The property was clean, somewhat but I did find a bottle cap that someone had left sitting around. There could be better chairs to take to the beach, ones there were pretty rusty. We will be returning though!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank YOU very much for the review! We appreciate you taking time to write your review. You sure had many great comments. We always try for 5 Stars, thanks for letting us know what we needed to do to get there! I am sure that the next time you come to ArtSea Beach Cottage, that we will go from 4 to 5 Stars! Thanks for reporting the Jacuzzi tub problem. The pump is ordered for the Jacuzzi and will be up and running by tomorrow. We also have brand new light fixtures in the back of the home. During "Turtle Season" the lights will be low watt yellow lights, but it will be perfect for walking your dog in the yard. Thank YOU very much for all of the very kind comments! We work very hard to have our homes in perfect condition and service. We truly appreciate all of your comments and we look forward to you being our guests again very soon! Sincerely, The Vacation Quest Beach Home Rentals Team
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Columbia Restaurant
Nearest Airport
47.9 Miles
Jacksonville International
Nearest Barpub
4.3 Miles
The Reef Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
29.3 Miles
St John's River Ferry at Mayport, FL
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
TPC at Sawgrass
Nearest Train
44.3 Miles
Amtrax at Jacksonville
Nearest Motorway
SR A-1-A is in front of the home
Nearest Restaurant
4.4 Miles
Cap's on the Water
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
No Snow in Florida - Water Ski
Nearest Beach
Your Back Yard
Car: necessary

St. Augustine is the oldest city in the U.S. about a 12 minute drive. the main feautre is the national monument, 'Castillo do San Marco'. The locals just call it, 'The Old Fort'. Plenty of history, shopping and restaurants. If you head north, the upscale Ponte Vedra with upscale restaurants, shopping and the most famous 17th Green in professional golf, the TPC at Sawgrass.


Rates & Availability

South Ponte Vedra Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
4th of July Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 3 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection Fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $120 + Tax
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

NOTE: TAX is 10% (NOT 15% - the additional 5% is for processing fee, NOT Tax! NO DISCOUNTS on Holidays/Special Events and July. Low Season 28 Nights or more is ALREADY DISCOUNTED. Required Minimum Stays: 5 Nights most holidays & July; Other stays require 4 night minimum However, 5 NIGHTS STAY! $500 Reservation Deposit required all reservations. Discount is OFF RENT portion ONLY - Fees and Taxes are NOT discounted. NOTE: Specials or Deals are NEVER Retroactive

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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