About the property
- House2400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Oceanfront House, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6-19
Best Section of St Augustine Beach! Totally renovated in 2012!
Cottage 1 is 5 Bedroom 5 Bath w/2 Kitchens - Sleeps 19. UPSTAIRS has 2 King Bedrooms + a Kids Bunkroom, Queen Sleeper sofa & Fold-down Sofa + 2 Marble Baths. DOWNSTAIRS 3 Bedroom + Single Daybed with popup Trundle in the Alcove & Queen Sleeper sofa + 3 Baths. Both with 40- 50' Covered Patios. Rented as one unit.
We have created the ultimate vacation experience on the BEST BEACH in town. Using 'Top-of-the-Line' finishes (Stainless, Granite Counters, 100 yr old Heart of Pine floors) and soft beach colors, it looks like you are walking into a Coastal Living centerfold. Almost everything is NEW! New Kitchens, New Baths, New Furniture. New Technology. Every bedrooms comes with wall mounted TVs and Wireless Internet.
There are 4 home in all but Cottage 1 is the largest with 2 floors and 2 kitchens. Both floors come with 12 x 40 to 50' Oceanfront Covered Porch. The first floor is a 3 Bedroom (1 King, 2 Queen) 3 Baths with Queensize Sleeper Sofas in the Great room and the Study (Sleeps 10). Upstairs is 2 Bedroom 2 Bath plus a bunk room for small children complete with their own TVs and a daybed in one Bedroom (Sleeps 9). The entire home sleeps 19 and comes with 4 car garage. Rents as whole unit, not separate floors.
Need more space see Cottage 2 next door. It is a 2 Bedroom 3 Bath and advertised on HomeAway #997263..
Located on The Best Beach In Town. If you are not from the area you need to read this to see the difference. Your family will thank you.
There are 4 distinct Beaches in St Augustine. Be sure and find out “where” your beach house is located before you book. I believe this is the Best section for 5 reason:
First is the Sand. The sand is like powder, not coarse ground up shells like Vilano to the north. This is the white powder you are looking for. Great for drip castles!
Second, at Ocean Is Right At Your Door Step. There is no long raised boardwalk like further south along Atlantic View with a 5 minute walk across the dunes to navigate with the cooler & chairs before you ever get to the water. Here the ocean and the View is steps from your door. Be careful. There are some “beachfront” homes that are so “far from the beach” because of the sand dunes that you can hardly “see” the ocean.
Third, there are No Cars. This is a major distinction. Everything south of A Street has Cars. Imagine trying to play paddle ball or throwing football with cars continually passing by & having to be on constant baby alert. Not while you are on vacation!
Fourth, the beach is WIDE with Great Waves - Some beaches in Vilano to the north are narrow & steep, some even with rocks. The slope of the beach affects the waves. They break so close in you can't boogie board. The locals consider this the Best Surfing around. There's a friendly Surf shop with lessons & rentals right down the street on 1st Lane if you have some adventurous ones. The rest will have plenty of fun with the boogie boards provided by Seaside Cottages free of charge.
Last, the beach is within Walking Distance of loads of restaurants. Many beaches both north and south are so isolated you have a long drive to get to anything. Not here. It is so nice to be able to walk over to a restaurant for breakfast or send the kids out for a fish sandwich instead of having to cook. Publix Supermarket and Starbucks are only 1 mile away. There is a park nearby with Tennis and a YMCA for swimming or workout. Even a funky BBQ restaurant with live music and a Pool for their guest. The City has a pier with Splash park, Volleyball court and Live Music on Wednesday nights in the Summer. For a list of Things To Do. I am available day or night.
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- May 24, 2018
About Linda Bayles
My name is Linda Bayles from Lindasbeach. I have been a Realtor in the Jacksonville/St Augustine area ranking in the Top 1% of Agents since 1998. I work primarily as a Single Agent. There are not many of us out there. Most Realtors work as neutral Transaction Agents. You can google 'Buyers Agent' to get an overview of the difference. I think it is big. Just ask yourself the question, Would I want the other sides Attorney to represent me too? That's it in a nut shell but the amazing thing is, unlike Attorneys, it does not cost you anything to have your OWN Realtor representing just YOUR interest. We are all paid by the Seller. So .... I would love to help if you are thinking about buying or selling in the area. Just call and I will start sending photos of homes so you can get familiar with the options before you come. Once here just let me know when you are available. We can see about 4 per hour. And in 2004, I fell in love with St Augustine Beach.
Linda Bayles purchased this House in 2011
Why Linda Bayles chose St Augustine Beach
In 2005 I walked into a 1926 beach cottage on St Augustine Beach and knew I had found my calling. I wanted to 'Create' a vacation space for Families. Large extended families. A place were Cousins, Grandmothers, Uncles and Aunts can comfortably come together to reconnect and enjoy each other away from the demands of the outside world. I come from a large family of 5 children as does my husband, Brad. Some of my fondest memories are when we all got together to just 'hang out' for 3 or 4 days. The little ones always come up with a 'play'. The adults always congregate in the Kitchen passing down the 'Family Recipes' to the next generation and playing Games. We are a big Game playing family. Specifically Rummikub . If you have never played, you should. I make sure there is one in each house and once you are hooked and have one of your own, hope you will think of your St Augustine stay every time you play. (Call and I will give you the rules) So I bought that 1926 Craftsman, gutted it and turned it into The Chautauqua which sleeps 22. It has been a rewarding success. In 2011, my Father expanded the tradition and bought 4 homes on 3 Oceanfront lots. We could not believe our luck and spent the next year remodeling them into The Seaside Cottages. We just put them on the market in June 2012. Now we can accommodate up to 35 in one location! Cottage 1 is 5 bedroom 5 bath plus 2 sleeper sofas, 1 daybed and 2 bunks. Cottage 2 is a 2 Bedroom 3 bath plus sleeper sofa. Cottage 3 (here) is a 2 bedroom 2 bath with Sleeper. And Cottage 4 is a 1 bedroom 1.5 bath with Sleeper. The Best part is not only the houses but the BEACH. There are only 18 streets on the “Best Beach” - No cars. No Catwalk. The ocean right at your door. Everything within walking distance…. And we now have homes on 2 of the them! I hope you will come stay with us and create memories you will cherish for a lifetime. Then I will consider it a success.
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Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 9:30 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Rented both floors of cottage 1 for a family trip. Loved the decor, the view of ocean and easy access to beach and restaurants. The city of St. Augustine is charming with lots of history. We all said we would come back. It was really nice that the unit had ample beach chairs and sand toys. We would highly recommend cottage 1.
Great place to unwind by the ocean.
Location Location Location - right on the beach. The House was perfect for our group of 9. Very Clean, great kitchen and well stocked for staying in and cooking. Beds were very comfortable. We rented the upstairs and downstairs units. If just 4 people, the upstairs unit has a view of the ocean. Downstairs doesn't. Plenty of parking for 4 cars. We would rent the house again. 20 minutes to historic downtown area.
Great place for retreat
We have used this beautiful beachfront home for two retreats with 10 people and both times every person attending loved this place!
Everything just perfect and no one had even one complaint!
Perfect for a girl friend get away
So beautifully decorated and laid out so well for a group weekend. We easily slept 10 people
with privacy with only 2 people per bathroom. Could have slept more using sofa beds
We highly recommend this property for a large group. We rented the whole house and it is very roomy and well equipped with what you need. Shopping is close, location excellent. Will definitely return again
We had a great time celebrating my sons graduation from Flagler college with family!! House was big enough to accommodate all of us and worked out wonderfully. The large deck was definitely a spot for relaxing and entertaining family!
There are endless things to do in Historic Downtown St Augustine all less than 5 minutes away by car or Trolley. Just search the web and you will be overloaded.
We are located just south of Downtown over the Bridge of Lions on Anastasia Island. There are tons of things to do within Walking Distance which is one thing that makes this Home so unique. Below are a few ideas. Feel free to call for details.
LOADS TO DO WALKING DISTANCE FROM YOUR DOOR:
• Splash Park at Pier
• Free Concerts at Pier
• Farmers Market at Pier
• Beach Volley Ball at Pier
• Outdoor Music at Jack's BBQ
• Swimming Pool when you eat at Jacks BBQ
• Ice Cream Shop
• Tons of Great Local Restaurants (No Chains)
• Cafes with Live Music
• Surf Shop with Surf Board, Kayak and Bike Rentals
• Segway Rentals
• Shell Shop
• Beach Shop selling Bathing Suits and Souvenirs
ON ANASTASIA ISLAND, MINUTES AWAY BY CAR:
• Swimming at YMCA with Day or Week Pass
• Gym at YMCA with Day or Week Pass
• Publix Supermarket
• Sports Bar
• Miniature Golf
• Canoeing on the Intracoastal
• Deep Sea Fishing
• Fishing on the Intercoastal
• Boat Rental
• Pottery Painting
• Windsurfing at Anastasia State Park
• Amphitheater for concerts
HISTORIC ST AUGUSTINE JUST 5 MIN NORTH:
• Alligator Farm
• Oldest School
• The Fort
• Lighthouse Museum
• Flagler College
• Ghost Tours
• Winery Tour
• Chocolate Factory Tour
• World Class Restaurants
• Romantic Sailing excursions
• Ripley's Believe it or Not
• EcoTours for to see Dolphins or Birds
AMUSEMENTS NEAR BY:
• Outlet Malls at 95 - 10 min
• Go Cart Racing - 10 min
• All the Chains (Carrabba's, Red Lobster, Outback, etc) - 5 min
• Daytona Races - 1 hour
• Disney World, Sea World & Universal - 2 hours
• Marine Land to see the Dolphins - 20 minutes
• Kennedy Space Center
• Jaguar Games
• Jacksonville Zoo
• Jacksonville Children's Museum
• Jacksonville Cummer Art Museum
• Ponte Vedra's TPC or Sawgrass - 30 minutes
• World Golf Village - 20 minutes
• Royal St Augustine - 5 minutes
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Holiday upcharge not reflected in quoted rate. Rates subject to change. 10.5% sales tax on all rentals. Refundable security returned within 2 weeks of departure, unless damage occurs. No cleaning fee. 3 night minimum during the Off-Season. 7 night minimum with Saturday to Saturday booking in the Summer. 4 night minimum for holidays, except July 4th. NO SMOKING -- NO PETS -- NO EXCEPTIONS. No weddings/receptions/events.