1-bedroom rustic oceanfront cottage

1-bedroom rustic oceanfront cottage

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 16, 2014
House, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 2 Sleeps

Directly on the ocean! Rustic, heart of pine paneled oceanfront cottage with cedar shake exterior and large oceanfront deck. No tv, no phone, no internet, no cable, no dishwasher, no washer/dryer...however, it is comfortably furnished and has lots of private oceanfront sandy beach. Central heat and air conditioning and a working wood-burning fireplace. One queen bed . No smoking inside the cottage please. The cottage is located approx. 1.5 miles north of historic St Augustine in Vilano Beach. The skyline of St Augustine is visable from our kitchen and bedroom as is the intracoastal waterway. The Atlantic Ocean is right at our front door and is visable from the livingroom, dining room and deck (see photos). Our livingroom is 50 ft from the beach. All services and activities are available within a short drive.

Normal check out time is 10:00am and check-in after 3:00pm; based on other guests arrival/departure dates we can sometimes be flexible.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful week at your beach house and have been truly impressed with the area. Aside from the joy of being so close to the sea at all times, the highlight of our stay was dinner at Cap's on the first sunny day as the sun was setting!
Apr 2009
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Reviews

business
1-bedroom rustic oceanfront cottage
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7029222
9043880193
St. Augustine St. Augustine Area
Greeley, CO
5

Private Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5
This was a first-rate, number-one, private vacation place. No phone, no TV, no Internet, no interruptions. Just miles of seriously uncrowded beaches and beauty.

We just loved this place (does it show?). We cooked mountains of great seafood, had a few adult beverages, swam in the magnificent ocean, walked along the beach, and didn't miss the world a bit. Not a bit. Doug, the owner, was terrific, and when there was a small problem, he took care of it promptly.

If you're looking for a concierge, this isn't the place. If you have kids, this isn't the place (only one bedroom). If you need to be constantly entertained, this isn't the place. You can go to town, of course. But with a secret hide-away like this, why would you want to?

But, it you're interested in spending some great and quality time with a loved one, you can't do better. If vacationing means vacate-ing to you, then you've found Nirvana. And if you want to just be at the beach, well, you've found Home.

There might be some great restaurants nearby, but we enjoyed the solitude and privacy so much, we only ate out once.

If there was a way to make ourselves available to talk about our magnificent get-away, we would. But, contact the owner, instead. He's approachable, gentlemanly, and one of the good guys.

We'll be back.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thom and Julia,
Thank you. We do try to insure that guests understand what the experience will be like at our beach cottage. You've captured that very well and we appreciate your compliments. We love return guests!
Doug and Mary
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1-bedroom rustic oceanfront cottage
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7029222
9043880193
St. Augustine St. Augustine Area
Michigan
5

Great little place

  • 5 of 5
This is a great place! The view is fantastic! We watched the sun come up every morning from the spacious deck. I would not consider the house as "rustic" just because there is not TV or phone, it has every other ammentity to make it a very relaxing vacation getaway! This house has a lot of charm and a perfect location to get away from the tourists and hunt for seashells. The owner's personal art work throughout the house really adds a nice touch. We really enjoyed the breeze and the sounds of the waves, many times we just opened the windows and turned off the A/C - Perfect!! Everything you need is only 1 - 2 miles up the road. If you stay on a Wednesday be sure to check out the farmers market at the pier. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends and family. We do not recommend eating at the Saltwater Cowboys restaurant - slow service and bad food..
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
1-bedroom rustic oceanfront cottage
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7029222
9043880193
St. Augustine St. Augustine Area
Desoto MO. USA
5

beautiful

  • 5 of 5
Our third year staying in this cottage and we are ready to go back. Watching the sunrise over the ocean is amazing. Watching the dolphins play every day and finding so many different kinds of seashells we really enjoyed. The cottage has everything we needed from the full kitchen to extra pillows and blanket. It was like having our own private beach. Close to town but away from all the hotels and crowded beaches. We would never stay anywhere else. Love being only feet away from the ocean. Two weeks was not enough, we hope to stay longer next summer.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Julie and Harley. We're shooting for 100% happy visitors! Look forward to your return.
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1-bedroom rustic oceanfront cottage
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7029222
9043880193
St. Augustine St. Augustine Area
Kansas
5

best beach front experience

  • 5 of 5
This lovely cottage was exactly what we were looking for and exceeded our expectations. An easy drive from Jax airport. If you want to be ON the water, this is it. Private and quiet. Spacious outdoor deck - just walk down a few steps to the sand and water. The ocean/beach were pristine. Great for long walks, barefoot, in high and low tide. Water temp in August was perfect, cool, great swimming. Cottage was clean, bright and perfect for two. Comfy bed, and great shower. Thx for bbque grill! Fun to cook out on the deck in the evening sunset. Was fun watching dolphins follow schools of fish. Lots of birds. The homeowner was prompt and very helpful. And thanks for no TV! Boom-box was nice. Good local radio. Easy, 2 minute drive over bridge into St. Augustine for dining, shopping and history. We will be back! Thanks D. and M.
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Julie,
Thank you for your kind comments. We're always very pleased when our guests enjoy our family beach house.
We try to present it just as it is on the website; not fancy, no phone or tv, just a great location on the ocean.
Hope we'll see you next year.
Doug

Location

Activity and Interests

Most guests are perfectly happy with the deck and beach on the ocean. For more activities you need only drive 2 miles to America's oldest city, St Augustine. Bring your bicycles; it's an easy ride into the old city or to nearby oceanfront restaurants. If you have something specific in mind, please give us a call....we've lived here all our lives and know the area quite well. Email us and we'll send you our St Augustine information/suggestion list.

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Rental rates

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Notes

  • Nightly Rate: $175 - $175

    Weekly Rate: $1075 - $1075

    Monthly Rate: $1075 - $1075


  • Rates include state and county tax. A one-time cleaning fee of $95 is added to all rentals.
    7 nights: $1075 + $95 cleaning/provisioning fee = $1170.00 total cost.
    Additional nights: $155.00 incuding tax. No additional cleaning provided.
    We require a 3-night minimum stay; you may stay only 1 or 2 nights, but the rate remains $555.00.
    Monthly rentsl: $3500 + $95 cleaning fee = $3,595.00. On monthly rentals, there is no maid service or additional cleaning. Guests must bag all trash and plade it streetside (we'll go over details with you before arrival).

    A security deposit of $300.00 is payable separate from the rental; the security deposit is refundable in full within 72 hours of check out if no loss or damage to the property.
    Rates are for one or two persons only. There is one queen bed in the bedroom and a sofa (not sofa bed) in the living room.
    Rental includes lines, towels, and soap. Kitchen is fully furnished with utinsels, cookware,
    coffeemaker, microwave, toaster, oven and refridgerator. The fireplace works but you
    must provide your own wood or firelogs. The cottage has central heat and air conditioning.
    We accept payment by visa or mastercard; phone us with the account information.
    CANCELLATION POLICY: for rentals of less than 30 days, we will refund your deposit in full if you cancel at least 5 days prior to arrival. For rentals of one month or more, 15 days notice is required for a full refund.

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Romantic

Suitability

  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1

Notes:

  • Fully equiped kitchen. Microwave oven. Stereo with 3-disk cd changer. Central heating and air conditioning. Games, books, barbeque grill, and deck chairs. No tv, no dishwasher, no washer/dryer, no phone, no internet...nothing to interrupt the sound of the surf or the view of the sea through the sea oats waving in the wind. No smoking in the cottage please. Bedding: one queen bed. Sofa but not a sofa bed. Maximum of 2 guests; no exceptions please. A beach umbrella is provided for use on the deck; NOTE, the umbrella is easily damaged if left open on a windy day. They cannot be repaired; replacement cost is about $200.00. If you use the umbrella you are responsible for replacement if damaged.
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