Cozy Casas de la Playa is an ideal location for experiencing Florida vacationing
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About Andres Nazario
My partner and I bought this property in 1998 with the intention of retiring here some day. We have completely restructured and remodeled it, and has been listed as a duplex with this website since 2001. At the time we purchased this property we lived and worked in Gainesville, home of the University of Florida, only a one and a half hour away. For several years we spent most of our weekends here. Now, we live and work in Miami, and therefore come here less often, but since we own five other vacation rental units in Flagler Beach, we have a local caretaker that keeps up with constant maintenance and improvements, and we visit at least once a month.
Andres Nazario purchased this Apartment in 1998
Why Andres Nazario chose Flagler Beach
We have come to Flagler Beach since the early eighties. We love the quaint and tranquil environment, without franchises, or high-rise buildings. This is a wonderful beach community with the flavor of old Florida beaches, unrushed, friendly, and the beach is never crowded. Often you can look in both directions while sitting on the sand, and see no one, or one or two people in the distance. On weekend, a few more people show up. Almost everything is walking distance, if you like to walk, or a very short driving distance with ample parking everywhere. This cozy duplex across the beach on A1A has full view of the ocean. Each apartment (Casa Altos or Casa Bajos) is fully furnished and has one bedroom, bathroom, living area, full kitchen, microwave, cable TV, and central heating and air. Each unit is simply but tastefully decorated to accommodate Florida vacationing at its best. Enjoy the ocean breeze from the living room or bedroom. Watch for dolphins while preparing meals or your favorite drink. In winter, Right whales have been spotted from this location. During Spring and Summer the birds and vegetation are wonderful. This is an idyllic place for a weekend, a week, or a longer stay. We are located only a few blocks south of the Flagler Beach Pier and close to shops and restaurants. This is a non-smoking unit.
What makes this Apartment unique
The most attractive aspect of Flagler Beach is its peacefulness and small beach community charm. There are no franchises on the beach, nor high rises. There are several small local restaurants and cafes with excellent food, a couple of galleries, some nice bars, and a friendly neighborhood. Marineland is 10 minutes north, and Daytona Beach is 20 minutes south. Historic St. Augustine is a half-hour drive away, and Orlando and Disney are within an hour's drive. Major airports are within an hour and a half drive. The sunrises are fabulous at this time of the year. Sit and relax on the porch, or take a chair to the beach. The beach walkover is one and a half block north. The ocean water temperature is cool this time of the year, and the sun is bright and warm. At night sit and contemplate the constellations and the planets from anywhere, the balcony, the beach, or walking around the neighborhood! This is an ideal place for moon lovers, and star gazers. Fish from the beach, or from the nearby pier. Bring your own bicycle and enjoy riding around this small community! From this property you can watch the ocean all the time. During the winter months Right Whales may show up, and dolphins are visible year round. There are also at least two gopher tortoises calling our front yard their home. These are protected species and if you don't get too close they will move around while feeding on the vegetation without much concern.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
I Loved Everything Here!
I loved everything about my stay here! I already miss it and have only been gone a couple of days. Andres was a wonderful host and left everything I might want to know in a notebook in the house along with phone numbers and instructions to call if I needed anything. It was a very comfortable, a joy to have the patio(s) and garden available and what a gift to be able to see and hear the ocean anytime from a window. Thank you!!
Thanks for making this trip extra special. I really enjoyed my stay and would love to return someday.
If you're looking for an experience in a place that comes close to what Florida used to be like, this could be it. Glitz and gaudiness are just down the road, but not here. The property and location are just what we were looking for: neat and tidy cottage just across the road from the beach, comfortable bed, easy walk to town-center, dog friendly neighborhood for off-beach walks, the sound of the ocean, ... A draw for us was the prospect of a "dog friendly" environment. It was, but Fido can't romp on the beach untethered because leash ordinances are in effect for dogs and they're not allowed on the popular town pier. They're welcome at outside-dining restaurants, though. Also, be prepared to provide your own amenities. A bar of soap was provided, but the usual shampoo, coffee, etc., are up to you. A nice touch, however, was a bottle of wine awaiting us when we arrived. Andres was exceptionally responsive to emails and was obviously interested that we enjoyed our stay. Be sure and check this one out.
Dear Wanda and Dale,
Thank you so much for choosing Casas de la Playa Bajos for your anniversary celebration. Thanks for your review and recommendations. We look forward to having you back.
Steps to the beach. Quiet, and beautiful. Nice to take long walks. The apartment had everything we needed for a great weekend. Nice porch to sit and watch the ocean, see the land turtles, and enjoy the breeze while reading. Definitely we will be back.
Myrtle and John
Nice beach........good stay
Jim and Andres very nice and responsive. Good place to stay. Lots of various eateries in the area. Enjoyed the beach.
Cozy and Comfortable
Loved the decor and laid back atmosphere. Great beach to play with my dog. Had a blast!
Peaceful, Lovely, and Romantic!
We rented this unit to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. The apartment had everything we needed for a home away from home. The place provides a lot of privacy and a great porch to enjoy the view of the ocean. We had a blast!
Thank you so much for choosing Casas de la Playa Bajos for your romantic getaway. We are delighted that you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to becoming your anniversary celebration destination every year.
Watching the ocean, day and night, from your living room or kitchen makes an incredible beach vacation. Being across the street from the beach makes it that much better. You can have that when you stay at Bajos Apartment at Casas de la Playa Beachside. This downstairs unit offers a one bedroom (queen size bed), one bath retreat with full kitchen, central heating and air, and everything you need to make a memorable holiday. The unit, with ceramic tile floors, is simply furnished in an old Florida vacation style. As with all Casas de la Playa properties, the apartment is fully equipped from pots and pans to linens and towels. Facing the ocean you can spend time relaxing on the covered front porch and observing nature in your habitat protected front yard (you may see one of several gopher turtles that call it home). Or, you also have the option of relaxing in your own private fenced terrace at the entrance to Bajos – great place for a picnic or take in a private tanning session. Amenities include Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs in both the living room and bedroom. Bajos has all it takes to escape to the beach.
As a part of Casas de la Playa Beachside, Bajos is hidden away in a sleepy residential neighborhood by the ocean. Located several blocks south of the Flagler Beach Pier, you are still close to large variety of shops and restaurants, but out of the direct push of tourist traffic. Stay at Bajos, and live like a native.