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The Crescent Moon quiet, cozy, one block from beach

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1Bedrooms, 1 Baths, one pull out sofa for 2 adults or a small family

The Crescent Moon, in Butler Beach, FL east of A-1A, is a charming 1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage unit, just right for a small family, 2 friends or one couple who love quiet and privacy, beach soothing mornings and great evenings to love, walk, dance, and relax. As of October 2015 I no longer am renting to 4 adults at the Crescent Moon. A small family is fine. Perfect for 2 adults with a small family up to 4 persons. Please look at the Ooo Laa Laaah #7117208 on vacationrentals as an alternative for your needs with 4 adults) This is real beach living, not a condo scene, nestled in a really cool little neighborhood. The cottage has linoleum floors, a small bar-like kitchen, and a living area with nice furnishings including a Victorian fainting couch in the bedroom! There is also a very comfortable pull out sofa if needed. Provided is a foam topper to make a super nice pull out.The separate sleeping area with the pull out has a nice privacy curtain. The carpeted bedroom has a queen size bed and the one bathroom is ensuite. The cottage has its own private entrance/covered/fenced courtyard with patio furniture, fun party lights and gas grill. The bathroom has a large shower and all new incoming plumbing (July 2015) throughout the cottage with nice water pressure. The front porch is a covered sitting area with privacy and nice landscaping. Also, there is a covered side patio with a propane Weber grill for your use. The front patio is open and has a hose with doggie bathtub around the front of the cottage. Wifi, internet, Direct TV, and a HE washer and dryer. There is a covered single carport which makes ease of getting out of your car and walking into the cottage. The cottage provides room for ONE CAR ONLY! Visitors must find a parking space at another location. There simply is not enough room for two vehicles at all.

IF you are interested in a longer stay, cleaning fees of $82 each week will be added to your stay.

More Details

Owner
Martie McLean
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2018

About Martie McLean

I'm 69 years old and I live in Ocala, Florida. I have rented the front of the property for 8 years and have had fantastic reviews through other vacation websites. I also have a rental at Dekle Beach Florida that keeps me busy during scalloping season. I take great pride in my beautiful places and am very responsive to any of our guests' needs. I do not live locally but can be there in 2 hours. I have a team of folks that help me with any issues you may encounter. I am available by phone but especially by email. The lovely apartment is tastefully decorated and fully furnished. I want nothing more than for you to have a wonderful time at Ooo Laa Laaah and the Crescent Moon.

Martie McLean purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Martie McLean chose St Augustine

Butler Beach is one of the nicest beaches in Florida. I wanted a place in this quaint little neighborhood.

What makes this cottage unique

Private, quiet, and inexpensive. It is not a condo scene with stairs and noise from other guests. Pets are welcome but no more than two pets is allowed. The house has no steps to get into the home. All amenities are there. I take care of it as it is my home away from home when I need it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time during our stay. The cottage was great. Very clean, cozy and well supplied. One of the cutest places we've stayed at and in a really good location. The beach was great and St. Augustine was amazing. We will definately be back and hopefully soon.

Jason & Lucy, Ormond Beach, FL
Jun 2012
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Amenities

St Augustine Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • You may smoke outside but please do not throw the butts in the landscaping. Put out and throw away in garbage.
  • Two sets of adults is not allowed. It must be a family and total of no more than 4. That is because the bathroom is in the one bedroom.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One easy to walk in shower. Grab bars in shower and sturdy sitting shower chair. The bathroom is an ensuite off of the bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The bedroom has the one and only bathroom in the cottage. The bedroom has an armoire, vanity, closet, and antique fainting couch. The cottage is only for 2 adults or for 2 adults with a small family (2 children). There is a pull out sofa for 2 children off of the living area.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Central air conditioning and heating, cable tv, 40' Vizio with Direct TV, dvd player, wireless high speed internet, linens provided, laundry room with high end washer and dryer, coffee maker, microwave, toaster oven, super blender (The Magic Bullet), hairdryer, refrigerator, electric stove, kitchen utensils, full kitchen, gas bbq grill, covered parking. Owner accepts PayPal, checks, bank drafts or money orders.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Crescent Moon quiet, cozy, one block from beach
average rating of 4.9014087 based on 83 reviews
5

A Piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying there and it’s at a lovely beach and the place was so beautiful and comfortable we just loved the place and the owner Marty a wonderful lady and just makes you feel at home. We will be back to our piece of heaven

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Featuring your review. Thank you for everything. You are welcome any time.
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5

Charming Place

  • 5 of 5

This is a very charming cottage. I felt safe, and I was very close to the beach! Anything you could ever need was there too, such as beach umbrella and chairs. One of the things that I love the most is that I was able to bring my Dog! Most places only allow little dogs, but I was able to bring my big pup! Very friendly people in this area!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, I am one of few owners that allow the bigger pets. I am glad you had a nice time. Martie
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5

Beautiful and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The Crecent Moon was a great place! I love the side patio and the walk to the beach was about a minute from the house. The home was very comfy and the area was great. I will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jesup, Georgia
5

Lovely place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I had a wonderful stay at Crescent Moon! It was very easy to find & a good location. Very clean! Would definitely stay there again! Ms. Marti was very quick to respond to any questions or concerns.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a nice time. Please come back as Jesup is not that far!
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5

Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

It's difficult for me to find accommodations that meet what I need in a setting that I like; we're not big on fancy hotels, prefer to find "old" Florida with its character. I use a power chair for distance, a walker indoors and so there are certain criteria, foremost being a walk-in shower - with safety bars; I was in heaven! And a place that's not overly large so there's not a lot of walking. This fit the bill - and the fact that it was in a quiet neighborhood in an area with not a lot of traffic was even better. The eclectic decor added to the charm of the cottage which had everything we needed. Weather didn't cooperate so we couldn't enjoy the outdoor areas of the cottage as much as I'd have liked but loved the covered parking as I think we were there during monsoon season. Restaurants and grocery were nearby (Viola's in particular was great! Best mussels - yum); it was a short drive to St. Augustine proper for sightseeing. Would love to come back again.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Super nice review! And very informative for future guests! I thank you for mentioning the safety bars. Martie
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5

Great place. Had everything you neededz Good location. Owner was very accommodating..

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, Cottage had everything we needed. Very neat and clean. Good location- near beach. Owner was very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope you will return. Thank you for the nice review!
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Jacksonville
Nearest Barpub
across the street
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
St. Augustine
Nearest Motorway
A1A
Nearest Restaurant
Mr. Frog and McToads
Nearest Beach
Butler Beach
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* surf on the waves.

* eat in great restaurants.

* shopping in unique stores.

* lie or walk on the beach.

* rest or go to St. Augustine.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* walk on the beach.

* walk your dog.

* fly a kite.

* cook in.

* shop the thrift stores.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* play putt putt golf.

* go to the beach.

* play beach games.

* go to Marineland or Disney World.

* visit the Alligator Farm.

THE BEACH: ten miles long; wide, fabulous soft as silk white sand , walk or drive car on beach, 1 minute walk and no road to cross. It is east side A1A. Drive on the beach (entrance from 'The Crescent Moon is 1/2 block away) and you DO NOT cross any roads to get there.Lifeguards in summer, great surfing, swimming, fishing, boating, windsurfing, kite flying, snorkeling, etc.; Historical St. Augustine 10 minutes; St. Augustine Alligator farm 10 minutes; St. Augustine Beach fishing pier five minutes; unbelievable antique, modern and whimsical shopping. Marineland theme park 10 minutes; restaurants; night life; shopping; museums; movie theatres, and more. If you want to go ahead and take in Disney World, that is a few hours drive away and return to the sweet quiet of the the

beach life at 'The Crescent Moon'. Environmentally protected beach front with quiet dark nights.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $82 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.