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The Crescent Moon quiet, cozy, one block from beach

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 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 Saint 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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Saint Augustine Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 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.
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • 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
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.


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The Crescent Moon quiet, cozy, one block from beach
average rating of 4.8939395 based on 78 reviews

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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Comfy, nice, convinent

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the crescent moon. Martie was great and respond to calls and emails if needed quickly. The decor is very nice and it’s very comfy. Everything you need is there. They even had beach chairs and toys for the baby to play with on the beach. We went for our anniversary weekend with our daughter. The old fort was a 20 minute drive and there were great restaurants located near by. It was a short walk to the beach. I would recommend the crescent moon!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were super nice guests. I hope your baby enjoyed the toys. There is a nice collection in the laundry room. Thank you again. Martie
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Cute and comfy

  • 5 of 5

This is a cute little place close to the beach and activities in the area. We traveled with 2 dogs and were very happy with our stay. I booked this based on good reviews and I was very happy with the cottage. Met the owner and she is very nice. We would stay here again

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Valerie, it was so nice meeting you. I hope you return as you were the perfect guest. Martie
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Awesome cottage close to beach.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and comfortable. Martie is excellent to work with and is really on top of things. She pays attention to the smallest of things. Plenty to do and really good restaurants. Highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, cozy, very clean.

  • 5 of 5

Weather was cold, but e enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable stay over New Years 2018.

  • 4 of 5

Cozy, comfortable place. Able to enjoy New Years 2018.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
across the street
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
St. Augustine
Nearest Motorway
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $82
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 7.1%

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.