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Oceanfront Dunes Cottage- April thru September available.No booking fee

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8, nestled in dunes

Clean and cozy, beachy oceanfront cottage tucked into the sand dunes with privacy galore.

-Living room and master bedroom have oceanfront decks to watch the sunrise

-Front porch facing a quiet street

-One level interior living

-Flat screen TV in living room and smaller flatscreen in bedroom with Comcast triple play for cable TV, high speed internet access and free long distance calls -Sleeps 8-10 maximum with 2 bedrooms; one has 2 queen beds, the other bedroom has 2 full size beds; living room has full size sleeper sofa

-2 bathrooms- both have tub with shower

-Garage, driveway

-Washer and dryer

Wide walkable beach, easy access without steps

Close to shopping, restaurants, old city sightseeing-all nearby. Settle in, relax and make this your home away from home

Calendar is updated regularly

More Details

Jack & Linda
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2017


4/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)


Short stay at the beach for a wedding

  • 4 of 5

We needed a short stay to go to my Nephew's wedding in St. Augustine, so we rented Dune Dreams. Jack and Linda were very helpful and flexible in allowing us to stay when we needed. The cottage was so close to St. Augustine and so many other things. We also spent the whole day on the beach the next day and had such a good time. The beach is only a short walk from the cottage and very easy to get to. There is not a walkway at the cottage, which we knew ahead of time, but just one house over is the beach access and it was no problem at all. The cottage itself is older but the inside was very clean, comfortable and bright and all the windows provided a wonderful view of the dunes, ocean and sunrise. The cottage does sit back in the dunes, so the beach view is a little limited but beautiful anyway. They did have a beach umbrella and some boogie boards in the garage and we were able to get both our cars in the garage, which was great! We have grown up going to the beach in this area and it is our favorite beach. Of course we had to follow tradition and go to the Oasis, which is right down the road, for some good food and music that night. Cindy at First Choice Florida Vacation Rentals, was very nice to work with also. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit and the beach. Yes the house is one over from the community beach access, so the view of the dunes from the house is unspoiled and natural. We're glad that you got to visit some of your old haunts and recapture some good memories. We're glad that it worked out for you!
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Not recommended for young children

  • 3 of 5

Our first impression of the house was questionable as we pulled in to the driveway, however, we were pleasantly surprised to walk in to a comfortable and clean home. The first thing we did was walk out back, anxious to get out to the beach. When we couldn't find access or a walkway, we called the management company and were told we had to walk down the street to the beach access. Though the walk is a short one, we were disappointed that we assumed incorrectly that we'd have direct access.

After quickly unpacking and getting our anxious 3 yr old ready for the beach, we were surprised to find no wagon or other useful beach cart we could use to carry our things down the road to the beach. Anyone with a child knows how much "stuff" is required for the beach. Another disappointment was to find there was only one beach chair in the garage for our use, and no cooler. Also, there were few beach towels, and they were very old and worn. Other beach properties we've rented have always been well equipped, which is how our expectations have been set.

The house did not have any plastic dishes, bowls or cups, which is preferable with a small child. Also, there are sticker bushes throughout the backyard, and we quickly determined (the hard way) that our son could only play on the deck. Those painful stickers were embedded in the carpet in the living room and master bedroom, which we also found out the hard way.

If you have any intentions of sleeping in, the blinds in both bedrooms are outdated and do not provide much, if any, of a sun shield. We didn't mind this, as the sunrise is absolutely beautiful to watch from the back deck.

All in all, we enjoyed our short stay in this home. The house is located in a very quiet and peaceful neighborhood. We felt safe and comfortable. We wouldn't return however, and wouldn't recommend it for families with small children.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are truly sorry that you did not enjoy your brief stay. We have been renting our cottage for 12 years and spend time there ourselves. We have many satisfied renters, including mostly repeat customers who stay for several weeks each year and others who stay for 2 months at a time- for the past 7 years. We understand that our cottage, and the natural dune setting, is not for everyone and wish you luck in enjoying your future vacations. Jack & Linda (owners)
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Cookeville TN. US

vacation at St. Augustine FL.

  • 5 of 5

this place was just great,very clean and comfortable, walking distance to beach, I would recomend Dume dreams-oceamfront cottage for a relaxing vacation to every one.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to Dune Dreams! We work hard to try to keep the house clean and beachy, since we're so close to the beach, and are very happy that it worked out well for you. Please visit us again!
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 21 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet fee each additional $50 + Tax
Security Damage Waiver $45
Cleaning fee $145 + Tax
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Realtor administrative fee 3.95%

A local rental agency handles the payments for us. 50 percent deposit by credit card or check, within 10 days, to make a reservation and hold the dates for your stay. Payment in full 60 days prior to arrival. Upon arrival, check in with rental agency and receive the keys. Rental agency is nearby and will handle any issues. Administrative fee of 3.95 percent.

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Saint Augustine Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1340 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bathroom has 2 vanity sinks, tub with shower, toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom 2 has granite top vanity sink, tub w/shower,toilet
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower on side of the house
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , Oceanfront master bedroom has 2 queen beds
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Bedroom 2 has 2 full beds
    Living room sleep sofa - 1 double , Living room double size sleeper sofa
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Oceanfront, decks, porch, wi-fi, linens provided, small pets allowed with fee, central heating and air conditioning, washer and dryer, microwave, garage and driveway parking.

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