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Barefoot Oceanview W/ Heated Pool, Cozy Beach Cottage Decor

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-12)

Barefootin' Beach Duplex is only 45 barefoot steps to the dune (only 3 houses away)!

House is a Duplex with two separate 3 bedroom units. Rent one or both!!

You can see the ocean from your top floor decks and bedrooms,and then head off to the beach, or just swim in the beautiful heated pool in your backyard and have cocktails on the oceanview deck in the afternoon! A barbecue is provided for poolside BBQ'S.

Newly renovated and decorated with a cozy beach cottage theme by the artist owner, you can curl up on the sofa with a book, watch a movie(some provided), do a puzzle(some provided) or walk over one street to the very popular A street and have a great oceanside meal, shop, or watch the surfers go by.. (you can even do that on your very own front porch.)

On Wednesday's walk to the farmer's market at the pier just blocks away. Downtown, the Oldest City in the USA has sightseeing tours, beautiful restaurants, great shops and lots and lots to do.....

Take your children to the Alligator Farm, Ripley's Believe It or Not, the Splash Park, or Miniature Golf, just a few of the many choices this great little town has to offer.....

Keywords: Duplex

More Details

Sharon Freeman
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About Sharon Freeman

My name is Sharon and I am 57 years old. I am a St. Augustine Beach resident (I live a mile from the property) and I used to rent properties here before I actually moved here. That was before the time of being able to see them online! I used to drive here all excited to see what kind of place we were going to get! That is why I want my place to be something that you absolutely LOVE when you arrive!

I love to go to the beach, read, paint and redecorate the beach house!!

I have a husband who lives and works in Miami as a general contractor and two sons who have just graduated college. One lives and works in Miami and one lives and works in Fort Myers. I can't believe I have children this old!!

I love my beach house and I love running this business. I love meeting all the guests and I have acquired many new friends this way!

Sharon Freeman purchased this house in 2007

Why Sharon Freeman chose St. Augustine Area

Actually, I vacationed here in St. Augustine Beach for 23 years before I moved here. I would bring my children and stay with my dad who worked here for the months of April,May and June. When the kids were little, I stayed 6 weeks, as they got older and were in school we had to leave after their 2 week spring vacation. So when we finally owned a property here, I was so excited... I decorated it with a very bright and beachy decor, because I remembered coming here on vacation and being sooooo excited about what our place would look like--(those were the days before online viewing, you just got what you got over the phone) We have lived here now for 5 years and I love St. Augustine Beach as much as a full time resident as I did when I only got to be here a couple weeks a year....

What makes this house unique

I love our property because it has been newly remodeled, so it is fresh, clean and bright and beachy. I love being able to see the ocean and walk right over the dune to spend the day at the beach. Or to just stay home and float with a good book in the pool....I love our street, because it is quiet and I get to watch the surfers go by on their way to the beach and because it is only one block off of A Street, the hub of activity in St. Augustine Beach. We can walk over to the oceanfront restaurants, or the surf shop and be a part of the happy atmosphere of vacationers....I also love to sit on my oceanview deck with a glass of wine and a book and watch the pelicans fly by, the sun set or the moon rise over the ocean.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a comment from my guest that she sent to me, because she could not figure out how to put it in the guestbook herself, so I will just copy it verbatim.....Thank you Kate- "From the moment we arrived at the beach house we were in heaven! The description from Sharon the owner couldn't even describe how perfect the beach house was. She and her family were so accommodatiing in arranging everything needed. The location was amazing and the house was absolutely perfect! We had 4 families stay so it worked out great with the setup of the duplex. Each unit had 3 bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths with the cutest beach decor. The huge decks were perfect for big family lunches and the pool was warm and beautiful. Thank you for the great location to get our families together! We will most definitely return!!
Nov 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint Augustine Beach in St. Johns County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Hot and cold water outdoor showers, flat screen TV's. Private upper decks, BBQ's, heated pool!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)

Barefoot Oceanview W/ Heated Pool, Cozy Beach Cottage Decor
average rating of 4.75 based on 37 reviews
Virginia Beach

Slice of heaven at St Augustine Beach

  • 5 of 5

Our family just left St Augustine and The Barefootin' cottage. We could not have asked for a better rental experience. The house was immaculate, the pool delightful, the kitchen well stocked, the beds comfy, the beach so close and our hosts Sharon and Bob were wonderful. We must go back and soon.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And you were such wonderful guests! ❤️ Thank you so much!! You Left the house beautiful, and made us feel like we've known you forever! We miss seeing you and chatting! Come back soon!
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Perfect Beachhouse!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect stay by the beach! Close to beach, restaurants, ice cream :-). Pool and grill in the yard were awesome for unwinding in the evening. House was very clean with lots of room!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you sooo much! It makes me so happy when my guests enjoy their stay! Thank you also for leaving everything so beautiful when you left. Please come and stay with us again!
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Wonderful vacation experience.

  • 5 of 5

My family and my sisters family rented both sides of this duplex for spring break. We had a great time and can't recommend this rental highly enough. Sharon was very accomidating when we arrived a little early. We had anxious kids that were ready to hit the beach and she allowed us to change in the back pool/shower house area even though the house wasn't quite ready yet. The location is great, and the beach is wonderful. We had a small glitch with a circuit breaker that kept blowing, but Sharon had an electrician there asap. The pool was fantastic, and the kids just loved it. Thank you Sharon for our break from Michigan's winter weather. It was a blast.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my gosh, thank you! It was great meeting you all and I am so glad you had fun! I am still envious of your beautiful tan, and I certainly hope we get to see you all again!
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  • 5 of 5

From the moment I reached out to Sharon about renting this property, until the last moment when we closed the door to sadly leave, our experience was just incredible. Sharon and Bob are kind, warm, helpful, responsive, considerate, hospitable, wonderful people. Sharon was patient when I asked 100 questions before renting, she even allowed my friend to check out the property for me! I lived in St. Augustine for 4 years when I attended college at Flagler and I wanted to make sure that we were at a place that felt just right and met all our varied needs of twin toddlers, a mother, a friend and myself. This beach house was JUST RIGHT! The location is PERFECT, the pool is tranquil and peaceful, being steps from the beach allowed us to lug children and beach gear back and forth with ease. The house is beachy and cozy and located in walking distance of great places to eat and have a drink. I simply can't say enough about what a perfect fit it was and how wonderful these owners are. We miss everything about being there already and we very much will rent again! THANK YOU Sharon and Bob for a truly wonderful vacation, we are so happy to have met you! And if you are reading this and still wondering if it's worth renting, it is! We can't wait to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, thank you so much for the wonderful review!! It was such a pleasure to have met you and your family, we wish you lived closer because we feel we would be lifetime friends! Also thank you for leaving everything so beautiful when you headed home! We miss you all and cannot wait to see you again!❤️
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Perfect , cozy and convenient

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a week at this darling house. It was so convieniently located to the beach , restaurants and downtown . Our weather was cold for most of the vacation so being close to things to do was important . We were still able to take a walk on the beach everyday and enjoy a protected pool area to get outside with our dog .

You can tell these owners keep up the property nicely .

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review! My husband and I do try to make sure you have a wonderful environment to enjoy your vacation. You left everything so beautiful so please come back again and I will put in a special request for warmer weather! Thank you. Sharon
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Good location with access to nice beach and within walking distance of decent restaurants.

  • 2 of 5

Never heard from host during stay. In my experience staying at 20+ vrbo properties globally, all vrbo hosts were either at the property on arrival or called first/second day to confirm arrival and confirm all was in order at the property. That is the responsibility of the host who is receiving the economic benefit of my vacation choice. Overhead lightbulb at top of stairs was out and we had to use cellphone flashlight to find our way upstairs every night. Bed linens on several beds were stained (yellow spots on sheets and black marks on many pillow cases) as were linens in closet, most windows had no screens, ironing board but no iron to be found, empty boxes and things haphazardly thrown into closets and drawers, used Kleenex under bed. The underlying concept of vrbo/homeaway is for the guest to feel at home. I did not. The issues described are details and guest expectations that distinguish a property from the many options available. First, and hopefully last, disappointing vrbo experience.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my gosh, I feel absolutely terrible. I also love to meet my guests and in the "olden days" before credit card payments, I met all my guests at the house and we exchanged keys and payment. I guess I was very mistaken that people did not want to be bothered by the owner or their representative. I am So sorry. I will also speak to my cleaning person about the stains. I know all linens are laundered and the dryer was just repaired for leaving black marks on things. She should have thrown those sherts/pillowcases out instead of using them again. I leave my phone number on the table and really wished you had called me because I live a mile away and would have been there in a second to correct any issues, as I say on the sheet on the table and the welcome email I send. There are extra bight bulbs under the sink but because that hallway light is high up my husband would have come over and changed the bulb for you immediately if we had known. The prior guests were there a month and must have left boxes in the closets, I will make sure the cleaning person remembers to check that in the future. Please read the other reviews beginning 9 years ago. I have never had such a terrible review so please realize this is totally out of character for my home and my responsibility. I really wish you would have called me and given me the chance to make your stay better. I wanted to add that as we went into the house after our last guest left, we went around to check on all the issues you mentioned. The master bedroom had the ironing board in it with the iron on the shelf above it where we always keep it, so I am a little confused. We didn't find any boxes in any of the closets, but possibly the next tenant put them in the recycle bin. My husband replaced the light bulb when the next guest called us to let us know. Once again, I appreciate the feedback because it is my job to make sure you have the happiest stay, I wish I could have helped you sooner Please remember you can always call me anytime.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint Augustine Beach, North East Florida

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
One 3 bedroom unit
1 Jun 2016 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £463.82
Pet Fee £77.3
Cleaning £77.3
Tax Rate 10.5%

I do require a $600.00 deposit check be sent to 7 B Street Vacation Rentals, 7 B Street, Saint Augustine Beach, Fl 32080
I do NOT cash this check, it serves to hold the dates for you and as a security for me. When you depart and we clean and find all is well I return the deposit check in the mail to you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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