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Sleeps 1-4 (or 14!). Ocean view. Pets! Quality furnishings, clean & maintained.

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2nd House From Dog Friendly Beach, No Road To Cross. Just Bring Your Suitcase!

1930's Cottage style upstairs/downstairs duplex, 2nd story with small ocean view, second house from the beach. Sleeps 4, however, the entire duplex and adjacent cozy bungalow can be combined for a total of 12! For our guests, a small wedding could be held on the property. (Please request more information for a larger group and availability.)

We have loved sharing our future retirement home since 2001. Large two level deck with an amazing breeze! We provide everything you need! Grills, cooler, beach towels, chairs, umbrella and more! Any size dog is welcome with a small additional fee, please ask for details before submitting your requests. Full kitchen, washer and dryer , 46 inch flat screen TV.

3 miles to Historic Saint Augustine. Guana and Anastasia State Park within 6 miles. Pier fishing and Marina within 1 mile. Enjoy the sunset at Beaches restaurant, walk under the Vilano bridge and see the intracoastal marshes.

Vacation rental etiquette is expected. As owners we embrace the standard rule of "leave it like you found it" and "pay it forward for the next guests". Please remember...for the same cost of a nice hotel room with two beds....you and your family have 1000 sq ft of living space, a short walk to the beach and outdoor dining.

Option 1 - Operation Ready!: (We encourage our guests to take photos on arrival)

Includes wash/dry, bleach linens/towels & place on beds. Sweep floors. Clean dishes, kitchen/refrigerator, grill, cooler. Trash/recycle bagged and placed in bins. The listed items will result in partial or 100% of deposit to not be returned.

**Owners\Caretaker will mop floors and sanitize bathrooms.

Option 2 - Employ Caretaker Service:

Communicate with owners before booking that you wish to opt out of preparing for future guests. Cost $150.

More Details

Gayla Garner
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 November, 2017

About Gayla Garner

We love to share our beach home and meet new friends including ones with paws! We appreciate our life here in this beautiful place we are lucky to call home.

We near by so we can ensure you have everything you need for a great vacation or winter retreat.

I am originally from Ft. Myers Florida and have lived in St Augustine since 1995. My husband Peter is from Australia. I always say he found the best Florida attraction and he decided to stay!

Gayla Garner purchased this cottage in 1998

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a group of four that stayed three nights and we absolutely loved it. The apartment itself was decorated really nice and clean. It was located basically right on the beach and super close to down town St Augustine. I would highly recommend anyone to stay here. Thanks again Gayla for providing us with the perfect apartment
Apr 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Augustine in St. Johns County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 Pine - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 White - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Check in time 4 pm [check with owner for earlier entry possibilities] Check out time noon [strict]


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average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews

50 steps to Vilano Beach

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I spent the month of March on the second floor of this duplex. The interior is very bright and well appointed. With its twin peeks at the ocean, the deck is great for coffee in the morning and lunch under the umbrella. The common ground area is an ideal place to get out of the wind. And , of course, it's a mere 50 steps to the coquina beach.

Ian G

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable beach cottage

  • 4 of 5

The rental is the upstairs apartment of a 1940ish beach cottage with some very nice upgrades. The kitchen and bathroom were amazing. This is a perfect place for a family that wants to spend some quality time together. Our Chihuahua loved guarding the house from the upper deck. Because this isn't an access point with parking, the beach was near empty and very peaceful. Gayle provides everything you need for the beach. There is a table with umbrella and chairs on the deck that was perfect for our morning coffee. Gayle is very attentive and really wants to make sure you have a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for all the compliments! We try to ensure all our guests have everything they need. Home away from home! You and your family treated our future retirement home with great respect. Thank you for being fantastic guests! We look forward to seeing all of you in the future.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Jacksonville International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Royal St Augustine
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Puccunni's Italian
Nearest Beach
2nd house from beach
Car: necessary

Historic Saint Augustine


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint Augustine, North East Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £75.49
Refundable cleaning £75.49
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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