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Private 2B Carriage House steps from the beach built 2014. Ideal location

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Spacious 2-bedroom, 1 Bath private Carriage House, Steps To Beach & restaurants

Coastal style carriage house built 2014: Sunny 2 bedroom, 1 bath with garage. The house is not beachfront - it is 200 yards away from the beach boardwalk at the end of a dead end street so there is no thru traffic. Every detail has been planned for your comfort. Vaulted ceilings throughout with oversized windows and seeded glass transoms, giving a spacious feel. 2 bedrooms each with a queen bed, ceiling fan and flat screen TV. There is a queen sleeper sofa in the living room with a 50' TV. WIFI. Whirlpool tub in bathroom/shower. Dimmable recessed lighting. Downstairs is your laundry room and connection to the garage where beach chairs, cooler and umbrella are located. There are no renters downstairs -only garage and laundry room. Open floor plan with fully equipped kitchen with island, granite countertops, stainless appliances: dw, microwave, glass top electric range, toaster oven, refrigerator with in-the-door ice maker. Dining and living area with French doors opening to a small balcony with ceiling fan. You can hear the ocean from the balcony. Central heat/air conditioning. Foam mattresses and luxury linens provided for your comfort. Beach chairs, towels, sun umbrella and other amenities are provided for your use during your stay. HE Washer/dryer. You'll love the outdoor shower with hot/cold water to rinse away the sand after a day at the beach.

A stone’s throw from the soft white sand beach (no cars section). Listen to the surf from your private balcony. It will be difficult to leave your beach house to explore the beaches, activities, sightseeing, live entertainment, nightlife, great dining of St. Augustine! Eight bar/restaurants and beach stores are within short walking distance. Nearby, visit the Beach Pier for fishing and the splash park, volley ball and free summer outdoor music festivals every Wednesday 7-9pm. A farmers market is held every Wednesday at the pier year round. Every Saturday a farmer's market is held at the Amphitheatre. Miniature golf is only 1/2 mile away. Take the beach trolley to downtown attractions, the nation’s oldest city, which is only 4 miles away. Take a trolley tour to learn all about the historic oldest city. Horse and carriage rides are available downtown also. Shopping plaza 1 mile away with Publix Grocery, Starbucks, an Aveda salon and spa and more restaurants.

Take Surf lessons from 'The Pit Surf Shop' a block away, rent bicycles or join their surf camp activities. Salt Life Restaurant will pick you up and take you home in their 6 seat golf cart! Enjoy having your own home away from home. If you want to experience a beach lifestyle in comfort and luxury come visit Sea Esta!

More Details

John and Pat O'Brien
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About John and Pat O'Brien

We moved to St. Augustine North City area in 2005 from Point Lookout, NY after friends of ours moved here and introduced us to this wonderful place. We searched for a double lot near the beach where we could build a fabulous home for us and a unique vacation rental next door. We wanted to live next to our rental so we could be available to our guests if needed yet private for us and our guests. After 1 1/2 years of designing and building we accomplished our goal and hope you love St. Augustine beach and our house as much as we do.

John and Pat O'Brien purchased this house in 2014

What makes this house unique

We love the location because you can walk to restaurants and hear the ocean from the house. We like that our beach is on the side of the beach where cars are not allowed. We are on a quiet street yet close to activities, restaurants, sightseeing, shopping. It offers the best of everything. We wanted the metal roof and blown-in insulation to make the house energy efficient and we added a hybrid water heater for the same reason. We built the guest house as though it was for ourselves and didn't skimp on the extras.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved being so close to the beach and look forward to another visit!
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in St Augustine Beach in St Johns County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Outdoor Shower , whirlpool tub/shower combo
  • 1 bath with whirlpool tub and shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , in living room
  • 2 bedrooms with 1 queen bed in each. a queen sofa bed is located in the living room suitable for children
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Spacious hot water outdoor shower with privacy walls


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Private 2B Carriage House steps from the beach built 2014. Ideal location
average rating of 4.9 based on 53 reviews

Wonderful House and Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

This home is everything you could want in a vacation experience. The kitchen is fully stocked and the house is decorated perfectly.

The location is steps from a beautiful and natural beach, with restaurants within easy walking distance.

Just minutes from historic St. Augustine!

This property a real gem!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We hope to see you again sometime !
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Cozy if the weather is not co-operative, but close to the beach for those perfect weather days. Can see the sunrise from the east facing window. Comfy beds too.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful retreat - close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time during our stay in St Augustine Beach. Not only did we fall in love with the area, but we fell in love with this cozy retreat. The carriage house is beautifully decorated and very clean. The kitchen is very well stocked, there is even an electric griddle . The design is very well thought out and provided plenty of room for our group of four - two adults and two teenagers. The beach is an easy walk away, it's a short trip into historical St Augustine, and there are several very good restaurants within walking distance. The O'Briens answered our emails in a timely manner and were very easy to work with. We will definitely put this on our list of places to return to. We loved it!

The only caution we would give is that the step in tub/shower is quite high and might prove to be difficult with someone with mobility issues.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was very clean and well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

Pat & John have done a nice job furnishing this house with all the essentials you need for everyday living and the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved the location and appreciated the cleanliness of the home.

  • 5 of 5

The O'Briens were very helpful in our phone conversations prior to arrival. The home is an excellent location---within 2 minutes of the beach and close to stores and church. The living, dining area and bedrooms were all comfortable spaces. Lighting in the first bedroom could be improved, but overall we were very pleased. If we're ever back in the area, we would definitely try to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous house with every comfort a few steps from the beach

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely home which was peaceful and relaxing with access to a great beach and only a short drive to St. Augustine

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunset Grille
Mango Mango's Caribbean Grill & Bar
A1A Ale Works
World Famous Oasis Restaurant
great breakfast!
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport
Nearest Barpub
45 Metres
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Royal St Augustine Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
45 Metres
Mango Mangos
Nearest Beach
45 Metres
St Augustine Beach
Car: recommended

This beautiful private two bedroom carriage house comes with all the amenities you might need to get away from it all. It is on a quiet street just 150' from a beautiful white sand beach where you can swim, surf and walk for miles. Walk to a number of bar/restaurants, bicycle rentals, surf shop. Nearby is St. Augustine Amphitheatre showcasing top band concerts and special events year-round including farmers market every Saturday. Visit the Pier that offers a farmer's market every Wednesday and has volleyball courts and a pavilion where free events are held. Enjoy 'Music by the Sea' free concerts in the summer season with local restaurants serving fair priced food. Bring your chair and cooler (alcohol permitted) for a fun night! Visit the historic city 4 miles away. The Alligator Farm and the Lighthouse are spots you might enjoy. In St. Augustine you can kick back and relax or spend your days sightseeing and busy with activities sun up to sun down. We recommend taking the sightseeing trolley downtown to learn all about the history of the oldest city and you can get on and get off at various stops.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
29 May 2018 - 4 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2018
12 Aug 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
December 2018
1 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £64.24

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. There are no refunds less than 60 days prior to arrival. Cancellation insurance is offered and strongly recommended.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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