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Private 2B Carriage House steps from the beach. New construction. Ideal location

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue


About the property

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

Built 2014: Sunny 2 bedroom, 1 bath carriage house. The house is not beachfront - it is 4 houses away from the beach boardwalk access at the end of the dead end street so there is no thru traffic. Every detail has been planned for your comfort and enjoyment. 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 with HD channels. 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. 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 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
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2017

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 Saint Augustine Beach in St. Johns County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • 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
  • 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 4
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

Private 2B Carriage House steps from the beach. New construction. Ideal location
average rating of 4.870968 based on 34 reviews
Ocean City, NJ

Our stay at this beautiful Carriage House was divine!

  • 5 of 5

This beach getaway was heavenly. The house and property were exactly on point with the description posted on line. It was tastefully decorated and in pristine condition. Every amenity needed was at your fingertips. We are looking forward to booking this again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing place at the beach...

  • 5 of 5

We live in South Florida, so beach life is normal for us; but this stay was exceptional! Where to begin?! The weather was rainy, chilly and very windy; but we had a very comfortable place to stay, relax and enjoy. The beds were comfortable, the unit was very clean, and pretty much anything you needed was at your disposal. From a full cable lineup, including Showtime, to all of your beach needs. The owners, Pat and John, have very good taste in decorating. The unit was very tastefully painted and the decorations were very appropriate. Some places we stay at the beach, look like they shopped at Goodwill. Pat and John put a lot of thought into decorating. The house is not very old at all and very well maintained. When we showed up the first day, the place was immaculate.

The location is amazing. Only about 150 feet away from the boardwalk across the dune. There are several beach type restaurants within a couple of blocks and many more within a 10 minute walk. Right across A1A is The Taco Shack. If you do not eat here, you are missing out. It is only outdoor seating, but you can get it to go and enjoy it in the comfort of the house. It is open until 2:30 AM, so there is no reason not to check it out.

The only negative was that we did not have more time to stay longer. Thank you Pat and John. We will definitely be back again.

Tim & Jeni

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about the home, it was beautifully decorated, comfortable and had all that you needed to make your stay complete. We loved the area and the closeness to the beach with access right down the road. We spent our days walking the beach and evenings eating at some great restaurants all within walking distant. Mango Mango, Sunset Grille and my teenage sons favorite was Burrito Works. If you go downtown make sure to visit the distillery for tasting and try the Ice Plant upstairs for food and craft cocktails.

Pat was wonderful to work with and answered all my questions. Thank you Pat and John for opening your lovely home, We will definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sandi for your compliments and helpful tips to future guests! I'm impressed you discovered Ice Plant, an out of the way spot! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Happy New Year! Pat
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Perfect place for a beach stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved our stay in the Carriage House and we can't wait to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Thanksgiving Stay

  • 5 of 5

John and Pat's home was a perfect getaway for the Thanksgiving break. My wife and kids wanted to try spending the holiday away from the traditional activities back home and see St. Augustine. Although it was November, we loved the short walk down the street, across the private boardwalk to the beach; the water was still warm enough from our youngest kids to wade in. The home is new and well appointed with everything we needed to have breakfast and dinner during our stay. Lets just say it is and beautiful home!! John and Pat provided a map of the neighborhood along A1A Beach Blvd- we loved the 'UFO' at the Taco Shop. We hope to return during the late spring/summer time.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Place Ever

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful trip to St. Augustine and this is such a beautiful, comfortable, very clean, well maintained home to stay at. Very close to the beach and lots of restaurants and the historic town of St. Augustine which we spent a lot of time there. It was such a great trip. We would highly recommend this property. Thank You, John and Pat for such a beautiful place and sharing it with us.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: 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 Saint 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
1 May 2017 - 24 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Memorial Day Wkend
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
30 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
4th of July week
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Jul 2017 - 12 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
13 Aug 2017 - 24 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
3 Jan 2018 - 1 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
3 Feb 2018 - 19 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £61.84
Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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