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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 - 6 nights


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. 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 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:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 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 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. New construction. Ideal location
average rating of 4.9 based on 43 reviews

Perfect beach get away!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful beach home. Extremely clean and had everything we needed. The owners were extremely accommodating as well! Great location, quiet, clean street. Walking distance to lots of eating, shopping, and activities which we loved! Will definitely return to this location again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We would love to have you return for another stay! Thank you so much for choosing our place!
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The property was great, modern furnishings, super clean and a superb location!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great, really an ideal beach stay for a family of four. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best VRBO yet!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was one of the highlights of our trip to St. Augustine. Every detail is thought of, and you will definitely enjoy all of the comforts of home and then some during your stay. Pat and John have supplied their guests with everything you could possibly need to enjoy a perfect day at the beach. You will enjoy wonderful lighting throughout the house, comfy places to curl up with a book or watch movie, plush carpet in the bedrooms and living room area, a cozy balcony to enjoy the beach air, very comfortable beds, and everything else you could possibly need. You truly can't beat the location of this rental for the St. Augustine area. We did a lot of cooking in the perfectly equipped kitchen, but were also able to quickly walk to Mango Mangoes, A1A Burrito Works, and Beachcomber for lunch a few days. This was our first trip to St. Augustine, and we are already looking for a reason to go back and enjoy this rental space again. It really is a home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The beach house was beautiful, immaculately clean, and tastefully decorated.

  • 5 of 5

The beach house was everything we hoped for in a vacation getaway. It was just a few houses away from the beach, quiet, and family friendly. We were close to all the historic St. Augustine sites while being away from the crowds. Great location and Great owners that thought of every detail in this lovely coastal home away from home!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location for our small family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The carriage house was in a prefect location and immaculate. Merely took a simple walk to local attractions including the beach being less than a block away! A fantastic stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for a St. Augustine Beach Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a more perfect getaway for our family of four. This was our first trip to St. Augustine and we can not wait to come back! The house was roomy, clean, and well decorated. We like to cook at the house when we are on vacation, and this place had everything we needed. They provided beach chairs, umbrellas, carts and a cooler amoung other things. This saves a lot of time and space when traveling and it was so nice to have for our beach time. The location to the beach was amazing! On a little quite side street we were steps from the beautiful sandy beach and blue waters.

Memorial Day was pretty crowded, but during the rest of our vacation the beach was not crowded at all. Lots of surfers in the water that we enjoyed and we even saw a dolphin flip out of the water right in front of a group of surfers. The boys in our family love to fish and the peir is perfect for that and located just blocks away. There is so much to do here that we couldn't fit it all into a week, but the best part about this trip is that you have the option to sightsee, fish, golf, surf, shop, or just lay by the water all day. There is really something for everyone.

The owners are absolutely wonderful! We really had no problems at all during our visit. I think perhaps there may have been an issue with the garage door, but they had it fixed before I knew anything was wrong. They provided us with magazines all about St. Augustine which were extremely helpful in decided what we wanted to do while visiting. We typically vacation in the gulf area when heading to the beach and love it, so I was nervous and not sure what to expect or if I would like this area as much, but we loved everything about it! I highly recommend this cottage for anyone considering a visit to this area!!

Thank you John and Pat for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
28 Aug 2017 - 24 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
3 Jan 2018 - 1 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
3 Feb 2018 - 19 May 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
Summer 2018
20 May 2018 - 11 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
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £60.65
Tax Rate 10.5%

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.
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