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Island Cottage - Rookery View

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

So close to town but you feel so secluded

Nestled in a charming neighborhood with picturesque views; our Island Cottage is sure to be your home away from home.

This bright and airy 2 bedroom, 2 bath home is situated in a cozy, quiet and safe neighborhood on Anastasia Island. This peaceful house has been recently renovated and features a new kitchen, updated bathrooms and fresh paint. The backyard is fenced, perfect for pets and includes a grill and fire pit! There’s a screened front porch with swing overlooking an immense natural bird habitat with additional space for guest to entertain and relax.

The house has a nice open floor plan with sky lights for additional natural lighting. The living room has a flat-screen TV. Both the master and guest bedrooms have queen size beds.

Nearby, guests will find abundant choices for dining, shopping, and site-seeing. Just a short walk away is The Alligator Farm, The Lighthouse, and The Amphitheater.

More Details

Lisa M. Crowell
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 January, 2017

About Lisa M. Crowell

We are a married couple (retired military) who love to travel. This is our primary residence and we are looking to rent it while we explore the United States and have our own adventures. We love, love, love our home and our town and hope you feel as passionate about both when you are here.

Lisa M. Crowell purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Lisa M. Crowell chose St. Augustine Area

It's a slice of heaven in an amazing location. You'll feel the good vibes as soon as you pull up.

What makes this cottage unique

Solitude but close to everything and we live here so there is everything you could possibly need.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A couple of tiny things that it may help to know:

1. The two keys provided for the front door were stiff. You may need new keys or to get these filed down, if they are new. Some WD-40 in the lock could help as well;

2. The house keep showed up before 11a. They sat in the driveway while we finished our breakfast. Not a relaxing way to finish our vacation; and

3. If you have a watering can, leave it on the porch so guests can water the flowerbeds.

Thanks for the little details (soap, toothpaste, cookies) and for such a beautiful and well organized home.
Mar 2015
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Island Cottage - Rookery View
average rating of 4.714286 based on 10 reviews

Great screened porch and neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

The house was very clean, has a comfortable bed in the master bedroom, and a great screened porch where we watched birds flying in and out of the sanctuary down the street. The owners are very responsive and helpful with questions. It is a lovely neighborhood with friendly neighbors, and it's an easy drive to the beaches and to downtown St. Augustine. We walked our dog in the neighborhood every day, and it was also very convenient to have a fenced backyard and a grill.

We had a great time exploring Anastasia Island and downtown St. Augustine; finding many dog-friendly patios and porches at restaurants; going to the winery "cellar", which is actually a rooftop patio with music; listening to music and eating at City Bistro Coffee (on Ponce De Leon Blvd); and going to the farm markets on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. The only reason I didn't give the house a 5 rating was due to the uncomfortable living room furniture.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. Everything we needed was available.

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, fun eclectic home that was close to Old St. Augustine. "Übered" over a few times and avoided the parking fees and traffic. Worked out great. House had everything we needed but the seating provided in the living area was not comfortable and not suitable for someone who is a little older or has problems with mobility.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than any hotel could ever be....

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we pulled into the parking area of this little cottage, we knew we had found the perfect place for our vacation. The bright and cheery colors were quite welcoming and were tastefully chosen. Our first impression upon walking into the home was that it appeared exactly as the photos had shown on the VRBO website. It was sparkling clean with lots of natural sunlight pouring in. Around every corner and on every wall, in every nook and cranny was another surprise decoration or picture, all of which reflected the owner's personalities. The deck and fire pit area were a joy, the front porch was fantastic!! Our two dogs thoroughly enjoyed the fenced in yard, having never experienced such freedom before. There was an extensive loose leaf binder with explicit instructions regarding care of the home, the T-V and appliances, as well as suggestions on places of interest to check out while we were there. We especially enjoyed looking at the pictures in the third bedroom, which chronicled the Army activities of Kevin, the owner. He is a genuine hero, who was wounded in service to our country. His wife, Lisa, was also a joy to talk to and there was evidence of her love for her home all around.

We spent the entire week exploring and enjoying the beautiful St. Augustine area. We were there the week of Christmas so each evening the city is ablaze with tiny sparkling lights at businesses along the main street as well as many homes and offices decorated throughout the city. We took advantage of the Holly Jolly Trolley on Christmas Eve. It was completely magical.

In summary then, we would highly recommend this VRBO rental and hope it is available the next time we visit Florida.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Unique & Well Equipped!

  • 5 of 5

This house was fantastic! More than we could have asked for. We've stayed at a number of personal home rentals, and this one was one of our favorites!

To start with, it was very clean. There was a place for everything and the entire house was very well equipped making it easy to kick back and relax.

The home itself was beautiful, and very unique! Everywhere we looked there were small detail that made it homey and inviting. It's obvious the owners truly love their home and care for it greatly.

The location was perfect for our needs as well. Lovely street to walk down and friendly neighbors.

Overall, I would highly recommend this rental to anyone looking for an awesome house in St.Augustine!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yay! We are so happy we are one of your favorites! We strive to make our home as relaxing as possible and repeatedly hear that we have succeeded. We love our home very much and look forward to the seclusion and glamour (just like St. Augustine itself) when we return. Hope you get a chance to visit again soon...Bob says Hi!
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Safety Harbor, FL

Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and two rescue "fur kids" Gracie and Milo absolutely LOVED our stay here. I think the front porch was our favorite spot, although it's cozy, warm and inviting inside, too. The size was just perfect for us. We loved the landscaping and especially loved the wonderful rookery across the street. Just a couple miles from all the history, restaurants and shops downtown, it only took a few minutes to be exploring and enjoying all the really cool places. It's only about four miles down A1A to the Winn-Dixie or Publix grocery stores, which is also very convenient. The Lighthouse is an easy 15-20 minute walk, and if you love history, you'll love it. Totally worth the $10 fee to go to top, and spend a long time in the lighthouse keeper's residence (we spent over two hours there)! Can't say enough about this cute home and it's wonderful owners. I'd definitely recommend it for those looking for peace and quiet away from town, but just a few minutes away.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the glowing review. We can't tell you how happy it makes us to have guests enjoy our home. We hope to have you back soon!
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Pittsboro NC

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house has everything you need (even extra hot sauce), is clean, and comfortable. Very good location for the beach and town. My wife loved the swing on the screened in front porch and I enjoyed the grill. We met most of the neighbors and they are friendly and welcoming. This is something we enjoyed in St Augustine every where we went. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.9 Miles
Saint Augustine
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Conch House
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Marsh Creek County Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Gypsy Cab Company
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Anastasia State Park

Fountain of Youth, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Farmers Markets and Historic District Events.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint Augustine, St. Augustine Area

Rental Basis:
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £325
Cleaning Fee £102
Property Damage Protection £80
Pet Fee £81

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Augustine in North East Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master bedroom has Tempur-pedic adjustable bed with massage.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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