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Intracoastal Waterfront House on Private island surrounded by National/State Par

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2,600 4br/2.5 bath, vaulted beam ceilings, stone floors 1st floor and wood on 2n

Longvue is a St Augustine inspired Cottage located on a historic private island set on the Intracoastal Waterway surrounded by Guana state park and Stokes State Park. Private dock with tidal access to the IWC. Very private, with only three other residences on the 10 acre island surrounded by rivers and marsh. Open and bright 2,600 sf floor plan with vaulted ceilings and french doors leading to wrap-around brick terrace. Property has full canopy of coastal live oaks and plenty of open yard to relax and enjoy the pristine aquatic and coastal preserve of Guana state park to the east and Stokes Park (400 acres) to the south/west. Master suite is downstairs with porch and three bedrooms upstairs (one a loft balcony). Separate Family / TV Room and office conservatory. We just installed a new high end HVAC system with variable speed condensing unit and dehumidification as well as new well water and irrigation pumps to minimize any issue SM durning your stay.

Joseph S. Cronk
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

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Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 February, 2018

About Joseph S. Cronk

We are a family of 6 who have lived on Medicis Island since 2003 when we were the only residents. We have two in college, two at home and live between St Augsutine and San Marco Florida

Joseph S. Cronk purchased this house in 2003

Why Joseph S. Cronk chose Saint Augustine

Fishing, relaxing, a day on the boat to St. Augustine and the beaches. Our family has enjoyed this island cottage for over 14 years and it will always be a part of the family. Longvue cottage was built by the daughter and Dr. husband of the original owners of Diego island who purchased the property in 1945 after completing the engineering on the IWC. He built the original cottage on the north side of the island which remains a family weekend retreat.

What makes this house unique

330' of marsh river frontage on over 1 acre. Open yard space on both sides offer privacy. Oak canopy for shade. The island is surrounded by state parks and the views are east to Guana State Park and South to Stokes State Park so only two houses in sight in 360 degrees. Ocean breezes over the water keep the evening cool and bugs away in the summer.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint Augustine in St. Johns County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master Suite Bathrom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 2nd floor bathroom for 2nd floor bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Powder bath off Den
  • All bathrooms feature upgraded Kohler fixtures
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Bunk Bed , 2nd floor bedroom shares bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Murphy Bed , 2nd floor bedroom - shares bathroom
    Bedroom #4 Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , In suite bathroom w/ shower - Doors to Loggia and water view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 2nd floor bedroom shares bathroom - loft space
    Den - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa
  • Bedrooms have antique Heartpine floors
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • festivals
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Premier fly and light tackle fishing paradise. See video link for footage of area surrounding house.


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Intracoastal Waterfront House on Private island surrounded by National/State Par
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A romantic, relaxing, private enclave

  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous place! My husband and I spent 4 days with my in laws visiting from France— and our Italian Greyhound— in this beautiful, French style country house by the marsh. It’s perfectly located 20 min from Old Saint Augustine. It also has a Publix 10 min away.

We are already planning on going back!!

Thanks to the Cronk family for sharing with us this amazing property :)

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Place to Do Everything...or Nothing at All!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful house amplified by its gorgeous surroundings! From fishing to kayaking, shopping downtown to strolling along the nearby beaches, we had an absolutely incredible time! In fact, our boys (12 and 15 -- not easy ages to impress) said it was their favorite vacation we've taken! Thanks so much for allowing to make lifetime memories!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

we couldn't have asked for a better home away from home for our family vacation. the setting of this house is beautiful and it has everything you need for a great retreat from a busy life! the owners were great to work with and very accommodating with our weird schedule... our goal was to have our family of 6 together and we had a chance to all spend time there enjoying a much needed vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coastal heaven

  • 4 of 5

A beautiful setting to spend days watching the tide bring in the shrimp and mullet. Many different species of march birds to also enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I loved it!

  • 5 of 5

I could not pick up a better house for our stay for my daughter's wedding. The property is beautiful, and the house is very charming. My daughter and her bridesmaids enjoyed the stay. The nights are so quiet, and peaceful there,that you can really relax. The owner is very responsive and cooperative. The house has everything you will need.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a GEM for our Family Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

This property was such a great find! Very secluded on a gated "island" - yet a close drive to everything. The house was welcoming, well-stocked, and oh so gorgeous! The French doors open onto a pristine lawn facing the expansive marsh. The private dock allowed us to enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding and fishing in our own front yard! The accommodations were comfortable and more than adequate for our family of seven. We wanted for nothing. I highly recommend this property!!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
St Augustine International
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
World Golf Village & Palencia CC
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Vilano Beach
Car: necessary

Longvue is located in an older rural blue collar neighborhood on the intracoastal. 5 miles north to Nocatee or 7 south to old St Augustine. Private road/bridge across the marsh to private Medici Island which is a Spanish Land grant, FL identified island.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint Augustine, 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
7 May 2018 - 13 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
4th July Week
2 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £107.53
Property Damage Protection £70.97
Cleaning Fee £107.53

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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