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The Crescent Moon quiet, cozy, one block from beach

45 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Saint Augustine - The Crescent Moon pets welcome

Cottage, 1Bedrooms, 1 Baths, one pull out sofa for 2 adults or a small family

The Crescent Moon, in Butler Beach, FL east of A-1A, is a charming 1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage unit, just right for a small family, 2 friends or one couple who love quiet and privacy, beach soothing mornings and great evenings to love, walk, dance, and relax. As of October 2015 I no longer am renting to 4 adults at the Crescent Moon. A small family is fine. Perfect for 2 adults with a small family up to 4 persons. Please look at the Ooo Laa Laaah #7117208 on vacationrentals as an alternative for your needs with 4 adults) This is real beach living, not a condo scene, nestled in a really cool little neighborhood. The cottage has linoleum floors, a small bar-like kitchen, and a living area with nice furnishings including a Victorian fainting couch in the bedroom! There is also a very comfortable pull out sofa if needed. Provided is a foam topper to make a super nice pull out.The separate sleeping area with the pull out has a nice privacy curtain. The carpeted bedroom has a queen size bed and the one bathroom is ensuite. The cottage has its own private covered/fenced courtyard with patio furniture, fun party lights and gas grill. The bathroom has a large shower and all new incoming plumbing (July 2015) throughout the cottage with nice water pressure. The front porch is a covered sitting area with privacy and nice landscaping. Also, there is a covered side patio with a propane Weber grill for your use. The front patio is open and has a hose with doggie bathtub around the front of the cottage. Wifi, internet, Direct TV, and a HE washer and dryer. There is a covered single carport which makes ease of getting out of your car and walking into the cottage. The cottage provides room for ONE CAR ONLY! Visitors must find a parking space at another location. There simply is not enough room for two vehicles at all.

After 2017, I will no longer rent the cottage for more than a month at a time. I am sorry.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Martie McLean
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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About Martie McLean

I'm 66 years old and I live in Ocala, Florida. I have rented the front of the property for 7 years and have had fantastic reviews through other vacation websites. I also have a rental at Dekle Beach Florida that keeps me busy during scalloping season. I take great pride in my beautiful places and am very responsive to any of our guests' needs. I do not live locally but can be there in 2 hours. I have a team of folks that help me with any issues you may encounter. I am available by phone but especially by email. The lovely apartment is tastefully decorated and fully furnished. I want nothing more than for you to have a wonderful time at Ooo Laa Laaah and the Crescent Moon.

Martie McLean purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Martie McLean chose St. Augustine Area

Butler Beach is one of the nicest beaches in Florida. I wanted a place in this quaint little neighborhood.

What makes this cottage unique

Private, quiet, and inexpensive. It is not a condo scene with stairs and noise from other guests. Pets are welcome but no more than two pets is allowed. The house has no steps to get into the home. All amenities are there. I take care of it as it is my home away from home when I need it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time during our stay. The cottage was great. Very clean, cozy and well supplied. One of the cutest places we've stayed at and in a really good location. The beach was great and St. Augustine was amazing. We will definately be back and hopefully soon.

Jason & Lucy, Ormond Beach, FL
Jun 2012
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The Crescent Moon quiet, cozy, one block from beach
average rating of 4.911111 based on 57 reviews

Wonderful location & owner

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay! Wonderful location one block from the beach, we walked the beach every morning with our dogs. there is both a dune walk over and a place to drive onto the beach 1/2 block down from that, one block over from A1A. (Could Not hear any traffic noise). And just across A1A is a county park that you can walk to - boat launch, sunset views on the intercoastal. What more could you ask?!

The rental is a small one bedroom - the bedroom and attached bath is actually pretty large and the bedroom is carpeted. If anyone else is staying with you fyi the bathroom is located by walking through the bedroom. Plenty of towels in the bathroom, even a few beach towels.

It was slightly dark on the interior - but we spent most of our time outside anyway. And great AC! nice and cold when you come back in. Laminate tile floors with throw rugs which was great since we had dogs. Two porches, and a side area with a hose and booster bath I used daily to wash off the dogs after our beach walks. SO handy. Also super handy was the free washer and dryer - I was able to dry my dog towels after each walk. There is another house in the back but with the washer and dryer in between the two - you never heard the other people.

We never used the kitchen because there were so many places to eat out. A regular 12 cup coffee maker, bring filters. Lots of glasses, mugs, wine glasses, bottle opener. 2 blenders. Everything we needed. Nice fridge & freezer with ice cube trays and even the little round ice balls.

The owner quickly responded to all of our questions. And had even called to check if we still wanted to come due to a tropical storm, and also called after we checked in to make sure everything was ok - which it was. We were able to put our bikes on one patio and our kayaks by the booster bath on the side of the house. We have a large dodge ram pickup with extended cab but we were able to fit it by backing into the driveway.

Thank you for being dog friendly. We hope to come back - so many wonderful places to explore by bike, kayak and beach!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice review! Thank you for mentioning all the little extras. It is very quiet and very peaceful. I am glad you had a nice time.
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Crescent Moon

  • 5 of 5

One of our favorite places to stay. Short walk to the beach, comfortable bed, nice patio area and we are able to bring our dog. Martie responds quickly to all inquiries. Check out the Ooo Laa La also; it's larger and also a great place owned by Martie.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review. The Ooo Laa Laah is on the property just behind the Crescent Moon. It is a great idea for a small group or two families to rent at the same time. My family uses both units during Thanksgiving! Great to have two complete kitchens. Martie
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Pleasant and relaxing holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our 2 small dogs just returned from The Crescent Moon. We found the cottage just as described with everything in good working order. The bedroom is spacious with a good mattress and linens. The shower is great and the bathroom is stocked with plenty of towels for the cottage and the beach. The cottage is well located in a quiet little neighborhood a short walk to a nice beach. The property is clean and orderly and Martie was pleasant and easy to communicate with. Even though The Crescent Moon is part of a duplex we still found it to feel private. In the evenings we enjoyed the private courtyard and the comfortable seating provided there. The kitchen was adequate. We used it for coffee and snacks mostly while taking advantage of the local restaurants for our main meals. There was plenty of cookware and dishes and cutlery if we had wanted to prepare a meal. The AC works great though we did notice some cool breezes in the evenings. Overall this is a sweet, affordable and well located cottage. We hope to stay there again. Thanks to the owners for preserving a nice piece of old Florida.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for mentioning preserving the old piece of Florida. The Crescent Moon is from the 1960's and used to be called the Mins Motel.
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very nice stay

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and comfortable. Everything necessary was furnished. plus many things you would never expect. We would stay here again without hesitation. Also extremely quiet and close to the beach. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quite, cozy and close to the beach !!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay. 3 minute walk to a nice beach. A short 15 minute drive to town with great sights to see and places to eat. Marti communicated

quickly and was concerned that our stay would be perfect, which it was. AAA+++

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Amazing Vacation at the Crescent Moon. A+

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time my wife and I stayed at the Crescent Moon. Needless to say, we love staying at this house when we're in St. Augustine. I rate the price, location, and quality of this rental as A+. The home is a stone throw away from the beach and located in a wonderful area of St. Augustine that is convenient to everything you'll want to do on your vacation. The home is very cozy and contains all of the amenities you need, including a large flat screen TV with a TiVo. The bed and pillows are very comfortable. The decor is awesome. Great water pressure in a very large shower. Very convenient outdoor hose for cleaning yourself and your supplies after a day on the beach. Covered parking = a lifesaver in Florida. Great kitchen with everything you need to cook and a huge refrigerator. High speed internet for when the boss emails you during your vacation. I highly recommend this rental property for anyone planning to visit the St. Augustine area. My wife and I will surely be back in the years to come.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
across the street
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
St. Augustine
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
Mr. Frog and McToads
Nearest Beach
Butler Beach
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* surf on the waves.

* eat in great restaurants.

* shopping in unique stores.

* lie or walk on the beach.

* rest or go to St. Augustine.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* walk on the beach.

* walk your dog.

* fly a kite.

* cook in.

* shop the thrift stores.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* play putt putt golf.

* go to the beach.

* play beach games.

* go to Marineland or Disney World.

* visit the Alligator Farm.

THE BEACH: ten miles long; wide, fabulous soft as silk white sand , walk or drive car on beach, 1 minute walk and no road to cross. It is east side A1A. Drive on the beach (entrance from 'The Crescent Moon is 1/2 block away) and you DO NOT cross any roads to get there.Lifeguards in summer, great surfing, swimming, fishing, boating, windsurfing, kite flying, snorkeling, etc.; Historical St. Augustine 10 minutes; St. Augustine Alligator farm 10 minutes; St. Augustine Beach fishing pier five minutes; unbelievable antique, modern and whimsical shopping. Marineland theme park 10 minutes; restaurants; night life; shopping; museums; movie theatres, and more. If you want to go ahead and take in Disney World, that is a few hours drive away and return to the sweet quiet of the the

beach life at 'The Crescent Moon'. Environmentally protected beach front with quiet dark nights.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fall and Winter 2016 - 2017
6 Sep 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Memorial Day Weekend 2017
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4th of July 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017 con't
5 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £82
Refundable Damage Deposit £123
cleaning fee £66
Tax Rate 7.1%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Augustine in North East Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One easy to walk in shower. Grab bars in shower and sturdy sitting shower chair. The bathroom is an ensuite off of the bedroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The bedroom has the one and only bathroom in the cottage. The bedroom has an armoire, vanity, closet, and antique fainting couch. The cottage is only for 2 adults or for 2 adults with a small family (2 children). There is a pull out sofa for 2 children off of the living area.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Central air conditioning and heating, cable tv, 40' Vizio with Direct TV, dvd player, wireless high speed internet, linens provided, laundry room with high end washer and dryer, coffee maker, microwave, toaster oven, super blender (The Magic Bullet), hairdryer, refrigerator, electric stove, kitchen utensils, full kitchen, gas bbq grill, covered parking. Owner accepts PayPal, checks, bank drafts or money orders.

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