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Best Bch , Pets Wlcmd, Fncd Yrd, Affordable , 5 star Bchside Prvte Home,BrndNew

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Fenced back yard, brand new, one block to beach, 2 bdrm, huge bathrm

Enjoy your best vacation ever. The Pearl is a beachside private home totally remodeled during the winter of 2014-15. This small ocean jewel is a two bedroom, 1 bath home in a quiet, highly regarded and admired beach neighborhood with a laid back atmosphere, eclectic mix of old Florida cottages and contemporary homes just one block from one of the several deeded beach accesses...just walk on. It is on a full lot that runs from one street to another providing additional privacy and access and parking. We are pet friendly and children love this cottage. The furnished covered porch out front is a delight to relax on and listen to the ocean. The totally fenced backyard has a great party deck for grilling, entertaining, relaxing and sunning. You are just a short, easy 2 minute stroll to one of the best beaches on the East coast and an easy bike ride to the intra-coastal waterway public boat ramp and Windswept Beach Park. You are only 10 miles from Marineland and 15 minutes from historic downtown St. Augustine.

The open Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen floor plan allows The Pearl to live big and easily all on one floor. Both bedrooms have extremely comfortable Beds (we love comfort). The MB is a king size bed and the other bedroom has two twin beds with a kit to easily convert them to a king size bed. Also, one of the two sofas in the Living Room is a great Queen sized sofa bed. You can easily sleep up to 6 people. Our home is fully equipped, very comfortable and very well decorated. A comfortable and brand new stainless steel and granite modern kitchen allows you to easily prepare meals at home when you choose. Enjoy the 48“ flat screen LED HD satellite TV and free wi-fi. The Master Bedroom also has a TV. There’s even a desk if Mom or Dad need to do a “little” work while away or just write postcards. We’ve provided lots of little extras to make your vacation memorable and the most fun.

We are out of state owners but very “hands on” with our property visiting often and living in one of our three vacation homes in St. Augustine during the winter. We also own The Mermaid Cottage #408813 . The Mermaid Cottage and The Pearl are next door to each other and can be rented together for larger family/friend gatherings. Please read our great reviews on both homes . Local friends help us maintain this lovely home and are available immediately should you need assistance

You will love this small ocean jewel The Pearl, the beach and the neighborhood. You will feel right at home immediately. We want you to relax and enjoy our home and your St. Augustine vacation experience and return year after year. Special winter rates available months of Jan., Feb and March. June and July are weekly rentals only unless there is a period of less than 7 days available. Please inquire about rentals of less than 7 days during these months for consideration. We also offer two week rates.

More Details

Deborah Reeves
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Deborah Reeves

George & Deborah live in the mountains of NC. George has just retired from a career as a general contractor and is still using those skills to remodel and maintain our homes. He is also a musician (often playing in the St,. Augustine area, especially in the winter months) wood artist and bee keeper. Deborah also recently retired from decades of owning salon/spas and is an avid gardener, stained glass artist (you will find her work in each of the homes) assistant bee keep and aspiring cookbook author with a blog site. We live a sustainable lifestyle in our 100+ year old farmhouse in the mountains of Cashiers, NC. and spend the winters in St. Augustine.

Deborah Reeves purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Deborah Reeves chose Saint Augustine

George and I love the beach. We were both raised on east coast beaches and although we love living in the mountains of NC, we missed the coast. We always dreamed of owning a beach house. We've spent many hours and dreams designing and redesigning the quintessential beach get-away. We believe that we have created that special place to retreat, relax and recharge....the perfect 'memory building' spot to share with family, grandchildren and friends.

Acquiring The Pearl gave us the opportunity to "save" one more of the original beach bungalows. So many of these are being torn down and replaced with large tall homes. They are beautiful but we had a fondness for the older style cottages that conjured up lots of childhood memories. It has been fun to restore them to be very modern and comfortable homes. And we are happy to be sharing it with you and your family and pets.

What makes this cottage unique

We love grabbing a beach chair and just walking the short distance to the beach ramp. The ramp is built over the dunes and we enjoy looking at the plantings and creatures that live in the dunes. The beach is one of the widest on the east coast and we are always awed by it. It's a casual beach which we find very relaxing. Pets are allowed on a leash and we enjoy watching people and their pets. We are so close to Dtwn St. Augustine , the oldest city in the U.S. It takes minutes to drive Dtwn and enjoy all the site seeing, shops, architecture, wonderful art and great dining. We are always passing ghost tours and one of these days we're going to take one. Our neighborhood is well known for gopher Tortoises. They live here and are federally protected as an endangered species. We have a burrow in our yard and it is always a treat to see them roaming the yard. And it is nothing to pass one on the road as you are taking a walk and of course we see them as we walk the boardwalk over the dunes.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • This bathroom is over the top. All tile and special glass tiles the color of water in the huge shower floor. The shower is so huge we can't even get it in one picture. The vessel sink is placed on a granite top on a restored antique vanity.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Master Bedroom has a luxury king Size Bed. Bedroom also has ceiling fan, tv, dvd player and black out drapes. Twin Bedroom has two very very comfortable beds and a kit to convert them to a king size bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.980769 based on 52 reviews

Perfect Little Pearl!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Pearl! Everything was so clean & comfortable. The house is cutely remodeled with a lot of great local art, nice appliances, TV's and comfortable beds. It's a great location 1 block off the beach. But the back yard and patio were so nice we spent much time lounging there as our pups played in the huge fenced back yard.

The house is a great layout, perfect for a couple or small family. The neighborhood is nice for evening walks -very safe, very little traffic.

There was lots to do in St. Augustine Beach & St. Augustine and it's easy access to A1A.

This was one of the best VRBO's we've stayed at and hope to return.

Thank you Deborah & George!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awwwwh....we love being one of the best VRBO's you've stayed in. We work hard to earn that and can't thank you enough for the recognition. It means a lot to us and the potential guests reading these reviews. Thank you and hurry back!
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect for us. Bright, comfortable, and cheerful with all the right touches/amenities. A quick stroll to the gorgeous beach. And our small dogs were very relaxed and felt at home; they loved the big yard. We hope to be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that The Pearl Cottage was perfect for you and that you were able to travel with your pets....they are family too. The walk to the beach is less than three minutes and so easy. I love walking over the dunes on the boardwalk and seeing all the wildlife...dune bunnies and tortoises! What fun! We are looking forward to having you back next year. Thank you for trusting us with your families vacation rental.
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  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our stay! The Pearl is fabulous and had everything we needed and more. Super cute and comfy, close to the beach, and the dogs loved the fenced in yard. By far, the best property we have stayed in over the years. We cant wait to come back. Thank you Deborah and George for your hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We absolutely go the extra mile to create a comfy, complete home so it is really nice to have that recognized. We are happy that you are returning next season.
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Great hoise

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay and the house and owners are still great!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having guests return is the best compliment we can recieve. Thank you very much and we look forward to having you return.
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful beach house! We will be back.

Tom & Suzy

Portland, OR

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fabulous! We couldn't be happier.
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Cozy place

  • 5 of 5

We def enjoyed our stay at the Pearl.....cozy little place.

Pretty clean, and nice location. Loved the short walk to the beach, Beach was gorgeous! So glad we had good weather, (was afraid there was going to be a lot of rain!)

Def. will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and will be back to stay with us again. The beach is gorgeous! and I am glad the rain stayed away so you could thoroughly enjoy it.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Jacksonville, Fl
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Red Frogs
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
World Golf Village Hall of Fame
Nearest Motorway
55 Miles
Daytona Beach, Fl
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Red Frogs
Nearest Beach
Crescent/Butler Beach
Car: recommended

Conviently located just 7 miles from historic Old Towne St. Augustine. We highly recommend taking the trolly tour when you first visit. Ripley's Believe It or Not and The Fountain of Youth. Just 5 miles from the world famous Alligator Farm and Zip Line. We are only 10 miles from Marineland. And an easy 15 miles from the World Golf Hall of Fame.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £88.78
Pet Fee £71.02
Damage Deposit £142.04

One week minimum stay months of June and July. We also offer two week rates of 2100. Some holidays are slightly higher rates. Winter monthly rate $3200 Jan, Feb and March.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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