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STEPS TO THE WATER 1930'S RENOVATED ARTIST COTTAGE

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, Sleeps 2-4

We fell in love with this enchanting cottage because of its vintage quality and location. It is a sweet old cottage that we have totally renovated. You walk out the door and within steps you are at the sea.

This is an old fashioned 1930's beach cottage with lots of privacy as it is totally fenced in. We've hired a talented gardener/ designer who uses Florida native beach flowers and grasses to create a casual shore setting.

Come and relax at our 1930’s totally renovated cottage by the sea. We've decorated it with charming vintage finds. Including chandeliers that light up the patio area at night creating a magical setting for romance and family fun.

We love sitting on the deck at night feeling the breezes off the ocean.

Immerse yourself in the world of Old Florida, the way it used to be. Grab your coffee and watch the miracle of a sunrise as the dolphins play and the pelicans fly overhead. Sometimes you will see a couple of the locals fishing and it's fun to check if they "got lucky" yet. It's so peaceful walking along our quiet beach to the inlet where you can see the old St Augustine lighthouse on the other shore and other historical sites.

Many activities are available at the beach...parasailing, fishing, kayaking, boating. Why not sail on the pirate ship “Black Raven' If you sail on Wednesday it docks at Aunt Kate’s restaurant for a delicious seafood dinner. We also love walking to our favorite local restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner. (We’ll leave you a list). You can walk to our beautiful pier (you can fish from it) too.

Feel like visiting the 16th century? A short ride over the bridge and you are in ancient St. Augustine. The oldest settlement and fort in the USA.

Explore the historical sites and enjoy the family owned restaurants. Take a tour. Either a trolley or a romantic horse and carriage ride.

Fall asleep to the sound of the surf and the swaying palm trees in our hammock on the deck. Yes you can see the ocean from the deck.

Enjoy!

Carolyn and Jim Covert

More Details

Owner
Carolyn Covert
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

Why Carolyn Covert chose St. Augustine Area

We rented a cottage in the area and fell in love with the location. I had always dreamed of having a cottage by the sea where we could grab our coffees, walk the beach and watch the sunrise.

The charming quaint cottages and the quietness of the area are so relaxing. There is a beautiful nature walk across the street.

Having the ancient city of St Augustine so close by makes the location perfect. Interesting restaurants and beautiful architecture just make it a dream location. St. Augustine is a very magical city. Take a horse and carriage ride!

We love and use the cottage whenever we can.

I like to think of our guests as friends, who are enjoying our cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

In addition to being less than 10 minutes from the ancient city, you can walk to at least 3 good restaurants and our local supermarket, Publix.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large bathroom, recently renovated!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The master bedroom has lots of windows. A brand new mattress and box spring assure you of a good night’s sleep. Duvet covers and sheets are clean for your arrival. There is a quaint old chest of drawers with a hutch filled with vintage finds and interesting books. Also ample closet space for hang-ups and a full length mirror. Twin beds in second bedroom which is bright and sunny. There is an armoire in the room for handups. Matching colorful comforters for both beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Crow's Nest
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Steam Shower
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A short walk down the beach or down the road from the cottage and you will find a wonderful breakfast/lunch cafe. Also two other really good restaurants within walking distance.....we'll leave you all the info. There is also a cozy area on the screened porch to have your wake- up coffee. A wonderful way to end the day is sitting on the deck, high in the palm trees, feeling the ocean breeze. You can see a little bit of the ocean!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(53 traveller reviews)

STEPS TO THE WATER 1930'S RENOVATED ARTIST COTTAGE
average rating of 4.773585 based on 53 reviews
5

cute, clean, cozy

  • 5 of 5

I had an extended stay here and really enjoyed it. I was very comfortable, within steps to the beach, and the cottage was stocked with everything I needed even for a few months. I'd definitely recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

First time extended stay Buffalo New York Snow Bird, Vilano Beach, Florida.

  • 5 of 5

Vilano Beach Private Cottage- February 1-March 31, 2017.

Whenever booking housing online, you just never know what to expect upon arrival. We had been traveling from Buffalo for several days when we found ourselves in Vilano Beach one day early. We located the cottage very easily, and was greeted welcomingly by the owners maintance person. Dana saw our plates from New York, flagged us down by waving happily, "welcome come in, come in."

We fell in love with the place immediately. So warm and welcoming. Clean, Clean, Clean, and so charming, and so private. I almost cried. We contacted the owner, and we were able to stay although one day early. A great beginning after a long trip from the north. We upacked the car, and off to re-explore Historic downtown St. Augustine just a few miles away!

As stated in the description, the beach was 200 steps from the Cottage gate to the ocean. First morning there, I had my coffee on the beach listening to the waves crash upon the shore. And many days after. Beautiful!

We cannot say enough about the cottage. This was a perfect house for one person, a couple or small family. It has everything, and I mean everything you could possibly need. Fully stocked kitchen for cooking. Including a can of coffee in the cupboard. We really didn't need to go to the store for anything for one or two days! Awesome! Two bedrooms, comfortable furnishings, in and out, and washer and dryer. Perfect, Perfect. I loved the decor, shabby chic.

Conveniently located to what we considered "a private" beach, on a quiet street. This cottage is very close to old town St. Augustine. A place you can always find something to do. Vilano is however, far enough way to avoid tourists if you want. I spent many days inside the private fencing, reading, and soaking up the sun.

The location is also perfect for day trips to Amelia Island, Atlantic Beach, Neptune, Daytona, and so on. I believe we visitied 7-8 different beaches and their communitites. There are also many state parks to visit for hiking and site seeing.

The cottage has some quirks, as do our own homes. Carolyn and Jim are very quick to respond to concerns and are refreshing to work with. We can't say enough about the cottage. Love, love, loved it. Location was perfect. I do hope to return next year.

Lynda M. Arnold-Corrao

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harrisonburg, VA
5

We love this place!

  • 5 of 5

We've been spending a week here in December for the past five years. We love it! The cottage is bright and comfy on the inside, and the location is ideal! The beach is literally steps away. Vilano Beach is a nice, laid-back little community; the bustle of St. Augustine seems far away, and yet it's only a 10-minute bike ride. St. Augustine itself is quite lovely in December, with all the lights; the view from Porpoise Point or the Pier is beautiful.

Our favorite places to visit are the GTM-NERR (8 miles north on A1A), Fort Mosé State Park (just at the other end of the Causeway), Anastasia State Park (6 miles south on A1A), and Washington Oaks State Park (in Marineland, 22 miles south on A1A).

We really look forward to our December getaway each year; we hope to keep coming back for a long time to come!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beach retreat

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was sparkly, clean; bath and kitchen renovated. The outdoor seating is wonderful. The beach is 300 steps away! Walk to Publix; St Augustine is less than 15 minutes away.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Enjoyed our time at the cottage. Would recommend to friends and would consider staying their again.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage had everything we needed. The owner put in a few extras, food staples, laundry soap and shampoo. The cottage is cozy with a warm and inviting feeling when you walk in the door. My favorite places were the reading nook and deck.The location was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Sweet Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is just as pictured, it is darling. It is located very close to the bridge from St. Augustine to Vilano Beach & sits 3 houses from a quiet beautiful part of that beach. It feels tucked in with the high fence all around, although the other houses are very close. The shaded patio was always cool & at night when the chandeliers come on, it is pretty romantic. We sat on the top deck most evenings, a nice ocean breeze & peek of water, very relaxing (especially in the hammock) Inside, it is well stocked, very comfy bed & great shower. The decor is fun to walk around & discover, quite eclectic. My favorite was the over sized window seat, snuggle in there with all those pillows, your book, wine or tea & it is pretty nice!

We walked to the restaurant Beaches at Vilano one night, very good. We got take out pizza from 180 Vilano another night, also very good. It was such a neat little kitchen we cooked quite a bit & dined under the chandeliers! St. Augustine is a short ez drive & a fantastic town. We were torn between fun town, great beach & sweet cottage! The owners were terrific to work with. It has its quirks, it is a 1930's cottage, but, therein lies its charms!! Enjoy it

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Parasailing, Hot Air Ballooning, Wildlife Viewing, Shelling, Boating, Racquetball, Rock Climbing, Biking

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage 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
 
JANUARY - DECEMBER
19 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£444
for 3 nights
From
£129
From
£150
Thu,Fri,Sat
£958
£2,501
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£444
for 3 nights
From
£129
£958
£2,501
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
cleaning fee £58.42
Refundable Damage Deposit £116.85
Tax Rate 10.0%

HOLIDAY WEEKEND RATES ARE USUALLY FROM THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, MINIMUM STAY 3 NIGHTS. $185.00/NIGHT
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