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Direct Oceanfront Romantic Cottage just Minutes South of St Augustine

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Story Queen Bedroom, Queen Sleeper Sofa + Single Daybed + 1.5 Bath (Sleeps 5)

Please note that 2019 rates have not been entered yet. Please inquire and we will send you rates

Explore this Romantic Oceanfront Cottage located just 5 miles from Historic Downtown St Augustine on the 'Best Section' of beach. Loads of activities within walking distance. No long catwalks. No Cars allowed. Just waves & powder white sand steps from your door. Totally renovated in 2012 with 'Top-of-the-Line' finishes . Choose from 4 Cottages ranging 1 to 5 Bedrooms for any size group. I feel sure that after one stay, you will agree with me….'It just does not get any better than this!'

Seaside Cottage 4 is our most intimate home sleeping 2 to 5. It looks like it came right out of Pottery Barn (which is actually where we purchased the dishes and curtains). Crisp White Linens. Bead board walls. Soft beach colors. Cool Stone Floors. You will always be glad you found us....

First thing you notice is the Beach. There are 2 huge 8' Picture Windows in the Greatroom and the Master Bedroom. You will love the murmur of the surf and sun bathing on the Oceanfront Patio. The shade comes in early afternoon so you can enjoy the waves at 'Happy Hour' from your 'Pub' Table. Or enjoy a little badminton or soccer on our grassy lawn.

Out back is a private Trellised Patio with Grill and a large Dining Table if friends drop in. The Grill is both Gas or Charcoal so take your choice.

For your entertainment, we added a Big Screen TV with Comcast and Wireless Internet in the Greatroom. Even a Streaming Video box so you can share You Tube Videos or Netflix (if you have an account).

There is also an indoor table for diner or games. We provide several and I highly recommend Rummikub. It is our family favorite and can be played from 8 to 88. It is a game where you actually have to think. I hope it will become a tradition in your family as well and may you think your stay at Seaside Cottages each time you play.

There is a Gourmet Kitchen with all Stainless Appliances (super quiet dishwasher) and 'Leather' surface Granite. I fell in love with it. As well as the soft mat finished Marble Floors throughout the cottage. I hope you appreciate them both as much as I do. The Kitchen is fully equipped with Pottery Barn dishes and glasses and all the pot, pans and utensils you'll need to create a gourmet meal. I hope you will enjoy cooking so much and you may save enough money to stay another night!

The Master Bedroom is direct oceanfront with spectacular morning sunrises and 42' TV. There is a Shower Bath with Oval Storage Medicine cabinet and my favorite 'Farm Sink' waterfall faucet.

If you need more room, the Leather Sofa in the Greatroom folds out into a comfortable Queen with a half bath next door. Plus there is a single Daybed.

There is an outdoor shower with hot and cold water. Beach Chairs and Boogie Boards provided as well as both Bath and Beach towels. A shared Laundry. And Parking for 2 cars.

Remember, if you need more space, or less, there are 4 Cottages in all:

COTTAGE #1 has 2 kitchens with 5 Bedrooms, bunk room, 2 Sleeper Sofas & 2 Day Beds & 5 Baths (Seeps 6-19) 

COTTAGE #2 is a 2 Bedroom + 1 Sleeper Sofa + 1 Day Bed & 3 Baths (Seeps 4-7) 

COTTAGE #3  is a 2 Bedroom +1 Sleeper Sofa & 2 Baths (Sleeps 4-6)

COTTAGE #4 (described here ) is a 1 Bedroom +1 Sleeper Sofa +1 Day Bed & 1.5 Bath (Sleeps 2-5)

Total occupancy is 35.

Now that I have described the House let me turn to the Beach and why I call it the 'Best Beach'. You need to do your research here. There is a tremendous difference in the beaches and only 18 streets of what most people agree is the Best.

There are 4 distinct Beaches in St Augustine.  Be sure and find out “where” your beach house is located before you book. I believe this is the BEST section for 5 reason:

First is the SAND.  The sand is like powder, not coarse ground up shells like Vilano to the north. This is the white powder you are looking for.  Great for drip castles! 

Second, at OCEAN IS RIGHT AT YOUR DOOR STEP.  There is no long raised boardwalk like further south along Atlantic View with a 5 minute walk across the dunes to navigate with the cooler & chairs before you ever get to the water.  Here the ocean and the VIEW is steps from your door.  Be careful. There are some “beachfront” homes that are so “far from the beach” because of the sand dunes that you can hardly “see” the ocean.

Third, there are NO CARS.  This is a major distinction.  Everything south of A Street has Cars. Imagine trying to play paddle ball or throwing football with cars continually passing by & having to be on constant baby alert. Not while you are on vacation!

Fourth, the beach is WIDE with GREAT WAVES - Some beaches in Vilano to the north are narrow & steep, some even with rocks.  The slope of the beach affects the waves.  They break so close in you can't boogie board. The locals consider this the BEST SURFING around. There's a friendly Surf shop with lessons & rentals right down the street on 1st Lane if you have some adventurous ones. The rest will have plenty of fun with the boogie boards provided by Seaside Cottages free of charge. 

Last, the beach is within WALKING DISTANCE of loads of activities and restaurants.  Many beaches both north and south are so isolated you have a long drive to get to anything.  Not here. It is so nice to be able to walk over to a restaurant for breakfast or send the kids out for Ice Cream Cones. There is a park nearby with Tennis and a YMCA for swimming or workout. Even a funky BBQ restaurant with live music where you can have a drink and watch your little ones play in their POOL.  But better yet is the Pier.  Located within walking distance they have a new Splash Park the kids will love plus Beach Volleyball courts, pier fishing, a Farmers Market and Free Live Music Concerts. How wonderful is that?

So…… Please call if I can answer any questions day or night or visit my website with photos of every room and check out my You Tube Video. 

I hope you will enjoy your stay and come to think of this as 'your' home at the Beach.? A place to come as a couple or with friends and family to enjoy each other, the Beach and the charm of St Augustine.

Consider me at your service,

Linda Bayles


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Linda Bayles
Member since: 2005
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Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Linda Bayles

My name is Linda Bayles. I have been a Realtor in the Jacksonville/St Augustine area ranking in the Top 1% of Agents since 1998. Please look me up and feel free to call anytime day or night.

I work primarily as a Single Agent. There are not many of us out there. Most Realtors work as neutral Transaction Agents. You can google 'Buyers Agent' to get an overview of the difference. I think it is big. Just ask yourself the question, Would I want the other sides Attorney to represent me too? That's it in a nut shell but the amazing thing is, unlike Attorneys, it does not cost you anything to have your OWN Realtor representing just YOUR interest. We are all paid by the Seller. So .... I would love to help if you are thinking about buying or selling in the area. Just call and I will start sending photos of homes so you can get familiar with the options before you come. Once here just let me know when you are available. We can see about 4 per hour.

And in 2004, I fell in love with St Augustine Beach.

Linda Bayles purchased this house in 2011

Why Linda Bayles chose St Augustine

In 2005 I walked into a 1926 beach cottage on St Augustine Beach and knew I had found my calling. I wanted to 'Create' a vacation space for Families. Large extended families. A place were Cousins, Grandmothers, Uncles and Aunts can comfortably come together to reconnect and enjoy each other away from the demands of the outside world.

I come from a large family of 5 children as does my husband, Brad. Some of my fondest memories are when we all got together to just 'hang out' for 3 or 4 days. The little ones always come up with a 'play'. The adults always congregate in the Kitchen passing down the 'Family Recipes' to the next generation and playing Games. We are a big Game playing family. Specifically Rummikub . If you have never played, you should. I make sure there is one in each house and once you are hooked and have one of your own, hope you will think of your St Augustine stay every time you play. (Call and I will give you the rules)

So I bought that 1926 Craftsman, gutted it and turned it into The Chautauqua which sleeps 22. It has been a rewarding success.

In 2011, my Father expanded the tradition and bought 4 homes on 3 Oceanfront lots. We could not believe our luck and spent the next year remodeling them into The Seaside Cottages. We just put them on the market in June 2012.

Now we can accommodate up to 35 in one location! Cottage 1 is 5 bedroom 5 bath plus 2 sleeper sofas, 1 daybead and 2 bunks. Cottage 2 is a 2 Bedroom 3 bath plus sleeper sofa. Cottage 3 is a 2 bedroom 2 bath with Sleeper. And Cottage 4 is a 1 bedroom 1.5 bath with Sleeper and Daybed.

The Best part is not only the houses but the BEACH. There are only 18 streets on the “Best Beach” - No cars. No Catwalk. The ocean right at your door. Everything within walking distance…. And we now have homes on 2 of the them!

I hope you will come stay with us and create memories you will cherish for a lifetime. Then I will consider it a success.

Guestbook comments from the manager

“We absolutely loved our trip to Linda's place! The location was incredible, as close to the sand as you can get, and even has a grassy area out back! Linda was very accommodating, sending us lots of info on the area in advance of our arrival and providing a pack n play for our little one. The rental was exactly as advertised and just perfect for us. We look forward to coming back!”
Mar 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in St Augustine, Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 1. No walking on Dunes 2. No Alcohol on the Beach 3. No loud music or parties
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Private Bath for Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Powder room in Greatroom for Sleeper Sofa
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Leather Queen Sleeper Sofa in Greatroom + Single Daybed
  • The Master Bedroom is direct Oceanfront with a HUGE Picture Window & Private Bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Loads to do Walking Distance from your Door: Splash Park, Free Concerts & Beach Volley Ball at The Pier Outdoor Music while you eat & watch the kids Swim at Jack's Ice Cream Shop & tons of Great Local Restaurants Surf Shop w/Board, Kayak, Bike or Segway Rentals On the Island minutes by car: Swimming or Gym at YMCA with Day or Week Pass Tennis Miniature Golf Bowling Canoeing on the Intercoastal Deep Sea Charter Fishing Boat Rental for Fishing on the Intracoastal Spas Pottery Painting Amphitheater for great concerts Historic St Augustine just 5 minute north: Alligator Farm Castillo de San Marcos Fort Lighthouse Museum Ghost Tours Winery Tour Ripley's Believe it or Not Antiquing Amusements near by: Daytona Races - 1 hour Disney World - 2 hours Marine Land to see the Dolphins - 20 minutes Outlet Malls - 10 min Golf: Royal St Augustine - 5 min World Golf - 20 min Ponte Vedra's TPC or Sawgrass - 30 min


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Direct Oceanfront Romantic Cottage just Minutes South of St Augustine
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 26 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Could not have been closer to the beach. Perfect size cottage for our family with all the amenities of home. No need to search for a better place as we've found the best. Thanks Linda

  • Review Submitted: 07/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice, tidy cottage right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice stay in this home. It is small, but located right over the sand dune from the ocean. You cannot see the ocean though from the home. We had everything we needed, including beach towels and beach chairs.

  • Review Submitted: 05/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, great location. Would stay again.

  • 4 of 5

I would have given 4.5 stars if that was an option. Overall it is a little small. My wife and I cooked every meal because she has multiple food allergies. The appliances are all relatively new and were great. Good size refrigerator. The table with the slide out stools was awkward to sit at - would have preferred chairs with a supportive back. TV picture quality was very average. Tile floor was easy to sweep as you always track in a little sand.

  • Review Submitted: 05/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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loved it

  • 5 of 5

loved our stay ! only negative is bathroom is very small otherwise great location and beautiful property

  • Review Submitted: 14/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cottage has excellent beach access and is convenient to get to Downtown St. Augustine by car. We stayed for the first time in July 2017 and enjoyed it so much that we decided to return over Christmas. The cottage is well furnished for any non-beach days. There are several restaurants within walking distance. We really enjoyed the cottage and St. Augustine beach.

  • Review Submitted: 07/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wondeful Vacation Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd stay and enjoy it each time. We enjoy the quiet atmosphere to enjoy being at the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 15/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Jacksonville or Daytona 1 hr - Orlando 1.45 hrs
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Over 10 within Walking distance
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
World Golf & Sawgrass/TPC + Royal St Aug 5 Minutes
Nearest Restaurant
25 Miles
20 Great restaurants within Walking Distance
Nearest Beach
Direct Oceanfront on St Augustine Beach
Car: not necessary

There are endless things to do in Historic Downtown St Augustine all less than 5 minutes away by car or Trolley. Just search the web and you will be overloaded.

We are located just south of Downtown over the Bridge of Lions on Anastasia Island. There are tons of things to do within Walking Distance which is one thing that makes this Home so unique. Below are a few ideas. Feel free to call for details.


• Splash Park at Pier

• Free Concerts at Pier

• Farmers Market at Pier

• Beach Volley Ball at Pier

• Outdoor Music at Jack's BBQ

• Ice Cream Shop

• Tons of Great Local Restaurants (No Chains)

• Cafes with Live Music

• Surf Shop with Surf Board, Kayak and Bike Rentals

• Segway Rentals

• Shell Shop

• Beach Shop selling Bathing Suits and Souvenirs


• Swimming at YMCA with Day or Week Pass

• Gym at YMCA with Day or Week Pass

• Tennis

• Spa

• Publix Supermarket

• Sports Bar

• Miniature Golf

• Bowling

• Canoeing on the Intracoastal

• Deep Sea Fishing

• Fishing on the Intercoastal

• Boat Rental

• Pottery Painting

• Windsurfing at Anastasia State Park

• Amphitheater for concerts


• Alligator Farm

• Oldest School

• The Fort

• Lighthouse Museum

• Flagler College

• Ghost Tours

• Winery Tour

• Chocolate Factory Tour

• World Class Restaurants

• Romantic Sailing excursions

• Ripley's Believe it or Not

• Parasailing

• EcoTours for to see Dolphins or Birds

• Antiquing


• Outlet Malls at I-95 - 10 min

• Go Cart Racing - 10 min

• All the Chains (Carrabba's, Red Lobster, Outback, etc) - 5 min

• Daytona Races - 1 hour

• Disney World, Sea World & Universal - 2 hours

• Marine Land to see the Dolphins - 20 minutes

• Kennedy Space Center

• Jaguar Games

• Jacksonville Zoo

• Jacksonville Children's Museum

• Jacksonville Cummer Art Museum


• Ponte Vedra's TPC or Sawgrass - 30 minutes

• World Golf Village - 20 minutes

• Royal St Augustine - 5 minutes


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$260.76
Cleaning AU$130.38 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Holiday upcharge not reflected in quoted rate. Rates subject to change. 10.5% sales tax on all rentals. Refundable security returned within 2 weeks of departure, unless damage occurs. No cleaning fee. 3 night minimum during the Off-Season. 7 night minimum with Saturday to Saturday booking in the Summer. 4 night minimum for holidays, except July 4th. NO SMOKING -- NO PETS -- NO EXCEPTIONS. No weddings/receptions/events.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made