Come for the season or just a long weekend - Lightkeeper's House rewards all its guests. Whether you want a group get-together, a couples' break or a family vacation with kids - this home packs true beach-cottage charm. <br/><br/>Enter this unit (through a white picket fence) on the ground floor - a convenient rental option if mobility is a challenge. This roomy home is free-standing with its own fenced yard, so privacy and space are never a problem. You'll love it equally for an extended stay or short break, and your pets are welcome, too. <br/><br/>Dogs will love the freedom of a large fenced backyard. Enjoy their co...mpany on the private, outdoor deck and or keep the living room's sliding doors open to bring the outside in. Patio furniture affords meals, cocktails or relaxation time in a balmy, tropical setting. <br/><br/>Within the cottage is a light, bright and airy space, boasting massive high ceilings. White beams dissect these peaked ceilings, with a cooling ceiling fan suspended from it. Everything in the living area and loft above is open. A full wall of windows means non-stop sunshine. <br/><br/>Hang out in the open-plan living room and choose from endless entertainment: watch cable, enjoy a DVD, surf the Internet (wirelessly!) or just rock out to some favorite music. Two comfy couches are set in an 'L' shape. <br/><br/>Also in the living area is a fully stocked kitchen and adjacent dining area. Between the two - a breakfast bar! Perfect for snacking or multi-course meals. All appliances are included, and the little things, too. <br/><br/>At one corner, a staircase leads to an open loft area. A queen bed is ideal for all types of guests, but a loft bedroom is always a particular hit with children. Should you need extra space, an extra bed can be provided for the living area making the total guest occupancy five. (Regularly four). <br/><br/>The master bedroom and loft area share a full bathroom, which has both a shower and tub combined. Choose to either get ready in a hurry or enjoy a long bath. <br/><br/>Added extras include a free laundry room on site. If in town for an extended stay you'll develop a group of friends in no time - for shopping excursions, golf, tennis or entertaining. Of course, the beach itself is bursting with fun and endless activity. But just steps off the beach the area abounds with shops of collectibles, nautical themed gifts, resort apparel, beach toys (for all ages), antiques, and unusual souvenirs. The variety of fine restaurants nearby is amazing! There are coffee shops, smoothie bars, and ice cream parlors. <br/><br/>Rent mopeds, segways, kayaks, windsurfing gear, boats, jet skis, and more. Play tennis, volleyball or golf nearby. Book a fishing trip, learn to surf, play miniature golf under the stars, climb the 165-foot St. Augustine Lighthouse, or visit the Alligator Farm Zoological Park. St. Augustine Beach is packed with exciting and interesting outdoor activities, sure to enhance your stay with us. <br/><br/>Come and go as you please, with convenient off-street parking. Both Jacksonville and Daytona Beach are nearby, as is historic St Augustine. Round out your stay by discovering the history and culture of St. Augustine, our nation's oldest city. <br/><br/>If a special occasion or deserved reward is in the works for your friends or family, consider renting all 4 cottages together for one perfect vacation Lightkeeper's House (sleeps 4), Dolphin Watch Cottage (sleeps 4), and Wave Watch Cottage (sleeps 4), and Captain's Cottage (sleeps 2). This is a welcome option for families traveling together for a special reunion.<br/><br/>Rental Property Management by: Vacation Rental Pros, 6233 A1a South, St Augustine Beach, FL 32080Read more
Great cottage, steps to the beach but the owner needs to take responsibility for the upkeep! Start with exterminating then fixing the patio doors and blinds. How about lawn furniture without wet mucky, cushions.
Great location so near the beach, and within walking distance of great shops and good food. On Wednesdays at the pier there's a framers market with nice fruit and vegetables. Lots of other vendors with arts and crafts/ jewelry!! The place was very comfortable, lots of space and dogs are welcome!! Back yard was great for them to run around in. Tile floor was easy too clean up with pets and sand!! If you use the hair dryer turn off the aC and lights in bedroom or you might flip a breaker !! No problem just look behind the small mirror by the front door for the breaker box. Lots of room to set up your computer etc in the kitchen area or on the small white table. Overall it was an easy area and place to relax in. Love being so close to the beach, just walk out and see the sunrise. Turtle nests are a cool sight while looking for shells.Thanks for allowing dogs!!
Left on 06/04/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Siobhan S.
Weather was awful, but not your responsibility, disappointed we picked the week of Tropical Storm Beryl to stay at your house. House could do with more plates, cups, glasses, serving dishes, and a functional Grill. Laundry??
A beautifully decorated cottage with privacy and comfort.
Left on 05/29/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Donna G.
After contacking the agency with a problem in the dolphin watch cottage,which we orignally rented, they offerd the lighkeepers cottage to amend. We were very satisfied as to how they professional handled our situation. We cannot say enough about how great we were treated and respected. We were celebrating our 37th anniversery and ended up in the ST augustine Record with our picture taken while horseback riding on the beach at St Johns. Thank you for a beautiful cottage and many thanks to Country Carriages for the best vacation ever.
This was a much needed vacation away from work and the lightkeepers cottage was wonderful. There were small issues with ants, we could tell we weren't the first because there was already a can of Raid under the sink, but all it took was spraying and the ants were gone. Our dog loved being so close to the ocean, 50 yards away and we were on the beach. Our only issue was that we weren't allowed to check out on a Sunday. We had to find another place to stay for our last night. I guess their weeks run Saturday to Saturday, but I would have thought that since we booked three months in advance, we could have had that Saturday night. Overall, we had a great time, and would recommend this to anyone that wants a rental almost on the beach.
Left on 05/16/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Angie J.
We really enjoyed our stay at Lightkeepers Cottage, location was wonderful, so close to the beach. I would like to have had a nice grill to grill out on is the only thing that was wrong. Other than that everything was great. Definitely will stay again. Thanks
Left on 04/17/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | William N.
If I did not have grandchildren in western Pa., I would be living in LightKeepers Cottage. Of course, I would make a few changes, leg pads on the kitchen chairs for one. I would also declutter the kitchen and arrange it to suit myself. Most of all, I would hire Orkin to get rid of the ants, although Raid gel did a fast and effective job. The cottage is charming and the location is superb. Linda Nickles
Lightkeepers Cottage is in a great location and has some features hard to find in a beach house. Designed for 2 to 4 rather than 12 to 14 people, pet friendly with enclosed yard and as close to the beach as you can get.
Left on 10/22/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Linda C.
Over all..we had a great time...place needed a good cleaning and the floors could really use a steam cleaning. Bedding was clean..we had very few towels and no wash cloths...also no kitchen towels. Two tv's was really nice as my husband and I do not watch the same programs. Great location to the beach. Parking is a little skimpy but do-able. Great fenced in backyard for our grill outs. Nice patio funiture as well. Plenty of seating indoors and out. Pretty much everything you need..just in need of good cleaning and painting.
Great cottage, kids loved the upstairs and the old toys, dog loved the yard. Could have used some simple amenities...mop, door mats, plastic ware for kids, remote for BR TV, vertical blinds and window shades that work and better lock for slider. Lots of
Left on 07/03/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Judith H.
We booked this rental very last minute and it looked great in the pictures. Arrived around 4 pm and the place had not been cleaned and one bed was unmade. Called management and they sent someone over right away to take care of it and she did a nice job. Some stuff was lacking. No kitchen linens, no bath mat, no mat inside or outside the door to wipe your feet, no pillow protectors, extra pillows but no coverings. Window screens would be a terrific asset to let the ocean breezes blow through. Stairway to loft is very narrow and steep. Both leather sofas were very worn and had holes in the seat cushions in one spot on each. Otherwise decor was very pleasant.
Left on 04/07/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | Robert R.
When we first arrived the cottage was clean, but the back yard was full of dog waste and the grass had not been cut in some time. We spent several hours cleaning up the dog waste so our puppy could use the backyard. We called the manager who apologized and said they would correct the problem. Three days later the lawn maintenance crew arrived and cut the grass. The crew returned every week after that and did a great job.
Left on 11/16/2010 for a stay in October 2010 | Nancy M.
The Lighkeepers House was pretty much perfect for my mother, my cousin, my husband, my two small dogs and myself. The location was very good - very close to the beach and convenient to other things (downtown, restaurants, shopping). The fenced yard was great for the dogs. The only problem we encountered was teeny ants in the bathroom and kitchen. I would spray and kill what was there, but lots of new ones came in. House should probably be baited along the perimeter outside.
Left on 09/03/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Francesca F.
The place was great and staff were very helpful the only thing is the bathroom could of had a better clean there was mildew on the shower curtain and the floor was still dirty.The other thing the mattress in the loft needs replacing as it sags on both sides so you feel alittle like you will fall out,other than that the place was great and the location fantastic we will be staying here again.
Cozy light and bright cottage just steps from the beach.
Left on 06/23/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Kathy S.
Wonderful for family who is looking for a quiet home away from home. Pets had a fenced in yard with privacy. We were just steps away from the beach and the neighborhood is soo friendly& clean. Location is private but so close to everything. We had a week of the best vacation ever. Loved it in every way!!
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