Sweeping oceanfront views and utter privacy are yours in our Crescent Cottage, nestled high on the dunes at the tip of the 35 foot dune. Enjoy unspoiled beaches and fabulous sunrises from our outdoor patio deck and huge screened porch!<br/><br/>Despite the 4 small bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms (with showers only), Crescent Cottage has a cozy bungalow feel, no doubt because of the painted wood frames outlining our floor-to-ceiling windows, the abundance of quilts and other handcrafted art, and the warm décor. Or perhaps it's the fun-and-funky mix of Vermont cabin furnishings with nautical yard art! (Be sure to pose the whole famil...y in front of the cannon, rescued from nearby Matanzas River!) <br/><br/>The living room is the heart of our house, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Stretch out the couch or grab a rocking chair--this inviting area is ideal for family game night, long chats with old friends, and serene ocean-gazing. (Watch for the occasional school of dolphins just beyond the surf!)<br/><br/>And if you want to get a little closer to the natural paradise that is Crescent Beach, our big screened-in porch provides protection from the elements while letting in the sunshine and fresh sea breezes. With plenty of seating and enviable views, it's certain to be your go-to refuge whenever you can't be at the beach.<br/><br/>The 4 bedrooms are ideal either for a family with children or for a large group. Comfortably sleeping 8, each is distinctively decorated, and all are snug and restful. One room offers a queen bed, while the other 3 contain doubles. With plenty of windows and extra quilts piled high, you will be pampered whether you want to close the blinds and slumber or gaze out at the starry night sky! The cottage also has 2 full bathrooms with showers.<br/><br/>Flooded with sunlight, the kitchen is convenient and fully equipped with all the dishes, cookware, and gadgets you could ask for. A cheerful dining area is just a few steps away, simplifying mealtimes. Our fridge and cupboards have all the space you'll need to keep the gang stocked in refreshments, and our spacious countertops make preparing a seafood feast or other gourmet treat so easy! <br/><br/>But the best part of our oceanfront cottage is its surroundings. Conveniently located just ¼ mile south of the 206 Bridge, it is surrounded by vegetation that provides a natural privacy barrier, creating the illusion that you are alone on your private beach! A winding path leads over the dunes and down to the sugary sands. Along the way you just may glimpse a rabbit or gopher turtle! And if there is a birdwatcher in your group, polish the binoculars, grab the camera, and get ready -- you will see countless beautiful seabirds during your stay at Crescent Cottage!<br/><br/>Your time on this beach will be unforgettable. Stroll along the soft sands, collecting shells or simply letting the waves tickle your toes. Ride a bike along the water's edge, swim, surf, or fish without fighting the crowds -- this is your stretch of ocean, unrolling for you all day long! And when you return to Crescent Cottage, wash the sand away in our outdoor shower.<br/><br/>Should you care to venture beyond your private paradise, a wealth of attractions wait nearby. You can rent kayaks, fishing gear, and even boats to explore the inlets of Crescent Beach, or hike through state parks. Historic St. Augustine lies at your feet, and Disney World is just 90 minutes away! Yet when you come home to Crescent Cottage, you feel miles from the hustle and bustle of civilization.
Additional amenities include: biking, boating, beach, fishing, washer / dryer.Read more
Absolutely ridiculous vacation! Nasty housekeeping, plastic on the beds that woke us every time we moved, all linens and towels smelled like mothballs! Will never rent again!
Left on 07/30/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | JUDITH R.
Over all very happy. Watched dolphins play in front of our place almost every morning. Beds were not as comfortable as some places we had stayed but OK.
Left on 06/25/2012 for a stay in June 2012 |
Had a good time but the chairs in the living room needs replacing they are worn and sink down when you sit in them we had to put three pillows in the one chair so someone could sit in it. also had trouble with the door know in bedroom 3 and had a little trouble with the key working to get in. garbage can was over full on the back deck look like people had just kept adding garbage and mashing it down we were able to get it down to the can and dump it other then those few problems we enjoyed the house.
Cabin by the sea
Left on 06/18/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Tyna E.
Screened porch, deck and view just fabulous. Although the antiques in side are okay to look at, there was no comfortable seating, not enough room at the table for all of us to eat together or play games. Beds not very comfortable. Walk to beach a little difficult over the hill with chairs and toys. Overall we enjoyed ourselves though. Beach is wonderful.
triplets 1st beach trip
Left on 05/25/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | James B.
Great stay and very cozy! This was the first beach trip for our triplets and they had a ball! There are 2 cons to mention just for us personally. We wish we had known there were no bathtubs. There were no pictures of the bathrooms on the listing. It was just difficult for us to bathe the triplets without a tub. The other con was the walkway did not go all the way to the beach. We knew this, but was difficult for the triplets to walk uphill in the sand. Other than that, we really enjoyed our stay and hope to come back next year and stay at one of your rentals!!
Review of Crescent Cottage May 2012
Left on 05/07/2012 for a stay in April 2012 |
Great location and views. Potential to be a great rental; however, there is no comfortable seating in the house. House was not very clean. Window sills, blinds, under and around the beds very dusty. Sand under the throw rugs and runners. Ants in one of the bathrooms.
Left on 04/30/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Nancy T.
You open the front door and there is the ocean to greet you. The house is welcoming and comfortable. The kitchen was well supplied and we were able to cook gourmet meals. We are five sisters from across the us who come together twice a year and look foreward to staying here again next spring. Thanks for a perfect beach vacation
Crescent Cottage Getaway
Left on 12/12/2011 for a stay in December 2011 |
Great house filled with wonderful New England antiques throughout. Awesome view of the ocean and easy walk over the dunes to the beach.
Jane a.'s review of Crescent Cottage in St augustine Beach, 4 be
Left on 10/12/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | Jane A.
From the first moment we saw Crescent Cottage we new it was for us and our family, even the resident turtle in the front garden emerged to greet us. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equiped. The beds were very comfortable and again clean with pretty bed linen - plenty of seating in the lanai and deck but...the very best was the gorgeous view. As soon as you enter the front door you can see it and of course the sunrises were breathtaking. We can't wait to return.
Williford Family At Crescent Beach
Left on 10/09/2011 for a stay in September 2011 |
Our family had a wonderful stay in the Cottage on Crescent Beach. We all felt at home with the accomodations. There were so many neat items throughout the cottage and on the grounds. The sunrises were absolutely incredible. The photos we took will be a great reminder of our weeks stay. Thank You!
Great Vacation !!!
Left on 07/25/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Richard S.
Had a wonderful time at Crescent Cottage. Everything was as descibed. Will be back for sure..
Left on 06/28/2011 for a stay in June 2011 |
Loved the cottage. The only changes I would like to see implemented would be to add more living room furniture and a private walkway to the beach. The showers were adequate, but would not easily accommodate a large individual. Overall, the place is wonderful and we really enjoyed the fantastic views. The property manager was extremely pleasant and went out of his way to help make our stay more enjoyable. I would definitely rent this cottage again and recommend it to others.
White Bear Lake, MN
Left on 04/18/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Nancy K.
Loved it. Charming, secluded, well-stocked. Perfect. Offers good privacy for guests with separate bedrooms/baths. Well laid out.
Left on 03/28/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Joe H.
Lovely cottage close enough to St augustine but far enough away to be comfortable. Screened porch and expansive decking was perfect.
Gate City, Virginia
Very Relaxing and Comfortable!
Left on 03/09/2011 for a stay in February 2011 |
We enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere that the cottage had. The furnishing inside and out were perfect and made you feel like you had stepped back in time. Very clean throughout and well furnished in the kitchen. Would and will rent again in the future!
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