If you've dreamed of vacationing right on the water, here's your chance to make that dream come true. Collingdale House is situated on an inlet of the Matanzas River, part of the renowned Intracoastal Waterway. So get ready for boating, tubing, and fishing-and if that's not enough water-based fun for you, Collingdale House has its own enclosed, heated private pool too!<br/><br/>The giant lanai, which houses the pool, also includes a patio, a grill, and even a dining area. Walls of windows let you look out onto the waterway as you splash and lounge, while ceiling fans keep you cool no matter how hot it is outside. With sliding doors opening onto several rooms of the house, the lanai lets you relish the best of Florida indoor-outdoor living. <br/><br/>You could probably spend your entire stay out in the lanai, but there are plenty of good reasons to head into the rest of the recently renovated house too. The sunny living room has sofas you'll love sinking into, and plenty of space for the kids to spread out with games and crafts. And because the house has free wifi, you can catch up on email-and post photos of your fabulous trip!-anytime you want. <br/><br/>In addition to the lanai, there are several areas inside the house to enjoy meals: a sunny breakfast nook overlooking the pool and the waterway, a more formal dining area, and even the kitchen's breakfast bar. The fully equipped kitchen, by the way, is both roomy and open, making it easy to keep an eye on the kids-though there's also an 18" flat-screen TV to keep you entertained as you cook. Whether you want to create multicourse feasts or simply heat up leftovers from the previous night's restaurant meal, you'll find all the appliances, cookware, and tableware you need. <br/><br/>To make the most of your vacation, you need to get a great night's sleep. Collingdale House makes that easy. The master bedroom has a lavish king-size bed, a 32" HDTV, an en-suite bathroom, and sliding glass doors leading to the lanai, should you want to enjoy a midnight swim. <br/><br/>The second bedroom also has a 32" HDTV as well as a sumptuous queen-size bed. The den includes a sofa that opens into a queen-size bed, a 38" HDTV with a converter complete with HBO, and sliding doors that open to the lanai. If you're traveling with teens, it's obvious which room they're going to want to make their own! A bathroom and a powder room are convenient to these bedrooms. And speaking of convenient: Collingdale House has its own washer and dryer, so you can pack light and do your laundry while swimming laps or lazing by the pool.<br/><br/> You could easily have the time of your life without leaving the house (except for the occasional food run!), but there's so much to see and do nearby as well. There's boating and fishing on the Matanzas River, of course-how about cooking up some fresh-caught trout on the poolside grill?-as well as the family-friendly, cinnamon-sand beaches. Nature lovers will want to explore Faver-Dyke State Park, home to eagles, egrets, river otters, and deer, as well as the Pellicer Creek canoe trail. Restaurants, shops, golf courses, movie theaters, Marineland, and historic St. Augustine are mere minutes away.<br/><br/>The only possible downside to staying in Collingdale House is that you might never want to leave! And, Flagler Beach is only 8 miles away. So treat yourself to the best that Florida has to offer, and book your stay today.
Additional amenities include: beach, washer / dryer.
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