Artist Retreat, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Summer Haven, 3 Houses to Beach - Vacation Rental Pros
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A Home Away From Home

Artist Retreat, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Summer Haven, 3 Houses to Beach

Guest Ratings:
4.5 / 5 (15)
Kick back in historic Summer Haven in our vintage cottage, Artist Retreat. Just three houses from the beach, our updated bungalow has the feel of an artist's retreat.
Only $300 to Book Now!
  • St. Augustine Beach
  • Best Value/Garden
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps: 7
  • No Smoking Rental
  • Pool: No
  • Pets: No
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  • A Home Away From Home
  • Relive your adventures in our spacious living room!
  • Beautiful beaches await you
  • TV Time!
  • Sink In
  • Stay Connected
  • It's Chow Time!
  • An Artistic Kitchen!
  • Be inspired to cook local
  • Haven of Relaxation
  • Awaken Feeling Well Rested
  • Long Shower Or A Soak In The Tub? You Decide!
  • Sleep soundly after a full day at the beach!
  • Kid Zone
  • You are my Sunshine
  • Relax. Unwind. Reset.
  • Dine Al Fresco
  • Retreat to the Beach!
  • Florida Charm
  • Don't stress about crowds this vacation
  • Pit Stop
  • Welcome to Artist Retreat!
  • The beach is just a short walk away!
  • You'll never want to leave St. Augustine beach!
  • Shake off the winter cobwebs
  • Spend hours on the beach, tanning, swimming, or fishing!
  • Keep your eye out for dolphins playing in the surf!
  • Do as you please. It's your vacation after all!
  • Don't stress about crowds this vacation
  • Warm Inviting Beaches
  • Do as you please. It's your vacation after all!
Property quick facts for Artist Retreat
  • City: St. Augustine Beach
  • View: Best Value/Garden
  • Sleeps: 7
  • No Smoking Rental
  • Pool: No
  • Elevator: No
  • Pets: No
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bedroom #1 (1 Queen)
  • Bedroom #2 (1 Dbl/Sgl Bunk)
  • Extra Bedding (1 Sofa Sleeper)
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Description for Artist Retreat Kick back in historic Summer Haven in our vintage cottage, Artist Retreat. Just three houses from the beach, our updated bungalow has the feel of an artist's retreat. Offering a big patio, yard and full of sunshine and laid-back Old Florida charm!

Light, airy, and thoroughly comfortable, our cottage sleeps seven in two bedrooms and on a sleeper sofa. It's a family home, made for long lazy mornings with the newspaper, endless summer afternoons on the patio with a cold drink, and velvety warm evenings watching the stars come out. Take a deep breath and feel the stress melt away: you're in cozy Summer Haven now, a tiny community nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Matanzas River, with nothing to do but enjoy the beach, the waves, the wildlife, and the perfect weather.

Walk into the sun-soaked living room of Artist Retreat and you'll find an HDTV, relaxed seating, and a table and chairs. This is the place for the whole group to gather, whether it's to watch your favorite movies, play the Settlers of Catan, or simply enjoy one another's company. Interesting art fills the walls, while there's plenty of floor space available for your own projects!

The kitchen may call up nostalgic memories of grandma's place, with its polished shelf above the sink (to display treasures and watch the outside world while washing dishes!), modest but spotlessly clean appliances, and freestanding pantry. Painted in cheerful shades of green and white, it hearkens back to simpler times . . . Yet still includes a microwave and coffeemaker for your convenience! Fully stocked with pots and pans, dishes and utensils, it has everything you need to prepare and serve a big meal, should you feel so inclined.

The master bedroom is a special treat at Seagull Cottage. Flooded with sunlight and boasting a firm, luxurious queen-size bed, it has its own access to the outdoors. Want to slip out for a moonlight walk after the kids are asleep, or perhaps run down to the beach to witness the daily miracle of the dawn? --Just pop out the bedroom door, without disturbing a soul!

The second bedroom has plenty of sunshine too, carefully controlled with shades in case you need little ones to go to sleep before the sun sets in high summer! This room may remind you of the summer cabins of your childhood when all the cousins were piled together in a big space. Here it's just a set of bunk beds -- a single on top, a double on the bottom -- but the excitement of camping in is here. Maybe it's the cheerful red curtains separating the bedroom from the main living area, or the sight of palm trees just outside the windows! Young and old alike will love this room!

All of your sheets, blankets, pillows, and towels are provided here at the house -- don't worry about packing a thing. If you're looking to get away from it all, just toss your swimsuit and a couple of changes of clothes into your suitcase, bring the binoculars and the beach toys, and come on over!

Note: Due to Summer Haven beach erosion concerns, there is now an area of large boulders blocking the beach access points closest to the property. This is a matter of much press (and legal battles) as a private homeowner did to protect his beach home which in turn blocked the public access point. Although you can walk in between these boulders to access the beach like the locals that live nearby, the nearest easy beach access is approximately one mile north of Fort Matanzas National Park. It has (free) paved parking and provides beach access via a meandering boardwalk through the park. It takes approximately five minutes to walk this boardwalk
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*** 7 Night Minimum Stay (Requires Saturday arrival and Saturday departure). *** Final pricing will include fees in addition to rent; including an end of stay cleaning fee, non refundable damage waiver, booking fee, local and state tax and community application fee (on select communities). *** All fees will be provided prior to booking.
Amenities for Artist Retreat
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishwasher
  • Full Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Ceiling Fans Bedroom
  • Central Air
  • Garage
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Medical Srvs Nearby
  • Nearby Grocery
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Airport - 50 Miles-DAB
  • Football - Jacksonville Stadium
  • Neighborhood - Summerhaven
  • Miniature Golf
  • Near Beach
  • Playground
  • Exceptional Sunrises
  • Exceptional Views
  • Near Beach
  • Boating
  • Deck
  • Golf
  • DVD Player
  • Free Wifi
Guest Rating for Artist Retreat
Great property! Close to the Beach!
Loved the cute house and perfect location! We had a wonderful time and would definitely go back! The beach was very close and was very quiet, even during Spring Break!
A nice getaway
When we first arrived there was no water in the home but I called the management company and they sent someone right away. They also fixed the bathroom fixtures that were off whole they were there. The house was clean but not as close to the beach as it stated. Due to rock buildup we had to walk more then a block to the beach but it was still close enough. The beach was so private! The house was just the right size for our group.
Artist Retreat
We enjoyed staying here and being out of the cold weather in Michigan.
Lovely Place - Great Stay!
This was our second year to stay at this property and it is fantastic!

The house is very “artsy” (as the name implies) and fun. The location is great – only a couple of houses from the beach. Summer Haven has an awesome history as the playground of the Mellon family and the families that live there now are great!

Don’t be surprise if you get invited to the “Summer Have Literary Society” if you get to know / talk to a few of the neighbors.

The house is perfect for a beach set up. The place is well stocked with towels, sheets, pillows, blankets and kitchen utensils. Cooking is a breeze as everything works and there is a good size pantry to hold your dry goods.
There are actually two toilets, but one bathroom (the extra toilet is down stairs). There is even a convenient outside shower for washing off after time on the beach.
Speaking of the outside – the balcony is perfect for listening to the sounds of the ocean and afternoon napping (there is a great hammock). The courtyard includes a horse shoes and a fire pit.

One of the best things is that the beach is one of the best kept secrets in Florida! The two times we have stayed there – there are hardly any folks on the beach! It is like your own private beach (except for the surfers & paddle boarders).

The Management Staff responds promptly to any issues – we only had 1 and it was with the TV.

We would recommend this place to anyone that does not need a huge house and is ok walking a few steps to the beach. It is well worth it!
Seaside sanity
Summerhaven is an amazing place where the natural landscape of Florida can still be enjoyed. The house is very comfortable without any preteniousness. it has a unique way of incorporating inside and out. The porch is the perfect place to catch the breezes. The outdoor shower is a treat.This was our third year and won't be our last.
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