Artist Retreat, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Summer Haven, 3 Houses to Beach
SummerHaven, St. Augustine, FL
2 BR, 1 BA, Sleeps 7,Best Value/Garden
Guest Ratings:
4/5 (16)
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. cont.
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Property quick facts for Artist Retreat
  • Extra Bedding (1 Sofa Sleeper)
  • Bedroom #2 (1 Dbl/Sgl Bunk)
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bedroom #1 (1 Queen)
  • No Smoking Rental
  • City: St. Augustine Beach
  • Pets: No
  • Sleeps: 7
  • Pool: No
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Elevator: No
  • View: Best Value/Garden
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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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$5,092
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$4,423
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$2,505
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$3,920
Mar 2020
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$4,567
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$3,502
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$4,124
Jun 2020
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$5,247
Jul 2020
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$5,327
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$4,389
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$3,010
Oct 2020
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$4,043
Nov 2020
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$3,637
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Plus Additional Fees
*** 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
Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Utensils
  • Oven
  • Cookware
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Full Kitchen
  • Stove
Living
  • Central Air
  • Garage
  • Ceiling Fans Bedroom
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Linens
Convenience
  • Medical Srvs Nearby
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Nearby Grocery
Bedrooms
  • Bedroom #1 (1 Queen)
  • Extra Bedding (1 Sofa Sleeper)
  • Bedroom #2 (1 Dbl/Sgl Bunk)
Outdoor
  • Boating
  • Golf
  • Deck
Culture
  • Neighborhood - Summerhaven
  • Football - Jacksonville Stadium
  • Airport - 50 Miles-DAB
Family
  • Miniature Golf
  • Playground
  • Near Beach
Geographic
  • Exceptional Views
  • Near Beach
  • Exceptional Sunrises
Entertainment
  • DVD Player
  • Free Wifi

Reviews for Artist Retreat
peaceful..and comfortable.
Our first impression was of a relaxing place were we will have a a good time and it was! House was clean and had, as promised on the adds, all the conveniences were offered and showed on the pictures. Art work was funky, colorful and enjoyable! We wish that the shower worked better but we manage to deal with it. Location is convenient to the beach, easy walk there and from the porch you still can enjoy the sound of the ocean. We like to have long walks on the near by beaches and around close neighborhoods, it was fun. restaurants and groceries were very convenient and the old town of st augustine are close by on easy not congested traffic. overall, for the money we pay we have a very relaxing time.
A vacationer from , , , (Reviewed on 28 Feb 2019)

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 vacationer from , , , (Reviewed on 20 May 2018)

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.
Teresa K. from Maitland, FL, United States, (Reviewed on 13 Jun 2015)

Artist Retreat
We enjoyed staying here and being out of the cold weather in Michigan.
- A Traveler from Kalamazoo, MI, United States, (Reviewed on 04 Mar 2015)

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!
Michael S. from Franklin, TN, United States, (Reviewed on 17 Nov 2014)

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