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Enjoy the memories of Old Florida days and create new ones under under sweeping canopy of oak in this riverfront treasure affectionately know as "My Grandpa's Cottage." This little cottage, full of mementoes of a by-gone era, is located on an incredibly beautiful riverfront property just a .3 mi. walk to gorgeous Vilano Beach. Bring your own boat and travel the water route to downtown St. Augustine to take in the Nights of Lights through the Holidays or fish among the Flats of the Tolomato river and Salt Run. Matanzas Bay and the Guana and Tolomato Rivers are among the most fertile estuarine waters in the state of Florida with oyster beds that can be seen peeking up out of the water at low tide. "At home," you will enjoy all the outdoors has to offer right on the one acre property including a private boat ramp, bonfire pit, swings, plenty of outdoor seating and room for the kids to wander about under the towering oaks.
You will feel right "at home" at Grandpa's Cottage in the newly renovated great room outfitted with a large sectional sofa and large-screen TV overlooking the beautiful yard and river. Step up through a former "breezeway" into the original part of the cottage to a quaint but fully stocked kitchen and dinette. Original wood floors and antiques welcome you through the three bedrooms all located off one central hallway. One newly built bathroom is off the great room and the other is located near the bedrooms. The huge back patio will surely be a favorite hang-out place on lazy afternoons where there is seating for dining or just relaxing, and the kids can enjoy the picnic table out in the yard.
Sleeping Arrangements (8):
-2 Queen Bedrooms (4)
-1 Twin Bunk Bedroom (2)
-Pull-out Queen Sofa (2)
-One Acre property fronts the Tolomato River
-Private Boat Ramp
-.3 miles from Beach Access
-Next to "Cap's on the Water" popular riverfront restaurant
-3 miles from Vilano Town Center
-5.7 miles to Downtown Attractions
-Firepit with wood
-Oyster Shucking Table
-Smart TV w/Roku plus Antennae
-Fully stocked Kitchen
-Beach Towels and Supplies
-Soft Towels and Crisp linens provided
-Washer and Dryer
Thank you again Jaclyn- This is terrific! We love to hear when families enjoy their stay at the cottage and appreciate the outdoor space. Your feedback regarding a grill has already been addressed and will be provided future guests as we understand how that convenience adds so much to the stay. It was a pleasure to host you and we hope you will stay with us again on a return visit to St Augustine.
Tami, It's good to hear you enjoyed the marvelous location of this cottage on the river. It truly is a little taste of old Florida and many guests have enjoyed both the beauty and nostalgia of the place. The sulphur smell that guests sense at times is typical of many older residences in Florida and something that may take some people by surprise. Most guests have not mentioned anything unusual with the way the water smells. The owners have done a nice job with maintaining some of the original features of the home while also adding a nice updated portion of the home.
Thank you Lorena. Such a detailed review is very helpful for future guests! Glad you enjoyed the river, spacious rooms and Caps On The Water (a favorite). It was our pleasure to host you and we sure hope you will consider iTrip Vacations for your future visits.