Ocean/Beachfront home, pet friendly, on Summer Haven (Buddy On The Beach)

St. Augustine Beach Vacation Rentals

904 687-3648 / 904 687-5976

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3 Br/3 Ba • Sleeps 8 • 2300 SF

PANORAMIC OCEAN/BEACH FRONT/INTRACOASTAL VIEWS ON THE BEACH (4x4 or allwheel drive a must)

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Beach front home, Buddy on the Beach ("BOTB"), on the small St. Augustine Island, Summer Haven, located directly on the Atlantic Ocean.  You can have your toes in the sand 3 seconds out the door.  This house is perfect for a group of eight (8) or less seeking a private vacation home on a remote beach to enjoy quiet, ocean front panoramic view of beach/ocean & intracoastal, away from it all.  Four balconies overlook the ocean and the Matanzas River.  BOTB is located a half mile north of Marine Land, where you can swim with the Dolphins, and a mile North to the Intracoastal Waterway with very few houses along this strip.  This is a unique part of St. Augustine Beach that cannot easily be accessed by the public and vehicles are not permitted.  Basically, you have your own private beach.   Because there is little access to this beach, the wildlife is amazing.  Depending on the time of year, you can see Sea Turtles, Dolphins, and Manatees.  This area of the Intracoastal sits on 25 miles of undeveloped state-owned natural habitat.  The water is one of the most unpolluted water areas in the state of Florida which brings fisherman and birders from all over to this coastal estuary.  Watch the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean from the decks off the living room or the master bedroom and the sunset over the Matanzas River from the decks off the dining area and other bedrooms.
 
This home is located off Old A1A, 4WD or all wheel drive is required to access this beautiful property. The sandy access road is actually part of the beach and the conditions change daily based on weather and tide.

Enjoy access to a private club, Marsh Creek Country Club https://www.clubcorp.com/clubs/marsh-creek-country-club/, just a few miles away.  The Club has a nice restaurant, golfing, tennis, workout facility and a variety of exercise classes for a fee and the LARGE POOL AND SUNDECK ACCESS ARE FREE FOR OUR GUEST. When venturing out, you'll be a short drive to restaurants, shops, grocery stores, and fantastic local attractions like, historic St. Augustine, boat trips, and the Lighthouse. Ripple Ecotours Effect Adventure Outfitters/Across the street from Marineland, Dolphin Adventure, located at the Marineland Marina. Offers a variety of real FL experiences, including kayaking, boating ecotours, fishing along Florida's beautiful waterways and wildlife rich landscapes.

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*****

North Carolina

Ocean/Beach front home, pet friendly, on Summer Haven (Buddy On The Beach)  
 
Buddy on the Beach was absolutely beautiful. Pictures do not do it justice. My family (including furbabies) loved it. First vacation in 8 years and was perfect. Will definately recommend. Thanks Patty and Harry great job.  
 
Date of arrival - November 3, 2022  
 
- (Nov 2022 - VRBO)


*****

Charlotte, NC

We spent 10 glorious days in this secluded beach front home. The furnishings and decor made it feel like home away from home. All amenities were provided (so many we wished we hadn't bothered packing so much - half our stuff didn't get unpacked from the car). Check in was a breeze as we were given the code well in advance of our arrival. The description of the property was on point but what we didn't expect was all the wild life! We say dolphins, there are sea turtle hatching grounds everywhere, we saw a manatee and sea turtles! Not to mention the bird sanctuary a short walk up the beach. We could keep and eye on the kids playing on the beach while enjoying a cup of coffee on the lanai. We saw the sun rise and set every day from our own private beach. Without a doubt, we would stay here again! - (Jun 2022 - VRBO)


*****

Murfreesboro, TN

Ocean/Beach front home, pet friendly, on Summer Haven (Buddy On The Beach)  
 
This is a beautiful home and provided everything we needed for an amazing vacation. The property has absolutely stunning views and basically your own private beach. Please note: It is extremely important to share that although we had AWD and 4WD SUV's, we were still unable to access the property upon arrival and had to have one vehicle actually towed due to the undercarriage getting stuck in the sand. It is my understanding this is not always the case and the recent weather factors into the condition and ultimate accessibility of the property. I personally recommend a high undercarriage in addition to AWD and/or FWD. All of that being said, Patty was absolutely amazing. She was readily available, got right to us, came up with a solution to our problem, and saved the day. I cannot say enough about how kind and wonderful Patty was to us! Also, the property was definitely worth the hiccup!  
 
Reply: The key to driving on the beach sand is to go 10 - 15 miles an hour and do not stop until in home drive. Patty 
 
 
Reviewer location - Tennessee, United States  
 
Date of arrival - May 7, 2022  
 
- (Jun 2022 - VRBO)


*****

Jaffrey, NH

Ocean/Beach front home, pet friendly, on Summer Haven (Buddy On The Beach)  
 
Excellent rental property. Beautiful location, and very private beach. We saw fewer that 20 people per day walk by our house each day. Balconies on both sides of the house are wonderful spots to enjoy a glass of wine. The house is updated and the kitchen well outfitted. The hosts are also very attentive. The road to the house is rough (sand) and a 4 wheel drive vehicle is a must. We saw a few cars get stuck.  
 
Date of arrival - April 28, 2022 - (May 2022 - VRBO)


*****

Scituate, MA

One word says it all, simply PARADISE! Had such an amazing time we extended for another week. Set up table and view of ocean while working was amazing! Levered club facilities for tennis pro sessions, personal training and cardio tennis clinic. Patty was exceptional. so responsive and helpful. Highly recommend! What more can you ask for with sunrise, sunset and beautiful ocean sand at your feet right right out the door!!!  
 
Date of arrival - March 20, 2022 - (Apr 2022)


*****

Tallahassee, FL

What a beautiful property! We couldn't have asked for better views. It was so wonderful to wake up with a spectacular view of the ocean and enjoy family dinner while listening to the waves crash. This is a perfect spot to really get away from it all (while still being close enough to drive into the city). We enjoyed every second and hated to leave. We will definitely be back. PS- Buddy looks just like our family boxer who also enjoyed running free on the beach=). It was a perfect family vacation for all-adults, kids, and our Boxer pup.  
 
Date of arrival - March 12, 2022 - (Apr 2022 - VRBO)


*****

Atlanta, GA

 
 
Beautiful home with updated kitchen, steps from the beach. Definitely need 4WD but that is part of the draw. Gorgeous views - sunrise from the master bedroom. Plenty of beach towel and water toys! Great to escape the crowds. Patty and Harry were great and very responsive.  
 
Date of arrival - March 5, 2022  
 
 
 
 
 
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- (Mar 2022 - VRBO)


*****

Wasilla, AK

Ocean/Beach front home, pet friendly, on Summer Haven (Buddy On The Beach)  
 
We had an excellent time! The house is right on the beach, and the beach is incredible. sandy and few people. House was super clean, and we enjoyed watching sunrise and sunset from the decks each day. As other guests have indicated, a four-wheel-drive is definitely required to access the property. Property manager Patty was super responsive and very helpful when we had questions.  
 
Date of arrival - January 1, 2022  
 
- (Jan 2022 - VRBO)


*****

Augusta, GA

Buddy on the Beach was wonderful. We loved the house and having the beach almost to ourselves. 
There were plenty of beach toys and the kitchen was well stocked with dishes. We loved seeing the oldest city in America and visiting Marineland. Patty was great and very helpful. We will be back booking through www.mystaugustinevacation.com to save VRBO fees and costs. 
Thank you for sharing your home with us and hugs to Buddy. 
John - (Sep 2021 - VRBO)


*****

woodbridge, VA

PANORAMIC OCEAN/BEACH FRONT/INTRACOASTAL VIEWS ON THE BEACH 
 
My husband and I have stayed in several "rental homes" all over the world and none can compare to this beach house. Everything from booking to checking out was without issue. The property manager is kind and respectful without being intrusive. The property and the location is exactly how it is described and pictured. Although the location was amazingly peaceful it was also fun and we felt as we had the beach to ourselves. The beach house is immaculate, spacious, and has more than the bare necessities (e.g. full kitchen, plenty of towels, extra blankets, board games, EVERYTHING you may need for the beach, etc.) for your stay. We were amazed by the thoughtfulness of the owners to offer so much for the guests to make it a memorable time.  
 
Date of arrival - August 5, 2021  
 
- (Aug 2021 - VRBO)


*****

Parkland, FL

VRBO review from Heather, 
PANORAMIC OCEAN/BEACH FRONT/INTRACOASTAL VIEWS ON THE BEACH  
 
Beautiful, bright, well-equipped, modern, oceanfront home with 360-degree views. It is an absolute gem for anyone seeking sunrises, sunsets, sand, sea and serenity. Our family of six plus one very happy dog could not have asked for a better end-of-summer getaway.  
 
Date of arrival - August 13, 2021  
 
August 22, Left in guest book  
What a wonderful home in an unbelievable setting! 
We were craving peace and serenity for our last weekend of the summer and it is what we received.  
We will difinately be back!! 
Thanks Heather & Family - (Aug 2021 - VRBO)


*****

Osteen, FL

Buddy on the Beach was wonderful. We loved the house and having the beach almost to ourselves. There wer plenty of beach toys and the kitchen was well stocked with dishes. We loved seeing the oldest city in America and visiting Marineland. Patty was grat and very helpful. We will be back booking through www.mystaugustinevacation.com to save VRBO fees and costs.  
Thank you for sharing your home with us and hugs to Buddy! - (Aug 2021 - VRBO)


*****

Asheville, TN

Buddy on the Beach was wonderful. We loved the house and having the beach almost to ourselves. There were plenty of beach toys and the kithen was well stocked with dishes. We loved seeing the oldest city in America and visiting Marineland. Patty was great and very helpful. We will be back booking through www.mystaugustinevacation.com to save VRBO fees and costs.  
Thank you for sharing your home with us and hugs to Buddy.  
Tamara & John - (Aug 2021 - OWNER)


*****

Duluth, GA

Will start by saying one word...AWESOME! My wife and I wanted a little bit quieter stay in the St Aug area as we have been going to these Beaches for many many years. This was it. We couldn't have been happier with our selection. In all our travels, we have found many VRBO pictures are sometimes a little misleading and we check in, and are disappointed. Not BOTB! I can't tell you how close you are to this beautiful, private beach. The sand and water are wonderful and the beach really does feel like it's all yours! Having said that, it's a nice stroll down to where you can be around more people if you want that, but we wanted our own beach! The house was perfect too. Very spacious and all the bells and whistles for upgrades. I will say if you stay here, all you need to bring is your clothes, and yourself. They have everything else. They provide beach chairs, umbrellas, games, boogie boards, grill, et. You name it, it's there! That makes packing a lot easier! One concern we had going in, was "are we too secluded?" The answer is NO. It is a very easy and nice drive to the middle of St Aug town center ( we went 3 of our 7 days) , yet also explored south and found some very close, very good restaurants. Grocery store was near (Publix), and again, good restaurants, and also good local dive/seafood bars (which we LOVE). Things to do near the house include Washington Oaks and Marineland. Very cool. Patty was incredibly easy to work with and emailed, called, and texted back any time we needed something answered. I'm usually a tough grader but I really would give this place a 9.999999999. Ok, a 10. - (Aug 2021 - CALL)


*****

Osteen, FL

Thank you. Those two words just don't seem like enough when I think of our recent stay. From the beginning, the managerment owner was exceptional. As first time renters and skeptical of the process, she remained patient with all of our questions and went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable with our decision and then welcomed us with such generous hospitality. "Buddy on the Beach" was a dream come true. The property is clean and stocked with all of the amenities one could want while on vacation. The beach is beautiful and virtually empty, so we felt like the whole shore was just for us!! There isn't a bad view from the house in any direction! Sunrises on one side and sunsets on the other!! Although we did not use our private access to the Marsh Creek Country Club this time, their staff were extremely helpful and we look forward to next time - we just didn't want to leave the property! The house provided all of us plenty of space to relax and unwind when we wanted and then perfect pockets for gathering for eating or playing games. We couldn't have picked a better spot or property manager for our first rental and I am so happy it was Patty! Thank you again for all you did to make us feel at home and we look forward to seeing you again in September!! - (Jul 2021 - Family)


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Amenities Included

Amenities

  • A/C - Air Conditioning
  • Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Internet Includes Wifi
  • Iron Board
  • Linens
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels
  • Washer

Arrival Day

  • Flexible
  • Negotiable

Attractions

  • Bay
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Car

  • 4 X 4 OR ALL WHEEL DRIVE NECESSARY

Cleaning / Safety

  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Self Checkin Checkout

Entertainment

  • Games
  • Satellite Or Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

General Amenities

  • A/C / Heat
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Supplies Cart
  • Beach Towels
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Hair Blower
  • Intracoastal Water View
  • Iron & Board
  • Keurig Coffee Maker
  • King in Guest Room
  • King in master
  • Ocean View at front door
  • One Car Garage
  • Two Queen beds in 2nd Guest
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Wi-Fi Internet

Kitchen / Dining

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Keurig
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Leisure

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Bowling
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing

Local

  • Atm Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach Front
  • Beach View
  • Near Ocean
  • Ocean Front
  • Ocean Front panaromic view
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Outdoor

  • Balcony
  • Bicycle
  • Boat trailer parking
  • Golf Course
  • Grill
  • Water Sports Gear

Safety

  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Smoke Detector

Sports

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Bay
  • Fishing Fly
  • Fishing Surf
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Not Allowed

Themes

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

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