Top of the Line Renovated Oceanfront Home w/Pool Table - 20% Off August SPECIAL

Florida Vacation Rentals By Owners
  • House3500 Sq. Ft.
  • Sleeps21
  • Bedrooms7
  • Bathrooms5
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7

PROPERTY Description

The Chautaugua is the ultimate beach experience "Best Beach, Location & House". Rates are based on Renting the entire 3 Stories that sleeps 21. Call to get a discount if you only need the Main House that sleeps 15 or less.

Lovingly rebuilt in 2005 from the studs up to maintain the integrity of the original 1926 craftsman bungalow with painstaking attention to detail: Original heart of pine floors, bead board & claw foot tub. Everything else new: New cherry gourmet kitchen with double ovens. New stone baths. New Stone Floors on the entire first floor. New electric/plumbing/ drywall/windows- Everything new but “In Period” and 1st Class. There is not a more charming Vacation Rental available.

This is “A Classic”. It starts with the Great room - 24 foot long with Piano, Couches & Dining – which acts as the main focal point from which the 4 Bedrooms flow.... plus a Huge Upstairs Bonus Room that houses 4 Sleeping Berths (the Kids favorite each w/ their own TVs), Pool Table & Wet Bar.... 3 Oceanfront Porches ….. a 1st Floor with ALL STONE Floors adding a second Kitchen & Greatroom and 2 additional Bedrooms & Bath. I fell in love the minute I saw it. I designed it to be the Ultimate Beach experience. A place where friends & family could come together & enjoy each other. Recharge their batteries.

Located directly Beachfront with the ocean right at your door. No Long Catwalks over the dunes and No Cars. Best surfing in area. Call for web address with live shot of the waves taken from my house! Walking distance to loads of restaurants, live music and surf board/paddleboard/kayak rentals. And only 5 Miles to Historic Downtown.

Designed for large groups of up to 21 Guests you can rent the MAIN house w/Piano, Pool Table & HUGE yard and the FIRST Floor with 2nd Greatroom, Kitchen & 2 additional Bedrooms & Bath or CALL for MAIN house discount.

BED ARRANGEMENT

Main House Sleeps 15 - 5 Bedrooms 4.5 Baths

- Oceanfront Queen Master w/private stone bath, Tub/Shower combo & sliders onto a Covered Porch

- 2nd Oceanfront Queen Master w/private stone bath, Rain Shower, Claw Foot Tub & slider to Porch

- 3rd Queen Master w/private stone bath, regular Tub/Shower combo + Fold-down single Sofa Bed

- 4th Queen Bedroom uses Powder room & upstairs Bonus Room shower/tub

- Upstairs Bonus Room w/3 Single Bed berths & 1 Double Bed berth + new Single Daybed & Full Tub/Shower Bath

- Additional sleeping in the Greatroom Fold-down single Sofa Bed

First Floor Sleeps 6 - 2 Bedrooms 1 Bath

- Oceanfront Queen Bedroom with Slider to Stone Covered Porch

- 2nd Queen Bedroom

- Additional sleeping in the Greatroom Queen Sleeper Sofa

- Shared Full bath with a tub/shower combo

HOW IS THE BEACH?

Best in Town: Since Beaches vary so widely, I will try to point out the main differences. You should ask for details if you are considering anything other than a home on 1st to 18th Street.

First is the Powder Sand. The Chautauqua’s sand is like powder-not coarse ground up shells like some. Great for drip castles!

Second, at The Chautauqua the ocean is right “At Your Door Step”. There is no long raised boardwalk with a 5 minute walk across the dunes to navigate with the cooler & chairs before you ever get to the water. There are some “Oceanfront” where the ocean is so far you cannot even see the waves. At the Chautauqua, the ocean is right there.

Third, there are No Cars. This is a major distinction. Imagine trying to play paddle ball with cars continually passing by & having to be on constant baby alert. Not while you are on vacation!

Next, the beach is wide, level & private - Some beaches are very narrow & steep. It's almost impossible to ride the waves. But the locals consider The Chautauqua the Best Surfing around. There is a Surf shop with lessons & rentals right at the end of our street. They have the Webcam on my house but you can have plenty of fun with the boogie boards we provide for free. No need for Rental. Plus No High Rise condos either! All single family near by.

WANT MORE HOUSE DETAILS?

THE CHATAUQUA - The name we took from the legal description which we loved once we learned how to pronounce it. It was originally a place for Intellectual Retreat. There is still a Chautauqua in New York. Then it was a Beach Club. I have original photos and Buy Laws. So it is a true CLASSIC Cedar Shake 1926 CRAFTSMAN BUNGALOW. It starts with the Great room - 24 foot long – which acts as the main focal point of the house from which the 4 Bedrooms flow. I fell in love with it the minute I saw it and knew I had to restore it to is former glory. I think we even surpass it. We kept the original 1926 quarried Coquina fireplace (now with lovely electric flames). It is REAL Coquina - not what they make houses of now - Just like the Fort you will see in Old St Augustine! The Bead board wainscoted is also from the original house, carefully removed and planed. The floors are original Heart of Pine, sanded back to their original glory. They don’t even grow wood like that any more. Even the interior doors, all 8 foot, were patterned after the originals. There is loads of molding, all “in period”, specially milled. We even found the old picture mold with hooks for hanging photos instead of nails.

Then we started adding the NEW touches. A state of the art Gourmet Kitchen. Full wood Cherry Mission cabinets with tumbled marble backsplash and gorgeous sea scape metallic tile accents. The most unusual Granite I had ever seen. It is wonderful. Looks like sand. The Main Kitchen includes Double Ovens, Microwave, Stainless Farm Sink and large Eating Bar and Honed Chisel-edged Stone floors. Downstairs is a second complete Kitchen, so plenty of room. Both with a full array of cooking tools, dishes, pots and pans. And 2 Laundry rooms with ironing facilities.

FOR ENTERTAINMENT - A PIANO & POOL TABLE. You have to have a Piano at a beach house. Guitar and Game Tables also. I am big on games so there are lots of Board Games. Rummikub being our Family Favorite. Please try it. Call for instructions if you need. And Upstairs is the POOL TABLE and Wet Bar with microwave for popcorn of course.

3 PORCHES - The front porch is probably one of the best assets. This is where you will spend most of your time so there is LOTS of seating - All Teak Wood. We have Rockers & Adirondacks, benches & 2 sets of table and chairs – one on the porch and the other on the Patio. There is also 2 outdoor showers and a Grilling area with both gas or charcoal grill. There is also an Upstairs Balcony off the Pool Table room and a 1st Floor Stone Covered Patio. Both with more seating and dining areas.

4 SECOND FLOOR BEDROOMS –

There are 2 OCEAN FRONT MASTERS both with full Stone Bathrooms. The first with a Cherry Sleigh Bed features a Coral Stone Bathroom. Off-white shell stone floors and walls with black stone accents and cabinets. It includes an antique CLAWFOOT Tub complete with new Nickel fixtures and hand shower. Plus a RAIN SHOWER with BODY SPRAY, Two vanities with granite tops and gorgeous Kohler farm sink faucets, wonderful Nickel light fixtures and private water closet. The other Master with West Indies style Canopy Bed features a bath of taupe colored stone with inset blue glass, a SOAKING TUB/SHOWER combo, White Cottage Vanity with matching Storage Cabinet, Granite tops and Stone Vessel Bowl sink. Also done in Nickel fixtures.The 3rd Master also comes with a Private Bath. The walls are Bead Board with the bath done in an old fashion mosaic stone rug pattern and subway stone shower and wainscot. Unique circular white vanity with stainless accents and matching mirror plus White Storage Cabinet. Room for loads of Towels and everyone’s tooth brush no matter the number.

Bedroom 4 is also Bead Board wainscot with a Queen bed. It uses the Powder room and the Bonus Room Bath. All Bedrooms come with TVs for your convenience. Most with DVD players. Even the 3 Sleeping Berths upstairs in the Bonus come with TV and DVD players for the Kids Games. Plus 2 Wireless Internets

5 BED BONUS ROOM – As good as the Main 2nd level is, most would agree that the 3rd floor BONUS ROOM is the show place. Whereas the adults will enjoy it for the view & Pool Table. For the kids, it is the SLEEPING BERTHS they will be fighting over. There are 3 Single compartments complete with individual reading lights, TVs, DVDs, and under bed Storage Drawers for all their “stuff”. You will have to pull the away to get them down to the beach. Plus a Full Futon Alcove that doubles as a bed and extra couch/play area.

But the Bonus Room is more than just a place to sleep. It is a place to “HANG”. There is a full size POOL TABLE and WET BAR with antique corner sink and microwave for late night popcorn. The bath is a classic. All white subway tile with mosaic floor and glass inlay band. The sink looks like a piece of furniture with Granite top & white Vessel Sink. There is also a Twin Day Bed overlooking Pool table.

And there is an UNSURPASSED VIEW. With an arched Covered Porch recessed into the house for sun and wind protection, you can enjoy the view from another teak table and chair set and take some quite time to read a book from The Chautauqua’s LIBRARY or play one of our Board Games.

FIRST FLOOR OPTION -

Downstairs is a complete separate rental with its own Greatroom, Kitchen, Garage, Laundry, Oceanside Decks & Outdoor shower. It has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. The Master is Ocean side with Queen bed and sliders out to a Covered Porch. The Second Bedroom has a Queen bed and there is a Pull Out Queen Sofa in the Great room.The look is different but charming in its own way. All STONE FLOORS, even the walls on the Porch.

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Amenities:
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heater
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Children Welcome
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Parking
  • TV
  • No Smoking
Bedrooms:
  • Bedroom 1 (1 queen, West Indies 4 poster w/private bath & Direct Ocean View)
  • Bedroom 2 (1 king, Direct Oceanview w/Private Bath - Clawfoot Tub + Rain Shower)
  • Bedroom 3 (1 queen, Third Main level Master with private stone bath)
  • Bedroom 4 (1 queen, Main Floor uses Power Bath & shares Shower)
  • Bedroom 5 ( 1 double, 3 twin/ single, Unbelievable Bonus Room w/ 3 single berths & 1 double berth)
  • Bedroom 5 ( 1 double, 3 twin/ single, Unbelievable Bonus Room w/ 3 single berths & 1 double berth)
  • Bedroom 6 (1 queen, First floor available as separate rental - Queen)
  • Bedroom 7 (1 queen, First floor Master Oceanfront)
  • Bedroom 8 (1 sleep sofa /futon, Sleeper in 1st Floor Greatroom)
  • The Chautauqua is a Duplex. The Main House is 5 Bedroom 4.5 Bath which include the 3rd floor Bonus/Sleeping Room. The First floor is a 2 Bedroom 1 Bath (see Bedrooms 6, 7 & 8).
Bathrooms:
  • Bathroom 1 (toilet, tub, shower, Clawfoot tub and separate shower, two sinks)
  • Bathroom 2 (toilet, combination tub/shower, Tub/Shower combo)
  • Bathroom 3 (toilet, combination tub/shower, Tub Shower)
  • Bathroom 3 (toilet, combination tub/shower, Tub Shower)
  • Bathroom 4 (toilet, combination tub/shower, Tub Shower)
  • Bathroom 5 (toilet, Powder Room)
  • Bathroom 6 (toilet, combination tub/shower, First floor bath with Garden Tub)
  • There are 2 Masters, both w/Nickel fixtures. #1 is Shell Stone-floors & walls w/black stone accents, Antique Clawfoot Tub plus separate standup Rain Shower W/Body Spray, Two granite top vanities w/gorgeous Kohler farm faucets & private water close
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront (Direct Ocean Front - No Long Catwalk or Sand Dunes and No Driving)
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • Comfy seating for 20 people
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books for Adults
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Pool Table
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
Attractions:
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation center
  • Theme parks
  • Restaurants
  • Winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Outlet shopping
  • Sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Hospital
  • Massage therapist
  • Medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Paragliding
  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Wind-surfing
  • Water skiing
  • Tennis
  • Surfing
  • Deepsea fishing
  • Freshwater fishing
  • Pier fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf fishing
  • Water tubing
  • Golf privileges optional
House Rules:
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM

Availability

PROPERTY Rates

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly
Summer
7 nights min stay
- - $8,996.00 -
LATE SUMMER
7 nights min stay
- - $7,335.00 -
FALL
7 nights min stay
- - $5,856.00 -
WINTER
7 nights min stay
- - $4,680.00 -
SPRING
7 nights min stay
- - $6,491.00 -
SPRING
7 nights min stay
- - $6,491.00 -
Additional information about rental rates:
  • Cleaning Fee $ 250
  • Property Damage Protection $ 500
  • Tax Rate 10.5%
Notes :

Summer Saturday to Saturday - 7 night Minimum

Other Months - 3 night Minimum though some holidays are 4 night only

Half due at booking and the second half 60 Days before you come

No Pets and No Smoking

All rates subject to change


Reviews

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Vadis S

16th November, 2017
Family Reunion on the Beach
We had a lovely time with our large family. The two kitchens made preparing meals easier. The rooms are smaller than what I thought from the photos, but there was privacy for everyone. Last year we stayed at St. Augustine on the beach. I think I prefer it there rather than St. Augustine Beach because of the larger number of requirements the city has. Linda was easy to be in contact with which is always a plus.
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8th January, 2018
Clean and spacious, accommodations for 21 people and 6 cars. beautiful ocean view.
We rented the entire property, upstairs and down for a family reunion over Christmas for 5 days. Except for one, all meals were prepared at the house, ample seating ,dinner ware and cooking hardware were available. Plenty of space for 4 generations in the house, easy access to the beach and areas around the house for kids activities. All agreed it was a 5 star experience. Linda Bayles was a gracious host and most helpful during the planning phase of the vacation.
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elliot w

13th January, 2018
Lovely home and ocean front location
Just stayed at The Chautauqua for a week with our two kids (4 and 1) and both sets of grandparents. Everyone was very pleased with the house notably for its location, cleanliness and well equipped kitchen. Each family having their own en suite bathroom was a big plus as well The back patio and garden was perfect for both kids to play and adults to enjoy the view despite the unusual wintry weather we had. Several restaurants within an easy walk and a handful more within 5 minute's drive. Old Town St Augustine is only a 15 minute's drive. The owner Linda was superb. She was very quick to reply to our booking request and helped us settle in to the house whilst we worked through an issue with Homeaway's online booking system which prevented us from sending our payment. We are very grateful that she was so accommodating. She was also very quick to provide us with a baby gate which we asked for after checking in and gave us a late check out as well. I would highly recommended The Chautauqua for a family beach getaway. The house was lovely and the neighborhood and St Augustine area are very attractive. You will also be well looked after by the owner to ensure you have a pleasant stay which is often times overlooked when renting holiday properties.
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Mark G.

1st April, 2018
Beautiful home & great location!!!
Linda was great to deal with and always replied quickly. We rented the whole house which included 2 King beds, 4 Queen beds & the bonus room upstairs had 3 single beds and a queen or full bed not sure which size...and also a futon. Plenty of room for everyone!
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BARBARA K

22nd April, 2018
Incredible homes and views!
Our family's jaws dropped when we walked into this gorgeous home. Everything immaculate and beautifully decorated. Most well stocked kitchen we have ever seen but we were all so excited about the great restaurants we could walk to that we never wanted to cook! Can't wait to return!!Our family's jaws dropped when we walked into this gorgeous home. Everything immaculate and beautifully decorated. Most well stocked kitchen we have ever seen but we were all so excited about the great restaurants we could walk to that we never wanted to cook! Can't wait to return!!
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Bradley M

6th May, 2018
Excellent house - everything was perfect!
Amazing location and plenty of amenities. I would definitely come back!
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22nd May, 2018
Clean property in the perfect location
The property was spotless when we arrived and the view from the porch was perfect. The house actually came with a lot of extras like boogie boards, games, books, towels, two bbq grills etc. Location is perfect. The beach is outside your back door and there are plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance. Publix grocery store is a mile away. Fully stocked kitchen so you can cook anything you want in there. The beach comber is next door and has great food and a good beer selection. A1A tacos is at the end of the street and is also very good vacation food. Overall this property was perfect and I will be booking again for my next trip to st Augustine beach.
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Kathy R

2nd June, 2018
Great house for a large group
This house was perfect for our group of ten ladies. Linda was great about checking on us and attending to any of our requests or needs. I would highly recommend this property and hope to be back!
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Joel E

21st June, 2018
The perfect vacation home
We absolutely loved this property. The location was perfect, just steps to the beach and some of the best restaurants in the area. Also, a surf shop right by to rent surf boards and paddle boards. The beach is beautiful and the views are spectacular. It is the most stocked house we have ever stayed in, from the kitchen with spices and any cooking items you might need, to games and beach toys. The kids loved the upstairs with all of the bunks to sleep with their own private tvs and the pool table. The main floor is the perfect layout for a group with the four bedrooms located on the sides with the family room in the center and an open kitchen. Beautiful wood work and decrorations, ample parking and garages too. I would recommend this property without hesitations.
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Bluffton, SC

18th June, 2007
Guestbook Comment
What a magnificent home! We had the greatest experience at Chautauqua. We rented the top 2 floors for 3 couples and 2 children, and couldn't have been happier. The view and beach are amazing. We had coffee and dinner on the porch every day, which was the epitome of Florida relaxation. My chef-sister loved the ammenities in the kitchen. The beds were super comfortable, and the upscale bathrooms made us feel like it was spa-time every morning. Another reviewer compared it to Pottery Barn, which my mother also had said. It is very close to historic St Augustine, where we went several times. I highly recommend Opus39 for fine dining there. There are also cute places just down the street (Mango Mango Grill), for take-out or a more casual dining experience (i.e. with children). My daughter still talks about wanting to go back to "the beachhouse" (she's 2), but that sums up how our entire party felt. We will definately be back!