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The Historic Lodge, 5 Bedrooms, Ocean Front, Pet Friendly, Sleeps 10, WiFi

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4.5 out of 5
This is it, Folks! See the stories in the Coastal Living, Jacksonville magazine & Gainesville magazines here!
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  • St. Augustine Beach
  • Beach Front
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps: 10
  • No Smoking Rental
  • Pool: No
  • Pets: Yes
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  • Welcome to The Lodge!
  • Walk right out over the sea wall and head to the beach! We're th
  • Our wrap-around porch is perfect for dining "out" together!
  • Unwind
  • Old and new blend for a cozy, cabin beach front vacation!
  • Live the history when you stay The Lodge
  • Warm wood furnishings add country charm to our living space
  • Bring your favorite recipes and a bag of groceries!
  • Every thing is easy at The Lodge!
  • Enjoy many modern conveniences in our kitchen at The Lodge
  • Make use of any/all the space and shelves for your groceries
  • Relax and enjoy the sea breeze from our wrap-around porch
  • Snuggle in for the night in our master bedroom's queen bed
  • Fall asleep watching TV; wake up ready for another great day!
  • Nestle into our queen size bed and rest well in bedroom #2
  • Get refreshed in one of our full baths and enjoy the day!
  • Snuggle in and enjoy a cozy night's sleep in bedroom #3
  • Snuggle in and enjoy a cozy night's sleep in bedroom #3
  • Our second full bath features a claw foot bathtub!
  • Enjoy the cabin stylings of The Lodge!
  • Our full 2nd bath has both a shower and a cool, claw foot tub
  • Kid Zone
  • Pack light! We have a washer and dryer to keep clothes fresh!
  • Relax and enjoy our wrap-around porch
  • Your family will love Florida's white, sandy beaches!
  • Relax and enjoy our wrap-around porch and enjoy sea breezes
  • Dash your cares away with a walk on St. Augustine Beach
  • The Lodge has inspired many paintings
  • Love our wrap-around decks and enjoy the sea breeze
  • Picture post-card-perfect is what you'll find in St. Augustine
  • It's a beach vacation at The Lodge!
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Property quick facts for The Historic Lodge
  • City: St. Augustine Beach
  • View: Beach Front
  • Sleeps: 10
  • No Smoking Rental
  • Pool: No
  • Elevator: No
  • Pets: Yes
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bedroom #1 (1 Queen)
  • Bedroom #2 (1 Queen)
  • Bedroom #3 (1 Queen)
  • Bedroom #4 (1 Queen)
  • Bedroom #5 (2 Twins)
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Description for The Historic Lodge This is it, Folks! See the stories in the Coastal Living, Jacksonville magazine & Gainesville magazines here! Come vacation in a treasure of Summer Haven history. This 110 year old cottage is located 50 steps from the Atlantic Ocean. Five bedrooms, a great room with fireplace, two bathrooms - one with an original claw-footed tub - large family kitchen, pantry, laundry, dining porch, and wrap-around porch.

Send your thanks back in time. Your stay at The Lodge, a 19th century beach cottage near gorgeous St. Augustine, promises a historic and redefining simplicity. A few days here means renewed sense of ‘the important things in life’, chock-full of familial magic. Tucked on a sleepy cul de saq next to the Atlantic Ocean, The Lodge and its older sister The Hut are elegant and understated reminders of a far-away time.

An area known as Summer Haven was recommended to stressed Pennsylvania banking baron, Thomas Mellon, for its restorative powers. Construction on first The Hut and then The Lodge began in the 1880s, at a time when Chester Arthur was president and Mark Twain was busy finishing his Adventures of Huck Finn. This is seriously good quality time, where simple, beautiful touches - candle light and ocean breezes - complete the setting.

A house with this much history begs for a multi-generational vacation where the stories come out - as family folklore enjoys another airing. Take the time on this holiday to hear the stories you’d never otherwise have chance to hear. Reconnect with grown cousins or childhood friends - covering more ground than you ever would in a hasty holiday card.

Whip up beloved family meals - packing your grandmother’s handwritten recipes for a birthday cake made from scratch. Snap dozens of photos as Grandpa teaches the next generation to fish. Try this more genuine of magic kingdoms for real family bonding, in surrounds so idyllic they look like a movie set. Adirondack chairs wait on the wrap-around porch, where palm trees dot the view of stone breakers just beyond. Liberal touches of antiquity, such as the front porch’s restored pew bench, leave room to wonder what the walls would say - if they could talk. A private dock is charming and ramshackle, perhaps Huck-Finn-comes-to-Florida (Dock is to shallow water due to sand bars.)

Up to ten guests can comfortably stretch out over 1,200 square feet. Five double occupancy bedrooms, four queen beds and two bunks, share two bathrooms. An equipped kitchen, dining porch and a living area each honor the old with family heirloom accessories and new, comfy furniture appropriate to the period.

The house boasts recent refurbishment across every inch - yet maintains all original features. Solid pine floors and old glass windows. A claw-footed porcelain bathtub and a pyramid roof for extra air circulation. Instead of closets, enjoy simple wall hooks to keep your clothing organized - and relish in a vacation that requires only a parade of shorts, t-shirts, bathing suit and towel (repeat).

For modern conveniences, enjoy phones and cable TV. If you’d rather do without, they can stay easily tucked out of sight.

Past guests love the inclusive aspect their vacations can take, thanks to the home’s single-story plan. Older relatives who struggle with mobility will enjoy a property that has everything to hand. The ocean, just 100 feet away, can be seen, heard - and tasted- from within The Lodge itself.

Note: Summer Haven is constantly changing with nature. The Summer Haven river behind the house is largely a sand dune and can many times provide beach access. Due to Tropical Storm Faye erosion at the front, there is now an area of large boulders blocking the beach access points. 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 1 mile north at Fort Matanzas National Park. It has (free) paved parking and provides beach access via a meandering boardwalk.
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*** 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, community application fee (on select communities), and pet fee (per pet). *** All fees will be provided prior to booking.
Amenities for The Historic Lodge
Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker - Yes
  • Cookware
  • Dishwasher
  • Full Kitchen
  • Grill - Private
  • Microwave - Yes
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator - Yes
  • Stove
  • Toaster - Yes
  • Utensils
Convenience
  • Medical Srvs Nearby
  • Nearby Grocery
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping - Yes
Living
  • Ceiling Fans Bedroom
  • Free Wifi
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
Outdoor
  • Balcony
  • Boating - Yes
  • Deck
  • golf - Yes
Culture
  • Airport - 50 miles-DAB
  • Football - Jacksonville Stadium
  • Neighborhood - SummerHaven
Entertainment
  • Cable Television
  • DVD Player
  • Free Wifi
Family
  • Miniature Golf - Yes
  • Near River
  • playground - Yes
Geographic
  • Exceptional Sunrises
  • Exceptional Views
  • Near River
Guest Rating for The Historic Lodge
Lots of Charm
We really enjoyed our stay but the place is really old and needs repairs but it really is charming. Has a lot of history which was very interesting. I wish it had been a little closer to the beach it was a little hard for the older folks to go down the rock trail to the beach. First day we were their the air conditioner in the kitchen was not working properly and they replaced it with a new one the next day. Close to everything, but at the same time secluded. Would stay again but for the money I would want something right on the beach.
House with Character
House was functional, beautiful, and fit our needs well. Beach access and ocean breeze was heavenly. Some updating could be done (primarily dishwasher), but can't really complain about much else.
A Step Back in Time
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at The Lodge! I felt as though I had stepped back to a simpler place and time. I spent many happy hours reading on the porch. The house was quaint, clean and supplied with everything we needed. Beds were comfortable and the A/C kept the house at the perfect temperature. The kitchen was fully equipped and we enjoyed eating some meals on the screened-in porch. I miss the sound of the waves at night. I highly recommend The Lodge to anyone who wants a quiet, beautiful get away.
Historical Pet Friendly Cabin
If you are interested in history, this is a place for you. Every corner of this property contains a bit of Florida's past. The Lodge is like staying at your Uncle Joe's cabin but instead of being by the lake, you are by the ocean. Great place if you like camping, nature, and want a rustic setting.
Summer Family Reunion at the Lodge
Overall we were pleased with this rustic, comfortable lodge. Access to the beach is easy... either a short walk and then down a path through the rocks or at the peak of high tide walking in the sand behind two other residences to get to the beach. The Summer Haven River is gone but at high tide the tidal pools under and beyond the Route A1A bridge fill with water and we caught some flounder and crabs. This old building may not be for everyone but it fit our needs well. There were a couple of broken chairs and a screen door needed repair.
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