My family and I had planned to use this cottage only as a place to sleep while in Jacksonville for a family reunion- that is, until we arrived. Family and friends came to us instead of us going to them. All generations enjoyed the close beach access and cottage with tons of room inside and outside. The cottage is gorgeously decorated and has a wonderful layout. Adults can relax in the large living room or outdoors in the very large backyard. Cooking and dining at one end of cottage worked well as the baby slept at the other end. The weather was great, but what if it had rained? Covered front porch, of course. Easy access to JTB and Beach Blvd was a plus. The owner was extremely helpful, efficient and gracious. Our stay was even better than expected because we had a lovely place to stay! This cottage is now the rental that family and friends who live locally plan to use when visitors come to town.
Great place to stay; close to the beach, food
Great place to stay and close to the beach and restaurants. We walked to the beach, to restaurants, hung out on the porch, and made a fire in the backyard. We slept six guys there but you could easily sleep 7-8. Very helpful owner and local so she could help with any issues but we had none. Only wish the weather would have been better.
Wonderful, safe location. beach is few steps away. Great place to stay, very roomy with many amenities, beach towels, chairs, beach toys. Would definitely stay here again. Owner was available if we had questions or concerns. Very accommodating.
This place is a little slice of heaven quiet close to beach and shopping and has a charm all its own clean and comfortable just like home it made our vacation better then it ever was before and oweners are so nice and friendly
I could not have asked for a better place to stay. The description on vrbo.com met everything to a "T" and more. So close to the beautiful (uncrowded) beach, great food, shopping and nearly anything you want to do for your vacation. I loved that my boyfriend and I were able to watch the sunset a couple times after a very short walk to the beach. It was a nice quiet neighbourhood and the yard and tiki bar were things we very much enjoyed. The house is clean, nicely updated and even bigger than expected. We easily slept 5, but there was room for at least 8. We cooked many meals and were easily able to do so with all the appliances and tools available. The beds were comfortable and clean. And most of all the owner was amazing to work with. She was very helpful with recommendations around town and even out of state, in my case! I don't think things could have went smoother. I would very highly recommend staying here and hope to be back soon! Thank you so much!
Delightful cottage, wonderful stay
We had a wonderful weekend at this peaceful cottage near the beach. There was plenty to do at the cottage itself, with a tiki bar, lounge chairs, and firepit. What made it extra special was the locaction, which is walking distance to the beach and to shops and restaurants. We also spent time relaxing on the front porch after an afternoon on the beach. Perfect! We live in Jacksonville, so this is a nice mini getaway for any locals. Owner is very helpful and provides everything necessary for a comfortable stay. The place is clean, and has been beautifully renovated and maintained. We definitely want to go back!
Perfect Family Vacation Destination!
This cottage, just steps away from the beach front, is a refreshing and comfortable place for a family to vacation. The house is well stocked, clean and roomy. It has a delightful covered front porch, and an amazing patio that is great for family cookouts and gatherings. The owners are very nice and accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will consider it for next year's family vacation spot!
Awesome Place to Vacation!
We rented this charming bungalow for Spring Break with my wife and son and though the weather wasn't cooperative, the home was certainly a throw-back to a time gone by in a very good way. The owners were thoughtful and the amenities were excellent. With a large back yard patio, fire pit, and tiki bar, you have everything in place for a great family vacation. The street was quiet and you were only a half-block away from the beach (I swear I could hear the waves at night). Several fine dining establishments within walking distance. I'd come back again in a heartbeat. Thanks Jean!
Our #1 Accommodation Choice in Jacksonville!
Our second stay has been just as perfect as the first- maybe even better because of the arrival of our latest grandchild. We called the owner as our daughter-in-law began labor in the hospital just down the street. In less than 24 hours, we flew into JAX, the owner prepared the cottage, met us to get us settled in, and headed us to the hospital- all before the baby was born! Now that's called exceptional service! The weather wasn't as cooperative as during out first visit- so the cottage became a wonderful haven to care for the older grandchild. Plenty of room inside, fun on the covered porch, and when the rain stopped, we enjoyed the park and beach that can be seen from the porch. We keep this owner at the top of our contact list!
Great location and great house
This house is very nice. Clean, well kept and the backyard is great! We enjoyed the location, easy to get to shopping, restaurants and beach! The house is close to a public park but even being this close on a big holiday weekend with great weather we did not have excess noise or issues. I would rent this house again and recommend it to friends!
Last Minute Traveler
Very nice cottage in a great location!
The cottage owner was wonderful to work with and great about communicating with me on our last minute reservation! I highly recommend this cottage as a wonderful home away from home and just steps from the beach!
A little slice of heaven just steps from the beach!
I rented the beach house for my 80s inspired 30th Birthday party. I needed a secluded yet convenient place to entertain 15+ people, and this beach house had everything I needed plus more. The house is walking distance to the beach, and local bars/clubs which made for an easy relaxed weekend. The house is very clean and well decorated with plenty of room for a small or large group. We LOVED the fire pit and made good use of it on a VERY chilly weekend. Jean has thought of everything, as everything is supplied (blow dryers, shampoo, pots, pans, etc.) The "love shack" (80s inspired)as we named it was a great addition to the space and we had plenty of room for everyone to venture around. Everyone including my guest loved the space and we plan to return soon!!!!
Had a great weekend stay. Neat older cottage with lots of character. Just steps to the beach.
Sleep, Sun and Sand - A Perfect Getaway
We booked this cottage after having visited a friend there in the winter for her birthday. We wanted to enjoy the same amenities in the summer so that we could get some beach time in. This place had everything that we needed, Jean was accommodating to our late check in request. The house has that "at-home" feeling so I never felt stuffy. It was very well stocked, with things I didn't even realize I'd need but ended up needing! We barely drove anywhere except to the grocery store a couple of times. We enjoyed the back tables and tiki hut at night, and the grassy front yard during the day. Steps away from the beach, lots of shade, and a nice breeze made everything perfect. My husband and I and another couple stayed in the main house while another couple stayed in the additional room. We could have easily slept 3-4 more with no problems. We look forward to returning again in the future!
As described, not as expected.
The house was very clean. The furnishings were nice and serviceable. The appliances were plentiful and in good repair, other than the toaster. The "three bedrooms" are actually two bedrooms and a sleeping area off the living room with french doors separating it form the living room. It also adjoins the back corner bedroom. There is no sound privacy between the rooms. The second bathroom is behind the laundry area in the rear of the house. This is good and bad. It is bad for access from the sleeping areas, but good for people coming in from the back yard. The bathroom near the sleeping area has a very nice shower. The toilets need attention in that they require assistance to shut off the water flow by pulling the handles up. Very good location for beach activities and restaurants. I really liked the off street parking. We never figured out what some of the light switched controlled. Very functional for our needs, but a little unconventional. We would stay there again, but would not take my 92 year old mother; there is no rail for the front steps and she had difficulty coming up the back steps. However, most people don't travel with a 92 year old lady.
Just What We Needed
This property was as advertised. It really is a 1 MINUTE walk across a low traffic street to the beach which is clean and free of riffraff. The house was very clean and neat, with nice kitchen and furnishings. Wifi, TV, AC all worked fine. The backyard was great. We had most meals outside, plenty of privacy and shade when it was hot. We used the firepit almost every night. You'll have to get wood on your own but many stores sell it. The tiki bar went unused but could be fun with bigger groups. Neighborhood was nice. Close to Rt. A1A but you wouldn't know it, which also made for easy travel and direction. We also rented the studio, which is a converted garage. It didn't have the charm of the house, but was welcome space because the house would have seemed small for our group(6 adults and one teenager). There are bars and resturants within walking distance. Many more if you drive. Many beach shops nearby to buy stuff or rent boards. Jean the landlord was great. Property was ready when we arrived, and deposit was promptly refunded. The only thing you don't want to do is leave food out in backyard or studio. Ants come out of nowhere. After discovering that we used table clothes and picked up promptly. They weren't a problem in the house! Overall we had an excellent stay and found this place to be a gem.
We had a great stay in this cottage! The location could not have been better - so close to the beach, within walking distance to the activities but yet in a quiet little neighborhood. And the outdoor space & tiki hut was perfect for relaxing evenings. Highly recommended!
30th Birthday Party!!!
My wife and I were in seek of a location to have my 30th birthday party that was in a great spot and with plenty of room to entertain 20+ guests. We came across this spectacular beach home at Jax Beach and we instantly were amazed after researching the location further. Jean (the owner) was awesome and worked with us to ensure our stay would be an unforgettable one! All of our guests enjoyed themselves and complimented on how beautiful the property was. Whether you are looking for a place to have a social gathering with friends/family or just a little get away, this property is the spot and the location could not be more perfect in Jacksonville. The location of the property is minutes away from the beach and beach life restaurants/bars. My wife and I will definitely be staying again in the near future!!!! Highly recommend!!!! The Mihalik's
We had a tremendous time in Jax Beach! The accommodations were fantastic! Every little detail and need that we could have had was already considered! The owners were very accessible and willing to help with any need we may have had! We can recommend this property for sure!
Great beach house! Lovely location!
The rental house went excellent! Everything was pretty chaotic with me planning a surprise proposal for my girlfriend during this trip. The owner was fantastic when it came to making things easy and her willingness to work me through all of the chaos. The house has a lot of sleeping arrangements especially if you include the guest suite (a cement floored guest suite that was converted from a garage). It is so close to such a great relaxed part of the beach; however, still very close to the boardwalk and Jacksonville beach night life. You must do a day trip to st. Augustine! Very close and Amazing! Check out the fountain of youth! Great stay at this jax beach house!! Video of the proposal http://youtu.be/vTF-Y2dsfjI Sent via iPhone (apologise for grammatical errors)
Perfect Beach House with Tiki Hut & Fire Pit 1 minute from the Beach!!
We could not have dreamed of a cuter, more perfect beach house for our last minute Spring Break trip to Jax Beach! The owner was so helpful and accommodating with our needs. We could not believe how charming the house and backyard were. We had so much fun hanging out making smore's at night and using the tiki hut! The house was perfect for 3 private rooms and 2 full baths. There is another suite available on the property for larger parties! We will definitely go back and use for a special family gathering! Loved it!
Awesome beach house, perfect vacation
The beach house was just as promised and more. We had a great time in the house, on the beach, and having camp fires at night. If you are looking for a place to stay in Jacksonville Beach, look no further!
Beach access Jax Beach cottage.
Everything was great, and as advertised. Spacious and comfortable, big kitchen and laundry room. 5 minutes to the beach and 10 minutes from Joe's Crab Shack. Great place to relax, or to explore to your heart's content.
Nice Property, Missed Details
The location of this house is wonderful. Being half of a block from the beach was amazing. The beach was beautiful and not too busy on the weekdays. There are a few restaurants within walking distance and tons within a 10 minute drive. The house itself was functional and clean. You walk into the living room, with two bedrooms to the left adjacent to the living room with the bathroom in between and the third at the back of the living room. The third bedroom a twin daybed and glass French doors into the living room, but there are some curtains for privacy. There is not much sound privacy in bedrooms from the living room or each other. Dining room has large table and kitchen is spacious as well. Second bathroom is in the back of the house, past the kitchen and laundry area near the back took. The thing this house missed was the details. The ice maker did not work, the Wi-Fi password was handwritten in bad handwriting, hot water was actually towards cold in one shower and not marked in the other, and both toilets ran if you didn't flush just right. We also rented the studio for a few days. It is a converted garage, so it was a bit musty, but worked for us since we had additional family join us for part of the trip. Overall, I would recommend the house.
Great, well appointed cottage by the sea! This rental had more ammenities than we could use in the brief time we stayed. Very clean and comfortable.
Happy and relaxed
Had nothing but good times at this beach house. inside, 2 good sized bedrooms with queen size beds. a room with a trundle bed. a very good sized kitchen. the guest suite was very good sized and comfortable. for the little bit of rain we had and the hockey games, dish network on the only 2 tv's on the property (living room and guest suite). backyard very well shaded. fire pit was a big plus for us. beach was a short walk. grocery store, drug store, restaurants right down the street. very glad my family and I went to Jacksonville beach and stayed here. we are talking of doing this again next year, if so, we would like to stay here again
Felt like home only better!
My family really enjoyed our vacation. The house exceeded our expatiations and truly was just a minute walk to the beach. The cottage was very roomy and we were all very pleased with our accommodations. I had 5 adults and 5 kids in the cottage and the guest suite (which was bigger than it appeared in the pics) We were all very comfortable. The owner was very accessible and hospitable. The kids really enjoyed the patio area and when we weren't at the beach they spent their time there. The property is well kept and felt very private. The beach was not crowded and we really enjoyed walking down to the shore for the sunrise. It was the best vacation and we made lots of memories that will last a lifetime. It will not be the last time my kids and grandkids take a family vacation and I would rent this cottage again, in a minute!! :) Very happy and relaxed from this vacation.
Even better than expected
The house exceeded my expectations it had things I brought with us ( we travelled by car) but was surprised to see the house has everything. For those who travell by plane or like to travell light they really don't need to worry about anything. It was clean and well kept. Very close located to the beach.
Enjoyed the location, proximity to the beach, and accommodations worked great for a 3 generation family.
Cute little cottage at the beach. Clean and cozy. Locals commuted from Jacksonville while out of towners enjoyed the short walk to the beach. Would consider another stay in the fall so we could use the tiki hut and fire pit. Overall good experience.
This place was great. Perfect amount of room for our group of 10. The fire pit was nice to have on a cold night and it's so close to the beach. I didn't realize just how close it was until we got there. Restaurants and shops are within walking distance so that worked out well. Jean was very receptive and friendly and always a phone call or text away if we ever needed anything or had any questions. We will definitely be back!
The house was comfortable and very close to the beach. We watched an amazing sunrise each morning! The big dinning room table was nice to all sit together and eat Easter dinner. We enjoyed to fire pit, however it took some effort to find a place that sells wood. Overall it was a great location and comfortable house.
The cottage was perfect for us. Close to the ocean, shops and restaurants. Would definitely go again.
Beautiful spacious home.
Before my trip I was starting to have anxiety over sleeping arrangements since my kids were coming from out of town and I wanted for them to be comfortable but once I walked in I relaxed. This house is beautiful with lots of sleeping space. I had the best time there. The back yard is set up perfect for just relaxing, barbeque and some board games. The house is also equipped with everything you could think of for the beach which is just a few steps away. My experience with the owners was very pleasant and Jean was a sweat heart. I would definitely rent this house again.
We had an excellent vacation with our son's wife and grand baby. The house is wonderful and half a block from the beach. it is centrally located to everything you need in Jax Beach. Our grandson who is two and half loved the back yard and we felt very safe having him run around since it is pretty protected from the street and alley. A great cottage for a couple or a family we highly recommend it and will come back in the future.
Awesome Family Getaway!
The inside of the house is beautiful, the guest suite in the back is a little crowded with the glass coffee table that always seems to find your shin, but overall a really great place for a family gathering. The shaded backyard with the firepit is a lot of fun and a great place to cool off after the beach which is literally steps away. Thank you Jean.
We had a wonderful time. Our stay at this adorable cottage was very comfortable. It had all the amenities of home. The beach was just a minute away which was the biggest plus. We even had a small family barbecue in the backyard. We will definitely consider staying here again. Jean thank you for your quick responses to all our questions.
Great Little Cottage!
What a great little cottage!! This beach house has all you need. All appliances, linens, etc., in the cottage were clean, stocked and up to date. The location is fantastic - Literally steps from the beach and walking distance to most anything you could possibly need. The owner, Jean was great about answering all my questions and I had a lot since we were coming from Baltimore. Check-in and check-out was also very easy. We enjoyed the shaded back yard every morning with our coffee & tea. Don't forget to get a muffin from the muffin shop next door - they are amazing! I would definitely recommend this cottage if you're visiting Jax Beach!
Beach life with Pokemon
Our extended family just enjoyed a week at this cottage, a block from the beach. It also happened to be a block from a Pokemon Go location where, we were informed, rare Pokemons could be "caught". Apart from the beautiful beach and cozy accommodation, we enjoyed watching all the activity. My husband and I rented the "suite" as well as the main house, so that we could have quiet mornings to ourselves. (The grandchildren wake early) It would have been nice to have a small fridge in the studio and a couple more area rugs beside the bed. The furnishings in the main house were generally good, but the couch could do with recovering. The back yard area was nice and shady and large enough for us all to sit and eat together. All in all, a very comfortable stay.
Great location with the comforts of home.
Jean (the owner) was very communicative and we checked in with ease which helped start a comfortable vacation. PROS: The house is very comfortable and big enough to accommodate a large group of people. The proximity to the beach is excellent with owner provided beach chairs & toys for the kids. The outside shower and shady backyard made returning from the beach easy. The beach towels and linens provided were more than sufficient and the washer and dryer made life a breeze. The kitchen was well stocked and spacious enough for many cooks to prepare meals with elbow room. CONS: This is Florida so bug spray is a necessity. The provided tiki torches did help, but a yard treatment may have helped more (it did rain heavily, an assisting factor). The water pipe at back door was cracked and the driveway motion lights weren't working (a dark side of the house). Not major issues, just a couple fixable things to keep in mind. Overall we had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend this rental.
Wedding Central -- perfect
Stayed here for four days the weekend of our daughter's wedding and hosted more than 70 people from out of town on Friday night for a pre-wedding drink and food in the yard outside. Everyone loved the place and wanted to know how we found such a wonderful property. Owner was absolutely considerate and initiated contact to keep us up-to-date on storm damage following Hurricane Matthew the weekend before we arrived in Jacksonville. (Jean was a marked contrast to another property owner we tried to deal with and got so annoyed with we ended negotiations to rent.) We want to come again and just relax and visit the beach at the end of the street. For our stay we also rented the guest suite, which was perfect accommodations for a father and his two adult sons. In the main house we had one couple to each of the two main bedrooms and one man in the third room with beds. There was room for at least 3-4 to sleep comfortably on other beds, trundle and fold-out couch. Everything we needed was already provided in the house. Can't say enough about the entire experience -- it was perfect.
Perfect Beach Cottage
Spacious, cool house with plenty of room and character. Super close to the beach.
Perfect location for Wedding Celebration!
We celebrated Thanksgiving and our son's Wedding in Jax Beach and stayed comfortably in this delightful Quaint cottage! The location is perfect to the beach and Joe's Crab shack! The 2 large bedrooms had very comfortable beds, and the small room off the Living room had 2 twin trundle type beds. There are 2 bathrooms, one larger than the other, with plenty of towels and hairdryer too! The restored wood floors were beautiful throughout! The best part was the yard and "tiki bar" outside, we had 20 guests, family for Thanksgiving outside and had the firepit going too in the evening and made smores! The owner Jean greeted us when we arrived and was very kind and accomodating to our needs. There was one TV in the living room, I wish there was a smaller one in the bedroom for those of us who like to watch other tv than football! Ha! The AC worked great too and it would be great to stay again with family!
Wonderful vintage cottage steps from beach!
Spent two delightful weeks in January at Jean's well equipped cottage. Beautiful wood floors and paneled walls with a great kitchen and very comfy furniture and beds. Front porch and rear courtyard with fire pit and grill are big pluses. Best is the one minute walk to the beach adjacent to Beachfront Park. Very close to a wide range of restaurants. The beach itself is very wide with soft sand, great for bike riding at low tide. Jean is a great owner and very responsive to guests. Cottage is clean as a whistle thanks to Tracy. Highly recommended for couples, groups, or families.