About This Listing
Air conditioning instantly is very cold.
Perfect Location -
Kayaks, New Beach Cruiser Bikes, Boards available to rent!
Steps from the Beach : ) Steps to the Ocean : )
Jacksonville Beach / Neptune Beach / Atlantic Beach
Steps from the Beach
Non-Local? Ask about Airport Pick-up or Drop $30
Jacksonville Beach (JAX Beach)
Other forms of common rentable transportation:
"Picks up right on the corner at 3rd & 20th - Runs from 5 am to 12 am for one dollar a trip. Goes north to Atlantic Blvd. / Atlantic Beach, than south to J. Turner Butler Blvd. Stops at Jacksonville Beach, South Beach Shopping Center, and everything in-between all year round."
What is unique?
Rental is geographically the best location on the beach, directly in the middle of everything in a nice quite home. Walk, bike, surf, kayak, beach cruiser, or four dollar cab, which ever your preference, to anywhere on the beaches.
Absolutely must visit in order of category:
Casa Marina - Upper lounge ocean, beach panoramic views.
Shim Sham - Three bars in one - Lounge, Night Club and tiki.
Lemon Bar - Ocean front - Very busy in the summer.
Ragtime - Age 35 to 75 dance club-Great music and ambiance
Monkeys Uncle - Karaoke backed by professional bands
Britts - Beer and tiki bar
Petes Bar - Oldest bar in Florida, 25 cent pool - Locals
Freebird live - Kenny Chesney to Rage against the Machine
Mangos - On the beach
Lynch's Irish Pub - Live bands
Club O - Ocean Front
Bluewater Island and Grill - Three floor Bar with great food
Mavericks - Mechanical Bull- performers like Billy Currington, Pistol Annies etc.
Town Center - Every clothing designer you could imagine.
Jax Beach - Local gear, surf and beach gear.
Abercrombie, Banana Republic, BCBG, Bebe, Buckle, Cache, Clarks, Coach, Dillards, DSW, Exspress, Finishline, Hollister, J Crew, Lacoste, Lucky Brand, MAC, Michael Kors, Oakley, PF Changs, Pier 1, Pottery Barn, Talbots, Cheese Cake Factory, Tiffany & Co, Tommy Bahama, True Religion, Victoria Secret, XXI Forever, etc,,
Sandollar - Wed all you can eat seafood
Bluewater Island and Grill - Conch
Salt Life Food Shack - Oysters, Seafood Nachos
Flying Iguana - $3 Carnitas
Ichiban - Sushi
Singletons - Seafood Shack
Campeche Bay Cantina - Fish Tacos
Beachside Seafood restaurant Market - Unique upper deck
3rd Street Diner - Breakfast, Gyros -
619 Ocean View - Grouper
Palm Valley Fish Camp - Clam, Shrimp
Pussers Caribbean Grill - Crab Cakes
Side note - I normally go out and explore 5 plus days a week; I love this city because I can see myself taking the rest of my life to explore this area. I modestly, if I may, consider myself a pretty decent worldly chef and take food, drinks and entertainment seriously. I will be fine tuning my list of places to "must see!" the more I explore, and the more my wonderful guests share : )
Life is to Short to not be on the Ocean - Cheers to Salt Life.
Laundry, Pool, 50 inch plasma and blu-ray, beach, ocean.
Interaction with Guests
Intuitive to the guest ~ As much or little as requested. It is the guest vacation and there adventure. I can participate or non-exist as requested.
Other Things to Note
New high end Convectional oven that cooks perfectly - Note this is not a traditional stove "no stove top burners"
Kurig "Has a filter so you can use any brand of coffee in it.
George Foreman grill
Plates, dishes, glasses, mugs
Note there is not a kitchen sink
1. Relax and enjoy your stay.
2. This is not a bed and breakfast - 10 places to eat directly next to the condo steps away. Breakfast, Seafood, Pubs, Italian, Mexican, Caribbean, Wings, Thai, Sushi.
3. Friends Turn off AC and lock the door while you are (website hidden) cools the suite down instantly when you turn it on.
4. Nice outdoor pool, patio and outdoor furniture right outside the suite for those who enjoy smoking. The indoors is a smoke free, allergy free, non-allergenic fresh ocean breeze setting.
# 1 Rule - Relax and enjoy your stay.
Kayaks available to rent, this is a picture of one of many meet ups on http://www.meetup.com/find/?offset=0&psize=64¤tpage=1&allMeetups=true&categories=&keywords=&radius=10&userFreeform=Jacksonville+Beach%2C+Florida%2C+USA&mcId=c32240&mcName=&sort=d
Had a very nice weekend at drake's place. The location was perfect. Short walk to the beach as well as countless bar/restaurants. My girlfriend and I were a little concerned about privacy, from the first few reviews there seemed to be an issue with that, but it was a studio apartment completely private from any other rooms with two queen sizes beds, and a bathroom, no kitchen area. Air conditioning worked perfectly, cool and comfortable. Best part: location worst part: no kitchen.
Drake is a very nice host and the location is ideal. Easy to access for sunrises and sunsets on the beach!
Drake was wonderful... Im very grateful for my stay! Very hospitable, gracious, and welcoming. There was minimal kitchen use for this particular stay, but that caused no problems. Cute little studio-like room, and I'm stealing some of his 'small space decorating ideas.' ;)
Takes getting used to the shared room experience, but I felt very comfortable.
Would be happy to stay again.
Drake was a thoughtful, considerate, knowledgeable and wonderful host. He showed me Jacksonville and introduced me to some wonderful food and suggested some places to explore and see. His communication was over and beyond that of a host and I am enormously grateful to him as I had a very short time to spend in Jacksonville. The room was wonderfully furnished, the bed was comfortable and parking was not an issue. Highly recommend his place and his kindness as a host.
I had a really nice stay, the bed was super comfortable, the apartment/ room was nice, and with the best location (2 minutes to beach). The host
(Drake) was friendly, respectful, nice energy and always available. What a nice spot! :) This is the perfect place to stay for the price and if you want stay close to the beach! .
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Spicy shrimp tacos, cheap fast and tasty directly outside your condo. Asked for side of grilled veggies : )
Spicy Thai, cool it down with there iced Thai coffee. One of my favorites diagonal from the condo.
Seafood Nachos, Parmesan Oysters.
Celebrating nearly a century of romance, the Casa Marina is gracefully poised on the dunes of the Atlantic Ocean. Casa Marina roof top ocean view seating and dining. Historic
One of 100's of places to go on Jax Beach - The Beach is directly across from here. The Shim Sham Room Club is diagonal ages 21 to 40 crowd. Three bars in one - Lounge, Tiki, Dance club. Tue Karaoke
Take a walk out on the Pier! See miles of beautiful lively coastline. Matey do some fishing if you like for the grill. A fishing Kayak is available to rent cheap as well. 100's of sunbathers and pubs.
The staff, lighting, prices and three different bars in one makes you want to stay. Irish cocktail lounge some conversations, upstairs to a club, cool the night off on the patio and ocean breeze.
This place is also a 2.5 floor bar. Band and large balcony with tables and bars on all floor. One thing this place does unique, is it is a bar that does food right. Generous portions low cost.
Beautiful sandy beach, ocean tide, kayaking, sun bathing and surfing. Steps to lively Jacksonville Beach volleyball, cornhole, beach front bars and food. Step left to Atlantic Beach Right to Jax Beach
Need someone to check this out for me - I am not much of a beer drinker, but hearing a lot of Hop about it. 50 beers on draft.
Great place for a quick breakfast and coffee if you are on the run. Small business owner will love your business.
Ocean front bathing suit bar and beach games - Must experience in the summer. Very lively and festive. Everyone knows and goes to the Lemon Bar. Corner of Lemon Street and Midway St - On the Ocean!
Best breakfast in town, Greek intense menu. Favorites are the Eggs Benedict, Greek Platter and the best Gyro you may ever sink into.
Beautiful little gem in famous Neptune Beach. Perfect outdoor seating surrounded by little shops.
Oldest bar in Florida, Opened in 1933 - Kept there 25 cent pool 7 days a week, - Locals Bar, great prices. Free Ping Pong, Foosball, Bumper pool, Six Pool tables. Was open before prohibition!
Best Sushi on the beach
$3 Carnitas, bands on the weekends, top shelf margaritas and staff. There Jalapeno Margarita is the best Margarita I have ever enjoyed.
Age 35 to 75 dance club at night - Great music and ambiance. Great live bands on the weekends.(website hidden)/index.php
Oysters, Calamari and atmosphere I am seeing great reviews on. This is on my list to visit : ) I love eating and cooking calamari and seafood. Pretty decent at both : ) Best Conch on the Beach
For you silly oyster lovers, over looks the water.
Being told some amazing Grouper served here Ocean Front. We need to get this verified stat! Any takers? I'll drive if needed : ) This can also be easily biked. Ocean and Beach views the entire way.
Seafood Market - Fresh and great priced
Take The St. Johns River Ferry a car and passenger ferry to Sandollar Restaurant & Marina = The 0.9 mile voyage cross St. Johns River 2.5 miles inland of the river's mouth departs every half hour.
Some of the best shopping and dinning Cheese Cake Factory, PF Changs
Victoria Secret, MAC, BCBG, True Religion, Dillards, Lacoste, Tiffany & Co, Coach, Bebe, Buckle
The Sewalls love this spot, they have been coming in from Atlanta for 6 years now to vacation Jax Beach, this place is always on there list. Lindsey is a chef by trade, husband world traveler.
Mechanical Bull, large country bar. Ages 18 to 35 crowd. Downtown Jacksonville at the Landing. The Landing has restaurants, night life on the weekend for those silly enough to leave the Beach : )
I only suggest flying in : ) not out : ) If you need a ride to and from, and want to cover gas and time I'm sure anything can be worked out. Please be sure to communicate with me : ) Easy in and out.
Oldest continuous occupied European establishment in the continental United States. Founded in the year 1565. I may be able to rent out my sedan cheap for a trip like this possibly.
Historic amazing Creole dishes
Dinner tables in the Palm Trees overlooking the bay.
Night Life, Classy on the water. Beautiful inside.