Only steps to pristine beach, lovely suite in flowering walled garden, quiet neighborhood; 5-min walk to popular Town Center for shops & restaurants. Bikes & beach needs provided; mini fridge, filtered water, coffee; breakfast first morning.
Guests rave about this lovely bedroom-bathroom suite above the three-car garage, which is a building apart from our home. The bed is queen-sized and comfortable. Spotless white berber carpet cushions the bedroom/sitting area, and the bathroom has a marble floor, sink and shower. Guests control the central heating/air conditioning to their preference. Interior stairs lead up to the space and can be accessed from an exterior door or from the enclosed garage.
If you are here for a while and can pull yourself away, a 40-minute car trip north to quaint Fernandina Beach is a fun trip and involves a historic drive-on ferry ride to cross the St. John's River to the next barrier island. The views of unspoiled wetlands, beaches and tree-lined roads along the way are spectacular!
A half day trip to St. Augustine, the oldest continuous city in the nation, is another beautiful 40-45 minute drive in the opposite direction.
We're a unique beach and town environment all within walking or biking distance. In all honesty, August is a hot month unless you are acclimated to the humidity. On the other hand, the beach, delightful swimming and ocean breezes add up to lovely weather most of the year. Just relax and enjoy.
A mini refrigerator and coffee maker/coffee are included.One men's bike and one women's bike with basket is provided and the streets of the neighborhood make for interesting biking. Beach chairs, beach towels, umbrella, etc., are also provided. Guests may park their car in the extra bay in the garage and will be given an automatic garage door opener to drive in.
Interaction with guests include meeting upon arrival and departure. Guests may choose to access our walled garden or come and go privately via garage door. We are always available when needed and happy to answer questions and interact with guests, yet we're very respectful of guests' privacy and personal wishes.
We're located in a nice residential neighborhood, on a pedestrian street that runs parallel to the ocean. A walk from the suite to the beach is a matter of four or five minutes stroll. Atlantic Beach is the best in terms of beauty and room to indulge in Northeast Florida, The swimming is devine!
Atlantic Beach Town Center is an easy two-block stroll away, where you'll find just about anything you would expect in a beach community plus more. One Ocean Resort, a world class hotel, is located on the beach two blocks away from the suite. Check out their website for pictures of the beach and ocean.
The stores, shops, and the restaurants of the Beaches Town Center are a short walk down the pedestrian street, about three blocks away. Many people ride bikes there, as well as to the nearby parks where bike racks are provided. A public trolly and bus stops within walking distance to access other communities.
My husband and I have lived in Atlantic Beach for decades and are more than happy to talk about things to do or other logistics.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
This was one of the most enjoyable stays my husband and I have had away from home!! The lodging was clean - no socks needed in this place:-) Having a garage to park in was an extra bonus. We were surprised with hot and cold beverages along with some fruit which was a nice touch. There are some amazing restaurants within walking distance and you are a five minute car ride from any chain store needed. The beautiful white sand beach is just a short walk away and the neighbors are all friendly! Kathy and Hugh were personable and very accommodating. My husband and I are already looking forward to our next stay!
My mother and aunt actually stayed at the beach suite and they absolutely loved it! They found it to be in the perfect location and walking distance to beach, town center and my house. I actually visited the beach suite and it was lovely inside, clean, with fantastic amenities. I certainly know my mom will be back to visit and stay with my dad as it's the perfect size for two people. Kathy and her husband were very welcoming and friendly - great hosts!
This accommodation is more beautiful than the pictures convey! My husband and I loved the upper room with the private bath. Everything was clean and fresh and beautiful! The location was fantastic! 2 blocks from the hub of activity in Atlantic Beach, and one block from the beach. Kathy let us use the bicycles and we biked everywhere ... everyday! It was fabulous to be free and independent. We felt part of the community as lots of people are biking around. Kathy & Hugh gave us privacy and helped us with small things that came up. They are nice and friendly and trustworthy. We really cannot say enough wonderful things about this venue and experience. We showed our other family members our room - they were staying at the nearby hotel - and they were in awe of the price, location, and beauty of this place. We hope to return again.
Kathy & Hugh were incredibly gracious hosts. The loft above their detached garage was beautifully decorated, clean, comfortable, and could not be located in a better location - 5 minute walk to the lively little downtown Atlantic Beach and right across the street from the beach with easy public access. In addition to the fine-hotel level of quality, they also provided access to, and use of, their private garage space. This was icing on the cake because parking is limited in the immediate area. Overall, this was an outstanding experience for my first airbnb stay. Thanks so much, Kathy & Hugh.
The beach suite was absolutely perfect! Kathy was so generous, extending her space, bikes, beach towels, beach hats, and even let us control the A/C! This place is ideal for those looking for a peaceful place to enjoy an endless beach and local restaurants and low key bars. We are coming back - what a beautiful spot!
We had a most pleasant stay at Kathy's. Elegantly appointed room and bath - this place felt like a sea island resort. Hosts were lovely, courteous and considerate. Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach now rank among our favorite beach destinations. Thank you - we would love to come again!
The suite is perfectly clean and quaint, and feels really comfortable like you're staying with family. Kathy and her husband were very kind and flexible, so it was easy to make arrangements. The place is situated on a small street, and there are many people in the town who run and walk their dogs along it. Everyone who passed by said hello and smiled to us. The beautiful beach is only a block away, and the area is surrounded by a cute neighborhood. I came for a work conference at the Ocean One hotel, so it was convenient to walk just a few blocks to get there. It was nice that the town area was farther down the beach, so that while you're laying in the sun on your towel you're away from the buzz. The center of town is only a few blocks away too, so the location worked out perfectly for us. I highly recommend staying at Kathy's beach suite, and I will most likely stay there again when I return!
I truly enjoyed my stay. Kathy was a great hostess. She made sure everything was in place for my stay. Bikes were available, beach chairs and towels as well as sun hats were in the room. The bedroom as well as the bathroom were super clean and the bed was very comfortable. A wonderful beach is about a 90 second walk from the house. In the spirit of full disclosure, the only thing that got my attention was that I felt myself kind of ducking the slope of the ceilings. I'm just putting this out there in case a really tall person is looking, they may want to take this into consideration. I am around 5' 10". That being said, I would most definitely rent this space again.
We had a great time in Kathy's loft. It's a 3 minute walk to the beach, which is perfect, and getting to use Kathy's beach chairs, towels, and beach umbrella were big bonuses. It's a great place to get away and I would highly recommend it.
For tall people, the ceilings in the corners of the room (as shown in the pictures) are angled toward the floor, so a tall person might have trouble. We are both 5'10 and survived just fine, but a person over 6 foot might have a harder time.
The suite was awesome and extremely well-kept, the house is amazing. Being able to park in the garage off the street was an added benefit. The beach is super close with great restaurants within very close walking distance, and the neighborhood is quiet and beautiful. Thank you very much for a relaxing vacation.
A review from my wife Jacky:
What a lovely, restful week. The location of Kathy and Hugh's home was just perfect. Their back yard was so relaxing and full of my favorite things... plants, dogs and even a fluffy cat. Park the car in the garage and take a short walk to the beautiful,clean, peaceful beach and all the shops and great restaurants. Those short walks will come in handy after eating at all those establishments!! Yum, yum. We were able to take our two small dogs with us, which made exploring the neighborhood even more fun. The suite had everything, a lovely large open feeling, very comfortable. The 4th of July fireworks were great. Thank you Airbnb, Kathy and Hugh for bringing locations like this into my life.