About this listing
Historical Shrimper's Large Family Beach House.
The Shrimper's Beach House.
The man who built this house was part of a family that owned the largest shrimp fleet in the world.
Original Decor... Amazing Beaches... No CARs driving on this beach!
The Historical "Shrimper's" Beach House.
A Wonderful Large Family Beach House.
Located on St. Augustine Beach
4000 sq ft. of Beach House and Spacious Rooms.
All You Need To Host a Large Family Get Together.
Sleeps 11 or more.
Ocean Views from Deck and Sun Room
2nd house from the water.
Large Spacious Kitchen, A Super Sun Room with Deck and Front Lawn to Host Magical Gatherings!
Also a Kids Room, Living Room, Dining Room... and a Laundry/MIni Office Room...
The Sand and Ocean are only Steps Away! Stroll our Beautiful Beaches ... Gaze at Starry Night Skies.
No streets to Cross... No Cars on Our Beaches...
Clean Beautiful Beaches, Delicious Ocean To Swim and Play.
A great place to gather and retreat.
Hope can join us... Soon!
Or Keep Us in Mind for Future Visits.
The Happy Hopper / Saint Augustine, FL.
The Beach ;) The whole house and the lawn!
Interaction with Guests
minimal... only if you need us.
Amazing!!! Quiet family neighborhood but walking distance to restaurants.
Walk, Bike or skateboard:) Whatever you choose.
Even a bus line or cab service.
PLEASE ASK FIRST ABOUT PETS. PETS NOT allowed UNLESS ASKED ... Treat home as it was your own... be mindful. Think of it as a special place, a sacred retreat. A place you want to take care of :)
The perfect place to stay for our family beach vacation. The house is a little old but comes fully equipped and is very comfortable. The children in our party were absolutely delighted to discover a treasure trove of toys and books in "their" room. Proximity to the beach was fantastic, as well, and the hosts were very responsive to our questions. The only item I truly wish I'd brought with me was a modern baby gate. There's an old-school one on the interior steps but my 16-month old very quickly figured out how to bypass it (haha). Definitely not a knock on the house, though. I would totally recommend this place for anyone looking for a low-key beach vacation. Especially families with young kids.
WE throughly enjoyed the location and size of this home for our family to gather and visit for our daughter's graduation. It really was a spectacular weekend made so because we were able to be together in one location and so very close to the beach! Lots of room, beds were comfortable, and kitchen accommodating! Even laundry available. Many thanks Aloe for being there when we needed you and making us feel welcome, and yet giving us the privacy we needed. I can highly recommend this beach house and Aloe as your host!
Big, wonderful beach house just steps from the ocean. Safe neighborhood, fabulous restaurants and farmers markets within walking distance. We love Saint Augustine Beach -- Aloe and Renée's family home made it perfect! We would definitely recommend their home.
Beautiful place. Perfect for a big group. Hosts were kind and relaxed, and even let me back into the house to retrieve a crock pot I'd forgotten a few weeks after check out.
This listing is very accurate. The house is beautiful and big and our whole family fit in comfortable. The only down side was that the bunk beds were not very comfortable (I didn't check them out myself, but was told that they were boards with minimal padding), and there weren't any stock kitchen items besides dishes. That said, the beach was so worth it! It was super close, not crowded and absolutely gorgeous! The house is only a couple of blocks from a bicycle rental shop, which we took advantage of. Aloe and family were very accommodating to our travel times and although they lived next door, they let us enjoy the house as if it was our own.
Aloe was very welcoming, friendly, and helpful. He promptly responded to the few needs that we raised with him.The beach house was lovely and so close to the beach. It was great to be able to see and hear the ocean from the deck of the house. That said, the fifth bedroom was not set up for a couple. We had five couples at our retreat, which required five bedrooms. The bedroom my wife and I took had a twin bed and a bunk bed. The bunk bed was not suitable for an adult, as the owners admitted. Aloe provided a queen air mattress and we were able to sleep comfortably. The kitchen enabled us to prepare most of our meals together and was the highlight of the house. Our family had a wonderful reunion and enjoyed St Augustine.
First let me say what a great location this house has. Just steps to the walkway over the dunes! The house itself, which is enormous, has a wonderful personal feel to it, with lots of warm touches from the family that once made it their home. Charming and comfortable! This is laid back, rustic Florida, not an sterile condo. Aloe and Renee are cheery and very welcoming. They even loaned our son a high-quality boogie board!
The kitchen is huge and fully equipped. There are loads of linens, including beach towels, and a storage area with beach items people have left for others to use. The covered parking space is a nice bonus. As for the neighborhood, it's laid back, no high rises; it's residential. BTW, early October was a perfect time to visit--not too hot, but still great for swimming! The beach is wide and the sand is soft. Great for kids. Just go!
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About the Host, Aloe
In 2005, family left NYC for a grand adventure.
Our goal was to survive, outside all the conveniences of Manhattan ... & the 5Boroughs!
We explored many places... some how we ended up here?!!! :)
St. Augustine Beach is Magical, Pristine...
It is more wonderful than we ever expected.
The people are Nice too!
We love it here, for more reasons than i can express in this small box.
Please come see St. Augustine Beach for yourself.
You may find something that will fill your cup? ;)
WE DID!!! Thank you Saint Augi !!!
Thank you Universe :)