LOCATION: St. Augustine

The Historic Watermelon

The Historic Watermelon
  • 9150 Mellon Ct.
  • St. Augustine, Florida 32080
  • Local Phone: 904-494-6417
This beautifully restored historic home dates back to 1890 and is the oldest home in Summer Haven. Experience what it was like to vacation in a more relaxed genteel era, while enjoying all the modern amenities you might expect in a luxury rental. Come stay in the home that has hosted Hollywood elite, like Cary Grant and Gary Cooper, and award-winning writers like Marjorie Kinnan-Rawlings, Earnest Hemingway, and Robert Frost. Even former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt has been a guest in this home. Originally built as a small inn, the home can comfortably sleep 16. The home is loaded with amenities, and you will enjoy beautiful ocean and river views from nearly every room in the house.

1st Floor Highlights!
-Front porch boasts rocking chairs within view of the stately fountain framed by swaying palm trees.
-The gracious foyer evokes feelings of an earlier genteel era charac, warming drawer, and ice maker.
-Fabulous kitchen also has a large island with a prep sink, 2 refrigterized by long leisurely days.
-Incredible chef's kitchen with gas cooktop, pot filler, double ovenserators, and butler's pantry.
-The glass river dining table seats 10, providing ample space for fabulous meals and great conversation.
-A queen size Murphy bed hides behind the bookcase of the serene and comfortable library/office.
-Sink into the down-filled cushions of the tv room sectional to enjoy movies, sports, or a favorite show.
-Amazing family room boasts original floors, paneling, and a massive coquina stone fireplace.
-The sun porch is the perfect room to enjoy your morning coffee while enjoying views of the ocean, river, and the occasional heron or dolphins.
-Enjoy the tiki hut with tiki bar where you will find cool shade, ocean breezes, outdoor dining, and a grill.

2nd Floor Highlights!
-Elegant master suite with king bed, amazing water views, covered porch, and luxurious bathroom.
-Marjorie Kinnan-Rawlings Suite with cheerful tropical vibe, queen bed, and pink flamingo bath.
-Cary Grant bedroom features sea themed décor, queen bed, and claims the dolphin hall bath.
-Gary Cooper Suite with fresh nautical theme comes with a queen bed, a daybed, private bath, and direct access to huge covered porch.
-Sea Turtle bunk room with each bed outfitted with wall cubby w/outlet, & reading light w/USB port.
-Bunk room can be used on its own or as an extension of the adjacent suite to accommodate families.
-Lewis Suite is laden in luxury with king bed, covered porch, ocean/river views and beautiful bath.
-Lewis Suite also has a charming sitting area with a queen size memory foam pull-out sofa.
-Views of the ocean can be seen from the Master, Kinnan-Rawlings, Grant, Cooper, and Lewis Suites.

Extra Highlights!
-House feels like a private resort and is just a 5-minute walk to the beach.
-Amazing private pool with waterfall mermaid grotto and hot tub.
-Fish in the river or off the private dock.
-Beach chairs, beach towels, cooler, 4 kayaks, and 2 paddleboards.
-2 washer and dryers.

Things to Know!
-Property is considered self-catering. Only starter supplies provided.
-Managed by Teeming Vacation Rentals, a professional property management company.
-2 story home, no elevator.

Get to Know the Area!
You will feel miles away from the stresses of daily life, yet you will be close to so much. It is a quick 30 min. drive to get into the heart of historic St. Augustine, with its restaurants, shops, museums, and pedestrian mall. Marineland is only 2 miles to the south. The quaint town of Flagler Beach is 30 minutes to the south. Disney World and Universal are only 2 hours away.