The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890 - St. Augustine, Florida
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The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890

4-12 Keys 6 Bedrooms 16 Guests 7 BathsView Amenities

Description

The Historic Watermelon Est. 1890

Welcome to The Watermelon!

This beautifully restored historic home dates back to 1890 and is the oldest home in the Summer Haven neighborhood. Waterfront, you and your loved ones are sure to enjoy the dock, private beach area, and relaxing pool and lounge.

Perfect for family reunions and vacations, this 6 bedroom, 7.5 bath home provides a resort-style refuge filled with all the comforts of home.

Being built as an inn in 1890 and then expanded by the Mellon Family shows that it has a rich history and has been enjoyed by many people over the years. Knowing that the Mellon Family hosted notable Hollywood friends also adds to the allure of the property. It's amazing to think about the famous people who may have walked the halls and enjoyed the same charm and luxury that guests can experience today.

The Watermelon is both a historic property and a luxurious and thoughtfully designed vacation rental. The resort-inspired atmosphere and carefully appointed furnishings are sure to provide guests with a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The themed rooms with modern touches are charming and add a unique and memorable element to the experience.

Outdoor amenities like a private pool, hot tub/spa, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, grill, and an outdoor living area, leave guests with plenty of options for relaxation and recreation. The outdoor living area's design, reminiscent of a French Polynesia bungalow, adds a touch of exoticism and allows guests to feel like they are truly getting away from it all.

Bedroom configurations include:

Master Suite: King bed, amazing water views, private covered porch & full luxury bath
Cary Grant Bedroom: Tranquil, Sea-inspired, Queen bed
Gary Cooper Suite: Nautical theme, queen bed, daybed, private bath, access to spacious covered porch
Lewis Suite: King bed, sitting area, covered porch, ocean/river views, and full luxury bath
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Suite: Tropical theme, queen bed, pink flamingo bath
Sea Turtle Bunk Room: The bunk room can sleep three with a trundle bed, be used on its own or as an extension of the adjacent suite to accommodate families

St. Augustine is a historic city on the northeast coast of Florida, and it is known for its Spanish colonial architecture, beautiful beaches, and rich history. There are plenty of things to see and do in the area, such as visiting the historic Castillo de San Marcos, exploring the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, taking a stroll through the historic district, or enjoying some of the local seafood. Additionally, there are several state parks and nature reserves nearby that offer opportunities for hiking, kayaking, and other outdoor activities.


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Property Details

Size

Private Residence with 2 levels
6 bedrooms, 7 baths, 1 half bath, 5200 square feet, 484 square meters

Bedrooms

King, King, Queen, Queen, Queen, and Bunk
16 guests maximum

Additional sleeping options:

Murphy bed in office (2) . Office has en suite bathroom.
Queen sized pullout sofa in The Lewis Suite (2)

Nearest airport

Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), Northeast Florida Regional Airport (UST)
1 hour 10 minutes by car (JAX), 35 minutes by car (UST)

Property View

Beach views!

Amenities

No Pets Allowed
Not Handicap Accessible

Activities of Interest

  • Arts
  • Fish
  • Golf
  • Shopping
  • Watersports
  • St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum
  • St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park
  • Old Jail Museum
  • Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse
  • Kayaking
  • Biking, Cycling
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Bird Watching

Places of Interest

  • Castillo de San Marcos National Monument — Historic fort offering self-guided tours (from the drawbridge to the gun deck) & Matanzas Bay views
  • Lightner Museum — Victorian-era artifacts, musical instruments & other exhibits are showcased in this historic hotel
  • Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park — Expansive park showcasing 16th-century Spanish settlement, with historic village sites & cannons
  • Anastasia State Park — Beach-filled park offering swimming & fishing plus canoe & kayak rentals, hiking & a campground
  • Saint Augustine Distillery — Working distillery in a restored circa-1907 ice plant offering tours & tastings