Ocean Retreat..Oceanfront, Absolutely Fantastic! Sleeps 12-14!
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St. Augustine house description
Absolutely gorgeous! Best value for 2-3 families.
Step into this 4000 sq. ft. plus eight year old home and you won't want to leave. Located on a private beach lined by only other beach homes and across the street from Guana State Park, it truly is a private 'retreat' ... and only 10 to 15 minutes from historic downtown St. Augustine (15 minutes from Ponte Vedra Beach/Sawgrass). With six bedrooms and five baths and two Great Rooms and more, we promise you a vacation to remember. All the amenities you would want and expect.
Let's start with the living areas ...three of them. The second level features an up-to-date kitchen, living room and dining room that seats eight ....all facing the ocean off a spacious deck with some 10 wood deck chairs. Now this is living. The third level offers a living/game room with a a foosball game, a second kitchenette and 50' plasma TV ... all overlooking another deck and the beach. The first level includes a game room with a TV, Play station 2, DVD and sofa bed.
Now the bedrooms ... two beautiful Master Bedrooms with private baths and one with a whirlpool tub. One other bedroom has twins and two others have bunk beds with oversized bottom bunks and one other with a queen. ...all facing the ocean. Add a couple air beds or use the sofa bed for kids and the home can sleep 14.
Oh, and enjoy the fantastic sunsets from the crows nest high above the house. Your retreat awaits!
This home has everything for your perfect vacation. High speed internet connection, all the beach toys and chairs you need, gas grill and your own private catwalk to the beach. Plus, since we are members of the fantastic Serenata Beach Club, three miles south ... with two pools, restaurant, bar and fitness center ... for only $230 your entire group can have access to it for a week (10 people, not including kids 6 and under) First class all the way.
Golf? Everywhere, from nice 'local' courses at low prices to moderate prices like The World Golf Village and more. Fishing? From right out you back door to across the street in Guana State Park to fishing charters out of St. Augustine. And all the great restaurants and shopping you'd expect.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Video Games
- Video Game Console
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Jetted Tub
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Jet Skiing
- Sight Seeing
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Family Birthday Celebration
Family Birthday Celebration
This home could not have been more perfect for our needs. It was everything I had hoped it would be. Ours was a family gathering to celebrate my husband's 60th bday. We were a group of 12, everyone had a bed, bathrooms galore and not once did we ever feel crowded. Everything in the home was clean, well-maintained, in working order. We would return here in a heartbeat. Thank you to the owners for truly caring about making your home a wonderful experience.
- Guest PK (St. Johns, FL)
- Date of stay 03/26/13
- Review Submitted 04/01/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
We had 6 couples in the house and were very comfortable. We had plenty of space, with room for more. The house is very nice and had everything we needed. It is a beautiful setting, we just stepped out onto the beach. We will stay in this house the next time we are in the area. The owners were very easy to work with and extremely accommodating!
- Guest DAWG FAN (Homer, GA)
- Date of stay 10/25/12
- Review Submitted 12/01/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Thanks for Thanksgiving
Thanks for Thanksgiving
My wide flung family met at the Ocean Retreat for Thanksgiving this year. We had a total of ten people from 3 to 63 yrs and we fit quite well, even with three single adults, with the 5 bathrooms being the key to everyone's happiness, including the finicky among us. The home was exactly as advertised, very clean and neat and RIGHT on the beach, with spectacular views from every floor. It is well furnished although somewhat under-lit for evening reading purposes. The boardwalk over the dunes dumps you right on the expansive beach with tidal variations that occasionally bring the water to the base of the stairs but usually offer a huge area for recreation, walks, etc. We did surf casting and wading right in front of the house although the temperature this time of year was not really conducive to swimming. We only had one management issue when a breaker blew but Rick returned my call quickly and gave us what we needed to get to the breaker box. There were starter supplies of most everything (salt, pepper, TP, paper towels, etc.) which hasn't always happened with other VRBO rentals. There are utensils, dinnerware, pots and pans, towels and bedding, beach towels and some beach toys. A little short on servng bowls, but we made do. We had to refill the propane tank on the grill, but the guest instructions said they would repay us. The GTM Estuary Reserve is less than a mile and is both educational and recreational, with a museum as well as hiking trails and a fishing area. St. Augustine is only a 20 minute scenic drive and O. C. Whites downtown was a great place to eat. We absolutely would rent again and I have no qualms about recommending it to a friend. Rick and Jenny have a great place and do a great job of making it a memorable experience.
- Guest The Brady's1 (Vermilion, Ohio)
- Date of stay 11/17/11
- Review Submitted 11/30/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
We rented the house the week before we left our son to begin his college career at Jacksonville U. There were a total of 10 of us staying in the house and we had plenty of room for all. The numerous baths & 3 floors of living space gives everyone plenty of space for privacy when needed. We had the beach to ourselves and enjoyed watching the dolphins play right off the decks every day! Even the baby turtles hatched while we were there and that too was thrilling. Sunsets from the crows nest are breathtaking! The location is perfect for St Augustine & Jacksonville. We did not want to stay inside city limits, we wanted to spend our vacation enjoying quality family time, but we did run into St Augustine for an afternoon of sight seeing & a great seafood meal. There are plenty of toys at the house & Rick & Jenny are so quick to respond to any question or concerns you will have no worries while staying. What the house didn't offer is serving pieces. With 10 people we did not have bowls, platters, baskets to put meals on the table, you have to serve from the stove & that was uncomfortable. There also is not a crockpot which we are big fans of while staying on vacation. (Can't start a meal & go out for the day) There also isn't any containers to store leftovers. We had a great stay and would come back again. The memories we made from playing volleyball on the beach, watching the turtles make their way to the ocean, watching the dolphins leap out of the water, swimming, cocktails on the crowsnest at sunset, etc. are precious and will be cherished for life. We wish everyone the same experience we had!
- Guest Wedding Planner (Latrobe, Pa)
- Date of stay 08/13/11
- Review Submitted 09/02/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Wonderful Week at the Beach
Wonderful Week at the Beach
Our family just spent our third year at the Ocean Retreat rental and hope to return again. This vacation spot is so well suited for a laid back and relaxing week. Your own piece of the coastline to fish from or just to watch the sunrise or the dolphins swim by while enjoying that first cup of coffee. The property is well maintained and has many upscale appointments - from big screen TV's to large commons areas and even a foosball table. It's also nice to be so close to St. Augustine and all the touristy things that are part of that scene. The local contacts are available nearby and really responsive if you have a question or any special needs. A great family vacation spot!!!
- Guest Local Residents (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl)
- Date of stay 07/23/11
- Review Submitted 08/05/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.
APR, MAY & AUG = $3500/week; JUNE/JULY = $3700/week SEPT.-DEC./ MARCH = $2900/week OR $ 9,000/month JAN.-FEB = $2000/week OR $6000/month Add 10% Florida tax and $250 cleaning fee. Add $400 for TPC, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Gator Bowl weeks. Large parties or weddings require extra charges. $230 for Serenata Beach Club/wk. $500 nightly rate with 3 night minimum (October - March)
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View from the ocean ...
Fantastic views of the ocean, from the Great Room with dining and kitchen ...
Second living/game room area ...
View of second Master Bedroom Suite ...
One of two bedrooms with bunkbeds - ocean views ...
The morning Sunrise ...
For $230 a wk. for group (10 people, not including kids 6 and under)...
Another view of your "private back yard" ...
Your Ocean Retreat ...
View of the dining/kitchen areas from the ocean/Great Room ...
View of one of two Master Bedroom Suites ...withTV ...
One of two bedrooms with twins - ocean views ...
View from one of the decks ...
View from the crows nest over park .. watch the sunset ...
Your fabulous view from the deck ...
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