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Ocean View From Pool - There is no such thing as a bad day at AquaDream!

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Last updated: 07/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Crescent Beach condo description

Welcome to Les and Teri's 'AquaDream'!

Crescent Beach is primarily residential, with private homes and low-rise condos mixed throughout this unique oceanfront community. Because of the area's low population, the beach is always clean, never crowded, peaceful and and only minutes from St. Augustine! !

The Crescent Sandpiper Condo complex sits at the keystone of Crescent Beach. It's built on a high dune and affords perfect ocean views - even from our first floor unit! Access to the pool and beach is right out your sliding door! Literally steps to the pool. Or, simply open the beach gate and you're on the sand. There are no long walk-overs here. (see pictures)

Our completely rebuilt unit, 'AquaDream', shines. Enjoy the views of the ocean, sounds of the surf, and soft sea breezes.

NOTE: This unit is not the right choice for small children, college students, Spring Breakers, Family Reunion Members, or Party People! Guests will need to provide copies of their driver's license and auto registration before reservations are confirmed.

We spend our winters here (Nov - Apr) and are making our beach home available approximately 10 weeks per year during our absence. We are fairly particular to whom we rent our home. The reason for this is simple: We want to maintain the quality and comfort of our beach front home for ourselves and our select guests.

We're looking for couples who can appreciate, enjoy, and know how to care for a beautiful residence. We have not stripped this unit. You will enjoy its full amenities just as we do:

Comfortable furnishings, original art, decorator accents, Crate & Barrel china, Bosch dishwasher, fine linens, pool lounge chair covers, 6' jetted tub, in unit washer/dryer, just to name a few.

If you can appreciate the quality of your surroundings, this might be the place for you. Give us a call and let's talk.

Keywords: Condominium, ocean front, beach front, upper end,

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Not Suitable For Children:

                No, sorry. This unit just isn't suitable for small children....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Sorry, association rules prevent guests from bringing pets...moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Call with needs for details....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

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              • 2nd Bedroom: 1 queen

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              • Queen size Beds: Each bedroom has a queen size bed. There are no other sleeping accommodations available in the unit....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Hall Bath: toilet, shower

                Large, 5' shower, easily accessable. Shower stool in place....moreless

              • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

                Wonderful, 6' whirlpool tub! Just relax and enjoy!...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                All major appliances plus coffee and espresso makers, juicer, toaster, blender to name a few...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                You will find everything you need. If you can't find something, just give a call....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Farberware cookware, plus all cutlery and serving pieces...moreless

              • Dining:

                Comfortable space, full sets of table linens. ...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Double door frig w/ water and ice in the door....moreless

              • Toaster
              • Microwave
              • Ice Maker
              • Seating for 4 people

              Amenities

              • Washing Machine:

                One of the few units with a full size, In unit, washer and dryer...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                All bed linens and bath towels are of the first quality....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Comfortably furnished with TV and VCR/Blue Ray player....moreless

              • Parking:

                Parking is very close to the front door....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Parking just steps from the front door...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Bath and beach towels are provided!...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Air Conditioning
              • Heating
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                (3) Flat screen HDTV's in living room and both bedrooms. Both bedrooms have DVD players; livingroom has DVD and BluRay player....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (3) Flat screen HDTV's in living room and both bedrooms. Both bedrooms have DVD players; livingroom has DVD and BluRay player....moreless

              • Video Library:

                There are a DVD's available, and an extensive 'beach read' library for you. Bring your favorite DVD's and BluRay video's!...moreless

              • Books:

                We are big readers, so there's always a good supply....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                Large general pool; large kids pool...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony:

                There is a community balcony at the front of the building where guests gather at sunset. Spectacular view!...moreless

              • Bicycles:

                Rental companies will deliver to your door!...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Kayak/Canoe rental just up the street!...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lanai / Gazebo

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Beachfront:

                Literally steps to the white sand beach!...moreless

              • Ocean View
              • Oceanfront
              • Beach View

              Activities

              • Cinemas
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Water Skiing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Sailing
              • Parasailing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Hiking
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Surfing
              • Groceries
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Kayaking
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hunting
              • Paragliding
              • Pier Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Cycling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Miniature Golf
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Zoo
              • Museums
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Ruins
              • Synagogues
              • Fitness Center
              • Water Parks
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Shelling
              • Horseback Riding
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Winery Tours
              • Surf Fishing
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer
              May 17 - Aug 8, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $1,325
              Fall
              Aug 9 - Oct 31, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $1,025
              Winter
              Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2015
              30 night min stay

              $2,045
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning $75 + tax
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Tax Rate 10%

              This owner accepts: Credit cards.
              Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Learn more


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              Last updated: 07/25/2014
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              Location

              9 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              I-95

              Car: Necessary

              Crescent Beach is only minutes from St Augustine, the oldest city in the USA. St Augustine is a relatively small, friendly community with lots to do for all ages, the best chefs in the region, your pick of golf courses, discount malls to Sak's 5th Ave, live theater, you name it. We love this community and hope you do to! Best wishes, Les and Teri

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2006

              About the owner: DIRECTIONS: From I-95, take Rt.206 exit, and turn east (toward the ocean). Proceed 6 miles to the 'T' intersection of Rt.206 and A1A. Turn right. We're 2 miles south on the left ... 'can't miss it!' --OUR STORY --During our 37 years of marriage, we've always spent our vacations on a large body of water. Being from Illinois, we tried Lake of the Ozarks, Table Rock Lake, and then fell in love with the Atlantic ocean. But, we explored the Gulf of Mexico, and even ventured out to the Pacific Ocean a time or two. But, we always returned to the Atlantic -- perhaps it's because we're both of Irish descent and are being called to the sea. While we began in North Myrtle Beach, SC. However, once the area was 'discovered' by the developers, we'd move to another Atlantic ocean location. We've rented condos in North Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, and St. Simon's Island. In Florida, we began on the west side with Sanibel, Ft. Myers, and Naples. We tried Miami, Palm Beach (ugh!) Then we discovered St. Augustine and ultimately Crescent Beach. Crescent Beach residents are proud of their community and have worked to keep the natural beauty of the area. Building codes forbid high rise condos or over development of the community. It is what we were searching for, a quiet, beautiful beach in a friendly community. Now, with our complex renovations complete and our unit finished, it's our turn to offer our home to you. We've tried to describe the location, complex, and unit as accurately as possible.

              Why the Owner Chose Crescent Beach:
              AquaDream is the realization of years of searching for just the right winter home. From North Myrtle Beach, St. Simon's Island, to Daytona Beach and Cape Canaveral, we looked for an 'old fashioned' community but with all the modern amenities. Crescent Sandpiper, originally built in the '60s, fits the bill. It sits on a high dune. From our living room sofa, we can see the surf, watch for dolphins, and enjoy the beautiful morning sunrises. This complex could not be duplicated today. As a result, we have no long dune walk-overs! When we first saw the complex and our unit, both were in a very sorry state. The complex was run down. The tennis courts were hardly usable and from the landscaping to the pool furniture, all was neglected and in disrepair. Our unit was no better. Doors missing from the kitchen cabinets, holes in the drywall, electrical system not working, bathrooms ... well, you get the picture. But, the location, complex elevation, and bones of the unit -- perfect. It took about a year and a half and $3.5 million for the complex renovation; our unit took almost as long as we gutted it down to the concrete block and rebuilt it. Now, AquaDream is our winter home and we love it. Furnishing and artwork have been chosen with care. Our local contractor and our decorator have added those little touches that make for a comfortable home. We're particular about housekeeping, too, and our personal housekeeper will be maintaining the unit before and after each guest. And, yes, she receives the entire departure fee :)

              The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
              The key element that 'sealed the deal' for us, in addition the all of the above, was access. You'll park literally steps from your front door (think groceries!) From your patio overlooking the ocean, it's 7 steps to the pool gate, and once through the pool area, it's 3 steps onto sand. No kidding! In addition, the complex is only minutes from St. Augustine, plenty of golf courses, grocery and drug stores, and even a bicycle rental shop that will deliver beach bikes to your front door! Also, we've prepared a local guest book that is full of 'insider' information about the area: What's worth seeing, the best golf courses, the really great restaurants, which tour train to use, that kind of thing. You won't spend years learning your way around the area. It will all be in a book for you! And, during your visit we hope you'll add your experiences, too. There is a wonderful on-site property manager. Our grounds keeper has brought out a polish and shine to this complex that is the best of the beach. If you've read this far, we hope you are beginning to understand that this is truly a unique property. Come visit and see if AquaDream meets your needs. If it does, we hope you'll visit again. But, if it doesn't, perhaps we can help you find that 'perfect' vacation unit for you and your family. We know the area very well. Thanks for visiting our VRBO listing -- drop us an e-mail or give us a call. We look forward to meeting you. Best wishes, Les and Teri


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              Photos

              • Ocean View From Pool - There is no such thing as a bad day at AquaDream!

                Ocean View From Pool - There is no such thing as a bad day at AquaDream!

              • Comfortable, high quality living room furniture

                Comfortable, high quality living room furniture

              • Kitchen - Fully equiped and furnished. Even insulated mugs for the pool or beach

                Kitchen - Fully equiped and furnished. Even insulated mugs for the pool or beach

              • Second Bedroom -- comfortable and quiet

                Second Bedroom -- comfortable and quiet

              • View from the Patio -- Don't forget your camera!

                View from the Patio -- Don't forget your camera!

              • Local Artist, Tim Peterson - This piece is now hanging in the living room!

                Local Artist, Tim Peterson - This piece is now hanging in the living room!

              • Site Plan of Crescent Sandpiper

                Site Plan of Crescent Sandpiper

              • Sunrise on a cloudy morning - bring your camera!  Breathtaking sunrises!

                Sunrise on a cloudy morning - bring your camera! Breathtaking sunrises!

              • Crescent Sandpiper -- the jewel of the beach

                Crescent Sandpiper -- the jewel of the beach

              • Dining Room - Graceful dining in a relaxed setting.  Perfect!

                Dining Room - Graceful dining in a relaxed setting. Perfect!

              • Master Bedroom - quiet and peaceful.  Luxury linens. Note desk on the left.

                Master Bedroom - quiet and peaceful. Luxury linens. Note desk on the left.

              • Patio - Loveseat (left), rocker and recliner.  Relax with afternoon wine!

                Patio - Loveseat (left), rocker and recliner. Relax with afternoon wine!

              • Ocean Front Pool - A wonderful spot to read, enjoy sea breezes, make new friends

                Ocean Front Pool - A wonderful spot to read, enjoy sea breezes, make new friends

              • Direct Beach Access -- No Long Walk Overs!  This is the best of 'old' Florida!

                Direct Beach Access -- No Long Walk Overs! This is the best of 'old' Florida!

              • Approximate Floorplan of Unit.   Plenty of room to relax and enjoy the beach!

                Approximate Floorplan of Unit. Plenty of room to relax and enjoy the beach!

              • Sandpipers on Crescent Beach

                Sandpipers on Crescent Beach

              VRBO #234629

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              Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014

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