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Ocean View: Jacuzzi, Hdtv, Wifi, 3 Pools, 2 Hot Tubs

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Ocean views and sea breezes.

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Last updated: 08/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Hibiscus condo description

Our condo has lovely views over the Atlantic Ocean. A short stroll across an elevated boardwalk with gazebos takes you through dunes to the most spectacular and widest beach in Florida. Sugar white sand stretches several hundred yards from the dunes down to the warm ocean water. Waves lapping the shore are gentle enough for kids to frolic, but farther offshore are energetic enough for surfing, boogie boarding and body surfing.

Our condo is one of 4 in a uniquely shaped octagonal building. Since there are only 4 condos in the building and because it is located upstairs, it is extremely quiet. The octagonal shape allows for a living/dining area large enough to entertain the entire group. Both bedrooms have their own baths and the two rooms are separated making them very private. The master bathroom has a jacuzzi under windows from which you can hear the waves on the shore. The back wall of the master bedroom and living room are nearly all glass with large sliding glass doors that enter onto a covered porch with spectacular ocean views. To make the cool winter evenings more cozy, there is a real wood-burning fireplace.

The grounds are beautiful gardens with boardwalks throughout. There are three pools and two open air hot tubs. The decks around the pools have plenty of outdoor seating and tables for lounging or meals outdoors. Numerous gas grills are located around the pools and elsewhere on the property. A lighted tennis court and weight room are available for those who can't sit still during vacations.

Exciting activities exist in nearby St. Augustine, the oldest European settlement in North America. An old Spanish fort, El Castillo de San Marcos is located on the water downtown and real cannons are fired several times every weekend. A smaller Spanish fort (the outpost) at the southern end of the island is reached by a small ferry carrying visitors across the lagoon (for free!). Numerous museums, restaurants and bars are located downtown. The St. Augustine lighthouse is open to the public and an alligator zoo is just down the road. Boat rentals, including motorboats, sailboats, and kayaks are available. Fishing is great on the beach or in the lagoon behind the barrier island.


Keywords: Condo,Flat,4-plex,

Property Type

      • Condo

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Pools are all kid friendly (one son learned to swim here!). The wide beach is perfect for beach games, sand castle building, skim boarding, boogy boarding, fishing, and general lounging, running, and fun!...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            By association rules, renters must be 25. For everyone's enjoyment, we do not rent to spring break partiers. An on-site security guard and management company makes sure quiet times are quiet....moreless

          • Smoking Allowed
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1) Shares the 2nd bedroom with a queen bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In a hide-a-bed in the living room...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

          Other Amenities

              • Fireplace, TV in each room, weight room, 3 pools, 2 outdoor hot tubs, garden like setting, 4 condos in unit, unique octagonal shape for large living room, privacy in bedrooms and baths, back wall large sliding glass door overlooking ocean, widest and prettiest beach in Florida. The area abounds with interesting nature trails, parks, museums, and historical sites. Great restaurants in St. Augustine and up and down the island. All casual dining, but range from fancy French to fun seafood fare. Golf World (and other golf courses) and St. Augustine Premium Outlet Mall are nearby. Farmers market occurs every Wednesday and Saturday at the park....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • CD Player
              • Shared Hot Tub

              Communications

              • Broadband Access:

                Free, password protected high speed internet....moreless

              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

              • Jetted Tub
              • Communal Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Gazebo:

                A large gazebo exists in the dunes on the private walkway to the beach....moreless

              • Balcony:

                The balcony on the street side looks west to lovely sunsets....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Overlooking the ocean with beautiful sunrises....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lanai / Gazebo

              Location & View

              • Beach View:

                The building is set back from the beach by the dunes. Two buildings are located to the right and left of us and our beach-side deck faces in between the break in the buildings. We are close enough to hear the surf, see the waves, and people on the beach. Kite surfers often can be seen jumping waves when the wind is good....moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Because we are on the second floor, we have a long view out into the ocean from the porch, living/dining room, and kitchen. Work and pleasure boats pass continuously day and night, including the Mayport shrimping fleet, recreational sailboats, and sportfishermen. Bring binoculars to get a great close up view!...moreless

              Activities

              • Live Theater
              • Water Skiing
              • Fishing
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Parasailing
              • Cycling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Hunting
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surfing
              • Golf
              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Sight Seeing
              • Antiquing
              • Miniature Golf
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
              • Zoo
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Fitness Center
              • Mountain Biking
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Offseason
              Aug 24 - Dec 31, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $135
              Winter
              Jan 1 - Apr 5, 2015
              30 night min stay

              $3,000
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning fee $125
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
              • Tax Rate 10%

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              Payment can be by cash, check or credit card.


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              Last updated: 08/19/2014
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              Year Purchased: 2001

              About: We are both professors of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida. We studied at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego and our teaching and research involves the ocean. Some of our favorite past times (after visiting the beach) are to sail and kayak. Clearly, we love the ocean and have found St. Augustine Beach to be one of the nicest we've ever seen.

              Why Hibiscus:
              Although the west coast of Florida is closer to our home in Gainesville, we find the east coast nicer with the wide beach, good waves, and great old world flavor of St. Augustine. We particularly like St. Augustine Beach because it is less developed than most of the rest of the east coast, with only a few low-rise condo complexes and mostly single family homes. The ocean side of the barrier island is fun and a great place to relax, but the lagoon side also has its attractions. It is particularly nice place to go kayaking in amongst the oyster reefs and marshlands.

              The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
              Our day generally starts with a stroll down to the beach with our dog, Sam. The morning light is particularly spectacular and commonly a fleet of shrimp boats is out, possibly catching our dinner for that evening (about a mile down A1A is a fantastic local seafood shop). We then come back to the condo, gather our two boys and head out for games on the beach - bocci, boogie boarding, body surfing, smash ball, or just relaxing and reading books. We commonly grill fresh fish for dinner and then relax through the evening.


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              Photos

              • Ocean views and sea breezes.

                Ocean views and sea breezes.

              • View from dining area into living area.

                View from dining area into living area.

              • Sunny south facing breakfast nook.

                Sunny south facing breakfast nook.

              • Roomy kitchen arranged to make cooking easy,

                Roomy kitchen arranged to make cooking easy,

              • Looking out of kitchen into 2nd bedroom

                Looking out of kitchen into 2nd bedroom

              • Master bedroom with jacuzzi under windows overlooking ocean

                Master bedroom with jacuzzi under windows overlooking ocean

              • Second bedroom with own separate bath

                Second bedroom with own separate bath

              • Sunny southeast facing beach side porch.

                Sunny southeast facing beach side porch.

              • Large living room with fireplace

                Large living room with fireplace

              • Dining area with table and chairs for 6 plus two at breakfast nook.

                Dining area with table and chairs for 6 plus two at breakfast nook.

              • View toward front door with entrance to 2nd bedroom and bath.

                View toward front door with entrance to 2nd bedroom and bath.

              • New appliances, fully equipped.

                New appliances, fully equipped.

              • Master bedroom with queen bed and entrance into private master bathroom.

                Master bedroom with queen bed and entrance into private master bathroom.

              • Second bedroom with queen and single bed.

                Second bedroom with queen and single bed.

              • Ocean view off of beach side porch.

                Ocean view off of beach side porch.

              VRBO #340089

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              Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

              $100 - $135 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 7

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