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WaterColors is a gorgeous, direct ocean front home on a high dune with spectacular views. The main living area is on the 2nd floor. The living-dining-cooking areas are all open to each other, to the oceanside deck, and the views beyond. The living room is spacious & comfortable and has a 55' flat screen LCD HD TV and blue ray player. The dining area has seating for 8; in the kitchen is a breakfast area with additional seating for 4. The kitchen is wonderful: granite counters, top quality wood cabinets, stainless appliances, gas stove top, and storage galore. We have a side by side refrigerator with water and ice on the door, and we have an extra refrigerator/freezer in the garage.
On this level are two master suites, both with king beds, baths, and ocean views. In the primary master we have a large desk with work space, a printer, and high speed wireless Internet. On the lower level are three bedrooms, a game room with large flat screen TV, laundry room, covered porch and two full baths. One bath is designed to be wheelchair friendly with a 3 foot opening into the room and also into the shower. One bedroom has a queen bed, one has two twins, and the bunk room sleeps three. The game room contains a queen sleeper sofa. All have TV/DVDs. We also have a fenced 'dog yard' with artificial turf.
WaterColors is direct ocean front, right on the beach, with views from all major rooms. It is a luxury property designed for renters who expect the very best. it is spacious, lovely and spotless. We have amenities such as an elevator, many televisions, DVD players, stereo, games, and books. Our deck is huge with lots of seating and lounging areas. Part of the deck is covered and part is open. We have a private walkover to the beach with a seating area at the end. The beach is wide, quiet and car free.
We have a double garage and additional parking for three cars. With five bedrooms and a sleeper in the game room, we can accommodate up to 13 guests plus babies in cribs. We have lots of baby items: a full size crib, a portable crib, high chair, booster chairs, stair gates, monitors, and more.
The bedrooms are all decorated nicely with quality furniture, great linens, down blankets and pillows and everything to make you comfortable and happy.
You will love this beautiful oceanfront home!
Amenities:: All kitchen appliances, toaster, toaster oven, dishwasher, microwave, regular oven, gas cook top, side by side refrigerator-freezer, garage refrigerator, blender, mixer, coffee maker, all dishes, flatware, cooking supplies, lots of storage, deck access from kitchen living area and two master suites, televisions (7), VCRs and DVD players, stereos, gas grill, wet bar, top quality linens, laundry room with commercial grade equipment, high speed Internet access, printer, game room with pool table, elevator, beach toys, chairs, umbrellas, outside beach shower, child-safe deck and dune walkover, parking for 4 cars, lower level covered porch, main level wrap around deck with open and covered areas, spacious seating area on the dune walkover, water softener, landscaped yard.
Activities:: Golf, Swimming, sunning, shelling, walking, snoozing, touring in St. Augustine, outlet shopping, boutiques and shops, great golf, fabulous restaurants of all kinds, golf, day trips to Disney World, Daytona Speedway, Marineland, Kennedy Space Center, deep sea fishing, sailing, beach combing, para-sailing, surf fishing and surfing.
The two upstairs bedrooms each have king beds.
One bedroom downstairs has a queen bed.
One bedroom downstairs has 2 twin beds.
One bedroom downstairs has a bunk bed with pull-out trundle, sleeping 3.
There is a double sleeper in the game room.
We have one full crib, one porta crib and one pack and go for babies....moreless
Single vanity, toilet, shower, access to hall and outside...moreless
Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower
Lower level hall bath, serves queen and twin berooms...moreless
Bathroom 4: toilet, shower
New bath has 3 ft opening to room and shower for wheelchairs...moreless
The master bath has a long vanity with granite counters, two undermount sinks and quality fixtures. We have a deep soaking tub with a granite surround. A separate shower has glass doors. The toilet is in a separate compartment.
The other upstairs bath has a single vanity, toilet, and shower. It opens to the hall just outside the junior master and can also open to the deck, serving as a 'beach bath'.
The downstairs hall bath has a spacious vanity with granite top and double undermount sinks. In a separate compartment, there is a toilet and tub/shower combination.
The new bathroom on the lower level has a double vanity with granite top, undermount sinks, toilet, and very spacious walk in shower. The entry to this room and to the shower is 3 feet wide, so is suitable for most wheelchairs.
We also have an outdoor shower on the deck for rinsing off when returning from the beach and the fenced dog yard has a hose for cleaning up and after fido....moreless
We have an elevator which will accommodate one person in a wheelchair. The elevator accesses from the ground level garage to the first floor, which is about 5 feet off-grade, and to the second floor, which is the main level.
We offer an optional tenant membership to the nearby (1 mile) Serenata Beach Club for an additional weekly fee. The Club has three huge pools, including one for toddlers, a family pool, and an adult pool. The family pool is heated in the winter. Additionally there is a large hot tub for adult use. The Serenata Beach Club has a full time activities director who organizes many fun, structured activities for children. There is a work out facility, very nice indoor-outdoor dining room and bar, and a snack bar with sandwiches, etc. at the pool. The Club offers weekly activities such as bridge, exercise classes, and lots of special dinners and family activities. ...moreless
The deck runs the length of the house and around both sides. It is primarily open, but has two small covered areas off the two master suites. A section has been bumped out to provide a 30 ft X 16 foot area for eating, entertaining, and lounging...moreless
Deck / Patio:
Huge wrap around deck with open and covered spaces; middle bumped out to 12 x 16 feet...moreless
Fall-Winter 2014-2015 Sep 6 - Feb 27, 2015 3 night min stay
Spring 2015 Feb 28 - May 29, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer 2015 May 30 - Aug 14, 2015 7 night min stay
Late Summer 2015 Aug 15 - Sep 11, 2015 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Pet Fee$225 + tax
Cleaning$225 + tax
From $2800/Wk to $5900/Wk
$500 up-charges for holiday weeks: Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Minimum 1 week rental for all holiday weeks. Maximum number of guests is 13 plus babies up to 2 years. $500 deposit per week or less is required to reserve the house; all rent and taxes due 8 weeks in advance of arrival.
$500 reservation/refundable damage deposit required to hold the house; rent, fees, and taxes are due 8 weeks in advance of arrival date. Damage deposit will be refunded within two weeks of departure, assuming no problems
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Area: WaterColors is conveniently located between the golf mecca of Ponte Vedra Beach, 15 miles north, and historic St. Augustine, 6 miles south. It is situated on a barrier island with mostly single-family homes, although several excellent restaurants and convenience stores are located within a mile or so. It is an easy drive to either St. Augustine or Ponte Vedra for excellent dining, shopping, activities, and golf.
Golf: We have many public and semi public golf courses within a few minutes drive of the house. The World Golf Village with the King and Bear and the Squire and Slammer is just 15 minutes away. Check out the Royal St. Augustine, a budget friendly course with definite challenges. Play the St. Johns Country Club, South Hampton, or Cimmarone, all located near each other. Inquire about our new golf packages and discounts!
Year Purchased: 1994
About: Hi there! I am Judy Lombana Wren, owner (with my husband Bill) of WaterColors, manager of several other oceanfront properties, retired university professor and mental health therapist, wife, mom, grandmother, and friend! Bill (a retired airline pilot) and I live in Jacksonville, Florida and Maggie Valley, NC. I have been involved with with the ocean, beaches, homes, decorating, and people all my life. WaterColors is our beautiful and spacious oceanfront home where we have large family gatherings and enjoy sharing with others. We hope you will love it too!
We bought WaterColors in 1995. At the time, it was a large, somewhat bland home which had some wonderful attributes: an elevator, fantastic ocean views, spacious living area on the main level, plus a game room complete with pool table on the lower floor. Bill and I have signficantly remodeled and updated the house. We ripped out the kitchen and opened it to the living area; you will love the beautiful cabinets and huge granite island. We have expanded the deck, updated two of the three bathrooms, and painted the house inside and out in happy beach colors. We just installed a huge flat screen TV in the living room (look for an article about us in a Best Buy catalog this summer!) For a number of years now, I have been managing other oceanfront homes, as well as my own. My son, David Lombana, has joined me in Wren Beach Rentals, and we now manage 14+ luxury oceanfront properties in South Ponte Vedra and Vilano Beach. We have a huge number of repeat renters and enjoy solid relationships with both owners and renters. We look forward to working with you!
Why Ponte Vedra Beach: We bought WaterColors in South Ponte Vedra Beach, because we knew it was a great investment. Our sucess with renting our first home, Sandpiper's Nest, convinced us that larger groups are also looking for top quality getaways on a very private beach. WaterColors is perfect for vacationers who want direct oceanfront, great views, spacious living quarters, qualaity furnishings, lots of amenities, and privacy. WaterColors is perched on a high dune, on a 100 wide lot, offering panoramic ocean views. The immediate area consists of single family homes, several great restaurants, a terrific beach club (available as an option to our renters who want a pool!)and miles of wide, sandy, car-free beaches. Our renters come here because they love the privacy and the fact that we are not surrounded by high rise condos, fast food restaurants, bars, hordes of people vying for space on the beach, or cars driving on the sand! However, we are not isolated! WaterColors is just 10 minutes from historic St. Augustine and 15 minutes from posh Ponte Vedra. We think we have the perfect beach location!