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Fantastic ocean views from the soothing and open living-dining-kitchen space!

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Last updated: 07/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

South Ponte Vedra Beach house description

Sandpiper's Nest is a beautifully decorated oceanfront 3 bedroom 3 full bath home on a high dune in the oceanfront community of South Ponte Vedra Beach, between Jacksonville and St. Augustine. Located in a very private area of single family homes (no high rises or high traffic here!), it is serene and quiet....yet the house is just 5 miles from historic St. Augustine and 15 miles from posh Ponte Vedra. Decorated in an upscale cottage style, with ocean colors, vaulted wood ceilings, and top quality furnishings, Sandpiper's Nest will quickly feel like 'home'! The spacious living-dining-kitchen area is open to the views of the deck , beach, and ocean beyond. A large ocean front master suite has a king bed, computer, and private bath. Two additional bedrooms and baths provide privacy for everyone. The large deck, gas grill, beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas are just a few of the many amenities we offer in this luxurious ocean front setting. We have a gas fireplace for winter guests (Christmas through February) and a new fenced yard for dogs!


The living-dining-kitchen area is open to the views of the deck and the beautiful ocean beyond. Comfortable seating, a fireplace for our winter guests, large flat screen television and DVD player, Bose CD player, books, puzzles, and games will insure that our guests will remain entertained, even on our few rainy days! We have a high speed wireless Internet connection so bring your lap top and surf the net throughout the house and the deck. The pine dining table easily seats 6, and two comfy bar chairs at the end of the long kitchen counter offer additional dining space. The galley kitchen is lovely, with granite counters, side-by-side refrigerator with water and ice on the door, glass top electric range, oven, microwave, toaster and toaster oven, dishwasher, and all the other conveniences that make cooking a pleasure. We also have an extra refrigerator in the garage. The kitchen is situated in the heart of the living area, with no walls to obscure the views of the living and dining areas and the wonderful deck and ocean beyond.

The master suite is a peaceful retreat. Located on the ocean side of the house, it contains a king size bed with top quality bedding. The room has a private bath with large soaking tub, a TV/DVD player, and a desk for computing or other work. We also have a day bed in the master, which is perfect for lounging or for a toddler.

The junior master is on the front of the house and is equipped with a queen size bed, vaulted ceilings, TV/DVD, and a private bath.

The bunk room is a child's delight. The bed will sleep 3, thanks to the trundle underneath, and the mattresses are regular single mattresses so are comfortable for adults as well as children. This room also has a TV/DVD. A full bath is located in the hall adjacent to this room.

You will love the hurricane shutters we have just installed on all of the doors and windows! If you like to sleep in a DARK room, just push a button and there you are.

The deck is a destination in itself. Running the length of the house, the deck is bumped out in the middle, offering a 16 X 20 area for play and relaxing. Furnished with a round umbrella topped dining table and many comfortable chairs and loungers, the deck is a delightful spot to read, snooze, or dine. The deck railings have slats located close together so that small children are always safe, and a lockable gate insures that they will stay on the deck and off the dune walkover! At the end of the dune walkover is a very special built-in bench, which everyone loves for early morning coffee or late night moon watching! From there, it is a 10 step descent to the beach and the wonderful Atlantic ocean!

We have recently fenced in the yard on the south side of the house with gate access to the deck. This is a perfect place to let your dogs run free and take care of business without your having to walk around in the night!

Other amenities include: optional temporary beach club membership, double garage; water softener; indoor laundry plus additiona units in the garage; two refrigerators; gas grill, beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, toys, 4 TVs, 4 DVD players, high speed Internet, and stereo/radio!

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Limited Accessibility:

                One level building...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                25...moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                We have a Pet Agreement which outlines our pet policies; some pets are allowed with additional fees...moreless

              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only:

                No smoking is allowed inside. ANY evidence of smoking will result in automatic forfeiture of damage deposit!!!!!!...moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 3: 3 twin/ single

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              • The master bedroom contains a king bed and a single day bed (plus a portacrib for babies) The junior master has a queen bed The bunk room has a bunk bed with trundle underneath, sleeping 3. The mattresses are regular twin mattresses, not 'bunkies', so they are comfortable for adults All bedrooms have top quality mattresses, down pillows, high thread count sheets, and down comforters or down blankets. All bedrooms have cable televisions and DVD players. Alarm clocks and full length mirrors are provided in the two main bedrooms....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • The master bath has a large soaking tub (not jetted). The other two baths have regular tub/shower combinations....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • The house is all on one level so there are no stairs to climb. However, doorways are standard size. We consider pets on an individual basis with additional fees. We have a fenced yard, in addition to the enclosed deck, for pets....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Games:

                    We have games and puzzles for children and adults...moreless

                  • Games For Kids
                  • DVD Player:

                    DVD players with all TVs...moreless

                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (4) We have cable televisions in the living room and all three bedrooms...moreless

                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Live Theater
                  • Synagogues
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo
                  • Restaurants
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Health/Beauty Spa

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  local services and businesses

                  • Babysitter
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • ATM/Bank

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Waterfront
                  • Beachfront:

                    We are directly on the ocean and on a wide, sandy, car-free beach....moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    We are directly on the ocean and on a wide, sandy, car-free beach....moreless

                  • Waterfront

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Paragliding
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing

                  Arrival Day

                      • Flexible

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Communication / Internet

                              • Fax

                              Dining

                              • Dining:

                                dining table seats 6 and more in a pinch; bar stools at counter seat 2...moreless

                              • Dining Area
                              • Seating for 8 people

                              forms of payment

                                  • Accept Credit Card

                                  General

                                  • Garage:

                                    double garage...moreless

                                  • Wireless Internet:

                                    high speed...moreless

                                  • Parking Off Street:

                                    room for two cars in the driveway...moreless

                                  • Iron & Board
                                  • Internet
                                  • Towels Provided:

                                    Beach towels are provided, as well as bath towels ...moreless

                                  • Linens Provided:

                                    We provide all bed and bath linens. We supply top quality linens, high thread count sheets, down blankets and pillows, with down alternatives available, as well....moreless

                                  • Parking
                                  • Alarm Clock
                                  • Ceiling Fans
                                  • Hair Dryer
                                  • Laundry Soap
                                  • Local Activities Guide
                                  • Paper Towels
                                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                                  • Basic Soaps
                                  • Toilet Paper

                                  house cleaning

                                      • Housekeeper Optional

                                      Kitchen

                                      • Coffee Maker:

                                        Mr. Coffee 12 cup with auto-off. We supply filters....moreless

                                      • Kitchen:

                                        We have a lovely open galley kitchen with full size refrigerator with ice and water on the door, smooth top electric range, microwave, dishwasher, and more....moreless

                                      • Stove:

                                        smooth top electric stove...moreless

                                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                                        plenty of everything...moreless

                                      • Dishwasher:

                                        Quiet Bosch...moreless

                                      • Refrigerator:

                                        Side by side with ice and water on the door. Additional refrigerator in the garage....moreless

                                      • Cooking Utensils:

                                        lots...moreless

                                      • Toaster:

                                        Also a toaster oven...moreless

                                      • Coffee Grinder
                                      • Blender
                                      • Ice Maker
                                      • Lobster Pot
                                      • Pantry Items:

                                        We leave spices, napkins, zip lock bags and other supplies that renters bring...moreless

                                      • Stove
                                      • Freezer
                                      • Oven
                                      • Microwave:

                                        We have a full size microwave...moreless

                                      • Grill

                                      Outside

                                      • Wood Deck
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Walkway To Water
                                      • Beach Chairs
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Binoculars
                                      • Large Cooler
                                      • Small Cooler
                                      • Water Sports Gear:

                                        ask about our surf boards...moreless

                                      • Outdoor Grill:

                                        Gas grill; not allowed on rear deck due to fire hazard...moreless

                                      • Deck / Patio:

                                        We have a large deck that runs the length of the house and connects to the dune walkover. The middle of the deck is bumped out to approximately 16 x 20 feet....moreless

                                      • Lawn / Garden:

                                        spacious side yard fenced for dogs...moreless

                                      • Bicycles:

                                        available for rent at several places...moreless

                                      • Golf:

                                        many clubs within a 20 minute drive...moreless

                                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                                        available for rent at many places...moreless

                                      Payment Type

                                      • Visa
                                      • Mastercard
                                      • Discover

                                      Pool / Spa

                                          • Communal Pool:

                                            optional membership to the Serenata Beach Club, located 1 1/2 miles from the house; they have three huge pools...moreless

                                           

                                          Reviews

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                                          Rental basis: Per property
                                          Rental rates quoted in: $
                                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                          Spring 2014
                                          Mar 1 - May 30, 2014
                                          7 night min stay

                                          $2,400

                                          Notes: Weekly only, Saturday-Saturday. $300 upcharge Easter and Memorial weeks.

                                          Summer 2014
                                          May 31 - Aug 15, 2014
                                          7 night min stay

                                          $3,400

                                          Notes: Weekly only, Saturday-Saturday. $300 upcharge July 4th week.

                                          Late Summer 2014
                                          Aug 16 - Sep 5, 2014
                                          7 night min stay

                                          $2,400

                                          Notes: Weekly only, Saturday to Saturday

                                          Fall-Winter 2014-2015
                                          Sep 6 - Feb 27, 2015
                                          3 night min stay
                                          $325 $325
                                          $1,900

                                          Notes: Weekly only Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years weeks

                                          Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency ($) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.


                                          Additional information about rental rates:

                                          from $1900/wk or $325/night
                                          $500 damage deposit required for each rental of one week or less; $1000 deposit for rentals of 2 weeks or more; deposits will be refunded within two weeks of departure, assuming no problems; renters have option of paying $200 cleaning fee and leave the house tidy, OR do some basic chores (wash dishes, empty trash, etc.) and pay $150. Contact owner for specifics. 10% taxes on rent and cleaning additional. Weekly rates only for all holidays; $300 up-charge for Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years weeks. All fees due 8 weeks in advance of arrival date. No refunds of monies collected (except taxes) unless the house becomes uninhabitable (if we have to close the house and evacuate due to a hurricane; does not apply to bad weather only!) or unless owners are able to re-rent for the same dates and rates. For all renter cancellations, a 10% service charge will be deducted from refunds made. We encourage all renters to obtain trip cancellation insurance!
                                          We accept up to two well behaved pets with a signed pet agreement and payment of pet fees: $225 for the first pet and $125 for the second.

                                          Fees and Taxes:

                                          • Tax Rate 10%
                                          • Cleaning $150

                                          This manager 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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                                          Location

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                                          40 Miles
                                          Nearest Airport
                                          Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
                                          12 Miles
                                          Nearest Motorway
                                          I-95
                                          South Ponte Vedra Beach
                                          Nearest Beach
                                          You are there!
                                          1.5 Miles
                                          Nearest Barpub
                                          Serenata Beach Club
                                          8 Miles
                                          Nearest Golf
                                          Royal St. Augustine
                                          2 Miles
                                          Nearest Restaurant
                                          Caps on the Water or The Reef

                                          Car: Recommended

                                          Sandpiper's Nest is direct oceanfront, on a lovely barrier island between the Atlantic ocean and the IntraCoastal Waterway. Since there are only single family homes and a few nice restaurants here, the beach is very private, peaceful, and quiet. No cars are allowed on the beach, and there are no high rises or fast food joints to interrupt your serenity. We do have several excellent restaurants and shopping for every day items within a five minute drive! The Serenata Beach Club, with its 3 huge pools, work out facility, and activities for children, is just a mile away. A fabulous nature park with trails is two miles away. In 10 minutes you can be in downtown historic St. Augustine with lots of attractions, great seafood, fun shopping, fishing and boating, many golf courses, including the World Golf Village, and more. In 15 minutes you can be in posh Ponte Vedra, with more great restaurants, shopping, and more golf! Day trips to Disney, Daytona Speedway, and Marineland are easy!

                                          Other Activities: dining, shopping, touring, shelling, kayacking, surf fishing, deep sea fishing

                                          Golf: Golf courses abound in our area! The World Golf Village with its two fabulous courses, golf museum, and much more is a quick twenty minute drive. Numerous other public and semi-public courses are available both in St. Augustine and in Ponte Vedra.

                                           

                                          Manager info

                                          Year Purchased: 1993

                                          About: Hi there! I am Judy Lombana Wren, owner (with my husband Bill) of Sandpiper's Nest, 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. Sandpiper's Nest is our very special oceanfront home in which we take great pride and enjoy sharing with others. We hope you will love it as much as our previous renters do! I have been renting Sandpiper's Nest since I first bought it brand new in 1987. At the time, it was a two bedroom, two bath cottage on a fantastic oceanfront lot. Bill and I completely renovated the home in 1993, taking it to the studs, opening it more to the views and adding another bedroom and bath. It looks brand new because we are ALWAYS working on it...very important on the ocean! We bought two more oceanfront homes a few years later, and others starting asking me to manage their properties, so my rental 'hobby' quickly turned into a business. My son, David Lombana, has joined me in Wren Beach Rentals, and we now manage 10 luxury oceanfront homes in South Ponte Vedra and Vilano Beach. We take great pride in our solid relationships with both owners and renters, and we look forward to working with you!

                                          Why South Ponte Vedra Beach:
                                          I bought Sandpiper's Nest in South Ponte Vedra Beach, because it was less than a half hour drive from my regular home, making it the ideal weekend retreat. I started renting it immediately, to help with the mortgage payments, and found that my renters also found South Ponte Vedra to be a very special community. It is perfect for vacationers who want direct oceanfront, great views, and privacy. Sandpiper's Nest sits on a 90 foot wide lot, on top of a high dune, 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! Sandpiper's Nest is just 10 minutes from historic St. Augustine and 15 minutes from posh Ponte Vedra. We think we have the perfect beach location!


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                                          • Fantastic ocean views from the soothing and open living-dining-kitchen space!

                                            Fantastic ocean views from the soothing and open living-dining-kitchen space!

                                          • Living Area - Great Views - Comfy Seating - Fireplace - Big TV

                                            Living Area - Great Views - Comfy Seating - Fireplace - Big TV

                                          • Dining Table Seats 6 with 2 More at Kitchen Bar

                                            Dining Table Seats 6 with 2 More at Kitchen Bar

                                          • Open Galley Kitchen - Quality Appliances - Granite Counters - Ocean Views!

                                            Open Galley Kitchen - Quality Appliances - Granite Counters - Ocean Views!

                                          • Master Bedroom - King Bed - Private Bath - TV/DVD - Ocean Views

                                            Master Bedroom - King Bed - Private Bath - TV/DVD - Ocean Views

                                          • Junior Master - Queen Bed - TV/DVD - Vaulted Ceilings - Private Bath

                                            Junior Master - Queen Bed - TV/DVD - Vaulted Ceilings - Private Bath

                                          • Bunk room with TV (we have a bigger one now) and DVD player

                                            Bunk room with TV (we have a bigger one now) and DVD player

                                          • Huge deck; lockable gate, safe for tots and pups!

                                            Huge deck; lockable gate, safe for tots and pups!

                                          • Our new dog yard on the south side of the house; steps and lockable gate to deck

                                            Our new dog yard on the south side of the house; steps and lockable gate to deck

                                          • Beach on July 4th...as crowded as it gets

                                            Beach on July 4th...as crowded as it gets

                                          • Every morning brings a beautiful and unique sunrise...bring your camera!

                                            Every morning brings a beautiful and unique sunrise...bring your camera!

                                          • You can rent one of our light weight surf boards and learn to surf right away!

                                            You can rent one of our light weight surf boards and learn to surf right away!

                                          • Sandpiper's Nest front elevation; ocean directly behind!

                                            Sandpiper's Nest front elevation; ocean directly behind!

                                          • Living Area - Great Views - Comfy Seating - Fireplace - Big TV

                                            Living Area - Great Views - Comfy Seating - Fireplace - Big TV

                                          • Close up of dining table and ocean view

                                            Close up of dining table and ocean view

                                          • Kitchen is spacious, completely equipped, and ready for gourmet meals by the sea

                                            Kitchen is spacious, completely equipped, and ready for gourmet meals by the sea

                                          • Oceanfront master with daybed for toddler, sitting area, high speed Internet!

                                            Oceanfront master with daybed for toddler, sitting area, high speed Internet!

                                          • Bunk room with trundle sleeps 3; play space, fun colors, hall bath just outside!

                                            Bunk room with trundle sleeps 3; play space, fun colors, hall bath just outside!

                                          • Aerial view of deck, dunewalkover, and quiet beach

                                            Aerial view of deck, dunewalkover, and quiet beach

                                          • Deck looking north; lots of space, lots of privacy

                                            Deck looking north; lots of space, lots of privacy

                                          • Serene Beach - Car Free - Walk for Miles - Safe for Kids

                                            Serene Beach - Car Free - Walk for Miles - Safe for Kids

                                          • Little kids...and big ones too.. love the pools that form when the tide is out!

                                            Little kids...and big ones too.. love the pools that form when the tide is out!

                                          • Dogs love our beach... and we love your dogs! Have NEVER seen a flea!

                                            Dogs love our beach... and we love your dogs! Have NEVER seen a flea!

                                          • Sandpiper's Nest Floor Plan

                                            Sandpiper's Nest Floor Plan

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                                          Date last modified - Friday, May 30, 2014

                                          $325 per night
                                          72

                                          3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                                          Sleeps 8

                                          View calendar: Updated 07/11/14
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