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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 additional units in the garage; two refrigerators; gas grill, beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, toys, 4 TVs, 4 DVD players, high speed Internet, and stereo/radio!
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
The master bath has a large soaking tub (not jetted). The other two baths have regular tub/shower combinations....moreless
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
Summer 2015 May 30 - Aug 14, 2015 7 night min stay
Notes: Sat-Sat rentals only; $300 upcharge July 4th week
Late Summer 2015 Aug 15 - Sep 11, 2015 7 night min stay
Notes: Sat-Sat rentals only
Fall-Winter 2015-2016 Sep 12 - Feb 26, 2016 3 night min stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency ($) 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.
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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.
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!