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April Guest Just Canceled! Book Now for Spring/Summer! View, Comfort, Nice!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Bright, airy, comfortable, and attractive, this two bedroom/two bath condo provides a relaxing retreat from the wear and tear of daily life. Lying in bed in the master bedroom or sitting on the couch in the living room, you will have a view of the wide Atlantic and be able to hear its restful music. (Isn’t there just something about listening to the waves that puts the troubles in life in perspective?) Polywood bistro table and Adirondack chairs, a two/three person glider, and a comfortable rocker on the wide, north-facing balcony furnish a shady retreat on which to sit and sip coffee or sodas while watching the kids frolic in the pools, the dolphins play with each other, or the sea gulls chase the shrimp boats.

On rainy days, guests can watch DVD’s in the master bedroom or in the living room. A large plasma TV hangs on the wall across from the bed in the master, which is a favorite feature for some of our guests. The living room also features a 42 inch plasma TV for your entertainment desires. The master, living room, and second bedroom all have cable TV and we now offer wifi at no extra charge for those who like to stay connected!

With a comfortable California King-Sized bed, the master is a relaxing haven. The bedside table even sports a charging station in the top drawer for all your electronic devices! Hopefully this will enable our guests to remember their cords. Seems every time we owners travel, we leave some cords along the way!

The kitchen comes fully equipped with coffee maker, two sizes of George Foreman grill, mixer, crock pot, waffle maker, cookware, bakeware, glassware, dinner service and flatware for those who enjoy (gasp!) actually cooking on their holidays. (I do.) Thanksgiving and Christmas guests will even find a turkey roaster to prepare their holiday meals. You’ll also find a small laundry room inside the unit with washer/dryer/ironing board/iron for your convenience. Spacious closets allow you to unpack and put away the suitcases so you don’t spend your vacation tripping over STUFF!

Beach chairs and beach towels are all provided so that you don’t have to pack the farm when you travel. We have also left a small collection of pastimes for your enjoyment. Boogie boards, skim board, beach toys, kites, fishing poles, etc are also kept in the closet on the balcony. Of course, it does happen that our guests forget what they brought and what was already in the condo so sometimes those items walk away. Though we can’t promise they’re still there, all of these items were in the condo last time we visited. And, of course, all linens for bed and bath are provided. Due to fire codes, we are no longer able to provide a barbecue grill for our guests to use on the balcony. We apologize for the inconvenience. This is out of our control.

This unit is kept to a high standard of cleanliness. When you walk in the door it should both look and smell clean. This is a hot button for us! When we vacation, we don’t want to move into someone else’s dirt nor do we want our guests to have that kind of negative experience. And because the owner is allergic to molds, the housekeeper is very careful to attack dusts, molds, and mustiness that sometimes accompanies beach properties. Towels, sheets, glasses, and most rugs have just been replaced, along with the balcony furniture.. Other new furnishings have also been added. This unit is as immaculate as we can keep it considering the steady stream of guests coming through the door!

The complex in which this condo is located, St. Augustine Beach and Tennis Condos, is an ocean front complex just 2/10 of a mile from the famous Oasis Grille. The wide beach is only 300 feet from the condo across a private, coded access boardwalk. It is 3/10 of a mile to Winn Dixie and half a mile to the Publix grocery store. The historic district is only five miles away; the pier is 2 miles away. A third floor unit with access to two elevators, luggage carts, and grocery baskets, it is easy entry and exit. The homeowner’s association rules are flexible enough to allow guests to have a good time while being stringent enough to protect their safety. It has a reputation for being family friendly rather than for attracting the party crowd. You will find the complex clean, well maintained, and attractive with its two large pools.

As owners want our guests to have wonderful vacation experiences. To that end, we are continually striving to make our condo a more and more enjoyable vacation destination. We hope returning guests will appreciate and enjoy the new surprises they find almost every year! Contact us with any questions. We do our best to make staying with us a pleasure which you will want to repeat year after year!

VRBO now charges a "service fee". You are welcome to pay owner directly via check to avoid that fee. We have a long history of honest dealings with guests as you can see by our guest reviews. We feel this fee is unnecessary $ out of our guests' pockets are willing to go to a bit of extra effort to help you avoid it. In order to do that you don't press the book it now button but send an inquiry. We can go from there.

Keywords: Condominium

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Owner
Pat Dexter
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Pat Dexter

We are missionaries in Asia and have a large family- 8 children, 1 granddaughter and 1 grandson! We love the Lord Jesus, God's Word, and His creation. It is our pleausre to serve Him together. We have our feet firmly planted in two continents with one foot in Asia and the other in America since we have one daughter adopted from China, three Asian daughters-in-law and we are Americans. We've decided that until we get to Heaven our hearts will never be in just one place again!

Pat Dexter purchased this condo in 2007

Why Pat Dexter chose Florida North East

When our parents passed away a few years ago, we found ourselves with no place to stay when we visit America, so we used our inheritances from them to purchase this home away from home. This particular condo captured us because of the wonderful view and the aesthetically pleasing recent renovations. It provides all the comforts of home for us when we get to come to the states and by renting it to guests between times, we are able to pay the high costs of maintaining it. We consider it a very special gift from our parents, who always took such good care of us and continue to do so even after they're gone, through this wonderful provision. This place is a haven for our family, as we hope it will be to our guests.

What makes this condo unique

We love lying in the bed and looking at and listening to the beautiful ocean. Seeing blue skies and the ocean every day is just wonderful after months of white/gray smog filled skies and city noises! You may take fresh air and clean smells for granted but we don't! We enjoy the comfortable furnishings which are attractive but uncluttered. Our kids love the wide open spaces, running on the strand, swimming in the pools,and enjoying God's creation. The condo itself and the entire complex is well maintained, which always makes our time there especially pleasant!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time! Loved the condo and are already talking about going back next year. We really liked that it was so completely stocked and so clean. Have been places in the past that often didn't have things that we needed.

We loved that the beach was so close and the view from the balcony.

Thanks! :)
Aug 2014
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(60 traveler reviews)

April Guest Just Canceled! Book Now for Spring/Summer! View, Comfort, Nice!
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 87 reviews
5

Awesome Condo!

  • 5 of 5

Was a pleasure communicating with the Dexters! Fast responses to every email & question I had. The condo was very clean and kitchen & linens fully stocked! The beds & couches were quite comfortable. Great location & awesome views from living room with easy access to beach. My favorite, Oasis Restaurant, walking distance; great breakfasts & bar. We had a wonderful time catching up with friends & family over Thanksgiving week thanks to the ease of working with the Dexters & convenient location of the condo. We would definitely recommend this condo & would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so thankful to be able to host you that you might have a special Thanksgiving with loved ones. I know that it's unusual to find a place with enough kitchen equipment to prepare a feast, therefore we are thankful you found us! It was fun for us on our end to anticipate your excitement about your holiday booking and then to hear of your enjoyment of your time in Saint Augustine. Also, thank you for mentioning our fantastic view. That's why we purchased that particular condo when we were looking for our own personal getaway. Being able to see the view both from the sofa and the bed in the master is amazingly restful, isn't it? We hope you'll come back time and again. Thank you for posting a review so that future guests have a better idea of what we have to offer. Blessings, Pat
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Louisville, KY
5

Most relaxing holiday we can remember

  • 5 of 5

We agree with all the other great reviews! Our family was looking for a place to relax and make memories after the busy holiday, and we found it! The condo is well stocked, comfortable, and you can hear and see the waves. The owners were so wonderful to work with. We recommend this condo if you're planning a trip to St. Augustine.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was nice finishing out 2016 with such fantastic guests! You've also pinpointed one of my favourite things- hearing the waves! I find them so restful and relaxing. I hope you have wonderful memories and that one day when the time is right you'll be back again. We are always making changes and upgrades so who knows what will be in place when you get there next? Happy 2017 and God bless you.
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Okeechobee, FL
5

Christmas Done Right!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful Family Holiday Stay! Great location and quiet area of Saint Augustine Beach. Access to beach was fantastic. Dining out was a breeze at the "World's Famous Oasis" within walking distance of Condo. Condo is prefect for family or friends. Beds were very comfortable and had all the utensils and appliances for cooking and baking. Easy drive to Saint Augustine Downtown, groceries and other attractions.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. I was so encouraged by your email saying that you couldn't have picked a better place in which to celebrate Christmas! It's also helpful to future guests when you throw in little tips such as being walking distance from dining and convenient to shopping areas, grocery, etc. So thank you for doing that. We do hope you folks will come back in the future. You've been terrific to deal with! You even wrote a review before I sent back the security deposit, showing what a trusting individual you are. ;) But your refund IS in the mail. Be blessed in 2017, Pat
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Evansville, IN
5

Perfect Family Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved it! We've been renting beach condos for our family vacations for over 20 years now and I have to say, this was the most comfortable, well-kept, well-equipped, family friendly place we've ever stayed! Just perfect for our style of laid-back vacation! It was very clean and fresh, comfortable, and felt very much like visiting someone's home rather than a rental property. Full size washer/dryer was wonderful for big loads of beach towels. We loved that we didn't need to bring beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, toys, or coolers as they were all provided! An excellent bonus not having to pack those items! All linens are of nice quality & furniture was comfortable. Very helpful to have 2 pull-out beds in the living room for the children. Also, having an infant, I was so thankful that there was a rocking chair! :) Enjoyed the double glider/rocker on the balcony, watching the sunrise over the ocean. What we appreciated most was how well the kitchen is equipped because we like to cook in. Little touches like the waffle iron, good sharp knives, nice pots and pans, crockpot, and nice coffee pot made such a difference.

We found the owners' food recommendations to be exactly to our taste. All the places we tried from their list of favorites were wonderful! Our favorite -- A MUST TRY -- is O'Steen's for fried shrimp. We loved it so much we went back a second time! (Note: O'Steen's is closed Sun & Mon and takes CASH ONLY.) We tried Cafe Eleven for breakfast and would recommend it as well. We happened upon a farmer's market next to the pier one morning and had a great time exploring local vendors, picking up a few souvenirs, some fresh produce, and some local honey.

Everything about our experience there was positive. What a refreshing get-away. We look forward to coming back again!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the detailed review. You covered a lot of areas which I know are important for future guests. I'm glad you found all you wanted for your vacation and that you found the place clean and well maintained. It's fun for us to keep it nice for our guests and to imagine their relief as they walk in and find it as advertised! (I know we all hold our breath when we rent vacation homes, afraid that we'll find unpleasant surprises inside!) And I'm also glad that you enjoyed some of the restaurants that are our favourites. You folks were just delightful to deal with. We so hope you'll be back in the future!
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Rochelle Park, NJ
5

Perfect for the family or just a couple's getaway! We loved this condo and its location!

  • 5 of 5

This unit was perfect in every way! We rented the condo for a family vacation, but this unit is perfect for a couples getaway too! Only five miles from town and steps away from the ocean! So you are able to sun by day, have an evening of fun just a short drive into town.

You can hear and see the ocean from the master bedroom balcony and living room. (Where we had our morning coffee every morning as the sun came up) If you want to have a relaxing "beach" vacation, you will never have to get into your car! There are two pools in the complex and you are right on the beach to soak up the sun and for morning walks or evening strolls... The unit is extremely clean and offers every appliance needed for a "home" feeling. This condo is really a "home away from home"... We highly recommend it! Everything listed in the posting is there!

St Augustine has everything to offer for children of all ages, museums, tours, history and more! We have a son, 16 and a daughter, 12 and they already said they want to go back as our annual family vacation. My daughter enjoyed a horse and buggy ride through town where we got a full history tour of St Augustine and my son enjoyed the Segway historical tour.. If you like horseback riding, check out the Florida Agricultural Museum only minutes away! Cheryl the barn manager was great! The best was driving into town parking for a minimal price and walking to the many restaurants the town has to offer with all the great shops too. We hit lots of the restaurants in town, but our family's two favorites were Meehans, for the biggest burgers in town and "Key West Lemonade" cocktail on their outdoor patio with fire pits. Frida's Restaurant has a more authentic Spanish flare with Friday night dancing. Both very reasonable pricing.. And of course the kids loved Pizza Time, delicious pizza and homemade gelato too!

Thank you to The Dexters for their hospitality and making our family vacation a great one! We cant wait to go back for another great one!

You cant go wrong with this unit or visiting St. Augustine for a long week or even just a long weekend away!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you for the very kind review. We are happy you folks enjoyed your stay at the condo so much. We especially appreciate you pointing out that it's a nice place for either families or couples for a romantic getaway. To me, lying in bed and watching the ocean and listening to the waves roll in is idyllic. Also, when we bought our balcony furniture, we about broke the bank to do so! But the rave reviews we've gotten since then make going the extra mile worthwhile when we hear time after time how much our guests have enjoyed coffee on the balcony in the mornings. I'm so glad you folks would love to come back because we hope you will. I haven't checked lately but one year 82% of our time was booked by return guests! It's so affirming to know that guests such as yourselves wish to make it, as you say, your "home away from home"! See you next year!
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5

Spontaneous November excellence

  • 5 of 5

Last minute opportunity was too good to pass up. What a wonderful way to spend the week before thanksgiving.. on the beach! Owners were wonderful- Very nice condo, comfy, well kept, felt like home. Love the balcony. Fell asleep each night listening to the surf.

Loved it all! Wanna do it again.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So thankful that you had an excellent vacation at the beach and that the condo felt like home! That's the goal- comfortable, well kept, inviting so that guests will come back time and again. You folks were wonderful guests. We look forward to your return.
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Jacksonville International
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
World Famous Oasis
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US 312
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
World Famous Oasis
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Out the back door
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

St Augustine Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
April
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$950
$2,400
 
 
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
$980
 
 
Off Peak- Late August 2017
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$775
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$980
 

Additional information about rental rates

*Cleaning Fee added $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.5%

* Cleaning and Taxes added to all prices above!

A $20 DISCOUNT WILL BE GIVEN FOR PAYMENTS VIA ECHECK. THANKS!

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Saturday to Saturday rentals only unless you are renting by the month.

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Amenities

St Augustine Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bath has shower only; Hall bath has tub and shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • California King-size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One queen sized sofa bed; one hide-a-chair with cot sized bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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