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Spring and Summer '18! Think Ahead! We Book Up Early! Clean, Comfy, Views!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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 either 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 or your Cpap machine! Hopefully this will enable our guests to remember their cords better! Seems every time we owners travel, we leave some cords along the way! Recent additions to keep our guests comfortable and happy are a pack and play for infants and a fan so that those of you who always pack a small fan for the white noise can leave one more thing at home.

The kitchen comes fully equipped with coffee maker, two sizes of George Foreman grill, blender, 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, beach toys, cutesie little things for kids to search for in the pool, kites, umbrella, fishing poles, bait buckets, two sizes of ice chests, etc are also kept in the closet on the balcony. And just last night I purchased a beach tent to keep our guests and their little ones out of the hot sun! With big ventilating windows, sand bags to hold it down, it was the top rated tent on Amazon. They say you can open it with only one person! I'm excited to provide yet one more item you don't have to bring with you! 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 accompany beach properties. Towels, sheets, glasses, and most rugs are often replaced and we have top quality balcony furniture that should last almost for ever! In February of 2017 we have just replaced the dinette set, the dishwasher, and the range, as well as exchanging the vertical blinds with light blocking attractive curtains. (These are SO much nicer than the vertical blinds we formerly had! You can now sleep in a little without the bright sun waking you up. This unit is as immaculate and well supplied 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, and the little courtyard is beautifully landscaped and inviting. You will find the complex clean, well maintained, and attractive with its two large pools.

As owners, we 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. If our guests make special requests, we have bent over backwards to try to fulfil their request to the extent that one day a guest emailed us to tell us the bed was lumpy and we had a new mattress delivered the next day! And the portable crib was purchased at the request of an upcoming traveler, too. 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.

Keywords: Condominium, Clean, Beach, Kid-friendly, Ocean View, Large TVs, Convenient, Updated, Portable Crib, Beach Chairs, Umbrella, Ice Chests, Beach Tent

More Details

Owner
Pat Dexter
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, mandarin, Pig Latin-utbay eakspay lowlysay
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

About Pat Dexter

We are missionaries in Asia and have a large family- 8 children, 2 granddaughters and 6 grandsons! We love the Lord Jesus, God's Word, and His creation. It is our pleasure 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, an Asian son-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 number of 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 or sitting on the sofa and looking at/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. Because the condo is our personal home away from home, we know what travellers need to make their stays easier and more convenient. Our kids love the wide open spaces, running on the strand, swimming in the pools,and enjoying God's creation. And our balcony furniture is the nicest in our complex in our opinions! The condo itself and the entire complex is well maintained, which always makes our time there especially pleasant! And it is in a location where walkers can take long walks on the beach without running into retaining walls. The pier is a 2 mile walk each way; Publix is 1 mile away; Winn Dixie is 3/10 of a mile away; and a restaurant is only 2/10 away. So we have loved being able to walk around without getting into the car. It brings us back to simpler times, perhaps!

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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Amenities

Saint Augustine Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • 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. Portable crib in the closet
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
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

Reviews

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5

Wonderful Condo!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time staying in the Dexter condo. The condo is clean and well maintained. Everything about it is just comfortable! The kitchen has everything you could need. My favorite spot is the balcony. The view is wonderful and the table is perfect for lunch. It is a easy walk to the beach. My kids enjoyed the two pools. The condo location is perfect close to the city and a Publix is just down the street. There are so many wonderful restaurants near by. Thank you, Pat for everything!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love the visual of you guys eating lunch on the balcony. I don't think I realised that before. Makes me happy to think of it! I was awake last night enjoying the stars from the glider on the balcony- stunning! We so appreciate your return visits. Hope you'll be back next year. I have a new "thing" in the closet! Just purchased a beach tent that has five star reviews after 1500 some reviews. They say you can easily set it up in a couple of minutes with one person! Eager to try it out for future guests like yourselves. Thanks for taking time to write a review, Katrina.
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5

Close to the beach and history

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The condo was clean, well kept, and in a lovely complex. The beach was quiet and beautiful. The lifeguard nearby gave us peace of mind! The complex is close to the city and we enjoyed spending time visiting the historical sites nearby. Thank you, Pat, for providing such a lovely place!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Mary, for highlighting the convenience of our location, and I believe you are the first to mention that our complex has a lifeguard at the beach in front. I had not thought through how helpful it might be to future summer guests to know that so I especially appreciate that. You guys were so easy to host. Thank you and come back!
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5

Very clean. Nice view. Had everything we needed to have a great vacation. We loved St. Augustine.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great vacation for our family. We loved the condo. It was nice and clean and had everything we needed. The view was beautiful. There were nice amenities. We felt safe and there was plenty of parking. St. Augustine is a beautiful city. We will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you folks enjoyed your vacation and especially appreciated the beautiful view. St. Augustine truly has so much to offer from the beach to the history to fine dining to friendly people and we love to hear visitors say how much they like our city and our condo! We do hope you'll be back again SOON! If there is any way that we could have made the experience even more pleasant we would relish your feedback. Blessings, Pat
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5

Great Place! Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to St. Augustine Beach and our first vacation in 9 years. Pat made the whole process very easy. She was responsive when we I had questions and made the check in/out a snap. The location is great! right on the beach with direct access from the pool area. There where plenty of beach items available in the unit and the place was spotless when we got there. You are close to the prier and to old town. plenty of restaurants and other things to do all within 20 minutes of the condo. Pat went out of her way to make sure we had a pack and play for our 16 month old to sleep in. It saved us having to check another bag on the plane. We will definitely be coming back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aw, thanks, James! You guys were fun to work with and it is our pleasure to make our guests' vacation simpler. We had changed housekeepers right before your stay so your feedback about her excellence was very reassuring. My family and I are actually spending two precious weeks at the condo this week for the first time in almost three years, so we are also noticing how clean it is under the beds, behind doors, and even baseboards are gleaming. She is definitely a keeper! It was really special to be a part of your first vacation in nine years and we do hope you come back soon. Thanks for taking time to write a review.
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5

Beautiful Clean Beach Condo

  • 5 of 5

When we first stepped into Pat's condo, it smelled so clean! Then we saw how beautiful she had furnished it! We loved how spacious it was. She has thought of absolutely everything you'd ever need. The kitchen was beautiful and easy to move around and cook in. It's well stocked with cooking utensils. The beautiful dining room table is big for a large family. The den was such a good size with lots comfortable seating and extra bedding with the couch pulling out and also the oversized chair pulling out for beds. The twin bedroom is a good size and has beautiful twin beds that are cozy and comfy. The Master bedroom was very spacious and the King bed was fabulous! The balcony has the perfect ocean view...loved sitting out there! Balcony furniture very nice and comfortable. The courtyard where all the balconies faced in was very well maintained! Beautiful setting and they were always working on it and the pool area keeping it beautiful! There's a very short 3-4 minute walk (if that) to the beautiful beach! Once at the beach, it felt as though you had your own little private stretch of sand! We love how once you get to the complex, it's secluded from other condos off the main roads. It seems away from it all, yet it's so close to everything! We love the ease of getting to the Old Downtown of St Augstine in just a matter of minutes! Salt Water Cowboys, Gas Full Service, The Sunset Grill and The Oasis (which you could walk to!) are our favorites and very close with great food. You can tell that Pat takes great pride in her beautiful condo. We are already making plans to go back again next year. This is a very beautiful, clean and well maintained condo! We love it!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The enjoyment of guests such as yourselves make our efforts in small details worthwhile! We're so glad you appreciated the comfortable furnishings, the beauty, the convenience, and the cleanliness! We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay even better! You guys were the perfect guests.
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Great time in St Augustine

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at this beautiful condo with two of my girlfriends. When we first arrived we instantly noticed how clean and well kept this condo was. Was also pleased with how well the kitchen was stocked. Luckily I got the big bedroom with balcony access and comfortable king size bed. We enjoyed the pools and ocean everyday plus also spent time in Old Town (must eat at Harry's and Columbia), the lighthouse and Antastasia Park (great trails) Some other restaurants we enjoyed were Oasis (closest to condo and 1/2 off drinks for happy hour), Salt Life Food Shack and Conch Restaurant. There is also a great farmers market at the pier on Wednesday mornings which we all loved. If we return to St Augustine in the future I hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you ladies enjoyed the condo, finding it clean and well stocked. We want it to be well supplied when we stay there ourselves, too! You did luck out, drawing the "long straw" to get the master bedroom! Lying on that comfortable bed and looking out at the beautiful ocean is idyllic! I'm so glad to hear you appreciated that.Thanks for being great guests. Our cleaning lady mentioned that you had even begun washing the linens when she arrived. She appreciated your thoughtfulness in that. We hope you will come back time and again. Thanks for taking time to write this nice review and for the reminder about the farmer's market at the pier on Wednesdays. We usually hit the one at the Amphitheatre on Saturdays but forget that one, so you taught us something.
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

* Cleaning and Taxes added to all prices above!

To clear any confusion- we deposit your security into our bank account- so that check will be cashed. We do not hold uncashed checks. We almost never (a handful of time in ten years) keep any or all of a security deposit. Our guests have to be among the best in the world! But WHEN you get that rare guest who trashes your place, he will stop his security deposit check at the bank so that owners have no recourse whatsoever. It's always a shame that the occasional bad apple does make it hard for the rest of us. Unfortunately, it's a fact of life. But we will return your deposit happily if there is no damage. So no worries. Our aim is not to keep deposits from hardworking, honest guests!

Prices are subject to change without notice.

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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