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Late Fall & Winter Now Renting! Clean, Comfy, Views, Convenient!

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! 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, umbrella, fishing poles, bait buckets, two sizes of ice chests, 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 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. 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, 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! 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,

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:
May 19, 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 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! 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 Beach 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(64 traveler reviews)

Late Fall & Winter Now Renting! Clean, Comfy, Views, Convenient!
average rating of 4.953125 based on 91 reviews
Canton, NC
4

Great time to visit

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying at the condo. It was a great retreat way from a hectic work schedule. Lots of time to lounge in the comfortable furnishings that the Dexters have.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A fantastic condo.

  • 5 of 5

I gave this condo a five star rating because that was the highest. Everything was as advertised and the Dexters were a joy to work with. Pat made the rental process painless. A perfect location for sightseeing, honeymoon, romantic getaway or just plain doing nothing and enjoying the condo and the beach. The condo location provided the most amazing sunrises. Anyone who doesn't believe in a higher power mind would be changed after on eof these sunrises. I will for sure be back.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, Norman. We can't take any credit for the sunrises but you're right- they obviously show the work of a Creative Mind that is beautiful in detail and design! Love hearing that you saw Him at work while you were there. We hope you folks will be back time and again. You were pretty great to deal with yourselves! Blessings, Pat
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Spring Hill, FL
5

What a great place to relax and enjoy St Augustine

  • 5 of 5

This rental is easily one of the best we've encountered. The property is clean and very well kept, quiet and relaxing. The staff, residents and visitors were all so pleasant and accommodating. There were a few families in other condos with kids ranging from small to teen and all were well behaved and played well with our grandkids when they came for a visit. It was fun to see them enjoying the pools and the beach.

The condo has direct access to the beach with only a gated walkway between you and the ocean. It's located just north of a public access road, so your first steps onto the beach are at the fringes of the crowds that gather around the public access making your beach time usually very quiet and uncrowded. The beach itself is perfect, exactly what you want in an ocean beach, with broad sands and easy surf.

The condo itself was immaculate and well appointed. We lacked for nothing from a coffee maker to pots and pans, and had plenty of room to relax. The Wifi kept us connected even when sitting out on the balcony, so we could work in the breeze and watch and hear the ocean. The breeze never ended...the hottest part of the day was very pleasant in the shade with the ocean breeze coming in. The cozy and homey atmosphere is a blessing and we felt completely at ease for the entire week.

The location is another big plus. Traffic is not any problem, there are restaurants and stores within easy reach, even a restaurant within walking distance. And access to the city of St. Augustine is easy.

We can't say enough good about this rental. We highly recommend it and look forward to doing it again!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a very nice review. We appreciate it greatly, especially highlighting different details about the beach itself that may not have made mention in previous reviews. That makes it especially helpful to future guests and we appreciate that. We're glad that you found the condo comfortable, convenient, and well appointed. It was a pleasure dealing with you folks and we hope you'll be back again and again!
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5

An excellent choice

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this condo. The past two Decembers have found us enjoying a week in this restful place. The condo itself is comfortable and well-appointed; we like that shopping is close by, and one of our favorite restaurants is within walking distance. If we wanted to go to the beach there were folding chairs in the storage closet; if that was too much effort we could sit on the verandah and enjoy a view of the pool and ocean!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy you've chosen our condo for your December getaway these past two years. It's always fun to correspond with you because of the rental! We should do that more often. We're glad you find it restful and relaxing and that it has what you're looking for and that you've found that balcony a great place to watch the waves go by! One of these days my family and I will have to try that restaurant. We mostly eat "at home" when we're there ourselves, which is why the kitchen is well appointed! We hope you'll be back in the future. Thank you for taking time to write a review. Blessings, Pat
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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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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

Saint Augustine Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Off Peak- Late August 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Dec 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$775
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
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!

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

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