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Direct Oceanfront - Sleeps up to 10

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Oceanfront House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 bath, Sleeps 8-10, Close - Historic St Augustine

Beautiful Oceanfront Home!

Welcome to Casa del Sol of Ponte Vedra Beach

We have made the best even better - Our recent tenants have expressed such positive feedback on our new beach chic decor, flooring and Seaglass Colors !

Casa del Sol is located directly on the beach, unobstructed oceanfront views from the deck and interior of home . You walk down one set of stairs from our deck and you are on the beach ! Super convenient

CASA DEL SOL is a four bedroom/ 3 bath vacation rental in desirable South Ponte Vedra Beach within 15 minutes of Downtown Historic St Augustine. CASA DEL SOL is a spacious 2700 sq ft home with a direct, beachfront location. Free Wifi during your stay.

Ideally located between Jacksonville and St. Augustine -Ponte Vedra Beach is the desirable rental spot.... From our home Feel the ocean breezes from the east and watch the sun set over the dunes of the Guana State Park to the west.

CASA DEL SOL is very comfortable and personally maintained by the owners who take pride in this property. Lovingly cared for, this cozy home is a perfect beach get-a-way for family and friends to connect and relax together .

Wrap around outdoor decking with teak and wood furnishings -large Table, benches , multi lounges chaises and chairs for comfort. Outdoor charcoal grill. Part of deck has covered lanai . Large cooler on deck for beverages!

The interior offers a Spacious open family room with cathedral ceiling, wooden beams throughout and spectacular ocean views. Two sofas , plus a love seat and multi chairs to relax...Family room opens to a spacious kitchen with plenty of room to prepare a feast.

We get rave reviews on Our large dining table which comfortably seats 10 people. Kitchen is fully equipped. Lots of cabinets; dishwasher, microwave, oven and Refrigerator. Large Flat Panel TV with cable access and dvd.

The entire first floor has new vinyl wood flooring - easy to clean...The main living floor also has 3 bedrooms, bathroom and laundry room :

Bedroom 2 has ocean views and king bed, bedroom 3 has queen bed, bedroom 4 has 2 twin beds (trundle), three of the four bedrooms have ocean views.

Upstairs there is a Roomy master bedroom (king-size bed plus queen futon) with bathroom and beautiful views of ocean to the east and Guana Wildlife State Park to the west. There is a TV in master bedroom. Bathroom has white subway tile with beach glass accents , 2 sink areas afford ability to use both areas privately.

Our beach is sandy white, peaceful and private. We are not located near a public beach and no cars have access to drive on our beach. Our beach is great for swimming , no rough waves or rocks.

In addition to our many amenities we offer our guest Free use of HIGH SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET access and FREE local and domestic long distance phone calls.

We have a DVD,VCR,Cable TV,Stereo for your enjoyment.

Our home is well maintained and has tasteful beach decor touches. We take pride in managing our home. We have many repeat tenants who enjoy our home year after year.

On the lower beach level we have a rec room with ping pong table and the 3rd beach bathroom with separate access from main house, very convenient for your beach usage.

We have lots of beach toys , beach chairs in garage for your usage . Graco Port a crib.

Parking in available in our driveway which fits up to 4 vehicles... there is also parking available on the west side of the street.

We look forward to hearing from you , we are happy to assist you and answer any questions you have about the area or the home

More Details

Karen Shields or Mike Shields
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Karen Shields or Mike Shields

We love Casa del Sol and it is truly 'the House of the Sun': The house is direct Oceanfront, beach is within steps of home, visitors comment on how much they enjoy our home and feel so comfortable and welcomed. Guests can watch the dolphins swim by and the pelicans fly above from our deck. We take pride in our home and have many repeat renters.

Karen Shields or Mike Shields purchased this house in 1999

Why Karen Shields or Mike Shields chose South Ponte Vedra Beach

The location is perfect, mostly residential non commercial, private beach yet Downtown St Augustine is less than a 15 minute drive. You dont have to worry about crowds or cars driven on beach. Guests love to swim in ocean or enjoy the beach club usage just 5 minutes away. You can also fish from shore. Marina is close by. The Guana State Park is directly across the street. The inter coastal waterway is just to the west- deep sea fishing excursions offered at local marina.

What makes this house unique

The Views!! Watching the sunrise is amazing or the moon rising. Our Deck is so relaxing. Playing in sand walking on beach enjoying,waking to the peaceful sounds of the waves. The Guana State Park entrance just one mile north -

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were thinking of renting a couple of rooms at a local resort but then we looked at renting a vacation rental home to accommodate our group of 9. This was a great option, Casa del Sol was a very welcoming , well cared for home. The owner thinks of all the little things that you need and its there! The view from the home is gorgeous , waking up every morning to the peacefulness of the ocean was amazing. Owners were very easy to work with.
Aug 2013
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South Ponte Vedra Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Our home is for your vacation rental needs , it is not suitable for wedding receptions or large house parties.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Beach bath separate entrance
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both baths are remodeled
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Ocean view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Ocean view /trundle
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Ocean View
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) GRACO PORT A CRIB , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 beach chairs
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Free High Speed Internet Access, Free unlimited local and domestic long distance, Beach chairs, Kids Beach Toys, Ping Pong table in downstairs rec room, separate beach bathroom, The house is fully equipped for your vacation needs


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Direct Oceanfront - Sleeps up to 10
average rating of 4.678571 based on 36 reviews

Family Time

  • 4 of 5

This was our second year staying at Casa Del Sol for our family fall getaway and as before, we loved our stay. The kitchen table is the perfect setting for our family activities-games and puzzles as well as Thanksgiving dinner. We admired many sunrises on the deck while sipping our morning coffee and spent hours walking the beach searching for treasures. It was the perfect setting for my family and I’m so very thankful. Thank you❤️

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are happy you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate the positive review.
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Perfect house for a family gathering.

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed at Casa del Sol with family members. There were 5 of us, including my 87 year old mother-in-law. We were in FL to attend our niece's St. Augustine wedding and loved this location. On the beach, close to JAX airport, close to wedding venue and the rehearsal luncheon at The Reef. My mother-in-law had no problem navigating the small flight of stairs up to the house. There are 3 bedrooms on the main floor, full bath, large kitchen and large living room area. The entire upstairs is set up as a master suite. We really appreciated all the space and no one ever felt like they were on top of someone else. Huge outside deck area too. The beach area in front of the home has suffered from beach erosion and is not as wide as in some other areas. Storm evidence is obvious all along A1A. Wasn't a problem for us but maybe with little ones? Had beautiful weather for the wedding, otherwise, not so much. It was still much better than the 14 inches of snow Chicago was dealing with!! If we are ever back in the area with a family group I would definitely stay here again and for a spectacular dinner go to the Palm Valley Fish Camp! Outstanding food and service, reasonably priced too for quality of the food! (P.S.) Drive way is hard to find at night and not much room for maneuvering cars around. We had 2 and it was tough)

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for 5 weeks from early January through the first week in February. The "pros" for the property are obvious - wonderful location on the beach and plenty of space to spread out.

The "cons" are more complicated. The house is suffering from neglect - literally half the lights didn't work when we arrived due to dead or absent light bulbs.(One light sparked and flamed when we plugged it in). 9 windows were waiting to be replaced due to hurricane damage and general aging (although I had specifically asked about damage and had been assured that it was minimal and fixed). This meant that one of the two windows in the master suite was several pieces of heavy plastic duct taped together, which resulted in a constant draft and rattle. They were finally scheduled to be replaced three days before we were leaving, but we didn't want the hassle and dirt so requested that be postponed until we were gone.

I could go on, but the biggest issue for us was that the place was not very clean. The owners blamed the cleaners, the cleaners blamed the time allowed - but the bottom line was that there was food under one bed, dead cockroaches under a bureau, dead insects embedded in the grease on the stove light, used toiletries under the bathroom vanity, etc., etc. Some pillows were stained and some had no pillow protector. Basically visible surfaces had been wiped, but nothing else. The cleaner offered to come back, but by that point we had done the necessary cleaning. All the appliances worked but were in bad shape - washer/dryer were mildewed and rusty; when the oven was on the stove surface was too hot to touch; the refrigerator had odd stains all over it and the ice dispenser was too dirty to use. They all functioned but were shabby.

If we had been staying for a few days, we would have overlooked most of these (one of the owners told me these were "minor issues".) But it was unacceptable for a 5 week rental.

Again - the location and the size of the house are wonderful, but for us the lack of inside and outside maintenance decreased its appeal.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive very hard to make every tenant's stay positive and enjoyable . If there are any issues brought to our attention, we rectify immediately and go above and beyond to satisfy. Cleanliness is an essential part of our goal for excellence and customer satisfaction . Helen and her husband and are fine people and they were understanding of the Challenges we faced in recovering from the Hurricane damage. She is correct in that 1 (PELLA) window upstairs had been broken in the Hurricane. (We actually decided to replace ALL the OCEAN Front windows rather than just that 1) The other 8 windows all worked but WE had reached our breaking point on the performance of the WOOD Pella windows on the Ocean. So we decided to replace ALL the OCEAN facing Windows with a beautiful Wood Grain Vinyl Window. (They look GREAT!) We actually Re-roofed the entire house since Hurricane IRMA and replaced ALL the Drywall, re insulated and repainted the bedrooms in their entirety. It now Looks like new! We ordered the windows 6 weeks prior but It is actually very HARD to get things done as quickly as we DID after a hurricane because roofers, window installers, painters and Drywall installers are VERY much in demand and the wait time can be trying! We're actually incredibly happy to be able to get back up and running with so many other Oceanfront properties still suffering from storm damage. Yes, There were 3 Ceiling Floodlights in the Cathedral ceilings which needed to be replaced and my 6'4 inch son (with a 10 ft. ladder) and I took care of as soon as it was brought to our attention. This review does not surprise us but we too strive for perfection. Helen is thorough and checked every nook and cranny for flaws. There were Light switches and outlets that she inspected that I didn't know existed! BUT, In the long run, these criticisms are HELPFUL as they identify things we might otherwise never see. We don't often get the opportunity to stay there! We are happy to remedy them- as we want Happy Guests! As noted in her review , we personally went to the Home to address any and all of her issues, as well as sent the cleaning crew back immediately - but Helen passed. We did handle every issue noted by her with respect, and with a pleasant attitude, and promptly addressed. I actually enjoyed meeting her and her kind husband. We appreciate she did give us 4 out of 5 stars but the "con" comments we beg to differ on her opinion and assessment of the condition of our home .
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Perfect Location on the beach

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our vacation at Casa del Sol. The home was very spacious, nicely decorated and very clean!

The house is so close to the water and the views were stunning, especially at sunrise and sunset! I would give this home a 5 star rating but I found that parking and getting out of the driveway to be a bit tight and harrowing. the Trees/bushes block your view when backing out and we only had 2 SUV's to deal with. I can't imagine any more cars being able to park in the driveway. The beach is nice and flat and wide so it is great for family gatherings with quick and easy access to and from the house. We truly enjoyed cooking out on the deck with the grill and not having to drive into St. Augustine to eat every night. I would be more likely to return to this awesome home if the door closed properly. It was a little awkward dealing with the key pad but nice to not have to deal with keys! Overall, this home is a great location and well appointed!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review of our home ! We appreciate your feedback and comments. We were not aware the lock wasn't functioning properly, but glad we know now as we can take care of it. The driveway also has an area to the north that you can park on , its not cement but we allow parking there as well . The driveway should accommodate 4 cars . We want to make your stay pleasant and enjoyable !
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Casa Del Sol was just about PERFECT!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The moment we arrived and walked in the front door, we knew we had found the perfect vacation home. Everything from the lovely beachy decor to the fantastic deck with amazing views of the ocean to the little town of Ponte Vedra. This, plus the fact that our beach was pretty much private.

They provide everything - towels, all kitchen utensils, dishes, pots/pans, beach stuff, movies, games, wifi, EVERYTHING! (the one thing we could not find was the remote for the DVD player)

Whether you're there with adults only or children you will be thrilled with this place. 5 Stars for sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Best kept secret. The beach was amazing. The house fit our needs perfectly for 6 adults and 2 children. The location was great. Went into St Augustine quite a bit. So many great shops and restaurants there. It was truly relaxing. House had all we needed. Such easy access to the beach. With a 5 and 7 year old, it was so easy for them to enjoy the water without having adults on top of them. They could walk out into the water quite a bit and it only came up to their knees. Hope to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Castillo De San Marcos
authentic fort
St. Augustine
Quaint historic town with lots to do - casa del sol is located just 15 minutes north of down...
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Right in front house
Nearest Point of Interest
TPC Sawgrass
Car: recommended

Deep Sea Fishing and fresh water fishing, Close to World famous TPC Stadium course of Ponte Vedra, PGA Tour Hall of Fame, Other great Golf courses, Tennis ATP Headquarters, St Augustine Historic Village and close to Outlet malls, World Class Spas at Marriott Sawgrass and Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, near Marina -for Boat Rental, Intracoastal access or ocean, World Golf Village, Golf Hall of Fame, Guana State Park entrance is 1 mile from house, Kayak in the Guana, Bike and walking trails, fish off dam, New Ecological Center, Close to the Historic town of St Augustine a quaint village with unique stores, many fine dining options and tourist attractions, Access to Sawgrass Country Club for small add fee


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Clean fee $175
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates start at these prices , some variation in rates for peak/event season, weekends, and holidays
Please contact owner for last minute bookings discounts - Also Some flexibility on min stays so contact us for
more information We want to work with you!
Rates are subject to owners review and additional fees may apply for holiday rates
usage of an international credit card (non USA card ) are subject to currency conversion fees and international card fees and those will be charged to the tenant
Security Deposit is refundable - subject to guidelines
May allow small dogs with pet deposit please ask - no cats or large dogs permitted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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