You’ll rarely find another 4-bedroom penthouse with such perfect beach views, let alone one so brand, sparkly new. Sand Dollar I 502 is an especially big unit on Crescent Beach with four full bedrooms and a sleeper sofa – so bring a group of up to 8 guests. With elevator access, this 5th-floor penthouse suits your entire family, both grandparents or babies in strollers, everybody!
An immense living room has a full wall of windows, with nothing between you and the beach. Three full couches and two armchairs offer everyone their ‘favorite spot’, yet a genius floor-plan separates the area into two spaces: you do your thing, they’ll do theirs – everyone’s happy.
Sitting pretty (and shiny) after a total remodels, the kitchen is a beautiful space in which to practice perfection. Revel in magazine-kitchen details: there’s a porcelain farmhouse sink, large pantry cupboard, and new stainless steel appliances.
If not on the beach or at the pool, you’ll likely enjoy much of your time out on the ocean-front balcony. Access it from either the living room or your master bedroom (both of which have Blu-Ray).
Ready to see and do? Take the elevator downstairs where private beach access will keep your whole family smiling from sunrise (or a more palatable time of your choosing). Crescent Beach is renowned on Florida’s Atlantic coast for being especially suited to families and its gorgeous, soft white sand. It’s perfect, too, for boogie boarding and swimming.
Sand Dollar is right on the water at a particularly narrow piece of land. If you spread your arms wide enough you might touch both the Atlantic Ocean and the Matanzas Intracoastal at once. As such, this condo is ideal for those who love watersports (or have always wanted the time to try), with endless day-trip possibilities and wildlife galore. Should you ever tire of the beach, a sidewalk runs along the Intracoastal and makes a great sunset walk. Tennis, too, is easy to squeeze in any time with fully lit facilities.
Ideally located for quick and easy errands, the Sand Dollar complex is within a 5-mile radius of every imaginable shop and amenity: find restaurants, coffee shops, and pubs, plus book stores (for your beach reading) and pharmacies (should you need more sunscreen).
Fort Matanzas National Monument is just down the road (5-10 minutes’ drive) and nature-lovers might, with luck and patience, see the osprey and turkey vultures who call the fort home.
Imaginative kids will delight in staying on a stretch of the Matanzas River called ‘Devil’s Elbow’, as you spend your vacation exploring St. Augustine’s pirate past. Imagine the pirate bedtime stories you can enjoy here (they’ll never notice they’re learning!). As for your R& R, this gorgeous condo has not only new furniture throughout but also the fine lines of a five-star hotel.