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Sand Dollar II 503, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Ocean Front, Top Floor, Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

From our oceanfront top floor condo at Sand Dollar II 503, you have a marvelous panoramic view of beautiful Crescent Beach. A spacious and updated 5th-floor condo in an elevator building in a secure, amenity-rich complex, it's your perfect vacation spot!

Whoever coined the phrase "the world is my oyster" must have been standing on our balcony, looking out over the natural dunes, sugary sands, and sparkling surf of this gorgeous corner of St. Augustine. The sunrise performs for us every morning, dolphins and manatees can be spotted gliding by, and birds of every description soar past our balcony as if posing for their portrait in Peterson's Field Guide! With the rich marshes of the Intracoastal Waterway just behind us, it's a natural paradise here.

Slip into the living room through the newly renovated sliding glass doors, and it's as though the sunshine comes in with you. Our open-plan condo not only has ocean views, it is airy and filled with light. All new furniture in soft sea green decorates the living room which includes a new 47” HD TV with Blue Ray DVD player. Wherever your St. Augustine adventures take you, you'll look forward to returning home to Sand Dollar II 503 to unwind in this pleasant space.

Just beyond the living area is our dining room, with a table set with cushioned chairs beneath a modern chandelier, within easy reach of the breakfast bar. This table turns out to be the location of choice for so many things, from working on the laptop (you have free WiFi at Sand Dollar II 503) to putting together a puzzle (thank goodness for that low-hanging light!) to indulge in a Rook tournament. Every time you look up, the sea and sky greet you through the big windows. Ahh, it's nice to be on vacation!

The galley-style kitchen is updated, streamlined, and pleasant to use, gleaming full-sized appliances, and all the cooking and serving supplies you could ask for. Even if you're following a strict "eat out every night" regime in St. Augustine's great restaurants, use the microwave to reheat the leftovers, the blender to whip up something icy and fruity, and the coffeepot to brew that all-important first cup to carry out to the balcony each morning.

Your favorite room at Sand Dollar II 503 may turn out to be the master suite. Here you'll find an ultra-luxurious king-sized bed with a brand new mattress, a 42-inch HDTV with Ble Ray DVD player, spectacular ocean views, and access to a private balcony just perfect for stargazing. An ensuite bath with both a shower and tub option lets you linger in pajamas long past your normal up-and-at-'em time. You'll look forward to retiring here each night!

There are two more restful, well-appointed bedrooms with brand new mattresses at Sand Dollar II 503, as well as a second full bathroom convenient to both. One bedroom, decorated in tones of light silver/blue, offers a king-sized bed and a 24-inch HDTV, while the other sports 2 twin-sized beds, a surfboard theme, and another 24-inch HDTV. Everyone is going to be comfortable and well-rested at our condo!

When you arrive at Sand Dollar II 503, you'll find all the linens, blankets, pillows, and towel sets you need for every bed and bath waiting for you. We have a full-sized laundry room with a washer and a brand new dryer you're welcome to use, so pack light -- those swimsuits and beach towels can be freshened up in a flash!

At the Sand Dollar condominium complex, you're treated right. On-site security is provided, as well as covered garage parking. The huge oceanfront pool has plenty of lounging and sunbathing space with tables and umbrellas for casual dining. A lighted tennis court borders the marshes. And a private walkway leads you down to the wide, unspoiled sands of Crescent Beach. You're going to love it here!

Reserve your stay at Sand Dollar II 503 today. You'll have an unforgettable vacation in one of northeast Florida's most beautiful places, just a few minutes from historic downtown St. Augustine and close to countless sightseeing attractions. Please note, there is a 1-week minimum stay.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 1996
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About VTrips

Hi! My name is Steve Milo and I started Vacation Rental Pros in 2006. Our family stays in vacation rental homes whenever we travel, both domestically and abroad! I own several vacation homes and listen carefully to all our guests' feedback. Our greatest compliment is when folks refer Vacation Rental Pros to their friends and relatives. We now manage over 1,800 properties in Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina. We have homes in Ft. Myers Beach, Orlando, St. Augustine Beach, Daytona Beach, Palm Coast, Ponte Vedra Beach, Hilton Head and Gatlinburg. We booked over 15,000 rentals and received over 5,000 guest reviews in 2016. Please call if you need help booking your dream vacation!


Crescent Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom # 1 (1 King), Bedroom # 2 (1 King), Bedroom # 3 (2 Twins)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

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Sand Dollar II 503, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Ocean Front, Top Floor, Pool
average rating of 4.08 based on 25 reviews
Waleska, GA

Crescent Beach~Beautiful Beach

  • 4 of 5

This was exactly what we were looking for! We wanted a beautiful private beach, and that's what we got. Beach and pool we're very close to the townehome. Parking was another story. We had three cars. Only one reserved spot. One day the entire quest parking<br/> was full (and btw pretty far away). Other than we did enjoy our stay. We had two small children and five adults. Everyone seemed to have a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VTrips
Owner's Response: Hi Lori - I just received your feedback and wanted to personally thank you for taking the time to fill out our survey. You and your family are welcome back any time. I want to offer you a coupon good for 10% off your next stay. You can go online to our web site and book using coupon code = rebook10 Just type in .... rebook10 Thank you again. Steve Milo, 904 385 3888, Vacation Rental Pros, 6233 A1a South, St. Augustine, FL 32080
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  • 5 of 5

Sand dollar is an awesome property with awesome residents

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay was good however there were several issues.

  • 3 of 5

Arrived an hour after check-in time, condo had not been cleaned. It was 2-1/2 hrs later before we could get into the unit. After un-loading it was 8:30 pm with 2 small grandchildren, 9 hour ride, it was not pleasant. There is an ant problem in the unit, we could not leave any food out, had to put everything in the fridge and large plastic bags or bowls to house everything else. The balcony was dirty, dead bugs every where. Took management 4 days to come and sweep the floor, however they left all the bug on the chairs. Could not use the balcony. On a positive note, it was a nice unit, furniture/beds very comfortable, good location, great beach and pool.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very disappointing one month's stay we planned six months in advance

  • 1 of 5

My friend and I booked this property last August 2016 and paid for in full

for Feb. 18th to March 18th, one month.

We drove from Northern Minnesota to take an 8 day cruise prior to spending a month on St. Augustine beach at this condo. We looked so forward to this stay.

We were on the cruise from Feb. 11th to the 18th.

I called a week before our cruise to verify everything was okay and and to remind them we would be out of telephone area but would definitely be at the office by 5:00 pm on Feb. 18th to pick up the keys to Sand Dollar.

On the night of Feb. 10th, the night before we boarded the ship, we received a message that the condo was unavailable due to hurricane damage. I might add the hurricane was many months prior !!!!!

This was LAST minute notice to us and we had NO time to make adjustments. NONE ! We had no alternative and no place to stay when we returned from our cruise. Plus we had paid in advance for our month for this condo.

This news ruined our cruise AND our month's stay in St. Augustine.

We were placed in a VERY inferior 2 bedroom unit with no elevator. I became sick because of the ordeal and ended up in Urgent Care. With my broken back I required an elevator and since we had guests arriving from Costa Rica we required three bedrooms.

We had to leave two weeks early to drive back to MN.

We still have not received a refund for this shameful last minute cancellation , even though we purchased insurance. I would like an explanation and apology from the owner of Sand Dollar.

Possibly they rented to someone for more money ? I went over to their condo and knocked on the door...... there was NO work in progress.

Their action toward us was unacceptable .

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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6 0

Horrible Property - Horrible Service from Vacation Rental Pros

  • 1 of 5

Property was in terrible condition for the following reasons: King and queen mattress sets were in horrible condition and needed replaced, ants crawling on kitchen wall, mold in blender, 4 o 4 televisions were not working, mold in second bathroom shower, second bathroom door handle falling off, sofa was stained, sheets and comforter on twin beds stained. Do not recommend this prooperty .

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midlothian Virginia

Very Disappointed - Rented 8/20/2016 but website wouldn't let me choose that date

  • 1 of 5

Loved the area (Crescent Beach & St. Augustine) but was very disappointed in our rental. In fact, we had to move half way into the week to another location. The beds were horrible, worst I have ever slept in. My husband tried sleeping in the guest bedroom for the first couple hours and just couldn't do it, ended up on the sofa for the rest of the time until we moved to another property. My brother-in-law woke up in the Master bedroom every couple hours with pain. The cable boxes in the living room and master bedroom did not work and were not replaced by the rental company by Tuesday evening when we moved (they were informed Saturday evening). There was mold in the guest bathroom and found mold in the blender, and I'm not talking just a little mold, but the whole thing was moldy, yuck! There were ants in the kitchen and my husband had to tighten up at least two door handles with a knife because they were falling off. Not impressed at all! And the rental company Vacation Rental Pros, would never rent from again. And by the way, our second rental wasn't much better, just different issues (security alarms going off at all hours of the day and night and killed 5 cockroaches in the first 24 hrs we were there). We have been renting places for 8 years now and this is by far the worst experience we have had.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

83 miles to Orlando FL; 30 miles - Daytona Airport (DAB); 75 miles Jacksonville Airport (JAX); 90 miles - Orlando Airport (MCO); Baseball Park; Football Stadium; Jacksonville Stadium (Jaguars); Kennedy Space Center; Lighthouse; Marine Land; St Augustine Historic Town; Symphony Orchestra; Theatre





  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees

    Booking Fee: 8%
    Charge basis: AD
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights

    Clean Fee: $195
    Charge basis: STAY
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights

    Damage Protection: $115
    Charge basis: STAY
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights

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