About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 21 nights
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 9
Nestled on the beautiful shores of South Ponte Vedra Beach is our big yellow house, Napping Turtle. With large windows, 2 levels of beachfront decks, and all the latest amenities, it's the perfect spot for your most relaxing and enjoyable vacation ever!
At Napping Turtle, nothing stands between you and the blue Atlantic but soft sands and gorgeous natural dunes. Wake to the sounds of sea birds fishing for their breakfast in the surf, and drift off to sleep to the murmur of the waves. The sunrise seems to happen right outside your window here, and marine life from dolphins to manatees can be spotted swimming past. It's a little piece of paradise between Jacksonville and St. Augustine, ideal for a beach vacation but also great for golf, sightseeing, shopping, and fine dining. There's something for everyone on our little strip of the coast!
The family room on the ground offers breathtaking ocean views, soaring ceilings, direct access to the deck, and an HDTV -- not to mention ultra-comfortable couches! The cool tiled floor here feels so good when you come in barefoot from the beach, and the ceiling fan adds a fresh breeze to the air-conditioned comfort. Ah, this is the way to relax!
The dining area is adjacent to the living room, right beside French doors leading out to the deck. Indoors or out, it's a great way to start the day: a cup of coffee, a book or your phone (you have free wireless Internet at Napping Turtle, so you can keep your Facebook status updated!), and the vast horizon in front of you, full of possibilities!
The kitchen offers terrific ocean views too, not to mention state-of-the-art stainless-steel appliances, smooth countertops, and a breakfast bar set with high stools. You're just steps from the oceanfront balcony here, so throw open the French doors as you cook and enjoy the salty breeze!
You'll find the kitchen stocked with all the cookware, utensils, and dishes you could ask for -- your only contribution is groceries! No emergency trips to the store to pick up plastic cups or a can-opener; everything is waiting for you here.
When it's time to retire for the night, everyone will be pleased with their bedroom. Napping Turtle has 3 bedrooms plus a bonus room containing a single bed with a trundle, so there's plenty of space to sleep 10. This arrangement is perfect for 2 families traveling together, or a big group of friends.
The master bedroom overlooks the ocean, with a luxurious queen-sized bed and a TV. A set of French doors leads out onto the balcony, opening the entire room to the glorious outdoors. You're going to love it here!
The second bedroom also contains a queen-sized bed, while the third has 2 doubles. This third bedroom is a great place for the kids to all club in together, with their own TV and balcony access. Give the room over to blanket tunnels and pillow thrones, and the children will love being indoors almost as much as they do the beach!
A second bathroom is convenient to the other bedrooms, and a laundry room with full-sized washer and dryer keeps all those swimsuits and beach towels fresh. We provide all the linens and towels you need for every bed and bath at Napping Turtle, along with plenty of pillows and blankets. Come as you are and prepare to have the time of your life!
A boardwalk leads directly from Napping Turtle over the dunes and onto the warm sands of South Ponte Vedra Beach. You'll feel as though you're on our own private beach as you stroll the sands. This is a great beach for anything from boogie-boarding to sandcastle-building to bocce-ball playing, and the whole group will enjoy it.
Come stay at Napping Turtle very soon. You will love the location, the house, and the beautiful surroundings. Discover beachfront living the laid-back way in South Ponte Vedra Beach!
This property has optional access to the prestigious 5 diamond resort The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club.
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- Apr 22, 2018
About Stockton Realty, VTrips
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Check-out: 10:00 AM
I have to admit I was nervous after reading all of the negitive reviews. I thought oh no what are we in for??? We were really happy for the most part. The view is amazing the location is awesome! The house was great! It was clean and functional. The only issue we had was the master doors kept blowing open ( out to the balcony while we were sleeping) but the property management company took care of it. The only thing that was ignored by them was the fact the the tv circuit board was going out and they never sent anyone to fix it. They said they would but never did. Be prepared to bring your own beach towels they’re are NO towels in this house!!! They’re are a couple of bath towels but that’s it!!! That was strange to me. Everything else was great! I would definitely stay here again!
The view is amazing. There were a few upgrades in the inside that could be attended to, especially the upstairs shower curtain. Other than that, the layout of the property, the view and location were perfect.
House situated on beautiful beach - Bronze Rating Accurate
This house is situated on a beautiful strip of beach that was quiet when we were there in March 2016. Convenient location for going to St. Augustine. Close to grocery store and other shopping.
The house is spacious but absolutely in need of some upkeep/renovations. The seating in the living room is worn (not really visible from the pictures), the deck furniture is rusted and dirty. Only one halfway decent beach chair found in garage. Older bathrooms and appliances. Dining area chairs stained. There were flat screen televisions in all bedrooms and living room. Easy check in/out.
I had never stayed in a bronze rated property before and will probably not do so again.
DODGY best describes sNapping Turtle!
Pros: Great location, unbeatable views of pounding surf and great access to beach! Great views from many rooms, too. The property was clean, see below. A big house with a lot of beds, 2 bath
Cons: BEACH: SHALLOW! Disappears at high tide, and surf is not safe for children.CONDITION of PROPERTY: This home should not even have a bronze rating; it is worn-out 1980's down to the lockbox to get in (bring something to use to get into the lockbox!) It smelled badly when we got there, and discovered it probably was insecticide as the unit had at least 2 dozen dead or dying roaches. The upside is that we did not see one insect in the house while we were there, but it continued to smell very bad. Other really bad thing was the washer and dishwasher were NOT working, and the dishwasher had probably not been working a while as dishes/utensils/cookware in the cupboards were filthy and had to be washed before we could any of them. Even though advised on Sunday that dw was not working, it was not repaired by the time we left on Wed.There was only one big, wobbly fry pan and it's nonstick coating was badly scratched. Other pans were okay. No ice trays and icemaker did not work. Garage door opener did not work, and the door opener in garage was dicey; opening and shutting many times until we finally just gave up for fear it would open while we were gone or sleeping. There were not mattress pads on 2 of the beds, revealing horribly stained mattresses! Ew! The mattresses are very soft, but half of us slept fine on them. The sheets were too small for the beds. There are enough blankets, pillows (very old!) and the towels are good quality and plentiful. Doors are difficult to work (Anderson) and the one in kitchen is completely unusable. Pull handle UP to lock atrium doors, or use deadbolt type locks. The doors in the upstairs bedroom do not fully close, which enables you to hear the surf all night with the door closed and lets it some fresh air (which was fine with us). Upstairs shower tub bath is difficult to enter with a stair and no non-slip mat. Shower curtain is very moldy. Tile is coming off in shower. There is a constant tapping sound in the ceiling of downstairs bedroom at front of property, which is annoying. Bring your own tp, kleenex, paper towels, salt, pepper. Everything is a drive. Great restaurants very close; Fish Tales and Caps on the Water. We will NOT rent this unit again, but if things get fixed/updated would be ok budget rental for a medium to large group.
Last Feb, 2015, we had reserved this house for a week. Reservations had been in place since summer 2014. After we flew across the county we were told the owners had not informed management that the house was not available THAT WEEK, UNBELIEVABLE.
Management company found us another rental. after that experience I certainly would NOT chose this particular rental. Never received an apology from the owners..........
Great stay. Clean comfortable beds, sufficient kitchen, flat screens in every room. Had a wonderful time with an excellent view.
104 miles to Disney World, 50 miles - Daytona Airport (DAB), Baseball Park, Kennedy Space Center, Lighthouse, Marine Land, Symphony Orchestra, 35 miles to Jacksonville Airport
Additional information about rental rates
Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees Booking Fee: 8% Charge basis: AD For stays between 1 and 365 nights Cleaning Fee: $275 Charge basis: STAY For stays between 1 and 365 nights Damage Protection: $150 Charge basis: STAY For stays between 1 and 365 nights