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Oceanfront House with Private Beach, Patio, and Gameroom

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

This is a great house, right on the ocean, that has been newly remodeled and renovated. It is a two-story house with four bedrooms (king, king, queen, and twins) and three bathrooms. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms are located upstairs; the other bedroom and bath, along with a game room which has a sofa-bed, are located downstairs. The two floors provide a lot of common area space, which can be nice with even the closest of families (i.e. teenagers vs adults). It is perfect for the extended family.

Outside, it's only a few steps to the beach. There are plenty of chairs and chaise lounges, a fenced in courtyard with gas grille, outside showers and covered area for some shade. Just a great beach location!

The full kitchen, living room, and upstairs master bedroom overlook the Atlantic Ocean; and a comfortable second floor deck overlooking the ocean can give guests a breathtaking view of the sunrise over the water. Perfect for sitting in the shade and watching the activities on the beach below.

The house is strategically located midway between prestigious Ponte Vedra and historic St. Augustine, which offers dining, shopping, and recreation for all. The house is bordered on the west by a nature preserve, and only single family, oceanfront homes as neighbors. This makes for a very uncrowded, relaxing, safe beach experience.

Please note that this is a non-smoking house, and does not allow pets. Also, the house may not be used as a venue for weddings, reunions, or other events hosting those not staying at the house. The person responsible for the rental must be at least 25 years old and staying at the house, and the maximum number of guests allowed is ten.

During the peak summer months, June, July, and August we only offer week-long Saturday to Saturday rentals. Also, there may be some other periods during special events where minimum stays or additional rates apply.

If you're within thirty days of your desired rental, call us about last-minute specials!

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

About The Owner

Tom Turnage was born and raised in Northeast Florida and is the owner of the Turnage Company, a design/build construction and remodeling company in Jacksonville. He purchased the house in 2003 as a fixer-upper and has extensively remodeled the house since purchase. He loves his beach house and uses it for both personal use and as an investment. He is active in the community and is the President of the SPV-Vilano Beach Restoration Association.

The Owner purchased this house in 2003

Why The Owner chose Florida North East

Tom grew up in Northeast Florida and resides in Jacksonville. went to beach often while growing up, now as an adult enjoys the area and appreciates the unique opportunities the area provides. The house is far enough away from our Jacksonville home to feel like we've gotten away, but is close enough to escape in the middle of the week even for a night.

What makes this house unique

Peace and Quiet. The house is located between Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine. It is surrounded by Guana State Park and the closest public beach accesses are almost a mile away. Probably one of the least crowded beaches in Florida. It is a great for those who want to get away from the rat race, but still be close enough that golf courses and good restaurants are a short drive away.


South Ponte Vedra Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2) Two king beds, one upstairs and one downstairs., Queen size Beds (1) Upstairs bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) Upstairs bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Downstairs in gameroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(63 traveler reviews)

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Oceanfront House with Private Beach, Patio, and Gameroom
average rating of 4.968254 based on 63 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying here in this home. I cannot say enough about the Home it is an Amazing place. Well equipped with everything you need to have a wonderful time. The beach access is incredible. Spending time on the back porch was amazing being that close to the ocean is something you have to see to believe. I just can’t say enough to express the wonderful time you will have staying with in this house. Again I have to say incredible time and looking forward to returning next year to have another great time….Really did not want to leave…Simply an outstanding experience, each time that I and my family have stayed. Tom again thank you and Laura for opening your home to us and allowing us to have the experience that will most defiantly make life time wonderful memories.

Brad and Amy

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great stay in this beautiful beach house.

  • 5 of 5

We soaked up the Florida sun on the beach everyday, went to St. Augustine and explored and did some tours, and kids loved the alligator farm. We were lucky enough to witness a sea turtle swim ashore mid-day to lay her eggs at the bottom of our steps. Needless to say we had an AMAZING trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stacie, we're glad you had a great time at our house, and thanks for sharing your experience. Seeing a sea turtle nesting is rare, but during the day is almost unheard of! Life at the beach is full of surprises. Please come again. Tom
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Doster 7/1-7/8 (best vacation ever)

  • 5 of 5

This vacation was a little different for our family. This was the first time in over 20 years we had changed our vacation location. Our time in this Ponte Vedra beach house was nothing but wonderful. The house was very comfortable and clean. It felt like a home away from home. It had plenty of room for our large group. Between the books, puzzles, pool table, computer, and TV's, there was enough to entertain everyone. The view of the beach from indoors was gorgeous and even more spectacular to admire from the large wrap around porch. With the house only a few steps away from the beach, it could not have been more convenient for us all. We can't wait to return next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect beachhouse for our family!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay, and it was even more fantastic than the first one. The remodeled downstairs made it an even nicer second master, and as we were traveling with my sister and her family, it was great to have 2 masters for the 2 couples, and then the kids had plenty of space in the other 2 bedrooms. The beach access was just as nice and private as we remembered, and we left with a big score of shark's teeth. The owners have really thought of everything we needed!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommended Stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a few days here while here for my son's graduation. We had such a great experience. The location was wonderful - you can't beat beachfront property. Although the house is some distance from Jacksonville, it was only 15 minutes or so from St. Augustine (which we enjoyed exploring). The house was clean, well stocked, and obviously well taken care of. We all agreed we would come back in a heart beat and stay here again. If you are thinking about renting this place, I would highly recommend it! If we ever need to stay in the area again, we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very glad that you had a good vacation, and thanks for taking the time to post a review. They are very helpful for our prospective guests. Tom T.
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Home, Home on the Beach, where the waves, the kids and the grownups play.

  • 5 of 5

Imagine every morning waking up to grab your coffee, Adirondack chair, and towel to watch the sunrise over the waves. Or walk hand and hand under the moon with waves caressing your toes.

Our family of eight, ages sixty-one to nine, spent a week riding waves; basking in the sun; reading on the upper deck, patio, and beach; playing catch in the ocean; building castles with moats; being buried in the sand; talking and laughing together.

The "Sand Keeper" Beach Home has everything you need; four bedrooms, three bathrooms, full kitchen upper level, lower level kitchenette, three flat screens, computer with Wi-Fi, washer/dryer, patio tables with chairs, and a grill.

This home is nice and comfortable with an easy 5-10 minute drive to visit St. Augustine attractions or dinner out.

Tom and Jim are friendly and helpful, responding immediately to any questions we had.

We are already planning our next stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $185
Damage Deposit $500

Rates quoted here are not final, as rates are flexible based on circumstances that can't be reflected in a computer program like this. They may sometimes go down for certain times, or go up due to special events (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Florida-Georgia game weekend, etc).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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