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DELUXE SAND DOLLAR III, 4 FL CORNER 3BDRSM, 2 OCEAN/INTRACOASTAL PRIVATE PATIOS

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to our beautiful home. Treat yourself to the best-kept-secret in St. Augustine. It’s Crescent Beach, where the pristine, white sand beaches are known to be the deepest, softest, tranquil and most beautiful along the Atlantic Coast. Stay at our OWNER-OPERATED, spacious, 1,750 square ft. luxury Sand Dollar condo, perched above Crescent Beach. See nothing but ocean waves out your window and from the balconies. Walk for miles gathering seashells. Feel the fresh ocean breezes. Breathe deeply and inhale those salty ocean scents. Hear the calming rhythm of the rolling ocean. We invite those who have a love affair with the ocean and its beaches to escape to our luxury condo.

You will spend hours making memories reconnecting with your family and nature, while luxuriating in the feel of silken sand beneath your feet as sights of dolphins, whales, sea turtles and birds fascinate young and old alike.

Just walk right in and instantly begin your vacation. Aside from food and personal toiletries, everything you need is here. We have cleaning supplies, paper goods and other supermarket items such as spices, etc.

Even beach chairs, mats, umbrella, noodles and a boogie board are provided for your beach pleasure.

Sand Dollar features wheelchair access, elevator, covered and uncovered parking, lighted tennis courts, swimming pools and social activities during winter months. We are always available to answer any of your questions about our home. Please call or e-mail.

The Kitchen

Great restaurants abound, but it’s good to know that our kitchen is exceptionally well equipped. If you love to cook and bake, this kitchen is for you. No problem fitting soup pots, roasting pans and cookie sheets into our 10 inch-deep designer sink.The entire kitchen is filled with excellent appliances, like a new 4-door stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher. Our GE Profile Advantium microwave/convection oven cuts cookinging preparation time in half.There are even two complete sets of dishes and enough serving pieces for a banquet. Don't worry, your wine and martini glasses and other serious bar glasses await you as well.

Living/Dining Area

This spacious area is elegant but comfortable.There is a combination CD/radio player and dock for your listening pleasure. There is also a flat-screen TV. The living room reflects our interest in art and travel. A marble floor, crown moldings, and decorative baseboards provide crisp elegance, while the antique, oriental carpet suggests luxury, even while at the beach. You can enjoy your meals at the bar, on either balcony, or dine at the glass-topped table while gazing at the ocean, transporting you to the dining room of a grand ocean liner. Don’t get seasick!

Bedrooms

The master bedroom is carpeted, has crown moulding, a king-sized bed with a TempurPedic mattress and a flat-screen TV with On Demand and Showtime.There is also a Blue Ray DVD player.The master bedroom also has its own renovated and decorated bathroom with a shower/tub combo. The bathroom even has a safety bar in the tub! This master suite opens to a balcony perched above the beach, ocean and two pools. Because of its corner location, the condo offers unimpeded views from Flagler Beach all the way to St. Augustine! When retiring for the day, don’t forget to gaze onto the ocean to see the twinkling lights of the shrimp boats as they appear to meet the star-filled sky.

The second bedroom has two twin beds with TempurPedic mattresses, which can easily be moved together to make a comfy king. There is also a flat-screen TV. The crown moulding sets off the striking colors of the room. The adjacent bathroom has a large walk-in shower and is also renovated.

The third bedroom/den is equipped with a super-comfy,luxurious leather, queen-sized sofa bed with a TempurPedic mattress, as well as a flat-screen TV. This upper floor corner unit's unique feature is that this room opens onto an additional balcony facing the picturesque marshes of the intracoastal waterway and Fort Matanzas, just a 5 minute drive away. Wait until you sit here on a balmy evening, with drink or dessert in hand, watching the incredible sunsets. And during the day, view the daily parade of yachts, sailboats and small craft en route to crowded and noisy south Florida. This is a pleasure only afforded in a corner unit. A gift in itself!

If you can drag yourself away from this paradise, you’re just a short drive from historic downtown St. Augustine, the oldest city in the U.S. Just park your car and begin your stroll through the quaint, cobblestoned streets that lead you to charming shops, cafes and first class restaurants, intermingled with an abundance of historic sites and other tourist attractions. Complete your stroll with a walk along Matanzas Bay viewing the famous Castillo de San Marcos, the Bridge of Lions, and marinas.

Then head to the World Golf Village for its wonderful museum. Or plan to spend a day there for a round of golf as well. Another world-class golf course awaits you at Sawgrass in nearby Ponte Vedra. But even closer is the fine Marsh Creek Golf Club only 10 minutes away. We are also close to Daytona Beach and the Daytona Speedway and museum. Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World are less than a two hour drive, as is the Kennedy Space Center.

Shopaholic? Of course peruse the many boutiques in historic St. Augustine, and then hit the outlet malls, 20 minutes away, or St. Johns Town Center and Costco, 45 minutes away.

INFO ON COMPLEX:

Complex has: private tennis courts, 2 large, private pools, and 2 large parking areas, one covered. For winter guests there is an organized schedule of social events in our attractive, large recreation room.

INFO ON AREA & ACTIVITIES NEARBY:

This condo is nestled on one of the best kept secrets in the world-- Crescent Beach found on Anastasia Island! It is located 15 minutes away from the quaint historic city of St. Augustine. Among the hundreds of adventures available, here are a few we suggest:

-Watch for dolphin as you kayak on the Intracoastal Waterway

-Catch dinner from a chartered deep- sea fishing boat or rent your own pontoon boat and fish on the intracoastal waterway (we've never been without seeing dolphins)

-Play your best game of golf at the World Golf Hall of Fame

-Stroll the shopping lined streets or tour the many art galleries in historic St. Augustine

-Visit by trolley, foot, or car the historic museums, sites, and forts of St. Augustine and learn about our nation's oldest city

-Splurge at the outlet malls

-Take a zipline ride and watch alligators being fed at the Alligator Farm Zoological Park, one of the oldest and top attractions in North Florida.

-Swim with dolphins at Marineland 5 minutes away

-Stroll leisurely down the beautifully manicured paths of the exotic gardens of Washington Oaks State Park (floridastateparks.org/park/Washington-Oaks) 10 minutes away in Palm Coast

-Zip up and down the old cobblestone streets of old St. Augustine on rented motor scooters and stop off at the bakeries for a quick treat.

-Get off the beaten track. From Flagler College cross King St., pass the Casa Monica Hotel and continue walking down Cordova. Just wander around for a view of our famous B&B's and the quaint gentrified homes, some existing since the beginning of St. Augustine's European history. You will want to stroll there time after time.

-Fountain of Youth

-Take a tour of the grand hotel built by Henry Flager and now the home of Flagler College.

Vist our magnificent lighthouse and museum, within walking distance of the Alligator Farm.

-The Pirate Museum and Pirate Ship. Both are excellent for children and adults.

Remember, you deserve this experience. We are certain that you will end up sharing our love and enjoyment of the condo and its surroundings. You’re in for an unforgettable stay.

Key Words: Beach front condo, 2 balconies, wheel chair accessible, elevator, 2 pools, Sand Dollar III Condo Complex

More Details

Owner
Phyllis
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 10, 2017

About Phyllis

We became a motor-homing family 38 years ago. Being a teacher, we headed to South Florida for every Christmas and Spring Break. After a few years of doing this, we decided to travel the beach road on our way back north. It was the first time we encountered Crescent Beach. So the following Spring, we saved some travel miles, and parked ourselves at Bryn Mawr Campground on St. Augustine Beach. That year we got to know the Ancient City and its beaches. We fell in love with it. One of those days, my birthday, it rained and rained. What to do. We decided to take a drive south to see what was down there. There in the midst of the pristine view stood 2 buildings and a 3rd under construction. With plenty of time to spare, we decided to check it out. From the 4th floor corner, of an unfinished apartment, we were able to see the unending view, the spaciousness as well as the sturdy, hurricane-safe construction. My husband asked,"How's this for a birthday present?" That was the beginning of our romance with this place.

While we worked and raised our family, we came here for 2 weeks in August and rented our place out for the winter months. During my first winter of retirement, we were shoveling snow when my husband halted and said,"Are we crazy? Don't we have a condo in Florida?" We checked & it was not rented. We packed up and headed to our condo on the beach!

We have become part of the St. Augustine community, spending September thru January here. Our friends and family come often to enjoy the quiet, comb the beach for seashells and visit the fun-filled town.

When we are not here, we travel the world, spend several months in California near our children, and go back to the Main Line of Philadelphia to visit our stuff and plant a garden.

My husband, a master handyman, has a passion for keeping the condo near- perfection. I am a multi-media artist. Our interests are surely reflected in our comfy home . Come be our guests in our beautiful condo in paradise.

Phyllis purchased this condo in 1983

Why Phyllis chose Florida North East

WHY RENT OUR PLACE? We are a CORNER UNIT which provides many benefits. 1. The light from the side windows looking down on the 2 pools suffuses our home with glorious light and sunshine.This is unavailable in an inside unit.

2. The view from our end unit stretches for miles in both directions, from Flagler Beach to St. Augustine. 3. Not one, but TWO PRIVATE BALCONIES, provided only on end units, allow you to enjoy the wrap-around view of the ocean and intracoastal waterway. 3. The sunsets from the intracoastal balcony are magnificent in their color, tone and configuration. Each evening provides an artistic adventure. Do not forget to take your camera out on the patio while you are having your sunset cocktail. 4. Watching the shore birds in the pond and the parade of yachts and water craft traveling the intracoastal provides hours of relaxed and contemplative viewing time.

Our home, for it is our home, has been lovingly furnished and maintained by me, an artist, and my husband, a collector and perfectionist. Just about all of the wall decor has either been purchased on world travels or been created by professional artists and myself, not the decorations from the furniture store. The furnishings are sophisticated but at the same time, very comfortable. You may be tempted to stay inside all the time, except for what awaits you outside.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We truly enjoyed the use of your home while at the beach two weeks ago. The view of the beach was spectacular, particularly the sunrises that God so faithfully provided every morning! It is such a beautiful and comfortable beach for early morning walks! Your beach home is so very nice and furnished and decorated so beautifully! We enjoyed viewing your family pictures, too. And we loved the convenience to everything! We surely did our best to leave it as we found it.
Jul 2016
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Amenities

Crescent Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The master bedroom is carpeted, has a king-sized bed with a TempurPedic mattress and a flat-screen TV. The master bedroom also has its own renovated and decorated bathroom with a shower/tub combo. The bathroom even has a safety bar in the tub! This master suite opens to a balcony perched above the beach, ocean and two pools. Because of its corner location, the condo offers unimpeded views from Flagler Beach all the way to St. Augustine! The second bedroom has two twin beds with TempurPedic mattresses. The beds can easily be put together to form a comfy king. There is also a flat-screen TV. The third bedroom/den is equipped with a leather queen-sized sofa bed and flat-screen TV. As a corner unit on an upper floor, a unique feature is that this room opens onto an additional balcony facing the lush marshes of the intracoastal waterway and Fort Matanzas.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have beach chairs, mats, umbrellas, noodles and boogie board and some beach toys. We get showtime on master bedroom TV.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

DELUXE SAND DOLLAR III, 4 FL CORNER 3BDRSM, 2 OCEAN/INTRACOASTAL PRIVATE PATIOS
average rating of 4.851852 based on 28 reviews
Lexington, KY
5

Beautiful Oceanfront Condo

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just got back from spending a week long vacation at this condo on Crescent Beach. We had a wonderful time and throughly enjoyed staying at this condo. The views from this corner unit condo are spectacular, and we really enjoyed taking in the views of both the ocean and the intercoastal waterway from the 2 balconies. This condo looks very modern and is beautifully decorated. The owners were very friendly and easy to work when booking the condo. I would love to stay here again on our next Florida vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We take pride in our condo and our service. You were wonderful tenants. Please do come again.
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5

Trip from Nashville to Anastasia Island / St. Augustine Could Not Have Been Better

  • 5 of 5

My family has vacationed on Anastasia Island / St. Augustine since the 70s and this year was our first stay in Sand Dollar III unit 401. This trip was long overdue. We had lots to celebrate with 17 years of tuition finally coming to an end, a milestone birthday and 30 years of marriage. Needless to say, this trip had no margin for error when it came to accommodations. I am a clean freak and my wife wanted to stay in an updated condo with as much beauty inside as the beach and scenery outside. This unit was very clean and impeccably decorated. Sand Dollar III unit 401 did NOT disappoint. You can scroll through the unit’s amazing photos to appreciate what we enjoyed during our two weeks stay. Be forewarned, if you have small children or you are not a disciplined parent, you will end up spending your deposit to replace something little hands or roughhousing children broke. Luckily for us, we had two new college graduates with us that appreciated the furnishings. I would highly recommend this unit to vacationers that will appreciate the beauty. We would be honored to vacation here again. The ONLY thing I would change about this unit would be to install a larger TVs in the living area and upgrade the Comcast cable boxes to the new basic HD boxes you can now get for no additional charge. (This is one of those thing Comcast will not tell you is available unless you ask…. typical Comcast) There was a 32” TV in the living area and one in each of the bedrooms but only the master bedroom TV had and HD box on it with the maximum number of channels to view. Being from Nashville, we were enjoying watching the Preds in the NHL Stanley Cup Final and the NBA playoffs during the evenings but we had to split our group of 4 into two rooms to see the games.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for all of the complimentary comments as well as the helpful suggestions. I will be on the phone immediately to upgrade those cable boxes. Regarding the TVs, great minds think alike. When we get down there in September, our plan is to move the 42" bedroom TV to the bedroom/den and replace the bedroom TV with a large TV for the wall. Please come visit again and enjoy the new upgrades we plan to make this coming year.
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Roswell, GA
5

Just like home

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently spent a week in this lovely condo. It was comfortable, well-stocked and offered amazing views of the beach. Phyllis is a joy to work with and offered many ideas of things in the area to see and do. We couldn't have asked for more and look forward to renting again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this condo was exquisite and even more beautiful than expected from the photos.

The oceanfront views (sunrise, east) and the waterway views (sunset, west) were spectacular from their respective balconies. Strolling along the beach each day was a favorite.... it was never crowded and lots of seashells to discover. And the St. Augustine Lighthouse is a treasure. The owners were so pleasant and helpful with everything from a list of good restaurants to making sure everything was taken care of. We,

most definitely, will be renting this unit again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so gratified that you loved our place! It was a pleasure working with you as well. Please come back again and enjoy some of the improvements we will be making this year.
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4

Great snowbird winter getaway

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I had been coming to this area for 3 years and this was the nicest condo with a homey feeling, good variety of dishware, appliances, 4 televisions; everything we needed, they had. I loved reading in the morning on the corner unit balcony with my coffee admiring the view and activities on the beach before my daily walk. The beach is really wide and so long that it never feels busy. We have watched cars, bicycles, strollers, horses go on the beach, as well as seeing surfers, dolphins, board-sailing, fishermen catching fish. The front balcony has sun very early till about 11h30 am, then it is shaded. However at around 4 pm, the sun is back on time for happy hour cocktails on the 2nd back balcony. It never gets tired admiring the beautiful sunsets. The pool however is not heated, therefore we could not take advantage of swimming until last week in March to use it a few times. We liked that area also for the various golf courses around. Keep in mind that it takes about 30+ minutes to go to Palm Coast one way or St. Augustine the other way to find restaurants, do groceries or shop. All in all it was an enjoyable stay and would recommend it to anyone. Thanks Phyllis for all our nice conversations. It was a pleasure!!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so gratified that you found our home comfortable and well-stocked. And aren't the balconies a delight? Yes, the restaurants in town are varied and good. But I hope you checked out the ones nearby, like South Beach Grill, within walking distance. Next time don't miss Purple Olive and Viola's, 2 great eateries you can quickly get to by bike or car.
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Wildwood, MO
5

Linda

  • 5 of 5

The condo and the views were spectacular! I agree with the other reviewers that the condo is exactly as presented in the photos and the owners were always available and conscientious that we had a wonderful vacation. The balcony views were also a favorite part of our vacation. We watched our neighbor, the gopher turtle linger below our balcony several times a day. Pelicans were always flying by . At the time we visited, the beaches were not crowded and the waves were calm and we could walk out into the water quite a distance.

The condo was very comfortable and well furnished. I even used the crock pot a couple of days! To stress again, the views were fantastic. We just walked down the stairs to the pool, and a few short steps to the beach. St. Augustine is a quick drive if you want to shop or take a boat ride. Crescent Beach is a family friendly location with grocery stores nearby and some restaurants. There was no traffic congestion and the pace was very relaxed.

I can only praise this condo, location, and owners. You will have a fabulous vacation! My family will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure working with you. I am gratified to know how much you loved our place. Please do visit again.
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Map

Nearest Beach
Crescent Beach
Car: necessary

The property is fifteen minutes south of historic downtown St. Augustine, the oldest city in the U.S. Just park your car and begin your stroll through the quaint, cobblestoned streets that lead you to charming shops, cafes and first class restaurants, intermingled with an abundance of historic sites and other tourist attractions. Complete your stroll with a walk along Matanzas Bay viewing the famous Castillo de San Marcos, the Bridge of Lions, and the marina with its pleasure craft and shrimp boats

Then head to the World Golf Village for its wonderful museum. Or plan to spend a day there for a round of golf as well. Another world-class golf course awaits you at Sawgrass in nearby Ponte Vedra. We are also close to Daytona Beach and the Daytona Speedway and museum. Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World are less than a two hour drive, as is the Kennedy Space Center.

Shopaholic? Of course peruse the many boutiques in historic St. Augustine, and then hit the outlet malls, 20 minutes away, or St. Johns Town Center and Costco, 45 minutes away.

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Rates & Availability

Crescent Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 28 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,795
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 6 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,695
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$198
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $120

FROM 9/1 THRU 4/30 MONTHLY RENTALS ONLY. 5/1 THRU 8/31 ONE TO THREE WEEK STAYS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE.

MONTHLY RATES ARE AVAILABLE FOR FULL MONTH RENTALS. SOME DISCOUNT MAY BE GIVEN FOR

RENTING SEVERAL WEEKS AT A TIME DURING OFF SEASON, BUT NOT MONTHLY RATES. MONTHLY RATES

ARE ALREADY DISCOUNTED. PLEASE CHECK TO SEE WHAT KIND OF DISCOUNT I CAN GIVE YOU FOR YOUR TIME FRAME.

RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE UNTIL CONFIRMED.

OWNERS PREFER A PHONE CALL, BUT E-MAIL IF YOU CANNOT REACH THEM.

E-mail the owner directly to confirm reservation and to arrange for payment. Please include your phone number.
We accept personal checks, money orders and bank transfers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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