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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bd/2 Ba Unit, W/D In Unit, 2nd From The End In Complex Closest To The Beach!

Experience island living with the ocean out your window ONLY 20 SECONDS FROM YOUR BACK DOOR and the Matanzas River on the other side (great views from the top deck).

With St. Augustine 15 minutes north across the bay and Marineland 3 miles south across the Matanzas Inlet, and hundreds of activities for everybody within 30 minutes, we don't need to give you the top 10 reasons why this is your perfect destination, we only need to give you 3 to be fully convinced that choosing this highly coveted island condo is the easiest and best choice you can make:

(1) Views, views, views!!! You have all the ease and advantages of being on the ground floor, with all the advantages of having phenomenal beach views!!!! We are one of the only units on Crescent Beach that can brag about having breathtaking beach views and the convenience of being ground floor, because we are the closest complex to the beach. While other complexes are separated from the beach by a large expanse of tall dunes and long boardwalks, our complex sits seven steps from the beach off the pool deck. This close proximity to the beach, means that even though you are ground floor, you're so close to the ocean that you still have amazing views. In addition, we are the second unit from the end (our complex is shaped like a u), so you're even closer to the beach! If you don't want to mess with hauling heavy bags up and down the stairs, or you have a family member that can't do stairs, but you don't want to miss out on the real reason you came here (to soak up the beach), this unit is perfect for you!

2. Convenience, convenience, convenience!!!! Being only 10 steps from the pool (pool is gated, so if you have small children, they can't get into the pool area without you), and then 7 steps off the pool deck to the sand, means you are a stone's throw from the beach. No walking down the stairs and around the complex to get to the beach or pool, just walk out your back door and be on the sand or lounging in the sun in seconds. Plus, don't fight with heavy luggage with a long flight of stairs to your door, or fight with any stairs inside the complex: no stairs in the complex and only one step up to the front door. This is easy one level living. Another huge factor that makes this unit incredibly convenient is having a washer and dryer in the unit! Don't haul your laundry to the laundromat and wait for machines, just throw it in the washer and dryer conveniently located right inside your unit. When at the beach, it seems there is laundry to do every day, having it in your unit will make your life a hundred times easier. Having a washer and dryer in the unit is a rare amenity and perk for these units. Lastly, enjoy the convenience of having a master bathroom in your bedroom. Only in downstairs units in this complex will you find that master bedrooms have their own private bathroom. Don't share with your friends or family, enjoy your own space. Another convenience factor is the safety grab bars in shower and tub...very handy for children and older people for entering and exiting that bath. Lastly, just outside our door is temporary parking for unloading your bags and groceries, etc. Our entrance door is about 15 feet from the unloading zone in the parking lot.

3. Design, design, design. Not only will you enjoy the breathtaking views out your window, and the convenience of one level living, but you will do it all in a space that has been recently remodeled and beautifully designed. Comfortable beachy furnishings, great walls of artwork, and well chosen decor throughout will make you feel comfortable and fall in love with this unit. Large granite countertops give you plenty of room to prepare food. Stainless steel appliances and beautifully cabinetry give the fully equipped kitchen a high-end modern feel. Big screen HDTV in the living room and comfortable sofa might compete with the amazing views out your window. PLUS-- enjoy new HDTV in the master bedroom and let the kids watch their own shows on the smart TV in the second bedroom. Private patio, table, and four chairs (can easily sit six at table with patio chairs) will call your name at every meal...Why eat inside, when you can enjoy dinner and the ocean breeze at the same time? Bathrooms have been completely remodeled with modern vanities, beautiful tile work, and impressive shell-like tile accents. Other perks this unit has: Comcast triple play, remote telephones, and use of reclining beach chairs and beach towels. From top to bottom, this unit has beautiful design and great furnishings!

More Details

Property Manager
Marisa Dye
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Marisa Dye

My name is Marisa and I am a boutique-type manager that specializes in managing only high end units near St. Augustine.

While I’m different from working with an owner (this is what I do for a living so I am fast to answer emails, always available by phone/text, and treat this as a business) I am a lot like an owner as well, in that my roots at Crescent Beach run deep.

Crescent Beach was my grandmother’s beach. Her father drove the local school bus in nearby Palatka and each summer they took the bus to the beach, drove onto the sand and spent their vacation camping. My grandmother grew up and moved out west but couldn’t quite get the sand out from between her toes. Every summer she and her husband would pack their five kids (including my mother) into a station wagon and drive 2300 miles back to Crescent Beach. I didn’t drive cross-country or camp in a school bus, but when I was a teenager my parents purchased a unit on Crescent Beach and I grew to love this beach as my grandmother had!

Some family traditions should never die, so I now vacation right here on Crescent Beach with my kids, who have also come to love this still uncrowded beach my grandmother played on 75 years ago.

Because I was the “Guest” before the “Manager,” I have a unique approach in the way I work with guests

This haven from the world is not only in my blood, but also in my heart, so I love introducing others to Ponce de Leon’s magical city of St. Augustine or inviting them to sink their feet into the sugary sands of Crescent Beach and build unforgettable memories that don’t wash away with the incoming tide. For me this is as much a passion as a business! My love of helping others is evident in over 100 renter reviews that name me personally. I take pride in being a positive part of each guest’s vacation experience.

Renting with me means you won’t mess with people from big companies who have never set foot in the complex or unit. It means if there are problems, I provide 24 ho

Why Marisa Dye chose Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach on Anastasia Island is like a secret we hesitate to share, and yet can't keep to ourselves. The beaches are not very busy, and can sometimes even be vacant (where else does that happen?)! The locals still describe that as the way ���old Florida used to be” with uncrowded beaches. It’s surrounded by entertainment and adventure and over 365 restaurants, and yet we are always content just breathing in all our condo and the ocean out the door has to offer! If you want crowds-- go to Daytona or St. Augustine beach, if you want quiet pristine beaches come here!

What makes this condo unique

New living room furniture replaced 2016. One of the most convenient/high demand units there is-10 steps to the pool deck, washer/dryer, easy one level living! Being second from the end you still have excellent views even though you're ground floor!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful two month stay at Crescent Sandpiper. Glad we have decided to come back again next year. The area has so much to offer with great restaurants and wonderful park system. Enjoyed St. Augustine with all the historical sites.
Feb 2015
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Crescent Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 King, 2 Full
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Within 15 mins of this condo is everything you could ask for! World famous golf courses, historical sites, sports and recreational opportunities, shopping, theater, and over 365 restaurants! St. Augustine is the oldest city in America; the cobblestone streets are quaint and attract thousands of visitors a year both for its rich history as well as its hundreds of different entertainment and recreational opportunities. Tour Flagler College and see 79 stained glass windows done by Tiffany. Drive 5 mins to visit Marineland and interact with dolphins or enjoy affordable ecological and cultural kayak tour of the National Estuarine Research Reserve on the Matanzas River. Enjoy breathtaking gardens at Washington State Oaks Park just a few miles away. Rent bikes and ride the beach, or spend hours searching for sea shells. So whether you enjoy adventure, history, wining and dining, or spend all your time on this quiet island and it's pristine beaches-- you won't run out of things to do!


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average rating of 4.868421 based on 69 reviews

Spectacular ocean view. Steps from the beach.Close to some great resturants.

  • 5 of 5

Great unit the beds were comfy, plenty of beach and bath towels. Newer appliances, great kitchen for cooking. The pool and the beautiful beach is just steps away. We will definitely be back as this condo will be our favorite vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location! Condo had everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful! We enjoyed every moment. The condo had everything we needed. Beds were comfy, pool was literally 6 feet from our door. Beach access was spectacular. Marissa was a real gem to work with!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unit not cleaned drains were slow micro wave broken

  • 2 of 5

Pool was nice view was nice but the unit was not clean upon arrival and the drains were very slow to drain the bathroom vent made noise at night sounded like a vent top was rattling

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry there were issues that impacted your stay. In over 1700 stays we have only had 3 oversights on cleans, I am so sorry that one of those happened on your vacation! I was hopeful that our response in immediately sending cleaners, offering to pay for you to go to dinner while they cleaned, crediting back your cleaning fee in full, and sending in maintenance to immediately address your issues would help the situation, as guest experience is our highest priority! Lastly, I am glad that despite these issues you enjoyed the incredible beach views and the pool. There is nothing more important to me than guest experience, so I hope you'll return to this beautiful place and have a wonderful experience as a majority of our guests do!
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying at Crescent Sandpiper. We chose to stay in this unit again because we loved it so much. I am not lying whenever I say it is literally steps (maybe 7) from the pool & from the pool a few steps to the beach. We stayed for my daughter's birthday and she was sad to leave. You can sit on the back porch and see the pool & the waves. It is quiet & well maintained. I definitely recommend this complex and unit. We ate at Harry's while we stayed & WOW so good!! You won't be dissapointed. Marisa is great to book with!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking Ocean view - steps to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful peaceful ocean view. Comfy furniture, beds, generous towels & linens. high speed internet, tv in every room, Well equipped kitchen & remodeled bathrooms. Lots to see & do - Lightner museum,(they are having a Downton Abbey costume exhibit in October!) Anastasia island park, Washington Oaks Park, Caps on the water & the Purple Olive restaurants / yum!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best family vacation spot yet!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this vacation so much! Our condo was fully equipped and very clean. The location was very convenient with toddlers to the beach and pool! We have already booked next years stay!! Thank you Marissa for being so helpful !!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
68.6 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
St. Augustine Shores Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.9 Miles
South Beach Grill
Car: recommended

Within fifteen minutes of this condo is everything you could ask for! World famous golf courses, historical sites, sports and recreational opportunities, shopping, theater, and more restaurants that you could eat at if you chose a different one each day of the year!!! St. Augustine is the oldest city in America. The cobblestone streets are quaint and attract thousands of visitors a year both for it's rich history as well as it's hundreds of different entertainment and recreational opportunities. So whether you enjoy adventure, history, wining and dining, or spend all your time on this quiet island and it's pristine beaches-- you won't run out of things to do! For more specific suggestions, please send me an email or call. I will send you a guide of 30 things to do in under 30 minutes away that we and our renters have found to do that we suggest!





  • $150 cleaning fee applies to stays 3 weeks or longer
    Long-term rentals (one month of more) require a $500 reservation deposit, Short-term rentals (less than one month) require a $300 reservation deposit.

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