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Sandpiper's Nest...Our Key West Inspired Oceanfront Home

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Sandpiper's Nest is a beautifully decorated oceanfront 3 bedroom 3 full bath home on a high dune in the oceanfront community of South Ponte Vedra Beach, between Jacksonville and St. Augustine. Located in a very private area of single family homes (no high rises or high traffic here!), it is serene and quiet....yet the house is just 5 miles from historic St. Augustine and 15 miles from posh Ponte Vedra. Decorated in an upscale cottage style, with ocean colors, vaulted wood ceilings, and top quality furnishings, Sandpiper's Nest will quickly feel like 'home'! The spacious living-dining-kitchen area is open to the views of the deck , beach, and ocean beyond. A large ocean front master suite has a king bed, day bed, desk, and private bath. Two additional bedrooms and baths provide privacy for everyone. The large deck, gas grill, beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas are just a few of the many amenities we offer in this luxurious ocean front setting. We have recently installed a small screen porch on the north side of the deck, providing a lovely space for enjoying the outdoors in rainy weather or when you have had enough sun for the day. We have a gas fireplace for winter guests (Christmas through February) and a fenced yard for dogs!


The living-dining-kitchen area is open to the views of the deck and the beautiful ocean beyond. Comfortable seating, a fireplace for our winter guests, large flat screen television and DVD player, Bose CD player, books, puzzles, and games will insure that our guests will remain entertained, even on our few rainy days! We have a high speed wireless Internet connection so bring your lap top and surf the net throughout the house and the deck. The pine dining table easily seats 6, and two comfy bar chairs at the end of the long kitchen counter offer additional dining space. The galley kitchen is lovely, with granite counters, side-by-side refrigerator with water and ice on the door, glass top electric range, oven, microwave, toaster and toaster oven, dishwasher, and all the other conveniences that make cooking a pleasure. We also have an extra refrigerator in the garage. The kitchen is situated in the heart of the living area, with no walls to obscure the views of the living and dining areas and the wonderful deck and ocean beyond.

The master suite is a peaceful retreat. Located on the ocean side of the house, it contains a king size bed with top quality bedding. The room has a private bath with large soaking tub, a large wall mounted TV/DVD player, and a desk for computing or other work. We also have a day bed in the master, which is perfect for lounging or for a toddler.

The junior master is on the front of the house and is equipped with a queen size bed, vaulted ceilings, large wall mounted TV, and a private bath.

The bunk room is a child's delight. The bed will sleep 3, thanks to the trundle underneath, and the mattresses are regular single mattresses so are comfortable for adults as well as children. This room also has a TV/DVD. A full bath is located in the hall adjacent to this room.

You will love the hurricane shutters we have just installed on all of the doors and windows! If you like to sleep in a DARK room, just push a button and there you are.

The deck is a destination in itself. Running the length of the house, the deck is bumped out in the middle, offering a 16 X 20 area for play and relaxing. Furnished with a round umbrella topped dining table and many comfortable chairs and loungers, the deck is a delightful spot to read, snooze, or dine. The deck railings have slats located close together so that small children are always safe, and a lockable gate insures that they will stay on the deck and off the dune walkover! At the end of the dune walkover is a very special built-in bench, which everyone loves for early morning coffee or late night moon watching! From there, it is a 10 step descent to the beach and the wonderful Atlantic ocean!

We have recently fenced in the yard on the south side of the house with gate access to the deck. This is a perfect place to let your dogs run free and take care of business without your having to walk around in the night!

Other amenities include: optional temporary beach club membership, double garage; water softener; indoor laundry plus additional units in the garage; two refrigerators; gas grill, beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, toys, 4 TVs, 4 DVD players, high speed Internet, and stereo/radio!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    One level building...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking is allowed inside. ANY evidence of smoking will result in automatic forfeiture of damage deposit!!!!!!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We have a Pet Agreement which outlines our pet policies; most pets are allowed with additional fees...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 3 twin/ single

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  • The master bedroom contains a king bed and a single day bed (plus a portacrib for babies) The junior master has a queen bed The bunk room has a bunk bed with trundle underneath, sleeping 3. The mattresses are regular twin mattresses, not 'bunkies', so they are comfortable for adults All bedrooms have top quality mattresses, down pillows, high thread count sheets, and down comforters or down blankets. All bedrooms have cable televisions and DVD players. Alarm clocks and full length mirrors are provided in the two main bedrooms....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • The master bath has a large soaking tub (not jetted). The other two baths have regular tub/shower combinations....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The house is all on one level so there are no stairs to climb. However, doorways are standard size. We consider pets on an individual basis with additional fees. We have a fenced yard, in addition to the enclosed deck, for pets....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have lots of books...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD players with 3 TVs...moreless

  • Games:

    We have games and puzzles for children and adults...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) We have cable televisions in the living room and all three bedrooms; the living room and two major bedrooms have high definition...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    beach toys...moreless

  • Video Library:

    we have videos and movies for children and adults...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront:

    We are directly on the ocean and on a wide, sandy, car-free beach....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    We are directly on the ocean and on a wide, sandy, car-free beach....moreless

  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    dining table seats 6 and more in a pinch; bar stools at counter seat 2...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    central...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    two sets...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Christmas-February only...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Free long distance throughout the USA...moreless

  • Garage:

    double garage...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    The fireplace is available for use December-February...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    central...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide all bed and bath linens. We supply top quality linens, high thread count sheets, down blankets and pillows, with down alternatives available, as well....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    room for two cars in the driveway...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free long distance...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels are provided, as well as bath towels ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    two sets...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    high speed...moreless

  • Fax

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee 12 cup with auto-off. We supply filters....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    lots...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    plenty of everything...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Quiet Bosch...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    We have a lovely open galley kitchen with full size refrigerator with ice and water on the door, smooth top electric range, microwave, dishwasher, and more....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    We have a full size microwave...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We leave spices, napkins, zip lock bags and other supplies that renters bring...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side with ice and water on the door. Additional refrigerator in the garage....moreless

  • Stove:

    smooth top electric stove...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Also a toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    available for rent at several places...moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    We have a large deck that runs the length of the house and connects to the dune walkover. The middle of the deck is bumped out to approximately 16 x 20 feet....moreless

  • Golf:

    many clubs within a 20 minute drive...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    available for rent at many places...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    spacious side yard fenced for dogs...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill; not allowed on rear deck due to fire hazard...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear:

    we have one surf board along with lots of other water toys, boogie boards, etc....moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    optional membership to the Serenata Beach Club, located 1 1/2 miles from the house; they have three huge pools...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer 2016
Aug 13 - Sep 9, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,600
Fall-Winter 2016-2017
Sep 10 - Mar 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$350 $350
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $175 + tax
  • Pet Fee $225 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.5%

Notes:

from $2000/wk or $350/night

$500 damage deposit required for each rental of one week or less; $1000 deposit for rentals of 2 weeks or more; deposits will be refunded within two weeks of departure, assuming no problems.Cleaning fee is $175. Pet fee is $225 for first pet and $125 for second pet. Two pet maximum, 10.5% taxes on rent. cleaning and pet fee additional. Weekly rates only for all holidays; $300 up-charge for Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years weeks. All fees due 8 weeks in advance of arrival date.

No refunds of deposit or rent unless the house becomes uninhabitable (if we have to close the house and evacuate due to a hurricane; does not apply to bad weather only!) or unless owners are able to re-rent for the same dates and rates. For all renter cancellations, a 10% service charge will be deducted from refunds made. We encourage all renters to obtain trip cancellation insurance! We have several companies listed on our web site.

We accept up to two well behaved pets with a signed pet agreement and payment of pet fees: $225 for the first pet and $125 for the second plus 10.5 tax.. Long term renters will pay additional $50/week after the second week.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Serenata Beach Club
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Royal St. Augustine
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-95
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Caps on the Water or The Reef
South Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA
Nearest Beach
You are there!

Car: Recommended

Sandpiper's Nest is direct oceanfront, on a lovely barrier island between the Atlantic ocean and the IntraCoastal Waterway. Since there are only single family homes and a few nice restaurants here, the beach is very private, peaceful, and quiet. No cars are allowed on the beach, and there are no high rises or fast food joints to interrupt your serenity. We do have several excellent restaurants and shopping for every day items within a five minute drive! The Serenata Beach Club, with its 3 huge pools, work out facility, and activities for children, is just a mile away. A fabulous nature park with trails is two miles away. In 10 minutes you can be in downtown historic St. Augustine with lots of attractions, great seafood, fun shopping, fishing and boating, many golf courses, including the World Golf Village, and more. In 15 minutes you can be in posh Ponte Vedra, with more great restaurants, shopping, and more golf! Day trips to Disney, Daytona Speedway, and Marineland are easy!

Other Activities: dining, shopping, touring, shelling, kayaking, surf fishing, deep sea fishing

Golf: Golf courses abound in our area! The World Golf Village with its two fabulous courses, golf museum, and much more is a quick twenty minute drive. Numerous other public and semi-public courses are available both in St. Augustine and in Ponte Vedra.

 

Manager info

Wren Beach Rentals

Year Purchased: 1993

About: Hi there! I am Judy Lombana Wren, owner (with my husband Bill) of Sandpiper's Nest, manager of several other oceanfront properties, retired university professor and mental health therapist, wife, mom, grandmother, and friend! Bill (a retired airline pilot) and I live in Jacksonville, Florida and Maggie Valley, NC. I have been involved with with the ocean, beaches, homes, decorating, and people all my life. Sandpiper's Nest is our very special oceanfront home in which we take great pride and enjoy sharing with others. We hope you will love it as much as our previous renters do! I have been renting Sandpiper's Nest since I first bought it brand new in 1987. At the time, it was a two bedroom, two bath cottage on a fantastic oceanfront lot. Bill and I completely renovated the home in 1993, taking it to the studs, opening it more to the views and adding another bedroom and bath. It looks brand new because we are ALWAYS working on it...very important on the ocean! We bought two more oceanfront homes a few years later, and others starting asking me to manage their properties, so my rental 'hobby' quickly turned into a business. My son, David Lombana, has joined me in Wren Beach Rentals, and we now manage 16 luxury oceanfront homes in South Ponte Vedra and Vilano Beach. David now handles all except three. We take great pride in our solid relationships with both owners and renters, and we look forward to working with you!

Why South Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA:
I bought Sandpiper's Nest in South Ponte Vedra Beach, because it was less than a half hour drive from my regular home, making it the ideal weekend retreat. I started renting it immediately, to help with the mortgage payments, and found that my renters also found South Ponte Vedra to be a very special community. It is perfect for vacationers who want direct oceanfront, great views, and privacy. Sandpiper's Nest sits on a 90 foot wide lot, on top of a high dune, offering panoramic ocean views. The immediate area consists of single family homes, several great restaurants, a terrific beach club (available as an option to our renters who want a pool!) and miles of wide, sandy, car-free beaches. Our renters come here because they love the privacy and the fact that we are not surrounded by high rise condos, fast food restaurants, bars, hordes of people vying for space on the beach, or cars driving on the sand! However, we are not isolated! Sandpiper's Nest is just 10 minutes from historic St. Augustine and 15 minutes from posh Ponte Vedra. We think we have the perfect beach location!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Being a one level home yet having panoramic ocean views is quite unusual. Luckily, Sandpiper's Nest is built on a high dune which offers the practicality of single story living while enjoying fantastic ocean views and lovely sea breezes. We have found that "pet friendly" means just that. Owners of dogs take good care of their pets and we NEVER have issues with dogs...so if you are not a dog owner, don't worry...you will not have to deal with pet hair, odors, or anything else that would make living in a house where dogs have been. We have some amenities at Sandpiper's Nest that are not very interesting to mention, but belive me, we have learned the hard wasy that you will appreciate them. First, we have a double garage. Many potential renters don't consider that very important...but you will change your mind after scraping the salt off your car if it has been sitting outside for several days! We also have a water softener. The "beach water" is extremely hard and any house that does not have a water softener is just asking for serious problems, not only with ethced glassware, but also with the pipes. Showers are so much nicer when the water is soft! We have duplicates of several things: two refrigerators, two washers, two dryers, two coffee pots, two blenders, etc. etc. We have learned that things get broken unintentionally and who wants to drive all the way to Target to buy a new coffee poet? We thinnk you will appreciate these little nicities that we provide...we want you to have a wonderful vacation, and not having to worry about everyday issues is one way to insure it. And..just in case you DO have problems...Internet won't work, garage door opener seems to have a problem, TV is too complicated for us 70 year olds, don't worry...we have a property management supervisor who can take care of just about anything that comes up! So...enjoy!


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Photos

  • Sandpiper's Nest...Our Key West Inspired Oceanfront Home

    Sandpiper's Nest...Our Key West Inspired Oceanfront Home

  • Rear of the house from the dune walkover

    Rear of the house from the dune walkover

  • Brand New Furnishings in Fall 2015

    Brand New Furnishings in Fall 2015

  • Kitchen has granite counters and quality appliances

    Kitchen has granite counters and quality appliances

  • Master suite with king bed, private bath, desk, day bed for toddlers, views

    Master suite with king bed, private bath, desk, day bed for toddlers, views

  • The queen bedroom has quality linens and an end of bed  bench on order

    The queen bedroom has quality linens and an end of bed bench on order

  • Bunk room sleeps 3, has play space, and TV

    Bunk room sleeps 3, has play space, and TV

  • New screened porch...perfect on a rainy day...or a very hot one!

    New screened porch...perfect on a rainy day...or a very hot one!

  • Nice dining table and short walkover to beach

    Nice dining table and short walkover to beach

  • Beach on July 4th...as crowded as it gets

    Beach on July 4th...as crowded as it gets

  • Little kids...and big ones too.. love the pools that form when the tide is out!

    Little kids...and big ones too.. love the pools that form when the tide is out!

  • Our flag at sunrise

    Our flag at sunrise

  • Entryway introduces our color scheme and beacy  vibe

    Entryway introduces our color scheme and beacy vibe

  • TV, fireplace, fabulous views, quality furnishings... what more could you want?

    TV, fireplace, fabulous views, quality furnishings... what more could you want?

  • Dining table seats 6

    Dining table seats 6

  • Kitchen is completely open to the views

    Kitchen is completely open to the views

  • New large TV/DV player,  access to deck and wonderful ocean sounds

    New large TV/DV player, access to deck and wonderful ocean sounds

  • Queen bedroom has wood vaulted ceilings, large wall hung TV,  private bath

    Queen bedroom has wood vaulted ceilings, large wall hung TV, private bath

  • TV/DVD and lots of books, games, and toys for rainy days

    TV/DVD and lots of books, games, and toys for rainy days

  • Our large dog yard is very popular with pets, and even more so with their master

    Our large dog yard is very popular with pets, and even more so with their master

  • Spacious deck with lots of furnishings

    Spacious deck with lots of furnishings

  • Serene Beach - Car Free - Safe for Kids-Walk for Miles

    Serene Beach - Car Free - Safe for Kids-Walk for Miles

  • We have a light weight surf board available to help you learn to surf right away

    We have a light weight surf board available to help you learn to surf right away

  • Floor Plan drawn to scale

    Floor Plan drawn to scale

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This listing was first published here in 2001.

Date last modified - Thursday, August 25, 2016

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