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CLOSEST TO BEACH! Oceanfront, Ground Floor, King Bed, Kids Backyard, 2 Pools

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


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4-6.

YOU CANNOT GET ANY CLOSER TO THE OCEAN!!!! (Check out picture #3 -- the arrow is pointing to our unit) Perfect condo for going back and forth to the beach.

Welcome to 'Ocean's Gate Getaway'! Located on beautiful Anastasia Island, this first-floor direct ocean front vacation home is ideal for families and offers miles of beach for your enjoyment. Your condo is in the St. Augustine Ocean & Racquet Resort - an exclusive gated beach front resort that was voted “Best Condominium Community in St. Augustine”.

Sliding doors open to an outdoor patio from the living room, and lead to a private grassy expanse. Watch the kids play outside while enjoying the ocean breeze sitting on your patio. Beyond your patio and backyard is the private gated boardwalk, just a few feet from the condo, taking you to the wide and expansive beach. YOU CANNOT GET ANY CLOSER TO THE OCEAN!

The area’s Spanish flavor is reflected in the surrounding buildings and landscapes. Your professionally decorated unit features two bedrooms and two bathrooms and is kept extremely clean, smoke free and pet free. A washer and dryer are in the unit to keep your clothes fresh and clean. Kids love this place - especially the backyard.

Renovations and remodeling are done YEARLY. A new HVAC system was installed in 2018. For 2017, a new large high capacity water heater was installed for those long soothing showers after a day on the beach. In 2016, the entire condo was completely painted. For 2015, new carpeting was installed in both the master and guest bedrooms. In 2014, a new whisper quiet large capacity built in dishwasher was installed. In addition, new LCD TV’s were added to both the master and guest bedrooms.

Ceiling fans in every room and an open floor plan make for a wonderful island feel. A fully-equipped kitchen including all major appliances will help you stretch your food budget. The special cookie pan provided is a must use, and makes the perfect batch of cookies. Your vacation home also has a wet bar which is a great feature to help you start cooling off after your day in the sun. Why not indulge yourself with a frozen beverage made in our blender. There's a washer and dryer right in the unit so you can pack less stuff, and keep your pool/spa towels dry and fluffy.

The master bedroom has a king size bed, as well as an en-suite bathroom including a spacious walk in shower and built in seat. With two twin beds in the guest bedroom, a full guest bathroom, and the additional select queen-size sleeper sofa bed, your home can accommodate 6 comfortably. Plenty of room for all to have a most peaceful vacation. The guest bedroom has its' own DVD player as well. Watch one of the family movies provided, or how about some puzzles and games with the kids - also included. High speed secure Wi-Fi is included.

Unlike units on upper floors, no need to drag your beach & pool gear up and down stairs or through your home. Just leave them safely right by your patio for your use at any time. Don’t forget to bring your bicycles. Because your home is next to the boardwalk, it’s so easy to go biking right on the beach. Enjoy a spectacular sunrise from your patio, and later watch the beautiful changing light at sunset. In addition, this is a corner unit providing more windows and light to enjoy your views.

Your home is just down the street from both miniature golf, and the Publix shopping center (including Starbucks). Both are close enough to ride your bikes to. Our resort has 24/7 guarded entry security and direct beach access by code only. The complex is one of the only gated communities on the island, and offers not one, but two pools, including a heated one.

Four newly resurfaced tennis courts are a great way to get some exercise. Go fishing in the lake, and then afterwards have a family cookout on the barbecue in the picnic pavilion. Try your hand at shuffleboard too - it's fun! After an active day, enjoy a relaxing soak in one of five open-air jacuzzis and watch the stars come out. The amenities are really incredible.

For a real change of pace, check out St. Augustine, the oldest city in America. Park your car and walk along the cobblestone streets. For history buffs take a tour of the Castillo de San Marcos - a 17th-century Spanish fort with a real working cannon demonstration daily. The kids will love the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum and the Alligator Farm. Everyone will love the fantastic restaurants, homemade fudge, and ice cream.

FREE SUMMER LESSONS: Oceans Gate Getaway guests are offered FREE Surfing lessons and FREE Tennis lessons during summer season - Inquire for more details with the manager when checking in.

Located conveniently in northeast Florida between Jacksonville and Daytona, the unspoiled white beaches on the coastline of St. Augustine will keep you coming back to Oceans Gate Getaway for many years to come.

Thank you for visiting our website, and we hope you choose Ocean's Gate Getaway for your vacation. Please don’t forget to check out our Facebook page “Oceans Gate Getaway” and like us.

More Details

Jeff & Maria Alberts
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Jeff & Maria Alberts

My wife and I have been renting out our retreat for many years. Our family loves going to the mountains and beach and spending time together. We are excited to be able to offer our home for your next vacation. We take great pride in our vacation home, love sharing it with others, and try very hard to give our guests the best possible experience they can have.

My son and I love watching and going to football games. We enjoy attending our daughters musical performances. Our whole family enjoys hiking in the Smoky Mountains in the spring, and going to the beach in the summer.

Jeff & Maria Alberts purchased this condo in 2004

Why Jeff & Maria Alberts chose St Augustine Beach

Our Condo is located in the magnificent complex, St. Augustine Ocean & Racquet, a gated community on Anastasia Island. It was recently voted the 'Best Condominium Community in St. Augustine'.

Located in northeast Florida, the area is easy to get to. Due to the regular sand replenishment program, the beaches are always immaculately clean, and very wide. You can even go for a bike ride on the beach - one of my favorite things to do with the kids. Bring the fishing gear, because there is a lake right in the complex.

There are also two pools, one of which is heated and there are five jacuzzis - great for the Fall and Winter. We enjoy 'hot tubbing' at night - picking a different jacuzzi to relax in after a great meal at night.

Don’t forget that St. Augustine, America’s oldest city, is just a few miles away with all the restaurants, shopping and family-fun events you could ever want.

What makes this condo unique

Being on the first floor and ocean front it is so easy and fast to get back and forth to the beach. Our backyard is a real plus and one we have never seen at any other resorts.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Delightful accommodations. Weather was really good. Used the Wi-Fi all the time when we weren't on the beach and never had trouble connecting. Liked the privacy of your patio also. Thanks for sharing this condo.
Jul 2014
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St Augustine Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Second Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Family room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Select queen size sleeper sofa
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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CLOSEST TO BEACH! Oceanfront, Ground Floor, King Bed, Kids Backyard, 2 Pools
average rating of 4.95 based on 53 reviews
Ooltewah, Tennessee


  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in your condo in the summer of 2009. We had a great time. The condo was extremely clean and very comfortable. Loved the first floor accomodations. The complex is very well maintained with great pool facilities when the kids wanted a break from the beach. We will definately visit again and share our finding with friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2010
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Ocean's Gate. Our family takes great pride in our condo, and we enjoy sharing our home with our guests. One of the best features of our condo is the easy access to the beach . Being on the first floor with the boardwalk to the ocean right next to our unit, is a big plus. Also, with our complex having two pools, one if which is heated, and 5 open air jacuzzis, ensures that our guests will be able to get plenty of family fun. We hope you choose to stay with us again.
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Concord Twp

Clean, Convenient, Captivating!

  • 5 of 5

We had five comfortably stay in this condo with awesome access to the beach and very close to St. Augustine. Everything was very clean, was in working order, and super convenient. We had access to the closet too with seasonings and other necessary items like tinfoil :) We would definitely return to this spot given the condo, the ocean access and the proximity to St. Augustine. It was a beautiful and very fun experience. Worth every penny - great deal for a great stay! Thank You!!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad to hear you had a great stay with us, and we look forward to hosting you again. Have a wonderful week.
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Maryville TN

Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

Overall this was a great property. The location is literally steps from the dunes, the beach access, and parking, so it is great for a family with little ones or those that need a more accessible property, both of which we had with us. Everything was clean and neat and worked like it should, the furniture and beds were comfortable and the showers and tubs were great after a long day on the beach or out on the town.

Other than the close beach access and views, its also really close to A Street, so just a couple minute drive or half mile walk up the beach to some great beach joints like Beachcomber Restaurant or Mango Mango's and the mini golf. Pretty much everything you want to do at the beach is as close as you can get to it from this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: :) Beachcombers is one of my favorite hang outs. A real beach shack, and kids love the fact that you can walk to it on the beach. Happy travels.
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  • 5 of 5

We highly recomend this condo for a great visit to St Augustine and St Augustine Beach. It was clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. We loved how close it was to the beach, and a lovely beach it is!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay here! We love the quick and easy access to the beach too. Please come back. Jeff & Maria
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Excellent way to vacation by the beach

  • 5 of 5

Really nice place. As a family of 4 it had everything we needed. We loved the beautiful beach and the accommodations of the community. The unit was very comfortable with 2 full bathrooms and all the other amenities you would expect in your typical vacation condo. We enjoyed how close the unit was to the beach compared to the other units in the complex. And being on the ground floor just made life more convenient with coming and going. Thanks for letting us stay!!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words. My wife and I wish you all good things in the new year. Jeff
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  • 5 of 5

Truly enjoyed our vacation at Ocean Gate. Clean, convenient, and well stocked. My best friend stayed in your condo last year and said the location of the unit – being on the first floor with a backyard and so close to the beach – was certainly right. Thanks for letting my family stay there.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Tara, Your comments are greatly appreciated, and we thank you for choosing our home. The condo’s proximity to the beach really is ideal for families. So happy you enjoyed your vacation.
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Castillo De San Marcos
Amazing historical site - kids will love the real working cannon!
St. Augustine Alligator Farm
They're Everywhere!
St Augustine Lighthouse
A Great Place to Get a Bird's Eye View
Flagler College
Wonderful tour
The Old City
Do some shopping, grab a bite, and enjoy a walk on the cobblestone streets
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
So fun!
Ghost Tours of St. Augustine
Authentically Haunting
Sunset Grille
So much great food - you'll probably end up taking some home.
Fort Matanzas National Monument
Great history for adults and kids alike and FREE
Mango Mango's Caribbean Grill & Bar
Delicious caribbean flavor
World Famous Oasis Restaurant
Don't let the looks fool ya
Cone Heads Ice Cream
Best ice cream!
O'Steen's Restaurant
Best shrimp in Florida
Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille
A taste of New Orleans. Try and get a table outside.
Publix Super Market at Anastasia Plaza
Has a Starbucks and Subway too. Just 1/2 mile from the condo.
Salt Life Food Shack St. Augustine
Good food. The view of the ocean from the outside upper deck is awesome!
Pizza Time of St Augustine
Rated the #2 pizza restaurant in the country!
Playa Chac-Mool Mexican Restaurant
Family place that's consistently great
La Strada Italian Restaurant
Great little find
Beachcomber Restaurant
Only the locals know it's there. Walk on the beach to it from the condo! A real beach bar ...
Cafe del Hidalgo
Wonderful gelato
Fiesta Falls Miniature Golf
A fun mini golf course right down the street
Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
To die for waffles and milkshakes
A1A Cycle Works
Rent some bikes and go for a ride on the beach
Salt Water Cowboy's
Love the atmosphere, and time your meal so you can check out the amazing sunset

Your home is close by miniature golf - close enough to ride your bikes to. Try the delicious soft serve ice cream right by the 18th hole.

Our favorite restaurant is Beachcombers, a small tucked away place offering good food at reasonable prices that only the locals know about. You can actually walk there on the beach!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Parking Pass $13.57 + Tax
Processing $75 + Tax
Cleaning $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%


Monthly rates are also available

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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