We stayed here the first 2wks of April 2012...&after using HomeAway for the last 5yrs, I finally created an account&plan to gush about this "too good to be true" home.
From the moment we layed eyes on the HUGE gate&gorgeous landscaping, we were thrilled...&a bit worried it was the right place b/c it was so fancy! We got there around 5pm, which was the ideal time of day, to tour "our home" for the next 2wks. The back of the house, is literally ALL windows, so the mixture of the falling sun&pool water sparkled&danced on the extremely vaulted ceiling&walls. It only became more beautiful as the sun set each evening...
As my husband, 2 teenage sons, &I explored the house, we agreed that it would be a challenge to eat at each of the tables. We did it! Even the LARGE formal dining table, when we had family vacationing nearby, over for dinner&swimming.
The POOL, is just incredible! Crystal clear water, a nice variety of clean/quality patio furniture, a grill, &Bose speakers w/aux are some highlights. Also, for fun...a ping pong table, bikes, local b-ball hoops&my favorite, a "movie" projector w/a BIG theater quality screen.
The master bathroom is too cool! The under cabinet lights, separate toilet "closet"&MINI FRIDGE, set it apart from most! I didn't even have to share, b/c the boys had their own.
When not eating out, Publix was close&always had what we wanted. The beach is only a short drive, so while this rental isn't a "beach house," we spent plenty of time playing in the sand/ocean!
I have so much more to say, but I'm almost out of characters. So, I want to stress, that like my title says, this house can't be beat. We tried this yr (4/2013)&it wasn't even close! We are all SOOO happy that we'll be returning to Ponte Vedra in 2014!!! The owner, Christine, is exactly what a renter wishes for...she is accessible, prompt, reliable,&as a bonus.. friendly! She is trusting...in a way that made us unafraid to make ourselves at home&enjoy our much needed vacation. The few neighbors that we encountered, were extremely welcoming&friendly!
We rely on reading reviews when picking out a place to eat, or to rent. In that spirit, I can tell you that if you are reading this&considering staying in this home, I can't think of a single reason why you shouldn't. This home can't be beat!