This home-away-from-home is located at Colony Reef Club, one of the most desirable resort communities on the Ocean. Enjoy sunrise over the ocean from this direct oceanfront unit, and watch the changing light at sunset reflect off the bright surf. The large picture window permits an ocean view from the living room, dining room, and kitchen. Sliding doors to the patio permit watching the sunrise from the master bedroom. Patio Furniture provides opportunity for relaxing and eating outside, in the shade, with an ocean view and breeze.
The master bedroom has a king size bed (new 2013 mattress and 500 count combed cotton sheets) and a private bath. Shower in the Master Bath boasts a luxury showerhead. The second bedroom has private access to the second bathroom, a queen size bed and a twin bed. The third bedroom sleeps two persons in cozy comfort. The bathrooms have been totally renovated. The kitchen has been totally renovated, and has all new appliances and a stone countertop. It is fully equipped with everything needed to grill steaks or prepare a full Thanksgiving Dinner. The dining table seats six comfortably for a big meal.
Keywords: Oceanfront Condominium Beachfront
My husband and I bought this second home while living in Atlanta, about 6 hours drive from the condo. I am from the Philadelphia area and my husband is from Connecticut. We have lived in many locations, including Boston, Philadelphia, Charleston (SC), Alabama and California. We have travelled extensively, together and separately, around all the continents except Australia and Antartica. When we decided to 'retire,' we chose St. Augustine, FL!
My husband and I purchased this condo 'pre-construction' in 1986. We were on vacation, and fell in love with the beach and the town of St. Augustine. The area was settled, by the Spanish, before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock (MA), in 1565! The slogan on the billboard said: '26 miles of beach, and the rest is history!' We learned that the area has elements to please any vacationer, and is pleasant during the whole year. In the Winter, there's whale watching and golf. In the Spring, there's the sea turtle nesting and the bird migrations. In the Summer, there's surfing and related beach activities. In the Fall, there's visiting the many historical sites and nature preserves. It's only minutes to the Orlando 'World' locations, Cape Kennedy Space Museum, the World Golf Village and Daytona Beach (with NASCAR races). Its only drawback is the lack of snow and those cold and snow activities! (Condo was completely remodeled and updated in 2007.)
We enjoy the peaceful beachfront location. The patio has an unobstructed view of the dune and ocean beyond, without the distraction of the cars and people on the beach; it is a quiet place to read. Being on the ground floor has several advantages: there are no 'hassles' with stairs or elevators; there are two entrances/exits from the condo, and there is no guard rail (which is an element on upstairs units) to disrupt the view; the ground floor unit has a gas grill, a Weber Q grill, to cook outside. We have dedicated, private, and secure wireless Internet (WiFi). (The community, public WiFi is often burdened with traffic and slow.)
Crossing the dunes over the walkway leads to a wide, sandy beach suitable for running, walking, body surfing, boogie boarding, and building sand castles. Early in the morning you can observe the wildlife in the dunes from the patio. Rabbits and ducks are plentiful and entertaining. Look for the Florida land tortoise, an endangered species. (A fox family has arrived in the dunes in 2011.) Nearby, you can engage in Golf and Tour the World Golf Village. Historic St, Augustine is always of interest. There are two major outlet Malls nearby and shopping within the Old City, likely to attract someone in your party. Alligators and Florida are inseparable and the Alligator Farm has been a center for study and protection of Alligators for over a hundred years. Marineland, recently renovated, provides similar education and entertainment with dolphins. For the fishing enthusiast, surf, pier, and deep sea fishing adventures are possible. Fishing at Matanzas Inlet is superb.
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