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FANTASTIC OCEANFRONT HOME. GAZEBO, ELEVATED SUN DECK!

David Lombana at Wren Beach Rentals

Advertiser since 2001
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Wren Beach Rentals

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FANTASTIC OCEANFRONT HOME. GAZEBO, ELEVATED SUN DECK!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Ponte Vedra Beach House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, daybed, sleeps 8

Almost Heaven is a casual oceanfront 3 bedroom 2 bath home. Located in the oceanfront community of South Ponte Vedra Beach, between Jacksonville and St. Augustine, it is situated in a 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. From the moment you enter Almost Heaven, you feel the warmth of the Florida sunshine, and you know you are at home. The living room has expansive views of the dunes, and Atlantic Ocean. The oceanfront master bedroom features a private bathroom, walk-in closet, and new plasma TV. The kitchen opens to a dining area with seating for six, plus two more at the breakfast bar. The multi-level deck features a gazebo, private beach walkway, and an elevated lookout deck that offers 360º views. You will love this house!

The kitchen opens up to a cozy dining area with seating for 6. There are two bar stools at the breakfast bar pass-through for additional guests. The kitchen is fully furnished so you can prepare your favorite meals just like home. There are several grocery stores in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra. There is a gas station/convenience store about 2 miles north of the house where you can find most daily items.

The 2-sided fireplace can be enjoyed by all from the living room on one side, and the den on the other side. The living room features a new plasma TV, DVD player, and stereo to keep everyone entertained and up to date while on vacation. Books and board games are provided for the enjoyment of both young and old. There is a two-car garage with automatic door opener to park your vehicles. There is additional parking for 2 more cars on the driveway.

The master bedroom features a cozy queen bed, loaded with fluffy pillows and snuggly comforters. There is a wall-mounted plasma TV with cable channels for your enjoyment. The master bathroom has a spacious walk-in shower and his and her sinks. There is a large walk-in closet for all of your belongings.

The 2nd bedroom is decorated with warm colors and has an inviting double bed. There is a closet and dresser for all of your personal items. This bedroom shares a full bathroom with the 3rd bedroom.

The 3rd bedroom is perfect for kids, teens, or those who prefer seperate beds. There is a twin bed and a double bed with a pull out trundle. With the trundle, this bedroom sleeps 3 adults or 4 children.

The den has a daybed that sleeps 1 additional guest.

The rear deck is the perfect place for outdoor socializing. It has plenty of lounging furniture for everyone to get a good tan. If you want to enjoy outside, but stay out of the sun, you'll love the covered gazebo. The elevated overlook deck offers 360º views of the ocean and the intracoastal waterway. There are plenty of beach chairs to take to the beach.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
David Lombana at Wren Beach Rentals (Property Manager)
Call Manager
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

3.5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Fantastic oceanfront home. Gazebo, elevated sun deck!
average rating of 3.5 based on 6 reviews
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Fantastic oceanfront home. Gazebo, elevated sun deck!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p221518
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Ponte Vedra Beach Northeast Florida
Stanton, NJ
4

A great week at Almost Heaven.

  • 4 of 5
We have been in a number of Wren Houses and found this one to be as satisfactory as the others. We were particularly fond of the multi-level decking and spent most of our time there. The Wrens did a great job of renovating this property and the price for beachfront is great.

Margot Nappo
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic oceanfront home. Gazebo, elevated sun deck!
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Ponte Vedra Beach Northeast Florida
3

Comfortable

  • 3 of 5
We have stayed in Almost Heaven before and enjoyed it. When compared to Sandpiper's Nest it is not quite as nice nor updated but less expensive. Would anticipate the need for some repairs and updating in the coming few years.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We offer a variety of beach houses for rent. Some are premier homes, such as Sandpiper's Nest. Others, like Almost Heaven,, are more casual. Since each is individually owned, it is up to the home owner to determine the extent of remodeling and updating that they choose to do. Almost Heaven, while not completely updated like Sandpiper's Nest, is a budget friendly, casual beach house. It does offer the standard amenities (cable tv, free wireless internet, 2 car garage, indoor laundry) that one should expect from any of our properties. As for any necessary repairs, we do try to stay on top of those and will take a look at Almost Heaven for any that need immediate attention.
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Fantastic oceanfront home. Gazebo, elevated sun deck!
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+1 -904-349-0614
Ponte Vedra Beach Northeast Florida
Macon, Ga
4

Great Spring Break

  • 4 of 5
My daughter and I enjoyed staying at this house and it is the 5th we have rented in this area. Just a few steps and you are on the beach. The "crow's nest" upper deck is great. There were plenty of beach towels, toys, and chairs, and convenient outside shower. The inside is clean and comfortable, large t.v., wireless internet worked great, and the appliances were fine. The Master bedroom and bath have plenty of room. My niece and nephew spent several nights and the bunk beds were a big hit. It's only 5 minutes from restaurants (we are big fans of Cap's), 10 minutes to Publix, and about 20 minutes to downtown St. Augustine. The realtor was very nice and easy to deal with. Would recommend and hope to get back.

The only minor complaints are the curtains in the master bedroom are thin (so 4 year old was up with the sun) and the house is close to a public beach access area, so there were a lot of folks fishing right in front. Most were nice enough to move down when we went out to the beach. The driveway is a little tricky if there are cars at the house next door, but I have an SUV.

Also, nothing to do with the house, but my Verizon cell service was almost non-existent.
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are very glad that Almost Heaven was enjoyed for the week! We will definitely look into the curtains in the master bedroom. The public beach access is about 200 yards north of the house. Most of the time, the beach behind this house is very quiet private. There are plenty of fish to be caught in the area, so be sure to bring your fishing pole! The driveway does have an area to pull into (when coming out of the garage) so that you can turn around and drive forward out onto the street.
business
Fantastic oceanfront home. Gazebo, elevated sun deck!
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+1 -904-349-0614
Ponte Vedra Beach Northeast Florida
4

Perfect getaway for girls week

  • 4 of 5
This is a favorite location for me with the beautiful quiet beaches and nearby St. Augustine. Almost heaven had lots of lounging space which was perfect for relaxing after dinner or finding a quiet spot to read a book. The upstairs deck was my favorite retreat and I spent my evenings watching the waves and magnificent sky. The master bedroom and bath is very nice size and decorated in a calm beach blue. What a great place to wake up. The beach front is quiet and peaceful. Neighbors were friendly without being intrusive. The kitchen and dining area allowed for us all to get in the kitchen and cook together but don't miss out on visiting nearby Caps restaurant on the intra coastal or Palm Valley Fish camp. Both were yummy and just added to our whole beach experience. Can't wait to return.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic oceanfront home. Gazebo, elevated sun deck!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p221518
+1 -904-349-0614
Ponte Vedra Beach Northeast Florida
5

"Almost Heaven" is a GREAT beach vacation home!

"Almost Heaven" is a GREAT beach vacation home!
  • 5 of 5
My husband and I and our 2 year old son stayed at "Almost Heaven" for a week long family vacation. I have rented many vacation homes in Ponte Vedra Beach and Vilano beach and I have to say this is one of the best homes yet. This home was decorately very nicely and was very clean! This listing was accurate and the property has been well maintained. Also the AC worked great which is very important in the hot summer months. I would definitely stay in this home again and recommend it to family or friends. The deck was nice and BIG and the gazebo was a plus to help us enjoy the ocean out of the sun. The beach is very private which is nice, and also means that there are many beautiful things to find. We found sharks teeth, conch shells, starfish, and much more. We even caught a few fish. The local restaurants are also a must visit!

Thank you for providing great service and making this an easy way to vacation! We will be contacting you again next time we vacation in the Ponte Vedra Beach area.

Thanks again,
The Fries Family
Saint Augustine, FL
  • Submitted: May 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic oceanfront home. Gazebo, elevated sun deck!
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+1 -904-349-0614
Ponte Vedra Beach Northeast Florida
1

Great location but needs some TLC

  • 1 of 5
First and foremost, this property location is just wonderful and that is why we rented Almost Heaven for the week. The design and layout of the home was great and every room at the back of the home provided exceptional views of the ocean. But it did not take long to notice the property was in dire need of some tender loving care.

Upon arrival we found a hammer propping open the master bathroom window - unlocked and an obvious security issue. The house telephone did not work as advertised, and this should be considered important since cellphone reception is less than ideal, even with a major wireless provider. The sliding doors leading onto the rear deck are almost impossible to open and close and have big holes in the screens, which mean if you want to listen to the ocean at night, expect insects to fly inside. Every single exterior light was inoperative. The interior ceiling had numerous water stains indicative of past multiple roof leaks The elevated deck would have been more enjoyable (great views) if the loungers were actually usable, but the condition was so poor that my wife and I could not be comfortable for more than a couple of minutes. Dirty carpets in the secondary bedrooms and dirty drapery in the living areas were also unacceptable.

For the record, we are frequent vacation home renters and have enjoyed many positive experiences around the country. In all fairness we did not expect a sparkling new home, but even an older rental should be maintained to a certain degree. What struck me is the management company failed to follow-up with us after the rental to proactively inquire about any problems experienced with the property. These are issues that had someone taken time to disclose, in all likelihood we would have vacationed elsewhere.

The bottom line is the location is super for quiet time on the beach, but the house was well below our level of expectations in terms of cleanliness and being considered an adequately maintained rental property. Older homes can be just as enjoyable as newer homes, but with the lack of adequate TLC at this property, I would recommend a different location.

March, 2013
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: First and foremost, thank you for your review. It brought to light several issues that had been overlooked. We are not sure how it the window propped open was overlooked. It has been addressed with the cleaning crew and property supervisor. At our first inspection after this review was posted we found that the phone was working. It is in the bedroom. It may have been out during that time. As for the other issues, the sliding doors are an ongoing issue due to the salt air and sand that gets in the tracks. We have cleaned them and they are working better now. The screens have been replaced. While there are no active leaks, I agree that the water stains are unsightly. They too have been corrected. All of the exterior lights have been replaced and new patio furniture has been purchased. The carpets in both the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms has been replaced as well as the drapes in the living room and master bedroom. Additionally, a new mircrowave has been installed. Upon reading this review, the owners immediately drove up from Miami to spend a few days replacing linens, pillows, towels, kitchen ware, etc. We truly appreciate your comments and have learned that we need to pay closer attention to some of the smaller details. The owners, management company, cleaners, and property supervisor have all met to discuss the ways to keep the house maintained properly in the future and I firmly believe that you will find it to be a pleasant stay now.

Sincerely,

David L., property manager

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
I-95
Car: recommended

Almost Heaven is direct oceanfront, located between the Atlantic ocean and the IntraCoastal Waterway. 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. There are 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, and is available for temporary membership. St. Augustine is a 10 minute drive and offers plenty of attractions, great seafood, day spas, fun shopping, fishing and boating charters, 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! However, Almost Heaven is so beautiful , with a great deck and beach that you may not want to leave the house!

Golf: There are many golf courses in the area. For the extreme golf fan, the World Golf Hall of Fame is 25 minutes away and features two world-class 18 hole courses. There are many public courses in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, and Jacksonville.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $275 Per night

Ponte Vedra Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2014
Sep 6 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$275
$1,700
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Feb 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$275
$1,500
 
 
Spring 2015
Feb 28 2015 - Jun 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 6 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Late Summer '15
Aug 15 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Fall 2015
Sep 12 2015 - Jan 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$275
$1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Cleaning USD150

Notes

  • See notes for optional cleaning fee.
  • $500 damage deposit required for each rental of one week or less; refunds guaranteed within two weeks of departure, assuming no problems. 10% tax applies to all rents and fees (refundable deposits excluded) Weekly rates only for all holidays; $300 up-charge for Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years weeks. 4 night minimum for FL/GA weekend. All fees due 8 weeks in advance of arrival date. No refunds of monies collected (except taxes) 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.
  • There are two options for the cleaning fee. You can pay $200 and do no cleaning at check out. Or you can pay $150 and do a few minor cleaning items listed on the rental agreement.
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Amenities

Amenities

Ponte Vedra Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 1846 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Daybed
  • The master bedroom contains a queen bed and a porta crib for babies. There is a large walk-in closet and private bathroom with his/hers vanities. The 2nd bedroom has a double bed. The 3rd bedroom has a twin bed, and a double bed with a twin pullout trundle underneath. This room sleeps 3 adults or 4 children. There is a daybed in the den that sleeps 1. All linens are provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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. No smoking allowed inside the house. Please smoke outside with doors closed only and dispose of all cigarettes.

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