|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Spend your next vacation gazing out at the Atlantic Ocean at our beachfront townhouse-style condo, Summerhouse 263. Located beside Matanzas Inlet in an amenity-rich resort, our condo is luxuriously appointed and boasts panoramic coastal views and new HDTVs in every room, new Blue Ray/DVD player, Wifi in unit, Netflix account for guest use.<br/><br/>Occupying the second and third floors of a beachfront building, Summerhouse 263 offers breathtaking views from the balcony, living and dining rooms, and master bedroom. The second bedroom gives you a glimpse of the Intracoastal Waterway to the west. With nothing on 3 sides of our condo complex except natural Florida scenery, Summerhouse 263 is a relaxing and beautiful place to stay.<br/><br/>Stand on our balcony and you have a sweeping view of dunes, sand, sea, and sky. The murmur of the surf and the salt tang in the air remind you constantly that you are on the beach, away from the bustle of inland life. Birds are plentiful here, the sunrise is spectacular, and the ocean changes every time you look at it. Wander out early one morning and chances are you'll see a fin or two from our local school of dolphins swimming by!<br/><br/>When it's time to go inside, you can enjoy the same beautiful view from our living room . . . but with the addition of central air conditioning and a silently whirring ceiling fan! The blue motif continues indoors, the bright azure accents in this room echoing the blue of the sea and sky. So peaceful and soothing after a busy day outdoors! There's a brand-new 32-inch flat-screen TV with cable, VCR, and DVD player in here, plus plenty of comfy seating, from the 2 Papasan chairs to the loveseat and the futon, which unfolds into a bed.<br/><br/>But if you'd rather do something more interactive, gather at the dining table just beyond the living room. Most meals at Summerhouse 263 get carried out to the balcony to enjoy at our bistro table, so you may want to dedicate this space to games and puzzles. <br/><br/>Whether you're a gourmet chef or a reluctant fry cook, you'll love the kitchen at Summerhouse 263. We completely renovated it a few years ago, and stocked it with the full complement of cookware, dishes, and utensils. The major appliances are sparkling, the countertops Corian, and the floor tiled. You can glimpse the ocean as you concoct a blender full of frothy drinks or brew that first pot of coffee in the morning. And it's so handy to have full-sized, new appliances when you're cooking in a new kitchen. Everything is where it should be, and you'll never have to run to the convenience store for a can-opener!<br/><br/>A half-bath is convenient to the living and dining area on the second floor, and stairs take you up to the bedrooms and full baths on the third floor. We find that this layout is just perfect for groups that don't all go to bed at the same time. You can put the ankle-biters down early, then enjoy a raucous game of Texas Hold'em -- all is quiet and peaceful upstairs!<br/><br/>The master bedroom has a lovely ocean view, which you can enjoy from the luxurious king-sized bed. It's also got a 27-inch TV, wood flooring, and an en-suite bathroom with a combination tub and shower.<br/><br/>The 2nd bedroom contains 2 single beds, with a peek-a-boo view of the Intracoastal Waterway. The second bathroom is very convenient to this room, and contains both a tub and shower option.<br/><br/>All of the linens, blankets, pillows, and towels are provided for you here at Summerhouse 263, along with a washer and dryer for your use. You have free wireless Internet service here, and close convenient parking. <br/><br/>The Summerhouse condo complex offers many amenities, including 4 heated swimming pools, lighted tennis courts, racquetball courts, basketball courts, shuffleboard, and children's play areas. A private boardwalk leads you down to Crescent Beach from the complex. And you're convenient to historic St. Augustine, along with world-class golf, dining, shopping, & all ages
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The outside appearance of the property was very misleading. The property was very nice inside and absolutely spotless. I will definetly be staying again in the future.
My wife and I spent a week at Summerhouse and found very comfortable and well kept up. We enjoyed the layout of the rooms and were well furnished. The doorknob in the front does not work so we had to always use the deadbolt for keeping the door shut. It would help if there was some cheat sheet on how to use the different remotes for the different television. We had to watch the Netflex in the childrens room since we could not figure out how to use it in the master bed room or downstairs.
The good is the condo was lovely clean well maintained. The grounds were also lovely. The beach was perfect. There was a lot of extras packed into condo such as beach chairs and umbrellas. The down side was that on picking up keys at the realty company as instructed we were told that they were at the condo. When I showed the contract that I received I was given keys and told to return them when departing or there would be a charge. On departure early am facing an 800mile drive we got to the realty company and there was no drop box and the business had moved. Luckily there was a phone number which i called and the person helped us deal with the problem. However it was poor management. We also picked a condo that had secure WIFI and when we used the password that was sent with our contract it did not work. We called the company and they said that was also a mistake the WIFI was an unsecured site and that they were sorry. The unsecured WIFI only worked about 10% of the time and we just turned off the laptop and quit using it. A word of warning stay away from here in September evidently every one but us knew it was love bug season and they swarmed the deck making it unusable for 3 days. Not any ones fault but I'm not doing that again. I have had such good luck with VRBO so I was disappointed with this rental and puzzled that realty companies rent through this site.
This Ocean front property is very charming. Who doesn't love seeing the Ocean from the living room and bedroom? The property had everything we wanted and more. Gorgeous views, well-stocked and clean. Loved it! We were depressed when we went back to our own home!