UPSCALE OCEANFRONT HOME-GREAT VIEWS-HUGE DECK-POOL OPTION-PETS OK OK-1 LEVEL!

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Ponte Vedra Beach House Rental Photos and Description

3BR, 3BA, Sleeps 8

Sandpiper's Nest is a beautifully decorated oceanfront 3 bedroom 3 full bath home on a high dune in the oceanfront community of South Ponte Vedra Beach, between Jacksonville and St. Augustine. Located in a very 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. Decorated in an upscale cottage style, with ocean colors, vaulted wood ceilings, and top quality furnishings, Sandpiper's Nest will quickly feel like 'home'! The spacious living-dining-kitchen area is open to the views of the deck , beach, and ocean beyond. A large ocean front master suite has a king bed, computer, and private bath. Two additional bedrooms and baths provide privacy for everyone. The large deck, gas grill, beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas are just a few of the many amenities we offer in this luxurious ocean front setting. We have a gas fireplace for winter guests (Christmas through February) and a new fenced yard for dogs!

The living-dining-kitchen area is open to the views of the deck and the beautiful ocean beyond. Comfortable seating, a fireplace for our winter guests, large flat screen television and DVD player, Bose CD player, books, puzzles, and games will insure that our guests will remain entertained, even on our few rainy days! We have a high speed wireless Internet connection so bring your lap top and surf the net throughout the house and the deck. The pine dining table easily seats 6, and two comfy bar chairs at the end of the long kitchen counter offer additional dining space. The galley kitchen is lovely, with granite counters, side-by-side refrigerator with water and ice on the door, glass top electric range, oven, microwave, toaster and toaster oven, dishwasher, and all the other conveniences that make cooking a pleasure. We also have an extra refrigerator in the garage. The kitchen is situated in the heart of the living area, with no walls to obscure the views of the living and dining areas and the wonderful deck and ocean beyond.

The master suite is a peaceful retreat. Located on the ocean side of the house, it contains a king size bed with top quality bedding. The room has a private bath with large soaking tub, a TV/DVD player, and a desk for computing or other work. We also have a day bed in the master, which is perfect for lounging or for a toddler.

The junior master is on the front of the house and is equipped with a queen size bed, vaulted ceilings, TV/DVD, and a private bath.

The bunk room is a child's delight. The bed will sleep 3, thanks to the trundle underneath, and the mattresses are regular single mattresses so are comfortable for adults as well as children. This room also has a TV/DVD. A full bath is located in the hall adjacent to this room.

You will love the hurricane shutters we have just installed on all of the doors and windows! If you like to sleep in a DARK room, just push a button and there you are.

The deck is a destination in itself. Running the length of the house, the deck is bumped out in the middle, offering a 16 X 20 area for play and relaxing. Furnished with a round umbrella topped dining table and many comfortable chairs and loungers, the deck is a delightful spot to read, snooze, or dine. The deck railings have slats located close together so that small children are always safe, and a lockable gate insures that they will stay on the deck and off the dune walkover! At the end of the dune walkover is a very special built-in bench, which everyone loves for early morning coffee or late night moon watching! From there, it is a 10 step descent to the beach and the wonderful Atlantic ocean!

We have recently fenced in the yard on the south side of the house with gate access to the deck. This is a perfect place to let your dogs run free and take care of business without your having to walk around in the night!

Other amenities include: optional temporary beach club membership, double garage; water softener; indoor laundry plus additiona units in the garage; two refrigerators; gas grill, beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, toys, 4 TVs, 4 DVD players, high speed Internet, and stereo/radio!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility

Wren Beach Rentals

Judy Wren

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Hi there! I am Judy Lombana Wren, owner (with my husband Bill) of Sandpiper's Nest, manager of several other oceanfront properties, retired university professor and mental health therapist, wife, mom, grandmother, and friend! Bill (a retired airline pilot) and I live in Jacksonville, Florida and Maggie Valley, NC. I have been involved with with the ocean, beaches, homes, decorating, and people all my life. Sandpiper's Nest is our very special oceanfront home in which we take great pride and enjoy sharing with others. We hope you will love it as much as our previous renters do!

I have been renting Sandpiper's Nest since I first bought it brand new in 1987. At the time, it was a two bedroom, two bath cottage on a fantastic oceanfront lot. Bill and I completely renovated the home in 1993, taking it to the studs, opening it more to the views and adding another bedroom and bath. It looks brand new because we are ALWAYS working on it...very important on the ocean! We bought two more oceanfront homes a few years later, and others starting asking me to manage their properties, so my rental 'hobby' quickly turned into a business. My son, David Lombana, has joined me in Wren Beach Rentals, and we now manage 10 luxury oceanfront homes in South Ponte Vedra and Vilano Beach. We take great pride in our solid relationships with both owners and renters, and we look forward to working with you!

Judy Wren purchased this house in 1993

I bought Sandpiper's Nest in South Ponte Vedra Beach, because it was less than a half hour drive from my regular home, making it the ideal weekend retreat. I started renting it immediately, to help with the mortgage payments, and found that my renters also found South Ponte Vedra to be a very special community. It is perfect for vacationers who want direct oceanfront, great views, and privacy. Sandpiper's Nest sits on a 90 foot wide lot, on top of a high dune, offering panoramic ocean views. The immediate area consists of single family homes, several great restaurants, a terrific beach club (available as an option to our renters who want a pool!)and miles of wide, sandy, car-free beaches. Our renters come here because they love the privacy and the fact that we are not surrounded by high rise condos, fast food restaurants, bars, hordes of people vying for space on the beach, or cars driving on the sand! However, we are not isolated! Sandpiper's Nest is just 10 minutes from historic St. Augustine and 15 minutes from posh Ponte Vedra. We think we have the perfect beach location!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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.

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Upscale Oceanfront Home-Great Views-Huge Deck-Pool Option-Pets OK OK-1 level!
average rating of 4.927536 based on 69 reviews
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5

Retired and loving it....

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Stayed at this lovely home for 4 weeks. Travelled with small dog and side enclosed and locked grass yard for dog was very convenient. the deck and sitting bench on the deck to overlook the ocean was where we spent most of our time. Walking the beach with the dog on the leash was also very enjoyable. The beach and sand is great for walking, only locals on the beach, not crowded and perfect for spending all day. Having 3 bathrooms was very nice for privacy for the guests. Kitchen, dining room and living room all in one open space - great for conversations and catching up. Owners were at house as I arrived, greeted very warmly, great way to start our vacation! Thank you!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Pretty Good

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
We rented the Sandpiper’s Nest for 6 weeks, early January to mid-February, to escape a good part of an Ohio winter. The house has some very nice features. First, it’s oceanfront with direct and quick beach access. The views can be spectacular at best and terrific at worst; even in inclement weather (we had some). Second, it’s a great place for a dog. A fenced yard on the side of the house allows canines to do their stuff without having to be leashed. Notably, on our visit there were no doggie odors whatsoever in the house. Third, the beds were comfortable. Fourth, the location, on South Ponte Vedra Beach, is very good. Close to St. Augustine, close to a Publix supermarket in Vilano Beach (5 miles), close to a nature reserve, and one pretty good restaurant (Caps). Fifth, the appliances were up-to-date and worked well. Sixth, the Wi-Fi was excellent. Seventh, the garage is a surprisingly useful feature that your vehicle will appreciate given the salt air. Clearly, there are many good things about the house. There are also some pretty average things as well. For example, while the big screen TV in the great room is HD capable, the house did not have an HD cable box. Thus, there was no HD unless you watched DVDs or something like Apple TV. TVs in other rooms were functional but not HD. While the kitchen appliances were good, the flatware, dishes, and kitchen accessories left a bit to be desired. For example, one night while preparing dinner, we needed to open a can and the one at the house was totally useless. Had to run out and buy one. The house is on AIA and close to the road (many in the area are); road noise in front bedroom can be pronounced. The middle bedroom (bunk bed room) can be pretty noisy as well due to the proximity of the air conditioner/heat pump to the room’s window. These can be problems for light sleepers, as we learned from our guests. The house has a 40 gallon water heater. With more than two people staying there at a time, this can be a problem, too.

Given the opportunity, we would rent this place again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Sandpiper's Nest has very seldom received less than a 5 star rating, so I do want to respond to the specific complaints from these particular renters. Frankly, I did not know until I saw this review that we did not have HD on the living room television; however, we do our best to provide what renters want, and the HD box is being installed this week! We are sorry about the non-working can opener; if I had known it was broken I would have replaced it. Our flatware and dishes are not sterling silver and bone china but they are good quality stainless and porcelain,and we have a plentiful supply. I have never had a complaint about this before either, so I am not sure how to improve upon them. As for the road noise, the renters are correct...all the oceanfront rentals in our area on on a two lane road and at night, some car noise can be heard from bedrooms on the front of the house. No one has mentioned noise from the air handler outside the bunk room before; however, simply lowering the metal storm shutters over the windows in any room will completely block outside noise. Luckily, the master is on the back of the house so those sleeping there only have to contend with the sounds of the ocean!

It does seem as though this couple enjoyed the "larger" aspects of the house such as the beds, furnishings, appliances, garage, fenced yard, beach, views, wifi, etc. but were annoyed by certain details, such as the lack of HD, the "useless" can opener, and related issues. We want to assure YOU that we make serious efforts to address any complaints, large or small, when they are brought to our attention! Please always feel free to contact me by phone or email if you have questions or concerns about the quality or condition of anything related to Sandpiper's Nest.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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5

Fantastic Stay At Sandpipers Nest !!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
This was a beautiful, open concept cottage. It was very clean, and was exactly like the pictures on the ad. The view from the deck is breathtaking, as the home sits right on the beach. The cottage was well equipped with everything you needed and the beds were very comfy. The beach is very private and clean as well. We took many leisurely walks and found a lot of great seashells. We found our mini vacation much too short, but we left very relaxed and happy with our stay. We would definitely recommend this property to anyone wanting to spend some relaxing days near the ocean, and we will be returning in the future.
Owner's Response: We are delighted that these nice people enjoyed Sandpiper's Nest and our beach, even in the winter. They represent those folks who want to relax, walk on the beach, and just chill...but in the comfort of a really nice home. You will love it just as much as they did!
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5

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Our recent stay at your beautiful home was everything we could hope for! The family absolutely loved it! All we had to add, was groceries. The Publix right down the road had us set for the week. We enjoyed not only the home but the view was gorgeous! Loved the deck area and could sit out there all day! Since we are local, we did not go into St Aug but it was just a few minutes away for those that would. This is one vacation home, that I hope we will be able to visit again!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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4

Just right!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Sandpiper's next is not too small or too big, it's just right.
As soon as we walked in, it felt like home. There wasn't anything we needed, that wasn't already there.
Really enjoyed the deck a great deal. The bench by the stairs to the beach is a great spot for drinking your coffee and watch the sun rise.
Helpful votes: 2/2

Map

Castillo De San Marcos
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
I-95
Nearest Beach
You are there!
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Serenata Beach Club
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Royal St. Augustine
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Caps on the Water or The Reef
Car: recommended

Sandpiper's Nest is direct oceanfront, on a lovely barrier island between the Atlantic ocean and the IntraCoastal Waterway. Since there are only single family homes and a few nice restaurants here, 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. We do have 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. A fabulous nature park with trails is two miles away. In 10 minutes you can be in downtown historic St. Augustine with lots of attractions, great seafood, fun shopping, fishing and boating, 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!

Other Activities: dining, shopping, touring, shelling, kayacking, surf fishing, deep sea fishing

Golf: Golf courses abound in our area! The World Golf Village with its two fabulous courses, golf museum, and much more is a quick twenty minute drive. Numerous other public and semi-public courses are available both in St. Augustine and in Ponte Vedra.

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Availability & Rates

Ponte Vedra Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring 2014
Mar 1 2014 - May 30 2014
$2,400
7 nights
 
Notes: Weekly only, Saturday-Saturday. $300 upcharge Easter and Memorial weeks.   
 
Summer 2014
May 31 2014 - Aug 15 2014
$3,400
7 nights
 
Notes: Weekly only, Saturday-Saturday. $300 upcharge July 4th week.   
 
Late Summer 2014
Aug 16 2014 - Sep 5 2014
$2,400
7 nights
 
Notes: Weekly only, Saturday to Saturday   
 
Fall-Winter 2014-2015
Sep 6 2014 - Feb 27 2015
$325
$325
$1,900
3 nights
 
Notes: Weekly only Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years weeks   

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Cleaning $150

Notes

  • from $1900/wk or $325/night
  • $500 damage deposit required for each rental of one week or less; $1000 deposit for rentals of 2 weeks or more; deposits will be refunded within two weeks of departure, assuming no problems; renters have option of paying $200 cleaning fee and leave the house tidy, OR do some basic chores (wash dishes, empty trash, etc.) and pay $150. Contact owner for specifics. 10% taxes on rent and cleaning additional. Weekly rates only for all holidays; $300 up-charge for Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years weeks. 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!
  • We accept up to two well behaved pets with a signed pet agreement and payment of pet fees: $225 for the first pet and $125 for the second.

Amenities

Ponte Vedra Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
  • Grill
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The master bath has a large soaking tub (not jetted). The other two baths have regular tub/shower combinations.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom contains a king bed and a single day bed (plus a portacrib for babies) The junior master has a queen bed The bunk room has a bunk bed with trundle underneath, sleeping 3. The mattresses are regular twin mattresses, not 'bunkies', so they are comfortable for adults All bedrooms have top quality mattresses, down pillows, high thread count sheets, and down comforters or down blankets. All bedrooms have cable televisions and DVD players. Alarm clocks and full length mirrors are provided in the two main bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • surf fishing
  • golf privileges optional
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. We have a fenced yard, in addition to the enclosed deck, for pets.