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Judy Wren

Advertiser since: 2001
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Wren Beach Rentals

Advertiser since: 2001
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2015
Tell the manager when you would like to travel.
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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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 additional units in the garage; two refrigerators; gas grill, beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, toys, 4 TVs, 4 DVD players, high speed Internet, and stereo/radio!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Judy Wren (Property Manager)
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Judy Wren

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

Why Judy Wren chose Ponte Vedra Beach

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!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 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.


based on 75 traveler reviews

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Upscale Oceanfront 1 Level Home-Great Views-Huge Deck-Pool Option-Pets OK
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 75 reviews

Sandpipers Nest is an EXCELLENT house to rent.

  • 5 of 5

The house is bright,clean and comfortable.It was fantastic to walk into a rental that was so well stocked complete with linens ,towels and beach accessories like chairs,boogie boards.The beach and surrounding houses are really attractive and it is such an easy drive either north or south to get groceries or restaurants.

We LOVED that the beach had no High rise hotels or commercial buildings on it and the water was fantastic.

We would most definitely rent this house again !!!!

Carter R.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Great Rental!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property that is well maintained and cared for. Great to have linens and towels available on site. Kitchen well stocked with everything needed for meal preparation. Wonderful view from the interior as well as deck area. Easy check-in and check-out process. Great for travelers with pets. House is very pet friendly. Too many wonderful things to mention. Hope to visit again soon. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Excellent Property for a Great Beach Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This property was super clean, warm and inviting, had great views, and didn't require the lugging back and forth of towels and sheets. It is a super place to bring your dog, and the owners have made it very pet friendly. The quality of everything from forks to beach chairs was excellent. Everything you need to cook and enjoy a day at the beach was present. We especially appreciated the tub to rinse off not only our feet, but the babies (dogs), and the out door cooler on the deck. You don't have far to go to reach the water. Just down the stairs, and not too many of them at that. Judy Wren is very kind and professional and we had no problems whatsoever when we were there. Definitely on our list of recommended properties, which we have already done, and one to which we hope to return. We send heartfelt thanks for such a property being available, and being beyond what was advertised. You cannot so better than Sandpiper's Nest if looking for a great place to stay in the Ponte Vedra area. Check in and out was wonderful. We just can't explain how wonderful it was. We had a great vacation! We booked a shore fishing trip with Captain Kirk, ate excellent food at 3 different restaurants, and found lots of shark teeth. Thank you Wren Beach Realty and Judy!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Naturally, we are very happy that these nice folks thoroughly enjoyed their stay at Sandpiper's Nest, and we think you will too! We put a lot of time and energy (and $!) into making sure that the house is in tip top condition, that it is furnished with quality amenities, and that we are available to assist with issues or suggestions for activities. We can guarantee that when you stay here, you will be treated to a great house, a wonderful beach, many fun things to do, and the comfort of knowing the house owners will do their best to help you have a wonderful vacation.

Wonderful house w/everything

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with this house when we stayed here this summer for the first time. It is located on a great stretch of beach, and the house has so many amenities. Everything needed is here, plus extras like surfboards, beach umbrellas, sand toys, gas grill, etc! The style was beautiful and comfortable, with a wide open kitchen/living room/dining area facing the ocean. You can tell the owner has lavished attention on this property to make it a first-rate home. Everything was clean, and we appreciated the fact that each bedroom had its own bathroom. The garage was great, too. Of course the prime attraction is the beach, and the short walkway made it easy for my walking-impaired mother to take her time and get down to the sand with the rest of us. Finally, the owner was easy to work with and made everything go smoothly from first contact until after checkout. This is a special spot, and we can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
East Aurora, NY

Great Winter Break Visit

  • 5 of 5

We spent the President's Day week at Sandpiper's Nest and could not have had a better experience. The property was well-maintained and perfect for our family of 7 (5 kids). The master bedroom and kitchen were particularly well-equipped. Both the owner and manager were easy to reach and responsive. We were so pleased, we were prepared to reserve Sandpiper's Nest for the same week next year, but the house was already reserved, so we are going to try one of their other homes.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of six adults had a wonderful week at Sandpiper's Nest in Early April. The private boardwalk over the dune to the beach makes a great place to survey the ocean and beach for miles up and down the coast. 3 bedrooms, each with its own bath, a spacious common area, a dining table for six, and a spacious "galley" kitchen are all laid out with easy living in mind. There was very fast WiFi and even an inkjet printer (bring your own PC) - preprinted boarding passes are the way to fly! The online description was accurate; the property was very clean and well maintained. this property to several friends. Cap's restaurant, just down the road to the south is a very nice, on-the-water, place for food and drink.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Serenata Beach Club
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Royal St. Augustine
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Caps on the Water or The Reef
Nearest Beach
You are there!
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.


Rates & Availability

From $2,400 Per week

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
Spring 2015
Feb 28 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Sat-Sat rentals only; $300 holiday upcharge Easter and Memorial weeks   
Summer 2015
May 30 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Sat-Sat rentals only; $300 upcharge July 4th week   
Late Summer 2015
Aug 15 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Sat-Sat rentals only   

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Cleaning USD150


  • 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.


Ponte Vedra Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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.

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