|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Newly updated as of December 2012. It’s the perfect combination of traditional beach house charm and contemporary convenience. Newly renovated, White Sand sits oceanfront in Summer Haven, its wraparound decks and huge windows bringing you sweeping views of sand, sea, and sky!<br/><br/>White Sand Beach House looks directly onto the beach in front and the Matanzas River in back. Watch the sun rise (and dolphins cavort) at dawn over the ocean, and the sun set (and birds wheel by) at evening. The views are absolutely unbelievable! And you can enjoy them from wraparound decks, sundecks, the lanai – there are outdoor spaces everywhere at White Sands, and you’ll love exploring them all.<br/><br/> <br/>This house may look traditional from the outside, but inside it is completely renovated and thoroughly modern, with all the conveniences and little luxe touches that make a vacation rental even more special. Sloping ceilings with high windows, outdoor access from many rooms, and decks and balconies galore create an indoor/outdoor feeling you’ll love, enhanced by sea foam colored walls, polished hardwood floors, and plenty of sunshine.<br/><br/>Step into the living room and sink into one of the ultra-comfortable beige leather sofas. One faces the big flat-screen TV, while the other looks onto the fireplace and double sliding glass doors leading to a balcony. This is a room to snuggle into for an evening of entertainment and fun.<br/><br/> <br/>Between the living room and the kitchen is a sun-filled dining area with a big table and great ocean views. This is clearly Family Central, the nerve center for everything from the laptop (you have free wireless Internet at White Sand) to heated games of Go Fish. Station the camera and binoculars here; there will always be someone around to grab them when exciting things occur!<br/><br/> <br/>The kitchen at White Sand is thoroughly modern, with big windows over the sink and all the space you need for food and drink. You'll find everything here to prepare and serve meals, plus time-savers such as a microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, and blender. You may mostly be packing picnics for the beach or carrying snacks out to the decks, but everything you need is here -- just add the groceries!<br/><br/> <br/>When it's time to retire for the night, rest easy in the spacious, beautiful bedrooms at White Sand. The master suite is airy and bright, with an ultra-comfortable queen-sized bed, flat-screen TV, comfy reading chair and wicker loveseat, and access to an oceanfront balcony. Count the stars from your pillows in the master bedroom!<br/><br/> <br/>The master bath is simply luxurious, boasting a Jacuzzi tub, separate shower, and his-and-her vanities. You'll never want to leave!<br/><br/> <br/>The second bedroom is spacious and restful as well. Leading directly to the lanai via sliding glass doors, it also has a huge window with lovely ocean views and a flat-screen TV.<br/><br/> <br/>The third bedroom is a children’s paradise, destined to become a clubhouse for the youngest members of your gang. Against one wall is a twin-sized daybed; against another is a set of bunks with a double on the bottom and a twin on top. A flat-screen TV and DVD player stand ready for entertainment, while entire walls of windows let sunshine pour into the room. There’s plenty of space here for play and sleep.<br/><br/> <br/>The second bathroom at White Sand is sparkling new and luxe, with a separate powder room as well as a shower/tub combination. And all of the linens you need are provided here, as well as the towels, blankets, and pillows, not to mention a washer and dryer to keep everything fresh. Pack light and come as you are; we've got you covered!<br/><br/> <br/>White Sand is in Summer Haven, an historical area that is slowly vanishing due to coastal erosion. It's very close to Fort Matanzas, and is just 15 minutes from St. Augustine, the oldest city in the nation. The beach is quiet here, with plenty of wildlife and no traffic or crowds. Come stay in this beautiful spot before it is changed forever!
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Comfortable and spacious with all the amenities of home + beautiful views. Starting to need some updating, wood floors are gapping, some sinks are nicked or scratched, throw carpets are worn, but very clean and comfortable. A garage door opener with remote would be a great addition to this property but other than that and the updating can't think of a thing I'd change. Great value too.
The location was the greatest. Quiet Beach, most of the time no one was on the beach. It made a great pet friendly place to stay. The house was fully equipped. The houses are not real close together and the neighbor is very quiet. The road in front of the house was a dead end, so very few cars went by. The house had a key pad lock, so we didn't have to check in or out. I did call them when a storm blew out a screen and they were very prompt. I would go there again.
We had a wonderful week and are already talking about returning. The house was comfortable and clean. We were only a few steps from the water, beach was almost deserted. It was like a private beach for our family. Sunrises and Sunsets were beautiful. We really enjoyed the Christmas lights in Saint Augustine. Overall a great vacation.
We had a wonderful time at White Sands Beach House. The house was a wonderful beachy house with plenty of room, a great deck and a porch to watch the sunset from. We saw gorgeous sunrises, had the beach to ourselves, had a wonderful time with our dogs that swam and then lounged under our tent on the beach. We had a great day exploring St. Augustine and a great afternoon shopping at the Outlet Malls. Overall, it was a wonderful week at the beach!!!
Great, this was our second year here and before we left we booked it again for next year!
This rental property should only be considered by those who love gorgeous, serene beaches, awesome sunrises, stunning sunsets, tranquility, and total relaxation. The location of this home is as perfect as it gets. It's located on a very short, dead-end street, which is directly on the beach. Other than the cars of those who reside on this short street, there is VERY little traffic. During our rental period, we were blessed with cooler weather, which allowed us to turn off the A/C and open the many sliding doors on the home. The breezes coming from both the ocean and the sound were fantastic. The master bedroom overlooks the ocean, so one can watch the sunrise right from the bedroom and hear the ocean waves all day and night if desired. Pure heaven! The screened porch right outside the master bedroom allows for the sliding doors to be open without fear of flying insects invading the perfection. This home also has a two-car garage, which we used to store our beach cabana when not in use. This allowed us to put the cabana together only once and then carry it the short distance to and from the beach each day. The only negatives concerning this home are that some of the vertical blinds do not function well, and when needed, the A/C does not cool the master bedroom to the degree that it should. The outside of the home could use some TLC, but fortunately the inside is maintained to a higher standard.
97 miles to Disney World, 50 miles - Daytona Airport (DAB), 55 miles to Jacksonville Airport, 75 miles Jackville Airport (JAX), 90 miles - Orlando Airport (MCO), Jacksonville Stadium (Jaguars), Kennedy Space Center, Lighthouse, Marine Land, Museums, St Augustine Historic Town, Theatre