|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Situated smack in the center of paradise, Prince of Tides is our beachfront house with everything you could desire for the perfect Ponte Vedra vacation: multiple ocean front decks with panoramic views, luxurious furnishings, and even a putt-putt course!<br/><br/>Built right behind the dunes on the shores of the beach, Prince of Tides is 3 stories of luxury living, indoors and out. The third floor boasts a lovely sitting room with a big picture window overlooking the ocean and plenty of comfortable seating. <br/><br/>The balcony on this floor is accessible from the master suite, a palatial set of rooms containing a king-sized bed, a huge fireplace, hardwood floors, and sweeping ocean views, plus a gorgeous modern tiled bath with a separate soaking tub, walk-in shower, multiple levels and frosted glass partition. You will thrill to this suite, and treasure the time that you have to stroll along the balcony with a glass of wine or frosty drink, the beautiful shoreline laid out at your feet.<br/><br/>The second bedroom on this floor is also lovely, featuring a recessed ceiling and comfy queen-sized bed with reading lamp. This room is convenient to the second full bathroom, which offers a walk-in shower and gleaming tiles. Everything at Prince of Tides is elegant, new, and such a pleasure!<br/><br/>The main living and dining areas are on the second floor, which features a giant oceanfront deck running the length of the house and connected to a private dune walkover down to the apricot sands of Ponte Vedra Beach. There's plenty of room here for casual dining, seating, lounging, and sunbathing, and it may just become your favorite spot at Prince of Tides. It's so relaxing here in the fresh sea breeze, with water birds calling and the occasional dolphin fin peeking above the waves.<br/><br/>Step indoors and you find yourself in our open-plan living and dining area. The wall facing the ocean contains a long bank of windows, so the views are sweeping no matter where you are in the room. Hardwood floors and an ornate fireplace add a note of coziness, while the rattan furniture lends an island flair. <br/><br/>The dining table at Prince of Tides is right beside the windows, so you may find yourself lingering long after the meal to play cards, check your email (you have free wireless Internet here), or simply chat. The seats are cushioned, the lighting is good, and the "scenery" couldn't be better!<br/><br/>The kitchen is adjacent to this area, and includes a breakfast bar. You'll love the cheery white-and-aqua décor here, the gleaming appliances, and the well-stocked cupboards and drawers. All you need to add is food; we've provided cookware, dishes, utensils, and all the time-savers that make getting out of the kitchen and back to the beach a little easier. <br/><br/>Also on the second floor is huge family room, with Intracoastal Waterway views, a big sectional sofa, a wet bar, and a giant flat-screen TV with DVD player. This is the place to come flop after a busy day sightseeing, surfing, or sandcastle-building. The children will spread out their toys here, and their parents may find themselves nodding off on the ultra-comfy couch. Nature lovers will thrill to the wildlife views over the Intracoastal, particularly in early morning. And the best place to catch the magnificent sunset is just outside the doors here, on our big porch!<br/><br/>Take the winding steps down to the first floor, where you will find 2 more bedrooms, another family play area, and a big patio with a firepit, ceiling fans, and lounge chairs. One bedroom contains a queen-sized bed, while the other offers 2 sets of bunkbeds -- perfect for all the kids to club together! These bedroom share a full bathroom with both a tub & shower option. <br/><br/>As if all this weren't enough, our front yard (facing the Intracoastal) contains a putting green that you can use to practice your shots or challenge the kids to a game of putt-putt. We're surrounded by great golf courses here, but sometimes nothing beats a little home practice!<br/><br/>Note: There are no weddings or events allowed at this house.
My name is Steve Milo and I stay in Vacation Rental Homes when I travel both domestically and abroad. I own several vacation rental homes and listen carefully to our guests and their feedback and then opened my company Vacation Rental Pros in 2006! Our greatest compliment is when our guests refer our web site to their friends and relatives. AND, now Vacation Rental Pros is managing over 825 properties in Ft Myers Beach, Orlando, St Augustine Beach, Daytona Beach, Palm Coast and Ponte Vedra Beach. Our guests and their great 'word of mouth' have helped us expand to over 825+ vacation rentals. We booked over 15,000 rentals and received over 5,000 guest reviews in 2014.
We had a great time with our kids. Just watching them enjoying the experience was fabulous. My daughter has lived in Florida for 14 years & she commented that she had never seen so much ocean life. We saw dolphins every day.! We saw a manta ray, a sea turtle, a shark & there were star fish on the beach. The house was comfortable but could have been cleaner. The patio was nice but boy those bricks get hot in the afternoon! Everyone loved the dumb waiter from the garage to the kitchen. Made getting things in the house a whole lot easier.
We had 10 people stay here for a 1 week stay in August. The house was wonderful and we really enjoyed being right on the beach. There were rarely any other people on the beach so we had it all to ourselves. We also enjoyed the fire pit and grill. The house was large enough for our group & had plenty of sitting space for everyone. The table was large enough for all to eat at & play games. There were plenty of beach toys there for the kids. The kitchen is fully stocked and has almost everything you would need to prepare meals. The two bedrooms upstairs were beautiful. The bedrooms on lower level were a little outdated. Everyone really enjoyed the putting green outside. <br/><br/>There are no stores nearby. Publix is about 20 minutes away. We had cars so we didn't mind. Restaurants are a good drive too. But it was nice being in the middle of nowhere. Cell phone service was also horrible here (not a bad thing on vacation) but there was free wifi at the house.<br/><br/>The floors definitely were not cleaned very well before we arrived. Everyone's feet were filthy from walking around just the first day. The oven in the kitchen is very outdated and not all of the buttons work on it, so you can not broil or get the oven to certain temperatures. The ice maker in the freezer worked the first day and then that was it. The air conditioner was not working when we arrived. Despite being set on 72 degrees it remained at 79/80. We called for maintenance and they sent someone over on a Sunday, which I was very impressed. They sent for an AC repair guy and he came on Sunday as well and fixed it. We were quite pleased with the response.<br/>One of the big negatives for us was the palmetto bugs. We found quite a few of them on the back patio at night, in the garage and lower level where 2 bedrooms are. There were 3 cockroaches found as well. There were no bugs on main or upper level. <br/><br/>Everyone raved about the house and we will definitely rent a house similar to this one agai
House is beautiful, well-maintained, has all the amenities one would need. The beach is large and perfect for small children. During low tide, there were plenty of shallow pools and lazy rivers for the children to play. Location was ideal distance to both Sawgrass and St. Augustine attractions. I will certainly reserve this property again.
Four girlfriends and I stayed at Prince of Tides for a week. The view was to die for. Had the beach to ourselves. The covered patio and fire pit were our favorite spots. The home was clean and everyone was comfortable. An elevator would have been nice, but we managed. It is a little distance to a grocery store, but other than that, it was perfect. We had a wonderful time and would rent it again. Thank you.
We enjoyed our stay at the Prince of Tides rental. It was a completely worry & stress free vacation. The rental property was well stocked with all the necessities & beautifully furnished. It was like having our own personal private beach. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone looking for a great vacation stay.
Prince of Tides was clean, well furnished and equipped with lots of beach toys, games, and things for a family to do. The beachfront location was fabulous! We took long walks on the wide, white sand beach several times a day. We loved the spiral staircases, the dumbwaiter, the gorgeous kitchen, top notch TV and strereo system. Highly recommend.
97 miles to Disney World
83 miles to Orlando
30 miles - Daytona Airport (DAB)
55 miles to Jacksonville Airport
90 miles - Orlando Airport (MCO)
Jacksonville Stadium (Jaguars)
Kennedy Space Center
St Augustine Historic Town