|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Our Blue Parrot Beach House sits on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the #1 house we have for ocean views as it is perched as close as you can be.<br/><br/>With a lovely color, Blue Parrot Beach House looks directly at the Atlantic Ocean. From the windows and sliders, Watch the sun rise (and dolphins cavort) at dawn over the ocean. The views are absolutely unbelievable! And you can enjoy them from slider doors and windows -- you'll have such fun exploring all the unique spaces in this house.<br/><br/>Inside, Blue Parrot retains the feel of a beloved old home, yet contains updated fittings and furnishings. On the 2nd level is the living room, dining and kitchen area. <br/><br/>The living room is laid back and welcoming, with ultra-comfortable sofas, and a new HDTV. Doors lead out to the patio. It's the kind of space you immediately feel at home in, and you may find yourself settling down to gaze out at the ocean without even unpacking. You're home!<br/><br/>Between the living room and the kitchen is a sun-filled dining area with a table and great ocean views. This is clearly Family Central, the nerve center for everything from the laptop (you have free wireless Internet at Blue Parrot) 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/>The kitchen at Blue Parrot is thoroughly functional with 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. There is also a breafast bar with 4 stools for casual dining.<br/><br/>When it's time to retire for the night, you have many choices. On the 2nd floor is the master bedroom with queen bed. Also on the 2nd floor is a kids room with 2 twin beds. Acting as our 3rd bedroom is a loft above the 2nd floor. Accessible by a spiral staircase, this cozy loft has a full sized mattress.<br/><br/>But, the fun has only begun. Climb the spiral stairs to the 1st floor and find a wonderful multi-purpose entertainment room with 55" HDTV, game system and queen sleeper bed. There is also a ping pong table.<br/><br/>The 2nd floor living room features a 37" HDTV, DVD player and receiver.<br/><br/>Blue Parrot is in Summer Haven, an historical area that is quickly vanishing. 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!
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.
The location of this property was excellent. The beach is beautiful and the house is directly on the beach. The house itself is nice looking but the condition of the house left much to be desired. The floors were extremely dirty. We could not walk around barefoot. Our feet would get completely dirty. They felt slimey and gross. The water in the house smelled horrible. Almost like sewer water. We did not feel clean after bathing. The sheets and towels did not seem clean either. In fact there were hairs on our sheets when we first unmade the bed! On our last morning there, a construction crew entered the house while we were still sleeping. They apologized and left saying they were told that the property was vacant. The price of the house is also VERY misleading. They say it costs $300 a night yet we paid nearly double that when they tacked on an almost $300 cleaning fee (?!), almost $200, nonrefundable damage fee and a variety of high taxes etc... I would not have minded the cleaning fee if the unit had actually been clean! While we loved the location, we would stay at this unit again. We would use another rental company and find another house.
I cannot say enough good things about this property. It was exactly what I was looking for and a great place to bring my family together for a special time. The view was magnificent and the sunrises were beautiful. There was plenty of space with living areas on both floors and it was very well maintained. I would go again in a heartbeat.
This view is awesome. Everyone in our group had a great time. As mention in other reviews, the floors could have been a little cleaner and the furniture is starting to look dated and dingy on the main floor and bottom floor. The kitchen was wonderful and very well equipped. Overall We had a wonderful experience with this rental. The view and the deck overlooked any flaws this house might have had.
downstairs room-no outlets in bath & bedroom. No adequate ventilation-hot. no towel rack in MBR. Only sleeps 7 adults comfortably.nice kitchen & living area.beach nice.would stay again if changes made in above issues,otherwise would not.
Great location w/beautiful view. Just a couple snags. Had problems getting into the house. First couple calls went unanswered. Finally spoke to property manager who spoke to us like children asking if we pushed down the black thing.(in rude, frustrated tone) Although it wasn't in the instructions - we did push down the black thing & only finally managed to pry open the lock box w the help of a screw driver. Extremely stressful since we had about $500 of ice cream/frozen/cold food defrosting in hot car. Alarm was set to CHIME & would beep every time anyone opened any door. Made it impossible to sleep in since a ctrl panel was in mstr bdrm. Would have been nice to have simple instructions: 'HOLD DOWN CHIME BUTTON FOR 3 SEC's to TURN CHIME OFF'. ? Pot holders & a few more simple amenities would have also been nice. Ice maker appeared to be broken - so that should be deleted fm list of amenities. Lots of ants, although the stench of ant poison was strong throughout house. Sheet on fridge explaining not to strip sheets & explaining how we must purchase special septic tank toilet paper confusing b/c it contradicted other instructions to strip sheets (& made us worry about how/where we will find special toilet paper). otherwise - nice stay / great view / very nice location. thank you
The stay would have been very pleasant had it not been for a very disturbing arrival. All the information disseminated by Vacation Rental Pros was very adamant about not arriving prior to 3:00 p.m. for check-in. As a result, my family and I planned our<br/> entire arrival around this time. To our unpleasant surprise, the maid and her motley cleaning crew were still on-site. What should have been a quick turnover, quikly escalated to a scene out of a Jerry Springer epsiode due to the maid's ownership of the house.<br/> Evidently she works for the owner and claims the house as her "baby." She followed my family and I around imposing rules and warnings. During this very tense and unpleasant time, one of her cleaning crew lost her blue tooth headset. This ensued a two hour<br/> long debacle filled with insults and allegations from the maid. She called the owner of the house direct and almost succeeded in having my family and I evicted before even checking in. Fortunatley, the VR Pros manager Jim, arrived and after observing the wild<br/> antics of the maid, cooler heads prevailed. We were forced to accept the house as-is without the maid completing her job. He did look out for our better interest my aggreeing to inspect the house prior to check-out in order to ensure the maid could not call<br/> the owner and make additional false allegations, possibly resulting in penalty. I am from St. Augustine and the house is very cool and in an awsome location. Unfortunately this unprofessional, derilict of a maid, with unusual influence on the owner, left a<br/> resounding memory on a special vacation. The maid should not have even been there, and her behavior was inexcusable. For this reason alone and the abundance of other vacation property in the area, I would not stay there or recommend anyone to stay there.<br/>