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THE ULTIMATE BEACHFRONT ADVENTURE-5 STAR FUN; (4/2 UPSTAIRS + OPTIONAL 2/1 DOWN)

Fred R.

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Fred R.

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014
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THE ULTIMATE BEACHFRONT ADVENTURE-5 STAR FUN; (4/2 UPSTAIRS + OPTIONAL 2/1 DOWN)

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

South Ponte Vedra Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4-6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2-3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14))

DON'T JUST VACATION. VACATION WELL.

Welcome to Heaven By The Sea, where “Your Beachfront Adventure Awaits You”. Dreamy days and balmy nights will entrance your mind and captivate your soul…Richly enjoy each moment in your very own tropical oasis.

ONLY A FEW SHORT STEPS TO THE SAND AND SURF

Our property is situated in a private, quiet area. Public beach access is located one mile to the north and one mile to the south of our home. Because of this, there are very few people on the beach in the vicinity. Swim, surf, kayak or fish right from the backyard.

VIEW OUR GUEST COMMENTS

Our guests share their experiences with our home’s features, amenities and accommodations. Many “seasoned” vacation renters have commented that their stay here was their best one.

THE PERFECT BEACH HOUSE WITH ALL THE “BELLS AND WHISTLES”

Four (4) exterior decks offer generous outdoor living space and a myriad of options for outdoor entertaining. Multiple High Definition (HD) televisions, DVD players, and a Digital Video Recorder, finish out this seaside vacation home. Of course, no beach home would be complete without beach chairs, beach towels and beach umbrellas (all included and provided at our location).

FUN, FUN, AND MORE FUN

Enjoy ocean kayaking in one of two (2) provided kayaks. Take a ride on one of our many boogie boards. Don't worry about finding the perfect sized board; we provide multiple boards in assorted sizes! If you like, you can lounge and relax in our oversized outdoor beach hammock or grill a culinary masterpiece on the stainless steel barbeque grill.

KID FRIENDLY

There are two (2) bunk beds, two (2) separate twin sized beds and one (1) full sized bed (downstairs). We provide boogie boards, kayaks (2), lifejackets (4), sand toys, recorded Disney movies (on the DVR), and a video game system. All upstairs decks can be completely “enclosed” for small children and pets.

FOCUSED CUSTOMER SERVICE

Work together with the actual owner of the house. If desired, you will be greeted in person upon check in. 24 hour access to the owner (personal cell phone number) during your stay. Quality Control Program ensures that everything is perfect for your arrival.

EXCEPTIONAL DESIGN AND LAYOUT

One of the larger beachfront properties in the area. A unique 4 bedroom and 2 bathroom home offers nearly 1800 square feet of indoor living space. Tropical designer furnishings, artwork and accessories complete this coastal retreat. Two ocean front master suites lie on opposite ends of the home, creating their own private wing and offering exceptional options for multiple couples or families.

A PREMIER LOCATION

Downtown Saint Augustine (a popular tourist destination) is located approximately seven (7) miles to the south; far away enough from the tourist activity, but close enough for a short drive to enjoy the sites if you desired.

TREAT YOURSELF, YOU DESERVE IT

The perfect setting to celebrate an anniversary, family reunion, holiday vacation, or any other special occasion. Created to provide every comfort, convenience and long-lasting memories of a truly enjoyable vacation stay. You are invited to review our past guests experiences.

MISCELLANEOUS

Pet (small dogs only) and Kid friendly. Please, No Smoking. Garage parking not available; however, there is plenty of on-site parking (driveway easily accommodates 6-8 vehicles).

*Renovated lower level has two bedrooms (#5 & #6), one bathroom (#3), and a kitchenette. Downstairs is totally separate with its own entrance, and is available for an additional charge.

Please feel free to e-mail us for more information, if needed. You're invited to watch and enjoy our YouTube video by clicking on the 'Video' tab located at the top; and our Heaven by the Sea Virtual Tour located in the 'Links to more information' area below.

Keywords: ocean, beach, waterfront, home, house, vacation rentals by owner, VRBO, home away, HomeAway, oceanfront

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Fred R. (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014

About Fred R.

As the owner of Heaven by the Sea, I would like to welcome you to our lovely home. I am a retired Navy pilot and father of two beautiful children. While stationed in Florida, I absolutely fell in love with the area. I currently live in Saint Augustine, FL and Honolulu, HI (where I was born and raised). I have always lived very close to the ocean and beach all my life. It is my desire to share this unique experience of oceanfront living with others as well. We look forward to your stay with us and welcoming you and your family as our very special guests!

Fred R. purchased this house in 2010

Why Fred R. chose South Ponte Vedra Beach

I chose to purchase a vacation rental in this location because of the private, oceanfront setting offered. The warm weather, tropical breezes and ocean surf made this the ideal location for me. The property is also located in an exclusive ocean side community within minutes to historic Saint Augustine, Ponte Vedra and World Golf Village.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What an appropriate name! Your heavenly location was an oasis for our family and made our time here so special. We will always remember it. Hopefully, we will meet again in the future.
Jul 2011
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 38 traveler reviews

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The Ultimate Beachfront Adventure-5 Star Fun; (4/2 Upstairs + Optional 2/1 Down)
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 39 reviews
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The Ultimate Beachfront Adventure-5 Star Fun; (4/2 Upstairs + Optional 2/1 Down)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p366305vb
South Ponte Vedra Beach St. Augustine Area
Waycross, Georgia
5

Perfect beach location--5 stars!

  • 5 of 5
Our large extended family (11 adults; 2 babies) rented the entire Heaven by the Sea house the week before TS Debby hit. We have stayed at multiple houses in St. Augustine/Crescent Beach/Fernandina Beach through the years, and a few on the Gulf Coast, including some "mansions" with indoor elevators, etc. We are all on tight budgets and our beach week is our one big splurge each year. Fred's house was by far our favorite of all the places we've stayed! Probably the best feature is the proximity to the beach. The pictures on the web just do not do this house justice. When you stand in the upstairs living area and look out through the glass doors, it feels as if you are standing on the top deck of a boat. All you can see is ocean! You can litererally step off the bottom porch and in five steps or less, you are on the beach. It was perfect for our group which included a 6 month old and an 18 month old. As always, sunrises over the Atlantic were breathtaking, as were the sunsets from the back decks overlooking the intracoastal. The fishing from the beach was great this year, too.

The house itself was perfect for our group--comfortable but not worn out; beautifully decorated but not stuffy, and extremely clean. I'm a "bug" freak, and I didn't see the first one all week long. Also, we didn't need to bring any linens or towels...even beach towels are provided!

Fred was the perfect host. He is so friendly, eager to please his guests, and just an all around nice guy. I accidentally left my jewelry when we checked out, and didn't discover it missing until we'd returned home to Georgia. I contacted Fred and he went back to the house, located my jewelry, and made arrangements to meet up with my husband and me at OUR convenience to return it. In this day, it's rare to find such an honest, trustworthy person, and Fred definitely fits the bill.

We rarely stay in the same house twice when we vacation, but we are all already discussing our next trip and that we hope to come back to Heaven by the Sea again. This is definitely a place to spend a relaxing vacation, for travelers of all ages (our group ranged in age from 86 down to 6 months). It's private, yet close enough to St. Augustine and Jacksonville that we didn't feel isolated. Ad if you've never been to downtown St. Augustine, make it a priority while you're in the area. Love, love, love it!
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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The Ultimate Beachfront Adventure-5 Star Fun; (4/2 Upstairs + Optional 2/1 Down)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p366305vb
South Ponte Vedra Beach St. Augustine Area
Cumming, GA
5

Can't wait to go back

Can't wait to go back
  • 5 of 5
The property is perfect for families. The amenities are far and beyond the best I have experienced. You don't need to bring anything from home it's all there for you. Boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, life vest, sand toys, hammock, towels, the kitchen is fully stocked, and you are literally steps from the beach.

Some of the beds leave a little to be desired when it comes to comfort, but the experience and stress free environment it provides for a family with small children more than makes up for it.
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hey Matt,
Thank you for your very kind words. I am so happy to hear that everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyable stay.
Also, thank you for sharing that your mother in law thoroughly enjoyed the king size memory foam mattress, and the kids thought the bunk beds were awesome. Please know that I am currently in the process of replacing those two less comfortable beds with memory foam, as well.
Thank you again for taking care of my home during your visit and leaving it in such great condition. You have a wonderful family, and will always be welcome to stay again anytime.
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The Ultimate Beachfront Adventure-5 Star Fun; (4/2 Upstairs + Optional 2/1 Down)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p366305vb
South Ponte Vedra Beach St. Augustine Area
Cary, NC
5

really loved it!

  • 5 of 5
Our entire family had such a great week here. We had the beach all to ourselves and the house is huge and comfortable. It even came with lots of extras like beach chairs, towels, toys, boogy boards, kayaks, etc. etc. etc. We are going back again next year and cannot wait.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
The Ultimate Beachfront Adventure-5 Star Fun; (4/2 Upstairs + Optional 2/1 Down)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p366305vb
South Ponte Vedra Beach St. Augustine Area
Atlanta
5

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5
My family and I had a great time in this beach house - we were looking for a restful weekend and an opportunity to get together and catch up. This was a perfect place for that. The house was clean and perfectly sized for our family. We would wake up to beautiful sunrises and jump on the beach in a matter of seconds. The beach is absolutely gorgeous and the proximity to the house cannot be beaten. The fact that we had umbrellas, beach chairs, boogie boards and kayaks available through the house made it even more fun. My family is also big into cooking and having home cooked meals to share while on vacation - the beach house was perfect for that; everything we could possibly need in the kitchen was there and we couldn't have asked for more. My grandmother who was initially hesitant to join really enjoyed herself here - this setting was perfect for her and she could watch us at the beach from the house and go into the beach and come back on her own time. It made it all really easy. Fred made the process very easy and followed up promptly on questions before we booked. We will sure to return again.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
business
The Ultimate Beachfront Adventure-5 Star Fun; (4/2 Upstairs + Optional 2/1 Down)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p366305vb
South Ponte Vedra Beach St. Augustine Area
Tampa, Florida
5

Second Time is the Charm!

  • 5 of 5
We rented this house a year ago and absolutely LOVED it. What better way to spend time with family and friends than at a beach house that truly feels like home? When it came time to plan this summer's vacation, there was no doubt in anyone's mind that we would be at Heaven by the Sea again. We loved it this year just as much, if not more than last year. Fred is so welcoming, he has everything you could possibly need at the beach, there are only two things you need to bring to this house to complete it -- food for the week and the people you love most to experience this wonderful house with you. :)
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
business
The Ultimate Beachfront Adventure-5 Star Fun; (4/2 Upstairs + Optional 2/1 Down)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p366305vb
South Ponte Vedra Beach St. Augustine Area
Salisbury, North Carolina, USA
5

Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from our week's vacation and have been talking about the wonderful time we had at our "home away from home." It was perfect for our group of 5 adults, 2 teenagers, a 3-year-old and our cocker spaniel. Lots of room for everyone! It was so handy to go to the beach in the morning, come in and get a bite to eat in the shade of the deck, and go back to the beach for a wonderful afternoon. If the teenagers wanted to swim together at a different time we could keep an eye out from the deck and they could hear us if we called. The deck had gates on both ends, so it was easy to let the dog and toddler out to play as we relaxed.
We bought groceries the first night at the local store and grilled out every night. All we needed to fix full meals was right there in the kitchen! We walked the beach early in the mornings and late in the evenings! The surrounding visitors were all friendly and we met other pet friends walking in the early evenings. It was just perfect!
I can't think of a single item that could have been added to make our visit more pleasant or more like home. There were even band-aids and a first aid kit under the bathroom sink, which came in handy a couple of times with our toddler who believes everything is fixed with a band-aid. There were lots of towels and beach towels. The umbrellas were great for the dog to be able to lay on the beach with us. The beach toys were great for the toddler to play in the moat we built with the provided shovel.
This home is a perfect get-away, allowing for lots of room and yet coziness at the same time. It really "felt like home." We had the convenience of close stores, and the area in St. Augustine to visit, both during the day and at night. It was wonderful to sit back on the deck in the morning to watch the beautiful sunrises, and to relax and talk at night as a family (plenty of seating for everyone).
We planned our vacation as a time to get away from everyday activities and just spend time together as a family....and that's exactly what we found! We came home with many, many wonderful memories of our time there and would definitely go back again!!
By-the-way, the owner is a GREAT guy to work with. Anything you need, just ask! He even got me the names of vets in area before we left to go there, and answered all my questions before we signed the contract. He's a wonderful man to work with.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Rates & Availability

South Ponte Vedra Beach House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $2000 - $3600 /week; $375 - $475 /night
  • US Dollars
  • JANUARY - FEBRUARY.....$2000 weekly, $375 nightly; Check in/out: 4 pm/10 am
  • MARCH - MAY.....$2600 per week (Saturday - Saturday weekly only)
  • JUNE - AUGUST (2nd week).....$3600 per week (Saturday - Saturday weekly only)
  • AUGUST (3rd week) - DECEMBER.....$2500 weekly, $375-$475 nightly; 3 night minimum
  • $500 upcharge: Easter, Memorial Day, 7/4, Thanksgiving, Xmas, New Years
  • $275 cleaning; $225-$325 pet; $275 amenity fee-waived for check pays & wkly rental
  • $150 accidental damage ins. policy-waived for wkly rentals;10% tax on rates & fees
  • Separate lower level available: $800/wk; $200/nt add'l; ($100 cleaning & 10% tax)
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Amenities

South Ponte Vedra Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living room sofa converts into a queen size bed., Bunk Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cable TV in all 6 bedrooms.

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