THE ULTIMATE BEACHFRONT ADVENTURE; AMENITIES-VALUE-5 STAR FUN!

Fred R.

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THE ULTIMATE BEACHFRONT ADVENTURE; AMENITIES-VALUE-5 STAR FUN!

South Ponte Vedra Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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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Fred R.

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Speaks english

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

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.

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

4.9
based on 32 traveler reviews

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The Ultimate Beachfront Adventure; Amenities-Value-5 Star Fun!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews
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The Ultimate Beachfront Adventure; Amenities-Value-5 Star Fun!
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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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South Ponte Vedra Beach St. Augustine Area
Gloucester , Ma. USA
5

AMAZING VACATION AT " HEAVEN BY THE SEA"!

Amazing vacation at " Heaven By the Sea"!
  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent a week at Fred's beach house and it was " Heavan by the Sea"!!! Every morning we watched the sunrise in front of the house which was breath taking! The house is very comfortable, clean and has everything you need to spend the week there. I was recovering from surgery and it was the perfect place to rest and heal! Fred was so kind and made sure that we had everything that we needed to enjoy our stay! The beach is private and so beautiful, every day I would spend hours beach combing. We saw dolphins every day and flocks of pelicans! We ventured over to St. Augustine which is about a 15 minute drive and had a fun day exploring the lovely seaside town! If your looking for a relaxing vacation this place is the Best! We would love to return every year! Thank you so much Fred for letting us rent your " Heaven by the Sea"! The name is perfect!
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed our stay in this home. It was large enough for privacy even with 13 people including 6 children under 10. The kitchen was well supplied, although it could use a few small spoons (for small children), and some measuring cups. Some of the pots and pans were showing wear. We couldn't believe how many toys were available, and beach chairs, and even a couple of umbrellas. Beach towels were also supplied. You really could just come with your clothes and sunscreen and have everything you need. The house was very close to the water and the beach was quiet. Loved it (except for the snake in the bush next to the boardwalk - YIKES).
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Hi Sharon,
Thank you for the very helpful recommendations. I am so happy to hear that you and your family really enjoyed your stay at my beach home. It is my sincere desire that all my guests have a wonderful and memorable vacation stay.
I purchased a set of "kiddie" spoons, and replaced the missing measuring cups. I also removed the remaining older pots and pans. Hopefully, you noticed and were able to use and enjoy the newer Kitchen Aid & Calphalon cookware sets located in the kitchen.
Also, thank you for advising me of your snake sighting. Although snakes are very rarely seen at the beach, I appreciate the notification. I had both my maintenance man and pest control technician conduct a thorough search of my entire property. Fortunately, there was no snake to be found. I was informed that it was probably a transient garden snake. I also had the bush removed (just to be on the safe side).
As always, please know that you can contact me at anytime time with all issues during your stay. I provide my personal cell phone number, and welcome all requests. I definitely prefer to be notified of any concern as soon as possible. It is never necessary to wait until after your departure.
Thank you again, and I look forward to having you and your family as my guests again in the future.
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South Ponte Vedra Beach St. Augustine Area
Chicago, Illinois
5

AMAZING BEACHFRONT PROPERTY FOR FAMILIES!

  • 5 of 5
My family has typically traveled to the Gulf coast of Florida and decided we were up for a new experience this year and chose St. Augustine. After much searching for the “perfect” beach house for all of us (3 adults and 2 children), we settled on Fred’s place. What a great decision it was! First of all, Fred’s communication is excellent and very prompt. Secondly, his attention to detail in the beach house was terrific. The house is stocked with so many things that it really lightened the load for packing and buying essentials when we got there. Be sure to check everything he provides because there were plenty of towels, beach gear, kitchen spices, even laundry detergent! We really didn’t have to buy much except for our food for the week. You can tell Fred has been working really hard on updating the house. The inside is very nicely decorated with new appliances and the layout is great for larger families. And the view is absolutely amazing! We could sit and watch the crashing waves for hours. The house is a short drive to St. Augustine, with a nice Publix on the way, yet far enough away to avoid the crowds. We had a somewhat cooler and rainy week than usual for that time of year but we still had plenty to do. We would definitely come back to Fred’s beach house if we plan to visit St. Augustine again!
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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South Ponte Vedra Beach St. Augustine Area
5

COMFORTABLE HOME

  • 5 of 5
I arrived at Fred's house by myself, (my husband was joining me two days later), with three small dogs and a ton of "stuff" to get up the stairs. Fred graciously helped me move everything and explained the key box and other details. Fred has put a lot of thought and consideration into the house, including a first aid kit I needed the first night there. He is working with someone to do some cosmetic work that any house next to the salt air will need. My dogs were great with being confined to the kitchen and we all appreciated being able to go under the stairs when it was raining. We very much enjoyed our stay.
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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The Ultimate Beachfront Adventure; Amenities-Value-5 Star Fun!
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South Ponte Vedra Beach St. Augustine Area
5

FANTASTIC BEACH HOUSE WITH GREAT LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
Our kids have a week long break in February so we made a last minute decision to go to Florida. We got lucky and found Fred's house. He was wonderful and worked with us on short notice.
The house is much larger than it appears in the pictures and has wonderful, large, wrap around deck with gates at all the steps, so it was great for our dog. And would be great for families with small children. The beach is extremely pet friendly. The few people we saw on the beach were walking their dogs.
It was amazing being so close to the water with the house right on the beach with a commanding view from the deck.
The house is perfectly located, with St. Augustine only a short drive away and the Guana River State Park located across the street. The entrance of which is only a mile down A1A. The park has miles and miles of wonderful foot/bike trails, that we had a wonderful time exploring.
The ocean was pretty icy when we were there so it was too cold to get in. But the surf looked perfect for playing in the kayaks that Fred provides.
We are looking forward to coming back in the future when the water is warmer for more fun in the sun!
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children

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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)

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:
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Alarm System
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Hair Dryer
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Free Long Distance
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
  • 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:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snorkeling
Notes:
Cable TV and telephones in all 6 bedrooms.