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The Ultimate Beachfront Adventure-5 Star Fun; (4/2 Upstairs + Optional 2/1 Down)

Fred R.

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Fred R.

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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The Ultimate Beachfront Adventure-5 Star Fun; (4/2 Upstairs + Optional 2/1 Down)

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


South Ponte Vedra Beach House Rental Photos and Description

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


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.


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.


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.


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).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Fred R. (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2015

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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Minimum Stay nights
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The Ultimate Beachfront Adventure-5 Star Fun; (4/2 Upstairs + Optional 2/1 Down)
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 42 reviews
Waycross, Georgia

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
Saginaw, MI U.S.A.


  • 5 of 5

This is the third year in a row that my friends and I have vacationed at Heaven By the Sea. When we arrived this year it felt like coming "home". We have enjoyed our stays here immensely! The home is open and inviting. We have enjoyed the beach and the numerous decks on the property for sun, relaxation and dolphin watching. The kitchen is spacious and has all the amenities of home. We often cook or grill our meals without having to leave the premises. We travel to town for shopping (groceries and souvenirs), but spend the majority of the time right at the house. The host, Fred, is very accommodating. He is always willing to go the extra mile to make his guests happy: including sending locations to purchase fresh seafood, or by replacing binoculars for ocean viewing. One year we rented the downstairs apartment in addition to the upstairs home, and it worked well for out friends with children. The home has beach and deck chairs, laundry facilities, kayaks, boogie boards and several TVs for everyone to enjoy. My friends and I would recommend this location to anyone for a vacation. I know we will return in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Spring Break Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this beach house was absolutely phenomenal! The house has spacious bedrooms and bathrooms and a large common area that is perfect for gathering with a large group of people after a long day on the beach. The balcony is large and spacious and has a beautiful view of the sunrise each morning. To catch the sunset there is a nice balcony on the front of the house complete with chairs to relax as the sun sets.

There is also a very nice gas grill that we utilized several times to cook large grilled meals for our group. The kitchen is also stocked to the brim with ample amounts of pots and pans, silverware, and multiple appliances such as blenders, crockpots, electric can openers, toasters, etc.

As far as the beach goes, it is very private, very few people walking by. The beach is very clean and the sand is soft. We spent all of our days on the beach laying in the sand and playing in the water. The kayaks, boogie boards, and sand tools made our stay even more delightful. The waves can get a little rough at times but that just made the boogie boarding even more enjoyable.

The last day was very cold and rainy but we still had an enjoyable day because of the card games and Jenga that came with the house. Also, there is on demand tv and free rentable movies that we utilized during the dark hours of our day that made every second of our vacation enjoyable.

When we arrived, everything was clean and well cared for and it made our stay very enjoyable. I would recommend this beach house to vacationers that want to have a secluded stay in privacy and enjoy some alone time on the beach. The house is sort of far from the city (about a 15 minute drive) but it is manageable if all you need the city for is gas and groceries.

The owner is very kind, helpful, and hospitable. Overall we had a WONDERFUL stay and would 100% rent this property again!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Excellent place to be

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvelous experience in this place, the owner is a very nice and kind person. Everything was clean, pristine and very nice maintained. I truly recommended. The view was outstanding, calm and relaxant.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Cumming, GA

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
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.
Cary, NC

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



Rates & Availability

South Ponte Vedra Beach House Rental Rates


  • $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)


South Ponte Vedra Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • 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
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 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)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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
Cable TV in all 6 bedrooms.

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