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4 TVs, free wifi, 2 bikes, great view, screened balcony, granite kitchen.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,480 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Heated Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Free Wifi
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

3 bedrooms,2 baths, across from beach,heated pool, 2 bikes, free wifi, w/d

'THE SAND BUCKET' at Seaside at Anastasia offers you a relaxing cottage-style vacation rental while visiting the beautiful city of St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach. Our 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo (over 1400 sq. ft.) is situated on the third floor (elevator or stair access) with sweeping views of the lake, heated pool, clubhouse and ocean. "The Sand Bucket" is family-friendly and all the comforts of home are here: a king bed in the master, queen size beds in the other two bedrooms and a queen size sleep sofa; flat screen TV's in each bedroom, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, and your own washer and dryer. Cable TV (voice activated in family room), FREE high speed internet, and free long distance (US and Canada) is provided for your entertainment. From the screened balcony, you will enjoy the sunrise, views of the lake and ocean, the moon rising, or just relaxing at the end of a long, fun filled day. Past guests feel so comfortable with everything we provide at "THE SAND BUCKET", they tell us it felt like "home" for them.

Located in a gated community with beautiful landscaping, "THE SAND BUCKET" is just a short walk across the street from the beach (actually closer to the beach than some of the oceanside properties),the fishing pier and spray play park for children. Restaurants, shops, and parks are within walking distance and it's a short 4-mile drive to the downtown St. Augustine historic district.

St. Augustine is listed on Tripadvisor's 2016Travelers Choice Top 25 Destinations in the United States (ranked #25) and St. Augustine Beach is on the 2016 Travelers Choice Top Beaches In The United States (ranked #9)!

St. Augustine beach has 40 plus miles of beautiful beach and all the beach gear you will need is in the condo: chairs, sand toys, beach towels, umbrellas, beach cart aswell as pool noodles if you decide to spend a few hours at the pool. We've even included 2 adult bikes for you to tour the Island. If you are traveling with little ones, there is a pack n' play crib with linens, two children's feeding chairs, and a safety gate. For your comfort and our guests with allergies, we offer a smoke and pet free environment.

Fall is a great time to visit St. Augustine, so keep that in mind if a spring/summer vacation is not possible. Nights of Lights starts mid-November and has received national recognition for holiday festivities.

Guest Testamonial

'The condominium was everything and more than advertised. It was well furnished, very nicely decorated and very clean. The grounds, including the exercise and pool areas, were no less well-cared for. There is a binder of local restaurants and attractions, as well as a guest book of experiences in the condo. Each proved to be great resources for us when making decisions about where to eat, or what sites we may find interesting. The two adult bicycles provided with the condo were more than adequate for us to ride into old town as well. The attention to detail at this condo shows that someone is paying attention, and is providing the means for the experience to continue to be great the next time.' . . . . Rick, September, 2014

Read our reviews to see what past guests have said about their stay at The Sand Bucket !

For your added comfort and security, our vacation rental condo is managed by Coastal Realty and Property Management in St. Augustine - winner of the Diamond Award from the Florida Community Association Journal! Coastal has been in business for over 23 years and manages over 600 short term vacation properties in St. Augustine. If you need additional accommodations for friends or family traveling with you, they can help you!

Contact us now to make THE SAND BUCKET your home away from home! We'd love to hear from you if you have any questions about The Sand Bucket or St. Augustine.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Larry

My wife and I purchased this property in 2010 and are now in our seventh year of sharing our vacation home with guests. Our goal is to provide our guests with a comfortable and memorable "vacation home" that they will return to frequently.

Larry purchased this condo in 2010

Why Larry chose St. Augustine Area

After spending several vacations in the St. Augustine area when our children were younger we decided to buy here so that our grandchildren could enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of St. Augustine Beach. We vacationed in Seaside at Anastasia prior to purchasing our unit and quickly realized this is the 'best location on the island'. The beach across from our condo is a pedestrian-only beach, yet we are a short distance from the 'A' street beach ramp where you can drive for 16 miles South on the sand.

What makes this condo unique

St. Augustine is a wonderful location for a family vacation - Forty-plus miles of uncrowded beaches, no traffic jams, no high rise hotels (3 story limit), plenty of family style restaurants and venues for entertainment of all ages make for a relaxing vacation at the beach. Our condo offers some of the best ocean views that only a select number of third floor units have. We chose our condo based on the proximity to the pier and beach, and yet in a quieter area of the beach with plenty to do within walking distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed the pool and the beach. The Wednesday evening concerts across the street at the pier are fabulous. What fun! We enjoyed the historic area as a family. The condo is incredible. Roomy and peaceful. We love St. Augustine and would love to share this unit again. Thank you! It is obvious that you put a lot of extra amenities and special touches. It encourages one to treat it extra special!
Jul 2014
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Saint Augustine Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1480 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Large double sink vanity
  • Double vanity in master bathroom separated by a door into shower/tub area for additional privacy.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , flat screen tv and dvd player
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , flat screen TV
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Ocean view with flat screen TV, DVD and VCR player
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Ocean view with flat screen TV (king size bed in 2015)
  • All bed linens are provided. Ocean view from master bedroom. Screened balcony off master bedroom. Ceiling fans and flat screen TVs in all bedrooms. There is a pack/play if you are bringing a baby. There are also a couple of beach chairs,a beach umbrella, and sand toys for your enjoyment.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • jetted tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Two adult bicycles are available for our guests. Secured high speed wireless internet in the unit and internet in the clubhouse/pool area. Pack and play for a baby and also a baby/toddler feeding chairs are provided. We have provided beach chairs, beach cart, boogie boards, pool noodles, beach towels, umbrella, and sand toys for your enjoyment! Smoke and pet free environment..


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

4 TVs, free wifi, 2 bikes, great view, screened balcony, granite kitchen.
average rating of 4.9607844 based on 79 reviews

Home from home!

  • 5 of 5

After staying for three months, we can honestly call the Sandbucket 'home from home'. The condo is beautifully appointed with everything one would expect for a comfortable stay. Very spacious, furnished with attention to detail, fast wifi, beach essentials, bicycles, tv in every room, well equipped kitchen and plenty of spare linen and towels. Amazing views from balcony, particularly sunrise and sunset. Views of the ocean which was easily accessible just across the road. We loved leaving the doors to the balcony open to listen to the crashing waves!

It is well located for local attractions including, the Old City, shops, restaurants, the fort, the alligator farm and state parks. Information for all of these, and more, is available in the condo.

The complex is very well managed by Jamie Serenati, who we found extremely helpful and efficient

We very much look forward to returning in December

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at The Sand Bucket! We also love listening to the waves crashing when the weather allows us to keep the door open. We have to agree that Jamie does a wonderful job of managing Seaside at Anastasia and The Sand Bucket. We couldn't do without her. Looking forward to your return in December.
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Perfect vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

Sandbucket was amazing! I have stayed in many VRBO properties and this one was the most well-stocked, freshly decorated, and convenient of all. Forget all the usual hassle of getting to a rental and not having the comforts of home, this property has thought of everything! The pool, beach, old St Augustine all nearby. Plenty of room for 2 families or a few couples, or a girls weekend get-away. We will definitely be returning to Sandbucket!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting our 50th guest submitted review! For over 6 years we have strived to make The Sand Bucket a destination that families and friends would look forward to returning to enjoy once again. We are pleased that you enjoyed all the amenities and the wonderful location and hope that you will return to experience more of St. Augustine.
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Charlotte, NC

Everything we hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5

The Sandbucket was hands down the best vacation rental I've ever had, and I've stayed in condos, houses, hotels, you name it! They thought of absolutely everything you would ever need and stocked it at the condo, and more! I used very little "household items" that we packed and brought with us. Having beach items there was a dream, and not having to pack chairs/bikes/umbrellas/boogie boards left us with so much extra room in the car. The keys/codes are so handy and made the visit even easier. The property is extremely quiet, and everyone we bumped into was pleasant. It's right across from the beach, making it so convenient to walk and to walk to restaurants. The Sandbucket even converted my finance, who LOVES hotels, over to the condo life. We are already looking at our calendars to see when we can come back to The Sandbucket!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stacey, We are so glad The Sand Bucket exceeded your fiancee's expectations. It is our aim to make our guests' stay enjoyable and as hassle free as possible. We look forward to having you return again and thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with future guests.
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we made a great choice!

  • 5 of 5

very happy with everything, it was well thought out to make everyone comfortable and had so many extras we didn't expect. would have been a plus to have an outdoor cooking area to be able to grill out on the grounds. we will certainly pass this rental on to friends and family. hopefully come back again sometime.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed The Sand Bucket and noticed all the "extras" we provide for our guests. We want everyone to enjoy St. Augustine as much as we do and make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The grill situation has been an ongoing discussion with the Fire Marshall and is yet unresolved, but we do appreciate your feedback.
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Best vacation ever!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The Sandbucket was perfect in every way!! The condo was beautiful, comfortable and immaculate! Everything you needed was provided! We enjoyed the beach, pool and many wonderful restaurants and attractions nearby! We would definetly come back and would highly recommend the Sandbucket to everyone !😎

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for letting us know that you enjoyed The Sand Bucket. We love sharing our place with others that love it as much as we do. Your comments help us to know that we are succeeding at making our guests comfortable. We hope you will return in the future. Have a great summer!
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Carmel, IN

Clean, well-kept, fully stocked with a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We rent beach homes every year all around the country and this condo was, by far, the most comfortable, well-stocked place we've stayed! They thought of everything!!! It was like we were at home. I brought a lot of stuff from home to make our stay more comfortable and we didn't even need to open that bag. The location is fabulous with a beautiful view. Just steps to the pool, the beach, and restaurants made life so easy with 3 kids!! We would absolutely rent this condo again...even the beds were comfortable! How often does that happen?!?

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to hear that you found all the "extras" that we provide to make your stay more comfortable. We try to make that special time together as a family a memorable event and hope that you will return to St. Augustine often. Like you, past guests have found the location to be one of the best on the island. Have a great summer and we look forward to having you return.
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Coquina Beach Surf Club -- CLOSED
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Panama Hatties, Sunset Grill, FAO, SaltLife
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Numerous golf courses
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Antonio's, Panama Hatties, Sunset Grill, Salt Life
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
St. Augustine Beach
Car: recommended

Great Location, across from St. Augustine pier... walk and bike everywhere... Enjoy pier events, festivals, music, fishing, fireworks on New Years Eve. Lots of parks for small children and new skateboard park for older children/adults within close proximity. Several great restaurants and small stores with beach apparel, gifts, etc. are within walking distance. A short 5-8 minute walk puts you on the beach of Anastasia State Park. Historic St. Augustine is a five minute drive away. Grocery stores are 2-4 miles away depending on your preference. Two outlet malls approximately 16 miles from condo.

There are 41 miles of beautiful coastline with eight beachfront parks. Vehicular traffic is allowed on 16 miles of the sandy beach which is free of charge October thru February and paid access March thru September.

Nights of Lights runs from mid-November thru January 31 during which time the historic area is ablaze with twinkling lights. National Geographic Magazine (Dec. 2011) ranked St. Augustine as 'one of the top 10 places to see holiday lights'. In 2009, AAA ranked it in their '12 Favorite Places to find the holiday spirit in the USA and Canada'.

Forbes Magazine (April, 2012) listed St. Augustine as one of 10 of the prettiest towns in America.

SmartMoney (October, 2010) listed St. Augustine on their list of 'The New Best Places to Retire'.


Rates & Availability

Saint Augustine Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 20-Aug. 4, 2017
May 20 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug. 5 - Nov. 17, 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Booking fee $50 + Tax
Rental damage protection $47
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

NO SMOKING - penalties apply for violating this policy.
NO PETS - penalties apply for violating this policy to include tenant's tenancy to be terminated immediately.
Arrival time is 4:00 PM EST. Departure time is 10:00 AM EST.

$250.00 deposit at time of booking. Balance due 30 days prior to check in.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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