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Ricky Diebel

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Best Stay on A1A Oceanfront

9 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

South Ponte Vedra Beach House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, sleeps 8

You know you're in paradise when you stay in this beautiful new luxury 2-story oceanfront beach home with 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 2 half baths. On the upper level you'll find 2 master suites overlooking the Atlantic Ocean where you'll awaken to brilliant sunrises. Each suite has a king-size bed, large bay window, walk-in closet, attractive bathroom with a magnificent window view of the majestic Guana State Park where you can witness incredible sunsets. Each master bath also has a walk-in shower. Between the master suites is a spacious living room with bathroom and captivating ocean view. This room has a 42' TV, fireplace, a half-bath, and a lovely state-of-the-art open kitchen with granite counter tops and bar area with bar stools for 4. If you wish, you may open glass French doors from the living room or either master suite to walk out to a deep wood deck that extends the entire length of the house. Several feet of the deck is covered; however, several feet are also uncovered.

On the first floor you'll find two nice bedrooms located on the south end of the house. One bedroom has an amazing ocean view and offers a nice queen-size bed. Again, you may walk out of glass doors onto a grand deck that extends the length of the home. This room has a pocket door that opens to a full size Jack-and-Jill bath that adjoins to a second bedroom offering two single beds and a fantastic window view of the Guana. If you just want to sit back, relax, and perhaps read, there is a spacious family room facing the ocean with a comfortable sofa and chair available. You'll also find a television and a table with chairs for playing games, cards, jigsaw puzzles, etc. Beach fun brings wet and salty clothes and you'll find a sizable laundry room with a superior washer and dryer on the lower level.

Outside on the lower deck is a gas grill, patio furniture and an attractive half-bath for your convenience. Next to the half-bath you'll find a roomy closet for any beach toys or floats you wish to store. There is a nice walk-over that extends over the dunes to the beach, and should you wish to walk in the evenings, the walk-over provides gentle landscape lighting. Also for your convenience, there is an outside shower that offers both hot and cold water temperatures to rinse off any beach sand and salty ocean water. Come visit, relax and enjoy; it may be your first of many happy returns!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ricky Diebel (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a fantastic week we had in your wonderful house! Lots of sun, great food and family... Couldn't ask for anything else.

We've stayed in many VRBO houses over the years and your house certainly has the corrent name. It is truly the best house we've ever stayed in - beautifully decorated, very well equipped and what a view!!

We felt we were staying in a friends home - instead of a rental house.

We certainly look forward to returning soon~~

Thanks for your hospitality
May 2011
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Reviews

4.9
based on 9 traveler reviews

Best Stay on A1A Oceanfront
average rating of 4.888889 based on 10 reviews
Atlanta, GA
5

Truly the Best Vacation House!

  • 5 of 5

I had never rented a beach house from a complete stranger and I was pretty skeptical. I looked over the pictures, other reviews, and spoke with Ricky (the owner/manager of the property) many times before we decided that this house would work out well for me, my husband, another couple and friends. I was most excited about the 2 identical master bedrooms because we didn't want to "fight" over the best room! Ricky called a few times before the trip just to make sure we didn't have any questions and to go over the logistics of check-in, etc. When we got to the house my jaw dropped! The house was even more beautiful than the pictures showed! It was beautifully decorated, but it was still VERY comfortable and it definitely felt like our home away from home for the week! We had all of our favorite TV channels, internet, but most importantly a magnificent view of the ocean, beach access within steps, and the most luxurious rooms and bathrooms! There was not anything to do within walking distance, but we loved that because we had the beach completely to ourselves! I am an early riser, so I loved getting up and watching the sun rise on the deck with a cup of coffee and a great book! We went out to great restaurants in St. Augustine and Vilano Beach every night, and Ricky had great recommendations! The only place that I wouldn't recommend was the Harbor View Cafe (a breakfast place in downtown St. Augustine). The staff was pretty rude and there weren't any tables for parties of 5 or more. They basically told us to leave because we had 5 people. It was fine though because we found another great breakfast place called the Bunnery!

Ricky provided everything we could have needed and more! There was a great closet downstairs full of beach toys, games, and everything you could have ever needed on the beach! The kitchen was fully stocked with utensils and everything we needed to cook breakfast and lunch! There is a great new Publix about 5-10 minutes from the property where we stocked up on groceries for the week! I can't think of anything that we would have changed! We are very excited to plan our trip here for next year and make it a tradition!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

The Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5

After much research and property review, the Best Stay on A!A was selected as the venue for a very special occasion. This was to be the site of a week's grand celebration of a significant birthday year for 8 high school girl friends.

All but one flew from New England into Jacksonville which was a convenient 45 minutes drive to the beach. The Best Stay on A!A was everything we had hoped. Owner Ricky was on site to greet us and she graciously took time to acquaint us to the property. The home was immaculate and fully equipped with every convenience and feature imaginable. The bed and bath accommodations totally met the needs of the group....not an easy feat for 8 women! The spacious upper level kitchen, living/dining area served as the focal point for our indoor socializing at the end of a glorious day at the beach. And what a beach it was!

The Atlantic Ocean is the front yard of the Best Stay on A1A. The views of the beach and ocean from both the interior of the home and along the full-length deck of the upper floor were breathtaking. Stairs providing direct beach access were simply an extension of the house itself. Outdoor equipment included beach chairs, towels, boogey boards, umbrellas and all kinds of beach toys for our use. The surf was outstanding yet the beach gradual enough for both the young and not-so-young bathers. The sand was perfect for miles of walking either north or south of the property.

Although there are numerous restaurants in the surrounding area of St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra, our group chose to put the new gas grill to use and enjoy dinner with a view and glass of wine most evenings.

Other conveniences of the home were the 2-car garage, modern laundry facilities, outside bath, hot and cold outside shower, and the list goes on.

Our hosts were quick to respond to a couple of questions we had over the course of the week and could not have done more in making this a memorable experience for us all. We hope to return to the Best Stay on A1A again and highly recommend this lovely property to friends and/or family looking for a

wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

Best Stay on A1A…the Only Way!

After much research and property review, the Best Stay on A!A was selected as the venue for a very special occasion. This was to be the site of a week's grand celebration of a significant birthday year for 8 high school girl friends.

All but one flew from New England into Jacksonville which was a convenient 45 minutes drive to the beach. The Best Stay on A!A was everything we had hoped. Owner Ricky was on site to greet us and she graciously took time to acquaint us to the property. The home was immaculate and fully equipped with every convenience and feature imaginable. The bed and bath accommodations totally met the needs of the group....not an easy feat for 8 women! The spacious upper level kitchen, living/dining area served as the focal point for our indoor socializing at the end of a glorious day at the beach. And what a beach it was!

The Atlantic Ocean is the front yard of the Best Stay on A1A. The views of the beach and ocean from both the interior of the home and along the full-length deck of the upper floor were breathtaking. Stairs providing direct beach access were simply an extension of the house itself. Outdoor equipment included beach chairs, towels, boogey boards, umbrellas and all kinds of beach toys for our use. The surf was outstanding yet the beach gradual enough for both the young and not-so-young bathers. The sand was perfect for miles of walking either north or south of the property.

Although there are numerous restaurants in the surrounding area of St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra, our group chose to put the new gas grill to use and enjoy dinner with a view and glass of wine most evenings.

Other conveniences of the home were the 2-car garage, modern laundry facilities, outside bath, hot and cold outside shower, and the list goes on.

Our hosts were quick to respond to a couple of questions we had over the course of the week and could not have done more in making this a memorable experience for us all. We hope to return to the Best Stay on A1A again and highly recommend this lovely property to friends and/or family looking for a

wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Boise, ID
5

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful vacation at this incredible property. This comfortable home feels like the beautifully appointed, well-designed beach house that we all wish we owned! The owners were all delightful and easy to contact, and made us feel so welcome after arriving many hours later than expected after a difficult day of travel. We met friends on this vacation and have already pledged to meet here again next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our home as much as we do. Best Stay on A1A
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Atlanta
5

Great Property, Location and Owners

  • 5 of 5

After a critical search looking for the best combo of island vibe with nearby amenities we decided on "Best Stay on A1A". We spent 5 weeks in May/June 2010 and came back for more for the month of November 2010. The other reviews and description do an accurate job describing the house and amenities and the fact we re-booked so soon attest to the fact we loved the place. The owners are friendly and attentive and with their help we soon felt like locals.We had many guests during our stay and the house handles this well. From young children to seniors, there was a fit for all.

The location across the street from the GTM Research Reserve provided unexpected privacy along with hiking trails for the nature lover. Besides the beaching, boating, fishing and golf availability, St. Augustine is truly a special city in the US and a treat to explore. We are already making plans to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA
5

Fabulous place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the month of October with a number of people staying and visiting over that period. Everyone loved the location, the house design and the decor. It is decorated and furnished like one would if they lived there, very comfortable, classy and fun. It is fully outfitted for a long stay and fun at the beach.

We all highly recommend this house. Many of our friends that visited want to rent it in the future, as we shall.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

South Ponte Vedra Beach House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $180
Tax Rate 10.5%

$3000 per week (minimum stay; Saturday to Saturday)
$500 up-charge for holidays and special events
10.5% tax added to weekly rate
$180 cleaning fee

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Amenities

South Ponte Vedra Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , walk in shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • Each master bedroom has a large bathroom with walk in showers, split sinks, private toilet area, and walk in closets.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Two master bedrooms upstairs with full ocean views. Both master bedrooms have french doors leading to separate deck areas.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Saturday to Saturday weekly rentals only.

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