PLEASE NOTE: Minimum rental period is one-month.
Private ground floor unit in gated Sawgrass Players Club. This single floor condo features a spacious living room/dining area that opens to a screened porch via two large, sliding glass doors. The living room offers comfortable relaxation with leather seating, fireplace and TV. The fully outfitted kitchen opens to the dining room and includes a counter with dining stools.
The unit features two spacious, private bedrooms. The main bedroom has 2 queen size beds and has views of the water. The second bedroom has a king-size bed and bathroom en-suite. Both bedrooms offer ample closet space. The laundry and second bathroom are located off the main hallway.
It was a last minute decision to go to Ponte Vedra, look for a vacation home and invite our college/post college kids to join us if they could. The villa, neighborhood, golf, shopping and activities were perfect. We never cooked because the nice restaurants were so conveniently located. However, had we wanted to cook, everything we could have needed was in the condo. The condo was nicely appointed and very clean. Hopefully, when we return to look at more property, this condo will be available because it will be our definite choice. Thank you to the owners, you made this entire stay and paperwork very easy. We all had a wonderful time - including our dog :)
While we enjoyed our stay at the above villa and respected it as our own home, we were shocked when it came time to receive our refundable security deposit. We rented the villa for 9 months (May 2010 - Feb 2011) because I transferred from NJ to FL for work purposes and my wife and I (and our 9-year old golden retriever) needed a temporary place to stay until we sold our home in NJ.
We had a good and professional relationship with the landlord, always paying the monthly rent on time. When we vacated we made sure everything was as we received it. We cleaned the villa paying special attention to the kitchen and bathrooms. All of the linens and towels were washed and dried. The carpets in the unit are very old (probably original) and quite frankly in need or replacement. We even had them cleaned professionally in Nov., the total cost was $68, paid by us and reimbursed by the landlord, which of course we can prove. There were no damages whatsoever and we therefore expected our full refund because we left the place in as good a state and condition as we initially found it.
As long time VRBO users and owners of 3 vacation properties we especially know how to take care of and maintain a rental property and understand and respect the sensitivity of our guests security deposits. We even asked the landlord if there was anything we could do prior to vacating the villa and his response was "don't worry he has it covered". After generating a significant amount of rental income , we couldn't believe he had the audacity to charge an excessive $175 for a carpet cleaning (receipt provided) and $125 for housekeeping (no receipt provided). The terms of the lease were as follows: Surrender of Premises. At the expiration of the lease term, Lessee shall quit and surrender the premises hereby demised in as good state and condition as they were at the commencement of this lease, reasonable use and wear thereof and damages by the elements excepted.
As owners of rental properties we are prudent to make sure a stated cleaning fee amount is included in the lease. Additionally we have our carpets cleaned regularly at our own cost simply because it would be ignorant to assume they won't get soiled with normal wear and tear. The landlord here has passed on costs that he is obligated and responsible for and all future renters of this property should be made aware of his unethical ways. We also plan to take further appropriate action because renters have rights in Florida as well.