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Karen Shields or Mike Shields

Member since: 1999
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Speaks: english, french

Oceanfront Paradise - Views and steps to the beach

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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St. Augustine Area House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 bath (Sleeps 8-10)

CASA DEL SOL a four bedroom oceanfront house in desirable South Ponte Vedra Beach. CASA DEL SOL is a spacious 2700 sq ft home with a direct, beachfront location. Walk from our covered deck just steps to the ocean! Free Wifi during your stay.

Ideally located between Jacksonville and Historic St. Augustine. Feel the ocean breezes from the east and watch the sun set over the dunes of the Guana State Park to the west. .

CASA DEL SOL is uniquely decorated and lovingly cared for, this cozy home is a perfect beach get-a-way for family and friends. Decorated with bright yellow and golden hues, terra cotta mexican tile throughout main living areas. Newly tiled bedrooms. Decor is fresh and beachy.

Wrap around outdoor beach with teak and wood furnishings .Table, benches , lounges and chairs for comfort. Outdoor charcoal grill. Part of deck has covered lanai

Large open family room with cathedral ceiling, wooden beams throughout and spectacular ocean views. Family room opens to a spacious kitchen with plenty of room to prepare a feast. Our dining table comfortable seats 10 people. Kitchen is fully equipped. Large Flat Panel TV.

Roomy master bedroom (king-size bed plus queen futon) with bathroom and beautiful views of ocean to the east and Guana Wildlife State Park to the west. There is a TV in master bedroom. Bathroom has white subway tile with beach glass accents

Bedroom 2 has ocean views and king bed, bedroom 3 has queen bed, bedroom 4 has 2 twin beds (trundle), three of the four bedrooms have ocean views.

Our beach is sandy white, peaceful and private. We are not located near a public beach and no cars have access to drive on our beach.

In addition to our many amenities we offer our guest Free use of HIGH SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET acces and FREE local and domestic long distance phone calls.

We have a DVD,VCR,Cable TV,Stereo for your enjoyment.

Our home is well maintained and has tasteful beach decor touches. We take pride in managing our home. We have many repeat tenants who enjoy our home year after year.

On the lower level we have a rec room with ping pong table and beach bathroom with separate access from main house, very convenient for beach usage.

We have beach toys , beach chairs in garage for your usage

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Karen Shields or Mike Shields (Owner)
Member since: 1999
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About Karen Shields or Mike Shields

We love Casa del Sol and it is truly 'the House of the Sun': The house is direct Oceanfront, beach is within steps of home, visitors comment on how much they enjoy our home and feel so comfortable and welcomed. Guests can watch the dolphins swim by and the pelicans fly above from our deck. We take pride in our home and have many repeat renters.

Karen Shields or Mike Shields purchased this house in 1999

Why Karen Shields or Mike Shields chose St. Augustine Area

The location is perfect, mostly residential non commercial, private beach yet Downtown St Augustine is less than a 15 minute drive. You dont have to worry about crowds or cars driven on beach. Guests love to swim in ocean or enjoy the beach club usage just 5 minutes away. You can also fish from shore. Marina is close by. The Guana State Park is directly across the street. The inter coastal waterway is just to the west- deep sea fishing excursions offered at local marina.

What makes this house unique

The Views!! Watching the sunrise is amazing or the moon rising. Our Deck is so relaxing. Playing in sand walking on beach enjoying,waking to the peaceful sounds of the waves. The Guana State Park entrance just one mile north -

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have stayed here a few times and keep coming back. Our son lives in Ponte Vedra so its really convenient when we visit and enjoy our grandkids. I like the fact that the owners manage the property and are very accommodating to their guests. They continue to make improvements to the home , and keep it well maintained. The beach is just steps away and the view is great. I also like the decor of the home .
Jan 2016
  • 1 of 10


based on 20 traveler reviews

Oceanfront Paradise - Views and steps to the beach
average rating of 4.55 based on 30 reviews

Just steps from the beach.

  • 3 of 5

Beautiful home right on the beach. Great views from the deck and rooms facing the ocean.

My family and I enjoyed our stay. Quiet and relaxing, just 15 to 20 minutes from St. Augustine.

The inside of the house has been repainted and the colors are beautiful.

Caution: Read over the contract thoroughly. Unfortunately I lost my deposit over a rule that was broken by a family member. I totally understand and accept all responsibility for the incident. It was careless and irresponsible of this family member. The owners seem to take pride in their beautiful home.

What I don't accept is when I arrived at the home I had to make a phone call to the owner informing her about a few issues.

Paint cans left on the stairs going up to the master bedroom

Dirty rags and towels left on the dryer

All the clean towels were left in the dryer

Leftover food container left in the fridge

Dishes left in the dishwasher

The owner was very apologetic and had someone there within the hour.

Unfortunately I found some other issues after they left. I do not feel that when I am on vacation that I should have to be making phone calls to the owner to correct them.

i will not list what they are but the owners need to check the master bedroom more thoroughly from ceiling to bedspreads.

They also need to check the light switches, one of them kept blowing the breaker

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do take pride in our home, and we strive very hard to maintain our home above and beyond to make sure our tenants are happy and their stay enjoyable. We have always received positive reviews. This is the only 3 star review we have gotten in 10 years, and the only tenant I had to take the whole deposit. This guest , as acknowledge in her review, did blatantly violate house rules (house rules are posted in the home and also in the contract ) This violation unfortunately required us to spend a lot of money and time correcting. We very rarely charge a tenant for any damage- almost all of our guests are very respectful of the rules . It is unfortunate that not only did she violate house rules, but she also had to followup with a negative review as well . The items she mentioned in the review were left inadvertently in the refrigerator by our painter and it was immediately addressed and handled (as she stated ) We have a lot of happy and satisfied renters that come back annually, and we continue to strive to make Casa del Sol one of the best oceanfront vacation rental home value in Ponte Vedra , and an enjoyable vacation destination for your group or family
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Casa Del Sol is awesome

  • 5 of 5

Casa Del Sol is a wonderfully appointed home right on the water! We had a group of 6-7 people and it easily accommodated all of us. The ping pong table was a big hit, as well as the ocean right outside the door. There were three bathrooms, enough for everyone, as well as 4 beds and coaches everywhere. We had many family meals together at the large table, some of them cooked in the well equipped kitchen, some of them were take-out from the restaurants in the surrounding area. We'd love to return next year!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa del Sol

  • 5 of 5

The Casa del Sol worked out quite well for us - again - as we vacationed there in 2008. Plenty of everything needed for a party of 9. Sleeping, dining, bathroom accommodations, etc. exceeded our needs.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beach lovers paradise!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved staying at casa del sol!! Plenty of room for everyone and house is decorated beautifully. Would highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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family vacation

  • 5 of 5

we just returned from a week long family vacation at this lovely house that my oldest daughter found to rent and i already want to go back. the ocean truly is only steps away and it was so relaxing to be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves. the beach was wonderfully uncrowded. the large open kitchen/family area was awesome and we watched the most beautiful sunrises over the ocean! the rec room was a big hit with all and having that downstairs bathroom was super convenient! can't say enough nice things about the place. close to St Augustine but far enough out that it wasn't crazy.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you we are so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Casa del Sol Jan 2015

  • 4 of 5

We love the property, so close to the ocean. This is our 2nd time visiting and plan to come back. The furniture in the living room could be more comfortable and the lights easier to figure out, but it is all good.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
TPC Sawgrass
Car: recommended

Deep Sea Fishing and fresh water fishing, Close to World famous TPC Stadium course of Ponte Vedra, PGA Tour Hall of Fame, Other great Golf courses, Tennis ATP Headquarters, St Augustine Historic Village and close to Outlet malls, World Class Spas at Marriott Sawgrass and Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, near Marina -for Boat Rental, Intracoastal access or ocean, World Golf Village, Golf Hall of Fame, Guana State Park entrance is 1 mile from house, Kayak in the Guana, Bike and walking trails, fish off dam, New Ecological Center, Close to the Historic town of St Augustine a quaint village with unique stores, many fine dining options and tourist attractions, Access to Sawgrass Country Club for small add fee


Rates & Availability

Ponte Vedra Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 28 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Clean fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates start at these prices , some variation in rates for peak/event season, weekends, and holidays
Please contact owner for last minute bookings discounts - Also Some flexibility on min stays so contact us for
more information We want to work with you!
Rates are subject to owners review and additional fees may apply for holiday rates
usage of an international credit card (non USA card ) are subject to currency conversion fees and international card fees and those will be charged to the tenant
Security Deposit is refundable - subject to guidelines $350 security deposit option for 3 night rental ..

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St. Augustine Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Beach bath separate entrance
  • Both baths are remodeled
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Ocean view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Ocean view /trundle
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Ocean View
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) GRACO PORT A CRIB , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Free High Speed Internet Access, Free unlimited local and domestic long distance, Beach chairs, Kids Beach Toys, Ping Pong table in downstairs rec room, separate beach bathroom, The house is fully equipped for your vacation needs

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