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Karen Shields or Mike Shields

Member since: 1999
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Speaks: english, french

Direct Oceanfront - Sleeps 10 ** BOOKING DISCOUNT $200 off 4+ night rental

24 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

South Ponte Vedra Beach House Rental Photos and Description

Oceanfront House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 bath, Sleeps 8-10, Close - Historic St Augustine

Welcome to Casa del Sol of Ponte Vedra Beach

SPECIAL BOOK NOW AND GET $200 off the Normal rate !!!

SPECIAL _ SAVE $200!!!

Book 4 or more nights Aug ,Sept ,Oct Nov Dec and receive a $200 off the quoted rate ! Discount will be adjusted after inquiry

We have made the best even better - Our recent tenants have expressed such positive feedback on our new beach chic decor, flooring and Seaglass Colors ! Newly painted exterior and beach deck with un obstructed views to ocean front living. New pictures are coming soon to show you the changes we've made !

CASA DEL SOL a four bedroom/ 3 bath oceanfront house in desirable South Ponte Vedra Beach within 15 minutes of Downtown Historic St Augustine. 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 very comfortable and personally maintained by the owners who take pride in this property. Lovingly cared for, this cozy home is a perfect beach get-a-way for family and friends.

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

Spacious open family room with cathedral ceiling, wooden beams throughout and spectacular ocean views. Two sofas , a love seat and multi chairs to relax...Family room opens to a spacious kitchen with plenty of room to prepare a feast.

We get rave reviews on Our large dining table comfortably seating 10 people. Kitchen is fully equipped. Lots of cabinets; dishwasher, microwave, oven and newer model Refrigerator. Large Flat Panel TV.

The main living floor also has 3 bedrooms, bathroom and laundry room :

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.

Upstairs there is a 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 , 2 sink areas afford ability to use both areas privately.

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. Our beach is great for swimming , no rough waves or rocks ,,,

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 beach level we have a rec room with ping pong table and the 3rd beach bathroom with separate access from main house, very convenient for your beach usage.

We have lots of beach toys , beach chairs in garage for your usage . Graco Port a crib.

Parking in available in our driveway which fits up to 4 vehicles... there is also parking available on the west side of the street.

We look forward to hearing from you , we are happy to assist you and answer any questions you have about the area or the home

More Details
Suitability:
  • 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
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Reviews

4.6
based on 24 traveler reviews

Direct Oceanfront - Sleeps 10 ** BOOKING DISCOUNT $200 off 4+ night rental
average rating of 4.625 based on 34 reviews
5

A true gem and very special place

  • 5 of 5

This home on the Florida coast was an amazing getaway. I truly cannot say enough about our vacation on this beach, in this house. I will say the house layout was different than I anticipated, felt more like a very large beach cottage - the kitchen and living space were combined into a massive room. The first floor has 3 bedrooms (no tvs) and 1 shared bathroom, the upstairs was a master suite with a tv and bath. This actually worked perfectly for our family needs. We didn't really use the downstairs game room, the kids were a bit too young to want the separation from us - but it was convenient for the little ones to shower off the sandy beach in that bathroom in the evenings. Our family consisted of 5 adults and 2 children - aged 5 & 7.

The beach was amazing. We were there in early August, plenty of heat and sunshine, and yet the beach was quiet and private. A few neighbors occasionally passed by, but truly, it felt wonderfully private. Plenty of opportunities to be alone with your thoughts as you wander the shore. It reminded me a lot of the Carolina beaches, with the lovely tides and smooth sands.

The house was one of the nicest ones on this portion of the beach, and has had recent updates which made it fresh and clean. The deck on this house is the real selling point. Beautifully appointed, with a big dining table for evening dinners overlooking the ocean and plenty of daytime seating. We couldn't get enough of it.

Plenty of sea turtle nests (we had the pleasure/worry of watching some baby turtles emerge - though some had come out during the daytime which was a worry as the heat/sun is too much for the babies. A few didn't make it. The neighbors were knowledgeable and attentive - we had the authorities called in to look after the confused nest and saved those we could.) But as you can see, a once in a lifetime experience.

The area has plenty of local restaurants to try out and St. Augustine was adorable, it was only about 10-15 minutes to get anywhere you needed (groceries, dining, St. Augustine). We even took a day trip out to the Kennedy Space Center - an absolute MUST.

Truly, if you are looking for a family beach vacation spot that will offer privacy and quiet, but have access to the fun of restaurants and activities, this is the house and the spot you are looking for. Every one of our family members (even the kiddos) have expressed the desire to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lauren - so glad you had a wonderful experience at our beach home
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5

A fun filled week at an incredible beach house!

  • 5 of 5

Although my family has vacationed at South Ponte Vedra Beach before, this was our first time at Casa del Sol. We had three families with a total of 6 adults and 4 children between the ages of 1 - 7 years old. The house is so child friendly and the big dinning room table allowed all of us to eat together...no kids table! The covered deck porch allowed for sitting out even when sunny and the beach is only steps away. There is an outdoor shower and a hose to wash off on the way in from the beach and a covered ground floor area where we set up a little pool for the kids. The owners were extremely helpful and responsive to any questions we had and were so easy to work with in booking the house. I loved our time there with my children and grandchildren and I have the best memories. We had kites, sparklers, great food, drinks, some amazing afternoon storms, lots of beach toys(provided by the house), and adventures galore. Thanks for a wonderful week at the beach!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you we always enjoy hearing positive feedback from out guests
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5

Amazing views, beautiful home in great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved Casa Del Sol. The house was wonderful. Clean, spacious, with a great view of the beach right from the living room. There was also a nice size deck with plenty of seating. The house is just a few steps from a very quiet beach. It seemed that the only other people on the beach were the renters or owners of the neighboring houses. The house had anything you could need including plenty of toys for the beach. The owners are wonderful to work with and we would definitely return!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments we strive to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable
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5

Great Location and Property was Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this location. This property is perfect for family with several kids, house has good amenities, space and the porch overlooking ocean with table to enjoy evening dinners is spectacular. The interior of house is clean, well kept and cozy without being so fancy that house can't be "beach lived in" with kids in and out.

Definitely a great place to just go and relax by beach with no worries.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Map

Castillo De San Marcos
" authentic fort"
St. Augustine
"Quaint historic town with lots to do - casa del sol is located just 15 minutes north of down..."
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Jacksonville
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

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Rates & Availability

South Ponte Vedra Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$385
$2,250
 
 
Casa
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,100
 
 
Christmas Holiday
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
$410
$2,400
 
 
Jan - Feb
Jan 8 2017 - Feb 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$385
$1,900
$5,500
 
 
Spring
Feb 27 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$399
$2,400
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$400
$2,400
 
 
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,990
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$385
$2,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Clean fee $175
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
May allow small dogs with pet deposit please ask - no cats or large dogs permitted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

South Ponte Vedra Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 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
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Beach bath separate entrance
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both baths are remodeled
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • 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
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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