|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Sandpiper's Nest is a beautifully decorated oceanfront 3 bedroom 3 full bath home on a high dune in the oceanfront community of South Ponte Vedra Beach, between Jacksonville and St. Augustine. Located in a very private area of single family homes (no high rises or high traffic here!), it is serene and quiet....yet the house is just 5 miles from historic St. Augustine and 15 miles from posh Ponte Vedra. Decorated in an upscale cottage style, with ocean colors, vaulted wood ceilings, and top quality furnishings, Sandpiper's Nest will quickly feel like 'home'! The spacious living-dining-kitchen area is open to the views of the deck , beach, and ocean beyond. A large ocean front master suite has a king bed, day bed, desk, and private bath. Two additional bedrooms and baths provide privacy for everyone. The large deck, gas grill, beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas are just a few of the many amenities we offer in this luxurious ocean front setting. We have recently installed a small screen porch on the north side of the deck, providing a lovely space for enjoying the outdoors in rainy weather or when you have had enough sun for the day. We have a gas fireplace for winter guests (Christmas through February) and a fenced yard for dogs!
The living-dining-kitchen area is open to the views of the deck and the beautiful ocean beyond. Comfortable seating, a fireplace for our winter guests, large flat screen television and DVD player, Bose CD player, books, puzzles, and games will insure that our guests will remain entertained, even on our few rainy days! We have a high speed wireless Internet connection so bring your lap top and surf the net throughout the house and the deck. The pine dining table easily seats 6, and two comfy bar chairs at the end of the long kitchen counter offer additional dining space. The galley kitchen is lovely, with granite counters, side-by-side refrigerator with water and ice on the door, glass top electric range, oven, microwave, toaster and toaster oven, dishwasher, and all the other conveniences that make cooking a pleasure. We also have an extra refrigerator in the garage. The kitchen is situated in the heart of the living area, with no walls to obscure the views of the living and dining areas and the wonderful deck and ocean beyond.
The master suite is a peaceful retreat. Located on the ocean side of the house, it contains a king size bed with top quality bedding. The room has a private bath with large soaking tub, a large wall mounted TV/DVD player, and a desk for computing or other work. We also have a day bed in the master, which is perfect for lounging or for a toddler.
The junior master is on the front of the house and is equipped with a queen size bed, vaulted ceilings, large wall mounted TV, and a private bath.
The bunk room is a child's delight. The bed will sleep 3, thanks to the trundle underneath, and the mattresses are regular single mattresses so are comfortable for adults as well as children. This room also has a TV/DVD. A full bath is located in the hall adjacent to this room.
You will love the hurricane shutters we have just installed on all of the doors and windows! If you like to sleep in a DARK room, just push a button and there you are.
The deck is a destination in itself. Running the length of the house, the deck is bumped out in the middle, offering a 16 X 20 area for play and relaxing. Furnished with a round umbrella topped dining table and many comfortable chairs and loungers, the deck is a delightful spot to read, snooze, or dine. The deck railings have slats located close together so that small children are always safe, and a lockable gate insures that they will stay on the deck and off the dune walkover! At the end of the dune walkover is a very special built-in bench, which everyone loves for early morning coffee or late night moon watching! From there, it is a 10 step descent to the beach and the wonderful Atlantic ocean!
We have recently fenced in the yard on the south side of the house with gate access to the deck. This is a perfect place to let your dogs run free and take care of business without your having to walk around in the night!
Other amenities include: optional temporary beach club membership, double garage; water softener; indoor laundry plus additional units in the garage; two refrigerators; gas grill, beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, toys, 4 TVs, 4 DVD players, high speed Internet, and stereo/radio!
Hi there! I am Judy Lombana Wren, owner (with my husband Bill) of Sandpiper's Nest, manager of several other oceanfront properties, retired university professor and mental health therapist, wife, mom, grandmother, and friend! Bill (a retired airline pilot) and I live in Jacksonville, Florida and Maggie Valley, NC. I have been involved with with the ocean, beaches, homes, decorating, and people all my life. Sandpiper's Nest is our very special oceanfront home in which we take great pride and enjoy sharing with others. We hope you will love it as much as our previous renters do!
I have been renting Sandpiper's Nest since I first bought it brand new in 1987. At the time, it was a two bedroom, two bath cottage on a fantastic oceanfront lot. Bill and I completely renovated the home in 1993, taking it to the studs, opening it more to the views and adding another bedroom and bath. It looks brand new because we are ALWAYS working on it...very important on the ocean! We bought two more oceanfront homes a few years later, and others starting asking me to manage their properties, so my rental 'hobby' quickly turned into a business. My son, David Lombana, has joined me in Wren Beach Rentals, and we now manage 16 luxury oceanfront homes in South Ponte Vedra and Vilano Beach. David now handles all except three. We take great pride in our solid relationships with both owners and renters, and we look forward to working with you!
Judy Wren purchased this house in 1993
I bought Sandpiper's Nest in South Ponte Vedra Beach, because it was less than a half hour drive from my regular home, making it the ideal weekend retreat. I started renting it immediately, to help with the mortgage payments, and found that my renters also found South Ponte Vedra to be a very special community. It is perfect for vacationers who want direct oceanfront, great views, and privacy. Sandpiper's Nest sits on a 90 foot wide lot, on top of a high dune, offering panoramic ocean views. The immediate area consists of single family homes, several great restaurants, a terrific beach club (available as an option to our renters who want a pool!) and miles of wide, sandy, car-free beaches. Our renters come here because they love the privacy and the fact that we are not surrounded by high rise condos, fast food restaurants, bars, hordes of people vying for space on the beach, or cars driving on the sand! However, we are not isolated! Sandpiper's Nest is just 10 minutes from historic St. Augustine and 15 minutes from posh Ponte Vedra. We think we have the perfect beach location!
Being a one level home yet having panoramic ocean views is quite unusual. Luckily, Sandpiper's Nest is built on a high dune which offers the practicality of single story living while enjoying fantastic ocean views and lovely sea breezes.
We have found that "pet friendly" means just that. Owners of dogs take good care of their pets and we NEVER have issues with dogs...so if you are not a dog owner, don't worry...you will not have to deal with pet hair, odors, or anything else that would make living in a house where dogs have been.
We have some amenities at Sandpiper's Nest that are not very interesting to mention, but belive me, we have learned the hard wasy that you will appreciate them. First, we have a double garage. Many potential renters don't consider that very important...but you will change your mind after scraping the salt off your car if it has been sitting outside for several days! We also have a water softener. The "beach water" is extremely hard and any house that does not have a water softener is just asking for serious problems, not only with ethced glassware, but also with the pipes. Showers are so much nicer when the water is soft! We have duplicates of several things: two refrigerators, two washers, two dryers, two coffee pots, two blenders, etc. etc. We have learned that things get broken unintentionally and who wants to drive all the way to Target to buy a new coffee poet? We thinnk you will appreciate these little nicities that we provide...we want you to have a wonderful vacation, and not having to worry about everyday issues is one way to insure it.
And..just in case you DO have problems...Internet won't work, garage door opener seems to have a problem, TV is too complicated for us 70 year olds, don't worry...we have a property management supervisor who can take care of just about anything that comes up! So...enjoy!
My wife and I spent our honeymoon at this property in September and were very pleased with the amenities. The location and charm of this property could not be better. The moment that you walk in the front door, life just seems to slow down as you take in the amazing views of the ocean. A quick drive in the car gets you access to local shopping and restaurants. If you are looking to get away, decompress and relax, Sandpiper's Nest will not disappoint.
This is the perfect beach house for our family of five. The provided beach chairs, toys, surfboard, and towels are a great bonus. The beds and linens were nice and clean. TVs are nice, had some issues with locating and identifying the correct remotes, however we worked around the issue by borrowing from another room.
The sunrises and sunsets are spectacular. We were greeted each morning by the sun and often on the beach by 8 and swimming the morning away. Which left us the afternoons to explore the surrounding area. It is quick and easy drive to get into St Augustine, which is a great city to explore for kids and adults. They have alligator farms, and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum, The fountain of Youth, Large Carousel, Castillo de San Marcos the oldest fort in the US is right there on the water, more then enough to meet anyone’s exploration needs.
The house is close to shopping, groceries, outlets, and other fun knick-knack stores. You can get into Jacksonville in about 30 minutes. Jax has a great Zoo, an airport and other fun attractions.
The negatives for us are the bathrooms could be updated and the deck and front bedroom ceiling needs some repair. The issues are minor and not big enough to keep us from coming back. In fact we have all ready booked the place again for 2017!
The property manager Judy Wren was great to work with and we found her to be very responsive. We found the experience so positive that we have recommended a friend to use them for another property so they can vacation with us next year. I would also like to note that we had one night with three other people staying with us and they too fit in the property with no issues! For sure this house is a great beach house!
Sandpiper's Nest is a perfect place for a family vacation! The home is nicely finished and perfectly laid out. The kitchen/family room area is bright and open and leads to a huge deck with a gorgeous view of the ocean. We live in Naples but enjoy vacationing in Ponte Vedra because we can bring our dog on our family vacation! Judy Wren from Wren beach rentals is awesome! She makes renting a property easy and is very trustworthy! We will definitely be back!
This house is fantastic and this was our second time renting it. We were in sync with the tides during our stay. During low tide, we would spend hours searching for shark teeth. We ended up finding a live starfish, a sand dollar, lots of teeth and even a live whelk. It is a beachcomber's dream. The house itself is fully equipped from cooking utensils to beach toys. When we wanted to explore, we went into St. Augustine just minutes away to tour the fort, have lunch and try a ghost tour. We tried the Florida Cracker cafe and Cap's on the Water (on the Intracoastal Waterway). This house was the perfect spot for us to make some great memories and enjoy the beauty of the beach and local area. Judy Wren is the ultimate professional in managing the property and we would highly recommend this property.
We love Sandpipers Nest! Judy is a friendly and personable owner. You can tell she takes great pride in her properties. Sandpiper's Nest was sparkling clean and ready for our arrival. The beach is just down a well maintained flight of stairs! The beds are comfy and the rooms are large! The appliances are top-notch! We brought our lab and the fenced in area was perfect for those middle of the night potty breaks. We absolutely loved this property and can't wait to stay there again!
It was very easy to make ourselves at home. Great living space and a well provisioned kitchen. Waking up to the sun rise each morning is a wonderful experience. The ocean view and beach were great. Everything we needed was at hand. We also enjoyed Saint Augustine and Vilano Beach. A great vacation!
Sandpiper's Nest is direct oceanfront, on a lovely barrier island between the Atlantic ocean and the IntraCoastal Waterway. Since there are only single family homes and a few nice restaurants here, the beach is very private, peaceful, and quiet. No cars are allowed on the beach, and there are no high rises or fast food joints to interrupt your serenity. We do have several excellent restaurants and shopping for every day items within a five minute drive! The Serenata Beach Club, with its 3 huge pools, work out facility, and activities for children, is just a mile away. A fabulous nature park with trails is two miles away. In 10 minutes you can be in downtown historic St. Augustine with lots of attractions, great seafood, fun shopping, fishing and boating, many golf courses, including the World Golf Village, and more. In 15 minutes you can be in posh Ponte Vedra, with more great restaurants, shopping, and more golf! Day trips to Disney, Daytona Speedway, and Marineland are easy!
Other Activities: dining, shopping, touring, shelling, kayaking, surf fishing, deep sea fishing
Golf: Golf courses abound in our area! The World Golf Village with its two fabulous courses, golf museum, and much more is a quick twenty minute drive. Numerous other public and semi-public courses are available both in St. Augustine and in Ponte Vedra.
|Pet Fee||$225 + Tax|
|Cleaning||$175 + Tax|
|Processing||$50 + Tax|
from $2000/wk or $350/night
$500 deposit required for each rental of one week or less; $1000 deposit for rentals of 2 weeks or more.Cleaning fee is $175. Pet fee is $225 for first pet and $125 for second pet. Two pet maximum, 10.5% taxes on rent. cleaning and pet fee additional. Weekly rates only for all holidays; $300 up-charge for Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years weeks. All fees due 8 weeks in advance of arrival date.
No refunds of deposit or rent unless the house becomes uninhabitable (if we have to close the house and evacuate due to a hurricane; does not apply to bad weather only!) or unless owners are able to re-rent for the same dates and rates. For all renter cancellations, a 10% service charge will be deducted from refunds made. We encourage all renters to obtain trip cancellation insurance! We have several companies listed on our web site.
We accept up to two well behaved pets with a signed pet agreement and payment of pet fees: $225 for the first pet and $125 for the second plus 10.5 tax.. Long term renters will pay additional $50/week after the second week.