3BR, 3BA, Sleeps 8
About Judy Wren
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 Ponte Vedra Beach, 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 many repeat renters do! I have been renting Sandpiper's Nest since I first bought it brand new in 1978. 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 30+ 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
Why Judy Wren chose South Ponte Vedra Beach
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 15 minutes from historic St. Augustine and 20 minutes from posh Ponte Vedra. We think we have the perfect beach location!
What makes this House unique
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 believe me, we have learned the hard way 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 etched 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 pot? We think you will appreciate these little nicites 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 will do everything we can to correct issues as soon as you inform us. So...plan to relax, enjoy the house, the beach and ocean, and the surrounding towns, golf, shopping, and more!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beach time in Ponte Vedra
lovely property. I do think the stove should be upgraded, beyon that sweet!
We are remodeling the kitchen in November which will include a new stove. The current one works fine just doesnt look great.
We have rented from Wren Beach Rentals before. Always perfection. Blue and white are my favorite colors (coming from a former Kentucky Wildcat) and I have wanted to rent this house for years. It is just as it looks in the pics. We had an amazing week and hope to rent this charming beach house again. Location is ideal if you like a quiet, pet-friendly residential beach close to two of our favorite restaurants, Caps and Aunt Kate's. Cannot lose with ANY Wren rentals. Cannot wait to go back!
Wonderfully Appointed and Located Sanctuary
We have stayed at Sandpiper's Nest several times now, as it is just wonderful! The great room is spacious and airy and opens onto sweeping beach views. which is so relaxing and beautiful. The house has everything one could ever need for a beach stay from towels to beach chairs, champagne flutes to lobster pots, boogie boards to big screen TVs! The master also opens directly on the beach and makes for some of the most relaxing sleep one could hope for.
We've already booked our next trip!
A lovely home right on the ocean
A perfect beach house with spectacular view from a a large deck. The fenced dog yard is such a nice feature as well. Home is beautifully appointed and the owner was very responsive and helpful. We plan to return.
A little slice of paradise
This was our second time staying at Sandpiper's Nest and we have already booked a third visit. It's just the perfect little beach home right on the water and so very well equipped. Everything we could possibly need was provided for us. Everything is clean and well-kept-up, in good working order - we love it and would recommend it to all!
Best beach house we've stayed in.
We spent the month April in this lovely beach house. It was very clean and well appointed - little surprises everywhere. The view of the beach from the living area and master bedroom was fabulous. One day a caravan of sailboats drifted by. Many days, the dolphins entertained us. The beach was never crowed. The little screen porch was delightful when the sun got hot. Our 4 legged, furry traveler loved the convenience of the dog yard - lots of grass and so clean, plus her daily walks on the beach. The internet service was good, so I could do a little work while on vacation. We journeyed to Jacksonville for lunch at Sawgrass Country Club and Dinner at Ruth's Chris. Excellent meals. We also loved the pizza from Puccini's and the Publix's right next door in Vilano Beach was very well stocked - we love to cook. Both just a short drive away. All in all, one of our best and most relaxing vacations.
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, horseback riding, and much more.
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.