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Upscale Oceanfront with Spectacular Views, Minutes from St. Augustine

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


South Ponte Vedra Beach House Rental Photos and Description

Spacious 4 BR 3 BA Upscale Luxury Beach Home

'Winter's Past,” an oceanfront rental home, offers a calm and restful vacation on the beach and is within minutes of a wide variety of activities in historic St. Augustine, upscale Ponte Vedra, and World Golf Village.

Dog and people friendly, upscale yet warm and inviting, “Winter’s Past” has a private beach walk and spectacular views of the ocean, Guana Park, sunrises, and sunsets. (Only dogs).

Privileges at Serenata Beach Club for the week are a minimal cost - family swimming, heated pool, fitness center, Jacuzzi, lots of children's activities and dining. This membership also includes golf privileges at Marsh Landing Country Club

For more information, including availability, floor plan and a virtual tour, please email us.

No Smoking, please.

Hurricane Policy: This part of Florida historically has fewer hurricanes than almost anywhere else. Please continue within web site for further policy information.

Amenities: Gas fireplace, phones with free US long distance, Air-Conditioning, Comcast cable TVs in 3 bedrooms plus large screen TV in great room, DVD, Stereo, CD Player, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Cooking Utensils provided, Linens provided, Washer & Dryer, 2 car garage, Gas Grill, Wireless.

Family swimming pool, heated pool, Jacuzzi, and fitness room amenities are available at the oceanfront Serenata Beach Club for a minimal cost for the week. Just 1.5 miles from Winter's Past by car or by walking on the beach. This is a lovely upscale club with wonderful dining and lots of children's activities - if it's a rainy day, or just too steamy to be on the beach, your family can head into the club for the day. The shower area has all the personal items you might need - razor, soap, shampoo. Google 'Winter's Past' for a virtual tour of this fabulous home and google 'Serenata Beach Club' to preview what they have to offer.

Activities: Minutes to hiking, golf, tennis, fishing, boating, sailing, moonlight cruise, shopping, eco-tourism, historic sites..

Privileges to Serenata Beach Club, 1.5 miles from the beach house - pools, fine dining, bars, fitness center, locker rooms, gym facilities, kids activities.

Area: Minutes to historic St. Augustine, TPC, Sawgrass, MarineLand (swim with the dolphins), World Golf Village with IMAX theatre, Guana State Park, and Mayo Clinic. 45 minutes to Jacksonville, Two hours to Orlando with all its many attractions. One hour to Daytona Beach.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Joe Honeycutt
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2016
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About Joe Honeycutt

We moved to the Jacksonville area in 2001 after too many winters in the Main Line area of Philadelphia. We couldn't be happier with the decision about moving.

Joe Honeycutt purchased this house in 2002

Why Joe Honeycutt chose St. Augustine Area

Winter's Past is our second home and we enjoy sharing it with families who treat it as their own home. We do not manage any other properties.


based on 17 traveler reviews

Upscale Oceanfront with Spectacular Views, Minutes from St. Augustine
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Colorado Springs, CO

Beach Rental

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely wonderful.  The owners have done a terrific job of making you feel welcome.  Everything you could possibly want is provided, including beach towels!  The layout of the home is perfect with a bathroom on each floor, everyone has their privacy.  We had a great vacation and plan to return next year.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments.
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winter's past perfection

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in many rentals over the years, and none have compared to the beauty and comfort of Winter's Past. The decor is charming and very comfortable, the kitchen well equipped, the views are spectacular. Our children and grandchildren loved everything about our visit. Joe and Suzanne could not have been more accommodating. I would recommend this spot to anyone looking for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. We love it too and always say "There is laughter in the walls" from all of our family's happy times there. Hope you will come back again.
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Stanford, KY

Another wonderful trip with my girlfriends!

  • 5 of 5

Every year a group of friends stays at this wonderful beach house. We love the setting; we love the whimsical decorations; we love the view; and the house has everything you could possible need for a weeks stay except groceries. Everything that was promised in the description was there - and more. The house was clean as can be and everything was in perfect working order. I know I sound over-the-top about this vacation house, but we wouldn't keep coming back if it weren't so ideal. We love going into St. Augustine and shopping in the quaint shops and going to the outlet malls. To be able to look out your back door and see the sun rising over the ocean, hear the waves hitting against the sand - it just doesn't get any better.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. We really enjoy sharing our home with all the girl friends groups that keep coming back for their annual gathering. You are all blessed to have each other over the years; and we are blessing by the happiness you leave in our home.
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Atlanta, Georgia

Perfect Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the nicest beach houses we have ever rented. My family of adult children and grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed everything about this house. The location was perfect for beach activities, trips into St. Augustine, and family friendly local restaurants. The owners made our stay even better than most, prooviding ample beach towels, chairs, boogie boards, and even kites for the children to fly on the beach. The Seranata Beach Club eas an added plus for the pool and the workout activities. You cannot go wrong in renting this house. It will accommodate 10 people easily.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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The Waggoner Family

  • 5 of 5

what a wonderful home and place to stay. Walk out door to the beach, drink your coffee on the deck or in a room with the view of the ocean. Clean with all you need. The owner was great from the first contact up to the date we departed. This is a place we will go back to.This is a place I would recommend.

The Waggoner Family

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We love sharing our home.
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Milledgeville GA


  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely week in your house; "we" being 2 parents, 2 young adults, 2 college students, and 2 high schoolers, with dogs. Every summer we have a family week at the beaches near St. Augustine...this was the best by far. Beautiful house, unbelievable beach, great food...perfect in every way. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It's a joy to share our home with our guests. We love knowing that Winter's Past will always be a part of their family's memories.
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Car: necessary

Private oceanfront home. Six miles north of St. Augustine, you can stay as active as you like, or sit and enjoy beautiful views of ocean, beach, and state park. Private boardwalk to beach has seating area perfect for reading and watching sunrises and even the sunsets.

Golf: Marsh Landing Golf & Country Club privileges may be available via Serenata Beach Club option. Please call for more information


Rates & Availability

South Ponte Vedra Beach House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.5%

Normal weekly or mult-week rental periods begin on one Saturday at 3:00 PM and end on another at 10:00 AM. We don't do weekend rentals in the summer and only book weekends if we have availability in the next three weeks. Until a reservation deposit has been received, our rates are subject to change

$500 per week reservation deposit required to hold dates.

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South Ponte Vedra Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Sep. tub & shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Bunk bed plus single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Day bed trundle (2 singles)
  • # 1 Master bedroom (sleeps 2) with king size bed is on upper floor, the same level as oceanside deck, kitchen, living and dining areas, with cable TV #2 Bedroom (sleeps 2) with queen is on ground level, with cable TV #3 Bedroom (sleeps 3)has a bunkbed and a single and is located on ground level; TV without cable but with VCR #4 Bedroom (sleeps 2)has a trundle bed (two singles) and is located on middle level, the same level as the main entrance, with cable TV Living room has a love seat sofa-bed (sleeps 1)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Adult pool, heated family pool, and wading pool and spa are available via optional guest membership at the Serenata Beach Club. This wonderful club also offers a fitness center, indoor and outdoor fine dining and bars, snack bar, locker rooms with showers, supervised activities for children in the summer and other special activities as listed in their event calendar. Google Serenata Beach Club or Winter' Past for more information.

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