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Best Top Floor Beachfront Penthouse-Easy Luxury-Perfect Care-Nov, Dec $142/night

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


St. Augustine Area Condo Rental Photos and Description

Comfy Private Penthouse, Lofty Views, 28' Balcony, Steps to Beach-Pool, $ For 2

BEST TOP AND CENTER, Barefoot Trace Crown Jewel, #409 - 1600 sq. ft. of luxury overlooking the perfect stretch of Crescent Beach and only 15 minutes from historic downtown St. Augustine! Caring Original Owners prepare every detail to perfection. COUPLES REMEMBER FOREVER your anniversary celebration, birthday, romantic getaway! Lofty, spectacular views both East and West, over the Atlantic, Intracoastal Waterway, and Treetops. Highest quality, pristine-clean, better than home! 'AS A TRAVEL AGENT I HAVE TRAVELED SOME...THIS TOPPED IT ALL!' B.S., TN


TOP FLOOR PENTHOUSE VIEWS, QUIET, PRIVACY, Easy Elevator, 1600 Sq. Ft., Floor-to-Ceiling Luxury Glass Sliding Doors in Master Bedroom and Open Living Area open to Largest 28' Oceanfront Balcony overlooking Oceanview Pool below. All Amenities, Equipped For Beach and Pool!


* 2016 Latest Designer "Goldenrod" Carpet -- Sunshine Soft on Your Bare Feet!

* 2 KING BEDS or King /2 Twins with 2 Separate Full Private Baths

* ALL NEW LARGEST Master Ensuite Bath Remodel

* 2015 Vertiglide Floor-to-Ceiling Accordion Blackout Shades for sleeping past sunrise

* 2015 BRAND NEW Whirlpool Stainless Microwave

* 2014 BRAND NEW Whirlpool Stainless Double Door Fridge and Stainless Range

* 2013 Custom Upholstered LazyBoy Recliner

* 2013 Cay Sal LARGE Balcony Dining Set and LUXURY Chaise Lounges

* 2012 Custom Upholstered Capri Sofa and Matching Loveseat

* 2012 New Serta Perfect Sleeper feather-bed comfort, 784 Count Bed Linens

* Brown Jordan Rattan, Fine Art, SMART Flatscreen TV, 100+ DVD/Reading Library

* Treats and Extras!

BEST CRESCENT BEACH ON NE COAST: Spacious, Fun-Friendly Powder-White Sand, (Not Narrow, Rocks Or Coquina) Serene and Private, Far From Public Ramps, Easy Minute Private Beach Boardwalk To The Beach (Not Across The Street Or Through The Dunes) 'IT WAS UNANIMOUS, THIS WAS THE BEST BEACH WE HAVE VISITED!' D.S., IN, USA

EXCLUSIVE HIGH QUALITY COMMUNITY Barefoot Trace (Not A Mega-Complex) Built For Cozy Residential Use: $3 Million Exterior Upgrade 2009, High Grade Lighting, Fixtures, Railings, Superior Concrete Construction, Landscaping, Spacious 2-Tier Covered Parking; 2012 New Pool Furniture, 2013 Fitness/Weight Room

SUPERIOR LOCATION ON A1A: Sky-High Ocean and Treetop Views E/W, Away From Commercial yet Close To Shopping, Restaurants, Worship, 15 Min To Historic St Augustine


YOU'VE NEVER BEEN SO CLOSE to Sunlight, Moonlight, Sea and Sky! Penthouse Living lets the light stream in! Come up high where the pelicans float by! DESIGNED WITH YOUR COMFORT IN MIND! 2013 Lazy Boy Recliner for ultimate comfort while viewing ocean and 'Smart' TV! 2012 NEW Capri Sofa and Loveseat in Oceanfront Living Room and 2012 King Serta Perfect Sleeper in Oceanfront Master Bedroom! Entertainment Center with 40' Flatscreen/DVD/VHS/Stereo. Inside WIFI Internet, 100+DVD/Reading Library, Games, EXTRAS! Chocolate, Starbucks Coffee, Organic Snacks & French Soaps. Rest Your Eyes upon Water-inspired Monet, Van Gogh Fine Art Prints and Photography that add grace to every room. Beach Vacation Binder with maps, restaurant menus, and attraction information.

OCEANFRONT KITCHEN SPOTLESSLY CLEAN! 2014 NEW Whirlpool Stainless Double Door Fridge & Range with filtered water, icemaker. EQUIPPED! George Foreman Grill, Black & Decker Toaster Oven & Coffee Maker, Simple Human Accessories, 8-Piece Dansk Dinnerware, stainless microwave, toaster oven, toaster, dishwasher, hand mixer, teapot and tea bar, spices, blender. 2016 DESIGNER CARPET IS SOFT ON YOUR BARE FEET! Bed and bath linens newly replaced regularly. Breakfast nook, wet bar. Inside jumbo washer and 2011 Speed Queen dryer (not the stackable ones) for L.L. Bean Seaside Beach Towels. Large beach closet houses full complement of pool floats, beach games, chairs, umbrellas, cooler and caddy. 'BEST EQUIPPED OF ANYWHERE WE'VE EVER STAYED!' K.P. Good Hope, GA

CHOOSE FROM Heated Pool, Lighted Tennis Court, Shuffleboard, Beach Bicycles, Pool Table, 2013 Fitness Room, Game Room, Private Beach Boardwalk! Park in the shade under covered parking with 2 easy elevator access for seconds to your front door. This is paradise! You'll be glad you came! 'WE HAD THE POOL ALL TO OURSELVES ALL WEEK!' S.N., K.P., GA

Mom chose your prime TOP 4th FLOOR Barefoot Trace pre-construction, a dream beachfront penthouse home. An EXCLUSIVE, UPSCALE COMMUNITY situated BETWEEN THE ATLANTIC and INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY, it offers SPECTACULAR VIEWS both east and west for moonrise, sunrise, sunset, and cloud-gazing. Away from commercial districts and public ramps on spacious, powdery-white sand Crescent Beach, you're 15 minutes to historic downtown St. Augustine. 'IT IS A MILLION DOLLAR VIEW!' J.Y., CO

Keywords: Oceanfront, Beachfront, Poolfront, Getaway, Retreat - Recommended #1 Condo by St. Augustine Chamber of Commerce

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

Bill and I are privileged to share this wonderful family heirloom that is perched over the ocean and under the clouds! We are humbled and inspired by our guests' unsolicited stellar reviews, which confirm that the jewel in our care is meant to be shared. We live in nearby Gainesville and insure that a welcoming home is prepared for each special guest. We celebrate over 40 years of marriage and are convinced that our most memorable, rejuvenating moments have been here, at the finest Penthouse Paradise!

Why The Owner chose St. Augustine Area

Mom hand-picked this prime top and center location pre-construction, from the plans! She and Dad researched the area for 25 years, coming on weekends to find the best private, undisturbed location on the most pristine beach--and it's only 15 minutes to charming St. Augustine!

What makes this condo unique

The lofty, breathtaking ocean, sunrise, sunset, treetop views, uninterrupted, 180 degrees on both east and west balconies are phenomenal! Fresh sea breezes under the clouds are privately yours on top of the world in this penthouse 4th floor condo built high on a dune! Enjoy sky-high living on the 235 sq ft oceanfront balcony furnished with Cay Sal sling chair dining and cushioned chaise lounges. Romantic shrimp boat lights look like stars on the night horizon; moon and stars seem so close you could reach out and touch them! Come for quiet, solitary night swimming in the aqua-lighted pool below to the not-so-distant roar of ocean waves and rustling palm branches. In the morning, roll the beach bicycles down the private, gated boardwalk and ride the coast with your companion for miles...cozy, private paradise every time!


based on 19 traveler reviews

Best Top Floor Beachfront Penthouse-Easy Luxury-Perfect Care-Nov, Dec $142/night
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I now understand why Linda and Bill have such a high return rate. We have traveled all over the world and have rented a LOT of houses and apartments. This apartment is one of the best if not the best in terms of location, amenities, comfort and cleanliness! (I have tried to find a speck of dust. I failed).

Here are a few things that this apartment has (that are always lacking in other places) that make the stay even more enjoyable: elevator, balcony big enough for a table for 4 and 2 long chairs, covered balcony with sun in the morning, tons of different pillows to choose from, many many towels, many many different kinds of duvets and blankets, saran wrap-ziplocs-laundry detergent, beach chairs and umbrellas, beach bikes, etc

We have already made our reservations for next year and we NEVER go back twice to the same place.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, World Travelers, Bill and I are perfectionists and we're glad you noticed! "Best Location, Amenities, Comfort and Cleanliness!" We love your delight and total satisfaction! Thank you for honoring us with your first-in-a-lifetime return next year. Welcome to our happy beach family of almost 100% return guests!
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Dunwoody, GA USA


  • 5 of 5

Returned for the second time, and have already booked it for next year. The condo and all the amenities are everything you would want in a vacation place. The ocean front location is ideal. Bikes, a tennis court and oceanfront pool are all on site as a fitness center, pool room and shuffleboard. We can't say enough about this wonderful place and the fabulous owners.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: From near and far, praises for Penthouse Paradise 409 continually abound! Bill and I appreciate your unsolicited stellar reviews and loyal returns, year after year! Your return visits say everything that words can't describe...truly there is everything precious and special about our home in the sky-- and the spectacular guests it attracts!
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Roseville, California, USA

Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

This condo is just as wonderful as all the reviews state. It is beautifully decorated from the new carpet and comfy bed to the lovely fresh roses which greeted us. It is equipped with everything you might possibly need to play on the beach or to cook a meal afterward. We stayed a week. We sat under the beach umbrellas, on the beach towels and chairs provided, and rode the waves with the boogie boards too. We never tried any of the restaurants because it was so easy to cook our meals with all the kitchen supplies. The condo has a wonderful balcony with view of the beach. It was very quiet the week we were there. Linda was very responsive to all our communications and even provided an extensive list of favorite places in the area. It was indeed "the best beach vacation ever"!!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: California Judge and family, thanks for ranking us 'Absolutely perfect' and for listing your "best beach vacation ever" criteria: trustworthy reviews, beautifully decorated home, fully equipped for beach play and in-home cooking, large, luxurious balcony overlooking beach and Atlantic, quiet and restful, and responsive owner! Your 'Absolutely perfect', "best beach vacation ever"!! means we have achieved our goal!
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Coming Home

  • 5 of 5

How do I begin to describe the warm welcome I feel as I open the doors of Paradise ! Dare I say it just feels like coming home! The stunning flowers! Thank you for your beautiful note with wine and chocolate. We had a glorious sleep and now the sun is shining and the air is fresh and crisp, and my heart is full of gratitude. Everything looks and feels sparkling and amazing! All continues to be perfection here. Every morning the orange sky reminds me of the glorious life we are privileged to live. The sky is on fire with morning light and words cannot express all that I feel and see. My days include long walks with sand between my toes, watching the sun rise and set, enjoying pelicans, bunnies and turtles, eating well and sleeping well! We are swimming in the paradise pool and enjoying afternoon lattes and daily raisins. The chocolate and wine are perfect! The roses are opening daily like individual miracles! The ironing of the pillow cases is a cosmic reminder of my grandparent’s house. All bedding was dried in the sun and ironed! So special! My mother and sister came to visit for a couple of days. My mother in particular wanted me to tell you how beautiful your condo was and how much they enjoyed their visit. On a windy walk in the morning she commented that walking over the sand drifts reminded her of fine snow in Switzerland. A thousand thank yous for your excellence! We are most delighted to book our spring and fall weeks for 2017.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Esteemed Swiss world traveler, we are honored to create a welcoming beach paradise home for you to return to twice every year! We strive for perfection and are joyful to hear you say the word! Thank you for highlighting the excellence of our preparation and the overwhelming beauty of the penthouse setting on Crescent Beach - which some world travelers call the most beautiful beach of all! Fresh flowers, wine, chocolate, snacks, and pressed pillow cases are just a few ways we can say welcome home!
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Ft. Myers, FL

Quintessential Romantic Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Stunning million dollar views surround this penthouse suite and we thoroughly enjoyed the wide, expansive vista of the ocean! The sound of the waves was a relaxing, soothing presence, and the extended balcony was the perfect place to lounge in the sun or shade. We found the accommodations pristine and meticulously maintained. The private pool was very clean and we enjoyed it without reservation. The beach ranks number one for walking (spacious, level, firm sand). Several excellent restaurants are within walking distance; we liked Violas practically steps away, and South Beach Grill served us breakfast at an upper floor corner window overlooking the ocean, right on the water. This VRBO property and its owners are winners! We booked another week in the spring!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing the unique features that make Paradise 409 the ultimate romantic hideaway! Lofty luxury and privacy in the penthouse and on the balcony, breathtaking once-in-a-lifetime views, serenading sounds of the ocean waves, an intimate pool setting, and no real need for a car! We knew you would want to return! Welcome to our loyal family of beach friends who have found their quintessential hideaway!
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Pampered beyond expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We have had a wonderful week!! Your condo has been everything you said it was!! We thank you for all the little extras. The flowers are still beautiful. Highlight of our week was seeing starfish in the water!! Never had experienced that. We do hope to return sometime!! It was so peaceful and quiet! You have exceeded what we expected. So many things we have not experienced in other condos we have rented. Everything was perfect—all the comforts of home and then some.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Everything you said it was" is a recurring theme with our guests...We realize the importance of integrity and promises kept! We strive to exceed your expectations and are so pleased when we do!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Jacksonville Airiport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Marsh Creek Country Club
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
South Beach Grille

Quiet, Relaxing Oceanfront Beach Life as well Discovery and Fun in Charming, Historic St. Augustine! Original family-owned TOP AND CENTER 4th FLOOR Barefoot Trace was selected pre-construction, a dream paradise getaway home. The EXCLUSIVE, UPSCALE COMMUNITY situated BETWEEN THE ATLANTIC and INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY offers SPECTACULAR VIEWS of moonrise and sunrise EAST over the Atlantic, and sunsets to the WEST. Away from commercial districts and public ramps on SPACIOUS POWDER-WHITE SAND Crescent Beach, you're only15 minutes to historic downtown St. Augustine. St. Augustine offers limitless attractions including art shows, festivals, artisan shops, elegant restaurants, galleries, museums, tours, and concerts. Enjoy the natural beauty of the area with water sports, nature walks, gardens and wildlife parks. World golf headquarters. Top name shopping malls a short drive away. DETAILED BEACH VACATION BINDER provided. 'IT WAS UNANIMOUS, THIS WAS THE BEST BEACH WE HAVE VISITED!' D.S., US

Other Activities: Tennis, Htd Pool, Boardwalk, Bicycles, Shuffleboard, Clubhouse(Pool Table), Fitness, Fishing, Shelling, Kayaking, Surfing, Parks & Wildlife, Marineland15', Disney 2 hrs


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Special Nov and Dec $990 PER COUPLE! ($142/night) Excluding Holidays

Rate is for 2 Guests - $100/each additional guest - 2017 Summer, Holidays Vary - Long Term Discount

No Reservation Fee, Security Deposit, Service Fee or other charges!

Recommended #1 Condo by St. Augustine Chamber of Commerce!

Flexible Minimum Stay, 4 Guests Maximum, Adults Exclusively, Smoke-Free, Pet-Free, All Luxury Amenities

Inquiries Answered Promptly - Feel Free to Call Anytime: 352-591-1016 Bill and Linda

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St. Augustine Area Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Elegant Ensuite 6.5' Deluxe Hydroslide Spa Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Organic French soaps, toiletries, wall-mounted hair dryers
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • 2 King Size Beds or 1 King and 2 Twins! 2012 New Deluxe Serta Perfect Sleeper Mattresses and 3' Mattress Toppers, Crispy 784 Thread Count Sheets replaced regularly, Pottery Barn Blankets, Comforter and Duvet
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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