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Rick/Jenny Carney

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

'Ocean Retreat'..Oceanfront, Absolutely Fantastic, Slps 12-14!

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


St. Augustine Area House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)


Absolutely gorgeous! Best value for 2-3


Step into this 4000 plus square foot eight year old home and you won't want to leave. It's everything you would want from a fabulous beach home with all the amenities and updates and a whole lot more! Six bedrooms and five baths for multiple families make this the best value on the beach! Let's start with the living areas ... three of them. The second level boasts an up-to-date kitchen, living room and dining room that seats eight ... all facing glorious ocean views off a spacious deck with some 10 wood deck chairs. This is where you will be living the good life. The third level features a living/game room with a foosball table, a second kitchenette and a spacious den with a large flat screen TV, again, facing the beach with a second deck. The first floor includes a game area with a TV, DVD, Playstation 2 and even a sofa bed as well.

All this ... with high speed internet connection, gas grill, all the beach toys and chairs you need and your own private catwalk out to the beach.. and the fabulous Crows Nest for glorious views of the sunset. And, because we are members, your group can have access to The Serenata Beach Club two miles south for only $245 for the week ($266 in the summer)... two pools, fitness center, bar and restaurant (10 people, excluding kids under 6). First class all the way.

Now, the bedrooms ... beautiful, private Master Bedroom Suite on second (main) level with queen, TV and whirlpool tub/shower...all just a turn of the head to the morning sunrise. Second MBS on third level with queen, TV and private bath with tub/shower. One additional bedroom has twins. Two bedrooms have bunk beds with a twin over a double. And the final bedroom has a queen. Add a couple airbeds for the kids or use the sofa bed and the home can sleep 14.

Your Retreat is ready for you. 15 minutes from downtown St. Augustine and 15 minutes from Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra. See you soon!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Rick/Jenny Carney (Property Manager)
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Speaks: english


based on 31 traveler reviews

'Ocean Retreat'..Oceanfront, Absolutely Fantastic, Slps 12-14!
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

Fab holiday home!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay for our family reunion. With five adults and five children, I wanted us all to have our own space to relax, play and also make lots of noise (kids of course!). I needn't have worried because the house is huge. As previous reviewers have said, the ability to close off doors between the floors was a bonus and having two living areas meant that everyone could be accommodated whether they wanted to play games, read or chat. We all loved the proximity of the house to the beach so the children could be watched from the balcony and they all used the beach toys stored in the garage - many thanks. We saw dolphins and pelicans and star-gazed at night and it was lovely to wake up to the sound of the surf in our heads.

The house was very clean with plenty of bath towels and beach towels and having two fridges helped enormously. We also joined the Serenata Beach Club, just a few minutes up the road, and used the gym and the two pools nearly every day. Rick made our holiday very easy - he's the perfect host.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home! We had three of our grown children with their spouses and eight of our grandchildren (all under age 6) staying in the home for a week. It was the perfect place for our family, very clean. The generous living space accommodated parents with small children and allowed all of us to congregate around the kitchen and family room and each family still had their privacy. Didn't watch much TV (perfect), played games and put together a few puzzles hanging around the kitchen table. Beautiful views and deck overlooking the ocean. A short 30 minute drive to any necessities and great restaurants. Rick and Jenny couldn't have been more accommodating.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have stayed at a more perfect place for our group. We had a total of 14 people staying at the house (3 sets of couples, 6 singles, a nanny, and a baby) and the setup was perfect for all of us. Each couple had their own queen sized bed and bathroom, and the bunks were great for everyone else. We put the couple and nanny on the first floor furthest away from all the noise and commotion. We declared the second floor the "family floor". This is where we did all our cooking and lounging around. The third floor was declared the "party floor" and this is where we hung out at night. Our group can get kind of loud so I was concerned for the baby and nanny on the first floor, but you couldn't hear anything down there! It was amazing. I was also a little concerned with having 14 people under one roof and feeling cramped, however, this was not the case at all. There is so much room for people to spread out, and at times I wouldn't see some people for a couple hours! We had a great time and after the first day we were already talking about coming back next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic weekend!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our group consists of 9 golfers who get together each year at a different venue.

Based on our positive experience 3 years ago when we rented your home we came back this year. The home was very clean and all 9 complimented me on getting the same house as several years ago. Only negative was I got the sofa bed on the first floor. Not the most comfortable.

Great views of the ocean from the second and third floors!!!!

We definitely will come back to your home when we get back to Ponte Vedra Beach. I am local so I will recommend your home to any family who is looking for a terrific ocean front home to rent for vacation. Thanks again. Rick Lofgren

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We greatly appreciate our guests last week and the golfers that continue to stay with us. Yes, they are right on the sofa bed. Not right ... but we have now added a foam cushion so it is much more comfortable. We greatly appreciate our guests feedback which helps us do a better job ... which is why we get so many great Reviews! Rick
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Amazing Beach Views!

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic house for our group of 12! We were thrilled with the beach views from the main living area and spent hours on the balcony overlooking the ocean. It was just a few steps down to the uncrowded beach. We really liked St. Augustine too which is only a few minutes away.

The house was large, clean and well stocked with plenty of space for everyone. Even with a large group we never felt crowded. It was great to have the extra storage space and refrigerator in the kitchenette upstairs. All the bedrooms had a view of the ocean so we could see the sunrise in the mornings. This is a great house and we would love to return soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Property

  • 5 of 5

What a great house!! Perfect for our large group (12) composed of three families. We each had our own floor which allowed for ample privacy. The living areas were large and we were not cramped at all!! The Beach at this location is awesome!! Nice sandy beaches, blue water and plenty of room to spread out. Lots of shells wash up on shore and we had a blast looking and finding sand dollars, sharks teeth and other items.

And most importantly Rick and Jenny are great. Very responsive to any and all questions and really want you to enjoy the home. This was a great vacation and really want to go back!!!


  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Ponte Vedra Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 28 2016 - May 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
May 31 2016 - Aug 6 2016
7 night minimum stay
Aug 7 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sept. - December
Sep 6 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 1 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning $275
Tax Rate 10.5%

Add $400 for All Holidays and TPC and Gator Bowl weeks.
Add 10.5% Florida tax and $275 cleaning fee.
3 night minimum .... $500/night (October - March) Beach Club ...$245 a week In Spring/Fall and Winter and $266 in the Summer...10 people not counting kids under 6 - $25 extra for additional people.
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St. Augustine Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 5
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa bed, Bunk Beds (4)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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