About the property
- Condo340 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 18 nights
Oceanfront Balcony with Panoramic Views of Crescent Beach, Heated Pool, Kitchen
Flat Screen Televisions (Cable/DVD)
Stocked Kitchen - Eating and Cooking Utensils
12 Cup Coffee Maker
New Sofa bed Suitable for 1 adult / 2 children
Private Balcony/Terrace with light weight chairs and table
Air Conditioning (In Room) Remote Controlled
Ironing Board / Hair Dryer
Beach Towels and sport equipment on hand
Beach chairs and umbrellas available depending on season and availability.
Hotel Details ------
All Queen Units Face the Ocean.
*Studio and 1st Floor Unit have limited ocean view.
Our Unit is on 2nd Floor! With Great Ocean Views
130+ Rooms / 4 Floors
2 Elevators - south elavator 25' from our unit
Pet Friendly Community!!!
Smoke Alarm in Rooms
Sheriff's Substation next door
Fire Station within 3 mile
Knowledgeable Front Desk Staff
A-V Equipment Rental
Common Area Wireless Access (some access limited)
Pool (Outdoor) Heated
New Boardwalk to Beach (secured)
Handicapped Parking and access to facility
Steven M Smith
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Steven M Smith
My wife, Janet, and I purchased this property at Beacher's Lodge as our own, personal vacation dream getaway. After 2 years on the rental program we decided to offer our close friends and those we met at Beacher's, an opportunity to share in what we thought was a gem in Crescent Beach. We have some guests that we have had coming to our unit for over 19 years now that we decided to share our getaway with others. We have many great, written reviews and it makes us happy that we can offer some others the same as we enjoy. We recommend no more than 2 or 3 adults as the unit is "tight". However, we have had 2 adults 2 teens with no issues. Janet and I were married in 1995 and this was our first purchase together. We have seen to it that all of our guest have been supplied with all their needs, from special requests to the everyday need that may have been forgotten. Janet and I are avid travelers and have counted more that 50 cruises that we have been on. So ,we understand the need for comfort in a somewhat confining space as a condo can be. That is why we are constantly adding simple amenities that will make your stay a happy and memorable one. Any and all comments are welcome, if we are booked on the dates that you absolutely have to have, we have some great references at Beacher's Lodge, that we can recommend. Janet and I are currently retired and live in Jacksonville, FL only an hour away. We are able to be a little more flexible and allow you to check in at any time on the day that you are booked and check out at your leisure. We only ask that you treat yourself to some relaxation and we are only a call away if you need some information or have additional needs. 'Leave it like you found it.' is a often used term that we like to use. Not to worry about the small things. We always make sure that your rooms will be fresh and clean. We want to have you back again and again.
Steven M Smith purchased this Condo in 1997
Why Steven M Smith chose Crescent Beach
Steve first found Beacher's Lodge while working in his Own Business installing Cable TV in new construction. He saw how well Beacher's Lodge was constructed when compared to other new oceanfront condos being constructed at the same time back in the mid 1980's. Beacher's is close to the ocean, however, are protected by a double set of sand dunes. The dunes are well established and contain a variety of natural species such as rabbit, gopher turtles, varied reptiles and bird life. Being on the second floor gives one a close, yet protected view of the daily habitat in it's natural state. Views from the first floors can be obstructed and are not entirely private. Also, being on the second floor affords the opportunity to be close to the dunes and wildlife, without the wildlife becoming uninvited guests, during the evening, when you like to hear the sound of the ocean with only the screen door separating you from it. The pool is heated for winter and is the perfect place to be during sunny summer days. New chairs, tables and umbrella for the pool area makes for a comfortable and relaxing day. All accesses are protected by gate at the pool and gate to the beach, which you must have a code to exit and enter. The new boardwalk to the beach from the pool area is handicap friendly and lit at night. Making for day or night trips to the shoreline. The view from the balcony of the unit is one of the best vantage points of Crescent Beach. You can literally see the entire coastline of 9 miles. Night time it is beautiful with the city lights far enough away to see the stars, yet close enough to make out the Lighthouse sweeps and St Augustine Pier lights. Perfect for meteor showers or stargazers. With all the comforts of home, an Ancient City waiting for discovery, Marineland and all the memories that can be packed into a camera and your memories. This is the Place.
What makes this Condo unique
Benefits of renting with Janet and myself are that we cater to each traveler and their unique needs. We are committed to making your stay a memorable one. We have made sure that the latest technology is available, should you need it. We recommend our unit to couples, as it is not large enough for a family of more than four. We have tried to anticipate any want that you might have and left enough to the imagination to make you want to go out and discover your next dream vacation. Every day at Beacher's Lodge is a great day to be at the Beach. The beach has a public park and draws a nice crowd during the peak periods. You can also drive on the beach, permit needed, park and enjoy that aspect of beaching it. It is recommended that you have 4 wheel drive. Since Beacher's Lodge is a Condo/Hotel you as a guest enjoy all the benefits of any guest and must also abide by guest regulations, as posted. With so much to do in a close proximity, you'll want to come back, again and again. Every day is a new adventure in St Augustine, Florida
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fantastic location. Fantastic view. Great beach and heated pool.
Location is fantastic as is the view. Only twenty minutes from the city yet you see beautiful starry nights and gorgeous sunrises. The vegetation in front is really nice and the proximity to the pool and boardwalk to the beach gave us just the right share of privacy. You can walk for miles along the beach.
The bed is very comfortable as were the sheets and pillows. The kitchen was equipped with a blender and coffee maker and soap, shampoos, toilet paper, paper towel, aluminum foil and spices, all of which was appreciated.
The living room TV was a good size and the wall mounting saved floor space. The cable/satellite was appreciated.
Good supply of beach items such as toys and surfboard and floats. We suggested that the owners reduce the abundant stock of towels to allow for more storage space for guests.
Be aware that the kitchen in this unit is tiny but not perfectly formed. The lack of counter space takes a bit of juggling, but nothing that a two-armed cook can't deal with. At one time, I'm sure, it was well-equipped but, alas, after many renters coming and going, the stock of dishes and equipment has got a bit out of whack. Don't be like us: check to see that you have the tools you need before you start cooking.
The fridge could use an update as well as the tub. The resort itself had only two washers and two dryers which we found inadequate but that is no fault of the owner.
The table was nice to eat at and good space for four. The balcony could use more comfortable seating and a round cafe table. Dresser and nightstand storage space in the bedroom was suitable.
The resort itself while older is well maintained.
The hosts provided excellent prompt customer service and have advised us that they will be updating in the future. We will be back!
We so appreciated the review our extended stay guests provided. They were well versed in travel and gave us a great well of information to help accommodate both short term and long term guests. We are in the remodeling mode as mentioned and are using many of their recommendations, as a template for a better stay for all. We appreciate their interest in yearly stays with us and will do our best to keep up with current varied culinary tools, needed for extended stays. We hope that future guests benefit from the by product of this review as much as we did. Thank you for your kind review and we know your next stay with us will be a great one! Sincerely Steve & Janet
Very nice place for the price
Terrific view of the ocean and beach from the terrace and living room/dining room. Easy access to fabulous beach. Comfortable bed and furniture. Nicely appointed and decorated. Many towels on hand which is very convenient. We found the kitchen to be missing some items that would have been useful, e.g. nothing to bake with. Pots and pans are teflon (I think) which are widely thought to release toxic chemicals to food cooked in them. (We used them anyway and detected NO ill effects.) Overall we were very satisfied with our stay in this unit.
We thank you for the time you took to give us your review and it was much appreciated. We always learn something new from positive and negative feedback and we are encouraged by your comments. We were recommended by a chef to purchase the ionized cookware (not teflon). Thank you for noticing the lack of bake ware, we missed some items, that needed replacing. Overall, you were great guests who we appreciated and will forward to having back.
Very nice ocean front condo. Would highly recommend for anyone going to this area and we will be back.
Eric and his family were great guests! They booked at the last minute and we were very happy that we could accommodate. We would definitely recommend their family to anyone who they are considering to stay with.
Followed our house rules and left our condo great.
I had a wonderful holiday get-away at Crescent Beach. The view is fabulous. The condo is cozy and has all the amenities. I really appreciate that it's dog friendly. Hope to come back next year!
We were delighted to have such a great guest as y’all were. We appreciate your leaving our getaway as clean as you found it. Hope to have you back, anytime.
The view is wonderful and the owners are very accomodating.
My husband and I enjoyed watching the sun come up from the deck every morning, and beach access was a breeze. The kitchen and bath have everything you need for a stay. I didn't give a 5 star rating only because the couch isn't very comfy. Another big plus though is that St. Augustine is easy to get to and there is a lot to see and do there as well. Very nice vacation overall.
We were happy to have ya'll stay with us and the kind review that you gave us. We know that comfort items can vary from guest to guest, we always take in account your valued opinions when remodeling and that sofa is on our list. We appreciate your stay with us and hope that you will consider us again for your future travels. Working hard to exceed your vacation experience, Steve & Janet 21 years of happy Vacation Getaway Guests. Thank You, Again
place was great, Steve was great to work with. Enjoyed our stay very much!
We have found what we believe to be the "Best Possible Getaway" and are happy to be able to share it with guests such as you. We truly appreciate your time in posting a review and our ability to do what makes you and yours happy. "5 Stars" to the both of you for being such great guests to have stayed with us!
Sincerely, Steve and Janet
Off I-95 west onto exit 305 or SR 206 then 8 miles over the Matanzas River to Anastasia Island. Beacher's Lodge is located south on A1A immediately to the left (oceanfront).
10 miles to the north side of Anastasia Island on A1A is the Bridge of Lions or the entrance into old St Augustine Historic Area with the Castillo de San Marco as the cornerstone.
5 miles to the south of Beacher's Lodge is the southern end of Anastasia Island where the bridge over the Matanzas Inlet and Fort Matanzas are awaiting. 2 miles further south is Historic Marineland, The University of Florida has a Oceanographic Lab located on site.
Crescent Beach is unique in that it is it has a 'crescent' shape which gives one the opportunity to view all 14 miles of beach from a vantage point.
The beach itself can be driven on, yet is protected by lifeguard patrol, and sheriff patrol. Beacher's Lodge is located near the southern end of the island, where there is only a 1/4 mile separating the Atlantic Ocean from the Intracoastal Waterway.
Rates & Availability
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Check in time is 4 pm. You will be notified by us, by text, after housekeeping has informed us when room is ready. Enjoy a Later check out @ noon. Never get "Locked Out" with - 4 Digit Key-less Entry Door Code (choose yours or we will supply @ booking)