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Beth Donovan

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Cozy 3BR Oceanfront Bungalow W/ Layout Deck in S. Ponte Vedra!

14 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

South Ponte Vedra Beach Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Bungalow, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Property Description: Cozy 3 Bedroom/ 2 Bath Oceanfront Bungalow in South Ponte Vedre Beach, Fl, ... Located between Jacksonville Beach and historical St. Augustine Beach, Florida, this oceanfront home offers secluded beach access and gorgeous views of the Atlantic ocean and Guana State Park. Featuring full kitchen, private enclosed patio, open upstairs balcony, outdoor shower, washer/dryer, vaulted ceilings with ceiling fans, and flat screen TV over fireplace. We are just minutes from fabulous waterfront dining and scenic downtown St Augustine, close to the St Augustine Premium Outlets, and only 30 minutes from downtown Jacksonville. Great place for kids with miniature golf, Alligator Farm, Fountain of Youth, Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum and St. Augustine Fort just minutes away. Dogs welcome!

Keywords: cottage, house

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Beth Donovan (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Beth Donovan

Owners are avid bicyclists and enthusiastic travelers. When not in Ponte Vedra they can be found in Key West in their new RV!

Beth Donovan purchased this bungalow in 1996

Why Beth Donovan chose St. Augustine Area

Beautiful secluded beaches and close to great restaurants and historical attractions in downtown St Augustine.

What makes this bungalow unique

Watch the sunrise over the Atlantic ocean from the master bedroom, have coffee on the private verandah, then enjoy a relaxing day at the beach. For dinner, take the short drive to Cap's on the Water for oysters and cocktails or stay at home to cook out on the grill. For more adventure, kayak Guana State Park or play 18 holes at one of the many nearby golf courses.

Reviews

4.7
based on 14 traveler reviews

Cozy 3BR Oceanfront Bungalow W/ Layout Deck in S. Ponte Vedra!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
Jacksonville
5

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property, well equipped and cozy. The owners worked crazily to save their property. They went to great lengths to protect their home. Perfect for couples with small children and pets. We stayed there during the building of the wall, lots of teamwork and great efforts put forth by all. Plenty of beach time, the Tide fluctuates with the moon, so certain times may have limited access, but that goes with the flow. 5 stars*****

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exceptional Relaxing Oceanfront Cottage bike riding distance to St.Augustine SoFun!

  • 5 of 5

We had an exceptional week in this cozy oceanfront cottage. It was so charming. South Ponte Vedra is like having your own private beach. The house was clean & comfortable & well stocked. We bicycled into St.Augustine everyday for lunch & sightseeing on the nice bicycle lane on both sides of A1A which made it very safe. So fun! We also enjoyed kayaking and hiking in Guana State Park which sits directly across A1A. Surf fishing was also great. We cooked our catch on provided gas grill. The yard is fenced in on the Oceanside of the house which made it really nice for our golden, Roxie.There is a nice big enclosed back porch which is great for hanging out or reading a book or watching the waves. Great restaurants abound nearby as well as in St. Augustine. If you want to "unplug" and relax, this is where it's at! Biggest problem was the week passed way too quick! We will definitely have to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northeast/USA
2

Pictures are deceiving

  • 2 of 5

I was a long term renter at this property from January, 2015 to March, 2015. The owners are being disingenuous with the pictures posted on VRBO. A sea wall has been built 35 feet from the back of the house (yes, i counted); there is no beach during high tide (which is why the sea wall was built), and there are VERY steep stairs to access the beach, when it is accessible during low tide.

Other issues with the house include: moldy bathroom tile and shower curtains, peeling paint on the porch, a bathroom that is so repulsive it is not even pictured as part of the property when visitors view the page on VRBO, rust on the porch, and general filth in areas of the house that need attention, such as blinds, windowsills, cupboards, etc.

I realize that this property is directly on the beach. However, the pictures are entirely deceiving in that they do not show the true appearance of both property AND beach. I have MANY pictures of this house's filth and grime, as well as of the very steep stairs leading to the beach from the newly erected sea wall, but, unfortunately, VRBO does not have an option that allows reviewers to post pictures.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately this past winter our area experienced some climate and environmental changes - obviously out of the homeowners' control - and local residents were in danger of losing their homes. A State of Emergency was declared for our beach and many of the residents had to construct sea walls in order to protect their properties. The stairs were built to code with standard rise to run ratio and should not be more difficult to navigate than any other staircase. This particular guest was made aware of the changes prior to check-in and was given the opportunity to receive full refund and stay elsewhere but she declined. New photos have been added to our profile and all are current and up-to-date. The home is also cleaned between guests by a professional cleaning service. However, the homeowners do not get the chance to check behind the the cleaning team every time a new guest checks-in. If we had been informed of the unacceptable condition of the home, we would have been more than happy to have cleaning service back out for a deeper clean. Unfortunately this guest never mentioned during her two+ months stay that she was unhappy with the property until after she left.
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5

Great little house

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time very much at this cozy Place. We got up in the morning to see the sun rises and that was a great view to watch, very quite and safe place.

My family enjoyed every minute that we spend there.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Smack dab on the beach with no visual obstruction

  • 5 of 5

location location location. And you can bring your pet! Our kids were happy as clams. Our mini poodle was happy. We were happy. I would suggest buying a new grill so nobody gets burned. :) we had a wonderful and relaxing time.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Our second stay and hopefully there will be many more too come.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and RIGHT on the beach. Our plan upon arrival was to enjoy 7 nights of peace and quite with the ocean as our radio. Mission accomplished...well almost...we veered off plan slightly and ended up staying 9 nights!!! Thanks to Manager Beth for making it so easy to extend our stay. One of my favorite features, besides the big "pond" in the backyard, is that the backyard is fenced from the road, something that is hard to find at the beach. Makes for a much more relaxing vacation for pet-owners. Looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Jacksonville International
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Vilano Peir
Nearest Beach
backyard
Car: recommended

historic St Augustine, Fountain of Youth, Castillo de San Marcos fort, St George Street, Alligator Farm, Potter's Wax Museum, Old Jail

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Rates & Availability

South Ponte Vedra Beach Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Additional $150 cleaning fee required for all rentals.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

South Ponte Vedra Beach Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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