|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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
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
Beautiful secluded beaches and close to great restaurants and historical attractions in downtown St Augustine.
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.
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*****
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
historic St Augustine, Fountain of Youth, Castillo de San Marcos fort, St George Street, Alligator Farm, Potter's Wax Museum, Old Jail
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Additional $150 cleaning fee required for all rentals.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.