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Oceanfront House with Private Beach, Patio, and Gameroom

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

This house is a newly remodeled and renovated two-story house with four bedrooms (king, king, queen, and twins) and three bathrooms. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms are located upstairs; the other bedroom and bath, along with a gameroom which has a sofa-bed, are located downstairs. The two floors provide a lot of space, which can be nice with even the closest of families (i.e. teenagers vs adults).

Outside, it's only a few steps to the beach. There are plenty of chairs and chaise lounges, a fenced in courtyard with gas grille, outside showers and covered area for some shade. Just a great beach location!

The full kitchen, living room, and upstairs master bedroom overlook the Atlantic Ocean; and a comfortable second floor deck overlooking the ocean can give guests a breathtaking view of the sunrise over the water. Perfect for sitting in the shade and watching the activities on the beach below.

The house is strategically located midway between prestigious Ponte Vedra and historic St. Augustine, which offers dining, shopping, and recreation for all. The house is bordered on the west by a nature preserve, and only single family, oceanfront homes as neighbors. This makes for a very uncrowded, relaxing, safe beach experience.

Please note that this is a non-smoking house, and does not allow pets. Also, the house may not be used as a venue for weddings, reunions, or other events hosting those not staying at the house. The person responsible for the rental must be at least 25 years old and staying at the house, and the maximum number of guests allowed is ten.

During the peak summer months, June, July, and August we only offer week-long Saturday to Saturday rentals. Also, there may be some other periods during special events where minimum stays or additional rates apply.

If you're within thirty days of your desired rental, call us about last-minute specials!

Note: Among other things, the owner of this house is a licensed Real Estate broker, a disclosure required by state law. Also, for your protection, this house is only listed on VRBO and its affiliated sites (HomeAway, Expedia, etc). Any and all payments to rent this house will be done using a credit card through VRBO's secure payment portal or Pay Pal. If you found this listing by some other means, or are asked to pay via wire transfer, call us immediately.

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About The Owner

Tom Turnage was born and raised in Northeast Florida and is the owner of the Turnage Company, a design/build construction and remodeling company in Jacksonville. He purchased the house in 2003 as a fixer-upper and has extensively remodeled the house since purchase. He loves his beach house and uses it for both personal use and as an investment. He is active in the community and is the President of the SPV-Vilano Beach Restoration Association.

The Owner purchased this house in 2003

Why The Owner chose St. Augustine Area

Tom grew up in Northeast Florida and resides in Jacksonville. went to beach often while growing up, now as an adult enjoys the area and appreciates the unique opportunities the area provides. The house is far enough away from our Jacksonville home to feel like we've gotten away, but is close enough to escape in the middle of the week even for a night.

What makes this house unique

Peace and Quiet. The house is located between Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine. It is surrounded by Guana State Park and the closest public beach accesses are almost a mile away. Probably one of the least crowded beaches in Florida. It is a great for those who want to get away from the rat race, but still be close enough that golf courses and good restaurants are a short drive away.


South Ponte Vedra Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2) Two king beds, one upstairs and one downstairs., Queen size Beds (1) Upstairs bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) Upstairs bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Downstairs in gameroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor Shower w/ Hot Water


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront House with Private Beach, Patio, and Gameroom
average rating of 4.962264 based on 53 reviews

This lovely home is right on the beach and the view is amazing!

  • 4 of 5

This home is furnished very nice with everything you could want!! This view is amazing to watch the sunrise. A great bonus room with a pool table that we used every evening. Our owner was so attentive to our requests. Plenty of parking for our vehicles. This would definitely be someplace we would stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful oceanfront home with amazing views! Practically private beach. Easy trip to downtown.

  • 5 of 5

The house is very clean and cozy - and the layout worked perfectly for us and our three teen/pre-teen kids. Loved sleeping to the sound of waves and the sunrise view from the master bedroom is beautiful. It's great to be right over the sand - gives everyone space to do what they want, while still being visible to adults. We hardly saw other people on the beach - I took a long walk every day and only ran into people at the public access point about a mile away. We used the grill and the kitchen, and both had everything we needed.

We also found this a great location as a basis for feeling "away from it all", but being only 15-20 minutes away from downtown St. Augustine, where we ate out and did family-friendly touristy things like a dolphin safari boat ride, a haunted ghost walk and ate exotic-flavored popsicles at The Hyppo. We also went to Anastasia Island and climbed the lighthouse and visited the Alligator Farm. We highly recommend all of it. :)

The host was very communicative and welcoming - we would definitely stay here again and highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and for being our guests. You've captured the essence of what we love most about the house. It's on a very peaceful, uncrowded beach yet not too far away from shops, golf, etc.
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Simply Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. It was just the break we all needed. The house was very warm and welcoming. Little touches such as the white board that welcomed our family by name were very personable. They also had guest sign in books on one of the coffee tables for the guests that stay in the house to leave a message or two in, however, i forgot to leave a message. As we were leaving we had the privilege of Meeting Mr. Tom and Miss Laura (wonderful people). I hope that we have the privilege of being guests in their house again. It was absolutely AMAZING!!! Thanks again☺

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for posting such a great review about your experience at our beach house. Comments such as yours add tremendous credibility about the quality of our house to other travelers who are selecting a vacation spot.
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Atlanta, GA

Very clean, private and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

The kitchen was nicely equipped with utensils, pots and pans, trash bags, cleaning supplies, etc. The view was spectacular! The location was conveniently in-between St. Augustine and Jacksonville. We all loved the option of the pool table to take a break from the sun. All in all it felt like a comfotable home away from home. Thanks Turnage Family!!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. You were our first guests after repairing the damage from hurricane Matthew so we were a bit nervous. Glad you had a great time.
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Jacksonville, Florida

A comfortable beach retreat with beautiful ocean views and clean private beach

  • 5 of 5

One of the first things we noticed at this beach house was the beautiful interior view of the nature preserves looking out from the front side of the house and the ample ocean views on the other side...the full kitchen window view looking out at the ocean was a highlight in the home. We enjoyed watching the sunrise and sunset from the partial wrap-around deck, and on a couple of occasions out on the deck we saw dolphins jumping up out of the ocean. The beach was very clean and enjoyable to walk along. This beach house provided us with all the amenities we needed, including comfortable beds, an outdoor heated shower, and even chairs to take out onto the beach. We liked that there was a grocery store nearby so we could eat in during our stay, but it was also nice to eat out at a couple of nearby restaurants. The game room and pool table added a lot of fun to our stay as well. We would recommend this place and would love to rent it again!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach house!

  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely amazing! It was everything we had hoped for, and then some. Our group of 10 had plenty of room for togetherness AND privacy. The kitchen was fully furnished with cookware and small appliances. Cell coverage is spotty at times, but house is furnished with landline phones and a computer with Internet and a printer. The private beach was the best feature! Just stepped off our back deck, onto the beach, where there's NO shortage of beautiful seashells and warm sand. Check in and out was very simple, with a lock box by the door. Truly wonderful place to stay! Thanks Tom and Laura!

Alan and Carla

Knoxville, TN

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

South Ponte Vedra Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar/Apr 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 2017
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Summer Vacation
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer '17
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jan/Feb 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mar/Apr 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Clean, Linens, Supplies $185 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates quoted here are not final, as rates are flexible based on circumstances that can't be reflected in a computer program like this. They may sometimes go down for certain times, or go up due to special events (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Florida-Georgia game weekend, etc).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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