4 miles toTPC entrance, beaches, spas,restaurants within minutes
As an avid traveler myself, I have often used VRBO and had wonderful adventures that far exceed the typical hotel experience. You get far more for your money! I have equipped my home to make a get-away as convenient and stress free as possible with a fully equipped kitchen, hair dryers, plenty of towels including beach, beach chairs, charcoal grill on deck, notebook filled with best spots to eat or get a massage! Different from the run-of-the-mill overcrowded,high rise,putt putt infested,condo after condo...this community is tranquil with the tallest building a 2 story lodge and is predominantly private homes, golf courses and tennis haven. I chose it for the 2 acre private setting...rare at any beach town. I plan to hand this down to generations through my four grown children and keep this gem in the family.
Laura purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Laura chose South Ponte Vedra Beach
When looking for a house near the ocean, my neighbor, a Florida cracker born and raised here said to me..'you, my dear, are getting the last little piece of heaven in Ponte Vedra Beach!' When I want rest and relaxation, I don't want fast food restaurants on every corner and congested traffic. I chose this due to the tranquil setting, the feeling of a retreat home rather than just a house, the gorgeous giant Oaks and location that feels a million miles from anything but is in reality minutes from everything I could possibly need....good nutritious food, fun local coffee house, local hardware store, exercise and spas and the finest restaurants on par with Charleston, NYC and New Orleans!
What makes this Cottage unique
Sit on the front porch swing and see the lifelong pair of hawks, the rafter of wild turkeys that strut through daily, all types of birds and if lucky....you will hear but may see the white barn owl who claims ownership to this land. I enjoyed completely renovating this 1980's loghouse updating with all new appliances, a real tin roof to hear the pitter patter of rain, a gorgeous stone fireplace for a romantic evening or reading by the fire,a visit to the bike shop just a jaunt down the street to rent a bike and ride along the beach homes of Ponte Vedra (15 mph!) or down along the Guana Preserve. Walk for miles on the beach and it is quite possible you will have the beach to yourself most of the walk!
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We had such a great time on our vacation. The home is nestled off the road and in the woods, with the reserve in the backdrop. Given it is N. FL and there are lots of trees, so bring some tick spray. There are neighbors to the sides, but one house is closer to the front of the property and the neighbors to the other side seemed nice.
Laura was very helpful and responsive and we hope to stay again one day!
Please do come again!!! You were the perfect guests.
Unexpected gem in the middle of Ponte Vedra!
We absolutely LOVED this property. It was such an unexpected find that was perfect for our Spring Break get away. All of the furniture including the beds was super comfortable and the decor makes you feel right at home. The yard was great for our dogs and there is lots of shade for enjoying the front porch and deck. The kitchen is well equipped with quality cookware and the washer/dryer is a plus. Laura was very responsive and a perfect host. The beach is super close and the house is convenient to Jacksonville and St. Augustine. Overall, the property is just so comfortable and makes you feel like you are visiting someone’s home rather than a rental property.
Lovely Stay in Great Location!
My husband and I stayed at Laura’s wonderful log home with our dog for seven nights. “Old Florida,” “peaceful retreat” and “unique” all accurately describe the property because guests may quietly enjoy R&R under the home’s canopy of mature oaks hearing the songbirds or within minutes access a wide variety of activities. Numerous local parks, a clean, spacious YMCA with 25-yard outdoor pool (we found no long course public pool in the area), a very nice beach with off-street parking that allows leashed dogs, the Guana River Wildlife Management Area for biking and hiking, a national estuarine research reserve, i.e. the “GTM,” with its educational visitor center and programs for the public (walks, lectures, kayak tours), and LOADS of stores and restaurants are literally minutes away. Jacksonville and St. Augustine are less than 30 miles from the home and within an hour’s drive are two national monuments, Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas. Fort Mose Historic State Park, also a designated National Historic Landmark, is not to be missed for it’s history and natural beauty although closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Laura’s retreat.
Nothing thrills us more than guests who enjoy a memorable family time together!
We fell in love with this log cabin the moment we drove up to see it!
My review is a little different. You see, we booked this beautiful cabin many months ago and were so looking forward to getting away from Maryland's harsh winter for 6 glorious weeks of Florida sunshine. Unfortunately, my husband injured his leg (severely) right before we were to leave so we had to cancel. However, the gracious owner let us visit when we were in FL this past August and we absolutely knew we had made the right choice. It is so lovely, secluded, yet close to golf courses, the beach and fine dining. You are "in the woods' yet a short drive to everything. You have to see this lovely, charming cabin yourself - you won't be disappointed, I promise!
Our thoughts will be with you for a speedy recovery and hope you can come when well!
Unique Property. Conveniently Located
Laura communicated very well from the initial booking inquiry request, during our stay, and afterward, which was much appreciated when any questions arose. The location is excellent to access Mickler/Guana Beach areas, Ponte Vedra Beach shopping, and Sawgrass. It’s a safe one mile walk to the sand.
As quiet and private as the house felt, it was hard to believe all of the aforementioned was so close by the property. The log cabin style home itself was very unique for the area. We twice saw a doe and yearling in the backyard and a flock of wild turkeys every day. The landscape is very much “old Florida,” with beautiful tall oaks, Spanish moss, fan palms, and a swamp/pond area. Mosquitoes, of course, come along with that, so come prepared with spray.
The house was equipped with everything we needed to cook, do laundry, and most importantly, relax.
Book with confidence!
Thank you, Laura.
Wonderful guests! Come again.
Best of both worlds! The sun and the shade!
What could be better after a day at the beach or on the golf course than to return to the solitude of this unique beach haven, nestled among palm trees and giant oaks over 2 acres of natural beauty.....drinks on the deck every night while barbecuing and listening to the sounds of the Iguana Reserve! The house is setback several hundred yards from Neck Road along a lengthy drive which is a treasure in itself. It is beautifully furnished and if you are a pianist you will be in second heaven playing on the baby grand piano. We are planning to visit in the cooler seasons also and enjoy a roaring log fire in the large stone fireplace! The kitchen is well equipped with black granite countertops and great appliances and the bedrooms are beautifully decorated with very comfortable mattresses. It's a beautiful walk to what is Ponte Vedra's only beach with parking, a bathroom and outdoor shower! As much as we enjoyed the beautiful beach in all truth we couldn't wait to get back to our charming log cabin each day and swing on the porch! It's a regular occurrence to see a group of wild turkeys strut by and a deer or two....certainly not your typical noisy 3 bedroom concrete condo. And if you are unfamiliar with Ponte Vedra proper, it is very upscale with wonderful restaurants and shopping. This was our second visit and it won't be our last. If we could work from home, we'd stay a month!
Come again and stay longer! You described the experience of this charming gem tucked away under the Florida oaks so well.
Modernized loghouse nestled among giant Florida Oaks set back on 2 acres of private, tranquil grounds and only 3 miles to entrance of TPC tournament. This is a total get-away from the stressors of everyday life! Swing on the front porch and listen to nature. Not unusual to see a rafter of wild turkeys strutting through or beautiful deer grazing. This spot gives the feeling of being far away yet is convenient to everything in town. Bike rentals are a few minutes walk from the house and only minutes to the beach. This is a very private beach as the Guana National Preserve begins and is 15 miles of undeveloped beaches! Some enjoy horseback riding on the beach. Minutes from Fresh Market, Starbucks, breakfast diner, and 5 star restaurants!