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20% OFF Last Minute Special! Stay before April 1st and take 20% OFF!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,930 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Seaside Escape -Private Oceanfront Home w/ Million Dollar View

HUGE 20% NEW LOW Rates when you book now and stay before April 1st, 2018 - Limited time special, can be discontinued at any time without PRIOR Notice!!

Important: Please scroll to bottom for disclosures and minimum stay requirements!

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This is a REAL Beach House! All the great views AND equipped like your personal home. This fantastic oceanfront home sits high on top of the natural dune; that provides panoramic views of the Great Atlantic Ocean! Upon arrival, step onto the deck, relax, don't be in a hurry, take your time and let all 5 senses take it all in. Relax, you are now officially on 'Beach Time'.

Seaside Escape (SSE) is not like most of the other beach homes for rent. The beach is VERY private, no parking for the public, you only see a few people that own or rent the few beach homes. This home has a (1/2-acre lot) LARGE front yard with plenty of parking AND set back from the busy street! Across the road is NO homes, instead it is a 77,000-acre natural preserve. You want to hear the ocean, NOT the trucks passing by!

Just like at home, when you stay at “Seaside Escape” you have a garage to use with and a remote door opener!

To help get into Vacation Mode, this home has been professionally decorated, you'll definitely get a beachy feel!


The fully stocked and spacious kitchen opens to the family room and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.

In the other direction (west) is the GMT National Reserve. The locals still call it Guana Park. Now it’s a Federal Reserve, it was a State of Florida Park for many years. The owner's suite has a deck with ocean views on one side AND a balcony on the other side with sunset views over Guana.

The owner's suite also has a king bed, two large closets, TV, DVD, ceiling fan and its own beautifully decorated bathroom and the tub has jets.

All of Vacation Quest’ properties have FREE High Speed Secured WIFI and the amenities that everyone wants!

“Seaside” has a large stand-alone ice machine that makes those great small cubes. It also comes with a microwave, refrigerator / freezer, dishwasher, stove, toaster, coffee maker, waffle iron, crock pot, blender, mixer, and special touches such as aluminum foil, ziplock bags, plastic wrap, napkins and a new sponge.

Dining - There is plenty of seating at the large Dining Room Table, with ocean views AND a breakfast bar with four stools

The combination living / dining room looks right out on to the ocean! It has wood floors, comfortable chairs, TV and DVD players, complete stereo system, and movies. The oak dining table seats six.

There is also an area with a washer / dryer that’s stocked with all you need to do laundry.

The upstairs guest bedroom (Bedroom #2) has brand new wood floors, 2 twin beds, large closet and a private screened porch directly on the oceanfront deck.

The downstairs guest suite has a queen bed, futon, large closet, private bathroom and two separate entrances.

The oceanfront deck runs the length of the home, with a large landing and a walkway all the way to the beach. There is a shower on the landing to rinse off after a swim. Also on the deck is a round 4-seat table with umbrella, or the many loungers and chairs.

You work hard! You deserve to get away and enjoy some life away from it all for you and your loved ones; family / friends are treat yourself.

Just think, you will; wake up to the sounds of the waves gently breaking on shore. Open your eyes and see the great Atlantic Ocean with the dolphins playing in the surf and the sail boats on the horizon.

Grab your favorite cup of coffee or fresh juice, step out on the deck and just “take it all in'! Don't let life pass you by and later think of all the things that you 'should have'. With these specials perhaps now is the time... Think about it.

SPECIAL NOTE for our disabled friends! This is a 2-story home with NO elevator!

Disclosure 1: Pleased be advised that the lot to the north and next door to "Seaside Escape" is building a new home. We don't know if or how much the construction may affect your stay at "Seaside Escape". The table on the deck and the lower deck are located toward the southern end (away from construction). "Seaside in on an extra wide lot and with the sounds of the ocean should reduce the possible noise level. Also, we expect very little construction noise when you are on the beach. The prices shown is discounted due to this potential problem. So, this is a super opportunity to get an extra special price on a fantastic beach home.

DISCLOSURE 2: Bedroom Number 3 (Queen bed and futon) This bedroom is DOWNSTAIRS, separate from the "main" living area of the home. The main living area, BR #1 and BR #2 are all upstairs, however the third bedroom is downstairs. BR 3 ingress and egress is downstairs to foyer, then across the garage to bedroom (and full bathroom). You do NOT have to go outside to enter or exit this bedroom/bathroom. However, here is also a door to the outside via a door on the south side of the home.

Disclosure 3: Minimum Stay Requirements: Please be sure to check if your requested dates have minimum stay requirements. If your proposed dates are on or near a national holiday OR during the peak months of June and July, the minimum stay is 7 nights with a Saturday arrival and departure. Be sure to check YOUR dates before reserving.

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Property Manager Beach Homes
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February 24, 2018

About Beach Homes

I am the property manager, the owner is a wonderful person, I have the honor to be the manager. The home has been in the family from the beginning.

As for me; I am a native of the Jacksonville Beaches / Ponte Vedra Beaches. Not just a native, but family going back to the 1600's in St. Augustine and Mayport FL In my teenage years I was a lifeguard and a member of the American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corp, celebrating the 100th Anniversary in 2012.

My parents owned a hotel in Jacksonville Beach also in my teen years. I LOVED the hotel business. After 18 years as an executive in the seafood business, I became a Realtor, owned and managed a RE/MAX Office, then an opportunity to get back to my first love, the hospitality business this time as a manager of vacation rental homes. It is so much more fun than the traditional real estate business. Beach Homes purchased this house in 1983

Why Beach Homes chose South Ponte Vedra Beach

Seaside Escape is a very private oceanfront beach house. It is built on the top of the dune, so the views are better than most other beach houses. This is a beach house in the tradition of beach houses and it is private. The upstairs is all of the common areas (Living / Dining / Kitchen) as well as the Master and Second Bedrooms fantastic NEW wood floors AND with lots of windows to take in the fantastic ocean views! The living room has a sofa that opens into a Queen Sized Bed.

Downstairs is the 3rd bedroom features new wood floors AND a full bath. Some would call it a 2nd Master or an In-law suite.

This home has everything that you need for a fun vacation, TV's in all bedrooms and the living room. The entire upstairs is great ocean views and a fantastic deck with lots of space both in and out of the sun. Of course your own private boardwalk directly to the beach..

What makes this house unique

This is our northern most oceanfront beach house, so if the distance to Ponte Vedra or Jacksonville is important, it is a great location, The unique part is the privacy and the different levels of decks on the way to the beach.

The screen porch off the second bedroom is not only unique, but if you are lucky to have a storm come in off the ocean while you are there, it is the very best place to see and hear it. You must experience that to understand, the other experience is a Full Moon Rise over the ocean! If you think sunrise and sunsets are nice, you haven't seen anything until you experience a Full Moon Rise!

Guestbook comments from the manager

The description and pictures were just as the house was found. The house was in perfect order, and spotless. The decorations and linens and dishes and kitchen things were wonderful. The location was PERFECT. We were on a private beach, only a walk down the private board walk to sand and ocean. The neighbors we saw while walking on the beach were friendly. We loved doing lots of cooking in the kitchen that was well stocked with everything we needed for meals for our big family. Walks along the beach were the favorite part of our stay. Our family is very busy - from college students to the seven year old. Here, we connected as a family. Publix was right down the road. Beautiful Town Center was close by for a day of incredible shopping. We loved cooking our favorite meals and watching movies in the living/kitchen area. We watched the sun rise, and collected amazing shells. We took tons of amazing family photos that will be treasures. This week was nothing short of a blessing for our family. The house lived bigger than it was; the beds were incredibly soft; every upstairs room has a beautiful view. In the downstairs room, windows were opened so the ocean waves could be heard. At night, the little ones played ball in the garage while the older ones sat on the deck or talked around the table. To be so close to the ocean on such a beautiful and private beach was a blessing that I never dreamed my family could ever have. This was a vacation we will always remember. We cooked our favorite meals, watched favorite movies, were constantly walking or playing on the beach, and generally just loved every minute of being together. And - thanks for the great washer and dryer! I kept them going every day so coming home from the beach I had very little laundry. The customer service from the owner was super friendly and quickly resolved a little problem. We were checked on in a very friendly and welcoming way. Directions for care of the house were simple and clear. We were greeted with fresh fruit, coffee and cookies ! This was the vacation I have always dreamed of, and I pray that we can do this again, in this same house, next year. I would highly recommend this house to my friends. I pray that we can come back, year after year. Thank you for the reduced pricing in winter - we had a lovely time.
Dec 2011
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South Ponte Vedra Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1930 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Plus an outside shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Note: Living Room has a pull-out sofa that sleeps up to 2 adults.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS!!! When something is so fantastic there are no words!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent 4 GLORIOUS days in this absolutely beautiful home. Was a romantic getaway for my wife and I and it was nothing short of incredible...the home is so perfect, it fits like a glove. If you don't like listening to the ocean waves 24-7 then look somewhere else...recommend Caps for a good restaurant, but Publix is close enough to get whatever you need. Super quiet - Super relaxing. We will absolutely be back again... The manager Daryl is awesome, no issues start to finish with this rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

“Seaside Escape provided a wonderful experience for our family. The home was tastefully decorated, immaculately clean, and extremely well appointed with all the necessities of a trip to the beach and home. The kitchen even has a Keurig!! We have definitely been spoiled with the privacy of the beach at Seaside Escape. Most days we were the only ones on the beach!"

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful, relaxing family vacation at this great beach house! It sits back from the road a little more than the other homes, so less road noise and good parking/turnaround space. Home was equipped with everything we needed. Reservation and entry info went smoothly - 2nd time renting from Daryl. We didn't need anything during our stay, so didn't have to contact him. The pictures don't do justice to the amazing views. The weather was unbelievably warm for the time of year, so we were able to spend alot of time on the beach. Nice open floor plan for entertaining a group, and also a few spaces to get away from the crowd. Very clean and well maintained home. House was in good shape during our visit, and upgrades to the deck and kitchen have been made since. Would rent this place again! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Lisa, Thank you for your great review! We are VERY pleased that you like the improvements since Christmas / New Years 2015. I stopped by Seaside after you checked out and you left the home looking just a clean as it as when you arrived. You took care of Seaside Escape as if it was your own home. We really appreciate that and you are welcomed back anytime! Thanks Again and we hope to see you back next year! Thank You, Daryl (Manager)
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A great family beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great property. So cozy, all amenities and beds so comfortable. Property was so clean when we arrived and is laid out for a perfect family vacation. We basically had the beach to ourself most of the time. We didn't want to leave and will definitely stay here again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank YOU!! We are very pleased that you had a great beach vacation at Seaside Escape!! Daryl (Manager)
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Jacksonville International
Nearest Barpub
6.5 Miles
Caps on the Water
Nearest Ferry
25.6 Miles
Mayport - St Johns River Ferry
Nearest Golf
12.7 Miles
TPC Sawgrass Ponte Vedra
Nearest Train
40.5 Miles
Amtrak Train Station in Jacksonville
Nearest Motorway
SR A 1 A (End of the driveway)
Nearest Restaurant
7.3 Miles
Cap's on the Water
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Water Ski - Sorry NO Snow!
Nearest Beach
Atlantic Ocean and Beach out the back door!

Seaside Escape sits on the top of the dune, for the best views of all our oceanfront properties. The beach feels private, there is no public parking, so the only people on the beach either live in or are renting a beach home. It is perfectly located between upscale Ponte Vedra, TPC, Ruth's Chris Steak to the north AND to the south is historic oldest city in the USA, St. Augustine, FL lots of restaurants and bars, including the famous, Columbia with same owners and great Spanish food as the original in Tampa, FL. There are also 3 great restaurants BEFORE St Augustine, all less than a 10 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Fee $150 + Tax
Admin Fee $175 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

NOTICE: The tax rate is 10.5% the processing fee is 5.95% - The 16.5% is the tax fee AND the processing fees combined!! NO DISCOUNTS on Holidays/Special Events/Month Stays in LOW Seasons. Required Minimum Stays: Winter - Fall & Spring has a 4 Night Min. Summer and MOST Holidays have a 5 Minimum Stays. We require a $500 Reservation Deposit, Holidays and longer stay requires $1,000 Deposit. Discounts are take off the RENT portion ONLY - Fees and Taxes are NOT discounted.NOTE: Specials or Deals are NEVER Retroactive

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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