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🌴Oceanfront with Private Access Beach; Multi Decks & Opt. Downstairs Bdrms 5-6

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4-6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2-3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14))

YOUR BEACHFRONT ADVENTURE AWAITS YOU!

Welcome to Heaven By The Sea; an exclusive, premier oceanfront property. Dreamy days and balmy nights will entrance your mind and captivate your soul…Richly enjoy each moment in your very own tropical oasis.

CLOSEST BEACHFRONT HOME TO THE SAND AND SURF

Our property is situated in a private, quiet area. Public beach access is located one mile to the north and south of our home. Because of this, there are very few people near the area on the beach.

With no sand dune blocking the ocean, our house is one of the closest to the water; complete with "jaw dropping" views. You will definitely enjoy being so close to the beach sand - less than 10 steps away! Many oceanfront homes have very long walkways (as much as 100 feet or more) that must be traveled across, to access the beach.

Swim, surf, kayak or fish right from the backyard.

VIEW OUR GUEST COMMENTS

Our guests share their experiences with our home’s features, amenities and accommodations. Many “seasoned” vacation renters have commented that their stay here was their best one.

THE PERFECT BEACH HOUSE WITH ALL THE “BELLS AND WHISTLES”

We look forward to sharing an exclusive beach experience with our valued guests, by offering some of the finest benefits and amenities. Our guests enjoy many unique comforts and conveniences that are not found in most other vacation rentals.

Four (4) exterior decks offer generous outdoor living space and a myriad of options for outdoor entertaining. Multiple High Definition (HD) televisions, DVD players, and a Digital Video Recorder, finish out this seaside vacation home. Of course, no beach home would be complete without beach chairs, beach towels and beach umbrellas (all included and provided at our location).

FUN, FUN, AND MORE FUN

Enjoy ocean kayaking in one of two (2) provided kayaks. Take a ride on one of our many boogie boards. Don't worry about finding the perfect sized board; we provide multiple boards in assorted sizes! If you like, you can lounge and relax in our over sized outdoor beach hammock or grill a culinary masterpiece on the stainless steel BBQ grill.

KID FRIENDLY

There are two (2) bunk beds, two (2) separate twin sized beds and one (1) full sized bed (downstairs). We provide boogie boards, kayaks (2), life jackets (4), sand toys, recorded Disney movies (on the DVR), and a video game system. All upstairs decks can be completely “enclosed” for small children.

FOCUSED CUSTOMER SERVICE

Work together with the actual owner of the house. If desired, you will be greeted in person upon check in. 24 hour access to the owner (personal cell phone number) during your stay. Quality Control Program ensures that everything is perfect for your arrival.

EXCEPTIONAL DESIGN AND LAYOUT

One of the larger beachfront properties in the area. A unique 4 bedroom and 2 bathroom home offers nearly 1800 square feet of indoor living space. Tropical designer furnishings, artwork and accessories complete this coastal retreat. Two ocean front master suites lie on opposite ends of the home, creating their own private wing and offering exceptional options for multiple couples or families.

A PREMIER LOCATION

Downtown Saint Augustine (a popular tourist destination) is located approximately seven (7) miles to the south; far away enough from the tourist activity, but close enough for a short drive to enjoy the sites if you desired.

TREAT YOURSELF, YOU DESERVE IT

The perfect setting to celebrate an anniversary, family reunion, holiday vacation, or any other special occasion. Created to provide every comfort, convenience and long-lasting memories of a truly enjoyable vacation stay. You are invited to review our past guests experiences.

MISCELLANEOUS

*Unfortunately, pets are no longer considered, however our home is always kid friendly.

*Please, NO SMOKING (in or around the house).

*Garage parking not available; however, there is plenty of on-site parking (driveway easily accommodates 6-8 vehicles).

*Renovated lower level has two bedrooms (#5 & #6), one bathroom (#3), and a kitchenette. Downstairs is totally separate with its own entrance, and is available for an additional charge.

*Small group events are considered. Additional charges apply.

*Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

*Check-in time: 4:00 p.m.; Check-out time: 10:00 a.m.

*Please feel free to e-mail us for more information, if needed. You're invited to watch and enjoy our YouTube video by clicking on the 'Video' tab located at the top.

Keywords: ocean, beach, waterfront, home, house, vacation rentals by owner, VRBO, home away, HomeAway, oceanfront

More Details

Owner
Fred R.
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Fred R.

As the owner of Heaven by the Sea, I would like to welcome you to our lovely home. I am a retired Navy pilot and father of two beautiful children. While stationed in Florida, I absolutely fell in love with the area. I currently live in Saint Augustine, FL and Honolulu, HI (where I was born and raised). I have always lived very close to the ocean and beach all my life. It is my desire to share this unique experience of oceanfront living with others as well. We look forward to your stay with us and welcoming you and your family as our very special guests!

Fred R. purchased this house in 2010

Why Fred R. chose St. Augustine Area

I chose to purchase a vacation rental in this location because of the private, oceanfront setting offered. The warm weather, tropical breezes and ocean surf made this the ideal location for me. The property is also located in an exclusive ocean side community within minutes to historic Saint Augustine, Ponte Vedra and World Golf Village.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What an appropriate name! Your heavenly location was an oasis for our family and made our time here so special. We will always remember it. Hopefully, we will meet again in the future.
Jul 2011
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Amenities

South Ponte Vedra Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living room sofa converts into a queen size bed., Bunk Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cable TV in all 6 bedrooms.

Reviews

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🌴Oceanfront with Private Access Beach; Multi Decks & Opt. Downstairs Bdrms 5-6
average rating of 4.948052 based on 78 reviews
Waycross, Georgia
5

Perfect beach location--5 stars!

  • 5 of 5

Our large extended family (11 adults; 2 babies) rented the entire Heaven by the Sea house the week before TS Debby hit. We have stayed at multiple houses in St. Augustine/Crescent Beach/Fernandina Beach through the years, and a few on the Gulf Coast, including some "mansions" with indoor elevators, etc. We are all on tight budgets and our beach week is our one big splurge each year. Fred's house was by far our favorite of all the places we've stayed! Probably the best feature is the proximity to the beach. The pictures on the web just do not do this house justice. When you stand in the upstairs living area and look out through the glass doors, it feels as if you are standing on the top deck of a boat. All you can see is ocean! You can litererally step off the bottom porch and in five steps or less, you are on the beach. It was perfect for our group which included a 6 month old and an 18 month old. As always, sunrises over the Atlantic were breathtaking, as were the sunsets from the back decks overlooking the intracoastal. The fishing from the beach was great this year, too.

The house itself was perfect for our group--comfortable but not worn out; beautifully decorated but not stuffy, and extremely clean. I'm a "bug" freak, and I didn't see the first one all week long. Also, we didn't need to bring any linens or towels...even beach towels are provided!

Fred was the perfect host. He is so friendly, eager to please his guests, and just an all around nice guy. I accidentally left my jewelry when we checked out, and didn't discover it missing until we'd returned home to Georgia. I contacted Fred and he went back to the house, located my jewelry, and made arrangements to meet up with my husband and me at OUR convenience to return it. In this day, it's rare to find such an honest, trustworthy person, and Fred definitely fits the bill.

We rarely stay in the same house twice when we vacation, but we are all already discussing our next trip and that we hope to come back to Heaven by the Sea again. This is definitely a place to spend a relaxing vacation, for travelers of all ages (our group ranged in age from 86 down to 6 months). It's private, yet close enough to St. Augustine and Jacksonville that we didn't feel isolated. Ad if you've never been to downtown St. Augustine, make it a priority while you're in the area. Love, love, love it!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome ocean views/Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house with plenty of room for all to have their own space. Living Room/Dining Room/Kitchen is all open with spectacular view of the beach and ocean. Property is well maintained and all rooms were clean and ready for occupancy. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beach House Perfection and Shark Tooth Hunter's Delight!

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect beach getaway with an ideal layout, best stocked kitchen ever, and the VIEW Is heavenly! We have just spent the most relaxing week and every single family member was sad to leave--my non beach loving husband included, who usually comes for three days (he stayed the whole week and said he never had a more relaxing time!). Amazing access to beach with NO dune to walkover. Lots of seating in family room, double dining tables and spacious deck made it easy to have nine of us without privacy or seating issues. We didn't even feel it when two additional joined us for a night. There are plenty of towels for all, an awesome commercial washer/dryer, and a super outdoor shower with foot rinse. Oh, and don't miss the hammock--sublime! Quality linens throughout, super clean, helpful info book with menus and owner's tips, and so many thoughtful touches (shelling bags provided, throw blankets in living room, game cube for rainy days and plenty of books, puzzles and toys.) All the beach items you need are here and neatly stored in the AC'd laundry room, so don't bother bringing any! We hunted for shark's teeth daily and found some amazing specimens! One was almost as long as my pinky finger. We found at least a dozen a day, sometimes double that. But best of all was Fred, the owner, who met us on arrival, walked us thru pertinent details and was just a great all around guy. He went out of his way to make sure he was available for anything at all, responded super fast, and was a pleasure to talk to and deal with. This home isn't just a vacation rental, it's his labor of love and that shows all the way through top to bottom. Stay here and be Fred's guest--you'll leave 100% satisfied and refreshed. Just know the week goes by so fast, you'll wish you had booked for two. We will definitely plan accordingly for next time!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our large family, my husband and I, our 7 kids and his parents. When inquiring about this house on the phone you could tell the owner takes great pride in his rental property. Fred asked me questions and allowed me to ask him questions to make sure the property was right for our needs and was not just worried about renting the house and making a dollar.

Fred has taken care of little details making sure everything needed for your vacation is provided at the house. You have dishes, beach towels, sand toys for the kids, and boogie boards. Hands down one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept on, I almost hated to go home to my bed.

The owner is very responsive if you have any questions or needs. Only issue we had was a clogged drain in which the owner was there within a couple hours to fix the issue himself.

We loved being right on the beach as the kids could come and go as they wanted, you are right on the water. The private beach is just that, private. Not many people are around so no need to sress and worry about losing your kids in a crowd. We have been on many vacations, when leaving the house our kids comments were "this has been the best vacation ever"! We look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Right on the Beach, Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Great Family Trip!

Spacious and Relaxing!!

Right on the Beach, Owner super friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Comfortable and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This home is very well appointed for a comfortable and relaxing visit. The owner was very involved and made an extreme effort to ensure all of our needs were met.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Misc. fee $45 + Tax
Cleaning+Restocking fee $395 + Tax
Process. fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $700
Tax Rate 10.5%

Standard week (SATURDAY to SATURDAY): Stays other than SAT to SAT; and/or less than 7 nights, are not preferred. If allowed (at owner's discretion), separate pricing and fees will apply. Nightly rates are higher. (Unless otherwise noted, the standard nightly rate is: $800).

Optional Downstairs: A separate lower level (bedrooms 5 & 6) is available for an additional charge ($995 wkly; nightly stays are not allowed); plus taxes & additional cleaning fee: $95. The downstairs level will remain vacant if not selected.

A $600 surcharge will be added to all major holidays (e.g. New Year's, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, & Christmas), FL/GA football weekend, and The Players Championship (T.P.C.).

A $150 (non-refundable), property damage protection policy may be required for this rental.

A separate, refundable damage deposit of $700 is required. Please note that you are solely responsible for the care and condition of the property during your stay; and are ultimately liable for all damages & losses caused by any guest in your group, in addition to any person that comes onto the property (whether directly invited or not, by you or your group).

A $150 processing fee will apply for all stays; and be included in the final quote. This fee includes all associated costs and expenses directly related to processing the rental payment. Pertinent charges include, but are not limited to: applicable administrative, labor, and out of pocket expenses (e.g. credit card, postage, gas surcharge, etc.).

A traveler service fee (5%-12% of the total rental amount) will automatically be applied by Home Away, and paid directly to them.

For Wedding (ceremonies or receptions); and special events (any occasion where daytime guests attend an event), additional fees and rules apply.

A reservation deposit of 50% is due immediately in order to reserve the dates. The remaining balance is due no later than 60 days (90 days for weddings/special events) prior to the rental check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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