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HOME WITH HEATED POOL & HOT TUB & KAYAKS. Beautiful Sunsets and walk to beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms. Sleeps up to 12

Large home @ 3,000 sq. ft. only steps to beach and intracoastal waterway. This home sits on the narrow part of the Island so you have the best of both worlds. Just a 2-3 minute walk to the beach or 2 minute walk to the river with no streets to cross. kayaks (included with home) or bring your boat because a few hundred feet away is the boat ramp to launch the kayaks or your boat. Plenty of parking at home for your boat. Wake up to the sunrise or relax on the upper deck gazing into the beautiful sunset and views of the Matanzas River.There is a 2 car garage. Beach chairs, floats, and beach toys stored in the garage. Lower level has private room. Efficiency or 4th bedroom. This has a 2nd kitchen area with refrigerator, convection oven, coffee maker, etc. Bathroom with tiled walk in shower. Very convenient when at the pool. Also, just inside.. luxury beach towels, bistro table and chairs and a full size bed and also a twin trundle bed (2 twins)TV/DVD. Up the stairs to the 2nd level you will find the most awsome king size bamboo canopy bed in the master bedroom. Private bathrm. and french doors to deck to pool. 2nd bedroom with comfortable queen bed with french doors to deck to pool, and the 3rd bedrm. also with queen bed. All bedrooms have LED or LCD TV/DVD with cable channels. The 3rd bathroom on this floor for 2nd and 3rd bedroom guests. Full size washer and dryer in the utility room. Up the stairs to the top floor. When you walk into to this room you will say wow! This is one huge colorful room with completely stocked kitchen, living room, dining area, 4th bathroom, and two sets of french doors to the deck to the pool. Kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need and more. Quality appliances and very well stocked with plenty of kitchenware. New kitchen cabinets with granite counter tops installed May 2015 and looks beautiful with bright colored decor. Living rm. has a full sleeper and a futon. Extra bedding supplied in wicker chests. Sectional can be a full bed when pushing the large ottoman next to it . Windows surround this room with two inch blinds . Great room for entertaining. Has two 4 top tables and 4 colorful bar stools. Two custom made picnic tables on the top deck along with a lg. stainless Weber propane grill. Views of the waterway.

Down the decks to the pool you will find a large beautiful heated pool with inground hot tub. Concrete table and benches with umbrella. Also a PVC rectangle table with PVC sling back chairs. PVC lounges for pool side relaxing and to get your Florida tan. You will really enjoy this home and have a great time.

Supplied with every guest... laundry soap, dryer sheets, boxed soap, liquid hand soap, new sponge, sos pads, dish soap, dishwasher finish, large and small garbage bags, 8 rolls of toliet tissue, and 2 rolls of Bounty paper towels. Plenty of bath, hand, wash, beach, and kitchen towels. I take great pride in taking care of my homes and making them comfortable for my guests, so you will have the most wonderful vacation ever!

More Details

Property Manager
Donna DeNapoli
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Donna DeNapoli

I was born in Boston and moved to Hollywood, Florida when I was 6 in 1961. I lived in Hollywood for 27 yrs. until moving to Williston, Fl. I was struggling financially and always enjoyed real estate. I became a Realtor in 1996 and received the Bronze award in Gainesville, FL for the most real estate sold a few years later. I began buying real estate with my larger commissions in St. Augustine for vacation weekly rentals in 2003. I enjoyed decorating my first home so much and getting so many compliments from my guests I wanted to continue to buy more. I had 5 homes at one time. I am very involved with my homes and clean and stock them along with the housekeepers; Pam, Susan, Crystal, and Kathy are very well trained. I bought this home in 2005 and have alot of repeat guests. I have worked very hard to get to where I am today. I am the single mother of three children whom are all grown now. Richard is a lawyer, graduated from Fordham law school with honors. Now married with two little boys.

Julie is very successful medical sales district manager, and is also a Champion Barrell Racer. She owns a 7 acre farm and cares for her four champion horses. TJ is my youngest son and is married to Kayla. They live here in St. Augustine. They were the first to make me a proud grandma. Jayden is 9 and JennaBelle is a 8 yr. old and Alaina is 4. They are beautiful children and love their grandma!

Donna DeNapoli purchased this house in 2005

Why Donna DeNapoli chose St. Augustine Area

Very desirable area. Close to beach and Waterway with beach to the east and boat ramp to the west. Easy to park your boat in front of home and walk to boat ramp. Beach is a 2-3 minute walk from home.

What makes this house unique

You will love this home and how well it is cared for. It is a unique oportunity to reserve homes from me. I only take care of 4 homes a don't want any others, therefore these homes are really cared for with my personal touch.

I live a few minutes away and answer my phone 24/7.

Everything is beautiful! I clean with the cleaning girls each and every time. You will notice how beautiful the linens are and beds are made very meticulously. You will enjoy this home and tell your friends what a great home this is!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Donna, Wanted to thank you for returning the security deposit....I think our wires crossed on the same day. I am still in awe of how organized you are and all the thought and planning that went along with getting your home ready to rent out. You made every room warm and inviting, but the top gathering room was just perfect! Please feel free to put this email on the website. There is always that feeling of "what if " when you go forward renting from someone you don,t know and just going by pictures, but rest easy, anyone that is reading this, Donna has gone above and beyond anything I could have imagined to make this vacation the best memory of a family being together.

Thanks again Donna,

Claire & Jeanette from Rhode Island
Dec 2016
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Crescent Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , 3rd floor
  • Beautiful tiled walk in shower with double shower heads on lower level, just inside the french doors from the pool area. 2nd level has two bathrooms. Guest bathroom with tub/shower and Master bathroom with walk in shower. Plenty of bath towels for everyone. 3rd level has a bathroom with shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , efficiency or 4th Bedroom
  • Bedrooms have comfortable beds with quality linens. All bedrooms have TV/DVD. Three out of four bedrooms have french doors to deck to pool. 4th bedroom is considerd an efficiency with 2nd kitchen area with refrigerator, countertop with small appliances such as convection oven, coffee maker, etc. Bathroom has beautiful tiled walk in shower. French doors to pool/hot tub area.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Home is fully stocked with quality items and everything you will need. Two single kayaks equipped with life jackets and paddles. Boat launch only a two minute walk away.


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HOME WITH HEATED POOL & HOT TUB & KAYAKS. Beautiful Sunsets and walk to beach
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 22 reviews

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Property exactly as described. We had two families, five kids and plenty of room to sleep. House was clean and Donna is very responsive on any need you may have. Would gladly stay here again next time we stay in the area. Easy walk to beach. Great location. Would recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The absolute best home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Everything said about this listing is the absolute truth! Every level was clean and decorated impeccable! The top gathering room was the go to room--right off the kitchen ---just like having Bed, Bath & Beyond right at your fingertips being so well stocked. Gorgeous beach, lots of activities, and relaxing around the pool and hot tub! I would highly recommend Donna and this home for the best vacation ever!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. I really appreciate it! I love it when guests are so happy and have a wonderful time. It is why I work so hard keeping these vacation homes so clean, well stocked, and decorated with quality decor. The decorating is the most fun and comes to me as second nature. Stocking this home is also enjoyable to go shopping for the perfect things of higher quality than you see at most vacation homes. I believe if guests come to a home with nice things they will leave it nice. Thank you so much for leaving home in such great condition. I'm sure you enjoyed this beautiful beach and took a walk along the shoreline to the restaurant/lounge just 1/2 mile north. Can't get much better than that! The heated Pool/hot tub is beautiful and kept very clean, so everyone will enjoy themselves and always have a wonderful vacation with great memories as you have. Thank again!
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Awesome home, view, pool, you name it this house had it.

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time we rented a vacation home. We are so happy we did. Due to Hurricane Matthew the home we booked was not available. Donna did not hesitate and upgraded us to a home right around the corner from the first one. Wow, it was stunning. It has a million dollar view, large well decorated rooms, very spacious and well stocked. We had a large family dinner and everything we needed to cook and serve 15 guests was there. The pool was heated prior to our arrival. Check in and check out was very fast and easy. I highly recommend Donna DeNapoli and the sight. We are looking for another home in Orlando for a January wedding. No more hotels for us. We loved the whole experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I really appreciate it. I'm glad I was able to accommodate you. I am very involved with my homes and clean along with the cleaning help each and every time. This makes a huge difference. I stock my homes very well and if anything needs replacing I have it with me, since I clean my homes out of my 28 ft, motor home. It is a beauty too! Does not look like a work vehicle. I'm so happy you enjoyed your home and the most beautiful views. It is a very unique property with your own private boat ramp in your back yard. Home has a great floor plan where you all had your own space. Thanks for caring for my home and keeping it so nice. Hope you have a good experience in Orlando but this one is hard to beat.
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  • 5 of 5

Phenomenal!!! Fantastic!!!! Incredible!!!!! Wow what a place!!!! I fell in love immediately. Relaxing doesn't even begin to describe it. I shouldn't be saying this as I don't want someone to grab it up when want to go back in 2017. Haha!! Donna was so accommodating and nice. Rarely do you see that. It makes you WANT to take extra special care of HER house. I see nit picky comments and can't believe it. You can eat off of the floors!!! Having 3 dogs is touchy and finding a place is hard. Getting this beautiful home was a goldmine. We took special care to make sure not one hair was left behind. That's what people should do as a thank you! Friends of mine just rented... Not even a packet of ketchup in their place! This home has EVERYTHING!! For the price, the view and the awesome owner, this place IS THE BOMB!!! For those who want more then what this home offers, And choose to complain, I suggest you stay home or prepare yourself to spend about $1000 a night. We couldn't find fault with this home if we tried. And the master bedroom?!?!? If I could've taken that room home with me, I would have!!!! THE BEST VACATION WE HAVE EVER TAKEN!!!!!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a great review. Everyone loves this home as you did. Since I am so involved with my homes I take great pride in upkeep, decorating, stocking, and cleaning. I just put a new king mattress in the master and the first guest that slept on it, already commented how great the bed was and so comfortable! I love all the compliments I receive. Thank you so much! You said it all.
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Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation was so amazing. The house was beautiful and it had everything we needed. The pool and the balconies were awesome places to hang out. Donna was great. She met us around 7:00 to show us the pool heater controls and she was super friendly. Also we really loved her dog Hankie Pankie. We look forward to renting this house next year. Thanks Donna for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. I enjoyed meeting you and your beautiful children. So happy to hear everyone had a wonderful vacation and enjoyed your home. I love to make my homes perfect in every way and supply all the extra things for adults and children to enjoy. Thanks for being great guests and hope to see you again.
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  • 3 of 5

The house is clearly advertised as “home with heated pool and hot tub” but when we arrived the pool was cold and needed to be heated. After that we only used the gas to heat the hot tub a couple hours every night and we turned it off after each use, but we were charged some of our deposit for gas without her discussing this with us. There is no way to regulate and/or track the gas usage so you can know how much you're using nor were we told how much we would be charged if we went over. Donna said she provides half a tank of gas to heat the pool and hot tub, so we were shocked that she said we had used a full tank and subsequently charged us without even consulting us. Additionally one of the patio umbrellas flipped inside out when a gust of wind grabbed it one day, something beyond our control, and we were charged for its replacement. A few other things to note are;

- The bed in the master bedroom is extremely soft and we sunk into divots where past people had slept.

- A couple hand towels had make up and/or blood stains.

- The futon had a big clump of dog fur in it.

- The dishes in the kitchen were almost all greasy and dirty so we spent the beginning of our vacation washing them all. Perhaps the previous person forgot to put soap in the dishwasher?

- The carpet is worn and dirty in spots

Donna mentioned she had four houses to get ready on our check in day, and although we appreciate the work it takes to do this, we did pay for a certain promised quality. Perhaps more staff during the busy seasons would alleviate some of the rushed cleaning. Apart from these things we enjoyed our stay here. The location is amazing as we could walk to the river or the beach very easily and it seemed like a nice safe area and didn't seem over populated. We used the kayaks once which was nice, but you do get wet using them. There's everything you need to go to the beach so that was great. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub tremendously. The kitchen area was well stocked with quality appliances. Donna is very responsive and willing to get anything you might need.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First of all my homes are all beautiful and very well kept. I have all wonderful reviews and many repeat guests in the past 13 years. I have all the linens clean, folded & ready for each home & I'm very organized. I clean with the cleaning people and go to all homes. March and April are busy months. It is impossible to clean the carpet each week. I clean it before & after each busy season. It was actually cleaned today. You failed to mention how many towels I supply.. dozens of quality bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths and quality beach towels. So you found one or two with a stain. I do check them often. But only a few out of dozens. It would be easier if I only offered 1/2 dozen as others do. Most people understand that when the dishes are stacked in the kitchen cabinet they are assumed to be clean. You also failed to mention that I have 14 dishes, 14 bowls, 14 small plates and dozens of glasses large and small. I do not know of anyone that stocks their homes as I do. Sorry the previous guests put away like that. As for the mattress on the master bed. This is the first time I have heard that it is not comfortable. I have had comments from people with back problems how nice my beds are, so I checked it out myself and it felt fine to me. I will ask the next guests to please let me know what they think. They will have a new bed same day if they say it is not comfortable. You should of let me know during your stay. You asked me for a child's step stool and I shopped and brought you a new child's step stool! Not a normal request either. As for the umbrella...when guests are at my home I expect them to care for my belongings. In my arrival information form you received ... "There is an umbrella for the patio table. Please make sure umbrella is down if stormy weather or if not in use. The umbrella has actually tipped over the concrete table before when umbrella was up and weather became windy without notice. Thank you". That is exact wording you received. Therefore, I really don't feel I should buy a new umbrella when you left the umbrella up when not in use. It is nice that I have so many items for my guests! As for the heat for the pool. Propane heats quickly. Hot tub is 102 degrees in 10 minutes. Pool was 80 when you arrived. The tank was full. The following Saturday when you departed it was totally empty & guests didn't have heat for pool or hot tub until Monday. There is a gauge to monitor the propane use and a solar cover to keep the heat in.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
St. John's Golf, Royals, World Golf Village
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
South Beach Grill
Nearest Beach
Crescent Beach
Car: recommended

This home is located at the narrow part of the Island. There are only 5 homes between the beach and the waterway. This is such a great area... sunrises over the ocean and the beautiful sunsets over the river. No streets to cross to bring the kayaks stored in the garage, to the boat launch, only a 2 minute walk. Dock to fish off too! Oceanfront restaurant/lounge, Surf Shop, Pizza, bar, tiki restaurant with music at Crescent Beach 1/2 mile north. Beach is a 3 minute walk from home.My Pictures show the Walk to the beach. Boat rentals 1 mile south on the river. The Historic District of St.Augustine is 10 miles north of this home where you will find all historic events, forts, tours, horse and buggy rides, great restaurants, and lots of shopping. Deep Sea Fishing is 8 miles north of home at the Conch House. Alligator Farm is 8 miles north of home. Daytona 45 min. south. Jacksonville 45 min. north. Golf courses in St.Augustine within 10 miles.


Rates & Availability

Crescent Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer con't.
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
winter 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
Apr 28 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
4th of July 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
summer 2018 con't
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 17 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
online booking fee $100 + Tax
cleaning & stocking fee $225
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 10.5%

summer rates: $2650 plus 10.5% tax plus $225 cleaning & stocking fee
Holiday rates: $2450 week plus 10.5% tax plus $225 cleaning & stocking fee
fall and winter rates: $1800 week plus 10.5% tax plus $225 cleaning & stocking fee
winter monthly rates: $4500 month plus 10.5% tax and $225 cleaning & stocking fee
springtime rates: $2450 week plus 10.5% tax plus $225 cleaning & stocking fee
4th of July week from July 2-9, 2016: $2800 week plus 10.5% tax and $225 cleaning & stocking fee

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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