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Donna DeNapoli

Member since: 2003
Call Manager
Speaks: english

HOME WITH HEATED POOL AND HOT TUB

18 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Saint Augustine House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms. Sleeps up to 12

Large home @ 3,000 sq. ft. only steps to beach and intracoastal waterway. My 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, umbrella, floats, and beach toys and a corn hole game stored in the garage. Lower level has private room. Efficiency or 4th bedroom. This has a 2nd kitchen area with side by side refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, 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 sleeper/sofa and a twin bed. TV/DVD also.

Up the stairs to the 2nd level you will find the most awsome king size bamboo canopy bed in the master bedroom. Private bathroom and french doors to deck to pool. 2nd bedroom with comfortable queen bed with french doors to deck to pool, and the 3rd bedroom 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 you will say wow! This is one huge room with full kitchen area, 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 walls. Living room has two queen sleepers and a futon. Extra bedding supplied. Large 55' LCD TV with a DVD. Windows completely 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 Weber 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 stored in the garage. 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 Charmin, 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!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Donna DeNapoli (Property Manager)
Member since: 2003
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Donna DeNapoli

I am the owner of 4 homes in this area. I am very involved with my homes and clean and stock them along with the housekeepers; Tom and Pam who are very well trained. I bought this home in 2005 and have alot of repeat guests.

I am also a Realtor since 1996. 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 and is also a Champion Barrell Racer. She owns a 7 acre farm and cares for her four 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 7 and JennaBelle is a 5 yr. old and Alaina is 2. 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.

Reviews

4.7
based on 18 traveler reviews

HOME WITH HEATED POOL AND HOT TUB
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews
5

TOTALLY INSANE!!!!

  • 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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5

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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Mixed

  • 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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5

EXCELLENT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our children and grandchild for a week. The house was wonderfully furnished. It was stocked nicely with dishes and linens. The owner pays a lot of attention to details that make the stay really wonderful. They were very accommodating to make sure we had everything we needed for a toddler including a stroller and pack and play for her to sleep in as well as beach toys. The pool and hot tub was outstanding. Can not say enough about this house and location. We will return to property in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. I really appreciate all the compliments. I do work hard to make my guests have a wonderful vacation. I try to supply everything that guests should need. I love this home and the location. Pool and hot tub is very inviting and private and the beach just a two minute walk. Looking forward to hearing from you again for your next vacation to St. Augustine. Thank you!
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5

You will love this house!

  • 5 of 5

Three couples and one dog stayed here and the experience was fantastic. The house has EVERYTHING you can possibly need, was very clean and well stocked. Kitchen and bathrooms are modern/updated. Pool and hot tub are great, both were clean and functioned well. Nice big pool area with plenty of tables, chairs, loungers and floats/toys. Nice large living room area. Plenty of linens, bath towels, beach towels. Donna the owner is great to work with, and she starts you out with paper products, soap, detergent, etc. which does save money for the renters and is quite convenient. We were totally satisfied with this rental, just wish it had a view of the ocean but all of the oceanfront houses along this area pretty much block the view for other homes. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I really appreciate it. I am so happy that you had a great time and enjoyed your vacation home. I try hard to keep my homes very clean and well stocked with quality items. I enjoy what I do and work hard at it. You can see the pride of ownership! Also, it makes a big difference that I clean along with the cleaning people...each and every home. The views are quite nice with this home since you have the best of both worlds. From top deck you have views of the waterway and beautiful sunsets. The small fishing dock and boat ramp is only a 2 minute walk away to launch the kayaks or fish. Then, you also have a spot from the top deck to see the sunrise or you have a 2-3 minute walk to the beach access where you enjoy the ocean and the wide sandy beach. Oceanfront homes have great views of course, but most do not have heated pools and hot tubs. Since their is a coastal set back line, when an oceanfront home does have a pool, it is on the west side (street side) of the oceanfront home which is not very inviting. Glad you enjoyed the pool area at my home! It is a great area to relax or have fun and enjoy the beautiful weather in St. Augustine, Florida in the winter, spring, summer or fall. Hope to see you again!
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5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this beach house. It was very clean and well kept, the beds were comfortable, and there were plenty of linens, utensils, and other things needed. The beach and river were both close and the home had plenty of equipment to use there and in the pool. Donna was quick to respond when we called her about using the hot tub. I loved the beach themed décor - even the dishes were bright colors. I would recommend others to rent this property - the house more than lived up to its description. In fact, it had almost everything any family could want such as high chairs and other baby equipment if needed. Lots of available sites to visit and wonderful restaurants nearby. We could have used another week to enjoy everything.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I really appreciate it. I try my best to keep my homes clean, comfortable, well stocked, and beautiful in every way I can. I'm glad you enjoyed you vacation. Happy guests are my main concern. It is a full time job for me and I really enjoy caring for my homes. I have my heart and soul into it. It is great to have your choice to either walk to the beach or fish off the dock at the waterway. Some guests are glad to see that I have kayaks and fishing poles stored in the garage for their use., along with the cornhole game, beach floats, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, toys, and the baby items that you mentioned, makes it very convenient to have if needed. St. Augustine and Crescent Beach have the best beaches, restaurants, and so many things to do. I have been up and down the coast of Florida all my life and I just love it here. One thing that I personally like is that the beach is dog friendly. I take my dog to the beach every time I am there. Also, dog friendly restaurants close by. I launch my boat right there a few homes away from this home since the boat ramp is great at this small neighborhood ramp. Thanks for being such great guests and keeping my home so nice. Hope to hear from you again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Jacksonville
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Sandbar
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
St. John's Golf, Royals, World Golf Village
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
South Beach Grill
Nearest Beach
Crescent Beach
Car: recommended

My 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 your kayaks to the boat launch or go fishing, only a 2 minute walk. Oceanfront restaurant/lounge, Surf Shop, Pizza, bar, tiki restaurant with music and Crescent Beach park all 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.

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Rates & Availability

Saint Augustine House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
fall
Sep 11 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,750
$4,350
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
 
 
fall
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,750
$4,350
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
winter
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
$4,500
 
 
Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - May 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
May 2017
May 6 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,200
 
 
summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,650
 
 
4th of July week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,850
 
 
summer con't.
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,650
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,750
$4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,200
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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Amenities

Saint Augustine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • 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
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , efficiency
  • 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 full size side by side refrigerator, countertop with small appliances such as microwave, coffee maker, toaster. Bathroom has beautiful tiled walk in shower. French doors to pool/hot tub area.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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