How close to the beach is Beachfront Sapphire? So close that you need 4-wheel drive to access the 6-bedroom stilt home: It is literally surrounded by sand, with the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Intracoastal Waterway to the west. If it’s waterfront living you want, this is the getaway for you!
The front of Beachfront Sapphire faces the ocean, and the main level’s deck stretches the entire width of the home before wrapping around the side and front so that you can take full advantage of the glorious view. It’s furnished with a long table and plenty of chairs so that the whole gang can come out here to watch the sunrise, dine alfresco, and sip cocktails while admiring the reflection of the moon in the ocean’s waves. You’re close enough to the water that you’ll be able to spy dolphins playing in the surf—and of course, close enough that you can play in the water or on the sands yourself any time you want.
The rear of the home overlooks the famed Intracoastal. The deck provides you with a front-row seat to the spectacular sunsets. There’s also a private dock so that you can fish, boat, or simply keep an eye out for manatees in the water.
Walls of picture windows ensure that you can relish the views even while indoors. When relaxing in the 1,500-square-foot great room, for instance, you might easily feel as if you’re on a yacht—albeit a yacht with a huge, decorative fireplace, an equally huge flat-screen HDTV, and a sumptuous leather sectional sofa.
Located on the main floor of Beachfront Sapphire, the great room also encompasses a wet bar that seats 6 and has its own TV. While the kids are playing in the living area, the adults can gather here to watch the big game or catch up on old times. Opposite the bar is the kitchen. Open and fully equipped with stainless-steel appliances, cookware, tableware, and plenty of storage and counter space, this kitchen makes cooking a pleasure. It includes a breakfast bar that seats 6, and there’s a dining table between the 2 bars that can accommodate a small crowd, all with views of both the ocean and the Intracoastal.
Upstairs is the master suite, though in actuality it’s large enough to be its own apartment. Because it makes up the entire upper level of Beachfront Sapphire, it offers exceptional privacy—and luxury. When you’re not lounging on the king-size bed letting the roar of the surf lull you to sleep, you can sprawl out on the sectional sofa and watch a movie on the flat-screen TV, surf the web via the home’s free WiFi, or step out onto the private balcony overlooking the ocean. You and your special someone can stargaze late at night amid the salt-kissed breezes without disturbing the others. The spacious master bath is an ideal spot for pampering, with a beautifully tiled walk-in shower, twin sinks, and a view of the Intracoastal.
The 5 other bedrooms and 3 other bathrooms are on the main floor. Each bedroom has a view of the Atlantic or the Intracoastal. 4 have queens, and the 5th has a pair of full beds, so that Beachfront Sapphire can sleep 14 people in all—plus a pet or 2 as well!
When it comes to sun, sand, and surf, everything you need is right here. But while Beachfront Sapphire feels blissfully removed from the everyday, it’s also surprisingly close to many local attractions. Marineland, for instance, is just a mile away, historic Fort Matanzas is only a 10-minute drive, and you can drive to St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park and the Lightner Museum in about a half-hour.
Then again, you could just as easily and happily spend your entire stay amid the private patch of paradise that is Beachfront Sapphire. Experience this truly special haven for yourself: Book your stay today!
Please Note: Available again but only to skilled drivers with four-wheel drive as it is only accessible by driving on the sand for several hundred yards. The original road has washed away. The only way to get to this house is via four-wheel drive on sand. White Sand is in Summer Haven, a historical area that is slowly vanishing due to coastal erosion. It's very close to Fort Matanzas and is just fifteen minutes from St. Augustine, the oldest city in the nation. The beach is quiet here, with plenty of wildlife and no traffic or crowds. Come stay in this beautiful spot before it is changed forever!