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PRIVATE Owner Pool Home, Exclusive S. Crescent Beach, SAINT AUGUSTINE

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5).

ELEGANT CASUAL three bedroom, two bath "BEACHY" home with unobstructed ocean and intracoastal views. Couples, elders, small families, special friends. *NEW 4 NIGHT MINIMUM SUMMER* rate for those who can't take a full week off. NO NIGHTLY STAYS. FLEXIBLE CHANGE OVER DAY. Please note that quote adds sales tax, cleaning fee, and VRBO service fee. Also a refundable damage deposit.

Gopher Turtle nests and Beach wildlife everywhere. Pelicans. Gulls. Gorgeous. Walk to Matanzas National Park in 10 minutes. Sidewalk all the way to Hwy. 206. AMAZING! Take a look at the arial map and compare to ANY other house available ANYWHERE!

* Private pool *NO DIVING*

* Original artwork, pottery

* Completely furnished with linens

* Four color TVs including flat screens, etc., DVD player, satellite

* Hi-speed internet with Wi-Fi

* Two car garage

* Very private

* Private walkway to ocean

* Many decks

Just beautiful!

Keywords: Panoramic Views, Ocean to Intracoastal, Top of the Dune!

More Details

Property Manager
JG McDaniel
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About JG McDaniel

My home in South Crescent Beach, St. Augustine is unique in every way and has hosted writers, artists, educators, and visitors from many countries. Designers from Mattel spent 10 days at Turtle Dunes going to the Daytona 500 by day, and designing toy cars at night. One of the designers left a Mattel coffee mug that has been in the house for 20 years. There is nothing ordinary about 'Turtle Dunes'. A very special, restful, and completely unique home.

JG McDaniel purchased this house in 1991

Why JG McDaniel chose Crescent Beach

Love at first sight. Great energy. You will see. Folks have to return. Can't help themselves. Take a look at visitor comments.

What makes this house unique

Hard to explain and the house just has good energy. A very unique location among N. Florida's most prestigious and elaborate ocean front homes.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crescent Beach in St Augustine

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 12
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • No Diving Pool. NO LIFEGUARD. No parties. Registered Guests Only. NO SMOKING.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , New in 2015 with door directly to deck with doggie door.
    Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower
  • Completely renovated in 2015.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Twin sleeper chair in Study. Owner prefers maximum of 4.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Lovely study with comfortable chairs, books, WIFI, printer
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Large master with private deck!
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Gorgeous antiques, original NC pottery, lovely artwork. Very tasteful and impeccably maintained.


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(19 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family truly enjoyed our stay in this home. The location is great and the home was furnished with everything we needed. It was a short walk to the beach, which almost felt secluded. It was never crowded and we were able to relax peacefully. This may have been our best vacation as a family. We didn’t want to leave and can’t wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Turtle Dunes is a beautiful property. We have stayed at Turtle Dunes twice and have enjoyed our stay very much both times. It has everything needed for a great vacation: pool, access to the ocean and a view. The accommodations are great for two couples since there are private suites on either side of the house.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time. It rained but we are Floridans so we are use to it. The place was so nice. We loved the privacy and the views were great. Your place had everything we needed. The pups loved being with us. We even took them to Pet Paradise for the day while we were in St. Augustine. Thanks for letting us use your place. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Changed my Vacation Curse

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been together for 9 years, and every trip we have tried to take together has been a total disaster. Everything from having to leave early, to getting totally lost, having to unexpectedly look for a vet clinic for our dog, places not looking anything like the pictures, horrible get the picture (like we were cursed when it came to vacations). When I told my husband I had planned a surprise trip for our anniversary this May he was apprehensive wondering what would happen this time. But from the moment we arrived at Turtle Dunes, it was paradise. Looked even better than expected, clean, beautifully decorated, very thoroughly furnished, amazing location, breathtaking views. The owner allowed us to bring our Chihuahua, and even our pup was totally relaxed during his getaway! He even fell asleep in a lounge chair at the beach as if mesmerized by the place! The beach was the most private one I have ever visited. No high rises or hotels, no noisy crowds, just peaceful beauty. We were blessed with amazing weather during our stay and enjoyed seeing the wildlife around the house and on the beach: crabs, fish, birds, frogs, lizards, sea turtles, even some rabbits. This place was the serene trip I was really looking for. It was so lovely I felt like it truly made up for our near-decade long list of not-fun trips! Broke our vacation curse and I can't wait to go back some time! St Augustine was a fantastic place to visit: did a tour of the city and also a plane ride over the beach (and saw a school of dolphins) which was all AMAZING, and getting to stay at Turtle Dunes on Crescent Beach was the highlight of it all. The owner is extremely professional and kind, and really cares about taking good care of his place. If you are looking to get away from reality and escape to a perfect little paradise, go to Turtle Dunes. Worth Every Penny.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Turtle Dunes is truly a beautiful home! There are original pieces of art which make it interesting too. The beach is very private, clean and beautiful which is the best part. The host was very friendly and provided everything we needed for a comfortable stay. I highly recommend Turtle Dunes!

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely lovely! It is decorated beautifully and the layout is very well thought out for privacy and access from the outdoors preventing unnecessary cleaning. Even though it rained most of our stay, the covered outdoor seating enabled us to still be able to enjoy the views and storm watching. Will definitely be planning to return. Thank you so much for sharing your home!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so kind esp given the start of your trip. Come back and I would be happy to comp you a couple of days. You are the perfect houseguest!
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Auto-Train Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Southbeach Grill
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

10 minutes to downtown St. Aug. About an hour, fifteen minutes from Disney. 5 minutes from Marineland, first aquarium in FL.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £151
Pet Fee £151
Damage Insurance £44.55
Damage Deposit £302

Couples and Honeymoon Special. Ask owner.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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