|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Unbeatable ocean views, privacy, and luxury all abound at Stairway to Heaven, our 2-story beachfront house on the Hammock of Palm Coast. Boasting an eclectic décor with artistic touches and every luxury, it’s the ideal venue for your next Florida vacation!
Stairway to Heaven actually contains 2 complete living spaces – one upstairs, the other downstairs. Each has its own kitchen, living room, bedrooms and baths, and even washer/dryer! (Each is also available for separate rental, if you prefer.) This is absolutely perfect for 2 families traveling together, a big family reunion, or any group desiring self-contained spaces as well as plenty of togetherness. And the whole house works well as a harmonious whole.
Step out onto the second-floor oceanfront deck and you find a sweeping view of the coastline, including unspoiled natural dunes and the apricot-tinged coquina-shell sands unique to this part of northeast Florida. Casual furnishings and plenty of open space welcome you on this deck, and you may be tempted to kick off your shoes and settle right in with a cold drink. And why not? Something about the murmur of the surf, the tinge of salt in the sea breeze, and the vast sky is hypnotic and utterly stress-relieving. Enjoy!
When it’s time to go indoors, bring the view with you. Long windows fill one entire wall of Stairway to Heaven, so you can enjoy the changing colors of the sea and watch the pelicans glide past even when you’re reclining in the living room, playing a lightning gin rummy match at the table, or rustling up tasty appetizers in the kitchen!
The great room is made for family time together. A giant stone fireplace made from coquina stone occupies one wall, complete with a hearth with sea stars hidden among the stones. A group of couches and chairs surrounds the fireplace, ideal for cozy chats and raucous games of charades.
In another part of the room, a 52” HDTV with 300+ channels entertains the kids and teens. In fact, if they beg to stay up late to finish a movie, why not just unfold the pull-out double bed in the couch, fill a bowl with popcorn, and let them have a “sleepover”?!
Just beyond the great room are the dining area and kitchen, beautifully appointed and spotlessly maintained. There are so many nice features to discover here, from the dolphin-statue pedestal of the dining table to the unique backsplash made of seashells collected by a local artist.
There are 2 bedrooms and 2 baths upstairs at Stairway to Heaven. The master suite is magnificent, with ocean views, a stone fireplace, queen-sized tester bed, balcony access, and TV with DVD player. The bath includes a huge double shower, marble tiled floor, and convenient washer/dryer. The second bedroom has a king-sized bed, big flat-screen, and French doors leading onto the balcony with glorious views. Across the hallway is the second bathroom, with a Jacuzzi and separate walk-in shower.
As palatial as the upstairs is at Stairway to Heaven, the downstairs is spacious and attractive as well. A good-sized living room accommodates the whole group, with an HDTV and plenty of comfy sofas and recliners. The kitchen and dining area are attached, and include fully stocked cabinets, full-size appliances, and plenty of seating for meals, games, puzzles, and the laptop. (You have free WiFi throughout Stairway to Heaven.)
The downstairs includes a full bath (with shower and tub combo) and 2 bedrooms – one with a king-sized bed, the other with a single and trundle. A second washer and dryer are available here, and both bedrooms have TVs. The first-floor views include our wildflower garden, the lovely dunes, and of course the ocean.
Just yards from Washington Oaks Garden State Park beach, Stairway to Heaven is a little piece of paradise. Dolphins swim past, a gopher tortoise meanders through the garden, and pelicans soar overhead. Historic downtown St. Augustine is just minutes away, but this beach feels wonderfully remote. Stroll the sands, watch the sun rise and count the stars.
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We had a good size group of people within the 10 person limit. everyone had a good time and the place was very nice.
This was our second time at this house. We had gone two years ago when they first started renting it out. We had a great time as usual. I did notice the furniture has become a lot more worn since the first visit. The bedrooms all have a comfortable beds except the pullout couch was completely unusable. At one point, the people that slept on the couch actually found sleeping on the floor was better than sleeping on the pullout couch. The deck is beautiful. I do wish there was more furniture on the deck to enjoy the beautiful view. We did find that the main living room accommodated all of us together. We really liked being able to enjoy each other's company in that room. The house was was very clean. There were plenty of towels to accommodate everyone. There was plenty of kitchenware so we did opt to cook and a few of the nights. We do recommend that the bedrooms have upgraded TVs. The old-fashioned TVs were small and did not have HD that made them basically useless. All in all, our stay was nice, the kids enjoyed walking on the beach and looking for shells and creatures. I do think for the money that we spent, we will not return unless some conditions are improved such as the pullout couch needs replaced. The house says it sleeps 10 and that is counting the pullout couch as a bed, but if the bed is miserably uncomfortable, that means two people will not have a good nights rest each night we stay in the house.
The idea of going to Florida for a 3 week stay in February was a first for us. We wanted to escape the snow and cold of home. It was wonderful waking to the sounds of waves an sitting in the warm sun. The house wasa pperfect retreat.
The accomodations were awesome It was clean, kitchen was updated, and matteresses were comfortable. What more could one want except for the beautiful sunsets and relaxing walks on the beach. We truly enjoyed our visit and would definitely return except you are no longer accepting pets. We always look for a place that our dogs can go with us, so thanks for the memories.
This was a fantastic beach house - wonderful ocean view and very well equipped kitchen. My only recommendation would be to let renters know that there is not access inside the house between the two levels
We rented the entire house and were disappointed that the bottom area was not accessible from the top area.You had to go outside. The only thing that I want to mention is the ornate decorations and glass top tables. We had a run in with the dining room glass top and had to replace the top. Not ideal for young children. It was easily taken care of by the rental agency. Beds were very hard. Otherwise it was a great stay. View from the top was beautiful and grounds were immaculate and easy for pet. Overall, a great granddaughter and her daughter went in to St. Augustine and Daytona for fun things to do.
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97 miles to Disney World
83 miles to Orlando
30 miles - Daytona Airport (DAB)
75 miles Jackville Airport (JAX)
90 miles - Orlando Airport (MCO)
Jacksonville Stadium (Jaguars)
Kennedy Space Center
St Augustine Historic Town