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WaterColors - Luxurious- 5 BR, 4 BA- Elevator-Game Rm-Huge Deck-Great Views-More

People13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
13
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in South Ponte Vedra Beach - WaterColors

5 bedrooms plus sleeper sofa plus crib; 4 full baths; sleeps 13 + baby

WaterColors is a gorgeous, direct ocean front home on a high dune with spectacular views. The main living area is on the 2nd floor. The living-dining-cooking areas are all open to each other, to the oceanside deck, and the views beyond. The living room is spacious & comfortable and has a 55' flat screen LCD HD TV and blue ray player. The dining area has seating for 8; in the kitchen is a breakfast area with additional seating for 4. The kitchen is wonderful: granite counters, quality wood cabinets, stainless appliances, gas stove top, and storage galore. We have a side by side refrigerator with water and ice on the door, and we have an extra refrigerator/freezer in the garage.

On the main level are two master suites, both with king beds, baths, and ocean views. In the primary master we have a large desk with work space, and high speed wireless Internet. The master bath is very spacious, with a double vanity, deep soaking tub, seaprate shower and enclosed toilet room. The other master has a smaller bath with shower, single vanity and lockable door to the outside, also serving as a "beach bath".

On the lower level are three bedrooms, a game room with large flat screen TV, laundry room, covered porch and two full baths. One bath is designed to be wheelchair friendly with a 3 foot opening into the room and also into the shower. The other bath has a double vanity and separate tub/shower and toilet room. One bedroom has a queen bed, one has two twins, and the bunk room sleeps three. The game room contains a double sleeper sofa. All have TV/DVDs. We also have a fenced 'dog yard' with artificial turf.

WaterColors is direct ocean front, right on the beach, with views from all major rooms. It is a luxury property designed for renters who expect the best. It is spacious, lovely and spotless. We have amenities such as an elevator, many televisions, DVD players, stereo, games, and books. Our deck is huge with lots of seating and lounging areas. Part of the deck is covered and part is open. We have a private walkover to the beach with a built in bench near the end. The beach is wide, quiet and car free.

We have a double garage and additional parking for three cars. With five bedrooms and a sleeper in the game room, we can accommodate up to 13 guests plus babies in cribs. We have lots of baby items: a portable crib, high chair, booster chairs, stair gates, monitors, and more.

The bedrooms are all decorated nicely with quality furniture, great linens, down blankets and pillows and everything to make you comfortable and happy.

You will love this beautiful oceanfront home!

Amenities:: All kitchen appliances, toaster(2), toaster oven, dishwasher, microwave, regular oven, gas cook top, side by side refrigerator-freezer, garage refrigerator, blender, mixer, coffee maker (2), many dishes, flatware, cooking supplies, lots of storage, deck access from kitchen living area and two master suites, televisions (7), VCRs and DVD players, stereos, gas grill, wet bar, top quality linens, laundry room with two sets of commercial grade equipment, high speed Internet access, game room, elevator, beach toys, chairs, umbrellas, outside beach shower, child-safe deck and dune walkover, parking for 4-5 cars, lower level covered porch, main level wrap around deck with open and covered areas, water softener, landscaped yard.

Activities:: Golf, Swimming, sunning, shelling, walking, snoozing, touring in St. Augustine, outlet shopping, boutiques and shops, great golf, fabulous restaurants of all kinds, golf, day trips to Disney World, Daytona Speedway, Marineland, Kennedy Space Center, deep sea fishing, sailing, beach combing, para-sailing, surf fishing and surfing.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Judy Wren
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2016
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About Judy Wren

Hi there! I am Judy Lombana Wren, owner (with my husband Bill) of WaterColors, manager of several other oceanfront properties, retired university professor and mental health therapist, wife, mom, grandmother, and friend! Bill (a retired airline pilot) and I live in Jacksonville, Florida and Maggie Valley, NC. I have been involved with with the ocean, beaches, homes, decorating, and people all my life. WaterColors is our beautiful and spacious oceanfront home where we have large family gatherings and enjoy sharing with others. We hope you will love it too!

We bought WaterColors in 1995. At the time, it was a large, somewhat bland home which had some wonderful attributes: an elevator, fantastic ocean views, spacious living area on the main level, plus a game room complete with pool table on the lower floor. Bill and I have signficantly remodeled and updated the house. We ripped out the kitchen and opened it to the living area; you will love the beautiful cabinets and huge granite island. We have expanded the deck, updated two of the three bathrooms, and painted the house inside and out in happy beach colors. We just installed a huge flat screen TV in the living room (look for an article about us in a Best Buy catalog this summer!) For a number of years now, I have been managing other oceanfront homes, as well as my own. My son, David Lombana, has joined me in Wren Beach Rentals, and we now manage 14+ luxury oceanfront properties in South Ponte Vedra and Vilano Beach. We have a huge number of repeat renters and enjoy solid relationships with both owners and renters. We look forward to working with you!

Judy Wren purchased this house in 1994

Why Judy Wren chose St. Augustine Area

We bought WaterColors in South Ponte Vedra Beach, because we knew it was a great investment. Our sucess with renting our first home, Sandpiper's Nest, convinced us that larger groups are also looking for top quality getaways on a very private beach. WaterColors is perfect for vacationers who want direct oceanfront, great views, spacious living quarters, qualaity furnishings, lots of amenities, and privacy. WaterColors is perched on a high dune, on a 100 wide lot, offering panoramic ocean views. The immediate area consists of single family homes, several great restaurants, a terrific beach club (available as an option to our renters who want a pool!)and miles of wide, sandy, car-free beaches. Our renters come here because they love the privacy and the fact that we are not surrounded by high rise condos, fast food restaurants, bars, hordes of people vying for space on the beach, or cars driving on the sand! However, we are not isolated! WaterColors is just 10 minutes from historic St. Augustine and 15 minutes from posh Ponte Vedra. We think we have the perfect beach location!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(66 traveller reviews)

WaterColors - Luxurious- 5 BR, 4 BA- Elevator-Game Rm-Huge Deck-Great Views-More
average rating of 4.9848485 based on 66 reviews
5

Phenomenal!

  • 5 of 5

We had a trip scheduled just post-hurricane Matthew and the original Wren property we rented was out of commission due to a missing deck. The property owners graciously offered Watercolors as it was available for the time period we booked. What a fabulous property and we are truly spoiled and can't wait to return. The owners were fantastic to deal with. Not only was the property as described, it was even better. Very clean and well maintained. Decor was something everyone enjoyed and had a lot of unique classy touches to make your stay more interesting. Missing something you forgot to bring? No worries as this property comes equipped with EVERYTHING. We have rented properties from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean and this one is our favorite. We were a small group of 5 adults and 2 dogs but I can see how it would appeal to multiple families for a gathering or holiday. So close to St. Augustine and all it has to offer as well as shopping, grocery, restaurants, etc. This was our third visit to St. Augustine in a little more than a year. We felt so at home at Watercolors we could actually burrow in and never leave the house! What a great view of the Atlantic from the deck and we had a bonus -- the Supermoon rising out of the Atlantic. We always bring our phone app for star constellations as they they are so clear here. Can't wait to return -- even if it's just the two of us!! Thanks Judy for the memories! We'll be back!

Denise and Ted Decker (and Seamus!)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that these nice folks fell in love with WaterColors and all its charms, amenities, and quality. We think that you, too, will appreciate all that WaterColors has to offer in terms of decor, ocean views, cleanliness, and access to excellent restaurants, shopping, and activities.
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4

Exactly what we wanted

  • 4 of 5

The house was beautiful, and was exactly what we wanted. The layout was great, and the open floor plan allowed us to all be together, yet not on top of each other. Our family had a wonderful time, and it was mentioned several times that we should plan another trip to stay at Water Colors. Judy was great to work with; very responsive and proactive on keeping me updated on things ahead of and during our stay.

Parking was a bit of a challenge for us. We had 3 med/large SUVs and a car, and we had to move cars around in order to get in and out of the driveway a few times. Plus, you have to back into the driveway; the A1A has a 50 mph speed limit, and is very difficult to see past the mailboxes and roadside shrubs to back out safely.

We had an 18 month old with us, and the high chair provided was a bit of a joke (no safety strap and the tiny tray easily popped off). Luckily we did find a chair mounted booster seat in a closet that worked better, but having a more traditional high chair would have been great. Also, the hard edges on square coffee tables and glass dinning room table made this mama a bit nervous with a wobbly toddler.

But all in all, this is a wonderful house, great owner to work with and I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A great beach house!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at WaterColors for a large group of old college girlfriends! The house was well maintained. The kitchen was one of the most well stocked with dishes, cookware, etc that we have had. The beach was wonderful - during high tide there is limited beach but it did not interfere with our "sun time". Everyone loved the beds - they were so comfortable. The house is close to St Augustine and there are some great nearby restaurants. However we primarily stayed at the house!!! We would definitely consider this property again. Judy answered all our questions in advance and was always very responsive. Also - We had one individual with limited mobility so the elevator was a must and served to deliver luggage to upper floors😀

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 12 had a wonderful time staying at Water Colors......the amount of space in this house is amazing..The layout of the house was great ........all of our needs were met and then some........we were evacuated a day early due to hurricane matthew but we were given a refund for that day....(.very much unexpected )......the beach front was absolutely amazing.....communication with the owner was immediate.when the problems of hurricane mattew started ..........We will definitely stay here again........

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Terrific beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at WaterColors. The house is directly on a beautiful expanse of beach. The house is generously proportioned, and we had plenty of room to relax, unwind, and enjoy our holiday. The house is furnished with everything anyone could possibly need for a terrific vacation. The large kitchen is great for family meal preparation (and there is an endless array of pots, pans, dishes and serving utensils). The attention to detail and service from Wren Beach Rentals is superb (we had an issue with the wifi and it was fixed in just a few minutes). If you are seeking a great rental company, this is it. They are professional, courteous and extremely customer-focused.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that these nice folks enjoyed their stay at WaterColors and appreciated all the perks and amenities that the house has to offer. We especially are happy that they noted the attention they received from us, the owners and managers of Wren Beach Rentals. Our mission is to make the vacation experience a wonderful one for the renters and also for the house owners, who depend on us to provide excellent service. We will do that for you!
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Exceeded Expectations.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property. Clean, well equipped, comfortable, and obviously well managed. We hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
JAX
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Royal St. Augustine
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Caps on the Water and The Reef
Nearest Beach
WaterColors is direct beach front
Car: recommended

Area: WaterColors is conveniently located between the golf mecca of Ponte Vedra Beach, 15 miles north, and historic St. Augustine, 6 miles south. It is situated on a barrier island with mostly single-family homes, although several excellent restaurants and convenience stores are located within a mile or so. It is an easy drive to either St. Augustine or Ponte Vedra for excellent dining, shopping, activities, and golf.

Golf: We have many public and semi public golf courses within a few minutes drive of the house. The World Golf Village, with the King and Bear and the Squire and Slammer, is just 15 minutes away. Check out the Royal St. Augustine, a budget friendly course with definite challenges. Play the St. Johns Country Club, South Hampton, or Cimarone, all located near each other.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in South Ponte Vedra Beach, North East Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fall-Winter 2016-2017
10 Sep 2016 - 3 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,652
for 3 nights
From
£478
£2,652
 
 
Spring 2017
4 Mar 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,522
for 7 nights
£3,522
 
 
Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,913
for 7 nights
£4,913
 
 
Late Summer 2017
12 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,522
for 7 nights
£3,522
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £393
Cleaning £197 + Tax
Pet Fee £177 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

From $2800/Wk to $5900/Wk
$500 up-charges for holiday weeks: Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Minimum 1 week rental for all holiday weeks. Maximum number of guests is 13 plus babies up to 2 years in crib. $500 reservation deposit per week or less is required to hold the house; deposit does not apply to rent but becomes a refundable damage deposit when full rent and taxes are paid, due 8 weeks in advance of arrival.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South Ponte Vedra Beach in North East Florida

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Fax
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Master bath: shower, soaking tub, double vanity, toilet room
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Single vanity, toilet, shower, access to hall and outside
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Lower level hall bath, serves queen and twin berooms
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , New bath has 3 ft opening to room and shower for wheelchairs
  • The master bath has a long vanity with granite counters, two undermount sinks and quality fixtures. We have a deep soaking tub with a granite surround. A separate shower has glass doors. The toilet is in a separate compartment. The other upstairs bath has a single vanity, toilet, and shower. It opens to the hall just outside the junior master and can also open to the deck, serving as a 'beach bath'. The downstairs hall bath has a spacious vanity with granite top and double undermount sinks. In a separate compartment, there is a toilet and tub/shower combination. The 4th bathroom on the lower level has a double vanity with granite top, undermount sinks, toilet, and very spacious walk in shower. The entry to this room and to the shower is 3 feet wide, so is suitable for most wheelchairs. We also have an outdoor shower on the deck for rinsing off when returning from the beach and the fenced dog yard has a hose for cleaning up and after fido.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 3 Single Bed
  • The two upstairs bedrooms each have king beds. One bedroom downstairs has a queen bed. One bedroom downstairs has 2 twin beds. One bedroom downstairs has a bunk bed with pull-out trundle, sleeping 3. There is a double sleeper in the game room. We have one portable crib for babies.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have an elevator which will accommodate one person in a wheelchair. The elevator accesses from the ground level garage to the first floor, which is about 5 feet off-grade, and to the second floor, which is the main level. We offer an optional tenant membership to the nearby (1 mile) Serenata Beach Club for an additional weekly fee. The Club has three huge pools, including one for toddlers, a family pool, and an adult pool. The family pool is heated in the winter. Additionally there is a large hot tub for adult use. The Serenata Beach Club has a full time activities director who organizes many fun, structured activities for children. There is a work out facility, very nice indoor-outdoor dining room and bar, and a snack bar with sandwiches, etc. at the pool. The Club offers weekly activities such as bridge, exercise classes, and lots of special dinners and family activities.

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