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Oceanfront House with Private Beach, Patio, and Gameroom

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

This house is a newly remodeled and renovated two-story house with four bedrooms (king, king, queen, and twins) and three bathrooms. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms are located upstairs; the other bedroom and bath, along with a gameroom which has a sofa-bed, are located downstairs. The two floors provide a lot of space, which can be nice with even the closest of families (i.e. teenagers vs adults).

Outside, it's only a few steps to the beach. There are plenty of chairs and chaise lounges, a fenced in courtyard with gas grille, outside showers with hot and cold water, and covered area for some shade. Just a great beach location!

The full kitchen, living room, and upstairs master bedroom overlook the Atlantic Ocean; and a comfortable second floor deck overlooking the ocean can give guests a breathtaking view of the sunrise over the water. Perfect for sitting in the shade and watching the activities on the beach below.

The house is strategically located midway between prestigious Ponte Vedra and historic St. Augustine, which offers dining, shopping, and recreation for all. The house is bordered on the west by a nature preserve, and only single family, oceanfront homes as neighbors. This makes for a very uncrowded, relaxing, safe beach experience.

Please note that this is a non-smoking house, and does not allow pets. Also, the house may not be used as a venue for weddings, reunions, or other events hosting those not staying at the house. The person responsible for the rental must be at least 25 years old and staying at the house, and the maximum number of guests allowed is ten.

During the peak summer months, June, July, and August we only offer week-long Saturday to Saturday rentals. Also, there may be some other periods during special events where minimum stays or additional rates apply.

If you're within thirty days of your desired rental, call us about last-minute specials!

Note: Among other things, the owner of this house is a licensed Real Estate broker, a disclosure required by state law. Also, for your protection, this house is only listed on VRBO and its affiliated sites (HomeAway, Expedia, etc). Any and all payments to rent this house will be done using a credit card through VRBO's secure payment portal or Pay Pal. If you found this listing by some other means, or are asked to pay via wire transfer, call us immediately.

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Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2017

About The Owner

Tom Turnage was born and raised in Northeast Florida and is the owner of the Turnage Company, a design/build construction and remodeling company in Jacksonville. He purchased the house in 2003 as a fixer-upper and has extensively remodeled the house since purchase. He loves his beach house and uses it for both personal use and as an investment. He is active in the community and is the President of the SPV-Vilano Beach Restoration Association.

The Owner purchased this house in 2003

Why The Owner chose St. Augustine Area

Tom grew up in Northeast Florida and resides in Jacksonville. went to beach often while growing up, now as an adult enjoys the area and appreciates the unique opportunities the area provides. The house is far enough away from our Jacksonville home to feel like we've gotten away, but is close enough to escape in the middle of the week even for a night.

What makes this house unique

Peace and Quiet. The house is located between Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine. It is surrounded by Guana State Park and the closest public beach accesses are almost a mile away. Probably one of the least crowded beaches in Florida. It is a great for those who want to get away from the rat race, but still be close enough that golf courses and good restaurants are a short drive away.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(49 traveller reviews)

Oceanfront House with Private Beach, Patio, and Gameroom
average rating of 4.979592 based on 49 reviews
Jacksonville, Florida

A comfortable beach retreat with beautiful ocean views and clean private beach

  • 5 of 5

One of the first things we noticed at this beach house was the beautiful interior view of the nature preserves looking out from the front side of the house and the ample ocean views on the other side...the full kitchen window view looking out at the ocean was a highlight in the home. We enjoyed watching the sunrise and sunset from the partial wrap-around deck, and on a couple of occasions out on the deck we saw dolphins jumping up out of the ocean. The beach was very clean and enjoyable to walk along. This beach house provided us with all the amenities we needed, including comfortable beds, an outdoor heated shower, and even chairs to take out onto the beach. We liked that there was a grocery store nearby so we could eat in during our stay, but it was also nice to eat out at a couple of nearby restaurants. The game room and pool table added a lot of fun to our stay as well. We would recommend this place and would love to rent it again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach house!

  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely amazing! It was everything we had hoped for, and then some. Our group of 10 had plenty of room for togetherness AND privacy. The kitchen was fully furnished with cookware and small appliances. Cell coverage is spotty at times, but house is furnished with landline phones and a computer with Internet and a printer. The private beach was the best feature! Just stepped off our back deck, onto the beach, where there's NO shortage of beautiful seashells and warm sand. Check in and out was very simple, with a lock box by the door. Truly wonderful place to stay! Thanks Tom and Laura!

Alan and Carla

Knoxville, TN

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, very clean and amazingly close to water

  • 5 of 5

Love south ponte vedra beach area. Very wide beaches at low tide with very low slope as one walks into water. House was very functional with lots of windows facing the ocean and had space for everyone. Some could be at beach while others sitting in shade on deck and others inside. Very nice to have square table to eat at for 8 people. After the beach had great time playing dominoes and cards as a group at the kitchen table or two people playing cards at smaller table downstairs while others played billiards. Also had lots of comfortable seating inside with two seating areas upstairs and one downstairs. Kitchen was most well stocked of any place we stayed plus had the most outdoor furniture we have seen at any rental. Lots of outdoor chairs and chaise lounge chairs but best of all was the comfortable plastic aderondeck chairs for made carrying chairs to beach very easy. So awesome to be sitting in aderondeck chair on beach with tide coming in and enveloping us. Lastly the three full baths and 4 bedrooms gave people their own sense of space, but the dowstairs bath is a little small. Other positive was laundry room, privacy fence to block view from street to lower outside area and enclosed 2 car garage.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Jeff, for your response. Always happy when guests are happy. Also, fyi, we are planning to expand and remodel the small downstairs bath in Jan/Feb 2017 although the large laundry room will get a little smaller in the process. Thanks again, we hope to have you back soon.
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It was amazing the home is everthing it is said to be we had everything that we could need "AMAZING"

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect time, I could not have asked for a better experience it was everything that it says it is plus more Tom is being very modest in his description of the home ...It is very beautiful and has everything you could want in a vacation on the ocean....I hope that this home is available for a few more years before Tom stops renting it out for vacations....I plain to make this trip a regular thing in the future. it was Amazing and could not have asked for more the best Vacation you can ask for. Thank you so much Tom for sharing your home with us.

Brad and Amy

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting you and thanks for renting our house. We look forward to having you back next year.
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Excellent, well maintained property

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay, owner easy to communicate with. Especially enjoyed view of beach from house--outstanding

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A good time was had by all....

  • 5 of 5

A great time actually. Our family has unanimously agreed that this is the nicest and most comfortable beach house we have ever rented. From the first day when my son-in-law walked in and exclaimed "This wall of windows is awesome!" we knew it would be a great week. And it was. We loved the coziness of the upstairs and the fun of the game room downstairs. The bedrooms were very comfortable and the hospitality (supplies provided to get started) was unbelievable. Everything we needed for meal preparations was available and easily located in the well stocked kitchen. We immediately felt right at home and would not hesitate to recommend this house to anyone vacationing in this area. Great week. Great memories.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, Sandy! You're the first to write a review on same day you departed the house. I'm thrilled that you had such a great time. Please come back soon, and thanks very much for taking the time to post the nice comments. Tom.
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £406
Clean, Linens, Supplies £150 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates quoted here are not final, as rates are flexible based on circumstances that can't be reflected in a computer program like this. They may sometimes go down for certain times, or go up due to special events (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Florida-Georgia game weekend, etc).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South Ponte Vedra Beach in North East Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2) Two king beds, one upstairs and one downstairs., Queen size Beds (1) Upstairs bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) Upstairs bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Downstairs in gameroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor Shower w/ Hot Water

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Portable wifi hotspot

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