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Beach Gem, 6 Bedrooms, Ocean Front, Sleeps 14, Pet Friendly

People14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

6 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 14

Available again but only to guests with 4 wheel drive as only accessible by sand road. Enjoy the best of the Atlantic shore when you book your vacation at Beach Gem. This exceptional home opens to both waterfronts delivering breathtaking sunrise and sunset views. It is truly one of St. Augustine Beach’s most splendid vacation homes and it’s ideal for family reunions, two families sharing a vacation or a group of friends wanting an unparalleled getaway. Pets are welcome and there’s even a dock where you can fish on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Beach Gem is a classic Florida stilt home that has six bedrooms, four bathrooms, and central air-conditioning. The home sleeps 14 comfortably. Walk through the glass front doors into the huge 1500 square foot great room that encompasses the living room, dining area, kitchen, and bar area. You’ll be greeted by beautiful wood floors and a wall of windows that gives you an incredible view of the ocean. The large deck out front wraps around the house to deliver a full range of stunning views. There’s HDTV in the living room and free Internet throughout the house, which is great for checking out area attractions and sending photos to friends back home.

The Beach Gem kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare delicious meals for your guests. You’ll love the many cabinets, perfect for storing food, the stainless steel appliances and the expansive countertops that give you lots of prep space.

The nearby dining area features a huge harvest table perfect for large groups and if you need extra seating the nearby breakfast bar has six additional stools where you can set up the overflow.

Upstairs the entire floor is dedicated to the master suite that includes a huge bedroom with a king-sized bed, large sofa and its own private deck that overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway. Imagine slipping out on this deck to take in the sunset while you sip a cocktail and watch the stars come out. This is Florida living at it's best!

The Beach Gem master en-suite is like your own private spa with huge walk-in shower and large vanity with dual vessel sinks and an incredible view of the Intracoastal Waterway.

The remaining five bedrooms are on the lower floor and are large, beautiful rooms. Three of these bedrooms are outfitted with a queen-sized bed. A fourth bedroom has two double beds and a fifth bedroom includes a king-sized bed.

Guests will appreciate the three large full bathrooms available for their use on this floor. With all these bathrooms there won’t be any waiting around for a turn in the shower. Beach Gem also includes a large laundry room outfitted with washer, dryer and large folding table – the essence of laundry room convenience.

As wonderful as the inside of Beach Gem is, some of the best times you have will be outdoors. Below the house there’s a covered outside bar where you can gather with your guests for a drink after lounging at the beach. There’s also a dock where you can fish to your heart’s content. It is truly the vacation getaway you’ve dreamed of! Book your stay in Beach Gem today!

*Boat use is not included with vacation rental.

More Details

Property Manager
Vacation Rental Pros
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
26 July, 2017

About Vacation Rental Pros

Hi! My name is Steve Milo and I started Vacation Rental Pros in 2006. Our family stays in vacation rental homes whenever we travel, both domestically and abroad! I own several vacation homes and listen carefully to all our guests' feedback. Our greatest compliment is when folks refer Vacation Rental Pros to their friends and relatives. We now manage over 1,800 properties in Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina. We have homes in Ft. Myers Beach, Orlando, St. Augustine Beach, Daytona Beach, Palm Coast, Ponte Vedra Beach, Hilton Head and Gatlinburg. We booked over 15,000 rentals and received over 5,000 guest reviews in 2016. Please call if you need help booking your dream vacation!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Summer Haven in Saint Augustine

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom # 1 (1 King), Bedroom # 2 (1 Queen), Bedroom # 3 (1 Queen), Bedroom # 4 (1 King), Bedroom # 5 (1 Queen), Bedroom # 6 (2 Doubles)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Beach Gem, 6 Bedrooms, Ocean Front, Sleeps 14, Pet Friendly
average rating of 2.6 based on 5 reviews
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RENTER BEWARE....This company and the owner are crooks. I stayed at the "Beach Gem"

  • 1 of 5

First of all, we were told that the road going to the house had been destroyed by the Hurricane, but my SUV with 4WD would have no problem getting to the house....WRONG. After getting stuck we spent the first 3 hours of our vacation getting unstuck from the sand, which cost us $250. After calling every car and jeep rental place on the East Coast we finally found 1 Jeep over an hour away in Daytona available at $150 a night, so there is an extra $1,050 we had to spend just to get to the house. After finally getting to the house around 8:00 PM, we realized the master bedroom had water running from the ceiling into the floor due to a broken AC, the shower didn't work, and the box that controls the TV did not work.....That was day 1. It took 2 days to get the AC in the master bedroom fixed and the shower and TV never got fixed because the owner wouldn't approve the expense, so my parents who are in their 70s had to come down stairs to watch any TV and share a shower with our friends who were staying with us. My father had to wait at the house every single day waiting for some sort of worker to show up to attempt to fix the issues. He never got to leave the house for a fun lunch at a beach bar all week.

Day 3 we had a guest forced from a bedroom because a storm came through and water was pouring into his bedroom because the window frame had a major leak and had obviously not been fixed since the storm.

Day 4 one of the 2 AC's down stairs went out, so the temperature in the main living area and 5 bedrooms was anywhere from 90 degrees in the bedroom I originally had slept in but had to move to an 80 degrees room on the "Cooler" side of the main living area. Now we have 6 people showering in 1 bathroom due to the shower upstairs being broke and it being too hot to shower in the other rooms. We had 2 guest that had driven at least 8 hours each to spend time with us leave because they had enough.

Day 5....The master TV breaks in the main living area, so we did not get to use the main TV in the living area for the final 3 days.

This was the absolute worst experience I have ever had with a vacation. Needless to say, we all need a real one. We have yet to get our deposit back and the owner has refused to compensate us properly for our lost vacation and out of pocket expenses. I waited over 2 weeks and 20 phone calls to post this because I was confident the company/owner would do right.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sadly disappointed

  • 2 of 5

We were welcomed to a shredded American flag, that my family replaced as we could not stand to watch the neglected torn flag fly any longer. The AC unit was broke, when we arrived the top floor was a blazing 95 degrees. I called the maintenance department who informed me someone was on there way which meant they knew it was an issue and allowed us to check in. The AC repair man arrived about an hour later and got to work, he went through the house and to our horror pulled out air filters that Clearly had not been cleaned over six months or more. He advised us to leave them out and told us the unit was working but he was not sure how long it would last as its had issues. We were under the impression he obviously made the management company aware. However we woke up in sweat Sunday night and called first thing Monday morning only to be told they had to get a hold of the owner and we would be called back. At 247 pm we were contacted by Tony from maintenance who informed me he was still trying to contact the owner and offered fans and looked at moving us to another property. So I let him know moving 14 people, a boat, jet ski and our vehicles was not an option and he agreed to call me back; at 750 pm I called the office as I had not heard from Tony. The lady working told me they still had not been able to contact the owner. I requested fans and was told the notes stated I refused them earlier( not true) and it was too late for a PC to deliver, but I could buy them myself and be reimburse. So my husband and I spent our 5 year anniversary on the coach of the house. The following morning I again had to contact management as no one had the courteousy of calling me; I was informed the owner would not agree to replace the unit and there was nothing they could do at the time. I was told we would be contacted about compensation but to date no one has called or emailed. I strongly believe there is a lack of communication between the management and the owner, the deposit fee that is charged and not refunded should be returned to guests especially when the fee is not being used to maintain the property. The AC unit looks terribile and that did not happen over night. I looked forward to this vacation and was heart broken and disillusioned for future VBRO rentals. I let Vac Pro Co know they're booked full and I did not see anything posted about the AC unit; I hope that everyone who reads this asks questions and ensures the property is in mint condition.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular Views

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing property! The sunrise and sunset views are spectacular. The 6 large bedrooms and huge open great room ensure that there is plenty of room for everyone. The upscale finishes give the feel of a truly luxurious vacation retreat. It is even better the pictures! The beach is steps from the front door and the large deck areas provide lots of space to enjoy the sights and sounds of the ocean. The property has a new water purification system so the water was not only potable it was as good as any bottled water. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Has No Potable Water

  • 1 of 5

While the house is spectacular, it should not be allowed to be rented. The water reeked with sulphur and was not potable. Unfortunately, no one told us that, and anyone who brushed their teeth with it became ill. Most of our party of 11 was stricken. Even our dog became quite ill. No one has been responsive to our complaint. Don't go here without proof the water has been fixed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful house, but extra fees, unpotable water?

  • 4 of 5

We rented this house for a family reunion and found it to look just like the photos-- a wonderful space with beautiful furnishings, a wrap around porch and plenty of lovely areas for sitting and sipping. With the beach just across the road and the Intracoastal behind the house we loved the views and letting the kids run down to the beach our out to the dock. However, we were surprised to find that the water is well water and not treated, so we couldn't drink it or use it for cooking and it smelled badly. We had to buy bottled water and ice for the week. We were also dismayed at all the hidden rental fees that added 25%+ to the price of the rental, including 10% tax, an amenity fee (we aren't sure what that was for; we also had to buy soap, toilet paper and other things normally supplied in a rental house) and a non-refundable damage waiver (again, normally a refundable damage deposit is charged and refunded when the rental is over). We had a wonderful time and love the house and hope the owner and rental agency correct these issues.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees

    Booking Fee: 7% 350% 250%
    Charge basis: AD
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights

    Cleaning Fee: $7 $350 $250
    Charge basis: STAY
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights

    Damage Protection: $7 $350 $250
    Charge basis: STAY
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights
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