Newly refurbished ocean view condo steps from the beach
About Jon Anderson
We lived in Vermont, where we developed and operated for twenty-seven years a successful B and B. We visited St. Augustine many times before buying this beautiful condo on the beach. We have now retired and made the condo our principal residence, but we still spend summers at our vacation home in Vermont which we also rent out when we are not there. (See our other listing on Vrbo.) We invite you to enjoy the delights of beachfront living when we are not here.
Jon Anderson purchased this Condo in 2016
Why Jon Anderson chose Butler Beach
We love sitting on the deck and looking out onto the beach and ocean. We also love hearing the waves crashing on the shore and the softer sounds of the fountain below our deck. We are steps from a community pool and the beach.. The Vista condos in the complex are larger than most 2BR condos in St. Augustine and the architect obviously planned for furniture placement in his/her design. Condo feels spacious and flow is great.
What makes this Condo unique
In January, 2019, we decided to make this condo our primary home. Because it is mostly our home, we renovated and furnished the condo to Betsy's excellent taste and style and Jon's comfort and media enjoyment. You can be the beneficiary of our work. But please enjoy the condo as your home and not a museum. Please take care of the place. But don't worry about living here comfortably. We do.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Premiere Vista 313
This tastefully remodeled unit has a spacious master BR and a smaller guest or child BR. The balcony receives the sun in the morning, shadier in the afternoon. (It was a hot week; thank goodness the Atlantic was cool.) A dove raised 2 fledglings on the balcony, to the joy of our granddaughter. She also liked the turtles around the pond below. I don't think of flaws. Could have a better corkscrew for wine. Maybe extra light blankets for the beds, since it's kept at 68 degrees to control humidity when it's blazing outside. The shower in the smaller bathroom worked but not perfectly. Has books but no novels. Overall we much enjoyed it and hope to stay there again.
Lovely, Relaxing & Fun Vacation! You will love it here!
This property overall was quite nice & lovely! The oean VIEW was our favorite! We enjoyed lots of time sitting on the covered balcony, viewing the sunrise, & even playing games when it rained. Parts of the condo have been updated beautifully! The kitchen is fabulous. New granite countertops & additional counter & cabinet space appears to have been added with the remodel. We had MORE than enough space for all of our food, utensils, & extras brought with us. Betsy is a very responsive host/owner. She was quick to answer my questions prior to arrival, went the extra mile to accommodate our needs, & even purchased iron, ironing board, cookie sheets, & cake pans for our use! She has pretty much everything you would need in the kitchen, inc a Keurig. There are PLENTY of colorful dishes & mugs to use too, so many that you could eat at least 3x before having to do dishes! The King sleep number bed was awesome! Not only was it a sleep number, it was also adjustable (raised head & feet). This was truly a blessing for me, as I usually bring an zero-gravity chair with me to sleep in on vacations since my back issues won't allow me to sleep in a flat bed. It was so wonderful to be able to sleep in the bed all week v. my chair! AND we also discovered that the condo also has multiple zero-gravity chairs hidden under the beds, so in the future I would not have to pack my own! Praise God!! The condo was tastefully decorated; dining table was very spacious (& we discovered an additional leaf in the closet), so it could easily seat10 (if not 12) with extra chairs. The couch with two chaises was very comfortable, as were the two glider rockers. In addition to the ocean, we enjoyed looking down upon the pond with its many turtles. My boys enjoyed visiting the turtles (1 dozen of whom would come quite close to "visit".) Other bonuses that made a difference were the MANY hangers already in the closet for our use and the GREAT water pressure in the shower! Finally, the Ocean Gallery Resort is terrific! We enjoyed the indoor & outdoor pools, the hot tub, the shuffleboard, & the tennis & pickleball courts during our stay! (Hope to take adavantage of the bicycles next time.) Everyone we met was very friendly! One family we met said it was their 9th trip to Ocean Gallery because they loved it so much! I think you would be very pleased with a stay at this lovely condo!! We hope to return! :-)
Beautiful property and wonderful owner.
We were impressed by the pictures and location of the property. We were planning to evacuate our home in South Carolina due to hurricane Florence and rented this place for a week. It was difficult to find a place that was lovely with such short notice. The owner was extremely responsive and helpful. She contacted me to tell me there was some construction going on in the building and she was worried that it would be too noisy for us. She was not living there but yet concerned. She offered to refund our money if we got there and found the noise level to be uncomfortable. It so happened that the morning we were to leave, they downgraded the hurricane to a one and I was also sick. I could not believe how accommodating she was and she refunded our money immediately. I hope to rent this place in the future during a happy time. I just was so impressed with her kindness because we were so stressed and many people would not care and would have kept the money.
We had a wonderful 4th of July! The condo is gorgeous with an amazing view of the ocean. It is larger than other condos. Great kitchen and plenty of comfortable seating. It was really a perfect trip!
Very comfortable and attractive condo. Loved the porch with the view of the ocean. Kitchen was equipped with everything you need. The ice maker did not work for us and the washing machine leaked some water. We loved it. Thanks so much. Will be back next year.
We are in a beautiful oceanfront gated community that is 15 minutes from downtown St. Augustine, the oldest continuously inhabited community in the United State.