About this listing
Lovely condo across the street from the beach, screened back porch deck with a beautiful marsh view, private setting backing up to a nature reserve. Watch exquisite birds as they wade in the water or fly over with their prey; see turtles in the swamp below the deck or if you are really lucky as the Loggerheads hatch on the beach between July and November; you even be able to safely watch the alligators below the deck as they warm themselves in the sun or watch over their new hatchlings. Walk the beach and find shells and fossils including sharks teeth. Rent a catamaran, kayak, paddle board or surfboard. Fly a kite. For exercise or leisure ride a bike on the beach during low tide. Rent a houseboat or take a cruise on the inter-coastal waterway.
Historic St. Augustine is a beautiful 30 minute drive past lovely homes, a nature reserve and pristine beaches, the world famous 17th green at the TPC Sawgrass is 2.4 miles away, all surfaces of tennis courts are available at many of the clubs in the area, close to shopping and restaurants, Mayo Clinic is 7.5 miles away, and many of Florida's big attractions (Disney, Cape Canaveral, Daytona) are only 2-3 hours or less away. Jacksonville International airport is an easy 40 minute ride, Amtrak is 45 minutes, and downtown is 30 minutes.
Amenities include a cozy room with outside entrance, bathroom, use of kitchen, dining and living room, scenic back porch, wireless internet, parking, and the condo pool.
Condo association rules must be respected - no towels or clothes hung on porch railings, trash rules at dumpster must be followed, consideration of others in respect to noise. Inside it is expected that the communal living space be kept tidy and clean. Food and drinks in the refrigerator unless otherwise specified is unavailable.
It was boring staying in hotels and Rae offered a totally opposite experience - community and a neighborhood feeling. I enjoyed the beach, sunsets, jogging, and the nearby driving range. I enjoyed meeting her family and the wine tastings we did. I hope to come back w my wife one day soon.
Rae and Owen were great hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The room and bathroom were very nice and clean. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to stay in Ponte Vedra!
Rae was an extremely warm, inviting, and overall awesomely gracious host. I booked a (super) last minute reservation and she got back to me immediately to confirm and made me feel right at home when I arrived after a long day of driving. The room is beautiful and the location is perfect--literally right across the street from the beach, with very easy access to Ponte Vedra shops & surrounding beaches. Highly recommended. Thanks again for everything Rae and hope to see you next year for TPC!
Rae is an awesome host and a wonderful person!! She’s very warm, kind, helpful - and generous beyond words. She greeted me as though were old friends; immediately showed me the house (which is exactly as shown) then gave me a guided tour of the beach. She graciously let me interrupt her work whenever I had a question, provided information about the area , and gave me tips and directions for my drive along the coast. My son and his family happened to be vacationing in the area at the time I was there and Rae allowed them to come by to see me. She welcomed them into her home just as freely and warmly as she had me - and even let them use her beach chairs! AND when I was leaving, she told me to call her when I got home so she’d know that I arrived safely. I had a fabulous vacation at Rae’s home and hope to return one day.
Thanks again for everything, Rae. ¡Hasta luego!
About the Host, Rae
I love where I live and I'm delighted to have this opportunity to share my condo with travelers. My life's work has given me many opportunities to travel within all the continents and learn about cultures from an inside perspective. As a trainer and speaker I have been blessed with being invited to Central and South America, Malaysia, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Singapore, Tanzania, India, China, and of course most of Florida. Learning from others about their countries and communities has always been a pleasure for me.
My grown children all live away from the area - Southern California, Nashville Tennessee, and Miami Florida - areas that are all fun to visit and spend time with grandchildren. It's always wonderful to come back to my condo with great friends, a variety of restaurants, events, fitness opportunities, and ballroom and Latin dancing which is my other passion.
I look forward meeting new people and sharing what my area has to offer. Due to my travel schedule I may not meet you or I may be there working in my office or enjoying the beach, the gym, or any fun events around town. It will be a delight to have you!