BEAUTIFUL SUNNY SUMMER DAYS ARE HERE IN PONTE VEDRA BEACH! WHY NOT ESCAPE FOR A ROMANTIC GETAWAY...SHARE A CHAMPAGNE TOAST ON THE LANAI, BAY BREEZES AND A BREATHTAKING SUNSET?
This casually elegant Palm Beach and Tommy Bahama inspired 2 Bedroom/2.5 Bath waterfront two-story townhome is situated in the heart of Ponte Vedra Beach in a gated community of Sawgrass Country Club overlooking a bay with golf course views and breathtaking sunsets. Surrounded by water- the ocean to the East, Little Bay Harbor to the West, the community pool at the end of the street, and adjacent to the Guana River State Park Nature Preserve which runs North/South, this is TRULY PARADISE!
The Villa resembles a houseboat, as the entire back wall of the living room is glass, and the rear deck actually cantilevers out over the water. You will see over a dozen turtles, and our resident gator, "Wally" swimming below the deck, as well as exotic water birds along the shoreline. This is definitely a "kick your shoes off and put your feet up" sort of dig, and you will feel immediately relaxed. I'm fully engaged with work and hobbies, so even though this is advertised as a "Private Room", you will enjoy most of the entire villa and common areas and have the place to yourself most of the time. I'm attentive, but not intrusive, and will be delighted to show you around the area.
IS THERE A MUSICIAN IN YOU? I have a Yamaha electronic keyboard and an acoustic guitar for your enjoyment. I'm always amazed at the musical talent of my Airbnb guests, and the number of people who enjoy playing!
YOUR ROMANTIC SUITE...Enjoy your private, sunny, 2nd Floor Guest Suite with lots of windows that beckon gentle sea breezes, en suite bath, and private veranda. Features include AT&T U-verse TV, 32" flat screen, DVD Player, WI-FI, Clock Radio and multi-device charging station. There is a table/desk and chairs that can be pulled up to work on your laptop, and a dresser and mirror. Sink into the Queen-size Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress, 100% cotton hypo-allergenic mattress pad & pillow covers, luxurious linens, 100% cotton coverlet and custom bedding ensemble. Your private tiled Bath features a shower/tub combo with soft, fluffy 100% white cotton Spa towels, and fresh flowers. Your personal en suite mini-fridge is stocked with bottled water, corkscrew, stopper, and glassware. A hairdryer and toiletries are available should you forget yours. Your walk-in closet and dresser drawers are empty and ready for you to unpack and settle in!
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST SERVED DAILY with hot brewed coffee, gourmet teas, juices, fresh fruit, English muffins, jams & jellies. For a heartier appetite, enjoy the Beach Diner or a fresh pastry from the Starbuck's just across the street. I sometimes walk or ride my bike there. I love to bake, so there's a good chance for fresh homemade banana or zucchinni bread, coconut pound cake, muffins, oatmeal cookies, lemon bars or fruit cobbler!
THE BEACH is 4 minutes down A1A South to Mickler's Landing or a short 1.3 mile bike ride to the Sawgrass Beach Club. You are welcome to borrow my beach chairs, umbrella, beach towels, and cooler and spend a relaxing day at the beach. Ponte Vedra Beach offers a pristine, natural setting, and you will find lots of beautiful shells, bone, sea glass and plentiful sharks teeth. Jax Beach and the Jax Beach Pier are a few miles to the North, and Vilano Beach and St. Augustine Beach to the South.
THE COMMUNITY POOL is just a short stroll to the end of my street.
NEIGHBORHOOD SIDEWALKS, BIKE AND WALKING TRAILS meander throughout the complex and across A1A for access to nearby shops and eateries.
CHECK-IN: Weekdays: 6pm, but I can arrange for a 3pm check-in with advance notice. Weekends: 3pm
3:00pm CHECK-OUT: Negotiable; available at half-nightly rate if agreeable to host.
FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN AND DINING AREA: You are welcome to use my fully-equipped main Kitchen to prepare a meal or snack. There is a small fridge and wine cooler in the Dining area, and your own personal en suite mini-fridge to store your beverages and snacks. My big fridge makes tons of ice for your beach-bound cooler.
LAUNDRY: Washer & Dryer, ironing board & iron available. Loads $5 each; payable to host at time of use.
ABUNDANT WILDLIFE & NATURE AT THE VILLA: The grounds are impeccably maintained, and the nature surrounding this property includes a wide array of waterfowl such as egrets, ospreys, blue herons, roseate spoonbills, pelicans, cormorants, ducks, sea gulls, hawks, turtles, and a resident gator visible from the screened Lanai, which you may never want to leave! Perfect for napping or reading. Watching the golfers is fun too!
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS, ENTERTAINMENT AND SHOPPING: Enjoy great shopping in Sawgrass Village or along A1A - boutiques, consignment stores, antique stores, and every restaurant and cuisine you can imagine within a 5 mile radius of the condo. The new Publix and CVS at Sawgrass Village are now open, and the Fresh Market is just a block away. Serious shoppers can visit the fabulous regional mall at St. Johns Town Center or the St. Augustine Premium Outlets - both just 25 minutes away. Many of the restaurants and local eateries are oceanfront, waterfront or Intercoastal which adds to the ambiance. LIVE MUSIC AND DANCING at some great local hotspots in Jax Beach are within a short drive of the Villa! And of course, there is a McDonald's, Starbuck's, Beach Diner, Pacific Fusion, Bogey's Grille, Pusser's Caribbean Grille, AquaGrill, Restaurant Medure, and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse right across the street from the complex, and LuLu's, Palm Valley Fish Camp, and more! CHECK OUT MY GUIDEBOOK!
WATER SPORTS OR OUTDOOR ENTHUSIAST?
Enjoy the beach, shelling, hunting for sharks teeth, swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, sailing, parasailing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, deep-sea fishing, boat charters, hiking in the Guana River State Park Preserve, bird watching, etc. There is a nearby bike rental shop at Mickler's Landing.
HISTORIAN AND ADVENTURIST? Visit the oldest city in the U.S., St. Augustine, which is celebrating its 500 year anniversary, just a 25 minute drive. See the Bridge of Lions, Castillo de San Marco, the St. Augustine Lighthouse, and the Alligator Farm. This quaint waterfront harbor town features horse-drawn carriages, amazing architecture and history, famous restaurants, shopping, antiques, and sightseeing galore. National Geographic and The Smithsonian voted ST. AUGUSTINE AS ONE OF THE TOP 20 CITIES IN THE WORLD TO VISIT IN 2013! I have local maps, guides and brochures for all of the local attractions.
- 5 minutes to Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach
- 25 minutes to Downtown Jacksonville, Vilano Beach, St. Augustine and World Golf Village
- 40 minutes to/from the Jacksonville Airport
- 1 hour to Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island or Daytona Beach
- 1.5 hours to St. Simons Island
- 2 hours to Savannah, or Orlando
CLICK ON MY "GUIDEBOOK" FOR LOCAL HOTSPOTS!
A GOLFER'S PARADISE IN PONTE VEDRA BEACH! Florida is THE golfing capital in the U.S. and Ponte Vedra Beach is THE spot!
2.8 miles to TPC Sawgrass (Ponte Vedra Beach), or just a short bike ride
-The Stadium Course, home of THE PLAYERS Tournament and the famous 17th hole, and Dye's Valley Course
10 minutes to Ponte Vedra Inn and Club
30 minutes to The Slammer & Squire and The King & Bear at World Golf Village in St. Augustine - home of the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum and IMAX Theater - an experience of a lifetime, and truly "GOLF HEAVEN"!
I've stocked your Guest Suite with an array of golf magazines, golfer's guides, and literature so you'll be "loaded for bear" as you set out for the course!!
HAVE A 3RD GUEST? Ask me about my other featured listing - "Waterfront Villa Sleeper - Beach & Golf" which features a pull-out twin-size sleeper in my Study, and sliding doors to a lovely private courtyard patio. There is a half bath across the hallway, and the full Master Bath/Shower upstairs can be shared. This would be ideal for a traveling trio of friends, or a couple with a child or teenager.
SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENT - This property has been maintained as a healthy, smoke-free environment but you can smoke outdoors. No visiting pets please, as "Bud" my resident cat, will welcome your company and offer you a good cuddle!
Guests will have access to the common areas - living room, dining room, main kitchen, screened lanai and porch, and use of the community pool.
I reside at the residence 100% of the time, but my work and hobbies keep me engaged, so you will enjoy plenty of alone time. The spacious layout of the villa permits guests to commune together comfortably. I am attentive, but not intrusive. I will welcome you upon arrival and will be delighted to show you around the area. If you enjoy more interaction, I frequently prepare family-style meals and invite my guests to join me, and share great food, wine, conversation and laughs. We all contribute something to the gathering, and it's great fun!
THE UNIQUENESS OF THIS ACCOMMODATION IS UNPARALLELED IN VALUE, QUALITY AND PRICE - The ambiance, tranquility, water view, privacy, romantic setting, exposure to wildlife, close proximity to the beach, golf, shopping, dining, nightlife, and safe gated, 24-hour manned security patrol make this the PERFECT VACATION RETREAT!
I highly recommend renting a car. You can walk or bike to a variety of local restaurants, boutiques and markets. Free parking is available in my turnaround right outside my Villa front door. If you choose not to rent a car, you can take a 25 minute taxi ride, or the Beaches Shuttle from the Airport for about $60 one-way directly to my door.
Cris' room in her home was very tastefully decorated and very inviting as was Cris. She is very accommodating and is eager to make one's stay enjoyable--from supplying bottled waters, bikes and beach things to a nice continental breakfast. Her home is close to the beach, pool, clubhouse, etc. as well as a easy drive to St. Augustine and other areas.
Wonderful total experience, beautiful home, great view, easy access to beach and attractions. Cris was a wonderful host and she made our family feel right at home. We would recommend Cris's villa and will definitely visit again. excellent value.
Jeff and Amy
This was our first time with airbnb and it was fantastic. Our host,Cris, made us feel like we were at home with a friend. The room was exactly as represented in the airbnb description. Actually, it was better than we had anticipated and we were very comfortable in every way. Cris's attention to detail and style is unsurpassed.
Overall our stay was a great experience. Thank you Cris!
Hi Joe and Laurie!
It was fabulous meeting you both and having you here as guests! I missed you both the minute you left, and I'm already looking forward t your next visit. You are both so interesting and fun, and do sincerely hope our paths cross again soon. Meanwhile, give Laurie our best and tell her that Paul and I are sending healing wishes her way! All the best, and hurry back! Cris
Long story in short. If you are a: cat lover, open minded, like to take care of yourself, trying to stay on a top of what is really going on around, if you are a good person and you do like meeting people with similar interests as yours, you will choose Cris's place to stay in.
In the morning you'll have a nice waterview and a green golf field from a nice patio where you'll have a fresh cup of coffee. In the evening you will enjoy just to be inside and relax. 3 minutes drive to the nice beach where you will find some shark teeth.
Cris is a wonderfull person! - this is the least I can say to describe her :-)
Cris was a fantastic host and her place was fabulous. She prepared a sumptuous continental breakfast every morning and even asked us to complete a breakfast sheet so we'd get exactly what we wanted. Best of all, we loved her company so much we cooked dinner together one evening and thoroughly enjoyed our time. We will definitely be back!
Dai and Dan you are amazing, and Bud and I missed you the minute you left! Thank you for making my weekend so incredibly special just by being here, and please know that you are welcome with open arms anytime you wish to come back! Love y'all and hope to see you again real soon! : )
If you're looking for a vote of confidence from a picky traveler here it is: Cris is an AWESOME hostess, with a beautiful home, in a spectacular location! We're very grateful to have stayed with her.
Cris's hospitality began with an email telling me everything about the area, all I needed to know about attending The Players Championship, and asking me what kind of breakfast food and beverages I liked. Ashley and I were able to plan much of our trip in advance with these details. She was hyper-responsive to my pre-flight questions, checked in with me before departure, and booked a car to whisk me from the airport.
The detail-oriented generosity continued upon arrival. I was greeted by name with a welcome sign, my favorite cold beverage, and a map of the TPC Sawgrass course (she works for the Tour). She also had a vase of fresh flowers for Ashley! I talked golf with some of her friends, and then she showed me to my private suite.
My home away from home looked like Tommy Bahama just left. Tropical style abounds, and I felt right at home. The closets and dresser drawers were empty, so I had plenty of space to unpack quickly and logically. Everything I needed to know about where things were and how things worked (and a sane amount of house rules and requests), were helpfully displayed. Cris quickly checked to be sure I had all I needed, and then disappeared.
The next morning -- and every morning -- began with hot coffee, fresh fruit, and a basket of breads and muffins. (Cris is an early riser, but I never heard her setting up). I truly came and went as I pleased, and whenever I needed her local knowledge or wanted to chat, she would helpfully appear. It went on like that every day of our trip.
Cris' hospitality is just the beginning. Her place is perfectly located IN Sawgrass Country Club, 3 minutes to beach sunrises, 5 minutes to the TPC clubhouse, and 15 minutes to Jax Beach dining and entertainment. It is roomy yet homey, and ornate but not kitschy. She has a closet containing everything you’ll need for to a trip to the beach. The only negative of the whole trip was my fault - not taking her up on the offer of a World Golf Village tour. Next time, for sure.
Checkout was an unrushed breeze, and she's as good at logistics as she is friendly. She even emailed us a week after departure to let us know about new flights from our area to hers.
In summary, I strongly recommend staying with Cris when you're seeking an affordable, comfortable, conveniently-located Ponte Vedra getaway. You're not booking a room, you're staying with family. The kind of family you want to visit and leave you alone when you don't want to be bothered. Just don't make plans for the 2015 Players Championship because we hope to stay there for next year's tournament!
John, thank you for the lovely review! It was my pleasure to host you and Ashley, and wonderful to get to know you. You were fabulous guests, and I hope you come back again soon! I want to give you a complimentary tour of the World Golf Hall of Fame! Take care, and stay in touch! Cris
The most wonderful thing about staying with Cris is the love she pours upon you! She is so attentive, you will truly feel like you are staying with your sister or best friend. She thinks of everything to make your stay a cozy, comfortable one. She starts even before you arrive!
The day before my arrival, she e-mailed asking what I would prefer for breakfast. I happen to drink organic blended green drinks for breakfast so I told her she need not go out and gather these ingredients for me. She said she would like to nevertheless, so I had the benefit of enjoying my usual comforting green drink every morning for breakfast while I was there. Also, before I arrived, I e-mailed asking for her advice on finding a rental in the area. She responded by asking for the help of her sister who is in real estate and also other friends in the business. With all the help she provided me, I was able to find a place within a few days.
Also, Cris thinks of everything: You will have your own mini-fridge stocked with waters and juices. She placed all of my breakfast “green drink” ingredients there as well. Upstairs in your bathroom, there is another private mini fridge also stocked with waters and even a bottle of wine for you to enjoy. You will also find extra toiletries in your bathroom - in case you have forgotten anything.
You will be happy you chose to stay with Cris from the moment you arrive. Everything about her home is warm and welcoming. She has beautiful furniture, beautifully and tastefully arranged. Also, the view of the lake and golf course off her back deck is lovely and tranquil. (See the photos on her website)
You will find your room pleasing as well. Your private bathroom is stocked with an oversupply of soft towels. She even starches the sheets! All of Cris’s communication are timely and very clear. You won’t be left wondering when you will hear back from her. Also, her Airbnb ad is accurate. Her two story townhouse is located exactly as she states and it is very beautiful.
This was my first Airbnb stay and I am so delighted I took the plunge and tried it out. How lucky am I that Cris was my hostess. I enjoyed my wonderful stay with her and now I have an exceptional, caring, new friend!
Denise is another “sister from another mother”, and we bonded immediately after she arrived. A mother with grown children on both coasts, beautiful spirit, transformational life coach and practicing attorney from California, she is brilliant, warm, intuitive and inspirational. Denise is relocating to the area, and liked Ponte Vedra Beach and my place enough to extend her stay two more nights. I and my network of realtor girlfriends jumped in to assist her in her search for a place, which we found just blocks from my villa, and steps from the beach. She is thrilled, and will be back in a couple of weeks to stay with me again until her unit is ready. Once again, the Airbnb experience is all about the people you meet, and I’ve met an amazing new and true friend for life in Denise, and thrilled that we are only a bike ride away from each other! I highly recommend your hosting Denise, as she is the perfect guest...immaculate, thoughtful and helpful, not to mention the inspiration you will derive from her knowledge as a spiritual psychologist, good health and nutrition. Thank you Denise for such an overwhelming response! Can't wait until you're here to stay in a couple of weeks! See you soon!
Everyone needs to visit Cris , she makes this world a better place ! The ultimate hostess she is warm , kind and caring . Her home is full of warmth and love , and she is an excellent cook . The room is beautiful and every last detail has been attended to I will be returning as soon as possible and thoroughly enjoyed the stay and so glad our paths crossed .
Thank you Michele for your lovely words! The pleasure in hosting you was all mine, and I too am glad our paths crossed. I'll think of you like a dear girlfriend from Atlanta when you visit me again, which hopefully, will be sooner than later! You were so fun - and funny, and it was great getting to know you. Now that the weather has warmed up, you can get in some serious beach time! So hurry back ...your beach bag is all packed!
We just spent a couple of nights at Cris’s lovely house.
She is the perfect host, reliable and organized, unconditionally disposed to make your experience a unique and unforgettable one. She is a delightful lady, to whom you can instantaneously warm up to. Her spontaneity and generosity made our time a true pleasure.
We highly recommend her beautiful and comfortable place; we can assure you will make a good friend with Cris.
Esperanza and Steve, you were an incredible couple, and I was inspired by the stories of your travel experiences! It was my pleasure to host you both, and I do hope our paths cross again in the future, should you decide to revisit the Ponte Vedra Beach area. You are always welcome back and were the perfect houseguests!
We had tickets to a concert in Ponte Vedra as mutual birthday gifts. I asked our daughter, Amanda, for Ideas to make the weekend special enough to make it an anniversary celebration as well. Man oh man did she ever!!! She found Airbnb and Cris Harrison and made arrangements for our stay. Cris's enthusiasm for being the absolute perfect host is palpable. From the cheese, fruit and wine the first evening before the concert through the breakfasts, immaculate accommodations and bonding with a new friend, this was a memorable experience. We can't recommend Cris highly enough. ----------------- Joey and Karen
Joey and Karen, you were so much fun! It was terrific meeting you both, and I hope you know you are always welcome guests anytime you choose to re-visit the Ponte Vedra Beach area. Your Guest Suite will always be ready and awaiting your arrival. Meanwhile, I enjoy your emails and staying in touch with you both. You are cherished new friends, and I so greatly appreciate your warm review and am elated that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon! All the best, Cris
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