Royal Caribbean, Beach Front, Private Pool
|Per week||$4,500 - $8,286|
There’s a reason we named it after a cruise line: when you stand on the 2nd-story balcony (which runs the length of the house!) overlooking the wide, sugary sands and gentle waves of St. Augustine Beach, you will feel a sense of calm and serenity that only such a view can bring. The breeze is salty, the vast sky is pure blue, and the air is balmy. Your only decisions are which treat to indulge in first: a dip in the pool, a soak in the spa, or a splash in the ocean?
The atmosphere of serenity continues when you step indoors. The side of the house facing the ocean is filled with light from long windows below, clerestory windows above, and French doors. No matter where you are – the sleek and modern kitchen; the comfy dining room; the enormous living room; any of the 3 bedrooms – you have fabulous views of the ocean as well as access to the balcony. This is truly indoor/outdoor beach living, with the lull of the surf as a natural soundtrack and the occasion procession of pelicans as fly-by visitors.
The showpiece of the second floor is undoubtedly the huge formal living room (although the master suite gives it a run for its money!). Here a long sectional sofa almost demands that you flop down and take a nap after a morning on the beach or a day in the Old City, despite the best intentions of the 55-inch HDTV to entertain you!
Adjacent to the living room are the kitchen and dining areas. Royal Caribbean includes all cookware, dishes, and utensils, so all you add are groceries. The appliances are brand-new and state-of-the-art, and the breakfast bar is the perfect place for your sous-chefs to set up operations (or for the kids to supervise you as you flip pancakes and pour juice).
The dining area has million-dollar views you’ll want to enjoy long after the meal is past. Clear the dishes and break out the Cranium for a night of games – or better yet, dine on the balcony and save the table for all your card- and board game-playing. It also makes a great place to pop open the laptop (you have free WiFi at Royal Caribbean).
And when it’s time to bed, everyone in your group will be delighted by their accommodations. There are 3 bedrooms on the second floor, and 2 queen-sized sleeper sofas in the big family room on the first floor. Wherever you sleep, a spectacular ocean view is just steps away!
The master suite is palatial, with a king-sized bed positioned to face the wall of windows (including French door) overlooking the balcony and beach. You can see the stars from your pillow, and if you leave the drapes open, you might awaken to the brilliance of the sun rising in streaks of color across the sky! (The dawn only lasts a minute; then you can flip over and sleep late!) The king-sized bed is ultra-comfortable, and the en-suite bath includes a Jacuzzi jetted tub.
The second bedroom is scarcely “second best.” It too contains a king-sized bed, balcony access in a wall of windows, and breathtaking ocean views. And it shares a full bathroom (both a shower and tub option) with the third bedroom, which offers a queen-sized bed and peekaboo beach views.
The second floor is all about luxury living, while the first floor offers comfort and convenience. The family room is spacious and well-appointed, with a huge HDTV and windows in several directions. (There are great sunset views on both floors of Royal Caribbean.) A laundry room stands ready to tackle all those swimsuits and beach towels, while the covered first-floor patio features a table and chairs near the hot tub.
Royal Caribbean occupies a corner lot right next to a beach access path, so the views don’t quit! You’re just steps away from beautiful St. Augustine Beach here, and a few minutes’ drive from the Old City. The location is perfect and accommodations world class.
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|Nov 01 2014||Dec 31 2014||$1,500||$1,500||$8,286||$19,500||2 nights|
|Feb 15 2015||Apr 21 2015||$1,500||$1,500||$8,286||$21,000||3 nights|
|Jun 15 2015||Aug 10 2015||$1,500||$1,500||$4,500||$21,000||4 nights|
|Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 10%|
|Deposits: Plus Additional Fees *** Plus one time end of stay cleaning fee is $295, pet fee $100(each), security damage fee is $195, amenity fee is 5.95% & tax is 10%.|
|Payment Options: Visa, Money Order, Mastercard, Discover, Cashier's Check, American Express, Personal Check|
|Other Fees: Plus Additional Fees *** Plus one time end of stay cleaning fee is $295, pet fee $100(each), security damage fee is $195, amenity fee is 5.95% & tax is 10%.|
Bedroom #2 (King)
Bedroom #3 (Queen)
No Smoking Rental
Other (2 sofa sleepers)
May 29, 2013
Could not have had a better place to stay. Clean, roomy, stocked with everything and steps to the sand. The rental agent Kendra was the best in every way. Cannot thank her enough. The kids wanted to move in. Thanks again for everything.
Julia S. from Indianapolis, IN, United States, (Reviewed on 08 Jun 2010)
I highly, highly, 100% highly recommend this place. The view was even better in person than it was in the pictures (which is saying a lot...have you seen the balcony view?!). the master bedroom view from the window is breathtaking. even the back two bedrooms that overlooked the parking area had a beautiful view of the lagoon. the place was IMMACULATELY clean. there are flat screen tvs in all 3 bedrooms as well as the family room which is a nice treat for a family w/4 kids. both the kitchen table and the outdoor bistro table on the balcony sat 6 people (which isn't always the case in other units). the pools were beautiful, clean, and had plenty of seating both shaded and in the sun. the closest beach access was only a 3-4 minute walk at best. the beach was a bit rocky there so we opted to walk further down to the beach access by the pools (5-6 min max) so that our kids could play in the waves w/out the worry of rocks. the gated community is just beautiful. very private. very quiet. very perfect. as soon as you exit off the highway to the palm coast area, you'll know you've chosen a great place. the area is not at all a touristy area. in fact, the streets are so thickly lined w/trees that we had a hard time finding the walmart. and it was literally right off the interstate. our family loved that we had the convienences of things like walmart, mcdonalds, dunkin donuts, etc (and not have to pay crazy expensive prices like you sometimes have to do on vacatation) and yet feel like we were in a totally secluded resort. vacation rental pros went out of their way to make us feel informed and comfortable. they emailed us 12 or so pages of info about shopping, restaurants, historical sites, day trips, etc. we referred to it frequently and felt like we were reading info from a friend. we ate out twice during our stay at restaurants recommended by steve. they were both wonderful. we will definitely be staying here again. i've already sent several friends
A Traveler from Liberty, KY, United States, (Reviewed on 05 Jun 2009)
I cannot say enough good thing about Cinnamon Beach Resort. My husband is in an electric wheel chair and the accessibility was great he could go any where in the condo and the complex, was a little disappointed that there was not beach access for him in his chair, but after closer inspection he would not have been able to use the beach there as it isn't a drive on beach. We had the grand children with us and they loved the beach, there was a sea turtle nest and they found lots of wonderful sea shells. all in all I would give it a great review for people of all ages, it is close to about anything you want.