Summer Wind, Sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
|Per week||$2,495 - $2,595|
Stand out on the long, wide wooden balcony and savor the panoramic views of ocean, sky, and green St. Augustine beauty! Though you're just 2 houses from the beach at Summer Wind, on a quiet cul-de-sac with a dune walkover just steps from the front door, you also are part of a neighborhood, and the landscaping is beautiful year-round.
Step indoors from the second-floor balcony and you enter the main living and dining area at Summer Wind. (There's also a family room downstairs -- great when the group has competing TV programs or activities in mind!) One entire wall is taken up by glass doors to the balcony, while comfy couches and chairs face a big flat-screen Dish TV (included all premium channels) with DVD player and satellite selection of premium channels. The kids will feel at home in here at once, sprawling out with Legos and Bionicles on the floor, while their parents admire the view, try not to nap, and perhaps enjoy frosty cocktails from the kitchen.
Speaking of the kitchen, you will love working in this remodeled room, with open cabinets, a big window over the sink, stainless-steel appliances, and dropped lighting. The cupboards are stocked with dishes, cookware, utensils, and everything you could ask for -- no running to the store for a colander or a can-opener at Summer Wind! This is a family house, with all the cookie sheets, corkscrews, and whisks that come with the territory.
In one corner of the room is a cheery breakfast table, just the right size for two or three to enjoy mid-afternoon coffee and pastries, play a quick round of gin rummy, or do a little social media updating on the laptop (you have free WiFi at Summer Wind). It's also a nice place to station a chopping board for your sous-chefs to help with dinner!
There are also 3 bedrooms upstairs: the master suite with HDTV, another great room for a couple, and the perfect space for the kids. The master suite is the jewel in Summer Wind's crown, sporting a king-sized bed, hardwood floors, glass doors leading out to the balcony, and splendid views. The en-suite bath has a walk-in shower, and houses the full-sized washer and dryer that are yours to enjoy during your stay.
The second bedroom upstairs is beautiful as well, with a queen bed and balcony access. It shares a bathroom with the third bedroom, containing one queen and one twin-sized bed. A big window overlooks beautiful scenery in this cheerful room, which is just right for children.
The fourth bedroom is downstairs, convenient for grandparents, early risers, or teenagers who want some "space." This spacious room offers a queen-sized bed and direct access to the patio. It adjoins the family room, which has plush furnishings and a big flat-screen. Summer Wind is ideal for two families traveling together, or for multi generations!
But the best part of the house isn't the house itself: it's all the outdoor spaces that make Summer Wind such a pleasure to explore. In addition to the new wraparound wooden deck on the second floor, there is a big covered patio on the first set with comfy rocking chairs and outdoor table for 8 people.
There is also seating around the heated swimming pool, on ledges composed of smooth rocks that blend perfectly with the tropical landscaping. The pool itself is dazzling blue and so enticing on a warm summer day . . . or a hot summer night, for that matter! It's just part of the huge garden here, a great place for lounging, sunbathing, and contemplation.
Best of all, Crescent Beach is just a minute's walk away, with no streets to cross or traffic to contend with. Bring the whole gang to the beach and comb the shore at low tide for shells and shark's teeth; splash in the surf; count the pelicans dive-bombing in the waves; and build the sandcastle of your dreams.
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|Oct 01 2014||Oct 31 2015||-||-||$2,595||-||4 nights|
|Feb 15 2015||Apr 21 2015||-||-||$2,495||-||4 nights|
|Jun 15 2015||Aug 10 2015||-||-||$2,495||-||4 nights|
|Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 10%|
|Deposits: $300 at time of reservation *** Charges = $295 for cleaning, & $195 security damage waiver fee. 4.95% booking/amenity fee.|
|Payment Options: Visa, Money Order, Mastercard, Discover, Cashier's Check, American Express, Personal Check|
|Other Fees: Base: $2,595 Mid Season: $2,495 High Season: $2,495 Prices exclude taxes & fees. Regular rates exclude any special online savings. Monthly rates are based on a 30 day month.|
Karen E. from Streamwood, IL, United States, (Reviewed on 09 Jun 2010)
We found the property exactly as the internet pictured. Steps from the pool and beach. The beach was clean and quiet. we couln'd get the TV to work, the sliding doors stuck and there were light bulbs out. The temp was also hard to regulate. I didn't call the management about these things. I kept forgeting until the evening. The last day I did call to ask about our responsibility with cleaning. The letter we received indicated we would be charged $50/hr if we left more than two loads of laundry or the staff had to spend more than a certain number of hours to clean the condo. When I called I was told that is not true, just pile up the laundry and start a load. The communication could be better concerning this issue. But it was a great time off in a very beutiful setting. thanks!