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1 / 23 The Gathering Room: Couch and Balcony with Grill - Second level



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TripAdvisor Property ID: 6872732

About the area

Our beach is un-crowded allowing plenty of space that sets the scene for memories to last a lifetime. Spectacular sunrises greet you on your morning visit to the beach for coffee or stroll; occasionally the dolphins will meet you there. It is known for the flat open beach which makes it great for hanging out at the beach; walking or running, beachcombing and riding beach cruiser bicycles. South Jacksonville Beach is walking distance to Ponte Vedra Beach to the south and Jacksonville Beach Pier to the north. First Street, where our home is located, is the first street from the oceans edge, a small street with character and charm of a beach side community. Playing in the sand and surf a great way to spend your days, but the fun doesn't stop there! Our Townhome is just 15 blocks from Ponte Vedra and within walking distance of over 7 restaurants and shopping. Adventure Landing Theme and Water Park, bowling and many more activities is just 10 minutes from the home and is on the Beaches Express trolley route. BEACH! Shopping and Dining! Cruisers Grill- Beachy choice for Burgers, salads and beer, local fare. Panera Bread- counter serve bakery/cafe; Roy's Hawaiian - upscale spot for Hawaiian fusion cuisine Bonefish Grill - Seafood restaurant Moe's Southwest grill - Southwestern staples from burritos to nachos in lively environs. Bold Bean - Coffee/cafe Casa Maria -Relaxed, colorful Mexican menu & over 100 tequilas.

Getting around

Trolley - from Atlantic Beach North to South Jax Beach

Interaction with guest

It is my practice to greet my guest within 24 hours of their check in.

Owner profile

Jim And Joy L.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Bikes
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (3)

Very Good – based on 3 reviews Very Good
3 reviews

“Beach just a block away”

Reviewed 7 Jan 2017

The configuration of the unit was perfect for guest privacy. Each bedroom has own full bath. Bedroom on first level perfect for isolating our grandchild for uninterrupted naps and bedtime. Joy made several contacts to ensure our comfort without being intrusive. Will use this unit again since we travel to Jacksonville frequently.

“Convenient, clean and comfortable”

Reviewed 29 Nov 2016

The welcome baskets were a nice touch. My out of town family enjoyed staying so close to the beach. The townhouse was immaculate and everything we needed was there. We had a great stay and hope to rent it again!

“Awesome long weekend”

Reviewed 17 Sep 2016

This was our first experience going on vacation this way and we could not have been happier. The townhouse was better than advertised when they say all you need is your swim suit and sun screen they mean it. We had everything we could have wanted to go to the beach. The follow up by the owners where second to none, even before we left we were contacted and updated the whole time. If we ever have the need to go back to Jacksonville Beach we will be sure to rent this property again. Even if you do not like to walk the entertainment and food establishments are in easy driving distance. If you are going to a game in Jacksonville very easy to get to and return weather you would drive or get a uber ride. It was so nice to come back from our daily activities and be able to relax in the living room with a nice size TV. It really felt like a home away from home. .

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Cammy said...
Oct 20, 2015-

"5 Stars"

Perfect Fall Break Experience

2215 1st St S, Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250, United States (698109)
Date of Stay
October 14, 2015

This town home rental is everything the owner describes - clean, comfortable, close to the beach, and outfitted with everything you need for a relaxing getaway. Our family really enjoyed the comfortable amenities offered here and the kids didn't want to leave! Joy was great to work with, she communicated with us prior to our stay and was available immediately when we had questions during our stay. The beach was not crowded and the weather was simply better than we could have expected. Everything we needed for a great time at the beach was provided - chairs, towels, a football, a cart to carry it all - and the beach was right around the corner. Our experience was outstanding and we already plan to visit more in the future and we definitely plan on staying here when we do.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children,  Families with Teenagers

Jessica T. said...
Sep 28, 2015

"5 Stars"

Wonderful and welcoming!

2215 1st St S, Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250, United States (698109)
Date of Stay
September 11, 2015

We were looking for a place to stay during the adoption of our second son. We are from IL and with adoption you have to stay in the state where the baby is born until you receive clearance to return home. We knew we would be away from home for at least 2 weeks if not longer and also traveling with a grandparent and our 20 month old. We contacted Joy and she was incredibly accommodating and helpful!!! The condo had everything we needed...a high chair for our 20 month old and she even went a step further and located a pack n play and a rocker sleeper for our newborn! The condo itself is just steps away from the beach which was awesome for keeping our 20 month entertained. It has all the convince of stores and restaurants close! Joy went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable and she even left us a little gift of a baby blanket and diapers for our newborn...very thoughtful! We will treasure our time there as it was a wonderful way to transition from a family of three to a family of 4! We look forward to coming back as the boys get older for family vacations!
Recommended for: Families with Young Children,  Girls Getaway,  Families with Teenagers

Esther T. said...
Aug 12, 2015

Wonderful 3 day stay

2215 1st St S, Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250, United States (698109)
Date of Stay
August 9, 2015

We were on our way home from Disney World when the transmission went out of our van. We decided to buy a new one but since it happened on a Sunday and there were many details to work out we opted to stay in the Jacksonville area until it was sorted out.
We found this property and gave Joy a call. Despite the super last minute request, Joy handled everything so professionally we felt completely safe and taken care of. The house was lovely, clean, and perfect for our extended vacation.
The beach is not viewable from the townhouse but it is less than a block away on a quiet street. It is a gorgeous beach. And this house has everything you need for wonderful days on the beach. Chairs, toys, an umbrella, and boards.
It also is centrally located to stores and restaurants. There are numerous Publix, Walmarts, Targets, and even a Trader Joes all very close.
And you have St Augustine, Amelia Island, and Jacksonville all within 30 minutes if you're sightseers.
Highly recommend. Just plan on going, don't let it accidentally happen like I did!
Recommended for: Families with Young Children,  Sightseeing,  Age 55+,  Families with Teenagers
My Response
When I got the call from this guest, who explained her story, I had availability and welcomed them to our casual beach elegance home. Our location is steps to the beach and the little coastal street in front of our home is perfect. Our guests love our home and our location. I am intent to keep my home clean and well maintained with the thoughtful extras and all you need to enjoy a day at the beach, while you buy a car or whatever else you might need to do while you are here.

Anne E. said...

Aug 3, 2015
Great Place to Stay

2215 1st St S, Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250, United States (698109)
Date of Stay
July 25, 2015

The house was lovely. Everything you need is close by. The beach is just steps away. We really enjoyed our stay. The house was immaculate and everything you need to enjoy your beach vacation is supplied. Everything about the visit was super easy. Thanks for everything.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children,  Sightseeing,  Girls Getaway,  Age 55+,  Romantic Getaway,  Families with Teenagers

Jennifer F. said...
Jul 8, 2015
Jennifer F.

2215 1st St S, Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250, United States (698109)
Date of Stay
June 27, 2015

Great location and wonderful owner! Absolutely loved this property - which was in fabulous condition and had everything you needed for a week at the beach. The location is perfect - short drive to Trader Joes, Target and Publix and within walking distance to many restaurants, coffee shop and CVS. No need to bring towels, linens or beach chairs, umbrellas or beach towels - these were all furnished! Will definately rent this property over and over again!
Recommended for: Girls Getaway,  Families with Teenagers
My Response
Our recently renovated home is in pristine condition. Our eco-friendly professional cleaning service is as conscientious about clean as we are. Restaurants, shopping and groceries are all within 1.5 miles of our home, no need to do a lot of driving around. Our location is family friendly and perfect for a relaxing get away to the beach! Our guests love it here!

Eric W. said...
Jun 21, 2015
Great location and great owner

2215 1st St S, Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250, United States (698109)
Date of Stay
June 14, 2015

We had a wonderful stay with our family. The owners were so accommodating and had the condo stocked with all the essentials. They even went out of their way to try the ceviche restaurant that we were interested in going to and gave us the thumbs up. It was great!
The condo was very clean and the location was perfect for all our activities. Having all the beach chairs, umbrellas, etc. made our packing for the trip much easier. We would recommend highly!
Recommended for: Families with Young Children,  Families with Teenagers
My Response
Location, Location, Location! Our guests love our location. We are steps to the beach, shopping and dining. Service, Service, Service! We are in the service business and happy guests are our mission. Attention to detail and an understanding of things important to a traveler makes us a "5 Star" standout! We want all our guests to feel right at home when they get here.

Lisa F said...
Jul 7, 2015
Perfect Family Beach Getaway

2215 1st St S, Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250, United States (698109)
Date of Stay
June 3, 2015

This townhouse was the perfect place for our extended family to gather. The condo was immaculately clean and all furnishings were in spectacular condition. Each bedroom has is own bathroom. The owner supplied everything needed for a worry free beach vacation, all we needed to provide was the food. There are plenty of restaurants and shopping areas near by. The beach is clean, not overly crowded and within walking distance. We will definitely stay here again.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children,  Girls Getaway,  Age 55+,  Families with Teenagers
My Response
The thing we love most about our home is who we get to share it with. We are located in a family friendly area of South Jax Beach and so very close to the beach; literally, it is a two minute walk with no streets to cross. Our home is filled with amenities for fun days at the beach. Our beautiful beaches are not crowded and family friendly. All you need to bring is your swimsuit and flip flops. You can get your tan when you get here!

Todd R. said...
Jun 3, 2015
Great location and property condition!

2215 1st St S, Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250, United States (698109)
Date of Stay
May 1, 2015
This condo is not only easy walking distance to the beach and restaurants, it is impeccably clean and furnished! It has everything you need from personal grooming items to a well stocked kitchen to beach toys, chairs, etc. Beach is clean. Variety of restaurants any time of day. We should know since we manage a vacation rental of our own. This host knows what people like and need! If we return to this area, we'll book here again!
Recommended for: Families with Young Children,  Girls Getaway,  Tourists without a Car,  Adventure Seekers,  Romantic Getaway
My Response
Our location offers the perfect combination of beach, dining and shopping. The quiet little street in front of our house offers a glimpse into the coastal lifestyle. The very short walk to the beach behind the house is worth every step. We pursue cleanliness with great intention! Our professional cleaning service is eco-friendly and uses no harsh chemicals. They do a great job. I inspect each cleaning to assure my standards are met. Having done a bit of traveling ourselves, we understand amenities that are important to our guests.

Paul & Alice said...Dec 30, 2015
" 5 Stars"

Paul and Alice
Date of Stay--December 16, 2015

We found the perfect get-away! I felt so welcomed by the owner with a lot of little extras. This was decorated so nicely and very clean. The beds were very comfortable with a bathroom for each bedroom with a few toiletries. There was also bottled water by the beds and nice closet space.
The kitchen had everything we needed with purified water at the sink. Saved us having to buy water! There was a gas grill on the balcony which we used one evening of our stay. A little key rack on the kitchen wall was so convenient! We never had to worry where we laid the car keys. A short walk to the beach and the garage had everything you needed for the beach! I highly recommend this rental and hope to go back whenever we can get away. We left feeling relaxed from finding the perfect place for us!
Recommended for: Families with Young Children,? Sightseeing,? Girls Getaway,? Adventure Seekers,? Age 55+,? Romantic Getaway,? Families with Teenagers

Granny Teresa said...Dec 30, 2015

" 5 Stars"

Most Excellent Family Vacation Spot
Date of Stay--December 23, 2015

The pictures do not do justice to the beautiful home, it was more spacious and comfortable than we could have imagined. Three large bedrooms with private bathrooms were perfect for our three-generation family. Owners supplied everything we could have wanted for the beach, including towels, umbrella, surf board, and a cart for transport. We also discovered that they provided many things we didn't expect: gifts in every room in the house. Books and games were available if we had been stuck inside. They even decorated for our Christmas away-from-home! They generously supplied necessities for the baby (pack-n-play, booster highchair, and beach float) and were within five minutes' distance if we needed anything. We will definitely book another week here as soon as possible!
Recommended for: Families with Young Children,? Sightseeing,? Girls Getaway,? Tourists without a Car,? Romantic Getaway,? Families with Teenagers

linda o. said...Jan 7, 2016

Home sweet home
"5 Stars"

Date of Stay--January 2, 2016

My husband and I have been coming to the Jax Beach area since our son decided to attend JU in 2006. We have always stayed at hotels and this was our first time renting a vacation home. It will not be the last.
Joy's momma knew what she was doing when she named her because she is a real joy! We liked her home because of the location and photos, but we didn't decide to contact her until we read the reviews. We are so happy we made the decision to do so.
This property is in a fantastic location - walking distance to the beach, stores, restaurants and more. The condo felt like home to us largely bc of the beautiful/comfortable furnishings. It was extremely clean which was of paramount importance to us. The decorating was perfectly done and the personal touches were such a delight. To name a few:
-welcome basket filled with treats on the awesome square kitchen table
-gift bag in each bathroom filled with travel sized toiletry items one may forget to bring (shampoo, conditioner, soap, sunscreen, toothpaste, floss)
-Fiji bottled water, chocolate mints and wonderful quick-read verse type books at each bedside
I don't want to spoil the surprise by naming everything as those items were totally unexpected, but I do think it is worth noting as Joy clearly puts extra thought and effort to make the home inviting and welcoming.
The basics of the condo are more than enough reason to choose this property, but add to that owners who go above and beyond to make the process efficient and also include extras to make their home and you feel special makes it an easy/obvious choice.
Joy is efficient, flexible and pleasant to deal with making everything from booking, and paying for our stay to having a great notebook filled with all the pertinent info so we were well informed. She was available to us if we needed her without being intrusive - a perfect combination.
One last comment - check out the garage!! It is filled with anything you might need for a beach rental - toys for children, beach chairs, boogie boards, beach bags, small insulated cooler bag and more. It is tastefully decorated and organized. And, as a bonus, you could eat off the floors!
We would recommend this property without reservation and can't wait to come back!!
Recommended for: Families with Young Children,? Sightseeing,? Girls Getaway,? Tourists without a Car,? Adventure Seekers,? Age 55+,? Romantic Getaway,? Families with Teenagers

Amy P. said...Apr 6, 2016

Family vacation

Date of Stay: March 30, 2016

My family rented this precious townhome to attend a wedding in Jacksonville Beach. With 5 adults and 2 small children, I just knew we'd feel crowded. The separate floors of this townhome provided great privacy for everyone! It is a very short walk to the beach, and the owner has done a wonderful decorating job making this a homey, relaxing, and luxurious space everyone felt comfortable in. I highly recommend this townhouse if you want to stay in Jacksonville Beach!
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway

Jessica I. said...

May 3, 2016
Absolutely Amazing!!

Date of Stay: April 28, 2016

Jim and Joy Lowe have by far the best vacation condo rental! it is less than a block from the beach, not on a busy street, and only about a mile from food and entertainment in Jax Beach. It is in the perfect spot for the beach and the condo comes with all the beach accessories that you will need, including chairs, umbrellas, coolers, towels, toys for children and even beach buggies to carry everything in. The condo itself is perfect and extremely clean. The three bedrooms are spacious with their own bathrooms and the kitchen and living room provide an open layout with a grill on the porch. This condo felt like home and not a rental. Jim and Joy were very responsive and even provided a pack and play and booster seat for the baby. I will be booking through Jim and Joy for our next port call in Mayport Fl!!!