Perfect location-near pier&downtown,heated pool

Comfortable King size bed in master bedroom! Relax and unwind. You deserve it!
Comfortable King size bed in master bedroom! Relax and unwind. You deserve it!Large living area with 40" flat screen TV and DVD.  Queen size sleep sofa.Spacious living area w/ceiling fan,plenty of seating,HDTV-voice activated cableViews from screened lanai of lake, pool and ocean. Short walk to beach.Dining area with pass through to kitchen.  Enjoy a meal here or a game.Buffet in dining area. You will find games and puzzles stored here.Fully equipped kitchen. You can cook a holiday meal here.Master bedroom with King size bed and door to the lanai.
32" flat screen TV.Master ensuite vanity with adjacent door to shower and garden tub.Garden tub, shower and water closet in separate area from vanity for privacy.Queen size bed with small flat screen TV and DVD player.Bedroom with queen size bed and small flat screen TV.Hall bath with tub/shower combination.Screened lanai to relax and enjoy the ocean breezes.Entrance to Seaside on A1A Beach Blvd across from the Pier - a gated communityBeautiful heated pool in the center of the community.Enjoy our bikes to cruise around the island.3 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms - over 1400 sq. feet.Voted #9 best US beaches by 2016  Tripadvisor Travelers Choice Awards.A beautiful sunrise at beach by the Pier. Rent a surfboard or bring your own!Kids love the spray play park at the pier with showers and bathroom facilities.The ocean"provided a little snow" in late November. Every season is special here40 plus miles of beautiful beaches for tons of family fun.Seaside at night! Watch the moon from the balcony or while walking on the beach.The Sand Bucket is almost at the end of this double rainbow.2  Farmers Markets - across the street on Wed. and the Amphitheater on Sat.Take a tour at Flagler College -beautiful Spanish architecture.The Alligator Farm. Fun for all ages and a great bird rookery.World's tallest cross marks our nation's religious beginning.The beautiful Bridge of Lions leads you into the historic area of St. Augustine.Climb to the top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse for some incredible views.Enjoy Music By The Sea every Wed. evening across street at the pier.Don't miss Washington Oaks State Park  if you enjoy botanical gardens.Ride the free ferry to the fort from Fort Mantanzas National Park.Skateboard park. Bring your board or just enjoy watching the daring stuntsters.Lightner MuseumNo trip is complete without a ride on the carousel at Davenport Park downtown.Perfect spot for a quick breakfast or a leisurely dinner with family/friends.We provide all the beach gear you will need during your stay at The Sand Bucket.
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From $83 / night

Perfect location-near pier&downtown,heated pool
3 bedrooms
6 guests
7 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Condo
Per week: $899 - $1,400
Per month: $2,500 - $4,000
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Saint Augustine Beach vacation condo rental
Welcome to "THE SAND BUCKET" located in the beautiful gated community of Seaside at Anastasia! St.. Augustine Beach, Florida. (205 Atlantis Circle, St Augustine Beach, FL 32080)

We are new to the Vacationhomerentals site, however we have been listed for quite a few years on other online vacation home rental sites where our past guests have submitted over 50 5-star reviews.

'THE SAND BUCKET' at Seaside at Anastasia offers you relaxing cottage-style accommodations while visiting the beautiful city of St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach. The 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo (over 1400 sq. ft.) is situated on the third floor (elevator or stair access) with sweeping views of the lake, HEATED pool, clubhouse and ocean. Our vacation rental is family-friendly and all the comforts of home are here: a king bed in the master, queen size beds in the other two bedrooms and a queen size sleep sofa; flat screen TV's in each bedroom, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops and your own washer and dryer. Cable TV (voice activated in family room), FREE high speed internet, and free long distance (US and Canada) is provided for your entertainment. From the screened balcony, you will enjoy the sunrise, views of the lake and ocean, the moon rising, or just relax at the end of a long, fun filled day. Past guests feel so comfortable here they tell us it was "home" for them.

Located in a gated community with beautiful landscaping, The Sand Bucket is just a short walk across the street from the beach (actually closer to the beach than some of the oceanside properties),the fishing pier and spray play park for children. Restaurants, shops, and parks are within walking distance and it's a short 4-mile drive to the downtown St. Augustine historic district.

St. Augustine Beach has 40 plus miles of beautiful beach and all the beach gear you will need is in the condo: chairs, sand toys, beach towels, umbrellas, as well as pool noodles if you decide to spend a few hours at the pool. We've even included 2 adult bikes for you to tour the Island. If you are traveling with little ones, there is a pack n' play crib with linens, two children's feeding chairs, and a safety gate, and a baby pool float. For your comfort and our guests with allergies, we offer a smoke and pet free environment.

Fall is a great time to visit St. Augustine, so keep that in mind if a spring/summer vacation is not possible. Nights of Lights starts mid-November and has received national recognition for holiday festivities.

Guest Testamonial
'The condominium was everything and more than advertised. It was well furnished, very nicely decorated and very clean. The grounds, including the exercise and pool areas, were no less well-cared for. There is a binder of local restaurants and attractions, as well as a guest book of experiences in the condo. Each proved to be great resources for us when making decisions about where to eat, or what sites we may find interesting. The two adult bicycles provided with the condo were more than adequate for us to ride into old town as well. The attention to detail at this condo shows that someone is paying attention, and is providing the means for the experience to continue to be great the next time.' . . . . Rick, September, 2014

For your added comfort and security, our condo is managed by Jamie Serenati with Coastal Realty and Property Management in St. Augustine - winner of the Diamond Award from the Florida Community Association Journal! Coastal has been in business for over 23 years and manages over 600 short term vacation properties in St. Augustine. If you need additional units for family or friends traveling with you, Jamie can help with finding the perfect unit for their needs.

Contact us now to make THE SAND BUCKET your home away from home! We'd love to hear from you if you have any questions about The Sand Bucket or St. Augustine.
Area Information
The Sand Bucket is located at the northern tip of Anastasia Island directly across from the St. John's County Pier and Park facility. The beach in this area is not available for vehicle traffic and is located just south of Anastasia State Park. Approximately 1 mile south is the first beach ramp to allow you to drive your vehicle on the beach for approximately 16 miles.
You are within walking distance of many shops, restaurants, parks and all of the activities that take place at the pier. Downtown St. Augustine is approximately 4 miles away with many historic attractions, restaurants, shopping and art galleries. The Alligator Farm, a favorite of kids of all ages and the oldest tourist attraction in the state of Florida is a mile away. Climb to the top of the St. Augustine lighthouse and tour the museum - also a mile away. Golf, surfing, Eco tours, pier fishing,deep sea fishing, and paddle boarding are all close by. And the beach and beautiful Atlantic Ocean are right across the street!
Attractions within Walking Distance
St. John's County Pier and Park are directly across the street. Community activities take place here such as the Wednesday morning farmer's market, the summertime Wednesday evening Music By The Sea concert, and the New Years Eve family celebration with some of the best fireworks on the East Coast. A small spray play park and bath/ shower facilities are here as well as a covered pavilion, volleyball courts, and a tourist information office. Many shops and restaurants are within walking distance.
Nearby Restaurants
There are several great restaurants within walking distance. Panama Hattie's, Salt Life, Little Margie's, and Sunset Grill are great locals restaurants. Antonio's Pizza and Rita's Ice Cream are kid's favorites. Walking just a little further are Obie's Hamburgers, Mango Mango's, The Cracker House, Beachcomber, Taco Hut, and Cone Heads (ice cream).
A car is not a necessity in St. Augustine. There is a local cab company and a local bus company. Our condo is situated just a few miles from most attractions so the fares will be reasonable. The trolley companies which operate tours in the historic area of St. Augustine offer pick up near the condo with the purchase of a pass. The 3-day pass is a great way to see the Old Town area. You will have unlimited access to the narrated tours which run all day and can get off and on at the attractions. This gives you a chance to shop, tour the area, visit attractions at your own pace without having to pay for parking and you can return for 2 more days to do what you didn't get to the day before. This is a great value and one of the best ways to see the Old City area.
Best Time of the Year to Travel
Every season in St. Augustine is a great time to visit. Summer is a favorite time for beach lovers, but April- May and Setember-October are usually great beach months without the excessive heat/humidity and no crowds. Mid-November-early January is a favorite of those coming to visit the historical area and the nationally recognized Nights of Lights when the old town is lit with millions of tiny white lights. The favorable year round climate is great for golfers and photo buffs.

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Feb 25 2017 Mar 24 2017 - - $1,250 $4,000 1 Week
Mar 25 2017 Apr 21 2017 - - $1,300 $4,000 1 Week
Apr 22 2017 May 19 2017 - - $1,100 $2,500 1 Week
May 20 2017 Aug 04 2017 - - $1,350 - 1 Week
Jul 01 2017 Jul 07 2017 - - $1,400 - 1 Week
Jul 08 2017 Aug 04 2017 - - $1,250 - 1 Week
Jul 09 2017 Aug 05 2017 - - $1,180 - 1 Week
Aug 05 2017 Nov 17 2017 - - $899 - 1 Week
Jan 28 2018 Feb 24 2018 - - $1,250 $4,000 1 Week
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 10.5%
Tax I.D.: Property Manager
Deposits: $250.00 deposit at time of booking. Balance due 14 days prior to check in. All reservations are required to have a valid credit card on file for security deposit. Property manager will send a written contract to you with each booking to explain everything. Most bookings are Saturday to Saturday.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Cleaning $100.00 for weekly renters (taxed) Booking Fee $50.00-property manager (taxed) Rental damage protection $47.00 (Not taxed)



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Lanai
  • View (Lake)
  • Balcony
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Chairs
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • View (Water)
  • Beach Towels
  • Lakefront
  • Screened Porch
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Bikes
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Surfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (2 miles)
  • Pool
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Boating
    (1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Basketball Court
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  • Playground
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  • Golf
    (1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (2 miles)
  • Beach
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  • Restaurant
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  • Jet Skiing
    (1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (2 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (4 miles)
  • Hiking
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  • Shopping Area
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  • Parasailing
    (1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (13 miles)
  • Kayaking
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  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (1 mile)
  • Amusement Park
    (16 miles)
  • Lake
    (<1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Spray play park for children across street at Pier; Alligator farm approximately 1.5 miles; Marineland approximately 13 miles south on A1A. Many county parks and historic locations within 4 miles or less from the condo.
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Karen Fairchild

Fantastic Home Away From Home

Karen Fairchild


Fantastic Home Away From Home

May 17, 2016

The Sand Bucket has become our preferred home away from home. It is comfortable and has everything we could need for our vacation. The location is wonderful and quiet, great for relaxing. The owners have anticipated the needs of their guests and supplied many things to make your stay there comfortable and trouble free. There are many attractions we have visited around St. Augustine, like the fort, the Fountain of Youth, St. George Street. We have enjoyed dining at the numerous local restaurants, our favorite being the Oasis. There are antique shops as well as retail outlets, and a farmers market on Wednesday's by the pier right across the street. We enjoy the tours available in St. Augustine, the Trolley, horse-drawn carriages, among others. You will not be disappointed staying here. My only hesitation in recommending The Sand Bucket is drawing more people to it and not being able to reserve it for ourselves when we want to return.

Larry Roark

Owner's reply:

Thanks for sharing your comments with others. We know how hard it is to anticipate everything you might need on vacation so we try to provide it! We want our guests to enjoy themselves and relax. We are pleased that you will be returning in a few weeks to enjoy all that St. Augustine has to offer.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Anonymous said...
Nov 20, 2014
Absolutely Perfect! We'll be back!
The Sand Bucket at Seaside at Anastasia

Date of Stay
October 24, 2014

This place blew away our expectations. It was extremely clean and extremely well appointed. Everything you could possibly need is there. We didnt use the beach equipment but its there if you need it. There was 3 couples on our stay and with 3 queen beds, this is not an issue. it is close to everything and the area around is beautiful. We even made a few trip to Jacksonville and even took a day trip to Disney. Great location. Why would you stay at a hotel when you can stay here for cheaper?? We couldn't have been happier and would love to take a trip back and when we do, we will definitely be staying here. Beds were super comfy, plenty of room for 6 people, updated kitchen and a beautiful view. Couldn't ask for any better! Thanks Again!!!

My Response
Hi Chris, Thanks for letting us know that you enjoyed your visit to St. Augustine and your stay at "The Sandbucket"! We agree the location is ideal for day trips to Daytona, Jacksonville, and Orlando. We look forward to having you return. Wishing you happy holidays!

Railey said
Looking forward to next year
The Sand Bucket at Seaside at Anastasia

Date of Stay
August 15, 2015

Our family visits St. Augustine Beach yearly and the Sandbucket was the first property to truly feel like our own home away from home. From the decor, to the fully stocked kitchen, loads of beach items to plenty of linens for everyone, this property is well maintained and very clean. Even our friends who stayed in another condo at Seaside commented on how lovely "our place" was compared to theirs. It's an added bonus to a much needed vacation to have found such a gem of a property. We are looking forward to our return. Thank you Roark family for providing our family with a perfect place to vacation!

My Response
We are delighted that you found The Sand Bucket to be your home away from home. Family vacations are special times and we want them to be stress free so great memories can be taken home. We try to provide everything you need for a carefree beach vacation in order to do that. We look forward to having you return next year! Have a great year.

Marci Z. said...
Sep 11, 2015
Fantastic condo, Beachy and spacious!
The Sand Bucket at Seaside at Anastasia

Date of Stay
August 29, 2015

One of the nicest condos we've stayed at. Very clean and well maintained. They really have thought of everything you could need! Easy access to to everything local, yet quiet and so restful.

My Response
Thank you for the nice comments. We strive to make our guests' stay at The Sand Bucket a memorable experience by providing the things that are necessary as well as extras. We hope you had an opportunity to enjoy a beautiful sunrise and the ducks on the lake from the balcony. If you have an opportunity to return to St. Augustine later in the year, the Nights of Lights is a beautiful holiday illumination starting mid-November through early January.

Carol S. said...
Sep 23, 2015
The Sand Bucket at Seaside at Anastasia

Felt like Home
Date of Stay
September 13, 2015

This was our first time renting a condo for vacation and I'm afraid we have been spoiled for all future choices. It will be hard to find one that an be so fabulous. The Sand Bucket was so comfortable and it was as big as our house! They think of everything from anything you could need for the beach and the furnishings are so comfortable and feel like a cozy beach house. We loved the screened in patio and the wifi was great to have. It was just about a block or so to walk to the beach and the pier. There are great places to eat within walking distance and just a short drive to Old Town or the Lighthouse. We only slept in the master bed, but it was really comfortable. The whole place was spotlessly clean and really felt like home. Thank you Larry and Rhonda for sharing your little slice of St. Augustine with us, we hope to be back someday!

My Response
Hi Carol, We are honored that you chose The Sand Bucket for your first condo rental. Many of our guests tell us they felt "at home" here and that is just what we want. We love St. Augustine and want all of our guests to enjoy it as much as we do.

Julie said:
Date of Stay
October 10, 2015

Very quick response from owner, our two week stay was perfect, the condo is the best equipped we have ever stayed in, everything you need is there and more, the property is very clean and well maintained, and in an excellent location.The on site management are really efficient. Would definatley recommend a stay here.

My Response
Good morning, Julie We try to provide everything you need for your stay. We know that traveling from the UK means limited packing space. Please share your adventures in St. Augustine with your friends. We would love to have them as guests and yourself as well if you return to the area. Happy holidays!

Samantha E. said...
Dec 8, 2015

Even more beautiful than pictures!
The Sand Bucket at Seaside at Anastasia

Date of Stay
December 3, 2015

Our family of 6 had an awesome time at the Sandbucket! Everything was clean, the condo is so well taken care of, and the kitchen had everything we could possibly need. The bedrooms are good sizes and are decorated adorably. The beds and pillows were clean and comfortable. The kitchen/living area was larger in person than in photos and we enjoyed gathering in the living room for game night. Mornings on the balcony overlooking the community pond and clubhouse were so nice. Thank you for providing such a thoughtful space, we will be back!

My Response
We appreciate your kind comments and are glad you found "The Sand bucket" to be such a pleasant experience. Your stay coincided with one of the best times of the year to enjoy St. Augustine! We look forward to having you return. Wishing you and your family happy holidays!

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