Come to the exclusive Crescent Beach on Anastasia Island! This is the premium place to be and the least crowded beach in Florida! You're close enough to the action, yet able to retreat to enjoy the ambiance of this pristine and historic island.
This totally renovated condo features two bedrooms, two baths, and has excellent views. Being on the first floor it is perfect for seniors or families with children as there are no stairs to climb and you can walk right off your private patio to the pool or beach.
Sip your morning coffee on the private balcony while incredible sunrises provided the backdrop for shrimp boats and porpoises. Our condo's panoramic view of the vast blue ocean and broad sandy beaches will keep you coming back here again and again. If you have never been to this island, you are in for a magnificent experience.
The master bedroom features a new king size bed, new flat screen panel LCD TV, and a beautiful beach vista as well. The guest bedroom has two brand new queen beds. The living room is very inviting with totally brand new furniture throughout and a 54" LCD TV. Don't worry if you forgot your laptop because there are two tablets with keyboards and wifi service is free.
This complex has a brand new sparkling pools overlooking the ocean and the tennis court is newly resurfaced being highly sought after by serious players. There is also a basket ball goal and tennis court for hours of play. The brand new fully equipped kitchen has everything one would need for a very enjoyable vacation.
Centrally located, our condo is a 15 minute drive to the world famous St Augustine area. The picturesque village of St Augustine is rich in history and is sure to satisfy all ages. Our island boasts wonderful restaurants, unique shopping experiences, antique shops, and a wealth of activities to explore. Don't procrastinate... We have many repeat guests so reservations tend to book early.
WHY COQUINA COMPLEX IS UNBEATABLE:
LESS THAN A MINUTE FROM UNIT TO BEACH:
- We are one of only two complexes on this beach that are RIGHT ON THE BEACH-- just seven steps off the pool deck at the center of our complex to sand.
- We built before restrictions forced everyone else to build behind the sand dunes. Thus all other complexes besides our sister property have long stretches of dunes and hard wooden boardwalks over those dunes—our “boardwalk” is made of sand.
- We're less than 60 seconds from your door to beach, making your trek with beach gear an easy and fast one!
- Being steps from the beach also means we have the best views on the beach!
- Our unbeatable proximity to sand and water, combined with the fact that our complex is shaped like a V so that nobody blocks anyone else’s view, means our views are unrivaled by other complexes!
- Don’t be fooled by some people’s claims to “beachfront” or to have a great “ocean view”— our view is not a corner of the room—or hanging over a balcony to get a glimpse of water— every unit in the Coquina has panoramic views of the beach!
- In addition bringing the sounds of the sea indoors is as easy as opening your windows or doors to hear the waves roll outside.
LESS CROWDS AT OUR COMPLEX:
- Unlike some complexes that have hundreds of units- this complex has only 42 units, with about half of those units available to rent and the other half being people's private vacation homes that often sit vacant. As such, you won't see hundreds of guests from this complex taking up the beach space by the condo or crowding the pool and courts.
- We also don't rent to groups of young adults (guests under 25 years of age), thus we often have a more quiet feel than other complexes.
- Lastly, more often than not our rentals are by the week or month, we are not like a hotel that has a new group coming to party each night.
LESS CROWDS AT OUR BEACH:
- Combined with the fact above that our complex is small with less guests using the beach, our beach often stays slow even in busy times (if you want to feel like you own the beach, ask me when the best time to come is) for a couple of other reasons….
- Crescent Beach is not a commercial type of beach like St. Augustine beach we only have a couple of restaurants on the north end of the beach a mile away from us, thus we don’t get crowds coming to eat and then walk on our beach, likewise we do not have stores on our small stretch of beach—though there are plenty of stores just a couple miles north of us.
- Additionally, we have no hotels on Crescent Beach— so we don’t get nightly guest crowds and partiers coming to our beach.
- Lastly, to the north of our complex is a private vacation home (often sitting vacant), to the south of us is our sister complex similar in size to us, thus we aren’t surrounded by complexes with hundreds of guests that fan out onto our side of the beach.
- Even in our high season our guests comment at how slow and peaceful everything is here.
POOL AREA: We are one of the only complexes on Crescent Beach that has our pool just steps from the sand! Why is this a big deal? When you lay out on our loungers at the pool deck, you feel like you’re out at the beach— the waves are rolling just over your shoulders, the pelicans are soaring overhead and you can fall asleep to the ocean’s melody. At other complexes you are surrounded by buildings and guests— here you’re surrounded by palm trees and ocean views. No need to get sandy on the beach, be a sun worshiper from the comfort of the pool deck but still feel like you’re out at the beach! In addition, a separate kiddie pool with one shallow depth makes for a great place for the little ones to swim without having to dive in after a child that goes too deep.
AMENITIES: Enjoy a game of tennis on our private tennis courts enclosed by thick lush foliage. Shoot some hoops at the basketball court. Enjoy grilling dinner on our electric grills located on the upper deck with ocean views on one side and Intracoastal waterway views on the other (grills, loungers, tables, umbrellas, and chairs are provided). Don’t miss a chance to take in the fiery colors over the Intracoastal as the sun sinks into the water at sunset, then look over your shoulder to simultaneously watch the beach turn to a palette of pastel pinks and blues— there is no better seat on all of Crescent Beach to enjoy the sunset than on the upper deck of the Coquina with panoramic water views on each side of you!
ABOUT CRESCENT BEACH AND SURROUNDING AREA:
This condo is nestled on one of the best kept secrets in the world-- Crescent Beach found on Anastasia Island, located just 15-20 minutes from the quaint historic city of St. Augustine. Crescent Beach has been named one of the most “scenic and unspoiled beaches in Florida.” With soft white sand to play in, shells of all sizes that come in from the waves to find, and a shallow flat coastline to play in the waves, whether you build castles, beach comb, or play in the waves— the beach will keep you busy for hours.
If you decide to leave the beach you can do so to discover over 500 restaurants, more per capita of residents than anywhere else on the east coast, you literally could not try all of St. Augustine’s restaurants in a year’s time, but we welcome you to try. Whether you come to enjoy one of the many golf courses nearby (including TPC Sawgrass), want to try your hand at fishing on piers, from the beach, or from a boat, have an interest in the area’s many museums or love the historic area’s architecture and brick pedestrian-only streets, or prefer the shopping and foodie scene, St. Augustine is a gem that more than one guest has asked us not to share with anyone else!
If you don’t want to venture to the downtown area, the island we are situated on (Anastasia Island, which is considered part of St. Augustine proper), has enough restaurants, grocery stores, surf shops, and activities (such as Marineland where you can swim with dolphins, the Alligator Zoo where you can zip line over alligator enclosures, the famous St. Augustine lighthouse, or a multitude of recreational activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, boating, etc.) to keep you busy. However, we find, more often than not, it is the lonely beckon call of the beach out your door that has you rebooking. Described by the locals as “the way old Florida used to be,” Crescent Beach still remains slow, quiet, and peaceful like Florida beaches once were. With soft white sand to dig your feet in, shells scattered along the water’s edge to find, sea grass waving in the ocean breeze, turtles lazily digging in the dunes, pelicans surfing the skies, and dolphins playing along the shoreline’s waves, it is this quintessential beach life that fills our souls with longing and brings us back time and time again!
In terms of specific activities (other than everything the beach in your backyard provides), there is something for every single age and interest within 5-25 minutes away from the condo including:
HISTORY: Tons of history and spectacular architecture! We are just 15-20 minutes away from the oldest city in the nation where you will find museums, replicas of old St. Augustine where people are dressed in character and give you a guide through American history, or closer to home you can visit Fort Matanzas by boat just 5 minutes from the condo and hear the old cannons go off.
RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES: There are recreational activities in almost every single genre: fishing (from a platoon boat on the Intracoastal, by deep sea fishing boat on the Atlantic, or try fishing off the bridges and piers or from the shore in your backyard), boating, parasailing, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, renting mopeds or scoot coupes, etc.
GOLFING: There are at least five golf courses nearby ranging from the community golf course to the world famous TPC Sawgrass at the World Golf Village.
ANIMAL LOVER ACTIVITIES: There are unique activities for animal lovers: training and swimming with dolphins just five minutes from the condo at Marineland, ziplining over hundreds of alligators ten minutes away at the Alligator Farm, or visiting a privately held wild animal zoo where you can see lions hug their trainers and tigers take bubble baths just 20 minutes away. Just out your door you will find lizards darting in your path, turtles burrowing in the dunes out your window, dolphins jumping in the shoreline, cranes and pelicans fishing for breakfast, along with plenty of animal life that washes ashore including: jellyfish, starfish, coral, crabs, we've even seen small sharks washed ashore after a big storm (I've never seen sharks swimming in the waves in the 18 years I've been here).
SHOPPING GALORE: You can spend a lot of time and even more money at two huge outlet malls just across the road from one another 20 minutes away or spend your money on local wares and gifts for people at home on the pedestrian only brick street of St. George street downtown 15-20 minutes away. Near the condo within 5-10 minutes you have plenty of shopping at surf shops, seashell shacks, and grocery shopping at stores like Walgreens, Publix, Wynn Dixie, Family Dollar, etc.
TOURISTY STORES: Downtown historic area has all of your traditional tourist activities including a multitude of fun ways to tour the city (think chocolate and dining tours, or tours by trolley and horse carriage). The lighthouse is an easy climb and a great way to get a panoramic view of the city and to learn about lighthouses.
My name is Marisa, and I am the manager that will work with you personally on your stay. For almost two decades I have been coming to this complex as my own island retreat paradise and discovering new restaurants, taking new adventures, engaging in new experiences, and seeing the island through both tourists' and locals' eyes! I haven't come close to running out of things yet, and would love to help you plan your trip by giving you the local tips on where to eat and what to do to soak up everything this corner of the world has to offer. So come, accept our invitation, come to what will feel like home and make you never want to leave.
- Linens Provided
- Bird Watching
- Satellite / Cable
- Attractions - Churches
- Theme Away From It All
- Attractions - Coin Laundry
- Theme Romantic
- Theme Historic
- Towels Provided
- Theme Tourist Attractions
- Theme Luxury
- Theme Family
- Theme Adventure
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Outlet Shopping
- Pier Fishing
- Attractions - Festivals
- Attractions - Health Beauty Spa
- Ocean View
- Iron and Board
- Internet - Hi Speed
- Gas Grill
- Attractions - Library
- Dining Area
- Dining Room
- Fishing Surf
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Attractions - Marina
- Communal Pool
- Coffee Maker
- Attractions - Museums
- Attractions - Rec Center
- Attractions - Cinemas
- Attractions - Winery Tours
- Attractions - Zoo
- Central Heat
- Basketball Court
- Beach View
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Living Room
- Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.
Availability & Booking Calendar
County - 4.00%
Cleaning Fee - $120.00
Damage Protection Fee - $50.00
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This was my family's 1st year staying in St. Augustine, we were beyond impressed with the accommodations of this unit! They say a picture can tell a thousand words but honestly I thought there was no way this unit was as nice as the pictures! But from the moment we got there are expectations were exceeded. This unit felt so homey that our traditional trips to dinner became trips to the local grocery store so we could eat in and enjoy the beautiful sunsets. When we do decide to come back to St. Augustine I'll definitely be contacting Marissa as she was more than helpful with anything and everything we needed!
Amazing complex. Beautiful condo. Have stayed here a couple of times and always have been extremely satisfied. Marisa is a pleasure to work with.
Four of us (one couple and two singles) stayed during spring break season and couldn't believe the quiet beach. With four included beach chairs, fully stocked beach towels, and a beautiful pool next to our unit, we had a lot of relaxation opportunity. The unit looks recently redone and was comfortable for the few times we wanted to stay inside. We also had no problem spending a couple nights out in St. Augustine and recommend Harry's for seafood. We would definitely stay again!
We were able to rent this very pleasant condo because previous renters unfortunately had to cancel a long term rental. We stayed for 30 days. The condo is well appointed throughout. Our only small quibble was with the kitchen that had an ancient dishwasher (that was still working when we left!) and not enough dishes to fill the dishwasher (there are mugs, glasses, plates and bowls for 6, so it's not like you have to do the dishes after every meal, but another 2 or 3 serving sets would have helped, and some of the plates that are there have chips - not from us! - that show extensive use). On the positive side, the furniture is in excellent shape and very comfortable and the king bed was great. As a bonus, shortly after we arrived, Xfinity cable installed a modem exclusively for the condo, dramatically improving WiFi, and upgraded the television signal to HD. The views of the ocean are wonderful and sunrise in February and March happens right out the front window. Walks on the beach were great memories - we even saw a few brave souls swimming and surfing in that cold, cold water. The whole Crescent Beach area is wonderful and safe, with good restaurants and local attractions to keep anyone happy for as long as they can stay. Marisa Dye is a delight to deal with and the other condo owners and renters (about 60-40) were friendly and welcoming. My wife and I have no hesitation recommending this condo and we hope to be able to return ourselves someday.
This unit was absolutely lovely from the fresh nautical décor to the super-comfortable and clean furniture. My children absolutely loved their room with soft comfy beds and piles of pillows! This unit is well supplied with luxurious bath towels and extra linens, as well as a stack of beach towels. We love to eat in, and found the kitchen adequately supplied for our needs. The ground unit is ideal for easy access to the pool and ocean, and the convenience of having the laundry room steps away was super! The only slight drawback is that your beach view from here is not as great as an upper deck view or from a unit closer to the beach. However, since we went in December, sunrise wasn't till 7:20ish and sunset by 5:30 so we didn't sit outside much but rather enjoyed sunrise/sunset on the beach. The beach, which has always been uncrowded on our previous springtime visits was almost abandoned....our very own spacious playground!! The manager at the Coquina is always helpful and pleasant should you need anything, and Marissa has a binder in the condo with all the information you need to make your stay amazing! We recommend a day or two in St. Augustine, which both my children, aged 10 and 4, look forward to! We definitely recommend this unit and the Coquina complex!!
Our first reaction to unit A101, was Wow...this unit was just lovely. The decor was nautical and so fresh and clean. The beds were super comfortable and the linens were buttery soft. The newly remodeled bath roosters spacious and airy. We personally loved the ground unit, for easy access to the pool & ocean. The laundry room was right around the corner, perfect. We would 100% rent this unit again. We left with big smiles on our face. Thank you to our wonderful agent, you know who you are.
The unit is exactly as pictured in the photos! It has been newly renovated, was clean and was perfect for our family stay. The unit is a short walk to the pool and then to the ocean. We appreciated the ground floor access. Geoff in the office was a terrific help. We noticed the unit was missing a hair dryer; he went out and bought one, delivering it the next day. The kitchen is fully stocked, although a blender for those icy cocktails would have been appreciated. Otherwise, we really lacked for nothing. The only comment I would have is that it would be nice to have some hooks in the bathrooms for hanging clothing. The outdoor drying rack was definitely appreciated for swimsuits and beach towels. The only real negative is the wifi which did not work anywhere in the unit except if sitting either at the patio door or outside on the deck. It was very sporadic and being an international traveler, we pay quite dearly for data roaming. If we were returning to the area, we would stay again.
We stayed at the Coquina Condos this year as the usual place we stay was booked. We had a wonderful week at the Coquina Condos with our two children. The unit was nice as well as clean and gave easy ground level access to the pool and beach, just what we wanted! We felt safe to allow our kids to enjoy the property. The condo had just about everything we needed and the bathrooms were very nice. Renters will need to bring beach towels and beach umbrella. This condo was really enjoyable and we got to see bunnies every day by the shuffle board court!
I have been coming to Crescent Beach / Coquina as long as I can remember, but A101 is probably one of my favorite units to date. The unit is well stocked and appointed and, as it is a first floor, seems quite spacious. I'd definitely rent this one again.
Geoff Crossley could not have done any more to make our stay better. Both Geoff & Marisa dye teamed together to improve a situation that was not a good start. Geoff contacted us to inform about a problem with our original unit. NOT OF THEIR DOING. Our experience at coquina was truly fantastic. Anything that we asked was answered. Any thing we needed was offered (within reason). I would & will recommend this facility to anyone.