What is a Caribbean Life? One that has sand stuck in your soul, sunsets branded in memory, and the ocean's bidding call to return to the beach again and again.
Embrace the Caribbean life in this luxury unit with near unbeatable views of the beach out your window just three units away from the waves. You will savor breathtaking sunrises and views of the ocean from your entire main floor from a wall of sliding glass doors off the living room or from a wall of windows in the master bedroom. You will also enjoy fiery sunsets and views of the Intracoastal Waterway from a wall of glass doors in the second bedroom or step out of the large sliding glass door to the third level walkway to breathe in the ocean air as you watch the sun set. Views here are hard to beat!
This caribbean hideaway has been completely remodeled from paint to flooring and everything in between with high-end finish work, some of which includes: wide tongue and groove white plank ceilings, all new modern light fixtures, all new contemporary bathroom vanities, gorgeous tile work throughout main floor and beautiful hardwood flooring throughout the upstairs, extra wide granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances.
Designer furnishings and decor from West Elm, Pottery Barn, Thomasville, and Nautica create not only the feel of living inside the pages of a magazine, but also a comfortable place to kick off the shoes, wash off the sand, and enjoy the sunset on your private deck just three units away from the sand. After drinks on your deck at sunset, come in and be entertained on one of three TVs w/ high definition, extended cable service & DVR (so you can record your favorite shows but never miss the sunset), and Bluray DVD player.
Retire to your master bedroom with inviting plush king bed and a wall of windows to gaze out at the rolling tides and swaying palms as you drift to sleep to the ocean's orchestra from the open windows. Or stay up and read in the comfortable recliner in the master as you watch the moon rise from the ocean. Just make sure to rest up so you can repeat the Caribbean life tomorrow!
Other bonuses this unit includes are: washer and dryer in the unit (note- this is a European model that is a combined washer/dryer so it is nice that you don't have to switch the laundry over, but it does has very long dry times), water filtration system, and tankless hot water heater. Needless to say this is one of our most popular units that book first and generally only have a few weeks of vacancy a year, so book fast to capture the Caribbean life for your seaside retreat!
WHY CRESCENT SANDPIPER 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 U 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 Crescent Sandpiper 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 51 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.
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State - 6.50%
Cleaning Fee - $120.00
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Loved the condo, the beach, and the entire area! Very quiet, away from cities and noisy activity, yet easily within driving distance (15 Min) of shopping and only 20 min from St. Agustine which was great to visit, eat, and shop in. Especially liked the east ocean view from living room balcony and from the master bedroom being awakened each morning with the sun coming up over the ocean. Want to go back!
It's been over a month since my family stayed for a week at this beautiful condo and we are still talking about it! We all have a wonderful vacation. The location was perfect- close to so ,many excellent restaurants and many activities to keep everyone happy. The condo was very clean and tastefully decorated. The view of the beach from the condo was absolutely beautiful, and being able to walk to a quiet spot on the beach took a matter of minutes. Marissa was extremely helpful and offered so many great suggestions for a great stay. I would love to make this our yearly vacation spot!
Everything you could ask for at this condo! We will definetly be back again!
We had a wonderful time with the family. We have used this unit before and it was just as lovely as the first time!
This vacation condo is very nicely decorated and clean. It is located in a great area. We loved every minute of our stay. We fished from the beach, played on the boogie boards, collected sea shells, dined at fun restaurants and best of all we relaxed. I would highly recommend this vacation rental.
The reviews of this condo are spot on! The condo is beautifully appointed and the ocean view is breathtaking. The grounds are well maintained and the staff is friendly and accommodating. Our trip was originally planned as a family vacation but due to cancellations it turned into a romantic getaway...and it was great. We would highly recommend this condo rental to anyone seeking an exceptional beach experience.
This was our first time using VRBO and we were uncertain how our trip would unfold. After arriving at the condo we were more than happy that the pictures and other comments were correct. We fell in love with everything. Excellent location for our family! We will be back!! Thank you!
We just spent a wonderful week in a fantastic apartment! Everything was wonderful. The decorations were all done in my favorite color combinations - neutrals downstairs and then upstairs aquas. It looked like it was done by someone with lots of taste and skill with an eye for beauty and yet was very functional down to the extra storage space under the stairs. The view out the window from anywhere in the apartment (except the 2nd bedroom) was fabulous! Swimming in the pool and walking along the beach were highlights. It was far enough away from the hubbub of St. Augustine and yet easy to get to St. Augustine to explore it. We were fortunate to come at a time where very few people were there so it was very peaceful and gorgeous. Thanks so much!
We were so thrilled to arrive in St. Augustine over the Christmas holiday. What a wonderful place to be during Christmas. The holiday lights in historic downtown were beautiful and everyone we met was very friendly and helpful. When we arrived at the condo, we felt so welcomed. Dimly lit lights throughout the house welcomed us along with Christmas music playing from the TV. We truly felt like we were walking into a model home. It was spotless and decorated very tastefully and comfortably. We couldn't have been more pleased with the accommodations. The view of the ocean, beach and pool from the balcony and facing windows was lovely. We walked the beach, fed the gulls and enjoyed the sunrise every morning. We will definitely book again in the future and highly recommend it to anyone planning to travel to the area. Great location as well. Very close proximity to all the essentials. We can't say enough good things; even decided to extend our stay an extra day which Marisa handled seamlessly.
I can't begin to tell you of this wonderful place. It had all the comforts of home. It is exactly as the pictures show, impecably clean and very well stocked. Stones throw from the ocean and pool. Desk was full of information on the area. We will surely be staying again.