Enjoy unobstructed spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean in a unit that can easily claim “one of the best views on Crescent Beach!” How can we make that claim? Easy. Unlike other “beach-front properties” in St. Augustine, this condo is located just a couple of steps from the beach without high dunes or a long boardwalk to cross over—you simply can’t be closer to the beach than in the Coquina Condo where we are located. Additionally, our complex is shaped like a V, and we are fourth from the end (the “end” is the beach). Thus we are one of the closest units to the beach. Lastly, there are only about 1/3 of the units in this complex who have a limited neighboring wall that impacts your view—we are one of those units which means MORE of that breathtaking beach view you come for!!!
Enjoy this almost unparalleled south-facing view from the entire main floor of your condo with a wall of sliding glass doors that spans the full length of the balcony to provide magnificent views of the beach and pool! Enjoy the swaying palm trees, lush grounds, red Hibiscus, sparkling blue pool water, and the beach a stone’s throw from it all from your private balcony where you can unwind with a drink or enjoy dinner by ocean moonlight. Enjoy this same incredible view even higher up from a wall of windows in the master bedroom. Simply stated— it’s the beach you come for, and it’s the beach you’ll see from every floor of this unit!
With a recent remodel finished in 2016, this unit can not only brag about the outside, we want to brag about the inside as well! Gorgeous kitchen remodel with new white cabinets, sparkling white quartz countertops, gleaming stainless steel appliances, and a fun pop of beachy blue in the glass backsplash gives the entire main floor a new modern feel. The kitchen is nicely appointed with everything you need to make those mouthwatering meals.
New leather sofa and love seat with electric recliner gives you the perfect spot to take in the view or enjoy a show after dinner. Tile floors on the main make it easy to clean up after a day at the beach. Fun beachy decor throughout is a constant reminder that the beach is your backyard here!
Upstairs you will find large master bedroom with brand new king mattress on par with Tempur-Pedic purchased in the best of category by Consumer Reports. An entire wall of windows brings the beach outside into your bedroom. Full length dressing mirror, two closets, and armoire finish the master off to give you everything you need for a comfortable stay. Second bedroom upstairs is complete with two full beds, a window with views out to the Intracoastal Waterway, a dresser and large closet. Situated conveniently between the two bedrooms to share is a full bathroom with combination tub/shower.
With the new remodel and the fabulous views from almost every room, you will never want to stay anywhere else once you stay in this condo and vacation on the white sands of Crescent Beach. This is truly beachfront property at its best!
This unit is a townhouse style unit located on the second and third floor of the Coquina (note— there are no other units on top of this one and only one unit below it). Main floor is complete with a full bathroom with walk-in shower (to wash away the sand from a day at the beach), kitchen, dining room, living room, and private balcony. Upstairs you will find two large bedrooms with a full bathroom situated between the two bedrooms.
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
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My family and I have been coming to the Coquina for 25+ years and have stayed in many units. A211 was the nicest we have ever had! It is so well decorated and modern, with a great "beachy" feel. The views are extra special from this unit as well. I would love to stay again. My only wish is that it wasn't so expensive.
Wonderful stay! Lovely property, quiet environment..
This condo was fabulous! Well equipped, updated and on the beach! Not crowded with plenty of space at the pool. Close to St Augustine and all the sights!
We had a wonderful time and loved the condo. Marisa was a joy to work with. We hope to come back again soon.
Four of us stayed here from May 7-12, 2016. Very comfortable with a great view. Condo very well equipped including two "Tommy Bahama" beach chairs and a beach umbrella. Great communal grilling area with great views and table and chairs. Large pool (30'x60' approx with kids pool ). Crescent beach is a great beach. Short drive to various eateries and a Publix and only a 20 minute drive to historic downtown St. Augustine. Would have absolutely no problem staying here again.
Four adults vacationed together, and this condo was the perfect place. The condo and the kitchen were very well stocked. The beach views were amazing, and walking on the wide sandy beaches was a favorite activity. We discovered some good local restaurants (especially Viola's for Italian food, and the Oasis). St. Augustine is an easy 20 minute drive, so the condo is just far enough away to be very quiet. I'm ready to schedule my next vacation here!
Our stay at this condo was a FANTASTIC experience from start to finish. First, Marisa Dye was delightful to book with! She is a kind and gracious professional who provides her clients with all the information of staying at this lovely condo as well as all the numerous sights to see and local eateries. On the second floor the ocean view is just SPECTACULAR!!! Even though the pool is downstairs from this unit, we did not hear a peep below or for that matter a sound from any other units. This quiet building is well kept, grounds and pool area are immaculate, all units are installed with hurricane impact sliding glass doors and windows. The AC in our condo worked great which is very important to us! The master bed was the most comfortable mattress I've slept on in a rental or hotel! The simple decor and tidy unit was not filled with knickknacks like many other VRBO's. Also, the leather couches were super comfy! Many other little things that I appreciated was the kitchen upgrade equipped with the essentials even a Dash blender (I'm a juicer so that was a plus!), the best of appliances, good quality linens, bath + beach towels, beach chairs and umbrella. The only thing missing was a washer and dryer. If you come prepared it's not a problem. Mid week I did use the condo's washers and dryers...they were extremely easy to operate at $1.25 a load (plan on bringing quarters for laundry). The breathtaking sandy beach is just a stroll downstairs. The water is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! We enjoyed every moment on the beach with morning and evening walks in between surfing, sunbathing and relaxing under the umbrella. In the middle of the week we rented a boat from Devil's Elbow just down the street and had a fun-filled day of sight seeing and fishing on the sensational intercostal. There is so much to do in this charming city if you dare to leave this condo! St. Augustine's delightful historic district is only 20 minutes north with much to explore and some of the best eateries one can find. The Mojo Old City BBQ and The Ice Plant were memorable meals...that's says a lot coming from a big foodie gal! On days we didn't venture out or cook (Publix is just 5 minutes from The Coquina), local Smokin' D's BBQ and Viola's Pizza hit the spot! The weather couldn't have been nicer...breezy and not too hot for late June. It was a PERFECT relaxing family fun week and we will definitely be coming back to this wonderful place!!!
Beautiful beach - you can walk for miles north or south. The pool was perfect, nice and warm and very relaxing. The condo was very comfortable and we enjoyed the balcony every evening. Exactly as advertised! Lots of good restaurants nearby at reasonable prices - we really enjoyed Salt Water Cowboys.