Let’s Talk About All the Extras….
This unit provides things most rentals don’t even come close to providing! Extras include: beach chairs, a cooler to take lunch out on the beach, Netflix, board games and cards, three flat screen TVs (one in every room), jacuzzi bathtub, wireless printer/ scanner in case you need to print boarding passes, highest internet speed, and brand new washer and dryer!!!!
Ocean Front Views To Write Home About….
This unit is one of the biggest in the complex with over 1,200 square feet of panoramic beach or Intracoastal waterway views. The living room has a wall of sliding glass doors that walk out onto a private patio where you can soak in the balmy breeze, listen to the methodic sounds of the rolling tides, and stare out at the seagulls, sand, and sea (this view can also be enjoyed from the kitchen and dining room)! The upstairs bedroom is a wall of windows, not only letting in a generous amount of light, but also capturing the stunning view of the beach! The second bedroom has a big window and a door that bring in panoramic views of the Intracoastal Waterway and allows you access to a landing where you can enjoy the sunset over the Intracoastal!
Additionally, this is one of the only units in the complex that you can walk out your front door to an enormous deck with tables and chairs (this is a community deck). It almost feels like your unit’s own deck, and it is a perfect place to enjoy drinks while watching the sunset, or use the brand new TREX grilling deck (with Weber grills) to grill up dinner and then take it to the deck to enjoy dinner and the spectacular show the sunset provides!
An Upscale Modern Renovation From Floor Boards to Light Fixtures and Everything in Between…
What makes a unit tempting to stay inside even though the ocean is in your backyard? One that has an open easy floor plan, combined with big windows that flood the room with that coveted coastal sunshine, beachy chic decor, and modern sleek renovations!
From the moment you enter and see the wide-plank maple wood flooring, hardwood custom kitchen cabinets, granite counter tops, contemporary lighting fixtures, and new stainless steel appliances, you’ll know you chose a place that didn’t spare the expense on remodeling!
Walking through the unit you will find new Pottery Barn beds, a comfortable white leather sofa, new bedding, and fun coastal contemporary decor. Pops of color like the contemporary blue in the rug, dining room pendant light, and bar stools offset the warm yellow hues in the flooring and cabinets to give the unit the feel that a designer has been there!
The bathrooms speak high-end with tiled walk-in showers, granite counter tops, and even a jacuzzi tub to do more relaxing in after a day of relaxing on the beach!! There’s no such thing as too much relaxation and this unit is happy to provide you a chic upscale feel that is still casual enough to welcome elbows on the table and feet on the coffee table in true home comfort fashion.
With a trifecta of hard to find extras, breathtaking beach views, and an upscale renovation, you’ll wonder why you’ve rented anywhere else!
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 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 only 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.
- Clothes Dryer
- 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
- Washing Machine
this incredible condo, you will know you made an excellent choice... when you open the front door. !!!
Upon arrival, you get a glimpse into the unit from the glass door. As you enter the security code, the Intracoastal Waterway is behind you and the sounds of the ocean welcome you to the stay of a lifetime.
Soothing classical music and soft accommodating lighting lures you into a clean and inviting vacation villa. This unit has the feel of a luxury yacht with it's white leather couch, hardwood floors resembling teak, full views of the ocean, nautical designer touches and a library containing Jimmy Buffet's book- Tales of Margaritaville. !!!
Our family has vacationed at Crescent Beach almost 3 decades (and owned a unit several years) and just discovered the uniqueness and quality of this location. The reason it stood out far and above rentals available this year is without a doubt it's management and vacation concierge- Marissa.
All the details and comfortable amenities are presented by someone who knows the value of the beach rental industry and the importance of presenting a unit that far exceeds one's expectations.
Each day there was a new adventure and each day a new surprise amenity which is greatly appreciated by guests like Ritz Carlton blue dinner ware and two terry-cloth robes available to use after a spin in the Jacuzzi.
We will be back and our preference will be any unit Marisa has added her special touch !!
(In the event, this unit is unavailable- a real possibility now that Marisa handles to perfection) Review
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If you weren't convinced by the photos, the location at Crescent Beach and ease in booking this incredible condo, you will know you made an excellent choice... when you open the front door!! Upon arrival, you get a glimpse into the unit from the glass door. As you enter the security code, the Intracoastal Waterway is behind you and the sounds of the ocean welcome you to the stay of a lifetime. Soothing classical music and soft accommodating lighting lures you into a clean and inviting vacation villa. This unit has the feel of a luxury yacht with it's white leather couch, hardwood floors resembling teak, full views of the ocean, nautical designer touches and a library containing Jimmy Buffet's book- Tales of Margaritaville.Our family has vacationed at Crescent Beach almost 3 decades (and owned a unit several years) and just discovered the uniqueness and quality of this location. The reason it stood out far and above rentals available this year is without a doubt it's management and vacation concierge- Marissa. All the details and comfortable amenities are presented by someone who knows the value of the beach rental industry and the importance of presenting a unit that far exceeds one's expectations.Each day there was a new adventure and each day a new surprise amenity which is greatly appreciated by guests like Ritz Carlton blue dinner ware and two terry-cloth robes available to use after a spin in the Jacuzzi. We will be back and our preference will be any unit Marisa has added her special touch !!(In the event, this unit is unavailable- a real possibility now that Marisa handles to perfection)
The sound of the ocean...walking on the beach....the comfortable surroundings in our home for the month! It all was a wonderful February! Got to know the area well, everything is close by - you can be busy with area sightseeing, or quiet back on the balcony. Marisa is an awesome coordinator, took care of our needs, and addressed any questions we had immediately! Looking forward to visiting again. Review
Beautiful condo! Amazing Sunrise and sunset views.Loved the sound of the ocean! So calming. Well equipped with everything you need. Adventure and sightseeing so very convenient. Everything Marisa said ...she delivered!!! She's WONDERFUL. Looking forward to our next stay
The perfect place to relax and enjoy the water. With the view and sound of the ocean from inside, and the comfort of the living space, I was in no rush to go outside. I LOVED the leather chair with ottoman. Even kitchen work is much more enjoyable, thanks to the view. I slept like a baby in the plush bedding. This unit is very elegant yet comfortable. The beach was amazing. The fine, compacted sand was perfect for walking, and for relaxing. While it was hard to leave the condo, exploring St. Augustine was well worth it. There is something for everyone. This was the first vacation that I truly didn't want to leave. I could've stayed forever, and can't wait to return.
This condo was perfect for our family. We enjoyed the location and how comfortable it was. Some of us like getting up early and walking on the beach. Check. Some of us like shopping at local thrift shops. Check. Some of us like cooking. Check. Some of us like playing in the pool. Check. Some of us like the Ocean. Check. Some of us like the Intercostal. Check. This condo was big enough so we didn't run into each other and is located in a quiet, relaxing area. The nightlife, a short distance away, was easy to get to but didn't keep us awake. All-in-all, we had a perfect trip.
The sound of the ocean...walking on the beach....the comfortable surroundings in our home for the month! It all was a wonderful February! Got to know the area well, everything is close by - you can be busy with area sightseeing, or quiet back on the balcony. Marisa is an awesome coordinator, took care of our needs, and addressed any questions we had immediately! Looking forward to visiting again.