The Shell House: Coquina B211

The Shell House: Coquina B211
2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Condo in St. Augustine
from $199 per /nt
from $899 per /wk

Property Description

Some of the best views on the whole beach (you are in the complex CLOSEST to the beach & then only 1/4 of the units in this complex have a view like this one with mostly beach and very little of your neighbor's wall)--the views are almost unbeatable!

Property Details

Once you stay, rest, and play on the white sandy beach of Crescent Beach (few minutes south of St. Augustine Beach) in this newly renovated townhome with breathtaking views, you will never want to vacation anywhere else. This property is very popular for four reasons:

PROXIMITY TO THE BEACH

Unlike the other 'beach-front properties' on St. Augustine Beach or Crescent Beach, this oceanfront condo has no long boardwalk over the sand dunes to get to the warm sandy beach. Simply step onto the beach from the pool deck, ditch your shoes, and have fun on a secluded beach away from the crowds. This is truly beachfront, the likes of which you won’t find in other complexes on St. Augustine Beach or Crescent Beach!

2. COMPLETELY REMODELED UNIT: COMPLETED 2014!

This unit boasts high-end design throughout including crown moulding and Wainscot paneling. As you look through the photos and read the details about this condo, you will see a comfortable tropical setting decorated with high quality Rattan and cottage style furniture that invites you to relax and unwind and soak up the beach out your window- giving you the comfort you deserve.

3. ONE OF THE BEST VIEWS ON ALL OF CRESCENT BEACH:

You’re already closer to the beach than any other complex. In addition, this complex is shaped like a V so nobody is in front of you blocking out your view. Lastly, only 1/4 of the units in this complex have a setup that has very little of their neighbor’s wall jutting out into part of their view— and we are one of them! We literally get contact by our guests telling us they were surprised by how amazing the view was—-the pictures just don’t do it justice!

4. EXTRAS! EXTRAS! EXTRAS!
Three LED widescreen smart TV’s (one in every room) plus Blu-Ray players and sound bar in the living room. Plus this unit is equipped with a dependable dedicated WI-FI—a must if you need to work or are on the internet a lot. Also great for streaming movies to the TV’s, etc. The complex also has shared WI-FI for the pool area but it is not very reliable for inside the condos—so this is a major perk!

Read below for the setup of this condo:

Living Room
The living room is furnished with quality Rattan style furniture with tropical wall art to provide a true beach atmosphere. The sliding glass door spans the full length of the balcony to provide magnificent views of the beach and pool! In addition, the living room is furnished with a queen size foldout sofa, an LED widescreen smart TV, Blu-Ray player and sound bar plus.

Kitchen
Completely remodeled with new granite countertops and new fixtures, this kitchen is not only fully stocked and equipped with microwave, dishwasher, and garbage disposal, but beautiful as well. In addition, the kitchen is right off the living room so as you cook you can gaze out over breathtaking ocean views.

Guest Bathroom
Soft ocean colors design this bathroom with easy walk-in shower (bathroom located right next to the front door) to wash off the beach’s sand after a sun-filled day.

On the second floor, you will find...

Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom is designed with soft beach colors with crown molding and boasts a wall of windows with beautiful ocean and pool views. This room has plenty of storage in closets and dressers, as well as new quality cottage style furniture with king size bed, large LED TV, and smart Blu-Ray player with dedicated WI-FI, perfect for steaming and internet access. Everything you need designed with everything you’ll want!

Second Bedroom
This fun, beach-themed room has two quality full size beds. New bedding and cottage style furniture were purchased at Haverty's plus new LED smart TV and Blueray player.

Upstairs Bathroom
This full bathroom has been remodeled with granite counter tops and modern fixtures.

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!  



 



BEST VIEWS: 




  • 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.



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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.  





MANAGER INFO:



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.



This property has 2 Full(s), 1 King(s).

Amenities

  • Linens Provided
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Bowling
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Attractions - Churches
  • Theme Away From It All
  • Attractions - Coin Laundry
  • Theme Romantic
  • Theme Historic
  • Towels Provided
  • Theme Tourist Attractions
  • Television
  • Theme Luxury
  • Theme Family
  • Theme Adventure
  • Swimming
  • Shelling
  • Surfing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Pier Fishing
  • Parking
  • Parasailing
  • Attractions - Festivals
  • Attractions - Health Beauty Spa
  • Kitchen
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Microwave
  • Iron and Board
  • Cookware
  • Internet - Hi Speed
  • Gas Grill
  • Fishing
  • Dishwasher
  • Attractions - Library
  • DVD
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • Fishing Surf
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Attractions - Marina
  • Communal Pool
  • Coffee Maker
  • Attractions - Museums
  • Attractions - Rec Center
  • Attractions - Cinemas
  • Attractions - Winery Tours
  • Attractions - Zoo
  • Central Heat
  • Balcony
  • Basketball Court
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachcombing
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Deck/Patio
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Tennis

Rates

Daily Rate: $199 - $249 per night
Weekly Rate: $899 - $1899 per week
Monthly Rate: $1798 - $5970 per month
- Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.
- Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

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Taxes
State - 6.50%
County - 4.00%
Fees
Booking Fee - $75.00 - Tax Exempt
Cleaning Fee - $120.00
Damage Protection Fee - $50.00
Cancellation Policy
No refunds given for cancellations within 60 days of arrival date.
Last updated 04/10/2017
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by Anonymous on The Shell House
Beautiful View Wonderful Condo

Fantastic view. The pictures do not do it justice. Unit was clean and well appointed. Everything that it said would be there was. The music being on when we arrived is a great touch. When we got home I told my wife I was ready to go back. The lanai is a wonderful spot to enjoy the outdoors and we had a wonderful breeze to keep everything comfortable. It was really easy to get it in with everything handled electronically. Will definitely visit again.

by Anonymous on The Shell House
Beautiful view! Relaxing!

Right when you walked into this beautiful condo, you felt welcome with soft lighting and calming music. You could could also see the gorgeous view right away. Better than the pictures! No complaints. The condo was equipped with everything you could need. The condo was a stones throw to the beach! Marisa was wonderful throughout the whole process. Most relaxing vacation we have ever had. We will rent this condo again!

by Anonymous on The Shell House
Wonderful view! Relaxing!

Right when you walked in this condo it was welcoming with soft music, lighting, and a beautiful view. This condo had everything you could need. Stones throw to your feet in the sand. Marisa was wonderful through the whole process. Most relaxing vacation we have ever had!!

by Anonymous on The Shell House
Wonderful place to stay

We really enjoyed this condo. We appreciate that it was all tiled - just seems so much cleaner. We met the cleaning gal when we arrived and she was so helpful and welcoming. It was nice that there were a few rolls of toilet paper when we arrive, paper towel, and dish soap so going to the store wasn't so urgent. Small things like that make the stay so nice

by Anonymous on The Shell House
It was great

We had a great time in coquina. The beach , Pool and House are beautiful. We enjoyed it a lot .

by Westley M. on The Shell House
Visitor

We stayed at Coquina condos for several days. We enjoyed the 2 brm. apartment, the view is gorgeous!! The rooms space is great, it felt like home!! The people is very friendly! It was a wonderful experience. Hope we can visit again!!

by Anonymous on The Shell House
January Workation

Perfect location to enjoy warmth and sunshine while working in Florida in January. We will be coming back. Reservation process, accommodations, location, views, and cleanliness were all perfect!

by Stephanie H. on The Shell House
amazing vacation rental

It was a beautiful rental! Breath taking view, we drank our coffee on the balcony every morning watching the waves roll in! Best family vacation yet! Will be coming back asap!!!!

by Laurie Z. on The Shell House
Laurie Z.

My family and I stayed at this condo the last week in July 2015. Firstly, Marisa made our reservation process stress free and answered all the questions we had in a very timely manner. Upon arrival we found the condo very clean as well as the grounds and the pool area. The kitchen was very well equipped and having two full baths was a plus. Having TV's in every room was great for the kids! I would recommend to the management a little better lighting around or in the pool at night. The view from the condo was awesome and we loved being so very close to this lovely beach. It was very easy to go back and forth for lunch, etc. We loved being so close to many attractions in the area and found we were never more than 15-20 minutes from anything we wanted to do when we could tear ourselves away from the beach and the pool!! I highly recommend this complex for anyone wanting a beautiful beach getaway.

by Geoffrey W. on The Shell House
We loved Coquina!

My family and I stayed at this Coquina Condo the first week in August 2015. The unobstructed view cannot be beat! Upon arrival, the condo was very clean. The grounds were well-maintained and the manager tidied the pool area daily. We enjoyed being steps from the wide beach which was also very clean and family friendly. We used the grill and laundry facilities on site without any problems. Crescent Beach was quiet and just a short ride from restaurants and the beautiful city of St. Augustine. Thanks Marisa for all of the information on "things to do" around the area and for making the booking process quick and easy for us. We look forward to visiting Florida again in the future.

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by Anonymous on The Shell House
Beautiful View Wonderful Condo

Fantastic view. The pictures do not do it justice. Unit was clean and well appointed. Everything that it said would be there was. The music being on when we arrived is a great touch. When we got home I told my wife I was ready to go back. The lanai is a wonderful spot to enjoy the outdoors and we had a wonderful breeze to keep everything comfortable. It was really easy to get it in with everything handled electronically. Will definitely visit again.

by Anonymous on The Shell House
Beautiful view! Relaxing!

Right when you walked into this beautiful condo, you felt welcome with soft lighting and calming music. You could could also see the gorgeous view right away. Better than the pictures! No complaints. The condo was equipped with everything you could need. The condo was a stones throw to the beach! Marisa was wonderful throughout the whole process. Most relaxing vacation we have ever had. We will rent this condo again!

by Anonymous on The Shell House
Wonderful view! Relaxing!

Right when you walked in this condo it was welcoming with soft music, lighting, and a beautiful view. This condo had everything you could need. Stones throw to your feet in the sand. Marisa was wonderful through the whole process. Most relaxing vacation we have ever had!!

by Anonymous on The Shell House
Wonderful place to stay

We really enjoyed this condo. We appreciate that it was all tiled - just seems so much cleaner. We met the cleaning gal when we arrived and she was so helpful and welcoming. It was nice that there were a few rolls of toilet paper when we arrive, paper towel, and dish soap so going to the store wasn't so urgent. Small things like that make the stay so nice

by Anonymous on The Shell House
It was great

We had a great time in coquina. The beach , Pool and House are beautiful. We enjoyed it a lot .

by Westley M. on The Shell House
Visitor

We stayed at Coquina condos for several days. We enjoyed the 2 brm. apartment, the view is gorgeous!! The rooms space is great, it felt like home!! The people is very friendly! It was a wonderful experience. Hope we can visit again!!

by Anonymous on The Shell House
January Workation

Perfect location to enjoy warmth and sunshine while working in Florida in January. We will be coming back. Reservation process, accommodations, location, views, and cleanliness were all perfect!

by Stephanie H. on The Shell House
amazing vacation rental

It was a beautiful rental! Breath taking view, we drank our coffee on the balcony every morning watching the waves roll in! Best family vacation yet! Will be coming back asap!!!!

by Laurie Z. on The Shell House
Laurie Z.

My family and I stayed at this condo the last week in July 2015. Firstly, Marisa made our reservation process stress free and answered all the questions we had in a very timely manner. Upon arrival we found the condo very clean as well as the grounds and the pool area. The kitchen was very well equipped and having two full baths was a plus. Having TV's in every room was great for the kids! I would recommend to the management a little better lighting around or in the pool at night. The view from the condo was awesome and we loved being so very close to this lovely beach. It was very easy to go back and forth for lunch, etc. We loved being so close to many attractions in the area and found we were never more than 15-20 minutes from anything we wanted to do when we could tear ourselves away from the beach and the pool!! I highly recommend this complex for anyone wanting a beautiful beach getaway.

by Geoffrey W. on The Shell House
We loved Coquina!

My family and I stayed at this Coquina Condo the first week in August 2015. The unobstructed view cannot be beat! Upon arrival, the condo was very clean. The grounds were well-maintained and the manager tidied the pool area daily. We enjoyed being steps from the wide beach which was also very clean and family friendly. We used the grill and laundry facilities on site without any problems. Crescent Beach was quiet and just a short ride from restaurants and the beautiful city of St. Augustine. Thanks Marisa for all of the information on "things to do" around the area and for making the booking process quick and easy for us. We look forward to visiting Florida again in the future.

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