If you’ve been searching for a designer's destination with breathtaking beach vistas and a haven where stress takes a vacation so you can relax and take in the tranquility of a quiet pristine beach, then you’ve found what you’re looking for.
From the moment you walk into this condo you will enjoy a pallet of textures and colors of the coast; from driftwood inspired cabinetry and dining, to touches of turquoise in dishes and decor, to travertine patterned after the sugary sands outside. You get the sense that while inside, the artistry of the beach has followed you indoors. Newly redesigned and decorated June 2017, this unit has all the gooodies and extras to make your stay as memorable being indoors as it is outdoors at the beach.
Granite counter tops and a well stocked kitchen (including a coffee percolator and VitaMix) is ready to assist you with the greatest of culinary ambitions or a quick bite to eat. After an incredible dinner grab a bottle of wine from the wine regrigerator provided for you and take it to the community deck at the center of the complex, pull up a chair or a lounger, and enjoy the sun setting into the water of the Intracoastal on one side, as the beach turns a pallette of pastels on the other side. We provide the charis and sunsets, you provide the drinks and conversations to remember.
A lovely dining room provides the perfect setting for the fresh catch of the day; no reservations necessary to claim incredible seaside dining views with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors facing the ocean. Play some soft musice on the wireless Bluetooth speakers provided to you as you dine. Or use the dining room table as the game hub and enjoy fierce competition with provided board games.
A comfortable living room with new soft leather sectional will provide a place to watch the pelicans soar over the waves, watch a show on the large HDTV, and a place where you can laugh and talk late into the night as a gentle breeze from the ocean wafts in. In the morning start your day off right by using the included yoga mat and foam roller to exercise and meditate.
Enjoy your own private patio complete with high adirondack chairs so that nothing mars the view of the waves, perhaps you’ll even catch a glimpse of the dolphins that jump beyond the shoreline, and the turtles that poke their heads in and out of the dunes just beyond the grounds.
Upstairs get away from it all and enjoy a moment of quiet solitude in one of two bedrooms. In the master sink into the expansive king size bed with comfortable mattress and memory foam topper and enjoy breathtaking views of the beach. For a truly magical experience leave the shutters open and crack a window to enjoy the ocean by moonlight as you drift off to sleep to the music of the waves lapping at the shore.
In the second bedroom there are two bunk beds with full beds on bottom and twins on top (full beds have soft memory foam toppers to create heavenly nights of sleep). Have plenty of space to put things away with a big closet. Enjoy third floor access to an outdoor walkway with wonderful views of the Intracoastal Waterway.
A full size bathroom with combination shower/tub is situated between the master bedroom and second bedroom, with a second bathroom with large walk-in shower on the main floor off the entry to wash off the day’s sand.
We are located in the complex closest to the beach and in one of only two complexes that do not have a long boardwalk that separate you from the sand and sea, but rather a few steps off the pool deck to sand. With provided beach chairs, umbrella, towels, toys, and beach games, it's easy to create amazing memories at the beach.
You will also enjoy a slower, more quiet feel in this complex and beach due to being a smaller complex with less than fifty units and only half those units being available to rent. We are located on a stretch of beach with soft white sugary sands and a shallow coastline making playing in the waves easy and safe.
We are 15 minutes from the downtown historic area and have plenty of shopping and restaurants within 5-10 minutes of you. Within 30 minutes there are more restaurants per capita than anywhere else on the east coast, over 500 places to try…you just may need to book a few more nights to try them all!
From recreational activities to exploring history, shopping till you drop or enjoying a round of golf, to scavenging for sea shells or simply relaxing and recharging…it’s all waiting for your arrival!
One Minute to the Sea and Just Fifteen Minutes from Downtown St. Augustine: Why the Coquina Condo 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 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 43 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.
Easy to Book and Hands-On Boutique Management Style
Knowledgeable Manager: My name is Marisa, and I am the owner of St. Augustine Stays. For over two decades I have been coming to this beach as a tourist/guest--I understand what guests want for a perfect island retreat and love to help guests come to know and love this area as much as I do.
24/7 Professional Service: Personal concierge help and feel of working with an owner who understands each unit (I have stayed in many of my units myself), but with the processes and professionalism of a property manager. We will quickly deal with any problems that may arise-- read our reviews, you will see our guests are ALWAYS happy!
Easy online booking process: It only take 5 minutes to complete your reservation.
Constant Communication: Information emailed throughout the process of what to expect for check-in, what to pack, and area suggestions and information.
High-end only units: I specialize in ONLY higher end units--we don’t take on units in need of heavy renovations. We also provide: newer, clean white linens for all our units, including beach towels, beach chairs, and a beach umbrella.
Electronic Locks: All units have electronic locks with codes that will be emailed to you, so no need to stop in at offices late at night and pick up keys or keep track of keys at the beach and pool.
So come, accept our invitation, come to what will feel like home and make you never want to leave! Click on the book it now button to and take five minutes to book one of your most memorable vacations ever!
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