Combine the relaxation of the beach with the excitement of the city at Villas at Ocean Gate 353, our 2-story condo in an oceanfront complex on Crescent Beach! Just 12 minutes' drive from downtown St. Augustine, it is luxuriously appointed and so comfy!<br/><br/>This townhouse-style property includes a ground-floor patio, second-story balcony spanning the length of the condo, covered parking, and access to all the amenities of the Villas at Ocean Gate complex: 2 swimming pools, tennis courts, a charming duck pond, and private boardwalk access to the sugary sands of Crescent Beach. The condo is newly painted and furnished, with an e...ye to comfort as well as the latest electronics and appliances!<br/><br/>Begin your exploration of the condo in the open-plan living and dining area of the second floor. Painted a pretty shade of duckling yellow, the walls seem to radiate sunshine, while the cool tiled floors soothe your hot "beach feet" and the silently spinning ceiling fans circulate the air conditioning. Everything here is sparkling and fresh, from the huge HDTV in the living room to the blond wood cabinets and side-by-side fridge in the galley-style kitchen. What a pleasure!<br/><br/>You may be drawn right out to the balcony, accessible from French doors in the living room. This covered area is a great place to spend any time of day - or night, for that matter! Offering a view of the Villas at Ocean Gate resort, it refreshes you with balmy breezes tinged with salt. Begin each morning out here with a cup of coffee and your binoculars (the sea and shore birds are fabulous here!) or smartphone (you have free wireless Internet at Villas at Ocean Gate 353), and you'll truly feel all your stress melt away. This is Florida coastal living at its very finest!<br/><br/>There's room for your whole group to gather on the long, plush sofa in the living room. Bring your favorite movies or rent them locally - we have a VCR and DVD player in addition to cable TV, so everyone can choose their viewing pleasure. Or, if your tastes run more to old-fashioned family fun, break out the Battleship on the dining room table, play a lightning round of Uno before bed, or stage a domino tournament! Some folks can watch TV in the living room while others play at the table - the open plan lets the group all stay together and within sight of the beautiful outdoors while everyone pursues their own fun.<br/><br/>Of course, you can also use the dining room table for dining (!), and our fully equipped kitchen makes cooking a breeze. (Why is it always more fun to cook in someone else's kitchen?) In these cabinets you'll find the full measure of dishes, glasses, flatware, utensils, gizmos, and gadgets - everything you need except the actual food! (That's just minutes away at the grocery store.) We have those handy counter appliances that get you out of the kitchen faster, too, from a coffeemaker to a microwave, a blender to a toaster. And let the dishwasher scrub it all clean while you're on Crescent Beach or in the Old City!<br/><br/>The second story of Villas at Ocean Gate 353 also contains the master suite, one of the highlights of the townhouse. Painted a soft robin's-egg blue, this airy, pleasant room contains a king-sized bed, private sliding-glass door access to the balcony, a comfy overstuffed reading chair, and an en-suite bathroom with dual vanities and a shower/tub combo. Retire to this sanctuary each evening and recharge your batteries!<br/><br/>The second bedroom is on the first floor, a spacious room of warm rose hues with both a queen-sized and twin bed. A sliding door leads to the patio and grassy lawn, and a second full bath is convenient to this room.<br/><br/>There's even a bonus third bedroom at Villas at Ocean Gate 353. The den contains a sofa that unfolds into a bed for 2. With its own TV, this is a nice cozy space!<br/><br/>You'll find a washer and dryer waiting for you at our condo, as well as all the linens and towel sets you need for every bed and bath. We've tried to think of everything to make your vacation perfect. Book your holiday today at Ocean Gate 353!Read more
This group of units is well located for some of the best resturants available in Sta a+. The equipment provided made in house cooking easy and providing food for a group gathering at another location went well. Loved the furniture and decor--seemed like a tropical setting in and out that way. When a problem developed with the garage door it was handled quickly and with a never give up attitude--a big help when you are vacationing. Comfort,peace, quiet, pleasant surroundings, sun and warmth plus a pencil sharpener !! a perfect getaway! Thank you to the owners and rental company staff
Left on 08/08/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Destiny P.
The condo was very clean. The kitchen was very well stocked. In all the places we have stayed the pool here is by far the cleanest and nicest. Everything was in good condition. There were lawn chairs, buckets, a boogie board, and even a kite for the kids. Ocean Club is extremely quiet and relaxing. We hope to come back next year.
Left on 06/13/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Ronda C.
only real complaint was that the master bed is quite uncomfortable. You can feel springs. I would suggest another mattress or at least a nice cushiony foam pad on top. Very pleased with the rental otherwise.
Loved the location. Just steps from the beach, restaurants and more importantly...close proximity to fishing pier. What a great place to stay..will be calling Vrpros very soon for another vacation in beautiful St. Aug. Beach.
Left on 03/28/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Bonnie S.
The condo was clean, we had to call the on call property manager as the air conditining was not working, but she got right back and had the repair person out right away, which was nice. The neighbors in the community were very nice. It was quiet, safe, and convenient. The only negative, was my teenage daughters did not really have any other teenagers to hang out with, but with the beach steps away we were able to meet that need. We did not appreciate that the realtor listing the condo, entered into the locked door, into the garage to leave us a note requesting we call her to discuss the property. It felt like an invasion of privacy, we were unaware the property was for sale when rented, and felt we should not of been subjected to her sales pitch, but most importantly, she could of left the note on the exterior door and not of entered into our locked area. That was the biggest complaint. WiFi would have been really nice. Overall, the condo, location, and amenities were lovely.
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