Florence By the Sea, 6 Bedrooms, Ocean View, Private Pool, WiFi, Sleeps 10
Florence By the Sea, 6 Bedrooms, Ocean View, Private Pool, WiFi, Sleeps 10
Three stories of lavish Italianate beauty with breathtaking ocean and golf course views await you at Florence by the Sea, our home across the street from the beach in Ocean Hammock. With every luxury from a pool to an elevator, it's a dream vacation home.
Boasting more than 5,000 square feet, Florence by the Sea is ideal for a big family ready to spread out and get comfortable. The elevator makes it accessible for everyone, so it's a good choice for a multi-generational vacation. Ocean Hammock Resort is a family friendly, gated beach community. The world-renowned Ocean Hammock Golf Course winds through the neighborhood, affording spectacular views. There's something for everyone here!
Your favorite part of Florence by the Sea is probably going to be the giant atrium-ceiling lanai, located off the rear of the house for even greater privacy. Enclosed in this vast space is a lovely swimming pool with an adjacent Jacuzzi to massage those golf-sore muscles! There's also a full summer kitchen, with a state-of-the-art grill and plenty of room for seating and poolside play. Just wait until you find yourself floating in the pool, gazing up at the vast blue Florida sky with a cold drink close at hand! Stress and everyday cares just melt away here!
Step inside from the lanai and you find yourself in our family room, one of two living areas designed for a crowd. Here you'll find a huge HDTV, wet bar, ultra-comfortable sofas and chairs, stereo system with Surround Sound (this is available throughout the house), cool tile floors, and plantation shutters on the many windows. After a long day at the beach, the family room is like an oasis! Make yourself a drink, put up your feet, and enjoy the game or your favorite show.
The second big living area is upstairs. Our great room is filled with windows and surrounded by balconies, and boasts a huge fireplace in addition to another entertainment center with HDTV and all the trimmings. And if you need more space, Florence by the Sea has a spacious office!
One of the best features of Florence by the Sea is the kitchen, which is adjacent to the great room. Beyond the long granite countertop and breakfast bar, you'll find Sub Zero appliances, a central island, custom cabinetry, and all manner of appliances and equipment. You can prepare a feast for 20 in here without going short a single fork! The dining room awaits formal meals, while a sun-filled breakfast nook does everyday duty as a lovely place to sip that first cup of coffee, update your Facebook status (you have free wireless Internet at Florence by the Sea), and plan another perfect Palm Coast day.
Even more important than the kitchen are the bedrooms, and you will simply love the arrangements here at Florence by the Sea. There are 6 bedrooms, 3 with en suite bathrooms, including a 1st-floor room right off the lanai that is great for those with accessibility issues (10 steps to the pool for water therapy!).
The master suite includes a large living area with a couch and chairs, a king-size bed, a long bank of windows, and a balcony with panoramic views. The en suite bathroom offers his-and-her vanities, a walk-in shower, and a deep tub. This is an area made for late nights and long mornings! It is a haven, and only the promise of another great day in the pool, on the course, or at the beach will lure you from it!
The 2nd bedroom contains a king bed, with an en suite bathroom including a walk-in shower, while the 3rd has a king bed and bathroom, and the 5th bedrooms & 6th bedrooms have queen beds. The 4th bedroom contains a bunk bed with two doubles (sleeps up to 4 kids). There are also 2 brand new queen sleeper sofa beds. All are spacious and pleasant, with all linens provided. Oh -- did we mention the full-size laundry room in this house?! And, 2 garages for extra parking or storage.
With handsome landscape and even a private walkway almost outside the front door to lead you down to the beach, Florence by the Sea simply has it all.
Additional amenities include: microwave: microwave, soccer: soccer stadium, extra room: den, rate code: 20, baseball: baseball park, oven: oven, elevator, TV (hd): master: hd TV in master bedr, bedding 4: 2 doubles, complex: palm coast, exceptional sunrises: exceptional sunrises, toaster: toaster, bedding 3: 1 king, grocery: nearby grocery, utensils: utensils, bedding 2: 1 king, beach access: private community, grill - private: gas grill, air conditioning: air conditioning, football: football stadium, bedding 6: 1 queen, dishwasher: dishwasher, airport: 30 miles-dab, miniature golf: miniature golf, state: florida, hot tub: spa, bedding 5: 1 king, cookware: cookware, dogs w/ leash on bch: dogs w/lease on bch, stove: stove, ice maker: ice maker, 24 hours gated : 24 hours gated, garage: 2 car garage, registration: flagler county ordin, private pool: pool(heated private), TV (hd): living room: hd TV in living room, minimum length: nightly, rating: diamond, balcony: balcony, refrigerator: refrigerator, boating: boating, parking: parking (covered), TV (hd): family room: hd TV in family room, bedding 1: 1 king, hoa reg: hoa reg, medical: medical srvs nearby, coffee maker: coffee maker, stories: 3 story, washer & dryer: washer & dryer, region: northeast florida, jetted tub: whirlpool tub, ceiling fans: ceiling fans-br/s, blender: blender, neighborhood: ocean hammock homes, TV in bedroom #2: TV in bedroom #2, exceptional views: exceptional views, near: near beach, linen program: linen program = yes, outlet: outlet shopping, full kitchen: full kitchen, internet/wifi: free wifi in unit, stairs inside unit: stairs inside-yes, linens: linens, shopping: shopping, city: palm coast, pets allowed: pet friendly - no.TripAdvisor property ID 1986171...Read more
Left on 04/21/2016 for a stay in April 2016 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 21, 2016Stayed Apr 2016
This was a lovely rental that I thought I was getting through VRBO. I ended up dealing with a very intense rental company that sent me multiple emails daily near the date of my vacation and had a 19 page rental,agreement. I even had to give drivers license numbers of all our guests! But when we got to the gate of the community, we had more hassle to enter. The house was mostly all that was promised. I had read that there were 5 baths but there were 4 and a half. Very lovely community and beautiful home. I will avoid this company in the future. They have never answered my complaints that I emailed them.
“Stay here only if you won't be talking while enjoying the pool.”
Left on 03/24/2016 for a stay in March 2016 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 24, 2016Stayed Mar 2016
This title stems from the fact at 2pm on a Thursday afternoon a noise complaint was filed. There were 4 adults and 5 teenagers in the pool. Normal talking, no music on. Our kids described the neighbor as "the man from the movie Up without the balloons. Also, vacation rental pros are not organized in getting passes to get on property. No continuity in passing along messages and spent much time on phone trying to get guest passes. One last thing, if you use a blanket in the rental you must wash and fold before leaving. We all went out and bought cheap blankets as we were not going to use the bedspreads that are not washed between clients. Also, I think just one blanket in the house. Otherwise, the house is beautiful and the kitchen is well stocked.
Left on 03/07/2016 for a stay in February 2016 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 7, 2016Stayed Feb 2016
This gem was home to our family for the month of February 2016. We really enjoyed our stay there and would recommend it for so many reasons: Hubby and I were visited by all our children and grandchildren and at one time had as many as13 people living together but in a house this spacious and accommodating, we never felt cramped. The weather was cool but almost always sunny - sometimes with the wind chill - downright cold but that never dampened our pleasure of walking the miles of deserted beach right across the street. We were mesmerized by the constant sound of the ocean and the kids were thrilled to simply get chased by the waves on our beach-walks. Having a terrific heated pool and hot tub on the premises eliminated any regret they may have had about not being able to jump into the Atlantic. (does anyone do that in February anyway?) A gated community affords peace and quiet and low traffic - we usually vacation in the Naples area and the difference is SO striking. Less people, no traffic congestion, great access to golf courses and tee times with fees at half the cost of their counterparts farther south; a Publix (with the friendliest staff ever!) right around the corner with everything you'll need to keep well stocked and well fed. What is not to love about all this!?! :) The beautiful old city of St. Augustine is a lovely 1/2 hour drive down the coastal highway and has so much to offer to every age group - we'll need MANY revisits to the area to complete our list of "Must see's". A few house-keeping issues (propane tank for BBQ and sorting out the AC) were dealt with immediately and professionally by Vacation Rental Pros.
A few negligible cons: The house needs a new BBQ (we used it once and not again the whole month!) and the furniture in the 2nd floor family room has seen better days. Someone needs to purge the vast collection of remotes at the 2nd floor TV area to eliminate the perpetual issue renters must have in navigating the system. The absence of hot water seems to be a universal problem in Floridian rental properties. The water temp "wanted to be" very warm at times but don't expect anything beyond tepid for laundry or dish washing purposes and the wait on the 3rd floor master suite for a very warm shower is arguably too long. All things considered though, we found the place to be worth the price paid.
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