Whether you're looking for a tennis-oriented vacation or simply crave the oceanfront location and amenities of this superb resort, you'll love our condo at Beach and Tennis Club 201 Everything here is a little nicer--and much more fun--than you'd expect!<br/><br/>The Beach and Tennis Club resort underwent a huge $3 million renovation recently, and it shows on every one of the 10 clay tennis courts, our swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool, fitness center, and steam baths. Our own condo got all kinds of upgrades as well, and you're going to love the results!<br/><br/>Beach and Tennis Club 201 has one of the best locations in the resort. From the balcony, living room, and master bedroom you can look straight out over the swimming pools and sand dunes to St. Augustine Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. The private beach access walkway is in the picture too, so if you have older children or teens, you can follow their progress, both at the pool and down to the beach! How nice to sit on your oceanfront balcony sipping a frosty drink, enjoying the zesty sea breeze, and watching your kids have the time of their lives on the Florida shore! <br/><br/>The balcony is highly addictive, which is why you'll find a table and chairs in one corner -- we were carrying all our meals out there, so we decided to make it official! This is a great place to dine al fresco and simply dream away an hour or three! Something about the panoramic view of sand, sea, and sky is just mesmerizing. You're going to love it.<br/><br/>When you come in through the sliding glass door to the front room of the condo, you find yourself in a large, light-filled space, one entire wall given to glass. Big, cozy leather sofas invite you to sprawl out for a well-earned nap, while a TV with VCR and DVD player keeps the children entertained while you doze.<br/><br/>The "dining" area is adjacent to the living room, and although we don't use the table for many meals, it has become Command Central for planning sightseeing expeditions and gathering the family together for board games and other silliness. The big round table seems just right for poker games, and with the breakfast bar next to it -- so convenient for holding all those drinks and snacks -- it seems like it was meant to be!<br/><br/>Now, whether you're a passionate cook or a takeout specialist, you're going to appreciate the kitchen at Beach and Tennis Club 201. It's been completely remodeled, from the smooth tile floor to the white appliances, granite countertops, and wooden cabinets. You'll find the full complement of dishes, cookware, and utensils here, so just load up on groceries and you're good for the whole trip, no matter what you want to cook or how many you need to serve!<br/><br/>While we're on the subject of stocking up, we've got all the linens, towel sets, blankets, and pillows you need for all the beds and baths at Beach and Tennis Club 201, along with a washer and dryer to keep everything fresh (including your own clothes and beach towels!). Don't worry about bringing "extras"; we've got this covered.<br/><br/>The master bedroom just off the living room is a spacious and luxurious suite, with access to the balcony, a big king-sized bed, TV, and en suite bathroom with stone countertops, and a walk-in shower. The views are marvelous here, and the privacy divine.<br/><br/>The second bedroom contains a full-sized bed, while the third contains a twin and also sleeps 2. There's a second full bathroom convenient to these rooms. Plenty of room for everyone, and a good night's sleep on firm, comfortable mattresses.<br/><br/>Please spend your next vacation at Beach and Tennis Club 201. St. Augustine Beach is family-friendly and so beautiful, with wide white sands and sparkling waves. The historic downtown area is just minutes away. And you'll love all the amenities!
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Left on 07/25/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Patricia S.Reviewed Jul 25, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
We love the location of this unit but would not stay again without Wifi. We understood it was being installed after the remodel and it was not there. We called several months early to make sure it was installed, with no response. We arrive to find out "this unit has no Wifi" We were there for 10 days. That is a bit ridiculous in this day to be out of communication for that long with your work and even things like Ipods and Kindle. I would not stay there again. Also, our clothes washer broke down 3 times due to sand, not washing through the washer. The first time was after we did one load. It was a continual hassle. They sent the repair man 3 times but threatened to make us pay. The sand must have been in the washer a long time, or the motor was not strong enough to process it. We have stayed at the beach for 30 years, and never had this problem before. The view is good, the facilities OK - they also could use a hot tub.
Left on 06/18/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Greg O.Reviewed Jun 18, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
Vrp claims all units have Wifi and the site lists internet as an amenity for the unit. I can assure everyone that unit 414 does not have Wifi. Called VRP on Saturday for assistance, told someone would call me back shortly. No one called back. Called again on Monday morning and again was told someone would call back. No one called. Called again Monday evening and VRP finally sent someone out to see what the problem was. He came out and tried to set up a modem that we found sitting in a box in the closet. It didn't work. He said he'd have to contact the condo owner and would "definitely" be out the following day to get something set up for us. He never came back. We called back late Wednesday and were told they were still waiting to hear from the unit owner. Never heard back from VRP for the rest of the trip. I work in info. systems so this was a huge problem for me forcing me to spend my evenings at the library and Starbucks to get some work done, away from my family. King and queen beds need to be replaced as it feels like laying on a sponge. No kid pool on premises. Web site unit desc. mentions whirlpool tub in unit that doesn't exist either.
Left on 06/10/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 10, 2012Stayed May 2012
We had a great vacation from start to finish. Booking was very easy, the condo had everything we needed,is in an excellent location with fanastic views of the ocean with easy access to the beach and a really nice pool area. My only grip would be the shortage of crockery, not really enough for 6 but we managed. We had a problem with our TV but one call to the management company and it was fixed very quickly. The condo is a short drive to most amenities. A must do is a trip around the old town of St augustine with lunch at the cuban restaurant located in the centre they make a great salad, we enjoyed the free music on the pier on Wednesday evening followed by a meal and drinks at Panama Hatties opposite, I recommend the steak sandwich. Daytona was only about 40mins drive so well worth a visit if you want to do a bit of shopping. All in all a great time had by all.
Left on 11/29/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 29, 2011Stayed Nov 2011
Apparently the 2 sofas in living room are considered beds in this unit they don't pull out they are just sofas. Not enough towels for 8 people and only 2 wash cloths for 8 people! The twin beds were confortable but need to replace the king and queen. Pillows are terrible so make sure you bring your own.
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