At Summerhouse 162, the Atlantic Ocean is to the east, marshes and sunsets are to the west, Matanzas Inlet is to the south, and historic St. Augustine is to the north. Located in a luxurious resort, our condo combines beautiful scenery with perfect locale!
Sitting right on the shores of Crescent Beach, this town-house style condo offers breathtaking ocean views, fresh salty breezes, and frequent glimpses of Florida's gorgeous wildlife (it borders a bird sanctuary -- bring the binoculars!). With open spaces on 3 sides, it can seem wonderfully remote, yet America's Oldest City is just minutes away, with terrific sightseeing opportunities, fine dining, and world-class golf. And the Summerhouse resort has all the amenities, from 4 swimming pools (including one with an ocean view), lighted tennis courts, indoor racquetball courts, a playground, and a clubhouse with a gym and an office.
Prepare to fall in love with the oceanfront balcony at Summerhouse 162. Located just off the open-plan living and dining area, it invites dreamy sea-gazing in the balmy air, with the murmur of the surf as background music. You will remember these views, as well as the sense of calm they induce!
When it's time to go indoors, sink your toes into the new carpeting in our light, comfy living area. Soft sandstone-colored leather furnishings await you, along with a new HDTV with DVD player. Pop in your favorite movie, whip up a frosty drink, and put your feet up. You are officially on vacation!
In our open-plan design, the dining area is just beyond the living room, with uninterrupted ocean views. Our table seats 6, but doesn't see too many meals, for how can it compete with al fresco dining on the balcony or St. Augustine's award-winning restaurants?! Luckily, it has found a second life as a game table and computer center. Or leave all the electronics at home and devote this time to rediscovering your winning strategy at Monopoly!
Whether you're cooking on this vacation or simply serving snacks and drinks between fabulous dining out experiences, you'll enjoy using our galley-style kitchen. The latest appliances, handsome wood cabinetry, and the full complement of cookware, dishes, and utensils make it easy to fry up that fresh-caught redfish. The refrigerator includes an ice maker for your refreshing drinks!
A half-bath serves the first floor of Summerhouse 162, stocked with towels. You will find all the linens you need for both bedrooms and all 2Â˝ baths waiting for you here, along with spare pillows and blankets. No emergency trips to Wal-mart on this vacation!
Travel upstairs, where both bedrooms and 2 full baths are nicely separate from all the activity of the living and dining area. It's so pleasant, after a busy day with the whole gang, to retreat to the peace and comfort of this floor!
The master suite is your sanctuary at Summerhouse 162. Its queen-sized bed is the last word in comfort, while the large window displays the ever-changing ocean in all its beauty. There is a TV and DVD player here for your entertainment, and plenty of space to make yourself at home. The en-suite bath, completely remodeled, features a walk-in shower. You may not want to leave this suite each morning!
The second bedroom also has its own full bathroom, with both a shower and tub option. This room contains 2 comfy twin beds and a TV with DVD player. Whether you're traveling with children, another couple, or friends, this versatile room accommodates everyone in spacious comfort.
We've tried to provide just about anything you might need while staying at Summerhouse 162. Our washer and dryer are at your disposal (you won't believe how many swimsuits and beach towels you'll go through!), and you'll find the condo well-stocked with all those little extras that make a difference to your stay. Once you visit here, we believe you'll be back as soon as possible!
Additional amenities include: microwave: microwave, bedding 1: 1 queen, oven: oven, TV (hd): master: hd TV in master bedr, exceptional sunrises: exceptional sunrises, pets allowed: pet friendly - no, fishing: fishing, pool: pool (heated), grocery: nearby grocery, rating: silver, bedding 2: 2 twins, toaster: toaster, beach access: private community, exceptional sunsets: exceptional sunsets, football: football stadium, grill - community: comm-charcoal grill, dishwasher: dishwasher, airport: 30 miles-dab, city: st augustine beach, state: florida, shopping: shopping, cookware: cookware, cd player: cd player, iron: iron & ironing board, full kitchen: full kitchen, ice maker: ice maker, rate code: 09, exercise room: clubhouse fitness, TV (hd): living room: hd TV in living room, minimum length: nightly, museums: museums, balcony: balcony, proximity to water: on beach, refrigerator: refrigerator, disney: 97 miles to disney, internet/wifi: free wifi in unit, stove: stove, tennis: tennis (on site), medical: medical srvs nearby, linens: linens, utensils: utensils, washer & dryer: washer & dryer, region: northeast florida, neighborhood: summer house, DVD player: DVD player, ceiling fans: ceiling fans-br/s, fishing - surf: surf fishing, TV in bedroom #2: TV in bedroom #2, exceptional views: exceptional views, stairs inside unit: stairs inside-yes, linen program: linen program = yes, outlet: outlet shopping, coffee maker: coffee maker, complex: st augustine, shuffleboard: shuffleboard, baseball: baseball park, parking on beach: parking on beach.TripAdvisor property ID 1985925...Read more
Left on 04/10/2016 for a stay in March 2016 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 10, 2016Stayed Mar 2016
The good: fantastic views, great proximity to the pool and the ocean, and a nice condo complex. You really can't go wrong renting in this complex. I mean, you're in Florida with a view of the ocean!
The unit: My wife and I have brought our family to St. Augustine for the past 5 years, and the past three we've stayed in this condo complex. We've already booked for next year, but NOT in this particular unit. It is nice enough (see "the good"), but it isn't up to par with the other units in the complex that offer the same view, layout, and price. The appliances are old and small. The furniture is worn and out of date. The outdoor furniture is rusted and needs replaced. Lots and lots of extra pillows, no extra pillow cases. One set of towels per person.
Had we not stayed in other, identical units in the complex over the last few years, my review of this one might be better. But you can get the same "good" features at the same price at other units, which provide modern appliances, newer furniture (hey - it IS a rental, so I'm not expecting much), no rusted furniture outside, plenty of extra towels and pillows with pillow cases. Also, the interior is not in good condition - rusted light fixtures, chipped / stained paint, odd, musty smells in some areas. Honestly, the rental company needs to have an uncomfortable conversation with the owner of this unit - put $10K into it, or stop trying to pass it off as the same quality of the other units in this complex. It just doesn't support the price point.
The rental company. I've never had any issues with Vacation Rental Pros and that continued on this trip. They are friendly and responsive - even addressing issues on Easter Sunday this year (which they didn't actually need to address that quickly).
A couple of notes. First, they do not appear to be proactive in inspecting the units under their control - as outlined above, it would take an active property manager about five minutes to figure out that they need to drop the per week price for this unit or have a conversation about proper upkeep with the owner.
Second, and this may seem petty until you experience it, but apparently VRP got a great deal on several pallets of industrial-quality 60W light bulbs. They use them for EVERYTHING, whether the fixture needs a flood lamp, a three way bulb, a 75W bulb, a 100W bulb - it gets a 60W industrial bulb. So, if you are not flying, throw a couple of extra packages of light bulbs in the car before you leave.
Left on 06/17/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 17, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
I had not been to Summerhouse since 2002 and was pleasantly surprised to see how well maintained everything was. Our unit, 162 was adequately furnished, but nothing special, and could have been a degree cleaner. The wonderful new sofa and love seat, and the beautiful view and easy access to the ocean made up for it. Also, Eric handled the maintenance issues we needed help with promptly and with friendliness. We would come for a visit again.
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