White Sand Beach House, Direct Ocean Front, Sunrise & Sunsets
Description from the manager
Newly updated as of December 2012. It's the perfect combination of traditional beach house charm and contemporary convenience. Newly renovated, White Sand sits oceanfront in Summer Haven, its wraparound decks and huge windows bringing you sweeping views of sand, sea, and sky!<br/><br/>White Sand Beach House looks directly onto the beach in front and the Matanzas River in back. Watch the sun rise (and dolphins cavort) at dawn over the ocean, and the sun set (and birds wheel by) at evening. The views are absolutely unbelievable! And you can enjoy them from wraparound decks, sundecks, the lanai - there are outdoor spaces everywhere at White Sands, and you'll love exploring them all.<br/><br/> <br/>This house may look traditional from the outside, but inside it is completely renovated and thoroughly modern, with all the conveniences and little luxe touches that make a vacation rental even more special. Sloping ceilings with high windows, outdoor access from many rooms, and decks and balconies galore create an indoor/outdoor feeling you'll love, enhanced by sea foam colored walls, polished hardwood floors, and plenty of sunshine.<br/><br/>Step into the living room and sink into one of the ultra-comfortable beige leather sofas. One faces the big flat-screen TV, while the other looks onto the fireplace and double sliding glass doors leading to a balcony. This is a room to snuggle into for an evening of entertainment and fun.<br/><br/> <br/>Between the living room and the kitchen is a sun-filled dining area with a big table and great ocean views. This is clearly Family Central, the nerve center for everything from the laptop (you have free wireless Internet at White Sand) to heated games of Go Fish. Station the camera and binoculars here; there will always be someone around to grab them when exciting things occur!<br/><br/> <br/>The kitchen at White Sand is thoroughly modern, with big windows over the sink and all the space you need for food and drink. You'll find everything here to prepare and serve meals, plus time-savers such as a microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, and blender. You may mostly be packing picnics for the beach or carrying snacks out to the decks, but everything you need is here -- just add the groceries!<br/><br/> <br/>When it's time to retire for the night, rest easy in the spacious, beautiful bedrooms at White Sand. The master suite is airy and bright, with an ultra-comfortable queen-sized bed, flat-screen TV, comfy reading chair and wicker loveseat, and access to an oceanfront balcony. Count the stars from your pillows in the master bedroom!<br/><br/> <br/>The master bath is simply luxurious, boasting a Jacuzzi tub, separate shower, and his-and-her vanities. You'll never want to leave!<br/><br/> <br/>The second bedroom is spacious and restful as well. Leading directly to the lanai via sliding glass doors, it also has a huge window with lovely ocean views and a flat-screen TV.<br/><br/> <br/>The third bedroom is a children's paradise, destined to become a clubhouse for the youngest members of your gang. Against one wall is a twin-sized daybed; against another is a set of bunks with a double on the bottom and a twin on top. A flat-screen TV and DVD player stand ready for entertainment, while entire walls of windows let sunshine pour into the room. There's plenty of space here for play and sleep.<br/><br/> <br/>The second bathroom at White Sand is sparkling new and luxe, with a separate powder room as well as a shower/tub combination. And all of the linens you need are provided here, as well as the towels, blankets, and pillows, not to mention a washer and dryer to keep everything fresh. Pack light and come as you are; we've got you covered!<br/><br/> <br/>White Sand is in Summer Haven, an historical area that is slowly vanishing due to coastal erosion. It's very close to Fort Matanzas, and is just 15 minutes from St. Augustine, the oldest city in the nation. The beach is quiet here, with plenty of wildlife and no traffic or crowds. Come stay in this beautiful spot before it is changed forever!
Additional amenities include: biking, boating, beach, fishing, washer / dryer.
Left on 10/13/2014 for a stay in October 2014 | Doy DReviewed Oct 13, 2014Stayed Oct 2014
This is one of our favorite vacation rentals EVER! The location is awesome. You're so close to the ocean that you go to sleep and wake up to the sounds of the ocean. A trip to the grocery store is 5-10 minutes, and a trip to downtown St. Augustine is about 25 minutes. It was the best of both worlds...solitude and proximity to everything. The living space is expansive. The master bedroom/bath is fabulous. I just can't say enough about this wonderful rental!
Left on 06/29/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Sandra T.Reviewed Jun 29, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
My friends and I were looking for a place to just get away from everything and relax. We found it!! With the beach as basically our front yard we couldn't ask for more. Listening to waves crash, the sunset and moonrises where breathtaking and the sand utter heaven. The only thing negative that I would say was that the aC vents in the master bedroom didn't work properly so that room was a little bit hotter while the other two were really cold and the front room should have some kind of shade in the top so when the sun rises at 8:20 it doesn't hit you in the eye. But those things won't stop me from going again.
Left on 06/26/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 26, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
The location of the house was perfect, right on the ocean and very close to the intercoastal. The house itself however needed some work. The house needs some major mantience work as a whole. The dishwasher, washing machines, shower all worked but everything was run down. They need to do a lot of repair work and then this house would be much better. The water also tasted terrible (and I drink tap water where ever I go). We ended up having to by bottled water from the store for the week.
Left on 04/23/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 23, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
The location of this beach house is wonderful. It is a very short walk to a lovely, almost deserted beach with crystal clear, clean water. Only a short drive from Palm Coast for groceries and restaurants. The house is ok. The house was clean and had everything you needed. However, the house is in need of some repairs on the back deck, doors, windows, paint on the outside, etc. The furnishings are all dated but functional. You can tell there have been recent attempts to update some things like the new hardwood floors. It was a very poor job of installation and it may have made it worse. I would not hesitate to stay here again it's just it could be so much better if it were some updated and repaired.
Left on 01/24/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | Ronald P.Reviewed Jan 24, 2012Stayed Jan 2012
We enjoyed our stay immensely. We lounged around the house inside & outside. Watched the sunset every evening, & come up every morning. The view was spectacular. A very enjoyable time all the way around !!
Left on 01/04/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | Katherine P.Reviewed Jan 4, 2012Stayed Dec 2011
The location on the beach was fantastic. Very relaxing and beautiful. The home needs much work. Front deck is a hazard, blinds fall every time you attempt to open, air blowing beneath main bathroom door, most windows filthy, the garage is scary and all of the fees are quite steep. The property owner needs to reserve at least a week for repairs and updates. Greed has obviously taken over. Stop listening to the complaints and get it done!
Left on 01/01/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | Ida L.Reviewed Jan 1, 2012Stayed Dec 2011
Loved the private beach right out our door, very relaxing. 20 minute drive to Old Town, St. Augustine where we dined 2 nights. Our guests with us had to share our shower and bath tub as theirs was rusted out-ugly. And the front wood wrap around porch had a great view but the wood painted plank floors were in very bad shape. The back porch floors (for sunsets) was in better shape. We liked our 4 night stay.
Left on 12/26/2011 for a stay in December 2011 | Richard S.Reviewed Dec 26, 2011Stayed Dec 2011
The house was very clean inside. Typical of rental homes on the beach, the exterior could use some work (peeling paint, rust stains, etc), but that did not effect our stay whatsoever. The views from the wonderful decks are outstanding front and back, the area is very private and quiet. You can not do better for a quiet stay. There is a small road and a dune between the house and beach, but this did not effect our view our enjoyment. Check-in, check-out couldn't be easier. For what it is, I would recommend this house to a friend.
Left on 08/25/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 25, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
We really enjoyed our stay - beautiful view. We would give it 5 stars if some maintenance was done to the house such as re-painting the deck which is chipping badly, fixing the broken blinds, and updating the main bathroom (the tub is in bad condition).
Left on 07/18/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Amy M.Reviewed Jul 18, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
We had a beautiful week at White Sands, the setting was private, quiet and the house was comfortable and clean. Jim, the property manager, made sure everything was perfect. If you want a quiet, peaceful, uncrowded beach..this is the perfect place.
"Adam K.'s review of White Sand Beach House, Direct Ocean Front,"
Left on 06/13/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Adam K.Reviewed Jun 13, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
The house was pretty, just like the pictures...inside and out. The beach was private with wonderful sand and refreshing waves in the water!!! Three things, however should be fixed which would improve it immensely. 1. refinish the awful tub in the second bathroom; the rust spot looks like mud.
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