Decorated with an artist's eye for color, Turtle Paradise is our luxurious home just minutes from the beach in St. Augustine. Come enjoy our atrium-style lanai with pool, ultra-comfy bedrooms, music room with a piano, and so much more!<br/><br/>Beautifully landscaped, Turtle Paradise sits in a sun-soaked locale just right for enjoying Florida's balmy weather. The lanai runs the entire back length of the house, and includes a swimming pool. There's plenty of space around the pool for sunbathing and lounging, and a covered patio protects the outdoor dining area. There's also a back balcony overlooking a lovely pond!<br/><br/>Even when it's time to go inside, you never have to leave the view behind. Sliding-glass doors lead out to the lanai from several rooms at Turtle Paradise, and during the cooler months you can leave them open, creating a true indoor-outdoor living experience that is nothing short of heavenly!<br/><br/>Step onto the tile floor of the living room and sink into our comfortable couches, perfect for enjoying a show on the big flat-screen TV (with cable, DVD player, and VCR). In winter, the fireplace adds a cozy note; year-round, the Oriental rug and red walls make this room a place of beauty. And even though this room is beautifully furnished and immaculately maintained, it never seems formal. Must be the warmth of the colors and the sheer comfort of the space!<br/><br/>The living room is only one option for relaxing as a group at Turtle Paradise. There is also the music room, with exquisite pastel-salmon walls, luxurious leather furnishings, a comfy recliner, French door access to the lanai, and an upright piano. Family singalong, anyone?<br/><br/>Speaking of multiple options, when you dine indoors, you have your choice of several locations! The formal dining room is set off for privacy and features a china hutch, large window, and lovely modern chandelier for ambiance. The breakfast nook is just off the kitchen, wonderfully spacious with a sideboard and additional seating at the breakfast bar. Why not dedicate one of these tables to board games or everyone's laptops? You have free WiFi at Turtle Paradise, so you can stay as connected as you want (or not!).<br/><br/>Our kitchen is a gourmand's dream, offering granite countertops, wooden cabinetry, and the full complement of cookware, dishes, and utensils - plus all those time-saving gadgets and gizmos you have at home but don't expect to find in a vacation rental! It's right in the middle of the action, too, so you don't have to miss out on the big game or the best conversation when you rush off to prepare a pitcher of frozen margaritas or put together some on-the-fly appetizers for hungry beachgoers.<br/><br/>As much as you will love spending time in the "public" rooms at Turtle Paradise, you may just love the "private" ones - the bedrooms and bathrooms! - even more. There are 4 bedrooms here, one of which doubles as yet another den or family room (in our experience, teenagers immediately claim it as a clubhouse, but we'll get to that in a minute!). And you'll find all the linens and towels you need waiting for you, along with a spiffy laundry room containing a sink and washer/dryer.<br/><br/>The master suite is the showpiece of Turtle Paradise. The bedroom contains a queen-sized bed, big TV, French doors out to the lanai, and coffered ceiling. Painted in cream and lilac, it's a splendid place to retire each evening. And the master bathroom has to be seen to really be appreciated, but suffice it to say you'll love the soaking tub, double vanities, and "flower window"!<br/><br/>The second bedroom contains a double bed, the most comfy leather recliner in history, and sliding glass doors opening up to the lanai. It shares the second bath with the third bedroom, a treat for little ones with bunk beds and a TV. And that fourth bedroom/clubhouse we mentioned earlier? A futon folds out flat to sleep 2, and a TV keeps the kids entertained!<br/><br/>Reserve your St. Augustine vacation at Turtle Paradise. You'll have the most relaxing, fun time of your life! Note: The spa is not heated.
Additional amenities include: biking, beach, washer / dryer.
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