About the Property
3 bedroom, 3 bath beach house with an inviting back yard and incredible views!
Welcome to "Driftwood". This 3 bedroom 3 bath oceanfront home is located in the oceanfront community of South Ponte Vedra Beach, between Jacksonville and St. Augustine. It is situated in a private area of single family homes (no high rises or high traffic here!)! It is serene and quiet....yet the house is just 7 miles from historic St. Augustine and 15 miles from posh Ponte Vedra.
"Driftwood" has a unique floor plan that offers plenty of privacy in each of the three bedrooms, and has a very inviting social area in the living room and the oceanfront sun room. The house was remodeled in the Spring of 2015. Driftwood is decorated in wonderful ocean colors, and each room has it's own character. The living room features comfy leather sofas and chairs which surround a large flat screen TV. There is a stereo with CD player, plus books, and games for the entire family to enjoy. The oceanfront sunroom has a daybed, perfect for snuggling up with a book, or stretching out for a lazy nap. There is also a work space for your lap top, should this be a working vacation. Free WIFI is available throughout the house. There is a decorative (non-functional) fireplace with a stunning mantle made from a 300-year old piece of drift wood.
The remodeled galley kitchen is fully equipped with everything that the most demanding chef could request. The solid surface counter tops and cabinets are new. There is plenty of counter top space for food prep. The kitchen features a full size refrigerator, plus there is an additional fridge in the garage for extra groceries. There is a glass-top stove, overhead microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and more. There is a door that leads outside to the gas grill. We provide the propane for the grill. There is a laundry room off of the kitchen, so you can keep those sandy bathing suits clean. The dining area features a beautiful wood dining table with seating for 8.
The master suite is on the ocean side of the house, so you can listen to the sounds of the ocean at night. The king bed is covered with plush, comfy bedding and pillows. The remodeled master bathroom features a spacious walk-in shower.
The second bedroom features a very cozy queen bed and full bathroom. There is a shower-tub combination in this bathroom. The third bedroom has a full size bed with a pull out trundle underneath. This room is great for teens, children, or a young couple. There is a full bathroom in this suite as well, featuring a walk in shower. Every bedroom in the house has a flat screen SMART TV with basic cable provided by Comcast.
The back yard is a wonderful place to gather. There is are two wood decks that overlook the yard and the Atlantic Ocean. One deck features a beautiful teak patio set with plenty of seating and a table that seats 8 for an ocean front lunch. The other deck has recliners for you to work on your tan. The back yard has a brand new bulk head, with just a few stairs that lead you down to your own beach.
Other amenities include: optional temporary beach club membership, 2-car garage, beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, toys, 4 TVs, high speed Internet, books, games, and more.
Sorry, Driftwood is not a pet-friendly home.
Please note: Holiday up-charges apply for New Years, Easter, 4th of July, FL/GA weekend, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Weekly minimum rentals required for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. 4 night minimum for Florida/Georgia game weekend. $500 up-charge applies to all of these holidays, except Florida/Georgia game weekend. For Florida/Georgia game weekend, please add $75/night to the nightly rate.
Please note: Under Amenities, it is listed as having "Communal Pool". This refers to the pools at the Serenata Beach Club (). Guests have the option of joining the club during their stay. There is a separate fee associated with this (around $300). Please inquire for more details.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Connect directly with owners
Cut out the middleman
No booking or service fees
Save up to 15% over other websites
Florida's #1 vacation rental site
We're the experts
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Feb 26 2022 - Sep 09 2022
Sep 10 2022 - Feb 24 2023
Feb 25 2023 - Sep 08 2023
Sep 09 2023 - Feb 23 2024
Feb 24 2024 - Sep 06 2024
Administrative fee of 5%: $0
Cleaning Fee: $250
Tax Rate: 11.5%
For New Years, Easter, Memorial Week, July 4th, Thanksgiving, and Christmas requires 7 night minimum and a $500 upcharge. Florida/Georgia weekend 4 night minimum, $300 up-charge.
There is a 5% administrative fee applied to rent and cleaning.
A signed rental agreement must be on file in order to complete any reservation.
Last updated May 17, 2022
Calendar last updated: May 09, 2022
Links to more information:
View all my listings
Guestbook comments from the owner:
The cottage was totally up to date but it kept its retro mid century feel. The living are was very large and could accommodate everyone. The beach area was a little tight at high tide but very expansive when the tide was out. The cottage was very quiet even with the busy road out front. The location was very convenient to the attractions of St Augustine. The only negative is the cottages location on Route A1A with its 55 mph speed limit.
My wife and I, our daughter and her husband stayed at Driftwood over Christmas this year. What a special place and what a beautiful property. Everything was as nice or nicer than advertised. The extra attention to detail the owners have gone to to appoint this home did not go unnoticed. From the fully loaded kitchen, to the extra refrigerator in the garage they didn't miss a detail. We will be back!
We absolutely loved our stay at driftwood! Everything was perfect! Thank you to Wren Beach Rentals for very friendly professional service! The house was spotless clean when we arrived and everything was so tidy and welcoming. We loved the spacious rooms, fully stocked kitchen, gas grill, extra fridge for drinks, the list goes on and on. We definitely recommend this location!
We had a great stay at this home. Right on the water, we spent most of our time on the deck. Being a ranch was awesome, no luggage up and down the steps. Nicely remodeled, great kitchen, nice appliances. Bathrooms were very modern. I would recommend this home to any small family looking for quiet vacation. No one on the beach, it's all yours.
We had a great week at the Driftwood! They had everything we needed for our family including the kids. The house was equipped with a pack and play, high chair, booster seat, sun shade, kids sand toys, wagon, etc. There wasn’t anything we needed that wasn’t provided. The house was perfectly decorated! The location was perfect! A quiet spot on the beach but could be in St. Augustine or Jacksonville quickly. We enjoyed this perfect spot on the beach. The beach area was private and had plenty of space. Hardly anyone else was out at the same time.
If you stay here, definitely eat at Caps on the Water just a few miles away. Amazing food!
This beach house is wonderful: spacious, lovely decor, comfortable furnishings, and completely stocked with everything you'll need, from the kitchen to linens to beach towels and toys. We felt at home. The location is superb. We were steps to the beach, minutes to restaurants and a short drive to St. Augustine. Our family enjoyed a fantastic week of sightseeing mixed with plenty of beach time. We hated to leave and all agreed that we would love a return visit.
Beautiful Home and great service
I will start with the home - spotless with every imaginable thing you would need to feel like you are at your own home. That's wonderful, I know, but the ocean in the backyard is the greatest. Just a few steps down to undiscovered sea shells each morning and the sounds of the surf all day.We had a little trouble with a VCR connection and that was corrected almost as quickly as we hung up the phone.We would stay in this home again anytime.
Stayed: February 2021Submitted: February 26, 2021