About the Property
Remodeled, Spacious Beach House with Great Views, Marvelous Kitchen, and an Elevated Tanning Deck
Almost Heaven is a perfectly peaceful oceanfront retreat. Now under new ownership, it was completely remodeled in November, 2015. The soft colors of the new interior welcome you home to the beach. Upon entering the front door, you will see the spacious, open floor plan, and the Atlantic Ocean in the back ground. The stylish decor and and comfy furnishings will invite you to make yourself at home. Like so many others, there's a good possibility that you will want to make Almost Heaven your annual vacation destination.
Part of the renovation to Almost Heaven included opening the living room, kitchen, and dining areas to each other. Now you can enjoy time with friends and family whether you are watching your favorite movie, cooking a delicious meal, or sitting down to eat together. From any spot in the open floor plan, you will enjoy serene views of the ocean. The living room comfortably seats six around a flat screen TV. The dining area has a dinner table with seating for six as well. There are also four bar stools at the breakfast bar.
Your comfort and relaxation aren't limited to the indoors! Step out on the oceanfront deck and you will see and hear the waves lapping the shoreline. The deck has two closets for beach chairs and toys. You can work on your tan up on the elevated tanning deck, or stay cool in the shady hammock underneath. And of course, you are just a few steps from getting your toes in the sand.
Well Appointed Bedrooms and Updated Bathrooms
Almost Heaven has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The master bedroom is on the ocean side of the house. It features a king bed, bedside dressers with reading lamps, a large dresser with a flat screen TV on top, and a walk in closet. From the master bedroom, there is a private exit to the deck. The master bathroom has also been completely remodeled. It has beautiful granite counter tops with his and hers sinks, crisp lighting, and an elegant walk-in shower.
The second bedroom is cheerfully decorated. Like the master bedroom, it also has a comfy queen bed, and a large dresser. Small bedside tables are found on either side of the bed, each with a drawer and reading lamp. There is a roomy closet to put your hanging clothes and suit cases.
The third bedrooms was designed with kids in mind. It has a twin-over-double bunk bed. There is also a pull-out trundle underneath with another mattress, allowing 4 kids to sleep in this room. A dresser and desk are also offered, as well as another good sized closet. Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a full bathroom with a shower/tub combination.
Along with all of the bed linens, we also provide all of the beach and bath towels you will need for your stay.
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
Covered hammock area
Elevated tanning deck
Private Beach Access
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Sep 11 2021 - Feb 25 2022
Feb 26 2022 - May 27 2022
May 28 2022 - Aug 12 2022
Aug 13 2022 - Sep 09 2022
Sep 10 2022 - Feb 24 2023
Pet Fee: $225
Pet fee 2nd pet: $125
5% Administrative Fee: $0
Cleaning Fee: $250
Tax Rate: 11.5%
For New Years, Easter, 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, cleaning, and pet fees.
A signed rental agreement must be on file in order to complete any reservation.
This house rents Saturday to Saturday only from March to Mid September.
Last updated November 29, 2021
Calendar last updated: November 28, 2021
Guestbook comments from the owner:
We were so excited when we arrived at the house. It was more spacious than the pictures allowed. Decorated beautifully and hats off to the cleaning crew - very clean! The big windows allowed you to experience the beach as you are steps away. The huge deck was also such a nice extra. Most of our time was spent on the beach. Perfect weather as well. The one time we had a problem unlocking the front door, Dave answered his phone on the first ring. Should also mention quality beach chairs/beach towels that were provided. Thanks for the great memories!
Our stay at Almost Heaven (which included Sandpiper's Nest next door - multi-state family vacation) was absolutely awesome! The property is even better than pictured. The home is well laid out and absolutely beautiful! When you think of the beach, this is what should come to mind. The colors and decor are beachy and tasteful, bedrooms spacious and comfortable and the kitchen is stocked with EVERYTHING you could imagine! As our home was the hub for cooking and hanging out, having two coffee pots plus a Keurig made the wakeups easier! Plenty of seating at the bar, the table and that awesome kitchen island!! We wanted for nothing - plenty of bed/bath/kitchen linens including beach towels. And if you have small children, the closet in the kid's bunk room was stocked with everything you could need. There were also plenty of games, puzzles, movies, books - well thought out and stocked. The outdoor spaces were just as inviting and comfortable (gramma and the dog hung out on the covered lower deck in a lounger most days!) and the two outdoor closets full of beach gear were more than we imagined would be there! And then there's the beach and ocean - Just steps away! We had beautiful hot weather, lots of playing in the sand and ocean, boogie boarding and even a day of paddle boarding. St. Augustine itself is just a short ride away with SOOOO much to see and do! Although the heat (mid to upper 90's) kept us playing in the ocean during the day, there was plenty of nightlife in town. Add in all of the historical spots, ghost tours, mini-golf, go-karts, shops, places to eat and drink (Mayday was a terrific spot for ice cream-YUM!) - there was SO much to see and do and NOT enough time! We will definitely be back for another visit and will rent through Wren Beach Rentals again. David was so easy to work with and everything went smoothly. Only one suggestion - we had our own pop-up tent (much needed!) which finally "bit the dust" after being damaged on last years beach trip. It Would be a good investment for the house - the 2 beach umbrellas in the closet have seen better days. :o) We are so thankful for our stay in your lovely home - the week was truly ALMOST HEAVEN! Thank You!!