Napping Turtle, 3 Bedrooms, Ocean Front, Wireless Internet, Sleeps 9
Nestled on the beautiful shores of South Ponte Vedra Beach is our big yellow house, Napping Turtle. With large windows, 2 levels of beachfront decks, and all the latest amenities, it's the perfect spot for your most relaxing and enjoyable vacation ever!
At Napping Turtle, nothing stands between you and the blue Atlantic but soft sands and gorgeous natural dunes. Wake to the sounds of sea birds fishing for their breakfast in the surf, and drift off to sleep to the murmur of the waves. The sunrise seems to happen right outside your window here, and marine life from dolphins to manatees can be spotted swimming past. It's a little piece of paradise between Jacksonville and St. Augustine, ideal for a beach vacation but also great for golf, sightseeing, shopping, and fine dining. There's something for everyone on our little strip of the coast!
The family room on the ground offers breathtaking ocean views, soaring ceilings, direct access to the deck, and an HDTV -- not to mention ultra-comfortable couches! The cool tiled floor here feels so good when you come in barefoot from the beach, and the ceiling fan adds a fresh breeze to the air-conditioned comfort. Ah, this is the way to relax!
The dining area is adjacent to the living room, right beside French doors leading out to the deck. Indoors or out, it's a great way to start the day: a cup of coffee, a book or your phone (you have free wireless Internet at Napping Turtle, so you can keep your Facebook status updated!), and the vast horizon in front of you, full of possibilities!
The kitchen offers terrific ocean views too, not to mention state-of-the-art stainless-steel appliances, smooth countertops, and a breakfast bar set with high stools. You're just steps from the oceanfront balcony here, so throw open the French doors as you cook and enjoy the salty breeze!
You'll find the kitchen stocked with all the cookware, utensils, and dishes you could ask for -- your only contribution is groceries! No emergency trips to the store to pick up plastic cups or a can-opener; everything is waiting for you here.
When it's time to retire for the night, everyone will be pleased with their bedroom. Napping Turtle has 3 bedrooms plus a bonus room containing a single bed with a trundle, so there's plenty of space to sleep 10. This arrangement is perfect for 2 families traveling together, or a big group of friends.
The master bedroom overlooks the ocean, with a luxurious queen-sized bed and a TV. A set of French doors leads out onto the balcony, opening the entire room to the glorious outdoors. You're going to love it here!
The second bedroom also contains a queen-sized bed, while the third has 2 doubles. This third bedroom is a great place for the kids to all club in together, with their own TV and balcony access. Give the room over to blanket tunnels and pillow thrones, and the children will love being indoors almost as much as they do the beach!
A second bathroom is convenient to the other bedrooms, and a laundry room with full-sized washer and dryer keeps all those swimsuits and beach towels fresh. We provide all the linens and towels you need for every bed and bath at Napping Turtle, along with plenty of pillows and blankets. Come as you are and prepare to have the time of your life!
A boardwalk leads directly from Napping Turtle over the dunes and onto the warm sands of South Ponte Vedra Beach. You'll feel as though you're on our own private beach as you stroll the sands. This is a great beach for anything from boogie-boarding to sandcastle-building to bocce-ball playing, and the whole group will enjoy it.
Come stay at Napping Turtle very soon. You will love the location, the house, and the beautiful surroundings. Discover beachfront living the laid-back way in South Ponte Vedra Beach!
This property has optional access to the prestigious 5 diamond resort The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club.
Property Code: 69PVNTPSHN
Relaxing by the sea
Reviewed on Thursday, June 2, 2016
Perfect place to relax and enjoy your family
Very comfortable home amazing views
Looking forward to coming back
House Situated on Beautiful Beach - Bronze Rating Accurate
Reviewed on Monday, April 4, 2016
his house is situated on a beautiful strip of beach that was quiet when we were there in March 2016. Convenient location for going to St. Augustine. Close to grocery store and other shopping.
The house is spacious but absolutely in need of some upkeep/renovations. The seating in the living room is worn (not really visible from the pictures), the deck furniture is rusted and dirty. Only one halfway decent beach chair found in garage. Older bathrooms and appliances. Dining area chairs stained. There were flat screen televisions in all bedrooms and living room. Easy check in/out.
I had never stayed in a bronze rated property before and will probably not do so again.
Reviewed on Thursday, October 22, 2015
The house looked just liked the pictures! It was very comfortable and in a great location. I would definitely recommend this house to my friends and family and would definitely stay there again!
Vacation at Napping Turtle 9/5/15-9/12/15
Reviewed on Saturday, September 19, 2015
We had a wonderful relaxing time at Napping Turtle. We usually rent at a condo area where we can share a beach with a multitude of other vacationers, but opted with a house this time. The real difference was the almost totally secluded feel with only about 20 people at peak time on Labor Day weekend and then only a couple besides our group of 5 after the weekend. The beach is clean with firm sand which was great for walking,jogging or bike riding. High tide does take away almost all the beach from about 3pm through the evening, but low tide from about 9am till about 3pm makes for plenty of beach and a nice time. Being so close to the beach makes the surf sounds very relaxing while sitting on the deck. The house is comfortable, functional,well laid out, with enough room to spread out and not be cramped. The house does need some minor maintenance but this did not interfere with our vacation. St. Augustine is nearby with many attractions for day trips. Several very nice restaurants are just a few minutes away. We enjoyed wonderful seafood at Reef, Caps on the Water, and Palm Valley Fish Camp all with excellent food, service, and decor. We were treated to being able to witness sea turtles emerging from their nest and watch them race to the surf. We had great time and would recommend Napping Turtle to anyone for a quiet vacation.
Reviewed on Thursday, October 2, 2014
Great stay. Clean comfortable beds, sufficient kitchen, flat screens in every room. Had a wonderful time with an excellent view.
Good house, great location.
Reviewed on Monday, September 1, 2014
We had a super fun vacation here, and the price was very reasonable. I would recommend it. There were a couple of minor maintenance issues while we were there, but nothing that threw off the vacation. The house is older, but has renovations, modern floor plan, and nice furniture, so overall it is very pleasant inside. Ponte Vedra is nice because it's not crowded at all, we pretty much had the beach to ourselves.
6/14/14 thru 6/21/14.
Reviewed on Tuesday, June 24, 2014
For $3,000.00 @ week I would expect that each bedroom would have a flat screen TV. I would also expect that Premium channels would be included in the subscription.
Over all a good stay and would rent again...great location
Reviewed on Tuesday, June 3, 2014
While the property was a bit dated and not as upscale as many I have rented over the years, it had been refurbished and beds were comfortable at a reasonable price point. Great oceanfront views and beach accessibility. Bedroom tvs need to be replaced...the one upstairs would crackle and pop and just shut down on occasion. Basic cable provided but no HD.
We enjoy it.
Reviewed on Tuesday, December 31, 2013
The house was in a great location. It was fairly clean (i found just a few silverfish and maybe 2 small roach). It has everything you need (towel, kitchen things, sheets, extra blankets etc). It was great!! I recommend it.
Reviewed on Thursday, November 14, 2013
Our one week vacation was with 3 families totaling 6 adults and one child. We were all comfortable as the house layout is good. There was no beach at high tide but a great surf. We all really enjoyed ourselves.
Reviewed on Wednesday, August 21, 2013
What a beautiful view! Our stay at the Napping Turtle was very relaxing. We usually do not relax on vacation; we spend plenty of time visiting sites in the area. The Napping Turtle allowed our family to enjoy the view and each other. I found the beds to be very comfortable with no pain upon getting out of bed. That's a plus. The sheets were soft also. The open concept kitchen/dining/living room was great, especially with the view of the ocean always right there! The inside is updated and clean and welcoming. The outside needs some work in regards to the overgrown vegetation in the front and in the back. Overall, we were there for the ocean view and we were not disappointed. It was very warm and the air conditioner was constantly running, and the ceiling fans were helpful. I would have enjoyed it better if I could have had the doors open or if there was a screen door, however, like I said, it was too hot for that. The sad thing about that is not being able to hear the ocean while in the house. Finally, the locks on the doors need some work. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity. I have great memories of walking barefoot on the ocean beach for an hour everyday and that I can't do in Wisconsin.
Reviewed on Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Overall it was exactly the vacation our family needed!! We had six adults and 3 children and stayed very comfortably. Our only problems were trying to opening/shutting the french doors and the dishwasher. Yes the house could use a lil tlc, but for the time we were in it, we managed. Every morning we were able to watch dolphins play, was able to witness sea turtles at nite (without disturbing!) and have plenty of privacy while at the beach! And if you love seashells, you find plenty of them in this area!
Frustrating beginning, but a wonderful vacation
Reviewed on Monday, June 18, 2012
The reservation process and communication went smoothly. Unfortunately, we received mixed instructions regarding the key location, we got lost and the pouring rain did not help. While we were greatly frustrated, Audrey stayed on the phone giving us directions to the property and Chris met us at the house with a key. They were gracious and helpful.
The house has lots of deferred maintenance issues, but all the appliances were working, the beds were comfortable and linens were adequate and clean.
The property is right on the ocean and was wonderfully convenient for the kids to make their way to the beach, the deck and dock leading to the beach made a great overlook and provided a good place to sit and relax.
Overall, thanks to Audrey and Chris at the beginning, it was a very good rental.
Reviewed on Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Very good property, the bed linens maybe needed to be cleaned, but overall we enjoyed the place. Convenient and close to the beach. A very good house.