Mostly happy with house
Reviewed on Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Comfortable home,near the beach and close to fun things to do with family.Very disappointed in shower in multi spotted shower curtain bathroom.Handle not functional either you had freezing water or scalding hot water.Elevator was great help and number of rooms were perfect.The people I talked with were nice but it was frustrating I needed to contact them for almost every payment to make sure it was placed on our credit card on time. Also after driving from Ohio it was frustrating to not have been given an updated code so we could access the house. Luckily the maintenance gentleman answered my call and gave us the new code.
Fantastic views fantastic house
Reviewed on Friday, October 2, 2015
Was pleasantly surprised of the conditions of house and surrounding area. The pictures online do no justice to the beauty that exits both the house itself and surrounding views. Simply breathtaking didn't want to leave property to do the tourist thing. I would love to think that my family, friends and I will be back in the future. Simply a magnificent house and location, less then 4 miles from downtown St. Augustine where we had a family wedding. Would highly recommend the property to allow you to hit the refresh button in all of us.
Wedding Week was Wonderful!
Reviewed on Thursday, September 24, 2015
In town with lots of family for my niece's destination wedding. We couldn't have asked for a nicer home to rent. Right on the Inlet, breathtaking view. There was plenty of space for everyone, we filled up all 12 beds! Great kitchen, plenty of seating and the pool, while a bit small, we a treat. Seas are often rough here and it was nice to cool off at the pool. Sitting on the rockers on the balcony was a great way to spend our time. If you love fishing on the beach, bring your pole, there's a ton of fish just a few steps from your door. Drive into historic St Augustine is just 10 minutes and there is a brand new Publix Grocery store just 3 blocks away. We will definitely be back!
Wonderful Beach House
Reviewed on Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Stayed here for a week in September. Everything was so nice. Had family members ranging in age for 1 to 80 and it accommodated everyone perfectly. Great location close to downtown and beautiful beach. This was our 2nd time here and we will definitely come again.
Family Get Together
Reviewed on Monday, August 31, 2015
Excellent location with great ocean and inlet views. The house accommodated the large family group well and was comfortable. The two porches were the best and the pool while quite small was great for the kids.
Reviewed on Friday, August 14, 2015
We had a wonderful time staying in this condo. The location was perfect and everything about the house was great. I have no complaints.
Reviewed on Tuesday, August 11, 2015
The location and the house were great. Lots of room in the house and just a short walk to the beach. Loved sitting on the balcony watching the ocean. The elevator stopped working the day before we left, but other than that there were no issues with the housel.
Awesome Vacation Rental
Reviewed on Saturday, July 4, 2015
We chose this home because of the space and elevator for an ill family member. This was our first stay in the St Augustine area so we did not know what to expect. The house was wonderful. very clean and the view was spectacular. The city was awesome as well. this will be a vacation we will always remember.
A Good Spring Break
Reviewed on Thursday, April 9, 2015
This house was wonderful for our family Spring Break. The location was ideal for enjoying the beach, yet being close enough to go back and forth to the house. Sunrises on the porch in the morning were beautiful. Ideal setup for multiple family gathering. Enjoyed the pool with grandchildren-once it warmed up a bit:) Contact with property management company was great during the reservation process and received helpful emails, texts msg leading up to our stay. Attempts to contact the company by phone 1-2 weeks prior to stay were unsuccessful. After several unsuccessful attempts I used a maintainance number I found with rental info and John went above and beyond to answer my questions, even calling me back with info he wanted to confirm. Our full day of rental brought a service call for an appliance apparently arranged by the owner/property management - no notice given to us until they were enroute. A little inconvenient. Overall a good time
Pirates Paradise Beach House
Reviewed on Thursday, March 12, 2015
We were very pleased with the size of the rooms which offered plenty of space for our party of 10 adults. Unfortunately, the rooms desperately needed a fresh coat of paint. Many of the walls were scuffed and marked and needed cleaning as well as painting. I would only recommend the property if these improvements were made.
Reviewed on Saturday, October 25, 2014
We were in St. Augustine for my daughters destination wedding. Family wanted a place to hang out and visit for a few days following the wedding and this was the perfect place. Lots of space - we spent most of our time on the balcony watching beachcombers. A grocery store is around the corner. We were over twelve people, so our overflow spent the nights at the nearby hotel and came over to visit during the day. It was a delightful place for our group.
Nice Family Vacation
Reviewed on Monday, August 25, 2014
The house had plenty of room for a mini family reunion. The elevator was convenient to have. It was conveniently located on the beach, close to a grocery store, and about a 10-15 drive to downtown St. Augustine. The views of the ocean and passing ships and the lighthouse in the distance were beautiful. The part of the beach the house is on was never crowded. The pool was a little smaller than we thought, but it was a good hangout to beat the summer heat. We did agree to allow some maintenance to be done during our stay. It turned out to be more of a construction project and it put a damper on the end of our stay. The whole yard was in disarray, alternate parking wasn't convenient, and the cable/internet was disconnected the last two days of our trip. We would consider staying here again, but not agree to any maintenance during our trip.
tA happy Family stay
Reviewed on Monday, July 21, 2014
Enjoyed the location and house
Suggest a couple of chairside tables and a lounge chair for the porch
More importantly-a railing for exiting the pool safely
Awesome family vacation!
Reviewed on Monday, July 7, 2014
This was the perfect house four our 4 family vacation! We were there for a week and would definitely recommend it. It was exactly as described. The beach was right out front and even though the pool was small we had 10 people in at once! It was very clean and the ac was cold! The whole week was perfect. No problems at all. The elevator was a necessity for our mom with her walker. We could not have had a better time in a better place. Would definitely come back!
A Beautiful Walk on the Beach
Reviewed on Monday, June 30, 2014
The picture of this house does not do it justice. The views are breathtaking and you will find yourself sitting on the beautiful porches every chance you get. It rained part of every day we were there but even that was enjoyable because of the porches. We had first class seats to the spectacular thunder storms.
The pool is small but is big enough for the grandkids to have fun in and big enough to float in. My family found it very enjoyable and kept the little ones entertained for hours when we weren't on the beach or sight seeing.
This was our third summer to stay in a beach house in St. Augustine. This was by far the best maintained house we have stayed in. The rooms are large and we loved the 4 1/2 baths. I would recommended this home to anyone with a large family or large groups.
My only cons was the elevator that was tricky to work, not enough garbage cans for such a large house and the kitchen utensils need to be updated including the knives. More rocking chairs need to be added on the porches.
Overall, we loved to the house and the location is spectacular.
Poker Group Getaway
Reviewed on Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Ocean breeze and views were delightful.
Perfect Family Retreat
Reviewed on Thursday, May 8, 2014
The rental was exactly as promised. We were 5 siblings plus their spouses and our 80 year old mother. There was plenty of space for us all to have our private times yet the central living space was big and comfortable. Watching the action on the beach from the 2nd and 3rd floor balconies was a favorite activity . There was an issue with the elevator on Sunday. It was fixed on Monday.
We used the gas grill several times. The outdoor shower kept the beach sand out of the house. Would definitely come back again.
Everything we were looking for and needed!
Reviewed on Thursday, April 10, 2014
Our spread out family gets together for one week out of the year. With 2 daughters and their families in Colorado and 1 in Knoxville, putting together a vacation that works for everyone is quite a process. The accommodations at Pirates Paradise met everyone's needs. We had plenty of family gathering room, great porches with view of family members coming and going from the beach, very convenient to grocery (we found we could walk there quicker than we could drive!)and close in to town. The house was perfect for all we had going on and the management team was easy and pleasant to work with as well as extremely professional and quick to get back to me with answers to questions.
Reviewed on Thursday, October 31, 2013
We had a great time at Pirates Paradise. The location was great. We enjoyed walking on the beach and sitting on the porch watching the boats go in and out of the port. We had plenty of room for everyone and the elevator was great for my 90+ Mother-in-law. We would come back again!
Reviewed on Tuesday, October 22, 2013
We enjoyed the size of the property and the location was excellent. A little wear and tear is starting to show but overall a wonderful stay.
Lovely house with exquisite view!
Reviewed on Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Everything was fine except a shower broke on our first evening, and we had much, much difficulty getting help! When water is running constantly, one needs help immediately, but maintenance was extremely slow in responding. Had my husband not found a tool in his car and finally got the water cut off, it would have run for 24 hours. We realize things like that will happen now and then, but the response should be faster.
Great place for small family reunion!
Reviewed on Thursday, June 13, 2013
Wonderful view and perfect beach for our family group. Well-stocked with all essentials. Elevator was an asset. Overall, we agreed with previous guests that beds were uncomfortable. However, mattresses were replaced just in time for one comfortable night.
Reviewed on Monday, May 27, 2013
The views were spectacular, the tranquility unbelievable and the distance to the Old City extremely convenient.
Reviewed on Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Absolutely loved this house! The views are terrific, the location phenomenal. We had our parent's 65 wedding anniversary reunion at this home. 20 people in terrible weather (everyone had to be indoors) and yet, never did we feel cramped. The 2nd floor main level allowed my dad to never have to take the stairs and the elevator was the BEST! Made loading and unloading easy! Would recommend this home to anyone!
Pirates Paradise - Vacation Paradise
Reviewed on Monday, March 18, 2013
Incredible location. Large, spacious rooms. I must say the master bathroom was my favorite room. Enough room for everyone to have their own space.
Reviewed on Monday, February 18, 2013
Reviewed on Monday, January 21, 2013
Wonderful property and wonderful stay. A few very minor maintenance issues like a couple of inoperable windows and broken closet door but nothing that impacted the quality of our stay. Fantastic that we could bring our little dog along. Would go back any time to this location and this property! Thank you
Pirates Paradise was just that.
Reviewed on Monday, January 14, 2013
We had a great a time and would do it again in a heartbeat. I would recommend this to any one.
Our daughter's wedding
Reviewed on Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Awesome stay for our daughter's wedding! Loved the house, but the beds are terrible. Very uncomfortable and noisy. Every time you move in any of the beds they are loud. For such a gorgeous house the master bed was the worst. Would stay here again, despite the beds.
Saint Augustine Property
Reviewed on Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Property was nice overall. Good location. Pool was a little smaller than expected. Property isn't directly on the beach. The beach is across the street. The only problem we had was at checkin. The lockbox was not on the door handle like the instructions said. Instead it was on the railing. There is a lockbox on the door but that must be for a realtor. It took us 20 minutes to find the other lockbox. Wish the instructions were clearer about the location.
it was awesome nice view
Reviewed on Monday, October 8, 2012
we all had tons of fun we were up early every morning for the sun rise the house was perfect 4 us with kids. would have preffered more full sized beds but we made it the beds def. need an upgrade they were not exactly comfy very squeeky but overall we had so much would do it again
Reviewed on Monday, September 17, 2012
It was a great location, nice inside, pool smaller then it looks.
Family in Paradise
Reviewed on Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Having this as a first time vacation with myself and my two daughters families, this was the perfect spot. The location was incrediable easy access to the beach, saftey was never an issue. The kids could swim on a protected beach and fishing was just wonderful fun for the whole family. We could sit on the decks and watch the fishing boats go out while we were having our A.M. coffee and also watch the Dolphins as they were feeding. The same with the evening, spending time fishing off the beach, sitting on the deck watching the light house beams, swimming in the pool or just listening to the waves hit the beach what a perfect spot. The house was large enough for the 11 of us to not be in each others space but it had a few minor issues that we all overlooked because of how perfect and special our time together was. We were also so close to the grocery store and wonderful sight-seeing. The location was perfect!Would I recommend this propery ? Yes I would, would I go back? In a heartbeat!
Wilson Family Vacation
Reviewed on Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The swimming pool was deceiving. It was more the size of a large hot tub as opposed to a regular swimming pool. The beach area was not as nice as other beaches along the Florida coast. It had much more broken and ground up shelss as opposed to pure white sand.
You can't get a better view than you can from the master bedroom on the 2nd floor. It was awesome at night seeing the lighthouse and beautiful in the morning seeing the boats traveling out of the inlet. The location near the Publix grocery store is very handy.
Finally, it is a great house for spending family time as the kitchen opens up into the dining area and living space. Great place for family time and fun. Also, there was plenty of parking.
Overall it isi a great location/property with only an average beach facility/walk (long walk to the beach. Perhaps a little over-priced, but a nice place to vaaction.
Reviewed on Thursday, July 5, 2012
Beautiful location. A lot of fun things to do nearby. Proximity to grocery store and restaurants a plus. Could use a few more amenities in the kitchen such as utensils and bowls and pots but overall a great property. Very comfortable and great views.
Notes to you
Reviewed on Monday, June 25, 2012
very good experience and even the weather was wonderful - warm and breezy.
We left a kitchen pan and lid. May we stop by to retrieve it?
Small repairs needed - refrigerator leaked, lights out in two bathrooms, dishwasher is dismal - difficult to start.
We'd come again and recommend to others.
great location, needs a little attention
Reviewed on Monday, April 2, 2012
Great location. Wi fi didn't work until last day. Needs lighting in parking area. Missing many light bulbs. Floors were filthy upon arrival. Ceiling fan didn't work. Dishwasher difficult to work. Would be nice if there would have been beach chairs, toys, etc.