0.2 miles from Guana Lake
Thank you for considering “Serendipity” for your next vacation! Our family loves this home and beautiful, private beach right out our back door. We use it as often as possible, but never enough! What's unique about staying with us is that you're getting a fully equipped "beach home" versus a high volume "beach rental". We limit the number of annual rental days which allows us to maintain the home by minimizing wear and keeping up with routine maintenance, and place a very high value on comfort and cleanliness. We aren't a business and make an effort to provide personal accommodations for our guests whenever we can. If the property is available for you to arrive a couple of hours early or depart a couple of hours late, we will happily offer that to you. If there is a hurricane in the forecast during your stay, we're not going to require a mandatory evacuation for you to receive a refund. Beach towels and chairs are provided, as are books, games and identification guides for local fish, shells and birds - everything you need to enjoy this amazing spot is already here and ready for your stay. Our goal is for you to have an easy, relaxing experience and enjoy the beach the same way our family does.
Chris & Lisa
"Serendipity" is a 4 BR, 3 BA oceanfront home. This executive level home on South Ponte Vedra beach features comfortable and tasteful furnishings as well as many extras, like a professional icemaker, Italian Nardi patio loungers, filtered water, and a Sonos sound system throughout.
This home is located on a private, desirable area of South Ponte Vedra Beach with no nearby public access. The property features over 2000 sf of outdoor deck space in addition to a private outdoor shower and changing area. You will find spectacular views of the ocean to the east and the Guana Nature Reserve to the west, as well as outstanding spots for viewing the changing surf and tides, sunsets and sunrises, and stargazing. Dolphin, pelican and boat watching can be enjoyed from the family room or outdoor spaces. You might even see a right whale or a sea turtle! Additionally, this is one of the best beaches on the eastern shoreline for beachcombers (you will find a large variety of shells - including large conch shells and lightening whelk, sharks teeth, sand dollars, beach rocks and sea glass, depending on the tides and time of the year).
Kitchen: Fully stocked kitchen with everything you might need during your stay. Granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, filtered free standing ice maker, filtered water, island with seating for four, ceramic tile. Pantry with stacking washer and dryer off kitchen hallway leading to bedrooms and main level bath.
Dining Space: Adjacent to kitchen and family room with views of Guana Nature Reserve and palm trees out front and the ocean out back. Stanley Juniper Dell round-to-oval table with seating for six (can squeeze 8 by using bench), ceramic tile.
Family Room: Relax and enjoy the beauty of the ocean or a movie in the comfortable family room. Seating: Large custom slipcover sectional sofa plus two swivel barrel chairs, large area rug, flat screen Amazon Fire TV, DVD player.
Ocean Master: Luxurious and cozy oceanfront master bedroom with wide plank wood floors, Stanley Juniper Dell King upholstered bed with two storage drawers and luxury hotel quality Stearns & Foster mattress, two large nightstands with drawers, rattan ceiling fan, closet with built-ins and pocket door, Amazon Fire smart TV, petite full bathroom with tiled shower. Access to screened porch.
Main Bath: Conveniently located off center hallway, ceramic tile floor and walk-in shower, granite countertop, mirrored three panel medicine cabinet, built-in storage with clothes hamper, Toto Japanese Washlet with heated seat.
The Hideaway: "Secret” room off main floor hallway with wide plank wood floors and two Sealy twin beds behind an oversized, soft close barn door. Built-in drawers and hanging storage in hallway across from room. Perfect for toddlers, teens or extra guests as needed.
Sunset Master: Generously-sized second master bedroom with wide plank wood floors, king size Sealy luxury hotel quality mattress, whitewashed rattan ceiling fan, slipcovered rocker-glider, media console with reading materials, Amazon Fire smart TV, chest of drawers, extra large walk-in closet with built in storage and full-length mirror.
Seaside Retreat: Private lower level guest house with access off of the breezeway. The Seaside Retreat features island-inspired decor and includes wide plank wood floors, luxury hotel quality king size Sealy mattress, rattan ceiling fan and two night stands with basket storage. The suite also offers a sitting room with a Queen pull out sofa, two rattan side chairs with cushions, Amazon Fire smart TV, wet bar with granite countertops, copper sink and refrigerated drawer, single-serve Keurig, and a large bathroom with walk-in shower. Armoire with hanging and drawer storage. Perfect for families, couples or extra guests as needed.
Main deck: Seating for 8+ featuring Nardi resort style furniture, including four chaise lounges and four 5-position reclining high back chairs, and two side tables. Also includes a round table with 2 additional chairs that are lightweight, washable and portable and can be used on main deck, south side deck, screened in porch or even indoors. We've added a new high top table with 4 chairs, perfect for morning coffee, lunch or appetizers late afternoon. Enjoy your favorite tunes while sitting outside with the Sonos sound system and deck speakers.
Side Deck: On south side of house, sheltered from cool Northern breezes. If you like to sit in the sun on the deck, a home with one that runs east/west is a must in the afternoons!
Screened Porch: Enjoy stunning views of the ocean and the sunset over the Guana from the extra large screened porch! Sitting area includes sofa, rocker-glider and square coffee table. Eating area includes Nardi dining table and 6 chairs (add two lightweight white chairs to the corners to fit 8). Two ceiling fans and wall speakers create a comfortable space for lounging or dining.
Top Deck: Huge observation deck with bar seating for 10, built-in benches and panoramic views of the ocean and Guana Tolomato Matanzas Nature Reserve.
Lower Lanai Deck: 4 individual hammocks with ocean views, sitting area, outdoor shower with large dressing area, outdoor storage for chairs and toys, leads to beach pathway. Fully stocked with beach chairs, beach toys and a bocce ball set.
When booking "Serendipity" you will be charged an Administrative Fee of $79 and provide a minimal $250 security deposit that is refunded to your card 7 days after your stay. The Administrative Fee is used to secure rental insurance coverage allowing us to hold such a small security deposit for your stay.