Florence By the Sea, OceanView, Private Pool, Spa, 6 BRs.

Florence By the Sea, OceanView, Private Pool, Spa, 6 BRs.

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 9, 2014
House, 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, 14 Sleeps

Three stories of lavish Italianate beauty with breathtaking ocean and golf course views await you at Florence by the Sea, our home across the street from the beach in Ocean Hammock. With every luxury from a pool to an elevator, it's a dream vacation home.

Boasting more than 5,000 square feet, Florence by the Sea is ideal for large groups, family reunions, or just a big family ready to spread out and get comfortable. The elevator makes it accessible for everyone, so it's a good choice for a multi-generational vacation. Ocean Hammock Resort is a family friendly, gated beach community. The world-renowned Ocean Hammock Golf Course winds through the neighborhood, affording spectacular views. There's something for everyone here!

Your favorite part of Florence by the Sea is probably going to be the giant atrium-ceiling lanai, located off the rear of the house for even greater privacy. Enclosed in this vast space is a lovely swimming pool with an adjacent Jacuzzi to massage those golf-sore muscles! There's also a full summer kitchen, with a state-of-the-art grill and plenty of room for seating and poolside play. Just wait until you find yourself floating in the pool, gazing up at the vast blue Florida sky with a cold drink close at hand! Stress and everyday cares just melt away here!

Step inside from the lanai and you find yourself in our family room, one of two living areas designed for a crowd. Here you'll find a huge HDTV, wet bar, ultra-comfortable sofas and chairs, stereo system with Surround Sound (this is available throughout the house), cool tile floors, and plantation shutters on the many windows. After a long day at the beach, the family room is like an oasis! Make yourself a drink, put up your feet, and enjoy the game or your favorite show.

The second big living area is upstairs. Our great room is filled with windows and surrounded by balconies, and boasts a huge fireplace in addition to another entertainment center with HDTV and all the trimmings. And if you need more space, Florence by the Sea has a spacious office!

One of the best features of Florence by the Sea is the kitchen, which is adjacent to the great room. Beyond the long granite countertop and breakfast bar, you'll find Sub Zero appliances, a central island, custom cabinetry, and all manner of appliances and equipment. You can prepare a feast for 20 in here without going short a single fork! The dining room awaits formal meals, while a sun-filled breakfast nook does everyday duty as a lovely place to sip that first cup of coffee, update your Facebook status (you have free wireless Internet at Florence by the Sea), and plan another perfect Palm Coast day.

Even more important than the kitchen are the bedrooms, and you will simply love the arrangements here at Florence by the Sea. There are 6 bedrooms, 3 with en suite bathrooms, including a 1st-floor room right off the lanai that is great for those with accessibility issues (10 steps to the pool for water therapy!).

The master suite includes a large living area with a couch and chairs, a king-size bed, a long bank of windows, and a balcony with panoramic views. The en suite bathroom offers his-and-her vanities, a walk-in shower, and a deep tub. This is an area made for late nights and long mornings! It is a haven, and only the promise of another great day in the pool, on the course, or at the beach will lure you from it!

The 2nd bedroom contains a king bed, with an en suite bathroom including a walk-in shower, while the 3rd, 5th & 6th bedrooms have queen beds. The 4th bedroom contains a bunk bed with two doubles (sleeps up to 4 kids). There are also 2 brand new queen sleeper sofa beds. All are spacious and pleasant, with all linens provided. Oh -- did we mention the full-size laundry room in this house?! And, 2 garages for extra parking or storage.

With handsome landscape and even a private walkway almost outside the front door to lead you down to the beach, Florence by the Sea simply has it all.

More Details
  • Sleeps 14
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Swimming pool

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Florence By the Sea, OceanView, Private Pool, Spa, 6 BRs.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7094432
1-(904)-385-3888
Ormond Beach Florida Central Atlantic Coast
3

The Castle that Needed an Innkeeper

  • 3 of 5
The home was not clean. A bra was found under a bed. The home was very dusty. The upstairs laundry room smelled of very strong urine. I am guessing someone left a dog in that room for an extended time. A railing was loose on the upper porch and our 20 month old pushed on it. This could have been a very dangerous situation. Lights were out over the dining room table and in other rooms. We would not rent from this property again.
  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Hi Paul - Thank you for taking the time to share this information with us. I apologize for the maintenance and cleaning issues. I have already contacted my property manager to get these fixed. We appreciate the feedback, and we hope that you will consider renting from us again next time. I'd like to offer you a coupon good for 10% off your next stay. Just enter the coupon code rebook10 when you reserve your rental! Thank you again for your comments. Steve Milo, 904 385 3888, Vacation Rental Pros, 6233 A1a South, St. Augustine, FL 32080
business
Florence By the Sea, OceanView, Private Pool, Spa, 6 BRs.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7094432
1-(904)-385-3888
Ormond Beach Florida Central Atlantic Coast
3

Thanksgiving week

  • 3 of 5
The property needs to be updated. The towels and bedding need to be replaced. The oven burners don't work (2 are out) The kitchen is terribly disorganized. The property states that it sleeps 14. That is not true unless you are planning on two people sleeping on the couch. With that being said, we made the best of the property and had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Hi Marsha - I just received your feedback and wanted to personally thank you for taking the time to fill out our survey. I apologize for the maintenance issues. We do have 2 sleeper couches on the 2nd level. I have already contacted my property manager to get these fixed. You and your family are welcome back any time. I want to offer you a coupon good for 10% off your next stay. You can go online to our web site and book using coupon code = rebook10 Just type in .... rebook10 Thank you again. Steve Milo, 904 385 3888, Vacation Rental Pros, 6233 A1a South, St. Augustine, FL 32080
business
Florence By the Sea, OceanView, Private Pool, Spa, 6 BRs.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7094432
1-(904)-385-3888
Ormond Beach Florida Central Atlantic Coast
1

CAVEAT EMPTOR

  • 1 of 5
THE PICTURES ARE NOT EVEN CLOSE TO DEPICTING THIS PROPERTY. IT IS BORDERLINE FRAUD!!! I HAVE RENTED SEVERAL TIMES FROM DIFFERENT RENTAL COMPANIES BUT NEVER AGAIN FROM VACATION PROS.<br/>THEY HAVE A $395 NO REFUND CLEANING FEE AND THEN THEY WANT YOU TO CLEAN THE PLACE. EVERY RENTAL I HAVE EVER HAD THEY RETURNED THE CLEANING FEE. BUYER BEWARE!!!!
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Hi Tom - I just received your feedback and wanted to personally thank you for taking the time to fill out our survey. The pictures were taken as of May 2011. So, they are quite recent. You and your family are welcome back any time. I want to offer you a coupon good for 10% off your next stay. You can go online to our web site and book using coupon code = rebook10 Just type in .... rebook10 Thank you again. Steve Milo, 904 385 3888, Vacation Rental Pros, 6233 A1a South, St. Augustine, FL 32080
business
Florence By the Sea, OceanView, Private Pool, Spa, 6 BRs.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7094432
1-(904)-385-3888
Ormond Beach Florida Central Atlantic Coast
5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time, however there were a few hiccups. When we arrived the unit was dirty, the ceiling fans had a thick coating of dust on them & we found huge cockroaches in drawers. There was also huge spiders outside that we could not reach to but were pretty intimidating for the children to walk by. The dishwasher was not working, but was fixed promptly. And only 2 of the burners on the range worked. Also it was pretty weird how you have to go through outside to go from upstairs to downstairs, again a little harder with little children. We loved the location but were a little disappointed with the house, especially for the money we paid.
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Hi Cornelia - I just received your feedback and wanted to personally thank you for taking the time to fill out our survey. I apologize for the cleaning and maintenance issues. I have already contacted my property manager to get these fixed. You and your family are welcome back any time. I want to offer you a coupon good for 10% off your next stay. You can go online to our web site and book using coupon code = rebook10 Just type in .... rebook10 Thank you again. Steve Milo, 904 385 3888, Vacation Rental Pros, 6233 A1a South, St. Augustine, FL 32080
business
Florence By the Sea, OceanView, Private Pool, Spa, 6 BRs.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7094432
1-(904)-385-3888
Ormond Beach Florida Central Atlantic Coast
2

Crescent Castle

  • 2 of 5
There is no interior staircase between the two floors. The description of the property mentions the separate entrances, but does not state that there is no interior staircase. It appears that the property owners only pay for required maintenance. The place<br/> is simply run down. There was only 1 functioning lounge chair at the pool. The management company should notify the owners that the property is not in sufficient shape to be marketed for weekly rental. The soap dispensers had been diluted with so much water<br/> that they were unusable. Some of the covers for the outside light fixtures were missing. There is not enough seating in the main living room to comfortably seat even 6 people. The legs on the new couch in the living room were broken. There was no information<br/> regarding trash day or the internet password. I received two different sets of check out instructions. The list goes on and on. Nothing individually that is a deal breaker, but all together adds up to a shabby rental property in a great location. We will definitely<br/> not stay there again or use Vacation Rental Pros again.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Hi Michele - I just received your feedback and wanted to personally thank you for taking the time to fill out our survey. I apologize for the maintenance issues. I have already contacted my property manager to get these fixed. You and your family are welcome back any time. I want to offer you a coupon good for 10% off your next stay. You can go online to our web site and book using coupon code = rebook10 Just type in .... rebook10 Thank you again. Steve Milo, 904 385 3888, Vacation Rental Pros, 6233 A1a South, St. Augustine, FL 32080
business
Florence By the Sea, OceanView, Private Pool, Spa, 6 BRs.
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7094432
1-(904)-385-3888
Ormond Beach Florida Central Atlantic Coast
Northern Virginia
2

Not a castle at all, needs a major renovation and way overpriced

  • 2 of 5
We just returned home from Crescent castle and were greatly disappointed in this house. First and foremost was the fact that we had our three minor children with us and basically this house is two totally separate apartments, each with two bedrooms and<br/> no connecting staircase inside the house. So, for our family vacation my husband and I had to sleep in two separate locations. I feel like this should have been disclosed. The house is extremely dated...the kitchen cabinets are falling apart and it just didn't<br/> feel clean. There wasn't a full size coffee maker that worked, there was a broken coffee maker and one with a cracked carafe and then a tiny one that made one cup at a time. Also, everything in the kitchen was like yard sale stuff, nothing matched, no sets<br/> and what was there was so used it felt more like camping. Most of the windows in the house have broken seals so you can't even see out of them. The master bedroom ceiling fan had so much dust caked on it that I cleaned it myself because I couldn't fathom sleeping<br/> directly under it. There are no screens in window or doors, so you can't enjoy the air or sounds because of bugs getting in. The master sliding door wouldn't lock and I found a broom handle to put in the track. The toilet in the master bedroom ran constantly<br/> and there was exposed wiring on one of the walls in the Master. The air vents dripped water constantly and the drywall around the vents were drooping from having so much moisture. The sheets and towels are all a hodge podge of yard sale looking stuff, full<br/> of holes and frayed seams...they didn't feel or look fresh and clean. There is no garbage disposal and also don't expect to watch any TV...I think we got a total of 10 channels. It really is a shame because the beach is gorgeous, the property's only redeeming<br/> factor. This was our third summer and third house at St Augustine and the most expensive by far but this house couldn't hold a candle to the other two. Al
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa - I just received your feedback and wanted to personally thank you for taking the time to fill out our survey. I apologize for the cleaning and maintenance issues. I have already contacted my property manager to get these fixed. You and your family are welcome back any time. I want to offer you a coupon good for 10% off your next stay. You can go online to our web site and book using coupon code = rebook10 Just type in .... rebook10 Thank you again. Steve Milo, 904 385 3888, Vacation Rental Pros, 6233 A1a South, St. Augustine, FL 32080

Location

Activity and Interests

Living

* Ceiling Fans

* Central Air

* Ironing Board

* Linens

* Washer & Dryer

* Whirlpool Tub

* HD TV in Living Room

Convenience

* Outlet Shopping

* Area Fitness Center

* Craft Shopping

* Medical Services Nearby

* Nearby Grocery

* Shopping

Family

* Beach

* Library

* Miniature Golf

* Movie Theatre

Geographic

* Exceptional Sunrises

* Exceptional Views

* Near Beach

* Secluded

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Notes

  • Nightly Rate: $708 - $2500

    Weekly Rate: $2495 - $7000

    Monthly Rate: $2495 - $7000


  • Dates Nightly Weekly Monthly
    Dec 1, 2013-Feb 28, 2014 $1,000-$1,250 $2,495-$5,000 $6,770
    Mar 1, 2014-May 31, 2014 $708-$1,500 $2,495-$6,000 $18,429-$25,000
    Jun 1, 2014-Aug 31, 2014 $708-$2,500 $3,500-$9,500 $22,714-$27,000
    Sep 1, 2014-Nov 30, 2014 $1,000-$1,750 $2,495-$7,000 $11,980-$16,985
    Dec 1, 2014-Feb 28, 2015 $1,000-$1,750 $2,495-$9,714 $7,737-$19,170
    Prices exclude taxes & fees. Regular rates exclude any special online savings. Monthly rates are based on a 30 day month.

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • pets not allowed

Bathrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Half Bathroom

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6

Notes:

  • Outdoor * Balcony * BBQ Grill * Beach Walking * Beachcombing * Biking * Boating * Fishing * Gas Grill * Hiking Trails * Hot Tub * Ocean Kayaking * Patio * Pool * Sight-Seeing * Surfing * Swimming * Walkway to Water * Wildlife Viewing * Wind Surfing Culture * 83 miles to Orlando, FL * 30 miles - Daytona Airport (DAB) * 90 miles - Orlando Airport (MCO) * Baseball Park * Football Stadium * Jacksonville Stadium (Jaguars) * Kennedy Space Center * Lighthouse * Marine Land * Soccer Stadium * St Augustine Historic Town * Theatre * Ocean Hammock Beach Resort * Palm Coast, Florida * Palm Coast, FL Kitchen * Blender * Coffee Maker * Cookware * Dishwasher * Full Kitchen * Ice Maker * Microwave * Oven * Refrigerator * Stove * Toaster * Utensils
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