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Winter's Past, Upscale Private Oceanfront; St Augustine area

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 10 Sleeps

Winter's Past offers a vacation holiday home with the best of both worlds: calm and restful beach mode, and a wide variety of activities within minutes! Dog and people friendly, upscale yet warm and inviting; this 4 bedroom, 3 bath private home has a private beach walk and spectacular views of the ocean. Curl up or dine in the upper level sunroom featuring panoramic views - you're almost floating above the beach! You may not want to leave.....

Perfect for family vacations, family reunions, girlfriend's reunions, quiet romantic getaways, and self catered holiday rentals

Pool privileges at Serenata Beach Club for the week are a minimal extra cost; they include family swimming, heated pool, adult pool, wading pool, fitness center, full locker rooms, jacuzzi, lots of children's activities, inside and oceanfront bars and dining, and golf privileges at Marsh Landing Country Club.

Winter's Past is located at the southern end of South Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and is just 4.9 miles from the bridge to St Augustine.

St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra offer a Florida holiday unlike any other.

St Augustine is America's oldest city with brick streets leading to historic churches, living history museums, antiques stores, art galleries, charming restaurants, and loads of shops. A centuries-old fort stands guard over the Intra-Coastal Waterway, horse-drawn carriages clip-clop through the historic district, and ghost tours show you the area's secrets. Area attractions including Ripley's, IMAX, Marineland Dolphin Adventure, Pirate Museum, boating, fishing, history and eco-tours, fishing, and miles and miles of pristine Atlantic beaches beckon.

Ponte Vedra is a golfer's paradise featuring the PGA Tour HQ, THE PLAYERS Championship and elegant seaside resorts and dining.

Hurricane Policy: This part of Florida historically has fewer

hurricanes than almost anywhere else. However, if a mandatory

evacuation order is issued during the rental period that would apply

to our section of St. Johns County, we will refund ALL your rental

fee for that week; unless order is issued for the day of your

planned departure. If your rental period is longer than one week, this would

apply only to the week it occurs or subsequent weeks if the house cannot be occupied.

More Details

Joe Honeycutt
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2017


South Ponte Vedra Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
INTERIOR Accommodates 10 people Dog friendly - We allow your dog! Cheerful design Panoramic ocean views 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths Huge living/leisure area facing ocean and opening onto deck Fully equipped eat-in kitchen leading into panoramic glass-encased area Spacious living/lounging area, elegant but comfortable - wall to wall views of ocean Luxurious master suite facing ocean and opening onto deck, with home office area ( wireless internet, printer, library) Master bath with garden tub, double vanity sink, huge walk-in closet, and elegant glass shower Wireless, Televisions in all 4 bedrooms, HD Flat screen in living room, Comcast cable, one DVD player, CD player Beach towels and linens provided EXTERIOR Long ocean side deck Private dune walkover Outdoor shower Gas grill Private fenced yard Quiet beach, just enough beach combers to add flavor to the day! Enclosed, attached garage


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Winter's Past, Upscale Private Oceanfront; St Augustine area
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Colorado Springs, CO

Beach Rental

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely wonderful.  The owners have done a terrific job of making you feel welcome.  Everything you could possibly want is provided, including beach towels!  The layout of the home is perfect with a bathroom on each floor, everyone has their privacy.  We had a great vacation and plan to return next year.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments.
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winter's past perfection

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in many rentals over the years, and none have compared to the beauty and comfort of Winter's Past. The decor is charming and very comfortable, the kitchen well equipped, the views are spectacular. Our children and grandchildren loved everything about our visit. Joe and Suzanne could not have been more accommodating. I would recommend this spot to anyone looking for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. We love it too and always say "There is laughter in the walls" from all of our family's happy times there. Hope you will come back again.
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Stanford, KY

Another wonderful trip with my girlfriends!

  • 5 of 5

Every year a group of friends stays at this wonderful beach house. We love the setting; we love the whimsical decorations; we love the view; and the house has everything you could possible need for a weeks stay except groceries. Everything that was promised in the description was there - and more. The house was clean as can be and everything was in perfect working order. I know I sound over-the-top about this vacation house, but we wouldn't keep coming back if it weren't so ideal. We love going into St. Augustine and shopping in the quaint shops and going to the outlet malls. To be able to look out your back door and see the sun rising over the ocean, hear the waves hitting against the sand - it just doesn't get any better.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. We really enjoy sharing our home with all the girl friends groups that keep coming back for their annual gathering. You are all blessed to have each other over the years; and we are blessing by the happiness you leave in our home.
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Atlanta, Georgia

Perfect Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the nicest beach houses we have ever rented. My family of adult children and grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed everything about this house. The location was perfect for beach activities, trips into St. Augustine, and family friendly local restaurants. The owners made our stay even better than most, prooviding ample beach towels, chairs, boogie boards, and even kites for the children to fly on the beach. The Seranata Beach Club eas an added plus for the pool and the workout activities. You cannot go wrong in renting this house. It will accommodate 10 people easily.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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The Waggoner Family

  • 5 of 5

what a wonderful home and place to stay. Walk out door to the beach, drink your coffee on the deck or in a room with the view of the ocean. Clean with all you need. The owner was great from the first contact up to the date we departed. This is a place we will go back to.This is a place I would recommend.

The Waggoner Family

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We love sharing our home.
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Milledgeville GA


  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely week in your house; "we" being 2 parents, 2 young adults, 2 college students, and 2 high schoolers, with dogs. Every summer we have a family week at the beaches near St. Augustine...this was the best by far. Beautiful house, unbelievable beach, great food...perfect in every way. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It's a joy to share our home with our guests. We love knowing that Winter's Past will always be a part of their family's memories.
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Swimming in the ocean.

* Long walks on the beach.

* Enjoying the ocean and the views.

* Fishing: Surf casting, intracoastal, pier, guided, party boat.

* Golf and tennis.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Stay at Winter's Past and enjoy quiet time.

* Walking tours around historic St Augustine.

* Shopping at the 2 outlet malls.

* Walking in Guana State Park.

* Dine in.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Dining in St Augustine, Vilano Beach, and Ponte Vedra.

* Optional membership at Serenata Beach Club.

* Board games.

* Guided tours of historic St Augustine.

* day trip to Disney World and Orlando.


Minutes to historic St. Augustine, TPC, Sawgrass, World golf Village with Imax theatre, Guana State Park, MarineLand Dolphin Adventure.

An easy day trip to Cape Canaveral, Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal Studios and other Orlando area attractions


Minutes to hiking, golf, tennis, fishing, boating, sailing,

moonlight cruise.

Family swimming pool, heated pool, jacuzzi, and fitness room

amenities are available at the oceanfront Serenata Beach Club, five

minutes from our beach house, at minimal cost for the week. This is

a lovely upscale club with wonderful dining and lots of children's

activities - if it's a rainy day, or just too steamy to be on the

beach, your family can head into the club for the day. The shower

area has all the personal items you might need - razor, soap,

shampoo. Please Google them to preview what they have to offer.


Rates & Availability

South Ponte Vedra Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
Apr 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Weekly Rate: $2200 - $3500

Nov 19, 2011 – Feb. 24, 2012 $2,200/week $450-500/night (3 night min.)
Feb 25, 2012 – May 25, 2012 $2,800/week $450-500/night (3 night min.)
May 26, 2012 – Aug 24, 2012 $3,500/week $600-700/night (3 night min.)
Aug 24, 2012 – Nov 17, 2012 $2,200/week $400-450/night (3 night min.)

Holidays - $300 up-charge.
Add 10% for state and county taxes.

$500 reservation deposit to hold dates, which converts to damage deposit upon payment of full rent plus tax. Full rent plus tax due 6 weeks prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.