The beach and the ocean just steps from your door. Breathtaking views of sand, surf, and sky. Plenty of room for the whole gang to kick back and chill out. If these are your requirements for the perfect vacation, then Island Life Beach House is the destination for you.
Able to sleep up to 10 people, Island Life is both spacious and cozy, private and conveniently located. Not only is it mere steps from the beach, but it’s also just minutes from TPC Sawgrass, with two championship golf courses open to the public; the Mayo Clinic; St. Augustine, with its picturesque Old City; and a wealth of shops, restaurants, and more.
A private walkway takes you from Island Life’s backyard over the lush dunes to the uncrowded coquina sands of Ponte Vedra Beach. Even when you’re not on the beach itself, frolicking in the surf or combing the sand for the shells, you can still hear the murmuring waves and smell the fresh salt air—Island Life is that close.
You can relish the ocean view from the screened-in deck. Spanning the length of the house, with plenty of cushioned chairs and a roof providing shade from the midday sun, it’s a perfect spot for enjoying a drink as you look out for dolphins and whales cavorting beyond the surf. You can eat outdoors too, at the large table on the open patio.
Just as welcoming are the 2 adjacent living rooms. The more formal one has a plump, plush sofa, bucket chairs, a TV, and a DVD player; the 2nd has a beachier feel. There’s plenty of space for the kids to sprawl out with games and crafts while the grown-ups chat, check their email (Island Life has free wifi web access), or stretch out for a nap. And if you want some me time, there’s a cozy den with a sofa that converts to a queen-size bed, transforming the space into a 5th bedroom.
The dining table is large enough to seat 10 people, and should you still need more space there’s the adjacent breakfast bar with 4 stools. The dining room looks out onto the beach, which provides the perfect backdrop for a lively family meal--just as the kitchen is equipped with everything you need (except food!) to prepare and serve the meal.