Voluntary isolation? Cold outside? We are still renting wonderful private beach homes! Why not enjoy the beach views, fresh air and natural sunlight from the privacy of your own beach home replete with an oceanfront yard, private deck / patio, fresh air and warm sunlight!
Please scroll to bottom for IMPORTANT disclosures and minimum stay requirements!
Seaside Escape, nestled on a high beach dune is waiting for your arrival. Since there are only a few neighbors nearby allows you to enjoy our privacy, it like having your own piece of the beach. The views from sitting high up on the dunes are stunning!
As you enter this truly beachy home, walk upstairs to the main living area. This large open floor plan is perfect for the family to enjoy the conversations, each other and the spectacular views of the Atlantic.
The living room/dining room hosts large windows and sliding glass doors that lead to the wonderful deck. The ocean front deck runs the length of this vacation home, with a large (144 SF) landing and a walkway all the way to the beach. There is a shower on the landing to rinse off after a swim. Enjoy the round 4-seat dining table with umbrella, or the many loungers and chairs. Enjoy your morning coffee while looking for the playful dolphins or watch the sunset with a fruity drink.
The living room allows the family comfortable seating while listening to music on the entertainment center and enjoying the stone fireplace. If you need an extra sleep space the sofa opens up to a full size bed.
The dining room has a large table to enjoy the views while enjoying your meals cooked in our fully equipped kitchen.
The fully equipped kitchen you say, yes beside the regular appliances, you can enjoy as much ice as you would like in your drinks or to keep you drinks cold in the cooler on the beach, with a built in ice machine next to the refrigerator. It also has some items that you might need throughout your stay that you didn’t think to bring. If you have leftovers there is plastic wrap and aluminum foil for your use. Wanting breakfast, how about waffles, with the waffle maker the delicious waffles could be for breakfast. However, waffles are not only for breakfast, chicken and waffles for dinner or add ice cream for dessert. Speaking of dinner, how about set it and forget it in the crockpot while relaxing on the beach. You can enjoy these meals not only in the dining room but the bar in the kitchen with stools for seating or the cozy two-person table next to the kitchen.
Off the dining room the master en-suite. The king size bed calls to you, allowing you deep sleep. The sliding glass doors not only allow you access to the deck and will let you wake up to the beautiful Florida sunshine. The master bathroom has a shower/tub combination and a single sink.
The second bedroom is perfect for the kids. Two twin size beds and sliding glass doors that lead out to the deck is waiting for their arrival. Next to the bedroom is the hallway bathroom for them to use.
We did say this was a 3 bedroom home…. The private 3rd bedroom is downstairs and across the garage. This is perfect for another couple or the teenagers that do not want to be around the adults. The queen size bed and the futon allow up to 3 guests to enjoy the room and a full bathroom. There is also a wall mounted flat screen TV.
The washer and dryer are located off the dining room and next to kitchen.
During our “peak season” we DO REQUIRE a 7 night minimum stay AND we require a Saturday arrival and a Saturday departure. Other than some holidays Seaside Escape does not require you to stay a full week AND you to arrive on a certain day of the week.
DISCLOSURE 1: Bedroom Number 3 (Queen bed and futon) This bedroom is DOWNSTAIRS, separate from the "main" living area of the home. The main living area, BR #1 and BR #2 are all upstairs, however the third bedroom is downstairs. BR 3 ingress and egress is downstairs to foyer, then across the garage to bedroom (and full bathroom). You do NOT have to go outside to enter or exit this bedroom/bathroom. However, here is also a door to the outside via a door on the south side of the home.
DISCLOSURE 2: Minimum Stay Requirements: Please be sure to check if your requested dates have minimum stay requirements. If your proposed dates are on or near a national holiday OR during the peak months of June and July, the minimum stay is 7 nights with a Saturday arrival and departure. Be sure to check YOUR dates before reserving.
EXCEPTION TO MINIMUM STAY RULE: If there are less days available than the minimum stay required, then the Minimum Stay Rule is NOT required. However, ALL bookings MUST be a minimum of 3 NIGHTS.
Disclosure: Due to the hurricanes and nor'easters over the past few years, the beaches in front of some of our vacation homes have experienced some beach erosion. You may notice, particularly during high tide there is little distance between the seawall and the ocean.
FYI, high tide occurs twice every 24 hours. The time from the highest tide to the lowest tide is 12 hours and 25 minutes. Most of the day is somewhere between high tide and low tide. Please call if you have any questions.
Disclosure: Bunk beds are considered to be dangerous and guest may use them at your own risk, The guests understands that the owners and management company are NOT liable for the use of the bunk beds. Guests will NOT HOLD the the owner of Seaside Escape and Vacation Quest harmless and indemnified.
Disclosure: Any beach toys are considered to be dangerous and guest may use them at your own risk, The guests understands that the owners and management company are NOT liable for the use beach toys . Guests will NOT HOLD the the owner of Seaside Escape and Vacation Quest harmless and indemnified.
Free WIFI High Speed Internet
Free Unlimited Long Distance
Two Car Garage with Door Opener
Plenty of Extra Parking
Extra wide 100 foot lot (1/2 acre)
High Vaulted Ceiling in Living Room
Washer / Dryer with all Detergents
Keurig Coffee Maker
4 Flat Screen TV’s , Two DVD Players, and Two VCR Players
Movies, Magazines, Games, and Books
Beach Towels, All Linens Provided
Downstairs Guest Suite with Own Private Bath and Entrance
Oceanfront Master Suite with Door Leading to the Back Deck and Private Deck / Balcony overlooking the Beautiful Guana Park with fantastic Sunsets
Upstairs Guest Room has own Private Screened Porch on the Oceanfront Deck
Futon in downstairs Suite
Sleeper Sofa in Living Room
Large Kitchen opening into the Family room with Great Views of the Atlantic and Guana
Large Stand Alone Ice Machine (can you have too much ice?)
Deck Dining Table with Umbrella and lots of Chairs and Loungers
Seating for 12 in Adjoining Kitchen and Dining Room
FULLY Stocked Kitchen with Aluminum Foil, Baggies, Plastic Wrap, Napkins, Sponges… all the way to Crock Pots and Waffle Irons to Cookbooks.
Professionally Decorated for a "Florida Beach Feel"
Joan knows her product and delivers quality service.
We enjoyed every second!
(MANAGER: Thank you, we appreciate your comments and we're VERY pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return to S Ponte Vedra Beach! Thanks!)
Reviewed: Sep 18, 2019
Darryl is amazing, Joan was awesome as well. Weve never had any issues of any sort. We have stayed at this home twice now and we will be back again
The home is exceptionally clean. When you walk in you feel like youre home. Its very cozy. Its a good fit for families and a romantic getaway as well.
You are a wonderful guest and customer! We look forward to seeing you back again soon! Thanks, Daryl (Manager)
Powder Springs, US
Reviewed: Jun 28, 2019
Reviewed: Jun 8, 2019
Best week ever!!
(Manager) You are great guests and we look forward to hosting you next year! Thank YOU! Daryl and Team Vacation Quest
We are coming back next year!
Reviewed: May 4, 2019
I love to work with Daryl. He has helped us out so many times over the last 7 years. He always works to find us a place, the homes got hit so hard a few years ago, we thought we wouldnt find one. But Daryl came through as always.
We stay in lots of beach houses and this one is at the top of our list. Everything you need for a great vacation is there. Beach chairs and towels. All linens. Comfy beds. One of the best kitchens we have had. Great selection of pots and pans, I always take my favorites because we dont eat out much, but I didnt need them here. The house was spotless and well cared for. We cant say enough about it. We were happy happy happy for 10 days! Loved our vacation.
(Manager) You are a great guest, customer AND truly a pleasure to work with. We all here at Team Vacation Quest says, thank you for your continued business AND we look forward to hosting you again next year!
Daryl - General Manager
P.S. Thank you for your note regarding a garbage disposal. All of the homes on this part of S Ponte Vedra Blvd are on septic tanks. The septic company told us that garbage disposals don't work so well with the septic tank. I wish we could. Thank you for your input!
Reviewed: Mar 26, 2019
Reviewed: Mar 14, 2019
Super easy and stress free.
Loved how well stocked the house was, clean the linen was and how comfortable the beds were.
(Manager) Thank YOU!!
Reviewed: Jul 22, 2018
When we rented the house Daryl was awesome and answered all our questions. We were having a family vacation for graduating kids and needed a bigger place with lots of room. He always answered in a timely manner and always checked on me to make sure everything was going smoothly.
When we got to the house we didn't have any trouble with the security lock. it was awesome-kinda want a keyless for my home now. They put in a new grill and truthfully the house had everything you could want/ need. The kitchen was fully stocked with dishes and many things that you wouldn't think of. They had games and magazines and BOOKS!! the view from the deck was amazing and the construction next door didn't even happen, like they had the week off or something. It was quiet and wonderful. My husband even found some big shells around the deck, he was super excited about that. This house had it all and I couldn't thank them enough for all they did. Not sure how many people would come next year but we would recommend this house to everyone..
(Manager) Thank YOU! You and family are always a true pleasure to work with! We look forward to seeing you back next year. Thanks, Daryl and Team Vacation Quest
George and Maggie
Glen St Mary, US
Reviewed: Jun 20, 2018
for the first time in 70 odd years we experienced the worst of the blind mosquitos having to put up a tent on the deck...we went thru endless cans of spray...very hot west breeze (3 weeks) and no surf to speak of...all of which was not your fault......it was not all pleasant..but.caught lots of whiting so we ate well!
(Manager) I simply must learn how to control "mother nature" :-) This is the first time in many years that we have had an offshore wind (out of the west) for that long of a time. You mentioned two of my favorite things. 1st is surf fishing and 2nd is having a fish fry with fresh beach whiting. I must have missed your invitation! Maybe next year. You both are great guest and it is always a pleasure to work with you!
Rob and Angela
Reviewed: Mar 26, 2018
Daryl and his team are the best! Friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. We have been staying with them for years and have never had anything but a great experience.
(Manager) Rob and Angela, you guys are ALWAYS truly a pleasure to work with. Great guests and customers! We truly appreciate your business. Thanks, Daryl
While we have stayed at other properties, and have enjoyed them, we keep coming back to seaside escape. It is just a classic beach cottage, it has the perfect, laid back, relaxed vibe. And it is immaculate, and take it from someone who has rented their share of houses in Florida, that is not always the case. There are plenty of high end luxury homes around that smell damp, musty and are over run with bugs. But not RealtyQuest homes, and definitely not seaside escape.
Reviewed: Mar 20, 2018
Manager: Thank you for your input, we did send you an email with links to lots of great things to do, places to see and where to eat. As you suggested, we now include that information in our info "book" that you will find on the kitchen counter upon checking in.
George and Maggie
Glen St Mary, US
Reviewed: Jun 22, 2017
several years of renting with Vacation Quest has been a joy. We find the staff very competent and most friendly.
love the small screened porch as we had lots of rain.....just need more "view friendly" chairs on deck
(MANAGER) Thank you for your input! It helps us know what we need to do to make the Seaside Escape experience even more delightful. Thank YOU very much! Daryl
Marietta , US
Reviewed: Apr 12, 2017
Daryl was professional and "Johnny on the spot!"
(MANAGER) Well, Thank YOU!!
All the utensils and extras (i.e. Beach chairs, umbrellas, towels etc) were such a nice surprise!
Reviewed: Feb 24, 2017
Dennis and Dorothy
Reviewed: Jan 23, 2017
Reviewed: Jan 3, 2017
This was our 3rd time working with Daryl. He is very pleasant to deal with and responds quickly to any questions we have.
We enjoyed our stay very much! Thank you!
Ponte Vedra Beach, US
Reviewed: Dec 22, 2016
Darryl is fantastic to work with...friendly, thorough and always accommodating!
My family has been staying at Seaside Escape for several years. Some of our favorite memories are from our trips. The beach is so private, we feel like we are a million miles from home. The home is cozy and open with gorgeous views of the ocean. I highly recommend staying in this wonderful home.
Rock Hill, US
Reviewed: Jul 26, 2016
The whole rental experience was very streamlined and efficient. Very friendly and helpful staff. No hassles.
Seaside Escape was absolutely amazing! My wife and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary here. We originally considered cruises and resort destinations over a rental property but ultimately felt this was more our style. We are very glad we did! Seaside Escape is close enough to restaurants and shopping but far enough away for privacy and relaxation! Exactly what we were looking for! We will be back!
(MANAGER) Thank YOU very much!! We aim to please! We truly appreciate your comments! Sincerely, Daryl
Reviewed: Jun 28, 2016
Daryl Singleton was amazing! Before booking, I spoke with Daryl about crowding on the beach. He provided a photo of his daughter on the beach showing it is extremely private. Each time I called or email, Daryl was extremely prompt and efficient, as well as courteous.
Seaside Escape provided a wonderful experience for our family. The home was tastefully decorated, immaculately clean, and extremely well appointed with all the necessities of a trip to the beach and home. The kitchen even has a Keurig!! We have definitely been spoiled with the privacy of the beach at Seaside Escape. Most days we were the only ones on the beach.
Reviewed: Jun 7, 2016
Working with the VacationQuest team was so easy. Very professional and kept you informed every step along the way to know your reservation was secure, that payments had been received, along with perfect directions to the property, how to gain entry. Their professionalism made it a very 'uncomplicated' process for me.
MANAGER: Making the process "uncomplicated" is exactly what we are aiming for! Thank YOU! You made everyone's day at Vacation Quest! Thanks Again!
We loved the house! Very private with the undeveloped lots on either side. Plenty of room, everything was clean and in good working condition. Lots of pots, pans, dishes - everything & more in the kitchen. Parking was plentiful, which has been a problem at other beach property we have stayed at. Furniture very nice & comfortable. The back deck was great, chairs very comfortable and it was wonderful that the last step was actually in the sand on the beach. The screened in porch in the back was very nice. We loved the keyless entry system & not trying to keep up with door keys - any of us could get in at any time & no one had to be there to let us in. I especially liked sitting on the deck off the master bedroom in the morning, in the shade, and watching all the birds, butterflies & lizards in the front yard, which was immaculately taken care of. We eve!n had a bright tree tree frog join us on the deck one morning! We will definitely try to rent this property again on our next trip to South Ponte Vedra!
MANAGER: Thank YOU for the very nice review, we all look forward to your return visit!
Reviewed: May 30, 2016
Reviewed: May 2, 2016
All team members were extremely professional & executed their jobs in a top notch fashion!! Prior to check-in, communication was excellent. Upon arrival. the detailed instructions for the house were most helpful.
FABULOUS location & house in which to unwind, kick back, and really and TRULY RELAX!! Thank you for allowing us to share it.
(MANAGER) Thank YOU!! We are so PLEASED that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your return! Thank you, Daryl
Reviewed: Apr 1, 2016
Very smooth process and professional staff.
Great house for couples and small group. Hope to stay again in the future.
Reviewed: Mar 13, 2016
Great staff, excellent communications, courteous and friendly.
The property was better than expected and very well appointed. Almost thought we were at our own home with what was available to us to use during our stay. We will be contacting Vacation Quest first for all our future vacation rentals!
MANAGER: Well, thank YOU so VERY much! We look forward to seeing you again next year!
Bette and Craig
Reviewed: Mar 3, 2016
Working with Daryl, the property manager, was a pleasure. All details and questions were responded to immediately and he was very helpful with additional requests. All check in information was sent promptly in time for arrival date and payment was handled smoothly. The rental policies are exceptionally lenient regarding friends and family visits which definitely enhanced our stay. The owner obviously tries very hard to accommodate each guest to make their stay as enjoyable as possible. Very impressive experience!
The property was exactly as it had been described with no hidden surprises. Atmosphere is very relaxing with extremely private beach and great outdoor space with decks surrounding most of the house. The floor plan is very open with fantastic views from every room!
The two upstairs bedrooms are at opposite ends of the house with baths which gives each guest sufficient privacy. The home is very well equipped with all necessities and guests are encouraged to use the outside amenities as well. The location is ideal for a private beach getaway yet is a short distance to everything the St. Augustine/Jacksonville area has to offer. The Guana Reserve right across the street has a lot to offer for outdoor activities and enjoying nature. Golfers will love the PGA Tournament Greens at the Sawgrass Golf Club just a few miles from the beach house. This home and it's location are the best of both worlds. Whatever your interests are, you will find it here! Loved every minute of our month long stay! Highly recommend it!
MANAGER: You made my day and MUCH MORE!! Thank YOU! I will make sure that the owner sees your review! She has worked very hard for nice people like you to have a GREAT vacation experience! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks, Daryl