At Dolphin Dunes Beach House, you’ll feel as if you’re in command of your personal beach. You can stroll via the private boardwalk from the patio to the soft sands of Ponte Vedra Beach in an instant, and from the expansive second-story deck--as well as from many of the rooms!--you can relish panoramic views of the beach, the Atlantic Ocean, and the endless skies.
The second-story deck is, in fact, one of our favorite places, and we think it will be yours too. Running the considerable width of the house, it’s furnished with chairs, loungers, and tables; because it’s covered, you can laze out there to escape from the midday sun while still listening to the murmur of the waves and reveling in the fresh salt-tinged breeze.
The deck is large enough to fit the whole gang and then some--and given that Dolphin Dunes sleeps 8 people, that’s plenty large! Just as spacious and accommodating is the living room, which opens onto the deck and enjoys the same glorious views. As well as seating galore--those roomy sofas were made for stretching out on!--there’s a desk where you can set up your laptop to take advantage of the free wifi, and a 48" smart HDTV. If you’re vacationing with kids, before you go to bed one night, cue up Frozen and let them wake up as early as they like to watch it while you and the other adults snooze for another few hours. Everyone’s happy!
The open plan of the common area means that the dining room and kitchen aren’t cut off from the living room. This makes it easy to keep an eye on the little ones while you’re preparing a meal or lingering at the table. It also means that whatever you’re doing, you can still gaze out at the ocean.
The dining table seats 8 with ease, and there’s an adjacent breakfast bar that seats 5. Whether you plan to host full-scale dinner parties or simply heat up leftovers from the previous night’s restaurant meal (and there are plenty of nearby restaurants to choose from!), you’ll find the kitchen has everything you need, from a full-size refrigerator/freezer to the all-important coffeemaker. Cookware and tableware are supplied as well; all you have to bring is the food and your appetite!
Dolphin Dunes Beach House has 4 bedrooms, so everyone has a great place to stretch out for the night. Three of the bedrooms feature queen-size beds, and the 4th has a bunk bed with a double bed and single bed, so you can sleep up to 3 kids in there. There are 2 full bathrooms on the 2nd floor, as well as a 3rd full bath on the ground floor. All the bedrooms and bathrooms will have fresh bedding and towels waiting for you, of course. The ground floor also has a washer and a dryer, so that you can pack light. In addition there’s a 2-car garage--no need to worry about parking--and of course the patio with the walkway to the beach.
No doubt you’ll be trotting back and forth on that walkway many times during your stay. The warm sands, sparkling with quartz, are perfect for everything from beachcombing to building castles. Whether you’re riding the waves or sprawled on a towel watching dolphins frolic in the water and the gulls soar overhead, you’ll feel far away from the everyday hustle and bustle.
But in actuality Dolphin Dunes is wonderfully close to the A1A, so you have easy access to St. Augustine, with its picturesque Old City; TPC Sawgrass, with two championship golf courses open to the public; Guana River State Park, home to a bevy of bird life and a popular spot for biking, hiking, canoeing, fishing, and kayaking; and shops, restaurants, and more.
Dolphin Dunes Beach House offers privacy, convenience, and accessibility—not to mention stunning ocean views. What more could you want from a vacation? So don’t wait; reserve your stay today.+ More