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Oceanfront 3/3 Home - Newly Renovated - in Exclusive Ponte Vedra Beach!!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 196 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautifully redesigned, redocorated and completed in March 2015, our vacation rental home Sofia’s Sand Castle welcomes you and your family to the finest in North Florida’s beach lifestyle.

Located on Ponte Vedra Beach, this home is convienient to the history, shopping and fine dining of St. Augustine but secluded enough to provide you with the solitude and splendor of your own private beach. Sofia’s Sand Castle is the ideal vacation destination for your family and friends.

Sofia’s is a cozy 3 bedroom, 3 bath private oceanfront home providing you with spectacular sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean as well as direct access to the sand and surf from your private walkway. Some of Sofia’s amenities include; comfortable accommodations for up to eight; downstairs a king-sized master bedroom suite with private bath, sitting area and a covered oceanfront deck will make it difficult to leave your personal oasis. Upstairs, 2 bedrooms each with baths, living and dining spaces, and a spectacular new kitchen await you. A spacious upstairs deck provides the ideal location for sunrise coffee, afternoon cocktails or a starlit evening dinner all while enjoying the sight, sound and smell of the Atlantic.

Take the opportunity to swim, surf, stroll, fish, collect shells, sunbath or relax in your back yard; venture across the street to enjoy the Guana Marine Estuary Reserve and experience the Guana Lake and River system, hike guided nature trails through and along coastal woods, pine sloughs, tidal marshes and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.

For the more adventurous, the treasures of St. Augusitne, Jacksonville and its Beaches and world class golf opportunities are less than 30 minutes away. Daytrips to the tourist meccas of Orlando or the exhibits of science and history from our space program at the Kennedy Space Center are just 2 hours drive.

Sofia’s Sand Castle places you in the heart of these and countless more activities all from the comforts of your vacation home. Come – Visit – Stay – Play – Welcome to Sofia’s Sand Castle!

This property has 1 King(s), 2 Bunk(s), 1 Queen(s).

Sofias Sand Castle

Ocean Front Vacation Rental Home

2751 South Ponte Vedra Blvd

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082

More Details

Property Manager
Marty Kirkley
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Manager indicates their response time is
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

About Marty Kirkley

Hello, I have owned and managed properties for many years. Previously I was a Banker for 15 years. I also owned a very successful St. Augustine home decor store! I have now been in Property Management for over 10 years!

Marty Kirkley purchased this house in 2000

What makes this house unique

Beautifully redesigned, redocorated and completed in March 2015, our vacation rental home Sofia’s Sand Castle welcomes you and your family to the finest in North Florida’s beach lifestyle.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in South Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 196 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1 King, 2 Bunk, 1 Queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Oceanfront 3/3 Home - Newly Renovated - in Exclusive Ponte Vedra Beach!!!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
Miami, FL

Great house right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting homes in the Saint Augustine area for years. This year we traveled with just our family, and this house was perfect for our family of 6. You just cannot beat this area... Ponte Vedra Beach. The houses are literally right on the beach and your backyard is the ocean. The beaches are private and pretty much empty. It's like you have the entire beach to yourself. This house was nicely renovated....the kitchen and bathrooms were very nice. The best thing was the worked great! The house stayed nice and cool( we have had issues in the past at other houses). The only thing I have to say is that we were shocked when we got there to learn that the boardwalk that leads to the beach was damaged and could not be used. But it turned out not to be a big deal. We just walked around it to the right and were on the beach. A lot of the houses lost their boardwalks from the hurricane that hit there last summer. But really that is the only visible damage that you can see. The beaches are still so beautiful. I would highly recommend renting this house for a vacation of a lifetime.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. You are welcome back anytime!
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Beautiful beachfront home. Perfect for 2 couples.

  • 4 of 5

A very comfortable home. Layout was great for two couples. We were there just as hurricane Matthew was arriving. Hoping no serious damage done, as we'd love to return. We are hunting for a retirement home on the beach-if owners ever want to sell, this home is of great interest to us.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again soon.
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Awesome beach house!

  • 5 of 5

This house has a beautiful view of the ocean from the main living area. An upper deck to sit and enjoy your coffee, deck below with a private outdoor shower with hot water. Great layout with three bedrooms and three baths. The kitchen and baths were recently remodeled and were all very nice! Very comfortable for my family of four and two guests. South Ponte Vedra is a quiet beach, with no cars allowed. It's a classic! Will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review!!!
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Boston, MA

Sophia's Magic Sandcastle!

  • 5 of 5

I brought my three girls and aunt to Sophia's Sandcastle for the week and here's the thing: it was perfect. I'm not a review writer but I was so impressed that I had to write one. Inside, it's well designed, clean, modern kitchen, great bathrooms, fun bunkbeds for the kids, killer master suite downstairs. Outside, it's pure magic. beach feels very private and tranquil: perfect sand, seashells, rolling waves, surf not rocky, cascades of pelicans gliding overhead, plenty of porch to enjoy it from if you're not feeling like getting sandy. Outdoor shower w hot water is super fun and private. Sea fishermen down the beach catching bluefish. Sun rises over the ocean every morning. Dolphins can be sited! It's the best. Recommend a baby gate for steep stairway inside and outside if youre traveling w toddlers. try Baby's Away for baby gear rental/delivery. Also there is a good grocery store nearby.

The waves are enough to surf, so I wouldnt let young kids into the ocean without an adult. in low tide you can walk fairly far out but tide comes in fast and is strong!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the 5 star review. You and your family are welcome back anytime!
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Nice home, great location, missing a few things though...

  • 4 of 5

We spent a nice week at this home. The location is fantastic, and walking out of the back of the home and right onto the beach was great. The house is nice, but is missing a few things that hold me back from a great review. Namely, the entire home is without a single dresser. Not one. So if living out of your suitcase doesn't annoy you you'll be fine. Personally, we would have liked to have been able to unpack. Also, we were fortunate that there were only 3 of us on this trip, and not the 8 that the house sleeps. There's hardly anywhere to sit comfortably in the living room. Just a couch that holds 3 people squeezed together and 2 uncomfortable wicker chairs. And the kitchen table seats 4. Again, for us, not a huge deal, but for more people it would be a real inconvenience. But again, overall, pretty nice place and we're glad we rented it. Quick note to the owners...may want to update the photos and details so as not to disappoint. The listing indicated a kayak (there wasn't one), and the photos show a nice wine refrigerator and a deck full of nice patio furniture. There is no wine fridge and half of the deck furniture shown is not here. Also, we had an issue with the air conditioning downstairs, but after a phone call to the rental folks it was seen to promptly and professionally. So 4 out of 5 stars for an enjoyable week.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia, SC

Beautiful home and great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous mini-vacation in South Ponte Vedra at this house. The beach is gorgeous and we never got tired of the beautiful view and sound of the crashing waves.

The house is great for a family or 2 small families. We were very comfortable. Great open floor plan on main level (upstairs) with all windows on the ocean side. Nice deck, but it was a little chilly (January) so we didn't use it much. No crowds on the beach and there was room to play and walk even at high tide.

Great seafood nearby and the owners have a list of their favorite places. Only 20-25 minutes to downtown St. Augustine.

We will be going back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Cap's On the Water
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Amtrak Station, Jacksonville FL 32209
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Reef
Car: recommended