Reviewed on Saturday, May 21, 2016
What a great location for relaxing. Plenty of room for the whole family, full function kitchen and linens. Including washer/dryer. No beach chairs, bring your own. House could use a good cleaning, yard work and touch of paint.
Reviewed on Saturday, May 7, 2016
We just returned from vacation and I won't be going back. The house is run down with filthy carpeting. The tile floor was sticky and greasy at the same time, I.e., a dirt magnet. The deck, which is on the ocean and should be the best feature of the house, is unusable. We got splinters in our feet more than once. There isn't any usable furniture on it. What is there is broken and dangerous.
Reviewed on Monday, August 24, 2015
Great ocean views on a private beach...plenty of shells to gather each day..very relaxing
A beautiful spot
Reviewed on Monday, August 3, 2015
We loved the view! Location is great as more for St. Augustine than Jacksonville. We loved the layout of the house and was a wonderful place to stay. I only rated cleanliness low because the place was not very clean when we arrived. It looked like nobody had vacuumed, all window sills and ledges were dirty, and just generally easy to wipe down areas were dirty. The bathrooms were very clean! We had a great time here and would do it again!
Brownes family at B each Whisper
Reviewed on Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Accommodation perfect for our family of 10. We did purchase several tea towels....assumed there would be some there..and we borrowed a few kitchen items(roasting dish,peeler,potato masher) from family down the beach.
Beach access was attended too after a couple of days which was good. We visited Aunt Kate's and Beaches.....a truly great family place. Thank you
Great views great place for family trip with small kids
Reviewed on Thursday, June 26, 2014
The house was nice and the views were great. We went in May and the weather was nice and we only seen 10 other people on the beach our whole trip. We seen dolphins about 25 feet out. We did have a few problems, they told us the wrong day for trash pick up so we did have a pile when we left then when i got home i had a email saying the right day. Our room was downstairs and we didn't have a remote to the tv and we called and said they would come and never did, and we had to hang a sheet cause we were missing lots of blinds on our door. The shower/tub upstairs didn't drain right away (tooks hrs to go down). And our last issue was the big one, we had a homeless man camp out right in front of our house on the beach and we had to call the police to remove him. I know this is uncommon from what the police officer said and this is a very clean and nice beach. Our three kids are small and this was much better for our family than Disney World was.
Reviewed on Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Arriving at our rental we were overly excited to get into the property, unfortunately it wasn't as easy as we expected to get the door open. The house was clean, although the cleaning crew left their cleaning products out, including a plugged in vacuum cleaner in the middle of the bedroom. Other than that this was by far the BEST home we have stayed in. It was spacious and open, we love the beach and watching the sunrise. The porch could use some updating, but we still enjoyed sitting there taking in the ocean breeze.
Beach Whisper Vacation
Reviewed on Friday, April 11, 2014
Our family had a great time and would do it again.
All in all good, fun time.
Reviewed on Friday, March 14, 2014
Everything was nice and clean, right on the beach. The only real issue we had was that the wifi wasn't working when we arrived. We called VRP and they had someone out that night to fix it, which required a new router. That fixed the problem until the last day of our 2 week stay when it went out again. We left a message about it but never heard back, being that it was last day it wasn't a big deal. Overall it was a good stay though.
Reviewed on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
We really enjoyed the location..Kids had so much fun going out on the beach...I have to say the man who came out to fix the thermostat went above and beyond...he was there for hours fixing a low voltage wire and would not accept any dinner since he missed his own...he did not leave until it was fixed. I did not get the extra set of keys as I was told I would, all in all everyone really enjoyed their stay and I would do it again.
5 day trip with friends
Reviewed on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Needs improvments in the kitchen supply department(pots, pans, etc.) How about a paint job on the back porch. Plactic chairs that fly away in the wind could use a replacement.
Great stay at Beach Whisper
Reviewed on Friday, September 13, 2013
This rental was beyond expectations. It was roomy, well stocked and location was superb. I would definitely recommend this to a family or families to share. Great place for children and adults alike.
Reviewed on Monday, August 26, 2013
Beautiful Home,very clean,steps to the beach. My family and I had a wonderful time.the only thing I would recommend is a new deck and some nice furniture on the deck.I would recommend this property to anyone.
Reviewed on Monday, August 19, 2013
We were satisfied, but the deck needs upgrading, the deck should have better furniture. Double bed needs new box spring and mattress downstairs, blinds need some improvement down stairs. broken window in kitchen area. Would suggest that a new vac be purchased.
Great family time
Reviewed on Monday, August 12, 2013
Beds, pillows, furniture needs replacing, garage is storage for left over items not wanted, porch needs attention, items needed in the kitchen, had to fix drain problem in all shower/baths, purchased cleaning supplies, broom, kitchen towels/wash towels and can opener. Sheets are okay, not enough lighting in most bedrooms, just some serious TLC and I would rent and recommend to others. On a positive note: The gas stove and huge hot water heater were awesome and the view was breathtaking!!! Thank you VRP's!
4th of July
Reviewed on Thursday, July 25, 2013
The house was great, very spacious and clean. The location is nice and quiet. Great access to the beach. Had a maintenance issue with the A/C and the property management and owner were very quick to resolve the issue. It was up and running again within a few hours. I would definitely recommend this house to friends. Thanks for a great week. I love the beach.
Needs some work
Reviewed on Monday, July 1, 2013
There were several things that needed to be fixed, half the lights in the living area didn't work, including the tableside lamp. The deck needs to be repainted. The bathroom off the living area had a clogged drain in the shower and the bedroom window in the bedroom with two twins was off the track. It was in a great location and easy to find and we loved the view. We would consider staying here again but only if everything works.
Loved the private beach
Reviewed on Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Loved the house in general although we did have some drainage problems in all three bathrooms. The house could use some TLC. Several slats in the ground floor bedroom were missing and the picnic table on the deck was unusable. The bedding in my room was old and the fitted sheet was ripped on one seam. All are minor issues but need to be addressed.
The perfect spot
Reviewed on Monday, June 17, 2013
We enjoyed our vacation at the Beach Whisperer. The views were amazing and we enjoyed the almost empty beach. A great place for a family get-away. The property itself seemed somewhat neglected: the back balcony was severely weathered and in need of paint and the picnic table was rotten in places, but the inside was very comfortable and nicely furnished. Also, a pile of dirty sand toys and trash were left on the back patio and it seems they had been there for some time as we found many bugs (roaches/ spiders) in the mess when we cleaned it up
Reviewed on Monday, June 10, 2013
Overall, we had a very nice time and were satisfied with Beach Whisper. It was comfortable and clean and we would consider using it again.
There are a few things that need to be fixed, like most of the can lighting (ceiling lights) are burned out in the living room and kitchen. There is a large crack in one of the kitchen windows, and when it rained several times water blew in under the front door.
Beautiful Beach House!!!!!
Reviewed on Tuesday, April 23, 2013
This house is really beautiful! Beach is much more private than staying in a condo. Loved every minute of being there. Didn't want to come home. Great area and close to restaurants and shopping. You will not be disappointed.
Reviewed on Monday, April 22, 2013
This house is located on a VERY quiet stretch of beach about 15 min. north of St. Augustine. We loved the access to the ocean and the general peacefulness of the surroundings. It was rare to see anyone except the occasional runner at any time of the day. The only negatives were the back deck that needed to be refinished badly and a complete lack of privacy due to broken or non-existent blinds in EVERY room. Fortunately, the house on one side was vacant and the house on the other side was abandoned so this didn't present as much of a problem as it could have. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again if the blinds are repaired.
Recommend with a few changes
Reviewed on Monday, April 15, 2013
Great sized house, steps to the beach. It was very clean. The kitchen supplies were terrible and we cooked all but one night for 9 people. Had to borrow pots and buy a large pan. It also needs a new dishwasher. We had to rewash alot of things that came out of it. A1A is very noisy right here. The speed limit is 55 and it sounds like a racetrack all day.
Beautiful location with some minor house problems.
Reviewed on Monday, April 1, 2013
The house was great and we had a great vacation.
Two problems occurred.
#1 On the second day, the TV/Audio center in the living room went dark. After trying basic fix-its myself, I called the emergency number. Since it was Sunday, I politely suggested to Eric to wait until the next day, Monday, to call an electrician in order to save money. Problem is, I didn;t hear back on Sunday about what would happen. Monday came and went with no contact after many calls, I finally was called back on late Tuesday and told someone would be there on Wednesday morning. I really wish there had been a response, even with bad news to my many calls before then. When the electrician did arrive on Wednesday morning, he quickly fixed the problem.
#2 There was no heat in the downstairs bedrooms and since we had a very cold week, I would suggest a way to heat the downstairs bedroom a bit. They were frigid.
Overall, however, I would return to Beach Whisper. I only killed one Palmetto bug and that is important. Beach is absolutely beautiful and the house very spacious.
Reviewed on Monday, March 11, 2013
Everything was great except the televisions did not work! The beach was perfect.The weather was cold,but that is just bad luck.
Reviewed on Thursday, November 29, 2012
We had the best time. Loved the house! Especailly the view! I loved being able to hear the waves as I laid down at night!
Reviewed on Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Had great vacation, enjoyed the stay. Nice house perfect condition.
Reviewed on Tuesday, July 24, 2012
We had such a wonderful time at the house. There was plenty of room for all 8 of us (5 adults, 3 children). The location was excellent and we loved how the boards and some sand toys were provided for our use. The only drawback is the deck needs to be sanded and restained. We had several cases of splinters and the railing on the far right is a little wobbily. The chairs could also be sanded and painted. Other than that the property is amazing and we could not have enjoyed it more!
Reviewed on Tuesday, June 12, 2012
This was a great place to stay. Very homey feeling. Beach was great. I was stressing before we went because the price was on my upper limit of budget but it was worth the cost.
Reviewed on Monday, April 23, 2012
This was an ideal alternative to a big hotel, where four of us attended a conference. Other conference delegates were envious of our accommodation and it turned out to be cheaper than for four of us in the hotel. A great location by the sea.
Reviewed on Monday, March 26, 2012
Unbelievable deal -- directly on the water, secluded in a fun little strip of beach that has everything you could want. Will definitely look to come back again!
Reviewed on Thursday, March 22, 2012
When we travel, we prefer to rent a home than stay in hotels. We recently spent a week on S Ponte Vedro Beach, FL, and stayed in a VRP rental property. From the ease of finding the website, making reservations - especially digital handling of the paperwork, accessing the property. We did need help with the cable/tv, and the gentleman who arrived to help, was able to show us (2x lol). Beautiful home - superior location (closer to St Augustine than Ponte Vedro Beach (the town))! Lots to do and/or relaxing in the sunshine! Wonderful weather!