Many factors make for a great beach rental. Location is of course the most important, but when you can't be oceanfront, it's best to be just steps from the sand with TONS of amenities!
As a native Floridian, I'm very aware of what visitors to the beach are expecting from a rental unit. With that said, I have stocked my weekly rental with everything you need to sunbathe, shell collect & even something for the kids to do if there is a rainy day.
There is nothing I can do to make my unit oceanfront and sometimes that is what people are looking for, understood. If they don't mind walking 400 steps to the sand, and want everything provided for them... then my unit is for them!
The townhomes are located behind a 5 story condo building that provides some of the most private beach settings in the Jacksonville Beach area. You can easily walk to Ponte Vedra Beach on the sand and not pass all that many people. While it's not totally secluded, it's private enough to have plenty of room to sunbathe, surf and even surf fish if you like. The wireless internet, DVD and HDTV (in every room) and the book & movie collection make your visit as convenient as possible. My goal was to allow people to spend their vacation money on food and drink... instead of having to buy chairs, towels, umbrellas... only to have to leave them behind on their flight home. My hope is that the families and couples enjoy the place and that they'll come back year after year.
Based on my reviews, there are many people who agree with my line of thinking! Thanks to everyone who has stayed with me and left a wonderful review!