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So Many Great Reasons to Visit St. Augustine!

The first reason is our beautiful beaches! TripAdvisor listed St. Augustine Beach as number 14 on the best beaches in the United States. The St. Augustine Beach and Tennis Resort offers oceanside 2 bedroom 2 bath villas or townhouses, some of which are pet-friendly and some that offer membership to the Atlantic Beach and Tennis Club.

Castillo de San Marcos
History
Castillo De San Marcos
Fort Matanzas
Fort Mose (Mo-say)
Colonial Quarter

Events and Festivals
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Lions Club Seafood Festival
Rhythm and Ribs
Epic Celebration of Spring
Blessing of the Fleet
A Taste of St. Augustine
First Friday Artwalk (First Friday of each month)
Taste of the Beach
Drake’s Raid

Parks
Anastasia State Park
Anastasia State Park
Washington Oaks State Park
Fort Matanzas
Faver-Dykes

Music

Concerts in the Park

Concerts in the Plaza (Every Thursday evening: April – September) Free
Gamble Rogers Folk Festival
Music by the Sea (Every Wednesday evening: May – September) Free, Food Vendors Available
Emma Concerts
St. Augustine Ampitheatre Concerts
The Moody Blues
Darius Rucker
Carlos Santana
Willie Nelson & Family and Alison Kraus & Union Station
Jack Johnson
Styx, Foreigner, & Don Felder
Weezer
Boston
Counting Crows

Sports
The Players Championship at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach
King Buster Classic – Kingfish Competition
Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament (St. Johns River)

Hooked fish

Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing Charters
Intracoastal Waterway
St. Johns River and area lake

Don’t forget that we offer great near-the-ocean, ocean view and ocean front condos at Coastal Realty.

 

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St. Augustine Beach on List of Best Beaches in US!

Beach UmbrellaSt. Augustine Beach is Number 14 on the list of best beaches in the United States as rated by TripAdvisor! Our beach is pet friendly as in our historic town and Coastal Realty offers many pet-friendly rentals from near to the ocean to oceanfront. The St. Augustine Beach and Tennis Resort offers 2 bedroom/2 bath town homes or villas with easy access to the beach. Park right in front of your unit!  Check out the link below for the slideshow:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Beaches-cTop-g191

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Interesting Tours in St. Augustine and Vicinity

Looking for things to do while vacationing in one of our pet-friendly condos or any of our oceanside rentals in St. Augustine beach? Read below for three unique activities you can do in St. Augustine or close by.

San Sebastian WinerySan Sebastian Winery

San Sebastian Winery, founded in 1996 is located at 157 King Street, St. Augustine, Florida in one of Henry Flagler’s old East Coast Railway buildings located just a few blocks from historic downtown. According to historians, this area is the birthplace of American wine, dating back to 1562.

Today, San Sebastian ranks as one of Florida’s premium wineries, and remains a pioneer in the development of table, sparkling and dessert wines from hybrid and Muscadine grapes. San Sebastian Winery has an overall production of over 80,000 cases, (that’s over 960,000 bottles!). San Sebastian wines are sold at the winery and at major supermarkets and wine shops throughout Florida.

Complimentary Winery tours and wine tasting are offered 7 days a week; Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6p.m. and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.

“The Cellar Upstairs” Wine, Jazz & Blues Bar is located on the rooftop of the Winery building and is a best kept secret with locals. Open on weekends, featuring incredible live music from a wide range of talented local and regional Bands. Relax to the music and enjoy the tremendous views overlooking the St. Augustine skyline while enjoying a glass of San Sebastian Wine and light appetizers.

San Sebastian Winery offers a full-service Basket Department, where our staff custom-make a wide variety of special order baskets, or choose one already made. We have prices to fit every budget.

The St. Augustine DistillerySt.Aug.Distillery

WE ARE CRAFTING SOMETHING SPECIAL IN OUR COPPER STILLS. Be a part of crafting artisanal liquors with us in America’s oldest city. See vodka, rum, gin and whiskey made from scratch with locally farmed ingredients such as heirloom sugar cane, citrus, and botanicals.

The distillery will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. It will be closed Mondays for the month of March. The distillery includes a small museum space that educates visitors on the “farm-to-bottle” process.

A small viewing room shows visitors an eight-minute film featuring the farmers who grow the distillery’s produce. The tour concludes in a tasting room, where visitors can buy a bottle of the vodka for $28. The distillery is limited to selling two bottles per person per year — not much of an issue for the tourists they’re targeting. For locals, though, the distillery is working with Premier Beverages to distribute its products and hopes to be in Total Wine & More and other retailers in three to six months.

Ice Plant BarBetween the distillery and The Ice Plant, an artisan cocktail bar in an adjacent building, about 50 jobs have been created.  Southern Living Magazine has The Ice Plant on its list of 100 Favorite Southern Bars.

If you don’t mind a drive to the north side of Jacksonville, there are tours offered at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery at 111 Busch Drive.

Brewery Tour

On our complimentary tour, discover how your favorite beer is crafted by following it through the steps of the brewing process.  Since its founding in 1852 in St. Louis, Missouri, Anheuser-Busch has been perfecting this process, taking pride in producing some of the world’s finest beers, one batch at a time.

From the finest, all-natural ingredients, to the finished product, visitors of all ages will experience first-hand how we brew and package Budweiser.  Those who are 21 and older will then have an opportunity to taste some of our quality products in the Hospitality Room at the conclusion of the tour.  Soft drinks and snacks are also available. The complimentary tour is offered throughout the year.  Please check daily schedules for dates and times.  If you are interested in a more in-depth look at the brewing process or desire to refine your skills as a beer connoisseur, check out the Beermaster Tour.

Jacksonville will now be offering Beer School: Beer School is a fun, interactive, and informative experience that explains the steps for beer appreciation.  The class is about 45 minutes long, and introduces you to a variety of beer styles, ingredients, proper pouring techniques, and food-pairing suggestions.  This program is limited to guests who are 21 years of age or older.  The cost is $10 per person, which includes the class and gifts for the beer connoisseur.  Please call to check class scheduling, as times and days vary.

Before or after your tour, be sure to visit the Anheuser-Busch Gift Shop to pick up hats, shirts, glassware or any of the wide selection of Budweiser and Anheuser-Busch branded merchandise.  Please note: We are closed for the following holidays – New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

AND, IF YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY, DO NOT MISS SEEING THE WORLD FAMOUS ANHEUSER-BUSCH CLYDESDALES. Click on the link below for a slideshow of their recent tour stop in Jacksonville.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-xFemlDkmQ

Don’t forget to drink responsibly, have a designated driver, or take a cab back to your home away from home at one of our many St. Augustine vacation rentals at Coastal Realty with oceanside to oceanfront rentals.

 

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Lots of Places to Play in St. Augustine!

Ron Parker Park PictureAfter a day enjoying the recreation St. Augustine offers, retire to your home away from home in one of our beautiful 2 bedroom/2 bath condos at the St. Augustine Beach and Tennis Resort. These condos are located beachside on Anastasia Island with beautiful landscaping and and a great pool. Many units also offer access to the Atlantic Beach and Tennis Club. Check out our website or call one of our friendly reservationists at 800-587-2287 who will be glad to assist you.

  • Collier-Blocker-Puryear Park, 10 North Holmes Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32084
  • Community center, picnic pavilion, playscape, softball field, tennis courts.
  • Treaty Park, 1595 Wildwood Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086
    Dog park, skate park, basketball courts, racquetball courts, handicap accessible playscape, Picnic pavilions, tennis and paddle tennis, & pickleball courts, 2 multipurpose fields, 4 softball fields, jogging/walking trails.
  • Canopy Shores Park
    This 33 acre park located in the Shores Community along Christina Drive adjacent to the Riverview Club. The park affords the visitor many opportunities to enjoy nature under the large oak hammock canopy, thus getting its name Canopy Shores Park. The park includes a 1.5 mile loop paved trail for walking, biking and bird watching. Mutt Mitts are provided for those guests who like to walk with their canine companions.
  • Joe Pomar Park, 1600 Masters Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32084
    Picnic pavilion, multipurpose fields, dog park, baseball field.
  • Butler Park East, 5860 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080
    BBQ grills, beach access, parking, pavilion, restrooms, showers.
  • Butler Park West, 399 Riverside Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32080
    Boat ramp, BBQ grills, picnic pavilions, parking, restrooms.
  • Crescent Beach Park, 6930 A1A South / Cubbedge Rd., St. Augustine, FL 32080
    Beach access, parking, restrooms, showers.
  • Chase Field, 545 King St., St. Augustine, FL 32084
  • Royal Road Park, 709 Royal Rd., St. Augustine, FL 32086
    Pavilion, playscape.
  • Ron Parker Park, 607 Old Beach Rd., St. Augustine, FL 32080
    Picnic area, dog park, softball field, basketball court, tennis and paddle tennis courts.
  • Vaill Point Park, 630 Vaill Point Rd., St. Augustine, FL 32086
    Picnic pavilions, playscape, nature trails, dock.
  • Shore Drive Park, Shore Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086
    Picnic area.
  • SE Intracoastal Waterway Park, 8295 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080
    Passive park along Intracoastal waterway, trails.

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There’s Never a Bad Time to Visit St. Augustine With Your Fur-Baby!

In the course of making reservations, we are frequently asked what’s the temperature for the time period the guest is planning their vacation. The chart below will give the average temp for every month of the year for our beautiful city. History, beaches, state parks, the lighthouse all make any time of year a great time to visit our great city. Visit coastalrealtyfl.com to check availability and see slideshows of all our properties. You can also call 800-587-2287 and one of our friendly reservationists will be glad to help you with planning your vacation in one of our pet-friendly condos or houses.Climate

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St. Augustine on a Budget

We want as many people as possible to come to St. Augustine.  So we have put together a list of things to do and see for free or at a discount.  Check out the link on the right.

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Halloween Festivities Sponsored by Coastal Realty

Halloween Starfish

Coastal Realty & Property Management is hosting Trick or Treat at the Beach at Ocean Village Club Condominiums on Sunday, October 27 for all of our guests.  Enjoy great treats while our Storyteller tells ghost stories.  Then ride the bus to Old St. Augustine to go on the Ripley’s Ghost Train or explore Ripley’s.  It only costs you $13 a person for the Ripley’s Tour of your choice.  (This is a discount of $11).

There will be a prize for the most unique costume. iPod Halloween Costume

There is nothing like a great ghost experience on Halloween and St. Augustine has a lot of ghosts for you to experience.

Guests making their reservation now will get a 10% discount in available units.  Here are a couple of examples of our great condos:

Trick or Treat at the Beach is available for Coastal Realty & Property Management guests only.  Make your reservation for the party no later than October 17th by calling 800-587-2287.

St. Augustine Beach and Tennis Resort
Pet-Friendly Rentals

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Doxie vs. a Crab!

Cocoa at the BeachThe St. Augustine Beach and Tennis Resort has pet-friendly units in St. Augustine. Coastal Realty and Property Management manages this property and many other rentals in St. Augustine.

Owning 3 dachshunds is definitely a challenge and there is never a dull moment!  Check out the Facebook page for the St. Augustine Beach and Tennis Resort  for an adorable video of a doxie puppy versus a ghost crab.

 

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St. Augustine Beach and Tennis Resort Condos Available for Mumford and Sons

Mumford and SonsThe Mumford and Sons Gentlemen of the Road Tour, two-day concert event, is coming in September. Do you have tickets and are now looking for lodging? 25,000 people will be coming to our beautiful historic city and accommodations for the weekend are becoming increasingly harder and harder to find. The St. Augustine Beach and Tennis Resort has near the ocean available and many are also pet-friendly.  So, why stay in a cramped hotel room when you can stay in a spacious condo with a fully equipped kitchen? The beautiful beach is just a short walk through the resort as well. These condos are located just a few minutes drive from Francis Field, the concert venue and shuttles from the beach area are scheduled as well.

Tour Information:

Sept 13th -14th
1:00 pm-11:00 pm
Francis Field

Friday’s lineup: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Walkman, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, Willy Mason

Saturday’s lineup: Yacht Club DJs, Mumford & Sons, Fun, The Vaccines, Justin Townes, Earl , Half Moon Run, Those Darlings, Bears Den

 The latest news is that the city is trying to put together a satellite parking location at the San Augustine airport. They are also working out the logistics for at least five shuttle routes to move concertgoers and locals  throughout the city. The proposed shuttle routes would be:

  • St Augustine Airport parking lot to Francis Field
  • Downtown to St Augustine Beach
  • Downtown to Crescent Beach/ SR 206
  • Downtown to World Golf Village
  • Downtown to SR 16

The shuttles run all day until 3 AM in the morning. Shuttle buses will run every 15 to 30 minutes. The cost for a two day shuttle pass will be $15.00. There is also a bike plan proposed. Whether you are visitor or a local there will be designated bike valet areas to Park your bike. There will be some road closures on the days of the event. Orange Street and Castillo will be closed to all traffic. If you are resident you will also need identification to get into several neighborhoods north and south of Francis Field.

Lawn chairs will not be permitted in Francis Field. You are allowed to bring a towel to sit on. You are also allowed to bring a stroller if need be, but as the police chief said, “you better have a baby in it.”

Concertgoers will be able to come and go in and out of the concert on both days. This is wonderful news. Between this and the shuttle service those attending the concert will be able to visit our beautiful beaches and our many restaurants and bars in the historic downtown area. Many bars and restaurants will be joining in the festivities and having special Mumford and Sons promotional events.

Mumford and Son’s has chosen St. Augustine because we are a very special, historic city. We encourage you to spend some extra time here exploring all we have to offer. Mumford and Son’s felt that St. Augustine fit in with their mission and their vision for their stopover tour. They wanted to leave a special legacy footprint on the oldest city in the nation. The locals here in St. Augustine have a vision too, we want you to fall in love with our history, architecture, and people. We want you to come back again and again and make this place your home.Entrance Wall

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Faver-Dykes State Park – A Hidden Gem in St. Augustine!

This week I spent a lovely time exploring this beautiful state park and want to share it with our visitors as it’s off the beaten path, but makes for a lovely way to spend a day or part of a day.

Noted for its pristine condition, this tranquil park borders Pellicer Creek as it winds along Florida’s east coast highways down to the Matanzas River. Pellicer Creek is a popular site for birding with more than one hundred bird species seen during spring and fall migrations. Songbirds, including the colorful wood warblers, along with eagles and falcons, return to nest at the park each year. Wading birds, such as egrets, wood storks, white ibis, and herons, feed in the tidal marshes and creeks. This peaceful park is also home to deer, turkeys, hawks, bobcats, and river otters. Fishing, picnicking, and nature walks are popular activities. Pellicer Creek is a designated state canoe trail and visitors can rent canoes at the park. A full-facility campground is available for overnight stays. Located 15 miles south of St. Augustine near the intersection of I-95 and U.S. 1.

Planning a trip to St. Augustine? Check out the St. Augustine Beach and Tennis Resort. This lovely complex features 2 bedroom/2 bath villas or townhouses on the beachside of A1A in St. Augustine Beach, just a short walk through the resort to the beach. You can park right in front of your condo. Historic St. Augustine is just a few minutes drive and of course, you can enjoy our beautiful beaches. This resort is part of Coastal Realty which offers many near-the-ocean to oceanfront 1, 2, and 3 bedroom condos on St. Augustine and Crescent Beach. Click on the links to check out pictures, availability, and reserve online. Prefer to talk to someone? Our friendly associates will be glad to assist you at 800-587-2287 or 904-471-6606.

Check out our Facebook page for a Faver-Dykes slideshow.

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