|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
With views of the Atlantic Ocean from one side and those of the Intracoastal Waterway from the other, Windjammer 412 is like a little slice of heaven. In fact, the condo complex is on a narrow slice of Anastasia Island nestled between the ocean and the river. This means you can savor both golden sunrises over the rolling surf and fiery sunsets above the quiet river--all from the privacy of your spacious 3-bedroom unit.
There's plenty more to enjoy as well, of course: a private walkway to the sugary white sands of St. Augustine Beach, a fenced-in swimming pool, lighted tennis courts. You can stroll to Windjammer's private pier on the famed Intracoastal, where you can launch a kayak or fish for flounder or trout--which you can grill on the complex's outdoor barbecue.
Believe it or not, all that's within walking distance. Once you hop in your car, you're just minutes from historic St. Augustine and Marineland, not to mention plenty of restaurants, shops, and golf courses. Even the Orlando theme parks are only a day trip away.
Despite all the sights and outdoor activities at your disposal, you do have to come indoors sometimes, and Windjammer 412 is a lovely place to come home to. A penthouse unit in an elevator building, it's recently been updated. Among the new furnishings are the chairs and tables on the deck, which is large enough for you to dine alfresco (after all, the salt-scented ocean breeze makes everything taste better!).
The deck opens onto the living room, which is elegantly furnished with plush seating you'll love sinking into. There's plenty of room for everyone to kick back and watch a movie on the large HDTV with DVD player, surf the web via our free wifi, play a game of cards, or settle in with a good book.
The dining area is just beyond the living area. Beneath a sparkling chandelier is a spacious table with padded chairs designed for lingering long after the meal is over. Should you need more room--or should the kids want to sit away from the adults--there's a breakfast bar with counter stools just behind the table.
Where there's a breakfast bar, there's a kitchen, and ours is stocked with all the appliances, cookware, and tableware you need, whether you're cooking a Thanksgiving feast or simply warming up leftovers from the previous evening's restaurant dinner.
To make the most of all the activities at your disposal, you need a good night's sleep. Windjammer 412's bedrooms all but guarantee pleasant dreams. The master suite is palatial, with a king-size bed, an en-suite bath, an HDTV with a Blu-ray DVD player, and perhaps best of all, doors that lead out onto the deck. In fact, you can gaze out at the Atlantic without leaving bed! At least one morning you should set your alarm just so that you can relish the sunrise while propped up on your pillows.
The 2nd bedroom has its own gorgeous view, this time of the Intracoastal-and yes, you can watch the boats sail past from the comfort of its queen-size bed. Talk about luxury! The 3rd bedroom, which has a queen-size bed and a twin bed, looks out onto the Intracoastal as well. Both rooms are prime spots for watching sunsets. These bedrooms share the 2nd bathroom. Linens, towels, and plenty of blankets and pillows are provided, and the unit has its own washer and dryer, so you can pack light.
It's tough for us to single out what we love most about Windjammer 412: having the beach as our backyard, the swimming pool surrounded by leafy palm trees, the Intracoastal only a short walk away, the front-row view of spectacular sunrises and sunsets. See for yourself; book your reservation today!