Please note, that all guests staying at a Portoro home are required to sign a rental agreement and provide a valid form of ID. The primary reservation holder must provide a Government-Issued ID that matches the name on the rental agreement. This is a requirement from St. Johns County. All guest's names (first and last) must be provided. The ages of any minors are required to be listed. This is for emergency and insurance purposes.
Welcome to “Sofia’s Sand Castle”. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath oceanfront home is the perfect get away for a family or two. When you enter on the first floor, you find a large, open foyer that leads right out to the beach. There is a spacious bedroom downstairs. It has a king bed, dresser, TV, and an ocean front patio. On the ground level, you will also find a full bathroom with a walk-in shower. Upstairs you will find two more bedrooms. The 2nd is on the ocean side of the house, so you can wake up to the sounds of the surf. This bedroom has a queen bed, and a private bathroom with a walk-in shower. The 3rd bedroom is great for kids. It features two twin-over-twin bunk beds, and a semi-private bathroom with a shower/tub combination.
The living area is nice and open. The kitchen, living room, and dining are all connected and offer views of the beach.
The kitchen features stainless appliances, granite counter tops, and from the sink, a beautiful view of the Guana Preserve. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to make your favorite meals. Bring your best vino, there’s a wine cooler! The living room has two sofas with seating for six plus a game table with seating for four more. The dining space is extended from the living room and overlooks the beach. The dining table comfortably seats six, plus there is bar seating for two at the kitchen island.
Sofia’s Sand Castle has excellent outdoor spaces as well. Upstairs is a covered balcony, a perfect place for enjoying your morning coffee as the sun rises. Downstairs, the back door leads out to a covered patio that overlooks the beach. This is a great place to sit and enjoy the sights and sounds of the ocean, while escaping from the sun. However, if the sun is what you’re looking for, there is an open patio just beyond the covered one. When you come up from the beach, be sure to rinse off in the outdoor shower, which has hot and cold water!
Sofia’s Sand Castle is fully stocked with all linens, beach and bath towels, fully stocked kitchen, beach chairs, and a gas grill. Historic St. Augustine (the nation’s oldest city) is just 15 minutes away. Here, you’ll find countless shops, restaurants, museums, and attractions. Wren Beach Rentals has relationships with many local businesses, offering you discounts. Enjoy a sunset cruise on the intracoastal, get a scoop of ice cream at “Scoops”, or have a fishing guide come to the beach and teach everyone the art of surf fishing. All of our guests also have the opportunity to get a temporary membership to the Serenata Beach Club. The club offers swimming pools, a fitness center, casual and fine dining, and planned kids’ events. So, whether you are looking for a relaxing beach vacation, plenty of sight seeing, or both, you’re sure to find it here.
Experience the beauty of sandy shores where you can swim, sunbathe, surf, paddleboard, and fish. Take leisurely walks along the beach to discover treasures like shark teeth, sand dollars, and sea glass.
Explore Anastasia State Park for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, birdwatching, and picnicking in a stunning coastal setting.
Discover the rich history of Historic St. Augustine by visiting landmarks like Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, and the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park.
Stroll down St. George Street, a pedestrian only thoroughfare in the heart of the historic district, lined with charming shops, restaurants, galleries, and historic sites.
Immerse yourself in the Gilded Age at the Lightner Museum, housed in a historic hotel, showcasing a diverse collection of art, antiques, and artifacts.
Experience the thrill of getting up close to alligators, crocodiles, and exotic animals at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, which also offers educational shows, zip lines, and exhibits of native Florida wildlife.
Take a scenic short ferry ride to Fort Matanzas National Monument, a historic Spanish fort located on Rattlesnake Island. Learn about its role in protecting St. Augustine during the colonial period while enjoying views of the surrounding marshlands.
Indulge in delicious cuisine at the many restaurants in St. Augustine, cafes, and eateries. From fresh seafood to international fare, there is something to satisfy every palate, including popular spots like 180 Vilano Grill and Pizza, Briskys BBQ, and Beaches at Vilano.