10-15% OFF select units for April and May
We can’t beat the perks of living in Florida year round, especially in St. Augustine at Ocean Village Club! Every time the seasons start to change, there is a feeing of excitement because we know what great things are coming. One of the best things about our town is that there is ALWAYS something to look forward to!
Spring is full of festivals, special events, holidays, and (fingers crossed) beautiful weather! It’s all just getting started this month. Here are some of the upcoming events that we want to share!:
March 7th: First Friday Art Walk
20 Downtown Art Galleries, 5-9pm
March 7-9th: Celtic Festival and St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 7-16th: Daytona Bike Week
March 21-23rd: Seafood Festival
STAY TUNED! There is plenty more to come this Spring and Ocean Village Club is offering
10-15% OFF select units for April and May!
Did you know that Coastal Realty offers FREE activities to the winter guests at Ocean Village Club?! Not only is this is a great way to stay active and add some fun to your trip, but it’s also a great way to socialize! Our guests love meeting their neighbors and making new friends. Check out the schedule below:
Monday: Yoga @ 11am with instructor Lisa.
Tuesay: March 4th + 11th – Water Aerobics (weather permitting) @ 11am with instructor Susan
March 18th + 25th – TBA
Wednesday: Good Morning OVC! Breakfast @ 9am
Thursday: Water Aerobics (weather permitting )@ 1pm with instructor Susan
Friday: Art Class @ 10am with Art on the Go
(All activities are scheduled to rum through March)
Friday, March 28 @ 11:30: Luau Themed Pot Luck Luncheon at the Pavillion
Be sure to check at the clubhouse for a list of activities sponsored by the Ocean Village Club Association also!
We, at Ocean Village Club, along with Coastal Realty, believe that our community gives us so much. We are so grateful for what we have and believe in giving back. Throughout the course of the next few weeks, months, and years we will be finding more ways to do so.
Starting now, we would like to enlist the help of our guests! Many times when staying in a vacation rental, there are left over groceries at the end of your stay. We ask that you drop off any of these unopened, non-perishable items for us to donate.
The Betty Griffin House MISSION STATEMENT
To offer protection and quality services for victims of Domestic Violence and their minor children and/or victims of Sexual Assault and their families of St. Johns County, FL, through operation of a shelter offering assistance, counseling, and transitional support.
To educate the community about services provided and raise awareness of the problems of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in order to break cycles of abuse.
Visit www.bettygriffinhouse.org for more information!
We look forward to the many opportunities of community service and thank you for your support!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Love is certainly in the air this weekend! We in St. Augustine are used that warm fuzzy feeling because our town is one of the most romantic in the country! While visitng here, you and your loved one can enjoy a everything from a beautiful walk on the beach to a horse drawn carriage ride through the historic district. While it doesn’t have to be a holiday to enjoy the fine dining, wine, sweet treats, entertainment, and charm of the Nation’s Oldest City; here are some of the special events and ideas to make this Valentine’s weekend even sweeter.
The St. Augustine Record’s Compass Magazine has a great list of activities and information; from Movie’s by the Bay to Sunset Cruises
The “Florida’s Historic Coast” website has the perfect 3 day romantic itenerary.
Photo courtesy of www.floridashistoriccoast.com
Need more ideas? Just ask your on-site rental manager for suggestions from restaurants to florists. We love…love!
The last few years, Coastal Realty and Property Management has been hosting a successful women’s expo in the winter. This year’s expo is Tuesday, February 11, from 1pm-3pm. The theme is “Under the Sea,” and the event will be held on site in the Ocean Village Club’s activity room.
Women will have the opportunity to shop, learn, and mingle with a variety of vendors and other guests. There is something for all interests including health, real estate, jewelry, and food and wine.
Food and drinks, including champagne and dessert (!) is provided by Coastal Realty and Property Management. Lots of prizes and giveaways!
If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please call us at (904) 471-7513.
As Floridians, it is hard to imagine what some of our northern friends are coping with this winter. They have been enduring week after week of snow, ice, negative temps, a Polar Vortexes, and bruits of a storm like Leon and Maximus. While we have been cold by Florida standards, we aren’t forced to shovel our driveways and stay indoors, we haven’t been stuck in a gridlock, and the only Maximus we know is at the Alligator Farm.
We have been receiving calls from our winter guests requesting earlier and earlier check-ins, a plea for escape as soon as possible! As we are completely booked, it is difficult to accomodate everyone, forcing them to tough it out just a little bit longer. So, since not everyone can be here for the 70 degree temperatures that we are expecting this weekend, here are 10 ways to keep the winter weather from getting you down (just until you can make it to St. Augustine!):
10. Read a book by candle light; in historic downtown St. Augustine, guests explore what the world was like before electricity. Go back to a simpler life for an hour or two.
9. Order a bottle (or a case) of wine from San Sebastian Winery to be delivered to your door; enjoy the tastes of St. Augustine from the comfort of your home!
8.Change the background of your PCs and mobile devices to a picture of a tropical paradise; if you can’t physically be at the beach, at least enjoy a nice view!
7. Learn how to cook a Spanish Tapas style meal; St. Augustine’s rich Spanish heritage lends itself to some fabulous tapas restaurants. Try a new tapas recipe at home, and remember, they’re perfect for sharing!
Try these recipes! (Courtesy of Real Simple)
6. Brush up on your yoga and Zumba with a workout video; Ocean Village Club winter guests love the activities provided by Coastal Realty, including; Yoga, Zumba, Art, and Water Aerobics. Go to the head of the class during your stay by practicing in your living room!
5. Contact your friends that are meeting up in St. Augustine and start making dates; Whether winter or summer, many repeat guests have made lifelong friends on their visits to Ocean Village Club. It is great to be able to meet up in the same place year after year and catch up!
4. Subscribe to e-mail newsletters with updates on St. Augustine events and happenings; You’ll feel connected all year round everytime you receive a newsletter to your inbox (and you’ll have more reasons to visit)!
We love this newsletter!:
3. Mix up some tropical drinks with little umbrellas in them; This recipe for a St. Augustine Sunset, will make you feel like you’re in a tropical oasis in no time!
1 1/2 oz Coconut Rum
2 oz Pineapple Juice
2 oz Orange Juice
Combine Coconut Rum, Pineapple Juice, and Orange Juice in glass full of ice. Drizzle Grenadine over top. Garnish with umbrella!
2. Make a scrapbook of your trip last trip to Florida; Get creative and put those vacation pictures to good use. Seeing all of those great memories is sure to warm your heart!
1. Book your next vacation to Ocean Village Club!; Nothing will get you more excited for warm, sunny days than planning your next trip to beautiful St. Augustine Beach!
Do you know the Ancient City has many ancient ghosts? Come to St. Augustine and meet the oldest ghosts in America. There is nothing like a great ghostly experience on Halloween which will be provided by Coastal Realty & Property Management ‘s Halloween Partyat Ocean Village Club Condominiums for all of our guests. On Sunday, October 27th, come to Trick or Treat at the Beach and enjoy great treats while our Storyteller entertains you with ghost stories. Then ride the bus to Old St. Augustine to go on the Ripley’s Ghost Train or explore Ripley’s. The cost is $13 a person for the Ripley’s Tour of your choice. (This is a discount of $11). Come in costume and you may win the prize for the most unique costume.
Guests making their reservation now will get a 10% discount in available units. Here are a couple of examples of our great condos:
The Mumford and Sons Gentlemen of the Road Tour, two-day concert event, will be bringing 25,000 people to our beautiful historic city and accommodations for the weekend are becoming increasingly harder and harder to find. Ocean Village Club has near the ocean to ocean view 1 and 2 bedroom condos available and many are also pet-friendly. Ocean Village Clubis part of Coastal Realty and Property Management.
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. 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.
Sept 13th -14th
1:00 pm-11:00 pm
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.
Are you a fan of The Lumineers? This Denver-based folk-rock band will be here in October at our beautiful St. Augustine Ampitheatre with Dr. Dog and Nathaniel Rateliff opening the show. The group is known for its hit song “Ho Hey” and is playing every top-tier summer festival along the way. Tickets went on sale Friday, June 7 and are available at the Ampitheatre box office and at findmytix.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.
Our Ampitheatre is a nationally renowned venue and attracts many top performers to our historic town. Planning on coming to the concert? Why not make a vacation of your time here? The weather is milder in October, the beaches are less crowded and always beautiful, and there’s so much history to explore.
Ocean Village Club has 1 and 2 bedroom near-the-ocean, ocean view and ocean front condos with rates to suit every budget. On our website, you can see slideshows of the units, check availability, and even reserve online. If you need more information or wish to talk to someone, please call 800-587-2287. Ocean Village Club is a part of Coastal Realty which offers many rentals on St. Augustine and Crescent Beach. Call today for a reservation and enjoy a great time in the nation’s oldest city.