Best of

Vote for your Favorite!

It’s that time of year again! Voting for the Best of St. Augustine has commenced! 

Ocean Village Club invites locals and visitors alike to vote for their favorite business in each category. The resulting list of winners is a great resource for finding the best that our community has to offer.

The process is simple:

Visit http://staugustine.com/bestof2014 

Register with your name and e-mail address

Vote! You can choose the advertised companies or write in your choice.

Vote Coastal Realty and Property Management:

Best Real Estate Agency:

Best Real Estate Agents (Kay Huston-Robshaw, OVC’s own!)

Best Real Estate Broker (Judy Alligood, Owner, Coastal Realty)

Best Travel Agency

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Fireworks and Fun this Fourth!

What better place to spend Independence Day than the Nation’s Oldest City? Spend the weekend enjoying historic downtown and the beautiful beaches! On July the 4th, the fireworks spectacular “Fireworks Over the Matanzas,” will light up the night sky.

Here is your source for any information about the fireworks display, parking, traffic, and rules and regulations.

www.fireworksoverthematanzas.com

To get in some pre-4th fireworks, check out the display at the World Golf Village on Thursday, July 3rd.

http://augustine.com/event/fourth-july-fireworks-wgv

Just a reminder, here are the rules and regulations (including for fireworks) for St. Augustine Beach.

http://www.co.st-johns.fl.us/beaches/Policy.aspx#.U6r9-_ldVqU

 

Amphitheater

St. Augustine Amphitheater, Summer Line Up

Just down A1A from Ocean Village Club, the St. Augustine Amphitheater is one of our favorite places to attend concerts. Having hosted some very big names in the last few years, and continuing to do so, the amphitheater is becoming a world class venue and is right in our back yard!

Check out their line up for this summer if you’re staying at one of our beach condo rentals, and if you already have your ticket in hand, our St. Augustine vacation rentals are the perfect accommodation!

For More Information Visit;  http://staugamp.sjcvenues.com

Goo Goo Dolls & Daughtry
Goo Goo Dolls & Daughtry 
with Plain White T’s — On Sale Now!
Thursday, June 19, 2014
“A Gathering of Friends, Children’s Arts Festival”
Presented by the Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Saturday, June 21, 2014
FREE EVENT
Community First Night Owl Cinema Series
Community First Night Owl Cinema Series
FREE!
Sunday, June 22, 2014 -
Friday, August 08, 2014
Rebelution
Rebelution 
with Iration, The Green, Stick Figure & DJ Mackle — On Sale Now!
Friday, June 27, 2014
American Idol Live! 2014 Tour
American Idol Live! 2014 Tour
On Sale Now!
Sunday, July 20, 2014
An Evening with John Legend
An Evening with John Legend 
On Sale Now!
Friday, July 25, 2014
Sara Bareilles
Sara Bareilles
On Sale Now!
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Fall Out Boy
Fall Out Boy 
with New Politics — On Sale Now!
Sunday, July 27, 2014
The Soulshine Tour
The Soulshine Tour 
featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead, SOJA, Brett Dennen, and Trevor Hall — On Sale Now!
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Gavin DeGraw & Matt Nathanson
Gavin DeGraw & Matt Nathanson
On Sale Now!
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Dirty Heads & Pepper
Dirty Heads & Pepper 
with special guest AER — On Sale Now!
Saturday, August 02, 2014
An Evening with Crosby, Stills & Nash
An Evening with Crosby, Stills & Nash
**SOLD OUT**
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Panic! At The Disco - The Gospel Tour
Panic! At The Disco – The Gospel Tour
with Walk The Moon & Youngblood Hawke
On Sale Now!
Saturday, August 16, 2014
The Fresh Beat Band Live In Concert
The Fresh Beat Band Live In Concert 
On Sale Now!
Friday, August 22, 2014
Bob Weir & Ratdog with The Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Bob Weir & Ratdog with The Chris Robinson Brotherhood
On Sale Now!
Sunday, August 24, 2014
ZZ Top and Jeff Beck
ZZ Top and Jeff Beck
On Sale Now!
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Widespread Panic
Widespread Panic 
On Sale Friday, July 18 at 10AM
Sunday, October 05, 2014

 

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Movies by the Bay 2014

Looking for even more free entertainment while staying at your Ocean Village Club condo rental?

Check out “Movies by the Bay,” sponsored by Ripley’s St. Augustine Attractions and St. Augustine Municipal Marina, every Wednesday evening beginning at 8:30pm on the bay front in downtown.

Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic, or snacks and enjoy family friendly movies on the big screen!

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St. Augustine, FL Free Summer Concerts; Part 2

Hopefully, visitors to our St. Augustine vacation rentals and locals alike, have the opportunity to check out some, if not all, of the free entertainment that our town offers this summer!

In Part 1,  of Free Summer Concerts, we told you about “Music by the Sea.” This week, we hope you can attend “Concerts in the Plaza!” Every Thursday evening through August, you can bring a blanket or chair and enjoy live music at the Plaza de la Constitucion downtown, starting at 7pm.

Summer 2014 “Concerts in the Plaza,” Schedule
May 29 The Driftwoods

bluegrass & beyond

June 5 The House Cats

jazz, swing & jump blues

June 12 Big Pineapple

Hawaiian/jazz

June 19 Bob & Joline & the Friends of Mine Band

acoustic Americana

June 26 Mid Life Crisis

variety of pop & rock classic

July 3 An Evening of Gospel Music

commemorating the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

July 10 Ancient City Slickers

big fun music

July 17 The Falling Bones

vintage rock/rhythm & blues

July 24 The Grapes of Roth

rock and roll

July 31 Rob Ellis Peck & Friends

blues & rock

August 7 The Mike Hart Band

blues, jazz & rock

August 14 The Company

60′s & 70′s pop rock

August 21 The Rick Acrusa Band

classic rock

August 28 Lonesome Bert & the Skinny Lizards

original American

 

For more information visit:

 http://www.staugustinegovernment.com/the-city/featured-stories-archive/CitP14.cfm 

Music by the Sea

St. Augustine, FL Free Summer Concerts; Part 1

As a guest at any of our St. Augustine Beach vacation rentals, or a local (!), you have an abundance of options when it comes to great entertainment! Aside from the beautiful beach and fun attractions, there is a bustling art and music scene.

If you’re searching for an evening of inexpensive fun, check out the Music by the Sea concert series, every Wednesday this summer.

Located at the St. Augustine Beach Pier, and beginning at 6pm, this event features a different local band playing, and restaurant selling dinners, each week.  Bring a chair or blanket to relax by the beach while listening to some great tunes and enjoying yummy local food!

Here’s the summer line up of bands and restaurants:

MBTS Schedule

Keep an eye out for fellow Ocean Village Club condo rental guests and staff! We love local events like this! For more information, visit:  http://thecivicassociation.org/music_by_the_sea_summer_concerts

Next week:
Free Summer Concerts; Part 2 featuring Concerts in the Plaza
memorial day

Memorial Day Weekend at Ocean Village Club

Memorial Day Weekend is one of the busiest here at Ocean Village Club, so we know how much people love to come to our beach for this holiday!

It is important to us that everyone enjoy themselves and stay safe. We have compiled some informative tips from local authorities on how to safely celebrate the holiday weekend.

St. Johns County Beach Safety

Rip current safety and information, sun tips,  lifeguard information, and marine life information.

 

Sheriff’s Office Boating Tips

http://youtu.be/OZRhJcVTgus

St. Johns County Beach Rules and

Driving Safety

Prohibited items/activities, rules that help protect natural resources, and driving practices.

Enjoy  your weekend on St. Augustine Beach!

 

 

Nice Day

Local businesses that love our guests!

Coastal Realty has partnered with a number of local businesses to offer a discount card, exclusive to our guests!

The Cool Opportunities And Savings To Appreciate Locals (C.O.A.S.T.A.L.) Card is given to all of our guests at check-in! Here is the list of business that participate, and more are always being added so keep an eye on www.coastalrealtyfl.com:
 Caribongo www.caribongo.com
162 St. George Street Unit E904-824-5933
Free Tote Bag w/20$ Purchase
Expressions Arts and Gifts www.expressionscoastalgifts.com 
5 Spanish Street Ste B
804-824-861310
% Discount on all merchandise

(excludes consignment items)
Fratelli’s Italian American Cuisine
 415 Anastasia Blvd.
904-819-1760
15% Discount on Food Purchases
Pizzalley’s www.pizzalleys.net 
117 St. George Street
904-825-2627
10% Discount on Food Purchases
Red Frog & McToads www.redfrogandmctoads.com 
 5545 A1A South
904-814-8430
10% Discount on Food Purchases
Ripe Bistro & Social Lounge www.theripebistro.com 
1097 A1A
904-471-3177
10% Discount on Food Purchases
Ripple Effect Eco Tours www.rippleeffectecotours.com 
 101 Tolstoy Lane
904-347-1565
10$ off Group of 2/10$ off each Adult Groups 4-12.

Call for discount on larger groups
Spice and Tea Exchangewww.spiceandtea.com 
2 Locations:59 Hypolita St 904-826-3770407 Marshall Cir 904-429-7548
 10% Discount on Purchases
Stogies Jazz & Cigar Bar www.stogiesjazz.com 
 36 Charlotte St
904-826-4008
$5 off Cheese and Fruit Plates
Summer Skin Institute www.loveofsummer.com 
1301 Plantation Dr. Ste 205B
904-377-7092
10% Discount on Facials and Skin Treatments

Tillie’s Bath Cottage Facebook page
 2 St. George Street
904-819-0110
Free Tote Bag with 20$ Purchase
The Sunshine Shop-Swimwear Specialists 
645 A1A Beach Blvd.
904-471-6899
10% off Regular Priced Purchase
Farm Boys Produce
8401 SR 207Hastings, FL
10% Discount on Purchases
Garrett Brothers Home Décor
90 South Dixie Hwy904-600-638310% off Regular Priced Purchase
Romano’s on the Beach
 4255 A1A South Suite 7 & 8
904-461-1111
15% Discount on Food Items
SailTime Northeast Florida; St. Augustine Sailing Enterprises www.sta-sail.com/sailtime 
3076 Harbor Drive
904-829-0648 800-683-7245
15% Discount

Big Bill’s Beach Stuff www.bigbillsbeachstuff.com 
5731 A1A South
904-461-5755

5% Discount Rent/Purchases under 100$10% Discount Rent/Purchases over 100$
St Augustine Lighthouse
81 Lighthouse rd.
904-829-0745
10% off General Admission
Kingfish Grill www.kingfishgrill.com 
 252 Yacht Club Dr 904-824-2111
10% off your entire bill
Purple Olive  www.purple-olive.com 
4255 A1A South904-461-1250
10% off up to 4 entree
(not valid early bird/holidays/with other discounts)