Perfect Weather in St. Augustine

The weather in St. Augustine has been has been beautiful. We are already getting calls from out Northern guests about how bad the weather has already gotten in the Northern States. So come on down to Ocean Village Club and enjoy the warm weather, beautiful beaches and heated pool!!!

It has been lows of 60 and highs of 80+ for weeks. Not a cloud in the sky and light nightly breezes on the beach!!

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Message In A Bottle

One of our Rental Managers found a message in a bottle on her morning beach walk a few weeks ago. The message read that it was a symbol of a friend to keep on traveling after her passing. After getting in touch with the person that sent her on her journey this was the response:

This is so Jill loved St. Augustine! I threw the bottle in the water off of Tybee Island at the mouth of the Savannah River meets the ocean on 9/21/14.  We were actually sending her ashes out to sea off the boat and I brought along the bottle as a surprise for our “Sisterhood of  friends”.  If you can get out in a boat or can send it out where it can get out in the ocean and not come back that would be best but I anywhere will be fun!  Please be sure and add your email address and add some “bling” Jill loved bling – any little thing will do – be sure and super glue the cork back also!  We are all just thrilled she has been found!  If you can take a pic of what you add and if you want you and your buddy that is a bonus!  but just sending “Pokey” on her way will be great!exciting!

The owner of Coastal took her back out to sea after adding a sand dollar charm.letter in a bottle 001

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St. Augustine in the Fall; Part 2

The list continues: great events and activities to enjoy throughout the St. Augustine Community!

Creatures of the Night (Trick or Treating at the Alligator Farm)

Oct. 24, 25, and 31st -  www.alligatorfarm.com

Trick or Treating on St. George Street

Oct. 26th, 2-5pm – Merchants downtown will hand out candy to school age children

30th Annual Great Chowder Debate

Nov. 2nd - http://conch-house.com/chowder-debate/

St. Augustine Pirate Gathering

Nov. 7-9th - www.pirategathering.com

6th Annual Super Scenic 72 Mile Garage Sale (Be sure to stop Coastal Realty! We are participating!)

Nov 15th - http://www.scenica1a.org/

Harvest Time at Fort Mose

Nov. 15th - http://www.floridastateparks.org/fortmose/events.cfm?viewevent=11103#11103?ref=augustine.com&type=event-profile

Be sure to call Ocean Village Club for accommodations for any of these or other St. Augustine events and make your plans now for Nights of Lights!

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St. Augustine in the Fall; Part 1

Great events and activities in beautiful St. Augustine, FL are not limited to the summer months! Some of our favorite events are in the Fall and Winter! 

Not only is there so much to experience but the crowds are much less making your time here even more enjoyable!

Sykes and Cooper Farms Corn Maze

October 4-26th - http://www.sycofarms.com/index.php/the-maze/

17th annual Greek Festival

October 10-12th - http://stauggreekfest.com/index.html

Food Truck Wars

October 18th - http://www.foodtruckwars.com/

Cracker Day at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds

October 18th - http://augustine.com/event/55th-annual-cracker-day-celebration

8th Annual Sea Turtle Festival

October 19th - http://augustine.com/event/8th-annual-sea-turtle-festival

Ancient City Kids Day

October 25th - http://epicbh.org/ancientcitykidsday.html

The Great American Scarecrow  Festival

October 25th - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Simple-Gestures

Haunted Hayride & Enchanted Forest

October 25th - http://www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia/events.cfm?viewevent=10970#10970

Stay tuned for info on even MORE events this season and be sure to Save The Date for Nights of Lights (more about that to follow)!!!
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Aviles Street Festival this Weekend

To kick off the Fall season of festivals, the 5th Annual Fiesta de Aviles is October 3-5, 2014. This historic street was first placed on a map in 1570 and is named after St. Augustine’s sister city, Aviles, Spain. Each the merchants located on the street put on the festival to promote business and celebrate the Spanish heritage. 

For more info about Aviles Street and the Festival visit:

https://www.facebook.com/AvilesStreet 

Schedule of Events:

Friday, Oct. 3:

5 to 9 p.m. First Friday Art Walk

Saturday, Oct. 4

11 to 11:30 p.m. Opening ceremony

11:30 to 2:30 p.m. Larry Nader Band

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Flamenco dancers

3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Luis Mario Band

4 to 4:30 p.m. Running of the Bulls

6:30 to 9 p.m. Music by Jim Kalal

Sunday, Oct. 5

12 to 3 p.m. Sangria Sunday (samples served along Aviles Street)

2 to 5 p.m. Music by John Alison

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Coastal Clean Up is a Success!

Thank you to everyone that participated in this year’s International Coastal Clean Up! Volunteers were stationed at different beach areas around St. Augustine, and our crew focused on the beaches nearest the properties that we manage. Including OVC!

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Despite the drizzly, overcast day, it was a fun event and we are proud to be able to help in the beautification of our community. We also hope that some baby sea turtles will benefit from our efforts when it’s time to hatch!

photo 25 20140920_082838Apologies to those volunteers that we were unable to get pictures of. Thank you again!

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Flagler College in Top 25 Most Beautiful Campuses

It would be hard to imagine the St. Augustine skyline without the beauty that Flagler College brings. This historical campus, that was once the Ponce de Leon Hotel, is a must see when visiting Historic Downtown St. Augustine.

Over the years, the college has made it onto numerous prestigious lists and now the lovely campus is being recognized. Check out this list of the Top 25 Most Beautiful College Campuses in the Country.

When you stay at Ocean Village Club, or any other Coastal properties, you can purchase your tickets for the Flagler Legacy tour on-site and at a discount!

For more information:

http://www.coastalrealtyfl.com/st-augustine-on-a-budget.html