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The Beach Retreat, 3 Beds, Walk to Beach, Shops & Pier, Beach Items Included

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 950 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bed, 2 Full Bath, Private Condo, Close to Restaurants, Shops, Beach & Downtown

Come Experience Beautiful St. Augustine Beach.

Seaside Villas is family and pet-friendly condominium complex within a few blocks from the St. Johns County Ocean Pier. In addition to easy walking or biking access to the white sand beaches, local shops and restaurants, the Beach Retreat Condo offers a community swimming pool with sunbathing surround, a barbecue grill, and and an outdoor shower.

Our condo is beautiful and well appointed, but the first thing you'll notice is the colorful decor and Beach Retreat feel.

The Beach Retreat at Seaside Villas is a 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom air-conditioned unit that sleeps up to 4-5 guests. Walk into the inviting living room where you’ll find a decorative corner cabinet, a classic surf board on the wall, tasteful ocean home wall decor, comfortable leather sofas and a 42-inch LCD Smart TV so you won’t need to miss any of your favorite shows. The free WIFI makes it easy to check out area attractions, send your vacation photos to friends and family back home and even do little work (if you really have to).

Whether you've been walking the historic streets of the Old City or strolling the pristine beach, you will be delighted with the feel of cool tiled floors in the living room and the drift wood style floors in the bedrooms!

Cooking may not be in the cards for your vacation, but even if you're planning to dine out for many of your meals, you'll enjoy the efficiency and convenience of the gallery style kitchen, with newer white appliances and cupboards filled with cookware, dishes, and utensils. A microwave stands ready to reheat those fabulous leftovers, and a coffeemaker for making your favorite brew or a smoothie with our Ninja Blender while listening to the ocean waves from the front patio.

Your favorite place inside the condo will probably be the bedrooms. St. Augustine has so much to do and see that you'll come home tired after each new adventure, and there's nothing like a great night's sleep to refresh you for the next day's events. We have taken great pride to provide you with luxury bamboo sheets and pillows and plush memory foam mattresses, with relaxing furnishings and decor to help you rest well.

The master suite is appointed with a queen-sized bed, flat-screen TV, and private bath as well as a ceiling fan for that gentle breeze.

The second bedroom is perfect for an additional couple traveling with you or for children. It contains 2 twin beds with memory foam mattresses, bamboo pillows and sheets plus a nightstand and a medium size dresser. This room is decorated with the same inviting beach decor and shares a full bathroom with the living area.

We have tried to provide the "extras" for your stay such as professional shampoo and conditioner, body wash, Q-tiips, cotton rounds, body lotion and hair dryer. We provide an ample supply of quality towels and linens, extra bed pillows and fuzzy cozy blankets. We offer each guest coffee, coffee filters, creamer and a vast assortment of cooking spices/oils!

Feel free to use our washer and dryer to keep all those swimsuits and beach towels fresh, (detergent provided) and bring your electronics if you like or play your favorite stations on iHeartRadio -- you have free WiFi at the Beach Retreat.

Take full advantage of our Beach Package which includes, 6 oversized beach towels, 4 beach chairs, a beach umbrella, a wheeled cooler, a beach cart, sun hats, beach bags, sand toys and 2 bicycle beach cruisers, all included with your reservation.

Our intention is to make your stay here at The Beach Retreat as relaxing, worry-free and enjoyable as possible. If you have any special requests or needs, such as grocery shopping prior to your arrival, planning a special occasion like a birthday, anniversary or engagement, please let us know how we may assist you. We are here to help in every way possible!

More Details

Owner
Stephani
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2018

About Stephani

Jayson and Stephani lived in beautiful Colorado for over 25 years before making St. Augustine Beach their home. Having visited the area for the last 3 years, feeling connected to the community developed quickly and now they live and play in the sun year round! Living a block away from the Beach Retreat, they are excited that their guests can experience island living too!

Jayson enjoys fishing, biking and is learning the art of surfing. Stephani is a self-proclaimed beach bum and enjoys her 2 pups, helping others and volunteers at the Betty Griffin Foundation.

Both Jayson and Stephani are committed to ensuring your time here is relaxing, fun and full of adventure!

Stephani purchased this condo in 2017

Why Stephani chose St Augustine Beach

Prior to making St. Augustine our home, we traveled here 7-8 times per year, staying at various vacation rentals on Anastasia Island. Over the 3 years we spent as visitors, we learned what amenities were crucial to an enjoyable stay, what location was most desirable and what type of community we wanted to stay in. The Beach Retreat is everything we could have wanted and more!

The community, SeaSide Villas, is quaint, private and represents the Island charm in the perfect location. We decorated the unit with attention to the smallest of details in order to provide guests with a complete Beach Retreat getaway vibe, full of those little extras that make a big difference.

We provide essential beach items such as cruisers/bikes, beach chairs, towels, umbrella, cooler, sun hats and even sand toys! We offer our guests beauty essentials such as a hair dyer, lotion, body wash, luxury towels, q-tips and cotton rounds. The comfortable beds have bamboo bed pillows and sheets, fuzzy blankets, and the rooms have ample space for guests to relax.

We provide board games, smart tv's, wifi and a fully functional kitchen with items like sandwich baggies, cooking oils and spices, coffee filters and a water filter pitcher. All of which were very important to us during our visits here but very difficult to find.

We have taken great pride in our Beach Retreat and look forward to our guests experiencing all it has to offer!

What makes this condo unique

Smaller complex, easy access to beach and local shops and restaurants, close to biking and running trials, pet friendly and hearing the ocean from your patio! Our building is exceptionally quiet with friendly and respectful neighbors.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in St Augustine Beach in Florida

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Please clean up after your pet and keep them on leash when outside the home.
  • Bikes must be locked at all times. You are responsible for theft of bikes if they are not locked.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Professional shampoo/conditioner, body wash, hair dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , Bamboo Sheets and pillows, fuzzy blankets
    Guest Room - 2 Single Bed , Bamboo sheets & pillows, fuzzy blankets
  • Queen size air mattress available for additional guests upon request and approval.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pet items: water & food bowls, puppy blanket and beach towels, grain free organic puppy treats

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Beach Retreat, 3 Beds, Walk to Beach, Shops & Pier, Beach Items Included
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
4

This is a good place to relax.

  • 4 of 5

The Condo was just as it appears in the pictures. We had a quiet and relaxing time at the condo. The owners are great and reply to email quickly and go above and beyond to make sure you have a great stay. The area is quiet and the beach is nearby, which we enjoyed. I cannot give five stars for two reasons. The condo was not as clean as it should have been. The floors needed sweeping and the furniture such as the tables, lamps and blinds needed some dusting. But the worse part for me were the bathrooms. There was hair, dust and water/soap stains in the tub, toliet, and sinks. I had to clean these myself before I felt comfortable using them. VRBO charges a cleaning fee and so I expected the place to be immaculate. The second reason why I cannot give 5 stars is because of all the hidden fees charged as part of this reservation for the condo. The nightly rate of the Condo was reasonable. However, VRBO charges, a service charge, a cleaning fee, a $250 deposit in addition to requiring the purchase of libilty insurance. These extra fees really add up.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I’m glad to hear you had a wonderful stay. I am saddened to hear the place wasn’t as clean as it should have been. As a hands on owner, I am typically the only one that cleans my unit and as you can see by the many reviews, it is left immaculate for each guest. Unfortunately I was out of town before your arrival and contracted the cleaning out to a local company. I am so sorry it was not to my standard or yours. This will be addressed with them and I will no longer use them as a stand-by cleaning company. I do wish you would have contacted me and sent me pictures of the areas in question. I would have had the unit cleaned again! As far as the extra fees charged by VRBO, that is out of my control and disclosed to you prior to reserving. You were refunded the 250 security deposit in full but yes, VRBO does set the charges for using their services. As vacation rental owners, we also have a hefty service fee to utilize VRBO to market our properties. Please always alert owners upon arriving if there is something not right with the unit. Allow them to make it right for you ASAP. Every owner truly wants each guest to enjoy their stay and not have to worry about anything. Reading your concerns after the fact doesn’t allow an owner to address the concerns with you or anyone else to remedy the situation. Thank you again for staying at The Beach Retreat.
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5

Our “Get Away Home” for our Beach Wedding!

  • 5 of 5

We had our destination wedding on the beach and we stayed at this villa with my two boys. Stephani and Jayson went above and beyond and exceeded our expectations in every possible way. Stephani knew we were coming to FL for our special occasion and was outstanding with communication, answering every question we had prior to arrival. We greatly appreciated her going out of her way to ensure that there were enough bicycles to go around for the boys to enjoy - without us requesting. The attention to detail and specifics of just general conversation impressed us!

The villa itself is adorable, very clean and well maintained. We fell in love with it as soon as we stepped in the door and it served great as a “bridal ready” house on wedding day! Thank you for helping to make our wedding weekend more relaxing and enjoyable, Stephani and Jayson! We are already talking about returning for our 1 year anniversary!!!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, clean and had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Owners were great and supplied anything we needed on our vacation. As VRBO owners ourselves, we tend to be a little picky but The Beach Retreat was fabulous. The condo was perfect for our week of Spring Break. Perfect for beach, pool and go between city of St Augustine. Would recommend to anyone!

Our dog was naughty and the owners were very understanding about the damage.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Fantastic condo just like the photos show

  • 4 of 5

The owners of this condo did a great job of decorating it. Every room has beachy details and you can tell that great attention was paid to what the needs of guests would be. Stefani was very helpful from the moment I booked this condo and it is obvious that she wants guests to have a great experience.

The condo location was incredibly quiet! I am sure there must have been people upstairs or neighbors next door, but we never saw or heard them.

The queen bed was OK, but not as comfortable as our bed at home....but then, we have an awesome bed in our home. If yours is just average, you will be happy with the queen bed, if you like sleeping on a queen. There are also the two twin beds in the other room, but we didn't use those.

Layers of bedding were provided thoughtfully so you should be happy no matter the temperature. You also have control over the AC/heat system, of course.

The only reason I rated our experience a 4/5 is that getting to the beach is not easy, as new hotel construction has been going on for quite some time. There is a nearly finished Embassy Suites hotel being built at the end of the street where beach access probably used to be open. It was a surprise to us that there was no close beach access right now, not within what we thought was a walkable distance, especially if you were hauling the provided beach wagon (which looked really nice). I expect this is going to be resolved soon since the hotel looks near completion and future condo renters will likely be able to use that closer access.

We enjoyed the nearby Salt Life restaurant just a little down the road from the new hotel. I have a seafood allergy and they were very professional about handling food allergies.

This condo was a convenient place to stay for going over to St. Augustine to see the historic sites, as well as for our travels up to Ponte Vedra for golf. I am glad we booked here because I probably wouldn't have felt as safe staying in St. Augustine near the ocean area.

There is free internet TV, so if you are used to real cable TV like we are, you may have a learning curve for managing it. Finding current weather coverage was challenging--we used our phones.

Once the hotel construction is over, you should stay here if you don't mind a walk to the beach. If you don't care about the beach, or if you don't mind driving to it, or you're visiting St. Augustine, you should stay here now!

You probably won't find a nicer host.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Diane for your many compliments about The Beach Retreat! I’m so sorry the Pope Road Beach access was closed not only for the hotel but for work within Anastasia State Park. The work is near completion we are told but until then, the pier is a few minute walk past the hotel being built- right across the street from Salt Life Restaurant. We hope you come visit us again if you ever return to the area! Thank you once again for the very kind review!
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5

Family fun

  • 5 of 5

This place is just what we needed. Cute, relaxing, close to the beach. Used the bikes and walked to the beach and 2 restaurants nearby. A very enjoyable 3 days. Thanks so much.

Mary Corlett

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and clean condo

  • 5 of 5

The place was immaculate. Kitchen had everything we needed. Beds were very comfortable. Bathrooms all stocked with shampoo, conditioner and lotions. Having the washer and dryer was convenient as well as beach chairs, coolers and beach towels. It was great being able to walk to the beach ! Hope to visit again.

Thank you Stephani and Jayson!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Salt Life Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
St Augustine Beach

The Beach Retreat is approximately 4 miles away from the Historic Downtown. The beach cruisers we provide, make it easy to explore the island and even bike downtown across the bridge. Attractions on the island include the Alligator Farm, the Amphitheater and St Augustine Beach Pier.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in St Augustine Beach, North East Florida

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Nightly Rate
12 Aug 2018 - 14 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£483
for 3 nights
From
£110
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£110
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
15 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£534
for 3 nights
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£127
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£127
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
18 Aug 2018 - 21 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£483
for 3 nights
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£110
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£110
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
2 Sep 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£407
for 2 nights
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£127
From
£127
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
4 Sep 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£407
for 2 nights
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£127
From
£127
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
20 Dec 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£534
for 3 nights
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£127
From
£127
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
27 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
£407
for 2 nights
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£127
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£127
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
24 May 2019 - 27 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
£441
for 2 nights
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£144
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£144
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
1 Jul 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
2 night minimum stay
£458
for 2 nights
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£153
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£153
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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
30 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
2 night minimum stay
£441
for 2 nights
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£144
From
£144
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
1 Sep 2019 - 4 Sep 2019
2 night minimum stay
£441
for 2 nights
From
£144
From
£144
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
22 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
2 night minimum stay
£441
for 2 nights
From
£144
From
£144
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£483
for 3 nights
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£110
From
£127
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £19.31 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £45.58
Refundable Damage Deposit £193.13
Cleaning fee £96.56 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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