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Charming Retreat Ocean Side of A1a Beach in St.Augustine

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Charming Spanish style beach retreat for the beach lover! 'Ebb Tide' is one of three units in our Triplex ('High Tide' and 'Low Tide' are the other two)...an amazing location gives you a peaceful home yards from the white sand beaches and beautiful Atlantic Ocean without any streets to cross (East side of A1A beach blvd)! The triplex is a legal vacation rental - no risk of having your vacation spot cancelled due to unlicensed renting! Rent all 3 units for a family gathering! Got pets? Bring them too - it's a pet friendly beach, and we have a fenced in yard for their roaming freedom! Dog door available on request! Walking distance to great restaurants (Mango Mango's, BeachComber, Taco Shack!), the Pier with a water park, bocce ball, volleyball, concerts and markets or take the beach trolley to the historic city and downtown attractions only 5 miles away.

For the adventurous, take surf lessons from the local surf shops, surf camp activities, or visit the Alligator Zoo to Zip Line and traverse the obstacle course while seeing the wildlife.

When you've done all you can do outside, come back and enjoy the wide selection of movies (or good old cable TV) with our new entertainment center. We have a fully equipped kitchen - and if you get there and think 'she should have ____' let me know and if it seems like a good idea, it will be delivered!

Time to sleep....well if you have to! We have a master with a King bed and the sliding glass door that leads to the backyard.The second bedroom has a set of bunks - a double over double, and two single beds. The couch in the living room also has a pull-out bed and there is a futon too. Unique art from local galleries and Sage-Photographs graces the walls - the beach will inspire the artists in all of us - paint and easels can be supplied upon request!

We're proud to say we're getting 'repeat' guests which is the greatest compliment of all!

Keywords: retreat, reunions, peaceful, bungalow, cozy, Spanish-style, unique, surfers, pet-friendly, reunions, ocean fun, special, near the pier, scuba, tennis, love, life, artists dream

More Details

Laurie Sage Royal
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 November, 2017

About Laurie Sage Royal

'Life's a Beach' defines me! Laurie is your proprietor here. I grew up as a Navy-brat living in the Azores Portugal and Brussels Belgium, always finding a seaside location as I traveled. My life centers around the beach and ocean - I moved to the Outer Banks of NC in 2004, learned to love beach life and have explored beaches around the world creating adventures as I go! I made St.Augustine my permanent residence in 2012 and I want everyone to get a chance to explore beaches so began creating beach havens to allow friends, family and now you to enjoy our favorite beaches in the quirky comfort of our homes!

When not on beach adventures, I kayak, boat, take my rescue-dogs Nemo and Ollie out for runs, and spend lots of time on the tennis courts. After a career in technology sales, I left the rat race and followed my passion to become a full time Realtor and can help you find a place of your own once you fall in love with St.Augustine yourself!

Laurie Sage Royal purchased this house in 2011

Why Laurie Sage Royal chose Saint Augustine

In 2004 I began visiting St. Augustine and my parents bought a property in the historic district. I'd often stay with them or the St.Francis Inn B&B, and fell in love with the local beaches of St. Augustine.... the real estate bug caught me as usual and I found this perfect home in the summer of 2011. This is a Triplex - if 'Ebb Tide' is rented, we can see if the other two are available. Have a big group? Rent all three units for 6 total bedrooms to have togetherness yet privacy!

I also have beach property in the Outer Banks of North Carolina - come visit there too!

What makes this house unique

The beach sunrises are absolutely stunning from our property - take your coffee (add some Baileys!), sleepily walk to the beach and enjoy the peace, sun colors and sounds of birds blended with waves. SWEET!

We welcome your pets to stay with you - they are family afterall!

Golf Fan? The TPC is just north of us....drive the scenic route up through Ponte Vedra and enjoy the courses and watch the pros!

Tennis, anyone? Public and private courts are available - I can set you up with matches of any level at the two clubs I belong to.

Prefer to be in the water? You've got it! Activities to be had everywhere, snorkeling, rent kayaks, jet skis or take a boat tour of the historic river.

Love it so much here that you're looking for real estate of your own? I am an agent at St. Augustine Realty - I can help you find the home of your dreams if you don't have a Realtor already!


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
JAX - Jacksonville International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Mango Mangos
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Mango Mangos
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
St. Augustine Beach just outside your door!
Car: not necessary

Lounging on the beach, Not answering the phones, cocktails when it's 5 O'clock somewhere, listening to Jimmy Buffett, calming the soul, remembering the feel of sandy feet, smelling salt air, clearing the mind, family reunions, explore the historic city, zipline over the wildlife at the Alligator Farm, drink from the Fountain of Youth!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint Augustine in St. Johns County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Toilet and a sink
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The king can be separated into two twins
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Double over Double for adults, and two singles
  • King size beds (1) King Bed or separate into two twins!, 2nd bedroom has two twins and Double Beds (1) Double over Double Bunk Beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Pull out bed in the couch and futon also - slumber party!,
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme 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
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Just a few feet from the ocean walkway, white sand beaches, and amazing Atlantic Ocean! Walking distance to great restaurants like Mango Mango's and Cafe Atlantico, the Pier for concerts and markets and just a few minutes to the historic district, Ripley's Believe it or Not, Flagler College and the historic fort! Rent Kayaks (by the lighthouse), boats or Jet Skis in Villano beach after enjoying the Beach Retro feel there. Need office time while at Ebb Tide? We can make a printer/fax/scanner available! Need to work out? The Y is one mile away and offers packages for week/month stays. Come play tennis at the clubs I belong to. I can set you up with some fun matches.


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Charming Retreat Ocean Side of A1a Beach in St.Augustine
average rating of 4.888889 based on 36 reviews

Our stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a month (Aug - Sep 2017) and yes, we were here during Hurricane Irma. We weathered Irma without an issue other than losing power for a short while but that was expected. Lots of rain, huge winds but this rental stood tough : - ) We had a great time. This property is very close to the beach, located on a very quiet and nice street and easy walking distance to several eating / sports bars / shopping facilities. A short drive to many "tourist" locations if you tire of going to the beach (who would get tired of going to the beach?). Laurie was extremely helpful and supportive. She could give lessons to other owners of beach properties on how to deal with clients. I cannot sing enough praises for her. I would use this location again, even if there is another hurricane coming : - )

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for a summer vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My dogs LOVED chasing the lizards in the back yard. There was lots of room in the house for the boys to run around, and it was easy access to the beach. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

First, Ebb Tide is MUCH more spacious than the pictures show. That, plus the tile floors, made the Great Room an excellent place to spend a rainy afternoon (plenty of space for our two larger-sized dogs; would be ideal for kids as well). It is an older home, but clean and attractively decorated with everything in working order. A carport to park in, no long staircases to navigate and a small fenced yard/garden area are additional features. You can walk to the beach in 5 minutes or less with no busy streets to cross. It is also in an area where cars are not allowed on the beach, which we liked. We would definitely rent this property again!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, Georgia

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful month staying st Ebb Tide during June 2017. It was very comfortable, spacious, and essentially had everything we needed to feel right at home. Finding a place (both the beach and the home) that was so dog-friendly, close to the beach, and reasonably priced was a real blessing! We spent a month here to enjoy time with our family who live in Gainesville and Tampa. Ebb Tide was perfect--both casual and inviting for spending time with the family. The great room area is WAY more spacious than it looks in the photos. Couches are comfortable as was the the futon for sleeping. We had several rainy days, so it was nice to have plenty of elbow room to watch tv, read a book, or take a nap. I loved the little kitchen ❤️ We had everything we needed! The washer/dryer was an absolute necessity with having a baby at the beach! The king bed in the master room was so cozy! I slept better in that bed than I have in months (maybe all the time at the beach and all the bike riding may have helped, too 😄). We really loved the sliding glass door to the fenced back yard for letting the dogs out early in the morning. We really like having a bath and a half, especially when we had multiple family members visiting. One note of caution--the tub is slightly elevated, so just be careful when entering and exiting. The bathroom is spacious with plenty of storage space. The 2nd bedroom was perfect for our family--multiple comfortable beds and the room was quiet, dark, and cool. (Also, we had a baby staying with us and could not even hear her in the next room even when she woke up crying at night). We also couldn't hear our neighbors in High and Low Tides, We loved the little backyard! We set up a little place for our granddaughter to play when she had had enough time at the beach. Lovely for the mornings and afternoon so when we wanted to enjoy time at the house. The carport was great!! Plenty of room for all of our beach essentials and our bikes, and our car--which was great when we had rain and had to bring in groceries. Beach access is literally 79 steps from the house to the boardwalk!! Great for biking during low tide. Our dogs loved playing on the beach and making friends. The house is close to dining, shopping, and downtown. Also close enough to bike to the state park--we recommend going all the way to the end of the island! Highly recommend--we've already booked for next year! Laurie was very responsive and accessible--quick to help when needed!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location. Comfortable, close to the beach and restaurants. We love it here.

  • 5 of 5

The property has everything you need for a nice relaxing vacation. We love staying here and so do our dogs. Laurie is a wonderful host and I highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charlotte, North Carolina

Charming ranch bungelow with a lot of space

  • 4 of 5

Laurie the owner is super helpful and responsive....I appreciated all the accommodations she made for us...the home is very beachy and provides the relaxation you need...you are literally steps from a private walk up to the beach...fenced in yard for furry family...pet friendly beach...sleeping spaces was plenty for everyone...I will stay at this location again. Convenient to everything you would need

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint Augustine, North East Florida

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £75.76
Pet Fee £37.88
Tax Rate 10.5%

If a mandatory evacuation for hurricane is noted, you will be refunded the days that are evacuated. No travel insurance required - we believe in safety first!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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