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St.Augustine's Secret Retreat Two ~ New Photo's

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday condo in Saint Augustine - Secret Retreat Two

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Imagine spending your upcoming vacation or family get-together in a fabulous home!! Now is your perfect opportunity, welcome to Vilano Beach`s Secret Retreat Two.

This spacious home is beautifully furnished, some of the interior features include granite surfaces throughout, stainless steel kitchen appliances, well stocked kitchen cookware, wi-fi, and large flat screen T.V.s. This property has a great open floor plan, all of the interior rooms were painted in December 2015. The large living room with plenty of seating area has a very warm atmosphere.

With 3 bedrooms consisting of 1 queen bed in the master bedroom, 1 kingsize bed in the 2nd bedroom (this convert's into a two single beds) and 1 bunk bed in the 3rd bedroom, this house sleeps 8

The master bedroom which overlooks the courtyard has vaulted ceilings, large walk-in closet, large spacious shower, double wash basins and jetted bath.

Every detail has been wonderfully thought out.

This home also has a large separate laundry room, and a 2 car garage.

Located on a scenic five minute drive north of historic St.Augustine, Florida. Secret Retreat Two is just a three minute walk to the secluded Vilano Beach. Whether its shelling, surfing, fishing, watching the porpoise jumping year round or whale watching in the winter months, this is the place to enjoy the beach.

Alternatively have lots of fun in nearby St.Augustine, the newest nation`s oldest city, with its many attractions.

A convienent cab service to and from downtown is another great advantage, leave the car at home and paint the town red, for as little as $10-$13.

Also close by is Guana State Park (5 miles), Premium Outlet Mall for shopping (11 miles), TPC Sawgrass (15 miles), Ponte Vedra Beach with its spectacular homes of the rich and famous (10 miles), World Golf Village (18 miles)

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
michael lydon
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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What makes this condo unique

this home is so well stocked from the kitchen to the bathrooms, just bring your clothes, even spices and tinfoil, ziplocks, shampoo, beach towels to beach chairs and umbrellas, coolers. all you have to ask if you need anything we are 1 minute away. the tile floors are steam cleaned and also the walk in shower is steam cleaned, you will want for nothing this is a new listing , only eleven review so far, you will not be disappointed, just spoiled in this beautiful new vacation rental. we enjoy and have fun making sure you have a great vacation.


based on 29 holidaymaker reviews

St.Augustine's Secret Retreat Two ~ New Photo's
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

family time

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this place. We all came from 3 states to be together for the weekend. It was a great location and house. It had everything we needed and was close enough to the beach to walk to and enjoy. The house was well stocked and gave us all enough space. Michael and Anne made sure we were taken care of .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Annette, I am so glad everyone loved this home and had a great reunion. this place is so lovely, the owner spares no expense, You have our number for your next visit and feel free to pass us on to friends and family. Anne and Michael
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Review for # 411683

  • 5 of 5

The place was nice and clean.. The management team was very kind and help full for any concern and information we need.. I will recommend to any one this b/f place....

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 'Hello Seth Thanks for another five stars and second year in a row, see ya'll next year Your friends Anne and Michael
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Good Location and Stay, great Propery Management

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the sister unit of this location, which is Secret Retreat One for all of April. Not sure if that one is still available, but my review is centered more about Michael and Anne and less about the unit, so still applies to this unit. Anne makes sure everything you need is ready for you upon arrival and the place was very clean, which is something that they both take a great deal of pride to ensure. Anne was always very helpful with some minor issues, like getting the windows to open and getting a replacement screen for the one window. Their dedication really showed when the dryer failed during our stay. Anne worked with the owner to get a new one replaced in days and during that time, Anne helped dry one of our loads, as it died just in the middle of our last load. The location is very convenient to the beach, just a few minutes walk in a quiet neighborhood, then over the main road. Again, i expect Secret retreat Two to be as nice as our unit, just knowing that Anne and Michael strive to make your stay great.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: OMG what a great review, i don't know what to say, except thank you, we did try so hard with the dryer not working, tg it is new now, reviews help so much tha'ts how we keep going, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review hope to see you back again at #411683 next door. Michael and Anne
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Annual Snowbird Home

  • 5 of 5

Each year we now travel to FL for Jan., Feb. and March in order to avoid the harshest part of our winter at home. Three months is a long time to be away from home and your personal things, but staying at Secret Retreat II makes it feel more like your own home and makes it much easier to be away for such a time period. Everything you need is provided and the home is comfortably and pleasingly decorated. The owner spares no expense to ensure you are comfortable and feel at home. The property managers, Anne and Michael, are outstanding and clearly take great care to ensure the home is spotless and well maintained. They respond at a moments notice for anything you might need. Close to the beach, great shelling, restaurants and a beautiful grocery store it is the perfect location. 10 minutes to downtown, but far enough away to have quiet and privacy if desired. You cannot go wrong with this rental. We stay in Anne and Michael's rentals every year. Book EARLY, these are so nice and well managed, they go quickly!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey, OMG thank you for the great review I miss all the snowbirds now we are really getting busy, I hoped your slammed in your new store one blink and you will be back Dec 30 for another 3 months all of you birds. Thank you Janet and Tom Your friends always and forever Anne and Michael, sweetpea, chicho. and cocoa
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  • 5 of 5

This was the first blended family vacation we have taken. Our children range from 12 years to 27 years old plus an eight month old. We had plenty of space for everyone. The Secret Retreat II was much more than described on this website. Cooking in the kitchen was a breeze. Everything that we could possibly have needed was there. The new gas grill was super nice as well. We enjoyed playing card games as well as board games. For the first time in what seems like forever, no one was on their electronic devices. We had quality family time!! The outside porch area was awesome. The rocking chairs as well as the round table that sat four was a great place to conversate and enjoy each other's company. We did go to the beach several times, but was still a little too cool to get in the water for very long, but we did enjoy listening to the ocean waves and watching the kids play. As the mom, I found it super convenient to have the washer and dryer there. No one went home with dirty clothes. I was even able to make sure all of the towels/linens were washed and dried for the next family. We had plenty of towels, wash clothes and linen for our entire stay. We lacked nothing. Anne was awesome. We checked in after dark on a Friday night. Wine was chilled for us when we arrived which was so nice!!! I simply asked about a place to purchase beer and ice.............before I knew it, she was back with both. I told her she went above and beyond what we ever expected. She and Michael are awesome to work with. We have plans to return around Christmas and the kids definitely want to come back for Spring Break 2017. I could go on and on about Secret Retreat, but I think you have to visit yourself to see just how wonderful, quiet and relaxing it is!! Oh, and did I mention, the master bathroom shower ROCKS!!! It is huge, plenty of room and really nice rain shower!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: OH MY, what a great review, i am so glad everyone loved the home, it is lovely and to give Michael and i so much credit is when i smiled, we love what we do and all we want is everyone to walk in to a spotless vacation and have fun, cant wait to see everyone back again. THANKS FOR THE FIVE STARS MICHAEL AND ANNE
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A St. Augustine Christmas to Remember

  • 5 of 5

My family was blessed with an opportunity to stay at Secret Retreat II over the Christmas holiday. Three of my sons and my daughter (ages ranging from 17 to 26) along with two additional guests, my husband and myself were comfortable and at home.

Preparing Christmas dinner was simpy joyful in the spacious kitchen that is well stocked with the needed equipment and kitchenware for large celebrations. Every one enjoyed the lanai as one of the many places throughout the home for relaxing. One of my favorite aspects is the jacuzzi tub in the master bedroom.

The location of the home is perfect for enjoying the Nights of Lights as well as daytime offerings in St. Augustine. And it was so nice to be able to walk to the beach with our friends and our dogs. One of my husband's favorite features is the 2 car garage.

This was our second opportunity to rent a property managed by Anne and Michael, and I must say they consistently provide high quality service. The home was spotless and fresh when we arrived. As is their trademark, music was playing and a bottle of wine greeted us at the door. Anything we needed was addressed. The beds are always freshly made with clean sheets, clean towels in the bathrooms, dish soap, hand soap, toilet paper, salt and pepper -- Anne goes above and beyond most vacation rentals.

Thank you Anne and Michael for helping to make our family's Christmas in Florida so special!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stefanie, Thank you for a wonderful review, We are so glad your family had a great Christmas, and what a lovely family you have, you are very blessed. I am so glad everyone enjoyed the home and the holidays. Your new friends Michael and Anne
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one hour to daytona beach, 2 hours to orlando, 45minutes to jacksonville, 30 minutes to marineland 1 hour to jacksonville zoo


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Prices for this holiday condo in Saint Augustine, St. Augustine Area

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Refundable Damage Deposit £246
Pet Fee £123
cleaning fee £123

pet fee $100 for 3 nights, weekly is $150, monthly $200

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Saint Augustine in North East Florida

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , both bathrooms are stocked with ten beach towels toilet ppr
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , huge spotless master walk in shower, handicapp accessible
  • both bathrooms are stocked with hand soap, toilet paper beach towels X 10, toilet boil cleaner and sponges and cleaner under the sink, you don have to buy a thing and a brand new vacuum
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , queen futon mattress is available, there is no sleep sofa
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , king bed converts into 2 singles.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Queen size Beds (1) huge master leads off too the patio, Twin or Single Beds (2) (1) king, (1) queen futon mattress , two single beds brand new beds, pillow top mattresses, 3/1/2015 new couch same circular couch
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
very spacious, great for entertaining inside and out, you will not want to leave, call us went you decide to book becarefuk of bed bad reviews

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