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Surfside Retreat - Unit A

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Feel all the stress disappear as you cross the beautiful Usina Bridge (Vilano Beach) and get your first glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean. You are only five minutes from your vacation and just a few steps to the beach. Come and enjoy your time on the Island, the ocean breezes and a sunrise like none other.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Two ground floor units available. (Also see property #73174 - St. Augustine Beach) Each have one bedroom with queen bed, second bedroom w/twin beds, one bath. Each unit has a full size sleeper sofa. Sleeps four to six, linens furnished (this includes towels.) Kitchens are fully equipped from coffee pots to crock-pots. Each has an outside shower and gas grill. Each unit has TV, vcr/dvd player, and stereo equipment, ceiling fans, central heat and air, telephone for local calls to Jacksonville and Orange Park. Washer and dryer available. Wireless Internet in each unit. Carpet in bedrooms and tile in all other areas. Patio with picnic table and umbrella and lounge chairs. Beautiful ocean views. No smoking in units. Direct access to the ocean, washer dryer, ceiling fans, microwave, fully stocked kitchen, phone for local calls. Linens provided for bedding and bathrooms. Patio with picnic table and umbrella, gas grill. Wireless internet. Pet friendly with fenced area. Dogs are allowed on the beach with leash.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

Surfside Retreat - Unit A
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews

A Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we stepped into this darling apartment, we fell in love with it. The owner, Sally Murdock, makes sure her guests feel very comfortable and special. Everything is updated and looks brand new. We loved being able to walk out the door and have the beach a few steps away. As part of the boardwalk to the ocean, there are seats where we enjoyed coffee in the morning and the beautiful view of the sunrise. Sally is a delightful person to deal with and makes you feel like a long lost friend. We are planning on returning again this time next year.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so blessed to have such wonderful guests that wish to come to Surfside Retreat and enjoy it as much as Cathy, Nick and I have done over the many years that have passed. I am so happy to see that these guests have chosen to return to Surfside and enjoy just a little bit more of this piece of heaven.
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Peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here so much. It was a little crowded for 6 people, but it was clean, well equipped, and very nice. The house is very close to the public beach access but the beach still wasn't too crowded. The fenced area for the dogs is very convenient. I would highly recommend this property!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have had access to Vilano Beach since 1984 when my husband and I purchased the Unit B for our weekend vacations so we saw it go from no one on the beach during the week and a few on the weekend. Driving was allowed on the beach then but only 4-Wheel Drives were able to drive in the sand. We became full time building owners in 1994, renovated and moved in for the next eighteen years and loved every minute of it. I am still very close to the beach and having grown up in Jacksonville was always within fifteen miles of the sand and surf. You can certainly unwind at the beach!!
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Unit A week of July 4, 2016

  • 5 of 5

Another great year at Vilano with the extended family. It is always the highlight of my year and I hope we will continue this family tradition for many years to come. Love the new bedding.

~Sue Walker

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Surfside Retreat. We were greeted at the door by one of Sally's employees. She was very nice and showed us around the unit. We met Sally later on. She was also very courteous and friendly. The unit was a great size and has newer appliances. It is right on the beach. We had a great time looking for shells and hunting crabs. I would defiantly recommend this unit.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do strive to continue to keep our units clean and updated. I especially do not want someone to have to stay in a place that I would not stay myself. I am so pleased to say that we have had wonderful guests that have definitely helped to keep the units nice. Vilano Beach is one of the best beaches to walk and hunt for shells and sharks teeth (keeps the children busy as well). The beach is extremely close, so you don't hear "When are we gonna' get there"? In fact, you hear a lot of, "Can we go back to the beach"? Sally
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What more do you need?

  • 5 of 5

We started out very excited about our arrival, it worked out for us to check in earlier too! Sally was incredibly nice and was fun to hang out with. On Sunday, our 20th Anniversary, she left us a great bottle of wine to enjoy.

The propery, location, and comfort was totally impressive. We will be back again asap!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How great is it that you can help share in the celebration of someone's "20th Anniversary"!! Great guests and happy that they chose Surfside Retreat for their special day.
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Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful stay at Surfside Retreat. Sally really needs to update her website photos as the originals do not do this unit justice. Everything you could need while laying back relaxing is right here waiting for you. Just bring your bathing suit and sunscreen. Surfside Retreat is located close to Old St. Augustine without all the traffic and you have the advantage of the ocean right outside your door. Evidently there is good surf fishing right out there also since we observed fishermen everyday. Linens are top quality and the kitchen is fully equipped. Grocery is about 1/2 mile down the road - very convenient. Hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I cannot tell a lie, I am guilty as charged. I just do not take good pictures and I have done a lot of updating. I do appreciate that my efforts and Cathy's are noted and appreciated. Just come back and see us. Sally & Cathy
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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £80
one time cleaning fee £68

Nightly Rate: Sun-Thurs $175 / Fri.-Sat. $225 / Holiday Weekends $250

Weekly Rate: $850 normal (7 day) week. Holiday Week (7 Day) $1200.00

Monthly Rate: $1800 - $2600

Check in 3:00 check out 10:00
$200.00 security/damage deposit-refundable
Cleaning fee $85.00/Non smoking
Extra fee of $5.00 per quest per night if over six people.
Pets allowed (25 pounds and under) $20 each pet per night or $100 per week. Non-refundable deposit for each pet and no more than two pets.

Reservation confirmed through rental site and deposit received in our office by check, money order, cashiers check within five days. Hold on the unit until deposit received and then placed on permanent reserve. All deposit payments are to be in the name of Sally Murdock and mailed to PO Box 3607, St. Augustine, FL 32085. Rental , cleaning, pet fees and taxes collected on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Top Thing to do in City:

* Old Fort.

* Wax Museum.

* Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

* Fountain of Youth.

* Alligator Farm.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Enjoy Salt Air, Shells, Ocean.

* Art Galleries.

* Walk beach,bridge, St George St.

* Fishing-Beach/Pier.

* Tennis.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Horseback riding.

* Cinema.

* Wax Museum.

* Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

* Alligator Farm.

You would not lack of things to do or see! Fishing at Vilano pier, surf and charter boat fishing. Jet skies, para-sailing, kayaking, hiking, biking, scooters, horse-

back riding on the beach, horse draw carriage rides, trolleys, art galleries,

museums, live theatre, antique shopping, golf, tennis, outlet mall shopping,

sunset tours, not to mention visiting the Nations Oldest City! Only five minutes

away from all the activities offered by Saint Augustine. Vilano Beach offers a surf shop and three restaurants within a half mile to the south, one ocean-front restaurant (great Sunday Brunch) and two intracoastal (Tolomato River) restaurants with absolutely the most beautiful sunsets you have ever seen

with outdoor dining within three miles to the north.

During the months of November-January you can enjoy THE NIGHTS OF LIGHTS. Spectacular white Christmas lights that illuminate the Nations Oldest



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