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Surfside Retreat - Unit B

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, a sunrise like none other, shelling, strolling on the beach, sitting on the deck just enjoying a good book.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Sally

Grew up in the Jacksonville, FL area, married my high school sweetheart, raised three sons, owned decorating business for 25 years and restaurant owners for 33 years. Six grandchildren, four great grandchildren. Purchased Unit B in 1984 for our vacation place, purchased other two units 1994, renovated the whole building and moved into the Unit C in 1995 and permanently lived there until 2010 and although still our main residence we moved inland to a one level home.

Sally purchased this apartment in 1994

Why Sally chose St Augustine

My husband and I had visited a friends home in Atlantic Beach and realized how much we would enjoy living at the beach so we started looking and found our little piece of heaven. We needed a place close to our business and home in the Jacksonville area that would not take us long to get to and be able to enjoy as our vacation spot and weekends away.

What makes this apartment unique

The views of the ocean: My husband enjoyed the roughness of the sea during a storm and I enjoyed the beautiful tropical color and calm of the ocean......the best of two worlds. So peaceful and relaxing


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , There is an outdoor shower for your convenience.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Queen sleep sofa in living room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Two ground floor units available. (Also see property #44148 - Vilano 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.


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Surfside Retreat - Unit B
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
Land O Lakes, USA

Incredible location, and very comfortable beach rental!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing time during our stay at the Surfside retreat unit B. When we arrived the place was clean and ready. The unit itself is very updated, and had everything were needed to start relaxing.

The location is amazing, and the beach is just over a small private boardwalk. The beach was perfect for the family to relax, swim, fish, and have fun. The beach also allows dogs, but they are supposed to be leashed. The sunrises were incredible on the boardwalk benches each morning. The location is close to many local attractions, and lots of dining options. Downtown St. Augustine was less that 10 minutes away.

Overall an incredible experience for the whole family, and we whould definitely stay again in the future...

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodstock, GA

Nice Place for a Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What you need to know: The house is divided into three apartments, two lower and one upper and is designed so that you have sufficient privacy from the other guests. We stayed in Unit B (lower). There is ample off-street parking for all guests. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. The kitchen was updated, functional and everything we used worked. It is supplied with pots, pans, cutting boards, plates, utensils, dish towels, etc. Appliances looked new and everything was very clean. The house has a short boardwalk over the dunes directly onto the beach. The beach was fantastic and much wider than expected at low tide. It was not crowded, even during our holiday weekend stay. The house is literally 6-7 minutes to downtown St. Augustine. There is a grocery store/restaurant area within 1/4 mile. Booking and arrival were easy and I even received a call from the owner during our stay - making sure we were happy with the unit. If you are looking for a family-friendly place to stay, you will have no worries here. I am not related to the owner and am not receiving compensation for this review. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review of our beach and Surfside Retreat. I have owned this particular unit since 1984 and have watched the area grow from an absolute fishing village to an actual busy area and with our own Publix grocery store. We have definitely been discovered!!! Sally
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  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time. This unit was absolutely perfect! We hope to come back very soon!

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always thrilled to have our guests return after a mini vacation at Surfside Retreat to a full week in St. Augustine and Surfside. There is so much to see and just be able to enjoy the sea breezes is something in itself. Time to unwind for sure. We want our home to become yours (for the mini vacation or the weeks vacation) whichever is your preference. Sally
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Great vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The unit was charming, comfortable, and steps away from the dog-friendly beach.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy to hear that one more guest enjoyed their stay in Unit B at Surfside Retreat and of course we always hope for a return visit from them just in case that we were not able to get by the unit and at least say hello and personally welcome them. Sally
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The unit was nicer than the pictures

  • 5 of 5

Place is nice and clean inside and in an awesome location on the beach, with just a short drive to St. Augustine. Everything about our place was great.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The response from guests that have stayed in any one of the three units at Surfside Retreat whether it be Units A, B or C has been outstanding and so appreciated. I am just elated when I read reviews from former guests that have enjoyed their stay with us and, of course, always hope that they will be able to return in the future. We do have many repeat guests coming as far away as WI, MI, MN and NY. Always happy to have you again. Sally
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McMinnville, Tn

Surf side retreat- unit B. We loved it

  • 5 of 5

The unit was very nice. Very private beach with few steps to get there. The only negative thing , that was beyond anyone's control, was we had to leave 2 nights early to evacuate from harms way of Hurricane Irma. Many prayers for all of Florida and of anyone in its path! God Bless

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hate that anyone would have their wonderfully planned vacation interrupted by anything including Irma. I feel bad about it but totally out of our control and I did feel it necessary that we reimburse this guest one nights stay. I hope that they will consider returning in the future and had a safe trip home. Sally & Cathy
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Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
35.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Royal St Augustine
Nearest Train
48.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
58.3 Miles
Daytona Speedway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended
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 and ocean.

* Art galleries.

* Walk beach, bridge, St. George St..

* Fishing - Beach/Pier.

* Tennis.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Horseback Riding.

* Cinemas.

* 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 six 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



Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £64.06
Additional Guest Fee £3.77 per person per night
Pet Fee £75.37
Damage Deposit £226.11

Nightly Rate: $175
Weekend Rate: $225
Holiday Rate: $250

Weekly Rate: $900 - $1100

Monthly Rate: $2700 - $3300

Check in 3:00 check out 10:00
$300.00 security/damage deposit-refundable
Cleaning fee $85.00/Non smoking
Extra fee of $5.00 per quest per night if over five people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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