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Surfside Retreat - Unit C

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Cross the Vilano Bridge to Surfside Retreat and your wonderful, stress free vacation begins. In fact, the ocean is your front yard. The panoramic view from the living area is like none other. You can view the ocean from two of the three bedrooms in this unit. The sunrise from the ocean side deck while you enjoy your coffee, tea or hot chocolate is absolutely beautiful (just make sure you arise one morning during your vacation to view). Bring your camera to capture the beautiful Florida sunrise and sunset. You are a stones throw from the ocean. This condo is directly on the beach.

The living area has a sofa, loveseat, recliner, wicker slumber chair and leg rest, audio system and 40" LCD TV. Dinning room has a glass top table w/6 chairs. Kitchen is large enough for four chefs to prepare a stupendous meal without getting in each other's way (plenty of counter top space). Kitchen has a bar sink w/wine rack. Eat at the counter with four bar stools, then wander back to the deck to take in the breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Master suite has queen bed, dresser/mirror, two chests, 2 closets, DVD player, 32" LCD TV. Master bath is a full bath with dual lavatories. Bedroom #2 has twin beds, dresser/mirror, nightstand, walk in closet, adjoining full bathroom that also adjoins the hallway. Bedroom #3 has an extremely comfortable queen futon, chest/mirror and closet. All three bedrooms are carpeted, the remaining floors have tile w/area rugs. There is a phone for local calling and surrounding areas. Non-smoking.

Vilano Beach Town Center has a Publix Grocery with Pharmacy and at least four restaurants....Beaches on Vilano is a waterfront restaurant with an island flair. The Vilano Beach Town Center is less than a mile from the condo – well within walking distance. There are several other hot local spots to frequent within the town center all while remaining close to the condo. Three miles north of the condo are three other restaurants....The Reef (oceanfront), Cap's on the Water and Aunt Kate's (both on the Intracoastal with outside decks and great for sunsets). The Kingfish Grill is across the bridge and don't forget our other 300 restaurants in the St. Augustine area that you will have to try or just stay home and grill out on your own outside deck. St. Augustine has many places to visit - come stay with us and see the many sites.

More Details

Owner
Sally
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
11 May, 2017

About Sally

I am a native Floridian and have lived in St Augustine since 1995. This condo was my primary residence until 2011 when my husband and I moved further inland.

Sally purchased this apartment in 1995

Why Sally chose St. Augustine Area

We originally purchased this property for a family retreat away from our businesses in Jacksonville, yet close enough to keep in touch if needed.

What makes this apartment unique

Being directly on the beach gives you the most breathtaking views of the ocean and incredible sunrises. The peaceful atmosphere allows you to enjoy the ocean and quiet walks on the beach.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , queen futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
KITCHEN: stove/oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, crockpot, waffle iron, George Foreman, blender, mixer, ss cookware, utensils, dishes and dinnerware w/glasses and wine glasses. LIVING: ceiling fans, A/C, iron & board, hair dryers, linens (incl. beach towels), phone, vacumn, deck table & chairs, gas grill, washer/dryer (located in outbldg). High chair, baby gate and pack & play available if needed. ENTERTAINMENT: DVD Player, cable TV, wireless internet, audio system(CD's, radio).

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Surfside Retreat - Unit C
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
5

Best Week of My Life

  • 5 of 5

I recently rented Unit C (the upstairs). The quality of the furnishings, roominess of the kitchen and dining area and large outdoor deck made it so accommodating for a large family and the relatives in the area that came to visit while were there. The easy beach access was wonderful and it appeared that the deck and stairs to the beach were all brand new. We had the time of our lives and definitely did not want the week to end. Thanks to Sally and her team for being so welcoming!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that a large family can feel comfortable in this unit. The living area, dinning and kitchen is an open concept allowing everyone to enjoy the panoramic view and a large enough outside deck with two tables that will accommodate ten. The beach is a walk down the stairs and across the walkover and you are on the sand. Happy that our guests were happy!!
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Jacksonville
5

My new first choice for ocean vacations!

  • 5 of 5

With its beautiful new oceanfront deck and stairs to the beach, this condo can't be beat! It is spacious and tastefully decorated, (not overdecorated) with expansive views of the ocean from the kitchen and living areas. The large, oceanfront porch creates another living space for eating, relaxing, and taking in ocean views. The owners even provided beach umbrellas for our use. Our family of two parents, three adult children, one significant other, and a dog were comfortable in this roomy condo. I especially liked the large, easy-access kitchen. Vilano beach is a hidden gem, and this upstairs condo will be my first choice for future stays.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Niskayuna, NY, USA
5

Beautiful Beach Walks

  • 5 of 5

My stay at Surfside Retreat this past Feb. and Mar. was once again a great experience. The view off the deck never gets old. What a joy to be able to walk out your door and be right on the beach. My dog Lily enjoyed her walks on the beach particularly at low tide. I feel very lucky to have found this rental property and have already made plans to return nextbyear. Home itself is very comfortable with newly remodeled bathrooms and new carpets in bedrooms.. Kitchen is outfitted with new stainless appliances. Easy off busy A1A parking and easy walk down the beach to Vilano. Historic St. Augustine is 5 minutes away which also has its charm.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to share Surfside Retreat with so many wonderful guests. This was Lilly (beautiful retriever) and her owners fourth year to stay with us and we are excited that they will be returning again next year. Fortunately, we didn't really have a winter this year (I don't think I even put a coat on) so it was perfect for our northern friends and gave some relief from the bitter cold. Sally
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5

Impeccable!

  • 5 of 5

Above our expectations! My wife and I have stayed at many different places and the expectations rarely get met. This time they were exceeded. I would stay here again with zero reservation. Thanks Sally!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just love meeting all of our guests if time allows but I do generally give a call to make sure they have checked in okay and that everything is okay with the unit that they are staying in and make sure that they have everything that they need. I just want all to enjoy their stay at Surfside Retreat and in our beautiful little town. Sally
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Live Oak, FL
5

We had a great time on the beach and upstairs out of the heat!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent weather all week and we loved sitting on the deck watching the waves. No problems with any of the accommodations... just not enough time in the day to do everything in St. Augustine. We look forward to our annual visit and can't wait until next summer! Thanks Sally.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so right.....the upstairs deck is the place to be for breeze and awesome ocean view and if you want or need a larger space for entertaining your guests.....it definitely is the place. Looking forward to seeing you next summer.
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4

Great vacation stay

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the surfside retreat very much. When we arrived, everything was extremely clean and looked great. The views were breathtaking. The kitchen was well equipped for making all of our meals with nice, new appliances. The beach here was beautiful and porch was an awesome place to sit and relax in the seabreeze in the evening. The only reason for 4 instead of 5 stars was that we had to purchase all of our drinking water due to the sulfur content in the water, which we were unaware of. There is a public beach park close by that had a lot of use and many fisherman came to use the beach area. Other than that, wonderful place and convenient to Publix, st Augustine and not far from Jacksonville!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kati, we have a water treatment system in place but I found out through other guests that it was not working properly and this sometimes happens when you are dealing with a well. One company came out and did not seem to be able to correct the problem which I was unaware of until another guest let me know there was still a problem and another company was called and the problem was corrected. I am so sorry for the inconvenience that it created for you and our other guests and perhaps spoiled an otherwise great vacation. Sally
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Location

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Beaches Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Royal St. Augustine/SR 16
Nearest Motorway
A1A
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
6 Restaurants
Nearest Beach
Vilano
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Fishing from Pier.

* Beach walking.

* Walking nature boardwalk under bridge.

* Biking.

* Shelling.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Walk St. George Street.

* Sat/Sun Flea Market.

* Guana State Park & Estuary Museum.

* Tennis.

* Sun & Surf.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Walk nature boardwalk under bridge.

* Alligator Farm (ZipLine).

* Lightner Museum.

* Ft. Castillo de San Marco.

* Imax Theater.

Outdoor Activities beachwalking and shelling, surf fishing, tennis golf courses, surfing boating jet skies kyaking, biking, flea market (Sat/Sun-207 & I95), Farmers Market (Sat @Amphitheater), free concerts, evening art walks, walking St. George Street.

Attractions Ft. Matanzas, Ft. Castillo de San Marco, St. Augustine Lighthouse, St. Augustine Amphitheater Concerts, Lightner Museum Alligator Farm, Fountain of Youth, San Sebastian Winery, Flagler College (tour one time 1920's hotel built by Henry Flagler), Marineland, Potters Wax Museum, Trolley Rides, Carriage Rides, Limelight Theater (live), Govenor's House, Spanish Quarter, Oldest Schoolhouse, Imax Theater

Night of Lights runs 11/20-1/31st each year and is one of the top 10 places by National Geographic to visit.

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£741
for 3 nights
From
£232
£1,437
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.61
Pet Fee £15.46

Nightly Rate: $250 - $500

Weekly Rate: $1000 - $2000

Monthly Rate: $2495 - $5000


$300 Security/Damage deposit
$125 Cleaning Fee
$5.00 extra fee per quest per night if over six people
Pets allowed (30 lbs & under) $20
per per day/ non-refundable (no more than two pets)
Non-smoking
Check in 3:00 PM/Check out 10:00 AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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