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Barrier Island Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

Between the Atlantic Ocean & Intracoastal, in a quiet hidden gem of a beach neighborhood. Steps to beach, blocks to boat launches. Private entrance to private gated yard. Plenty of parking for 2 cars and RV/boat/jetskis. Master bedroom, bedroom/den, full bath, & outdoor shower. Refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, & outdoor bbq area and seating. Wifi & cable TV in each room. Relax at the beach!

Deby Hyde-Doak
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2018

Why Deby Hyde-Doak chose St Augustine

Private entrance into pristine private yard complete with citrus and banana trees.

What makes this apartment unique

Stay in a quiet, laid back beach community. Give living in Florida a real try!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Deby, I can't find where to write a review. But, we had a wonderful stay. We were real close to my Brother and his wife at North Beach. Your place is lovely and clean and wish we could have stayed

longer to check out the beach. I will recommend to others. We bought a camper last month so will not return in the future, but surely would if we had not bought the camper. Thanks again for your wonderful hospitality and beautiful cottage.

Thank You,

Jul 2017
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St Augustine Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Also can serve as den
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , Master
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(30 traveler reviews)

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Barrier Island Retreat
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 33 reviews

Great Host! Cute Apartment! Quiet Beach! Pet Friendly!

  • 5 of 5

Deby communicated wonderfully from the moment we booked and made us feel welcome before we even arrived. She was very accepting of our Labrador mix dog, which was amazing when many places only accept smaller dogs.

The accommodations were very clean and perfect for us - almost like a hotel suite :-) There were plenty of towels for the bathroom, the beach and the dog. Little touches like travel-sized soap, shampoo, body lotion, guide to restaurants, are very thoughtful of the host.

We had no intention to cook, so the lack of kitchen sink and stove/range was no issue for us, but the full sized refrigerator/freezer was perfect for keeping drinks and dog food cool. (Our host ensured we knew there was no formal kitchen before we arrived.) There was a plentiful supply of disposable plates, cups, silverware. Had we wanted to grill food, utensils were provided (along with a wine bottle opener!).

The outdoor shower with hot & cold water located inside the private, fully fenced garden/yard was incredibly convenient, private and safe for human and dog alike. The neighbourhood was very quiet and seemed very safe. We felt comfortable taking our dog for the last walk of the day at 11pm.

The property is only 1 block over from the beach (North Beach was incredibly quiet and pet friendly when we visited). It is also only 5-10 minute drive to Downtown St. Augustine, which is very convenient.

I would stay here again and would recommend to friends, especially pet owners.

Thanks for looking after us!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests were wonderful! They were easy to communicate with prior to arrival and during their stay. They were quiet, clean, and very respectful of the property! Their dog was amazingly well behaved and quiet! We would welcome them back anytime!
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Quitman, Georgia USA

Mother/Daughters weekend getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

Amber, Landrey and I had a wonderful long weekend getaway for just us girls! Our hosts Deby and John were great. They were never hovering around, but always available if needed and a wealth of good information concerning the area. We had plenty of room and everything was decorated so cute and super clean. The partial kitchen was perfect for us. All we needed was the refrigerator, microwave and place to make our sandwiches, cheese and fruit plates. The water container was great - plenty of supplies. A very nice propane grill was available for us to use. Beach access just a few steps away and St Augustine was a short drive of only a few minutes. We definitely plan to stay here when we come this way again! Perfect place to stay and play.

Gwyn Boutwell

Quitman, Ga

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Amazing apartment!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is well decorated and well stocked. If you need a kitchen, this isn't the place for you. For us though, it was great! Bed was comfortable. It was clean. Deby and Johnny are wonderful landlords. Very sweet and they stay in touch through the trip just in case you need anything. I will highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for us!! Loved being so close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This place is adorable! So homey, Deby and John made us feel like we’ve been coming for years! And they’re both such nice people! All the little extra added touches are so nice, and if you love shells line we do, these beaches are the best!! So sad to be leaving :-(

Thank you for your lovely hospitality!!!

Amy, Morgan & Erin

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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1 block from the beach!

  • 4 of 5

Deby and John are very accommodating. The property was clean and close to downtown St Augustine.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Samantha, and her puppy Daisy, were very welcome guests. They were quiet and clean and left the place as they arrived. Thank you!
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Jacksonville, Florida

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

It's a shame that Irma had just hit since we had picked this retreat for the short walk to the beach, but hey! It happened, so we drove down A1A until we came to one open. It was great having the enclosed yard because Tucker, our poodle loves to chase the ball and on the beach they have to be leashed. Everything was very clean and well stocked. Perfect in size for two older people who collapsed after the sun and water only to recoup ready for a good meal. The only thing I might suggest would be a comply chair in the darling second room.....we had a wonderful time and will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cassie, Peter & Tucker, You were the perfect guests! I'm so sorry that we didn't get to personally meet you due to our work schedules. But it was so easy to communicate with you prior to and during your stay! You left the place perfect - would hardly know that you were here! Thank you for being so tidy! We're glad to hear that you had such fun - and thanks for the great photo of Tucker on the beach! Please visit again, as you'd be most welcome! Best, Deby & Johnny
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Northeast Florida Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Reef
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
A1A Coastal Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Aunt Kate's
Nearest Beach
North Beach
Car: recommended

A stone's throw to a nearly private, pristine beach. A short 5 miles to historic old town Saint Augustine or to Guana State Park. Drive the Coastal Highway north to Sawgrass Country Club, or venture to World Golf Village and it's two championship courses. Outlet shopping or world renowned couture shopping at St. Johns Town Center. Take in a concert at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall or a show at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Walk to local restaurants and bars. Play horseshoes or tennis at the nearby community area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100

Please treat this as you would your own.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.