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Surfside Retreat - Unit A

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Feel all the stress disappear as you cross the beautiful Usina Bridge entering Vilano Beach and get your first glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean. It is breathtaking. 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. Many activities, restaurants, shopping and sightseeing adventures are nearby.

Call or email us for reservations.

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018


St Augustine Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • 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) outside shower. Local calls to St Augustine area, Jacksonville and Orange Park. Laminate flooring and tile. Patio with picnic table and umbrella and lounge chairs. Beautiful ocean views. No smoking in units. . Pet friendly with fenced area for units A & B only. Dogs are allowed on the beach with leash.


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(51 traveler reviews)

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Surfside Retreat - Unit A
average rating of 4.901961 based on 51 reviews

Loved this property!

  • 5 of 5

One of the best places we have stayed in FL. The beach access was amazing! Comfy beds, couches and pet friendly. The beach wasn't crowded at all. This rental was so well stocked! We will be back for sure!! AC worked great! Sally was SO helpful!! Loved our time ❤️

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect quiet spot for our family

  • 5 of 5

I was hoping for a quiet spot with direct beach access and businesses far enough, but not too far, away. That is exactly what we found. I caught the sunrise on the first morning after our arrival with a cup of coffee on the boardwalk bench and it was divine! Despite the public beach access two doors down, the beach only moderately crowded on Friday and the weekends and somewhat so on Monday and Thursday. Very little beach traffic on Tuesday and Wednesday.

There is a Publix, great little chinese place (that also delivers), pizza place and a couple of other small restaurants less than a mile away and then anything you could want within about 15 minute drive into St Augustine.

We stayed in Unit C on the bottom right (left from the street). Spacious parking, clean and secure private entrance. The unit was great for me at 34 weeks pregnant with very few steps to navigate. There is one step that separates the living room from the kitchen and then a few coming off the private boardwalk to the beach. The unit was very clean and the beds and pillows were comfortable. My cell phone had poor reception so the Wi-Fi was needed. There is also a landline phone. Laundry is centrally located in a building at the front of the property. At first I didn't like that but it was really convenient when required and made me spend less of my hard-earned vacation doing laundry.

One negative and a suggestion, however. There was a very potent rotten eggs smell to the tap water for part of the trip. I am a real estate professional, so I know this can be common with well water (and harmless, though unpleasant) so I contacted Sally and she got it handled but there was a delay for the water contractor to come out. It is possible that a previous visitor noticed and didn't report it. We just bought ice and gallon drinking water, which was probably what we would have done anyway. We also had to buy trash bags, so I left the remainder of the box for a future visitor. My only suggestion would be for a prospective renter to be sure to bring trash bags as they were not provided. Also coffee and any cream or sugar.

Overall, excellent spot, worth every penny, and we definitely hope to stay with Sally at Surfside Retreat in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time at the beach

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Sally for the wonderful stay. I so appreciated your phone call to make sure we were enjoying our time. Your house had everything we needed for our family. Loved hearing the ocean at night. My favorite though was the built in deck seating on the walkway. Such a cozy alcove to sit at all hours and enjoy the great view. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris and Jennifer for selecting Surfside Retreat for your mini vacation. It never gets old hearing that someone that vacationed at your beach house enjoyed themselves for the time that they were able to be there for either the beach or the sites in St. Augustine. I, myself, enjoyed many mornings sitting on the benches on the walkover enjoying my morning coffee and also a beverage of choice at dusk as the sun went down. Also the quiet, with the exception of the sound of the waves crashing on the shoreline, your time to reflect. Sally
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  • 4 of 5

I have tried several times e mailing regarding my security deposit return as I have a new credit card. Please advise if it will be mailed or if you want new credit number card then I will write a review.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry you are having a problem with the refund of your deposit. The deposit is held by VacationRentals/HomeAway and is returned by them. I will try to contact them for you and ask if they will contact you. I don't know if they credit your card or mail a check. I hope this will be of help to you. Pat
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We love Sally's home ! This was our 2nd year at her place. Looking forward to many more !

  • 5 of 5

Love it !

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just love it when guests continue to come back and visit us. If they are happy, we are happy!! We lived there for about eighteen years and loved every minute of it and would have continued to live there had health issues not entered into it but we had to move and I continue to go back as time permits. Sally
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Beautiful clean condo with great views.

  • 5 of 5

Condo was all we needed. Perfect for our dogs. Nice walkway out to beach. Very satisfied and hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very much pet friendly and all we ask of our guests is that they do not allow their pets to destroy our furnishings and be responsible enough to pick up after their pets. We have been very fortunate to have this type of guest stay at Surfside. We certainly welcome them back and hope that they would return in the future and of course bring their fur babies. Sally
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Nearest Airport
51.9 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
Amtrak, Jacksonville, FL
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, 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 will not lack for 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 drawn 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



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
one time cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax

Nightly Rate: Sun-Thurs $175 / Fri.-Sat. $225 / Holiday Weekends $250
Weekly Rate: $900.00 normal (7 day) week. Holiday Week (7 Day) $1100.00
Monthly Rate: $2700 - $3300

Check in 4:00 check out 10:00
$300.00 security/damage deposit-refundable
Cleaning fee $85.00/Non smoking
Extra fee: Pet up to 30 lb - $100 per week or $20 per day per pet

$6.00 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.