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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.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018


Saint 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
  • hospital
  • 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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(43 traveler reviews)

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Surfside Retreat - Unit A
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 43 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay in this apartment. The apartment is so lovely and clean. We have stayed at other places on the beach which allowed pets and they were a bit run down. Everything is so squeaky clean and well maintained. Sally treats everyone like family and really wants everyone to have the very best experience. In addition to long walks on the beach, I spent many hours on the lovely seats built into the walkway to the beach. I could enjoy the beach views and sounds without getting sand in my toes.

There are several great dog-friendly restaurants on Vilano Beach so no need to drive far for someplace to eat. We hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This lovely couple returned to Surfside Retreat this year for another week of vacation. They had just lost their sweet little dog last year before coming down so needless to say they had heavy hearts when getting here. After a few days they went online located a shelter and found the most adorable dog and filled that void in their hearts and made one little dog very happy. We are a family and pet friendly vacation spot. We have always accepted families but didn't always accept pets until one day I decided that pets were a part of our families as well, so why not invite them to vacation at the beach. Fond memories for me were when my three grandchildren would come to visit us at the beach (1997) and my husband would get all of us up at 6:30 AM so that he, the Pomeranian, Lab and three grandchildren would take off running down the beach and find shells before others got to them first. I, of course, was left behind to get breakfast cooked for those starving kids. All are grown now and some with their own families but those memories remain. So make your own memories with your spouse, children, grandchildren or your pets and do it now at Surfside. We welcome you, your children and also your four legged child. Sally
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Nice, comfortable, clean. Right on the beach!!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed coffee as well as cocktails overlooking the ocean and beautiful beach. Highly recommend it. Thanks Sally for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I made it over to the condo to meet our guests the day before they were to leave for their long journey home and hope a very safe one. I have been blessed to have some wonderful guests stay at Surfside in my twenty years of renting these condos. I can only hope that they enjoyed their visit to our area and Surfside and that they will again return another day, month or year. Sally
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perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very well located just in front of the beach and five minutes to the historic district.

It has everything you need for 6 people and it is perfectly clean.

we had a beautiful vacation even our dog.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is so perfectly located with the ocean at your feet and a Publix down the street. There are amazing selections of restaurants very close by and the convenience of old St Augustine can't be beat!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are absolutely so closely located to everything you should want , especially the beach.....just out the door and your feet are in the sand and water. Out of something in your kitchen....half a mile away is the grocery store. Do not wish to cook....9 restaurants in the area without leaving the Island. This is Island living at its best!! Just come and'll see for yourself!! Sally
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Elkton KY


  • 5 of 5

We vacationed at Villiano beach recently and spent it at Surfside retreat. We were pleased with our accommodation and everything was as advertised.

If your wanting a beach environment without the hustle and bustle most beach towns have this is the place to go! The beach house was lovely and quaint, it being beach side with its on entrance trumped everything! Sally is a wonderful lady who makes you feel at home, it was truly comfortable.

I Highly Recommend Surfside Retreat!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathy is the start of your vacation time at Surfside Retreat. Always trying to take care of your needs and trying to get you settled into an agreeable vacation time and answer all the questions that you might have for her. I, on the other hand, am the lucky one that gets to meet and greet almost all of our wonderful guests and it is all my pleasure. Sure wish Cathy were able to meet you as well. She sure does miss out but I do try to keep her informed of our great guests. The conversation generally starts out like "oh Cathy, I wish you had been able to meet our guests in A, B or C, they are just great". And they are!! Cathy and her husband Nick were guests for many, many years at Surfside Retreat and still try to be a guest whenever possible. Until we see you again..... Cathy & Sally
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Maryville, Tennessee

Perfect place to enjoy access to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

Beautifully decorated and very clean. So nice to find a place reasonably priced to enjoy the beach right out your door. Sally is a wonderful owner and met all our needs. We'll will definitely rent from her again.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We work very hard at keeping our units updated as far as the decor goes and our housekeeping staff try very hard to keep the units clean and let us know of any repairs that may be necessary. We are not perfect but our guests deserve the best that we can give them. We have had some wonderful guests stay at Surfside Retreat and would like them to begin to think of this beach side community as their short stay home. 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 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 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





Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
one time cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.5%

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.