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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.

Call or email for reservations.

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 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


St Augustine Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , There is an outdoor shower for your convenience.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen sleep sofa in living room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • 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 26 reviews

Super pet friendly. Steps to the beach and short ride to historic St. Augustine

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful 4 night stay at Surfside Unit B July 7-11 with my sister and my dogs (chihuahuas). Very clean updated unit. Back door leads to the patio for sitting and the boardwalk to the beach. Front door leads to a large fenced in area with a shower, walkway to the driveway, and plenty of grass. Across the street is a wonderful area to walk the dogs and we even found a dog park. We were able to meet both Sally and Pat which was very nice. They wanted to make sure our home away from home felt like home and if there were any issues to contact them directly. Honestly I have no complaints and can't wait to book with Sally and Pat again!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Triplex for multiple families

  • 5 of 5

We love renting this entire triplex and each family enjoys their own space yet plenty of room upstairs for all of us to get together. Love being right on the beach!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are is a perfect place for a small family reunion or a small wedding on the beach but only for a one week rental. We only rent weekly in June and July. We do have a minimum three day the other months when available. We have been so blessed to have your family vacation at Surfside for the past ten years or more and would hope that we will have you come for many more years to come.
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the house. Everything was convenient and comfortable for me and my three kids. We would highly recommend this location to others. Also, we will soon return in the future.

Thanks,The Smiths

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whatever may have been missing from the apt, Sally and Pat made sure we had everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Sally was extremely accommodating throughout our stay. I can’t say enough good things about her! The location was right on the beach! I didn’t have to walk but maybe one minute to have my feet in the sand! My husband and I will be back! We stayed a week and enjoyed every moment...thanks Sally and Pat for everything!☺️

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is such a pleasure to have such wonderful guests! I hang around way too long and talk too much but it's just hard to break away from such nice people sometimes. Cathy was a wonderful asset to Surfside but after three years she had to leave because of health issues and she and her husband had been guests for many years and we became great friends. Pat has come in and taken over and is doing a great job as well. We try to accommodate our guests and make them happy and comfortable as much as possible. Surfside Retreat is always thrilled to have our guests return. That tells us that we have done our job! Sally
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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...

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was leaving town the day after this guest did not get over to the beach to meet this family but I am glad that they thoroughly enjoyed the beach and found the condo satisfactory and clean. Stephanie, our housekeeper, has been taking care of the condo's for approximately seven years and strives to do an excellent job and if there is ever a problem I would hope that our guest will let us know because we cannot correct the problem if we don't know. If it is not serious enough and you don't wish to be bothered during your vacation, that's understandable, just leave us a note and write down any problems you find and we will certainly try to correct. Sally
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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!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: 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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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



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Additional Guest Fee $5 per person per night
Pet Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

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.