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 and a sunrise like none other.
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About the Owner
5 based on 11 traveler reviews
Surfside Retreat says it all. Great view - nice, clean accommodations - a great vacation spot.
Perfect location for convenience to the beach
We enjoyed our stay so much that we extended it a night. We will definitely be returning. The beach is wonderful and just steps away. We had dinner on the deck listening to the waves and also walked to Beaches Restaurant twice. The booking team and owner were very friendly and accommodating as well. It is a $10 cab ride to St. Augustine which was very fun too!
Cute, Cozy, and Wonderful
My husband, my two children aged 9 and 10, and I, spent a wonderful week at Surfside Retreat Unit B. It was clean, well appointed with wonderful cookware, and comfortable appointments. It had a wonderful direct walkway to the beach, which was one of the nicest stretches on Vilano Beach. Sally was a wonderful hostess, who called to make sure we were comfortable and who is extremely nice and hospitable. The deck is so convenient, and private even though the house has 3 units. The washer and dryer in the building outback are very convenient and nice. I would highly recommend renting this property for a terrific summer vacation.
Great beach location and wonderful accomodations.
What a wonderful place for a beach retreat! As soon as you walk in the door you feel like you're at home. The apartment is beautifully decorated and equipped with all the supplies (kitchen utensils, towels, dish soap, appliances, etc.) that you may need. The owner takes great pride in her properties and it shows. If something is missing, she gets it right away. My family and I spent the days in St. Augustine but enjoyed the beach settings in the evenings. The location is great, near the historic district, grocery store and restaurants. I highly recommend Surfside Retreat for stays in St Augustine.
Surfside Retreat-Unit B
We visited this rental for a quick little getaway during our busy summer schedule. It was everything and more we were hoping for. Sally was a pleasure to work with and makes sure you have everything you need to enjoy your stay! The beach is just over the little walkway deck so it was beyond perfect for us to walk back and forth when we needed to. We have a one and a half year old daughter so going to the room from the beach when she needed a nap was not difficult at all. There's your own side yard that is fenced in which was perfect for us to let our dog out in from time to time. She loved the beach as well. The beach is dog-friendly and we met several other pups during our stay. There will probably be neighbors in the same house, in Units A and C. We spoke to ours several times during our stay and they were the nicest people ever. We can't wait to book this rental again! We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to St. Augustine on Vilano Beach.
A wonderful vacation spot; right on the beach!
What a wonderful and relaxing beach apartment; we just love staying here.
My husband and I have stayed in all three units over the years and Surfside Retreat in Vilano is our favorite spot to stay. The location is out of the so busy and commercial section of Saint Augustine but only a 5 to 10 minute car trip to get into the heart of the historical little town. The beach is just perfect here as it isn't so crowded so we can fish, swim or just relax and with these units being just steps away one can't ask for anything more convenient. Vilano offers several wonderful restaurants and now there is a fairly new Publix right down the street which makes it easy to stock up for ones stay.
The owner is a lovely person and she loves sharing her once home with you; she works very hard to keep everything up to ensure you a wonderful stay. The two lower units have just been redone throughout which really is a plus.
We will always stay here as long as we travel to Saint Augustine. You will love Surfside Retreat as much as we do I am sure! You just can't beat the sunrise views here which are just outside your door.
Activity and Interests
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
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Additional information about rental rates
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Nightly Rate: $175 - $275
Weekly Rate: $850 - $1400
Monthly Rate: $2000 - $2800
Check in 3:00 check out 10:00
$200.00 security/damage deposit-refundable
Cleaning fee $85.00/Non smoking
Extra fee of $5.00 per quest per night if over six people.
Pets allowed (25 pounds and under) $20.00 per day or $100.00 per week per pet/ $50 extra for second pet. Non-refundable deposit for each pet and no more than two pets.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
- Sports & Activities
- Air Conditioning
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- Beach View
- Ocean View
- live theater
- winery tours
- horseback riding
- outlet shopping
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- jet skiing
- pier fishing
- surf fishing
- Bathroom 1
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Outdoor Grill
- 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.