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Surfside Retreat - Unit C

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Cross the Vilano Bridge to Surfside Retreat and your wonderful, stress free vacation begins. In fact, the ocean is your front yard. The panoramic view from the living area is like none other. You can view the ocean from two of the three bedrooms in this unit. The sunrise from the ocean side deck while you enjoy your coffee, tea or hot chocolate is absolutely beautiful (just make sure you arise one morning during your vacation to view). Bring your camera to capture the beautiful Florida sunrise and sunset. You are a stones throw from the ocean. This condo is directly on the beach.

The living area has a sofa, loveseat, recliner, wicker slumber chair and leg rest, audio system and 40" LCD TV. Dinning room has a glass top table w/6 chairs. Kitchen is large enough for four chefs to prepare a stupendous meal without getting in each other's way (plenty of counter top space). Kitchen has a bar sink w/wine rack. Eat at the counter with four bar stools, then wander back to the deck to take in the breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Master suite has queen bed, dresser/mirror, two chests, 2 closets, DVD player, 32" LCD TV. Master bath is a full bath with dual lavatories. Bedroom #2 has twin beds, dresser/mirror, nightstand, walk in closet, adjoining full bathroom that also adjoins the hallway. Bedroom #3 has an extremely comfortable queen futon, chest/mirror and closet. All three bedrooms are carpeted, the remaining floors have tile w/area rugs. There is a phone for local calling and surrounding areas. Non-smoking.

Vilano Beach Town Center has a Publix Grocery with Pharmacy and at least four restaurants....Beaches on Vilano is a waterfront restaurant with an island flair. The Vilano Beach Town Center is less than a mile from the condo – well within walking distance. There are several other hot local spots to frequent within the town center all while remaining close to the condo. Three miles north of the condo are three other restaurants....The Reef (oceanfront), Cap's on the Water and Aunt Kate's (both on the Intracoastal with outside decks and great for sunsets). The Kingfish Grill is across the bridge and don't forget our other 300 restaurants in the St. Augustine area that you will have to try or just stay home and grill out on your own outside deck. St. Augustine has many places to visit - come stay with us and see the many sites.

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Saint Augustine Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
KITCHEN: stove/oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, crockpot, waffle iron, George Foreman, blender, mixer, ss cookware, utensils, dishes and dinnerware w/glasses and wine glasses. LIVING: ceiling fans, A/C, iron & board, hair dryers, linens (incl. beach towels), phone, vacumn, deck table & chairs, gas grill, washer/dryer (located in outbldg). High chair, baby gate and pack & play available if needed. ENTERTAINMENT: DVD Player, cable TV, wireless internet, audio system(CD's, radio).


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Surfside Retreat - Unit C
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Relaxing home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying in this house and already we are talking about next year. From the minute we get out of the car there is an automatic feeling of being home. Enjoy your stay - we always do!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We cannot always predict the weather for our guests and I feel as though I need to apologize when we have weather that is in the 40's for about three or four days or a misty rain for about two days but for the most part Florida is fairly well known for our sun shiny days with an occasional shower that might last, at most, for about an hour. We can have some bitter winds off the ocean and that is when you head inland to shop at our many "Outlet Stores" (SR 16) or take a nice drive down SR 207 to SR 13 (turn right) and travel along our beautiful St. Johns River. You might even pick up a good book, kick back, and just enjoy the day. No matter what you do for the day you will enjoy the ocean and St. Augustine in general. Come on down!!
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United States, IL, Elgin

It was great right on the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the beach house. Sally's house is very nice and she was a wonderful landlord. We could just walk right down to the beach from the very large beautiful deck. The house had everything that we could possible need. Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a true pleasure to have guests stay at your condo that believe in keeping the place clean but at the same time truly enjoying themselves. I had the honor while visiting with my guests of meeting their son, a thirty year veteran just getting ready to end his career in the military with retirement. What a joy it was for me to be able to "thank him for his service". We should all be thankful for these brave young men and women that serve our country and show them the utmost respect that they are due. Sally
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Live Oak, FL

Best summer vacation yet...

  • 5 of 5

This was by far the best weather week we've had while staying here at Surfside Retreat. Rained for a couple hours on Sunday, but sun-city the rest of the week. Only made it up for a couple sun rises... but the two I saw were awesome! Friends & family also had an enjoyable visit. Beach was calm six out of the seven days. This time we were lucky enough to be there for the Fourth of July... we could see fireworks from Jax and also from St. Augustine. Excellent accommodations and Sally was helpful, as always. Can't wait until our next summer vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's Florida for you!! Fortunately, our rain showers generally never last more that a couple of hours and that is some good nap time. Always hope that our guests enjoyed themselves enough to want to return again. The beach is usually not crowded and there is always the surf fishing for those that wish to fish.
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It is a beautiful property with a beautiful view .

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed the location and the quality of property it is. The owner and management take a lot of pride in their property and that sometimes is that what I find when I rent a property but in this case I was impressed . I thank you for sharing this condo and plan on returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All three of our units have an ocean view but our unit C has a beautiful panoramic view and large enough to accommodate a family comfortably. I think that is why families love this unit. It's absolutely peaceful to come out onto the deck with your cup of coffee and watch the sun come up out of the ocean. It looks like a giant ball popping up out of the water. You definitely will have a bunch of beach memories and absolutely don't miss the chance for some good photo opts. Sally
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Love Surfside Retreat Unit C!!

  • 5 of 5

The view is amazing and in only a few steps your toes are in the sand! Enjoyed early morning walks and relaxing on the deck watching the sunrise. Sat in the shade in the afternoon and felt the warm breeze. The unit is very clean, spacious and well equipped. The owner is very sweet and takes a special interest in making sure your trip is enjoyable. Highly recommend and hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My husband and I had so many wonderful years while living at the beach. There is something to be said for smelling the scent of the ocean, hearing the waves crashing on shore and the breeze. The staff, Cathy, Stephanie and Tammy and I as property owner will sure try to meet your needs while on our property to hopefully make your visit to Surfside Retreat most enjoyable.
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Best Week of My Life

  • 5 of 5

I recently rented Unit C (the upstairs). The quality of the furnishings, roominess of the kitchen and dining area and large outdoor deck made it so accommodating for a large family and the relatives in the area that came to visit while were there. The easy beach access was wonderful and it appeared that the deck and stairs to the beach were all brand new. We had the time of our lives and definitely did not want the week to end. Thanks to Sally and her team for being so welcoming!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that a large family can feel comfortable in this unit. The living area, dinning and kitchen is an open concept allowing everyone to enjoy the panoramic view and a large enough outside deck with two tables that will accommodate ten. The beach is a walk down the stairs and across the walkover and you are on the sand. Happy that our guests were happy!!
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Member since: 2008
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Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

About Sally

I am a native Floridian and have lived in St Augustine since 1995. This condo was my primary residence until 2011 when my husband and I moved further inland.

Sally purchased this apartment in 1995

Why Sally chose Saint Augustine

We originally purchased this property for a family retreat away from our businesses in Jacksonville, yet close enough to keep in touch if needed.

What makes this apartment unique

Being directly on the beach gives you the most breathtaking views of the ocean and incredible sunrises. The peaceful atmosphere allows you to enjoy the ocean and quiet walks on the beach.


Nearest Airport
51.9 Miles
Jacksonville, FL
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Beaches Bar & Grill
Nearest Ferry
35.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Royal St. Augustine/SR 16
Nearest Train
48.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
58.3 Miles
Daytona Speedway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
6 Restaurants
Nearest Beach
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Fishing from Pier.

* Beach walking.

* Walking nature boardwalk under bridge.

* Biking.

* Shelling.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Walk St. George Street.

* Sat/Sun Flea Market.

* Guana State Park & Estuary Museum.

* Tennis.

* Sun & Surf.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Walk nature boardwalk under bridge.

* Alligator Farm (ZipLine).

* Lightner Museum.

* Ft. Castillo de San Marco.

* Imax Theater.

Outdoor Activities beachwalking and shelling, surf fishing, tennis golf courses, surfing boating jet skies kyaking, biking, flea market (Sat/Sun-207 & I95), Farmers Market (Sat @Amphitheater), free concerts, evening art walks, walking St. George Street.

Attractions Ft. Matanzas, Ft. Castillo de San Marco, St. Augustine Lighthouse, St. Augustine Amphitheater Concerts, Lightner Museum Alligator Farm, Fountain of Youth, San Sebastian Winery, Flagler College (tour one time 1920's hotel built by Henry Flagler), Marineland, Potters Wax Museum, Trolley Rides, Carriage Rides, Limelight Theater (live), Govenor's House, Spanish Quarter, Oldest Schoolhouse, Imax Theater

Night of Lights runs 11/20-1/31st each year and is one of the top 10 places by National Geographic to visit.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
One Time Cleaning Fee $125

Nightly Rate: $250 - $500

Weekly Rate: $1000 - $2000

Monthly Rate: $2495 - $5000

$500 Security/Damage deposit
$125 Cleaning Fee
$5.00 extra fee per quest per night if over six people
Pets allowed (30 lbs & under) $20
per per day/ non-refundable (no more than two pets)
Check in 3:00 PM/Check out 10:00 AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.