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Surfside Retreat - Unit C

Bedrooms 3
Space 120 m²
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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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 11, 2017

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 St. Augustine Area

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.


Saint Augustine Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
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).


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Niskayuna, NY, USA

Beautiful Beach Walks

  • 5 of 5

My stay at Surfside Retreat this past Feb. and Mar. was once again a great experience. The view off the deck never gets old. What a joy to be able to walk out your door and be right on the beach. My dog Lily enjoyed her walks on the beach particularly at low tide. I feel very lucky to have found this rental property and have already made plans to return nextbyear. Home itself is very comfortable with newly remodeled bathrooms and new carpets in bedrooms.. Kitchen is outfitted with new stainless appliances. Easy off busy A1A parking and easy walk down the beach to Vilano. Historic St. Augustine is 5 minutes away which also has its charm.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to share Surfside Retreat with so many wonderful guests. This was Lilly (beautiful retriever) and her owners fourth year to stay with us and we are excited that they will be returning again next year. Fortunately, we didn't really have a winter this year (I don't think I even put a coat on) so it was perfect for our northern friends and gave some relief from the bitter cold. Sally
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  • 5 of 5

Above our expectations! My wife and I have stayed at many different places and the expectations rarely get met. This time they were exceeded. I would stay here again with zero reservation. Thanks Sally!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just love meeting all of our guests if time allows but I do generally give a call to make sure they have checked in okay and that everything is okay with the unit that they are staying in and make sure that they have everything that they need. I just want all to enjoy their stay at Surfside Retreat and in our beautiful little town. Sally
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Live Oak, FL

We had a great time on the beach and upstairs out of the heat!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent weather all week and we loved sitting on the deck watching the waves. No problems with any of the accommodations... just not enough time in the day to do everything in St. Augustine. We look forward to our annual visit and can't wait until next summer! Thanks Sally.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so right.....the upstairs deck is the place to be for breeze and awesome ocean view and if you want or need a larger space for entertaining your definitely is the place. Looking forward to seeing you next summer.
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Great vacation stay

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the surfside retreat very much. When we arrived, everything was extremely clean and looked great. The views were breathtaking. The kitchen was well equipped for making all of our meals with nice, new appliances. The beach here was beautiful and porch was an awesome place to sit and relax in the seabreeze in the evening. The only reason for 4 instead of 5 stars was that we had to purchase all of our drinking water due to the sulfur content in the water, which we were unaware of. There is a public beach park close by that had a lot of use and many fisherman came to use the beach area. Other than that, wonderful place and convenient to Publix, st Augustine and not far from Jacksonville!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kati, we have a water treatment system in place but I found out through other guests that it was not working properly and this sometimes happens when you are dealing with a well. One company came out and did not seem to be able to correct the problem which I was unaware of until another guest let me know there was still a problem and another company was called and the problem was corrected. I am so sorry for the inconvenience that it created for you and our other guests and perhaps spoiled an otherwise great vacation. Sally
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Beachfront Get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

We rented the top floor of the house. The first day the end of a nor'easter gave us some incredible waves and pictures. The house was absolutely beautiful and has a million dollar view. We were greeted by Sally when we got there and she was absolutely wonderful. Tea in the mornings and wine in the evenings on the beautiful deck is almost impossible to beat. We had a great time and although we only live a few hours away the deposit check was already at my house before we even got home. We try to go away whenever we can and have seen the good the bad and the ugly with many places and without a doubt this was on the top list of places I will go back to. Sally, thank you for sharing your treasure with us and we look forward to returning.


  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. We do strive to make our guests feel comfortable and welcome and have a wonderful time while in our area. It was so very nice to meet you and I really enjoyed that during our conversations to find out that we had a lot in common. The only thing that I could possibly think of that was missing from your deck and wine experience in the evening was our absolutely beautiful full moon over the ocean. Although, our sunrise is just as nice over the ocean, it's just a different time of day! I love being able to offer the enjoyment of my Surfside home to others and happy that you chose Surfside Retreat for your vacation. I look forward to having you stay again in the future. Sally
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Jacksonville, FL.

Amazing and relaxing with quality living enviroment.

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week at this property unit C. I had a amazing time with the sand and ocean a few yards from the upper deck. The sunrises and moon rises are remarkable. I will return in the future and cannot wait till that day comes. The owner goes to extreme measures to make sure her property is clean and well decorated with all the necessities to be self sufficient. I have been in many condos ocean front in the last 30 years and I must say this property is in the top 3 I have ever stayed in. I thank you for sharing the little peace of heaven on earth. THANKS :-)

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I lived in this unit for over fifteen years and loved every minute of it and now I love being able to share the beauty of the Atlantic, sunrises, full moons, surfers, surf fishermen, shelling, paddle boarders and even the sail boats on a calm day and the shrimp boats with everyone that wishes to spend their vacation at Surfside Retreat. It was never boring.....just relaxing. Sally
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $20

Nightly Rate: $250 - $500

Weekly Rate: $1000 - $2000

Monthly Rate: $2495 - $5000

$300 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

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