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Surfside Retreat - Unit A

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


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:
21 January, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint Augustine in St. Johns County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Outdoor Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(41 traveller reviews)

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Surfside Retreat - Unit A
average rating of 4.9268293 based on 41 reviews

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!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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 enjoy....you'll see for yourself!! 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.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. It was beautiful and had it's own beach access. The owner was super helpful and sweet. If we go back to Vilano Beach we will stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another guest that I, unfortunately, was not able to connect with and meet while I was on the property but did speak with several times by telephone. They seemed very nice and kept the unit very clean. We would love to have them return again if they should come to St. Augustine again for a vacation.
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Wonderful stay in a great location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with family (husband, daughters ages 15 and 20) in this unit for 5 days. It was fantastic! The unit is clean, well-maintained, and nicely furnished. The owner, Sally, was very attentive. We had a bit of an issue with flies the first couple of days--they were the kind that tend to come out in the spring, but they pretty much disappeared after the second day. The only thing I might have wanted was more places to hang towels: maybe a free-standing towel rack would help.

The unit is fairly small, but just right for our family, especially since we spent a lot of time on the patio. The house is perfectly located. We could see the ocean from our patio, and walk over the boardwalk to the beach. It was a holiday weekend so the beach was somewhat crowded near the public park next door, but only a few paces down the beach it was beautifully uncrowded. There has probably been some erosion after the hurricane, but we didn't really notice it. The sunrises are awesome and breeze from the ocean kept things cool.

Vilano Beach center has some nice restaurants (Benedetto's was awesome) and it is not far (just a few miles) to St. Augustine, where we found more good restaurants. I would definitely go back and hope that I can arrange another visit to the area.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We, at Surfside Retreat, are always open to suggestions by our guests to help improve their stay and make them more comfortable. If they just go away "mad" we cannot correct the problem. We do try to contact our guests at least a couple of times to make sure that they are happy and comfortable with the accommodations and above all enjoying their beach life. Thank goodness for wonderful guests!! 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



Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Saint Augustine, North East Florida

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £72.19 + Tax
one time cleaning fee £61.36 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Nightly Rate: Sun-Thurs $195 / Fri.-Sat. $225 / Holiday Weekends $250

Weekly Rate: $900.00 normal (7 day) week. Holiday Week (7 Day) $1100.00

Monthly Rate: $1395 - $2600

Check in 4:00 check out 10:00
$300.00 security/damage deposit-refundable
Cleaning fee $85.00/Non smoking
Extra fee: Small Pet 2-15 lb - $10 per day per pet 2nd pet $8
Med Pet 15 - 25 lb $20 per day per pet 2nd pet $10
Lg Pet 25 - up lb $30 per day per pet 2nd pet $15

$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.

Reservation confirmed through rental site and deposit received in our office by check, money order, cashiers check within five days. Hold on the unit until deposit received and then placed on permanent reserve. All deposit payments are to be in the name of Sally Murdock and mailed to PO Box 3607, St. Augustine, FL 32085. Rental , cleaning, pet fees and taxes collected on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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