|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Pelican Retreat is a luxurious Oceanfront Beach Home on Vilano Beach in St. Augustine, Florida.
The home has been recently upgraded with granite countertops in the bathrooms, new carpet, Italian tile, and top of the line stainless steel kitchen appliances.
It's immaculate condition, spacious design, and modern decor make this home a true rarity among vacation rental homes. The master bedroom boasts views of the ocean, and the inlet. The master bath has new garden tub with a rain bath shower head. The entire house has NEW Furniture.
The main floor has panoramic views of the ocean with a wrap-around porch and 3 sliding glass doors. The first floor has a designer bath and two very private bedrooms. This unique home is situated in a private cul-de-sac and yet is walking distance from restaurants and the Vilano pier. There is also a Hampton Inn one block away. The nearby marina is a 5 minute walk and offers jet ski rentals as well as fishing and parasailing excursions.
Marina and Pier on Intracoastal is a 5 minute walk: The West end of the neighborhood is on the intracoastal waterway. Amenities on the waterway include a fishing pier, a restaurant and nautical store, and marina that offers fishing charters, jet ski rentals, and parasailing.
Beach access has extra features: The neighborhood has a public beach access that is a block away where the public can drive on to the beach. The access has a gazebo. A water fountain with jets from the ground used by beachgoers to cool of and rinse the sand, and bathrooms.
Historic St. Augustine is 3 miles away: The historic district is as close as it can be from an oceanfront home. The area offers cobbled stoned streets with specialty shops and restaurants European style. The historic spanish fort, the original Riply's Believe It or Not, and 3D world are located in that area.
Wanda, the place was fantastic! Thanks so much for a wonderful home for our vacation, Chris
We were so impressed with Pelican Retreat in summer of 2012 that we came back! I can't express how nice it is having EVERYTHING you might need for a week at the beach at this rental! Air mattresses, beach toys, high chairs, pack n plays, etc. They provide linens and towels (at no extra charge), there was laundry detergent, dish soap, trash bags, all provided for us. The furnishings are well kept, the unit clean (not new, but much better than you'd expect from a waterfront beach rental), the location perfect! The view from inside the main living area of the house with the three sliding glass doors is amazing. Sitting on the porch for morning coffee and cocktails is just divine. Plenty of porch seating for everyone. So, so nice to have lifeguard station on the beach in front of the rental. No worries about someone getting swept out to sea! Short walk over the dunes from the oceanfront porch to the beach. Love this area too...no big commercial hotels, just private homes and rental properties. Grocery shopping and restaurants close by. Downtown St Augustine and all it has to offer a short 10 minute drive. Owner Ahmed and property manager Wanda respond quickly to emails and concerns and made our stay a delight! Thank you for another great week!!!
I organized a week's vacation for my entire extended family - including two kids under 8 and my 1 year old nephew. Everyone was incredibly impressed with how well stocked the house was! We had everything we could possibly want. I was especially impressed with how well stocked it was for kids. There were THREE pack n plays and FOUR baby gates to ensure safety. There were many beach chairs and beach toys in the garage for the older kids to choose from. The location is wonderful for easily being able to go to the beach. Downtown St. A's was a 10 minute drive away. We enjoyed coffee on the patio overlooking the beach and sunrise each morning - and the sounds of the waves and stars on the patio in the evening. It was enchanting.
We loved our stay at Pelican Retreat. It was large enough that we didn't get in each other's way, beach front and very comfortable. I loved that there were safety gates, pack 'n plays, high chairs for our youngest granddaughter; beach toys, surf boards for our older two. Thanks for providing those things. We loved having enough towels and linens, but really appreciated the extras -- so many beach towels, paper products and spices in the cabinets. I just wish we had known that they were provided for our use -- so we wouldn't have packed and carried them from home.
As several other people reviewed, the couches were difficult to get out of. Our only other complaint was the cars on the beach. We were not aware that there was driving on this part of the beach and it really kept us on guard watching out for our young grandchildren.
My only suggestion would be to put mirrors in the bedrooms on the main level of the home. We had to share bathrooms and could have done "hair and make-up" in our rooms if we could have seen ourselves.
Would we stay there again? In a heart-beat. Thanks for a great vacation.
Our family of 10 adults and 4 kids had a wonderful vacation at Pelican Retreat! The home definitely lives up to the description provided! The furnishings are all in great condition and the luxury of not having to provide our own linens was a nice break from our usual summer rentals. We couldn't believe how well-stocked the property was for a week away from home. Blow up beds, beach toys, beach umbrellas, hair dryers, bed and bath linens (incldg beach towels), plenty of extra pillows, everything you can think of in the kitchen, even the trash bags were provided! And the extra refrigerator downstairs was great for food overflow and keeping drinks chilled. Beautiful views with the beach just steps away; only 3-4 steps up onto the private boardwalk...so nice when juggling kids, chairs and beach bags. Plenty of deck chairs on the porch for relaxing. New Publix grocery store within walking distance! GREAT location....Nice residential area with no big condos or hotels looming....And historic St. Augustine just 5 minutes away! And best of all for us, the lifeguard stations! This property is located between two lifeguard stands. Nice peace of mind for parents that assistance is available should an emergency arise. We loved our vacation and would recommend any of this owner's properties in a heartbeart! Thank you Ahmed and Wanda!
This home pleased every one of the eight women who stayed for a week of golfing, sight-seeing and shopping. The home had every one of the amenities mentioned plus more. It was clean, with comfortable beds, and plenty of linens. Even some items normally not provided were there. So check the house before you shop! The owner and manager provided excellent, friendly service. We especially enjoyed Cap's Restaurant and The Reef. Taking the hop-on/hop-off trolley in the city was interesting and fun. We would not, however, recommend the nightly ghost tour - we all felt that was a rip off despite the ticket-sellers' recommendations. They must make good commissions for selling those tickets!
Awesome house and location! We stayed at this home for Christmas holidays and enjoyed the house it so much that we plan to make it a new family tradition. My family included myself, my husband, 5yo, my parents, my sister and husband and their 2 twin babies. House was super clean, everything in working order and as advertised, lots of open space and closets for everyone to spread out, and great kitchen for cooking (we made big Christmas dinner there no problem - lots of cookware, dishes, etc. and room for highchairs and everyone to sit together). Extra frig in garage was super nice for surplus food and bait. Surf fishing was very easy and fun in front of house. Views super from living/dining/kitchen and loft. Very peaceful. Peek-a-boo view from bedrooms on main floor with blinds up, we discovered. Beds/pillows very comfy, nice decor, great bathrooms/linens. Neighbors and shopkeepers very friendly (surf shop and cuban restaurant near to the soon to open Publix were great!)...this part of Vilano is a cozy, walkable beach neighborhood. Trip to St. Augustine very easy and quick. We really enjoyed farmer's markets on Wed and Sat in St. Augustine Beach - good music, great veggies/fruits, and nice gifts. Thank you to Ahmed for offering and maintaining such a great vacation home, and to Wanda for being so responsive and easy to work with in reservations/contract. We look forward to returning!
The Vilano pier is a 5 minute walk. It intracoastal front restaurants and a marina offering parasailing, jet ski and boat rentals, or fishing trips. Historic St. Augustine is a 10 minute drive- no other oceanside neighborhood is this close. Disney is 2 hours away. Less than 30 minutes away, you can drive to famous golf courses, including the TPC golf course and the King and the Bear. Two large outlet malls are 15 minutes from the house. Anastasia state park (10 minutes by car) offers kayak ECO Tours (best at night or at sunrise) and windsurf rentals.
Other Activities: jet ski, fishing trips, parasailing, to be had- walk to local marina
Golf: Please inquire about Golfing.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 30 2015 - Aug 15 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$300 refundable damages deposit is not included in price quotes
Summer and Major holiday rental is weekly only, at $4050/week. Summer is Saturday to Saturday rental only.
The rest of the year, the rate is $2890/week
One third of the rate is due with reservation, and the balance is due within 8 weeks of arrival.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.