Quail Hollow by the Sea. Wide sandy beach only steps away that is family friendly as well as pool onsite for those who just want to relax. Three restaurants within walking distance(Seafood, Italian, Burgers and beverages, one just across the street). Cathedral ceilings make this unit feel very spacious.
Historic St. Augustine and horse drawn carriages a short drive down Scenic A1A Highway. Daytona Beach is 35 minutes and Orlando is close enough for a day trip(if you think you really need to). Flagler College, Marine land, The Alligator Farm, and the St. Augustine Lighthouse all are local. This is a place where you can come and just stay if you do not want to travel. By the way, Starbucks is close by. Our family loves it, we know you will, too. Note- Unit has been updated with new kitchen, bathrooms, and new carpet.
We chose Quail because it had an Old Florida Atmosphere rather than the high rise feel of other properties.
Short walk to beach, and short dirve to downtown St Augustine. Marineland is short dirve south for swim with dolphins.
I’ve stayed at many privately owned condo units and timeshares throughout the years on St. Augustine Beach & vicinity, (as I live about 1.5 hrs away and St. Augustine area is my preferred get-away/drive to- vacation location), and like to try different ones. This condo was the best one yet. The condo complex was very quiet, and very close to the beach. The 2BR/2BA unit itself was immaculately clean and furnished in a lovely nautical/ beach décor that just felt like “vacation”. There is a large screen TV in the Living area, with ample & very comfy seating. There is a balcony that faces west -has the best Sunset views I have ever seen, perfect for a glass of wine or dessert. The kitchen is very new and stocked with every gadget and kitchen utensil –even having nice champagne glasses—that is a first in any condo I have ever stayed & much appreciated! The washer/dryer came in handy to wash/dry swimsuits and not have to pack a lot of changes of clothes.
The pool was crystal clean & the absolute perfect temperature; I was initially concerned it would be cold (I’m a Floridian), but it was perfect. I also noted it seem much larger than pools at other complexes. There is a grill area by the pool for people who want to do that. The beach was clean and not crowded; it felt like a private beach house. The owners have beach towels and chairs ready for use. Just bring your swimsuits!
In response to a previous reviewer’s statement that the unit is on a hill with parking below, the unit is located on the dune (which is what gives the amazing proximity to the beach), it does require parking just below, but you can drive up & unload, if you really want to, but it isn’t anything major.
Everything was so nice and cozy with this condo-I loved every minute of my stay, and hope to be back. The owners, Joy and Rick live locally & could not have been more pleasant and kind.
We have rented many properties over the years and have never felt compelled to leave a property due to cleanliness and clutter. The pool is not heated at Quail By The Sea and should be considered if renting in non summer months. The condo is situated at the top of a hill with parking below. this should be taken under consideration for anyone with trouble walking up steep stairs or inclines. The beach is lovely.
Been meaning to come back to the website just to write this review. We had a great stay here. We were very comfortable (3 adults, 2 kids), everything was clean and we had absolutely everything we needed - the owners were very accommodating. It was only a very short drive to downtown St. Augustine and also to Marineland to see the dolphins but you are on a quiet stretch of the beach when you are back at the condo which is nice. All of the restaurants that the owners recommended (there was a list in the condo) were great. The little italian restaurant across the street is some of the best food we have eaten!! We hope to make it back again soon!!
We had a wonderful time at the condo, it was lovely, clean, nice decor, plenty of room, (we were 4 adults), close to the beach, and every amenity was provided. We were there for our son's graduation very close to the University of St Augustine. Owner is very accommodating, we were also very close to a number of activity areas; right on A1A turn left go to Ft Matanza with free ferry, wild life and walking trail, make a right go over the bridge of lions to old St Augustine, shops, nice restaurants. We took advantage of the internet, cable, and balconies! very relaxing, would definitely return !!
Hi Rick and Joy, Thank you so much for opening your lovely beach condo to us, wish we could have stayed longer. Your unit has everything anyone could want and more! And the price is GREAT!!!! We enjoyed the sound system, the games, and the beach chairs, just to name a few. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen has everything any cook could want. You were very helpful giving us information about the area. We did not get to spend much time on the beach (beautiful) because it rained most of the time we were there. It was nice having a washer and dryer in the unit with all the wet swimsuits and clothes. We did use the saltwater pool and loved it. The condo as well as the whole complex was clean and very well maintained. The view from you back deck even tho not a beach veiw is nice, we enjoyed seating out there, the chair are very comfortable. I would recommend this condo to our friend and family. We ate in St. Augustine at Schooner's Seafood House and also at Barnacle Bill's, We enjoyed both places, the food quality, prices and service were all very good. We would eat at them again. Thanks again for allowing us to stay in your beach condo, we hope to come again. Ken and Connie
We stayed here for the second time and we love this place. It is quite and the residents that live there are very friendly. The pool is excellent and the beach access is perfect. We enjoyed our stay while in St. Augustine. Thank you Joy and Rick for renting your condo! You guys are awesome!
Lots to see locally. Downtown St Augustine, the oldest city, has Castillo de San Marcos, carriage rides around town, Ribley's Believe It or Not. Across the Bridge of Lions is the St Augustine Lighthouse and The Alligator Farm. To the South is Marineland, Daytona Race Track, and of course Disney is approx. 2 hours away.