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Barrier Island Retreat

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

Between the Atlantic Ocean & Intracoastal, in a quiet hidden gem of a beach neighborhood. Steps to beach, blocks to boat launches. Private entrance to private gated yard. Plenty of parking for 2 cars and RV/boat/jetskis. Master bedroom, bedroom/den, full bath, & outdoor shower. Refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, & outdoor bbq area and seating. Wifi & cable TV in each room. Relax at the beach!


Owner
Deby Hyde-Doak
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

Why Deby Hyde-Doak chose St. Augustine Area

Private entrance into pristine private yard complete with citrus and banana trees.

What makes this apartment unique

Stay in a quiet, laid back beach community. Give living in Florida a real try!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Deby, I can't find where to write a review. But, we had a wonderful stay. We were real close to my Brother and his wife at North Beach. Your place is lovely and clean and wish we could have stayed

longer to check out the beach. I will recommend to others. We bought a camper last month so will not return in the future, but surely would if we had not bought the camper. Thanks again for your wonderful hospitality and beautiful cottage.

Thank You,

Sondra
Jul 2017
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Amenities

Saint Augustine Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Also can serve as den
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , Master
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

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Barrier Island Retreat
average rating of 4.64 based on 28 reviews
5

Great Host! Cute Apartment! Quiet Beach! Pet Friendly!

  • 5 of 5

Deby communicated wonderfully from the moment we booked and made us feel welcome before we even arrived. She was very accepting of our Labrador mix dog, which was amazing when many places only accept smaller dogs.

The accommodations were very clean and perfect for us - almost like a hotel suite :-) There were plenty of towels for the bathroom, the beach and the dog. Little touches like travel-sized soap, shampoo, body lotion, guide to restaurants, are very thoughtful of the host.

We had no intention to cook, so the lack of kitchen sink and stove/range was no issue for us, but the full sized refrigerator/freezer was perfect for keeping drinks and dog food cool. (Our host ensured we knew there was no formal kitchen before we arrived.) There was a plentiful supply of disposable plates, cups, silverware. Had we wanted to grill food, utensils were provided (along with a wine bottle opener!).

The outdoor shower with hot & cold water located inside the private, fully fenced garden/yard was incredibly convenient, private and safe for human and dog alike. The neighbourhood was very quiet and seemed very safe. We felt comfortable taking our dog for the last walk of the day at 11pm.

The property is only 1 block over from the beach (North Beach was incredibly quiet and pet friendly when we visited). It is also only 5-10 minute drive to Downtown St. Augustine, which is very convenient.

I would stay here again and would recommend to friends, especially pet owners.

Thanks for looking after us!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests were wonderful! They were easy to communicate with prior to arrival and during their stay. They were quiet, clean, and very respectful of the property! Their dog was amazingly well behaved and quiet! We would welcome them back anytime!
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5

Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Deby and John are two of the nicest people you will ever meet. They made sure we had everything for our stay and even bought our son some presents which were found on the bed. The retreat doesn't have a kitchen but who wants to cook on vacation anyway. Our dog and son loved chasing the lizards the back yard. The beach, which was just a short walk away, was very nice and not crowed at all. Definitely a place I will stay again upon returning to St. Augustine.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike and family, we are so glad you had fun during your stay here! You were wonderful guests! We were so happy to run into you all at the beach that day, and see that you all (including the pup) were enjoying the surf & sand! You're most welcome for the things for your son - we just wanted to make sure that he had lots to do during his vaca! We hope that you'll be back sometime very soon! You'd all be most welcome! Best, Deby & Johnny
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5

Absolutely Charming

  • 5 of 5

Very affordable, clean and close to everything. We took our golf cart and went to North Beach Campground where my Brother and his wife were camping, 5 minutes away. Would highly recommend this charming Retreat. Would love to go back, but we bought a camper last month

and will be using it. Thanks Deby for a wonderful vacation. Love your place and hospitality.

Thanks Again, Tim & Sondra

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Sondra, for the lovely comments! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay and it's convenience! Happy travels to you in your new trailer! Happy trails!, as they say!
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5

Wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, clean, beautiful place to stay! It was perfect for my family and such an easy walk to the beach. It's located within 5 miles of multiple restaurants. What a great trip we had!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxation at it's best!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for enjoying everything the area has to offer. Lovely place to stay, clean and well appointed. Will be back, thank you Deby and John!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Darlene & Steve, so very glad that you enjoyed yourselves! We look forward to welcoming you back any time! Deby & Johnny
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5

Nice clean and pretty.

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay. The owners are very friendly. My daughter and I had a wonderful time there!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nicole, so glad you and Becca enjoyed your stay in the Nation's Oldest City! Best, Deby & Johnny
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Northeast Florida Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Reef
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Sawgrass
Nearest Motorway
A1A Coastal Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Aunt Kate's
Nearest Beach
North Beach
Car: recommended

A stone's throw to a nearly private, pristine beach. A short 5 miles to historic old town Saint Augustine or to Guana State Park. Drive the Coastal Highway north to Sawgrass Country Club, or venture to World Golf Village and it's two championship courses. Outlet shopping or world renowned couture shopping at St. Johns Town Center. Take in a concert at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall or a show at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Walk to local restaurants and bars. Play horseshoes or tennis at the nearby community area.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

Please treat this as you would your own.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.