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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

St.Augustines Secret Retreat Two ~ New Photos

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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St. Augustine Area Villa Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Imagine spending your upcoming vacation or family get-together in a fabulous home!! Now is your perfect opportunity, welcome to Vilano Beach`s Secret Retreat Two.

This spacious home is beautifully furnished, some of the interior features include granite surfaces throughout, stainless steel kitchen appliances, well stocked kitchen cookware, wi-fi, and large flat screen T.V.s. This property has a great open floor plan, all of the interior rooms were painted in December 2015. The large living room with plenty of seating area has a very warm atmosphere.

With 3 bedrooms consisting of 1 queen bed in the master bedroom, 1 kingsize bed in the 2nd bedroom (this convert's into a two single beds) and 1 bunk bed in the 3rd bedroom, this house sleeps 8

The master bedroom which overlooks the courtyard has vaulted ceilings, large walk-in closet, large spacious shower, double wash basins and jetted bath.

Every detail has been wonderfully thought out.

This home also has a large separate laundry room, and a 2 car garage.

Located on a scenic five minute drive north of historic St.Augustine, Florida. Secret Retreat Two is just a three minute walk to the secluded Vilano Beach. Whether its shelling, surfing, fishing, watching the porpoise jumping year round or whale watching in the winter months, this is the place to enjoy the beach.

Alternatively have lots of fun in nearby St.Augustine, the newest nation`s oldest city, with its many attractions.

A convienent cab service to and from downtown is another great advantage, leave the car at home and paint the town red, for as little as $10-$13.

Also close by is Guana State Park (5 miles), Premium Outlet Mall for shopping (11 miles), TPC Sawgrass (15 miles), Ponte Vedra Beach with its spectacular homes of the rich and famous (10 miles), World Golf Village (18 miles)

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
michael lydon (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

What makes this villa unique

this home is so well stocked from the kitchen to the bathrooms, just bring your clothes, even spices and tinfoil, ziplocks, shampoo, beach towels to beach chairs and umbrellas, coolers. all you have to ask if you need anything we are 1 minute away. the tile floors are steam cleaned and also the walk in shower is steam cleaned, you will want for nothing this is a new listing , only eleven review so far, you will not be disappointed, just spoiled in this beautiful new vacation rental. we enjoy and have fun making sure you have a great vacation.


based on 26 traveler reviews

St.Augustines Secret Retreat Two ~ New Photos
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Annual Snowbird Home

  • 5 of 5

Each year we now travel to FL for Jan., Feb. and March in order to avoid the harshest part of our winter at home. Three months is a long time to be away from home and your personal things, but staying at Secret Retreat II makes it feel more like your own home and makes it much easier to be away for such a time period. Everything you need is provided and the home is comfortably and pleasingly decorated. The owner spares no expense to ensure you are comfortable and feel at home. The property managers, Anne and Michael, are outstanding and clearly take great care to ensure the home is spotless and well maintained. They respond at a moments notice for anything you might need. Close to the beach, great shelling, restaurants and a beautiful grocery store it is the perfect location. 10 minutes to downtown, but far enough away to have quiet and privacy if desired. You cannot go wrong with this rental. We stay in Anne and Michael's rentals every year. Book EARLY, these are so nice and well managed, they go quickly!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey, OMG thank you for the great review I miss all the snowbirds now we are really getting busy, I hoped your slammed in your new store one blink and you will be back Dec 30 for another 3 months all of you birds. Thank you Janet and Tom Your friends always and forever Anne and Michael, sweetpea, chicho. and cocoa
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  • 5 of 5

This was the first blended family vacation we have taken. Our children range from 12 years to 27 years old plus an eight month old. We had plenty of space for everyone. The Secret Retreat II was much more than described on this website. Cooking in the kitchen was a breeze. Everything that we could possibly have needed was there. The new gas grill was super nice as well. We enjoyed playing card games as well as board games. For the first time in what seems like forever, no one was on their electronic devices. We had quality family time!! The outside porch area was awesome. The rocking chairs as well as the round table that sat four was a great place to conversate and enjoy each other's company. We did go to the beach several times, but was still a little too cool to get in the water for very long, but we did enjoy listening to the ocean waves and watching the kids play. As the mom, I found it super convenient to have the washer and dryer there. No one went home with dirty clothes. I was even able to make sure all of the towels/linens were washed and dried for the next family. We had plenty of towels, wash clothes and linen for our entire stay. We lacked nothing. Anne was awesome. We checked in after dark on a Friday night. Wine was chilled for us when we arrived which was so nice!!! I simply asked about a place to purchase beer and ice.............before I knew it, she was back with both. I told her she went above and beyond what we ever expected. She and Michael are awesome to work with. We have plans to return around Christmas and the kids definitely want to come back for Spring Break 2017. I could go on and on about Secret Retreat, but I think you have to visit yourself to see just how wonderful, quiet and relaxing it is!! Oh, and did I mention, the master bathroom shower ROCKS!!! It is huge, plenty of room and really nice rain shower!!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A St. Augustine Christmas to Remember

  • 5 of 5

My family was blessed with an opportunity to stay at Secret Retreat II over the Christmas holiday. Three of my sons and my daughter (ages ranging from 17 to 26) along with two additional guests, my husband and myself were comfortable and at home.

Preparing Christmas dinner was simpy joyful in the spacious kitchen that is well stocked with the needed equipment and kitchenware for large celebrations. Every one enjoyed the lanai as one of the many places throughout the home for relaxing. One of my favorite aspects is the jacuzzi tub in the master bedroom.

The location of the home is perfect for enjoying the Nights of Lights as well as daytime offerings in St. Augustine. And it was so nice to be able to walk to the beach with our friends and our dogs. One of my husband's favorite features is the 2 car garage.

This was our second opportunity to rent a property managed by Anne and Michael, and I must say they consistently provide high quality service. The home was spotless and fresh when we arrived. As is their trademark, music was playing and a bottle of wine greeted us at the door. Anything we needed was addressed. The beds are always freshly made with clean sheets, clean towels in the bathrooms, dish soap, hand soap, toilet paper, salt and pepper -- Anne goes above and beyond most vacation rentals.

Thank you Anne and Michael for helping to make our family's Christmas in Florida so special!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stefanie, Thank you for a wonderful review, We are so glad your family had a great Christmas, and what a lovely family you have, you are very blessed. I am so glad everyone enjoyed the home and the holidays. Your new friends Michael and Anne
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Springfield, PA

Great Property

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this property from August 1st-8th. This was our second time staying at this house and it was just as nice of a stay, as it was the year before. We traveled with kids ranging from ages 9 to 17 and they all love the house too. Having my own cleaning business, I'm very particular about the quality of the properties I stay at and once again, the house was spotless and smelled fresh. On the rainy day, the kids enjoyed all the board games at the house and the open floor plan kept it comfortable for all. Anne and Michael are fabulous property managers. We will be back again in 2016!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation property out there

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the property for about one month, and we have no complaints. The place was spotless clean, everything worked and the place was exeptionally well maintained. Ann, the care taker, was super nice and helpful. Plenty of blankets, dishes, and towels provided. Very quiet location, five minute walk to beach. Private beach access. We have a big dog, and she loved the beach, and you can also walk the neighbourhood. We met a few of the neighbours, and they are all nice as well. Very pet friendly area/beach. Best place we found after years of renting in Florida.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dell Rapids, SD

Had the time of our lives!!

  • 5 of 5


What a wonderful vacation!! Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Tami did such a great job picking this place for our vacation. You have a beautiful Vila. Very cozy and homey. St. Augustine had so many things to do. Loved Vilano Beach and the private beach that was close to the Vila. We all liked that the Vila had everything that we needed. Our vacation was something we all enjoyed and hope to visit again.

Thank you!!


  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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one hour to daytona beach, 2 hours to orlando, 45minutes to jacksonville, 30 minutes to marineland 1 hour to jacksonville zoo


Rates & Availability

Vilano Beach Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300

All price's include bed tax and cleaning fee

total cost for 3 nights $800.00 this price include's all fee's except pet fee, and refundable damage deposit
total cost for 4 nights $1000.00
total cost for 5 nights is $1200.00
total cost for 6 nights is $1300.00
total cost for 7 nights $1,360 this price include's all fee's
total cost for a month $2,995 this price include's all fee's
pet fee $100 for 3 nights, weekly is $150, monthly $200

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St. Augustine Area Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , huge spotless master walk in shower, handicapp accessible
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen futon mattress is available, there is no sleep sofa
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , king bed converts into 2 singles.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1) huge master leads off too the patio, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 single beds can be made into a king bed, (1) queen futon mattress , two single beds brand new beds, pillow top mattresses, 3/1/2015 new couch same circular couch
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
very spacious, great for entertaining inside and out, you will not want to leave

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