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Jacksonville Couples Retreat

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

1 bdrm/1 bath located just behind Target off Southside Blvd

Fully furnished, first floor, one bedroom condo in Jacksonville, Florida.

This property is in a quiet condo community with a pool, fitness center, outdoor barbecues and picnic tables. It is within easy walking distance to many shops and restaurants.

The condo itself is on the first floor and backs up to a nature preserve. You can sit on the screened and carpeted patio and enjoy the sights and sounds of Florida wildlife including geckos climbing on the screens.

Close proximity to some of the best of Florida:

20 minutes to Jacksonville Beach

15 minutes to Mayo Clinic

25 minutes to Sawgrass Country Club

30 minutes to St. Augustine

60 minutes to Little and Big Talbot Island Parks

More Details

Owner
Trina & Mark Lockwood
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2017

About Trina & Mark Lockwood

My wife and I have owned this condo since 2005. We currently use it as our retreat from the cold weather and the bustle of normal life. We have set it up as a vacation home with a Florida theme. You won't find a more comfortable and affordable rental in this very desirable area of Jacksonville.

Trina & Mark Lockwood purchased this condo in 2005

Why Trina & Mark Lockwood chose Jacksonville

This property is in a quiet condo community with a pool, fitness center, outdoor barbecues and picnic tables. It is within easy walking distance to many shops and restaurants.

The condo itself is on the first floor and backs up to a nature preserve. You can sit on the screened and carpeted patio and enjoy the sights and sounds of Florida wildlife including geckos climbing on the screens.

What makes this condo unique

Over the years we have invested a lot of time and money into making the condo as comfortable as possible. The bedroom has a king-sized Sleep Number bed on a solid wood bed frame. The living room has a 42' flat-screen TV, with cable, a DVD player and some books for pleasure reading on your vacation. The kitchen has all the appliances and cookware you need for at home meals. Beyond the kitchen is a full size washer and dryer for your convenience.

Throughout the condo we have Key-West themed paint on the walls and fun artwork to make the condo feel like a true retreat from the ordinary.

Amenities

Southside Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 660 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • (1) King size Sleep Number bed. Select your firmness. (1) Queen sized sleeper sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Extras: Beach umbrella Cooler Portable beach chairs Shopping near the condo: Target Michaels Crafts Kangaroo convenient store with red box Bed-Bath-and Beyond Walmart Dollar Tree Avenues Mall Petsmart Home Depot Publix Grocery Store (Our favorite in Florida) – try the key lime pie Dining near the condo: Moe’s (Mexican) Starbucks Cold Stone Creamery Five Guys (burgers and fries) – awesome burgers Mellow Mushroom (pizza and bar) The Loop

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Jacksonville Couples Retreat
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews
5

Great couples retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and comfortable condo for two.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Macungie, Pennsylvania
5

great stay!

  • 5 of 5

couples retreat is a sweet little getaway...immaculately clean and well supplied with anything you could possibly need from beach towels and chairs to a first aid kit in the closet to condiments in the fridge.

we were in jacksonville visiting our son (who is in the coast guard stationed in jacksonville) and his family. their two little girls (aged 2 and 6 mos) are so precious and full of energy...especially the toddler...and it was nice to have such a lovely place to come at night and recuperate!

i took a walk on our last morning and discovered koi in the lake! what a nice surprise!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Mostly OK, but would not stay there again

  • 3 of 5

1. Remove green rug in kitchen...it sticks to your shoe heals and can trip you.

2. Replace blue rug in bathroom...the rubber on the back does not make the rug stay in place, so it is constantly sliding all over the bathroom floor.

3. GET THE TUB SNAKED OUT!! Every night the tub would not drain, and the next day we'd get up to a scummy tub that was just plain nasty!

4. Get the door code unit repaired! We had about 5 nights that we couldn't get the code to be accepted, and we thought we were going to have to call someone to let us into the apartment.

5. I would not refer to this unit as a "condo." It is an apartment. Fortunately the neighbors above us weren't too noisy.

6. The WORST thing about the apartment was the smell. I think a smoker lived there before, and every time you came into the apartment, it was like running into a wall of stench. You'd get used to it sitting there for a while, but when we went home and opened up the luggage, the smell that came out of there was absolutely disgusting!! I had to re-wash everything (even stuff I'd washed at the apartment), and I put dryer sheets in the luggage in hopes of getting rid of that stink before we travel again.

However,

1. It was clean.

2. There was a brand new stove, though we didn't cook.

3. The washer and dryer worked fine.

4. The TV was fine, but sitting on the couch to watch it was like sitting on the floor. That should be replaced.

5. The bed was fine, and since we have a Sleep Number bed at home, it was particularly good for us. Great big closet for your clothes in the bedroom, and a nice dresser to put your folded clothes.

6. There were plenty of towels to use.

7. The place was quiet.

8. Maybe it was in the book that was made up for folks to read about using the apartment, but we had never seen the tiny switch beside the regular-sized switch. Moving that switch up or down increases or decreases the light intensity. Unfortunately we did not discover this for several days; we couldn't understand why it was so dark in the kitchen and dinette.

9. We did not see any bugs or spiders or geckos in the apartment.

We still had a good time on our trip to Jacksonville, but I would not stay at this location again, but it certainly wasn't the worst I've ever been in for a vacation. The woman who maintained the property was very nice.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blacksburg, VA, USA
5

A great choice in Jacksonville

  • 5 of 5

I chose the condo over a hotel stay for a week long business trip and was so glad that I did. The condo had everything that I needed. The owners, Mark and Trina, were amazingly quick to respond to questions and immediately addressed a minor maintenance issue when it arose during my stay. The condo gated community ("the Villas" ) and the surrounding neighborhoods have ample sidewalks for getting out for a run or walk. Having a Target & Aldi within walking distance was also a big plus. Great place & great location! I would definitely recommend it for your stay and hope to stay here again when I return to Jacksonville.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review and was are so pleased you enjoyed your stay!
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5

Nice clean place to relax & enjoy your getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth stay at Mark & Trina's "Couples Retreat" - we keep coming back because it's always clean, comfortable and the owners are very responsive to any requests or issues we might have. The location is great with a variety of retail stores, various eating establishments, etc. to chose from. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic – exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

We can only reiterate the same positive reviews, as other guests have made regarding their own stay.

The condo was very close to amenities such as Target and Aldi, which were within walking distance for groceries. The community facilities such as the pool and fitness centre were virtually empty for us doing our stay, and we saw plenty of wildlife from grey squirrels in the trees to the ducks in the pond… as well as a duck that fancied a paddle in the pool with us.

This condo was exactly as described, and we fully enjoyed our stay. Would fully recommend this condo for couples, or a short stay for small families.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our condo! Thanks you for taking the time to provide a review. We look forward to having you and your family return. Thanks, Trina
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Map

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Longhorn Steakhouse
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I95 and I295
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Longhorn Steakhouse, Five Guys, Moes, Cold Stone
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach
Car: necessary

Close to Mayo Clinic

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Rates & Availability

Southside Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$160
$800
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

Cleaning Fee of $100 or ($150 if bringing a pet) to be paid directly to housekeeper upon departure.

Check-in: After 5pm
Check-Out: Prior to 10am

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations that are made within 45 days of arrival are subject to 5% fee or $100, whichever is greater. Early departure does not warrant any refund of rent.

We are unable to provide the exact address of our property until a reservation is made. This is for the safety of our home as well as our current guests. Thanks for your understanding.

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