Oceanfront Beach House
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
St. Augustine house description
Dolphin Retreat is a remodeled 3000 sq ft oceanfront house located 5 minutes from Historic St. Augustine and 15 minutes from Ponte Vedra. It sits atop a high dune and has a private dune walkover to a private beach with no public access nearby.
The house has 6 bedrooms with 2 king, 2 queen, and 6 twin beds, and has 4 1/2 baths. The master bedroom suite has a private bath, a satellite TV/DVD/VCR and gorgeous ocean views. Full kitchen and dining room with sliders onto private oceanfront deck equipped with a gas grill. Two living rooms, one on each floor, have ocean views and satellite TV/DVD/VCR. Wireless high speed internet is offered as a free service.
Remodeled kitchen has Granite countertops, maple cabinets and stainless steel appliances.There is Italian tile throughout the house and new Master bedroom furniture. This home is centrally located close to the historic district in downtown St. Augustine, and is only half a mile away from Serenata Beach Club. Club membership is offered on a weekly basis. They have pools, one of which is heated, a gym, restaurant and bar, and a strip of beach with chairs, umbrellas, beach toys, and waiter service.
There are 2 floors. The ground floor has a den with a TV and a game table (card games provided), a screened porch, a full bath with a tub, and 2 bedrooms. One bedroom has a queen bed, and the other has 2 sets of bunk beds that sleep four people. There is also an attached 2 car garage on that floor.
The top floor has The living room, dining room, and kitchen all open to each other and to the large oceanside porch that is 55 feet long. The master bedroom (king bed) and bath occupy an oceanside corner of the house. The back of that floor has a long hallway leading to the 3 remaining bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Bedroom one has a queen bed and a day bed that opens to a queen bed (trundle). Bedroom two has a king bed. Bedroom 3 has 2 two twin beds. Bedroom 2 and 3 have their own 1/2 baths but share a shower.
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Limited Accessibility
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Low Allergen Environment
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Games For Kids
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Winery Tours
- Theme Parks
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Outlet Shopping
- Wildlife Viewing
local services and businesses
sports and adventure activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Room
- Child's Highchair
- Toilet Paper
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Local Maps
- Parking Off Street
- Water Cooler
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Washing Machine
- Activities Guide
- Towels Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Alarm Clock
- Wireless Internet
- Laundry Soap
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Walkway To Water
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
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Great Views, Right on the Beach!
Great Views, Right on the Beach!
This house is definitely not the "prettiest" or newest on the block (the roof is rusty and falling apart and needs to be replaced, etc.) but it has the same incredible views as any other house on this beach. The kitchen area had been recently renovated, it seemed -- new kitchen appliances, new big kitchen table and chairs -- and it was a great place to gather as a large group for evening meals or games. The porch chairs were old and plastic, some falling apart, but most of them still held up, and the grill on the porch worked perfectly. The views from the house (RIGHT on the beach) really can't be beat! The private dune walkover and the outdoor shower were very nice too. The house was fully stocked with about anything you would need for a week on the beach... beach towels, beach toys for the kids, fully stocked kitchen utensils, etc. Wanda was helpful before and during the rental with most extra needs that came up. The rooms were spacious and clean; the master bedroom with a door opening onto the beach-facing porch was incredible. A few of the old showerheads in the bathrooms sprayed water in all directions and one shower refused to drain, but with 4.5 bathrooms there were always other options to use if one was acting up. The downstairs "apartment" would be a great place for a family with small kids to reside, to avoid disturbing any other guests. Cap's on the Water, across the street from this house, is highly recommended for dinner -- the views on the water at sunset were gorgeous. In all, my friends and I loved this place and had a terrific vacation, and will hopefully be coming back in the future!
- Guest Chelsea R.
- Date of stay 09/22/13
- Review Submitted 09/29/13
Owner response: New Porch chairs have already been purchased The roof is scheduled to be replaced January/2014
Fantastic Get Away - Marietta, GA
Fantastic Get Away - Marietta, GA
Prior to a wedding, my family of ten decided to take a few days before to unwind and essentially just relax before the big wedding day. This house was perfect for that and it was so well kept and apportioned. The entire backside of the house has rolling windows and we simply left them open all the time to have an unobstructed view of the ocean, smell the salt air and watch the waves. The beach and our own private walkway was wonderful and we also loved having the outside showers to get the sand off of us. At the end of the day, this was a spectacular visit and house. Lastly, Wanda was so great to work with and she made it such a pleasure. We'll be calling here again soon!
- Guest Pat (Marietta, GA)
- Date of stay 04/21/12
- Review Submitted 07/30/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.
Our vacation at Dolphin Retreat couldn't have been better. The house was perfect. We had 5 families from 3 states and two babies. We each had our individual space. Wanda provided the items we needed for the babies so we didn't have to pack as much. It was great to have beach chairs and beach toys. The beach was so peaceful and quiet. It was the perfect place to have our first vacation with our daughters, their husbands and new babies and our nephew and his family. Those who wanted to see the sites were close to the old city, Capp's and the Reef were wonderful dining experiences. My cousin's came from Jacksonville for a mini family reunion and it was perfect to cook-out, relax on the deck and the beach and watch all the kids play. Hope to be back next year.
- Guest Nana2times (Nashville, TN)
- Date of stay 06/11/11
- Review Submitted 06/28/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children.
Great Wedding Location!
Great Wedding Location!
The house was excellent. There were a few minor issues but Wanda took care of them quickly. She even had a plumber show up @ 10pm to fix the shower! Bed's were comfy and clean, no bed bugs here! Just an excellent home. Plenty of dishes, pans, and other cookware. The view from the living room, dining room and master bedroom makes this house. I will never forget waking up next to my new wife while looking out at the sunrise. Just incredible. The beach was amazing, water was perfect for swimming, some great waves and some nesting turtles during this time of the year. I highly recommend this home to any vacationing family, it is well worth it!
- Guest choate51 (Columbus,IN)
- Date of stay 05/01/11
- Review Submitted 05/11/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
This was a beautiful beach house!! We needed a place large enough for at least 16...all girl cousins for our yearly get together. It was fully stocked with essentials. They thought of everything!! Very clean. More than enough room for all of us. The sunrises were amazing from the balcony!! Wanda and Ahmed were easily accessable when I contacted them. I would highly recommend this property and I already have to several friends.
- Guest P. Lynn (Jacksonville, FL USA)
- Date of stay 04/09/10
- Review Submitted 04/12/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.
New Year 2010
New Year 2010
Our big company stayed at the Dolphin Retreat for New Year's days. It was unforgetable time for all of us. Everyone had his own room.The house was really clean and nice. The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking and serving our holliday food. This property has really great ocean-view and clean beach shore. Also it was a short drive from the old town of St.Augustine and its main atractions. We will highly recommend this house for any kind of events for all our friends.
- Guest Dzioba (Orlando)
- Date of stay 12/31/09
- Review Submitted 02/04/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners.
We had a wonderful family reunion at Dolphin Retreat over Christmas. It was a great house and met our expectations. Wanda and Dr. Bata were great to work with. We hope we can stay here again in the future.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 01/13/10
- Review Submitted 01/13/10
We had the most beautiful wedding at Dolphin Retreat. We got married on the beach and it was wonderful. Our families and friends loved it. Dolphin Retreat had absolutely everything we could have wanted or needed. Can't wait to vacation again next year. We plan to do this every year. Thanks again.
- Guest Debbie Davenport (Gainesville, Georgia)
- Date of stay 08/14/09
- Review Submitted 08/14/09
Although my family's beach vacation didn't work out due to family conflict, Ahmed and Wanda were both very nice, informative and flexible. They answered any questions that I had in a timely fashion. If we are able to get things back on track for another vacation, we will definitely keep you in mind. I'm disappointed I didn't get to experience Dolphin's Retreat in person but hopefully one day I will. Thanks Ahmed and Wanda for all your help!
- Guest D. Miller (Raleigh, NC)
- Date of stay 07/28/09
- Review Submitted 07/28/09
I can't say enough wonderful things about the home, location, and the property manager we dealt with. My youngest sister graduated High school this year and my brother's girlfriend graduated from her masters program. We are spread out all over the country and we converged on this perfect oasis and just had the most relaxing time ever. The set up is perfect. Everyone had their own rooms/bathrooms and enjoyed fishing from the beach, kayaking, deep sea fishing, and grilling out. I have recommended this place to all my friends and will probably enjoy future family vacations here.
- Guest D Mingo (Orlando)
- Date of stay 05/30/09
- Review Submitted 07/21/09
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 31 - Aug 16, 2014
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
|My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
$300 refundable damages deposit not included in prices
Major holiday rate is $4320 for up to a 7 night stay (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years)
Summer rate is $4320 for Saturday to Saturday rental (no other check in or check out days are offered in the summer.)
Outside of Summer and major holidays, the rate is $3110 weekly
Nightly rate, with a 3 night minimum, is available winter and fall
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Ocean view from porch
Master Bedroom has attached bathroom
Dune Walkover goes from front door to Beach
driveway. 2-car attached garage -only one visible
Bedroom with King Bed and attached Bath
Screened Oceanside Porch