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Anastasia Park Studio Retreat w/FREE Bike & Beach Supply Pkg

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 280 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Anastasia Park Studio - Bikes and Beach Supplies - Close to Beach + Downtown

A Very Private Studio Retreat on Anastasia Island located in a quiet, eclectic, and beachy neighborhood right behind Anastasia State Park for quick and easy walk or bike to beach access....and just 3 miles to the Historic Downtown via the Bridge of Lions (easy bike ride).

Small luxuries will await you in your cute and cosy romantic retreat on Santander Street.....a tasty treat will be left for you (perhaps cookies or klondike bars) and a bottle of wine to toast your first sunset on the island. Some chocolates to nibble upon. Flickering candles in the evening for that cosy ambiance. A fireplace to gaze into......

(if you prefer non-alcoholic....please let us know and we will provide you a non-alcoholic sparkling beverage instead)

When you awaken.....everything you need to make your morning Keurig coffees and teas. Staying here is like staying at a romantic Bed & Breakfast Inn (although without the breakfast....sorry!). However, there are several good breakfast places within a 1/2-1 mile of the Studio....Les Petit Pleasures French Pastry and Bakery or Little Margie's FA Cafe or Anastasia Dinerl

Deluxe pillowtop Queen Bed. And more sweet little luxuries....all quality high end linens, bedding, and towels. German-made Ibena 100% cotton blanket (made with no harmful chemicals). soft microfiber sheets, all natural hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial bamboo mattress pad. Choice of down or fiberfill pillows to lay your head upon. A Homedics Sound Spa to lull you to sleep with a variety of soothing relaxing sounds. Luxuriously soft Egyptian cotton/bamboo towels, Shower is supplied with all natural ShiKai botanical shampoo, conditioner,and body wash. Puracy organic, hypo-allergenic and paraben-free soaps and lotions. Refrigerator stocked with bottles of water and cream for your coffee!

We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of the studio. We always meticulously clean, and every stitch of bedding is washed between guests....from mattress pad, blankets, quilts, pillow covers. Much cleaner than a hotel room ( scary to think how many people before you have lain on that same blanket or quilt...ugh!!)

You will have your own private entrance to your cosy and romantic retreat via a sliding door from your patio deck: Queen Bed, small dining table and chairs, 2 dressers, full length mirror, electric fireplace, closet with lots of hangers to unpack your belongings,, a small kitchenette 'cubbyhole' with mini refrigerator/freezer, microwave, toaster, Keurig machine with assortment of coffees and teas. Bathroom with large shower. Wi-Fi. Cable TV. (Sorry...no clock....hey...you're on VACATION!!)

Beach and Bike Package included with the Studio . The use of 2 beach bikes(always less 6 months old) with helmets, baskets, locks, beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrella, beach mats and beach carry-all bag. Small cooler and ice packs(in freezer). Save money on bike and beach stuff rentals ($100/person/week is the typical charge at bike rental shops in the area). Everything you need for biking to the beach or around the island or Historic downtown...and everything you need for hanging out at the beach. At the State Park next door you can rent kayaks, paddleboards, and Hobie Cat catamarans.

We are located in a quiet residential neighborhood on Anastasia Island (St Augustine Beach). If you don't want to be a 'tourist' ...but live like a local! This is a great friendly neighborhood! It is located right next to Anastasia State Park...and there is a private neighborhood back-gate to 'sneak' into the State Park. From here it is easy to access a great hiking trail thru the woods for your morning walk or jog....and an easy walk or bike ride to the beach as well as the state park concessions. Rent a kayak or SUP paddleboard or catamaran and enjoy the salt marsh and ocean!

Studio bedroom portion is approx 14 x 13 ft. Total square footage including bedroom, kitchenette cubbyhole, and bath is approx 280sqft. The studio was formerly the Master Bedroom of our home but we have converted into a separate studio. The studio is located in the front of house...and we live in the back half of the house in the "owners suite" . Thestudio walls have had extra sound-proofing insulation added and door from studio to rest of house has been locked off and has extra soundproofing layers.

Free access to Anastasia State Park (walk or bike via neighborhood backgate).

Also, if you are interested in possibly moving here someday....we are Exclusive Buyer's Agents and own our own real estate agency which ONLY works for buyers...For Buyers Only Realty. See LINKS for our website and to search for homes for sale

Located next to Anastasia State Park - Walk To Quiet Pristine Beach! Just you and the shorebirds and dolphins!

HOUSE INFO:

No smoking inside or outside anywhere on property.

No pets. 2 people maximum.

No cooking other than the microwave.

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We are a mile away from the St Augustine Beach Pier. Every Wednesday morning there is a farmers market where all the locals go. In the summer months on Wednesday evenings there is Music At The Pier!

You will be a mile away to the St Augustine Amphitheater where there are many concerts and festivals held throughout the year. And every Saturday morning is a HUGE farmers market!

We are 3 miles away from the Bridge Of Lions and the Historic Downtown of St Augustine where there are tons of things to do and see and many great restaurants and bars. St Augustine is known as a live music me

More Details

Property Manager
Sharon
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Sharon

Your hosts and homeowners are Sharon and Dwight. Sharon owns a niche real estate company in St Augustine assisting buyers to relocate, For Buyers Only Realty. Dwight is a local firefighter/paramedic, but also helps to run For Buyers Only Realty with our many Buyer Clients. We just got married on the beach at Anastasia State Park in May 2015.

We share our home with 3 indoor/outdoor cats....Tabitha, Betsy and Jax. Tabitha (my "ginger" cat and the official "ambassador" .....will probably come to greet you in the yard! But you also may see Jax (the big boy....17 lbs of buff colored buffiness) and only rarely Betsy (a shy grey tabby).

We have also recently adopted Teddy, a one year old Havanese dog. Havanese are hypo-allergenic and do not bark! He may come wagging over to you to say hi to you when you are relaxing on the deck.

We do not allow the dog or cats into the Studio.

Sharon purchased this studio in 2004

Why Sharon chose Florida North East

Sharon has always had a dream since a little girl of living on an island....so when she had the chance to move to Florida and St Augustine...there was no doubt that Anastasia Island would be the place she would choose to live!

Dwight fell in love with Sharon......that is why he lives here.....but if truth be told....he would probably prefer a home with a larger garage and workshop for all of his tools!!!! LOL!

What makes this studio unique

If you don't want to be a 'tourist' ...but live like a local! This is a great friendly neighborhood! We are located right next to Anastasia State Park...and we have a private neighborhood backgate to 'sneak' into the State Park. From here it is easy to access a great hiking trail thru the woods for your morning walk or jog....and an easy walk or bike ride to the beach as well as the state park concessions. Rent a kayak or SUP and enjoy the salt marsh and ocean!

We are also just a mile away from the St Augustine Beach Pier. Every Wednesday morning there is a farmers market where all the locals go. In the summer months on Wednesday evenings there is Music At The Pier!

We are just a mile away to the St Augustine Amphitheater where there are many concerts and festivals held throughout the year. And every Saturday morning is a HUGE farmers market!

We are just 3 miles away from the Bridge Of Lions and the Historic Downtown of St Augustine

Amenities

Saint Augustine Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 280 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower. Towels, soap, shampoo provided. Hairdryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen Bed, table and chairs, Cable TV, Wifi, Small fridge, microwave, Keurig coffees and teas.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
No daily maid service. For weekly stays there is an optional midweek "freshen up the room" with bathroom cleaning, vacuuming, fresh towels, and clean linens.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9875 based on 80 reviews
5

Perfect Week!!

  • 5 of 5

The place was adorable! We enjoyed everything about our stay. Sharon and Dwight were great hosts and were always there if we needed anything or any recommendations. Will definitely return :)

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Next Door to Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Just stop thinking about it and book this place! You will not find a better location, deal, or hosts than you will with this property!

We had never visited St. Augustine but the State Park and bikes appealed to us as we were more interested in time on the beach with one another than we were the hustle/bustle of the city. This property FAR EXCEEDED our expectations in that regard. The gate to the SP can literally be seen from the driveway. Every single morning we got up early to walk on the beach together! It was the perfect backdrop for our 18th anniversary trip. Other times during the day we would take the bikes, trailer, umbrella, chairs, and body boards to the beach to enjoy the water! On bikes we were 5 minutes from anywhere in the park. On foot we were 15 minutes from anywhere in the park!

When we did go to the city Dwight and Sharon were both so helpful. They gave us suggestions on restaurants as well as tips on parking. Beyond their word of mouth suggestions there is a huge binder full of information in your room.

This brings me to the room. WOW! The place is immaculate! It is so inviting and just a great place to stay! Sharon's cookies were so delicious! The keurig was stocked with many neat flavors of coffee. It was a joy to try many flavors I normally would not have. Water bottles were also provided for the keurig. Nothing was lacking! It truly was the perfect space for us!

Go ahead and try to beat the value on this place as well. We could not stay all four nights of the four night minimum and it was still a better deal that ANY OTHER location! It beats the fire out of staying in a hotel/condo/etc!

Concerning the host they could not have been nicer! While out on the bikes the chain came off my wife's bike. When we returned I informed Sharon. Within a couple of hours they provided a new bike as well as a certificate for dinner on them! None of that response was expected but they do truly go out of their way to make sure your stay is the best!

Without reservation, I would suggest this property for ANY couple that wants a nice place to stay in St. Augustine! There is also not a better place in St. Augustine to get to the beach from your room! This was the best place my wife and I have ever stayed and I truly hope we can visit again some day soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a better stay or overall experience. We have found our new favorite city and will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Such a delightful inviting home, beautifully decorated and so comfortable and clean

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful 3 weeks in this lovely studio, very private, close to everything, beaches, cafes, restaurants, hosts Sharon and Dwight supplied everything you could possibly need from bikes to beach needs , perfect hosts, such a lovely quiet area and so much to do. The studio itself was delightful, so clean, fresh and welcoming, loved every moment of my time here, will be back next time I visit for sure

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Couples Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This place is the perfect little beach studio. The owners have thought of everything, from the charming decor, to the use of 2 great cruiser bikes, as well as beach chairs and other essentials. But what really took it over the top was back gate access to Anastasia State Park--a nature-lovers paradise. We couldn't believe how remote and natural this place is! You can rent kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards. We rented a kayak, went biking on the beach, shell collecting, and body surfing. It was a short stay and we hated to leave, but left feeling relaxed and refreshed. This studio rental is well worth the reasonable price and the owners are wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Anastasia Island 2017 Spring

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on our brief visit to this area. We loved being close enough to St Augustine to explore without having to deal with the traffic. We enjoyed parking on the island and walking across the Lions Bridge for lunch and trolley tour. We loved the bicycles at the property for beach time. It was relaxing to be in the State Park. The room was very comfy and clean. The cheerful colors and all the wonderful extra touches made our stay great. Communicating with our wonderful host and hostess was very convenient via text. They were helpful and fun. Thanks for the tasty martinis.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Castillo De San Marcos
St Augustine Lighthouse
St. Augustine Alligator Farm
Flagler College
Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
San Sebastian Winery
Anastasia State Park
O'Steen's Restaurant
Gypsy Cab Co Restaurant
Publix Super Market at Anastasia Plaza
World Famous Oasis Restaurant
Sea Oats Caffe'
Salt Life Food Shack St. Augustine
Cafe Eleven
Cone Heads Ice Cream
Casa Maria Authentic Mexican Restaurant
Gas Full Service Restaurant
Panama Hattie's
Stir It Up
Mellow Mushroom
McDonald's
Nalu's Tropical Takeout
"Food Truck"
Mojo's
Creative Juices Natural Cafe
Starbucks
CAFE ATLANTICO -- CLOSED
St Johns County Ocean Pier
Mojo Old City BBQ
Mojo's
Salt Water Cowboy's
O'Steen's Restaurant
Wildflower Cafe -- CLOSED
Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille
Mango Mango's Caribbean Grill & Bar
Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
Bridge of Lions
Sunset Grille
FA Cafe
Salt Water Cowboy's
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Anastasia State Park
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

CHECK IN 4PM
CHECK OUT 10AM

NO SMOKING ANYWHERE ON PROPERTY, INSIDE OR OUTSIDE
NO ILLEGAL DRUGS ANYWHERE ON PROPERTY, INSIDE OR OUTSIDE.
NO PETS
THIS IS QUIET RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD-- PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF NEIGHBORS AND BE QUIET OUTSIDE AFTER 10PM

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.