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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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

Anastasia Park Studio Retreat w/FREE Bike & Beach Supply Pkg
average rating of 4.9866667 based on 75 reviews
Manchester,WA
5

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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5

Wonderful vacation at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Sharon and Dwight are wonderful hosts and really know how to make you feel right at home. All the beach supplies were awesome and we really enjoyed biking to the beach each day. Next time we visit St. Augustine, we'll be sure to book their studio again!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Coatesville, PA
5

Livin' on Island Time!

  • 5 of 5

Sharon and Dwight are excellent hosts, making us feel welcome from the very start. Maybe it was the fresh-baked cookies, the ice-cold beers in the fridge, or the happy and friendly furry pets with wagging tails and purrs that greeted us each day. There wasn't a thing we went without in this cozy and cheerful guest suite; comfortable bed, plenty of beach accessories, bikes for rides into Old City and beyond, a nice quiet and traffic-free neighborhood just steps away from Anastasia State Park, and lots more. The beaches at Anastasia are peaceful and pristine, and this section of St. Augustine is laid back and easy going. The action, bar and restaurant scene in Old City is just a couple miles down the road; a very easy bike ride up A1A over the Bridge of Lions. Of course, every trip back to the house included a stop at Hoptinger for a great selection of craft beers on tap and killer hot dogs and sausages. With Dwight and Sharon's intimate knowledge of the local restaurant scene, we happily tried, and found, our favorite eating spot; Panama Hatties, which we enjoyed several times during our stay. Don't forget a great little breakfast just down the road at Little Margie's. But whatever you like, there's no shortage of great food and drink near this place! Two thumbs up....we WILL return!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Riverview, fl
5

Adorable and cozy setting! Convenient to beach and downtown!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely accommodations! Everything you need for a great beach getaway! Sharon and Dwight were wonderful hosts! We hope to come back very soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Madison, WI
5

Great getaway on Anastasia Island

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here! Room was nicely appointed and more than adequately stocked, bathroom was extremely clean (loved the dispensers in the shower--very green!), and mini-fridge, microwave, and coffeemaker were all we needed for our stay. Really liked the attached deck space (with shade if desired) and loved all the extras provided by Sharon and Dwight--bikes (with helmets), beach towels and beach toys, white-noise machine, use of washer and dryer, fabulous cocktails, etc. Lots of information about St Augustine in the folder provided, and Sharon and Dwight were happy to answer any other questions. Very close and accessible to the state park with wonderful beach and to a city park with tennis and pickleball courts. Downtown is a short drive away over a bridge. One friendly dog and three friendly cats rounded out the at-home feel (but can also be avoided if not an animal person or allergic). Not overly spacious but plenty of room for a couple or single person--would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Loved the location and our hosts were warm and inviting.

  • 4 of 5

As "older" guests, the only thing missing was a comfortable chair to sit in and read. The bed was very comfortable but we prefer to sit in a chair for reading. Great chairs on the deck but it was too cool to sit outside in the evenings and not enough lighting for reading.

The room is small so I'm not certain where a large chair would fit. There was a small table with 2 straight back chairs but the chairs aren't very comfortable unless you sit for a very short time..

Overall our experience was delightful! We loved the church on the corner and the beach was close enough to walk.

Clean, fresh, relaxing! We would come again.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom and Linda, Thank you for staying with us and it was a pleasure to meeting and socializing we both of you. We also appreciate you sharing and enjoying our not so famous caramel apple martinis as well. We are sorry that you found our chairs not appropriate for your reading pleasure. We try through all of the pictures we have posted on VRBO and conversations prior to guests arrival to showcase what will be available to our guests. Again we do appreciate you staying with us and when you do return, if anything is not to your liking or you would like something adjusted we will do our best to help if we are made aware of the issue. Take care. Sharon and Dwight
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Map

Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Anastasia State Park
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Saint Augustine Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2017
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$65
$420
 
 
Early Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$70
$490
 
 
High Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$520
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$490
 
 
Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$420
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
$420
 
 
High Season Winter
Jan 27 2018 - Apr 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
$490
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$420
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 15.5%

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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

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

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