The SpaceA Very Private Bed and (no) Breakfast Studio Retreat with Fireplace on Anastasia Island located in our home in a quiet, eclectic, and beachy neighborhood right behind Anastasia State Park and just 3 miles to the Historic Downtown via the Bridge of Lions (easy bike ride).
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, Keurig machine with assortment of coffees and teas. Bathroom with large shower. Wi-Fi. Cable TV. Radio with ipod/iphone/mp3player. ((URL HIDDEN) clock....hey...you're on VACATION!!)
To see all my 30+ Five Star reviews go to AnastasiaParkStudio, then a dot, then a com. That is where I take my reservations.
Complete Beach and Bike Package included with the Studio:
2 beach bikes with helmets, baskets locks, bike cart, boogie boards, beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrella, large beach mat and beach carry-all bag. Small cooler and ice packs(in freezer). Save money on bike and beach stuff rentals ($100/bike/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. At the State Park next door you can rent kayaks, paddleboards, and Hobie Cat catamarans.
It is just a 5 minute bike to beach (or 10 min walk) via San Juan Street Extension onto Park Road . It is a 3-mile flat and easy bike ride to the Historic Downtown via the Bridge of Lions. Or have fun biking around the island or on the beach.
Small luxuries will await you in your cute and cosy romantic retreat on Santander Street.....a plate of freshly baked cookies or other treat upon your arrival. A bottle of wine (or perhaps Sharon's famous sangria or perhaps...if you are REALLY lucky...Dwight can be talked into making you a batch of his world famous caramel appletini's!) to toast your first sunset on the island. Some chocolates to nibble upon. Flickering candles in the evening for that cosy ambiance. 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....Anastasia Diner, Les Petit Pleasures French Pastry and Bakery or Little Margie's FA Cafe.
More luxuries....all quality high end linens and bedding on your deluxe pillowtop Queen bed. 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 in your bath. Shower is supplied with all natural ShiKai botanical shampoo, conditioner,and body wash. Refrigerator stocked with bottles of water and REAL cream for your coffee!
Free access to Anastasia State Park (walk or bike via neighborhood backgate).
Although for the most part I rent on a weekly basis (Saturday to Saturday) I sometimes rent for a shorter time frame between other rentals. Please send me an inquiry and I will do my best to accommodate you.
Located next to Anastasia State Park - Walk To Quiet Pristine Beach! Just you and the shorebirds and dolphins!
No smoking inside or outside anywhere on property.
No cooking other than the microwave.
We have many reviews below...but here are some past comments that guest have left for us in our Guest Book in the room.
"Wow! What a charming place to spend our honeymoon! We have absolutely enjoyed our stay! Your hospitality is so warm and sincere! We were blessed to have found such an amazing place to stay. Tabitha is such a joy to have around, giving us a sense of home. You both have thought of EVERY little detail that one could hope for! Thank you for making our honeymoon so warm and inviting!"
"What a perfect getaway for out anniversary. You thought of everything. Loved being able to access the park. The hiking trail was so peaceful. Comfortable room, excellent coffee, a private deck, a cat "ambassador", free car wash. It doesnt get much better. We have stayed at many B & B's in St Augustine throughout the years, but his beats all of them. Thank you for your hospitality. We will be back."
" What a fabulous stay in St Augustine! Sharon and Dwight are incredible hosts. The personal touches and thought put into our stay here were very much appreciated and enjoyed. The perfect hideaway in a beautiful setting.
"All I can say is WOW! Every need met from the wine and cookies upon arrival to the Keurig coffee with real cream. Best hostess ever!"
" To Dwight and Sharon - Be very proud of making this place a very special hideaway. We can tell that a lot of thought and time and energy went into making it perfect. You have made our stay here so comfortable and easy....we almost forgot we were away from home!"
" Heave is a little closer in a house by the sea! Sharon and Dwight - I twas great meeting you both! We totally enjoyed our time here. Everything was spot on!"
" Thanks so much for a wonderful stay! What an enjoyable memory! It was so great to arrive to fresh baked cookies and your delicious sangria as well as the sweet personal welcome card and a well organized and thorough idea book for restaurants and activitiies to try around town. You've covered everything! Your hospitality was top notch and both of you were very welcoming and eager to accomodate any need we had. Special thanks to Dwight who produced a gift card for Harry's! Our favorite thing? The sangria...and your sweet pets!"
" What an amazing time we had! Our stay was perfect! Some of our favorites...Sharon's sangria and sharing caramel appletini's with Dwight and Sharon, as well as Teddy and the kitties."
" It was an absolute delight staying in this little abode - close to beach access - a haven to come back to every night. Thanks so much for all the little extras - wine, cookies, and especially the coffee!"
" Thank you SO much for sharing your little slice of heaven with us.With close access to the beach and downtown it gave us an opportunity to really enjoy our vacation. Your great suggestions and incredible hospitality made us feel right at home and we can't thank you enough! The sangria, cookies, and florida mules were incredible!"
" Thank you so much for the wonderful stay at your home! You have a great thing going, so much better than staying in a hotel. I also appreciated all the books in the room, especially the haunted St Augustine ones!"
" What a great place to return to each night after a full day!. We totally appreciated the numerous "over and above" amenities you have provided throughout the studio and the decorating is fabulous....great colors, great design, and great decorations! Thank you both for your eagerness to provide info when needed. You are wonderful hosts and certainly helped us enjoy our time."
" We had a perfect vacation here in your beautiful little studio! Far above any hosts we've ever had, from sangria, cookies, and martinis, to groupons and gift (email hidden) a tire repair! New friendship! Thank you both so much for your welcoming attitude, fun companionship, and advice on local sights. The room and accomodations are perfect for a couple, and you've thought of everything "out of towners" will need. The bikes, beach gear, and bike cart made short jaunts to the beach easy.Thank you again, Sharon and Dwight, and Teddy, Tabitha, and Jax for such a wonderful vacation!"
"What a great time we had at your place! We found it to be the perfect place to relax after all the busy 450th Anniversay celebrations. We even got engaged to be married on your island while we visited the Lighthouse that week! Thanks for the provisions and top notch martini's as well. We are in love with Tabitha...that cat alone may make us return for another stay soon...along with that amazing sangria! VIVA MENENDEZ!"
Studio 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 turned it into this vacation rental. The studio is located in front of house...and we live in the back half of the house. Door from studio to rest of the house has been blocked off and soundproofed.
Anastasia Park Studio Retreat is 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!
Anastasia Park Studio Retreat is 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!
Anastasia Park Studio Retreat is 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!
Anastasia Park Studio Retreat is 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. Lots of nightlife…..tons of live music wherever you go! St Augustine is known as a live music mecca!
Washer/dryer/detergent available for guests usage. (Located in garage).
All paper products supplied.
Coffee mugs, paper plates, bowls, cups, plastic silverware, paper towels and napkins, seal-able baggies, garbage bags. Bottle opener, cork screw
To see all my 30+ Five Star reviews go to AnastasiaParkStudio, then a dot, then a com. That is where I take my bookings..not here.
All rates include a required 15% tax (sales tax and local bed tax) Guest AccessYou will have your own private entrance to the studio. Door from bedroom to main part of house has been blocked off for your complete privacy.
Washer/dryer/detergent available for guests usage. (Located in garage) Interaction with GuestsYour host is Sharon. Sharon owns a niche real estate company specializing in buyers who are relocating to the area. She has 3 indoor/outdoor cats....Tabitha, Betsy and Jax. The NeighborhoodQuiet eclectic neighborhood on Anastasia Island. Our neighborhood has private deeded access to Anastasia State Park via a backgate that is only for the usage of people that live in my neighborhood. Bike/walk to beach, hike the woods trail or salt marsh trails, go surfing in the ocean or kayaking in the salt marsh.
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