Unfortunately we had a very bad experience and left after one night. My asthma started acting up when I got there and I didn’t know why, but the next morning, my husband encountered a huge cockroach in the kitchen (came out of the silverware drawer). I know from research (any google search will bring this up) that cockroaches and their droppings cause asthma issues, so that answered my question to why I was having breathing issues. Because of that, and the fact that we were really grossed out, we left in the morning.
The owner refused to provide us a refund unless he could rebook the property that same week (which was highly unlikely, and did not in fact happen) and still has provided no refund. He said that we were being unreasonable and it is normal to see roaches in Florida. We told him we have stayed in Florida countless times and have never seen a giant cockroach indoors. I have never left a bad review online in my life but given our experience and difficulties, I am leaving one now. Try somewhere else!
We loved staying here for a week, it began to feel like home. Everything was in great shape and the condo was nicely decorated. A 5 minute walk to the beach and a nearby pool were great. The kitchen was nicely stocked, we had everything we needed. We would definitely return!
Liked St. Augustine. Condo pros: Good location, excellent value for two couples, well equipped kitchen, quiet neighborhood, free parking, wifi and phone, fully stocked with amenities, everything worked, great to walk on beach, attractive and fresh carnations to boot!
Cons: Floor gritty/sandy on arrival, dirt around door knobs(yuck!). No shampoo as stated in ad, soap may last one day for one person. Enough towels for four people if you use one the entire three days, main TV hard to see as it does not swivel, no TV in second bedroom. On THIRD floor with no lift! Limited ocean view, although property is oceanfront. Didn't know where to put garbage. Rules on internet do not say anything about washing towels, stripping bed, running dishwasher etc, or you may be charged extra...
Our stay was cut short due to Hurricane Irma but we have already rescheduled to return to this condo. This was our first trip to St. Augustine and we were pleased with the location. A short walk to the beautiful beach and a short drive to downtown St. Augustine. The condo had everything we needed and Luke, the owner, is extremely responsive and accommodating. Looking forward to our return trip,