Great time place was beautiful and animal friendly. Close to beach. Beach chairs and towels were provided which was a bonus.
Lisa was such a great host at 1st Street Retreat. As soon as we arrived, she greeted us with waters for us and our dog. The unit is the cleanest unit I have ever visited, and it was supplied with EVERYTHING. Lisa even had beach chairs, extra soaps, and every cooking utensil you would need. One of our favorite things to do was to go to Pubilx down the street and come back and grill our food out on the patio. 1st Street Retreat is centrally located near everything so you can walk or take a short/cheap Uber ride. Downtown St. Augustine is only 7 minutes away- make sure to visit the Lighthouse, the Castillo de san Marcos and take a Ghost Tour! As for the island, I would highly recommend the AIA Burrito Works across the street and get a "Mexican UFO." Sunset Grille, Cone Heads Ice Cream and Fiesta Falls Mini Golf were all fun things to do on the island. Lisa was very knowledgeable on the area's hot spots- she suggested visiting the music venue by the pier every Wednesday; we had a wonderful time at that! The unit is right across the street from the beach and Lisa has a beach cart that you can take; you also have access to the car ramp beach access at A Street if you want to drive your car on the beach. This unit perfectly fit our needs for our first vacation with our dog. Our dog loved the outside area (and chasing the Florida lizards (: ) while we enjoyed drinks by the fire pit. The unit was private and decorated so beautiful and beachy- we felt right at home in St. Augustine. We are already trying to figure out dates to come back and visit. Thank you Lisa for your hospitality! See you soon!