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St. Augustine vacation in October

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Baiting Hollow, New...
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St. Augustine vacation in October

Hello

We are planning vacation in first part of October in St. Augustine for one week. We would like to rent a condo. What will be the best plan for our stay. We love bicycling and many other outside activities. Are there any places within 2 hours drive we have to see. What we have to see in St. Augustine? What will be the best area to look for a rental? We prefer something with short distance to the ocean. Thanks for every advice!

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1. Re: St. Augustine vacation in October

"What we have to see in St. Augustine?"

Start here, as there are lots of ideas.

http://www.staugustine.com/visit/

http://www.visitflorida.com/St_Augustine

http://www.getaway4florida.com/

orlandosentinel.com/travel/…

orlandosentinel.com/travel/destinations/flor…

One place to find a condo would be here: http://www.coastalrealtyfl.com/

Baiting Hollow, New...
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2. Re: St. Augustine vacation in October

Thanks a lot for super fast reply :) maybe do you know some secret beautiful places to see which are not listed on the web pages :)

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3. Re: St. Augustine vacation in October

To rent a condo and to book directly with an owner try one of the following websites:

http://www.vrbo.com/

https://www.airbnb.com/

If you feel more comfortable going through an agency, try this one:

http://www.vacationrentalpros.com/

Feel free to come back and ask any other questions.

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4. Re: St. Augustine vacation in October

Regarding Vacation Rental Pros, read these first:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g34599-i346-k49545…

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g34599-i346-k63488…

Winter Haven...
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Vic -

I remember reading both these posts previously. After reading the first I came away with the feeling that most of the negative rhetoric came from one disgruntled customer with an ax to grind. Many more people came on the thread to recount their positive experience.

The second thread outlined an issue that I can understand would be of concern to some in that VRPro's goes on VRBO to offer their listings. As VRBO stands for Villa Rentals by OWNER, it seems to be a misnomer. I think that is more of a problem with VRBO allowing it. That said, VRBO is still my favorite booking site.

Please understand that I am not trying to sell VRPro's. They are however by far the largest agency with the largest number of listings and they are thus for a reason. Positive reviews outnumber negative reviews by a vast margin. The bottom line is a company can not do business with as many as they do without someone getting upset with them.

Edited: 6:26 pm, July 10, 2013
Neptune Beach, FL
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Hello Rafiolo,

Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is beautiful. And it's almost a secret place. At least not many people go there! It's 15 miles south of Saint Augustine Beach.

The park's web site: www.floridastateparks.org/washingtonoaks/

Pictures: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1024&bih=622&q=washington+oaks+garden+state+park+florida&oq=Washington+Oaks+G&gs_l=img.1.2.0l5j0i24l3.1497.5224.0.7804.17.12.0.5.5.0.145.1632.0j12.12.0....0...1ac.1.19.img.-OCIwcDHzSo#hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=washington+oaks+garden+state+park+&oq=washington+oaks+garden+state+park+&gs_l=img.12..0j0i24.58165.58165.0.61298.1.1.0.0.0.0.129.129.0j1.1.0....0...1c.1.19.img.8uXx9UIKMk4&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.48705608,d.aWc&fp=b941460c2b28361a&biw=1024&bih=622

TripAdvisor Reviews: tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g34534-d17…

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8. Re: St. Augustine vacation in October

Agree with Spirit. If you get a condo nearby, Washington Oaks is a great place to go on a bike ride.

Lots of paved bike paths in the area.

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are there any places within 2 hrs drive that you have to see?

I would say you should go to some springs. The 2 closest are Deleon Springs and Blue springs. beautiful clear cool water (72 degrees year round). We always take our out of state friends there and they love it. Both are state parks and you can find them on the florida state parks website.

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