We've been staying here at least once a year, sometimes twice, since 2001. Gosh, that's a long time when I think of it! We have family in the area and have found that, hands down, this place has the best value for the money. The units are sparkling, the staff is friendly, quick and helpful. The grounds are beautifully kept and the pools - our kids' second favorite spot here next to the ocean - are always clean and well maintained. There are Jacuzzis in a lot of the buildings, a nice bonus. I can't speak to the tennis courts since we don't use them or the clubhouse but they seem to have a lot of events there. The beach access is what keeps us coming back - it's RIGHT there and they've added extra seating on the boardwalks in recent years, so it's a lovely spot for morning coffee or evening drinks. There is a guard staffing the entrance 24/7 and they are responsive in the very few times (like 2) that we've had a problem over the years (usually noisy spring break-ers not abiding by the 11 p.m. quiet rule). We've had years where we had 6-10 units rented by family and there's a pavilion where you can meet and grill. Parking is ample and the rules are simple. There's wifi in the common areas (although we don't rent a unit without it). Our kids love seeing the ducks in the pond but the big draw here is the beach.
I think this would be a great place to retire, actually. But it sure is a wonderful place for a vacation. Can't recommend it enough.
- Also Known As:
- St. Augustine Ocean And Racquet Hotel Saint Augustine Beach