Those who have not visited the Silver Sands St Augustine in a while are in for a pleasant surprise on your return. Major renovations have completely redefined the property. Old dark and dated rooms are now clean, bright and spacious suites. Convection cooking surfaces, microwaves and large refrigerators are in each room with BBQ grills on site, so with some advance planning light meals could be prepared and enjoyed in suite. Large flat screen TV’s in each suite provide entertainment via Netflix and cable services. WiFi is available for the connected traveler as well. Management provides many personal touches designed to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
A two level patio provides ample space and seating for outdoor dining or just sitting and enjoying the balmy sea breeze. The beach is so close you can hear the waves anytime you are outside. A short walk through the dunes brings you to the beach. Keep an eye out for Bernice the cranky tortoise guardian of the dunes. My stay over the Memorial Day weekend saw ample space on the beach except at high tide when the water forced beach goers to share a narrow strip of sand. A dusk walk on the beach was rewarded with a surprise view to a satellite launch out of Cape Canaveral. Keep an eye on the launch schedule, http://www.spacecoastlaunches.com/#schedule to see if you will be able to witness a truly remarkable event during your stay.
All the charm of St Augustine is a few minutes away by car and offers entertainment and dining options should you feel like leaving the Silver Sands. A quick internet search will provide a schedule of coming events. My particular favorite is the Greek Festival. For a quiet out of the way and stress free family destination, I can think of no better place than Silver Sands St Augustine. Management makes everyone feel welcome and goes well above and beyond to make each stay your best stay. I look forward to my next getaway at Silver Sands.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Silver Sands St. Augustine is a quiet, ocean front retreat on a large, natural, beachfront property with the pristine beaches of Crescent Beach, St Augustine, as the front yard. Enjoy beautiful, white sand beaches while swimming, surfing or just relaxing in a quiet, natural setting. With only 2 cottages and 3 suites on the entire property, it is like having your personal, tropical escape. ... more less