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Comfortable and convenient location
This was our second time staying g in this unit. Love the upgraded carpet in the bedrooms! I like how convenient this unit is to the pool and beach access.
7th April, 2018
Excellent vacation spot with all the basic needs.
Had a wonderful Spring Break week at Ocean Gallery, our 2nd year here, 1st time in this specific condo. Excellent location just steps to the pool and close to beach. Great grassy area for kids.
The condo essentially has everything you need but definitely bring your own starter essentials (salt, pepper, paper products, beach towels, chairs).
The master bed is very comfortable and nice to have darkening drapes for early sunrise. Nice bathroom updates.
Just a few suggestions. Needs new carpet. It is old, worn and some spots in kids room are bare. Also need new ceiling fan in kids room, it doesn’t turn off. Screen door in master doesn’t close all the way without slamming it shut which we didn’t want to do for fear of breaking it all together.
Overall, this is a glorious vacation condo and we would definitely stay again. Ocean Gallery is a beautiful resort where attention to detail is apparent in every way.
28th August, 2017
Excellent!!!!!! Could not have been any better for us
My wife and I just completed our stay this morning at your wonderful condo. We have been to ocean gallery four times now and yours was by far the best one ever. We thoroughly enjoyed staying at your wonderful home. It was clean, well-organized and the perfect location for the two of us.
Value! Great Deal for Ocean Front Unit Gold Rated!
Awesome condo! Great Ocean View, great beds!!
Loves the condo. The view from the first floor was wonderful. The guys who were at the front gate were always so helpful and friendly. Would definitely consider renting again.
14th May, 2017
Loved being able to see and hear the ocean and feel the breeze from the patio. This condo is well-maintained and comfortable with all the amenities. Close to beach walkway and a pool nearby. We loved our stay there.
Great complex and location - lousy sleep
I have a mixed review of this condo. The complex and location were great. Right on the ocean, beautifully maintained grounds, friendly staff. The condo itself faced the ocean and was really close to the pool. Just a few steps out your door and you were on your lounge chair (of which there were many, both in sun and shade). The unit was well supplied (although beach towels would have been nice) and quite clean. However, the carpets in the bedrooms need to be replaced - they were stained and quite worn. We had to call maintenance on the first day, as the carpet in the second bedroom had started to unravel. They patched it up to address the trip hazard it presented - so now there's a bald spot where the carpet used to be.
There were a few negatives - some minor, but one major. The first minor one is the lack of a hairdryer - I know this is a first world problem and more of an annoyance than problem. This is the first time in many, many years of travelling that I've stayed somewhere that doesn't have a hairdryer (and that includes several B&B's). As I said, an annoyance - I endured my flat hair day and bought a cheapie at Walmart. However, this is a cheap convenience that you could provide for your guests. Hairdryers are bulky and hard to pack.
The second problem is the very poor lighting in the bedrooms. If you like to read in bed, bring a book light for yourself! The lamps and bulbs are pretty much useless - about as effective as nightlights. Again, a cheap fix that can make your guests' stay more enjoyable.
The biggest problem(s) (and the reason for the 3 star review) are the horrible beds in the second bedroom. There are twin beds and the mattresses on both are absolutely the worst things I've ever slept on (and I grew up quite poor, so have slept on some pretty bad beds!) Each night, instead of sleeping, I tossed, turned and cursed - and then woke up tired and cranky - not how I like to spend my vacation. I tried the extra bed in the kitchen, and the sofa, but they were equally bad. To the owners, please put your guests out of their misery and buy decent beds for the second bedroom. To future guests - if you need to use the second bedroom, think twice.
Charlotte, NC, USA
17th May, 2017
Great family vacation place!
We are a family of 5 and spent our Spring Break at this property this year. We had everything we needed! Walk out to pool and beach, comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, laundry machines in the condo. Ocean Gallery is a nice place for families, with a heated pool at clubhouse, tennis courts, ping-pong table, sauna...It was perfect for us and the kids. Thank you for sharing your property with us!
25th October, 2016
WONDERFUL AND RELAXING - EXCELLENT CONDO!
This is our 4th time staying at this condo and we love it! Each morning walking the beach and watching the sun rise and each night the sound of the waves putting me to sleep. The condo is extremely clean, roomy and well maintained. The king sized bed is super comfy and the 2 bathrooms are perfect for us (his & hers). The kitchen has all you need for eating in. The living room is comfy and perfect for a family or just for 2 people. Great area for sight seeing or simply relaxing. So glad I found this condo. Thanks Bern!
Just returned home after a week at this beautiful condo and I miss it already! This condo is so much more than the pictures show. It is beautiful and well stocked with anything you could need. The resort is very nice, very clean and very well maintained. This condo is in a great spot in the resort and the beach and pool were uncrowded. The owner of the condo was very friendly and easy to work with as were the staff at the resort. I definitely would return here and would like to thank the owner and family for allowing us the use of their home.
This was our 2nd visit to this particular condo and AGAIN we loved it! Clean, comfortable and great view of the sunrise. The condo had everything we needed and we loved every moment. Affordable for us - thank you for a wonderful visit. We hope to return again someday.
Loved my early birthday present!
We are coming back! Need I say more? What I found especially appealing about this condo and the entire complex was the cleanliness. That is very important to me. I would have not been able to relax and enjoy our time if I felt icky. Even the boardwalk to the beach was swept twice a day. The condo was perfect for the four of us although my daughter insists that next year she'll bring two friends instead of one! We loved our walks on the beach, tanning by the pool and being able to look out and see the waves while washing dishes! I'll also go ahead and add that the girls went para sailing with Smile High and loved it. We all toured Wetstone Chocolates and enjoyed that as well as walking around the quaint shops of St. Augustine. Lunch at the AIA was probably our favorite meal out.
14th October, 2012
This is the place to stay!
What a wonderful place to stay and "Relax"! The unit was clean, inviting, kid friendly, and located in the best spot. My husband and I loved that it was on the bottom floor. When you have children. You do not want to have to walk forever to get to the pool and the beach. With this unit we did not have to, because it was all right there. This was the first trip to the ocean for our children. They had a wonderful time playing at the beach in the soft white sugar sand. The water was warm and a great beach for boogie boarding.
This was our first time to St. Augustine, FL and the Ocean Gallery. We checked in with no problems and checked out with no problems. Everything was so easy and so relaxing. The owner was just the best... "Thank you"! We want to come back and stay in this unit again. I hope to next year.
We loved our beach vacation!
What a great condo. Large, clean, & airy, owners & facility personnel were terrific to deal with. LOVED being so close to the walkway & pool. We love Ocean Gallery & that we had lots of options to eat out (or just running up to the grocery store). Extra bed probably better for kids but it was nice having the option.
We would definitely recomend this rental are already looking at our schedules for our birthday trip next year!
13th August, 2012
Great Beach Week!
Unit was great, just as described! Couldn't have asked for better pool/beach access location. Pool just steps from door. Publix / Winn Dixie close by and good restaurants in area. Did not have any problems checking in when we arrived and owner easy to reach via email. Went to Lighthouse Museum and Historic Downtown area. Many good restaurants there as well. Recommend the trolley tour as parking can be hard to find in the downtown area. Beautiful beach with great sunrise each morning! Ocean Gallery is very well maintained; grounds well manicured. Pool/Grill/Hot Tub area cleaned each morning, Overall we had a great time in a very nice, relaxing, quiet area.
Premiere Vista #107
When we arrived we didn't realize how big the condo was. We were extremely and pleasantly surprised. The condo itself was very clean and well kept. The decor is what you would expect from a beach location but not overdone. Plenty of closet space and storage. We enjoyed the condo very much. The grounds are extremely well maintained. Unfortunately, a few of the units were being worked on near the pool and it was noisy due to the equipment being used. But no big deal. It's good to know they are being maintained. I can't say enough about our time at Ocean Gallery. We Loved It!!!!! This property is on the quiet end of St. Augustine (toward Butler Beach) and it was perfect for what we wanted (peace & quiet). All of the restaurants are good around Ocean Gallery. We ate breakfast at the condo each morning and a couple of times we ate lunch during the week here as well. There's 2 grocery stores up the street , a Starbucks and plenty of nail & hair salons. We were able to see many different species of birds on the beach in front of Ocean Gallery. We also went on an Ecotours trip located in St. Augustine. It's a 90 minute tour by boat (max 6 people) and saw many more bird species along with manatees and dolphins. If we get back St. Augustine again I would definitely rent this particular condo. Loved it, Loved it, Loved it!!!!!!! Also, the staff at the front office are very efficient and helpful.
OMG! This place is absolutely beautiful! It was just as described and even better! The photos must have been taken right before we entered the room as it was exactly as the pics show. Everything was clean, nice and new. They obviously take very good care of the condo. The owner was super nice and quick at answering any questions. We had absolutely no problem with anything - it was the perfect vacation. I would highly recommend this to anyone that wants a peaceful week right on the beach. The first floor is perfect if you have little ones. There was plenty of room (we even had extra room).
The wildlife was amazing- wild tortoises & bunnies hopping around in the dunes. There were also beautiful ducks, frogs, lizards and egrets around the property. The ducks even swam in the pool while we grilled out one evening. It was great! The facility itself is top notch. Ocean Gallery is extremely nice. The beautiful landscaping made it like paradise! Everything was in full bloom! There were so many beautiful plants, flower and herbs around the property.
There are also so many things to do close by. As a family, we visited The Alligator Farm. Well worth the price if you have children. Adults can spend some more and do the zip line obstacle course in the trees. Every species of crocodilian in the world you can see there. The bird sanctuary was absolutely breathtaking. There were so many beautiful birds- some at an arm’s length- it was amazing. If you like wildlife, you’ll love St. Augustine and Ocean Gallery.
Downtown St. Augustine was also VERY beautiful and you can walk around for house and there is so much History. If you’re a history buff then visit the Castillo de San Marcos. That was also very neat! You must also climb the light house and visit the lighthouse museum. These are also great places to see if you’re on a budget.
This place is SO nice, we wanted to come back to Georgia and sell our house just so we could move down there! If you can get into THIS condo, you are one lucky ducky!
2nd June, 2011
Truly "The Best Address on the Beach"
My family and have stayed at Ocean Gallery for 14 years now and this was our absolute favorite condominium by far. It was so convenient to the pool and boardwalk and the views were breathtaking. The owner was very easy to work with and took care of all of the booking details promptly. We had a wonderful and memorable time and we highly recommend this condo to everyone!!