How to Decide Which St. Augustine Rental is Right for Your Vacation

You’ve decided to plan your next trip to Florida and come down to St. Augustine. You’re in for the time of your life! St. Augustine has a little bit of everything, from unique history to exciting shopping to beautiful nature and more. During your stay, though, you’ll want a place to relax and unwind with your loved ones. That’s where our St. Augustine vacation rentals come in!

We’re proud to offer a wide range of vacation rentals, but our extensive selection can sometimes make it hard to narrow it down. Here’s a quick guide to help you decide which St. Augustine rental you should book for your vacation.

Types of St. Augustine Vacation Rentals

First, you have to consider the type of vacation rental you’ll want to stay in. This can involve the type of rental (condo, vacation home, townhouse, etc.) and the location (inland, oceanfront, oceanview, etc.). No matter which option you select, you can rest assured that you’ll have access to amenities like fully stocked kitchens, high-speed Internet, and flat-screen TVs throughout your rental.

St. Augustine Oceanfront Rentals

An oceanfront rental is precisely what it sounds like! A rental property that sits directly on the beach and gives virtually immediate access to the ocean. Our St. Augustine oceanfront condo rentals are some of our most popular rental options, particularly for families with kids. Since you’re steps away from the ocean at any time, you don’t have to worry about packing up the car and driving to the beach. Plus, you’ll have an incredible view of the waves rolling in every time you look out your window! If you want to do something other than the beach, these rentals are also close to the downtown area.

St. Augustine Ocean View Rentals

If you want to be near the ocean but not directly on the beach, one of our St. Augustine ocean view condo rentals may be right for you. As the name suggests, these rentals have a beautiful ocean view, but they are situated a bit more inland. You can still walk over to the beach in many cases, but some rentals will require you to drive. Still, you’ll get to look out at the water any time of the day, and you can still easily reach any other attraction you might be interested in.

The Villages at St. Augustine

If you want to settle down and feel like part of a community, consider one of our rentals in The Villages. The rentals offer many of the same amenities as our other properties, but the big difference is the inclusive community feel. Guests staying at The Villages have access to games like tennis, basketball, ping pong, and more right on-site, as well as access to the clubhouse pool and hot tub. Staying at The Villages offers a particular dose of luxury and relaxation for those who are looking to treat themselves.

St. Augustine Vacation Homes

Last but not least, you have the option of renting an entire vacation home. Our St. Augustine vacation homes are lovely for bigger groups of people, such as large families, multiple couples vacationing together, or groups celebrating a special occasion. In these situations, renting a vacation home can be relatively cost-effective if you split the rental cost with the other guests. You’ll also benefit from the added privacy and seclusion of having your own home, but you won’t have the housekeeping or maintenance staff that other rentals may provide. 

Rental Tiers

Once you’ve decided which type of rental will suit your group, you can select a rental tier. At The Ocean Gallery, we strive to ensure that every group can find their perfect rental, regardless of their budget or expectations. That’s why we offer three separate rental tiers at three different price points depending on your needs. Here’s a brief preview of what you can expect from each of our three rental tiers. While you’re browsing our website, each available listing will indicate which tier a specific rental falls under.


Our Gold Tier St. Augustine rentals are the very best of the best. If you want to treat yourself and experience the definition of luxury while you’re in town, this is the rental tier you’ll want to opt for. When you step inside, you’ll find stunning décor and furnishings, as well as newer appliances throughout the condo and recently remodeled rooms. You may also find additional features like walk-in showers or jacuzzi tubs in some units. We’ve taken the utmost care to make these rentals as luxurious as possible, offering everything you need for a truly unforgettable stay.


Next, we have our Silver Tier rentals. These condo rentals strike the perfect balance between luxury and affordability. You’ll experience impressive décor and more traditional furnishing and decor throughout. All units feature well-equipped kitchens, some of which have been recently remodeled. Additionally, you may find that your bedrooms and bathrooms have been recently upgraded. Of course, these rental units are always comfortable and well-maintained, so you can rest assured you’re being well taken care of and are getting great value for your money. If you want a unique condo rental without spending an arm and a leg, our Silver Tier might be for you.


Lastly, we have our Bronze Tier. These rental properties are designed for those who want to make the most of their time in St. Augustine while saving some money on their condo. You’ll find clean and well-equipped conditions with original kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms in these rentals. Throughout your unit, you’ll enjoy more standard décor and furnishings. While these rentals may not be as luxurious as our higher tiers, you can still rest easy knowing you’re getting a great price, an incredible location, and our excellent customer service team.

You have many options for where to rent your St. Augustine condos, but The Ocean Gallery sets itself apart with our dedication to customer service and our passion for the area. We love welcoming guests to the gorgeous St. Augustine year after year and helping them understand why we love this city as much as we do! Whether it’s your first time in the area or you return here annually, the team at The Ocean Gallery would be proud to help you plan your trip. So, are you ready to book? Or do you still have more questions about your rental options? Either way, get in touch with our team today to get started!

Plan Your Visit!

Once you’ve decided on which St. Augustine rental is suitable for you and your group, all you have to do is get in contact with our team. We’ll be more than happy to help you book your ideal rental and come up with some fun things to do while you’re in town. We’ll always be available to make sure you’re comfortable, and we can quickly address any questions or concerns you might have during your stay.