Our Guest Book Comments 






March, 2016 What a relaxing way to spend a vacation! Mary was great - personal check-in and overview of the property, snacks, wine, and general items to start your stay off right and then some quick suggestions for where to find anything else that might be needed. Plus extra touches like the use of a parking card to save on parking in St. Augustine and lots of information about local attractions and restaurants that we could read at our leisure (and yes, we read some of the history books too!). Easy walk to the beach, and we were lucky enough to see two turtles as we were crossing the boardwalk. Very wide beach, so perfect for walking, riding bikes if you had them, or just sitting in a beach chair to soak up some sun. Definitely need to get up for the sunrise - it's worth it! We spent parts of 3 days in St. Augustine, and would definitely recommend one of the tour trams. Nice way to hear more of the history, and so easy to get on/off whenever we wanted to see one of the sights. So many free things to do - touring the beautiful churches, the distillery tour (and you get free samples), and just walking the various streets to check out shops and restaurants. We also did the tour of the fort, the lighthouse and the old jail, plus walked around Flagler College. We ate at Salt Life and Mango Mango's - both were very good! Lots of places to go, but we also did some cooking in the condo, and it was well stocked to make that cooking easy. Hope we get a chance to return for another vacation here, as we loved the area and the condo!


February, 2016 We were fortunate to rent an absolute gem on the beach at St. Augustine. We were met at the door of the condo by.the owner .Mary showed us all the rooms and how to use everything. She told about area attractions and favorite restaurants. The condo has been recently refurbished and was lovely- exceptionally clean and Well organized. Wish Mary could spend a week at my house and organize it as she has done to the beach condo. There were so many extras that you don't expect in a rental. Full spice cabinet,condiments and even flour in the freezer. We were traveling w an infant and found a full array of baby items- porta crib,high chair,toys, even bibs. We fell asleep each night listening to the ocean waves. Heated pool,shuffle board and friendly people. Near shopping. Wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you Mary for a wonderful vacation


February, 2016 We had a great and relaxing time staying at Beso del Sol. Mary met us when we arrived and showed us around the condo, pointing out where everything is. A bottle of wine and a plate of snacks welcomed us as we settled in. The living room is very comfortable with comfortable chairs and couch. The kitchen has everything to make a snack or a full meal. Nice master bedroom with king size bed. Second bedroom has twin beds. Everywhere you look are interesting knickknacks and lots of lighthouses. It's five minutes to the beach, which is wide and uncrowded. The complex is quiet and well-kept. and the people are friendly. Lots of great places to eat right nearby and the city of St. Augustine is just a short ride away. This is a special place run by special people. Howard C.


November, 2015 We had such a lovely time at Beso del Sol. The condo was spotlessly clean, well organized, and had so very many things on hand to make our stay easier--in our case, a pack-and-play, high chair, lots of children's toys, and all the beach equipment we needed. The owner met us when we arrived, was super friendly, and even mailed our daughter the stuffed animal she left behind! (And also gave us a gift for the kids when we arrived.) There was a bottle of wine and a selection of snacks awaiting us, and everything was provided--even the shampoo for the kiddos! We had a nice time visiting with family (who rented a neighboring condo in the same building), walking on the beautiful white sand beach, and just listening to the sound of the waves and the wind in the palm trees. The condo is quite nicely decorated and very comfortable. A few things perhaps need updating... the generously provided beach towels are fraying a bit, but overall the condo was so inviting and comfortable. It was a perfect "home away from home"!


October 2015 A WONDERFUL condo with great access to the beach! It was perfect for our family of 4 and had everything we needed for a fun time on the beach. We especially enjoyed the boogie boards! This is a huge plus when traveling from a distance. You really only need to bring your clothes and sunscreen. The owner, Mary, met us when we arrived and was very nice and helpful showing us the condo and provided information about the area. There are plenty of restaurants around to eat out or a well stocked kitchen with pans, utensils, etc. if you'd rather eat in. No complaints at all and would definitely rent again!!


October, 2015 My daughter and I stayed for two weeks and couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay. The place was immaculate and Mary was so kind and helpful providing suggestions on places to stay and eat and was even there to welcome us. We were even welcomed with a bottle of wine as an arrival gift! We had the best time and wholly recommend this condo to anyone looking for a perfect spot in St Augustine


September, 2015 Everything that was needed for an enjoyable stay and more! Instructions and expectations were very helpful Thank you,Kelly J


April, 2014 No Stress Vacation - First we have to say a big thank you to Chuck and Mary Jackman. They made this trip so easy for us from the initial planning to the end. From our very first inquiry to the last day of our stay there was great communication and no surprises. The condo was just as described and well supplied with everything you might need and more. I have to say I have back issues and usually have problems sleeping on other beds. This bed was so comfortable, and I slept great. Enjoyed many sunsets sitting on our balcony each evening as we relaxed and planned our next day. We loved the pools and swam almost every day. As my husband enjoyed the fitness center each morning I would walk the beautiful beach. Loved the area and did visit several of the restaurants and tour spots that were recommended and we were not disappointed. The most relaxing vacation we have had in many years!


April, 2014 Feels Like our Home on the Beach - Chuck & Mary treats you as though you are more than a guest but as a family member. My family has never been treated so well with any rental. The condo has everything you would want in a home away from home, the Jackman's have this place set up for your complete comfort. It is close enough to St. Augustine attractions that the short drive is not a burden. The access to the beach is a short walk that is no inconvenience even with a smaller child. My family looks forward to our trips here and have spent the last 2 years coming back. We absolutely recommend this place - if you decide to stay their please take care of it -because we will be back soon. Also if you do stay at Beso del Sol, you have to try the little restaurant across the street, The Seafood Kitchen- the blackened shrimp and tilapia along with the broccoli salad is fantastic. Thanks Chuck and Mary!!!


November, 2013 - CLEAN, CHEERY CONDO We recently stayed a week at Beso del Sol and loved every minute of it. Chuck and Mary have provided everything you could need and more. We were pleasantly surprised at all the little extras. It is bright, cheery, clean and so nicely decorated my husband commented more than once how much he liked it and he doesn't usually notice those things! Breakfast outside on the balcony, king bed, washer and dryer, dishwasher, this place had it all. Oh and let's not forget the beautiful wide firm beach. We would definitely recommend it to our friends.



 Left on 08/02/2012 for a stay in July 2012       
Our family enjoyed our vacation immensely at Beso del Sol! We had everything we could possibly need at our fingertips. Mary and Chuck-- thank you for sharing your beautiful vacation condo with us. We made wonderful memories and plan to return next year. The kids loved the gift bags!    Jessica - Nashville,Tennessee  


Great experience, everything needed for a relaxing beach vacation

Left on 06/30/2012 for a stay in June 2012       
The owners include so many extras that you only need to pack your suitcases. Boogie boards, beach toys, beach towels, games, books, movies, etc. are there for you to use and enjoy. Unit is well kept and very clean. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to cook meals including spices you can use. I highly recommend!!!   RProcotor


A great place to stay

Left on 05/05/2012 for a stay in March 2011       
The condo was very clean and well equiped with many extras. The grounds and pools are also very clean and well kept. The beach is handy and there are lots of things to do and see in the area. We enjoyed our stay
so much we have allready booked for next year.  Gary and Karen B, Nova Scotia


Thoughtful Touches much Appreciated!

Thanks so much for all the thoughtful touches.  The kids books and toys, The beach gear.  Everything was a big hit.  You have a fabulous jewel hear and we will definitely be back for another stay in years to come.  It felt like our home away from home and we had the best time.

Thanks again, Holly, Lena, Xande, and Zoraya                 Oldsmar, FL     08/07/11


A Wonderful Stay

We had a wonderful stay at your beautiful condo.  We really appreciate you accomodating our family.  We will definitely be back.  St. Augustine has so much to see and do but our favorite thing was being on the beach.  Your condo was our home away from home.  You truly have thought of everything.  Thank you, Brad, Teri, and Family                          Michigan           06/24/11


Thanks for shairing your Beautiful Condo

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful condo with us.  We had an awesome week and it was truly a needed respite from the amusement parks.  The grounds, pool and ocean are some of the best we've seen and this is a great vacation spot.  Your hospitality was incredible and we appreciate everything you did to make us feel at home.  We hope to make it back here again in the future and will definitely look you up.

Karen, Dave, and Family                           Stow, OH                       06/11/11


Wonderful Spring Break!

Thank you very much for sharing your home with us.  We had a wonderful Spring break.  Your attention to detail and thoughtfulness played a large part in that!  We spent a lot of time on the beach, at the pool and on the balcony, as well as taking a few trips into St. Augustine.  Mostly we relaxed and rested.  Thank you again and we hope to return, Vickie and Sam                       Winchester, KY         04/03/11


All the comforts of home!!

Left on 01/07/2012 for a stay in November 2010
Upon our arrival, we were greeted by the owners and given all the pertinent information we needed for the surrounding area. The condo is decorated attractively, comfortable, and very clean. Everything we needed for our weeklong stay was provided. The location is perfect; within walking distance to the beach,stores, and restuarants. The Umstetter's

What a great place!!

hatesnow (Indianapolis)
Review submitted: June 6, 2010   Date of arrival: May 26, 2010

We had the loveliest time at your condo!!! You have thought of everything a person could possibly need to have at the beach....that they did not pack for themselves!! The beds were very comfortable which we needed after a long day of riding the boogie boards in the surf!! Your hospitality was a 100%+!! Thank you Mary and Chuck!!

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Wonderful Vacation

Jimmy and Paula (Detroit, Mi/USA)
Review submitted: May 6, 2010   Date of arrival: March 13, 2010

Thank you for a wonderful vacation. It could not have been more perfect. Your condo was just what our family needed to relax and enjoy our time in St. Augustine. You certainly are well equipped and everything was just super clean. We love the way you decorated your place. We especially enjoyed all the conveniences you supply in your kitchen. And thank you for the extra toiletries, the great bottle of wine, and the snack tray. You run your rental just like a 5 star hotel. The beach cart sure came in handy too. Thanks again for a wonderful stay. We hope to be back next year.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

happygrandma (Michigan)
Review submitted: May 1, 2010   Date of arrival: May 1, 2010

Thank you for helping us escape the cold weather to your beautiful place! We thought everything was wonderful and had so much fun. The view from the balcony was so nice and the breeze very refreshing. We enjoyed such pleasant sunrise walks to the beach and often stopped in at the pool for a little sun. You are beautifully decorated and you had everything ready for our us. We can't wait to come back next year, can I put in my reservation now?

Beautiful condo, beautiful beach, beautiful time!

clarasmom (Atlanta Georgia)
Review submitted: May 1, 2010   Date of arrival: April 24, 2010

My family and I had our best vacation ever staying at your condo! The St. Augustine Beach was wonderful and we loved jumping into the pool on the way back to your great condo. You have thought of everything anyone could need. My children loved the toys and kids movies, and my husband and I loved the restaurant you suggested, it was also nice having a full kitchen to cook for the family. My husband appreciated the great surf and having easy wifi internet for when he needed to check in with work. Thanks for having the high chair and portacrib all ready for us! We went to Marineland, Old St. Augustine, and the outlet malls while we were there. We felt like we were staying in a tropical paradise resort while we were in your condo!

Thanks for everything!

(Detroit, Mi/USA)
Review submitted: April 6, 2010   Date of arrival: March 1, 2010

We really loved this condo for our beach vacation. Very clean and well decorated. Everything like new! Kitchen was well furnished with everything needed to cook for my family. Kids enjoyed videos, games and toys. We appreciated the extra warm greeting by the owner and she answered all our questions about dining out and going into St. Augustine. We will definitely tell our friends and family about our great stay at Beso del Sol. And we look forward to returning next year!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Thank you for a wonderful time at your condo. Your

Review submitted: February 18, 2010   Date of arrival: April 29, 2009

Thank you for a wonderful time at your condo. Your personal touches and the gift makes the stay that more special. You definitely stock the condo with everything anyone would ever need. We particularly appreciated the stroller for our 2 year old. We have already recommended your condo to two other couples. Next time we come we will stay for a week. 3 nights was not long enough.-

A lovely unit in a beautiful location.

Review submitted: February 18, 2010   Date of arrival: September 15, 2009

A lovely unit in a beautiful location. We had a wonderful visit.
-Deb & Randy, Garner, N.C.


09/15/08   A lovely unit in a beautiful location. We had a wonderful visit.
-Deb & Randy, Garner, N.C.

04/29/08    Thank you for a wonderful time at your condo. Your personal touches and the gift makes the stay that more special. You definitely stock the condo with everything anyone would ever need. We particularly appreciated the stroller for our 2 year old. We have already recommended your condo to two other couples. Next time we come we will stay for a week. 2 nights was not long enough.-Deanne Fulawka

02/22/08  This apartment was beautifully furnished and complete with every necessary comfort. There were plenty of towels, kitchen utensils and cooking spices, etc. Besides that our hosts greeted us with a wonderful basket of goodies. This was an unexpected and delightful surprise. Thank you Mary and Chuck.    Nancy Berg & Donald Sitterley, Huntington, NY

12/21/07    Dear Chuck & Mary,
I can't find the perfect words to describe how awesome our stay at your condo was! From the minute we met you at the condo and felt your warm welcome, to finding all the goodies you had left for us: wine, snacks, bathroom toiletries, and a snowman filled with goodies for Laura! Not to mention all the videos you had for us to use. And I'm not even mentioning the beautiful decor, the wonderful ocean view, the pools, the tennis courts, the shuffle board, the location so close to St. Augustine, I could go on and on. We can't say enough about what a wonderful stay it was. We wished it could have been longer! Next time we will skip Disney first, and just spend more time taking advantage of your wonderful condo! To anyone looking at this condo - DON'T MISS IT!!! The owners are delightful and honest, the condo is wonderful and this is definitely a YES if you are having ANY doubts! Oh yeah, not to mention a computer and library in the office building for use by guests! What more could you want? Don't hesitate book now!-Ann B., Kalamazoo, MI

10/26/07   Your condo exceeded our expectations. We have rented several and yours has been the best. Your website accurately reflected your unit. Your personal touches, information binders and welcoming gifts were great. The location was very convenient. We would certainly recommend your condo to anyone visiting St. Augustine.  Anonymous, newburgh,in

06/23/07   Dear Mary,
We had a great week staying at your beautiful condo. The website and pictures were instrumental in our choosing to come to Besodelsol, but they do not do justice to how well you have prepared it. It is impeccably appointed, with co-ordinated colors, themes of decorations, artwork, and knick-knacks. You have given great thought and planning for all the beach towels & toys, books, games, videos, and kitchen implements that anyone could ever want to have for a beach vacation. And the hospitality gifts of the goodie basket of treats, chocolate, and bottle of wine made us feel like we were being welcomed into your home. Thanks for your thoughtfulness, and sharing your beach home with my family.   Sincerely,    Gibbs Prevost   -Gibbs M. Prevost, Knoxville, TN

 10/03/06  Just wanted to drop you a note and let you know how much we enjoyed our stay “honeymoon” at your condo. It was perfect. Especially sitting on the patio in the evening and listening to the ocean. You have a beautiful place and like all those that preceded us in saying “the little touches made a big difference”. With all the running around on the Fri. with the rehearsal and dinner afterwards, it was quite late before we got to the condo. So it was really nice to get up the next morning and find coffee in the cupboard to make a much needed pot! The champagne you left and the beautiful basket made it all the nicer also. I have already recommended your place to my sister who every year goes somewhere with her grown daughter. I hope to visit St. Augustine again next spring and will definitely check to see if your place is available. Thank you again for everything and it was a pleasure meeting you.             Nancy