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The Crows Nest - Vilano Beach Oceanfront 2nd Floor Unit with Stunning Views!

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

The Crows Nest! Three Decks and Great Ocean and Sunset Views!!



We are directly on the ocean at beautiful secluded vilano beach, on Florida A1A two miles north of st. Augustine. This is the perfect location for a getaway vacation! Watch the video tour to see what this property has to offer.

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Wow, what a view! Enjoy a stunning view of the atlantic ocean while you enjoy your breakfast every morning. This roof top oceanfront apartment just oozes seaside charm. As you make your way up the stairs you can’t help but notice that the exterior is encrusted with seashells. Two chairs stands sentinel on the front porch just waiting for you to come relax and enjoy the ocean view or come out early in the morning with a fresh cup of coffee and watch the magnificent sunrise. Your meals can be served at the glass-topped dining table with a smashing view of sparkling foaming waves in your front yard. There is also a breakfast bar if the kids want a quick snack. This apartment has a full kitchen complete with a blender for beach side margaritas, a living room featuring comfortable sleeper sofa and chair, TV and wonderful artwork. Glass doors invite you to step out onto a long side porch with an additional ocean view, perfect for sunbathing or just relaxing. The spacious bedroom offers two queen-sized beds with new firm Sealy Posturepedic mattresses (incredibly comfortable!), a full bathroom complete with a fully stocked linen closet, and a roomy walk-in closet. There is yet another porch off the bedroom, perfect for viewing the gorgeous sunsets.


More Details

Property Manager
Darin Brown
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

About Darin Brown

Hi! My name is Darin Brown. I am a retired physician living in north central Florida. My wife of twenty-nine years is a former teacher and still full-time mom. We both attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. We are the proud parents of two lovely teen-aged daughters. We plan to relocate to Vilano Beach as soon as the girls graduate from high school.

Darin Brown purchased this apartment in 2014


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint Augustine in St. Johns County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

The Crows Nest - Vilano Beach Oceanfront 2nd Floor Unit with Stunning Views!
average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews

Loved it! Clean and had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy apartment. Will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Hope to see you again soon.
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If you're a beach person you'll love the Crows Nest.

  • 4 of 5

Comfy and just a few steps from the beach. Noticed the new slider and kitchen window and faucet.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We appreciate your detailed feedback. Hope to see you again soon!
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Nice Spot on the Beach

  • 4 of 5

This was a great spot, I would come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We're glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Peaceful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at The Crows Nest several times over the last four years. It is a very cute and comfortable hideaway on a great piece of property. It is on the second floor and has one porch plus 2 balconies allowing comfortable relaxation in the sun or shade at anytime of day. There is a view of the ocean and the beach is at the eastern edge of the property. The owners are very friendly and extremely accommodating. I always enjoy my stays here.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to your next visit!
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Very cute, would stay again!

  • 5 of 5

Crow's Nest is a cute little house perfect for a small group of people. It was very clean and had everything that we needed in the kitchen minus a dishwasher. It was slightly smaller than I had imagined, but it worked perfectly for my group of 3 :) I would still highly recommend it for any small group looking to be walking distance from the beach! Also was able to meet the property manager before we left and found him to be very nice and helpful :) he even offered to help us bring our things to the car when it was time to leave! Overall great place!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful beach retreat

  • 4 of 5

I've always stayed in hotels so this was my first experience with a beach rental property. I was very pleased. Just as pictured, close to the beach and great views of the ocean from the deck. Lots of windows so sunny and cozy. As my arrival was well after sunset in the dark, it was difficult to make my way to the unit as the walkway did not have solar lights and would suggest for guests arriving that the porch light should be left on. Difficult to see with just the light from my cell phone up the steps to unlock the door. You definitely need to make a trip to the grocery store but it is just down the road a short distance and easy to find in the light of day. I was glad there was a few teabags so I could have hot cup of tea upon arrival.

Coastal Hwy is very busy so if you are a light sleeper then this may not be for you but it wasn't a problem for me. Entering the road is difficult so you definitely need to maneuver the car around as there is NO backing out onto roadway. A short drive to Old St. Augustine but I liked being away from the busy tourist area. Beach is wonderful and even saw a dolphin playing not far from shore one morning. The unit is very clean and well kept however management could leave more trash bags and a box of Kleenex. I'd also suggest a note listing local channel t-v stations.

Overall I take home great memories of a beautiful stay at a lovely beach property. I couldn't have selected a better place to stay for my first visit to St. Augustine Florida.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback! We have added electric lights along the walkway, so it's now tastefully decorated as well as easy to see at night!
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Royal Saint Augustine
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Saint Augustine, North East Florida

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Protection £45.61
Cleaning Fee £77.3 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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