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Surfside Bungalow -Just Across From The Beach!!

Bedrooms 3
Space sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Come enjoy a piece of Vilano Beach (St Augustine) and 'old world Florida' in this charming cottage that captures the essence of beach life. Relax or read a book on the front porch or grill up your favorite meal on the back deck with ocean breezes. This house dates back to the early 1930's, has been totally renovated and has all the modern conveniences. Excellent layout for entertaining with a large living area, spacious kitchen, and large deck with built in benches, grill, table and umbrella. Original wood ceilings, walls and floors welcome visitors and make this home unique to all others.

Location is great! Surfside is on a quiet side street directly across from the beach. Grocery and restaurants are just minutes away. Just across the bridge is historic St. Augustine. You can walk (3 miles), bike, drive or taxi to get to the heart of historic St Augustine. Ponte Vedra and the World Golf Village are just a short drive away for world class golfing.

Weekly guest memberships are available at The Serenata Beach Club. The club features oceanside dining, adult & family pools, hot tub, gym, and more.

Come visit Surfside and discover the relaxing lifestyle of Northeast Florida.

Keywords: cottage, house, cabana, beachside

More Details

Property Manager
Kendra H Jordan
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master: Queen Guest 1: Queen Guest 2: Queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Surfside Bungalow -Just Across From The Beach!!
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
Appalachian Mountains

Awesome Location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this historic bungalow for two months at the end of 2016. The home is exceptionally clean and has the charm of a historic home with all the renovation upgrades. It is the great location for a small or large family. We were able to have our family here for Christmas and it was perfect with plenty of room for everyone. The location makes it possible to walk across the road to the beach, walk to Publix, and walk to many of the local restaurants. You are just a short drive across the bridge to St. Augustine. We have priced other houses in the area and this home is definitely the best for the price. The first year that we stayed here, we knew that this would be the home that we would rent every year and have been coming to Vilano for the past 5 years. The rental manager, Kendra, is truly awesome. She does an exceptional job and is always available if there are any questions. She obviously is very customer service oriented and made us feel right at home each time we rented. During one of our visits, we were able to meet the owner and realized immediately how much she loved this home and wanted her visitors to have a wonderful vacation while staying there. We would be coming back next year, except for the fact that Vilano had so much appeal to us that we have purchased a home in that area.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay for a girls weekend! My girlfriends and I decided to take a little trip up to St. Augustine and came across this cute beach bungalow. When we arrived for our stay I couldn't stop but notice how clean it was. The house provided everything we needed. It's located right across from the beach. The bedrooms were a nice size and much to my surprise a brand new bathroom in the master! Kendra the property manager is fantastic! She was a big help on where to go for fun activities and dinner. Any questions we had she replied immediately. I would highly recommend this place and I hope to come back next summer!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved Surfside!!

  • 5 of 5

We visited Surfside while looking at schools for my daughter. It was perfectly located,minutes away from St. Augustine and just across the street from the beach! Very clean and well equipped, it had everything we needed. The best part was the outside deck with grill....looking at the stars and listening to the waves. Perfect in every way!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hilton head South Carolina

Less than expected :(

  • 2 of 5

I feel bad writing a poor review, especially since all were so positive- which is sort of confusing. However, those great reviews are what made me comfortable renting Thisbplace at the offered ratei. I feel I must chime in. Let me start by saying we still had a great trip! Biggest problem with this place was the windows. They were so old they were falling a part. They didn't open, were really damaged and most of all they didn't lock. I felt unsafe with two small kids and my husband and I wound up sleeping with each of them. "Safe" town or not, I'd like a secure home. Other than that parts of the house seem tired which would be ok at asset rate but not for what I felt was too dollar. There's several very run down shacks just a f ew doors down. The beach was kind of dangerous for small kids. It was a steep beach with an under tow. We packed up and drove to st augustine beach every day which defeated the purpose of a walk to the beach house. Better for older kids. Mine are 4 and 6.

The home was clean and well equipped and it was a pleasure dealing with the manager.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Melanie: Thank you for your comments regarding Surfside. I apologize that our home was not up to your expectations.Reading your e-mails during your visit, it seemed that you and your family were having a wonderful time while exploring St Augustine and surrounding areas. While Surfisde is an historic bungalow, it has been renovated. The living areas, kitchen (with updated appliances), air conditioning, bathrooms, deck, wi-fi and cable are all in perfect working order.The house was actually painted last summer! I will agree that some of the windows do need replacing, which we are addressing.(None of which are "falling out") The ones that you mention are "unsafe" are 10-15 feet above ground. I actually had all the windows on the front porch open when you arrived! As to being a secure neighborhood...we have never had a security issue.The captain of the neighborhood watch lives right across the street, and keeps an eye on all the homes daily. Regarding the beach area, all our renters have had wonderful times there creating memories with their children. Unfortunately, we can''t control when the riptides or undertow increase due to weather conditions. Again, I am sorry you were disappointed in Surfside. It is truly a special property that many before you have adored. Sincerely, Kendra Jordan Beachfront Vacation Rental Properties
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2 5
Santa Fe, NM

Charming beach cottage in great location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had such a great time at this charming beach house in St. Augustine. Very spacious for our family of 4, we were able to walk to the beach every day (1 block away) and come back for a relaxing evening to BBQ and enjoy the lovely yard. The house was very clean and decorated in a pretty beach decor. Every amenity was covered! The house is also very close to downtown St. Augustine so we were able to take a short drive and tour around the city and enjoy the restaurants and shops. We had a great vacation and Kendra, the property manager, couldn't have been more helpful and pleasant when we asked her for information on local activities. We can't wait to go back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location, perfect beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Surfside! We arrived for Thanksgiving and the house was spacious and well equipped for holiday cooking. It is very clean and well laid out. It is a very short walk across the street to the ocean, so close you can hear it at night as you fall to sleep. The big enclosed front porch is a great place for kids to play and to read the paper and have coffee in the morning. The location of this house cannot be beat. You can take the side streets and take a short walk South to Publix and all of the restaurants in the Villano Town Center. There is a beautiful cedar boardwalk under the Vilano Beach bridge. If you walk one block northwest of the property, there is an adorable dog park, tennis courts and playground for kids. The house has beach chairs and toys stocked and ready and a big side yard for kids to play. We will definitely stay there again! Loved the entire weekend and Kendra was very responsive and friendly!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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With rental you have access to the exclusive Serenata Beach Club in south Ponte Vedra!! This private member club has 2 pools (one adult and one family), oceanfront restaurant & bar , beach chairs and umbrellas provided, workout gym, yoga & pilates. This is an additional fee.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
4 Mar 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May and August
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Sept - Nov
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee of $150
Holiday weeks and special event weeks $250 premium.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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