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Time to relax, relax, relax. Walk the beach, explore St Augustine

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4) Just Over A Block From The Gorgeous Beach.

Nestled in the treetops, just over a block from Surfside Beach Park, the 'Surf Shack Vilano' offers you and your family a refuge.

Enjoy meals alfresco on the deck of this upstairs, open floor plan home. The large yard has plenty of room to kick a ball around.

Hunt for sea treasures (like pre-historic shark teeth) along our shell covered beach.

The home is so airy and bright - You'll love leaving the windows open to enjoy the salt air and hear waves crashing on a high surf day. Enjoy high speed internet while Osprey and Pelicans fly by, and be amazed by the local shore-fishermens' catch.

This house is only a few blocks, then, over the bridge to St. Augustine - You could bike there, or dolphin watch during your venture via the (bike friendly) water taxi (Waxi) at our famous fishing pier. Vilano Town Center is 6 blocks away (restaurants, bars, gas, salon +) A neighborhood park featuring tennis, and basketball courts and a playground is 1 block away.

Enjoy the beach-town lifestyle, kick off your shoes and relax!

key words: private home, beach vacation, beach house, St. Augustine vacation rental

More Details

Owner
Surf Shack Vilano
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Surf Shack Vilano

HI! I am from Hawaii and my husband is from Minnesota. My family moved to St. Augustine eons ago, and we found it to be an enchanting town to raise our little one in.

When we aren't looking after our properties, we love exploring off the beaten path," creeking" and other outdoor activities. We are vintage enthusiasts and love a good tiki bar. I am an on-location, media hair and airbrush makeup artist and my husband is in real estate.

Surf Shack Vilano purchased this house in 2010

Why Surf Shack Vilano chose St Augustine

Vilano Beach offered the layed back beach-lifestyle I grew up with - similar to a small town atmosphere, the neighbors all smile, wave and talk to you, you can walk to everything you need, and the sea treasure hunting on this beach is AMAZING!! Everything from gorgeous, huge conch shells, to shark teeth, to ship wreck items.

The stars and sky are glorious at night, and we love drifting off to sleep with the windows open. We are very close to the St Augustine attractions, but feel like we are in another world once we cross back over the bridge - Our Oasis.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location! The house is close to the beach, without suffering the noise of A1A. I adore walking and biking with my family around the island, going to the neighborhood park, then swimming at the beach! We are just over the bridge from the excitement of St. Augustine, yet it feels a world away. Multi tasking a bike ride or walk (down the beach or over the marsh boardwalk) with grocery shopping is always better than the alternative! I also love this property because it is so airy and bright. The open floor plan is great for the whole family to converse in.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just stayed here for our honeymoon and loved it! The owner was very friendly and timely in communicating with us, the location is great, and it's a cute little house just steps from the beach! We will be back!!
Nov 2013
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • 'Bedroom 1' has a comfy queen bed, 9 drawer dresser, desk with chair, alarm clock. The '2nd bedroom' offers 2 twin beds (which can easily be pushed together to make 1 big bed,) a dresser. A toddler bed rail (fits between mattress/box spring) & a 'Pack n' Play' are stored in the closet for baby.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Time to relax, relax, relax. Walk the beach, explore St Augustine
average rating of 4.7910447 based on 68 reviews
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Awesome vacation !

  • 4 of 5

Great location, lovely beach. The house met all our needs

The neighborhood was great.

Everything was as advertised.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming family style home

  • 4 of 5

Great location, very close to the beach (walking distance) and grocery store. All the comforts of home, full kitchen, bath, washing machine and dryer. Nice outdoor deck to see the sunset. Comfortable living room, and very comfortable bed! Charming decor.

5 minute Drive to downtown St. Augustine and a few miles from local restaurants.

Could use more lighting in the kitchen area (very dim at night) and outdoor lights did not work at night. Very close to neighbors but they are nice. Overall a very nice and comfortable stay, wold be great for a small family or couple!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback! Our guests comfort is important to us - I wish you had let us know about the lights, we would have been happy to check the out door bulb and adjust the wattage in the kitchen, as well as change the direction of the tract lights to serve you better. Every guest is different and we are always happy to help. Thank you again, hope to have you back again!
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Excellent accomodations

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay at the Surf Shack. It was comfortable, was nicely furnished, and included everything that we needed for our stay of two and a half weeks. The house was clean, and the kitchen was very well equipped. The weather was not warm during our stay, but the house was well heated and comfortable no matter what the temperature was outside. The house is close to a good supermarket, and only a short drive to downtown. What we especially liked was that we were only a few minutes walk to a great beach. When we had problems with the TV, we appreciated Kira's coming to our aid quickly. In all, we had a lovely stay, and would warmly recommend the Surf Shack.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We really liked the house

  • 4 of 5

We were last week end visiting Saint augustine (we are a family of French with 2 young kids) and we loved the house, very clean, convenient and close to the beach (5min walking). The renters were super nice and very flexible on check in and out which is an amazing plus with being with young kids! Thanks again

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was in a perfect location, just close enough to the beach and Old St. Augustine, but also far enough away for much needed peace and quiet. The house was just what we were looking for. We felt right at home from the moment we walked in. Everything we needed was right there. Would definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Home!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and nicely furnished! Will visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
59 Miles
JAX (Jacksonville,) and DAB (Daytona Beach)

Spend days meandering down the beautiful, shell covered beach, treasure hunting for pre-historic shark teeth and other sea treasures. Horseback riding is another regular activity at our beach access. Located on the NE barrier island from historic St. Augustine, Vilano is the perfect get-away.

'Town Center' offers conveniences such as a new Publix grocery store, restaurants, dry cleaning, salon and a gas station - all within walking distance of home.

Vilano Beach is 'where the locals go' - For fun, enjoy a (bike friendly) water taxi into historic St. Augustine from our famous fishing pier. Spend time at the pier watching dolphins, fishing, or rent a jet ski from the Marina.

After a day of exploring our nation's oldest city, you will instantly relax as you head back over the ICW bridge to this quiet and tranquil oasis.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £57.14
Damage Insurance £42.14

Pay with credit card via "book it tab"
Maximum occupancy is 4 + baby. Must be 25 yrs + to rent/reserve home. Check-in is 4pm, check-out is 11am.
*NO pets, NO smoking.*

$135/night.2 night minimum
$2350/month.28 nights
+10% state/fed tax
+$80 cleaning service
+$49 property damage protection -There is NO additional hold placed on your bank/credit card for a "damage deposit" during your vacation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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