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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 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 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

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(75 traveller reviews)

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Time to relax, relax, relax. Walk the beach, explore St Augustine
average rating of 4.7466664 based on 76 reviews
5

Great place, Kind people!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Surf Shack! Close to downtown St. Augustine and the beach. We especially enjoyed how kind the owners were. They went above and beyond to help us out when we noticed that we had forgotten some of our travel items. We hope to return to the Surf Shack the next time we are in the area!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nokomis, FL
4

Cozy beach cottage close to beach and all St. Augustine has to offer!

  • 4 of 5

Great for couples, small familes or a small group of friends. Close to beach and only 10 minutes from all the fun in St. Augustine! So much to do and see and learn for all ages in the okd city. Great places to shop and eat also! Near the cottage is a wonderful breakfast/lunch/dessert shop just over the bridge twrd the city called Dessert First. Try it!! Great coffee! A great girls werkend and we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Cute and secluded getaway

  • 4 of 5

Clean, quiet and about 1-1/2 blocks from the beach! We had a great trip and the property had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PANAMA CITY
5

Absolutely PERFECT for a family of 4!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly appointed with everything you need for a fantastic vacation! Perfect location - close to Publix, the beach, restaurants & St. Augustine with all that there is to offer there!

HIGHLY recommend taking the WAXI with Capt. Tony from Vilano Pier to St. Augustine (or anywhere else you’d like to go!). We biked to the Pier & loaded the bikes onto his pontoon boat for an idyllic trip across the water to St. Augustine, & then rode our bikes everywhere! Beats hunting for parking! Then took the WAXI back in the evening!

The Surf Shack is very quaint with enough space for everyone, brkfst on the patio in the morning, bike/walk to the beach, comfortable & cozy! We would DEFINITELY stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This place is great. Villano is a nice and quiet and the place was clean and right across the street from the beach. Definitely looking forward to going back.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing!! We loved our stay. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • 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 £60.23
Damage Insurance £44.42

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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