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SEA BLAST: Best Value, Walk to Beaches , Fishing Pier, Restaurants, Grocery

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

Walk to beaches, Nov. 19--holiday season: NIGHTS OF LIGHTS downtown events

Sea Blast is a southern style home, up to date, located in the perfect spot. Quiet area with NO highways to cross in Vilano Beach. Bedroom privacy: 2 down and 2 up Ground floor, TV lounge in the entrance with its own refrig. bathroom with large shower, king bedroom and bunk bedroom

Walk to the restaurants, grocery, beaches and natural area board walk. Jog or walk over the Vilano bridge and see breath-taking views of the marsh lands, city of St. Augustine, harbors, lighthouse, and river, take a merry-go-round ride at the end. Fish on the beach, walk to restaurants, listen to live music, watch the sunset and sip your fav drink at a Restaurant. You might even be given a drink and biscuit for your dog. St. Augustine NIGHTS OF LIGHTS: Events Nov. 19-through the holiday season--google NIGHTS OF LIGHTS for details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 March, 2017

About Barb

We are B&B, Barb and Bob. We live in St. Augustine and we love Vilano and Sea Blast.

Barb purchased this house in 2014

Why Barb chose St. Augustine Area

We love the Vilano area of St. Augustine because there is so much to do and we don't need to drive. The leashed dog can take a swim anywhere. We walk to the pier and he swims while we sit at the bar at Beaches and watch the sunset.

Sip your morning coffee, swing or hammock on the deck and watch the day begin.

What makes this house unique

walk or drive to beaches, fishing pier, restaurants

park at the lot or drive on the beach and park where you sit or swim while your enjoy the ocean

enjoy the southern, historic look of the house,

homey, neighborhood feel and

all very comfy beds:

First floor: DREAM room bunks, SEA BLAST room king

Second Floor: Master king, BEACH room 2 twins

3rd TV, wireless, can be carried around the house

New hard wood floor, brick driveway, bathrooms, and more


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , vessel sink
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ground level, newly remodeled, large shower
    Bathroom 1 Master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , new bathroom: double sink vanity, large shower with seat
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 MASTER - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 BEACH ROOM - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 DREAM - 2 Bunk Bed , 2 beds stacked
    Bedroom 4 SEA BLAST - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Master and Beach rooms upstairs Dream and Sea Blast rooms downstairs
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
SEA BLAST is your home away. Enjoy the comfy new beds, new wireless TVs, 5 reclining leather seats, and 2 new bathrooms. Open the extra table for more guests, inside or out. Make a smoothie and swing on the deck... Have a fabulous vacation enjoying all that St Augustine has to offer


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)

SEA BLAST: Best Value, Walk to Beaches , Fishing Pier, Restaurants, Grocery
average rating of 4.888889 based on 36 reviews


  • 5 of 5

If there were ribbons presented for the best possible VRBO house & hosts, Bob & Barb's "Sea Blast" would win our blue ribbon, hands down. We have rented many, many homes around the country in our travels---most of them very nice---but none has begun to compare to the comfort and loveliness of Sea Blast. The spacious "upstairs/downstairs" layout exudes privacy yet welcomes togetherness, cleanliness abounds, everything that one could possibly need is provided, for both indoor and outdoor endeavors (i.e. FULLY-equipped kitchen, large dining room table, well-stocked baths, crisp linens, soft towels...also bicycles, skim boards, beach chairs, umbrellas, charcoal grill...you name it and you will find it at Sea Blast!). All four bedrooms have wonderfully comfortable mattresses and good lighting, along with an assortment of flat-screened tv's and/or overflowing bookshelves. The kind, interesting owners were always accessible but never overbearing...(Barb has decorated every single wall of the home with her own colorful creations, some of the nicest paintings I have ever seen). The large, wide sunny deck (with some shady areas, too!) was SO welcoming, from morning coffee & newspapers to evening dinners under the stars with the ocean surf crashing & pounding in the distance! The surrounding neighborhood is very conducive to walking & biking, with beaches, nice restaurants, Publix store, boardwalk and Inland Waterway all within less than a half-mile away. St. Augustine is an easy 15-minute drive and well worth the parking fees to walk the historical district and soak in the "oldness" of that beautiful city. Our two months at Sea Blast (12/31/16 - 2/28/17) went by far too quickly but our fond memories of this PERFECT vacation home will linger in our memories for a very long time. A thousand thanks, Bob & Barb (and "Bronco"!) for making such warm memories possible.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It doesn't get any better than that! Thank you for taking the time for the outstanding review. We enjoyed your visit! options: It's 3 miles to the historic downtown. Sea Blast has 4 adult bikes you can ride and park at the bike racks downtown. Some folks are taking the water taxi across the river and back. You can leave your car in the driveway and just walk to the fishing pier to get the taxi--by appointment.--which is good --so you can plan and know you will have a seat. They were going downtown to a seafood festival today. If you are missing St. Augustine, you are missing something! Come on down.
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Enjoyed It So Much That We Returned

  • 5 of 5

We first stayed at Sea Blast with our adult children and two young grandchildren last year during the Christmas holidays, and we had such a great time that we returned for this year's holidays. The layout of the house works well for our family, with separate space for our son and his family downstairs where the kids enjoyed the bunk beds. The door at the top of the stairs kept the two-year-old from wandering. Just as it was last year, the house was clean, bright, and very well equipped, with everything was in good working order. We love the convenient location, just a couple of blocks from a nice public beach and a Publix grocery store, and a short drive to St. Augustine. Good restaurants are nearby, and we especially liked the pizza at the 180 Vilano Grill. Barb is always friendly and responsive, and we appreciate the way she worked with us to resolve an issue (our fault) that occurred at our departure. She went to great lengths to help, which shows the kind of service she provides. Many thanks, Barb!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, location, location

  • 5 of 5

This house worked well in many ways for our family gathering:

--the owners were very receptive to our inquiries before and during our stay

--the house was clean, well stocked and the layout worked well. Our son and his family (with 2 little girls) had the downstairs (2 bedrooms, shower, and sitting room) to themselves which worked great for naptimes and early bedtimes. (Two bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths upstairs)

--spent most of house time on the upstairs deck, enjoying the balmy weather.

--house location was very good -- about 2 blocks from Publix grocery store, about 4 blocks from beach where 2 yr old wanted to go at least 2x's each day. Short drive over the bridge (about 5 minutes depending on traffic) took us into St Augustine central. Near enough but far enough.

--couples massages at Small Indulgences -- both couples praised their masseurs

--downsides were few and not associated with house but totally with popularity of St Augustine over winter holiday -- the good news-bad news story -- lots of fun things going on but made mistake of driving downtown to see St Augustine lights display on Christmas Eve. Ergh. Too much traffic. Too many people. Too much for us. Fortunately the lights run for several weeks so if your group is crowd adverse avoid peak times to see the lights (free), tour the Fort($), or visit the Gator Farm ($$$ ouch be prepared). Vilano Beach area (where house is located) does not have that crowded craziness. Best for us to spend the 24th, 25th and 26th at house, or on beach, enjoying family time. However, this may be an age-thing -- our 26-yr old daughter and husband had no qualms about diving right in to that downtown crowd on Christmas Eve, surfacing several hours later to catch a taxi home. They loved the crowds, walking the streets and having a drink at the Ice Plant Bar.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW What an informative review. I might add a tour of the chocolae factory for multi generations--samples and info. about chocolate. I do have suggestions and options for going downtown. During the NIGHTS OF LIGHTS which is the last part of Nov. through Jan., There are free park and ride signs directing drivers in the north area. Also, there is free street parking on the west side of campus. There is a large parking structure in addition to the lots. Guests can google Sunshine Bus Co. which runs every hour from the neighborhood grocery. --Might work for you during the day. Sea Blast has 4 bikes for going downtown. If you drive downtown, it is good to get there in the a.m. Thank you for taking the time to review. Sea Blast guests are unbelievable. You were extra fabulous guests!
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house,it has a great feel to it.there is everything you need for a great stay, from bikes, beach chairs, towels. The location is great very near to beaches, supermarket and some great little restaurants. The owner was very helpful. We would recommend this house for family and friends. Very clean and comfortable with plenty of space.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. The house was custom built and it does have a nice feeling. Thank you for choosing USA and for choosing Sea Blast for your vacation.
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Family Friendly, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We're a family of six and enjoyed our stay at Sea Blast. There are two indoor lounge areas (upstairs & down), providing space to spread out. The porch is fantastic-- we could hear the ocean and enjoyed relaxing in the rocking chair & glider. We visited in November with cooler temps; we opened the windows until the mosquitoes came inside (few screens). The neighborhood is quiet enough for walks or bikes, and we walked to the grocery daily. St. Augustine is close and easy to explore from Sea Blast cottage. We typically drove to St. Augustine, but once we biked over the bridge and into town. The owners were easy to reach with texts and email, and we had no problems during our stay. I'd recommend this location.

I forgot to include that I enjoyed the paintings displayed in the house; many of them depict St. Augustine landmarks.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoy the location too and we feel that the value can't be better: You have 6 good beds, lots of beach equipment, 4-5 bikes, and your necessities are supplied, and much more--- We love that you recognized all and helped spread the word. Thank you for choosing Sea Blast..
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Diamond in the Rough

  • 4 of 5

Sea Blast was a pleasant surprise as we drove through a surrounding neighborhood still recovering from a hurricane. It was in perfect shape, clean and neat and just what we needed for a few days of relaxation. The area around was a little rough with debris still piled in front of most houses. The beach was just great and a very short walk, the Publix grocery was close and also a nice little bar called Beaches (which had limited hours due to just reopening). All in all, we would go back in a heart beat.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: yes that hurricane was a bummer. We are so fortunate Sea Blast had no damage. Although the electric co., and water co. did everything humanly possible to continue service, the debris was there for a while. All is pretty good now except for some houses that will need inside renovations. --interesting that most damage actually was inside the houses Thank you for making the best of it!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house 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
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Fall
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Years
30 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
2 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
1 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
1 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
31 night minimum stay
for 31 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

+cleaning Sun or holiday £40
Refundable Damage Deposit £160
cleaning £140
Tax Rate 10.5%

Contact the owners if there are questions.
No pet fee is required. However there will be additional cleaning fees taken from the refundable deposit.
Talk to owners for more information about the refundable and pet rules deposit.

A $75 overseas fee may be added for foreign bank exchanges and fees.

If final payment is late, every effort will be made to contact the guests to resolve the issue. Guests will loose their reservation and their first payment if the final payment is not made within 5 days of the due date.

100% of payment is due upon registration for bookings that are close to 30 days before check-in.

There is an additional $50 fee or Sunday cleaning-check-outs.

Owner'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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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
St Augustine
Nearest Barpub
Beaches and others
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Pt. Vedra
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Beaches and others: pizza, Italian, burgers---
Nearest Beach
Vilano and Porpoise Pt, St Augustine
Car: not necessary

SEA BLAST COTTAGE Walk to beaches or take your car,walk to the inlet, and see the view of St Augustine from across the river, and the view of the lighthouse; walk to the fishing pier, walk to BEACHES restaurant, sip your fav. drink while the kids swim, dock your boat or rent one, go horse back riding along the beach; watch the sunrise, watch the sunset;

take a wagon and walk to the grocery; NIGHTS OF LIGHTS Nov 19-holiday season

bike to historic downtown St Augustine, go wine tasting on the upper deck, visit the alligator farm and ride a zip line, climb the lighthouse, visit the fort, tour the chocolate factory, attend outdoor concerts, hang out downtown, walk the cobbled stone streets; tour the old lPonce De Leone hotel which is now the girls' dorm at Flaglar College; rent a scooter; dine at many fab restaurants.

Never run out of things to do


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