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Vilano Beach, St. Augustine Vacation Rental; 4 BR. 2 BA

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

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You won't want to leave this newer, fully-renovated beach cottage! Immaculate, fresh, clean, and uncluttered; fully renovated in 2010! Just 2/10 of a mile to the beach in Vilano Beach, St. Augustine.

Located on a quiet, low-traffic street, this beach house comfortably accomodates eight, with four bedrooms and two full baths. You will wake up refreshed and invigorated after sleeping on any one of the super-comfy memory foam mattresses.

O'Cottage by the Sea is the ideal place to marry a beach vacation with sight-seeing, relaxing, fine dining, and world-class golf!

Our home is just one block to the sand (with no busy road to cross), a 5-minute-drive to historic St. Augustine, the oldest city in America, and a 25-minute-drive along traffic-free, scenic A1A to Ponte Vedra Beach, home of the Players' Club Championship (TPC) and AAA five diamond rated Ponte Vedra Inn and Club (think spa, ladies, and golf, gentlemen).

You can also walk to the Vilano Fishing Pier, where you can rent a boat at Bay Ray Boat Rentals or pick up a pizza or Chinese in the Town Center.

There is a convenience store within walking distance, too! A brand-new, full-service Publix grocery store is two blocks from the house--even closer than the convenience store!

We are a smoke-free and pet-free home.

More Details

Property Manager
Anastasia OConnor
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

About Anastasia OConnor

My husband and I purchased and renovated this home to use for our retirement in years to come. We also liked the thought of having a place to go on weekends with our kids.

Anastasia OConnor purchased this house in 2000

Why Anastasia OConnor chose St. Augustine Area

Vilano Beach is a special area, with the beach on one side and the bay on the other. We love that you can walk to restaurants and shops! Vehicular traffic is pretty minimal and it is quiet and peaceful. While the bustling activities of historic St. Augustine are just a five-minute drive from the house, they seem a world away!

What makes this house unique

Totally renovated home! The beds are so comfortable. O'Cottage by the Sea is bright, uncluttered, cheerful, and welcoming.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you so much for providing such a lovely home for our family vacation! The house is beautiful and the beds are amazing! We have loved the closeness to the beach as well as to St. Augustine and Jacksonville. From the youngest at eight months old to the the oldest at 68, we have all loved our stay! Mt five-year-old especially loved the big bean bag chairs. Thank you! The Dixon Family
Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint Augustine in St. Johns County

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Family
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Our two-story beach house has four bedrooms, two full baths, and two living areas (the family room is downstairs; the living room is upstairs). Enjoy morning coffee (or evening margaritas - yum!) listening to ocean waves and feeling ocean breezes on the big front deck. Each floor has a living area (equipped with a flat-screen TV and blu-ray player), a queen-sized bedroom, a bedroom with two single beds, and a full bath; this set-up is perfect for two families sharing a vacation to have their own floor and have a little privacy at the end of a great day of sight-seeing, swimming, sunning, and relaxing! The kitchen is on the second floor and is open to the living room. You'll want to be a kid again and sleep in the cozy bunk beds on the first floor (the bottom bunk is highly recommended for napping and reading) and lounge on the over-size memory foam beanbag chairs in front of the 60-inch TV. There are hardwood floors throughout, except for the tiled baths and entryway. The fully-equipped kitchen features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The upstairs bath features a jetted tub and dual sinks. The home is equipped with a washer and dryer. There are ceiling fans in each of the bedrooms (except for the bunk room) and the common living areas. Everything is new and clean in this non-smoking, pet-free home. Cable TV, Wi-Fi, and unlimited local and long distance phone calls, too!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(56 traveller reviews)

Vilano Beach, St. Augustine Vacation Rental; 4 BR. 2 BA
average rating of 4.875 based on 60 reviews

Lovely house for group or family in a great location

  • 4 of 5

Short walk to the beach and grocery store. Handy to historic downtown plus relaxing restaurants on both the ocean and intercoastal. House was nicely decorated and had comfy memory foam on beds. Great outdoor shower with low spout for feet and gear. Responsive owner if an issue arises. Would recommend to anyone who wants to be near the hubbub, but prefers the beachy. Laid-back vibe of Vilano.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ponte Vedra Beach

Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Great time in this adorable home!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Great location very clean and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable well maintained. Short walk to the beach, and a short ride to the historic district,

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virigina Beach, VA

Value, location, and more

  • 5 of 5

Great house! Very reasonable priced, especially when considering it over a hotel and the location is great. Easy to book and easy to checkin. House was clean, spacious, room for lounging, and a quick walk to the beach. Plenty to do in St. Augustine and hope we can get back one day to see more.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

My whole family stayed here for a wedding we were in town for. Very clean, super comfortable beds! Everything was great!! Would stay here again and again!! Owner was very easy to work with!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Beaching!.

* Fishing.

* Ghost Tours, Sight-seeing.

* Scenic Water Cruises.

* Golfing.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Beaching!.

* Sight-seeing in St. Augustine.

* Shopping at nearby outlet malls.

* Enjoying history on every corner.

* Taking an "Old Town Trolley" Tour.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* St. Augustine Alligator Farm.

* Ripely's Believe it or Not! Museum.

* Boat Rentals at Bay Ray Rentals.

* Black Raven Pirate Show.

* St. Augustine Lighthouse.

Vilano Beach is located at the intersection of the Atlantic Ocean and the St. Augustine Inlet. Drive your car on the beach ($3 per day collected Memorial Day - Labor Day) or walk on for free and watch shrimpers, pleasure craft, and dolphins on the water! Vilano Beach is a skim-boarder's paradise! Fish off the Vilano Beach pier or at the ocean's edge.

Tired of the beach? Drive (or walk!) over the Ursina Bridge into St. Augustine to enjoy favorite tourist attractions including, Ripley's Believe it or Not! Museum, the Fountain of Youth, and the Castillo de San Marcos; shopping and dining along St. George Street; tours on the Old Town Trolley. Walk through Flagler College's campus, where parts of "Animal House" were filmed. Rent a scooter and zip down the cobblestone streets and admire the architecture.

Drive a little further to visit the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and the St. Augustine Lighthouse (two of my favorites!). Have lunch or dinner at the nearby Conch House and sit in a "nest" overlooking the water (be sure to try the calamari with banana peppers) or, if you are patient, wait for a table at O'Steen's for a seafood dinner.

Hop in the car and enjoy a quick and easy drive on A1A along the coast to Ponte Vedra Beach, where you can shop and dine, or enjoy the spa and golf at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club or Sawgrass. If you need more golf, check out World Golf Village ("where golf is king"), about 15 miles away; you can also catch a 3-D IMAX movie and visit the World Golf Village Hall of Fame.

Not one, but TWO, outlet malls are a 20-minute drive from our beach house. You'll find the JCrew, GAP, Aeropostale, Tommy Bahama, Nike, Bose, and Coach stores (among others) at the Premium Outlets and Kate Spade, Dooney & Bourke, Lucky, Off 5th, Gucci, Cold Water Creek, BCBG at the Prime Outlets.

Visit the following websites for local information: oldcity and floridashistoriccoast and VilanoBeachFL.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Protection £77.44
Cleaning £136.9 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

By booking through this website, the guest agrees to the terms and conditions of the rental agreement. Check-in is at 3 PM; check-out is at 10 AM (late check-outs may be billed at $50 per 15 minutes).

Please wear sunscreen.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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