Beautiful Ocean Front Home on Vilano Beach
From $125 / night
|Per night:||$125 - $300|
|Per week:||$800 - $1,900|
Pets allowed: Yes
About the owner
|Nov 17 2015||Dec 18 2015||$125||$200||$850||-||3 Nights|
|Jan 02 2016||Feb 29 2016||-||-||-||$2,800||1 Month|
|Apr 02 2016||May 20 2016||$200||$300||$1,300||-||3 Nights|
|May 21 2016||Aug 20 2016||-||-||$1,900||-||1 Week|
|Aug 21 2016||Nov 05 2016||$200||$250||$1,300||-||3 Nights|
|Nov 06 2016||Nov 19 2017||$125||$200||$800||-||3 Nights|
|Nov 20 2016||Nov 26 2017||-||-||$1,300||-||1 Week|
|Nov 27 2016||Dec 19 2016||$125||$200||$800||-||3 Nights|
|Dec 20 2016||Jan 02 2017||-||-||$1,300||-||1 Week|
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|Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 10%|
|Deposits: 30% deposit required|
|Payment Options: Cashier's Check, PayPal, Personal Check|
|Other Fees: Cleaning fee is $125.00 Additional $25 per guest will be applied for guests over 8. Additional fees will be applied for Pets (typically $100 fee and an additional $100 security deposit)|
- 2 Queen Beds
- 3 Twin Beds
- 1 Sofa Bed
- 1 Crib
- 1 Double Bed
- Air Conditioning
- Full Kitchen
- Outdoor Shower
- View (Ocean)
- Beach Towels
- High Speed Internet
- Parking Included
- Linens Provided
- Pet Friendly
- Alarm Clock
- DVD Player
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
- CD Player
- Hair Dryer
- Refrigerator (Full)
- Ceiling Fan
- Ice Maker
- Charcoal Grill
- Coffee Maker
- Grocery Store
- Shopping Area
- Jet Skiing
- Children's Pool
- Gym/Fitness Center
- Miniature Golf
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Movie Theater
Reviews for this vacation home rental in Saint Augustine, Florida
We will be there again!!!
October 20, 2015
We had such a great week at this beach house. We could hear the ocean waves while having coffee in the morning and while having an evening chat on the deck. William was very helpful and quick to respond to any questions we had. The house is absolutely beautiful and very clean! The kitchen was fully loaded, something that was very helpful since we made all our meals rather than eating out. Very roomy home and loved the den area to snuggle with a book. Everything was so nice, we even recommended the place to passerby's that made comments on the amazing location of the house! We will definitely come back!! Thank you William! :)
The Villages, FL 32162 USA
Vilano Beach Rental-William Porter owner
October 9, 2015
Stayed at this rental from October 2nd to October 6th. It was four people and one dog. The house was immaculate very nicely furnished and the amenities are extremely accommodating. We love the deck that surrounded the entire house and at all beach chairs where you were able to see the ocean from a distance. The owner, mr Porter seems to be a very nice person and takes pride in making sure that you have a pleasant stay. If you are looking for an ideal location and a warm welcoming house this is a place to come. The walk to the beach is not far and you are on a ramp which makes the beach easily accessible. I would definitely recommend this place for anybody to have a nice wonderful vacation and I certainly will consider to come back again.
September 3, 2015
Good location! Easy access to public beach, Publix two blocks away!, 10 minutes from St. Augustine, and several good restaurants nearby! The house is larger than expected, with a nice deck overlooking the beach (love the high chairs!!). The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was nicely equipped (could use more glassware/dishes). Very comfortable living space!! The washer/dryer worked very well and the outside shower was a godsend for our dogs!! We chose the house because it was pet friendly, and we appreciated the upstairs porch/sunroom area for drying them off after a shower, coming off the beach! There's a ramp for easy access with luggage, which was nice. Ample outdoor parking for two vehicles, and a quiet side street for walking the dogs. The kids room is adorable! The AT&T Uverse television was a bonus!! Nice towels and hair dryers were appreciated. The owner thought of everything (and he was extremely nice!). The only flaws we noticed: shower head in master bath was broken, but useable, and the skylights leaked during a particularly nasty storm. But those minor details certainly didn't bother us!! We had an exceptionally great week and would love to return!!
Marlene Snider Myers
Great comfy beach house
August 21, 2015
Enjoyed the roominess of the house. The location was just a few minutes drive to downtown St. Augustine. The house is ocean front , but there are sand dunes that obscure your view from the ocean. You use the public walk way to access the beach. There are cars parked all along the beach when you get off of the walk way. There is a wonderful shower under the house with hot and cold running water! Great idea to clean up from the beach or use as an extra shower for the house. The other great plan of the house is that it is handicapped friendly! There is a ramp and handicapp rails in the master bathroom. We were able to accomodate visitors from ages 2 to 90.
The best beach house in town!
July 31, 2015
William, You out did yourself again! The house was perfect, all the appliances were in tip top condition. The kitchen had everything we needed and then some. Four adults and three grand kids with plenty of room left over. All the bedding was extremely comfortable & the kids loved the bunk beds! Everyone enjoyed the high top chairs on the deck, especially for sun rise coffee. The shower under the deck was just the thing to get the kids (and adults) cleaned up from the beach. Publix within walking distance is a big plus along with the convenient restaurants. The parking area at the house is convenient for unloading and loading. The ramp up to the upper front deck makes it nice for getting those overloaded roll around luggage pieces into the house, while avoiding the stairs. Thank you again,and we are looking forward to our next stay.
Craig S Hinshaw Sr
Palm Harbor, FL
We'll Be Back
April 30, 2015
First of all allowing us to bring along our 3 fur babies (albeit they total 35 lbs. all together) made us feel very welcomed! The unit was truly beach front - we sat for hours listening the crashing ocean surf. The unit if fully furnished and clean throughout with ample parking and a dog walking area. The beach was amazing and mostly empty - it was like having our own private beach. The weekend had a few beach goers but without any mega hotels nearby the crowds just weren't there - nice! This is now our go to place when it comes to beach front rentals that allow pets!! We'll be back!
Tallahassee FL USA
Perfect fit for our family
December 6, 2014
This house works so well for us, having a good amount of sleeping space and the large common area for eating and visiting. The recent facelift makes it even more pleasant. The location is ideal for exploring St. Augustine or staring at the ocean. We will definitely stay here again!
Spacious and comfortable beach house
December 3, 2014
We didn't fully understand, based on the photos, just how spacious this home is. We rented this house during the week of Thanksgiving and had up to 20 members of our family gathering in this house on some days. Everyone had a great time. There was plenty of seating and places where folks could eat Thanksgiving dinner and watch their favorite football team. The owner is friendly and helpful. We've rented several houses and condos in various locales over the years. This house is in the top tier of the places we've rented.
Amy Sullivan Pertain
Beautiful and Comfortable
August 19, 2014
The house was steps away from the beach and the view was amazing. The house was great! Loads of space, comfortable beds, an open floor plan and plenty of seating. We enjoyed the convenience of all the shops and restaurants close by, as well as the short drive to all the great St. Augustine attractions. We hope to visit again and often!!!
Carolyn M McCutcheon
Oakdale, Pa. 15071
our winter vacation
March 4, 2014
it was surprising how nice the beach house was. we did not expect that. It was spacious and beautiful. We were glad to be the first to stay there after the new renovations. Looking forward to our next vacation at the beach house. Thanks to William and his family. God Bless PS. Enjoying meeting the friendly neighbor, Robert and his wife Randy and Judy
Awesome, glad you enjoyed the renovations. We look forward to having you back next year. We have a few more updates that we want to do when we get the time and money, so you never know what may be different next year. We are always trying to improve and with the help of the Salt air...... there is always something to do.
Thanks again and God Bless
The Porter Family
Salem, OR USA
October 23, 2013
I can't imaging a better place we could have stayed during my daughter's wedding. The location was better than we expected with the beach right off the back deck but still very private. The home was perfectly equipped with dishes, pots and pans, towels, tp etc. and maintained with care. We loved having such a large great room surrounding the kitchen since everyone always congregates in that area! We had a group of 7 and could have easily fit more. The enclosed deck was a wonderful addition of light and privacy for sleeping. The outside deck was nice and new! Very spacious with a beautiful view of the water. Home was clean and beds were comfortable! Plenty of room for 3 cars to park in the driveway.I can honestly say there wasn't anything we would have changed. The owner William was such a delight to deal with from beginning to end. Very honest and sincere and incredibly prompt! What a blessing that was! Back to the location - so close to downtown St. Augustine, just a few minutes drive. You can walk to the grocery store and some restaurants if you don't want to drive. St. Augustine Beach was not too far away which is where we went to spend time in the wayer playing. We bought boogie boards for $15 each and even my mom who is 63 tried it and loved it! After using them, we just gifted them to some kids on the beach who were extremily happy to receive them! Inexpensive day even at that! Note: The beach outside the house is more for shallow wading and scenery as there isn't much room before it gets really deep. There were people surfing and skim boarding so it seems a great location for experienced water sports. This is not a negative by any means, just a detail helpful if you have plans to play in the water above your waist. If we ever get the opportunity to return, we will be staying here as I can't imagine a better place exists, especially at this price. Thank you William, our family will always cherish the memories in Vilano Beach.
thank you so much for the wonderful review. We do try really hard to make sure all of our visitors enjoy their stay enough to come back as well as to recommend it to others. Just a note, the beach does change regularly and what may be a sharp drop off today, could be completely gone next week and you could be able to wade out 100 yards, but that is just mother nature....
Thanks again and God Bless
Loveland, CO USA
July 6, 2013
We had a great time in Vilano Beach. Home was clean and very comfortable. The house was close to the beach which was perfect for the younger kids with us. It was great that the Publix was co close we could walk there.
Green Bay, WI
April 21, 2013
This was exactly what I imagined it would be. This place was so lovely, clean and neat, convient and comfortable. The owner was easy to reach and welcoming. I was looking for something easy and this was it. I would come back to this setting any time.
November 15, 2012
We stayed at this home for the second time now. We love the location and convenience factor. Good house for a lot of people. We had 6 comfortably housed. The beach is right there as well as the Publix supermarket.
Great Location and a true beach house
November 6, 2012
We stayed here for a fall weekend and enjoyed it. The location is wonderful! Quiet street with a boardwalk to the beach right out your door. It truly is a beach house which I love, but do not expect top of the line. It can use some fixes, the ceiling fan in one of the bedrooms is out of line so scraps if you try to use it, the decking could use some attention to avoid splinters, that type of thing - nothing major - it was clean and as advertised and on the beach. Publix grocery store within walking distance, Easy trip into St. Augustine. I would definitely stay here again.
Thank you for your review. We were not aware of the issue with the ceiling fan, but we will replace it immediately. The deck is old and we have plans to extend it during the slow season to have a great place to sunbath, grill and look at the beach. We look forward to your return.
Labor day weekend
September 9, 2012
Great location, plenty of space for sleeping, entertaining, cooking, etc. linens were clean and the house had everything we needed! Would stay there again in a heartbeat.
great vacation had by all
August 19, 2012
we were there for a graduation and wedding and had the time of our lives. The home was in the best location on vilano beach easy access to beach and store and the ice cream shop. 12 of us in the home with a few visitors had had plenty of room. 2 of the sleepers weren't very comfortable but the kids didn't mind. Would go back again and again... We stayed a week but would have liked to be there 2 weeks. Thank you Mr. Porter great home and your quick responses to any questions we had were very much appreciated.
Andrea Hoover Smith
August 19, 2012
This was our first vacation in a long time! Owner is a wonderful person and the house and location was perfect! Waking up every morning and sitting on the beach to watch the sunrise was so peaceful. Publix chicken is still the best and conveniently located around the corner.
June 25, 2012
We just got back from a great week at the beach! Had a family reunion with folks from PittsburghPA,, Portland Oregon, Alabama and Keystone Heights, Florida. Loved the location close to St. Augustine. Beach was great as was the house. Our 13 year old nephew summed up our week with this comment on Friday evening: "I hated to see this day come, now we have to go home, no more beach til next year." Thanks again William for the great rental!
Roberta Maras Thompson
Great beach house
January 2, 2012
We spent Christmas and New Year's at the beach house and it was wonderful. First of all, William Porter, the owner is very, very accommodating and attentive. We appreciated the fact that he took the time to provide us with a decorated Christmas tree and other Christmas decor displayed throughout the house. The location of the beach house is outstanding. The boardwalk to the beach is just a few steps from the front door. One of the highlights of our vacation was our sunrise walks on the beach and watching the dolphins that were very close to shore. The St. Augustine area has a lot to offer visitors. We enjoyed riding our bikes around the area and visiting the historic sites in and around St. Augustine. ....Ft. Matanzas, San Sebastian Winery wine tasting, the park with the carousel (that my grandson loved), fireworks at the pier. The house itself is very comfortable and clean. We will come back again next year. Thanks so much for the great vacation.
Thank you for the wonderful review. The only way we will be successful in operating a vacation rental is for us to follow through to ensure that your stay is everything you want it to be and everything that you expect it to be. We are constantly trying to improve the property, so thank you for working with us to install the new driveway and sidewalks. Thanks again, God Bless and Happy New Year.
Great house and location, can't wait to come back!
October 6, 2011
We were in town for a wedding and needed a place that could accomodate 2 families for a full week. After finding the house on the internet, we asked my brother, who lives in Vilano, to check it out for us. We contacted the owner and my brother and his wife were allowed to walk through. On their recommendation, we decided to book. We couldn't be happier with our decision. First of all, our arrival and departure days were not typical for a vacation rental and the owner was very, very accomodating. We even had a last minute change in our arrival day and he was more than happy to work with us. The location is perfect. It really is right on the beach. The dunes obsucure your view slighly but it didn't detract from the experience at all. Vilano is a great little town and seems like it's on its way to bigger and better things. The beach is obviously close by as are several restaurants which are within walking distance. The new Pulbix should be completed shortly which will be ideal. There's also a boat rental place on the other side of the bridge (Cast and Cruise) with a nice seletion of cruising and fishing boats. The house itself is much bigger than it looks in the pics. We were very pleasently surprised by how roomy the living room/dining room/kitchen are. The deck is great and is perfect for sipping coffee as the sun rises. The bedrooms are a decent size and the bathroom in the master bedroom is nice. (We got spoiled by the shower. If you like lots of water pressure, you'll love it.) Everything we needed was provided including all kitchen utensils/appliances, washer/dryer, plenty of towels, etc. We had lots of family in town for the wedding and quite a few of them stopped by the house during the week and commented on how nice it was. We're definitely planning on coming back next year and now we have several other family members lined up to come with us! Great house, great location, great weather. See you next year!
Spartanburg , South Carolina
great place to stay
July 26, 2011
I loved Vilano Beach. The house was nice, very clean and had all the comforts of home. We loved the open concept of the kitchen, dining, and living room space that looks out to the beach. I would love to come back some day.
Huntsville, AL USA
June 6, 2011
The location was great and the house was good,there were twelve of us including three children and everyone had a wonderful time...FYI if you go during Sea Turtle season be sure to close the blinds in the sun room, we were sited for having the deck light on when it wasn't and only when we came back from the beach one evening did we see how bright the lights were coming from inside the house so whoever was patroling the beach thought the deck lights were on. Also don't think the sofa sleepers will be fine for extra people, even the kids couldn't sleep on them, we bought three air beds and let the kids sleep on the sofas without the bed being out.The location is wonderful, only 15 minutes from almost anything you might want to do or see and all enjoyed the beach,water,& waves. Would absolutely stay there again!
Kathy Lahr-David Lahr-David
April 18, 2011
Very relaxing, homey, and fun place to hide out with the fam! Everyone wants to do this again!!!
April 5, 2011
We were so glad that we stayed at Vilano Beach. The location is terrific...just 5 minutes from downtown but not at a crowded beach. The house was right on the beach next to the public walkway to the beach. It was clean and safe, well furnished, and had the essentials for a great stay. Our host, William, was accomodating. We were there for 2 weeks and would do it again in a minute.
October 30, 2010
The house was great.The sunrises were beautiful.We were here for our sons wedding.We had ages 18 months to 84 and every one was happy.Our granddaughter made it her houseThe house is well equipped to walk in and just live like home.We will be back.
September 23, 2010
Well appointed beach home, great place for a peaceful and relaxing getaway. Located in a quiet neighborhood if you're seeking peace & quiet, but still close enough to attractions if you're wanting something to do. Easy beach access. Enjoy the sounds of the waves and watch the most glorious sunrises right from the deck!! Would definately stay again.
West Palm Beach, FL
Great find on the beach!
September 8, 2010
We couldn't have been happier with this home. We spent Labor Day week there on a family getaway. Our college aged sons could surf and skimboard right there. Great for family gatherings. You can see St Aug lighhouse from the beach. Watch the sun come up on the front porch. Owner is very accomodating. We will be back!
September 3, 2010
When we first arrived at the house we were pleasantly surprised because it was larger than it appeared on the internet. The place was emaculate,so warm and inviting. Completely furnished with anything you would need. Games for the kids and more. Lots of room for all and just steps from the beach. The home owner was very helpful and friendly. I would recommend to anyone for a wonderful place to stay and enjoy all the sites, food, and fun that Florida has to offer. We will definitely come back.
August 26, 2010
We had a great time. House accommodated us, kids, grandkids. Everything was furnished and furnished nicely. Full size washer dryer were great with all the beach stuff. No traffic noise, just the waves. Will return to house.
Toccoa (northeast) GA USA
Perfect Beach Rental!
August 2, 2010
My family and I could not have hoped for better accomodations, beach accessibility, or business transaction than we experenced with this rental. The home was clean and well appointed. When I found a need for somethng, I would look in the logical place and there it would be. The furniture and beds were very comfortable. The deck puts you eye-level with the horizon which affords a perfect place to watch the breathtaking sunrises! Early morning and evening beach walks were the norm for me and I always felt safe on beautiful Vilano Beach. William was a dream rental agent/owner who knew his property and was extremely responsive to our needs. he was so kind as to offer recommendations with regard to local restaurants and activities of interest. My family has every intention of returning to this incredible place as often as possible.
great place to vacation
July 26, 2010
Vilano Beach house was a great place to stay for our vacation in St. Augustine. It was right on the beach and only a few minutes from historic St. Augustine. House was quite comfortable for our large group ranging in ages from 65 to 1. We had a great vacation.
De Anna P. Dorsey
Gates, NC USA
Wonderful family vacation spot!!!!
June 22, 2010
We had a wonderful time at this vacation home. The owner was always ready to help with any questions I had about the area, restaurants, activities, etc. Great place for our group of 9 and even enough room for 11. The separate front "den" was a great place for some to watch their own shows on the T.V. out there while others watched T.V. in the den. Eating space was excellent!!!! The only part of the kitchen which was a negative was casserole dishes not being available but we made do. Great location with such easy access to the beach. WONDERFUL VACATION AND HOPE TO GO BACK!!!!
June 16, 2010
We had a great time and appreciated having lots of space for our guests to enjoy their stay. The space is updated, though the pictures didn't do it any justice. The only negative was bugs outside at night that got inside if you weren't careful. But in Florida, that's not an uncommon problem. I'd definitely stay there again.
Rock Hill, SC
family trip to beach
May 24, 2010
Our family trip to the beach house could not have been more wonderful! The house itself was great, and the owners delightful. I would highly recommend this experience for anyone. We had family members raging in age from 61 yrs to 7 months!
Paradise in Florida
November 17, 2009
My family had a reunion here, what a fantastic beach home!! Hurricane Ida blew thru during a birthday party, just to add to the feel. We had an absolutely wonderful stay.
Winder, GA 30680
September 29, 2009
The beach house on Vilano Beach was comfortable, roomy and on the beach. It's location was convenient to activities in St Augustine. I enjoyed my stay at this rental and would be interested in renting it again.
Great place for a family Reunion
July 20, 2009
our large family rented two homes for our annual 4th of July Reunion. Our Vilano Beach House was closest to the ocean so we mostly gthered there. Wonderful great room with an open kitchen and dining area. Perfect for a crowd. Thanks for a wonderful spot. Vilano is beautiful; watched fireworks from the old bridge. Last night celebration at Cap's --Yum.
THE BEST VACATION HOUSE
June 14, 2009
We came there with a few friends and family for our wedding and the location is the best.The house is spectacular,couldnt have picked a better place.The owner and father were so nice and very helpful.Very nice people. We had the best time and are definitely going back every year.we loved the house and the location. gets a major A+++++ in our book. This place is going to be the place for us to spend our anniversary every year. its a 10 star location and house.
Loved it on Honeymoon
May 15, 2009
My wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon and we loved it. Just enough privacy so you can enjoy each others company without interference. Street is very quiet and clean. Restuarants are great and very short 2 minute drive into St Augustine. I like Vilano Beach because it is peaceful and not over crowded. Definatly plan on staying again!!
Dorothy Jean Duddy
Home away from home
April 18, 2009
From the moment I arrived I felt at home in this lovely beach home. The house is gracioulsy appointed but it is the proximity to the ocean that makes it unique. I have loved my am walks with my labradoodle on the beach, and have been awed on a daily basis by the sunrises. Golfcoures nearby are another plus. This house is built for entertainng. Have enjoyed having new friends for dinner. IN closing I think the best thing I can say is I found it so charming I have signed up for another 4 months next year. Defintely a 5 star accomadation Dorothy Jean Duddy
3 from (North Metro) Atlanta, GA & 1 from Redondo Beach, CA (USA)
Scenic, relaxing & roomy
November 7, 2008
Four adults visited for a four day weekend of football and relaxation. this was our first stay at this location and plan to return next year for our annual visit. it is located off the beaten path with an exceptional view of the Atlantic. The roar of the surf and the ocean winds were very theraputic and relaxing from the house or the deck. The beach it self was a very short walk over the dunes via a board walk just off the property line. The house was very roomy, cmfortable and well supplied with with everything from towels to kitchen utinsils. It provided a perfect setting for a social gathering and stretching out. The huge dining table was a big plus for everyone eating comfortably, playing table games and planning the weekends activities. The location has a remote beach feel yet we were within a short drive to the heart of St. Augustine's restaurants, sightseeing, shopping and tourist venues. We highly recommend this location, Book it, you won't be disappointed!
June 30, 2008
We crunched our 6 grandkids and various adult children into this comfortable house with an ocean view. The beach is very accessible and kid-friendly. It's a great location for a family and bonding time with grandkids.
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