Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

2 Full baths

Description from owner

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4820405

About the area

Located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, in a cozy Beach Community. Very Private and somewhat secluded area with several WONDERFUL local restaurants. Entire house was renovated with all new furnishings in June 2007. Walk north along the beach for a wonderful Ocean view or walk south and enjoy the wonderful view of the Inlet, St. Augustine Lighthouse and Downtown St. Augustine across the Bay. Outdoor shower. Walk to the marina for Jet Ski rentals and Deep Sea Fishing trips. Very Elegant Town Center with Publix and variouse retail shops and restaurants was recently completed. 5 minutes to Historical Downtown St. Augustine, which has the Oldest Everything (I think) in the U. S. (Oldest Jail, School house, etc. Ripleys Beleive it or Not, various other museums and shopping galore on St. George street in Downtown St. Augustine. 1 Hour from Daytona (Beaches, Speedway and airport) and Downtown Jacksonville (home of the Jaguars). 2 hours to Orlando (Universal Studios, Disney World. Watch the space shuttle take off from Port Canaveral from the Front Porch. Golfing is everywhere down here with Sawgrass Country Club approx. 15 minutes away.

Getting around

A cab, Uber and there is even a water taxi within walking distance (1/2 mile) that will take you to downtown St. Augustine.

Interaction with guest

Always feel free to reach out to me with a phone call or text during your stay. I only live a few miles away and will be happy to assist with info on the area, restaurants and other fun things to do.

Owner profile

William P.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English


Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
To be covered by Payment Protection this rental needs to be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: Full bed Twin bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds 2 Twin beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Sea view
  • Waterfront


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 2 Full baths

Reviews (44)

Very Good – based on 44 reviews Very Good
44 reviews

“Vilano Beach House”

Reviewed 5 Nov 2016

We had a wonderful experience at the Vilano Beach House. It has great space for a family gathering. The tall adirondack chairs on the back deck are especially nice for enjoying the ocean breezes and experiencing the great views from this house. There is a boardwalk right beside this house for easy beach access. The location is perfect on a quiet corner beach neighborhood in St. Augustine. Within walking distance to Publix. An easy drive to downtown. The owner was very easy to work with and went out of his way to make sure our experience was pleasant. We will definitely rent this house again.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit. God Bless The Porters

“Vilano Beach House Rental”

Reviewed 20 Jun 2016

The house was very nice, large and had many good qualities. We enjoyed being that close to the ocean. There was a little bit of a musty smell and no remote for the DVD player. Overall, we had a very pleasurable experience.

“Great condo”

Reviewed 3 May 2016

We enjoyed this condo and the property. Not a bad walk to the beach and close to one of the pools. Had everything we needed. Beds comfortable and unit was clean. The third floor walk up didn't bother us. Would stay here again

“More than AMAZING!!!!!!!!!”

Reviewed 10 Apr 2016

There is no way I can say enough to do this review justice! The property is truly AMAZING! There is no way to see how fantastic this property is in pictures. Upon arrival it was as clean as can be and very very is only after you step inside and look around that you can feel how roomy this place is. We were there with my wife, 2 teenage daughters and parent in-laws and we all had a lot of room to spread out and truly enjoy ourselves. Honestly we could hav had another family with us and not felt crowded. Next the location can not be beat! You are steps from the beach easily accessed and just outside the back door. At night when the sun sets you can relax on the deck sitting in the large chairs watching the ocean in the refreshing shade. Under the deck is an enclosed outdoor shower convenient to rinse off with hot water not just cold like most outdoor beach showers! If you forget anything at the store it is a 30 second bike ride away or a couple minute walk. In the same complex as the grocery store (a new Publix) is Chinese, Italian, a surf shop and a liquor store...How convenient !! Later that night when winding down relaxing to music(stereo in living room with DVD player) or browsing through the tv channels you will finally get tired and lie down and experience the most comfortable beds I have ever had away from home. The washing machine and dryer were awesome and such a help.(very new deluxe appliances) During our week at this property we all fell in love with Vilano. The beach is amazing the town is wonderful and the people are all so friendly and laid back. On the way out I bumped into the two Williams (father and son owners) and they were just as nice as the house was. I have been to a lot of places and stayed in a lot of beach front locations and after is all said and done....this was my favorite hands down. They only thing I found wrong with the place is that at the end of the week we all had to leave. Thank you again to the Porters for having such an amazing place!!! I will be back in a heart beat and i guarantee if you are looking for a place to stay in St. Augustine (I forgot to mention that the downtown is a few minute ride away) you will find no better place!!! P.S .There are so many great things about this place there is no way I could mention them all so make your reservations and have a great trip!! (I wish there was a rating greater than 5 stars) Cooper and Leza C

Owner's reply: I just wanted to say thank you so much for the great review. We try to do what we think is needed to ensure everyone has a vacation to remember and want everyone to enjoy it that you come back to visit again. I think we have succeeded with you. Thanks again so much. This is our goal with every guest. God Bless The Porters

“Perfect Rental!!!”

Reviewed 10 Dec 2015

We had a perfect rental!! The house was clean and very good size. Two couples stayed with two small dogs and we had lots of room. We loved the deck and view of the ocean. It is very close to St. Augustine I would stay again and recommend this place to anyone!!.

“We will be there again!!!”

Reviewed 20 Oct 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! :)

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for the Great review. Our success depends on your happiness. We look forward to your next visit. God Bless The Porters

“Vilano Beach Rental-William Porter owner”

Reviewed 9 Oct 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.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much and we look forward to your next visit. God Bless The Porters

“Excellent Find!”

Reviewed 3 Sep 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!!

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for the Great review. We will certainly look into replacing the shower head and having the skylights sealed. We hope to see you guys again. Thanks again and God Bless The Porters

“Great comfy beach house”

Reviewed 21 Aug 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.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for the kind words about our beach house. We hope you visit again soon. Take care and God Bless. The Porters

“The best beach house in town!”

Reviewed 31 Jul 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.

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