Ahmed Bata or Wanda Chambers

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Ahmed Bata or Wanda Chambers

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OCEANFRONT BEACH HOUSE

Vilano Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms + Den, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

Dolphin Retreat is a remodeled 3000 sq ft oceanfront house located 5 minutes from Historic St. Augustine and 15 minutes from Ponte Vedra. It sits atop a high dune and has a private dune walkover to a private beach with no public access nearby.

The house has 6 bedrooms with 2 king, 2 queen, and 6 twin beds, and has 4 1/2 baths. The master bedroom suite has a private bath, a satellite TV/DVD/VCR and gorgeous ocean views. Full kitchen and dining room with sliders onto private oceanfront deck equipped with a gas grill. Two living rooms, one on each floor, have ocean views and satellite TV/DVD/VCR. Wireless high speed internet is offered as a free service.

Remodeled kitchen has Granite countertops, maple cabinets and stainless steel appliances.There is Italian tile throughout the house and new Master bedroom furniture. This home is centrally located close to the historic district in downtown St. Augustine, and is only half a mile away from Serenata Beach Club. Club membership is offered on a weekly basis. They have pools, one of which is heated, a gym, restaurant and bar, and a strip of beach with chairs, umbrellas, beach toys, and waiter service.

There are 2 floors. The ground floor has a den with a TV and a game table (card games provided), a screened porch, a full bath with a tub, and 2 bedrooms. One bedroom has a queen bed, and the other has 2 sets of bunk beds that sleep four people. There is also an attached 2 car garage on that floor.

The top floor has The living room, dining room, and kitchen all open to each other and to the large oceanside porch that is 55 feet long. The master bedroom (king bed) and bath occupy an oceanside corner of the house. The back of that floor has a long hallway leading to the 3 remaining bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Bedroom one has a queen bed and a day bed that opens to a queen bed (trundle). Bedroom two has a king bed. Bedroom 3 has 2 two twin beds. Bedroom 2 and 3 have their own 1/2 baths but share a shower.

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
We all had a wonderful time! We enjoyed the beach and the house is nice and roomy, and well equiped with everything we needed. Thank you for letting us have this time in your beach house.
Mar 2004
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Ahmed Bata or Wanda Chambers

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Speaks english
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Three services to protect your trip:
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4.8
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Oceanfront Beach House
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews
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Oceanfront Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p110061
904 377-2121
Vilano Beach St. Augustine Area
4

GREAT VIEWS, RIGHT ON THE BEACH!

  • 4 of 5
This house is definitely not the "prettiest" or newest on the block (the roof is rusty and falling apart and needs to be replaced, etc.) but it has the same incredible views as any other house on this beach. The kitchen area had been recently renovated, it seemed -- new kitchen appliances, new big kitchen table and chairs -- and it was a great place to gather as a large group for evening meals or games. The porch chairs were old and plastic, some falling apart, but most of them still held up, and the grill on the porch worked perfectly. The views from the house (RIGHT on the beach) really can't be beat! The private dune walkover and the outdoor shower were very nice too. The house was fully stocked with about anything you would need for a week on the beach... beach towels, beach toys for the kids, fully stocked kitchen utensils, etc. Wanda was helpful before and during the rental with most extra needs that came up.

The rooms were spacious and clean; the master bedroom with a door opening onto the beach-facing porch was incredible. A few of the old showerheads in the bathrooms sprayed water in all directions and one shower refused to drain, but with 4.5 bathrooms there were always other options to use if one was acting up. The downstairs "apartment" would be a great place for a family with small kids to reside, to avoid disturbing any other guests.

Cap's on the Water, across the street from this house, is highly recommended for dinner -- the views on the water at sunset were gorgeous.

In all, my friends and I loved this place and had a terrific vacation, and will hopefully be coming back in the future!
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: New Porch chairs have already been purchased The roof is scheduled to be replaced January/2014
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Oceanfront Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p110061
904 377-2121
Vilano Beach St. Augustine Area
Marietta, GA
5

FANTASTIC GET AWAY - MARIETTA, GA

  • 5 of 5
Prior to a wedding, my family of ten decided to take a few days before to unwind and essentially just relax before the big wedding day. This house was perfect for that and it was so well kept and apportioned. The entire backside of the house has rolling windows and we simply left them open all the time to have an unobstructed view of the ocean, smell the salt air and watch the waves. The beach and our own private walkway was wonderful and we also loved having the outside showers to get the sand off of us. At the end of the day, this was a spectacular visit and house. Lastly, Wanda was so great to work with and she made it such a pleasure. We'll be calling here again soon!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Oceanfront Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p110061
904 377-2121
Vilano Beach St. Augustine Area
Nashville, TN
5

PERFECT VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Our vacation at Dolphin Retreat couldn't have been better. The house was perfect. We had 5 families from 3 states and two babies. We each had our individual space. Wanda provided the items we needed for the babies so we didn't have to pack as much. It was great to have beach chairs and beach toys. The beach was so peaceful and quiet. It was the perfect place to have our first vacation with our daughters, their husbands and new babies and our nephew and his family. Those who wanted to see the sites were close to the old city, Capp's and the Reef were wonderful dining experiences. My cousin's came from Jacksonville for a mini family reunion and it was perfect to cook-out, relax on the deck and the beach and watch all the kids play. Hope to be back next year.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Oceanfront Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p110061
904 377-2121
Vilano Beach St. Augustine Area
Columbus,IN
4

GREAT WEDDING LOCATION!

  • 4 of 5
The house was excellent. There were a few minor issues but Wanda took care of them quickly. She even had a plumber show up @ 10pm to fix the shower! Bed's were comfy and clean, no bed bugs here! Just an excellent home. Plenty of dishes, pans, and other cookware. The view from the living room, dining room and master bedroom makes this house. I will never forget waking up next to my new wife while looking out at the sunrise. Just incredible. The beach was amazing, water was perfect for swimming, some great waves and some nesting turtles during this time of the year.

I highly recommend this home to any vacationing family, it is well worth it!
  • Submitted: May 11, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Oceanfront Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p110061
904 377-2121
Vilano Beach St. Augustine Area
Jacksonville, FL USA
5

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

  • 5 of 5
This was a beautiful beach house!! We needed a place large enough for at least 16...all girl cousins for our yearly get together. It was fully stocked with essentials. They thought of everything!! Very clean. More than enough room for all of us. The sunrises were amazing from the balcony!! Wanda and Ahmed were easily accessable when I contacted them. I would highly recommend this property and I already have to several friends.
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Oceanfront Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p110061
904 377-2121
Vilano Beach St. Augustine Area
Orlando
4

NEW YEAR 2010

  • 4 of 5
Our big company stayed at the Dolphin Retreat for New Year's days. It was unforgetable time for all of us. Everyone had his own room.The house was really clean and nice. The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking and serving our holliday food. This property has really great ocean-view and clean beach shore. Also it was a short drive from the old town of St.Augustine and its main atractions. We will highly recommend this house for any kind of events for all our friends.
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful sandy beaches and blue ocean serve as Dolphin Retreat's backyard. St. Augustine, FL is the oldest city in America and one of the most popular of Florida's tourist destinations. Visit Historic St. Augustine with guided trolley tours, walking tours and ghost tours. Parasailing, jet ski and boat rental, and fishing trips are all a few minutes away. Excellent cuisine can be had at several restaurants within 10 minutes of the house. End your day watching dolphins, pelicans, and sail boats from Dolphin Retreat's back porch, or take a sunset sailing cruise from the harbor to the ocean.

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Vilano Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 31 2014 - Aug 16 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,320
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,110
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes $300 refundable damages deposit not included in prices
Major holiday rate is $4320 for up to a 7 night stay (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years)
Summer rate is $4320 for Saturday to Saturday rental (no other check in or check out days are offered in the summer.)
Outside of Summer and major holidays, the rate is $3110 weekly
Nightly rate, with a 3 night minimum, is available winter and fall
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Amenities

Vilano Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Wireless Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
    Bathroom - toilet
  • There are two bathtubs, one on each floor. The remaining two bathrooms have stand-up showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 2 queen
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 2 double
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 4 twin/ single , 2 bunk beds
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Games for Kids
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • cycling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
2 kings, 2 queens, 2 doubles, 4 bunk beds, 1 trundle bed. Beach chairs, umbrellas, recreation accessories.
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