|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Ahoy, maties! Welcome to Pirates' Paradise, our big beach house perched on the point where the ocean meets the St. Augustine Harbor inlet. Amazing views, abundant wildlife, and easy access to sightseeing and fine dining all make this a great place to stay.<br/><br/>Pirates' Paradise sits in a natural Eden of waterfront beauty called Porpoise Point (and you will see plenty of playful dolphins!) where pelicans glide by in long stately lines, shore birds call, and even the occasional manatee swims past. From here you can see the historic St. Augustine Lighthouse and Anastasia Island. The landscape here is simply unforgettable!<br/><br/>You can tell at a glance that Pirates' Paradise was designed for large families and lots of fun. The sparkling small pool has a sturdy safety fence around it, and plenty of sunbathing space. There's an outdoor shower, so the sand stays outdoors. Big wide balconies on the second and third stories offer plenty of room for the whole gang to toast the moonlight and gaze at ocean views during the day. An elevator makes getting up and down each level easy and quick. And the furnishings are very comfortable, with luxury in mind.<br/><br/>The first place you'll fall in love with is the master suite, occupying much of the third storey. It looks like a penthouse, with banks of floor-to-ceiling windows, a private oceanfront balcony, and an en-suite bathroom. A king-sized bed, HDTV, and full wet bar occupy this room, while the sun-splashed bath contains dual vanities, a soaking tub, walk-in shower, a separate area for the commode, and sliding glass doors to the patio. This is your sanctuary, a restful retreat after adventure-filled days.<br/><br/>The third floor contains three more bedrooms and two additional full bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms each contain two twin beds. The biggest of the remaining bedrooms, which doubles as a play area, contains 2 single beds, each with a trundle, along with a game table and terrific views of the dunes and water. The third floor offers a quiet sanctuary for guests to rest and relax away from the activity on the main floor or to just enjoy some great views while winding down from the day’s events. <br/><br/>The second floor of Pirates' Paradise contains an additional large bedroom with king size bed and full bath., a centrally located half bath, and the living, dining, kitchen and laundry areas. Beautifully designed and filled with sunlight, this is a cheerful and busy place, ideal for your large group. Up to 2 more people will sleep well on the convertible sofa bed in the living room.<br/><br/>The living area spans the entire front of our house, with multiple glass doors leading out to the long porch. Natural vegetation is all that stands between you and the water here, and you will love lazing away an afternoon in one of the rockers on the porch, watching boats float by and birds dip in and out of the underbrush. The murmur of the surf and the tang of salt in the balmy air are intoxicating!<br/><br/>When it's time to come inside, enjoy a movie on our HDTV with DVD player, get up a family game on the large game table, or enjoy an evening of reminiscences. Our furniture divides the room into 2 separate areas. No matter where you sit, you have an amazing view.<br/><br/>You will love the well-stocked kitchen at Pirates' Paradise, with a central island and glasstop stove We have both a formal dining table and a breakfast nook for your meals, but you may find yourself slipping out to the porch to dine al fresco. Who can resist such views?<br/><br/>Yet despite its uncrowded lands' end location, Pirates' Paradise is also very convenient to historic downtown St. Augustine, and is within walking distance of a brand new supermarket, the Vilano Beach pier (with great fishing and watercraft rentals) and several superb local restaurants. It's the best of both worlds, and your greatest problem while staying here will be trying to explore all the fantastic places around you!<br/><br/>Pirates' Paradise is a unique house, perfectly situated for maximum enjoyment of the incredible natural beauty of Vilano Beach.
My name is Steve Milo and I stay in Vacation Rental Homes when I travel both domestically and abroad. I own several vacation rental homes and listen carefully to our guests and their feedback and then opened my company Vacation Rental Pros in 2006! Our greatest compliment is when our guests refer our web site to their friends and relatives. AND, now Vacation Rental Pros is managing over 825 properties in Ft Myers Beach, Orlando, St Augustine Beach, Daytona Beach, Palm Coast and Ponte Vedra Beach. Our guests and their great 'word of mouth' have helped us expand to over 825+ vacation rentals. We booked over 15,000 rentals and received over 5,000 guest reviews in 2014.
We were very pleased with the size of the rooms which offered plenty of space for our party of 10 adults. Unfortunately, the rooms desperately needed a fresh coat of paint. Many of the walls were scuffed and marked and needed cleaning as well as painting. I would only recommend the property if these improvements were made.
We were in St. Augustine for my daughters destination wedding. Family wanted a place to hang out and visit for a few days following the wedding and this was the perfect place. Lots of space - we spent most of our time on the balcony watching beachcombers. A grocery store is around the corner. We were over twelve people, so our overflow spent the nights at the nearby hotel and came over to visit during the day. It was a delightful place for our group.
The house had plenty of room for a mini family reunion. The elevator was convenient to have. It was conveniently located on the beach, close to a grocery store, and about a 10-15 drive to downtown St. Augustine. The views of the ocean and passing ships and the lighthouse in the distance were beautiful. The part of the beach the house is on was never crowded. The pool was a little smaller than we thought, but it was a good hangout to beat the summer heat. We did agree to allow some maintenance to be done during our stay. It turned out to be more of a construction project and it put a damper on the end of our stay. The whole yard was in disarray, alternate parking wasn't convenient, and the cable/internet was disconnected the last two days of our trip. We would consider staying here again, but not agree to any maintenance during our trip.
Enjoyed the location and house Suggest a couple of chairside tables and a lounge chair for the porch More importantly-a railing for exiting the pool safely
This was the perfect house four our 4 family vacation! We were there for a week and would definitely recommend it. It was exactly as described. The beach was right out front and even though the pool was small we had 10 people in at once! It was very clean and the ac was cold! The whole week was perfect. No problems at all. The elevator was a necessity for our mom with her walker. We could not have had a better time in a better place. Would definitely come back!
The picture of this house does not do it justice. The views are breathtaking and you will find yourself sitting on the beautiful porches every chance you get. It rained part of every day we were there but even that was enjoyable because of the porches. We had first class seats to the spectacular thunder storms. The pool is small but is big enough for the grandkids to have fun in and big enough to float in. My family found it very enjoyable and kept the little ones entertained for hours when we weren't on the beach or sight seeing. This was our third summer to stay in a beach house in St. Augustine. This was by far the best maintained house we have stayed in. The rooms are large and we loved the 4 1/2 baths. I would recommended this home to anyone with a large family or large groups. My only cons was the elevator that was tricky to work, not enough garbage cans for such a large house and the kitchen utensils need to be updated including the knives. More rocking chairs need to be added on the porches. Overall, we loved to the house and the location is spectacular.