Saint Augustine, FL, USA

Saint Augustine, FL, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 1,946 vacation rentals near Saint Augustine. From 1,020 condos to 583 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Saint Augustine for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Believe it or not, Saimt Augustine is America's oldest city

Founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers, Saint Augustine is America's oldest European settlement. Now a popular beach destination, a Saint Augustine vacation rental makes a great base for your next Floridian adventure. This vibrant waterfront city is famous as the birthplace of Ripley's Believe It or Not!, which opened in the 1950s. History buffs love exploring Castillo de San Marcos, while thrill seekers choose to zip-line over alligators at the Alligator Farm Zoological Park, there's something for everyone. As the sun sets, head down to the Historic District and sample some great Saint Augustine hospitality in the bars and seafood restaurants.

For beaches, bars, and boats, visit America's oldest city

As America's oldest city, much of the focus in Saint Augustine is around the Historical District. It's also the beating heart of the city's arts scene, with festivals, music concerts, and farmer's markets held almost every week of the summer. Book a Saint Augustine vacation rental near the harbor and you'll have easy access to the whale or dolphin-watching boat excursions departing from Camachee Cove Harbor. After a busy day of sightseeing or messing about in boats, kick back with a cool beer from one of the many bayfront's beach bars.

Gator-ade—zip-lining over alligators in Saint Augustine

Built by the Spanish more than 300 years ago, Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest fort in America. Climb up to the gun deck for amazing views over the city, or join a fascinating ranger-led guided tours for a quick history lesson. If you fancy something a little more daring, head to the Alligator Farm Zoological Park, which is home to alligators, komodo dragons, and lemurs. It's also the only place in the world where you can find all 24 species of crocodilians. Feeling brave? Then strap up and zip-wire over a snappy ‘gator pit.

For all 4 seasons in the sun, visit Saint Augustine

The perfect year-round destination, Florida boasts a largely subtropical climate, which means long, hot summers and short, mild winters. Summer in Saint Augustine can get pretty steamy. It's hot and humid and sees daily rain showers, plus the odd hurricane. The region's dry season runs between November and April, and sees little rain and delicious temperatures at around 70 to 80 degrees. This is peak season and Saint Augustine vacation rentals get snapped up fast, so book well in advance for the best selection.

Oh the hu-manatee—Saint Augustine's natural attractions

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Saint Augustine is a historic beachfront city sandwiched between Jacksonville and Daytona Beach. To escape the hustle and bustle of Historic Downtown, venture a mile or so out to Anastasia State Park. Spreading across 1,600 acres, this beautiful beachfront park features dozens of nature trails and hiking routes, past wetlands and ancient sand dunes, and is home to a wealth of birds, mammals, and marine life. Even from the shore, you can spot manatees, whales, and dolphins as American bald eagles fly overhead. It also has a visitors' center and picnic facilities.