Destination guide

Enjoy a laid-back vacation in cool Vilano Beach

Vilano Beach is a small sun-kissed community town, based in St Johns County in Florida, overlooking the deep blue Atlantic Ocean. Lined with palm-studded, white-sand beachfront, and bursting with relaxed seafood restaurants and cool cocktail bars, Vilano Beach is the perfect place for a stress-alleviating vacation. There are a wide range of Vilano Beach vacation rentals, too, including beachfront condos, city bungalows, and spacious apartments, so whether you’re traveling as a couple, with friends, or with family, you’re bound to find something to suit you.

Things to do

Architecture and family attractions in and around Vilano Beach

Vilano Beach isn’t only about sugary sands and tumbling surf, it also boasts a bounty of engaging cultural attractions. Architecture enthusiasts should enjoy the Villa Zorayda Museum in the adjacent town of St Augustine, a 19th-century villa built in a Moorish style, with intricate arabesque-inlaid arches and lofty domes. If you’re traveling with the kids, swing by the nearby Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum – set in a majestic castle-like building – where they can engage with interactive exhibits. After, see the Castillo de San Marcos, a 17th-century stone fortress, which is studded with canons and overlooks the ocean.

Activities

Ride the wild Vilano Beach waves

Energetic Vilano Beach vacationers can head down to the beachfront and catch some radical waves – this stretch of Florida coast is known for its intense surf, and Vilano Beach is hailed as a secret and uncrowded paradise for surfers. Vilano Beach’s silken sands are also ideal for skim-boarding, and the sparkling waters also lend themselves to sea fishing – you can rent your own boat and fishing equipment from Vilano Beach, or book an organized fishing or eco boat tour. For a relaxing afternoon activity, stop at one of the 18-hole golf courses dotted around Vilano Beach and take swing on a lush-green fairway.

Weather

Subtropical sunshine in spring and fall

Vilano Beach boasts a subtropical climate, meaning that it enjoys balmy to high temperatures year-round, as well as an extremely high number of sunny days per year. The hot and wet summer season – lasting from May to October – sees strong and dramatic thunderstorms and sweltering, humid days. As such, the spring and fall seasons are often the best time to book Vilano Beach vacation rentals – these seasons provide plenty of sunshine and pleasantly warm temperatures without much rainfall, and without ever getting too chilly.

Natural features

Venture out to Vilano Beach’s wildlife-rich parks

Vilano Beach vacation rentals put you in the heart of Florida’s St. Johns County, in eastern Florida. The small town of Vilano Beach, and its neighbor, the historic city of St. Augustin – which is dotted with old-world Spanish architecture – overlook Matanzas Bay, a peaceful emerald-blue saltwater bay that spills into the mighty South Atlantic Ocean. Vilano Beach’s immediate surrounding environment is speckled with golf courses – but a little further out, you’ll find plentiful parkland, from oceanfront state and national parks to swampland conservation areas. Here, an array of wildlife awaits, including snakes, sea turtles, and rare wood storks.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Vilano Beach

The nearest airport is in St. Augustine, FL (UST-Northeast Florida Regional), located 3.2 mi (5.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Jacksonville, FL (CRG-Jacksonville Executive at Craig), which is 30.3 mi (48.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Vilano Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,755 vacation rentals near Vilano Beach. From 693 Houses to 893 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Vilano Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Vilano Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Vilano Beach:

  • Crescent Beach: 357 vacation rentals
  • South Ponte Vedra Beach: 136 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Historic District: 187 vacation rentals
  • Lincolnville: 214 vacation rentals
  • Southside: 65 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Vilano Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Vilano Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Vilano Beach: 2,399 vacation rentals
  • Saint Augustine Historic District: 1,080 vacation rentals
  • St. Augustine Beach Park: 2,608 vacation rentals
  • TPC Sawgrass: 817 vacation rentals
  • St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park: 2,355 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Vilano Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Vilano Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 693 Houses in Vilano Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Vilano Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 893 rentals available
  • Cottages: 63 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 63 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Vilano Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 893 vacation rentals with pool available in Vilano Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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