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Beautiful Ocean Front Cottage in Vilano Beach 'A Hidden Secret'

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 28 nights

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, Direct Ocean Front. Sleeps 10-11

***I DO NOT ADVERTISE ON CRAIGSLIST*** THERE ARE A LOT OF FRAUDULENT ADVERTISEMENTS ON CRAIGSLIST SO PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS!!!!***NEW INTERIOR FLOORING, PAINT, DOORS, MOLDING and FURNITURE AS OF FEBRUARY 2014..New living room furniture and bedding June 2014.. 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 wonderful views of the Inlet, St. Augustine Lighthouse and Downtown St. Augustine. Outdoor shower. Walk to the marina for Jet Ski rentals and Deep Sea fishing trips. Town Center Complex has recently been completed with Publix and various retail shops and restaurants House is built on pilings and area under house is a great Sand area for children to play and get out of the sun. New Deck allows easy access for guests that are not fond of stairs. Complex is located within walking distance.

Golfing and other excursions: Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra

St. Johns Community Golf Course

The Royals at St. Augustine All of these are local courses

Scooner Freedom 904-810-1010 Scenic Sail boat trips

Deep sea fishing trips, parasailing and jet ski rental within walking distance

Bicycle path along side of Coastal Hwy A1A for cycling.

Location: house address is 1 Corunna, St. Augustine Fl 32084. Please pull up the location on google earth or mapquest as the map on this website shows the house at the wrong location. House is located in vilano beach and is Ocean Front.

More Details

William Porter
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017


Saint Augustine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outside - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Patio Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
House should be equipped with any and every utensil you could possibly need, however I will consider purchasing something to leave in the house should you find there is something missing. I only live 3 miles away and want you to fully enjoy your stay in my home. All you need to bring is your clothes and food and you are set to have a wonderful vacation. Thank you for considering our home


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Ocean Front Cottage in Vilano Beach 'A Hidden Secret'
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was the most relaxing home that we have stayed at in a long time. Location is great for a relaxing time. We saw the sunrise and the sunset everyday we stayed here. The night sky and stars were fantastic from the deck. We so enjoyed the long walks and the fresh air.

We will stay again and again.

No one will regret staying here - It was absolutely GREAT!

Thanks again

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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24 5

An amazing house! Great memories!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to do something different at Christmas time this year. We lost one of our sons and I lost my only sibling and my parents. Christmas was always my favorite holiday but now it is bittersweet. We were so blessed to have found this wonderful home. Our son picked us up at the airport and the magic began! We had it all: the beach, beautiful sunrises, sunsets, and just minutes away we had all that St. Augustine offers. You are close to some of the finest dining experiences you will ever have. We also enjoyed the fort, the lighthouse and many historical tours. We went on a Christmas light trolley tour. They give you glasses that make the lights look like snowflakes or maybe stars! Anyway I can't say enough good things about the place. Mr. Porter was always available and so kind. We hope to come back someday!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry for the tragedy with your family, but I am happy that you enjoyed your stay so much. We look forward to having you visit again. God Bless and Merry Christmas The Porters
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Beautiful, spacious home. Friendly hosts. Great for large groups.

  • 5 of 5

Easy check-in, check-out. Beautiful, clean, spacious house. Great amenities and views. Comfortably slept 12 people. This was just what we were looking for. We really enjoyed our weekend. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much for the kind words. We hope you visit us again soon. God Bless The Porters
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Just Great

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to Northeast Florida and our third rental home. This place was the best. Starting with the location which is within a few feet of the beach. Walk off the deck and onto the walkway to the beach. Or you can walk to Vilano Road with its hotels and shops. The town center is a comfortable walk just two blocks from the house.

We enjoyed sitting out on the deck watching the ocean and feeling the ocean breeze.

Inside the home, the oversized chairs and sofas were easy to slip into.

It was a pleasure dealing with William Porter.

We look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the Great review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit. Thanks again and God Bless The Porters
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Above expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This oceanfront house was just perfect for my family. The location in Vilano Beach is quiet and remote and despite it having a public beach, the crowd was minimal during our stay. We had plenty of room in the house and the beach for our family of 8 that included children and grandparents. The pictures don't do it justice. It is clean and comfortable and has everything you could need, just need to bring your own groceries, toiletries, and beach chairs. Mr. Porter was extremely friendly, hospitable, and accessible. The neighbors were also super nice and friendly. I would recommend this house to anyone visiting close to St. Augustine. The only item I would recommend is having some beach chairs and such available for those who don't visit the beach often.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and we look forward to you coming to visit again. As for chairs, the only reason we don't provide them is they tend to tear up rather quickly and we don't want to provide something that tears up so regularly. Thanks again and God Bless William Porter
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1 0

Awesome house and location

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here, the location was great. House was wonderful. Lots of room to spread out, great location for a family get together. While sitting on the deck enjoying the beautiful scenery Mr. Porter Sr. stopped by for a chat, recommended Caps restaurant and it was wonderful. Highly recommend. The Porters are awesome folks to deal with. We will definitely rent from them again.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Morning We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to next time. God Bless The Porters
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Jacksonville and Daytona

5 minutes to Historical Downtown St. Augustine, which has the Oldest Everything (I think) in the U. S (sight seeing tours, oldest jail, oldest school house, etc. Ripleys Believe it or not, Wax Museum, various other museums and shopping galore on St. George Street in Downtown St. Aug. Wonderful local restaurants, 40 minutes from Jacksonville, 1 hour from Daytona Beach, 40 minutes to Marine Land to swim with the dolphins. 2 hours to Disney World or Universal Studios. 2.5 hours to Port Canaveral. You can see lift off of the space shuttle from the beach. Golfing everywhere and just 15 minutes to Sawgrass for the TPC.

Other Activities: Beach, Serenata Beach Club


Rates & Availability

Saint Augustine House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 1 2017
28 night minimum stay
Apr 2 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 20 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 4 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 24 2018
28 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Additional charges will be included for guests over 8 ($25.00 each) as well as pet fees

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