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

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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Saint Augustine House Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

William Porter
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Ocean Front Cottage in Vilano Beach 'A Hidden Secret'
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 23 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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23 5

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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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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  • 5 of 5

There is no way I can say enough to do this review justice! The property is truly AMAZING! There is no way to see how fantastic this property is in pictures. Upon arrival it was as clean as can be and very very is only after you step inside and look around that you can feel how roomy this place is. We were there with my wife, 2 teenage daughters and parent in-laws and we all had a lot of room to spread out and truly enjoy ourselves. Honestly we could hav had another family with us and not felt crowded. Next the location can not be beat! You are steps from the beach easily accessed and just outside the back door. At night when the sun sets you can relax on the deck sitting in the large chairs watching the ocean in the refreshing shade. Under the deck is an enclosed outdoor shower convenient to rinse off with hot water not just cold like most outdoor beach showers! If you forget anything at the store it is a 30 second bike ride away or a couple minute walk. In the same complex as the grocery store (a new Publix) is Chinese, Italian, a surf shop and a liquor store...How convenient !! Later that night when winding down relaxing to music(stereo in living room with DVD player) or browsing through the tv channels you will finally get tired and lie down and experience the most comfortable beds I have ever had away from home. The washing machine and dryer were awesome and such a help.(very new deluxe appliances) During our week at this property we all fell in love with Vilano. The beach is amazing the town is wonderful and the people are all so friendly and laid back. On the way out I bumped into the two Williams (father and son owners) and they were just as nice as the house was. I have been to a lot of places and stayed in a lot of beach front locations and after is all said and done....this was my favorite hands down. They only thing I found wrong with the place is that at the end of the week we all had to leave. Thank you again to the Porters for having such an amazing place!!! I will be back in a heart beat and i guarantee if you are looking for a place to stay in St. Augustine (I forgot to mention that the downtown is a few minute ride away) you will find no better place!!!

P.S .There are so many great things about this place there is no way I could mention them all so make your reservations and have a great trip!! (I wish there was a rating greater than 5 stars)

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We hope to see you again soon. God bless
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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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