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1930's Beach Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning


Minimum Stay
2 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Come and enjoy this cozy cottage in the land of dolphins and pelicans! Enjoy the sounds of gentle breezes blowing in the palm trees outside your window, and the surf rolling up on the beach. You'll love the natural beauty of the still-unspoiled area of North Florida. You can walk along a peaceful, uncrowded beach and just relax, or pick one of the many activities nearby: para sailing, deep-sea fishing, windsurfing, boating, cycling, bird-watching, hiking or golf.

Historic St. Augustine is only two miles away, Jacksonville 45 minutes away, and Orlando is a two-hour drive.

This quaint, historic cottage was part of a group of houses built in the 1930's in this area of Vilano Beach. Originally a fishing village, the area was constructed by an aviator named Reiss, a colleague of Charles Lindbergh and founder of the St. Augustine airport. Used by military families during WWII (a German spy occupied one of these cottages), it later became a motel called the Pagoda.


More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017

Why The Owner chose St. Augustine Area

The first time we traveled to St. Augustine and visited friends who had a cottage on Vilano Beach, we fell in love with the area. It was so different from other places in Florida in that it was less developed and more relaxing to us. The beaches are so beautiful and Vilano is not crowded. There is so much closeby - the historic parts of St. Augustine, which maintains its original architectural style; Guana State Park, where there are many trails for easy hiking; a gorgeous scenic drive up A1A North; and the beach is just 100 yards from our door.


Saint Augustine Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

1930's Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews
Hollywood, Florida

Starting the New Year right!

  • 4 of 5

I booked this property to get away for a few days with my fiancé for the New Year. The owner was amazing with a speedy response when I first inquired. She ensured I had several ways of contacting her before, during and after.

The property itself was very comfortable inside for us. As others have stated before, it's charm is the fact that it was built in the 1930's. You can see there have been some updates. The property was clean and had everything we needed for our stay. The outside of the property does need some TLC, but aside from that, I have nothing negative to say.

Highly recommend to rent here. We have some great memories to cherish :)

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our Perfect Escape - Again & Again

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here four times in the past five years and we love it more each time! The house is super cozy. The yard is completely private and its only a two minute walk to the beach.

Jackie is very easy to work with and very accommodating.

Within easy walking distance of Publix and many other restaurants and shops, and yet still secluded from the hustle and bustle - thanks to the high privacy fence.

The decor is charming - both inside and out. Touches of art deco highlight the interior while the yard is beachy themed with many geckos for entertainment.

We drive all the way from Wisconsin and each time it's like stepping back in time and all the tensions (and Northern chills) just slip away.

We feel like its our home away from home.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central location

  • 3 of 5

We really liked the central location & ease of access to Publix, to St. Augustine & to various beaches. The off street parking was great and we made good use of the wi-fi. The beds were very comfy & we appreciated the use of the extra blankets on a couple chilly nights (no central heat/AC). On the downside, the proximity to A-1A made it quite noisy - especially since it turns out to have been motorcycle week in Daytona!

This is a 1930's beach cottage and there aren't many of those left in FL! Keeping that in mind tho, the property does have significant maintenance (termites, LR windows fell out when trying to open them) & housekeeping issues (cobwebs, coffee rings on DR table) & I spoke w the owner about these the night before we left. I said that it must be difficult to oversee these issues from afar & to rely on property managers & she agreed. She noted that the property was very reasonably priced for the area.

All negatives aside, we had a good stay, but would not choose to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Really one word PERFECT Jackie is great to talk to and she provides what you need. VERY close to all your needs from the beach to dining. If you complain GET A LIFE it's a 1930's cottage redone in todays times. THANK'S Ray & Cerethia Houston TX

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful AND perfect in every way! It was so cozy and comfy and everything you need is in the cabin. Beach so close plus stores and downtown too. Everythijng the owner noted as to why they chose this location I totally agree with. The history of it just makes it that much more meaningful. Loved every moment there and want to return, thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brookline, MA

Just What the Doctor Ordered!

  • 5 of 5

We are so thrilled that we decided to stop off in this lovely area en route to my mom’s in southern Florida. Our stay at this wonderful, historic cottage- just a few moments away from the water- was just what we needed in terms of rest and relaxation. We are so grateful that Jackie, the owner, helped us coordinate our stop over in St. Augustine.

(Thanks for all the helpful tips!). We arrived to this beautiful, private location, parking convenient on the premises with ample property to seclude ourselves- “just what doctored ordered”! The cottage, upon arrival, was clean with fresh towels and sheets, has a small kitchen- but fully equipped, and was very comfortable and refreshing (air-conditioned, Thank God!), which we appreciated after a several hours of exploring the near-by peaceful beach.

This was our first visit to St. Augustine- which by the way is a fantastic small city to be discovered. Overall, our three days at the cottage was therapeutic and we would love to return. With this said- we can highly recommend this rental, and can’t say enough about the accommodating owner Jackie (who notified us that we could arrive an hour earlier to get settled in). Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Saint Augustine Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning fee $85
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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