|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Ahoy, maties! Welcome to Pirates' Paradise, our big beach house perched on the point where the ocean meets the St. Augustine Harbor inlet. Amazing views, abundant wildlife, and easy access to sightseeing and fine dining all make this a great place to stay.
Pirates' Paradise sits in a natural Eden of waterfront beauty called Porpoise Point (and you will see plenty of playful dolphins!) where pelicans glide by in long stately lines, shore birds call, and even the occasional manatee swims past. From here you can see the historic St. Augustine Lighthouse and Anastasia Island. The landscape here is simply unforgettable!
You can tell at a glance that Pirates' Paradise was designed for large families and lots of fun. The sparkling small pool has a sturdy safety fence around it, and plenty of sunbathing space. There's an outdoor shower, so the sand stays outdoors. Big wide balconies on the second and third stories offer plenty of room for the whole gang to toast the moonlight and gaze at ocean views during the day. An elevator makes getting up and down each level easy and quick. And the furnishings are very comfortable, with luxury in mind.
The first place you'll fall in love with is the master suite, occupying much of the third storey. It looks like a penthouse, with banks of floor-to-ceiling windows, a private oceanfront balcony, and an en-suite bathroom. A king-sized bed, HDTV, and full wet bar occupy this room, while the sun-splashed bath contains dual vanities, a soaking tub, walk-in shower, a separate area for the commode, and sliding glass doors to the patio. This is your sanctuary, a restful retreat after adventure-filled days.
The third floor contains three more bedrooms and two additional full bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms each contain two twin beds. The biggest of the remaining bedrooms, which doubles as a play area, contains 2 single beds, each with a trundle, along with a game table and terrific views of the dunes and water. The third floor offers a quiet sanctuary for guests to rest and relax away from the activity on the main floor or to just enjoy some great views while winding down from the day’s events.
The second floor of Pirates' Paradise contains an additional large bedroom with king size bed and full bath., a centrally located half bath, and the living, dining, kitchen and laundry areas. Beautifully designed and filled with sunlight, this is a cheerful and busy place, ideal for your large group. Up to 2 more people will sleep well on the convertible sofa bed in the living room.
The living area spans the entire front of our house, with multiple glass doors leading out to the long porch. Natural vegetation is all that stands between you and the water here, and you will love lazing away an afternoon in one of the rockers on the porch, watching boats float by and birds dip in and out of the underbrush. The murmur of the surf and the tang of salt in the balmy air are intoxicating!
When it's time to come inside, enjoy a movie on our HDTV with DVD player, get up a family game on the large game table, or enjoy an evening of reminiscences. Our furniture divides the room into 2 separate areas. No matter where you sit, you have an amazing view.
You will love the well-stocked kitchen at Pirates' Paradise, with a central island and glasstop stove We have both a formal dining table and a breakfast nook for your meals, but you may find yourself slipping out to the porch to dine al fresco. Who can resist such views?
Yet despite its uncrowded lands' end location, Pirates' Paradise is also very convenient to historic downtown St. Augustine, and is within walking distance of a brand new supermarket, the Vilano Beach pier (with great fishing and watercraft rentals) and several superb local restaurants. It's the best of both worlds, and your greatest problem while staying here will be trying to explore all the fantastic places around you!
Pirates' Paradise is a unique house, perfectly situated for maximum enjoyment of the incredible natural beauty of Vilano Beach.
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A very comfortable and clean home with all the amenities. Huge decks to enjoy views of the ocean and inlet. It was fun watching all the sailboats and fishing vessels go by. The area is called Porpoise Point for a reason, I saw dolphins just offshore the majority of the days I was there. I was also amazed to see a bald eagle fly right over the front yard. I actually 'Googled' it to see if it was just an Osprey, but it was in deed a bald eagle! I really enjoyed seeing the lighthouse beam circle by while laying in bed. Incredible views from the entire master bedroom! I will be back many times.
At the last minute we were told we could not stay there and we had to make other arrangements. This is an example of how poorly VRBO operates when they don't even recognize that we never rented Pirates Paradise
This house was wonderful for our "family" Spring Break. The location was ideal for enjoying the beach, yet being close enough to go back and forth to the house. Sunrises on the porch in the morning were beautiful. Ideal setup for multiple family gathering. Enjoyed the pool with grandchildren-once it warmed up a bit:) Contact with property management company was great during the reservation process and received helpful emails, texts msg leading up to our stay. Attempts to contact the company by phone 1-2 weeks prior to stay were unsuccessful. After several unsuccessful attempts I used a maintainance number I found with rental info and "John" went above and beyond to answer my questions, even calling me back with info he wanted to confirm. Our full day of rental brought a service call for an appliance apparently arranged by the owner/property management - no notice given to us until they were enroute. A little inconvenient. Overall a good time
We were very pleased with the size of the rooms which offered plenty of space for our party of 10 adults. Unfortunately, the rooms desperately needed a fresh coat of paint. Many of the walls were scuffed and marked and needed cleaning as well as painting. I would only recommend the property if these improvements were made.
We were in St. Augustine for my daughters destination wedding. Family wanted a place to hang out and visit for a few days following the wedding and this was the perfect place. Lots of space - we spent most of our time on the balcony watching beachcombers. A grocery store is around the corner. We were over twelve people, so our overflow spent the nights at the nearby hotel and came over to visit during the day. It was a delightful place for our group.
The house had plenty of room for a mini family reunion. The elevator was convenient to have. It was conveniently located on the beach, close to a grocery store, and about a 10-15 drive to downtown St. Augustine. The views of the ocean and passing ships and the lighthouse in the distance were beautiful. The part of the beach the house is on was never crowded. The pool was a little smaller than we thought, but it was a good hangout to beat the summer heat. We did agree to allow some maintenance to be done during our stay. It turned out to be more of a construction project and it put a damper on the end of our stay. The whole yard was in disarray, alternate parking wasn't convenient, and the cable/internet was disconnected the last two days of our trip. We would consider staying here again, but not agree to any maintenance during our trip.
97 miles to Disney World
50 miles - Daytona Airport (DAB)
55 miles to Jacksonville Airport
Jacksonville Stadium (Jaguars)
Kennedy Space Center
St Augustine Historic Town