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Sanddollar Retreat ~ New Photo's

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,260 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

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904 687 4220

Want a relaxed, uncrowded beach vacation? Go where the locals go- Vilano Beach! This one of a kind beach town is minutes from historic St. Augustine but feels like you stepped back in time.

Besides the miles of beautiful secluded beaches the town offers a fishing pier, a Surfside Park, water craft rentals for all budgets, parasailing, many fun parks and a children's playground. Sanddollar Retreat is a beautifully decorated townhome that you will look forward to coming back to in the evening. It is also walking distance to one of my favorite restaurants in St. Augustine, "Caps on the Water" the food and sunsets there are world famous. There is also Aunt Kate's restaurant and many other amazing choices for dinner or receptions. Vilano Beach is known for destination beach weddings because it is so secluded.

Now let me tell you about Sanddollar Retreat, as soon as you walk into this gem you will notice what remarkable taste the owners have. They have gone out of their way to make you feel comfortable and the beach theme is cozy and relaxing. There is a large fenced in back yard with a patio to enjoy your coffee in the morning and a new grill for your fresh catch of the day. The grill is there for you to enjoy, you just need to catch the fish.

The living room has cozy couches to relax in and watch movies at night on the large flat screen TV. The kitchen is fully equipped if you wish to eat in or there are many dining choices nearby.

The downstairs bedroom offers a comfortable full size bed and another flat screen TV to help you wind down the day. Upstairs the master bedroom has a king size bed and t.v., so this is a perfect unit for two couples or a family. There is also a large bathroom upstairs. Two couch's downstairs also pull out to comfortable queen size bed's. So this fabulous unit can sleep 8.

There is also a new washer and dryer if you want to wash any clothes while you are there.

Located on a scenic 5 minute drive north of St.Augustine, Florida. Sanddollar Retreat is just a 5 minute walk to the secluded Vilano Beach. Whether its shelling, surfing, fishing, watching the porpoise jumping year round or whale watching in the winter months, this is the place to enjoy the beach.

Alternatively have lots of fun in nearby St.Augustine, the newest nations oldest city, with its many attractions.

A convienent cab service to and from downtown is another great advantage, leave the car at home and paint the town red, for as little as $10-13.

Also close by is Guana State Park, 5 miles, Premium Outlet Mall for shopping, 11 miles, TPC Sawgrass, 15 miles, Ponte Vedra Beach with its spectacular homes of the rich and famous, 10 miles, World Golf Village, 18 miles.

Want to tour the area from the water?

Action Kayak Adventures, Florida Kayak Fishing and Eco-Tours.

Immerse yourself in the beautiful nature preserves of Northeast Florida including St Augustine on a fishing expedition unlike any other. No noisy motors, no crowds, just a peaceful journey into the marshes and lake beds inaccessible to other boats, but ready and waiting for kayakers and fishing rods. Not into fishing? Bart, who is a certified Master Naturalist, can lead you on an informative guided eco-tour and show you some of Florida’s undisturbed flora and fauna.

To make a reservation, call Bart at (904) 325-0344 or

Email Bart at

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michael lydon
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 1, 2017


Saint Augustine Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • both lovely and spotless
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 king , 1 double , 2 sleep sofa /futon , brand new sleep sofa and a queen futon
  • King size beds (1), full size bed (1), new queen Sleeper Sofa (1) queen futon, this home sleeps 8 in beds but has room for air mattresses upstairs huge up stairs master bedroom photos are on line
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Sanddollar Retreat ~ New Photo's
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews

Great property

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 nights and had a really good time. So close to beach and intercostal! Restaurants close by that we loved was Caps & Aunt Kate's on Vilano and Kingfish just across the bridge!

Property was clean, had a plenty of beach towels and anything else you need! Thanks Michael & Anne...see you again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love Villano Beach and this home is perfectly situated! Only a short walk or shorter drive to the beach, quiet and well taken care of! The location is only a 10 minute drive from any of the downtown attractions or restaurants you may want to check out! The home is well stocked for anything you may need! The couple that manages it are amazing and right there for any questions or help you might need! 3 adults and 3 children, we more than fit comfortably here and there was room for the kids to run and play! Will definitely be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Visiting St. Augustine

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at this vacation rental. The owner (Anne) was very hospitable and very responsive to questions. The condo is very convenient to the beach (but is not ON the beach). The owner is also very pet friendly which was important to us since we were staying with pets. Fenced-in backyard for pets and eating outside. The condo was exceptionally clean when we arrived, the bed was comfortable, the air conditioning worked well, the beach scenery was exceptional, the people we met while walking our dogs (lots of pets live here) were very friendly, the kitchen had everything we needed, restaurants (good ones) are nearby (try the key lime pie at Caps), the Publix is very close, and the historic district of St. Augustine is about a 10 mins. drive away. We had a great stay. Thanks, Anne.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property was nice...Anne and Michael were courteous, nice area..loved the beach accessibility

  • 4 of 5

What we expected would definitely come back..

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach vacation

  • 4 of 5

Very nice condo. Well stocked and immaculately clean (thank you., Ann!). The 2 bedrooms were large and comfortable The 2 bathrooms were not large, but certainly adequate. The open floor plan living/dining/kitchen opens to a lovely part shaded fenced in back yard thru sliding doors. The neighborhood was quiet and well kept. Last year's hurricane Matthew did some damage to the oceanfront homes, the beach access, and route A1A. They're working diligently on the repairs and should be done in a matter of months. Ann is the perfect concierge... even providing short cuts to restaurants within walking distance. She's very responsive and professional. We loved Vilano Beach and the surrounding areas of St Augustine Looking forward to going back next year. Thanks, Ann !

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Snowbirds from the Southern Tier

  • 5 of 5

What can I say this was our 5th year staying at SandDollar Retreat. We love the location,the condo is just perfect SPOTLESS .Ann and Michael are wonderful property managers always very helpful. Close to everything you would want to do,or just relax in the back yard. See you guys next year your friends Dianne & Mike !!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heyyyy Diane an Mike , Cant believe your three months went by so fast and you went back home covered in snow, snowed in. the whole neighborhood misses you. Cant wait until next winter, miss you. Your friends Anne and Michael, chicho and sweetpea
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Nearest Point of Interest
Shopping - Outlets
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown St Augustine
Nearest Point of Interest
St. Augustine Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Restaurant: Cap's on the Water
Nearest Point of Interest
Ripley's Believe it or Not!
Nearest Point of Interest
Castillo De San Marcos
Nearest Point of Interest
Flagler College
Nearest Point of Interest
Alligator Farm

Downtown St. Augustine (5 miles)

*St. George Street - Shopping and Restaurants*

*Castillo de San Marcos*

*St. Augustine Sightseeing Train/Old Town Trolley Tour*

*Haunted Ghost Tours*

*Fountain of Youth Tour*

*Tour of the Old Jail*

Shopping (12 miles)

*Premium Outlets - 85 shops*

-Coach, Gap, Tommy Bahama, Yankee Candle, Banana Republic, Chico's, Eddie Bauer, J. Crew, Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike &Tommy Hilfiger

Other (8 miles)

*St. Augustine Lighthouse*

*Alligator Farm*


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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