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Sanddollar Retreat --Vilano Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

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

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. For more information please call 904 810 5685.

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.


More Details

michael lydon
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2017


Saint Augustine Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1275 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
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
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Sanddollar Retreat --Vilano Beach
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

excellent people of their word.

  • 5 of 5

You can find thousands of places to stay around st. Augustine, But what can be difficult to find is dealing with GREAT people. We all know about hidden fees and surprises at the end of a long stay. Michael and Anne are true people of their word. Things were just what we agreed on, no hidden fees, no disruption in our stay, no miscommunication. The unit was super clean and well kept. We had 8 people and was very comfortable. I spend a lot of time around st. johns county and i found my new home. Thank you Michael and Anne for making all the difference in a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mike for a wonderful review. we have a new stove/oven and microwave LOL 1/10/2017 . Your family is welcome back any time. sorry for the late response. Snow birds are here for 3 months. Lovely family you have!!!!! you have my number for next vacation! Anne and Michael
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Great place!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for our 7th wedding anniversary with our two fur-children. We had a WONDERFUL time! Anne and Michael were wonderful and very attentative if we needed anything. It was spotless and they had everything we could have possibly needed. I'd absolutely HIGHLY recommend! We will definitely be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Rachael, Thank you for the five stars, we so enjoy what we do, we are waiting for you this July??? thanks so much for taking the time to write a great review. Anne and Michael
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Short Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had 8 people here. It was clean, comfortable and close to beach. Enjoyed the backyard and short drive to local attractions. Would stay again. Owners accessible and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Lisa, Thanks for the review, wish is was five stars, we got a new stove/oven and microwave LOL 1-10-2017, i am so glad you enjoyed the condo, your welcome back any time.
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10 1

Relaxed spring vacation with friends

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! Will definitely rent here again. Very clean, comfortable and great location. Loved sitting out back in the quiet with the light sound of the ocean near by. Exactly what we were looking for. We are already planning a return visit. Anne and Michael were so nice and accommodating. Thanks for a fun spring break at this lovely property.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Wyatt, Thanks for five star review, we so enjoy what we do, so glad everyone had a great time, hope to see everyone again soon. Anne and Michael
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norwich ny

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Great location .Super clean and very comfortable!! What can I say,this was our fourth year here and we will be back next year.I love hearing the ocean at night in your bedroom window.Anne and Michael are on sight property managers so if any problem their always there to help.Very friendly and safe area ! Your snowbird friends Dianne&Mike.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: OMG i am one year late and your back again. glad you like all the new appliances. lol oh your fifth year. welcome back! We love you and Mike and Bella, see ya tomorrow Anne and Michael
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Just what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had enough of northern winters and were looking for a place to stay near Jacksonville when we discovered Sanddollar Retreat. The pictures looked great and the reviews were very good; so we decided to give it a try. The place was exactly as it was represented and Anne and Michael were even more helpful than expected.

We work from home and it was important for us to have high speed Internet. Anne worked very hard to make sure that Comcast came out within a day!

Every room was nicely decorated and spacious. We especially loved the starry night sky from the back yard. Being able to walk to the ocean with our dogs was very cool. And St. Augustine quickly became a second home for us. It is a such a unique town and there is so much to do here for everybody.

The combination of such a lovely, comfortable place with everything that we could need, along with Anne and Michael's diligence in making sure everything was clean, well-maintained, stocked, and all details addressed--even after we arrived, makes this retreat a unique treasure to find. We hope to definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Saint Augustine Condo Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100

total cost for 3 nights, $699
$1,250 for 7 nights
one month is $2900.00 plus $200 cleaning fee.
pet fee is $200.00 per month

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

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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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*


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