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Stunning Beach Home - 4/4.5 - Sleeps 14 - Private Pool - Steps to the Ocean!!!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

This pet friendly four bedroom and four and a half bath home will comfortably accommodate up to 14 guests, so bring the whole family.

Why chose between the beach or your own pool? Carpe Diem has both! Swim in your own private, screened-in heated swimming pool, or head just 100 hundred steps to the private, dog friendly beach.

The home contains luxurious linens, garden tub, hardwood floors…great care and attention to detail – provides for a wonderful vacation! We pride ourselves in cleanliness and assure you an extremely clean and inviting home upon your arrival so that you may relax and enjoy your visit! There are a wide variety of amenities, including an Am/FM Radio, Freezer, Microwave, Blender, Cassette Player, Ice Maker, Oven, Ceiling Fans, CD Player, Refrigerator, WiFi access, Stereo, Coffee Maker, Cooking Range, Telephone, Televisions, Cookware, Dish Washer, Utensils, VCR, DVD Player, Washer and Dryer, a Wet Bar, and much more.

The house is 2 levels, with beautiful landscaping outside and it’s wonderfully decorated on the inside. There’s the wet bar, and a fireplace to get some romance brewing ocean side. The home has a garage, a formal dining room, and will make all your friends back home jealous.

100 steps to the beach from an easy path on one side and a 2 minute walk to the Inter-coastal Waterway on the other. This quiet but hip area of Vilano/North Beach is popular for surfing, paddle boarding, surf fishing, shark teeth hunting and much more. There are many great restaurants within minutes that you can either walk, bike or drive to. Our comfortable home is a 5 minute drive to the fun & activity filled oldest town in America, St. Augustine! The Vilano Beach pier is a 2 minute car drive away (or 40 minute beach walk) where you'll find a Publix Grocery Store and a mini outdoor mall. In the same area are a local Post Office, Bait & Gear store, a boat rental facility and gas dock, a local pub and more restaurants near and on the Intercoastal beach. A 20 minute drive to the home of the PGA at TPC Sawgrass, and a 2.5 hour drive to Disney World.

Carpe Diem

209 17th Street

Vilano Beach, Florida

(optional pool heater fee varies depending on length of reservation)

More Details

Marty Kirkley
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About Marty Kirkley

Hello, I have owned and managed properties for over 15 years. Previously I was a Banker for 15 years. I also owned a very successful St. Augustine home decor store!

Marty Kirkley purchased this house in 2006

What makes this house unique

Why chose between the beach or your own pool? Carpe Diem has both! Just 200 hundred steps to the dog friendly beach. Wireless Internet is also included during your stay!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to say thank you for your time in booking our stay last week at Carpe Diem. In all the rentals it was by far the most spacious and accommodating of all that we have stayed. The location was perfect, size amazing for 9 and great price!
Jul 2014
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Saint Augustine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • There is a total of 5 bathrooms. Each bedroom has an en suite bath. There is also a 1/2 bath on the first floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • 1 King, 2 Twin, 2 Queen, 2 Pull Out Sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Stunning Beach Home - 4/4.5 - Sleeps 14 - Private Pool - Steps to the Ocean!!!
average rating of 4.8 based on 12 reviews
Charlotte, NC

Family Favorite

  • 5 of 5

Our family of seven adults and six children enjoyed a relaxing week at Carpe Diem. Although the pool was a little small for all the children ay once, the beach was only about a block away. It worked perfectly for the grandparents to use the large suite above the garage for a quieter stay The spotless home had loads of towels and a very well equipped kitchen. There was plenty of living space for all kinds of activities. It is close to all the activities that are offered in St. Augustine. We would highly recommend this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! Please let me know if I can help you in the future.
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Well maintained place. Very nice inside and out

  • 5 of 5

Great location, close to beach. Easy quick 5 minute drive to downtown St. Augustine. Nice place inside and out. Well maintained and had all the basic necessities. Plenty of room and nice and open. Rental owners/ agent very nice and pleasant.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. You and your family are welcome back anytime!
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Beautiful and close to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

The house is beautiful and in a quiet neighborhood. The pool is smaller than what it looks like in pictures. There are only three real bedrooms. I can't imagine sleeping 14 adults because they include sofa beds. No adult wants to sleep on a roll away bed or sofa bed and pay that price. The house is stocked well with plenty of towels and dishes. Has a very nice washer and dryer. Close to the beach. We enjoyed our stay and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spacious house, has all the comforts of home. Short walk to the beach and close to several restaurants. Only a 10-15 minute drive to downtown St Augustine. We will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. You are welcome back anytime!!!
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Family Get Together

  • 5 of 5

We found this property almost perfect for our family of 11 ranging in age from 4 months to 72 years. We cooked some almost every day even if it was just breakfast and found the kitchen to be nicely stocked with cookware and utensils. Plenty of sleeping room and having two master suites made it very comfortable. Every bedroom has a private bath and there is a half bath on main level. The open floor plan made it easy for all of us to be in the family room/kitchen area at the same time. The only problem we had was with the bedding in the small queen bedroom The mattress was truly awful and very uncomfortable for the adult couple who had that room. That is our only complaint about the house. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit (except for that mattress). Oh, one more bit of advice - Do NOT go to the Alligator farm in June - smells awful and hot beyond belief.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We will certainly look into the mattress that you mentioned. We hope to see you again soon!
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Carpe Diem

  • 4 of 5

The home is very nice except if you think you are renting 4 full bedrooms. The 4th bedroom was a total waste it only had a single Murphy bed and 2 very uncomfortable cots. The bathroom shower had roaches and a dirty mat. The location is not St Augustine it is on VillanoBeach which is nice it's just not in St Augustin as advertised. Cindy at the rental office is lovely.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 4 star review, I am happy to hear that you felt the home was very nice. Sorry that you found a dead insect in the bathroom shower. The house is regularly serviced for pest control and was just serviced prior to your arrival. Since your feedback, we have replaced both twin cots. You can sleep 2 - 3 comfortably in the the Murphy bedroom. The home is located in Saint Augustine and the area is called Vilano Beach which is the closest beach to the Historic District and many of it's attraction! Again thanks for the 4 star review and let me know if I can assist you in the future.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Caps, Aunt Kates,The Reef, Beachs
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability


  • $1900 - $2500 weekly
  • US Dollars
  • $290 - $375 nightly
  • $1900 - $2500 weekly
  • $4000 - $11,200 montly
  • In Season Summer weeks are Saturday to Saturday turnover
  • 10.5% Sales Tax
  • Departure Housekeeping $235 / Damage Waiver $45
  • Pet fee Required $200
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