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Marty Kirkley

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Carpe Diem w/Private Heated Pool-Steps to the Ocean!!

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights

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St. Augustine Area House Rental Photos and Description

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

The Carpe Diem home sits along Vilano Beach on Veterans Island. 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 200 hundred steps to the private, dog friendly beach. Enjoy the sweeping ocean views from atop the beach dune walk-over.

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.

Carpe Diem

Near Ocean Vacation Rental House

209 17th Street

Vilano Beach, Florida

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

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Marty Kirkley (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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!

What makes this house unique

Why chose between the beach or your own pool? Carpe Diem has both! Just 100 hundred steps to the private dog friendly beach. Enjoy the sweeping ocean views from atop the beach dune walk-over. 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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based on 7 traveler reviews

Carpe Diem w/Private Heated Pool-Steps to the Ocean!!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 9 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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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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Terrific large home for a family trip

  • 5 of 5

If you have a large party who need room to spread out this is a great home. All bedrooms have a bathroom plus there is a half bath. It is a very short walk to the beach which we love. There is also a small pool on the lanai which is great for the little ones. I rent a couple times a year from homeaway and was glad to see there were some basic cleaning supplies, laundry det, garbage bags and salt/pepper/sugar so did have to run out and get that. There were some beach chairs and an umbrella in the garage that came in handy. Only downside is we could only stay a few days and had to go back home! Oh well!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review on our home. I understand that your stay was short but you are welcome back anytime!!!
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CoCo's vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, Great pool, close to the beach, sit on the porch and hear the waves crashing on the shore!! The home is very well furnished with a super quiet location. Super comfy beds and soft linens!! It shows the owners really take pride in the home!! We felt very welcomed and comfortable!! The jetted garden tub in the master was fantastic!! We could not have asked for a better place to vacation!! All the people we had, and there was plenty of room for everyone!! We would like to give 10 stars but can only give 5! We will be back over and over! We have never been so happy with a vacation rental!! Thank you to all involved, Your home made us feel like we were part of the family!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the excellent review! We will see you next year.
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great times!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this unit for our granddaughter's second birthday. We invited our family. We couldn't have asked for a nicer house. It seemed more like a home than a vacation rental.

The owner/manager treated us like friends and was available to answer any questions we had. It lived up to the pictures and was everything and more than the advertisement stated. I would highly recommend this house and the rental company.

Lenny & Carol

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! You and your family are welcome back anytime. Thanks, Marty
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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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St. Augustine Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • playground
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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