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Beautiful Pool Home ~ Very Spacious ~ Sleeps 14~ Only Steps to the Beach!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Marty Kirkley

Greetings from First Choice FL Vacation Rentals! We are a professional property management company, trusted by the owners of vacation homes to take care of housekeeping, reservations, maintenance, and guest care.

We live in St. Augustine and we take care of our homes and our guests! Enjoy a one-of-a-kind vacation experience in a unique property. Enjoy great service and convenience. You can trust that your home will be cleaned by professional housekeepers, and your calls will be answered by our dedicated team.

We would love to help you plan your perfect getaway!

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • 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
  • festivals
  • 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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(14 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Pool Home ~ Very Spacious ~ Sleeps 14~ Only Steps to the Beach!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 16 reviews

Excellent place to stay...exactly what we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our house. It was perfect for the 12 of us....2 families of 5, 2 singles. Everyone had their own living quarters.....mainly bathroom! The kitchen and living area was awesome for hanging out and eating together! We cooked Easter dinner...the kitchen was so handy and well stocked with everything we needed. It was so comfortable....just like Home! The house was in very good shape. All the rooms were furnished with nice furniture. The pool was definitely small but it was perfect for the little kids. Adults could go in but it is not really for adults. The garage was nice to store things in. There were some chairs/umbrellas/beach toys available, although many were in bad shape. The garage door opener didn’t work but it was easy to open and close without. The neighborhood was great...very nice people, especially next door neighbor! The walk to the beach was close although is was a little dangerous crossing the road (A1A) as it was pretty busy. The beach atmosphere was a little disappointing. Many of the houses along the beach were under construction because of hurricanes/storms a year ago. It was relatively quite relaxing on the beach. We liked to go to the main Vilano Beach beach! This location was great for visiting historic St. George’s Street downtown. We were very close to many restaurants...our favorite was Beaches! We were close to the fishing pier, Porpoise Point, intercostal waterways. The bridge off the island was always busy and we had somewhat of a wait but it wasn’t too bad. We absolutely loved our stay and would highly recommend to others!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and spacious

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, and took advantage of the multiple beds available. Very comfortable and clean with a nice kitchen to work with. It was very close to the "destination wedding" on the beach we attended. Enjoyed our short time visiting St. Augustine as well.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review you are welcome back anytime!
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Great vacation place.

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped. Spacious rooms. Great pool for young children. Hard to access beach from road, otherwise great.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We are happy that thought our home was a great vacation place. Access to the beach is across the street. You are welcome back to this family friendly spacious home anytime.
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Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

Great location and great house to stay in. All that stayed loved it.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! You are welcome back anytime.
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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: December 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: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Caps, Aunt Kates,The Reef, Beachs
Car: recommended





  • $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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