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Lynn G. - Owner

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Short Walk To Beach! Barrier Island! Florida Oasis! Beautiful in the Fall!

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Saint Augustine Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Spacious 3/2 end unit Town home sleeps 8 in beds!

You'll love My Florida Oasis in beautiful, historic St. Augustine Florida. Where else can you visit and be surrounded by beaches, waterways, a Spanish fort, the oldest house and oldest school house in the U.S.?

There's so much to do......and yet so peaceful. You'll be amazed!!

For most people, about a 10 minute walk to the beach. There are lots of beach access points in Vilano, including a small drive on beach! Our charming, spacious, Intracostal waterway side, end unit town home has a fenced yard for your private enjoyment. It includes a small patio and large deck with pergola. Beautiful Florida live oak trees surround the home and often you can hear the sound of the ocean while enjoying the outdoor area.

Upstairs is the large, private master bedroom suite which over looks the two story great room. This spacious room has a luxurious orthopedic pillowtop king bed set and a twin trundle daybed (2 twin beds). You can turn on the overhead fan, open the window near the bed and listen to the ocean as you gently drift off to sleep. The master suite includes a dressing area with 2 closets, sink, and even a small ceiling fan. The bath area includes a tub with shower. You can bathe while gazing through the skylight at the moon.

Downstairs is a large bedroom with a king pillowtop bed, charming bead board ceiling, ceiling fan, armoire and closet. The bath, just around the corner, includes a whirlpool tub and shower for your enjoyment. The second downstairs bedroom is off the great room and has 2 twin beds, ceiling fan, vaulted ceilings, and beautiful windows overlooking the back yard.

The kitchen is fully appointed and updated. It includes a built-in microwave, dishwasher, washer and dryer, and small eating island. You can cook to your heart's content, because there's everything you need, even a George Foreman grill! There's even a charcoal grill too.

The great room has wood floors, ceiling fan, dining area, a loveseat and couch, and plenty of ottoman space so you can kick up you feet and watch the HDTV with satellite service and DVD player. The home also includes secure wireless service so you can access the internet whenever and where ever you wish.

We have everything you need so, relax, move in and enjoy your stay!!!

Best deal in the Neighborhood for it's size!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Lynn G. - Owner (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Lynn G. - Owner

Geoff and Lynn both grew up in various parts of Florida but moved to Ohio. We could not wait to move back to Florida so we bought My Florida Oasis so we'd be able to have an oasis to visit and dream about returning......UPDATE!!

We now live in Vilano!! We can meet and greet you, if you like, and make your stay more comfortable. We're here if you need us.

Lynn G. - Owner purchased this townhome in 2011

Why Lynn G. - Owner chose St. Augustine Area

We love the area, it has all the best Florida offers and then some. It's close to everything we'd ever want to do and it's not overly crowded. You can walk and bike ride and there's so much to see. We love the quaint peacefulness, and beauty of the area. There's nothing like being on a barrier island if you love being surrounded by water. Sunrises over the Atlantic; Sunsets over the intracoastal.

What makes this townhome unique

Many of the town homes in the neighborhood are like apartments. We loved this town home because it feels like home. It's light and airy, with a skylight in the upstairs bath, solar tubes in the living room, and lots of windows in the downstairs twin bedroom. Being an end unit it has a larger backyard so there's room for a large deck. We know you'll love it too, and you won't want to leave either! We have to remind ourselves.... we can always come back!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Most wonderful place – Vilano Beach’s “Short Walk to the Beach”

The "Short Walk to the Beach" is a perfect town home for family and friends. It's location is easy access to dining and marketing as well the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. We were there for the full moon and walked to/from the ocean and enjoyed a perfectly clear viewing of it's rising. The SWTB's accommodations offer anything a guest might wish to have at hand. From the kitchen side - the refrigerator is huge, new washer/dryer in adjacent space and having the flexibility of the dining room table and the counter/bar between kitchen and dining room allowed room to work on projects at table, and dine in addition to finding a place to perch and visit while cooking.

The large screen TV was perfect for the 'Florida Room' in addition to comfortable couches and oversized love seat. Adjacent to the Florida Room is one of the bedrooms with 2 beds and plenty of light on all three sides. The SWTB was immaculate when we arrived and had plenty of towels, blankets, appliances and anything we might need.

A special feature of SWTB is the garden area. There is a long garden/patio off the dining room's sliding glass door where a game of Bocee can be set up and enjoyed before accessing a wonderful raised terrace garden. Sitting higher than the yard level and the pergola overhead made for a tropical feel to time spent during dinner and after dinner conversation and relaxation. The garden was just coming into bloom and is certainly a wonderful area during the summer with the pergola providing overhead coverage from the sun in the afternoon.

Information and conversations with Lynn were the best part – we never felt like something we asked or needed to know was a problem and her replies were always immediate.

Certainly you will enjoy your stay at SWTB any time of year and this wonderful home's hosts. Crosby Sisters - Florida, NY, St Augustine, FL and St Louis, MO.
Mar 2016
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based on 29 traveler reviews

Short Walk To Beach! Barrier Island! Florida Oasis! Beautiful in the Fall!
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 30 reviews

It works.

  • 4 of 5

This property is no-frills, but comfortable. It isn't the Shangri-La, but for the price it is comfortable and gets the job done. The owner is very helpful & responsive. Note that you need to bring your own laundry detergent and dishwasher tabs, as these are not provided. Hand soap and shower gel was provided. Also, the nearest beach isn't all that great, with shell-y coquina instead of soft white sand. Instead, driving down to St Augustine and going to the state park might be a better bet, as those beaches are nice. There is nothing within walking distance of the townhome, so you will need to plan on driving about 8 minutes one way to the nearest grocery store & pizza restaurant.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elaine, Thank you for staying at our town home. Please note that dishwasher tabs are provided under the kitchen sink. If the cleaners forgot to put them there before your stay I am very sorry. We now also provide basic shampoo for our guests too. The grocery store, Publix is only 3 miles straight down the highway so it is quite close and there is a Chinese restaurant and Pizza restaurant by the Publix. There are 3 restaurants on the water all within 3/4 to 1 1/2 miles. They are The Reef, Caps on the Water and Aunt Kates. Some of our guests have actually enjoyed walking to the closest ones for a relaxing meal overlooking the water. Thanks again for staying with us. The Gray Family
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Great stay not far from the beach

  • 4 of 5

Great stay

Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our town home. The Gray Family
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So many new and wonderful family memories created!

  • 5 of 5

Lynn was so helpful and understanding. She was extremely easy to work with. Our family celebrated July 4th and our son's birthday! We had an amazing time just spending time together as a family! Lynn's townhouse and backyard were decorated beautifully. The kitchen was fully stocked with every eating and cooking utensil imaginable. The furniture, especially the beds, were very comfortable. Having an indoor washer, dryer, dishwasher, and ceiling fans were real plusses! The house had a fabulously "homey" feel to it. It was incredibly welcoming and inviting. It was delightfully spacious for our family of 8. We really did have a terrific vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was fantastic. We were in a great location. Quick walk or drive to the beach and a short drive to downtown festivities. The hose was also very clean and had everything we could possibly need for the stay. We would definitely rent this place again if we return to that area.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sabrina, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you. We hope you will come back and visit again soon. Thanks again! The Gray Family
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Great place for our family

  • 5 of 5

The vacation home felt like home to us! We have a blended family and all 8 of us enjoyed staying there. We were in a quiet area yet close to the beach and town. Everything you could need was provided and a quick trip to the grocery let us prepare our meals daily. The beds were so comfortable and the cleanliness of the vacation home was outstanding. The owner was very nice and was always available when needed. I highly recommend anyone staying here and we hope to return in the future. The only problem I had was that the days went by way too fast! St. Augustine is a beautiful place. The beach was amazing and not crowded at all. The kids were in awe of the ocean and hated leaving. Our first family vacation together was a great experience for us all. Thank you Mrs. Gray for being so hospitable!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tarrah. You have a wonderful family and we were very glad to have you stay with us. We are so happy that all went well for your family and you enjoyed your stay. We were also very impressed that you took such good care of the town home. You left it much neater and cleaner than usual and you had all those dear children. We hope you will stay with us again. Many thanks, The Gray family.
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Weekend in St. Augustine

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I met our adult children in St. Augustine to attend the Rhythm and Ribs Festival at Francis Field the last weekend in March. We stayed at the Gray family's Vilano Beach Townhouse. It was perfect. Impeccably clean, whimsically decorated, with plenty of room. The location was convenient to historic St. Augustine, numerous restaurants and a short walk to the beach. The owner was attentive. All pros, no cons for this one. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonnie, We are so glad you had a great time with your family. We also thank you for all your kind comments. We have a family who cleans the town homeand we think they do a great job. We are glad to hear you feel the same. We hope you'll be able to visit again. The Gray Family
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Car: recommended

Historic Downtown St. Augustine (5 miles) includes Castillo de San Marcos, Flagler College, St George Street - Shopping, great restaurants and art, Horse drawn carriage rides, Haunted Ghost Tours, Fountain of Youth, Old Jail, Lightner Museum, Old St. Augustine Village, and much more. Guanna State Park 4 miles north. Several boat ramps, one less than a mile away. TPC Sawgrass about 15 miles north, Alligator Farm, St Augustine Lighthouse, Anastasia State Park, Premium Outlet with 85 shops, World of golf Village, Vilano Pier (3 miles south) and too much more to name. New Publix Grocery in Vilano town center - 3 miles south on the Coastal highway.


Rates & Availability

Saint Augustine Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 22 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving week
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Night of Lights
Dec 1 2016 - Jan 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee for up to 8 people $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

The Security Deposit is REFUNDABLE once the town home checks out after your stay.
Check in is 4:00 p.m. and Check out is 11:00 a.m.
Contact us for MONTHLY fees
Cleaning fee $125 because there are 3 bedrooms and 6 beds. Larger and more beds than all the rental town houses in the neighborhood thus more cleaning is required. Thank you.
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Manager'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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Saint Augustine Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1420 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bath with skylight.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Downstairs bath with whirlpool.
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Downstairs bedroom near bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs off the family room via french doors
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Upstairs Masterbedroom. The daybed has 2 twin beds.
  • King size beds (2) Newer Orthopedic Pillowtop King bed in upstairs master bedroom. Newer pillowtop king bed in downstairs bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 twins in downstairs yellow/orange second bedroom. 2 twins in upstairs master bedroom which comprise the daybed trundle.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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