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Lynn G. - Owner

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Short Walk To Beach! Barrier Island! Florida Oasis!

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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St. Augustine Area 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!!

Just a 5-10 minute walk to the 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 in the backyard shed 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.

Don't forget to bring your boat. There's room to park it and there's a public ramp to the interacostal a couple minutes away.

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
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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 bedroom. Being an end unit it has a larger backyard so there's room for a large deck and shed for 4 bicycles. 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 24 traveler reviews

Short Walk To Beach! Barrier Island! Florida Oasis!
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 25 reviews

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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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 4 days and nights in this town home - Lynn is a terrific, responsive host and the place has everything you'll need - very spacious, and even has lovely artwork. Close to the beach and downtown St Augustine - very roomy with lots of amenities.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. It was great having you stay with us and meeting you too. We hope you stay with us again. Many thanks. The Gray Family
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Perfect set up

  • 5 of 5

this place has everything in a nice quiet neighborhood near the beach. We stayed here while looking for a long term housing situation since we had just moved here. It made the transition so smooth. It only made me wish we were moving in to the town house. Lynn was great always readily available as questions came up. I would recommend this rental to anyone and everyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Samara, we were very glad to have you stay with us and we were grateful it worked out for you to find a long term place to live so quickly. We appreciate that you liked our place enough that you would have enjoyed staying more permanently. Enjoy your new job and thanks again. The Gray Family
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Very Responsive Owners

  • 4 of 5

Clean and comfortable place to stay in a great location for access to many family activities. The place and size of the bedrooms were great for a family with children. The upstairs bedroom and bathroom, given the Florida summer heat, remained less cool than the downstairs area, despite the air conditioning. Although recent storms in the area had disabled the wireless router and television, the owner was very responsive in getting the problem fixed as soon as possible without any inconvenience to us after we alerted her to the issue. Great customer service and communication throughout the planning and actual stay. I would recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our town home. So sorry that the storms just before your arrival zapped the TV, DVR, and router so that we had to put new ones in while you were there. Also, thanks for letting me know that the A/C was not properly cooling the upstairs. This is not normal and I will have it checked out. Thanks again for your kind review. The Gray Family
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect. Couldn't have had a better place to stay. I will definitely be returning next time in in st augustine.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad our place was perfect for you and we look forward to having you stay with us again. The Gray Family
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, comfortable place to stay. Close to everything St. Augustine has to offer. The owner was very courteous and easy to deal with. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you SIdney and Bethany, We are glad you had a great stay and we hope you visit again soon. 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, Village of Vilano Pier with boat and jet ski rentals (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

Vilano Beach Townhome Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May Special
May 1 2016 - May 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Independence Week
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
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.
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St. Augustine Area Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1420 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • 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 ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 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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