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Charming oasis nestled between the ocean and the intra-coastal waterway

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,590 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3BR | 2 Bath | Summer Kitchen & Hot tub just 2 blocks from the beach!

This lovely and quaint little sea turtle cottage is located between the ocean and the Intra-coastal river and just minutes from historical downtown St. Augustine.

Be sure to check out dates for the “Nights of Lights”

The fully equipped outdoor kitchen and entertainment areas are perfect for entertaining or just relaxing and enjoying the great outdoors. Gas grill, refrigerator and ice maker make this outdoor kitchen complete.

Conveniently situated directly across the street from Caps on the Water and close to a few other local and well known restaurants this little gem is the perfect getaway for anyone wishing to unwind without "roughing it"! Take a golf cart ride to the beach (500 Yards) or down to the rivers edge for a sunset (100 yards). Relax in the brand new 5 person Jacuzzi or just enjoy the sun on the paverstone deck.

Amenities include:


2 Baths

LR, DR, Kitchen

Summer Kitchen

Cable TV



Golf Cart (additional fees apply)


Swimming at the Beach or River

Note: the Beach access on Fifth street is being rebuilt due to the hurricane but the beach is accessible by golf cart, which is included, at the next access down by Reef restaurant. The distance is about 1/4 mile and two minutes by golf cart.

More Details

Paul Gleason
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Paul Gleason

We are Florida natives that purchased this cottage as a weekend getaway for our growing family. Married with 5 children , a grand baby and one more on the way, this home was a way of scheduling time away from the hustle and bustle. We've created many wonderful memories here and we know that you will too!

Paul Gleason purchased this house in 2013

Why Paul Gleason chose Saint Augustine

Our family chose Vilano Beach because we've always enjoyed being near the coast but wanted to be sure we selected a location that was near great restaurants, events and things to do year round. Visiting here allows us the flexibility to enjoy all of the things we love.

What makes this house unique

Our outdoor summer kitchen and paverstone patio area are perfect for entertaining and are unique to this neighborhood. After a long day at the beach or fishing, enjoy a relaxing dinner under the covered pergola complete as you listen to your favorite tunes through the outdoor wi-fi speakers. And if your looking for a fishing adventure one of the best charter boat captains lives right next door and can take you deep sea fishing for all the gulf stream has to offer just 9 miles off shore or river fishing for Red fish and Trout.


Saint Augustine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1590 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming oasis nestled between the ocean and the intra-coastal waterway
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful, well maintained, comfortable property.

  • 5 of 5

Paul obviously takes pride in his property. It was a wonderful, relaxing getaway and conveniently located to the beach and restaurants. One of our party is in a scooter, and there was plenty of room for her to move around inside, and convenient for her to get in and out of the property. Thank you Paul! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Going to be upgrading some things so please visit again!
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I'm so glad I decided on this property to rent vs. the others!

  • 5 of 5

This home was the first time I had rented off this website, as it was also a first time visiting St. Augustine. The owner, Paul, was so helpful throughout the whole process & would communicate promptly without hesitation. As you drive to the location of this home, you're greeted with spectacular views of the ocean & the serenity sound of waves making their landfall. As we turned into the neighborhood, I took greatly to notice that it was a clean & family orientated type of neighborhood. The house was extremely charming, and as we walked in I was highly impressed with the entire ambiance of the home. The home was spacious, the bedrooms were a great size and both bathrooms were large in size. The backyard space was exactly what one needs while on vacation. From the jacuzzi to several seating areas throughout, the outdoor kitchen, waterfall, the decorative lighting, etc made for perfect nights of gathering with our group. Another plus was the availability of use of the Golfcart & bicycles that made for great afternoon rides throughout the neighborhood. I highly recommend Caps on the Water, which is located directly across from the house, the food is delicious for a reasonable price & the view alongside the ambiance makes for a great time. If you plan to head to the downtown area, Maple Street Resturant is a "must do" for breakfast. This home is about 15min . from the downtown area & about 10min from a Publix which I found great, especially being a tourist; no way to get lost (lol).

So, I would say STOP LOOKING & rent this home if your searching to rent a home in St. Augustine for vacation. You will be so happy, relieved, thrilled, & excited that you did!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ileana! So glad you enjoyed the home and greatly appreciate your leaving us such wonderful feedback. Happy to hear you made it to Caps as well. Truly the best restaurant on the island and the views of sunset are incredible. And Maple street.... well what can I say, you found the locals breakfast spot! It was a pleasure having you visit and look forward to you returning someday (frequent renter discount applies!).
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Sweet vacation home

  • 4 of 5

The location was great, and the house and outdoor space were wonderful. Enjoyed the hot tub more then we thought due to cold temps. There was no Access to the beach due to hurricane damage but we took advantage of being close to caps restaurant for evening outings.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Lisa, Glad you enjoyed your stay. The access on first street is still out but the access from the Reef restaurant a few hundred feet down is open and accessible., Just a short ride on the golf cart which was included in the rate. Sorry you didn't make it down there, maybe next time. Happy you enjoyed the Jacuzzi!
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Castillo De San Marcos
St Augustine Lighthouse
Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
Best outdoor venue for concerts!!! A must visit!
Downtown St Augustine
Enjoy a stroll through historical St. Augustine. Taste local flavors and shop til you drop!
Salt Life Food Shack St. Augustine
Amazing seafood! Indoor and outdoor dining options....amazing aquarium!
Taco Lu
Baha fresh mexican food in a cool setting! Plan on a wait unless you arrive at an off-time b...
The Tini Martini Bar
Stop by the outdoor patio to enjoy an array of martinis and great people watching!
The Floridian
Funky twist on southern food! Always crowded but great food!
Ice Plant Bar
Take a tour of the working distillery and then dine upstairs in a 1920's style setting. Craf...
Aunt Kates
Great family location right on the intra-coastal. Only 1 mile from our property!
The Reef Restaurant
Best known for their Sunday brunch! It's a bit pricey but with unlimited mimosas, crab legs ...
Kingfish Grill
Incredible sushi and fresh fish offerings attached to a boat marina! Small but very quaint.
Caps on the Water
Located immediately across the street, this restaurant is a local favorite with indoor and o...
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
JIA or St Augustine
Nearest Barpub
Caps on the Water
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
TPC Sawgrass
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Caps on the Water
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Vilano Beach
Car: recommended

Historic St Augustine offers a variety of things to do. Great for families or couples looking for a fun getaway! Tour the Castillo de San Marcos fort, or meander through quaint St. George Street as you discover the oldest city in America. Our beaches offer a variety of water sports and relaxation perfect for vacationers. Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra and Fernandina Beach are short drives north for additional recreational fun!

You won't regret a visit to this area!

Events hosted here:

-The Players Championship

-Shrimp Festival - Fernandina Beach

-FL | GA Football Game (largest outdoor cocktail party)

-Jacksonville Jaguars

-Kingfish Tournament

-Nights of Lights (Nov-Jan)

-Ghost Tours

-90 mins from Walt Disney World and other theme parks

-St. Augustine Amphitheater




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Golf Cart $50
Cleaning fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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