About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 nights
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4) Just Over A Block From The Gorgeous Beach.
Nestled in the treetops, just over a block from Surfside Beach Park, the 'Surf Shack Vilano' offers you and your family a refuge.
Enjoy meals alfresco on the deck of this upstairs, open floor plan home. The large yard has plenty of room to kick a ball around.
Hunt for sea treasures (like pre-historic shark teeth) along our shell covered beach.
The home is so airy and bright - You'll love leaving the windows open to enjoy the salt air and hear waves crashing on a high surf day. Enjoy high speed internet while Osprey and Pelicans fly by, and be amazed by the local shore-fishermens' catch.
This house is only a few blocks, then, over the bridge to St. Augustine - You could bike there, or dolphin watch during your venture via the (bike friendly) water taxi (Waxi) at our famous fishing pier. Vilano Town Center is 6 blocks away (restaurants, bars, gas, salon +) A neighborhood park featuring tennis, and basketball courts and a playground is 1 block away.
Enjoy the beach-town lifestyle, kick off your shoes and relax!
key words: private home, beach vacation, beach house, St. Augustine vacation rental
Surf Shack Vilano
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Surf Shack Vilano
HI! I am from Hawaii and my husband is from Minnesota. My family moved to St. Augustine eons ago, and we found it to be an enchanting town to raise our little one in. When we aren't looking after our properties, we love exploring off the beaten path," creeking" and other outdoor activities. We are vintage enthusiasts and love a good tiki bar. I am an on-location, media hair and airbrush makeup artist and my husband is in real estate.
Surf Shack Vilano purchased this House in 2010
Why Surf Shack Vilano chose Vilano Beach
Vilano Beach offered the layed back beach-lifestyle I grew up with - similar to a small town atmosphere, the neighbors all smile, wave and talk to you, you can walk to everything you need, and the sea treasure hunting on this beach is AMAZING!! Everything from gorgeous, huge conch shells, to shark teeth, to ship wreck items. The stars and sky are glorious at night, and we love drifting off to sleep with the windows open. We are very close to the St Augustine attractions, but feel like we are in another world once we cross back over the bridge - Our Oasis.
What makes this House unique
Location, location, location! The house is close to the beach, without suffering the noise of A1A. I adore walking and biking with my family around the island, going to the neighborhood park, then swimming at the beach! We are just over the bridge from the excitement of St. Augustine, yet it feels a world away. Multi tasking a bike ride or walk (down the beach or over the marsh boardwalk) with grocery shopping is always better than the alternative! I also love this property because it is so airy and bright. The open floor plan is great for the whole family to converse in.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The house was amazing!! We loved our stay. Thank you.
Mitigé. Bonne emplacement mais menage pas fait avant notre arrivée
Emplacement bien situé. Mais dommage lit défectueux. Donc blessé plusieurs fois a la jambe a causse de bout en métal coupant qui depasse. Salle de bain non propre a notre arrivée on a du la nettoyer.
We are very sorry to see this review - Our guest's comfort is so important to us, and if there are any issues, we are quick to respond.
We saw your note about the bed after you checked out. We inspected the bed and found nothing structurally wrong with it - just a cosmetic cover on a rail that frankly, we have never had is/was missing. I'm sorry you hit your leg on the bed several times, I'm not sure that we could have prevented that.
We personally inspect the home before guests arrive, so I am confused about the bathroom comment as well. Upon our inspection, everything had been cleaned, and stocked for your arrival, and we messaged you that you could check in early. Had you alerted us to any issues upon your arrival, or during your stay, we would have been quick to remedy them. We live nearby and are happy to help.
A good beach trip for a couple or a family
Once you decide where you want to visit the beach, you start looking for a place to stay. We found the Surf Shack Vilano, online, and it met our needs for a quiet place near the beach, local attractions, and dining. It's an older home that is really well laid out for visitors. There's a nice deck to enjoy your morning coffee and a book or an early evening drink with friends. The Master Bedroom and the kid's room are well laid out and very pleasant. There's plenty of TV for the rainy day or at night, and the living room is large enough for a family to lounge about. The easy to use internet access is a nice touch. The kitchen and dining table came to be our center of activity & operations. The kitchen has everything you have at home. The Pulix that's only a half-mile up the road makes cooking all the easier.
It's a fairly quick drive to any of the local attractions or countless unique restaurants. The kids weren't in the car long at all when we went to to anything and they loved how quickly we could get back to the house. It was nice to be so close to all of the history and activity, then come home to a quiet oasis where it's just the family.
For the beach, it's only about 10 easy-walking minutes (about 2 1/2 blocks) but if you want to drive, it's a straight shot and there's a county park that has a small parking long with bathrooms and an outside shower. The beach is close enough to get the family up and down to the beach to enjoy the sunrise, collect some tide-deposited shells, then get back to the house for a home-cooked breakfast. During the day, the beach was never crowded.
You're sure to love this little out-of-the-way place and once you visit, you're bound to return.
Awesome vacation !
Great location, lovely beach. The house met all our needs
The neighborhood was great.
Everything was as advertised.
Charming family style home
Great location, very close to the beach (walking distance) and grocery store. All the comforts of home, full kitchen, bath, washing machine and dryer. Nice outdoor deck to see the sunset. Comfortable living room, and very comfortable bed! Charming decor.
5 minute Drive to downtown St. Augustine and a few miles from local restaurants.
Could use more lighting in the kitchen area (very dim at night) and outdoor lights did not work at night. Very close to neighbors but they are nice. Overall a very nice and comfortable stay, wold be great for a small family or couple!
Thank you for your feedback! Our guests comfort is important to us - I wish you had let us know about the lights, we would have been happy to check the out door bulb and adjust the wattage in the kitchen, as well as change the direction of the tract lights to serve you better. Every guest is different and we are always happy to help. Thank you again, hope to have you back again!
We greatly enjoyed our stay at the Surf Shack. It was comfortable, was nicely furnished, and included everything that we needed for our stay of two and a half weeks. The house was clean, and the kitchen was very well equipped. The weather was not warm during our stay, but the house was well heated and comfortable no matter what the temperature was outside. The house is close to a good supermarket, and only a short drive to downtown. What we especially liked was that we were only a few minutes walk to a great beach. When we had problems with the TV, we appreciated Kira's coming to our aid quickly. In all, we had a lovely stay, and would warmly recommend the Surf Shack.
Spend days meandering down the beautiful, shell covered beach, treasure hunting for pre-historic shark teeth and other sea treasures. Horseback riding is another regular activity at our beach access. Located on the NE barrier island from historic St. Augustine, Vilano is the perfect get-away. 'Town Center' offers conveniences such as a new Publix grocery store, restaurants, dry cleaning, salon and a gas station - all within walking distance of home. Vilano Beach is 'where the locals go' - For fun, enjoy a (bike friendly) water taxi into historic St. Augustine from our famous fishing pier. Spend time at the pier watching dolphins, fishing, or rent a jet ski from the Marina. After a day of exploring our nation's oldest city, you will instantly relax as you head back over the ICW bridge to this quiet and tranquil oasis.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Pay with credit card via "book it tab" Maximum occupancy is 4 + baby. Must be 25 yrs + to rent/reserve home. Check-in is 4pm, check-out is 11am. *NO pets, NO smoking.* $135/night.2 night minimum $2350/month.28 nights +10% state/fed tax +$80 cleaning service +$49 property damage protection -There is NO additional hold placed on your bank/credit card for a "damage deposit" during your vacation.