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Surf Shack Vilano

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Time to relax, relax, relax. Walk the beach, explore St Augustine

41 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

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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 is lush with tropical and native plants, and 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 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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Surf Shack Vilano (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Surf Shack Vilano

I grew up in Hawaii and married a Minnesotan. A 'Snowbird's' life was the best of both worlds, so off on the house hunt we went! Hawaii (alas) is such a long plane ride from Minneapolis, so we compromised on sunny Florida. We fell in LOVE with St. Augustine when my parents and brother had moved there around 2000, and with the 4 hour trip (driving included,) it was the perfect spot to escape MN's harsh winters! My family has since moved back to Hawaii, but we still visit Vilano / St. Augustine every chance we get.

Surf Shack Vilano purchased this house in 2010

Why Surf Shack Vilano chose St. Augustine Area

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just stayed here for our honeymoon and loved it! The owner was very friendly and timely in communicating with us, the location is great, and it's a cute little house just steps from the beach! We will be back!!
Nov 2013
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Reviews

4.8
based on 41 traveler reviews

Time to relax, relax, relax. Walk the beach, explore St Augustine
average rating of 4.756098 based on 42 reviews
5

The property was very warm and inviting. We definitely would come back!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice "homebase" for our recent vacation. Comfortable, with a well stocked kitchen and all the comfort of home. Super fast internet allowed us to stay in contact when needed.

My niece and daughter went to the beach - my wife and I never made it down there unfortunately but they liked it.

I love having a washer and dryer and plenty of room to hang out. Quieter than a condo and just as nice. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

The perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Surf Shack. The property was wonderfully maintained and beautifully decorated. A short stroll to the beach and a short drive over to historic St. Augustine. Staying at the Surf Shack made it feel like we had two vacations in one... we could sight-see in St.Augustine, and come back to our little beach getaway... all in the same day. The house was the perfect size for our family of 3, and our daughter really enjoyed it as well. The neighborhood was very homey and beautiful. We definitely hope to return to the Surf Shack again one day! Experience of a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Cute little beach house

  • 5 of 5

Thank you! The house was perfect for four adults and close to the beach!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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A true home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely fantastic. My wife and two year old son stayed here in June 2016. The property was very clean, very welcoming and as soon as you walk in the door the eclectic beach feel pulls you into true relaxation mode. If you are traveling with kids, there is a bevy of toys, toddler gadgets and all the necessary family accessories. This property would also make for a great couples get away. The house is very central to all the local tourist attractions in Vilano Beach and St. Augustine. The beach is a few blocks down the road (about a three minute walk) and is a great location to swim or search for shells, a true beachcombers dream. Kira was extremely helpful and efficient in making our stay truly unforgettable. We hope to travel back to the Surf Shack soon. Thank you Kira!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

Surf Shack Vilano was just what we needed. There are multiple beaches close (we really liked making the 15 minute drive to St. Augustine Beach for lots of sand and a little calmer surf, but Vilano beach is beautiful with tons of sea shells) and great restaurants too. The surf shack is comfortable and clean. Perfect for a family vacation in a town with great character!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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excellent hone perfect vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We went to vilano beach on a family getaway upon arrival the house was all set up and ready really clean and felt homely. My husband myself and our 4 children really enjoyed our stay there were toys for the kids and even a baby mattress for my son. They really thought of everything. Even though we were usually only there to eat dinner shower and get to bed it was fantastic. Everyone was super friendly in the area and the beach was amazing and not crowded like other beaches. We will definitely return!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
59 Miles
JAX (Jacksonville,) and DAB (Daytona Beach)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles

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.

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Rates & Availability

Saint Augustine House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
$135
$2,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $80
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

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 10am.
*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.

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Amenities

Saint Augustine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 'Bedroom 1' has a comfy queen bed, 9 drawer dresser, desk with chair, alarm clock. The '2nd bedroom' offers 2 twin beds (which can easily be pushed together to make 1 big bed,) a dresser. A toddler bed rail (fits between mattress/box spring) & a 'Pack n' Play' are stored in the closet for baby.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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