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Vilano Beach, St. Augustine Vacation Rental; 4 BR. 2 BA

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Vilano Vacation Rental House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

For your convenience and peace-of-mind, we now accept VISA and Mastercard! For more information about our home, call 413 497.2220.

You won't want to leave this newer, fully-renovated beach cottage! Immaculate, fresh, clean, and uncluttered; fully renovated in 2010! Just 2/10 of a mile to the beach in Vilano Beach, St. Augustine.

Located on a quiet, low-traffic street, this beach house comfortably accomodates eight, with four bedrooms and two full baths. You will wake up refreshed and invigorated after sleeping on any one of the super-comfy memory foam mattresses.

O'Cottage by the Sea is the ideal place to marry a beach vacation with sight-seeing, relaxing, fine dining, and world-class golf!

Our home is just one block to the sand (with no busy road to cross), a 5-minute-drive to historic St. Augustine, the oldest city in America, and a 25-minute-drive along traffic-free, scenic A1A to Ponte Vedra Beach, home of the Players' Club Championship (TPC) and AAA five diamond rated Ponte Vedra Inn and Club (think spa, ladies, and golf, gentlemen). It comes equipped with a welcome supply of paper towels. dish soap, and toilet tissue, bed linens, and bath towels.

You can also walk to the Vilano Fishing Pier, where you can rent a boat at Bay Ray Boat Rentals or pick up a pizza or Chinese in the Town Center.

There is a convenience store within walking distance, too! A brand-new, full-service Publix grocery store is two blocks from the house--even closer than the convenience store!

We are a smoke-free and pet-free home.

More Details

Property Manager
Anastasia OConnor
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Anastasia OConnor

My husband and I purchased and renovated this home to use for our retirement in years to come. We also liked the thought of having a place to go on weekends with our kids. We gutted the house to the studs and did a lot of the renovation work ourselves. Most notable, unfortunately, was when we installed insulation during the hottest month of the year, without benefit of electricity; we were covered in itchy pink fibers and drenched in sweat, and jumped in our car, drove to the beach, and ran into the water, fully clothed.

Anastasia OConnor purchased this house in 2000

Why Anastasia OConnor chose Saint Augustine

Vilano Beach is a special area, with the beach on one side and the bay on the other. We love that you can walk to restaurants and shops! Vehicular traffic is pretty minimal and it is quiet and peaceful. While the bustling activities of historic St. Augustine are just a five-minute drive from the house, they seem a world away!

What makes this house unique

Totally renovated home! The beds are so comfortable. O'Cottage by the Sea is bright, uncluttered, cheerful, and welcoming.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you so much for providing such a lovely home for our family vacation! The house is beautiful and the beds are amazing! We have loved the closeness to the beach as well as to St. Augustine and Jacksonville. From the youngest at eight months old to the the oldest at 68, we have all loved our stay! Mt five-year-old especially loved the big bean bag chairs. Thank you! The Dixon Family
Jun 2014
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Saint Augustine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Guest eviction due to a serious infraction of this agreement or law is considered a cancellation made by the Guest and shall not result in any refund
  • No pets, no smoking, no parties.
  • Check-in is at 4 PM and check-out is at 10 AM
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - shower , outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Our two-story beach house has four bedrooms, two full baths, and two living areas (the family room is downstairs; the living room is upstairs). Enjoy morning coffee (or evening margaritas - yum!) listening to ocean waves and feeling ocean breezes on the big front deck. Each floor has a living area (equipped with a flat-screen TV and blu-ray player), a queen-sized bedroom, a bedroom with two single beds, and a full bath; this set-up is perfect for two families sharing a vacation to have their own floor and have a little privacy at the end of a great day of sight-seeing, swimming, sunning, and relaxing! The kitchen is on the second floor and is open to the living room. You'll want to be a kid again and sleep in the cozy bunk beds on the first floor (the bottom bunk is highly recommended for napping and reading) and lounge on the over-size memory foam beanbag chairs in front of the 60-inch TV. There are hardwood floors throughout, except for the tiled baths and entryway. The fully-equipped kitchen features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The upstairs bath features a jetted tub and dual sinks. The home is equipped with a washer and dryer. There are ceiling fans in each of the bedrooms (except for the bunk room) and the common living areas. Everything is new and clean in this non-smoking, pet-free home. Cable TV, Wi-Fi, and unlimited local and long distance phone calls, too!


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Vilano Beach, St. Augustine Vacation Rental; 4 BR. 2 BA
average rating of 4.880597 based on 71 reviews

Good times

  • 5 of 5

Great house in a great location. Easy to communicate with owner with any questions we had during our stay. The house is super comfortable and neat and tidy. There is a TON of stuff to do in St. Augustine and my suggestionto you is to 2 days stay longer then you think you should.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Vacation Home

  • 4 of 5

Excellent location--a six minute walk to the beach. The waves can be heard kissing the shore as you sit outside on the elevated veranda. The living quarters was furnished nicely, and immaculately clean --and everything worked!!! Just a few minutes drive to all "must see" sites and events. Also five minutes from "necessities", like grocery, drug store, restaurants, etc. We came to St Augustine to attend a wedding at the Museum. Thanks to our "hostess", Anastasia, for making our four day stay a joy! Our traveling party could not have wished for better!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and brite

  • 5 of 5

Clean and welcoming house in great location. Tons of things to do in St. Augustine. Wish we could stay longer!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Very nice and clean

  • 5 of 5

At the beach within three minutesđź’•...perfect for our family, great outdoor shower. Very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nice location. We were able to walk to beach and Publix. Everything was clean. Weather did not cooperate so we will have to try again someday soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and adorable rental house!

  • 5 of 5

Lots of beds and very spacious! Perfect for a girls weekend because it's walking distance to the beach and a short uber ride to downtown (5-10 mins). Very easy to get in and out of the house with a code on the back door. And all of the mattresses are memory foam, which is really nice.

Pro tip - bring trash bags and toilet paper - this is not provided, and the owner has stated so in her listing. Publix is right around the corner.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Beaching!.

* Fishing.

* Ghost Tours, Sight-seeing.

* Scenic Water Cruises.

* Golfing.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Beaching!.

* Sight-seeing in St. Augustine.

* Shopping at nearby outlet malls.

* Enjoying history on every corner.

* Taking an "Old Town Trolley" Tour.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* St. Augustine Alligator Farm.

* Ripely's Believe it or Not! Museum.

* Boat Rentals at Bay Ray Rentals.

* Black Raven Pirate Show.

* St. Augustine Lighthouse.

Vilano Beach is located at the intersection of the Atlantic Ocean and the St. Augustine Inlet. Drive your car on the beach ($3 per day collected Memorial Day - Labor Day) or walk on for free and watch shrimpers, pleasure craft, and dolphins on the water! Vilano Beach is a skim-boarder's paradise! Fish off the Vilano Beach pier or at the ocean's edge.

Tired of the beach? Drive (or walk!) over the Ursina Bridge into St. Augustine to enjoy favorite tourist attractions including, Ripley's Believe it or Not! Museum, the Fountain of Youth, and the Castillo de San Marcos; shopping and dining along St. George Street; tours on the Old Town Trolley. Walk through Flagler College's campus, where parts of "Animal House" were filmed. Rent a scooter and zip down the cobblestone streets and admire the architecture.

Drive a little further to visit the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and the St. Augustine Lighthouse (two of my favorites!). Have lunch or dinner at the nearby Conch House and sit in a "nest" overlooking the water (be sure to try the calamari with banana peppers) or, if you are patient, wait for a table at O'Steen's for a seafood dinner.

Hop in the car and enjoy a quick and easy drive on A1A along the coast to Ponte Vedra Beach, where you can shop and dine, or enjoy the spa and golf at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club or Sawgrass. If you need more golf, check out World Golf Village ("where golf is king"), about 15 miles away; you can also catch a 3-D IMAX movie and visit the World Golf Village Hall of Fame.

Not one, but TWO, outlet malls are a 20-minute drive from our beach house. You'll find the JCrew, GAP, Aeropostale, Tommy Bahama, Nike, Bose, and Coach stores (among others) at the Premium Outlets and Kate Spade, Dooney & Bourke, Lucky, Off 5th, Gucci, Cold Water Creek, BCBG at the Prime Outlets.

Visit the following websites for local information: oldcity and floridashistoriccoast and VilanoBeachFL.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $185
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

By booking through this website, the guest agrees to the terms and conditions of the rental agreement. Check-in is at 3 PM; check-out is at 10 AM (late check-outs may be billed at $50 per 15 minutes).

Please wear sunscreen.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund