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ADORABLE Beach Front Cottage

ADORABLE Beach Front Cottage

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Last updated: 04/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Vilano Beach cottage description

We are on the ocean at beautiful secluded Vilano Beach, on Florida A1A two miles north of St. Augustine. This is the perfect location for honeymoon memories of a lifetime. And it’s the ideal place to stay for the Daytona 500 and Bike Week. Park your bikes in a secure garage at night, then ride to the Speedway along the Coastal Highway. We have two separate units: Dolphin Run and The Crow’s Nest.

DOLPHIN RUN

This one’s a charmer! This adorable A-frame beach cottage is located in front of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. Just imagine ambling down your private walkway, surrounded by red and yellow blanket flowers, white and purple morning glories and sea oats swishing in the breeze. Head to the beach to swim, surf, fish, or just go shelling. You’re sure to see flocks of pelicans breeze by. At dusk sit on your private deck and watch the dolphins as they take their nightly constitutional up and down the channel in front of your cottage. After moon rise watch the ocean for showers of phosphorus sparkling on the waves as they crest.

In addition to a full kitchen complete with blender for those beach side margaritas, this cottage features a loft bedroom with a queen size bed. You will be stunned by the smashing view of the Atlantic when you open your eyes every morning. There is also a smaller bedroom downstairs with a daybed and trundle unit and there is a foam mattress to set up on the floor for that extra visitor. A full bath is readily accessible downstairs and an outside shower is also available for your convenience.

BEDS: Queen-size bed. Day bed with roll-out trundle unit (two twins or king-size). Floor mattress. Sleeps Two– Five. Call for additional sleeping needs.

PAYMENTS: One-half of the total of Rent, $100 Refundable Security Deposit, $100 Cleaning Fee, and tax is due to reserve your rental period. The balance is due four weeks prior to rental period.


Keywords: Cottage

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

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              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Oven
              • Coffee Maker
              • Pantry Items
              • Stove
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator

              Amenities

              • Garage
              • Air Conditioning
              • Linens Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking Off Street

              Other Amenities

                  • Off street parking, Single car garage, Air conditioning, Washer and Dryer, Full bath with shower with paper goods, outside shower, Charcoal grill, Deck, Ceiling fans, Ocean front, Single home, not a condo, Books, Games, Children’s toys, Beach chairs, Linens,towels and soap. KITCHEN: Refrigerator, Stove/oven, Microwave, Blender, Coffee Maker, Toaster, All utensils, Dishes, Pots and pans....moreless

                  Entertainment

                      • Satellite / Cable

                      Communications

                          • Broadband Access

                          Outdoor Features

                              • Outdoor Grill

                              Location & View

                              • Ocean View
                              • Beachfront
                              • Beach View
                              • Oceanfront

                              Activities

                              • Wind-Surfing
                              • Fishing
                              • Swimming
                              • Shelling
                              • Sight Seeing
                              • Groceries
                              • Parasailing
                              • Hiking
                              • Golf
                              • Surfing
                              • Cycling
                              • Kayaking
                              • Zoo
                              • Museums
                              • Beachcombing
                              • Restaurants
                              • Live Theater
                              • Cinemas
                              • Boating
                              • Wildlife Viewing
                              • Miniature Golf
                              • Walking
                              • Antiquing
                              • Shopping

                              Other Activities

                                  • World Golf Village and Sawgrass are 15 minutes away. New Publix Supermarket & Pharmacy just opened 6 blocks away! Shopping at the Restored Area and outlet malls. History . . . . The Restored Area dates to 1565. The Castillo de San Marcos is a national treasure. Visit the original Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. Guano State Park with new Marine Science Museum and Education Center. National Parks. Museums. Harbor tours. Carriage and trolley tours. Fine restaurants. Live theater. Charter and surf fishing. Bird watching. Biking. Kayaking. Hiking. Relax! No phone to interrupt the serenity....moreless
                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  • Excellent!

                                    Excellent!

                                    • Guest Chris H. (Danvers Illinois)
                                    • Date of stay 03/16/14
                                    • Review Submitted 03/24/14
                                    What a great place to stay on the beach! Awesome sunrises and you are close to anything and everything tourist related. The waves breaking on the beach were very calming after a long cold winter in Illinois. Very limited beach traffic and great stars at night. We will be back!

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                                  • Quiet Location, Great View!

                                    Quiet Location, Great View!

                                    • Guest Robin
                                    • Date of stay 03/08/14
                                    • Review Submitted 03/15/14
                                    This charming A-Frame is just off the beach down a short path. The beach is a coquina beach, and is hard to walk on, but the view from the deck and from the bedroom loft was what this was all about. The bedroom loft is up a spiral staircase, and you could literally sit in bed and watch the sun come up. My husband and I will likely return to this location in the future.

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                                  • Perfect beach getaway!

                                    Perfect beach getaway!

                                    • Guest Robyn B.
                                    • Date of stay 12/15/13
                                    • Review Submitted 12/21/13
                                    This is the perfect spot for a beach getaway! The place is stocked with everything you need and the property manager, Matt, was great about helping us out!

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                                  • Wonderfull place!

                                    Wonderfull place!

                                    • Guest Mark (Columbia, SC)
                                    • Date of stay 09/21/13
                                    • Review Submitted 10/13/13
                                    My fiancée and me had a great time. The deck was wonderful to just sit and look at the beach. I expect the beach was quiet because it was "off season" and that's what we like. We biked to the town center using the side streets and the walkway to get to publics & to eat. It was a great way to get around. The weather wasn't very co-operative, so we only swam once, but walked a lot. It was a good walk down to the breakwater and a great view of the St. Aug lighthouse. We also walked over the bridge for the view and exercise. Incredible view of the heart of St. Aug. On one beach walk we saw a shark attacking a school of fish. He came up out of the water chasing a Bonito. The beach is sloped, and it gets deep quick. Great for swimming, but not for wading. The house was perfect for us. We slept in the loft, but kept all clothes in the smaller downstairs bedroom. The A/C kept the heat out and the kitchen worked well for us. They owners also had a great stock of towels and linens that were appreciated. We will most likely be back next fall!

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                                  • Florida Historic Coast Vacation

                                    Florida Historic Coast Vacation

                                    • Guest Tar Heel (Winston-Salem, NC)
                                    • Date of stay 09/28/13
                                    • Review Submitted 10/10/13
                                    There are houses at the beach and then there are beach houses. Find the difference at Dolphin Run and experience the unspoiled, natural beauty of the North Florida coast. As a displaced Florida native, it was the ultimate coming home experience. Surrounded by sand and sea oats, Dolphin Run stands closest to the ocean from its near neighbors in a classic residential area. No asphalt or soaring condos intrude on the view of the dramatic sunrises, passing flights of coastal birds, gentle dolphins, swimmers, shell collectors and faithful surf fishermen. Bring your binoculars – I forgot mine and regretted that I could not zoom in on passing ships or the brilliant night sky. Vilano is a coquina beach and more lightly populated than the more well-publicize beaches. It offers greater vistas and privacy than those more favored by tourists who have yet to learn its location. The central living area is comfortable and beach-worthy with hardwood floors and stain-resistant tables and counters throughout. Cell phone reception at any beach can be spotty. Ethernet cables, provided, offer quick broadband service, and basic cable is provided for the DVD and video player equipped television. Take advantage of the many books and magazines available or the board games which include such favorites a Monopoly, Life and Balderdash. Watch the sunrise from either the large deck or the amazingly comfortable queen-size bed in the loft, accessed by a coveted spiral staircase. The additional day bed with trundle in the small, first floor bedroom will meet the needs of additional guests. The kitchen has all every amenity needed to put together vacation-worthy meals. There are enough utensils, pans and dishes to satisfy your needs. The pantry includes sweeteners, basic spices and paper products. Outside there is a grill with a hefty supply of charcoal, lighter fluid and even matches. As with most public drinking water in Florida, you may find the taste not to your liking. I used bottled water for both drinking and making my coffee. The fully-stocked bathroom has mountain of fluffy white towels and enough lotions and potions to fill in the gaps of items you may have forgotten to bring along, short of your most personal toiletries. Outstanding water pressure in the shower insures that even the most stubborn sand and salt water is washed away. Dolphin Run is not a luxury condo at the beach. It is a casual beach cottage, Florida as it is meant to be experienced.

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                                  • Amazing Sunrise View!

                                    Amazing Sunrise View!

                                    • Guest Peter (Canada)
                                    • Date of stay 01/14/13
                                    • Review Submitted 04/09/13
                                    My wife and I stayed at this property this past January 2013 for the about 12 days. The kitchen was fully stocked as described, and there was a big grocery store nearby which was very convenient for us. The unit was a direct-oceanfront which has amazing view. We were able to see the sunrise every morning. The property itself was very clean and well-kept. The owner was always very timely in his response and helpful whenever we had questions. The property manager, Joe, was extremely kind and helpful as well! We will definitely com back. Highly recommended for couples!!

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                                  • An honest review of our stay by a couple of 35 year old crazy Canadians (okay, not that crazy)......

                                    An honest review of our stay by a couple of 35 year old crazy Canadians (okay, not that crazy)......

                                    • Guest Nelson C.
                                    • Date of stay 11/11/12
                                    • Review Submitted 12/03/12
                                    My wife and I originally planned on staying for 3 nights until we found out dolphin run had changed to a weekly rental. So "we" decided to spend a week (Nov 11-18, 2012) instead; excellent decision, 3 days is not enough time to enjoy St.Augustine & the beach. Communication with the owner was quick and easy. He's fast on the email replies and very helpful in getting past my VRBO virginity nerves. Booking, scheduling and payment was painless. The location is A+, easy to get to and close to arterial roadways & access points, yet private enough to enjoy peace & quiet. Drive slowly - the driveway into the property is easy to miss, even after a week I was still having problems, especially at night; road lights are non-existent. The unit is as pictured and described, clean and well appointed; the AC was on and we felt right at home; there was a blender, olive oil, salt pepper, wine opener, coffee maker with coffee mix and filters - point being, there wasn't much we needed aside from groceries, and Publix is less than 1/2 a mile on main road. Being from Canada, we did not travel with our cell phones which proved to bit of a problem as the cable and internet were not working when we arrived, and there's no phone. It wasn't until Monday afternoon we passed by a payphone in town and called the property manager. They were over the next morning and by noon, all was well. Note: high speed is available, but only wired; we brought our iPad, but without WIFI it didn't work for us. I did not bring a laptop. However, this was a blessing in disguise as the seclusion allowed us to fully enjoy our vacation; being completely unplugged is quite liberating and I highly recommend it. We didn't turn the TV on after the cable was fixed. Spent the mornings watching the sunrise from the patio and enjoyed walks on the beach (only steps from the property). At night the ocean waves were extremely calming and puts you right to sleep. Being a beach cottage, you might be concerned with privacy, but we never felt on display - the property is set back the perfect distance. The size of the cottage was perfect for us - there is a bedroom directly below the loft with a day bed where you could have up to 2 children, more than this and I think it would be a little crowded. There are puzzles, games, & a collection of books. We cooked every meal & had the best vacation to date. No more all-inclusives, cruises, or hotels, we're VRBO-ing it - & will definitely be back to Dolphin Run soon!

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                                  • Great Time!

                                    Great Time!

                                    • Guest Bob (St. Clair Shores, MI)
                                    • Date of stay 03/25/12
                                    • Review Submitted 03/31/12
                                    Wonderful little beach cottage, very relaxing, unbeatable view. Close to St. Augustine but far enough away to feel very private, watched the sunrise every morning from the deck and the sunset on a couple of occasions down the street at Cap's! Great vacation!

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                                  • On the Beach!

                                    On the Beach!

                                    • Guest Zack Z (Kansas Cirt)
                                    • Date of stay 05/28/11
                                    • Review Submitted 06/15/11
                                    Loved this place! What you have here is a classic beach house. On the beach, you can see and hear the waves! 20 feet away from beach, we walked down to the beach every day. We are a family of 6 and this place was perfect. We brought our own air matress, moved some furniture and it worked great. Mark and Linda the care takers were always available and even gave a few tips on locating shark teeth on the beach. Which we found in abundance. Shells, teeth, sand dollars whatever a beach has was there. Thumbs up from Kansas City!

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/4

                                  • Wonderful little beach cottage!

                                    Wonderful little beach cottage!

                                    • Guest em (minneapolis, mn)
                                    • Date of stay 01/21/11
                                    • Review Submitted 02/01/11
                                    This little beach cottage was perfect! Wonderful location, quiet area, helpful and friendly caretakers, the kitchen was well-stocked, everything was clean and comfortable, and the view was just incredible. You couldn't ask for a better view from the deck for dolphin-watching and just for hanging out on the deck relaxing. And it was so nice to be within walking distance to town. We rented bikes and had a blast biking and shelling along St. Augustine Beach, and just meandering around town.

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                                   
                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Base Rate
                                  7 night min stay

                                  $1,050
                                  Peak Season
                                  Mar 2 - Sep 1
                                  7 night min stay

                                  $1,540
                                  Late Summer/Fall
                                  Sep 2 - Dec 31
                                  7 night min stay

                                  $1,050
                                  Winter Rates
                                  Jan 1 - Mar 1
                                  7 night min stay

                                  $1,050

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                                  Additional Fees and Taxes:

                                  10% state and county taxes are additional


                                  Notes:

                                  $50 refundable security deposit.

                                  $90 cleaning fee that goes directly to our cleaning company.


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                                  • ADORABLE Beach Front Cottage

                                    ADORABLE Beach Front Cottage

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                                  Date last modified - Thursday, January 02, 2014

                                  $1,050 - $1,540 per week (USD)
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                                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 5

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                                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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