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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

Sleeps 9 directly on your own private beach, ample paking for cars.

Herbie’s House

Built by a local businessman and community leader in the 70’s so his family could enjoy time at the beach, Herbie’s House is a charming three bedroom, 2 ½ bath cottage with a spectacular oceanfront setting. A modified a-frame design, Herbie wanted the house to be cozy with comfortable bedrooms and spacious common rooms but with a real focus on the outdoors. The main deck off the living room provides glorious sunrise watching, comfortable sunbathing during the day and a delightful end-of-day gathering place to enjoy the unique light on the ocean as the sun departs. Lower decks lead to a grass covered area, ideal for lawn games and a sandy area with a horseshoe pit. Walk through the gate and you are at the stairs leading to an uncrowded beach for walking, swimming, tanning, shelling, fishing and general relaxing. All this a short 15 minute drive from downtown St. Augustine with all the restaurants, shopping and historical sights it has to offer.

Living Room

Herbie wanted to maximize the opportunity for his family and friends to interact so he designed an open living room, kitchen, dining area with high ceilings and big windows to allow everyone to have an ocean view – even when fixing dinner, washing dishes or watching TV. Recently updated with a 55” TV, new floors, new windows and a new deck, this area will be where everyone “lives” when they are not outside.

Master Bedroom

Originally two rooms (one for each of Herbie’s children), the center wall has been taken down to make room for a new king size bed and 40” TV. Two large closets and two wicker dressers provide ample space to store clothes and the short distance down the hallway makes this bedroom at the backside of the house a comfortable retreat from the “action” of the living room.

2nd Floor Bathroom

As with all beach cottages, space is at a premium but the main bathroom between the living area and the master bedroom is a full bath with tub, shower, toilet and sink. Recently refreshed with new paint and lighting, the bathroom has all that is needed for a vacation at the beach.


A spiral staircase off the living area, leads to a third floor bedroom. Originally, the master bedroom, the room has been converted into a bunkroom with new twin over full and twin over twin beds. A full size lower bunk was included in case two adults are using this bedroom.

3rd Floor Bathroom

The 3rd floor bathroom is small but complete with a sink, toilet and unique shower created by the sloping a-frame roof. No doubt a little tight for most adults, the shower will be a fun place to clean up for the kids who will most often be using this room. However, adults will be unable to resist the temptation to get their picture taken (clothed of course) standing in the tight space.

Lower Bedroom/Sitting Area

A third large bedroom is on the first floor. This room is not accessible directly from inside the house and requires entry through either the outside lower deck door or the garage. However, once inside guests find an outstanding oceanfront view through new large windows, a queen size bed and a second TV viewing/sitting area complete with a 55” TV with DVD player.

This bedroom also has a small half bath.

More Details

Property Manager
michael lydon
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, call for questions 904-687-4220
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About michael lydon

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Michael Lydon


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: 9
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Leave the house clean Please put all trash in bags, no loose trash in cans located in the garage. Please rinse off before going in the house
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , HOT AND COLD AND IS CLOSED IN FOR PRIVACY
  • spotless
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 sleep-sofa on main floor - 1 sleep sofa /futon , brand new queen sleep-sofa sleeps 2
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , 1 BUNK BED HAS Queen SIZE ON THE BOTTOM, OTHER 3 ARE SINGLE
  • All new linens and pillows
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Jacksonville, FL

Herbie’s House was great

  • 5 of 5

Herbie’s House was cozy, peaceful and comfortable. There was plenty of room for everything we wanted to do during our weekend getaway.

The living, dining, and kitchen area was open and airy with gorgeous ocean views and was the natural gathering place for us. We loved the deck off the living room where we had unobstructed views up and down the beach.

The first floor bedroom/sitting area was a great space where there was plenty of room for sleeping, sitting, reading and watching TV or the ocean and just outside the door was a wonderful outdoor shower stall - very private.

The location is perfect - groceries, pizza and restaurants within minutes - yet totally in crowded beach and no houses close by on either side. Looking forward to coming back when the weather is really warm and we can spend all day on the beach!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Holly, Thank you so much for a great review. We are so glad you Loved Herbie's beach house. I know you meant to put totally un crowded beach with no houses on either side, As it is a lovely private beach. Your family is welcome back anytime and Thank you for leaving the beach house spotless. Hope to see everyone again this summer. Michael and Anne Lydon
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Perfect beach house / St Augustine vacation

  • 5 of 5

Herbies Hideaway was perfect for our beach / exploring St Augustine vacation. The house is spotless, so well stocked with everything, plenty of room for 5 adults to relax indoors and out. Great communication before and during our stay. The location is fantastic. Right on the ocean, 5 minutes to great restaurants or the small Vilano downtown with grocery store, just a few minutes more to St Augustine. We loved easy mornings on the beach, heading into town for lunch, then escaping back to the beach house and away from the crowds for the evenings. Can’t wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Ann Thank you for the great 5 star review so fast, the day you checked out!!!!!, we are so glad you loved the place, It is a new secret on the beach, Thanks for leaving all the food for the kids in need, we hate to see food thrown away, so we give it away. Cant wait to see you back again!!!!! Anne and Michael
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Wonderful view, perfect family-friendly house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience st Herbie House! The owners were great to work with and very communicative. The view is unbeatable, appliances and furnishings new, and the beach access was very easy. The living space was open and comfortable for everyone to be together. The outdoor shower was a great plus to get sand washed off, etc. My family and I hope to return again! Thanks for a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: ---Hello Bill, Thanks for the great review, as this is a new rental, and the owners take great pride in this beach home, and we love what we do. You are welcome back any time, and thank you for leaving the place so clean. Call any time for your next vacation. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!!!!! Michael and Anne
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Perfect location beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and restorative week! Loved waking up to the ocean, the outdoor shower, and sitting on the decks! The house is spotless and well stocked - has everything you need. Owner and property managers were helpful and friendly. House has linens & beach towels & everything in good working order - a pleasure! Town is close by and food shopping right on Vilano Beach. We would stay again if in St Augustine area.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved Herbie's House on the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Herbie's House on the Beach. The house was clean and comfortable. The views were beautiful! We had a storm during our stay with lots of strong, cold winds. We stayed warm and cozy inside! The location of the house was convenient to downtown and plenty of good restaurants nearby.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well presented

  • 5 of 5

A nice private lot with no immediate neighbours. The house was welcoming and you simply can't beat the view. A short drive from the local store and only 10 mins from St Augustine.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
the reef, Caps, Aunt Kates
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
water taxi from caps to downtown st.augustine
Nearest Train
3 Miles
trolley trains downtown st.augustine choo choo!
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
the reef, Caps on the water, aunt Kates intacoasta
Nearest Beach
your directly on the beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.