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Little House by the Sea

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5 to 6)

August 2017 Special...See Rates for Detail

Come back to the Summer of '42 when life was simpler....

Welcome to our little house by the sea. Many of our guests have remarked that it reminds them of the little beach houses that were in place long before condominiums and seaside growth took off.

The house actually predates WWII, but was moved into place during the time that the Coast Guard had a presence nearby to defend against German U-boats active in the area. We invite you to use this historic setting to have morning coffee on the beach as the sun rises, move from front to back porch following the shade, cook out, swim, surf, shell, fish, watch the boats go by. The Usina bridge, a quarter mile south, will take you over the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway into St. Augustine (established 1565) for shopping, touring, fine dining, and entertainment. Take the time to relax and enjoy yourself with the simple pleasures of our little house at Vilano.

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Darryl Japour
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 28, 2017


Vilano Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Front and back porches, wooden deck, fenced yard with off-street parking, quiet street, steps to the beach, beach chairs and umbrellas provided


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(44 traveler reviews)

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Little House by the Sea
average rating of 4.909091 based on 44 reviews

Pure relaxation and happiness

  • 5 of 5

This is one of many visits (more to come). Our family loves the cottage. It is just the amount of space we need. We spend most of the time on the beach playing in ocean, shell hunting, taking pictures and fishing. It is located near grocery store and several restaurants -walking distance, near downtown historic St Augustine and only a short drive to places like Walmart. I have recommended to extended family.

The owner of the home is wonderful and her sister that assists her and the neighbor that helps them is great too.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place close to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very clean and all you need for a stay at the beach. Really a cute place. Very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, peaceful, easy access to Downtown. Great beach.

  • 5 of 5

We (2 Adults) with our 2 dogs (Sammi and Philly Cheesesteak) from Central FL for a week. We chose this place because it was off the beaten path and also because we used to live tear round at the Jersey Shore. In particular, spent many summers at Cape May Point which is a sleepy little town. We were looking to recreate as close as possible, that experience. This place did it and then some. House if very clean and walk to beach is seconds away. Great charm and decorated nicely. Bed very comfortable and almost everything is provided. You really only need to bring personals and some food if you decide to cook. We hope to return again as often as work allows. Truly a getaway where you can turn off your devices, enjoy the ocean breezes and some really excellent dining just a few minutes away. Thank you, Regina, Paddy and Darryl.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another great girls weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Once again the Sea Glass Sisters have enjoyed every minute of our stay at The Little House.

We were blessed with good weather and the ocean gave up some of her stellar gems, sea glass❤

Regina brought us a loaf of poppyseed bread that was outstanding! Delicious with every bite. Thank you Regina for sharing!

The house is always clean, comfortable, and has everything you need. Steps from the sunrise on the east coast, our favorite way to begin the day.

Thank you Daryl❤❤❤

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy yet roomy, close to beach, and love the charm!

  • 5 of 5

Owner was super nice and accomodating and so was manager who lives next door but didn't even notice. Place was clean and historic with charm. Plenty of dishes, towels, blankets etc. I felt so relaxed there and so did the kids...they just wanted to go to the beach! Only request would be a gas grill and a hammock! But even without that, I am planning my next trip there again! Thank you for your sweet home!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best vacation cottage on the island

  • 5 of 5

We've been staying at the little house by the sea for over 5 years. We love it there, it's become almost a second home.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Vilano Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
August Special
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 10.5%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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