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'A Hidden Secret' Beautiful Ocean Front Cottage in Vilano Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, Direct Ocean Front. Sleeps 10-11

***I DO NOT ADVERTISE ON CRAIGSLIST*** THERE ARE A LOT OF FRAUDULENT ADVERTISEMENTS ON CRAIGSLIST SO PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS!!!!***NEW INTERIOR FLOORING, PAINT, DOORS, MOLDING and FURNITURE AS OF FEBRUARY 2014..New living room furniture and bedding June 2014.. Located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in a cozy, beach community. Very private and somewhat secluded area with several WONDERFUL, local restaurants. Entire house was renovated with all new furnishings in June 2007. Walk north along the beach for a wonderful Ocean view or walk south and enjoy wonderful views of the Inlet, St. Augustine Lighthouse and Downtown St. Augustine. Outdoor shower. Walk to the marina for Jet Ski rentals and Deep Sea fishing trips. Town Center Complex has recently been completed with Publix and various retail shops and restaurants House is built on pilings and area under house is a great Sand area for children to play and get out of the sun. New Deck allows easy access for guests that are not fond of stairs. Complex is located within walking distance.

Golfing and other excursions: Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra

St. Johns Community Golf Course

The Royals at St. Augustine All of these are local courses

Scooner Freedom 904-810-1010 Scenic Sail boat trips

Deep sea fishing trips, parasailing and jet ski rental within walking distance

Bicycle path along side of Coastal Hwy A1A for cycling.

Location: house address is 1 Corunna, St. Augustine Fl 32084. Please pull up the location on google earth or mapquest as the map on this website shows the house at the wrong location. House is located in vilano beach and is Ocean Front.

More Details

William Porter
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017


Saint Augustine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please remember to be respectful of the neighbors as this is a residential area.
  • Please Enjoy your stay in our house and give me a call if you have any questions. I only live about 3 miles away.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outside - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Patio Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
House should be equipped with any and every utensil you could possibly need, however I will consider purchasing something to leave in the house should you find there is something missing. I only live 3 miles away and want you to fully enjoy your stay in my home. All you need to bring is your clothes and food and you are set to have a wonderful vacation. Thank you for considering our home


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'A Hidden Secret' Beautiful Ocean Front Cottage in Vilano Beach
average rating of 4.814815 based on 27 reviews

The Perfect Place To Stay on Vilano Beach

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at 'A Hidden Secret' so much! The layout of the house provided plenty of room for everyone in our party. The location was the best part. It was so convenient to the beach, restaurants and Publix. The views from the deck were wonderful!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return. Thank you and God bless. The Porters
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Love the house!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for a relaxing beach getaway!!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and we are happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return visit. God Bless
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  • 5 of 5

This is our second rental at this location. This was terrific. The location, the floor plan, the beach and the sea. Can't imagine it gets any better. Looking forward to our return in December for the Christmas events and the Parade. Scuba our Newfoundland dog will join us.

Very friendly hosts.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit. Thanks again, God bless and happy Easter. The Porters
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An amazing house! Great memories!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to do something different at Christmas time this year. We lost one of our sons and I lost my only sibling and my parents. Christmas was always my favorite holiday but now it is bittersweet. We were so blessed to have found this wonderful home. Our son picked us up at the airport and the magic began! We had it all: the beach, beautiful sunrises, sunsets, and just minutes away we had all that St. Augustine offers. You are close to some of the finest dining experiences you will ever have. We also enjoyed the fort, the lighthouse and many historical tours. We went on a Christmas light trolley tour. They give you glasses that make the lights look like snowflakes or maybe stars! Anyway I can't say enough good things about the place. Mr. Porter was always available and so kind. We hope to come back someday!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry for the tragedy with your family, but I am happy that you enjoyed your stay so much. We look forward to having you visit again. God Bless and Merry Christmas The Porters
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Beautiful, spacious home. Friendly hosts. Great for large groups.

  • 5 of 5

Easy check-in, check-out. Beautiful, clean, spacious house. Great amenities and views. Comfortably slept 12 people. This was just what we were looking for. We really enjoyed our weekend. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much for the kind words. We hope you visit us again soon. God Bless The Porters
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Just Great

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to Northeast Florida and our third rental home. This place was the best. Starting with the location which is within a few feet of the beach. Walk off the deck and onto the walkway to the beach. Or you can walk to Vilano Road with its hotels and shops. The town center is a comfortable walk just two blocks from the house.

We enjoyed sitting out on the deck watching the ocean and feeling the ocean breeze.

Inside the home, the oversized chairs and sofas were easy to slip into.

It was a pleasure dealing with William Porter.

We look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the Great review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit. Thanks again and God Bless The Porters
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Jacksonville and Daytona

5 minutes to Historical Downtown St. Augustine, which has the Oldest Everything (I think) in the U. S (sight seeing tours, oldest jail, oldest school house, etc. Ripleys Believe it or not, Wax Museum, various other museums and shopping galore on St. George Street in Downtown St. Aug. Wonderful local restaurants, 40 minutes from Jacksonville, 1 hour from Daytona Beach, 40 minutes to Marine Land to swim with the dolphins. 2 hours to Disney World or Universal Studios. 2.5 hours to Port Canaveral. You can see lift off of the space shuttle from the beach. Golfing everywhere and just 15 minutes to Sawgrass for the TPC.

Other Activities: Beach, Serenata Beach Club


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Additional charges will be included for guests over 8 ($25.00 each) as well as pet fees. There will be a $40.00 charge for credit card payments.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.