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Relax at the beach, enjoy vintage Florida

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


About the property

1920s Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Enjoy a piece of Vilano Beach (St Augustine) and 'old world Florida' in this charming bungalow that captures the essence of beach life. Relax or read a book on the front porch or grill up your favorite meal on the private, back deck with ocean breezes.

This house dates back to 1929 and has been totally renovated with all the modern conveniences. Excellent layout for entertaining with a large living area, spacious kitchen, and large deck with built in benches, grill, table and umbrella. Original, hand scraped, wood ceilings, walls and floors welcome visitors and make this home unique to all others.

Location is great! Surfside is on a quiet, family oriented street directly across from the beach. Publix grocery, bars and restaurants are just minutes away. Just across the bridge is historic St. Augustine. You can walk (3 miles), bike, drive or taxi to get to the heart of historic St Augustine. Ponte Vedra and the World Golf Village are just a short drive away for world class golfing.

Weekly guest memberships are available at The Serenata Beach Club. The club features oceanside dining, adult & family pools, hot tub, gym, and more. Weekly passes are $260 for a group up to 6.

Come visit Surfside and discover the relaxing, beach lifestyle of Northeast Florida.

Keywords: cottage, house, cabana, beachside, bungalow, beachhouse, ocean, St Augustine, Vilano Beach, Sawgrass, Saint Augustine, vacation rental

More Details

Property Manager
K McCarty
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2017

Why K McCarty chose Saint Augustine

Nestled in a quiet, family friendly neighborhood, it is the perfect get away from the hussle-bussle of every day life. Across the street from a shell-finder's dream; Surfside Beach park offers, swimming, fishing, a pavilion restrooms, and showers. Drinking my morning coffee while watching the sunrise over the Atlantic is hard to beat. Conveniences are a few blocks away, and walking the beach as a to/or from the grocery store is always better than the usual. Excellent waterfront restaurants and fun bars are a walk/bike/or car ride away. St. Augustine is "just over the bridge," but feels worlds away at this quiet home.

What makes this house unique

I love this home! Pictures don't do it justice - The moment you walk in, the original hand hewn timber ceiling will wow you. The lovely southern bead board and heart of pine floors make you feel like you're in another era. The ocean waves are a wonderful sound year round. The separate master bedroom in the back of the house is perfect for a couple who wants a little privacy. The open concept kitchen opens to the private back deck - perfect for grilling . Not only is it in a family friendly neighborhood, it is close to all conveniences too (gas, groceries, food delivery, etc) I love reading a book on the front porch, during a summer storm. The property also features a long driveway for off street parking.

The luxurious and ocean front Serenata Beach Club is made available to renters for an additional fee. The premier club is straight north on A1A and features pools, hot tubs, a gym, in/outdoor bar and restaurant - a real treat for groups up to 6 individuals.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The pictures don't do this home justice - it is so beautiful and comfortable, our family loved it. The floor plan is perfect for entertaining and the proximity to the beach was great. Our son enjoyed looking for shells and we loved the relaxation. Nearby restaurants were fun and family friendly. This is our new favorite spot!
Mar 2017
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"the trolleys are an awesome way to get around town and get a tour at the same time. ala car..."
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"golfing at it's best"
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"great bits of history and fun for the whole family."
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"If you like the weird and unexpected, this museum is for you!"
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
bar and restaurants
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
casual to upsale to take out
Nearest Beach
Surfside Beach Park is across the road

With rental you have an option to rent($266/week/ group of 6 atleast 10 days advanced notice, or $300/week short notice) access to the exclusive Serenata Beach Club in south Ponte Vedra!! This private member club has 2 pools (one adult and one family), oceanfront restaurant & bar , beach chairs and umbrellas provided, workout gym, yoga & pilates. This is an additional fee.


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
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Maximum occupancy is 8 adults Please keep noise levels "neighborly" No pets or smoking 25+ years old to rent.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master: Queen Guest 1: Queen Guest 2: Queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We supply a pack n' play and umbrella stroller for parents with babies/toddlers. 1 week Serenata Beach Club pass (per group, up to 6 people) is available for $266 with 10 days advance notice, or $300 short notice *prices may vary through the season, please inquire*


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Relax at the beach, enjoy vintage Florida
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 20 reviews

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house is located perfectly for a short walk to the beach (1 block). It had everything we needed. Very clean on arrival and manager very responsive to our needs.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a great home! So close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed our time at the house! Great location, super cute house, awesome trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgia, USA

Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Surfside Cottage! Great location. Well kept, clean as a whistle upon our arrival. Amply supplied and stocked. Charming curb appeal and nicely decorated. Jodi (owner) and Kira (manager) very responsive to my communications and extremely helpful. My biggest problem is trying to figure out how quickly I can get back there!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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san diego, ca, usa

Excellent house, loved the beach!

  • 5 of 5

The Surfside Bungalow was the best part of our vacation. Our kids loved heading to the beach early and my wife enjoyed the quiet deck off the kitchen for relaxing. The whole family enjoyed the nearby waterfront bar/restaurant called, 'Beaches' - The kids could play in the sand while my wife and I enjoyed an adult beverage, sunset, and live music. This will be our go-to vacation home from now on. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved the house.

  • 5 of 5

The house was everything we hoped for. The closeness to the beach was great, just had to cross the road. The washing machine was slow but overall everything was great. Not sure about it sleeping 8 people. ^ was very comfortable. The grocery store was just blocks away. Had to drive to it but that was fine.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ashville, North Carolina

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This is one of my favorite vacation rentals! I just love the feel of this home. Especially the new renovations in the back bedroom and bathroom and of course the amazing ceiling in the living room. Right across the street from Vilano Beach. Easy biking to local restaurants. Love the back deck patio for bbq's too. What more can I say?

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Property Damage Protection $59

Renters must be 25 years and older
Cleaning fee of $150
Holiday weeks and special event weeks carry an additional $250 premium.
1 week Serenata Beach Club pass (per group, up to 6 people) is available for $266 with 10 days advance notice, or $300 short notice *prices may vary through the season, please inquire*
NO pets

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund