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Golden Reef - panoramic views of ocean, steps to beach

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,944 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Incredible views of Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Sunsets.

Wifi provided. This cozy 5 bedroom, 3 story A-Frame style house sits directly on Vilano Beach. No long board walks or hikes over dunes, simply walk right off the deck onto the beach. Between the large deck and ocean facing wall that is mostly glass, you won't find a better place to watch the sunrise. Just two miles from the Vilano Bridge and beautiful downtown St. Augustine.

Please note: Guests with pets, two pet maximum will be charged a $51.50 fee per pet upon acceptance of your reservation request.

More Details

Property Manager
A1A Realty Associates
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About A1A Realty Associates

Our Vacation Rentals are located on the northeast coast of St. Augustine, Florida. The beach areas are named from north to south as Vilano Beach, St. Augustine Beach, Butler Beach, Crescent Beach and Summerhaven. We also have many other prime locations including a resort with beach access across the street and intracoastal(ICW) access via a boat ramp. A little unknown fact about our beach that most people don't know before their 1st visit is that a portion of the beach can be driven on. We are St. Augustine's #1 Vacation Rental Connection.

We are #1 in customer service. We cater to our customer needs and requests. We have internet services available for any place we rent. Your pets can have a vacation too at a near-by pet resort. Your reservation check-in packet contains hundreds of discount coupons for all the wonderful St. Augustine attractions and restaurants. See our website for a list of events and attractions. Many of our customers are couples and families that return year after year. We provide a rollover service that secures their reservation for the next year and every year thereafter.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Congratulations to the owners of this recently purchased home!

My family had the pleasure of spending 10 days at Golden Reef. There is only one word to describe our stay, Heavenly. Sunshine radiates throughout the house and the ever-changing unobstructed oceanfront views are breathtaking! The back deck runs the length of the house and has patio table set and matching lounge chairs. The stairs lead down to the beach which is quite, clean, white and the ocean floor is smooth. No need for reef runners here. We loved watching the dolphins swim by the coast morning and evening, collecting shells, boogey boarding, and kite flying. I'm fond of our military, so seeing Chinooks and Blackhawks fly over the beach daily was exhilarating. The bedding, linens, bath towels and beach towels are extremely luxurious. The kitchen is fully stocked with new pots, pans, silverware, dishes for inside and outside, coffeemaker with K cups, blender etc. It was wonderful waking up to captivating sunrises & ocean views from the bed in the loft Master Bedroom. The master bath is very bright with views as well. The main floor has 2 bedrooms a bathroom and an open floor plan kitchen, living room & dining room viewing the ocean. The TV gets a crystal clear picture with an expanded Uverse package. The ground floor with a second private entrance is perfect for a second family, teens or in-laws with an additional 2 bedrooms, bath room, table, chairs, refridgerator, sink, and stovetop, washer, dryer and living area. The location is perfect, no crowds from condos or townhouses.

The restaurants we enjoyed were:

The Reef - Sunday brunch is extraordinary.

Kingfish Grill-Beautiful setting with Marina Views

Santa Maria- Fun tip: the wait staff will give the kids baskets of bread to feed the fish while you wait for your meal, and

Burger Buckets/Fudge buckets-great for kids and adults. Tip: if you eat here, you can leave your car and walk around St. Augustine without worrying about finding and paying for parking. Everything I mentioned is less than a 10 minute scenic ride from the house.

Publix is 2 miles south at the base of the Bridge. Kyacks, SUP'S, and surfboards are available for rent at the Surf Shop across the street from Publix. We we're so impressed with the area we have decided we will be relocating here in the near future.

The Management Company was a pleasure to deal with and made sure all our needs were met.

We look forward to returning for our next Military function and h
Jun 2014
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Amenities

Saint Augustine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1944 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches ...
  • cinemas ...
  • health/beauty spa ...
  • library
  • live theater ...
  • marina ...
  • museums ...
  • restaurants ...
  • winery tours ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing ...
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping ...
  • scenic drives ...
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking ...
  • whale watching ...
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services ...

Reviews

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Golden Reef - panoramic views of ocean, steps to beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Very Enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

Golden Reef was one of the most pleasant rentals our family of 5 have experienced.

Located where the beach side steps are about 15' from the water at high tide, you will find no closer to the beach. The low tide exposes about 100 yards of firm very clean and pleasant to walk on sand.

The house itself appears to have been built in the 60's, is of piling and beam type construction and is interesting to explore all by itself. The owners appear to be committed to keeping it in good shape with very nice furnishings, appliances, and utensils. The Decks couldnt have been more than a year old and were very nice. A gas grill was on the back deck. Our family of 5 each had our own bedroom, my wife and I shared the basement, which has a mini kitchen and full bath. A spiral stair connects to upstairs. 2 bedrooms on the main floor, a very nice kitchen with Corian counters and living Dining area along with a full bath. The upper floor is a bed and full bath.

If you rent, keep the upstairs door closed, being an a frame, the cool air will migrate right out of that upper floor to the main floor. We had no issues cooling the upstairs once we caught on to the trick.

2 miles to a very nice publix. Places to eat... if you want to stay away from the tourist traps... Vinnys pizza is great and very appreciative of business in the Comachee marina shopping center right over the Villano bridge. Schooners seafood on Hwy 1 in ST. Augustine...where locals eat seafood. Fish tales near Vinnys is a tiny little place to eat, but the folks are glad you are there...food is good.

Call up Red Line Charters and get Captain Jason to take you fishing, bring the cleaned fish back and prepare them at home. It is a blast.

Golden reef is quiet, isolated enough, but still close to town. A great place.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Heavenly

  • 5 of 5

My family had the pleasure  of spending 10 days at Golden Reef. There is only one word to describe our stay, Heavenly.

Sunshine radiates throughout the house and the ever-changing unobstructed  oceanfront  views are breathtaking! 

The back deck runs the length of the house with a patio table set and matching lounge chairs. The stairs lead down to the beach which is quite, clean, white and the ocean floor is smooth. No need for reef runners here.

We loved watching the dolphins swim by the coast morning and evening, collecting shells, boogey  boarding, and kite flying. I'm fond of our military, so seeing Chinooks and Blackhawks fly over the beach daily was exhilarating.

The bedding, linens, bath towels and beach towels are extremely luxurious. 

The kitchen is fully stocked with new pots, pans, silverware,  dishes for inside and outside,  coffeemaker with K cups, blender etc.

It was wonderful waking up to captivating sunrises & ocean views from the bed in the loft Master Bedroom. The master bath is very bright with views as well.

The main floor has 2 bedrooms a bathroom and an open floor plan kitchen, living room & dining room viewing the ocean. The TV gets a crystal clear picture with an expanded Uverse package.

The ground floor with a second private entrance is perfect for a second family, teens or in-laws with an additional 2 bedrooms, bath room, table, chairs, refridgerator, sink, and stovetop, washer, dryer and living area.

The location is perfect, no crowds from condos or townhouses.

The restaurants we enjoyed were:

The Reef - Sunday brunch is extraordinary.

Kingfish Grill-Beautiful setting with Marina Views

Santa Maria- Fun tip: the wait staff will give the kids baskets of bread to feed the fish while you wait for your meal, and

Burger Buckets/Fudge buckets-great for kids and adults. Tip: if you eat here, you can leave your car and walk around St. Augustine without worrying about finding and paying for parking. Everything I mentioned is less than a 10 minute scenic ride from the house.

Publix is 2 miles south at the base of the Bridge. Kyacks,  SUP'S, and surfboards are available for rent at the Surf Shop across the street from Publix.

We we're so impressed with the area we have decided we will be relocating here in the near future.

The Management Company was a pleasure to deal with and made sure all our needs were met.

We look forward to returning for our next Military function and house hunting adventure!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Map

Nearest Airport
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

Golden Reef is located in Vilano Beach, a lovely, local community on ST. Augustine Inlet. Close to Atlantic Ocean, and the Intracoastal Waterway. Only 5 miles to historic downtown St. Augustine. Many attractions and sightseeing opportunities, in the nation's oldest city.

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