Want a relaxed, uncrowded beach vacation? Go where the locals go- Vilano Beach! This one of a kind beach town is minutes from historic St. Augustine but feels like you stepped back in time.
Besides the miles of beautiful secluded beaches the town offers a fishing pier, a Surfside Park, water craft rentals for all budgets, parasailing, many fun parks and a children's playground. VRBO's Casa Monica is a beautifully decorated town home that you will look forward to coming back to in the evening. It is also walking distance to one of my favorite restaurants in St. Augustine, "Caps on the Water" the food and sunsets there are world famous. There is also Aunt Kate's restaurant and many other amazing choices for dinner or receptions. Vilano Beach is known for destination beach weddings because it is so secluded.
Now let me tell you about VRBO's Casa Monica, as soon as you walk into this gem you will notice what remarkable taste the owners have. They have gone out of their way to make you feel comfortable and the beach theme is cozy and relaxing. There is a shaded back yard with a deck to enjoy your coffee in the morning and a new grill for your fresh catch of the day. The grill is there for you to enjoy, you just need to catch the fish.
The living room has cozy couches to relax in and watch movies at night on the large flat screen TV. The kitchen is fully equipped if you wish to eat in or there are many dining choices nearby.
The downstairs bedroom offers a comfortable Queen size bed and another flat screen TV to help you wind down the day. Upstairs the master bedroom has another Queen size bed and a new Bunk bed, queen on the bottom and large single on top. sleeps five up stairs and more room, new flat screen t.v., so this is a perfect unit for two couples and kids ,There is a full size bathroom up stairs The leather couch pulls out on each end and sits ten or more people, on the couch
There is also a washer and dryer if you want to wash any clothes while you are there.
Casa Monica is located conveniently within minutes of countless amazing restaurants, state parks, miles of the most beautiful and tranquil beaches you can find anywhere near, amazing historical sites, world-class shopping, and so much more. Local activities in the area include boating, biking, bird-watching, fitness, salt and freshwater fishing, whale-watching in the winter months, world-class golfing, hiking, parasailing, tennis, scuba diving, surfing, or just a blast at the beach. You will never be bored, but you will be pampered at the end of the day at Casa Monica. Bring your flip flops and come see us!
Vilano Beach offers a variety of things to do, such as para-sailing and has many fun parks that you can visit. Local restaurants such as Cap’s on the Water and Aunt Kate’s are amazing choices for dinner or reception spots. The sand on the Vilano Beach is a coquina sand mixture which truly shows the essence of St. Augustine. There is free parking off the beach so there’s no need to pay to get in and then from there, you’re only a short walk away from enjoying the serenity that is known as Vilano Beach.
Located on a scenic 6 mile drive north of St.Augustine, Florida. VRBO's Casa Monica is just a short drive to the secluded Vilano Beach. Whether its shelling, surfing, fishing, watching the porpoise jumping year round or whale watching in the winter months, this is the place to enjoy the beach.
Alternatively have lots of fun in nearby St.Augustine, the nations oldest city, with its many attractions.
A convenient cab service to and from downtown is another great advantage, leave the car at home and paint the town red, for as little as $10-13.
Also close by is Guana State Park, 5 miles, Premium Outlet Mall for shopping, 11 miles, TPC Sawgrass, 15 miles, Ponte Vedra Beach with its spectacular homes of the rich and famous, 10 miles, World Golf Village, 18 miles.
Want to tour the area from the water?
Action Kayak Adventures, Florida Kayak Fishing and Eco-Tours.
Immerse yourself in the beautiful nature preserves of Northeast Florida including St Augustine on a fishing expedition unlike any other. No noisy motors, no crowds, just a peaceful journey into the marshes and lake beds inaccessible to other boats, but ready and waiting for kayakers and fishing rods. Not into fishing? Bart, who is a certified Master Naturalist, can lead you on an informative guided eco-tour and show you some of Florida’s undisturbed flora and fauna.