"We've been to St. Augustine many times, so we knew this would be a perfect location for us. It's on International waters, a few blocks from Vilano Beach and a short distance to Downtown. The neighborhood is pleasant and quiet; the listing is an accurate description.
The main attraction for me was the sunset, could not have asked for a better location! This rental has a private dock that you can walk out to, and at the end of the dock is a picnic table. In the morning I carried my breakfast down to the dock, watched the boats and enjoyed the view. Every night I'd walk down to see the sunset, and I was never disappointed. Wow! What a show!
The house is clean and well maintained. The interior colors and decorating are in a pretty coastal style. It's a one floor home so it's an easy access to all rooms. The bedrooms are nice and beds are comfortable, the bamboo bedding is a nice touch! There is also a TV in each bedroom. The living room and kitchen area is a nice size. The patio is off the kitchen area. There is a gas grill on the patio and we used that several times for dinner, which we ate out on the patio. The breeze from the water made it quite bearable to be outside.
*I especially appreciated the laundry room! Lots of linens, beach towels, decent appliances, and nice furniture.
Two tandem kayaks are near the dock for use on the Tolomato (the waterway at the property). There are bikes in the garage.
There are so many restaurants to choose from, a few of our favorites are Cap's on the Water, Kingfish Grill and The Floridian. I have to eat gluten free and these restaurants were a few that had great selections! Enjoyed all the fresh local seafood! There is a Publix close by for groceries.
Downtown Historic St. Augustine has plenty of history, shops, art galleries and attractions. This time we ventured out a bit to World Golf Village and the Outlets. Fun day! Anastasia State Park is a fantastic place to spend the day biking, kayaking, walking, and swimming.
The owners Melinda and Art are very nice and live next door. They are readily available if you need anything. Other than that you will never see them, because as Melinda said to us "this is your house" and they treat exactly that way.
I would definitely recommend this location to family and friends. This was our first experience with VRBO and it was a good experience.
-Lenore and Steven Corey"
Guest: Lenore C.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: September 8, 2016