Destination guide

Enjoy a laid-back vacation in cool Vilano Beach

Vilano Beach is a small sun-kissed community town, based in St Johns County in Florida, overlooking the deep blue Atlantic Ocean. Lined with palm-studded, white-sand beachfront, and bursting with relaxed seafood restaurants and cool cocktail bars, Vilano Beach is the perfect place for a stress-alleviating vacation. There are a wide range of Vilano Beach vacation rentals, too, including beachfront condos, city bungalows, and spacious apartments, so whether you’re traveling as a couple, with friends, or with family, you’re bound to find something to suit you.

Things to do

Architecture and family attractions in and around Vilano Beach

Vilano Beach isn’t only about sugary sands and tumbling surf, it also boasts a bounty of engaging cultural attractions. Architecture enthusiasts should enjoy the Villa Zorayda Museum in the adjacent town of St Augustine, a 19th-century villa built in a Moorish style, with intricate arabesque-inlaid arches and lofty domes. If you’re traveling with the kids, swing by the nearby Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum – set in a majestic castle-like building – where they can engage with interactive exhibits. After, see the Castillo de San Marcos, a 17th-century stone fortress, which is studded with canons and overlooks the ocean.


Ride the wild Vilano Beach waves

Energetic Vilano Beach vacationers can head down to the beachfront and catch some radical waves – this stretch of Florida coast is known for its intense surf, and Vilano Beach is hailed as a secret and uncrowded paradise for surfers. Vilano Beach’s silken sands are also ideal for skim-boarding, and the sparkling waters also lend themselves to sea fishing – you can rent your own boat and fishing equipment from Vilano Beach, or book an organized fishing or eco boat tour. For a relaxing afternoon activity, stop at one of the 18-hole golf courses dotted around Vilano Beach and take swing on a lush-green fairway.


Subtropical sunshine in spring and fall

Vilano Beach boasts a subtropical climate, meaning that it enjoys balmy to high temperatures year-round, as well as an extremely high number of sunny days per year. The hot and wet summer season – lasting from May to October – sees strong and dramatic thunderstorms and sweltering, humid days. As such, the spring and fall seasons are often the best time to book Vilano Beach vacation rentals – these seasons provide plenty of sunshine and pleasantly warm temperatures without much rainfall, and without ever getting too chilly.

Natural features

Venture out to Vilano Beach’s wildlife-rich parks

Vilano Beach vacation rentals put you in the heart of Florida’s St. Johns County, in eastern Florida. The small town of Vilano Beach, and its neighbor, the historic city of St. Augustin – which is dotted with old-world Spanish architecture – overlook Matanzas Bay, a peaceful emerald-blue saltwater bay that spills into the mighty South Atlantic Ocean. Vilano Beach’s immediate surrounding environment is speckled with golf courses – but a little further out, you’ll find plentiful parkland, from oceanfront state and national parks to swampland conservation areas. Here, an array of wildlife awaits, including snakes, sea turtles, and rare wood storks.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Vilano Beach

The nearest airport is in St. Augustine, FL (UST-Northeast Florida Regional), located 3.2 mi (5.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Jacksonville, FL (CRG-Jacksonville Executive at Craig), which is 30.3 mi (48.8 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Vilano Beach, FL?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,052 vacation rentals around Vilano Beach. From 789 house rentals to 1,012 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a seaside property in Vilano Beach?

Rising every morning to stunning ocean vistas and the tidal rhythms of waves lapping at the sandy shore. This is the stuff vacation fantasies are made of! There are 668 beachside vacation rentals to choose from. Open to other ideas? Vrbo has plenty more options to have a look at, including:

  • 601 beach vacation rentals.
  • 490 ocean-view vacation rentals.
  • 462 beach-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a condo in Vilano Beach?

Sharing is good. But sharing bedrooms and bathrooms with a bunch of strangers can be a bit much. Make the most of the time you've got with your loved ones in a condo rental. The space and convenience makes for a much more comfortable stay. In this destination, Vrbo has 1,016 of these properties. Book now and you could be parting with as little as $68 per night. If that doesn't agree with your posse's taste, we've got a range of other rental options to pick from, such as:

  • House: 806 vacation homes. Prices start from $62 per night.
  • Apartment: 106 vacation homes. Prices start from $89 per night.
  • Cottage: 61 vacation homes. Prices start from $85 per night.

Can I stay in Vilano Beach in a large group?

Sometimes it can be tricky finding the time to spend with friends and family members. A group vacation is a perfect opportunity to come together. If you were hoping to kick back under the same roof, Vrbo has options for you. Condo vacation homes are the most popular choice for large groups of visitors, with 597 featured here. Rental accommodations around here that are just right for bigger groups include:

  • On the lookout for vacation homes that can sleep 6 vacationers? We have 862 that will fit the bill. The prices start from $86 per night.
  • If you've got 8 in your family, you'll be delighted to discover that there are 250 vacation homes that are suitable. The starting price is $127 a night.
  • Seeking out rental properties to suit 10 guests? You'll be happy to discover we have 131 that'll be ideal. You can score one for as little as $150 a night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can bring your dad, your cousin and all your besties to Vilano Beach.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Vilano Beach?

Those noisy hotel swimming pools are no place to spend those precious vacation moments! Look through our budget-friendly rentals now and make sure everybody in your group has room to spread out. When it comes to getting your hands on an amazing deal, the first place you look should be Southside. Here, Vrbo has 50 rentals at an average price of $113 a night. There are another 136 Vrbo rentals awaiting you in or around Lincolnville. The average price here is $149 per night.

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