The 10 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Vilano Beach, Florida - Updated 2022

Shawna
Shawna 
Updated

Vilano Beach lies off the east coast of Florida. The island community is separated from the mainland by the coastal waterway. While being a chic place to go on vacation, it is still quiet enough that you won’t be bombarded by hoards of tourists. On the island are some great seafood restaurants for you to enjoy. Spend your days combing the shores for shark teeth, fishing, boating, riding jet skis, and endless other beach and water activities. Vilano Beach also has a beautiful nature park, the Anastasia State Park, and a real castle, Castle Ottis. Across the bridge is the historical town of St. Augustine. The charming town is full of great attractions, shopping centers, and restaurants. You won’t find a lot of high-priced hotels here. Instead, stay at one of these 10 best Vrbo vacation rentals in Vilano Beach, Florida.

1. Vacation home on stilts (from USD 229)

This newly painted home sits on stilts on a barrier island. The second floor has a full living room with large-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, and a bathroom. The third floor has two bedrooms and a bathroom. On the second floor is a large wrap around deck with a gas grill and patio furniture while the master bedroom upstairs also has its own balcony. Enjoy the short walk to the beach where you can collect lovely shells and even find shark teeth.

Beach Bungalow 60 Steps to the Beach
48 reviews  Wifi Available
House 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Told daughter to use downstairs bathroom and shower
Had a leak under the kitchen sink
but you have to turn sideways to enter The couch cover in the living room
Had a wonderful stay at the beach cottage
Only issue is the climb up the stairs to the house and later to the upstairs bedroom could be difficult for older people or those with other issues
Host:
And John was an easy helpful host
John was very nice and helpful
Suzy with us was wonderful
The owner John is super nice and helpful
Augustine Host friendly and quick to reply
Location:
Close to restaurants in Vilano Beach and a quick drive into
it is now pretty nil
The beach is a 2 minute walk across the street and is absolutely beautiful
Spent a month at this old school funky litle beach bungalow and just loved it
The neighborhood is very nice
Read more reviews

2. Spacious home with a fenced in back yard (from USD 231)

This two-story home is perfect for your family vacation. The downstairs includes an open floor plan for the living/dining/ kitchen area and has a half bathroom. On the second floor is the master bedroom with en suite bathroom and the other two bedrooms are connected with a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. In the fenced-in back yard enjoy the covered patio with dining table and gas grill. You also have some sun loungers for relaxing. The home has a large garage filled with everything you need for your beach vacation including bicycles, fishing poles, boogie boards, and toys for building the perfect sandcastle.

Beach House in Vilano Beach, St. Augustine - 1 Minute Walk to Beach!
63 reviews  Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beach chairs/umbrellas/towels
it feels like your own private beach destination
It is like being in your own home-well-appointed kitchen and excellent linens
The home was well equipped with everything needed for a comfortable vacation
the kitchen is well-stocked and it's nice that there are condiments/non-perishables available for use
Cleanliness:
The house was clean and inviting
The house was well appointed very clean and organized
The house itself is very clean
The driveway is very narrow and doesn't allow for multiple vehicles easily-
and I work and reside in Okinawa Japan
Host:
Always kept our family informed and made us feel most welcomed in their beach rental
Lexie is kind and helpful She made us feel comfortable
The hosts were attentive and very accommodating
shopping historic district beach fishing
so leave some extra time for that We dined at Collage Preserved and Llama and had wonderful meals at all of them
Location:
This house is in a great location - a quick drive to St Augustine's historic district and just steps from the beach
In addition to the above
This is a great location to stay away from the tourist part of St Augustine but not too far
the city of St Augustine a 10 minute drive away and is located in a beautiful setting with friendly folks
there are 3 courses all within a 15-25-minute drive and several others just beyond that
Read more reviews

3. Brand-new house near the river (from USD 263)

This beautiful spacious home is ideal for family reunions or just entertaining. The second floor features an open floor plan for the living/dining/kitchen area and has a full bathroom. The third floor has a second living room area, two master suites with private bathrooms, and a third bedroom. The house has a total of four furnished decks, including one on the roof. You are within walking distance of both the beach and the river and some great seafood restaurants.

Beach House in Vilano Beach-St Augustine !!!! Cabin Fever Speical. Beaches Open
57 reviews  Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
short drive to downtown st
the kids stayed up stairs and watched tv and the adults could go downstairs and watch something other than cartoons
the beds were very comfortable
we watched jeopardy on the tv upstairs, enjoyed cocktails in the crow's nest up top, and dined outside on the table on the back deck
there were 2 living rooms with tvs
Cleanliness:
comfortable beds, awesome decks everywhere
the place was vary clean
5 bathrooms which was very nice
six of us slept comfortably and had plenty of bathrooms
Host:
john is very attentive and responds quickly to questions
kitchen and grill made for wonderful meals
we loved the low key, relaxed feeling of the neighborhood -no big hotels no big commercial enterprises-just fabulous!! john is a great owner who responded immediately to any questions and some very...
john's beach house worked out really well for our family
john was a great host and checked in throughout our stay to make sure we were comfortable
Location:
quiet location and close to the beach
walk to beach
it is located in a community setting which invites fun walks in the friendly neighborhood and to the guana river
we enjoyed a few excellent restaurants in the immediate area and we loved taking walks in the gtm preserve, which is a magical place to hike, bicycle, and kayak in a pristine natural environment
darling beach house, just across the street from a private quiet and clean beach
Read more reviews

4. Cozy home on Veterans Island (from USD 205)

This pet-friendly home is just a short walk from the beach. The home features a spacious living room, a fully equipped kitchen with dining area, two bedrooms, and one-and-a-half bathrooms. You have a partially shaded, wraparound deck with a gas grill and outdoor dining table. Plus, there is also a two-car garage with washer and dryer. You can spend the day searching for shells and shark teeth or just enjoy watching the dolphins playing in the bay.

Newly Constructed ~ Pet Friendly ~ Steps to the Ocean!
40 reviews  Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The TV was oddly placed in the living room-
Each bedroom had a comfortable queen-sized bed
so everything is pristine from the floors and appliances to the furniture and kitchen supplies
A1A each time with the kids
The exterminator was able to cut down on the amount of fleas
Cleanliness:
We weren't surprised because it is the humid south
It was everything that the website said it was Lovely and relaxing week
The large enclosed garage (more like a huge playroom for children) is as immaculately clean as the house itself and has a nice half bath
There are plenty of towels and extra linens for daily life and beach-going
The beds were very comfortable and everything was very clean (other than a little sand here and there which is expected)
Host:
Super cute new construction home with beautiful hand-scraped hardwood floors throughout Massive garage (my husband was in love)
brand new inside had wood floors
but most of all VERY RELAXING
We cooked almost every meal at the house and even with our complicated recipes
This home offers every luxury of home
Location:
Of course Aunt Kate's is good too
Publix (5min) BP gas station (4min)
Augustine (15-18min)
but it was never a problem for us
Kyles Seafood Market (14-16min)
Read more reviews

5. Pet-friendly abode by the beach (from USD 285)

The new home is beautifully furnished and decorated with a real beach theme. You have an open floor plan for the living room and the brand-new kitchen with two dining areas. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, The large back yard is fenced and you have two furnished, covered patios for enjoying sunrises or sunsets. The beach is just a block away from the home.

Beautiful Custom Home – Listen to the ocean only 1 block away!
67 reviews  Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
It has a large master bathroom open living room and kitchen
an outdoor shower ample parking
The only suggestions we have are a tv in the master bedroom and fix the ice maker
Steps away from the beach and beautiful kitchen and bedrooms with open floor plan
The only complaint would be that many of the dishes in the kitchen were dirty and had to be washed prior to use We would definitely stay here again
Cleanliness:
The House was super clean and very spacious for our party of 7 including 3 kids
Host:
The home is very well laid out and well appointed
If you are looking for a clean family and pet friendly home in a great area with a very responsive rental agency
We needed a pet friendly home and because we were sharing the home with family
clean and well maintained
The rental agency was so accommodating
Location:
only a block and a two-minute walk from the beach
Grocery shopping was convenient with a Publix nearby with many great restaurants in the area on the island or a short drive to St
The beach was an easy 5 minute walk away
It is a very quick walk to the beach
but we just bought bags of ice
Read more reviews

6. Large apartment in a quiet neighborhood (from USD 150)

This upstairs apartment would make a great romantic getaway. The open floor plan covers the living room, dining area, and a fully equipped kitchen. The unit has one bedroom and a bathroom with a rain shower. Outside you have a furnished deck and a private entrance. The apartment is in a quiet neighborhood just one block from the beach. The city of Saint Augustine is less than 3 miles (4.8 km) away.

1100 Sq Ft One Bedroom - 1 Block to Untouched Beach
62 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen is modern with high guality appliances and the bathroom with rain shower
It's quiet and comfy
The kitchen was well stocked for cooking in and the unit was immaculate
We only had trouble sleeping on the bed together because the bed was a little small (full size bed)
The bed was very comfortable and the area is very quiet making for great sleep
Cleanliness:
Apartment is clean and spacious Location is close to everything
Really spacious and nicely decorated
The place was very well equipped clean
I almost don't want to tell tell people about this
Extremely pleased with very spacious nicely furnished and decorated one bedroom apartment located in a quiet neighborhood setting a stones throw from the ocean
Host:
We were greeted by the owner who encouraged us to contact her with any questions or concerns
This property checked all the boxes for us
Matt and Micky are frendly and helpful Would definitely stay again
(I hope that the township will mandate planting sand dune grasses so the beach can capture sand again and
The owners Matt and Micki are very warm and welcoming
Location:
and it's convenient location
The apartment is conveniently located not just to the beach (2 block walk) but also to nearby restaurants and even a short drive (10 min)
A full-service Publix grocery store is
It is about 2 city blocks from the beach
highway A1A was only a block away
Read more reviews

7. Duplex on the beach (from USD 459)

Both units of the duplex are available to rent. Each features a cozy living room, a small kitchen with a breakfast bar and a dining table, two bedrooms, and a bathroom. You have a large furnished deck accessible from the living room and master bedroom. The beach is right outside your back door. Enjoy relaxing on the deck as you watch the dolphins and pelicans at play. You are within walking distance of some great seafood restaurants and a grocery store.

DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH!! Vilano Beach Oceanfront Cottage in St. Augustine!
80 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen is stocked with anything that you would need to cook a meal
right in front of the cottage
The cottage is well-equipped
It is obvious the owners take pride in their home Private beach
It has everything you need in the kitchen plus WiFi and a huge smart TV
Cleanliness:
The house was very clean and is exactly as described
The house was very clean
Falling asleep to ocean waves and breezes
The beach cottage was clean and very comfortable
Property was very clean and as pictured in the listing Could not get closer to the beach
Host:
Our host was wonderful helpful in all regards and gracious in letting us have a late checkout
and she suggested some great places
the owner provided us with timely instructions and information about the cottage which was most appreciated
the owner was great to work with and gave me some restaurant ideas
the property owner is great to work with
Location:
Beach was peaceful and far enough away from the public access Easy access to restaurants and
Wonderful restaurants in the area
long walks on the beach easy drive to downtown St Augustine and great restaurants
We were very pleased with Aunt Kate's Harry's (best salmon ever)
The location of the cottage was great for us: a Publix supermarket less than a mile away and downtown St
Read more reviews

8. Modern-style bungalow by the beach (from USD 164)

This lovely home is a must-see. It features a bright, open floor plan for the living room and kitchen area. You have dining options inside and out. The home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and a spacious sun porch off the living area. The home is pet-friendly for small dogs. Located on Veterans Island, you are within walking distance of the beach and some tasty seafood restaurants.

Modern Vibe ~ Steps to the Beach!!!
22 reviews  Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Location:
This place is an absolute dream Located within maybe 10 miles of all the local attractions and museums and even closer to the pier and beach
Read more reviews

9. Cozy cottage on the beach

This adorable home dates back before World War ll. It features a full living room, equipped kitchen with dining area, two bedrooms, and a bathroom. You have both a front and back covered porch to chase the shade. You can enjoy your morning coffee on the porch and watch the boats sail past. The beach is just footsteps from the property where you can swim, surf, and fish the day away.

Little House by the Sea
133 reviews
House 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Had everything we needed to cook inside or outside
the TV is well appointed with plenty of satellite channels
The fenced in yard was great for our pups to play in The only down side was not enough days there
The home had everything we could have asked for
the five of us were 100% comfortable on our last night even though I originally had concerns on space
Cleanliness:
The house was very clean and quiet
Host:
This rental is perfectly advertised very well-managed extremely peaceful and comfortable
and I cannot wait to go back REGULARLY for long weekends at the beach
and we couldn't locate any games
We had a minor debacle with the cable and the owner took it upon herself to grant us a refund portion which was a very refreshing gesture
We've returned again and again due to the ability to unplug and unwind in this cottage that reminds us of simpler times when life was about "outdoors" and time spent with those you love
Location:
The Village Inn for breakfast (located in St Augustine) and The Sunset Grille (located in St Augustine
The house has a lot of charm
It was a really bad sewer
After a VERY long winter in Chicago
My husband grew up in a house very similar to this house that brought back fond memories
Read more reviews

10. Studio unit in a quiet neighborhood

Located on the ground floor of the host’s home is this cozy vacation studio. You have a private entrance, queen-sized bed, microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker, and a bathroom. Also included is a private patio with a grill for your use. The beach is at the end of the street, about a block away. The host has also provided beach chairs and two bicycles you can use to get around the neighborhood.

NUEVO VILANO BEACH HOME PRIMERA PLANTA 1 CAMA BAÑO PRIVADO ENTRADA 1 BLOQUEO A LA PLAYA ACCESO
161 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it has more capacity than needed; the level is on the right-hand side looking from the front Tee bathroom
Clean comfortable Large bathroom and bedroom has fridge
Also in the bedroom were a small refrigerator-freezer and two dressers
Very comfortable bed and spacious bathroom
There are nice-sized side tables on either side of the bed with fashionable two-bulb lights
Cleanliness:
The place was very clean and quiet
We had plenty of bath towels
Everything was very clean and neat Check in and out
The unit was as pictured
The residence was clean and very appealing
Host:
Glad we got to meet Tom also
Host Tom was easy to communicate with Highly recommended
well vast All plumbing worked flawlessly
We only saw him once but knew he was nearby and would be there if we needed anything If we are in the area again
so we could sit outside and enjoy the nice weather Beach
Location:
The Reef restaurant is just a bit north of Boat Club Dr
We were very pleased with the location of the residence and the neighborhood Very quiet
About a 5-10 minute drive to downtown St
We arrived 10/4/19 for a wedding the next day at a beach house 10 minutes north
There is no inside "sitting" space
Read more reviews

Collect seashells on the sea shore in Vilano Beach

Vilano Beach itself is a great place for collecting seashells and shark teeth. Start at the southern tip and head north towards Ponte Vedra, through some very secluded beaches that don’t get picked as much. While treasure hunting along the shore you are likely to see dolphins swimming and playing in the sea.

Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

Get Trip101 in your inbox

Unsubscribe in one click. See our privacy policy for more information on how we use your data

Shawna is a domestic goddess living by the sea in the beautiful state of South Carolina. She has earned two degrees in Criminal Justice and Human Services but now spends her time pursuing her...Read more

 Want to contribute as a Local Expert?
Explore Vilano Beach
Good things are meant to be shared!