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Curb side, half a block from the ocean. Quiet neighborhood
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Curb side, half a block from the ocean. Quiet neighborhood
living room
Vilano Beach
living room facing kitchen
Master queen bed
Master bed. very quiet , faces garden.
The pier at Vilano
bedroom 2, twin beds
Intracoastal waterway
kitchen and breakfast bar
2014 Excellence Award from Tripadvisor
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
St. Augustine, Florida

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528ginger
Flat Rock, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Handicapped accessible but not truly handicapped friendly”
Reviewed 11 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Bath and bedrooms were very small and not accessible for electric scooter or wheelchair. Owner delightful and friendly

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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RedDragon...
Macon, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Back Again :-)”
Reviewed 11 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

This was our second visit to Janet's apartment and i'm sure we will be back again.

Very pleased she is a dog friendly person as this time our 2 dogs came along to enjoy
the beach which is so close by for walks, it's a great location.

Janet could not be more helpful and friendly, and there is everything you need to enjoy
your stay here. It was a very relaxing stay with early walks on the beach, movies that we
rented from the very close by Publix and tasty chinese food from the local take away, which
is right next to Publix.

Very friendly neighborhood, as we met a few people out walking in the mornings and in
the evenings too. Janet has nice gardens, a picnic seating area and more seating out back. Also wifi is available if needed.

This is a great place to stay, clean and with all you need to cook in or enjoy eating out.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
16 Sep 2014
Thank you Andy! Good to see you both again.
Janet
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Luvflyin
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“All reviews were spot on!”
Reviewed 4 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
2
people found this review helpful

All the reviews were perfect and spot on for this rental and area. The beach was a short walk away, restaurants and a Publix all in walking distance as well. If you do not want to get in your car there is no need. The rental was clean and well maintained with beautiful plants and flowers all around. There is even a picnic table outside and a grill you can use. If you forget a beach item Janet may just have it in her stash of extras in the garage right along with a little red wagon to haul your things to the beach!! It was a very quiet area which I enjoyed very much! The only draw back is that the beach does have a lot of shells. It is not the white powder sand like other areas. So if you have tender feet be sure to bring water shoes. We liked the shells as we were able to find many shark teeth in them!

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Liked best: The quiet home like atmosphere.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Aug 2014
Thanks Melinda for the review. Glad you enjoyed yourselves.
Janet
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revchrise...
Asheville, NC
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“No better bargain exists”
Reviewed 29 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
1
person found this review helpful

This is the second week in two consecutive years we've stayed here. Again, the place is a clean two bedroom (one bedroom has twin beds) bottom apartment in a two story home--the friendly and delightful British owner lives upstairs--one block or less than a football field length from the beach. It's about two blocks to the nearest Publix, Pizza restaurant with live evening music and Fire Wok, a Chinese restaurant. It's also another block to the Marina which has a restaurant--chairs even on the causeway beach and evening bands--where at night you can feel the breeze. fish, or watch the lights on the St. Augustine lighthouse and city of St. Augustine.

The beach is never particularly crowded and for $8 you can drive your car on the beach and park it.

This place has wifi and if you need a washer and dryer, the owner has been known to let you use hers.

There's a garden on two sides of the floor apartment: you'll see a lemon or lime tree in the backyard and lots of cute lizards in the garden.

180 Vilano Grill is two blocks away, great place to walk for seafood, steak or pizza.

The ONLY negative involves not the house but the south side of this peninsula has weak Verizon cell phone service. We had to step outdoors to keep phone calls home going. Course the owner had nothing to control over this.

i've read all the reviews and note that last year the week after us a guy posted a poor review--ironically he gave it five stars the year before--in which he even posted pictures of bugs, etc. You'll have to trust me as a two timer here. We stayed within a week of that guy late last June and both times we've stayed here the place has been clean as a whistle, so I suspect there other motives for that review.

Anyway, you can google me on Amazon..I'm a preacher, lawyer and author. I've written parts of two books at this place now the last two years. (Google Chris Callahan or search Amazon.)

The Town of St. Augustine is just over the bridge so you can drive there in five minutes.

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Liked best: Location is perfect to walk to the beach, the pier, restaurants, grocery store and five minutes from downtown
Liked least: Verizon cell phone service is two bars or less on this area of Florida
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tloftis27
Maryville, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing!!!”
Reviewed 4 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
2
people found this review helpful

This place is great! In a quiet neighborhood close to the beach. Janet Dinwiddy was an amazing hostess, and we really appreciate the chance to stay in her home. She provided everything we needed and even offered the use of her personal washer and dryer because we were traveling with small children. We could say enough good things about this place. Also really close to everything St. Augustine has to offer.

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Liked best: Everything was great.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Jun 2014
Glad you enjoyed your stay .
Thank you for the great review.
Janet
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nottingham
Reviewed 25 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
4
people found this review helpful

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Liked best: location and quiet
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children People with pets
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 May 2014
Thank you for the great review..... so glad you enjoyed yourselves.
Hope to see you again next year!
Janet
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wemeansit
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Comfortable, quiet, retreat close to the beach.”
Reviewed 10 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
3
people found this review helpful

A very pleasant and comfortable place to stay! The furnishings are attractive, practical and the owner provides beach chairs, bikes, towels etc... Very thoughtful!
This ground floor unit is in a quiet neighborhood very close to the beach and many conveniences. It has a garden and privately fenced yard with a small patio that provides a relaxing outdoor retreat.
Perfect for us, we really enjoyed our stay and would come back again.

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Liked best: Very comfortable and pleasant atmosphere.
Liked least: No dishwasher
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
10 Apr 2014
Thank you for those kind words! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay.
Hope you come back again...... and if you do you will find a new shower head !
Janet
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