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“Unplanned Pleasure” 4 of 5 stars
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The Saint Augustine Beach House
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   10 Vilano Rd., Vilano Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32084   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Vilano Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hudson
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Unplanned Pleasure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

While on a car tour of Florida, plans changed requiring a stay in St. Augustine. Due to the great reviews in Trip Advisor, we took a chance with The Beach House. Had a great one night stay in a spacious and clean room overlooking the beach. Very nice surprise. I'll be back.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sabhadmin, SABH Staff at The Saint Augustine Beach House, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
We're so happy you took a chance on us - and are happy to hear it was a good surprise (those are always the best!) Please do plan to return for another stay very soon! Thanks so much.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Winnipeg, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My husband and I recently spent four nights here a few weeks ago. The location is magnificent! There is nothing more romantic than waking up to the sound of waves on the shore and seagulls. It is steps from the beach and we loved our private balcony! It is definitely not a five star hotel as it is older and although renovated is well 'used'. It is however spotlessly clean and comfortable. My husband has asthma and we were a bit concerned with it being a pet hotel but he had no difficulties. The staff are incredibly helpful and friendly when called upon. It is close to several restaurants and also a Publix grocery store if you want to picnic on the balcony at the end of a day. We thought it may be a bit overpriced initially but as another reviewer stated...it grows on you, and we would definitely stay again and highly recommend it.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sabhadmin, SABH Staff at The Saint Augustine Beach House, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
The best compliment we can receive is knowing you would return again - and we thank you for your review. While we have come a long way with our Beach House renovations, we are constantly striving to improve and find ways to make the guestrooms as comfortable, clean and welcoming as possible. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and please plan to return soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

The hotel staff is the tops. This is not a 5 star hotel but it is a 5 star value. The rooms have been updated recently... As evidenced by the huge flat scree TV. The location by the beach is perfect. What a great deal.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sabhadmin, SABH Admin at The Saint Augustine Beach House, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Thank you for sharing your comments - we appreciate your review and are happy to know you enjoyed your visit. We hope you'll plan to return again very soon - we look forward to welcoming you back to the shores of Vilano.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

My wife and I, spent a glorious three nights at the Saint Augustine Beach House. We stayed on the second floor and had a magnificent view of the ocean. It was especially nice in the evening as we sat on the balcony with a nice glass of wine and watched the moon rise over the ocean. These are sights and sounds we shall not soon forget.

The owner of the hotel is very friendly and accommodating; his main concern was our satisfaction and contentment. He walked through the room with us to make sure everything was in order. He greeted us at every breakfast and asked if everything was okay. We never had anything to complain about.

The cleaning service is efficient and timely, and the rooms are clean and well equipped--the bed mattress was one of the most comfortable we have ever slept on. Our room was nicely decorated, freshly painted, and furnished in a simple, modern style befitting a beach setting.

We hope to return as often as we can. We give it an A+
Kevin and Laure Fellows

Room Tip: The higher the floor the better the view, but even the ground floor is magnificent
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sabhadmin, SABH Staff at The Saint Augustine Beach House, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We agree - the views from the balconies are amazing and memorable. We hope every guest will find their own special memories here at The Beach House - and we too hope you'll return as often as possible. Regards.
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Asheville, North Carolina
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22 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

My wife and I spent three night here last month. In order to get reservations over a weekend, I agreed to change rooms and had the opportunity to stay in two of the units at this property. In writing this review, I wasn't quite sure what to relate about it. My initial impression was disappointing but it grew on me while we were there. This is a small, older hotel and it does show some wear around the edges but it was very clean and the beds were comfortable. All of the rooms have private balconies overlooking the beach. It was very pleasant to leave the door to the balcony open at night with the sound of the surf in the background. This hotel is a pet friendly place including a resident population of cats but this made it more of a friendly, family type place to me. The staff are excellent - friendly, helpful and knowledgable about the the area. They pointed us to some very fine restaurants that were near by. This is not a chain hotel and should be considered in expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend it.

Room Tip: The top floor may be more quiet but there are no elevators in this three story property so this coul...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sabhadmin, SABH Staff at The Saint Augustine Beach House, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
There is something so amazing about the moonlight on the Atlantic - and we are so happy to be able to provide front row seats on our oceanfront balconies. Thank you so much for your kind comments and your recommendations. We do hope you will be returning to share another night of ocean breezes with us here at The Beach House!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

My wife and I have stayed at a lot and when I say a lot I mean we travel for HMS to work in various cities. It came time for our Ann. And we decided to stay at a Beach Front Hotel that we have stayed several times for work(a lot of visits) Well I had all the things ready a head of time the flowers, Cham, etc. But to my surprise with all my prep. Judy and Paul along with there owners got together and prepared the room to my utmost surprise a special Ann. Cake (it was delish) My wife was in AAAAAH! If you want to select an Ann. Spot for your next Ann. Do not hesitate book it (do it NOW) ASAP. You will have all the elegance of a 10 star Hotel with the staff and crew at the St. Augustine Beach House. Plus the owners are the most professional we have ever I countered
. It's is Stanton & Hope Googe from Miami Beach Fl.

Room Tip: Go for room 201 we like this one because it is right next to the office and our special friends!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sabhadmin, SABH Staff at The Saint Augustine Beach House, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
It was truly our pleasure to have you stay with us to celebrate your anniversary! We are always glad to see you both and hope you will be spending many more special occasions with us in the future. From all of us at The Beach House - best wishes and hope to see you soon...
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Staying here for four nights in the beginning of January was something we would definitely do again. The beach house is next to the wide beach and only separated from it by some dunes. From the balcony, you do hear the sound of the surf.
The Beach house is a series of studio apartments, each with its own kitchen, no oven however, breakfast nook, and sleeping area. A major grocery store is within a few blocks.
We hadn't known beforehand that the Beach House has a reputation for being very dog friendly; there were a number staying in the hotel and their owners seemed to be quite content with the situation.
Saint Augustine has a wealth of architecturally interesting buildings, beginning with the old Flagler Hotel, now the Flagler University. The old Spanish town has a many buildings from the 18th century and some good restaurants, and is a five minute drive from the Beach House. While it is touristy, the atmosphere is nonetheless welcoming and we spent nearly every evening there.
The staff of the hotel was very accomodating and could not be friendlier.
I would come here again and definitely recommend it to others.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sabhadmin, SABH Staff at The Saint Augustine Beach House, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
We agree that our location here at The Beach House is ideal... oceanfront views and just five minutes from the historic district of Saint Augustine. Thank you so much for your review - and we are very happy to hear that you would recommend our hotel - and that you will plan to return. We'll look forward to seeing you again. Regards.
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Address: 10 Vilano Rd., Vilano Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Location: United States > Florida > Saint Augustine > Vilano Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Vilano Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Vilano Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Saint Augustine Beach House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy incredible views of the Atlantic from your private oceanfront balcony. Spacious rooms offer king beds, kitchenettes, and complimentary Wi-Fi access. A full, hot breakfast is included with your stay. We are just 5 minutes from historic downtown Saint Augustine and within walking distance to several restaurants and shopping. Pets are welcome! ... more   less 
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