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“Lord Stanley Guthrie's idea of the perfect beach”
Review of Vilano Beach

Vilano Beach
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

Lord Stanley Guthrie, our Golden Doodle, recommends Vilano Beach for a vacation. His staff (namely us) agree with his assessment. It is a beautiful drive across the bridge toward the Atlantic. Turn right (south) and soon you find free access to the beach. You can actually drive out onto the north part of the beach and park. Then, there are broad expanses of sand which are very clean. There are some waves to add sound and spray. Dogs are welcome ("leashed" according to the signage). When were were there there were maybe a half-dozen folks total so there were no issues with crowding at all. Guthrie loved to scare the gulls and sniff the beach. We were very careful to keep him from the areas of restoration where there are newly planted sea oats and other grasses. Vilano is not far from downtown St. Augustine and is well worth the drive -- especially if you have a pup!!!

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Reviewed February 19, 2014

We were very happy with the Beach House! Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Our two large dogs were welcome. Dog treats were waiting at the front desk.
I was concerned about noise if there were other people with dogs but that wasn't an issue. The hotel is right on a fantastic beach where dogs were welcome. We will definitely be back and will recommend to our friends!

Mike & Julie from Newmarket Ontario

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Reviewed February 12, 2014

Vilano Beach is a trip back to your childhood. The beach is clean and wide and you can a drive on parts of it. The dog and I walked the beach many a morning and evening and then some in the middle of the day. Never a lot of folks...mostly fishermen and fisherwomen. Of course, my vacation is the month of February. No heat waves, but nice. The folks on this beach working and living are some of the nicest and friendliest I have met. Would come back in a heartbeat!

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Reviewed February 7, 2014

I will stay again. Older but very clean and out of the way
location. It was perfect for us. The best part was the staff
A+'s across. We will go back probably because of them.
John H. Ft, Pierce

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Reviewed January 22, 2014

Close to Saint Augustine Vilano Beach offers a wide long beach area with plenty of room to play. A great place to swim, fish, tan, and walk your dog. Very close to Vilano Pier do not be surprised to see dolphins.

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