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The Saint Augustine Beach House
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Vilano Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 30, 2014

We stayed at the Saint Augustine Beach House in late July, 2014. This is one of few hotels in the area that are pet friendly. Our room was on the third floor, and although we climbed the steps, as there is no elevator, the top floor had awesome views of the ocean. We were placed in room 306, which I would highly recommend, as it has on the north end and gives endless views from the 2 extra side windows. The room was spacious and clean with a high top table, sofa, and mini kitchen. The staff was extra friendly and breakfast was included in the room rate each day. It was more like staying at a friendly Inn than a hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for room 306 if you don't mind climbing stairs. It has the best ocean views. You can see for...
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Nancy D
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sabhadmin, Front Office Manager at The Saint Augustine Beach House, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2014

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We agree that the views from the third floor are absolutely amazing! We hope you will plan to return for another visit very soon - and we thank you again for choosing to stay with us here at The Beach House.

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Reviewed August 24, 2014

We loved the location! It is right on the beach and all rooms have an ocean view. However, when we came out to enjoy the view the units next to us had wasps nests in them and we could not sit out on the balcony because they were everywhere. The place inside was nice and very clean. For the price though ,for one night, we paid over $250.00 we did like that it was pet friendly. That was a big bonus and the place being right on the beach. But we had to keep asking for plates, napkins, spoons, forks, glasses, ice, etc. Why not just supply these items in the empty kitchen cabinets you had there for the price we paid? Not enough towels supplied. The breakfast was complimentary and was good lots to choose from. The staff seemed very friendly except when we first arrived an hour earlier and we were greeted by an older woman who got quite snippy telling us the rooms are ready for the check in time and that's it so we had to waste an hour driving around. I think they could have been a little more accommodating there. The views were beautiful and the luxury of walking on the beach with your pets was great. To us being on the beach and pet friendly made the difference. Just a little pricy for what you do get. We will recommend to others but also let them know of our concerns and the price.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank DeeMarie2001
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sabhadmin, Front Office Manager at The Saint Augustine Beach House, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2014

Thank you for sharing your comments and suggestions. We pride ourselves on responding effectively to guest needs and are sorry to hear of your concerns. We have not seen wasp nests before, and will be sure to get sprays to ensure our guests comfortably enjoy their balcony. Our dishes are stored in our main kitchen to keep them freshly sanitized and rotated. We try to mention at check in that we are happy to stock the kitchen, and we list it in our welcome letter. Some guests prefer the paper products - but please know for the future that we are happy to supply either as needed. We do try to accommodate early check in wherever possible and can arrange to call you as soon as your room is ready. We apologize if we did properly convey that concern to you as, again, our guests are our highest priority. We are happy you did enjoy your oceanfront getaway with your pet - and will certainly hope you will return for another visit.

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Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stayed at the Beach House Aug 10-17. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The morning breakfast was phenomenal! Homemade jellies, salsa, quiche, burritos, muffins. We had our 100+ lb dog with us and the staff was especially understanding. We will come back again and recommend it to others.

  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank ksm815
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sabhadmin, Front Office Manager at The Saint Augustine Beach House, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2014

It was such a pleasure to have you stay with us, and it is great to hear you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate your comments - and we'll make sure to have all the breakfast goodies ready when you return! Thank you so much and best wishes from all of us here at The Beach House.

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Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We can't wait to come back ! Great room, great view, great breakfast and very clean !!!!! Last but not least great people !!! We had a great home cooked breakfast every morning complimentary with your room. They have us great advice on where to first to start on our visit and how to save money while doing everything we wanted to do.

Stayed: August 2014
Thank Cheryl S
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sabhadmin, Front Office Manager at The Saint Augustine Beach House, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2014

We glad you plan to return - and we look forward to seeing you again! Many thanks for your kind comments - and for choosing to stay with us during this very special honeymoon time. We hope you will be coming back to see us again - and to celebrate many happy anniversaries here at The Beach House.

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Reviewed August 19, 2014

We live in St. Petersburg however we continue to discover new places for a mini vacation in our own State. This is our second visit to Beach house which overlooks the majestic Atlantic Ocean. This is a smaller hotel with very clean upgraded rooms. All rooms give you a view of the ocean. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. There is a free hot breakfast served in the breakfast room behind the office. There is a Publix grocery store and several dog friendly restaurants in walking distance Close to the historic city of St. Augustine and the famous San Sebastián winery A must place to stay and visit..

Room Tip: There are three floors. Higher floors give you better view of the ocean.
  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled as a couple
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sabhadmin, Front Office Manager at The Saint Augustine Beach House, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2014

We agree that finding a place to getaway for R&R is important, and we're happy you discovered The Beach House. The sound of the waves is so relaxing and the location is low-stress. We thank you for your wonderful review and we hope you will return for another getaway very soon.

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Reviewed August 16, 2014

This place has it figured out. Close to all the attractions of downtown saint Augustine. The rooms are big, clean, and (as far as I could tell) everyone has a view of the beach. The staff treated you like bestfriends and the waffles at the continental breakfast were awesome!

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Thank Maverick463
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sabhadmin, Front Office Manager at The Saint Augustine Beach House, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2014

Thank you! You are correct - all of our rooms offer a view of the ocean with the most expansive views being on the third floor, of course. It is our hope that our guests will feel very welcome and we do consider you part of the Beach House 'family'.. so please plan to return very soon! We'll have breakfast ready every morning...

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Reviewed August 11, 2014

The location is absolutely perfect. It is a short drive to historic St. Augustine and you are right on the beach. All rooms overlook the ocean so you are guaranteed a view. You get both a front porch and a private back porch where you can drink your morning coffee and watch the sunrise and listen to the waves. They have beach towels and beach chairs for your convenience as well. The best part is that is is pet friendly and the grocery store is within walking distance. The breakfast area was small and the food was nothing fancy but it was perfect for my husband and I. The waffles were the best and the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The furniture is a little outdated but that is what I would expect for any place that is pet friendly. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is because of the price and there is no room service/restaurant. It averaged $200 a night but I guess that is the price you pay to be on the beach. WiFi is included but the service isn't great. My husband and I are looking forward to going back again very soon.

Room Tip: There is no elevator so if you don't like to climb stairs be sure to stay on the first floor.
  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled as a couple
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sabhadmin, Front Office Manager at The Saint Augustine Beach House, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2014

Thank you so much for sharing your comments and we are glad you enjoyed your visit. We agree... it is a great location on a beautiful beach with amazing views from your own private balcony overlooking the waves! Our oceanfront breakfast room is fairly new and we are growing the menu selections every week based on input from our guests. We also appreciate your heads-up on the Wi-Fi access, and had all the routers re-checked based on your comments. We do hope you will be returning to stay with us again soon and again, thank you for choosing Saint Augustine Beach House.

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Address: 10 Vilano Rd, Vilano Beach, St. Augustine, FL 32084-2964
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Location: United States > Florida > St. Augustine > Vilano Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Vilano Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Vilano Beach
Price Range: $175 - $302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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