The Vintage - A Hidden Gem, 200 yards from the 1st tee of the Old Course

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, travel crib, WiFi
TV, DVD player, books, video library
TV, DVD player, books, video library
Fridge, microwave, dishwasher, coffee/tea maker
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, travel crib, WiFi

Overview of The Vintage - A Hidden Gem, 200 yards from the 1st tee of the Old Course

Entire home

The Vintage - A Hidden Gem, 200 yards from the 1st tee of the Old Course

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
KY16 9AU St Andrews, FIFE

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationUniversity of St. Andrews2 min walk
  • Popular LocationOld Course at St Andrews3 min walk
  • Popular LocationSt. Andrew's Castle9 min walk
  • AirportDundee (DND)23 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Vintage - A Hidden Gem, 200 yards from the 1st tee of the Old Course

Beachfront vacation home with kitchen and patio
The Vintage... A well-struck 2-iron away from the 1st tee of the Old Course.

Tucked away and yet in the middle of it all, the house is located within the Conservation area of St Andrews and surrounded by historic houses, just 200 yards from the Old Course and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, 100 yards from the seafront and close to the ruins of the Castle and the center of town.

The Vintage is a delightful, free-standing, fully renovated, three bedroom house for rent with a large conservatory, offering 130 square meters of comfortable living space including a fully equipped kitchen, living room, and two bathrooms.
The house has a distinct homely feel about it with natural wood finishes, parquet flooring and a contemporary interior design.

The Conservatory measures 27 square meters and can comfortably seat 10 at a large antique table. Its French double doors open up to the tastefully landscaped patio-garden which surrounds the house.

With no direct access for cars, (Gillespie Wynd connects the seafront Scores with North Street and offers access only to pedestrians) the only noise one hears is the wind and the occasional seagull flying overhead.

Cleaning service available upon request.

See vacation rentals / letting details below.


A day in St Andrews

MORNING: play the most important eighteen in the world, The Old Course.

LUNCH: enjoy a traditional American cheeseburger and a pint of Ale in the famous golfer’s corner lounge bar of the Dunvegan Hotel, only a 9-iron away from the 18th green. (depending on the wind)

AFTERNOON: tee off on the New Course, (1875) a course every bit as challenging as the Old Course.

EARLY EVENING: take a walk along the shore and visit the ancient graves of Old and Young Tom Morris near the ruins of the Cathedral.

DINNER: enjoy a memorable dinner at the Peat Inn, considered one of the finest restaurants in Scotland and be looked after by the husband and wife team Geoffrey and Katherine Smeddle.
(book well in advance)

AFTER DINNER: walk the 1st and 18th fairway of the Old Course, then alongside the illuminated R&A clubhouse, up the Scores, down Gillespie Wynd and back to ‘your home in St Andrews’ - The Vintage, to enjoy a well-deserved nightcap in the patio garden.


St Andrews
An ancient seat of learning with royal connections, this small Scottish town
combines blue-chip golf with charming surroundings

What you are likely to love about it

It’s inclusiveness.
People who know nothing about golf probably assume that the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, the oldest in the world, is the last word in snobbery. Not so.
The famous Old Course at St Andrews is open to all comers and is criss-crossed by public paths, giving it an agreeable democratic air, with children and dog-walkers mingling with golfers.
On a fine summer day it must be one of the most beautiful sporting settings in the world, with a sea breeze stiffening the flags and the beach running along the links.
It makes golf seem suddenly rather romantic, and not just a displacement activity for men in silly pullovers.
Although it is the golf course that makes St Andrews a place of pilgrimage, the ancient university, dating back to the 15th century, would grace any town, with the weather-beaten old collages and shiny, well-scrubbed students.
History is all around, from the ruins of the 12th century cathedral at the eastern edge of the town to the equally dilapidated castle, built a century later.

What you might not necessarily like about it

St Andrews probably boasts the biggest concentration of golfers in Britain.
You cannot move in the town centre in the evening without overhearing talk of bunkers and birdies and fluffed chips. It might get wearing after the first few hours, unless you are an avid golfer yourself.
Golf dominates the shops almost as much as conversation. Even Oxfam has second-hand seven-irons in the window. Other outlets are limited in consequence.
Another blot on the landscape is the fighter jets roaring in and out of RAF Leuchars, drowning out the seagulls.

Text originates from the Daily Telegraph and journalist Max Davidson


Other statements & facts

The weatherman who can predict the weather for the whole day at St Andrews does not exist.

There is a tv camera hidden in the Road Hole bunker.

The train was still running along the 16th fairway from Leuchars when Arnold Palmer first played the Open at St Andrews in 1960.

At his first appearance at the Open in St Andrews, Gary Player spent the night in the dunes, wrapped in his rain gear. He could not afford hotel accommodation.

Keywords: House
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, microwaves, cookware/dishes/utensils, and dishwashers. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Christian and Nathalie Beek

Property amenities


  • On the beach


  • WiFi available


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Fenced yard
  • Barbecue grill


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Next to a golf course
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Cycling nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1399 sq ft (130 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed
Note from host: On request only

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

Accommodation St Andrews 200 Yards Old Course House
Accommodation St Andrews 200 Yards Old Course
Accommodation in St Andrews 200 Yards From the Old Course
Accommodation St Andrews 200 Yards Old Course House
Accommodation St Andrews 200 Yards Old Course House
Accommodation in St Andrews 200 Yards From the Old Course
Accommodation in St Andrews 200 Yards From the Old Course

About this area

St. Andrews

Located in St. Andrews, this vacation home is next to a golf course and on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at West Sands and Castle Sands, while British Golf Museum and St. Andrews Preservation Trust Museum and Garden are cultural highlights. Traveling with kids? Consider St. Andrews Aquarium, or check out an event or a game at Tannadice Park. Sailing and surfing/body boarding offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and cycling nearby.

What's nearby

  • University of St. Andrews - 2 min walk
  • Old Course at St Andrews - 3 min walk
  • British Golf Museum - 3 min walk
  • St. Andrews Aquarium - 4 min walk
  • St. Andrew's Castle - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Leuchars Station - 13 min drive
  • Dundee (DND) - 23 min drive


  • Taste - 2 min walk
  • Gorgeous - 4 min walk
  • Tailend Restaurant and Fish Bar - 4 min walk
  • The Seafood Restaurant - 5 min walk
  • Pret A Manger - 5 min walk

Frequently asked questions

Is The Vintage - A Hidden Gem, 200 yards from the 1st tee of the Old Course pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at The Vintage - A Hidden Gem, 200 yards from the 1st tee of the Old Course?

Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.

What time is check-out at The Vintage - A Hidden Gem, 200 yards from the 1st tee of the Old Course?

Check-out is at 10:00 AM.

Where is The Vintage - A Hidden Gem, 200 yards from the 1st tee of the Old Course located?

This family-friendly St. Andrews vacation home is located on the beach, steps from University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews Aquarium, and Old Course at St Andrews. British Golf Museum and West Sands are also within 10 minutes.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 65 out of 67 reviews
5 - Excellent 97%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 67 reviews
4 - Good 1%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 67 reviews
3 - Okay 1%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 67 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 67 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Greg R.
The Vintage
Our stay was terrific. Christian's communication ahead of time was spot on, and the listing was very accurate. We will definitely stay here again!
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Brant K.
Location. Location. Location.
The Vintage was great. We had four adults in town for the week to golf. The property was very clean and nicely furnished. Christian was responsive and great to deal with. The best part about the Vintage was it’s location. A few minutes walk to great bars and restaurants, as well as the Old Course starter. We were able to meet shuttles and taxis at the R&A car park as well, which made getting around very simple. Would highly recommend for any golfers visiting St. Andrews!
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Ronald J.
Excellent location….
Four day stay in St Andrews for a family wedding. Could not have asked for better accommodation, it was central for all amenities and had everything we could have wished for. Definitely book again
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Marcus M.
What a spot!
This property is quaint and in an absolutely fantastic location. Tucked away but in the middle of it all. Will definitely rebook the next time I’m in St. Andrews.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Greg P., Tiburon, CA
Our St Andrews home away from home
We stayed a few years before and were excited to return. Our trip in 2021 was canceled because of Covid and Christian was very accommodating as we shifted the dates about. We returned for graduation, and the flat is ideal for golfers. It’s well appointed and the bed set up is flexible. We know where to stay upon our return to St Andrews.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Jay B.
Perfect Place!
Clean, comfortable, charming house in a perfect location, especially if you're a visiting golfer like us. A block away from both the 1st tee at the Old Course and several great pubs. Perfectly hosted. Highest recommendation!
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Lesley C.
The Vintage- Rare Find
Location was spot on, 5minutes to shops, beach, golf etc Very private secluded gardens, which was fantastic, especially in the sun!!!! Conservatory was ideal for meal times. A few stairs up & down to bedrooms. We loved it, would highly recommend. Communication between owners & myself was very responsive. Book up, you won't regret it.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Joseph T.
Great Location
Close to the center of town and the St. Andrews golf courses.
Stayed 9 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Roger M.
Will stay again
Great property for accessing golf and town amenities - we will definitely return.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

jamie c.
Excellent Golf stay
Excellent property everything there that we needed. Very clean well set out warm and inviting. Comfortable bed prime location for the golf course. Will definitely stay there again.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022