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Overview of Little House by the Sea

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Beach nearby

Little House by the Sea

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

    Popular LocationVilano Beach1 min walk
    Popular LocationVilano Point7 min walk
    Popular LocationPonce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park4 min drive
    AirportSt. Augustine, FL (UST-Northeast Florida Regional)10 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.

Little House by the Sea

Historic St. Augustine vacation home in Vilano Beach, near Anastasia State Park
Come back to the Summer of '42 when life was simpler....

Welcome to our little house by the sea. Many of our guests have remarked that it reminds them of the little beach houses that were in place long before condominiums and seaside growth took off.

The house actually predates WWII, but was moved into place during the time that the Coast Guard had a presence nearby to defend against German U-boats active in the area. We invite you to use this historic setting to have morning coffee on the beach as the sun rises, move from front to back porch following the shade, cook out, swim, surf, shell, fish, watch the boats go by. The Usina bridge, a quarter mile south, will take you over the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway into St. Augustine (established 1565) for shopping, touring, fine dining, and entertainment. Take the time to relax and enjoy yourself with the simple pleasures of our little house at Vilano.

Keywords: House
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car required


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided


  • TV
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In the city center
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • Near a zoo
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Hiking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby


  • Sleeps 5



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


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; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

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

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Little House Sea Vilano Beach
Little House By The Sea
Little House by the Sea St. Augustine
Little House by the Sea Private vacation home St. Augustine
Little House by the Sea Private vacation home
Little House by the Sea St. Augustine
Little House by the Sea Private vacation home
Little House by the Sea Private vacation home St. Augustine

About this area

St. Augustine

Located in St. Augustine's Vilano Beach neighborhood, this vacation home is in the city center and on a river. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Anastasia State Park and St. Augustine Beach, while St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum and St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park are popular area attractions. Ready for a night out? Consider Castle Otttis and St. Augustine Distillery. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Vilano Beach - 1 min walk
  • Vilano Point - 7 min walk
  • Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park - 4 min drive
  • Mission of Nombre de Dios - 5 min drive
  • Fort Mose Historic State Park - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) - 60 min drive


  • Vilano Grill 180 — 12 min walk
  • Beaches at VIlano — 14 min walk
  • The Reef Restaurant — 3 min drive
  • Aunt Kate´s — 4 min drive
  • City Bistro Tea House & Coffee Company — 5 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 82 out of 100 reviews
5 - Excellent 82%
Rating 4 - Good. 9 out of 100 reviews
4 - Good 9%
Rating 3 - Okay. 7 out of 100 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 100 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 100 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%



3/5 Okay

Loved Little House By The Sea BUT
Loved the charm, its old & rough: not a problem. Bathroom updated, Central Air etc,,,, Location is wonderful , especially considering the nice fenced dog yard. Great frt porch, the tiny old kitchen had what you need, The beds were very good & full size washer & dryer. Didn't smell any previous visitors. Only real problem is the living room furniture. It is all over sized, big old wooden framed pieces of "side of the road furniture. " One big couch cushions sank almost to the floor , very hard to get out of.; the other, covered by a thick quilt (?)was so hard & uncomfortable we couldnt sit on it. The only decent chairs were two dining room table captains chairs. The dining room table w/benches is way too large(10 ) for this little place. I stacked the dining table benches on top of each other just for some room. We brought in our beach chairs to watch tv on that little 30 inch tv,; the cushions on the outside furniture were so old we had to double them & cover with beach towels. The fact remains, its a great location & cottage, just some halfway decent living room furniture & new outside cushions would make all the difference. We're older & comfort may mean more to us, but that horrible LR furniture is a deal breaker . We'd go back in a minute if they just took the time to set up LRoom for comfort. I really hate the neg part of review, but its true. So we loved the cottage, but won't return w/out some furniture change.

3/5 Okay

This was our first vacation since Covid began. We were super excited to finally get away. We woke up to roaches in the living room that I would sweep out. The WIFI was horrible. My husband couldn't connect to get any work done. Only one roll of toilet paper so we had to go buy some. The shower didn't drain so everyday we all had to take showers in an inch of water. The location can

4/5 Good

Quiet and simple
We really enjoyed our stay at the little house. It wasn’t the fanciest or newest place we’ve stayed but we loved it. It was homey and cozy (and a little quirky) and had all we needed. The manager helped us right away with burned out lightbulbs. The location was great; steps from the beach and in a quiet neighborhood. We walked our little dogs on the beach and appreciated the lack of crowds, Publix is close by and st. Augustine is right over the bridge when you want some more entertainment.

2/5 Poor

After about three days the roaches started coming out of the woodwork! The air conditioner was not working and it was fixed right away! I contacted the owner about the bug situation and she never replied back! Totally ignored us. My husband had to spray the whole house inside and outside! Also there was an odor in the house that smelled like urine! We had to wash the floors because they were sticky and dirty! This property should not be on Vrbo! It is not conducive to vrbos reputation!

5/5 Excellent

Snuggly lil cottage by the sea
So happy to re-visit this sweet little cottage. The location is unbeatable. It was relaxing and wonderful, great for a long weekend with my best friend and my newly adopted pup. The walks on the beach were the perfect balm for these crazy covid days. And there is a cute dog park just a short walk away.