Sweeping ocean views from several rooms as well as a huge beachfront deck make our King of the Dune house an irresistible vacation destination. <br/><br/>Located oceanfront in beautiful Vilano Beach, King of the Dune gives you the best of both worlds. The area feels quite remote, with plenty of space between the properties and your own walkway right down to the wide, warm sands. Yet a brand-new supermarket has just opened 2 blocks away, so our house is also convenient to everything you need. Whether you want to splash in the waves and forget about civilization or combine beach time with dining out and sightseeing, King of the Dune... is a great place to stay!<br/><br/>The house begins on the second floor, with cathedral ceilings, enormous banks of windows, beautiful furnishings, and a sense of calm that makes King of the Dune feel like home within the first 5 minutes. Step into our living room and settle right in! The big flat-screen TV and ultra-plush sofa, loveseat and chair invite you to kick back and begin enjoying your free time, while the ornamental fireplace adds a homey note.<br/><br/>A sliding-glass door leads out to our huge open-air deck from the living room, while a higher row of windows lets you glimpse the brilliant blue Florida sky. Slip out onto the deck for sunbathing. The safety rail around our deck makes it perfect even for small children, without interfering with the breathtaking view of dunes, sand, sea, and sky. And there's enough room here for active toddlers and their toys, big group meals, and late-night stargazing. The deck is certain to become your favorite place at King of the Dune!<br/><br/>If you decide to dine in one evening, you won't be disappointed. Our dining room is spacious and pretty, with hardwood floors, a table for 6 (plus an adjacent breakfast bar for 4 more!), and great views of the ocean and beach. This area is ideal for playing board games or working on your computer too (you have free Wifi here!) -- the view is just too magnificent not to enjoy!<br/><br/>Right next to the dining area is our kitchen, newly renovated and simply a pleasure to use. Cool tiled flooring, a side-by-side fridge, brand-new stove and dishwasher, double sink, and custom cabinetry make cooking a breeze. We've stocked it with all the cookware, dishes, and utensils you need, too.<br/><br/>The second floor also boasts 2 bedrooms and a full bath with a shower and tub. Both bedrooms contain 2 twin beds; one also has lovely ocean views. There's plenty of room for everyone at King of the Dune!<br/><br/>On the third floor you'll find an office containing a queen sleeper sofa and a loveseat just in case you want an additional bedroom. This charming room is drenched with sunlight through big arched windows.<br/><br/>And the highlight of the top floor is the master suite! The king-sized bed is very comfortable, while a loveseat and chairs offer nice nooks for reading. The TV with VCR tempts you to watch the late-late show, while the beach views greet you each morning. There's even a rollaway bed here! The master bath delights with a walk-in shower and soaking tub, his-and-her vanities, and sparkling fittings. You'll find all the linens you need for all beds and baths waiting for you here, too.<br/><br/>This house is 3 stories high, with a first floor basement with washer and dryer. This level leads right out to our big grassy yard. <br/><br/>Come spend the vacation of a lifetime at King of the Dunes.
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Left on 08/23/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Andrea M.
It was a big bummer that the hot tub was broken, but thank you for the compensation. Great location, and great that the house is pet friendly. The lower most level was not good; it smelled really bad, like old and moldy and mildewy. We could not stay down there, but we really didn't need the room anyway. The kitchen could stand some new utensils, sharp knives.
Left on 08/14/2012 for a stay in July 2012 |
Overall we had a great time. Dissappointed the hot tub wasnt working as that is part of the reason we rented the house we called immediately and they said someone would be out to fix it didnt happen. The back door to the laundry was broken so we couldnt open the door when drying clothes. We got engaged on the beach and had a great time otherwise. Needs a bit of updating but overall we had a great time.
Wonderful location and views
Left on 07/02/2012 for a stay in June 2012 |
King of the Dune has a wonderful position overlooking the ocean and the inlet between Vilano Beach and Saint augustine. The views from the deck are beautiful and un-obstructed. However, we were surprised to see cars on the beach, right in front of our house! The beach is beautiful however, and we loved being able to walk out of the house and be on the beach.
Left on 07/02/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Robert N.
Location couldn't be better. House is beautiful. Needs some maintenance work.
Our dream came true
Left on 04/30/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Heather P.
I have always dreamed of staying in a beach house directly on the beach, and this vacation saw my dream fulfilled. I was not convinced until we arrived, but it truly was right on the beach. Vilano Beach is a delightful little beach resort, very quaint and "beachy". Especially appealing for us was the proximity of the local Publix, since we pretty much do all our own cooking. The house was very spacious, and especially notable was the master bedroom on the upper level, which was huge. Everywhere had a light and roomy feeling. We just thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
KIng of the Dunes
Left on 03/20/2012 for a stay in March 2012 |
We had a great week in an awesome spot. The new Publix was very convenient and the house was clean and comfortable.
Good price, good location
Left on 03/13/2012 for a stay in March 2012 |
We were really happy with the house. It was in a good location and the hot tub was very nice.
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