Ahoy, maties! Welcome to Pirates' Paradise, our big beach house perched on the point where the ocean meets the St. Augustine Harbor inlet. Amazing views, abundant wildlife, and easy access to sightseeing and fine dining all make this a great place to stay.<br/><br/>Pirates' Paradise sits in a natural Eden of waterfront beauty called Porpoise Point (and you will see plenty of playful dolphins!) where pelicans glide by in long stately lines, shore birds call, and even the occasional manatee swims past. From here you can see the historic St. Augustine Lighthouse and Anastasia Island. The landscape here is simply unforgettable!<br/><br/>You can tell at a glance that Pirates' Paradise was designed for large families and lots of fun. The sparkling small pool has a sturdy safety fence around it, and plenty of sunbathing space. There's an outdoor shower, so the sand stays outdoors. Big wide balconies on the second and third stories offer plenty of room for the whole gang to toast the moonlight and gaze at ocean views during the day. An elevator makes getting up and down each level easy and quick. And the furnishings are very comfortable, with luxury in mind.<br/><br/>The first place you'll fall in love with is the master suite, occupying much of the third storey. It looks like a penthouse, with banks of floor-to-ceiling windows, a private oceanfront balcony, and an en-suite bathroom. A king-sized bed, HDTV, and full wet bar occupy this room, while the sun-splashed bath contains dual vanities, a soaking tub, walk-in shower, a separate area for the commode, and sliding glass doors to the patio. This is your sanctuary, a restful retreat after adventure-filled days.<br/><br/>The third floor contains three more bedrooms and two additional full bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms each contain two twin beds. The biggest of the remaining bedrooms, which doubles as a play area, contains 2 single beds, each with a trundle, along with a game table and terrific views of the dunes and water. The third floor offers a quiet sanctuary for guests to rest and relax away from the activity on the main floor or to just enjoy some great views while winding down from the day's events. <br/><br/>The second floor of Pirates' Paradise contains an additional large bedroom with king size bed and full bath., a centrally located half bath, and the living, dining, kitchen and laundry areas. Beautifully designed and filled with sunlight, this is a cheerful and busy place, ideal for your large group. Up to 2 more people will sleep well on the convertible sofa bed in the living room.<br/><br/>The living area spans the entire front of our house, with multiple glass doors leading out to the long porch. Natural vegetation is all that stands between you and the water here, and you will love lazing away an afternoon in one of the rockers on the porch, watching boats float by and birds dip in and out of the underbrush. The murmur of the surf and the tang of salt in the balmy air are intoxicating!<br/><br/>When it's time to come inside, enjoy a movie on our HDTV with DVD player, get up a family game on the large game table, or enjoy an evening of reminiscences. Our furniture divides the room into 2 separate areas. No matter where you sit, you have an amazing view.<br/><br/>You will love the well-stocked kitchen at Pirates' Paradise, with a central island and glasstop stove We have both a formal dining table and a breakfast nook for your meals, but you may find yourself slipping out to the porch to dine al fresco. Who can resist such views?<br/><br/>Yet despite its uncrowded lands' end location, Pirates' Paradise is also very convenient to historic downtown St. Augustine, and is within walking distance of a brand new supermarket, the Vilano Beach pier (with great fishing and watercraft rentals) and several superb local restaurants. It's the best of both worlds, and your greatest problem while staying here will be trying to explore all the fantastic places around you!<br/><br/>Pirates' Paradise is a unique house, perfectly situated for maximum enjoyment of the incredible natural beauty of Vilano Beach.
Additional amenities include: biking, golf, beach, fishing, boating.
Left on 09/04/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Terry S.
Having this as a first time vacation with myself and my two daughters families, this was the perfect spot. The location was incrediable easy access to the beach, saftey was never an issue. The kids could swim on a protected beach and fishing was just wonderful fun for the whole family. We could sit on the decks and watch the fishing boats go out while we were having our a.M. coffee and also watch the Dolphins as they were feeding. The same with the evening, spending time fishing off the beach, sitting on the deck watching the light house beams, swimming in the pool or just listening to the waves hit the beach what a perfect spot. The house was large enough for the 11 of us to not be in each others space but it had a few minor issues that we all overlooked because of how perfect and special our time together was. We were also so close to the grocery store and wonderful sight-seeing. The location was perfect!Would I recommend this propery ? Yes I would, would I go back? In a heartbeat!
Wilson Family Vacation
Left on 08/07/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Robert W.
The swimming pool was deceiving. It was more the size of a large hot tub as opposed to a regular swimming pool. The beach area was not as nice as other beaches along the Florida coast. It had much more broken and ground up shelss as opposed to pure white sand.
Mary Jane L.
Left on 07/05/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Mary Jane L.
Beautiful location. A lot of fun things to do nearby. Proximity to grocery store and restaurants a plus. Could use a few more amenities in the kitchen such as utensils and bowls and pots but overall a great property. Very comfortable and great views.
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Left on 06/25/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
very good experience and even the weather was wonderful - warm and breezy.
great location, needs a little attention
Left on 04/02/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | CHRIS K.
Great location. Wi fi didn't work until last day. Needs lighting in parking area. Missing many light bulbs. Floors were filthy upon arrival. Ceiling fan didn't work. Dishwasher difficult to work. Would be nice if there would have been beach chairs, toys, etc.
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