St. Augustine Beach Rentals – A Nifty Idea for Families

Confession time – Staying on the beach for our St. Augustine, Florida trip was not my idea. Interestingly enough, when I contacted The Bayfront Marin House the owner, Sandy, recommended her new beach cottages, Beachcomber, on Vilano Beach Florida as a fun option for my family.

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Originally, my goal was to stay closer to the Historic District of St. Augustine in a B&B. That’s how I found Marin House in the first place. But when I was told that the cottages have two bedrooms and living room with amazing views of the ocean, plus I had full use and benefits (free parking in the historic district and breakfast) of the main house, I was sold.

Why St. Augustine Beach Rentals Is A Better Choice for Families

Coziness and spacious living room with full entertainment system

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Full kitchen – I barely cook when we are at home and when traveling I prefer not to even look in the direction of a kitchen. But it really does make a difference. Simply to be able to warm something up for the kids quickly. Make a cup of tea. Pop some pop corn. And store left overs from eating out and munching on it for an evening snack.

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Comfy and firm beds – tested by my son

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Sleeping arrangements for everyone. The cottage had two bedrooms with two queen sized beds. My kids are violent sleepers. Meaning they move around so much that even a king bed is too small for them at times. So we prefer to have them sleeping apart and the couch in living room was perfect for my oldest.

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Views – I don’t know about you, but I prefer to wake up to an amazing sunset over the sea than historic buildings. This was one of the best parts of staying here.

Vilano Beach sunrise

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When we arrived in December Beachcomber only had two cottages open for guests. It is a new property for them so they are working hard at getting it fully fixed up. Now they have three cottages, one with a jacuzzi and a porch to lay out on. We had a small porch to sit on.

We visited the main house for breakfasts, but being able to have freedom and space knowing that my kids and us weren’t making too much noise was liberating. And the best part it was so close to downtown St. Augustine and all attractions – never longer than a ten minute drive to anything.

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St. Augustine Beach Rentals – A Nifty Idea for Families



About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

3 Responses to St. Augustine Beach Rentals – A Nifty Idea for Families

  1. Dan says:

    Having a kitchen makes a world of difference! especially with a baby.
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  2. Looks like you got a great place! I’m sure it was nice with the kids. The sunrise/sunset views are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
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