Jacksonville/Vilano Beach Area

Old May 26th, 2008, 06:09 AM
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Jacksonville/Vilano Beach Area

Was wondering if anyone has any experience or knowledge of the "Seawatch of Vilano" condos? We are visiting our son end of June, who recently bought house in Jacksonville Beach, but still in process of remodeling,so we thought we would stay in a condo and make a vacation of it since we have never been to this area. He thought we would like Vilano/Ponte Vedra since it will still be close to his home, but finding that staying on Ponte Vedra pricier than going to the Caribbean. We are planning a fishing excursion, laying on the beach while son is at work, and doing some sightseeing in St. Augustine. This place seems reasonable and nice according to website and was wondering if there is a catch? Poor beach, location?
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Old May 26th, 2008, 03:18 PM
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Thought I'd bring this to the top in hopes of a response.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 03:39 PM
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I have never heard of Vilano.
Ponte Vedra is very expensive, did you check the Hampton Inn there? there are a lot of Inns and nice places in St Augustine and there is also a Hampton Inn in Jax Beach.
Did you look into the Sea Turtle Inn ? in Atlantic Beach..
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Vilano Beach is on the north side of St. Augustine on A1A.
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Hi and thank you
Has it always been called Vilano?
We used to drive to PV and on to St Aug every week..my mind is melting away I think ..
I couldn't remember the name of Atlantic Beach either lol.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 05:20 PM
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Thanks for the replies. Actually the condo is gone, the owner forgot to update the calendar on VRBO, which brings me to my next question, Is anyone familiar with Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra? The condos seem fairly reasonable, but was wondering if they charge extra fee for the use of the pool/facilities since it is a country club. Also, how is it laid out? Seems like a huge property and not sure if all condos are near the water. Maybe I should post this separately?

Thanks for any information.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 06:13 PM
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I only know where it is...they have a nice crafts /art fair there and that is where the Aqua Grill is located.

It looks very very nice !
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Old May 29th, 2008, 04:17 AM
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Thank you! I am checking on a condo there. Hopefully I will be able to find something!
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I went to school in St. Augustine and worked at Vilano Beach during college. All of this is a short drive from Ponte Vedra. Vilano Beach has a public beach access but is mostly private beach lined with houses along A1A. The public beach access appeared to be under construction as recently as early May.

I'm not sure about the condos in Ponte Vedra, but that is a wonderful area, I doubt you'll be disappointed.

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