427 Porpoise Point Dr


  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 11,200 Sqft

About This Property

RARE AND INCREDIBLE BEACHFRONT VACANT LOT WITH 4 WATERWAY VIEWS...This particular waterfront property is a rare and incredible find. It is an amazing one of a kind piece of property due to the views of all these waterways. The Atlantic Ocean, the St Augustine Inlet, the Tolomoto River and the Matanzas River.This property is 80 wide by 140 feet deep with Bulkhead which is very important since you can no longer get permits for a new bulkhead, must be existing. A few more things worth mentioning the HOA is very low and so are the taxes for waterfront property.Where else can you step out to so many different waterways and watch the Dolphin play. It is all about the view and you certainly have that here. You are allowed to build up to a 3 story home on this beautiful lot...History Vilano Beach is located two miles from St. Augustine in Northeast Florida's St. Johns County. The area lies between the Atlantic Ocean and the Tolomato River. When Henry Flagler magnetized northern tourists to his hotels in St. Augustine, the seaside community of Vilano Beach was their oceanfront playground. Ferries and horse drawn trolleys brought visitors to the beaches. In 1926, Florida developer August Heckscher built the Grand Vilano Casino, a Mediterranean Renaissance-style building on Vilano Beach. Astronomically immense name bands from Incipient York, vaudeville acts, theme parties and dances were hosted here. This unique oceanfront casino had monumental architecture on property 300 feet wide and 250 feet deep, a brine swimming pool 150 feet long by 50 feet wide, and fine dining. A palm log bridge over the North River constructed in the 1920s provided access to the island by car from the city of St. Augustine. On August 28, 1937, 50 mile per hour winds lashed across the coast and high tides sparked the Vilano Beach Casino's demise. But afore it was eradicated, the ornate columns were preserved and donated to the Florida Memorial College. Vilano Beach was platted during the 1920's Florida Land Boom. A1A in Vilano Beach, withal kenned as Coastal Highway, was constructed in 1928. The majority of the land remained vacant until after World War II. Beginning in the tardy 1940's and perpetuating in the 1950's, diminutive motels and "motor courts" emerged along Vilano Road. Prior to 1995, a drawbridge brought traffic along Vilano Road. In 1995, the aperture of an incipient bridge diverted traffic away from Vilano Road which had a paramount, negative impact on the area businesses. The North Shores Amendment Sodality (NSIA) worked with the businesses and residential areas in 1998 to develop a visioning document for the area. This document was adopted by the St. Johns County Commission in 1999 and accommodates as the substratum for the revitalization of the area. Plausible magnification, stewardship and bulwark of the environment are a few of the issues addressed in the Vilano vision. North Shores Amelioration Sodality Renewed Under the North Shores Amendment Sodality umbrella, following acceptance of the community vision by the county, a denizen-regime partnership was founded with St. Johns County in 1999. This resulted in acceptance to the Waterfronts Florida Program under the Florida Department of Community Affairs and to the Florida Main Street Program under the Florida Department of State. These programs have provided technical assistance in designing an incipient Vilano Beach Town Center to sustain local population and for engendering a unique destination experience for the visitor. They withal availed procure over one million dollars in grant funding assistance for public projects. A Community Redevelopment Agency Area with Tax Increment Financing was put into place along with a Design Review Board for an incipient North Coastal Corridor District zoning overlay to approve incipient commercial and multi-unit construction. Groundbreaking for the incipient Town Center Streetscape with underground utilities and stormwater system was done in 2006. The streetscape completion was celebrated on October 17, 2008. The Vilano BeachTown Center design and concept has received awards from The Council for a Sustainable Florida and the First Coast Florida Regional Orchestrating Sodality, among others. A beach pavilion at the ocean with an interactive fountain and a matching pavilion at the fishing pier on the Intracoastal Waterway at either terminus of Vilano Road were constructed in an architectural style cumulating art deco moderne and Florida vernacular, and an incipient boardwalk over the brine marsh in the Intracoastal estuary connects the residential area to the north with the Town Center under construction to the south. An incipient commixed-use zoning relegation was approved for the Town Center district, which will sanction residential living over the retail and commercial units on the first floor. A grocery store commercial/residential intricate has been approved for a 4.5 acre parcel at the corner of Coastal Highway and Vilano Road with construction expected to commence when the streetscape is consummated and be culminated a little more than a year later. Then and now. Today the Bluebird of Bliss is yare to smile again!

Essential Information

MLS® #988348
Full Baths3
Square Footage11,200
Year Built1800
Sub-TypeResidential - Single Family
Days on Market16
HOA Fees$240
HOA Fees Freq.Annually
CDD Fees$0

Community Information

Address427 Porpoise Point Dr
Area266-vilano Beach
SubdivisionPorpoise Point
CountySt. Johns
Zip Code32084


UtilitiesWater - Public
Parking Spaces1
Is WaterfrontYes
WaterfrontIntracoastal, Oceanfront
PoolNo Pool


RV / Boat Parking, No Covered Parking


HeatingOther Heating
CoolingOther Fuel
# of Stories1


Lot DescriptionRegular Lot

School Information

HighSt. Augustine

Additional Information

Days on Market16

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