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Christian's Keep - Experience Affordable St. Augustine Charm - Historic Downtown

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Christian's Keep - a cozy fully renovated bungalow

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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Christian’s Keep is a quaint, comfortable bungalow in the historic Lincolnville District of St. Augustine. Originally built in 1930, and fully renovated in 2007 by Christian Voelkel, Christian’s Keep provides a great respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life – nothing can beat the serenity and charm of this quiet neighborhood. Just a short distance (3/4 mile) to museums, shops, and restaurants on Saint George Street, our bungalow is convenient yet out-of-the-way enough to offer all the peace and quiet you need in a vacation getaway.

The practical three bedroom, 2 bath floor plan accommodates up to six overnight guests. The spacious living area, kitchen, and dining area provide a comfy 'home base' for you during your visit to St. Augustine – our nation’s oldest city.


Bedrooms: The practical 3 bedroom, 2 bath floor plan accommodates up to six overnight guests. The spacious living area, kitchen, and dining area provide a comfy 'home base' for you during your visit to St. Augustine – our nation’s oldest city.

The master suite is well equipped with a queen bed, a cozy reading area with a rocking chair and antique table, an inviting bathroom just through the double French doors, and a large tiled shower. The bedroom opens onto the back deck.

An antique double bed with a comfortable pillow-top mattress is the centerpiece of the guest bedroom. This room also has a large chest of drawers, bedside tables, and reading lamps.

The third 'bedroom' contains a futon which opens into a full size (double) bed. This room can double as a separate 'playroom' for children.

Kitchen & Living Areas: The modern kitchen is fully equipped, providing you the opportunity to cook meals on-site, rather than having to spend lots of money going out for all of your meals. A large Charmglow gas grill is located on the back deck for grilling your favorite steak, fish, or whatever the chef has in mind.

The dining area seats four and the table can be pulled out to comfortably seat 6. Extra chairs are available in the antique drop-leaf game table in the large entry hallway.

Christian’s Keep also has a full sized washer and dryer located in the laundry area – we provide all of the comforts of home! Why settle for just a hotel or a 'bed and breakfast inn'?

Come Immerse yourself in southern charm in your own historic cottage on Twine Street.

Check out the Christian's Keep website.: http://christianskeep.home.mindspring.com/

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Suite: 1 queen

    Spacious...moreless

  • Guest Room: 1 double

    Antique...moreless

  • Front Room: 1 double

    Futon...moreless

  • Master Suite - a roomy, romantic getaway. Enjoy our new queen size bed with luxury foam mattress. Bedside tables and lamps for reading, an antique trunk, chest of drawers, and a cozy reading area with rocking chair, floor lamp, and antique table - everything you need for comfort and relaxation. Off to the side, through the double french doors, is the master bath with two sinks, toilet, and a large tiled shower. Guest bedroom - a beautiful antique bed with comfy pillowtop mattress. Bedside tables and wall lamps for reading, and a large chest of drawers. Front room - the futon converts to a full size bed. This room is great as a children's play room. Plenty of games are provided....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master bath: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Front bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    antique clawfoot tub...moreless

  • Lovely antique claw foot tub in the front bathroom is great for soaking and relaxation. The master bath is located off of the master suite - large tiled shower, two sinks....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We provide adult and child's bikes - a great way to tour the Old City!

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Located in the Lincolnville Historic District among many newly restored vintage homes....moreless

  • Town:

    Located in a quiet residential section of Historic Downtown St. Augustine, just 3/4 mile from all the tourist activities....moreless

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Nice flat screen TV and DVD player with small DVD library...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Ample off street parking for 3 to 4 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Ample off street parking for 3 to 4 cars...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We even have Ramekins!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Modern fully equipped kitchen opens to living room and dining area....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    We have both adult and children's bikes for your use. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    World Golf Village is just 20 minutes North of St. Augustine....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Lincolnville community pool is available during summer months...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
450th Anniversary
Sep 3 - Sep 9, 2015
4 night min stay
$325
Prime Season
Nov 13 - Jan 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$215 $230
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,450 $3,600

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $207 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $120 Nightly

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$200 $215
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,260 $3,400

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $180 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $113 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $75 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Cleaning Fee $110
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until booking is finalized. Damage insurance may be waived to reduce your costs by providing a valid credit card number to property owners at time of booking.

Pet Policies

We are dog lovers and we appreciate the ability to vacation with our dogs. As such we extend this privilege to our guests. Please ask for our pet policies. $15.00 per night pet fee.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

56 Miles
Nearest Airport
Jacksonville International Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
World Golf Village
48 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak - Jacksonville
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-95 & S.R. 207
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
St Augustine Beach

Car: Recommended

Located in the historic Lincolnville district of Old St. Augustine, Christian's Keep is conveniently located - a quiet neighborhood for this cozy bungalow to serve as your 'home base' during your St. Augustine getaway!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: We are empty-nesters who like to have a place to get away that is not too far from home. Historic St. Augustine is such a quaint town, and we fell in love with it the first time we visited with our kids over 20 years ago.

Why the Owner Chose St. Augustine:
We love the downtown St. Augustine historic area, and Christian's Keep is uniquely situated on a street which has many restored homes.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The way this home sits on the property affords ample off street parking for 3 to 4 cars, which is rare in downtown! It is perfect for wedding parties, or families arriving in separate cars. Christian's Keep is also dog friendly, and we have a fully fenced back yard!


Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • Christian's Keep - a cozy fully renovated bungalow

    Christian's Keep - a cozy fully renovated bungalow

  • Fully-equipped modern kitchen

    Fully-equipped modern kitchen

  • Comfy living area - wireless, TV/DVD, books, games

    Comfy living area - wireless, TV/DVD, books, games

  • Master suite - modern bath, spacious shower, deck

    Master suite - modern bath, spacious shower, deck

  • Guest bedroom with antique bed, pillowtop mattress

    Guest bedroom with antique bed, pillowtop mattress

  • Grill-out on the deck; wooded neighborhood

    Grill-out on the deck; wooded neighborhood

  • Biking is a great way to leisurely enjoy the town - We provide bikes!

    Biking is a great way to leisurely enjoy the town - We provide bikes!

  • Just a few blocks away from Flagler College

    Just a few blocks away from Flagler College

  • Lightner Museum: wonderful collection of treasures not to be missed.

    Lightner Museum: wonderful collection of treasures not to be missed.

  • Visit St Augustine's historic lighthouse on nearby Anastasia Island.

    Visit St Augustine's historic lighthouse on nearby Anastasia Island.

  • Taste local wines at San Sebastian Winery, just a few blocks away

    Taste local wines at San Sebastian Winery, just a few blocks away

  • Welcome Home!

    Welcome Home!

  • Spacious, open floor plan

    Spacious, open floor plan

  • Save money, eat-in!

    Save money, eat-in!

  • Master suite - new queen bed, luxury foam mattress

    Master suite - new queen bed, luxury foam mattress

  • Master suite reading area

    Master suite reading area

  • Front room with futon bed doubles as play room

    Front room with futon bed doubles as play room

  • Off street parking, quiet neighborhood

    Off street parking, quiet neighborhood

  • Or, tour out-of-the-way treasures in your own romantic carriage ride.

    Or, tour out-of-the-way treasures in your own romantic carriage ride.

  • Tour Downtown on a Sightseeing Train

    Tour Downtown on a Sightseeing Train

  • Get a little younger!

    Get a little younger!

  • Ride the antique working Carousel to bring out the child in you.

    Ride the antique working Carousel to bring out the child in you.

  • Bring your pooch!  Christian's Keep is dog friendly, they will love it here too!

    Bring your pooch! Christian's Keep is dog friendly, they will love it here too!

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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