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Christian's Keep - Experience Affordable St. Augustine Charm

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Christian's Keep - A Charming Bungalow for an Affordable St. Augustine Getaway!

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Last updated: 05/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Christian’s Keep is a quiet, 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, modern 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 bed. This room can double as a separate “playroom” for children.

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.


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Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    We allow up to 2 pets, up to 40 Lbs each....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Queen size Beds (1) New luxury foam mattress!, Double Beds (1) Antique double bed with pillow-top matress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon converts to double bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Adult and childs bicycles provided - great way to tour the 'Old City', beach towels and chairs also provided - beach is less than 5 miles away (a short 10 min. drive)!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (4) TVs in Living Room, Master Bedroom, and both full Bedrooms...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Lincolnville Historic District with many newly renovated historic homes...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Extra dining seating is available - stored in the antique gaming table in the entry foyer....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Stay cool with central AC....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    High speed U-Verse Internet connection - Stay Connected with e-mail or Facebook...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size dryer - your own private laundry....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Warm cozy - heat pump for soft, comfortable central heating...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Also, beach towels are provided....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    Off street parking for 3 to 4 cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full size washer - your own private laundry....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Bring your laptop or iPad!...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    We've even got Ramekins and a Zester!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    We have bikes (Adult and Kids) for your use while staying at Christian's Keep. Please bring your helmets for safe riding....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

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

  • Heated Pool
 

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$195 $205
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,120 $3,300
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

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

Notes:

Rates 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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Last updated: 05/25/2015
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Location

Sightseeing train, Ripley's 'Believe it or not', Fountain of Youth, Aligator Farm, St. Augustine Lighthouse, Ghost Tours, Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, and much more!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Susan and I are 'empty nesters' who enjoy lots of hobbies, including antique cars, motorcycles, showing our dogs, quilting (mostly just Susan), and travel. We love to come to St. Augustine with our 2 AKC champion dalmatians who always attract attention when we walk downtown.

Why the Owner Chose St. Augustine:
Susan and I have always loved St. Augustine. We were delighted that our son Christian chose Flagler College for his undergraduate degree, and decided to buy and rennovate this old home nearby the college. It has served us as a place for Chirs to stay during his last 3 years at Flagler, a home for Chris and his new bride Miley, and then as a warm place for many family gatherings. Now, we enjoy sharing our home with the many guests and new friends we meet through VRBO and HomeAway. Christian's Keep is our Home Away From Home!

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
We enjoy our occasional weekends at Christian's Keep, and the quiet morning bike rides we take looking at the beautiful old homes around the south side of the city. There is always something new to discover in St. Augustine. We love all the fine restaurants, and always enjoy walking on St. George street and stopping at Kilwins for a nice ice cream in a fresh made waffle cone!


Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • Christian's Keep - A Charming Bungalow for an Affordable St. Augustine Getaway!

    Christian's Keep - A Charming Bungalow for an Affordable St. Augustine Getaway!

  • Modern, fully-equipped kitchen.

    Modern, fully-equipped kitchen.

  • Comfy living area, books, games, TV, DVD, wireless internet - all you need!

    Comfy living area, books, games, TV, DVD, wireless internet - all you need!

  • Guest room with antique bed; pillowtop mattress.

    Guest room with antique bed; pillowtop mattress.

  • Tour Henry Flagler's luxurious Ponce DeLeon Hotel, now home to Flagler College

    Tour Henry Flagler's luxurious Ponce DeLeon Hotel, now home to Flagler College

  • Climb the Historic St Augustine Lighthouse on nearby Anastasia Island

    Climb the Historic St Augustine Lighthouse on nearby Anastasia Island

  • Get a little younger!

    Get a little younger!

  • Enjoy the fabulous Sangria at the Columbia Restaurant, one of our favorites!

    Enjoy the fabulous Sangria at the Columbia Restaurant, one of our favorites!

  • Relaxing Bike Rides are a great way to see the town - we provide the bikes!

    Relaxing Bike Rides are a great way to see the town - we provide the bikes!

  • A spacious "home base" provides you with all the comforts of home.

    A spacious "home base" provides you with all the comforts of home.

  • Save money by eating-in; enjoy our thoughtful accommodations.

    Save money by eating-in; enjoy our thoughtful accommodations.

  • Master Suite with new bed & mattress, cozy reading nook, and full bath.

    Master Suite with new bed & mattress, cozy reading nook, and full bath.

  • Front room with futon (queen) doubles as a playroom.

    Front room with futon (queen) doubles as a playroom.

  • Take a romantic carriage ride through the oldest sections of town

    Take a romantic carriage ride through the oldest sections of town

  • Shops on the pedestrian only part of St George Street

    Shops on the pedestrian only part of St George Street

  • Explore the wild side of Florida

    Explore the wild side of Florida

  • Ride the antique working carosel

    Ride the antique working carosel

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 05/25/2015
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