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Our home is located in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in St Augustine, the Historic Abbott Tract. The Historic Murphey House has under gone an extensive one year long restoration to bring her back to her original beauty. A two story house that was built between 1885 and 1894, the details set it apart from the rest. Not only furnished with antiques, our home features antique elements: Original hardwood floors throughout, antique brass chandeliers, original door hardware, beautiful antique furniture, a claw foot tub; even most of the glass in the windows are original. The centerpiece in the kitchen is a very rare, working 1926 electric stove which features two ovens, a warming oven, and six burners. All the charm of a Bed and Breakfast with an affordable price. This is your chance to experience St Augustine the way it is meant to be experienced.
One of the best comments that we ever received was from a little girl. She told her mom that she loved the house because it was like staying in a museum, but she could touch all the stuff!
This is an experience that the kids would not get any where else. Let them help cook on one of the first stoves that Thomas Edison produced and then sit down and enjoy their meal at an 100 year old dining table. And, of course, no kid (young or old) can resist playing a couple of records on the wind up player!
A unique stay awaits you at The Historic Murphey House!
Location, Location, Location! Abbott Tract in located in the beautiful Uptown Antique District. The Historic Murphey House is just steps away from everything that St Augustine offers! You cannot get closer to all of the attractions. Walking distance to the City Gates (3 blocks), Historic St. George Street (3 blocks), the Spanish Mission (4 blocks), Castillo de San Marcos (3 blocks), Ripleys Believe It or Not (1 block), The Old Jail (5 blocks), Potter's Wax Musuem; fine dinning and and great shopping are just around the corner. Or hop in your car and visit the wonderful beaches (2.4 miles), World Golf Village (11.3 miles) or Belz Outlet Mall (6.3 miles).
About Abbott Tract: In August 1983, this area was designated a National Register District. This fifteen block area is listed as being the first development outside of the colonial city boundaries. It is composed of two American Territorial era subdivision plots – The Nada Concession and the Davis Range tracts. The Abbott Tract contains the largest concentration of 19th Century architecture within the city. Predominant architecture styles found in this area include Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Mansonry, Frame Vernacular, and Mediterranean influence. This district is bounded by: Pine Street on the north; San Marco Avenue on the west; the north boundary of the Castillo do San Marcos grounds on the south; and the Matanzas River on the east. Check out the location, you will not be disappointed!
The Abbott Tract is a safe, pedestrian friendly, waterfront neighborhood nestled between antique shops, restaurants, and historic attractions. It is an easy walk to both downtown and uptown historic sites. Don't feel like walking? That's okay -- Old City Trolley is located only one short block away!
Keywords: house, historic, uptown, antique district, downtown, b&b alternative, restored, renovated, near city gates
One of the best comments that we ever received was from a little girl. She told her mom that she loved the house because it was like staying in a museum, but she could touch the stuff!
This is an experience that the kids would not get any where else. Let them help cook on one of the first stoves that Thomas Edison produced and then sit down and enjoy their meal at an 100 year old dining table.
And, of course, no kid (young or old) can resist playing a couple of records on the wind up player!...moreless
Home does have three steps up the front porch. Downstairs features a bedroom and a full bath with a walk in shower....moreless
Pets are always welcome at The Historic Murphey House. No additional cost to rent for your furry family members!...moreless
SMOKING NOT ALLOWED INSIDE OF THE HOME. Ashtrays are provided on the balcony, front porch and driveway sitting area....moreless
Queen size Beds (2) Queen beds are located in the master and the second floor front bedrooms. New pillow top mattresses., Twin or Single Beds (3) Twin size daybed with full height pop up trundle located in the downstairs bedroom. Perfect room for elderly or anyone who has trouble with stairs.
Twin size roll away bed located in the upstairs master sitting room. Room can be closed off from the master sleeping area with french doors for privacy....moreless
Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower
Huge walk in shower and original claw-foot tub!...moreless
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All of St. Augstine's must see attractions are only a few blocks away: Ghost Tours, Historic Tours, Trolley/Tram (property is located one block from trolley/tram and Ripley's Believe It Or Not), Winery. The perfect Uptown location is only steps from the Fort and the Mission Grounds. House in right in the middle of the Antique District; enjoy great shopping and restaurants just outside of your door!
Year Purchased: 2009
Why the Owner Chose St. Augustine: Our dream has always been to restore an old home. St Augustine was the perfect location to do just that! This property was left empty and neglected for over three years when we decided to purchase it. Our goal was to bring The Historic Murphey House back to her original beauty. It is not a grand victorian, but a simple house with a lot of warmth and character. Once we retire, we want to move there; but in the meantime we just love sharing this home with guests!
The Unique Benefits at this House: What can we say? Location, location, location! Only steps away from everything that St Augustine has to offer! Restaurants, shopping, tourist attractions, outdoor concerts, and more are in our backyard; however, when you turn the corner onto our street, there is a small town feel. The waterfront neighborhood that the house is located in is great for an early morning run or a casual evening stroll.