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The Historic Murphey House -- a Historic Area B&B Alternative

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Living room w/ antique furniture, 25' TV (cable), VCR/DVD, stereo w/ CD player

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Last updated: 03/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

St. Augustine house description

This is not your ordinary vacation rental!

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

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    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

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Home does have three steps up the front porch. Downstairs features a bedroom and a full bath with a walk in shower....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are always welcome at The Historic Murphey House. No additional cost to rent for your furry family members!...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    SMOKING NOT ALLOWED INSIDE OF THE HOME. Ashtrays are provided on the balcony, front porch and driveway sitting area....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    also had a roll away twin bed available. ...moreless

  • Other (See Description)

    Master Sitting Room can be divided for private sleeping...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Upstairs ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    downstairs, daybed with popup trundle...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

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Huge walk in shower and original claw-foot tub!...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    walk in shower with rain head...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Games are located in the trunk in the downstairs bedroom...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Not what you expect! 1918 wind up Edison record player with a collection of over 40 records to choose from!...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable tv in all three bedrooms and the living room....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    VCR/DVD player in living room; small video library available for guest use....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Dining

  • Dining:

    Separate dinning room attached to Kitchen ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    New central heat and air conditioning....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Antique gas fireplace is non operational....moreless

  • Heating:

    Forced hot air...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed internet...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Extra linens are provided for queen and twin size beds. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    Driveway will accommodate two cars, additional parking is available....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Driveway will accomodate a rv/boat/trailer....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new HE washer available for guest use. Laundry detergent is provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker and a hand grinder is provided. Please be sure to bring your own coffee....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully stocked with all of the dishes, pots, pans, utensils and spices needed to prepared meals at home....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full set of dishes, glasses and utensils!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen features a 1926 working Edision electric stove with two ovens and six burners; along with the original farm house kitchen sink....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Double oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We do have a limited stocked pantry. Tea bags, sugar and condiments....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    6 burner stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Upper balcony and lower front porch perfect for watching the world go by....moreless

 

Reviews

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Tax Rate 10%

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 03/27/2015
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Location

Car: Not Necessary

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!

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Living room w/ antique furniture, 25' TV (cable), VCR/DVD, stereo w/ CD player

    Living room w/ antique furniture, 25' TV (cable), VCR/DVD, stereo w/ CD player

  • Looking into the kitchen from the dining room.

    Looking into the kitchen from the dining room.

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Master bedroom can be closed off from the sitting room.

    Master bedroom can be closed off from the sitting room.

  • Antique sideboard and wash bowl converted into the upstairs bathroom sink.

    Antique sideboard and wash bowl converted into the upstairs bathroom sink.

  • Downstairs den/bedroom with a twin sized day bed that features a pop up trundle.

    Downstairs den/bedroom with a twin sized day bed that features a pop up trundle.

  • Upstairs bath w/ clawfoot tub, large shower, high tank toliet & antique vanity

    Upstairs bath w/ clawfoot tub, large shower, high tank toliet & antique vanity

  • Upstairs hallway

    Upstairs hallway

  • Living Room fireplace (decorative only)

    Living Room fireplace (decorative only)

  • Kitchen featuring an 1926 Edison Electric Range & original sink

    Kitchen featuring an 1926 Edison Electric Range & original sink

  • Mast bedroom suite has seperate sitting room.  What a great place to relax!

    Mast bedroom suite has seperate sitting room. What a great place to relax!

  • Sitting area in the Master Bedroom featuring a settee from the 1880's.

    Sitting area in the Master Bedroom featuring a settee from the 1880's.

  • Downstairs den/bedroom.

    Downstairs den/bedroom.

  • Downstairs bathroom has a walk in shower.

    Downstairs bathroom has a walk in shower.

  • Front up stairs bedroom with a queen sized bed.

    Front up stairs bedroom with a queen sized bed.

  • What a great location!  An easy walk to all of the attractions!

    What a great location! An easy walk to all of the attractions!

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Reviews
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within a few days
  • Response rate: 50%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/27/2015
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