Vacation Rental and Wedding Venue in the Heart of History
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
St. Augustine house description
'Vacation rentals offer more space at a lower price (than hotels)...'
- MONEY Magazine, May 2012, Best Deals on Travel
Our Victorian frame home was constructed in the 1880s, the first of many period homes that now populate the picturesque neighborhood, in an historic city recently named by Forbes Magazine among the nation's top 'prettiest towns.'
Upstairs, two bedrooms, each with king bed and private bath, can accommodate up four guests. On the first floor, a cozy lounge off the main parlor includes a private bath and a daybed that can open to become two twin beds or a king bed, making it a guestroom that can sleep two more. (Inquire about adding our Studio if you need to house more than six guests.)
The house is available for small weddings. Booking the house for a wedding is priced differently than vacation rentals. Please contact us for pricing and terms for wedding bookings.
Porches and gardens offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy the breeze that wafts in from the ocean, often scented with the fragrance of the property's citrus blossoms, flowering jasmine or roses.
French doors in the dining room open to a lovely brick courtyard with a delicate fountain, a peaceful, private retreat for a morning cup of coffee or an evening meal al fresco.
The 2001 renovation of the house included restoring the amber glow of the old heart pine floors. The house is tastefully furnished in both period antiques and contemporary pieces, encouraging relaxed comfort just like home.
The galley style kitchen is clean, compact and efficient, with granite countertops, oven/range, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, coffeemaker and toaster. Cookware, dishware, cutlery, glassware, etc.,are provided.
Parking is on the property - a rarity in St. Augustine. Once you have parked here, the historic sites, restaurants, shops, city marina, tennis courts and more are within walking distance. Beaches, as well as golfing and fishing charters, are only 10 minutes away by car.
SEVEN-DAY MINIMUM STAY REQUIRED for Vacation Rental. Terms and pricing for weddings are separate; contact us for details on wedding bookings.
Keywords: Historic House, Victorian, Private, Parking, Jacuzzi, Garden, Courtyard
- Vacation Rental
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Air Conditioning
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Jetted Tub
- Deck / Patio
- Tourist Attractions
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Dozens of specialized tours available, including walking and mobilized ghost tours, culinary tours, historic tours, horse and carriage rides. An abundance of festivals, holiday events, tournaments, historic re-enactments, concerts, celebrations and more throughout the year offer a variety of entertainment and cultural diversions to enjoy....moreless
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Historic Home near Historic District
Historic Home near Historic District
We rented this historic home recently with 2 other couples for a weekend getaway. We chose this home because it offered 3 king bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms. The bedrooms were comfortable and a good size as promised. The disappointment was in the living areas. The "spacious and cozy living room" was crowded with uncomfortable period furniture that wasn't conducive to relaxation. There was no "large flat screen over the mantle" There was a small 20" sitting in front of the fireplace that was way too little for watching any kind of sporting event on. (The husbands were looking forward to catching some football games). We ended up going to a sports bar so they could watch a real size TV. The dining room is fine with enough seating for 6. The kitchen is galley style and very tiny, fine for us as we didn't make anything but coffee and use the fridge for beer and soda. The porches are nice and offer a nice view of the neighborhood. The yard is nice and well kept with many native plantings, there is also a table and chairs that can be used. We noticed a small camera in the front window pointing to the front door. We felt the owner (who lives next door) was watching our comings and goings and this made us uncomfortable because a couple of times as soon as we walked out the front door he would appear. One time he asked if he could go in the house while we were out to get a key he had left in a desk. We didn't like that the owner entered the home while we were not there, even though he did ask for our permission. We all feel he should have disclosed the camera to us ahead of time. All in all we had a nice time and we love St Augustine.
- Guest Melissyg (Savannah, Ga)
- Date of stay 10/11/12
- Review Submitted 10/15/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+.
Owner response: Hello recent guests, Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed St. Augustine and had a comfortable stay in our historic Victorian home. As you know, we offer convenient location with parking, amenities (such as high-thread-count bed linens and spa robes) and services such late check-in in your case, that most in-town vacation rentals do not include. You mentioned that the security camera at the front door puzzled you. It is not an active security camera - it was disconnected months ago, but I neglected to remove it. Thank you for mentioning it, as it is now GONE. (Also, I can assure you that I do not monitor guests' comings and goings. I try to stay out of the way. ) Having to retrieve a key from my desk in the house was a rare, singular occurrence, and as you noted, I humbly asked your permission before doing so. I now have extra copies of keys stashed outside of that location. If you have a supersize TV at home, the flat-screen in our living room is no doubt smaller than what you are accustomed to, but it is by no means a mini (for the record, it is a 26-inch TV, not a 20-incher). I have updated the Website to include the exact dimensions of the TV so future guests will know in advance that it is historic Victorian house size and not sports-bar size. The weather has been glorious, and I'm glad that you enjoyed it on the open porches. Thank you for appreciating our gardens and grounds, which we take pride in maintaining. Best wishes, Dave Brezing Our House of St. Augustine Historic Vacation Rentals
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Nov 22 - Jan 3, 2014
7 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Basic 7-day house rental rate is $900, plus tax. You may elect to stay fewer than 7 days, but the rate remains at the weekly rate of $900,plus tax. Added days are $200 a night, plus tax. Monthly rate is $3,000, plus tax. Special event and holiday rates may be higher. RATES AND TERMS FOR WEDDINGS ARE SEPARATE. Please contact us for details on wedding bookings.
- Cleaning: $60
- Tax Rate 10%
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Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: The owner was a daily news journalist/editor for 25 years before before being won over by St. Augustine's charms and moving here in 2001 to renovate and run a bed and breakfast inn. His involvement in the community has included hospitality marketing, fund-raising for local music and arts events, civic affairs councils and beautification efforts. An amateur musician and songwriter, he encourages visitors to enjoy the grand piano in the living room - but no 'Chopsticks,' please!
Why the Owner Chose St. Augustine:
St. Augustine is the nation's oldest city, rich in history, culture, recreational resources and wonderful, friendly people who love and celebrate their town. It never gets boring! It is a location radiating beauty and charm, from the hidden Old World brick-paved streets to the dolphins splashing in the bay. The climate is ideal with pleasant breezes, sunshine and low humidity most of the year.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Uptown neighborhood where Our House is located is a destination for chic boutiques, galleries, funky antique shops, restaurants, gift shops and more. Surrounding this vibrant San Marco Avenue shopping district are quiet residential streets and historic sites. With most of St. Augustine within walking distance, we enjoy the best of small-town living and 'soft urban' NON-car-dependent convenience.
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At Our House you will live amid history with modern amenities.
Upstairs king bedroom with private bath, PLUS antique clawfoot tub!
Dining room offers informal elegance with warm, appetizing colors.
Galley kitchen with stone counters.
Garden courtyard off dining room. Parking area is back beyond the jasmine arbor.
From the front foyer, enter the living room or go upstairs to 2 bedrooms.
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Date last modified - Saturday, November 30, 2013
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