Beautiful cottage in the heart of walkable Riverside, Jacksonville's historic urban neighborhood. The space is stunning inside and out, offering all the convenience of home. Walk a few blocks to eclectic "5 Points," where locals go for a dining/shopping experience like no other, or to the bar district at the intersection of King and Park streets. A block off the St. Johns River, and easy walking distance to a local movie house, quality parks, Publix grocery store, St. Vincent's Hospital, etc... A 5 minute drive to downtown Jax. The place offers the best of both worlds, with modern conveniences and quaint historic details.
- Cottage504 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 - 4 nights
Open studio is historic yet convenient; quaint but modern; private but central
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 21, 2018
I might not live there anymore, but no way was I going to let this place go. It is too awesome for that. Whether it is the central location, the historic walkable neighborhood, or the modern conveniences that attract you, I hope and expect you'll love it just as much.
Menelaos purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Menelaos chose Urban Core
This home was part of the original Riverside neighborhood that sprung up along the St. Johns River in the early 1900s. This house was built in 1922, and was lovingly restored in 2007. Riverside is well known for its diverse mix of architecture and urban parks. Most of its streets are shaded by centuries-old oaks, and its sidewalks are the same hexagon pavers as 100 years ago. The neighborhood is known for the sort of charm and elegance that must evolve over time, yet is also Jacksonville's most diverse.
What makes this Cottage unique
This is the best of both worlds, blending historic charm with modern amenities. This is private upstairs space, an oasis in a stand-alone building in a gated courtyard; yet steps away are the bustling streets of a neighborhood where you can find pretty much whatever you might want. High ceilings and soaring windows make you feel like you are in a tree house; now close the blinds, and you are in a cozy private retreat. Elegant old-world touches like historically accurate mini-hexagon tiles in the bathroom and the craftsman white kitchen cabinets blend seamlessly with black granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a 50-inch flat screen "smart" TV.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very home like
Great spot in five points! Would stay here again!!!
Exactly as described— great space!
Enjoyed our stay! Great location and a lot of space in the house.
Beautiful home in safe area.
We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful apartment. It's in a very safe neighborhood & that meant alot. Apartment was clean & stylish. The homeowners were very welcoming thei the booking process & answered every question we had immediately. Thank you so much!! Would definitely reccomend.
Attractive and well located
Very nicely furnished studio apt convenient to Five points, Avondale and downtown—which is exactly what I wanted. Thanks.
Long Term Stay
I stayed here for 3 weeks and had a very wonderful time. The location cannot be beat as it is across the street from the scenic river and four blocks away from the grocery store and other bars/restaurants. The kitchen is excellent and had everything I needed when preparing a meal. The "cottage" has seven beautiful windows that let in a lot of daylight during the day making it feel warm and cozy. The bathroom came equipped with towels, wash clothes, hair dryers, soap and shampoo and even an iron - once again, everything I needed. The unit was very clean and had ample trash bags and paper towels for my use with more in the garage if I needed more. However, I feel like this unit is best equipped for a short term stay rather than a long, 3 week one like mine. There is not a washer or dryer; however, there is a laundromat one block away. The unit is decent size for a studio; however, since I had a large suitcase with a lot of clothing, I didn't really have anywhere to put all of my belongings other than the floor - a problem I don't imagine having for short term guests. There isn't a kitchen table either, but there is a rectangular folding table which is ho hum. The last con to this unit is the walls are pretty thin - to the point where I can hear what neighbors are saying rather clearly if they're outside talking.
Nevertheless, I would seek this unit out again should I ever find my way back to Jax. The cons were minimal and very manageable if you know what they are heading into it. I would give this unit 4 stars for long term stay and 4.5 stars for the short term, with the noise level being the strongest negative.
Quaint and in the PERFECT location.
My 1st VRBO expierence was so great I booked another one (this place) the very next weekend.
Arrived in Jacksonville a couple hours prior to checking but Menelaos was very accommodating and let me enter early so I could get ready for a conference call. There were some VRBO.com issues but he went out of his way to resolve them and by the time I got my lugggage and rental car everything was ready to go.
The unit is a cottage (we call them “Coach Houses” in Chicago) behind a larger house. There is a gate that you’ll need to manually open to enter (so stop your car right as you pull in the drive or you’ll be too close to it). The unit does have stairs and at the top of the landing the unit opens up to a spacious studio. There wasn’t a desk but I sat on the floor at the coffee table and was completely comfortable working there for several days.
The unit was clean and had everything I needed for my time in the area. There is even a fire pit in the back yard (which is well lit at night) And the main house has a beautiful front porch swing.
The location is excellent! There is a Publix grocery 3 blocks away along with multiple shops and restaurants within 5 blocks in multiple directions. There is also a beautiful waterfront park 3 blocks away great for a walk or quick run.
Perfect for 1 or 2 people who want a full stove and more privacy than a suite style hotel can offer.
10 out of 10!