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Christian's Keep - experience affordable St. Augustine charm - Historic Downtown

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6 - a fully equipped renovated bungalow

Christian’s Keep is a quaint, 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, kitchen, and dining area provide a comfy 'home base' for you during your visit to St. Augustine – our nation’s oldest city.

Bedrooms: The practical 3 bedroom, 2 bath floor plan accommodates up to six overnight guests. The spacious living area, 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 (double) bed. This room can double as a separate 'playroom' for children.

Kitchen & Living Areas: 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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More Details

John and Susan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About John and Susan

We are empty-nesters who like to have a place to get away that is not too far from home. Historic St. Augustine is such a quaint town, and we fell in love with it the first time we visited with our kids over 20 years ago.

John and Susan purchased this house in 1996

Why John and Susan chose St. Augustine

We love the downtown St. Augustine historic area, and Christian's Keep is uniquely situated on a street which has many restored homes.

What makes this house unique

The way this home sits on the property affords ample off street parking for 3 to 4 cars, which is rare in downtown! It is perfect for wedding parties, or families arriving in separate cars.

Christian's Keep is also dog friendly, and we have a fully fenced back yard!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a sweet quiet little get-a-way. We loved our time here seeing the sights and enjoying all the history! Our bike ride to breakfast was awesome. Your'v done a beautiful job renovating this home.
Jun 2011
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Lincolnville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Town ...
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower
    Front bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , antique clawfoot tub
  • Lovely antique claw foot tub in the front bathroom is great for soaking and relaxation. The master bath is located off of the master suite - large tiled shower, two sinks.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 queen , Spacious
    Guest Room - 1 double , Antique
    Front Room - 1 double , Futon
  • Master Suite - a roomy, romantic getaway. Enjoy our new queen size bed with luxury foam mattress. Bedside tables and lamps for reading, an antique trunk, chest of drawers, and a cozy reading area with rocking chair, floor lamp, and antique table - everything you need for comfort and relaxation. Off to the side, through the double french doors, is the master bath with two sinks, toilet, and a large tiled shower. Guest bedroom - a beautiful antique bed with comfy pillowtop mattress. Bedside tables and wall lamps for reading, and a large chest of drawers. Front room - the futon converts to a full size bed. This room is great as a children's play room. Plenty of games are provided.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
We provide adult and child's bikes - a great way to tour the Old City!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Christian's Keep - experience affordable St. Augustine charm - Historic Downtown
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 62 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, along with our two "Westies" had a great time at Christian's Keep. The house felt like it was our own vacation home and the neighborhood was rich in history and wonderful people. Close enough to downtown to walk and far enough away from the maddening crowds for peace and solitude. Short 15 minute drive to Vilano Beach for the dogs to take a swim. We look foward to a return trip. Dick

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Wonderful and charming

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Christian's Keep. The location is perfect, the bungalow is charming and comfortable, and the owners John and Susan are always available if you have any questions. We will definitely stay here again when we come back to St Augustine.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Center of it all without the noise factor!

  • 5 of 5

This house is located in Lincolnville, one of the most historic areas of Saint Augustine, and it's proximity to the center of things is amazing. House is well appointed and has everything you might need for a few days to a month's stay . Set your expectations for cozy, clean, and convenient and you will not be disappointed! Also don't miss the historic markers along the neighborhood streets outlining the important role of the freedom riders and the churches in our civil rights movement.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Excellent - clean, well maintained, feels like home!

  • 5 of 5

What a great home in a perfect location! We stayed for a little over a week this April and everything was perfect! John and Susan made us feel welcome in their beautiful home with lots of nice touches including a basket of goodies and a bottle of wine. We walked to the Blue Hen for breakfast several times, and enjoyed lunch at Crave. Dinner at the Preserved was fantastic, and we enjoyed evening walks around Lincolnville chatting with neighbors we met along the way. The fenced yard was perfect for our dogs who enjoyed trying to catch the squirrels. The home is very clean and everything works and is well maintained. It is obvious that the owners really care about this home, and about their guests. We will certainly be staying at Christian's Keep again!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Christian's Keep and we already booked it for 2018. We spend the month of March in St Augustine so we can escape the New Hampshire winter and be closer to son and family in Jacksonville. The house has everything you need for a great vacation and we are certain that whatever else we might need to make our stay even better, John and Susan would provide it. Walking distance to town yet far enough away that you can relax and enjoy the quiet neighborhood. We have truly come to think of it as our own "vacation home" at least for March. Dick and Marsha

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Christian 's Keep is the petfect home for a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The house is convenient to everything. The neighborhood is quiet. We enjoyed sitting on the front orch and visiting. The house is beautiful and well maintained. I appreciated that there was ample off street parking.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
World Golf Village
Nearest Train
48 Miles
Amtrak - Jacksonville
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
I-95 & S.R. 207
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
St Augustine Beach
Car: recommended

Located in the historic Lincolnville district of Old St. Augustine, Christian's Keep is conveniently located - a quiet neighborhood for this cozy bungalow to serve as your 'home base' during your St. Augustine getaway!


Rates & Availability

Lincolnville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Prime 2017
Nov 15 2017 - Jan 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $110
Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates are subject to change until booking is finalized.

100% refund for cancellations up to 30 days prior to day of arrival.

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. Nominal Pet fee applies.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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