Historic District - RETRO-LICIOUS SUNSHINE STATE DECOR - Stunning 1920s Bungalow!
BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED 1920's BUNGALOW JUST ONE BLOCK TO THE SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICT, PRIVATE OFF-STREET PARKING FOR TWO CARS! LOVELY STROLL TO DOWNTOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT, RIPLEY'S, ST. GEORGE STREET, AND MORE. UPSCALE AMENITIES INCLUDE TOUCH-SCREEN COMPUTER, TWO TV, HUGE COVERED DECK WITH GAS GRILLE, AND OUTDOOR DINING, WASHER/DRYER, ADDITIONAL ENCLOSED SHOWER OFF BACK DECK, PRIVACY FENCE AROUND ENTIRE REAR YARD, SERTA FOAM-GEL MATTRESSES AND PILLOWS. COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE MAKE A MEMORABLE TRIP!
This stunning, fully renovated and updated 1920s classic bungalow - The Conch Bungalow - captures the allure of the Sunshine State with bold, bright colors and pre-Disney roadside “kitsch” and souvenirs throughout. Upscale, modern furnishings are mixed with vintage tropical pieces, creating a comfortable retreat that your group will remember fondly, as much as you will the City’s many historic sites. Authenticity abounds at this relaxing home, with decorative touches throughout the home - 1940s satin Florida souvenir pillow cases showcasing long-forgotten tourist sites, old wooden fruit crates, oars and water skis on the walls, and amazing curio cabinets filled with vintage memorabilia, all perfectly blended with tropical rattan and bamboo furnishings, upholstered in cheerful patterns of retro-style bark cloth fabrics.
Leave your car behind while staying at this prime vacation location! There’s plenty of parking for two vehicles, leaving you more time for exploring and no wasted minutes (or money!) searching for an inconvenient parking space. Aside from day trips to the nearby beaches just over the famous Bridge of Lions, almost all our Guests NEVER use their car once parked at the house!
Situated on a quiet street and surrounded by houses built between 1860 and the 1930s, The Conch Bungalow is located just off San Marco Avenue, the main boutique/ restaurant street, with eclectic shops just a block away from the house’s front door. The house is only a few minutes’ stroll to the City's many downtown destinations: the famous Castillo de San Marco Fort, the Mission Nombre De Dios, Ripley’s-Believe-It-Or-Not, the Old Jail, Fountain of Youth, Lightner Museum, Flagler College, and other popular sites, plus many restaurants and small “locally owned” shops.
Fully equipped with amenities galore for your comfort and privacy, the house can accommodate a MAXIMUM group of six, with three private bedrooms (two queen and one full – with Cool Gel/Foam Technology Serta Hybrid mattresses) all decorated in a vintage “Floridiana” style; bathroom with extra-deep soak tub/shower, double sinks, and handicap bars throughout; a big, beach boardwalk-like outdoor hot/cold shower; and an 8-foot-high privacy fence surrounding the yard. With a spacious living room, dining room, and den, your group will have ample areas to spread out indoors, or enjoy a cocktail hour out back on the rear deck, sheltered from the sun or rain by a large pergola, and equipped with a propane-charcoal grill. The classic bungalow front porch is a peaceful place for morning coffee or an afternoon book. Spend an evening at “home” enjoying the many books on old Florida, or watching the house copy of John Sayles' Florida flick “Sunshine State.”
Preservation was a priority when restoring the house to the original character of the 1920s and Guests will notice top-of-the-line architectural details, including bungalow window moldings and tinted glass door handles, creating a look that exudes old Florida charm, while offering modern conveniences. Amenities include a touch-screen computer, WiFi, DVD, CD stereo, two flat screen televisions with expanded cable, Samsung washer/dryer, stainless appliances, thick bath and beach towels, comfortable linens, a fully equipped kitchen, AND a fragrance (animal-pet-smoke) free environment. Breathe comfortably - all linens and towels are washed in fragrance-free detergents, and no harsh chemicals are used when cleaning our home. Absolutely no animals are permitted on the property (aside from the occasional Blue Jay or squirrel who might play in the yard), making it a comfortable environment for Guests with allergies to dogs, cats or other critters. A note about our beds: Guests rave about them, telling us amusing stories about copying down the manufacturer label so they can research for their own home. And, our pillows are just as great!
Picture-perfect, private and comfortable, The Conch Bungalow is situated within the historic district, for a quick walk to the City’s most popular sites, and just a few minutes’ drive to St. Augustine or Villano Beach. The Conch Bungalow is a unique complement to your St. Augustine vacation. You are invited to experience the BEST in authentic Florida décor and ambiance that the Old City offers!
The Conch Bungalow was awarded the Certificate of Improvement for revitalization by the City of St. Augustine's City Commission and Mayor. The Mayor’s letter accompanying the Certificate states “The efforts you have made during the course of the restoration and renovation of the property have definitely made a positive contribution to the Uptown Neighborhood and to St. Augustine. We appreciate your investment of time, money and talent.”
NOTE: VRBO/HomeAway software does not provide a means for Home Owners to block dates in such a way as to differentiate between Home Owner's use, and Rental Reservations by Guests. Thus, dates on calendar that show as blocked may include dates during which our own family/friends are using the house, and not actual Rental Reservations by Guests. If there are dates you are interested in that show as blocked, feel free to inquire of us if they might still be available. If our own plans are flexible, we may be able to work with you! Our rental cycle is on a Friday-to-Friday basis, with only one rental accepted per seven-day cycle.