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Historic Downtown Cottage with Private/Heated Pool! Walk to Everything!

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Our charming 2/2 cottage is located behind the heated pool.

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Last updated: 05/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Charming Downtown Cottage With Heated Pool

Our charming 2 bedroom cottage w/porch swing and private heated saline pool is a quiet retreat from a day spent exploring beautiful St. Augustine! Located in a quiet neighborhood near Matanzas Bay and just blocks from the famed Fort Castillo de San Marcos so you can park the car and forget about it!

This 2 bedroom/2 bathroom cottage has everything you need for a great St. Augustine stay. Built in 1875 it is full of charm but has been renovated and provides every modern convenience. And best of all you will have the place/pool to yourselves. The Main House in the front will NEVER be rented during your stay.

Location: The cottage is situated in a wonderful walkable neighborhood between the famed Fort at Castillo De San Marcos and the Mission De Nombres. You can make the pretty walk to the historical downtown St. Augustine district in just minutes. And if you want time at the beach it's only a 4 minute drive away.

Layout: The cottage includes an open floor plan overlooking the heated saline pool with large LR, fully stocked Kitchen and 3 seat Breakfast Bar. The 2 bedrooms and bathrooms are situated on opposite sides of the cottage so each guest has plenty of privacy. There are 2 separate patios for your use. One provides furniture for lounging and the other overlooks the pool and provides a shady area for dining or just hanging out. Both patios are accessible directly from your cottage. Plus we never book more than 1 guest at a time so you will always have the pool to yourselves.

Details: The Living Room has 42 inch flat screen TV, DVD. Kitchen has full size refrigerator and stove, double DW, microwave, coffeemaker and garbage disposal. We provide coffee and tea and stock your kitchen with a few snacks to make sure you never go hungry!

Bedroom 1 is a King Size bed with walk in shower and glass door. Bedroom 2 has a Queen size bed with a full sized tub and shower with glass shower screen. It also has a wall hung LCD TV. We provide wonderful memory foam beds and high end linens in both bedrooms for a great sleep!

Cottage has a private entrance and front porch which overlooks the pool. It is technically connected to the main house via a 12 foot long glassed in breezeway but is otherwise a completely separate structure and the two homes are further closed off by 2 sets of locking doors.

If you like our location but prefer more space you may consider renting the Main House instead (listing #604638). You may also rent the entire property (Main House and Cottage). See listing #607969. Remember: whether you rent the Main House or the Cottage we NEVER book more than 1 guest at a time so you will ALWAYS have the pool to yourselves.

Other Details: Cottage also has CHA, hardwood floors throughout, shuttered windows, stained glass windows, and custom porcelain tiled baths. There are 3 adult bikes (with helmets/locks) in the bike shed by the driveway.

Important to Note

No events, gatherings, visitors, pets (unless approved by owner), smoking, parties, disruptions or other disregard of lease terms can occur or terms of rental are void and immediate eviction will be enforced. Persons other than those specified in the booking are not allowed in/on the property unless approved by us in advance. If you would like to have a visitor please coordinate with us in advance. Please let us know who, when and for how long you expect your guest. Parking will also need to be coordinated as we have limited space.

We have an automated system for maintaining the temperature in the property. The lowest cool setting is 72 and the highest heat setting is 70. You may adjust the air in between those settings but the system will reset automatically if you go below or above. There are ceiling fans in every room of the property but we ask that you turn them off when leaving the house for extended periods.

Note: The pool is not heated during February to avoid damaging the heater.

External security cameras in use. This is for your protection and protection of the property. Video recordings occur incrementally. Video are routinely deleted by the system and would only be shared with law enforcement as needed.

CANCELATION or EARLY DEPARTURE – There are NO REFUNDS for CANCELLATION OR EARLY DEPARTURES EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. If a Guest requests a cancellation 60 DAYS or more before check-in, Owner will make a “best effort” to re-rent the property. If the Owner is able to successfully re-rent the reserved period, the Owner will refund the total rental payment less a $300 servicing fee. Guest may obtain a “Cancel for Any Reason” policy through a third party. Guest ASSUMES THE RISK.

This property is licensed with the City of St. Augustine, St. Johns County and state of Florida for vacation rentals. Lodging is subject to state/county taxes.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/16/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 and up please...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Keep in mind the pool does not have a secondary enclosure so when children exit the front door of Cottage they will have direct access to the pool. You are responsible for monitoring children or other non swimmers around the pool. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedrooms are located on opposite sides of the cottage with hallway between. Both bedrooms provide closet space and dressers. They each have a connected bathroom. It's an ideal layout for traveling couples. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    We provide a bluetooth speaker. ...moreless

  • Television:

    Two TV's. One in Queen Bedroom and one in LR. ...moreless

  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We are .3 miles from Fort Castillo De San Marcos....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is a breakfast bar with 3 stools. There is covered patio dining table outside as well. We also have 4 TV tray tables. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Excellent wifi. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    You will be able to use the washer/dryer in the Main House as it will be empty during your stay. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We provide filters, coffee, sugar and powdered cream. Also we provide herbal tea. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes/pots pans, coffeemakers and anything else you need for a meal. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some basic items like salt, pepper and oil. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Filtered water dispenser inside door. Icemaker. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric. ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    3 adult bikes with locks and helmets...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There are 2 lovely patios. One is poolside and the other is in a little garden area. There's also a porch with swing on poolside. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Beach umbrella, cooler, beach chairs...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    This is a heated saline pool. No harsh chemicals:-) We also provide floats and pool noodles. There are life jackets for little ones behind the gate. ...moreless

 

Reviews

5
from 27 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$165
$1,100 $3,600

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • end of stay cleaning fee $100 + tax
  • damage protection $69 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.5%

Notes:

This property is licensed with the City of St. Augustine, St. Johns County and State of Florida for vacation rentals. Lodging is subject to State/County taxes. No events, gatherings, pets (unless approved by owner), smoking, parties, disruptions or other disregard of lease terms can occur or the terms of the rental will be void and immediate eviction will be enforced.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We are a family of 3 who live between St. Augustine and a small rural town in CT. We love traveling, camping and visiting historical sites. And like most Jacksonville FL natives we've been to St. Augustine a 'million' times. For starters my family has attended the St. Augustine Easter Parade for over 40 years! In fact, when we moved to St. Augustine there was not a street, restaurant or historic site that we didn't already know well. It was like we'd always been here.

Why the Owner Chose Saint Augustine Beach, FL, USA:
There are certain neighborhoods in St. Augustine that we have always enjoyed strolling through. Historic Abbott Tract (our neighborhood) has always been at the top of the list. Snuggled in between the Fort and the Mission alongside the beautiful Matanzas Bay it's one the best bases for exploring the exciting and historic downtown core. So when we found this unique home (which is basically two homes connected) we knew right away that it was perfect for us. We felt it had the right blend of architecture (some old and some new) and we loved the layout and overall vibe. We added the heated saline pool right away because the lot was small and it seemed the best way to utilize the space. We were right-it's been a big hit ever since! But the best part is walking to everything. At night when you walk past the beautifully lit Castillo De San Marcos on your way to dinner you know that you are lucky indeed! We hope you find your time in our home and neighborhood special too.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This architect designed property is extremely unique in that you have a wonderful mesh of old and new. The 2 story portion built in 2006 connects via glassed in breezeway to the lovingly restored cottage built in 1875. Heart pine floors, plantation shutters and tropical colors bind these structures together yet the open floor plan allows for modern living and conveniences. We love how comfortable it is to live in this home. It's upscale but relaxed. It feels fresh yet you notice touches of age with original bead board ceilings, stained glass windows and antique doors. With tons of windows it seems always to be full of sunshine. Comfortable and cozy. The location is exceptional and the neighborhood vibe is one of community and diversity. Everybody knows everybody...and we love it that way.


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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/16/2017

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  • Our charming 2/2 cottage is located behind the heated pool.

    Our charming 2/2 cottage is located behind the heated pool.

  • Open floor plan in cottage includes sitting area, kitchen and breakfast bar.

    Open floor plan in cottage includes sitting area, kitchen and breakfast bar.

  • Wall hung TV in sitting area.

    Wall hung TV in sitting area.

  • Seating for 3 at the bar in the sunny kitchen.

    Seating for 3 at the bar in the sunny kitchen.

  • Cottage overlooks the pool. Pool towels by the door.

    Cottage overlooks the pool. Pool towels by the door.

  • Walk in shower King Bedroom has bench seating.

    Walk in shower King Bedroom has bench seating.

  • Queen bed has wonderful linens and new memory foam mattress.

    Queen bed has wonderful linens and new memory foam mattress.

  • Queen bedroom has it's own full bathroom.

    Queen bedroom has it's own full bathroom.

  • Patio 2 has seating for lounging, a gas grill and fire pit for chilly nights.

    Patio 2 has seating for lounging, a gas grill and fire pit for chilly nights.

  • Nothing beats flowers, birdsong and a bubbling fountain with morning coffee!

    Nothing beats flowers, birdsong and a bubbling fountain with morning coffee!

  • The Main House can be rented also if more space is needed. See #607969.

    The Main House can be rented also if more space is needed. See #607969.

  • Beautiful view from the Mission grounds right next door.

    Beautiful view from the Mission grounds right next door.

  • Guests say the Cottage is a like a little oasis to come home to after a busy day

    Guests say the Cottage is a like a little oasis to come home to after a busy day

  • Antique armoire holds games, puzzles, art supplies and yoga mat.

    Antique armoire holds games, puzzles, art supplies and yoga mat.

  • Kitchen has full sized appliances and all the cookware and dishware you need.

    Kitchen has full sized appliances and all the cookware and dishware you need.

  • Coffee, assorted teas and snacks always provided.

    Coffee, assorted teas and snacks always provided.

  • King bed with soft linens and memory foam mattress.

    King bed with soft linens and memory foam mattress.

  • Bathroom in King bedroom.

    Bathroom in King bedroom.

  • Queen bedroom includes a wall hung TV.

    Queen bedroom includes a wall hung TV.

  • Tub/shower with glass door in Queen Bedroom.

    Tub/shower with glass door in Queen Bedroom.

  • The Cottage porch swing is great spot to catch up on reading and relaxation.

    The Cottage porch swing is great spot to catch up on reading and relaxation.

  • Bike shed holds 2 adult and 1 child bike. Helmets, locks, cooler, beach chairs.

    Bike shed holds 2 adult and 1 child bike. Helmets, locks, cooler, beach chairs.

  • A few blocks over is the Fort Castillo De San Marcos. So beautiful at sunset!

    A few blocks over is the Fort Castillo De San Marcos. So beautiful at sunset!

  • Beautiful Matanzas Bay just 1 block over. Sunsets are especially beautiful.

    Beautiful Matanzas Bay just 1 block over. Sunsets are especially beautiful.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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