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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
pauline webb
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About pauline webb

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.

pauline webb purchased this house in 2012

Why pauline webb chose Florida North East

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Words cannot express just how wonderful our time was here at the cottage. All the special touches from tea to the sparkling pool, beach towels and rain ponchos made this a charming little piece of heaven. We can't wait to tell all of our friends about how great our stay was and how you even took the time to suggest places to go and things to eat. We are already planning our next stay!
Aug 2014
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Amenities

Saint Augustine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Historic Downtown Cottage with Private/Heated Pool! Walk to everything!
average rating of 4.962963 based on 28 reviews
Mount Airy, Maryland USA
5

Charming Historic Cottage

  • 5 of 5

When our travels bring us back to St. Augustine, this will be our first choice for lodging. The neighborhood is quiet, provides off-street parking and is within walking distance of the historic areas. The properties have been beautifully renovated and maintained. The owner provided thoughtful touches and supplies throughout, and responds very promptly to any inquiries. Her pre-arrival information includes lots of useful information about local restaurants and attractions. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jo Ann and husband were lovely! Our cleaning person said they were the best guests ever and that's saying something as we are lucky to have so many nice people in our home. I really appreciate the kind review and hope you will both come this way again soon! All the Best, Pauline
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5

Perfect spot for us!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful 2 weeks! Our 2nd time at this property. This time in the cottage. Love the porch swing and dining al fresco at the patio table. Both houses nicely decorated. We love the location. Walkable neighborhood between the mission and fort. Fun shops. Great restaurants in the old city. Spent most every afternoon relaxing around the pool.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hilton Head Island, SC
5

Wonderful, fun cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is quite charming and they have provided everything you need. It was to cool to use the pool, but was lovely just to sit outside. We will definately recommend and stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is the ideal place to stay while visiting St. Augustine.

Within walking distance to all attractions.

The neighborhood is quiet & peaceful.

My daughter and I stayed in the cottage.

Well kept and clean. Beautiful hard wood floors.

Our hostess Pauline made sure we had everything we needed.

I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Patty! You and your daughter were terrific guests:-) Hope you will think of us again next time you are in St. A. All the Best-Pauline
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5

Lovely Cottage in quiet neighborhood close to all you want to see

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage is located in a quiet neighborhood north of Castillo San Marcos and Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum. You're within walking distance of the Old Town Gates and St George Street. The Cottage sits at the rear of a larger two story home, which is part of the property and I believe is also available for rent from the same owner. There is a private pool and all the amenities of home if you want to just relax.

There are plenty of restaurants for all budgets within walking distance of this property. There is also a convenience store nearby.

The property has parking on site. If you don't have a car or don't want to deal with the parking hassles in the Old Town on busy days, you can purchase the Old Town Trolley tour for $25 ($20 if you purchase it the night before). There is a major Trolley Station at Ripley's Museum about 4 or 5 blocks from the cottage. You should take the tour, which lasts about 1.5 hours and is very informative. Then, you can use your tickets to get on and off the trolley and use it as your transportation for a total of three days. Just ask for the additional stickers each day. That's a bargain for $20, since most parking lots charge at least $10. Only drawback is that your daytime ticket is only good until about 5 PM, but it's still an option to consider on busy holiday weekends when parking gets scarce in old town. Uber and Taxis are always available.

Pauline, the owner, is delightful to deal with. She sent us information prior to arrival and made it easy for us to access the key regardless of arrival time. She checked in with us on the phone to make sure everything was to our liking and even offered to send someone out to clear the leaves that feel in the pool after a rainstorm.

When we arrived, we fell in love with the place. It is cozy and comfortable; extremely clean and well maintained; the kitchen has all the utensils you would need. It is a great place for a romantic getaway. If your plans include rowdy loud parties or large crowds drinking late into the night, this would not be the place to rent since it sits in a quiet neighborhood. But, it is perfect for any other type of family vacation or temporary housing for business. I highly recommend this place to anyone visiting St Augustine.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a fantastic review Joe-thank you! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay:-) And thank you for giving others so many good tips. Especially the idea about using the Trolley for multiple days...brilliant! Warm Wishes this Season-Pauline
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5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

The cottage provided us (2 couples) an outstanding stay in St Augustine. The prime location allowed us to walk to all the sites and attractions and then to come back when we wished to rest either in the living room or outside by the relaxing pool/courtyard. Some might consider it to be small, and while the bedrooms are tiny we would prefer to call it cozy as the design and layout provide all you will need.

Pauline was helpful and responsive both before and during our stay-just a phone call away. When we return to the area we will stay again and will heartily recommend it to our friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a wonderful review! Glad to hear it worked well for you and most importantly that you would consider returning:-) Warmly, Pauline
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Rates & Availability

Saint Augustine House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer special
Jun 25 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$165
$1,100
$3,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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