Historic Downtown Home with Heated Pool and Cottage! Walk to Everything!(35 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
The pool and the layout make this the perfect home for large/extended families!
The home is situated in a wonderful walkable neighborhood between the famed Fort Castillo De San Marcos and the beautiful Mission De Nombres. Plus it's a short and pretty walk to all of the historical sites in downtown St. Augustine.
Main House-The first floor has an open floor plan overlooking the heated saline pool with LR, Full Kitchen and dining room space for 6-8. The Living Room has a 42 inch wall hung flat screen TV. Kitchen has full size refrigerator and stove, DW, microwave, coffeemaker and garbage disposal. Upstairs you will find 2 bedrooms separated by a hallway, laundry area and Jack and Jill bathrooms. Bedroom 1 has a Queen Size bed, French doors to the upper porch and a large closet. Bedroom 2 has 2 comfy twin beds (or we can combine to make a King). It is also connected to the cottage via a glassed in breezeway but is completely separate and can be closed off by 2 sets of locking doors.
Cottage: It's like having another house! It has a full kitchen, open floor Living Space with original art, wall hung TV and Breakfast Bar seating for 3. There are 2 bedrooms and each has it's own bathroom. One room has a King bed and the other a Queen. Both have superior memory foam mattresses and linens. The Queen bedroom also has a wall hung TV.
This is a lovely home with lots of nice touches, comfortable furnishings and cheerful sunny rooms.
Wifi, bluetooth speaker, 2 adult and 1 child bike, beach umbrella, cooler, gas grill, fire pit. and heated saline pool.
Interaction with Guests
While we prefer to give guests all of the privacy and space they desire if you need anything at all we have a local team including caretaker on hand and we are only a text or phone call away!
Situated near downtown and all of the action but a truly residential and quiet spot with lots of old trees and breezes from Matanzas Bay. You will see families, retirees and colorful long time residents. Our neighborhood has a nice mix of architecture and home values too. Simple cottages built as servants quarters across the street and million dollar waterfront properties 1 block over. It's a safe, friendly and very desirable spot!
You can easily walk to most of the things you will want to see. If you do need help you can take a pedicab, taxi, horse and carriage, Segway or our bikes.
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 January and 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
- 2034 sq. ft.
Keep in mind the pool is immediately accessible once they step through the patio doors. In other words there is no secondary enclosure. This property is best for older children who are excellent swimmers. ...moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Dining Room
- Seating for 6 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
We have an active phone line but do not have a phone plugged in...if you need one we will provide it. We just don't want our guests getting solicitation calls while on vacation so we removed it! ...moreless
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
Two kitchens with granite countertops, gas range, quiet dishwasher, full size refrigerator, toaster, blender, microwave, garbage disposal. Furnished with all cookware and dish ware needed. ...moreless
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $50 + tax
- End of Stay Cleaning Fee $225 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- 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 or terms of rental are 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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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, 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 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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Built in 2006 in the traditional Spanish Colonial Style.
Large sunny kitchen with all SS appliances and granite countertops.
Large antique farm table and ghost chairs provide seating for 6-8.
One of two twin beds with comfy memory foam gel mattresses and soft linens.
Antique armoire holds games and toys. French doors lead to 2nd patio.
Cottage and Main House are separated by glassed enclosure and 2 locking doors.
Bathroom in King room of cottage with wonderful stained glass window.
Queen bedroom in cottage has memory foam mattress, wall hung TV and soft linens.
Bathroom for Queen Bedroom in cottage. Tub/shower with glass door.
Lovely little porch swing on cottage porch overlooks the pool.
Second patio provides extra space for lounging or grilling out.
Restored Cottage built in 1875 overlooks the heated saline pool.
Sitting area of Main House. Open floor plan, wall hung TV and original art.
Dedicated workspace in sunny window...if you must.
Open floor plan sitting room in cottage with wall hung TV and original art.
Both kitchens provide dishware, pots and pans, coffee, tea and snacks.
King sized bed in Cottage. Memory foam mattress and wonderful linens.
Walk in shower with glass door in King bedroom of cottage.
Kitchen in cottage has full sized appliances and seating for 3 at the bar.
Cottage overlooks the pool. Pool towels provided by your front door.
Bird song and pool fountain create a great backdrop for relaxing.
Bike shed includes 3 adult bikes, helmets/locks, cooler, and beach chair.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017
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