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Historic Downtown Home with Heated Pool and Cottage! Walk to Everything! """

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,034 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The pool and the layout make this the perfect home for large/extended families!

With over 2000 square feet this 4 bedroom/3.5 bathroom home has everything you need for a fantastic St. Augustine stay. The main house built in 2006 and cottage in 1875 have all of the modern conveniences you desire. The home design includes thoughtful touches throughout including stained glass doors and windows, hardwood floors, granite countertops, shuttered windows and original local artwork throughout.

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.

Guest Access

Wifi, bluetooth speaker, 2 adult and 1 child bike, beach umbrella, cooler, gas grill 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!

The Neighborhood

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!

Getting around

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 $100 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

pauline webb
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

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 Saint Augustine

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 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.


Saint Augustine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2034 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Bathrooms in the Main House are Jack and Jill style. The bathrooms in the cottage are en suite.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • We have 2 rollaway beds which are fine for children or adults who are only staying a short time. Our preference, however, is groups no larger than 8 adults.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


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Historic Downtown Home with Heated Pool and Cottage! Walk to Everything!
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews

This home is a perfect mix of St. Augustine charm and modern conveniences with a great location.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here during the week of my wedding. My brother and his wife have 6 month old and stayed in the main house while my parents and I stayed in the cottage. It was the perfect set up for two families and a sleeping baby. There is plenty of living space area for kids and multiple showers and bathrooms. It is quite charming and comfortable. Pauline was out of the country but still available for any questions we had, she went above and beyond assisting us and ensuring we had a great stay. I recommend this house for a larger group or a couple of families. We walked downtown and avoided all traffic- it was awesome!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was absolutely a pleasure having you all! Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to have you return to celebrate some of those anniversaries:-)
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  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful house, clean, spacious and walking distance to all the historic sites. We loved our visit to St. Augustine and would definitely like to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How great it is to hear that the house was a hit with your group! We loved having you all and hope you will come back again soon:-) All the Best-Pauline
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Wonderful house! Convenient to everything! Great for reunion with old friends!

  • 5 of 5

We were totally satisfied with our weekend in St. Augustine. Charming town and so much to do. We ran out of time!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Courtney...glad you found the house convenient for your outings! You were a lovely group and I really hope you'll return some time:-) Pauline
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Perfect girls trip

  • 5 of 5

This place and Pauline are just wonderful! We had everything we needed to have a successful bachelorette weekend in St. Augustine! The main house was gorgeous and the decor was spot-on. The kitchen was high-end. Every single bedroom in this house has its own bathroom which was a great surprise. Our favorite part of the house was the pool. We spent lots of time lounging around enjoying ourselves before getting ready for nights on the town in St. Aug! The smaller "pool house" we were surprised to find out is connected via a hallway to the main house so it didn't feel like half of our group was separated. The pool house has a full kitchen, as well! We loved the painting hanging in the pool house living room!

Throughout our entire trip, Pauline was so accommodating to any request we had. She truly takes pride in her home and in providing the best guest experience! We will definitely be back again, as we love St. Augustine and this little slice of paradise close to all of the fun things to do downtown!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really love this review because you are so specific (a big help to other travelers!). Thank you for sharing some of the details you were a terrific group and very welcome at our house anytime! Warmly-Pauline
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This property could not be any more perfect . Two beautiful and charming homes .

  • 5 of 5

This property has everything you could want or need. A lovely pool to outside gardens to enjoy. The owner is a pleasure to work with and supplies so many little extras. It is truly a short walk to many of the attractions. We had a family group including babies , teenager, adults to grandparents. We all give it 5 stars

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pam this is a lovely review and it makes me so happy to hear that it worked well for your multi generational group! Thank you and please come back sometime:-) Pauline
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and great location. Loved the way the houses connected. Would def stay here again and recommend to anyone who visits. Thanks for making our vacation memorials.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

End of Stay Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
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 or terms of rental are void and immediate eviction will be enforced.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.