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In The Shadow Of The Lighthouse

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

700 Sq Ft Cottage 1 Bedroom 1 Bath Cottage. Walking Or Biking Distance To Beach


This newly constructed 700 sq. ft. cottage is located on Anastasia Island in historic St. Augustine, Fl. The Middleton Guest Cottage is a charming bungalow nestled among live oaks on a unique piece of property just steps from the 1874 St. Augustine Lighthouse.


The Middleton Guest Cottage was rebuilt on the original location of a beach cottage owned by the Middleton family since the early 1900's. The current owners have lovingly restored the circa 1904 main house on the property and reconstructed the cottage to accommodate seasonal renters.

The interior is cottage style and consists of wood floors and bead board walls .


This little gem, known as 'Lighthouse Park', is where the cottage is located on Anastasia Island. It is an eclectic neighborhood offering an abundance of amenities. Tennis courts, lighthouse and museum, Salt Run for fishing, boating, kayaking and paddle boarding. Directly across from the lighthouse is an oak tree canopied area perfect for an afternoon picnic. The Anastasia State Park is in walking or biking distance for a day at the beach.

Just over the Bridge of Lions is historic downtown St. Augustine. The oldest city in the country. Here you can find art galleries, restaurants, shops, museums, beautiful Flagler College and scenic tours.

Whether you are interested in history or just want to take it all in and relax, this vacationer's paradise has everything you desire in close proximity to the Middleton Guest Cottage.

Come visit us and see for yourself the beauty and charm of old St. Augustine and Anastasia Island.

We look forward to meeting you and hope to make your stay a memorable one.

More Details

Nancy Ferreira
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

Why Nancy Ferreira chose St. Augustine

We first came to St. Augustine in 1994 when our son attended Flagler College. We were so impressed with the area that we moved here in 2004. Building and restoration have always been a part of our lives. We feel fortunate to have been able to purchase this unique piece of property owned by 3 generations of the Middleton family and restored it to its original beach cottage style.

What makes this cottage unique

This unique piece of property lies in the shadow of the lighthouse and is situated on a quiet dead end street lined with beautiful hundred year old live oaks . We love living where all the amenities of this island are within walking or biking distance and still only 10 minutes to downtown St. Augustine. At Christmas time downtown is lit up like a fairyland with all the holiday glitz. The tree lighting ceremony , Christmas parade, Holly Jolly trolley, boat parade and much more. 2015 brings us to the 450th birthday of St. Augustine which promises to be a year filled with celebration!


Lighthouse Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

In The Shadow Of The Lighthouse
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
Groton, CT

Southern Hospitality at its finest!

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot describe how wonderful it is to stay at Nancy and Steve's delightful little cottage. Inside and out, it is just perfection. The cottage is immaculate, bright and filled with charm. Old photographs and original artwork add a nice touch. The kitchen is totally equipped, including Keurig coffeemaker (with K-cups!), everything you would need for cooking at home. The air-conditioning works perfectly, but if it's cool, it's lovely to open the windows and enjoy the sea breezes. The upstairs bedroom is great - comfortable bed, huge walk-in closet, tennis racquets and balls in the closet. Best of all is the private deck where you can spend your time under the live oak tree with coffee or a drink - so relaxing! There are so many things to do - visit the lighthouse, go to the beach, sightseeing in St. Augustine, with lots of fine dining and casual options for eating out. I so enjoyed spending the month of April at this amazing location. Many thanks to Nancy and Steve for your friendship and hospitality during my time in the shadow of the lighthouse!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Most Relaxing Vacation EVER!

  • 5 of 5

There isn't enough space here to write how much we enjoyed our stay at "the little yellow cottage". In a nutshell: clean, comfortable, lovely secluded spot - but very near everything there is to see. Steve and Nancy are lovely and supply more than you can imagine - including homemade banana bread upon our arrival!! Although chilly when we were there, the heat and AC keep this from smelling mildew, as some cottages do. Because of using their Keurig coffee maker we now own everything they do!! We never had one!! We then stayed in Jupiter for a week in a BORING motel room and everyday my husband said - "I MISS OUR YELLOW COTTAGE"!! I have told every friend I know - it's a must!! Put it on your bucket list - at the top!!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much Bonnie for your wonderful review! I really appreciate the kind words. We really enjoyed meeting you and Bob. Hope you can make another trip to St. Augustine again sometime.
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Hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I spent our first week as newlyweds at this beautiful cottage! The cottage is just perfect! It's sweet, charming, quiet, & beautiful! The neighborhood is a perfect mix of old & new! It's close enough to Saint Augustine, but not too close to get caught up with all the hustle & bustle. And the view of the lighthouse, breathtaking! Sitting outside looking at the stars and seeing the lighthouse in action was such a treat!

Nancy & Steve are just a friendly & kind as they can be. They always gave us great suggestion on the best local eats & were always so super friendly. It felt like we'd known them for ages! Nancy even made us banana bread & chocolate covered strawberries, such a nice touch after a long day of traveling. The cottage is even better than the photos, it's the type of place you can unwind and recharge. We'll totally be back!!! Thank you so much for having us! 💗, The Scotts

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Megan for the wonderful review. It was such a treat to have a honeymoon couple here at the cottage! Wishing you a beautiful life together and hope to see you again!
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  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely cottage for a long weekend getaway. The place was charming and immaculate. Nancy and Steve are next door, but it still feels very private. It's close to all the action but quiet and relaxing. We walked to the lighthouse area several times during our stay.

The bedroom is comfortable but it is upstairs, so this would not suit someone who has difficulty climbing. The bathroom is little but adequate with a small shower.

I loved the house and would rent it again in a second!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We enjoyed having you here at the Middle Guest Cottage and hope you can come back again sometime.
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  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our visit to St Augustine and the whole way home we talked about when to return. We loved visiting St Augustine but we just adored the cottage, its location and the hosts Nancy and Steve. From the moment we arrived it was like being welcomed home. Once inside, it's just so cozy , comfortable and perfect for 2 people. As far as the area, this quaint, quiet, residential neighborhood was the perfect location for us. We walked to everything. Over the bridge into town, to the lighthouse and to some great restaurants. Can't wait to return.

Thank you Nancy and Steve for sharing this gem with us.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing such a wonderful review and so quickly too! It was a real pleasure having both of you here and look forward to your return visit. Thank you again!!
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A great home away from home

  • 4 of 5

The property is located in a very quaint area that lends itself to privacy and relaxation. The home is very well maintained both inside and out. The kitchen has everything one may need. We felt that the owners were very kind and accommodating. It was necessary to drive to attractions but the drive was short.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Lighthouse Park Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

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Housecleaning fee $75

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