2100 square foot renovated 1917 historic home with King ensuite
Jess and Charles May
- english, french
About Jess and Charles May
From Charles and Jess: We have lived in Saint Augustine since May of 2006. We are information technology professionals and love the "Salt Life" and historic setting that our nation's oldest city offers. Jess is a south Louisiana native and Charles was born in Texas. Saint Augustine is like no other city in the nation. Come for a visit and kick back!
Jess and Charles May purchased this House in 2006
Why Jess and Charles May chose Lincolnville
Uniquely, it is in the 10 X 10 block perimeter in the heart of downtown Saint Augustine with lots of parking!
What makes this House unique
Location, location, location and 3 mile drive to the state park and ocean.
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:35
Before you leave. Strip sheets and pillow cases and bring all towels to laundry area. Empty all trash and wash all dishes.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect for our wedding
This house was perfect for our wedding and family. Our little girl had plenty of spice to run around. Thank you so much for everything.... we will be back
Lovely home. Everytywe needed.
We had a wonderful stay! Hope to come back soon
Great location, comfy home
Our stay at Lincolnville was a real treat. And this home is a gem. Great location, and super comfy. Our children loved it. We will definitely stay here again when we visit St. Augustine. Thank you!
We had a wonderful stay. The property was clean, spacious, and the location was fabulous!
My family and I had a fabulous vacation! My husband and I traveled with our three adult sons, my daughter-in-law, and 16 month old grandson. The house was very spacious. Everyone felt comfortable, the bedrooms provided privacy, and the living room and dining room allowed us comfortable areas to gather for meals and to chill in the evenings. The house is perfectly located. It’s walking distance from the heart of historic downtown Saint Augustine, trolley stops, and great restaurants. It was a pleasure communicating with Mr. and Mrs. May. I would not hesitate to stay at this property again in the future.
Great location near the heart of historic St. Augustine
This quaint home is only blocks from the heart of the historic district. It was quick and easy to walk to everything . We were about 2 blocks from the Lightner Museum, Flagler College, the winery, and distillery. Jess was friendly and responsive before our arrival and during our stay. Her home is next door so she greeted us and showed us the place. The neighborhood seemed quiet and safe.
We stayed on the second floor and had access to the four bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs. However, there were really two formal bedrooms with king sized beds; the other two were makeshift rooms. One had a queen bed & futon and was roomy but just had a partial divider between the room and laundry/entry area; it was noisy when doing laundry or people were entering/leaving. The other one was a small sitting room with a futon and the only entrance to the front porch. The rooms worked for our purposes but another renter stayed downstairs. Although we had locks on all the doors, the extra two bedrooms were outside the locked main room which creates a challenge for using the bathroom late at night - there was only one small bathroom for the main area and a larger one in the master bedroom. We ended up just leaving the main door unlocked for the guests staying outside the main area and putting a room divider at the top of the stairs. We didn't have a problem with the other renters but we would have preferred to have a single locked door at the top of the stairs so the rest of the floor could remain open & safe.
We also enjoyed having a full kitchen, living room, and patio to ourselves. We made a Christmas meal (partially pre-cooked from Publix) and while it would have been nice to have a larger cutting board and more large plates (there were only 6 plates but 8 of us), the accommodations were much better than staying in a hotel for the 3 days we spent there. One caution about the dishes, most were not microwave safe as they had a gold band around them. A few coffee mugs and small plates were among the dishes that we could use but thankfully my mom stopped one of my daughters from cooking a gold-rimmed plate too long and pulled it out right away when it sparked.
There was a washer and dryer available to use (washer had a small leak) and plenty of clean towels. The property was clean and well-maintained for the age. We also had plenty of parking and a separate entrance out the back porch. Overall it was a nice stay in a cute city. I would stay there again.
Thanks for thoughtful review. I wanted to provide a little more detail about the restoration of the properties and the historic nature of the rooms described as make shift so that future guests can get a better picture of what they are looking at online.
In the 1890s home owners were taxed on the number of doors among other methods. The upstairs often had all windows and one door out to the porch and family walked out of the window to the porch from other rooms. The room that leads to the upstairs porch has always been a bedroom. It was the previous owners sister's bedroom for over 30 years when they were growing up. During that time they had closed in the porch and used it for storage/closet space. It was dank and dark when we purchased it in 2016. We restored the porches and replaced the entry with sliding french doors with a $300 lock instead of a dark wall to let the natural light in. It received over $6K in restoration tlc and the futon bed and pictures are described in the pictures on the website. It is not a temporary substitute "make shift" bedroom.
The second bedroom that is discussed as make shift is large and houses a queen bed and additional futon. It was originally a back sleeping porch and was closed in as an additional bedroom in the 1960s. The photographs of this room are also on the website. It was make shift when we purchased it with outdoor carpeting over the porch floor, no insulation, panelling over exterior walls, and poor electrical. We gutted this room entirely. Insulated the subflooring, walls, and ceilings, brought back the natural exterior, removed two unnecessary door entries and chose to put in a super size canvas picture wall instead of a sheet rock wall between what was an outside laundry and the bedroom. We closed in the laundry and added conditioned air. The wall canvas divides the laundry area from the bedroom. This restoration was over $12K. Since the Wolf family visit the 2 inch space between the top ledge and and canvas is framed in. This room also has its own lock and entry.
Both rooms described as "make shift" have open air space between 7 feet and 9 feet above one section of wall to get air flow through this house. It is an 1896 home and does not adhere to modern conventions. The square footage of the space upstairs alone is 1800.
We are adjusting our calendars In 2017 and we will rent the house as a whole only and no longer offer as upstairs and downstairs.
Really cute property close to downtown with a great back patio!
This a great house for a family or group of friends. It is quick walk to the fun of downtown, but in a quieter neighborhood. It has a great back patio and front balcony seating area. The house is really clean and has lots of parking (a definite bonus in St. Augustine). It is on the second floor, so there are a lot of stairs. The owners were really responsive and available for questions. All in all, this is a great house!