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Christian's Keep - experience affordable St. Augustine charm - Historic Downtown

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6 - a fully equipped renovated bungalow

Christian’s Keep is a quaint, comfortable bungalow in the historic Lincolnville District of St. Augustine. Originally built in 1930, and fully renovated in 2007 by Christian Voelkel, Christian’s Keep provides a great respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life – nothing can beat the serenity and charm of this quiet neighborhood. Just a short distance (3/4 mile) to museums, shops, and restaurants on Saint George Street, our bungalow is convenient yet out-of-the-way enough to offer all the peace and quiet you need in a vacation getaway.

The practical three bedroom, 2 bath floor plan accommodates up to six overnight guests. The spacious living area, kitchen, and dining area provide a comfy 'home base' for you during your visit to St. Augustine – our nation’s oldest city.

Bedrooms: The practical 3 bedroom, 2 bath floor plan accommodates up to six overnight guests. The spacious living area, kitchen, and dining area provide a comfy 'home base' for you during your visit to St. Augustine – our nation’s oldest city.

The master suite is well equipped with a queen bed, a cozy reading area with a rocking chair and antique table, an inviting bathroom just through the double French doors, and a large tiled shower. The bedroom opens onto the back deck.

An antique double bed with a comfortable pillow-top mattress is the centerpiece of the guest bedroom. This room also has a large chest of drawers, bedside tables, and reading lamps.

The third 'bedroom' contains a futon which opens into a full size (double) bed. This room can double as a separate 'playroom' for children.

Kitchen & Living Areas: The modern kitchen is fully equipped, providing you the opportunity to cook meals on-site, rather than having to spend lots of money going out for all of your meals. A large Charmglow gas grill is located on the back deck for grilling your favorite steak, fish, or whatever the chef has in mind.

The dining area seats four and the table can be pulled out to comfortably seat 6. Extra chairs are available in the antique drop-leaf game table in the large entry hallway.

Christian’s Keep also has a full sized washer and dryer located in the laundry area – we provide all of the comforts of home! Why settle for just a hotel or a 'bed and breakfast inn'?

Come Immerse yourself in southern charm in your own historic cottage on Twine Street.

Check out the Christian's Keep website.: http://christianskeep.home.mindspring.com/

More Details

Owner
John and Susan
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2017

About John and Susan

We are empty-nesters who like to have a place to get away that is not too far from home. Historic St. Augustine is such a quaint town, and we fell in love with it the first time we visited with our kids over 20 years ago.

John and Susan purchased this house in 1996

Why John and Susan chose St. Augustine

We love the downtown St. Augustine historic area, and Christian's Keep is uniquely situated on a street which has many restored homes.

What makes this house unique

The way this home sits on the property affords ample off street parking for 3 to 4 cars, which is rare in downtown! It is perfect for wedding parties, or families arriving in separate cars.

Christian's Keep is also dog friendly, and we have a fully fenced back yard!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a sweet quiet little get-a-way. We loved our time here seeing the sights and enjoying all the history! Our bike ride to breakfast was awesome. Your'v done a beautiful job renovating this home.
Jun 2011
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lincolnville in St. Augustine Area

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • town ...
  • village
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Front bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , antique clawfoot tub
  • Lovely antique claw foot tub in the front bathroom is great for soaking and relaxation. The master bath is located off of the master suite - large tiled shower, two sinks.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , Spacious
    Guest Room - 1 Double Bed , Antique
    Front Room - 1 Double Bed , Futon
  • Master Suite - a roomy, romantic getaway. Enjoy our new queen size bed with luxury foam mattress. Bedside tables and lamps for reading, an antique trunk, chest of drawers, and a cozy reading area with rocking chair, floor lamp, and antique table - everything you need for comfort and relaxation. Off to the side, through the double french doors, is the master bath with two sinks, toilet, and a large tiled shower. Guest bedroom - a beautiful antique bed with comfy pillowtop mattress. Bedside tables and wall lamps for reading, and a large chest of drawers. Front room - the futon converts to a full size bed. This room is great as a children's play room. Plenty of games are provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
We provide adult and child's bikes - a great way to tour the Old City!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveller reviews)

Christian's Keep - experience affordable St. Augustine charm - Historic Downtown
average rating of 4.948718 based on 55 reviews
5

Close to downtown

  • 5 of 5

A nice little home to stay while in Saint Augustine. Perfect for our family of 4 and our dog. The neighborhood is quiet and neighbors are friend, there is also a park a couple of blocks away with an playground for the kids and a nice area to walk the dog.

John & Susan were very flexible and we were able to check in an evening early, due to last minute travel changes. They were very fast to answer all emails. Check in & check out process were very simple.

The home is also very close to all attractions.

Overall, a very pleasant stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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Our new favorite place

  • 5 of 5

We (4 adults; one infant; one dog) had a marvelous stay at Christian's Keep. The accommodations were comfortable; the home strategically located and the yard quite nice for our dog.

We were within 10 minutes of Historic Downtown and a mere couple of blocks from wonderful eateries. Blue Hen for breakfast twice and The Preserved for a lovely Sunday brunch. We also ate at the Colombia Restaurant as well as our favorite The Floridian.

Christian's Keep is in a lovely, friendly neighborhood. We chatted with both neighbors and the folks across the street. There is also a nice children's play park a few blocks towards the Marina.

A very welcoming place to stay in St. Augustine.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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5

Quaint house in download St. Augustine!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful trip to St. Augustine, thanks to this beautiful house! It was conveniently located close to Flagler College, the downtown district, and all of the "must-do" things in St Augustine. All of the amenities of the house worked 100% as advertised and the house was in perfect condition when we arrived. 10/10 if we ever plan another trip to St. Augustine, we will definitely try to book this one if available!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, along with our two "Westies" had a great time at Christian's Keep. The house felt like it was our own vacation home and the neighborhood was rich in history and wonderful people. Close enough to downtown to walk and far enough away from the maddening crowds for peace and solitude. Short 15 minute drive to Vilano Beach for the dogs to take a swim. We look foward to a return trip. Dick

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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5

CUTE AND HOMEY COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5

WAS A PERFECT FIT FOR OUR LITTLE FAMILY. VERY COMFORTABLE AND WE ESPECIALLY LOVED RIDING OUR BIKES TO CRAVE AND INTO DOWNTOWN FOR DRINKS AND APPS. THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS UNDERGOING A CLEAN UP AND EVERYTHING WAS QUIET AND QUAINT. WE RODE OUR BIKES TO THE BLUE HEN FOR BREAKFAST AND LOVED THE BAR AT THE DISTILLERY. ASK FOR JOEL!! THIS WAS A MID POINT STOP FOR US TO VISIT FRIENDS ON OUR WAY HOME FROM THE KEYS. IT BROKE UP THE LONG RIDE BACK TO OBX AND WE WILL DEFINATLY RETURN AGAIN!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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5

Amazing Home

  • 5 of 5

We could not be happier staying at Christians Keep. We have stayed there now 5 plus time and will continue to stay there. I recommend it to everyone. Thank you again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
World Golf Village
Nearest Train
48 Miles
Amtrak - Jacksonville
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
I-95 & S.R. 207
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
St Augustine Beach
Car: recommended

Located in the historic Lincolnville district of Old St. Augustine, Christian's Keep is conveniently located - a quiet neighborhood for this cozy bungalow to serve as your 'home base' during your St. Augustine getaway!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lincolnville, St. Augustine Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Prime 2017
15 Nov 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£761
for 3 nights
From
£203
From
£212
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,477
£3,467
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£735
for 3 nights
From
£195
From
£203
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,345
£3,246
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £88
Pet Fee £60 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £63
Refundable Damage Deposit £280
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates are subject to change until booking is finalized.

100% refund for cancellations up to 30 days prior to day of arrival.

Pet Policies
We are dog lovers and we appreciate the ability to vacation with our dogs. As such we extend this privilege to our guests. Please ask for our pet policies. Nominal Pet fee applies.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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