In full disclosure The Red Cottage is a 100 year old structure, built from lumber salvaged after the 1914 fire. Now more than a hundred years later it has its quirks and flaws and very few level or straight lines but it's charm, warmth and persona are enchanting. The Red Cottage isn't for everybody. So with that said, if your hesitant and not intrigued the cottage is probably not for you.
The Cottage is rustic, quaint, cozy and charming. It has recently been renovated and has all of the modern luxuries and a touch of its history. It has been converted to a one room sitting area/bedroom with a small kitchen and bathroom (shower only). The kitchen is equipped with a Keurig coffee machine multiple coffee pods and cream and sugar a small refrigerator, stove, microwave and toaster and normal kitchen necessities. A flagstone patio offers outside seating. Free off-street parking with extra space for trailer/boat or a recreational vehicle is on the property.
The Cottage sits on the back of the property overlooking Castillo Drive, the entrance to the city. Francis Field, across the street, is the downtown event field/ dog park. The Cottage sleeps two comfortably with a large loft that sleeps two. The loft I have to divulge is a tricky ascent so if you're considering this space you need to be agile. Less than 200 yards East is The Visitor Center, and the trolley hub. The Fort and Saint George Street are 100 yards beyond. The Cottage sits on a large piece of property behind a turn-of-the-century Victorian home. The Cottage was also built around the turn of the century where Manuel Mendez rolled cigars until the mid 1930's. Short drives take you to the beautiful beaches of Anastasia State Park and St.\Augustine Beach. On the way to the beach, stop by the Alligator Farm and the light house. For shopping, choose from area outlet malls, flea market, and several farmer's markets.
Safe travels and peace be with you.
Barbara, Hilary and Jeremy