The Cottage at 76 Spanish Street is in the historic city center, Flagler College, Lightner Museum, Castillo San Marco and Great Restaurants are all within steps. You’ll love The Cottage because of the quaint historic setting, newly remodeled inside, nestled right in the center of town.
Total cost for your stay is found at "View Detail" in the "Request to Book " box where you chose your dates.
This cottage has two bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms, the second-floor bedroom is loft style accessed by a spiral staircase, its ensuite bath has a tub and shower. The kitchen is outfitted with a full-size range, full-size side by side refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher all faced in stainless-steel. Countertops are granite. The Cottage sleeps 4
The sitting area is furnished with a sofa-bed couch, two side chairs, and a coffee table. It's cozy and small and best enjoyed by two couples, or one couple who would like a little extra room. I'm grateful that guests say it looks like the photos.
There is a deck at the door with an outdoor bistro table and chairs to provide a wonderful place to read or enjoy your coffee. Oh yes, there is a wonderful coffee shop attached to the deck just steps away. Relampago Coffee Lab offers wonderful coffee choices as well as sandwiches, scones, cookies, and turnovers.
About the House' History
This home at 76 Spanish Street is known historically as the Sabate House. This one and a half story frame vernacular house, tucked in between two taller homes, was built by St Augustine city alderman Ramon Sabate in about 1840 and it sits back from the street. It is not the home’s original location, as it previously sat at the corner of Spanish and Treasury streets sometime before 1874. It once featured weatherboard slanted at forty-five degrees, rather than placed horizontally to be parallel to the roofline. This structure is one of three Territorial Florida Period buildings still standing in Saint Augustine!
The whole house is available to guests. There is a ramp from street level to the door. There is no ramp at the threshold of the entry door nor is the downstairs shower stall wheelchair accessible. But, the downstairs bath is a shower with a low ridge.
Parking in the historic city center is challenging. We have one space available for guest in the lot across the street.
Regarding the nightly rates: please do Your due diligence and check all available reservation vendors. Our rate is consistent across platforms. However, service fees and requirements vary among providers. May I gently ask that you make your choice within your budget. Requests for concession will be kindly refused.
Regarding Pets and Children
Dear Wonderful Guest
Thanks for your inquiry into The Cottage at 76 Spanish St.
I’m sorry but we have a spiral staircase that is too much of a hazard for small children. And I would hate if a little one hurt themselves. And it is too tempting to play on.
Also, the city of St Augustine sewer is old and cannot take makeup or baby wipes at all. These are very popular baby maintenance items that I have tried to keep out of the house and plumbing. I have made exceptions in the past but was disappointed by guests who ignored my request to keep baby wipes and makeup wipes out of the toilet.
The plumber cost $450 each time we have it snaked And even though I showed the wipes at the end of the snake, guests flatly denied using them. Despite the evidence to the contrary dripping right in front of them. It's not fun. It's not pleasant, it's not necessary.
I’m so sorry to say no to pet and kids. I wish I didn’t need to do so. I love pets and babies. But it’s the parents that worry me. It’s a shame really. I want to be able to host kids and pets but the costs have become prohibitive. We are a small operation and cannot afford to absorb the costs of thoughtlessness. Plus I want a positive experience for myself and my guests, I don’t want to be put in the position of having to point out their mistakes in judgment. Life needs to be pleasant and enjoyable. The vast majority of our guests are wonderful, fun, conscientious, and a joy. But the negative experiences have required us to tighten up a bit.
I’m sure you would be the exception to the rule. But we have made the decision to avoid the unpleasantness altogether.
I apologize for the disappointment.