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Historic Downtown Home with Private Heated Pool! Walk to Everything!

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom 2 Story Home With Heated Pool In Historic Downtown

This 1400+ square foot downtown home with 2 bedrooms and Jack and Jill bathrooms has everything you need for a wonderful St. Augustine stay! Built in 2006 it provides all of the modern conveniences you desire but the home design includes thoughtful touches throughout including stained glass doors, hardwood floors, granite countertops and shuttered windows. Best of all you can park your car and forget about it! Plus you can start and end your day with a swim in the new heated saline pool or just sit in the garden and enjoy the peaceful sound of fountain and birdsong. Everything you need for a great stay is provided!

Location: The home is situated in a wonderful walkable neighborhood between the famed Fort at Castillo De San Marcos and the Mission De Nombres just a few minutes walk from historical downtown St. Augustine so leave the car behind!

Layout: The first floor has an open floor plan overlooking the heated saline pool with LR, Full Kitchen and Dining Room space for 6-8. The Living Room has a wall hung 40 inch flat screen TV, original art and comfortable seating. The Kitchen has a full sized refrigerator and stove, DW, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster and garbage disposal. Kitchen is stocked with pots, pans, dish ware, utensils, etc.

Upstairs you will find 2 bedrooms separated by a hallway, laundry area (with washer/dryer) and Jack and Jill bathrooms. A Jack and Jill bathroom is one that has 2 toilets, 2 sinks and a tub/shower that is shared. Each bedroom has a toilet and sink immediately available with 2 sets of locking pocket doors for privacy. The shared tub/shower is porcelain tiled and has a glass shower door.

Bedroom 1 has a Queen Sized bed with memory foam mattress, French doors leading to the upper porch, sitting area and a large closet. Bedroom 2 has 2 twin beds with memory foam mattresses (or we can combine to make a King), 3 walls of windows, a large closet and a set of antique french doors leading to a small balcony.

Outdoor features: This home has a private entrance. The back door leads to two patios. One for the pool and one for conversation and grilling. It is also connected to a Cottage (not included) via a glassed in breezeway but is completely separate and closed off by 2 sets of locking doors. If you like this property but prefer more space you can rent the entire property (Main House and Cottage) under listing #607969. If less space is required you can also rent just the cottage under listing #587744. Either way we NEVER book more than 1 guest at a time so you will ALWAYS have the pool to yourselves.

The entire property has privacy fencing. There is a bike shed and bikes are available for use (2 adult) as well as a new gas grill. Parking on site is available for up to 3 average sized cars. On street non-metered parking is also readily available.

Important to Note

No events, gatherings, visitors, pets (unless approved by owner), smoking, parties, disruptions or other disregard of lease terms can occur or terms of rental are void and immediate eviction will be enforced. Persons other than those specified in the booking are not allowed in/on the property unless approved by us in advance. If you would like to have a visitor please coordinate with us in advance. Please let us know who, when and for how long you expect your guest. Parking will also need to be coordinated as we have limited space.

We have an automated system for maintaining the temperature in the property. The lowest cool setting is 72 and the highest heat setting is 70. You may adjust the air in between those settings but the system will reset automatically if you go below or above. There are ceiling fans in every room of the property but we ask that you turn them off when leaving the house for extended periods.

Note: The pool is not heated during January and February to avoid damaging the heater.

External security cameras in use. This is for your protection and protection of the property. Video recordings occur incrementally. Video are routinely deleted by the system and would only be shared with law enforcement as needed.

CANCELATION or EARLY DEPARTURE – There are NO REFUNDS for CANCELLATION OR EARLY DEPARTURES EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. If a Guest requests a cancellation 60 DAYS or more before check-in, Owner will make a “best effort” to re-rent the property. If the Owner is able to successfully re-rent the reserved period, the Owner will refund the total rental payment less a $100 servicing fee. Guest may obtain a “Cancel for Any Reason” policy through a third party. Guest ASSUMES THE RISK.

This property is licensed with the City of St. Augustine, St. Johns County and state of Florida for vacation rentals. Lodging is subject to state/county taxes.

More Details

Owner
pauline webb
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About pauline webb

We are a family of 3 who live between St. Augustine and a small rural town in CT. We love traveling, art, hiking and historical sites. And like most Jacksonville FL natives we've been to St. Augustine a 'million' times. For starters my family has attended the St. Augustine Easter Parade for over 40 years! In fact, when we moved to St. Augustine there was not a street, restaurant or historic site that we didn't already know well. It was like we'd always been there.

pauline webb purchased this house in 2012

Why pauline webb chose St Augustine

There are certain neighborhoods in St. Augustine that we have always enjoyed strolling through. Historic Abbott Tract (our neighborhood) has always been at the top of the list. Snuggled in between the Fort and the Mission alongside the beautiful Matanzas Bay it's one the best bases for exploring the exciting and historic downtown core. So when we found this unique home (which is basically two homes connected) we knew right away that it was perfect for us. We felt it had the right blend of architecture (some old and some new) and we loved the layout and overall vibe. We added the heated saline pool right away because the lot was small and it seemed the best way to utilize the space. We were right-it's been a big hit ever since! But the best part is walking to everything. At night when you walk past the beautifully lit Castillo De San Marcos on your way to dinner you know that you are lucky indeed! We hope you find your time in our home and neighborhood special too.

What makes this house unique

This architect designed property is extremely unique in that you have a wonderful mesh of old and new. The 2 story portion built in 2006 connects via glassed in breezeway to the lovingly restored cottage built in 1875. Heart pine floors, plantation shutters and tropical colors bind these structures together yet the open floor plan allows for modern living and conveniences. We love how comfortable it is to live in this home. It's upscale but relaxed. It feels fresh yet you notice touches of age with original bead board ceilings, stained glass windows and antique doors. With tons of windows it seems always to be full of sunshine. Comfortable and cozy. The location is exceptional and the neighborhood vibe is one of community and diversity. Everybody knows everybody...and we love it that way.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in St Augustine in St. Johns County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • This house has a Jack and Jill bathroom between the 2 bedrooms. Each bedroom has it's own sink and toilet but the tub/shower with glass door is shared and accessible from either bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 has a Queen bed with memory foam mattress and sitting area. This bedroom also has French doors leading to a narrow porch with seating. A private sink and toilet are accessible from this room and the shared tub is centered between the bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(34 traveller reviews)

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Historic Downtown Home with Private Heated Pool! Walk to Everything!
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews
5

Our Second Visit and Still Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed three years ago and knew then we would never look elsewhere for a St. Augustine rental because this place is everything we could want in a VRBO - excellent location, spotless, and super comfy. I could be besties with Pauline....and I've never even met her! We're from Houston and Pauline bent over backwards to help us re-schedule our visit due to Hurricane Harvey. These owners are genuinely nice people and treat guests the way they would like to be treated. Grab this place if you get the chance!

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelly-you are such a pleasure! It means so much that you chose to return and that you left such a thoughtful review...thank you! We really DO care and it's nice to be appreciated:-) Can't wait to have you back! All the Best-Pauline
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5

This is the perfect, serene getaway cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Pauline thought of everything to make the idyllic home a peaceful haven. It's private, immaculately clean, quiet, comfortable, and lovely. I'd love to visit again. Our stay was heavenly. Thanks again, Pauline!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain Lakes
5

Property was very nice and close to attractions. Neighborhood is not desirable.

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely and very well equipped. Pool and gardens were beautiful. Neighborhood was unsightly being reclaimed. For warning would have been appreciated. Would be helpful to label all the lights and fans. Also since the cottage was accessible a warning sign such as do not enter would be recommended. The bottle of wine was such a nice touch and was extremely welcoming. My friends and I had a blast.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words...so nice to hear the house worked well for your group and that you enjoyed the wine and pool! I have to disagree with the comment about the neighborhood not being desirable. The historic neighborhood of Abbott Tract is considered one of the most desirable in St. Augustine (see Wikipedia). Property values just 1 block over all exceed $1,000,000. I believe what you are referring to is the work on our street. For the sake of others I will explain that there are 4 Servants Quarters (Little Victorian Cottages) built in 1875 that are under restoration. Once completed they will be offered as Vacation Rentals. I agree that they are somewhat unsightly at the moment but progress is being made and we are excited that a little piece of history is being saved. Regardless, I'm sorry that this aspect of your stay disappointed you and I do appreciate your feedback. Thank you again for coming. All the Best-Pauline
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our girl's weekend -- it had everything we needed, and the location was terrific -- very walkable. Bedding was soft and decor relaxing. The pool was the best part. We absolutely loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very lovely home

  • 5 of 5

A very lovely home in a well designed style. All the personal touches made it a very lovely home to stay in whilst staying in the quaint town of St Augustine.

Everything is walkable and very quiet and safe. The pool is a great addition to the home and the neighbours friendly.

Our favourite place in the town to eat was at the A1 brewery, best blue cheese wedge ever, and O.C Whites for atmosphere and music.

We will be aiming to stay here again when we return to town.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home!! The property is close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

Every detail has been though of. We had a busy week and it was wonderful to have a beautiful home to relax in.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

We are conveniently located between the famed Fort (Castillo de San Marcos) and Mission De Nombres where Menendez first landed and established the earliest colony in North America!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in St Augustine, North East Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£440
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£1,086
£3,854
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £75.92 + Tax
End of Stay Cleaning £94.9 + Tax
NR-Damage Protection Fee £52.38 + Tax

This property is licensed with the City of St. Augustine, St. Johns County and State of Florida for vacation rentals. Lodging is subject to State/County taxes. No events, gatherings, pets (unless approved by owner), smoking, parties, disruptions or other disregard of lease terms can occur or terms of rental are void and immediate eviction will be enforced.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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