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In The Shadow Of The Lighthouse

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Lighthouse Park - Middleton Guest Cottage

700 Sq Ft Cottage 1 Bedroom 1 Bath Cottage. Walking Or Biking Distance To Beach


This newly constructed 700 sq. ft. cottage is located on Anastasia Island in historic St. Augustine, Fl. The Middleton Guest Cottage is a charming bungalow nestled among live oaks on a unique piece of property just steps from the 1874 St. Augustine Lighthouse.


The Middleton Guest Cottage was rebuilt on the original location of a beach cottage owned by the Middleton family since the early 1900's. The current owners have lovingly restored the circa 1904 main house on the property and reconstructed the cottage to accommodate seasonal renters.

The interior is cottage style and consists of wood floors and bead board walls .


This little gem, known as 'Lighthouse Park', is where the cottage is located on Anastasia Island. It is an eclectic neighborhood offering an abundance of amenities. Tennis courts, lighthouse and museum, Salt Run for fishing, boating, kayaking and paddle boarding. Directly across from the lighthouse is an oak tree canopied area perfect for an afternoon picnic. The Anastasia State Park is in walking or biking distance for a day at the beach.

Just over the Bridge of Lions is historic downtown St. Augustine. The oldest city in the country. Here you can find art galleries, restaurants, shops, museums, beautiful Flagler College and scenic tours.

Whether you are interested in history or just want to take it all in and relax, this vacationer's paradise has everything you desire in close proximity to the Middleton Guest Cottage.

Come visit us and see for yourself the beauty and charm of old St. Augustine and Anastasia Island.

We look forward to meeting you and hope to make your stay a memorable one.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Nancy Ferreira
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2016
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Why Nancy Ferreira chose St. Augustine

We first came to St. Augustine in 1994 when our son attended Flagler College. We were so impressed with the area that we moved here in 2004. Building and restoration have always been a part of our lives. We feel fortunate to have been able to purchase this unique piece of property owned by 3 generations of the Middleton family and restored it to its original beach cottage style.

What makes this cottage unique

This unique piece of property lies in the shadow of the lighthouse and is situated on a quiet dead end street lined with beautiful hundred year old live oaks . We love living where all the amenities of this island are within walking or biking distance and still only 10 minutes to downtown St. Augustine. At Christmas time downtown is lit up like a fairyland with all the holiday glitz. The tree lighting ceremony , Christmas parade, Holly Jolly trolley, boat parade and much more. 2015 brings us to the 450th birthday of St. Augustine which promises to be a year filled with celebration!


based on 26 holidaymaker reviews

In The Shadow Of The Lighthouse
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

A great home away from home

  • 4 of 5

The property is located in a very quaint area that lends itself to privacy and relaxation. The home is very well maintained both inside and out. The kitchen has everything one may need. We felt that the owners were very kind and accommodating. It was necessary to drive to attractions but the drive was short.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I love this cottage...it is perfect for 2.

One of our favorite places to stay when we visit St Augustine :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you visit again this year. Hope to see you again next July!
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  • 5 of 5

This cottage was a great relaxing place to stay...so cute, close to downtown St. Augustine and beach (go to the State Park beach there is an admission but well worth it) the cottage was tucked away in a nice historic neighborhood and just a short walk to the water and lighthouse. The owners Nancy and Steve were awesome and lived right next door and was there if you needed anything. Nancy recommended great restaurants. Thanks Nancy for your recommendation for the best Prime Rib for our Anniversary and for the yummy banana bread. Stay here you won't be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice review Tammy! Loved having you here and glad you enjoyed the cottage and the area. Hope you come back!
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Perfect cottage getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage was perfect for a quiet island stop between two conferences. Great location, clean, charming and wonderful owners who made sure I was comfortable. I wish I could've done more in my short stay (including hopping on one of the bikes available) but will simply add that to my wish list for my next stay. I've already recommended this location to a few friends and would stay again anytime my travels take me near St. Augustine.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mindy! I'm glad you enjoyed the cottage. We enjoyed having you here as well and hope you make the Middleton Guest Cottage a regular stop in your travels..
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Cozy Cottage By The Sea

  • 5 of 5

Our Stay at this cottage, "In The Shadow Of The Lighthouse", could not have been better in anyway. Nancy and Steve have thought of everything to make this

lovely "home, away from home", enjoyable and accommodating. It's decorated beautifully with quality furnishings and the deck and fenced in private yard are

so welcoming with the big live oak providing the perfect shade for an afternoon nap.

The Bicycles were a favorite for us. We especially enjoyed being able to ride them over to take our tour of the lighthouse, and the Anastasia State Park.

Of course, downtown St Augustine is just charming, and beautiful and it was nice to be staying in a place that you could just zip right over the bridge

for an evening on the town.

The beaches are wonderful, and Nancy, we loved the "Beachcomber" restaurant that you recommended! We got to park on the beach, eat, lounge in the sun, pick our chairs up and toss them in the back and keep on trucking! (my husbands favorite part of our trip). Truly a carefree experience!

I will finish by saying, "In The Shadow Of The Lighthouse" is by far my favorite vacation ever! We will return, and I plan to make it soon!

Thank you Nancy and Steve for a memorable, lovely stay at your cozy cottage.


Edie and Robert Stroud

Rock hill, SC

April 21-24

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for submitting such a nice review! We really enjoyed having you here to share a little piece of our paradise. Please come back again!
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An incomparable getaway experience!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect in every way. Wonderfully private, quiet, and secure, we felt completely as if we were in our own home. We found everything we could possibly need during our stay thoughtfully provided, with a truly welcoming sensibility and 5-star appeal. Ideally located between Old Town and the beaches, and within walking distance to practically everything, this "cottage by the sea" is a generous invitation to come, visit, and explore the fantastic city and environs of St. Augustine. It's impossible to imagine staying anywhere else. Nancy and Steve are superlative hosts. Thank you again for making this such a pleasant time!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much!! I really enjoyed meeting you both and so happy that you had such a great time. I'll be looking forward to your next visit!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Lighthouse Park, St. Augustine Area

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Housecleaning fee £61

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lighthouse Park in St. Augustine Area

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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