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In The Shadow Of The Lighthouse

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

Nancy Ferreira
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2017

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lighthouse Park in Saint Augustine

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • 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
  • 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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In The Shadow Of The Lighthouse
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews
Greenville, SC

Clean, cozy, convenient, great location, perfect, romantic !!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for a week for our first wedding anniversary. It was exactly what we were looking for! The cottage was so comfy & cozy, and it had everything we needed !!!! It was perfect for a romantic getaway and the location was great! Steve and Nancy were so nice and accommodating. The banana bread was a sweet touch. Our first experience in St. Augustine was amazing!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved every moment here!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our visit to this delightful, relaxing cottage with charming owners! Highly recommend staying here to anyone visiting the Saint Augustine area. Attention to detail during renovation of this lovely cottage made it welcomingly refreshing. Greatly appreciate the care Nancy and Steve take of their cottage, home, and guests. Will definitely stay in the "Cottage by the Sea" again ❤️🌈🐬🌼

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Alicia for your review! We loved having you both at the cottage and do hope you come back again soon.
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was the perfect size for the two of us just looking to get away from it all for a long weekend. Not too big and not too small. Not to mention the location was just an added bonus being just a short drive from Downtown St. Augustine or the Beaches. Surrounded by great places to eat and plenty to do! We would recommend Nancy and Steve to anyone looking for a relaxing, quiet getaway to St. Augustine!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cerys for writing such a nice review. I hope you make the Middleton Cottage home when you visit St. Augustine again!
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Altha, FL United States

Excellent Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful relaxing seven nights at Steve & Nancy's beautiful cottage.

The size of the cottage is perfect. The neighborhood is quiet. The landscaping is beautiful. The workmanship that was done on this cottage is excellent.

Thank you Steve and Nancy.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for taking the time to write such a nice review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit and that you'll stay with us on your next trip to St. Augustine.
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Groton, CT

Southern Hospitality at its finest!

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot describe how wonderful it is to stay at Nancy and Steve's delightful little cottage. Inside and out, it is just perfection. The cottage is immaculate, bright and filled with charm. Old photographs and original artwork add a nice touch. The kitchen is totally equipped, including Keurig coffeemaker (with K-cups!), everything you would need for cooking at home. The air-conditioning works perfectly, but if it's cool, it's lovely to open the windows and enjoy the sea breezes. The upstairs bedroom is great - comfortable bed, huge walk-in closet, tennis racquets and balls in the closet. Best of all is the private deck where you can spend your time under the live oak tree with coffee or a drink - so relaxing! There are so many things to do - visit the lighthouse, go to the beach, sightseeing in St. Augustine, with lots of fine dining and casual options for eating out. I so enjoyed spending the month of April at this amazing location. Many thanks to Nancy and Steve for your friendship and hospitality during my time in the shadow of the lighthouse!

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Most Relaxing Vacation EVER!

  • 5 of 5

There isn't enough space here to write how much we enjoyed our stay at "the little yellow cottage". In a nutshell: clean, comfortable, lovely secluded spot - but very near everything there is to see. Steve and Nancy are lovely and supply more than you can imagine - including homemade banana bread upon our arrival!! Although chilly when we were there, the heat and AC keep this from smelling mildew, as some cottages do. Because of using their Keurig coffee maker we now own everything they do!! We never had one!! We then stayed in Jupiter for a week in a BORING motel room and everyday my husband said - "I MISS OUR YELLOW COTTAGE"!! I have told every friend I know - it's a must!! Put it on your bucket list - at the top!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much Bonnie for your wonderful review! I really appreciate the kind words. We really enjoyed meeting you and Bob. Hope you can make another trip to St. Augustine again sometime.
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Prices & Availability

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

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Housecleaning fee £57.71

Cash check
50% deposit required

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.