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Spacious 9-Room Victorian Home in the Heart of Downtown

People14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Vacation and weekend get-away for families and friends who want to stay together

Nestled in the heart of downtown, a short walk to the bustling historic district and a few minutes away from beautiful beaches, the 3-story 6-bedroom 2-bathroom historic Victorian home was built during the Henry Flagler era in 1887. The rooms capture 19th century style, making it an ideal way to have a truly unique experience in the Nation's oldest city St. Augustine. Elegant and refined, the Paradisi Place offers the ultimate unique experience with its inspiring furnishings, spacious rooms, modern updates, tiled bathrooms, Wi-Fi and smartly designed common areas. The soul of the Paradisi Place lies in its charming décor where each room is individual, offering its own unique welcoming atmosphere to make you feel welcomed.

A stay at the Paradisi Place is an immersion into a hidden piece of history without sacrificing on modern conveniences. The balance of modern comforts and historical design draw you in; almost as if the rooms were speaking to you, telling you to stay.

Modern Comforts Include:

•European ductless air conditioning/heating units with remote controlled individual climate regulation

•Fully renovated tiled bathrooms with complimentary shampoos and conditioners

•Fully renovated kitchen, equipped with pots, dishes, glasses, utensils, coffee maker, popcorn maker, toaster and ice cream maker as well as a small pantry with a supply of toiletries and cleaning tools

•Top-of-the-line washer and dryer with complimentary laundry detergent

•Hardwood floors and/or tile throughout the house

•Comfortable memory foam mattresses in all bedrooms

•Freshly cleaned bedding and linens; extra supply of towels

•Private tropical garden, fire pit and a grill, perfect for intimate event

•Wi-Fi, desktop computer, MP3 player, blu-ray player

•Flat screen TV sets with extensive collection of DVDs

The shade of the 100-year-old oaks and the citrus tree along with the passing ocean breezes bring a refreshment and softness that is almost healing. After a day on the town, you can sit by the open fire in the courtyard, listen to the peaceful crackling of the wood burning under the stars, and let your mind wander to complete tranquility as you let go of the stress of life and hold on to new memories with your loved ones. As you make your way to the bedrooms, the echoes of the ancient city seem to fill the air as you rest and rejuvenate.

First Floor:

Standing in the formal living room, the honey glow of the original heart pine floor points you to the beauty of the intricately designed 19th century chocolate fireplace mantle. To your right is the original staircase that seems ripped right out of a BBC historical series, winding all the way up to the third floor. To your left, are an antique grandfather clock and a door that goes out to the car-port. Originally built for the height of a carriage, the steps help you get down to your car and the coverage is great for a raining day.

As you walk forward, past a set of built-in shelves, you turn left into the formal dining room. The rustic cherry wood floors compliment the rounded historical design of the fireplace mantel. Both original to the home, you wonder about the kinds of conversations these were silent witnesses to. Paired with this history is a marble dining table that seats six and a number of antique pieces that look like they were always a part of the house.

Immediately adjacent to the dining room is the family room and kitchen. The kitchen, fully renovated with modern conveniences, has an old-world feel with a double farmer’s sink and wooden cabinets that pick up on the color of the floor in the dining room. The whimsical nobs on the cabinets echo the ambiance of the cozy breakfast nook. This fully equipped kitchen makes you want to pop open a bottle of wine and cook something tasty with friends. And then quietly relax the next morning on the small outdoor deck with chairs and tables that seem borrowed from a Paris street café, which are perfect for coffee and sunshine.

The family room has a large L-shaped sofa with a 60 inch flat screen TV and about 100 DVD’s to choose from, should you decide to do a movie night. You could spend a whole afternoon in this living room sitting on the cozy chairs and chatting with friends as the breeze comes in from the windows and door.

The amber glow of the pine floors lead out to the private back yard, but not before making a right into the master bedroom, where the high ceilings, flowing curtains, oversized floor mirror and king size bed exude romance and privacy. The fully renovated bathroom next door has a beautifully tiled shower and European inspired decor.

Make a right and you’re on the back patio facing the yard. Complete with a fire pit, a 70-year-old grapefruit tree that completes the tropical garden, the enclosed backyard is the perfect place to roast some marshmallows or have an intimate gathering under the stars. Then again, if St. Augustine is having one of its many fun events, walk out the back gate, cross the street and you’re there!

Second and Third Floors:

Winding up the stairs to the second and third floors, you feel like you are walking in the footsteps of the past. The four uniquely decorated bedrooms with queen sized beds invite you to stay the night. The two bedrooms on the third floor, in particular have a fun feel, with sitting areas that back to the exposed original brick columns. The reading/children room (on the second floor) has a leather sofa/futon that doubles as a full size bed, for younger guests or that cousin who forgot to RSVP. Past the newly renovated and fully tiled bathroom, spend an evening enjoying the breeze on the balcony. You could even take a nap there, as the faint sound of singing frogs from the nearby stream lull you to sleep.

Make memories that will last here. Take a 5 minute drive to the beach, a Trolley tour through the town, a 5-minute stroll to the waterfront or enjoy an afternoon sitting on the rocking chairs on the front porch, where you can listen for whispers of history or meet the locals and learn new stories. The house is a 5 to 10 minute stroll to a number of exciting attractions and delicious eateries, including: Old St. George Street, Flagler College, Castillo de San Marcos (a 17th century fort), many fine restaurants, pastry cafes, night bars, pubs, art galleries, carriage tours and the waterfront. San Sebastian Winery is about a 3 minute drive (free tastings and tours). St. Augustine beach is about a 7 minute drive, while Vilano Beach (which is a bit more private and has on beach car access) is only 5 minutes away. Both beaches are free to the public.

St. Augustine offers more than just its ancient history and ideal subtropical climate; it is the perfect place to foster connectedness and contentment. In the downtown area, there are great spots to sip a latte, watch films and street musicians, visit farmers' markets, browse used-book shops, buy organic products or find meditation centers. It offers a breadth of cultural activity and diverse spiritual opportunities. There are places that celebrate regional products —especially locally brewed beer, locally baked bread and locally grown produce—not to mention St. Augustine’s enthusiastic support of homegrown artists, performers and cultural institutions. There is truly something here for everyone.

Whether it’s sipping sweet tea on the porch with the locals, exploring the beauty of St. Augustine and its beaches or just spending quality time with loved ones, the Paradisi Place has more than what you’re looking for. Its enchantment, echoes of the ancient city and the feeling of rejuvenation will stay with you, like a tender ache to return, long after you’ve left.

More Details

Owner
Katerina
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Russian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2017

About Katerina

My husband and I have traveled the world and visited many of its amazing places including the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal in India, Machu Picchu and Nazca Lines in Peru, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, the Mayan Ruins in Mexico, the Grand Canyon in Arizona, Mount Shasta in California, Eiffel Tower in Paris and Katherine the Great's Palace in St. Petersburg. We stayed at the Ice Hotel in Quebec and took a boat ride on Lake Titicaca, the highest lake in the world. We lived in Kiev, Ukraine, Moscow, Russia, London, UK and New York, USA prior to moving down to Florida.

Katerina purchased this house in 2014

Why Katerina chose St. Augustine Area

Ultimately, we settled in Saint Augustine, Florida and we truly believe it is one of the most unique places in the world to live in or visit. We hope to share with you our love and passion for this enlightened ancient European town by offering you a stay at the Victorian historic home located in the heart of St. Augustine. In 1887, Flagler's chef who worked in one of his resort hotels (now Flagler College) built this home for his family. Since then, the home has had many owners, including St. Augustine's first African-American public school teacher.

What makes this house unique

The Paradisi Place will fill your heart with love, romance, and joy, and whatever you decide to do: sipping sweet tea on the porch with the locals, exploring the beauty of St. Augustine and its beaches, sitting by the open fire in the courtyard, or just spending quality time with your loved ones, the feeling of rejuvenation and the echoes of the ancient city will stay with you, like a tender ache to return, long after you’ve left.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The Paradisi Place is not handicap accessible.
  • Guests assume full financial responsibility for damages due to misuse or negligence and missing items.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The bathroom has two light switches ... one with a fan. You must have the fan on when showering.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Each room has an air conditioning unit on the wall. They are connected to a main unit in the backyard. The remote control is mounted on the wall. You will need to lift it out of there and point it at the wall unit in order to make adjustments (adjust the tempreture up or down but please don't make changes to the "mode" setting to avoid the system shut down) then replace it in its mounting, because it works also as a thermostat there and needs to be sitting in that spot.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The house is equipped with the ductless AC system and each room has its own wall mini-split climate unit. For your comfort, all bedrooms offer memory foam mattresses, freshly cleaned bedding and linens. Bathrooms offer complimentary shampoos, conditioners and there are extra sets of towels, linens and bedding in the drawer chests and closets. Washer/Dryer - The washer and dryer are located in the living room. They are quiet and efficient. Please feel free to use them during your stay. Bedding/Linens - All linens and towels are freshly washed and there is an extra supply of bedding, linens and towels in the closets and hallway drawer chests. Internet/Cable TV/DVD/Computer - There are 2 Wi-Fi lines you can choose from 2WIRE815 and 2WIRE815_2G and the password can be found on the TV stand and the refrigerator. WIRE815_2G might work better on the upper floors. There is a large collection of DVDs in additional to over 300 TV channels including HBO. The TV channels are on HDMI 1 input.

Reviews

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Spacious 9-Room Victorian Home in the Heart of Downtown
average rating of 4.825 based on 40 reviews
5

Conveniently located and super clean and full after amenities

  • 5 of 5

Great home in the heart of everywhere. Our vehicles never left the driveway until it was time to go. Walking distance to basically anywhere we went.

Either a few minutes west or a few minutes east and that is all it took.

House was very very clean, all appliances looked like they were new or very well taken care off.

The hosts had plenty of everything available.

Lots of toilet paper, soap, napkins, paper towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and a lot of other extras.

They were kind enough to have available two parking passes to park in some places in the city, but we did not use as we walked everywhere.

Each room had its own individual ac which was great because we each had different temperatures that we like to sleep in.

They even had a karaoke equipment in the house that we spent a couple of hours one night just singing and having fun.

I would definitely come back to this same house if available on one end of my next trips back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

We loved the property. Thank you so much for responding so quickly to our weather problem. Awesome!

  • 4 of 5

Very nice location. The AC was very excellent. A great place for a family reunion.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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5

A beautiful property, perfectly situated in historic St. Augustine, this Victorian home was ideal.

  • 5 of 5

This three-story, 6 bedroom, historic Victorian home was an ideal location for our family reunion of 11 people. We ranged in age from 3 to 82, and each one felt right at home during our stay. Even though the back of the property faces a main road, the back yard is large, with high concrete walls, and feels private and quiet, with lots of chairs, a fire pit, a grill, and an plenty of secure space for the three year old to run and play. The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen and dining areas accommodated us well, and the HD television was large, with lots of room to watch together when we wanted. Individual air conditioning controls in each room assured that everyone was comfortable while sleeping. The beautiful first and second story covered porches were favorite spots to gather, relax and play, and they afforded us a great view of the 4th of July fireworks over the Castillo. The home is beautifully kept and appointed and staying there helped us to feel like a part of the history of the city. Our host was a good communicator and helped to make our stay easy and comfortable. A beautiful place for a large group, one that we recommend highly.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Wonderful location for access to historic area

  • 4 of 5

Lots of room and character. Comfortable beds. Well supplied. Ceiling leaks in a couple of spots.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Traveled the world and now retired in GA NE of Atlanta.
5

Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Katerina was super to work with & her house was perfect for our large family.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

I recently spent a weekend here with my husband, son, & son's friend, while we attended concerts at the amphitheater. I normally stay at a B&B but we needed extra room for the kids. This house is fantastic! It's a quick walk to the old city, attractions, everything. Had we stayed longer we would have used the kitchen but we love all the local restaurants. I spent a LOT of time relaxing in the back yard reading & watching all the birds come to the bird feeders. The bathrooms are very nice with modern fixtures, & all the bedrooms had plenty of extra linens & blankets. The house is extremely well stocked - even curling irons & straighteners. I'd definitely return for a longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Castillo De San Marcos
St Augustine Lighthouse
Bridge of Lions
St. Augustine Alligator Farm
The Old City
Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
A1A Ale Works
Castillo de San Marcos NM
Downtown St Augustine
St Augustine Visitors Information Center
St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum
Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium
O.C. White's Seafood & Spirits
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum
Barnacle Bill's - Castillo Dr.
Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse in the USA
Oldest House, The
Sangrias Wine & Piano Bar
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Barnicle's Bill
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Saint Augustine Beach
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
World Golf Village
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Vilano Beach
Car: recommended

Here is a list of our favorite restaurants, bakeries and sweet stops to savor on your visit to the historic city of St. Augustine:

The Hyppo. Especially great on a warm Florida day, but delectable anytime, The Hyppo, offers fresh, homemade ice pops in all sorts of flavors.

Present Moment

This folksy restaurant serves only vegan and healthy, organic dishes with a great selection of fresh juices.

Ice Plant

This cool distillery that makes award-winning craft spirits in house is also an excellent restaurant with a funky, old-fashioned hipster vibe.

The Floridian

The Floridian's owner and chef husband-and wife team have embraced not only native ingredients but Florida's Southern foods heritage as well, albeit lighter and fresher. There are gluten free options on the menu too.

Michael's Tasting Room

Michael's Tasting Room has an extensive, award-winning wine list and seasonal and expertly sourced meats and seafood.

Casa Maya

Vegetarian-friendly Mayan (or Northern Central American) restaurant. Don't miss the hibiscus sangria!

Relampago Coffee, 74 Spanish St

Our favorite coffee place in the area. The best capuccino and pour over coffee in town.

Cap's On the Water

Overlooking the Matanzas River, the setting sun streaks through an unobscured sky offering the region's best sunset. Featuring southern dishes with Asian-European influences in an Old Florida setting. The wait often exceeds two hours. Call in advance or arrive early or be prepared to linger.

Gas Full Service

This is a nice retro gas-station-esque cafe. The buzz is about the burgers: freshly baked buns, local beef, fried green tomatoes and crispy bacon all feature.

Sangrias

On the 2nd floor overlooking the intersection of St George and Hypolita, the outside corner table is supreme for people-watching. Three kinds of sangria (the white Sangria is exquisite), a great tapas menu, and live music nightly.

Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar

Located in the heart of Historic Downtown, Cousteau's offers Belgian Waffles and Hand-Dipped Milkshakes.

The Blue Hen Cafe

Southern comfort with a hint of lime. Good breakfast options.

Cafe Alcazar

Café Alcazar is an elegant eatery situated in the space of the Lightner Museum originally designated for the largest indoor swimming pool.

Salt Life Food Shack St. Augustine

Casual yet trendy open-air space accommodates all types, from the avid seaman to land lovers looking for a taste of the Salt Life.

Metro Diner

Portions are big, but the egos are small. Comfort food with flair.

Beaches at Vilano

Located right on the beach, Beaches is the perfect place for an appetizer or for a sunset dinner on the water.

Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grill

Overlooking the beautiful bay front in historic downtown St. Augustine, Harry’s is the perfect place to relax and listen to the nightly live music in the legendary courtyard. Everyone loves Harry’s shrimp and grits. Located at 46 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, FL 32084.

The Preserved

Preserved Restaurant is an ingredient-driven restaurant located in the beautiful Lincolnville Historic District in St. Augustine, Florida, on the corner of MLK Blvd and Bridge Street. Preserved Restaurant, owned and operated by James Beard Award nominee Chef Brian Whittington, serves authentic, locally-sourced, ingredient-driven southern cuisine, giving homage to the history of Lincolnville. The Preserved Steak Frittes is out of this world. The entire family will be pleased with all the meals that are served there.

A1A Ale Works

A1A Ale Works’ passion for fresh seafood has been a hit since day one. Their menu features a variety of Caribbean, Cuban, and Florida influences. Check out their grilled cheese with bacon and avocado, the nachos and the calamari. Located at 1 King Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084.

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
£392
for 1 night
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£276
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£310
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017 Holiday Season
1 Nov 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£777
for 2 nights
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£330
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£385
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Standard Rate 2018
8 Jan 2018 - 11 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£777
for 2 nights
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£330
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£377
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£730
for 2 nights
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£307
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£330
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £116.52
Pet Fee £77.68

At all times, both inside and outside the home, the maximum occupancy is 16 people allowed on the premises, including infants. Children under the age of 5 must be supervised at all times. We cater to family groups and cannot accept reservations for vacationing students or house parties. We do not rent to students even if one or more parents or legally responsible adults accompany them, or to groups under the age of 25. This policy is strictly enforced. Special events such as weddings, reunions and church retreats are only allowed with advance permission.
Guests may bring one small house trained pet with advance permission. A fee of $100 will be charged. If evidence of pets is found without permission during or after departure, a minimum charge of $300 will be incurred. Exotic animals are not allowed.
Guests assume full financial responsibility for damages due to misuse or negligence and missing items. Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the property. A minimum charge of $500 will be assessed for violations and there are no exceptions to this policy. Rates, description, furnishings, equipment or bed arrangements are subject to updates and changes. Information represented online and in all print media is not guaranteed. To ensure accuracy, please contact us at theparadisiplace@outlook.com.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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