|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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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 Victorian house was built during the Henry Flagler era in 1887 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 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 in comfort with its inspiring furnishings, spacious rooms, 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 bedrooms
•Freshly cleaned bedding and linens; extra supply of towels
•Private citrus garden, fire pit and a grill, perfect for intimate event
•Wi-Fi, desktop computer, MP3 player, blu-ray player
•Flat screen TV with extensive collection of DVDs
•Karaoke ready amplifier with floor standing speakers
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.
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 citrus garden and a hammock, 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 masquerade masks decorating the hallway and sitting areas that back to the exposed original brick columns. The reading/powder 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.
We’ve traveled the world and visited many of its best 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, and the Grand Canyon. We’ve even stayed at the Ice Hotel in Quebec and took a boat ride on Lake Titicaca, the highest lake in the world. We lived in the Ukraine, Russia and New York.
Katerina purchased this house in 2014
Ultimately, though, we settled in Saint Augustine, Florida and we truly believe it is one of the best places in the world to live in or visit. We hope to share with you our love and passion for this enlightened European town by offering you a stay at our beautiful home located right within the heart of St. Augustine.
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.
This property was everything we were looking for and more. We had a group of 9 people in town for a wedding and this home suited us perfectly. Some pros and cons:
One of the bedrooms is not a queen bed, but more like a pull out futon. Still was comfortable and fitted our needs.
The third story can be tough to get to if you have an older crowd but the rooms are very comfortable.
Only 2 bathrooms - if you foresee this as a problem you have to know it ahead of time.
The downstairs shower is an open concept and leads to some water spray onto the floor.
Very unique home and will complement your trip.
Plenty of space for your family and friends.
AC in every room so everyone can control their own temperature needs.
Comfortable beds, nice linens and fresh towels.
Katarina is an easy phone call away but we didn't need everything as she had it already setup.
Back gate makes walking to the historical sites a breeze.
Parking for 4 full cars. Neighbor offers cheap easy parking if you have overflow.
Wonderful home and will definitely be at the top of my list if I come back to town.
We had wonderful time and the owner of the home was very accommodating. We would go again in a minute!
The accommodations were perfect for our group of 14. There are many modern amenities in the home without loosing the Victorian feel. The beds and other furnishings were very comfortable. We all enjoyed the location, accommodations, and touring the oldest city. We attended a wedding in St Augustine and chose this property because of location. We parked our cars at the house and at a neighbors home and walked everywhere. We would recommend this home for gatherings with family and friends. All 14 of us were very happy with our choice to stay at The Paradisi Place. Katerina was very accommodating and provided quick responses to questions and concerns before and during our stay.
The spacious home met our needs and the exceeded our expectations. Great location well within walking distance to shopping, dining and local attractions.
This was our families second stay at this lovingly restored home. We just love the paridisi place, it's modern conveniences ensure a comfortable stay, and Katerina is the best host I've had the pleasure to work with! Looking forward to next year's stay at the beautiful paridisi place.
tennis courts and wooden playground are located across the street
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Mar 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
At all times, both inside and outside the home, the maximum occupancy is 20 people allowed on the premises, including infants. 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 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 $500 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.