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3BR/2BA Upper Duplex Apt in Beautiful Historic Downtown Saint Augustine

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

Leave your car on property & walk to everything the "Oldest City" has to offer!!

NOTES ON PRICING: Due to limitations in the rental price calculator on this website, the total cost shown may not be correct since the Owner typically charges a reduced nightly rental rate as the length of stay increases beyond 3 nights (holiday and special event periods excepted). Please contact us directly for the correct pricing of your stay.

NOTE ON THE PROPERTY: This 3BR/2BA apartment is the upstairs unit of our duplex and is our primary residence, but is also offered as a vacation rental when we are not here. We prefer this apartment (and you may, as well) because it has a larger and more comfortable living room, an enhanced set of amenities, and a wonderful balcony overlooking Cordova Street. The downstairs unit (VRBO # 738597) has the same basic layout as upstairs with a somewhat smaller living room. Both units can also be rented together, so if you have a large group of up to 12 persons, please see VRBO # 747637 for details.

YOUR HOME-AWAY-FROM-HOME – Unit 2 (Upstairs Apartment):

THE AREA: Located in a quiet residential area, the property is an easy 7-minute walk from the town square (Plaza de la Constitution) and 5 from the architecturally impressive Flagler College (formerly the posh Hotel Ponce de Leon built by Henry Flagler in the late-19th Century), just 4 minutes from the beautiful new sea wall along the Intracoastal Waterway near the city marina and only a minute from the serene setting of Lake Maria Sanchez (originally a creek which was dredged in order to fill in the wetlands on which Flagler's hotel would be constructed) and the historically significant Lincolnville neighborhood, and directly between the First Congregation Sons of Israel Jewish Synagogue (across the street to the east) and the Greater St Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church (on Washington Street, with their parking area bordering our property to the west).

THE HOUSE: The duplex was built in 2006 and purchased by us in 2015, and both of the 3BR/2BA approximately 1500 sq ft apartments were almost totally renovated with the comfort and enjoyment of our vacation rental Guests in mind. For many of our Guests, a main drawing point will be that you can just park your car and walk to most of the popular tourist attractions, bars and restaurants – or just take a casual stroll, jog, or bike ride through some of the most peaceful and beautiful residential areas of our wonderful city.

THE OUTSIDE: The first things you will likely notice about the property are the well-kept garden on the east and south sides of the property covered with Florida-native plants, palms and live-oak trees, and the red paver driveways on either side of the building. The driveways lead around the building to a large uncovered gravel parking area in the rear where each unit has dedicated space for up to 3 standard-size vehicles (18 ft max). The outside sitting area for this unit is on the balcony above the front porch (where the entrances to both units are located) and has seating for six along with a small table. The east-facing balcony is perfectly suited for enjoying your coffee in the morning sun or evening beverage in the shade, and generally watching the world and the occasional horse-drawn carriage go by on Cordova Street.

THE LIVING ROOM: The stairway up to the second-floor unit opens to a hallway leading to the dining area and kitchen, as well as to the bedrooms and living room. The spacious living room looks out onto the quiet residential street through two large east- and north-facing windows and provides access to the balcony. This room offers two comfortable sofas, an over-stuffed chair and another chair with total seating for 8 persons, and is a perfect space for planning the day's activities, watching a movie, or relaxing with a book.

THE KITCHEN & DINING AREA: We are confident that our Guests (especially those who love to cook and eat) will enjoy the brand new kitchen where two can easily work side-by-side. The new cabinets and granite counter-top, the new French-door cabinet-depth frig and new (and very quiet) Bosch dishwasher, and the new stainless-steel stove and microwave, as well as other counter-top appliances and all the necessary pots and pans are sure to please the most demanding cooks. The adjacent dining area with seating for 6 is the best place to enjoy your breakfast as you and the members of your group bask in the morning Florida sunshine flowing through the large east- and south-facing windows. And although there are many fun, tasty, and romantic places to eat in St Augustine, we are sure that most of our Guests will appreciate the flexibility of enjoying a fine or family-style meal in your home-away-from-home. We even provide a great assortment of herbs, spices and other goodies to get you started.

THE BEDROOMS, BATHROOMS & LAUNDRY: All three bedrooms are quite large and comfortable, from the Master (12+ft x 14+ft) with a King bed and en-suite bathroom, to the Guest Bedroom (with a Queen bed and direct access to the Guest Bathroom) and 3rd Bedroom (with a day bed that pulls out as two side-by-side Twins and access to the Guest Bathroom through the hallway) each at 12+ft x 13+ft. All bedrooms have new flooring and ample space for clothing and luggage, but perhaps the best part is that they overlook the parking area to the back of the building which is almost totally shielded from the neighboring property by a line of tall trees and other foliage, along with a 6 ft shadow-box wood fence with knee-wall. This makes for an excellent privacy barrier and gives the feeling of living in a downtown enclave. Both bathrooms include new vanities and toilets and large showers, and the laundry room is outfitted with a new high-capacity Kenmore washer and dryer.

ENTERTAINMENT AND CONNECTIVITY: The apartment is served by cable TV (with 200+ channels), high-speed Internet (up to 50 Mbps) with WiFi, and an Internet-based phone system. We've provided a 50+inch flat-screen Smart TV in the living room for cable and access to our Netflix, Amazon Prime Movies, Pandora, and iHeart Radio apps/accounts. If your home TV service provider offers online programming for viewing on your laptop computer and/or mobile device, you may also be able to view that content on our living room TV using the 'Miracast' capability of our BluRay/DVD player -- depending on the capabilities of your laptop/device and your familiarity with the technology. The 3rd Bedroom also has cable connectivity with a 40+ inch Smart TV, and can be used as an office as we have provided a desk for your laptop or other devices.

More Details

Owner
Keith & Mary
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2018

About Keith & Mary

Mary and I (Keith) are both retired and moved to St Augustine from northern Virginia in 2011 (Mary is originally from Trinidad & Tobago, and I was born and raised in Wisconsin). Together we have 4 kids, strewn from Dallas to DC to Deutschland (Germany). As retirees, we're so busy that we can't imagine how we had any time to live when we were working.

Keith & Mary purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Keith & Mary chose Lincolnville

Although this is a new property for us, we managed our previous home as a vacation rental for over 4 years. We sold The Villa at Kirkside on Valencia Street here in St Augustine in November 2014, having finally realized that a 5BR/4.5BA 4300 sq ft home with a huge garden and pool was simply too big for the two of us (duh!).

That wonderful property is now in new hands and is no longer a vacation rental, but during those years at the Villa we were fortunate to have had over 70 groups of Guests enjoy our home. Most rented the entire property when we traveled (which was quite often), but many others stayed in the 2BR/1BA lower level while we were in the upper levels. We especially enjoyed having a chance to meet the Guests who stayed in our home when we were there. One couple actually decided to move to St Augustine, and they are now very dear friends of ours. We still keep in touch with other Guests, including a British couple with whom we hope to get together at some point at one of their vacation rentals in Portugal or the UK.

Each and every one of our Guests who was kind enough to write a review honored us with a 5-star rating, which we are sure contributed to our property being selected by HomeAway as one of their small number of "Luxury Vacation Rentals" two years in a row -- along with, at that time, only one other property in Northeast Florida and around 500 in the entire USA.

While 164 Cordova is a very different place in terms of size, layout and style, we were drawn to it especially because it allowed us to downsize (the upstairs unit is our primary residence). It also gave us a chance to improve a tired property in a beautiful neighborhood, and to get to know those Guests who stay with us when we are not on the road -- which is our favorite part.

Whether you are one of our old Villa Guests or new to the area, we invite you to join us and learn (or remember) why St Augustine is such a great place to stay -- for a short time or a lifetime.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lincolnville in Saint Augustine

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • OUR RENTAL AGREEMENT is made available for review during the booking process, and includes a requirement that Guests provide supplemental information.
  • GUESTS SHALL PROVIDE that information within 48 hours of Owner acceptance of a Reservation Request (24 hours if the arrival date is within 15 days).
  • A BOOKING IS COMPLETE only when the Owner sends to the Guest written confirmation that the Guest has completed all booking requirements.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite bathroom.
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Accessible from hallway and directly from Guest Bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with shower.
    Guest Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Guest Bedroom has direct access to Guest Bathroom/Shower.
    3rd Bedroom - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Daybed opens w/2 Twin-size mattresses - best for youngsters.
  • A child's 'playard' with mattress and bedding and highchair can also be reserved at booking for an additional $25 plus tax fee for one or both.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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3BR/2BA Upper Duplex Apt in Beautiful Historic Downtown Saint Augustine
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
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St. Augustine Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is the best apartment in the best location you could have in ASt. Augustine. The owners are great! The accommodations are great! I recommend this apartment highly!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay during the Christmas season.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely house for the weekend during the Christmas festivities. The accommodations were excellent. I especially appreciated the extra touches; there was no need to bring most of my personal items and the kitchen was perfectly stocked with all of the conveniences. We will definitely use this facility again. The location is ideal to walk to town and parking is safe and ample. We were very comfortable and pleased with everything. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect ST. Augustine location

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully restored home within easy walking distance of King Street and all attractions. We did not need a car for the four days we stayed in St. Augustine. Would definitely recommend. Owners were very helpful and easily accessible when we had questions before and during stay.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the apartment is great! We spent a lot of time on the front patio which is so comfortable and inviting. The apartment is clean and well stocked and an easy walk to downtown. Owners were communicative and responsive.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great House and Location

  • 5 of 5

Rented upstairs unit for 3 days. Well appointed kitchen, comfortable beds, great location....3 easy blocks from the main square, walkable to all downtown activities. Very homey, clean and tidy. Very clear and timely communication with owners and caretaker prior to, during, and after rental. We'd definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming...fulfilled all needs and more!

  • 5 of 5

The property is even better than the photos and description ... this truly is a home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Jacksonville FL International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
A1A Ale Works
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Royal St. Augustine Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Amtrak Jacksonville FL
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Old City House
Nearest Beach
4.5 Miles
St Augustine Beach & Vilano Beach
Car: recommended

St Augustine is the oldest city in the USA (founded in 1565), and the city fathers (and mothers) have done a wonderful job preserving the history and Mediterranean charm. There are fun and interesting things to do year-round -- including art, music, and food festivals, tours, museums and great restaurants.

A 5-10 minute drive takes you to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. And be sure to check out Jacksonville (45 min), Daytona Beach (1 hr), and Orlando/Winter Park (2 hrs) for exciting day trips.

Enjoy all of this, and more, during your stay at 164 Cordova!

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Here is a list of impressive recent accolades for St. Augustine and St. Johns County (borrowed from a St Augustine 450th Anniversary website):

Coastal Living Magazine (June 2014) – St. Augustine ranked No. 4 on Coastal Living’s List of Top 10 Happiest Seaside Towns in America 2014.

Travel + Leisure Magazine (May 2014) – St. Augustine named No. 9 on the list of 25 of America’s Favorite Beach Towns.

USA Today Top 10 Best Historic Cities in the U.S. (April 2014) – St. Augustine is listed among the nominees as the 10 Best Historic Cities in the United States

USA TODAY 10 Best Florida Attractions December 2013 – The unique history, stunning architecture and old-world ambiance of St. Augustine’s Historic District and the oldest masonry structure in the US, the commanding 17th Castillo de San Marcos each made the Reader’s Choice Best 10 Florida’s Attractions List.

Travel + Leisure America’s Best Small Towns for Halloween October 2013

Tampa Bay Times Florida’s Top 10 Gay Friendly Beaches September 2013 – Tampa Bay Times listed the north beach access of the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve among its best Florida beaches for gay-friendly travel.

CNN Travel 22 Can’t Miss Beaches August 2013 – Beauty, history and unspoiled nature combined to put Ponte Vedra Beach on CNN’s list of 22 Can’t Miss U.S. Beaches.

Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly – Top 10 U.S. Cities – May 2013 – Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly included St. Augustine on its list of Top 10 U.S. Catholic cities. Noting St. Augustine is “the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the United States,” the article explained the first Mass in the New World was celebrated in the city on Sept. 8, 1565, the day the Spanish landed.

Fodor’s Travel Guide- 10 Best Small Towns in America – March 2013 – Editors of the travel guide publisher picked the winners based on criteria like population (all are under 50,000 people), and draws like great local eats, interesting museums and cultural points, and noteworthy natural attractions or outdoor adventures.

Smithsonian – The Best 20 Small Towns to Visit in 2013 – March 2013 – “St. Augustine has decided to throw itself a 450th birthday party—for four years. That would be overkill anyplace else, but not in the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in North America, founded in 1565 by Spanish conquistadors. Add this year’s statewide Quincentennial commemoration of Ponce de León’s 1513 landing and you’ve got a true history bash.”

Budget Travel – 12 Best Kid-Friendly Destinations – January 2013 – Budget Travel editors select St. Augustine as one of the Top 12 destinations when traveling with toddlers, tweens and teens.

Fodor’s – Seven Affordable Destinations for 2013 – January 2013 – St. Augustine among the list of seven most affordable destinations in the world.

Budget Travel – 12 Most Beautiful Churches in America – January 2013 – Budget Travel included Memorial Presbyterian Church on its list of America’s Most Beautiful Churches – those as intriguing as their European counterparts.

National Geographic Traveler – December 2012 – Listed St. Augustine among the Top 20 “World’s Must See Places.”

National Geographic Traveler – December 2012 – For the second year in a row, named St. Augustine a Top 10 place in the world to view holiday lights.

Reuters News Group – December 2012 – Named St. Augustine on list of Top 10 places in the world to see holiday lights

Society of American Travel Writers “Where to Travel” – December 2012 – Named St. Augustine as a Top 10 Lesser Known (but just as bright) Holiday Light display in the U.S.

American Bus Association – September 2012 – Named St. Augustine’s Ponce de Leon Commemorative events a 2013 Top 100 Event in North America.

CNN Travel – July 2012 – Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine named one of the Top 8 religious wonders to see in the U.S.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £107.41
Damage Insurance £42.25
Damage Deposit £107.41

PLEASE SEE THE “NOTES ON PRICING” paragraph at the beginning of the property description above for important details on discounted pricing offers and limitations in this website’s online pricing calculator.

LONG-TERM PRICING & EXTRA COSTS FOR STAYS OF 21+ NIGHTS: Stays of 45+, 90+, and 185+ nights will typically receive increasingly discounted pricing. For stays of 21+ nights, the maximum occupancy limit is typically 4 persons (no more than 2 unrelated persons/couples in the group) at the sole discretion of the Owner, and Guests must allow our team to clean the kitchen and bathrooms every 10-15 days at an additional $50/clean plus tax.

PLEASE CONTACT US for the exact pricing for your stay.

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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