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6BR/4BA (2 x 3/2 Duplex Apts) in Beautiful Historic Downtown Saint Augustine

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

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

LISTING NOTE: This duplex includes two approx 1500 sq ft 3BR/2BA apartments – Unit 1 downstairs (VRBO # 738597, max 6 persons) and Unit 2 upstairs (VRBO # 740289, max 6 persons). Unit 1 is typically used as a vacation rental, and Unit 2 is also used as a vacation rental when we are not there. Both units have the same basic layout (although Unit 2 has a larger living room, a balcony, and a somewhat enhanced set of amenities) and can be rented together as a single booking for up to 12 persons. If you have a smaller group, please check those individual unit listings, as one or both of those apartments may be available even if the calendar for this combined listing shows your dates to be unavailable.

YOUR HOME-AWAY-FROM-HOME – 164 Cordova St, Duplex with Both Unit 1 (Downstairs Apartment) and Unit 2 (Upstairs Apartment)

THE AREA: Located in a quiet residential area, the property is an easy 5-minute walk from the town square (Plaza de la Constitution) and the architecturally impressive Flagler College (formerly the posh Hotel Ponce de Leon built by Henry Flagler in the late-19th century), just 3 minutes from the beautiful new sea wall along the Intracoastal Waterway near the city marina, only a minute from the serene setting of Lake Maria Sanchez (originally a creek that 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, purchased by us in March, 2015, and both of the 3BR/2BA approximately 1500 sq ft apartments were 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 Unit 1 is on the front porch (where the entrances to both units are located) and has a small table with two chairs along with two rocking chairs, and the outside sitting area for Unit 2 is on the balcony above the front porch and has seating for six along with a small table. The east-facing porch and balcony are 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 ROOMS: The living room for Unit 1 is accessed through the porch entryway and offers two comfortable over-stuffed chairs, a large leather sofa, and additional seating with Ottomans (for a total of 8 spaces). The stairway up to Unit 2 opens to a hallway leading to the dining area and kitchen, as well as to the bedrooms and living room. This living room offers two comfortable sofas, an over-stuffed chair and another chair with total seating for 8 persons. Both living rooms look out onto the quiet residential street through two large east- and north-facing windows and are perfect spaces for planning the day's activities, watching a movie, or relaxing with a book.

THE KITCHENS & DINING AREAS: We are confident that our Guests (especially those who love to cook and eat) will enjoy the brand new kitchens where two can easily work side-by-side. The new cabinets and granite counter-tops, the new French-door cabinet-depth refrigerators and new (and very quiet) Bosch dishwashers, and the stainless-steel stoves and microwaves, 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 areas (each with seating for 6) are the best places to enjoy 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 ROOMS: All six bedrooms are quite large and comfortable, from the Masters (12+ft x 14+ft) with King beds and en-suite bathrooms, to the Guest Bedrooms (with Queen beds and direct access to the Guest Bathrooms) and 3rd Bedrooms (with two Twins in Unit 1 and a Day Bed that pulls out as two side-by-side Twins in Unit 2, both bedrooms with access to the Guest Bathrooms 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. All four bathrooms include new vanities and toilets and large showers, and the laundry rooms are outfitted with new high-capacity Kenmore washers and dryers.

ENTERTAINMENT & CONNECTIVITY: Both apartments are served by Comcast cable TV (with 45+ channels in Unit 1 and 140+ channels in Unit 2), high-speed Internet (up to 75 Mbps) with WiFi, and Internet-based phone systems. We've provided a 40+/50+ inch flat-screen Smart TV in the Unit 1/Unit 2 living rooms (respectively) for cable and access to our Netflix, Amazon Prime Movies, Pandora, iHeart radio apps/accounts. The 3rd Bedrooms also have Comcast cable TV connectivity with 30+ inch Smart TVs, and can be used as offices as we have provided desks for your laptops or other devices. 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.

Please see the individual listings for both of these units for more details and photos.

More Details

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 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 house 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lincolnville in St Augustine

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • 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 ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Unit 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master Bathroom - Unit 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Guest Bathroom - Unit 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Accessible from hallway and directly from Guest Bedroom.
    Guest Bathroom - Unit 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Accessible from hallway and directly from Guest Bedroom.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - Unit 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with showers.
    Master Bedroom - Unit 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with showers.
    Guest Bedroom - Unit 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Guest Bedrooms have direct access to Guest Bathrooms/Showers
    Guest Bedroom - Unit 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Guest Bedrooms have direct access to Guest Bathrooms/Showers
    3rd Bedroom - Unit 1 - 2 Single Bed , This bedroom can also be used as a TV room and office
    3rd Bedroom - Unit 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Daybed opens w/2 twin mattresses-not ideal for large adults.
  • A child's 'playard' with mattress and bedding and/or a highchair can be reserved at booking for an additional $25 plus tax for one or both.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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6BR/4BA (2 x 3/2 Duplex Apts) in Beautiful Historic Downtown Saint Augustine
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

The house was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculate! We loved how comfortable everything was. Definitely recommend it and would love to go back someday.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, beautifully decorated with all the amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in the house, beautifully appointed with all the amenities and within walking distance of everything! We will be back :)

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fabulous time and GREAT experience was had by all...

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with our/your nicely appointed home and felt right at home...we did not lack for anything and were very impressed with the great thought that went into providing thoughtful amenities including the delicious wine chilled and waiting for our arrival. The location could not have been better, we were able to walk to everything or hop on the trolley which we did one day. We enjoyed the Lightner Museum, your recommendations for dining out and ample opportunities for shopping. We would love to come back again one day.

We highly recommend 164 Cordova as the place to be when visiting in Saint Augustine, FL.! Thank you Keith & Mary you were a delight to work with.

Sincerely, Sue and friends

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and perfect for couples

  • 5 of 5

Four couples and two more friends came to St. Augustine for a wedding and rented this house (both apartments/duplexes) -- it was perfect for our group! The location downtown can't be beat; it's a few short walkable blocks to all the restaurants, museums, etc. And the space was perfect; really nice decor and very roomy. Several of my friends said it was the best house rental they've ever stayed in. Plus, the hosts are really communicative to make the stay even easier.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in the perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our group. There were 10 people in our group and we had access to both units. The units were clean and beautifully appointed, the beds were comfortable and we were pleasantly surprised to see that the kitchen was stocked with all the essentials including wine! Can't say enough about the location, everything was within walking distance to shops, restaurants and all the attractions. Would stay again and highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property, great location. Would book again.

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful, clean home. Everything was top notch and there was ample space for our party of 10. We couldn't have asked for more. The owners were very friendly and over accommodating. They made our stay exceptional and always responded quickly to any questions we had. Do not hesitate to plan a stay, you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Jacksonville FL International Airport - JAX
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
A1A Ale Works
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Royal st Augustine Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
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!


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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £228.42
Refundable Damage Deposit £380.7

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 PER UNIT (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/unit/clean plus tax.

PLEASE CONTACT US with questions or concerns.

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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