Come stay in our newly renovated 19th century home in a beautiful neighborhood less than a mile from historic downtown. After the beach or exploring the sites lounge in the shady backyard or upstairs balcony, take a hot tub, or nap in the hammock under the orange tree.
We fell in love with this neighborhood when we first visited in 2012, and then we purchased and renovated this wonderful 1894 folk Victorian house on Cerro Street! We are happy to share our beautiful and comfortable private upstairs with guests who truly want to stay in an authentic, historic, St. Augustine neighborhood. Guests will stay in a newly renovated 3-room upstairs space accessed from a spiral staircase located in a private entrance at the front of the house. Upstairs has two bedrooms, a living room (with Direct TV, WiFi, a Primo water cooler and mini-fridge), a full bathroom and a balcony. Bath towels, soap and shampoo are provided. There is no kitchen upstairs, so guests are warmly encouraged to use the first floor kitchen, dining room, living room and half bath. One bedroom has a queen bed, dresser and a desk. The second bedroom has an antique poster bed (full size mattress, sleeps one or two) and dresser. This is a wonderful, comfortable and private space for a small family, one or two couples, or several friends to share while exploring St. Augustine. If you need more space there is an additional room upstairs which is used as an art studio and may be used for 1-2 additional guests at no extra cost.
In addition to using the downstairs kitchen, dining room, living room and half bath, guests are encouraged to use the outside deck, back yard, hammock and hot-tub. Entry to downstairs is through a spiral staircase located at a private entrance at the front of the house.
We live part-time on-site in a private downstairs bedroom suite and truly enjoy sharing our local knowledge of the area with guests. We are happy to give advice on site seeing, shopping and restaurants.
The downstairs area of this house is lived-in most of the year and has all of the amenities you would expect in a home. Guests are welcome to use the fully appointed kitchen (electric stove, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender, refrigerator, cups, glasses, bowls, plates and utensils) and washer/dryer. Outside deck off-of dining room has patio table and chairs, umbrella, and Weber grill. Back yard has three chase-lounges, a two-person hammock, and a hot-tub. Guests love the hot-tub! Beach towels are provided for guest use. We recently added a balcony off the upstairs stairwell; this is a great spot for morning coffee of relaxing anytime of day or night. Two beach cruiser bicycles (one women's and one men's) are available for guests to use for free. It is a lovely, short bike-ride to the heart of downtown and we highly recommend biking to downtown both day and night.
We expect guests to behave as they would in their own home. There is no smoking inside the house.
We are both college professors who love living in St. Augustine. We can't live without the beach, which is a short, scenic car-ride away (12 minutes on local streets and over historic Lions Bridge). We enjoy hosting Airbnb guests and sharing our local knowledge of St. Augustine and its unique colonial and civil rights history.