Located in Davis Shores a short ride or walk to the Lighthouse Park, the Alligator Farm, Anastasia State Park, the Amphitheater and historic district. The bungalow has a lovely room for you, other sitting areas and a heart shaped heated pool in backyard.
The price is the price. I do not charge cleaning or other fees.
I have completely remodeled the house following Hurricane Matthew. The home now has new floors, kitchen, freshly painted walls, and a super quiet ductless HVAC system.
Home is less than one mile from the historic district of St. Augustine; 1/4 mile to Lighthouse Park; 1/4 mile to the Alligator Farm; 1/2 mile to entrance of Anastasia State Park one of Florida's beach parks; 3/4 miles to St. Augustine Amphitheater where many bands entertain; and 2 miles from beautiful St. Augustine Beach. The home is small but nicely remodeled with a nice guest room and bath, a large private patio and swimming pool. The neighborhood is a 1950's development with many homes from that era and more contemporary homes. It is surrounded by marshes.
Streets are wide and homes well cared for. Neighborhood is safe for walking, biking or driving.
The room is not large but has adequate space, however, guests are welcome to sit in and enjoy other rooms in the house. I have rearranged house after Hurricane Matthew and provide nice sitting areas for your use. The bed is given high marks for comfort. Bathroom is directly across the hall and private for guests.
The pool is solar heated and so far I've been able to maintain temps above 70 on coldest nights. Until October 1 the temps were in 80's. You are welcome to enjoy this space which is good for lounging, sunbathing, and quite private. After the Hurricane, I renovated and improved the privacy fences for greater privacy for guests while around the pool.
I was born in St. Augustine and knows a good bit of its history, how to best get around, what will suit your interests, and much about fun things to do and places to eat.
Speaking of food, restaurants have just opened that add to dining possibilities within a mile of us like a Peruvian Restaurant, German Pub, a cool Vinyl Record lounge with beers and wines, a terrific taco shop, and Burger and grinder place. These add to the choices presented by long time offerings from a retro restaurant, shrimp house, Gourmet hamburger shop, and more.
If you like to dance as I do, there are often possibilities during the week and always on weekends.
I'll provide you a list of places in all these categories when you arrive for the whole area with our recommendations.
The room is in the home and has a private bath for guests across hall from room. Guests are welcome to make use of all of the house except the master bedroom and garage. The refrigerator in the kitchen has space for some guest items. If you want to prepare your own meal, please do but please also wash dishes and clean up. I do have a grill available on the patio.
I am usually at home but also like to venture out and, at times, house sit a home about 10 miles away. I am glad to spend time chatting or giving guidance regarding St. Augustine and surrounding areas. However, if you prefer to be left alone, I am glad to do that. The room and the patio are nice areas to hang out. If you wish to prepare dinner or breakfast, we'll have to share the kitchen. The grill is also available to you. It will be helpful if you let me know in advance you wish to cook and when.
Please keep in mind, my home is not a hotel or motel, but a home where I live with my girlfriend and her dog. I make an effort to keep the house clean and neat despite living here. I welcome you letting me know if something is not right for you.
I do not include breakfast in the price because many guests did not wish to have breakfast. I have the best fair trade organic coffee ever. You are welcome to it.
My girlfriend's Basenji/Lab mix is a very calm and welcoming hostess. She loves to be petted but will leave you alone if you let her know. Just say, "NO!" Please do not let her go out the front door. Usually, she doesn't even try. If you are all right with it, she may go to the pool and patio with you.
We try to be quiet and prefer guests who are respectful at late hours, after 10 PM and before 7 AM.
I do not allow smoking in doors but there is plenty of outdoors to do that. If you smoke, please cleanup after yourself.
Some of my favorite things to do is teach, ride bicycle and my motorcycle, kayak, take photos, write, cook and travel which is why my whole house is sometimes available. I also spend a lot of time hanging out with and traveling with my Girlfriend, Sherry. All the photos here on my site were taken by me. I grew up in St. Augustine in the 50's and 60's, so I can share with you some human and environmental history that more recent arrivals did not live.
When I am home, I get out alot so I am familiar with many places to go in St. Augustine and can give advice on bars and restaurants in town and at the beach.
Besides that I enjoy people and spending time with old and new friends.
I also enjoy my children and grandchildren—part of travel is to visit them— so I enjoy children.