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This cottage was built in or about 1942 by the last Light keeper stationed at St Augustine. Our cottage faces east and is attached to the Lighthouse property on the north side of the property. Situated on an ancient coquina dune we occupy the same high ground that the Lighthouse does. Across the street and past the tennis courts is the Salt Run Lagoon where you may fish, canoe, kayak, sail or head out to the open ocean. The state park is a short walk but if you walk in the opposite direction you will find yourself at the Bridge of Lions and downtown St Augustine. Everywhere you look are gardens, flowers, history, and birds birds birds. The cottage has a large front deck for outdoor dining and general enjoyment of nature. Inside are, two bedrooms two baths a gourmet kitchen and wrap-around Florida room. Wood floors throughout and an authentic feel of Florida's rich maritime history. We provide everything you need to be comfortable and to function for a long visit or a brief one. For more information visit our website listed below.
Keywords: Historic Cottage
Peter and I found this cottage while visiting St Augustine in 2002. We were completely enchanted by the setting beneath the Lighthouse. Our decision was cinched when we learned the home was built by the last Lightkeeper stationed in St Augustine. We began our restoration and finished just in time for Peter to be asked back to California for his work. We are able to spend part of the year at the cottage and really enjoy welcoming our guests the rest of the time. We have welcomed people from all walks of life and from far and near. We hope we will one day welcome you too!
Emili Fonteneau purchased this cottage in 2002
I mentioned briefly that we were excited about the idea of living next to the Lighthouse. As it turns out - the good people there are the best neighbors you can hope for. The Lighthouse sits on about 9 beautifully kept acres. We enjoy walking over and saying hello to the volunteers and staff whenever we are in town. Where else can you go where everyone is smiling and looking skyward. I strongly urge anyone who visits St Augustine to stop in to the Lighthouse and Museum and see what they are doing for the preservation of our maritime history. They have boat building programs and launches, treasure hunts, serious science and festivals. If you want to see the most spectacular views from the sea to The Ancient City this the way to do it only 219 steps. We love it. The Salt Run lagoon is another alluring feature, with a fishing pier, boat let-in, the boat moorings, all very peaceful. The water birds are just astounding.
This home is tucked away in the trees, nearly hidden from everything, until you look up. Then you can see the St. Augustine Lighthouse. We found it clean and well equipped. It is a quaint, old home with a warm feel. The owners and neighbors were all very friendly and helpful too.
We rented this cottage for the month of March 2014 and are scheduled for two months next winter. The second we pulled out we planned our return. It is like living in an artists getaway . The feel of this secluded shady house is unreal. We sat in th leafy yard with our two dogs and gazed at the lighhouse. Walked the neighborhood , down past the park and gazed at the water. Went to the magnificent St Augustine beaches.Toured the historic old city and ate at cozy , friendly restaurants. But most of all we relaxed in a well decorated and comfortable, very clean home.Sleeping was so easy and the beds are perfect as is the kitchen and little reading nook. There was no question we would be back. Jill is th hands on person readily availbale for any need. The owners are very caring and want to make things perfect and they are. Lighhouse Keepers Cottage is a bit of Heaven...
Beautiful location and extremely comfortable, clean cottage. A true pleasure to have spent time in this lovely, historic home along with its endearing garden/patio. The location gave us the very best of St Augustine with Anastasia State Park being so close, as well as being able to bike downtown. The cottage has everything needed for a restful, relaxing, and rejuvenating stay.
We have been to St. Augustine many times, and rented a good ten times through VRBO. St. Augustine was wonderful as usual, and it was really great to have the passes to the lighthouse. We usually stay in the historic district, so it was nice to finally stay on the beach side.
Unfortunately, we weren't so thrilled with the cottage. I guess it should have been a sign when the key would not work properly, as it took a good 5 minutes to get it unlocked. The screen on the front door is pulling away from the screen, making it easy for bugs to get in. For the most part, the bathrooms and kitchen were clean, but other areas needed some tlc. There were cobwebs around the door frames, in the corners, and in the windows. We opened the windows when we got there to get the musty smell out, and there was dirt and dead bugs all in the window frames. The furnishings were also showing some definite wear and tear. The ice maker did not work, so had to buy bags of ice while staying there. The bed frame was really squeaky, and we happened to check it. It's a good thing we did, as the screws were about to fall out, and at least one screw was completely missing. It's a good thing I had a nut driver in the car to tighten the bed, as we may have ended up in the floor before our stay ended. The owners don't live in the area, so they have a property manager who lives down the street. She bought us a new toaster when she found out that wasn't working, and dumped it at our feet when we were sitting outside.
This cottage could really be so much more if it got a good cleaning, and had someone to keep a better eye on things for the next renters. It really does have a lot of potential, and could be a top notch rental.
We had a fabulous time in St. Augustine and Emili's cottage was perfect! Very clean and close to the beaches as well as town. Stuart's grocery has locally grown veggies and house-made sausage; Mango Mangos at the beach was excellent and the Floridian in town was a wonderful supper. Zip lining at the Alligator farm was a hit as well. But the nicest part was coming back to the cottage and having some time to relax. Thank you for sharing this adorable place!
This house was a perfect getaway for the New Year. Was thrilled to find a rental that accepted dogs. Owner had great communications every step of the way and could not have been more pleasant to deal with. House was exactly as pictured and very clean and comfortable with amenities including fully stocked kitchen pans, dishes, utensils; flat screen tv, wi-fi, washer/dryer, etc. An ideal location just a short drive from Historic Old Town but in a quaint arty neighborhood directly adjacent to lighthouse (free guest pass provided) and short walk to state park. Would highly recommend.
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