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Historic Downtown Vacation Home Rental

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

Main House, 5 sleeping areas + Attached Units, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-24)

Rates are for the main house only which accommodates 10 guests. If additional units are added, rates decrease per night costs.

The Oviedo House offers convenient lodging close to Historic downtown St. Augustine, Flagler College. It is a great house for wedding groups, family reunions, vacation get aways or even business stays. Rates listed are for the main house only which sleeps up to 10. There are 2 suites that can be added for larger groups and are discounted when booked with the main house. Call for additional costs for the suites.

To help you know how Oviedo House is set up, there is a floor plan in the photo section. It is a very comfortable house for large groups.

The house was built around 1910 as a rooming house for nurses of Florida East Coast Hospital, located two blocks from Flagler College, six blocks from Historic downtown, one-half mile from the White Room and just a few miles from great shopping and the beach. It has been completely remodeled with care to offer new amenities yet keep all its original charm!

The Oviedo House is the best St. Augustine vacation rental for medium sized groups near all of St. Augustine's top attractions and things to do. This home is great for wedding groups or family reunions. Whether on business or pleasure, this house will definitely be able to meet all your traveling needs and more! You can go directly to oviedo house to see additional information.

Dakota Suite & West Wing: We have just remodeled 2 small apartments on the second floor that have been used for the family. They can be opened up to the Oviedo House to accommodate larger groups. Each suite is equipped to sleep up to 4 people and have a separate entrance, their own wrap around porch, and are full service units all by themselves. Check out the pictures! For those interested in also booking the Dakota Suite or West Wing, please check availability and additional costs.

Keywords: House, wedding party, family reunions, vacation get aways, family vacations

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Kitty Pursley
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2017

About Kitty Pursley

Oviedo House is not the typical 'Vacation Rental'. This is the house that a large family grew up in and we want to keep it in the family. The picture was taken a couple of years ago and has all 7 children with our mother. We have moved all over the country (Seattle, California, Kansas, and Florida - but not St. Augustine) and still come home to St. Augustine to spend time. Now our kids, who have kids of their own, also come and enjoy all the things to do in St. Augustine. Mostly we just love to come home. The house is filled with so many memories.

Kitty Pursley purchased this house in 1956

Why Kitty Pursley chose St. Augustine

Oviedo House is our family home and not the typical 'vacation rental' bought as an investment. As we moved on with our lives we wanted to keep the house in the family and left the house with most of the items we grew up with. It has a real 'home' feeling when you walk in. Our picture wall in the hall way has many generations and you can get a sense of the closeness our family has for each other and Oviedo House.

What makes this house unique

We strive to make our guests stay as comfortable as we can. If there are any specifics that you would like, we try and make it happen...Special things for birthdays, weddings, etc. With the addition of the 'Dakota Suite' & 'West Wing', the house is big enough to have 18 people comfortably enjoy the house or can be split up for from 4 in each Suite and up to 10 in the main house. Even though Oviedo House is a large home, it is even very comfortable for just 2 people. We have everything you need to keep working or in touch with everyone. The house has an up-to-date computer, fax, copier, printer, and is equipped for wireless with high speed cable. It is close to the historic district and one can walk most anywhere they want and it is a very safe neighborhood.

Come enjoy our house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 5:03 PM, wrote:

I just wanted to thank you for an incredible experience at the Oviedo daughter's bridal brunch was wonderful and everyone was impressed with the house, the furnishings and the overall experience. You had so many items that I was able to use in the set-up and I had many flashbacks to my childhood growing up in New Orleans in an old southern home. My husband usually has no opinion on places where we stay but he also loved the house and is now making comments about looking for property in Saint Augustine for part of our retirement--if the Oveido House experience can get my New York husband to consider living in the south then it is truly a magical place! Thank you again for your hospitality. Janette Johnson
Oct 2010
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Downtown Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 in Master Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Master Bedroom has full bath
    2nd Bathroom - toilet , shower , Second bedroom on the first floor has full bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Hall Bath is half bath with toilet and sink
    Bathroom 4 in Sun Room - toilet , shower , Sun Room on 2nd floor has full bath
    Bathroom 5 in Dakota Suite - toilet , shower , Dakota Suite can be added to the main house at a discount
    Bathroom 6 in West Wing - toilet , shower , West Wing can be added to the main house at a discount
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom has king bed, full bath & french door to deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom with queen bed & full bath has single door to deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeping Parlor has sofa sleeper and ottoman cot
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Sun Room has full bed at east end & shares full bath
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Sun Room has 2 twin beds at East end, and sitting area
    Dakota Suite (small apartment on 2nd Floor) - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King bed & Day bed and trundle in livingroom, kitchen for 4
    West Wing (small apt on 2nd floor) - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Living room has daybed and trundle and kitchen for 4
  • Main House has 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, 1 sleeper sofa, 1 ottoman cot, 1 full bed, 2 twin beds. Suites can be added at a discount when booked with main house: Dakota Suite has 1 king bed, 1 day bed and 1 trundle. West Wing has 1 king bed, 1 day bed, and 1 trundle.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 7 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Historic Downtown Vacation Home Rental
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 30 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family spent the Thanksgiving weekend at the O.H. A great time was had by all. The house is conveniently located a few blocks from downtown St. Augustine.; yet, Its located in a quiet and serene neighborhood. The house was the best stocked home i have evvveerr rented! the kitchen was equipped with every utensil and pot needed for us to prepare our Thanksgiving meal. The home is clean and spacious. The large porches are well appointed with large comfortable chairs and rockers which are comfortable and relaxing! There is something for everyone: books, games, bikes....this home is AMAZING and is definitely on our repeat rental list!!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you picked Oviedo House for your family get together for Thanksgiving. We love to be part of memories that will last forever! Thanks for noting that Oviedo House is very well equipped. We want you to have everything you need and not have to pack extra items to bring with you. Also, thank you for leaving our home in such good shape when you checked out. We would love to have you visit with us again. Kitty
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Great stay post-hurricane!

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly incredible stay with Kitty during the week of our wedding. They suffered some damage from the hurricane but by the time we arrived, you wouldn't have known it. They worked tirelessly and there was no sign of the hurricane in sight. We also had a lovely rehearsal dinner in the backyard which was perfect. Kitty and Angela were always accessible if we had questions. Would definitely recommend to anyone with a large group!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting a "post-hurricane" review. I have had so many calls from guests that have already booked and are concerned that everything would be taken care of. I think your kind words will let everyone know that we are back on track! I am so thankful we were able to get a great crew to help us pull things together and a big thanks to you and your guests for being so patient and allowing us an extra day to complete the repairs. Would love to have you come back and stay with us again! Thanks for the goodies you left for us! Kitty
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the ' Oviedo House ' exceeded our expectations. A lovely place for our family of eight to gather. The home is convenient to Historic St. Augustine, Anastasia State Park, the Lighthouse, shopping, and dinning. We began our days with breakfast in a well equipped kitchen, followed by touring the area and returning to a relaxing and comfortable home. I would highly recommend ' Oviedo House ' for a vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Oveido House for a family member's wedding. We had 3 families who used the main house, Dakota Suite, and the carriage house. It was the perfect setup for our families. My family stayed in the carriage house. It was the best stocked VRBO that I have ever stayed in. Angela was so attentive to all of our needs. I would highly recommend this place to a large group!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a wonderful stay and thank you for your kind words. We want our guests to feel like they are in something as close to their own home as possible and by having all your daily needs there, it makes it more comfortable and you don't have to run to the store to get "something". Thank you for mentioning how well stocked the house is so our future guests will know what to expect. Also thank you for taking such good care of the property and I will forward your kind words to Angela, our resident property manager. Kitty
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Wonderful family reunion!!

  • 5 of 5

We had 19 family members from Tampa, Indiana, Colorado, California and Hawaii gather for a family reunion at the Oviedo House. The family was absolutely thrilled with the house and the accommodations!!! We ranged in age from six months to 70 and it was a perfect for all. We rented the main house, the West Wing and Dakota Suites and the Carriage apartment. Every space was comfortable and the best equipped rental we have ever experienced. Our location was perfect and in spite of the heat, the family availed themselves of much of what beautiful St Augustine has to offer. The only time we used cars was to see sunrise at the beach and grocery. We would love to return!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that Oviedo House added to the memories of your family reunion. Our location makes it easy to be in St. Augustine and not have to use a car very much. We also try and have the house with all the daily needs that you would have in your own home so you do not have to pack/purchase items when you get to St. Augustine. Thanks for sharing your kind words and we would love to have you return. Our cleaning staff let me know that you left the house amazing! Thank you for taking such good care of it.
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5th Wine Makers Trip

  • 5 of 5

We travel with several other couples each year to different areas. One in our group is in a motorized wheelchair and it is difficult for us to find a house that is accessible. This house worked great. They even had a ramp for us to use and grab bars in the master bathroom. This is the best equipped rental we have ever done, including a crock pot. Also in a quiet neighborhood but not too far from the historic area. Even close enough for motorized scooters/wheelchairs to get to St. George street. Enjoyed the San Sebastian winery with live music on the top floor over the weekend, also within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and the kind words. It is a great location and I am glad it worked out for a wheelchair. I thought it would work, but it was great to have your feedback so we can let others know it is good for wheelchairs. After visiting with you, I can now answer questions better for other guests that need wheelchair access. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Come visit again! Kitty
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
World Golf Village
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
St. Augustine Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Flagler College
Nearest Point of Interest
White Room
Nearest Point of Interest
Castillo de San Marcos - Historic Fort
Nearest Point of Interest
San Sebastian Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Tennis Courts & Event Field
Nearest Point of Interest
City Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Willie Galimore Community Center & Aquatic Complex
Car: not necessary

Oviedo House is on a quiet brick street just a couple of blocks from Flagler College. Enjoy a cup of coffee on the front porch and watch as the students walk to class!


Rates & Availability

Downtown Historic District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee each Suite $75
Cleaning Fee Main House $175
Tax Rate 10.5%

PRICING IS FOR MAIN HOUSE ONLY, Which sleeps up to 10

Dakota Suite and West Wing each sleep up to 4 and are discounted from $125 to $100/night/each suite (plus cleaning and taxes), when booked with the main house. The suites have their own separate entrance or can be opened up to the main house.
We also have a Carriage Apartment that is not attached to the main house and sleeps up to 6. It is discounted from $175/night to $150/night (plus cleaning and taxes) when booked with the main house.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund minus $200 IF we re-rent your cancelled period. Notifying us 60 days prior to check-in gives us the best opportunity to re-book your dates.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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