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Historic Condo on the Square in Downtown St. Augustine

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 180 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

The Lyons Building was converted into condominiums in the early 2000's. The building dates from the 1850's and was originally a grocery store and boarding house. The charming exterior of the building has been preserved, but all the construction inside is new. What's great about the Lyons Building? In a word, location, location, location! We are on the square in the heart of the historic district, so shopping and restaurants are literally at your doorstep. This is a very comfortable area to walk in day or night, with a festive atmosphere all year long and especially at holiday time.

The waterfront is a 2 block walk. There are excellent beaches with 10 minutes' drive. Check out our links below to web sites for Anastasia State Park, Vilano Beach and St. Augustine Beach. Horse drawn carriages and trolleys circle the square. There are only 18 units in this unique building, so it has a completely different feel from the large condominium complexes in the area. Our unit is furnished with turn-of-the-century antique oak furnishings and faces the side street (St. George Street) rather than King Street, so it is quiet and relaxing.

Keywords: historic, downtown, city, condo

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016

About The Owner

My husband and I fell in love with St. Augustine on our first visit there in 2005. We are die hard 'old house people', and we couldn't resist the opportunity to make this condo our special place for family getaways.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2005

Why The Owner chose St. Augustine

We love being able to park our car (off street) and walk around historic St. Augustine. The charm of the area is almost palpable, and there are ample restaurants and shops within a one to four block radius of our building. We are adjacent to the Casa Monica Hotel, a five star hotel which is considered one of the top hotels in the area.

What makes this condo unique

We have parking, which isn't easy to find in the historic district.


Downtown Historic District Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bath ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Twin trundle bed rolls under the queen when not in use.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Historic Condo on the Square in Downtown St. Augustine
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Frankfort, Michigan

Exceptionally comfortable and great value!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the last three weeks of March 2015 in this wonderful condo! The owners were kind and attentive. The space is well furnished and VERY comfortable. The location is the best in St. Augustine. Though in the middle of the city it is safe, secure and quiet. There is a roof top deck that is great fun! With minimal effort and cost there are solutions to the lack of on sight parking. This is not really a problem. St. Augustine has a lot to offer and this condo is the perfect way to enjoy it all. We can't wait to come back. We are very grateful to the owners for taking such good care of us!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needham Massachusetts

Excellent Downtown St. Augustine Location

  • 5 of 5

We rented this condo at the end of March and through all of April 2013. We would highly recommend for those who want a very comfortable location in the heart of the downtown St. Augustine. The unit is beautifully furnished and thoroughly equipped; in fact, it would be hard to think of any item not available. We had a single question (not a problem) on our arrival and the owner responded immediately. Very private and secure. Access to the rooftop deck is a very nice benefit. Would not hesitate to rent again.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olney, MD

Super stay in December 2012

  • 5 of 5

December 2012 was the second time we stayed at this lovely condo. I would stay again and highly recommend it. It is beautifully decorated and feels like home. Everything you need is there (and working well) and it was spotless when we arrived.

It is located right in the middle of downtown St Augustine - literally steps from several local attractions and a very short walk to many others. Near many great restaurants too. Great place!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville, SC

A True Gem in downtown St. Augustine

  • 5 of 5

I was fortunate enough to stay in this wonderful condo for the months of October and November and for a bit of December, 2011. You can not ask for a better location or a nicer owner. Cool thing is that you are right in the center of everything going on in downtown and you can't miss a thing. There might be music, a festival of some kind, a certain historical event is being remembered, etc. You will get to enjoy them all :O)) And, did i mention that you could enjoy them all from the rooftop, looking out on the city and all the happenings.

It was so wonderful to ride my bike to one of the city's Farmer's Markets or to the beach or even perhaps to one of the city's most beautiful tree-lined neighborhoods. Everything was within a short walk including restaurants, playhouses, shopping, historical presentations, etc. Truly, I can't imagine a better location in all of St. Augustine. Be sure to eat at the middle-eastern restaurant right below the condo. It is very good and the folks are very nice.

The condo itself is also very special and well-appointed. It is on the quieter end of the Lyons Building, so you have lots of privacy if you want it. And, If you have any concerns, the owners will attend to them very quickly and professionally. You will find everything to your liking in this condo, for sure.

St. Augustine has so much to offer: history, architecture, archaeology, music, the ocean, very nice people, the arts, etc.. You will enjoy all of this and more, from this wonderful condo in the Lyons Building.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gainesville, Florida


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from a stay at this beautiful condo. Since we live less than two hours away, we have stayed in numerous hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, and a beach house or two over the last 25 years. This condo is by far our favorite place. The rooms are spacious, light, and bright, beautifully decorated, and clean and well maintained. The condo is in the heart of the historic downtown, 2 blocks from the bay, about a half mile from the fort, and steps away from dozens of restaurants, galleries, museums, and tourist attractions. The owner was very easy to with. We hope to return next year for a month.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Daphne, AL


  • 5 of 5

We went for a family wedding and the convenient location in the historic district allowed us to walk to 2 out of 3 functions. The condo itself is spacious and lovely with a great kitchen, lovely baths, pretty furnishings and everything you need including Wifi. There is a rooftop deck which offer fantastic views of the area. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend working with this owner who is efficient and gracious.

One hint: the entrance to the parking lot is off Cordova not St. George!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $200

Non smoking, no pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.