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Christian's Keep-3BR St. Augustine Home Downtown

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 21 nights

Overview

About the property

'Christian's Keep' is a quaint, comfortable bungalow in the historic Lincolnville District of St. Augustine. Originally built in 1930, and fully renovated in 2007 by Christian Voelkel, this 3-bed, 2-bath home for up to 6 guests provides a great respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Just a short distance to museums, shops, and restaurants on Saint George Street, our bungalow is close to the action yet far enough to offer all the peace and quiet you need in a vacation getaway.

THE PROPERTY

Master Bedroom: Queen Bed | Bedroom 2: Full Bed | Bedroom 3: Futon

The completely remodeled home boasts all the charm of its 1930 roots, yet is complete with all the modern comforts you’ll need for your next getaway! Nothing can beat the serenity and charm of this quiet neighborhood.

If you don’t want to spend a minute of your Florida vacation inside, the deck is a wonderful place to share in family cookouts. Book a nearby fishing charter, and then bring your prized catch over the gas grill to treat your loved ones to a zesty seafood dinner!

When you’re ready to head inside, the cozy interior offers 1,200 square feet of well-appointed living space. After a long day at the beach, you’ll love settling down to play a board game or watch a favorite movie on the living room’s cozy couches.

The kitchen leads seamlessly from the living room. Whenever you want to dine inside, whip up a favorite recipe in the fully equipped kitchen and then settle down at the table or breakfast bar to enjoy your meal.

Whenever you need to cool off on those balmy Florida days, a community pool awaits nearby, where you can spend your days swimming laps or simply enjoying a poolside picnic.

THE LOCATION

While ‘Christian’s Keep’ provides seclusion from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it is conveniently located within walking distance of some of the area’s best attractions! Stroll to St. George Street, where you’ll find a busy pedestrian-only street filled with shops and restaurants.

If you're traveling with a furry friend, you’ll find the area to be very pet friendly! Check out the Creekside Dinery for a fish-focused menu as well as an outdoor deck, fire pit, and live music.

No matter whether you’re traveling during summer or winter, Florida is a prime beach destination. Drive just 15 minutes to Vilano Beach and spend the day wading through the Atlantic’s refreshing waters.

THE EVOLVE DIFFERENCE

Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for guests. Every property in our network has been vetted and verified so you can book with confidence. If you have questions prior to your trip, we are happy to assist you 7 days a week. During your stay, your designated Guest Contact will be available 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Key Residence Features:

- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning, central heating, ceiling fans, complimentary toiletries, free WiFi, 4 flat-screen cable TVs, hair dryer, deck, gas grill, and more!

- Sunny St. Augustine location - Walking distance from restaurants, bars, shops, and more! Just 15 minutes to the beach!

Polices:

- No smoking

- Pet friendly with $75 per stay fee (dogs only, maximum 2 allowed, 30 pound weight limit each)

- No events, parties or large gatherings

- Must be at least 25 years old to book

- Additional fees and taxes may apply

- Photo ID may be required upon check-in

More Details

Property Manager
Evolve Vacation Rental Network
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for a sweet quiet little get-a-way. We loved our time here seeing the sights and enjoying all the history! Our bike ride to breakfast was awesome. Your'v done a beautiful job renovating this home.
Jun 2011
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Amenities

Downtown Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(59 traveler reviews)

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Christian's Keep-3BR St. Augustine Home Downtown
average rating of 4.881356 based on 75 reviews
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Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

What a joy to stay here. This is what makes VRBO so perfect for us. We very much appreciate the owners John and Susan. This is a home that has pride of ownership (with nice thoughtful touches to the interior and exterior of the property) and, importantly, the hospitality of the owners was heartwarming. The sunlight coming into the home makes for an enjoyable space in the master bedroom or in the living areas. The palm grove behind the property creates a nice private experience. The home is located in the historic Lincolnville district. Lincolnville is an interesting and charming enclave of small homes dating from the 1800’s and early 1900’s with a number of homes having been renovated. During the time we stayed here, we learned the history of Lincolnville in the 1960’s when it was an epicenter of the civil rights movement. We enjoyed that the owners welcomed pets and this home is pet friendly -- from the great front AND back yard fenced areas, to interesting walking in the neighborhood and, to a park a couple of blocks away. Also for us, a serendipity was the proximity to dog-friendly beaches (10 min drive) where we could walk for miles on beautiful white sand beaches with our leashed dog. Finally, the access to the amazing history in St. Augustine area from the mid 1500’s to the present (easy walk to the historic district) made every day interesting. People were friendly in St Augustine. A big thank you to John and Susan who ended our month-long stay with an over-the-top memorable gesture of hospitality. Best vacation ever!!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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5

Perfect for your Downtown Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Christian's Keep was wonderful! The listing was very accurate, the property was clean and well-maintained, and the walk to downtown wasn't too long to do multiple times a day. I would definitely book this property again. Having been to St. Augustine multiple times, I can saw with confidence you won't beat the value on this property.

If you visit in the summer be sure to bring your bug spray so you can enjoy the front porch of this cute property- mosquito were in full effect!

We had 3 couples on this trip so short straw drew the futon and it was used as a bed for two adults. It would have likely been pretty terrible had we not brought a 1.5 inch memory foam pad from the guest bedroom at our own home. I only laid on the futon for a couple minutes without the extra padding but it was pretty uncomfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just Good Enough

  • 3 of 5

The location of the property is ideal for exploring St. Augustine and for that I can see why the home gets booked. There are several ways the property can be improved in order for it to be the kind of place we would come back to again and again, as well as recommend to friends:

1) Screen and clean the front porch - we couldn't use it because of the mosquitos and spider webs. This was the most disappointing. Upon arrival at night, we got bitten just from bringing the luggage inside.

2) Install nicer window treatments. The blinds were cheap looking and were missing a part of the blind in our bedroom. I had to use a sheet to cover the window, as the next door neighbor could see right in at night.

3) The fridge was old.

4) The pillows were old and a little gross.

5) The yard's landscaping is terrible. It's such a lovely little home. With a little TLC, it could be such a peaceful retreat.

6) The second bathroom's stand-alone tub is not practical. We didn't even use it and instead all six of us used the master shower.

7) It sleeps 6 but the dining table only seats 4 comfortably.

The overall impression we got was that because of the location, there is no need to go above and beyond. Because of this, we will not be coming back to this property, nor will we recommend it to friends. I was hoping it would have been that charming, idillic, place we would come to for many years but instead we fantasized how we would transform it.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Denise, Thank you for letting us know about your stay. The open front porch, bathrooms, and dining area are all accurately represented in the listing photos, but we are sorry to hear that they did not meet your expectations. We encourage our travelers to reach out to their guest contact or to Evolve directly with any issue, no matter how small, while they are in residence. The homeowner goes above and beyond to ensure that every traveler who visits the bungalow can enjoy a 5-star stay, and they would have been more than happy to assist you in any way possible had you let them know that you were not satisfied. We have shared your feedback with the owner, and we are looking forward to working with them to continue to provide the highest level of service and care for their guests. Thank you for your review, and we wish you all the best in your future travels. The Evolve Team
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Great location! Fantastic home! Well stocked!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we pulled into the driveway, we were excited. The location is perfect for walking, riding bikes, or driving. It’s so close to downtown. We ate breakfast two blocks away at the Blue Hen (amazing)! But the house is beyond well stocked to cook in if you prefer. It felt like we went to visit an aunt and uncle for the holidays. We will be back to Christian’s Keep. I suspect for many years to come.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cozy Southern Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We are from Annapolis, Md. and loved our stay in the historic neighborhood of Lincolnville in St. Augustine. Every day we took walks to the heart of old St. Augustine. There was always something interesting to do. People in the neighborhood were very friendly. The house is a classic southern cottage that has been well renovated for comfort and convenience. Great stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation retreat

  • 5 of 5

Christian's Keep is a beautiful vacation home. The home is welcoming, clean and lots of extras for your use. Kitchen has everything you may need to cook a meal if you wish.

Also has comfortable beds!!! The location is in a quiet neighborhood with an easy walk to Old Town. If you are planning to spend some time in St. Augustine I highly recommend this well appointed home.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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