Welcome to St. Augustine, America's oldest city, which will be celebrating its 450th birthday in 2015! You will find the perfect vacation home on Spanish Street in the historic walking area. This section of the historic city was once known as 'Little San Felipe', where early Menorcan failies first settled in the late 1700's. Cottage located in heart of historic district, one block off St. George St., half block from City Gates, 2 blocks from fort and 3 blocks from bayfront; only true residential neighborhood in historic area; has porch for sitting, with flowers; carriages come by cottage; built circa 1860's. Numerous art galleries, restaurants,shops, museums, churches, and historic sites are located within easy walking distance. Beautiful beaches and numerous golf courses are a short drive away.
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- Minimum Stay3 nights
Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 21, 2018
About Ronald Mickler
My wife and I were both born in St. Augustine. My wife lived on Spanish St. from age one; her grandmother lived in a home on Spanish St when my wife was born. We still own the home of her grandmother and the home my wife grew up in (our daughter's family now live here!). We live on Spanish Street, across the street from where my wife grew up. Ron is a retired educator and Martha is employed by the St. Johns County School Board. We raised two children on Spanish Street and one has returned to raise her family here.
Ronald Mickler purchased this Cottage in 1960
Why Ronald Mickler chose Downtown Historic District
The Little San Felipe cottage was constructed circa 1866. It is perfect for a couple and/or a small family, as it is in the very heart of the old city, half a block from the City Gates, two blocks from the old fort, three blocks from the old cathedral, three blocks from Matanzas Bay. The British Night Watch marches past this home every December, an annual event dating back to the British occupation.
What makes this Cottage unique
Little San Felipe has parking directly adjacent to the house, on brick pavers. It has a porch for guests to use as they enjoy the horse-drawn carriages parade by, or just view/speak to other visitors as they visit our street. Guests can walk half a block and catch tour trains to see all there is to see of the historic area, then take their time to walk around and explore on their own, at leisure.
Unique Cottage in a Unique City- St. Augustine
We enjoyed a three-night stay in the Little San Felipe Cottage on Spanish streets and just a short block west of St. Georges Street - the well worn pedestrian street loaded with shops, restaurants and histoic buildings. We did not move our car for the four days we were in St. Augustine; between walking and the Old Town Trolley there was no need to use our car. Refreshing situation.
The Cottage dates to the late 1800s but is very modern inside -- attractively furnished and well equipped- the owners have created a haven from the afternoon heat and humidity of a Florida summer. Really nothing i can suggest as convenience additions - coffee and filters were on hand along with some kitchen basics.
The city's rich history is just steps away: the Castillo de San Marcos, Flagler Hotel/College, the Visitor Center and by using the Trolley with its 24 stops most of the historic landmarks are a short ride away if not a short walk.
There are only a few accommodations right in the historic district - The San Felipe Cottage is a very unique experience and I thank the owners for making it available for short-term rentals. The cottage was immaculate - thoroughly cleaned and spiffed. Great and best for a couple - there is a sofa/bed but ithe cottage is sized best for two people. Fun to sit on the front porch and speak to the passing parade of people on foot. The owners are nearby and glad to share information on St . Augustine.
Great location with the best front porch
The cottage was perfect... Clean, simple with everything you would need for your stay and the best location. The front porch was nice to sit with your morning coffee or afternoon drink and people watch. We were welcomed by the owner Martha, she was very accommodating and told us about some great places to eat. We will definitely be returning.
Excellent location, great amenities, would definitely return
The owner, Ron, was very informative and accommodating. House is charming, perfect location for historic old towne sightseeing, shopping and dining.
Cottage was clean and well appointed and everything you could need. The front porch was perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine and feeling part of everything. Simply could not be a better location for enjoying restaurants and quaint shops. Great, caring hosts that live close by if you need anything at all.
Right in the heart of the historic district
Cute cottage with a feeling of being at home. Cable TV, WIFI, full kitchen,. Great place to come back to at the end of a day after checking out the history of St. Augustine. We walked everywhere, and only got in the car to go to the lighthouse and take a walk on Butler Beach. Felt very safe in the neighborhood and was a fairly quiet location.
Great cottage , great location . Easy check in , and great communication from owners.
Will definitely stay again!
Beaches and boating, Alligator Farm (with new Zip Lines over the alligators and crocodiles!), Historical Churches, City Gates, Fort Castillo de San Marcos, Fountain of Youth (with on-going archeological digs examining the original landing site of Pedro Menendez), Ripley's Believe It Or Not, World Golf Village and the World Golf Hall of Fame, Public tennis courts, Flagler College, Lightner Museum, Oldest Wooden School House, Potter's Wax Museum, Outlet Malls (7 miles and 30 miles), St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Bicycle, scooter and segway rentals, State Parks, Marineland Aquarium (20 miles), Daytona Beach (60 miles), Disney World (90 miles), Sea World (90 miles).