Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps
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.
Great St. Augustine Cottage
About the Owner
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 St. Augustine
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.
(38 traveler reviews)
Great St. Augustine Cottage
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Little San Felipe. If you want to be in the middle of it all, this is the place for you. The cottage was roomy and accommodating. It is located in the center of historic area. Cute front porch for watching the world go by. Never need to use your car unless you want to head over to the beach. Walk to shops, restaurants, entertainment and historic sites. St. Augustine is a beautiful city with an amazing history and charm. The people are lovely. Ron was a great host and very helpful in navigating the area as this was our first time in St. Augustine. Thanks, Ron, for the wonderful stay!
This was a lovely, convenient place to stay. We walked to do all sightseeing and meals. The place was appointed well and we loved breakfast in the big, open kitchen area. The owner was next door and he was so helpful!
Great location. Parked our car Thursday and didn't move it till Sunday when we left. Everything is in walking distance.
Clean, Comfy bed, kitchen & coffee maker.Parking for 2 Cars if you have company, bring your Bikes. Ron met us at the door and was very helpful.
We would stay again and refer to friends.
Perfect location in a darling cottage!
We had a wonderful stay in Little San Felipe! The location was perfect for our week-long stay with our small kids who needed to return to the cottage for frequent naps, snacks, etc. And, it was only a short walk to trolley stops. We cooked easily in the well stocked kitchen and they had several items we had left at home (wine opener, can opener, coffee filters, etc.). The entire house, linens, and even the washer/dryer were all very clean. Everything was just as pictured. Ron was very friendly and we hope to return for an anniversary trip next year!
Wonderful time in a wonderful cottage
The Little San Felipe Cottage was the perfect location for our St Augustine stay. Once we arrived we were able to walk everywhere we needed to go. We purchased a 3 day trolley pass to get a lay of the land and take us to the few places we wanted to see that were more than a short walk. The cottage was the perfect size for the two of us. It is very well maintained, very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. Ron was very accommodating and easy to work with. We took several of Ron's restaurant suggestions and they did not disappoint. We will absolutely stay at the Little San Felipe Cottage during our next visit to St Augustine!
From the Owner
“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.”
Activity and Interests
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).
Additional information about rental rates
|cleaning||$90 + Tax|
Nightly Rate: $120 - $150
Weekly Rate: $750 - $1000
Monthly Rate: $2000 - $3000
In addition to the basic rate, there is a 10% charge for local and state taxes, plus $90 for cleaning.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
From the Owner
“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.”
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Bathroom 1
- Modern plumbing with tub-shower
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Comfortable queen bed, two large closets for hang-ups and storage
- Boat ...
- Deck / Patio ...
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Outdoor Grill ...
- Tennis ...
- Guests provide their own meals
- Our vacation 'home away from home' is a single story, 1 bedroom with queen size bed, 1 bathroom cottage that sleeps 2 to 4 people and is located in the historic walled city area of St. Augustine. The living room is open to the dining and modern kitchen area. A front porch makes for a delightful area to view the horse-drawn carriages on the street; a small rear, screened porch has a clothes washer and dryer for your convenience. The cottage has off-street parking adjacent to it, which is rare in the historic area. Central air and heat, cable t.v. and internet/wifi are also included.