Newly renovated and bursting with charm, La Casa de Vision is an historic Spanish-style cottage on the trolley line in downtown St. Augustine, just 3 minutes from Vilano Beach! And when you stay here, part of your rent is sent to a charity for the blind!
Within walking distance of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, La Casa de Vision is located just across the street from the Old Jail/Carousel Park trolley stop. You don't need a vehicle to see all the great sights of the Old City when you stay here -- Flagler College, the Fountain of Youth Park, Ripley's Sightseeing Tours, and the Florida Heritage Museum are all within easy walking distance. And you can feel good about staying in a house where 10% of your rent money is donated directly to either the Foundation for Fighting Blindness or to the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.
You will fall in love with La Casa de Vision before you even step inside. It's a little adobe-style house with a traditional Spanish-tile roof and a glorious butterfly garden in the front yard! Set on a quiet avenue with convenient off-street parking, it's a delightful little haven in busy St. Augustine.
Enter the living room and you are immediately aware of the calm, welcoming atmosphere. Polished hardwood floors, long sunny windows fitted with mini-blinds, and sage-green walls create an air of tranquility that is most welcome after a long day sightseeing in the historic district or playing on the beach. A huge sectional couch invites you to kick off your shoes and recline in front of the TV (with DVD player and cable, of course!) or switch on the stereo to decompress.
In one corner, a separate sitting area is perfect for one person to read or work (you have free wireless Internet at La Casa de Vision) while the other watches the game on TV. You will love the pleasing décor and layout of this bungalow. It makes you feel at home right away!
The kitchen at La Casa de Vision has just been completely renovated, with new appliances, granite countertops, and lovely dropped lighting. Fully stocked with all the dishes, cookware, and utensils you could ask for, it's ready to tackle any chore from a quick snack to a full feast! A big window (filled with suncatchers) beside the stove offers you a nice view, and the breakfast bar with stools is a handy place to grab a quick bite.
For longer meals, though, you've got to dine al fresco on the patio in the backyard! Our fenced backyard is a glorious area, shaded by a giant oak tree and boasting 2 hammocks (soon to become your go-to nap spots!), a covered rocker swing, casual seating beneath an umbrella table, and a grill. The balmy breezes of St. Augustine have never felt so good! This is the place you will want to slip away to, first thing in the morning, with a mug of coffee and your vacation journal or binoculars (birds love our backyard!). It's also the spot you'll gravitate to for that midnight glass of wine, savoring the last moments of each day.
And when it's time to retire for the night, you'll love the bedroom at La Casa de Vision. Comfortable and soothing, it encourages early nights and late mornings! And you'll find all the linens, blankets, and pillows you need for the bed waiting for you here, along with towels for the bathroom (which has been newly updated with travertine tiling!) and a washer and dryer to keep everything fresh and clean. There is also a new queen sleeper sofa in the living room for extra flexibility.
La Casa de Vision is a terrific place to stay in historic St. Augustine. You really get a feel for the Old City in our historic house, yet it also has all the comforts of modern life, and feels like home. Come explore our wonderful city, enjoy the beautiful white-sand beaches, and return home each evening to your little Spanish bungalow. Make La Casa de Vision your home-away-from-home in St. Augustine!
Bedding Configuration: 1 Queen, 1 Sleeper Sofa
Room Description: Minimum stay is 7 nights per city rules. *** Charges = $125 for cleaning, & $65 security damage waiver fee. 4.95% booking/amenity fee.
Pets: Cats Allowed, Dogs allowed
* Bedrooms: No Smoking Rental, Bedroom #1 (1 Queen), Other (1 sofa sleeper)
* Convenience: Outlet Shopping, Area Fitness Center, Craft Shopping, Medical Services Nearby, Nearby Grocery, Shopping
* Culture: 97 miles to Disney World, 50 miles - Daytona Airport (DAB), 55 miles to Jacksonville Airport, Jacksonville Stadium (Jaguars), Kennedy Space Center, Lighthouse, Marine Land, Museums, St Augustine Historic Town, St Augustine, Florida, St Augustine, FL
* Entertainment: Television, Wireless Internet
* FAQ: No Smoking Unit
* Family: Beach, Library, Miniature Golf, Movie Theatre
* Geographic: Exceptional Sunrises
* Kitchen: Coffee Maker, Cookware, Dishwasher, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, Utensils
* Outdoor: Beach Walking, Biking, Boating, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Ocean Kayaking, Sight-Seeing, Surfing, Swimming, Wildlife Viewing
* PMS: Lock Instructions: Good News, Russell Welch 904-325-4829
* Ratings: Gold
* Sleeps: Sleeps 2 or more, Sleeps 4 or more
* Trash Day: Monday, Thursday