Carriage Way is newly renovated with a long history of entertaining and exceeding expectations in comfort and hospitality making it The Jewel of the Ancient City. This beautiful Victorian home (circa 1883) is in the heart of St. Augustine in the Historic District. The first thing that captures your eye is the two expansive verandas. The white wicker chairs and a porch swing call out to you to sit, relax, and socialize. As you enter the front door, you see the Great Room featuring an exquisite Parlor and Bistro dining room with the focal point of Our Carriage Way Lady Way our century old stained glass. Each graceful room with private bath features color palettes of gem stones and precious metals and is adorned with antiques, architectural artwork and elegant modern amenities. The friendly and hospitable atmosphere surrounds you. The smell of freshly-baked treats teases your senses, and your inner voice says, This is THE place to be!
4.4 on December 17, 2013
The "cottage" is perfect for two couples or family wanting a little more privancy than offered at most B& B's. The new owners and staff are excellent. They made us feel right at home. The location is perfect, being a short walk to the center of St. Augustine. And it has complimentary, on-site parking! Something not all St. Augustine B&B's can offer. Breakfast was exceptional. Hot entree with fresh fruit and home made banana bread! We've stayed at numerous St. Augustine B&B's, and this is not only one of the best, it is also a good value! We will certainly visit again.
5 on December 06, 2013
Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful home away from home to base my discovery of the quaint historic town of St Augustine. Arriving late in the evening from Australia, I was welcomed with a very comfortable bed and hot shower. Michaele was very helpful and able to whip up a dairy free / gluten free breakfast for me to indulge in before I enjoyed Gold's Tours - (highly reccomend) and the Flagler College Tour before venturing out to the fort. Carriage Way is a great location, short walking distance to everything and very accomodating. Highly Recommend.
2.8 on November 11, 2013
This was our 5th stay at the Carriage Way B&B, but our first stay after The Johnson family sold the place. My sister and I were there last December and we decided to schedule a family get away for my mom's birthday. My husband and I live in Tampa, but the rest of my family flew in from Mississippi. There were 8 of us (my husband and me and our children -3 and 6, my sister and her 12 year old daugther, and my mom and dad.) The Johnson's booked with us, but prior to our arrival, Michaele (the new owner) emailed us and told us that she was the new owner and children are not allowed -even at the cottage, but she'd uphold the original agreement since I'd already put down a deposit. Upon our arrival, we were asked to pay up front. It was quite awkward since we were gathered in the foyer and fumbling around for money. Since It was a gift to my mom, we didn't want her to know the expense, but the way that it was...she tied to pay for it. We let that go without saying anything althought it was uncomfortable. The next morning, we were awakened at 8:10 am by someone coming into the cottage where we were sleeping on the fold out in the living room. Needless to say, it scared us to death! When we questioned the employee, we were advised that she came in to look in the storage closet for a shower seat for another guest in the main house. It was not there and she left our cottage room empty handed. We adivsed her to let Michaele know how displeased we were with that, but nothing was ever said to us. A couple of other minor issues also... Our next visit to St.Augustine will unfortunately not be at The Carriage Way since the Johnson's are no longer there. .
Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting all the repeat guests and turning them into repeat guests of my own. I also first reached out to you via the phone to introduce myself. It is our pleasure to welcome children 13 years and older. Upon check-in the signed policy states that payment will be collected as there was no indication of a surprise. I am happy to run an incidentals tab for any concierge services that a guest may desire as I did with your party. Guests have been very pleased with the check-in payment which is standard at most B&Bs as it alleviates long check-out lines. I sincerely apologize that you were disturbed in the morning when staff came to locate a handicap shower seat for a handicap guest. I did not know of your displeasure and have now coached the staff to alert me immediately of issues, so that I can rectify it. We also no longer store any items that could disrupt a guests' stay. I truly wish I knew of your displeasure while you were here. We would love to host you again perhaps for a romantic getaway and spoil you with the wonderful renovations and improvements being made at Carriage Way such as marble bathrooms with rain head showers and body sprays plus 2 new junior suites coming online in the new year with jetted air bath deep soaking tubs as I know you enjoy a room with a whirlpool bath. Thank you again for your review.
4.6 on November 07, 2013
I came to town for a parent event at Flagler College -- only 2 short blocks away -- so Carriage Way was a perfect location for me. It is also close to so many restaurants, shops and other amusements. Michaele, the hostess, went out of her way to make my daughter and I feel at home from the minute we arrived. The breakfasts were varied and delicious and the room was clean and very comfortable. With nice touches like fresh baked cookies and cold beverages, it was nice to return "home" to Carriage Way at the end of a long day. Thanks for a lovely stay.
I am so glad that you found a "home" away from home. Thank you for writing such a nice review. Your "home" is waiting your return for the next Flagler visit.
4.4 on November 07, 2013
My fiance and i stayed here for our anniversary in November of 2013. Friends of ours stayed here 9 years ago and highly recommended it. It was just as great as they had said. The staff was great, helpful and friendly. The accommodations were very home-y. The location was in the heart of the city, so we were able to stop back to our room whenever we wanted to throughout the day. Overall, we had a great weekend here!
Thank you for taking the time to write a great review sharing your experience with others. We look forward to hosting you for your next anniversary or sooner :)
5 on October 30, 2013
We recently had a fabulous stay at Carriage Way. From the moment we entered this beautiful bed and breakfast, we felt at home. Michaele is an exceptional host. When we arrived, she gave us a map of St. Augustine and spent much time talking with us about places to see and things to do. She asked about our interests so that she could help us plan two days of sight seeing based upon what we like/like to do. Our room was comfy and cozy. Breakfasts were very good. Each evening, there were drinks and snacks provided for guests. The location is perfect... within walking distance of all attractions. If you are planning a trip to St. Augustine, you will want to stay at THIS bed and breakfast!
I am so happy you had a wonderful experience with us and that you appreciated our concierge services. Thank you for the very thoughtful review.
4.8 on October 16, 2013
The property was lovely and the service was outstanding. The only warning I would give to future guests is remember that this B & B is in the historic district right downtown. It can be loud at times due to street noise and passers by. Streetlights can be a downer depending on your room location.
We really appreciate your feedback and are so pleased that our service was outstanding. As the brand new owner, I am planning on putting in black out curtains to help muffle noise. We are fortunate to be in the quietest section of Historic Downtown. Thank you for taking the time to write your review.
4.8 on October 15, 2013
Only problem we had was that our room was roadside and was noisy late at night, lot of traffic.
I am glad that you enjoyed your stay, and we met your expectations. We are fortunate to be in the quietest section of Historic Downtown. As the brand new owner, I will be adding black out curtains that should muffle noise even more. Thanks for sharing your review.
3.6 on October 14, 2013
Hubby and I spent a lovely night at the Carriage Way B & B. Located 2 blocks from the heart of the historic district, we were able to leave our car in the private lot and walked to all the action. After dinner we were glad to leave the noise behind us and sleep in a quiet room with adjoining bath. Be aware that all rooms have a private bath to use, but some have bathrooms down the hall (out of the room).
Thank you for writing a review. Parking is a challenge, so I'm happy you enjoyed the on-site parking. We truly are in the quiet section of the Historic District. Thank you for sharing that tidbit with others.
5 on October 13, 2013
This is a first class bed and breakfast inn, and Michaele and her staff make it so. The hospitality, the service, the accommodations, and the food could not have been better. We will choose it each time we head to St. Augustine
We are so pleased you think we are the "Best in St. Augustine." I truly look forward to hosting you again soon. Thanks for sharing your thoughts online.
BRAND NEW (08/14)- This totally renovated room has a brand new crema travertine and marble bath featuring walk-in shower with rainhead. It is upstairs facing the veranda and exudes the warm colors of garnet and gold. The massive maple headboard and foot board of the king size bed is the focal point of the room accompanied by antiques - armoire, dresser with mirror and marble top tables plus armchairs. The original hardwood floors have been brought back to life.
Nightly Rate: $189 - $299
This vibrant newly decorated room is upstairs and sparkles with deep sapphire and brilliant white shades. The massive maple headboard and foot board of the king size bed is the focal point of the room. Velvet parlor chairs provide a great space to read or sip on cream sherry. The bathroom is a traditional Victorian with a large claw foot tub for soaking. For those that want a shower, just pull the shower curtain around the tub.
Nightly Rate: $189 - $289
BRAND NEW (08/14)- This totally renovated room has a brand new silver travertine and granite bath featuring walk-in shower with rainhead. It is upstairs facing the veranda and soothes with cool colors of tourmaline and chocolate. It has a King size, cherry bed accompanied by antiques - European armoire, dresser with mirror and arm chairs plus an electric fireplace provides ambiance reflecting against the original fully restored hardwood floors.
Nightly Rate: $189 - $299
This upstairs room has been renovated bringing back the beautiful original hardwood floors. It has a queen size cherry, four-poster pineapple bed. The bathroom is in the hall, but private for this room only. It has the largest claw foot tub in the home with riser bar shower. The bathroom is just steps from the room. We provide spa robes for your convenience. The antique dresser is American and the large wardrobe was imported from England. The comfortable wing back chair makes an ideal place to snuggle up with a favorite book.
Nightly Rate: $139 - $239
This newly redecorated (08/14) really quiet room is one of the smaller ones. It is located upstairs towards the back of the home. The massive oak headboard and footboard on this queen size bed speaks of comfort and relaxation. It has a small separate sitting room, with a comfortable wooden rocker. The Victorian bathroom has a claw foot tub in which to unwind. Or, if you wish, just pull the shower curtains around the tub and step in.
Nightly Rate: $149 - $249
A truly romantic room in deep barn red with accents of platinum. It is upstairs at the back of the home. The room has a high vaulted cathedral ceiling with large fan-shaped skylights that allow the stars to twinkle through. It has its own private hallway and features a wonderful King size bed. The wonderful old marble top dresser compliments the bed. The room has a high vaulted cathedral ceiling with large fan-shaped skylights. The shower is extra wide. Just step in and enjoy! This is for you and your loved one.
Nightly Rate: $189 - $289
This brand new room faces the first floor veranda near the inn front door with original restored hardwood floors. It features a black Hitchcock antique four poster kind bed with matching secretary desk and end table. The romantically placed travertine and marble shower features a delightful rainhead and separate water closet. The room glows in rubies and golds with black accents.
Nightly Rate: $189 - $289
On the first floor, you will enjoy the afternoon light filtered through the sheers in this room. The handsome queen size, Victorian style, wrought iron bed is white, with a complimenting twin size day bed. So, this room will accommodate two people or, is perfect when there are three. When there are only two people, the daybed is used as a sofa. A nice chair for reading, a dresser and a closet complete this room. The private bathroom for this room is a hall bath. It is three or four steps from the room, but private for just this room. We provide robes to get you around the corner. The bathroom is large and has a shower.
Nightly Rate: $189 - $289
Newly refreshed (08/14) - This first floor room at the rear of the inn has a delicately carved 19th century Queen size walnut headboard and footboard. A lovely smallish room, but large with appointments including wonderful peridot damask linens with matching green parlor chairs. You can pamper yourself with bubbles and a glass of wine in the antique claw foot tub. Or, if you prefer, just pull the shower curtains around the tub and step in.
Nightly Rate: $149 - $249
Located in the Cottage. This is a queen-size room that has a really open feeling. The queen-size, four-poster bed shimmers in silver linens. A casual chair, dresser and armoire complete the room. French doors lead you to a small covered courtyard and garden with 2 wicker chairs and table to sit and unwind. The Victorian bathroom has a wonderful, claw-foot, antique, soaking tub with a shower. Romance is in the air of this fabulous room.
Nightly Rate: $179 - $279
Located in the cottage, the Gold Room is the secluded enabling you to relax and reconnect with your loved one. The huge, iron king size bed is almost dwarfed by the size of the room. A large English imported wardrobe and antique dresser are fitting for the room. The jacuzzi tub for two is romantically placed in the room. Imagine turning the lights down low, sipping a glass of wine in your Carriage Way robes and preparing for the relaxing, two person whirlpool. Romance is back! The full Victorian bathroom has a wonderful antique claw foot tub with a shower.
Nightly Rate: $199 - $319
BRAND NEW - The spacious secluded Amethyst Room is located on the ground floor at the rear of the inn with a private courtyard entrance. It boasts a lovely 4 poster King size bed and bathroom featuring natural travertine and granite stone with air-jet tub for two/shower combination with rain head shower and dual body sprays.
Nightly Rate: $219 - $329
BRAND NEW - This Junior Suite with sitting area is located on the ground floor at the rear of the inn with a private entrance. It boasts an amazing King size bed canopy bed from Indonesia and bathroom made especially for two made of natural travertine and granite stone – featuring double sinks, dual rain head showers with dual body sprays and a separate air-jet tub for two. This secluded room exudes romance and relaxation.
Nightly Rate: $229 - $339
Downtown, Small town
Jacksonville, FL (JAX) 45 miles
From downtown Jacksonville, 31 miles south on I-95 to SR 16. East on SR 16 eight miles to US 1. South on US 1 to Castillo St., east to Cordova St., south to Cuna St. Coming to St. Augustine from the south on I-95, go to Exit 92 (US1) and go north approximately 17 miles to King St. Go east on King St. about 6/10 mi. to St. George St. Turn left on St. George and go 1 block to Cathedral. Go left on Cathedral 1 block to Cordova. Turn right on Cordova and go 3 blocks to Cuna. Carriage Way is on the corner of Cuna and Cordova.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Castillo de San Marco, Flagler College, Lightner Museum, Spanish Quarter, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Winery
Bed and Breakfast
Amenities Basket, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Parking, Wedding Facilities , Complimentary beverages, On-site Free Parking
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Shopping, Historical Tours, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts
Michaele is very friendly and hospitable. She loves the area and likes to share her experiences with others.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Diet, Picnics
I Can't Believe It's Grits
A creamy cheese grits mixed with browned lean sausage and green chilies and baked. It is served on occassion at breakfast. This is a family recipe.