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Penny Farthing Inn

83 Cedar Street , Saint Augustine, FL 32084 USA (Show map)
4.6
101 Reviews
$159 - $279
per night

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About

Located in St. Augustine's historic district and built in 1897, the Penny Farthing Inn is a Victorian-era home with 9 eclectic rooms. We have something for every taste and pocketbook. If you want a classic Victorian experience, the antique-rich decor in the Victoria, the Elizabeth or the Cambridge rooms may be what you are looking for. Not into lace and doileys? Check out the beautiful Catherine Bedchamber with its 2-person jacuzzi or the exotic, newly remodeled 2-room suite in the Attic for total privacy. (You haven't really seen St. Augustine until you've seen it from Penny's Attic!) You'll find quiet and seclusion in the lovely, romantic gem the Buckingham. Or, when's the last time you played in a Treehouse? You might want to try ours! It's very private and very romantic - the perfect retreat from the real world. Every room has a private bath, TV/DVD, A/C, wireless internet and free guest parking (you can walk everywhere from here). Complimentary wine, coffee and tea and afternoon deserts are always available and a wonderful gourmet breakfast in a romantic setting with bistro type tables for two, Need the whole house for a family reunion or wedding party? Call Marie at (904) 824-2100 for details. (Children are welcome when you reserve the whole property for your group.) Visit us online at .pennyfarthinginn for specials and reservation information. N0 MINIMUM STAY IS REQUIRED (except major holidays) and don't forget your small non-shedder... we have one pet friendly room available, The Cambridge. So, what are you waiting for? Call us or book your special getaway online today.

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Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.6

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Anniversary celebration

4.2 on November 18, 2014

This was a gift from our children for our 40th wedding anniversary. We had never stayed in a bed and breakfast before and were overwhelmed with all the hospitality. Marie and Dave go out of their way to make you feel right at home. Betty watches over you to make sure you are comfortable. We loved our room, the bed was comfortable and the balcony was very private. Everything they offered for breakfast was delicious!!! We were sad to leave and can't wait to go back again.


"Wonderful B&B"

4.8 on November 04, 2014

Penny Farthing Inn was the perfect place to celebrate our first anniversary. The owners, Marie and David couldn't have been nicer. They were very helpful advising us where we might dine out. The location was great because most of the shops and attractions were within easy walking distance. Our room was especially nice because it had its own private entrance. If you are planning a trip to St. Augustine, I hope you would consider the Penny Farthing Inn for your stay.


Love this place

5 on October 09, 2014

This is a wonderful place,so many details and great service. Good is delicious


Wonderful Getaway

5 on October 06, 2014

Always a treat to visit St Augustine, and the Penny Farthing was the highlight. Housekeeper Betty couldn't be more helpful or personable. Breakfast was delicious, wine and cheese ready every afternoon, and a sherry in the room every evening. Location was perfect - quiet street in a scenic section, but a short walk to everything. To top it off, my wife left a hat, and before we drove the short hour home, there was a message on our phone to remind us we'd left it! We travel a lot, and would highly recommend this to anyone, young or old.


Great Stay at The Penny Farthing Inn

4.6 on September 20, 2014

We stayed 2 nights while there for a wedding. The room was ready when we arrived (2pm, ahead of posted check in time) and there were snacks and wine in the house. Breakfast was great each morning and service was outstanding. Would definitely stay here again.


Peter & June

4.6 on September 07, 2014

Tremendously friendly and helpful team really made the two night visit a tremendous start to a longer touring holiday. The whole ambiance is exactly right for a relaxing and enjoyable break and the Windsor Room is a very comfortable and romantic setting. The little extras such as home made cakes and complimentary sherry were lovely touches too, and much appreciated.


Tired Looking B&B

2.6 on August 04, 2014

Spent a couple of nights here recently. It was average. The building looked tired but the inside was quaint. Wasnt impressed with the dilapidated building 2 doors down especially as it was the first house on the street as you turn in. Gave the whole street a run down look Breakfast was varied each morning but was slightly disappointed as my expectations were based on comparison to the B&B's in the North East or at least an English Breakfast as the name of the Inn would suggest. First day was pancakes smothered in some sort of cherry sauce. I would have preferred that on the side with the choice of syrup. Yuk! They did have good bacon though!!!!! Second day was scrambled eggs which were cold and I cant remember what else,so it obviously wasnt memorable. Staff were very friendly and courteous so that was a plus.


A warm and wonderful place to stay!

5 on July 22, 2014

My mother and I stayed at the Penny Farthing Inn for 3 nights. It was our first B&B experience and the inn came highly recommended to us. We were not disappointed. When we arrived, Matthew told us to think of the inn as our home and it quickly felt that way and remained so for our entire stay. Matthew was an excellent host! He provided information about activities in the historic downtown area and even made a dinner reservation (Including pick up) for us. Historic downtown and most attractions were within walking distance. Breakfast was excellent every day. I have dietary restrictions and Matthew and Betty graciously accommodated them. Afternoon tea, wine and snack were such a nice touch. We stayed in The Cambridge room which was spacious and quaint. This room was on the first floor (limited steps for my elderly mother) and had a king sized bed. Right outside of the room was a covered patio that we enjoyed as a reading spot. We hated to leave and will definitely be back!


Always a pleasure

5 on July 21, 2014

Admittedly there are a couple other bed and breakfasts in St Augustine that are pretty good but the Penny Farthing is our favorite and we always stay there unless they are booked up (we plan pretty far in advance so that's rarely an issue). We have stayed in at least 4 of their rooms and have probably stayed with them easily a dozen times. This is our getaway spot, Dave and Marie are wonderful hosts and with them and Betty in the kitchen - breakfast is always a treat. Our favorite room is Penny's Attic - its a bit of a hike up the stairs but worth it to us. But any of the rooms that we have stayed in have been good. Our favorite time to go is in the cooler months and they can arrange for a carriage to pick you at the inn - well worth it. We went for the 4th of July this year and the fireworks were spectacular - but July in Florida is hot - we already have reservations for the 4th next year. Again - there are some good choices in St Augustine and we have tried them. But the Penny Farthing is the best.


Nice place, didn't knock my socks off

3.4 on July 19, 2014

Very convenient to historic St Augustine, parking is on site and easily accessible. The house is nice and quaint. Mid-day snacks were a nice feature, as were available drinks. Best feature is the breakfast. Both days I ate the food was excellent. The room (Windsor) was ok. AC was hard to control (fortunately on the cold side). Things that they seemed to want to provide were not actually stocked - there was a coffee maker and near empty coffee can, but not filters.


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Rooms & Rates

The Windsor

The Windsor is our newest addition to the inn; located on the bottom floor. This room includes, a queen size bedm a large enclosed stand up shower, and your very own private kitchen with a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and has plenty of cabinet space for an extended stay if needed!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Cambridge

This dramatic suite is on the first floor of our St. Augustine Bed and Breakfast. Its rich Victorian feel with high ceilings, stained glass windows, fireplace, and unusual antique headboard will make you feel like you have stepped back in to the late 1800's

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Buckingham

Nested in the corner of our St. Augustine FL Bed and Breakfast is the entrance to this hidden gem... making for a beautifully quiet and romantic hideaway.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Penny's Attic

a NEWLY RENOVATED 2-room suite on the entire third floor of the main house. It is a beautiful, large space with a touch of history decor -This is the largest and most private on our property. It has a very large, private sundeck with covered gazebo offering breathtaking views of the treetops and magnificent spires of nearby historic buildings.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

The Tree House

This secluded room is high atop and nestled in the boughs of a magnificent cedar tree for which the street was named. It is an elegant, yet cozy, and decorated with period antiques. Enjoy your sitting nook with fireplace and stained glass windows and tree top vistas from your very private balcony.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Catherine Bedchamber

A king bed with a two-person Jacuzzi makes the Catherine perfect for a playful and romantic Florida getaway. Private second floor entrance, large covered balcony with swing and small sitting area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The York

We offer a warm, compace ad economically priced room comprising of a queen bed, and a whirlpool type bathtub with a shower. Perfect for the single traveler or a couple looking for a short stay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Elizabeth Bedchamber

This comfortable bedchamber in St. Augustine is furnished with antiques and decorated with Victorian roses and lace. This room features a very rare original brass sink vanity and is located on the second floor which includes a private balcony with a love seat along the side of the inn.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Victoria Bedchamber

This large, beautiful bedchamber is furnished with period antiques, offering a passage back in time for those who wish to enjoy the quintessential Victorian experience. Located in the front of the house, the entire second floor balcony with hommock is yours.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Historic District, Downtown

Airport

Jacksonville, FL (JAX) 50 miles

Directions to property:

Once in St Augustine on US1, turn east on King Street. You will pass the Post Office. Next street to right turn onto Grenada Street (one way). The first street to right is Cedar Street. We are the third house on the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Secretarial services, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2:00 - 6:00 P.M
  • Check Out:: 11:00 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 16 and over
  • Childcare Provided: No Only allow children over 16 years of age.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required $25 p/s; 12 lb. max/non-shedding and well behaved -Cambridge
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: No minimum stay required, except major Holidays - call for details
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Hold with valid credit card, but nothing is charged until you arrive, so you can pay as you wish.
  • Cancellations: Due to our small size, a $35 fee applies to cancellations,$50 for packages and holidays. If you cancel with-in 4 days of your stay, you will be responsible for one full night stay. If cancelled 5 or more days in advance the $35 fee is all that applies. Please keep in mind that when booking through B&B/ Hotels/Expedia/etc... you must contact the service who's website was used for booking to cancel your reservation! The Penny Farthing Inn has no control over these types of cancellations.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Marie, David, Matthew

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 9:00A.M. - 10:00A.M.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Details

83 Cedar Street , Saint Augustine, FL 32084 USA (Show map)

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