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Penny Farthing Inn

83 Cedar Street , Saint Augustine, FL 32084 USA (Show map)
4.6
96 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.

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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Reviews

Overall
4.6

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

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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.


English Comfort

5 on July 18, 2014

Awesome! Great owners/staff very friendly and makes you feel like part of the family. Will stay here again next year. Great location, we walked everywhere we wanted to go.


Lovely Stay

4.6 on June 25, 2014

Stayed in the Catherine Bedchambers. Marie and Betty were fabulous and you always felt at home.The room was like a big warm hug. The house is far enough off of the noise of King street but within a few strides of some magnificent dining, shopping and sightseeing. I loved the ample and secure parking out of sight of the street. Gave a nice feeling of peace. There are three ghosts there (all friendly of course). We had a meeting with what we believe to have been the little girl. Our hairbrush lifted up off of the toilet, drifted to the right and then fell quickly to the floor. Both my wife and I laughed out loud. We can't wait to return and highly recommend.


Birthday weekend

5 on June 13, 2014

We had an incredible time here. We came from Tampa for a getaway weekend to celebrate my husbands birthday. We accidentally booked one of the days wrong but they were nice enough to let us stay in the attic (honeymoon suite) that night. It was fantastic!!! Everything from the great service to a great location. This inn is in walking distance to everything and exactly where you want to be on St. Augustine. Thank you for he wonderful weekend! We can't wait to come back! Kasey and Brandon


What a wonderful place to enjoy a long weekend! Maria and Betty are an awesome team!

5 on June 12, 2014

Lovely home. Great food and service. Very welcoming!!


Great location and friendly owners!

4.4 on June 09, 2014

The location was perfect! It is in walking distance to everything you want to do and there is plenty of parking at the Inn. The breakfast(s) were wonderful and home cooked and ready when you get there. The only thing that was not outstanding was just the condition of the house. It's old and could use some TLC. If you are looking for a place with charm and don't need hotel quality and state of the art amenities with a great location at an affordable price then this is a great choice.


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Location

Location Type

Historic District, Downtown

Airport

Jacksonville, FL (JAX) 50 miles

Directions to property:

Go south on I95 to 9-A (next exit so. of I10) Stay on 9-A till you come to US1 South. Make a left onto US1 South. Go about 20 miles to King St. Make a left onto King. Under a mile on the Right is a Wachovia Bank, Make a right onto GRENADA ST (ONEWAY). Go 1 block and make a right onto CEDAR ST (ONEWAY). We are the 3rd house on 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: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 16 and over
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited $25 p/s; 12 lb. max/non-shedding and well behaved -Cambridge

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: No minimum stay required, except major Holidays - call for details
  • 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

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

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

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