Grand trees, residential comfort & all the magic of St. Augustine within a short two-block stroll. When you visit 63 Orange Street Bed and Breakfast Inn, you feel quietly embraced by the aura of our grand home and its elegant Victorian furnishings. Our quiet, residential location, surrounded by large oak trees, is just a short stroll to St. George Street and the many attractions of this delightful city. Take a carriage ride from our door, visit the many historic sites, enjoy the art, culture, and sample the eclectic cuisine of the nation’s oldest city…then return to the inn, relax and steal a quiet moment in the library or flower garden. At 63 Orange Street, we offer a comfortable combination of contemporary amenities and splendid antiquity…plan to stay with us and experience the European charm of our city on the Florida Coast.
4.0 on September 09, 2014
welcoming, home-like stay, warm, cozy, intimate atmosphere congruent with St Agudtine culture and history
4.4 on July 21, 2014
If you want to step back in time this is the place, every detail of furnishings will make you feel like you are in the 1800's. Breakfast is out of this world each morning! Jackie is the perfect host and the minute after you are welcomed, you are family! No request was a burden. You would not believe as peaceful and quite the Inn is, you are just a couple blocks from everything historic St Augustine has to offer. You will not need to drive once you arrive! We have stayed in many of the B&B's in the area, and they are all nice, but when you take the experience of 63 Orange & add Jackie, there is no better place to stay! Bill & Ashley
5 on May 29, 2014
My stay at 63 Orange was amazing! Our hostess Jackie was so gracious. I can't wait to go back
5 on March 25, 2014
I love it. We went in Feb, my husband and two children. We were very please. Beautiful house, so clean! and really restful. Jackie is very, very nice and the breakfast is delicious, different every day and the next day better than the previous one. Don't remember the name of her assistant but I remember her service. So nice! I want to go back again just my husband and I.
5 on January 07, 2014
63 Orange Street is centrally located. Jackie is the owner/operator of the bed and breakfast, and she is friendly and always willing to accommodate. I highly recommend her B & B for any stay.
3.8 on December 26, 2013
We had an outstanding stay at 63 Orange Street B&B for our 25th wedding anniversary! Jackie, our host, was wonderful and was a perfect host. The room was great and had a lot of charm and character.
5 on November 23, 2013
Jackie was a wonderful host with great support from Kelly. Stunning house, wonderful period features. Best of all was the way Jackie made us feel at home. A truely wonderful experience, didn't want to leave. Graham and Rita, Loose, Kent, UK
4.4 on November 15, 2013
After reading many website reviews, I decided to book 63 Orange Street online. My husband and I stayed in Hattie's room. Our experience was absolutely wonderful. Jackie is an awesome person and serves up a delicious breakfast! She is happy to help in any way she can, but is definitely not overbearing and gives her guests plenty of privacy. The rooms were decorated with period furniture and were exactly as described online. The whirlpool tub in our particular room was a great welcome after walking the city each day. The location can't be beat - just off the main strip, so an easy walk, but also VERY quiet. Do not hesitate to stay in this B&B! If she has availability, book it!
5 on November 09, 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at 63 Orange Street. The owner and staff are great and went out of their way to make us feel at home. The house is beautiful and the breakfasts were delicious.
4.2 on October 02, 2013
Stayed here for a music festival, so normal operations were not in place. However, that did not matter as the owners were fantastic. Easy walking distance to the shops in St. Augustine.
Maud's Room, overlooking the upstairs front porch, is an elegant and beautifully Victorian room, softly bright and cheerful. The 125 year old set of English walnut furniture is comprised of a queen-sized bed with 7' high headboard, matching armoire and marble top dresser, and a shaving stand. A lovely ivory colored crocheted bedspread was made by Jackie’s grandmother more than 50 years ago. The hallway bathroom has a clawfoot soaking tub (with added shower head) original to this house. Robes have been provided for your comfort. (For the convenience of extended families this room and Hattie’s room have connecting doors.)
Maud is one of the Shorter sisters who was raised in this house. She became an English teacher and principal and lived here throughout her 48 years of teaching and into her retirement.
Hattie's Room is a wonderfully romantic room with a marvelous king-sized mahogany four-poster bed and extra large whirlpool tub in the large luxurious bathroom. This white-beige decorated room, with white lacy curtains at the windows, lacy and ruffley lampshades and a pair of comfortable beige easy chairs, this room invites your attention. An old Singer treadle sewing machine and antique Martha Washington sewing cabinet serve as occasional tables. Hand built French doors to the bathroom are curtained in lace to provide to provide privacy and atmosphere.
It was in this room that we found two small autograph books in the walls as restoration was being done, dated 1879 and 1880. They belonged to Hattie and Charles Vedder, the first owners of this house. Before moving from Oneida and Utica, NY, their friends and family signed the small books, and then there are signatures from people in St. Augustine.
Effie Florence's Room has a charming bedroom set from the 1920's consisting of a 3/4 poster queen-sized bed, armoire, vanity and dresser. An inviting overstuffed chair and a wicker rocker offer place to sit and relax. The hallway bathroom is the original bathroom to the house with the original clawfoot tub (and shower) and century old corner sink from Flagler’s Alcazar Hotel. Robes are provided in the armoire for your comfort. Just outside the door is the entrance to the shady upstairs front porch where you can relax in porch rockers under ceiling fans.
Effie is another of the Shorter sisters who was raised here. A copy of her journal, written as a young school teacher at the beginning of the 20th Century, is in the room.
Bessie's Room, a beautifully Victorian room, is the favorite of many visitors. It is furnished with matched set of 125 year old furniture made of English walnut, with a 7' high headboard on the queen-sized bed, and 8 ½’ tall armoire, and marble-topped dresser and large wash stand. Beyond lace-curtained French doors is the private bathroom with a whirlpool tub and shower. A private balcony under a large shady oak tree is the perfect spot for your early morning cup of coffee or late night glass of wine.
Hattie Antinica Besye Vedder, this room’s namesake, was born in this house on August 12, 1884, the youngest child of Charles John and Harriet Louisa Vedder, who were the first owners. Before the bed and breakfast opened, I met Bessie’s great-grandchildren who still live in Northeast Florida and have shared family history with me.
Kates's Room is a suite with a queen-sized iron bed and an armoire in the front room and a small sunny sitting area with day bed in what was once an upstairs back porch. The daybed makes this room suitable for a third person.* Because these rooms are sunny and bright, they are decorated in a quaint and nostalgic old Florida style. The bathroom with old-fashioned soaking tub/shower is off the sitting room. A private balcony overlooking the flower gardens and small goldfish pond makes this room a special delight for everyone who stays here.
Kate Shorter is one of the Shorter sisters who was raised in this house from about 1900 until they were grown. Kate later returned to live here with her sister Maud who owned the house for many decades.
Historic District, Downtown, Small town, Village
Jacksonville, FL (JAX) 50 miles
On I-10, - Take I-295 south around downtown Jacksonville to I-95 South. - On I-95, take Exit 318 (formerly Exit 95A) - Turn left left onto SR 16 - Continue about 6 miles to US 1, - Turn right and go 1.5 miles, just past Village Inn restaurant and the Prosperity Bank - Turn left onto Orange Street. 63 Orange Street is in the 2nd block on the right.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Alligator Farm, Ghost Tours, Ripley's Believe it or Not, Castillio de San Marcos (the fort) & Fort Matanzas, Lighthouse, Quaint Shops in the Historic District, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Board games, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Library, Wedding Facilities , Coffee, Tea and Cookies available, Public tennis courts across street, 2 rooms with private balconies, Within walking distance of attractions, Full delicious home-cooked breakfast, Private horse & carriage rides available
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Walking Tours of Historic Downtown, Horse & Carriage rides, Ghost Tours, Charter fishing boats, Scooner Freedom and Victory II scenic cruises, Motor scooter rentals, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports
Cats , 1 african grey parrot
Jackie enjoys the opportunity to pamper her guests, to make them feel completely comfortable and at home in this grand Victorian house, and to assist them in exploring and touring St. Augustine. She is a Master Gardener in Florida and enjoys growing heirloom roses and orchids, just being outdoors, especially on the beaches, reading, and quilting.
3 course Home-cooked Breakfast
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , vegan
Each of our gourmet breakfasts include a specialty Breakfast Dessert of the day. Whether it be flan, chocolate mousse, bread pudding, or fresh baked cinnamon coffe cake, our delicious breakfast with dessert will prepare you for a day of touring Historic St. Augustine.