63 Orange Street Bed and Breakfast Inn

63 Orange Street , Saint Augustine, FL 32084 USA (Show map)

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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

A very pleasant stay

4.4 on June 06, 2015

Weekend family trip.


Best B&B in St. Augustine

5 on April 27, 2015

Best bed & breakfast in St. Augustine... Amazing hospitality and a DELICIOUS breakfast. Gina & Albert Miami, Fl


Excellent stay!

5 on April 23, 2015

We had a great stay and would highly recommend 63 Orange St! The room was clean, the owner was great and the breakfast was delightful.


Great Girls' Getaway!

4.6 on April 10, 2015

A friend and I had the good fortune to spend a couple of nights at this lovely B&B. The inn is conveniently located just a couple of blocks from historic St George Street and walking distance to all the attractions. We had a charming suite with a queen bed in the bedroom and a day bed in the attached sun room. Our private balcony was a lovely spot to enjoy our morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening I can't say enough nice things about the owner, Jackie. She made our stay even more enjoyable, cooking lovely breakfasts, delivering morning coffee to the landing outside our room, and offering suggestions on dining, etc. The free parking was an added bonus. I would not hesitate to recommend 63 Orange Street to anyone wanting a quiet, convenient B&B in St. Augustine.


Friendly, helpful welcome

3.4 on March 12, 2015

Jackie was a gracious and helpful hostess, who loves her home, and treats her guests very well. One room does not have an ensuite, but just down the short hall. The breakfasts were exceptional, and she and Kelly were wonderful ambassadors for St Augustine. The property was most convenient to the visitors area, yet quietly away from the crowded walking path.


We love Jacke

5 on March 02, 2015

What a warm and inviting place. Jackie treated us like family. She took care of all our needs and made our 20th wedding anniversary special.


A wonderful place to stay--like home

4.8 on January 21, 2015

Jackie, the owner of 63 Orange Street, was so kind and sweet. She allowed us to bring our 4-year-old little girl and was a very gracious host. We will definitely come visit Jackie again the next time we're in St. Augustine!


great

4.0 on September 09, 2014

welcoming, home-like stay, warm, cozy, intimate atmosphere congruent with St Agudtine culture and history


Close but far enough for a peaceful stay

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


63 Orange

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


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Rooms & Rates

Maud's Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Hattie's Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Effie Florence's Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Bessie's 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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Kate's Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

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Location

Location Type

Historic District, Downtown, Small town, Village

Airport

Jacksonville, FL (JAX) 50 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

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

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only smoking is allowed on porches and balconies
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Stairs, balconies & goldfish pond require close supervision
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum stays generally required for weekends, holiday periods, special events
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $50 deopsit required
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made up to 7 days (14 days during holidays or special events) prior to your arrival date forfeit the $50 deposit. Late cancellations (within 7 days of your arrival date) and early departures will be charged the cost of the first night (unless the rooms are re-rented in which the $50 cancellation fee will apply).

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jackie Kent

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats , 1 african grey parrot

About the innkeepers

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.

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Meals

Breakfast

3 course Home-cooked Breakfast

  • Time Served: 9:00 AM unless specifiied
  • Serving Location: patio dining available, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , vegan


Signature Dish

Breakfast Dessert
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.


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