This is a beautifully restored 1883 Victorian home in the heart of the historic district. It is within walking distance of the waterfront, shops, restaurants and historic sites. The rooms are decorated with antiques and reproductions. Private baths have showers or antique claw foot tubs with showers. The atmosphere is leisurely and casual. They offer complimentary beverages, newspaper, cookies, and full gourmet breakfast. Roses, fruit and cheese tray , gourmet picnic lunch, carriage rides and sweetheart package are available. Voted "One of the Three Best Bed and Breakfasts in Florida" by Florida Monthly Magazine. Chosen by "Fodor's Affordable Florida,"one of eight lodgings in all of Florida that are "Fodor's Choices."
This beautiful room exudes the warm colors of butter cream yellow and hints of Victorican blue. The room is named after the original owners of the home and is upstairs, overlooking the upper veranda. It has a King size, Oak bed. It is furnished with a magnificent armoire that is a family heirloom, a secretary/desk and marble top table from the family home and a very comfortable overstuffed armchair. It has a Ben Franklin type stove. The stove uses canned heat and is more for ambiance than for heat. The bathroom has a shower.
This truly Victorian room is decorated in pale shades of blue with a predominate blue toile pattern in the window valances, ceiling border and bed quilt. The massive maple headboard and footboard on the king size bed enhances the Victorian theme. Decorator tables and overstuffed arm chair add the charm to this room. The bathroom is Victorian style with a large claw foot tub for really soaking. But, for those that want a shower, just pull the shower curtain around the tub.
The room overlooks the upper veranda and has a King size, Cherry bed, European wardrobe and pale green walls. This room has the quiet comfort that comes from peaceful surroundings. Two comfortable wicker chairs, two carefully placed tables, a fine old dresser and the bath with a shower, complete this truly enjoyable room.
The queen size mahogany, four-poster canopy bed is dominate in this room. There's a beautiful mahogany desk that Bill's father and mother used in their home. The large wardrobe was imported from England. The mahogany dresser came from another old home in St. Augustine. The comfortable wing back chair makes an ideal place to snuggle with a favorite book. The Victorian bathroom for this room is the original bathroom in the home. It is a hall bathroom, but private for this room only. It has the largest claw foot tub in the home. The bathroom is just three or four steps from the room. We provide robes for your convenience.
This really quiet room is one of the smaller ones. It's located toward the back of the home, upstairs and off of the street side. It has a small separate sitting room, with a comfortable wooden rocker. The massive oak headboard and footboard on this queen size bed speaks of down home comfort and relaxation. 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.
A truly romantic room. It is upstairs at the back of the home. It has its own private hallway. For many years, this has been referred to as the honeymoon, anniversary, or special event room. It's hard to imagine the queen size massive walnut bed. The carving and inlays make this one really special. The wonderful old marble top dresser compliments the bed. The room has a really high cathedral ceiling with large fan-shaped skylights. The heavy lace curtains accent the windows and the fine bedspread. A comfortable wing back chair makes time pass as you wait for your special person. The beautiful bathroom, with gold fixtures, is "fit for a queen." The shower is extra wide. Just step in and enjoy! This is for you and your loved one.
Two queen size beds make this an ideal room for families, friends or couples who just prefer to have room to stretch out. It is on the first floor and overlooks the lower veranda. The room may remind you of "Grandmothers" house. It's beautifully appointed with quilts and lace. There are two very comfortable chairs, two tables and two reading lamps. The large dresser and wardrobe complete the appointments and make this room a haven for many purposes. The bathroom is practical with a shower.
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.
Butter cream colored walls set off the queen size, 18 th century, antique bed. It has a delicately carved walnut headboard and footboard and is accented with a tapestry bedspread of blush and sage. This is another favorite room for those who don't want to climb stairs. A very quaint room, but large with appointments. There is an antique armoire that was brought from Oklahoma, a fine old dresser and comfortable chair. 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.
This is a spacious queen size room that has a really open feeling. The queen size four poster oak bed compliments the cream and rose hues of the room. A desk from the Johnson family home, a casual chair and a practical dresser complete the room. French doors lead you to a small, private covered porch and small garden yard. The Victorian bathroom has a wonderful claw foot antique soaking tub with a shower. Romance is in the air of this fabulous room.
This is the height of luxuriance. The huge, iron king size bed is almost dwarfed by the size of the room. A wicker table and two chairs form an intimate arrangement for a sip of wine. A large English imported wardrobe and antique dresser are fitting for the room. But, then there is the whirlpool tub in the carefully crafted portion of this 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 Victorian bathroom has a wonderful antique claw foot tub with a shower. This is all you could wish for and more.
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.
Downtown, Small town
Jacksonville, FL (JAX) 45 miles
From Jacksonville Airport, take I-95 45 miles south 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, Spanish Quarter, Lightner Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Winery, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Historical Tours, Shopping, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts
Bed and Breakfast
Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Desk, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Complimentary beverages, On-site Free Parking
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.