Carriage Way Bed & Breakfast

70 Cuna St , Saint Augustine, FL 32084-3684 USA (Show map)

About

Carriage Way is newly renovated with a long history of entertaining and exceeding expectations in comfort and hospitality making it The Jewel of the Ancient City. This beautiful Victorian home (circa 1883) is in the heart of St. Augustine in the Historic District. The first thing that captures your eye is the two expansive verandas. The white wicker chairs and a porch swing call out to you to sit, relax, and socialize. As you enter the front door, you see the Great Room featuring an exquisite Parlor and Bistro dining room with the focal point of Our Carriage Way Lady Way our century old stained glass. Each graceful room with private bath features color palettes of gem stones and precious metals and is adorned with antiques, architectural artwork and elegant modern amenities. The friendly and hospitable atmosphere surrounds you. The smell of freshly-baked treats teases your senses, and your inner voice says, This is THE place to be!

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

What B&B's meant to be!!

3.8 on November 02, 2015

We had never been to St. Augustine and don’t normally do B&B’s. This changed our minds! Upon arrival, we entered into a lovely restored Victorian home. We were greeted warmly and offered refreshment by Michaele. Apparently she had purchased it a few years ago and has put a substantial amount of work into it to bring it up to its present condition. She was very helpful and knowledgeable, explaining in great detail things to do and see, and ways to get around. We stayed in the Platinum Room which was perfect with all the right touches. Both the first floor and the second floor have porches where we would sip our morning coffee while planning our day. The location was ideal, in that we could walk to everything in the Historic District easily. Breakfast every morning involved heavenly homemade dishes served in an impeccable setting. No details were missed. We felt very welcomed and enjoyed our stay thoroughly. Next time we need to stay longer. Michaele obviously enjoys her work and does it very well. Side Note: Rooms, Service & Cleanliness should have received 5 stars, but website wouldn't allow it?!?


St. Augustine Gem.

4.4 on December 17, 2013

The "cottage" is perfect for two couples or family wanting a little more privancy than offered at most B& B's. The new owners and staff are excellent. They made us feel right at home. The location is perfect, being a short walk to the center of St. Augustine. And it has complimentary, on-site parking! Something not all St. Augustine B&B's can offer. Breakfast was exceptional. Hot entree with fresh fruit and home made banana bread! We've stayed at numerous St. Augustine B&B's, and this is not only one of the best, it is also a good value! We will certainly visit again.


Awesome, Convenient and Accomodating

5 on December 06, 2013

Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful home away from home to base my discovery of the quaint historic town of St Augustine. Arriving late in the evening from Australia, I was welcomed with a very comfortable bed and hot shower. Michaele was very helpful and able to whip up a dairy free / gluten free breakfast for me to indulge in before I enjoyed Gold's Tours - (highly reccomend) and the Flagler College Tour before venturing out to the fort. Carriage Way is a great location, short walking distance to everything and very accomodating. Highly Recommend.


Cottage Stay Oct. 2013 after the Johnson's sold the B&B

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. .

Innkeeper Response
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.

- Michaele (innkeeper)


Wonderful time

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.

- Michaele (innkeeper)


Great place to stay in the heart of St. Augustine

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!

Innkeeper Response
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 :)

- Michaele (innkeeper)


Wonderful B&B Experience!

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!

Innkeeper Response
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.

- Michaele (innkeeper)


carriage way b &b

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.

- Michaele (innkeeper)


My first stay at a B&B

4.8 on October 15, 2013

Only problem we had was that our room was roadside and was noisy late at night, lot of traffic.

Innkeeper Response
I am glad that you enjoyed your stay, and we met your expectations. We are fortunate to be in the quietest section of Historic Downtown. As the brand new owner, I will be adding black out curtains that should muffle noise even more. Thanks for sharing your review.

- Michaele (innkeeper)


Clean and Cozy

3.6 on October 14, 2013

Hubby and I spent a lovely night at the Carriage Way B & B. Located 2 blocks from the heart of the historic district, we were able to leave our car in the private lot and walked to all the action. After dinner we were glad to leave the noise behind us and sleep in a quiet room with adjoining bath. Be aware that all rooms have a private bath to use, but some have bathrooms down the hall (out of the room).

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for writing a review. Parking is a challenge, so I'm happy you enjoyed the on-site parking. We truly are in the quiet section of the Historic District. Thank you for sharing that tidbit with others.

- Michaele (innkeeper)


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Rooms & Rates

Garnet Room

King bed 2nd Floor, overlooking the front veranda Travertine bath with rainhead shower Electric fireplace Individually controlled HVAC Size including bath - 200 sq ft

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Tanzanite Room

King bed 1st floor, middle of the inn Romantically placed travertine rainhead shower with body sprays Individually controlled HVAC Size including bath - 200 sq ft

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Sapphire Room

King bed 2nd floor, middle of the inn Victorian claw foot tub with riser bar shower bath Individually controlled HVAC Size including bath - 229 sq ft

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Gold Room in private Cottage

King canopy bed 1st floor in the private Cottage Jacuzzi tub for 2 romantically placed in Gold room Victorian subway tile rainhead shower with body sprays Individually controlled HVAC Private courtyard Size including bath - 268 sq ft

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Silver Room in private Cottage

Queen four poster bed 1st floor in the private Cottage Victorian subway tile rainhead shower with body sprays Individually controlled HVAC Private courtyard Size including bath - 218 sq ft

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Peridot Room

Queen bed 1st floor, rear of the inn Victorian claw foot tub with riser bar shower bath Individually controlled HVAC Size including bath - 190 sq ft

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Aquamarine Room

King bed 2nd floor, rear of the inn Travertine rainhead shower with body sprays Individually controlled HVAC Size including bath - 225 sq ft

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Platinum Room

King canopy bed 2nd floor, rear of the inn Wide step in shower Vaulted cathedral ceiling with transom windows Individually controlled HVAC Size including bath - 245 sq ft

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Ruby Room

King bed 1st floor by inn front door can be festive on weekends. Romantically placed travertine rainhead shower bath Individually controlled HVAC Size including bath - 184 sq ft

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Small town

Airport

Jacksonville, FL (JAX) 45 miles

Directions to property:

From downtown Jacksonville, 31 miles south on I-95 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.

Area Attractions

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, Lightner Museum, Spanish Quarter, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Parking, Wedding Facilities , Complimentary beverages, On-site Free Parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Shopping, Historical Tours, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 11am - 5pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: On weekends two nights
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First nights stay and taxes are processed to guarantee the reservation. Please pardon our dust 8/13-8/31/17 as 3 rooms get their hardwood floors refurbished. Occasional noise will be limited from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
  • Cancellations: All guests must be at least 21 years old with proper ID. The first night of your stay plus taxes per room will be charged at time of booking to guarantee your reservation. If you cancel your reservation, or *see Weather policy below, please call us at least 7 days prior to your arrival date (14 days for group bookings, holidays and special events) to cancel your reservation, less a $50 credit card processing fee per room no matter what the reason is. In the unlikely event that you cancel less than 7 days prior to your arrival date or shorten your original stay dates or *see Weather policy below, (14 days for group bookings, holidays and special events), will result in forfeiting the first night plus taxes guarantee payment. Refunds are not available for early check-outs or no-shows. *Weather and Hurricane Policy-We cannot be responsible for delays, interruptions, cancellations, inn closings or inconveniences in your trip due to weather. However, if you have a confirmed reservation and you are due to arrive within 24 hours and an evacuation order (due to hurricane warning) is issued, you will receive a transfer of any deposits to a future reservation. No refunds will be made. We highly suggest travel insurance: www.insuremytrip.com A service charge of $10 per night per room will be added to Group Reservations of 3 or more rooms whether booking as a group or booking separately.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Michaele O'Neill

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Michaele is very friendly and hospitable. She loves the area and likes to share her experiences with others.

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Meals

Breakfast

Scrumptious Chef’s Choice Hot Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Bistro Dining Area

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free


Signature Dish

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.


Recipes

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