Cordova Mansion with Heated Pool in Historic St Augustine
Description from the manager
Step into history in our Spanish-style mansion in the heart of historic downtown St. Augustine! Cordova Mansion is a magnificently opulent, immaculately appointed home with a large courtyard, unique heated pool and heated spa, second-floor balcony, spa, and so much more!<br/><br/>Every inch of this huge house is immaculately decorated and vibrantly beautiful, with pillow-edge travertine tiles, floor-length drapes, hardwood floors, skylights, and a warm-toned color scheme. You may have to spend the first hour or two pinching yourself to believe it's all real! Cordova Mansion is the perfect venue for a wedding party, family reunion, or vacation, sleeping up to 10 people in unbelievable luxury.<br/><br/>Before you explore the house, you might want to relax in the courtyard. Spacious and charming, this is probably destined to be your favorite area of Cordova Mansion. There's room for dining al fresco beneath a shady umbrella, sunbathing on a chaise lounge, and even dipping into the custom-built swimming pool, which features a fountain and underwater shelf for seating. You can hear the bustle of the city beyond the walls, but you're wonderfully private in this oasis of sunshine!<br/><br/>Step inside and you immediately feel cool and refreshed. The living room sets the tone for the house, with Oriental rugs, oversized furniture that is addictively comfortable, and a lovely fireplace. Despite the richness of its decoration, Cordova Mansion does not feel formal or stiff. You'll love the cool feel of tiles and wood on your feet after a long day of sightseeing, and look forward to curling up in the quiet beauty of this home.<br/><br/>The kitchen and dining area are modern, with a full-sized wine cooler just waiting for your favorite bottles, as well as all the latest appliances. Handsome wood cabinetry, granite countertops, and bright tile backsplashes invite you to linger in the kitchen, perhaps preparing fresh-caught seafood (or simply dishing up the takeout!). A breakfast bar with several stools encourages the gang to linger and chat with the cook before taking the feast into the dining room, where a long, polished table, chandelier, and nicely padded chairs make any meal elegant.<br/><br/>After dinner, retire to the media room for some world-class entertainment! Here you'll find a giant HDTV, DVD player, VCR, and some of the most comfortable couches in which to enjoy your favorite shows, movies, and music. And if you want to stay connected with the folks back home while you're here, bring your laptop or other electronics -- you have free wireless Internet at Cordova Mansion.<br/><br/>The luxury continues in the appointment of our 5 bedrooms and 3½ baths. Four of the bedrooms contain king beds; the fifth has a queen, and there is a queen hideaway bed as well for overflow! Master suites are found on both the first and second storey, and every bedroom is unique and beautiful -- absolutely unforgettable!<br/><br/>One master suite boasts a sky-blue ceiling, TV, carved bedframe, and Oriental rugs. It leads into the master bath, with his-and-her vanities, warm honey-colored tile, a shower, and a spa tub. Pamper yourself in this lovely, relaxing suite!<br/><br/>The other master suite also boasts a king-size bed and private bathroom, as well as access to the second-storey balcony that overlooks the sidewalk below. This beautiful space, set with windowboxes and casual seating, is lighted and covered, so it's comfortable any time of day or night. What a treat to watch the stars come out from the privacy of your own balcony, while the city hums below and around you!<br/><br/>Staying at Cordova Mansion is a truly unforgettable experience. Everything is provided for you here -- all linens and towels; all kitchen cookware, dishes, and utensils -- and our laundry room is at your disposal, so you can pack light. From the little painted details on the pillars to the artwork on the walls, you will be continuously surprised and delighted by this house! So come enjoy the beauty and history of St. Augustine from the inside out by staying in this exceptional home
Additional amenities include: biking, boating, beach, fishing, washer / dryer.
Left on 06/04/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Patricia J.Reviewed Jun 4, 2012Stayed May 2012
This is the second time I have stayed at the Cordova Mansion. The first being end of Nov. 2011 and this time the end of May, 2012. The location is great, trouble with aC that was quickly resolved. Lighting could be brighter in bathrooms and pool needs to be a little cleaner, though the children didn't care. Nevertheless, a great stay!!! ( Despite tropical storm Beryl-felt very safe through it all) Patricia J.
Left on 01/03/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 3, 2012Stayed Dec 2011
Perfect place for the entire family to stay for weddings or vacations. We booked the house for my daughters wedding. Great location! Room for everyone to stay and wedding party to gather. And we had everything we needed for a great long weekend.
Left on 12/27/2011 for a stay in December 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 27, 2011Stayed Dec 2011
Luxury rental, but bring your own toilet paper? That became our joke. It is a case of pennywise and poundfoolish. For this type of rental, you should be providing not only toilet paper, but really soft toilet paper, and good soaps/shampoos. Instead, you will be forever in our mind as the place with no toilet paper. Also, having TVs in each room isn't very good if they don't work.
Left on 11/18/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | Joan B.Reviewed Nov 18, 2011Stayed Nov 2011
Loved the location and the stay, however, the pool and hot tub heat did not work. We made repeated calls to maintanence and to the property manager, and there were multiple people who came and went, but never got if fixed properly. My relations from the North were disappointed as they really looked forward to enjoying this part about the mansion and are unable to enjoy such amenities in the great white North at this time of year.
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