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The 10 Best Airbnbs in St. Augustine, Florida

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Rich history, European charm, and pristine beaches welcome you to the sunny shores of St. Augustine, Florida.

St. Augustine is a charming little city tucked away on Florida’s northeast shores, just an hour north of Daytona Beach. It’s best known as “The Nation’s Oldest City,” and is where the famous Spanish explorer Ponce de León came ashore in 1565. Today, you can still feel the presence of America’s earliest European settlers in the cobblestone streets and historical landmarks they left behind.

However, history isn’t all you’ll find in St. Augustine. Head to the city’s Old Quarter and downtown streets for beautiful architecture, boutique shopping, and fantastic eateries. A trip to the beach is also a must, where you can take advantage of sandy beaches, fresh seafood, and ocean cruises, kayaking, and fishing trips.

But before you venture off to the Old City, check out the list below of fantastic airbnbs in St. Augustine to make sure you experience the city in style without break the bank at a pricey beach hotel.

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1. Storybook Cottage

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Why you should stay: A two-bedroom cottage next to Lake Maria Sanchez.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates start from: $150/night

The Storybook Cottage is a lovely renovated home with a stone facade, rounded wooden doors, and a peaceful courtyard that oozes European charm. The sparkling clean and modern kitchen, quaint decor, and second-story balcony overlooking the nearby lake also make this airbnb special. From the front door, you can walk to St. Augustine in about 10 minutes, so you easily explore the area’s top attractions. For those arriving by car, there are two available parking spaces. The home has two bedrooms, but one extra guest can be accommodated in the living room.

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2. Wedge House

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Why you should stay: A hip and vibrant home in the West King District.

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates start from: $170/night

If you appreciate fun and bold interior design, you’ll agree the Wedge House is one of the most fun airbnbs in St. Augustine. It’s certainly not afraid to push boundaries. You’ll find a unique theme in each room, like the “Coastal Quarters” guest suite and the “Rainbow Retreat” room. The kitchen and living room feature pops of color coupled with natural wood elements and mid-century modern furniture that is oh-so-stylish.

Out back, enjoy the private fenced-in patio furnished with a seating area, a dining table, and a sun umbrella, as well as a grill for warm-weather cookouts. St. George Street is just over a mile away from the house, around five minutes by car.

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3. Seaglass Bungalow

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Why you should stay: A spacious loft with a screened-in porch surrounded by a lush tropical garden.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates start from: $123/night

Eclectic meets modern minimalism at the Seaglass Bungalow, an open studio with an impressive outdoor area and set of amenities. Revel in St. Augustine’s year-round comfortable weather in the large screened-in porch with a hammock, film projector, and plush sofa. Just outside the porch, tropical plants encircle an outdoor patio furnished with a grill, fire pit, and Adirondack chairs.

The home’s unique interior has stylish accents such as exposed wooden beams, a sliding bathroom dorm, a wood slab vanity, and a retro Smeg fridge. The hosts provide complimentary locally sourced coffee and everything you need in the kitchen to prepare a hearty meal. Lighthouse Park and the Amphitheater are a short 10-minute walk away.

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4. Luxurious Home

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Why you should stay: A suite in a nearly beachfront home with plenty of complimentary beach toys.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates start from: $214/night

For those looking to indulge in some serious beach time, this luxurious home just 50 meters from the ocean should be top of your list. Not only is the beach within walking distance, but it’s tucked away in a quiet neighborhood away from the tourist crowds. The hosts even provide fun beach toys like boogie boards, coolers, and even a surfboard for guests.

At the house, a spacious covered balcony with high-end outdoor seating offers fantastic views of the ocean. Large french doors slide open to the impeccably designed living room and kitchen where a glass fireplace, gourmet stove, and beautifully patterned backsplash amaze. Guests have access to a community yard with Adirondack chairs, a fire pit, and grills.

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5. The Heart of St. Augustine

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Why you should stay: A charming apartment with a European-inspired balcony on bustling St. George Street.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates start from: $166/night

The Heart of St. Augustine is a quaint apartment on St. Augustine’s oldest and most famous road, above a beloved local pizza joint. Surrounding the vacation rental are cobblestone roads, great eateries, and exciting things to do, all conveniently within walking distance.

 “It was the perfect location, right in the middle of everything so you can pop in and out as you please.”

Jennifer, Lecanto, FL

Guests love the home’s balcony with a little cafe table with two chairs overlooking St. George Street. There’s also a front porch area providing more outdoor seating. This one-bedroom airbnb comes furnished with an additional pull-out sofa bed to comfortably accommodate a small family. With your booking, you get access to prime parking near downtown – a rare find in the heart of the city.

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6. Recycling Plant Loft

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Why you should stay: A bright and urban loft with trendy decor and spectacular views.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 4 nights
  • Rates start from: $154/night

One of the most unique airbnbs in St. Augustine is this modern and renovated recycling plant loft along the San Sebastian River. The house features an expansive open layout with industrial touches like concrete floors, exposed rafters, and a ton of natural light. French sliding glass doors span across the entirety of the exterior wall and look out on the furnished deck and the peaceful river beyond.

The hosts equipped this Florida vacation rental with a brand new kitchen, a funky fresh disco ball, a pool table, and all you need for a good time. It’s worth noting that the inside is one large open space. The bedroom is partitioned with a bookcase, complete with two queen beds and a third single.

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7. The Bardot Loft

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Why you should stay: An affordable but lux loft in the up-and-coming Lincolnville neighborhood.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates start from: $120/night

No detail was overlooked at The Bardot Loft, one of the more luxurious airbnbs in St. Augustine, above the Bardot Bridal Lounge. Everything about this loft screams cute and put together, from the pretty pink doors to the expertly placed gold accents.

The glamorous and modern kitchen is the definition of home goals and features a mermaid-tile backsplash, sparkling island seating, and all the essentials. Vintage furniture and a wooden accent wall invite comfortable lounging in the living room, and there’s a balcony perfect for morning coffee. This airbnb is across the way from the San Sebastian River and is just five to 10 minutes away from the attractions downtown.

“This place is so beautiful perfect for a cute couples retreat and remote to everything it is also a spectacular place for a girls trip. It has everything you need and more.”

Madi, Tampa, FL

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8. The Sea Olive

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Why you should stay: A modern ocean-inspired cottage with lux amenities in walking distance to Vilano Beach.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates start from: $165/night

The Sea Olive offers one of the best beach escapes in the city and is located only minutes from Vilano Beach. During your stay, you’ll have access to a golf cart for quick and easy transport between the beach and the house. The hosts also provide other beach essentials such as chairs, towels, and paddleboards.

Other incredible amenities at the Sea Olive include a private yard with outdoor seating, a bubbling hot tub, and a spacious driveway with room for three cars. The property is only three miles away from downtown for those days you need a break from the beach.

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9. Sand Dune Studio

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Why you should stay: A minimalistic and modern tiny home for a steal of a price.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates start from: $81/night

The Sand Dune Studio is a cozy little guest house maintained by friendly hosts. It’s decorated with neutral tones and potted plants that pair nicely with the sparkling white walls. Other notable features include the well-appointed kitchen, a cool sliding farm door that leads to the bathroom, and a small patio with chairs at the front of the home.  This airbnb is on Sand Dune Alley within walking distance to many of St. Augustine’s top attractions.

Check-in is easy and requires only a code. From the property, you can walk to the lighthouse, Anastasia State Park, and local cafes.

“The home was simple and stylish and had everything we needed with a few extra gadgets handy. The bikes were a great addition as well!”

Kara, Mechanicsville, VA
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10. The Treehouse

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Why you should stay: A cheery yellow cottage perched on stilts in a quiet part of Lincolnville.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates start from: $56/night

The Treehouse is a bright and inviting little cottage reminiscent of basically every Jimmy Buffet song. To get to the entrance, you must climb a set of stairs that lead to a balcony with seats. Inside, the home is white and sunny and features pastel and beach-inspired accents.

This vacation rental has all the comforts of home, including laundry on site, a fully stocked kitchen, and complimentary toiletries. Best of all, it’s located in a peaceful part of Lincolnville, close to top restaurants. It feels like quite the tropical little bungalow and is one of the most affordable airbnbs in St. Augustine, too.

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Plan Your Trip to St. Augustine

While a beautiful Airbnb can make a trip all the more special, most people don’t travel for the accommodations alone. Here are the best things to do in St. Augustine to help fill your perfect beach vacation.

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