St. Augustine Nights of Lights

During the Nights of Lights in St. Augustine the town is wrapped in a delightful glow and filled with holiday cheer for both residents and visitors. I have created this collection to showcase this event and provide you with the top websites for more detailed information.

Learn about events, read articles about Nights of Lights and view some pictures shared on social media of the lights, events and scenes at FloridasHistoricCoast.com  and VisitStAugustine.com. For parking and shuttle information see the City of St. Augustine.


Home for the Holidays!

Searching for a home for the holidays?

Here is a selection of homes to choose from – there’s something for everyone!
7870 A1A South #302

7870 A1A South #302 | St. Augustine, FL 32080

  • Stunning ocean views from this penthouse, corner unit condo at Ocean House.
  • Expansive covered balcony. The views can be seen from everywhere within this top floor condo.
  • The interior is as striking as the view with the finest upgrades and design.
  • The owners have truly transformed this unit – after taking it down to the metal studs – and have lovingly enjoyed and cared for it since.
  • Beautifully designed kitchen arranged to allow the chef ocean views as well, with Meile appliances and Sub-Zero refrigerator with two freezer drawers, plus Sub-Zero two refrigerator drawer under-counter unit for easy access to drinks or fruit.
  • The sleek design of the Poliform Varenna Kitchen Cabinets topped with Calacatta Gold Marble countertop and tile backsplash adds elegance to the space, and, along with the pantry with Miele coffee system and plate warmer drawer.
  • During the remodel, the unit was fully rewired, replumbed and a/c ductwork all replaced. Windows and sliding doors replaced during remodel.
  • Electric roller shades by remote control to close some or all of the shades.

To learn more about this home see: 7870 A1A South #302


220 Casa Sevilla

220 Casa Sevilla Avenue | St Augustine, FL 32092

  • Upgraded home with four of the bedrooms and the office all conveniently located on the main level, but an additional bonus and bedroom upstairs.
  • Screened lanai with lake views.
  • Spacious kitchen with 42” cabinets, prep island, pantry and quartz counters.
  • Porcelain tile flooring through the living area.
  • Medallion accents; the crown molding, gas fireplace for cool evenings.
  • master retreat with laminate flooring and the bath with large, garden tub and custom tile shower.
  • Fully fenced backyard.
  • Community pool, playground or basketball court and shopping nearby.  Easy on and off of I95 for your commute.

To learn more about this home see: 220 Casa Sevilla Avenue


687 Bahia Drive St. Augustine, FL 32086

687 Bahia Drive | St Augustine, FL 32086

  • Generous room sizes and a nice open floorplan that is light and bright.
  • Family room just off the kitchen with access to the screened lanai and partially fenced backyard.
  • Living room/den opens to dining room.
  • Spacious master retreat with lots of closet space and updated tile shower.
  • The screened lanai has vinyl window panels so the space can be used during all seasons. Access from family room or dining, and a pass-through window from the kitchen make it great for entertaining.

To learn more about this home see: 687 Bahia Drive


824 W. 13th Street

824 13TH St | St Augustine, FL 32084

  • Great opportunity for a comfortable home within the city.
  • Spacious family room and the eat in kitchen has plenty of cabinets and counter space and room for a table.
  • Master suite with separate bath is private with the split design.
  • Extra room, used as office, and nice sized utility room as well.
  • Great floor plan for a great price.
  • Located close to the Solomon Calhoun Community Center and zoned for good schools.

To learn more about this home see: 824 W. 13th Street


118 Amistad Drive

118 Amistad Drive | St Augustine, FL 32086

  • Roomy townhome with an attached two-car garage.
  • Truly move-in ready and lovingly maintained.
  • Spacious master is on the main level with en-suite bath and walk-in closet.
  • Upstairs has space to spare with a nice loft, plus two roomy bedrooms – both with a walk-in closet.
  • Great touches like the crown molding and neutral paint.
  • Well planned with 42” cabinets, pantry and lots of counter space in the kitchen.
  • Casual dining off of the kitchen that are both open to the spacious family room.
  • Covered lanai with backyard views of the preserve.

To learn more about this home see: 118 Amistad Drive


3389 Kings Road South

3389 Kings Road South | St Augustine, FL 32086

  • Neat and clean and move-in ready.
  • Gas Range, white cabinets, lots of counter space
  • Light and bright open floor plan with gas fireplace shared with den and family room.
  • Spacious screened lanai overlooks large backyard on half acre lot with gorgeous palm trees!

To learn more about this home see: 3389 Kings Road South


3381 Kings Road South Front

3381 Kings Road South | St Augustine, FL 32086

  • Move-in ready with great touches like tile floors, 42″ cabinets, arches, columns, plant shelves, rounded corners.
  • Corner lot is over a 1/2 acre with room for pool.
  • Open floor plan with split bedroom design.
  • Covered lanai overlooks large backyard with room for expanded patio or pool addition.
  • Newer roof in 2015.

To learn more about this home see: 3381 Kings Road South


 


Easter and Spring and Thoughts on Real Estate

As we are leading up to Easter Sunday, and have really enjoyed some beautiful Spring days, my thoughts went to how this all relates to the real estate market. Yes, I had thoughts about the religious aspects of Easter, my family, those photos of my first Easter – but, let’s face it, I am writing this as a Realtor and should stick to what I know. You have others in your life who can cover the aspects of religion and family much better than I.

I couldn’t help think about how Easter renewal and Spring renewal can help us in our real estate decisions. Have you been thinking about downsizing? Maybe that can be a good thing and free you from some of the maintenance, costs, and time that a larger home may be taking. Maybe you are thinking you want to travel more, so you want to switch to a condo or patio home that will be more lock and leave. Have you been thinking that your growing family needs more room? Again, that can be a good to have more bedrooms, that office you need so you aren’t in the spare bedroom, a larger yard for the kids to run, or a pool or neighborhood pool for those warm summer days ahead. Maybe you have always wanted to live where you could walk to the beach – so, you can feel renewed each time you see the ocean. Maybe you feel that the salt air has been a harsh task master and you want to move just a bit farther inland so you don’t have the maintenance. Whatever it is, take just a minute and picture yourself in that new space – does it make you feel renewed? Then maybe, just maybe, it is time to make that move.  Call me and let’s get started!

Oh, and here is that picture of my first Easter!


Irish for a Day in the Old City

If you will be in St. Augustine for St. Patrick’s Day, you have a great opportunity for some good food and fun. I wanted to see where someone who wants to be Irish for a day would go – and Trip Advisor gave me the Top 5 Irish Restaurants (Pubs, right?) in St. Augustine.

What is great is that anywhere you are in St. Johns County, you won’t be too far from an Irish Pub and some great food!
Meehan’s Irish Pub, Barley Republic Public House and Ann O’Malley’s Deli & Pub are all located within and around the historic downtown area. You can get great views of the Bayfront from Meehan’s along with your food. Ann O’Malley’s is on the north side of downtown, so close to the parking garage, if that makes it easier for you to get there. Barley Republic is on Spanish Street and always puts up a tent with great music, food and drinks!

If you don’t want to venture downtown, you are not out of luck! For those on or near Anastasia Island, O’Loughlin Pub is located at 6975 A1A South just south of the intersection of A1A and SR 206. Of course, you can pop in to the party at the World Famous Oasis as well, since they always put up a tent, even if they are not technically an Irish Pub!

North of town isn’t left out either, since you have Donovan’s Irish Pub located at 7440 US Highway 1 North, right by Palencia!
So, you can go out and be Irish for the day and get some great food, great drinks – and great friendships with those enjoying right beside you!