We help make the most of your vacation by providing Free Admission to some of the area's top attractions each and every day! Create exciting memories, have more fun, and truly experience your destination!
Monarch Gardens is a beautiful private hideaway, ideal for couples, and within close walking and biking proximity of the Old City, the beach, and numerous restaurants, bars and attractions. Nestled in your own large, privacy fence lined lawn and gardens, the cottage is newly refinished and updated with hardwood bamboo and travertine floors, modern amenities, and pleasing, comfortable furnishings. Two furnished patios and a hammock draw you to the outdoors to observe the variety of plant and tree species, birds and butterflies on the property. The owner of the cottage who lives next door is a gardening enthusiast who loves drawing the monarch butterflies to her landscape for guests to enjoy. You will feel at ease in this safe and quiet neighborhood which is located along the Matanzas River and just next to The Lion's Bridge. Bikes are provided for an active way to take in St. Augustine and the surrounding neighborhood.
This one-bedroom cottage has a spacious and beautifully decorated living area with cozy seating space, dining table, large-screen TV, and plenty of natural light coming in through the windows and french doors which open out onto a sitting patio and the backyard. The sofa opens to a queen size bed to sleep an additional two people. The cute kitchen is fully furnished and stocked with dishes, utensils and cooking accessories. Enjoy plush towels in the bath which is outfitted with a tub shower combo, and rest comfortably in the queen size bed in the step-down bedroom which also has plenty of closet and chest space for storage of your personal items. The side patio is an additional outdoor space to enjoy a cup of coffee in the mornings.
Monarch Gardens is an easy half-mile walk over the iconic Bridge of Lions right into the center of the Historic District where you can explore the history of oldest European settlement in America and also some of the newest trends in dining. You will appreciate the close proximity to area attractions such as St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, The Alligator Farm, the beach at Anastasia State Park, and The St. Augustine Ampitheatre all within 1.5 miles of the Cottage!
-Pullout Queen Sofa
-Fully stocked Kitchen
-All linens and towels provided
-Large screen TV with Basic Cable and Streaming
-Large yard and garden with full privacy fence
-2 Patios and Hammock
-Beach chairs and Beach Towels
-Guest parking pad
Proximity of Attractions:
- .3 mi. to Bridge of Lions
- .5 mi. to Downtown/Historic District
- 1.4 mi. to St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum and Boat Ramp
- 1.4 mi. to St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park
- 1.6 mi. to Anastasia State Park Beach access
- 2 mi. to St. Augustine Ampitheatre
- 4 mi. to St. John's County Ocean Pier
FREE FUN! Each booking will include one free entry per attraction each day of your stay! The following attractions are included:
- St. Augustine Alligator Farm
- Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium
- Ripley’s Ghost Train Adventure
- Ripley’s Red Train Tours
- Royal St. Augustine Golf & Country Club Course
- St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum
- St. Augustine Eco Tours: Boat Expedition
- St. Augustine Eco Tours: Salt Marsh Kayaking
Let iTrip help you make the most of your vacation!
Ride Ripley’s Red Train around the area and take in the historic beauty of Downtown St. Augustine! Explore the oldest fort in the continental United States, the Castillo San Marcos, and stroll down colorful St. George Street filled with shops and restaurants of irresistible local flare. You might even spot a Pirate or Spanish Conquistador in period attire! Breathe in the warm, salty air as you enjoy a romantic walk along the waterfront as the sun sets, casting its final rays on the sparkling water, the drifting boats, and the picturesque Bridge of Lions. But don’t forget to make good use of the night by experiencing the Ghost train or Haunted House tour. Enjoy the endless variety of restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream, art, book stores and more just minutes from your front door.
**Guests traveling from CT, LA, NJ, and NY must inquire before booking. Booking without inquiring may require cancellation with a $200 fee.
John, Thank you again for staying at Monarch Gardens and for being such a good guest. We look forward to hosting you again!
Thank you Ali! We are so glad you had such a lovely stay and enjoyed historic St Augustine as well as the home. It was a pleasure not host you and we look forward to hosting you again in the future.
Thank you Jimmy! We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed a clean, comfortable and convenient stay at the cottage. Sounds like you were able to appreciate much of what St Augustine has to offer; historic district, parks and the beach. It was a pleasure to host you and we look forward to hosting you again in the future.