The Centennial House, a home listed on the National Register of Historical Places, offers guests a seamless blend of 19th century ambience and 21st century creature comforts.
19th Century City Living
- Listed in the National Historic Registry as a “Certified Historic Structure”
- 19th century aesthetics
- 10 foot ceilings
- Full elegant breakfast served with the hospitality of a bygone era
- Serene garden courtyard
- On the horse drawn carriage route
- In the heart of St. Augustine’s historic district
- Easy stroll to shopping, art galleries, historic sites, restaurants, and the waterfront
21st Century Luxury
- Queen & King sized beds complete with down blankets & pillows
- Private baths supplied w/ Egyptian cotton towels; most w/ whirlpools
- Hair dryer and robes in each room
- Sound insulation for privacy
- Climate control in each room
- Cable TV/VCR in each room
- Complimentary video library & soft drinks
- Handicap accessible/barrier free room
- Gas fireplaces in larger rooms
- Early morning coffee & tea
- Copy & fax available, wireless Internet connection throughout
- Owner hospitality with high guest service focus
Immersed in History
Centennial House, built on a St. Augustine land grant dating back to the 1790’s. Making the Centennial House relatively new in comparison to surrounding St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city, founded in 1565. The house was built for J.D. Oliveros, a St. Augustine councilman. In 1998 Centennial House received a major renovation and opened it’s door to guests in January 1999.
The Ancient City awaits you...on foot!
Descend our porch steps and you are transformed into a turn of the century city dweller. Experience the city life of St. Augustine and leave your car keys with your luggage!
Centennial House is several blocks from Flagler College, formerly the Ponce de Leon Hotel built in 1888. Walk in the footsteps of the once “rich and famous” as you enter the grand rotunda or visit the dining hall which highlights the artistic glass created by Louis Tiffany.
The enormous felines that guard the nearby Bridge of Lions will steer you back into St. Augustine’s ancient past as well the Lightner Museum, the famed Fountain of Youth, the Castillo de San Marco (“the old fort”), and all the city’s ornate churches that proudly showcase the artistic glass of Louis Tiffany.
Stoll by the busy waterfront of the Intracoastal Waterway and watch for dolphins among the many moored boats. Your tour of the city may also include the Spanish Quarter Village, the Oldest House, and other historic attractions. The quaint shops and art galleries on St. George Street and the downtown restaurants are just a short walk from the inn.
With the ocean “just down the road”, you can enjoy a vast array of water sports ranging from fishing to surfing to boating to climbing the steps of the St. Augustine Lighthouse to see everything from a bird’s eye view. For those who like to walk the links, there are excellent golf courses nearby.
While you are here, you may also want to plan a day trip to the World Golf Hall of Fame or Marineland, both a short drive from Centennial House.
We had an idea
What do you get if you combine a turn-of-the century historic home, a major restoration overhaul, the charming atmosphere of St. Augustine, and a little creative thinking?
A premier eight room bed & breakfast located in the heart of St. Augustine’s historic district, specifically designed to combine the experience of 19th century city living with 21st century luxury.
How did we know what our guests want?
We asked them. Just like we created blueprints for Centennial House’s restoration, we created a “blueprint” of our guests and learned what travelers just like you want from their stay at a bed and breakfast.
History combined with luxury.
We learned that travelers want to experience the “old time feel” of the 19th century. At the same time, they desire the comforts of the 21st century’s modern amenities and luxury. At Centennial House, you’ll enjoy the best of 21st century luxury in this fully restored period home.
We restored it from the ground up.
Once we had the concept, we started with our construction team to put all the modern features into this century-old St. Augustine home. Months of labor produced a complete set of detailed blueprints that was approved by the St. Augustine Historical Architectural Review Board and The U. S. Department of Interior. The restoration was soon underway. Now it’s ready for you.