Rooms and Reservations

Guest rooms are upstairs

St. Johns House offers three guest rooms to travelers. All guest accommodations are upstairs and reflect the simple elegance of the house.  The guest rooms are designed for comfort; each is uniquely furnished, with business travelers in mind.  Each has a private bath, queen-size bed with extra pillows and blankets, a writing desk, and reading chair with lighting.  WiFi is available throughout the house.  Other amenities include:

  • Ceiling fan
  • Radio-alarm clock
  • Television/dvd player (cable in the house only)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hair dryer
  • Facilities for making coffee and tea

A hearty breakfast, included in the price of the room, is served each morning between 7:00 and 8:30 during the week and until 9:00 on the weekends.  The menu changes daily and always includes coffee or tea, juice, fresh fruit, and a hot entrée.  We will be happy to accommodate special dietary needs with advance notice.

Check is between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.  If you will be arriving before 4:00 or after 6:00, please make prior arrangements to ensure access to your room.  Check out is by 11:00 a.m.

 

The Barnett Room

The Barnett family owned the house from the mid-1940’s until we purchased it in 1989.  This room, known as the “Blue” room, was Mr. Barnett’s private study.  It is the largest of the guest rooms, and has a view of the St. Johns River.

We used the back of an old carved sofa to create the unusual headboard in this room.  A library table and leather reading chair accommodate business or personal writing and study needs.  A large English gentleman’s wardrobe hides the television and dvd player as well as coffee and tea supplies.  Persian rugs and an unusual cheval mirror round out the furnishings.  The bath features the original pedestal soaking tub.  We added a shower for convenience.

  • Price begins at $129 a night.
  • Business rates may apply.

 

The Governor Grant Room

This room, generally referred to as the “Green” room for its wall color, is named for James Grant, the first governor of British East Florida.  While doing research at his ancestral home in Scotland, we stayed in our first B&B’s, were enchanted, and began making plans to open our own.

A mahogany 4-poster bed centers the room; a wing chair provides a comfortable reading spot.  An oil painting is reminiscent of the Urquhart castle ruins at Lock Ness in Scotland; quilts at the windows are a patchwork of tartan plaids.  Sweet grass baskets, though new, are like those that would have been used in 18th century Florida, when it was British; the fishing baskets are English.  The bath has a standard step-in shower.

  • Price begins at $119 a night.
  • Business rates may apply.

Cohen’s Hideaway

Named after the original occupants of the house, this room is situated in the carriage house, just adjacent to the main house.  An exterior staircase leads to its private entrance.  Botanical prints adorn the walls of this room;  French doors open to the bath.  The original claw-foot tub is still there, but with a shower added for convenience.  The Governor Winthrop desk is from the Brazil estate, one of the few remaining “row” houses on Riverside Avenue (now the Riverdale Inn).  A small refrigerator and microwave make this an especially nice private retreat.

  • Price begins at $99 a night.
  • Business rates may apply.

 

Cohen’s Hideaway is also available by the month.  Please ask about pricing.