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This morning we went to the Fountain of Youth, which is a Spanish dig site. It was home to the first white settlement in America.
1. A musket firing
2. The planetarium (to show how early explorers navigated)
3. A canon firing (it was loud)
4. The Fountain of Youth spring (it tasted sulphuric)
5. A native Indian village (an old Indian burial site)
6. Mission de Numbers (the earliest ...
We had a sleep in and then went out to the Fountain of Youth which is where America was first settled. We went and saw how to work a musket. After that we saw a canon. It was very loud when it was fired. We saw some shelters of some Indians that once lived here.
Today we went on a Segway Tour.
1. Flagler College (the first hotel that had electricity)
2. A cathedral (it had a pipe organ with the most pipes in the world)
3. A popsicle shop (it had home made popsicles that were delicious)
4. A house on fire (it nearly took the chocolate shop!!!)
After lunch went to a animal rescue and rehabilitation park for exotic ...
... stopped and had a homemade popsicle at the Hypo.
Then we went to the St Augustine Wildlife Reserve. It looks after big cats and lions. A lady bought a lynx for a pet but it was too rough and so she kept it in her garage and just threw it some food now and again. So they rescued it and care for it now. We also saw lions, wolves, tigers, black jaguars, white Bengal tigers, a cheetah, some leopards, bobcats and porcupines.
... returning to the boat the owner said "Hey, we gotta talk. I wouldn't buy this boat if I were you!" I had to agree with him. Back to square one. Given that we were closing the sale of our house in just 4 weeks time this put us in a bit of a desperate situation, so I resolved myself to drive all over Florida to find a replacement.
Fast Forward- my travels around Florida did bear some fruit. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Pirate Haus Inn Saint Augustine
Really nice place with bedbunks and private rooms. The staff is Great and overall just a really cosy place
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Pirate Haus Inn Saint Augustine
We have just returned from a 10 day (July 3rd to the 13th) stay at The Pirate Haus in St. Augustine, FL. My family and my friend of 17 years and her family stayed in 2 of the private room and all 9 of us have decided the The Pirate Haus is the GREATEST place to stay to get the full effect of St. Augustine the oldest city. When you arive you feel like to stepped back in time. To The Captain Conrad, Thank you for the best vacation we have ever had, you made our stay feel like we were at home visiting with friends. Your hospitality is the best, and so are the rates. I highly recommended everyone wanting a memorable vacation with your family / friends stay here at The Pirate Haus Inn. And parking if Free for private rooms. The private rooms have AC and a ceiling fan to keep you cool, also a private bathroom. We all hated to leave. We will be back again and again [:)] [:)]
So why didn't I give it an excellent?
This was my first time in St. Augustine, and I have to say-- overall, the city was a little too tourist-y for my tastes; but the Pirate Haus made it all worthwhile. The first mate was incredibly helpful in all aspects of our trip- and they had books of menus and other things to do in town. I loved this inn- the people are friendly, the pancakes are great and the rooms are comfortable and lovely. The common room and the rooftop patio are great places to relax your aching feet after walking all day-- and best of all, the location cannot be beat! I was right in the middle of everything- and blocks from anything I wanted to do or see or eat. Make sure you listen for the late night drunk revelers-- everyone that passes the hotel at night says ARRRR!
I am a college professor in my 60's, and my wife is a librarian about the same age. We have stayed at beaufiful B&B's from Victoria, B.C. to San Antonio to Charlottetown (PEI) to North Carolina, and 5-star hotels in both Asia and Europe. Sound like your typical hostel guests? Then why would we try a hostel? Because EVERYBODY loves this place! For example, check the Lonely Planet book on Florida, and try to find a hotel which gets as much space as Pirate Haus! Possible concerns we had before going:
Husband & I stayed at the Pirate Haus December 29, 2005-January 1, 2006. Prior to reserving our room back in November 2005, we had never heard of the Pirate Haus, Conrad, or anyone/anything associated with Pirate Haus. Everything about the Pirate Haus is excellent!
More a guesthouse than a hostel with private clean bathrooms and lovley themed rooms with aircon. Itīs very central in the old town and you get pirate pancakes for breakfast!
VERY clean, friendly & CONVENIENT!
This hostel is extremely clean and located in the heart of the historical district. You can walk to all the sites and drink yourself silly in all the bars surrounding the hostel. Conrad, the "Pirate Captain" will entertain your kids and teach them how to swashbuckle and/or give you the info on all the worthwhile things to see and do. You also get free pirate pancakes. Can't beat the price for the location. It's a small hostel so it is quite easy to make friends or stay isolated (your choice). There are private rooms w/baths as well.
This hostel boasts a superb location smack in the heart of St.
Whenever I travel I always stay in hostels where possible because I like meeting my fellow travellers from both the USA and distant lands. Hostels are usually inexpensive because you have access to a kitchen where you can store/cook your own food. The Pirate Haus is one of the cleanest hostels I have stayed in and the only one with all you can eat pancakes for breakfast! (free coffee too in a real mug - no styrofoam here) There were quite a few families with kids when I stayed, probably owning to the fact that the rooms have bunkbeds in them in addition to queen beds, so that you can actually get 4 kids + 2 adults in a room, and the kids seemed to thrill to the Pirate motif. Most hostels have shared baths, but the private rooms at the Pirate Haus are en-suite. There is also a common room with TV, games and toys for kids, and a rooftop patio with a gas grill. Staff were very friendly and informative. The location at $46 a night can't be beat. The backpackers and local students stay in the dorm rooms where a bed is only $17 a night! High speed internet access is also available. St. Augustine itself is just like a European town center with small narrow cobblestoned streets and a central plaza. St. Georges street reminded meof the German 'fussgangerzones', pedestrians only, no cars, and on the weekends it seemed like every bar had live music. The beach is about 4 miles away and there is a bus that'll take you there for a buck. Friday and Saturday the Taverna in the spanish quarter has a band that does music from the good 'ol days (450 years ago!)