This restored historic plantation house has a wrap-around porch that glows under ceiling lights at night

Yallaha at Griffin Estate

This restored and renovated historic property offers a spacious and beautiful retreat.

Now, you can gather with family and friends at the luxurious and extensive Yallaha at Griffin Estate. This newly restored historic home sits on an expansive tract of land in Lincolnville, just a half-mile or a 15-minute walk to the Plaza de la Constitución.

This is the perfect property for a multi-generational family gathering, a vacation retreat for several young families, a long weekend with a group of friends, or a wedding party retreat.

The spacious home has a large great room with a chef's kitchen, gathering space, and a dining table with space for up to 16 people. On the other end of the ground floor, a restored 17th-century guard house has been transformed into a library and retreat with a pool table and wet bar.

There are bedrooms and en suites on the first and second floors, with room for 14 guests to sleep comfortably. A ramp into the building provides an accessible entry near the great room. The pool deck, first-floor common spaces, and one en suite are accessible for those who need a wheelchair.

The grounds include a pool with several conversation groupings on the adjacent deck, and seating areas in the gardens and on the porches where two or more can gather for quiet conversation.

This large bedroom has a fireplace, large wood beams, and four-poster bed
The primary suite has many original features, beautiful decor, and a fully updated accessible bathroom.


With two floors, an apartment over the garage, and a "kids room" with twin trundles, 14 people can sleep in luxury at the Griffin Estate.

Two bedrooms on the first floor

  • An en suite with a king bed and wheelchair-friendly bathroom
  • A second with a queen bed and a bathroom shared with the main floor

Three bedrooms on the second level

  • Two en suites with king beds
  • One bedroom with two twins with trundles and a shared bathroom in the hall

Additional sleeping areas

  • An apartment above the garage with a king bed, convertible queen sofa, kitchenette, bathroom, and washer/dryer
  • A convertible queen sofa in the second-floor playroom
The exterior of a restored building in Lincolnville shows the original coquina wall
This section of the oldest part of the estate shows the exposed original coquina wall, the front porch, and the fenced-in pool beyond.


This building is the oldest surviving home in the Lincolnville neighborhood. The original section was built of coquina circa 1810. A wood frame addition was built in approximately 1845 and the property has been remodeled several times. In the 1800s, the home was part of a large orange grove, and the current owners have added orange trees to the property. The pool area features a beautiful mural of orange trees laden with fruit.

This vacation rental has been fully updated to provide modern comfort and safety features while paying homage to the past. During restoration, several architectural features were exposed, such as the historic coquina walls of the original guard house and sections of the roof structure on the second floor.

This historic property is only minutes from the heart of St. Augustine's Historic Downtown, several houses of worship, restaurants, shops, and attractions.

A dining porch and pool deck in a restored historic property on a sunny day
This view of Griffin Estate's pool deck shows the covered dining and seating area and the mural behind the hot tub.


Situated on a former estate and orange grove, Yallaha at Griffin Estate has orange trees, large oak trees, and a herb garden near the kitchen.

The Kitchen

  • Fully equipped main kitchen with a gas range and cook top
  • A separate scullery with double ovens, sink, dishwasher, and refrigerator

The Outdoor Spaces

Large wrap-around porch with ceiling fans

  • Back porch and deck with dining tables
  • Heated pool and Jacuzzi
  • Gas fire pit
  • Yard games: cornhole, bocce ball, and hook and ring
  • Large yard with trees
  • Garden areas for quiet conversation and reflection

For the Little Ones

  • One pack-and-play
  • One high chair
This darkly-painted room includes full book shelves, a pool table, and wet bar
Leather furniture, a wet bar with stools, and a pool table create a comfortable space in an old coquina guard room that's now a library.

For Fun

  • Stereo system
  • Gas fireplace
  • Televisions
  • Board games
  • Chess table
  • Pool table and library with wet bar


  • Garage with room for three vehicles
  • Large, horseshoe driveway with room for eight or nine vehicles

To Make Your Stay Easier

  • Wireless broadband internet
  • Washer and dryer
  • Iron and board
A small bedroom with twin beds that can be used as seating, and a television on the wall
This small upstairs bedroom has twin trundle beds and a view of exposed old roof rafters.

Things to Know

  • Stays beginning Wednesday through Saturday require a booking of at least four nights.
  • Stays beginning on Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday require a booking of at least three nights.
  • Pets are not allowed on the property.
  • Smoking is prohibited.
  • To learn more and to book a stay, go to their website.

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