402 Zorayda Avenue

    402 Zorayda in St. Augustine's Davis Shores
  • A great room with lovely wood floors.

  • Fireplace with built-ins.

  • A gorgeous galley kitchen.

  • Stainless appliances, new sink, updated counters!

  • Breakfast nook with wood floors.

  • Breakfast nook.

  • Bedroom 1 bathed in light.

  • Bedroom 2 again includes lovely wood floors.

  • Pretty Bath

  • View from sunroom: pleasant, peaceful

  • Original Arts & Crafts style front window.

  • A pretty front entry.

  • Lovely landscaping

  • 402 Zorayda is just a 5 minute walk to the Bridge of Lions!

  • Under 5 minute drive to RB Hunt and Cathedral Parish Schools!

  • Imagine having your morning coffee here!

  • Just a 5 minute walk to restaurants!

  • Little library just around the corner!

  • You don’t need a car when you can walk or bike to everything!


As an investment this home excels, just look at the following reviews:

Patrick, April 2018

This place was outstanding. It’s close enough to the bridge downtown that you can easily walk to avoid the traffic and needing to park. The place is beautiful and the porch space is awesome. Would stay here again without a doubt for my next visit.

Heather, April 2018

This was a wonderful home base for our first visit to St. Augustine! My family of six had plenty of room (And hot water!) in this charming home. It’s perfectly located on a quiet side street just minutes from everything St. Augustine has to offer. We very much enjoyed coming back to the home to relax in the evenings after a long day at the beach or sightseeing.

Rachael, March 2018

It was perfect for a 4 day trip and can accommodate very well. The location was great. The neighborhood was quiet but very cute and an easy walk to downtown.

Gloria, March 2018

The Zorayda house is lovely and spacious, located in the perfect area for exploring St. Augustine or hitting the beaches. The rooms are clean, beds are comfy, and the little side sun room is perfect for napping. Would definitely visit again!

Kyle, February 2018

Location was perfect for us. Close enough to downtown for a short walk over the bridge, or Uber ride. Made it perfect to come home to a quiet nights rest so we could do it all over again the next day! Beautiful, quaint home in an even more beautiful city. We will be back to St. Augustine for sure!

Julian, February 2018

This house is in a perfect location. Nice quiet area but a simple walk over the bridge gets you right in the heart of all the shops and main restaurants.

Investment Potential

With no modifications or updates, this home has excelled as an investment property. As a short term rental this home first hit the market in February of 2018, for the final month and a half of our “full season” (snowbird rentals). The home was rented nearly every night in this period at between $165 and $175 a night, generating approximately $5000 a month in revenues. In our “shoulder” season of April (which will stretch to the end of May), the home is typically rented Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with approximate monthly revenues of $1980.

As a long term rental (ending in August of 2017), the home commanded $1800 a month for a 12-month lease.

Quick Facts

This home isn’t the biggest or flashiest, but the location is better than any other home in market for the price; it is truly a one-of-a-kind. Here’s what you need to know about this wonderful, comfortable home at 402 Zorayda Avenue in St. Augustine’s Davis Shores:

  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bath
  • 1-car garage
  • Stainless appliances
  • Updated kitchen counters and back-splashes
  • Wood flooring throughout
  • Large great room with fireplace
  • A 5-minute walk to Bridge of Lions
  • A 5-minute drive to both RB Hunt and Cathedral Parish schools
  • Easy access and central location for beaches and Historic District
  • Home was not damaged, made no insurance claims, and did not need repairs after Hurricanes Matthew or Irma. Withstood the only direct landfall the First Coast has ever taken, in 1964 for Hurricane Dora (the original 1947 siding is still in place and in good shape).
  • Corner lot is larger than a quarter acre
  • Recent tenants paid $1800 a month to rent, long term
  • New Price: $290,000

Size, Price, and Location

This elegant yet casual home at 402 Zorayda Avenue in St. Augustine, Florida (32080) is listed by the property appraisers office as 984 square feet heated-and-cooled (buyer to verify all measurements) on a single story and has been LEASED. It’s space is well laid out and seems bigger than it is.

Bedrooms and Baths

The residence includes 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath in a split arrangement. Both bedrooms (13 x 11 and 12 x 11, respectively) have lovely wood floors. The second bedroom has a private entrance via the garage. The bath has a standard tub/shower arrangement and a pedestal sink.

Living Area - Great Room

The living area of the home is a huge 23 x 14 space that includes a wood-burning fireplace flanked by built-in bookshelves, and wood flooring.

Kitchen and Dining

The kitchen is relaxed space divided into a 9 x 7 breakfast nook, and a galley-style kitchen (also 9 x 7) for a total space of 18 x 7. The counters are an updated granite, the appliances are stainless, and there’s even a tidy little pantry.


The lovely 15 x 7 sunroom is wonderful for relaxing.


Outside you’ll find big trees with plenty of shade, the trunks strong and substantial enough to string a hammock between. This is a corner lot, approximately 11,853 square feet in area (approx. .279 acres) and is a short .2 mile distance to the Bridge of Lions via Arpieka Avenue and N. St. Augustine Blvd. Buyer to verify all measurements.


This home has a 10 x 21 single-car garage with an attached 5 x 14 storage area ideal for bikes and lawn equipment. The drive and walk are pavered.


The outside electric service is new, the roof is less than seven years old, the A/C is newer, and the kitchen was updated with new counters, back-splash, and stainless appliances.


This home is currently zoned for R.B. Hunt Elementary, Sebastian Middle, and St. Augustine High School. Cathedral Parish School is also nearby.

Click here to see me drive to R.B. Hunt in four minutes.

Click here to see me drive to Cathedral Parish School in five minutes.

Buyers to verify all school zoning.


The neighborhood of Davis Shores is cradled between the Bridge of Lions (just a five minute walk away via Arpieka Avenue and N. St. Augustine Boulevard) and the ocean. Anastasia State Park, the St. Augustine Amphitheater, The St. Augustine Lighthouse, and the Alligator Farm are all within easy biking distance. Craft breweries and restaurants such as GAS Full Service, Mellow Mushroom, and Black Fly are all within walking distance, and of course, St. Augustine’s renowned Historic District is just across the Bridge. A pocket library sits just two blocks away on Arpieka, on the walk to the Bridge of Lions.

High & Dry Location

This home survives and thrives, despite the coastal storms that have come and gone in the sixty nine years since it was built. This home and its living areas suffered no damage and did not flood in the October 2016 hurricane. It suffered no damage to the living area, was not gutted, made no insurance claims, and required no repairs. The single-car garage, which is two feet lower, did experience some flooding (the water ruined a washer and dryer). The builders in 1947 knew that if they built the home proper a little higher, those few extra feet would keep it snug and dry, giving each succeeding generation of owners peace of mind.

Contact Sean Hess, Broker, at 904-386-8327 or Sean.Hess.Brk@gmail.com for more info.

402 Zorayda Avenue

Updated Davis Shores home on gorgeous corner lot. Walking distance to Bridge of Lions and Historic District, a home to live in or a fantastic investment property.

Meet Sean Hess.

LEASED. Please contact Sean Hess at Sean.Hess.Brk@gmail.com (email) or text 904-386-8327 for your private showing.

Calling this a “magical” location doesn’t do it justice. Located just a 5-minute walk to brew pubs, farm-to-table restaurants, and St. Augustine’s iconic Bridge of Lions, this home enjoys an amazing, walkable neighborhood. It also happens to be located in the #1 school district in the state (both RB Hunt Elementary AND Cathedral Parish School are within a five minute drive).

Lots of light and lovely wood floors in the big, big living area highlight a fireplace surrounded by built-ins. A pretty galley kitchen with updated counters, back-splash, and stainless appliances includes a breakfast nook with plenty of windows and those gorgeous wood floor. The two bedrooms have relaxed color schemes and peaceful, meditative qualities. The home’s single bath is cute with a pedestal sink, shower, and tub.

Outside you’ll find big trees with plenty of shade, the trunks strong and substantial enough to string a hammock between—where you’ll likely fall asleep with a book propped on your nose. Your drive is welcoming, and done in pavers. On chilly days, of which there are precious few in Florida, you can retreat inside to your cozy sunroom and its enclosed glass porch.

As mentioned, The Bridge of Lions is just a five minute walk away (!), R.B. Hunt Elementary, Cathedral Parish School, the St. Augustine Lighthouse, and Anastasia State Park are all within a 5-minute drive (!!). If you ride a bike, that gentle surf and lovely, white-sand beach is just a few more minutes than in a car. And I haven’t even mentioned the coffee shops or Anastasia Boulevard’s burgeoning food scene (which has the locals raving, and is only a 5-minute walk).

This space is ready and waiting for you to reimagine. As with every mid-century home you’ll find some work to do, but the roof is less than 7 years old and the A/C system is nearly new. And here’s some more good news: The home was not damaged in any way by Hurricane Matthew. It sits approximately 2-feet above grade, saw no water inside the living area, was not gutted, made no insurance claims, and it needed no repairs. As an investment property it excels; the most recent tenants were paying $1800 a month.

Simply put, this home isn’t the biggest, or flashiest, or newest, but the location is better than any other home in market for the price; it is truly a one-of-a-kind. Chances to snap up a home like this don’t come along that often: Not in this location, and certainly not for this price. Will you make this your space? What story will you write here?

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