Holidays Archives - Bayfront Marin House
Bayfront Marin House
St. Augustine, Florida

Christmas Lessons in St. Augustine

Each year, the hub and I try to give as many staff off as possible on Thanksgiving and Christmas. When we first bought the inn, in 2010, our plan was to give everyone those two days off. I planned on making a buffet breakfast, and cleaning any rooms that were turning over. The hub was … Read More


Make Your Guest Bedroom Guest Ready for the Holidays

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means out-of-town guests. When you own a bed and breakfast, you’re always hosting out-of-town guests. Which means you’re always thinking about how to make their stay more comfortable, more relaxing, more of a break from their everyday lives. Here are 6 tips for making their stay a … Read More


January in St. Augustine: Lights, Trolleys, and SNOW

We’re starting to think January is the “most wonderful time of the year”. Why, you ask? Because January visitors can enjoy our town’s jaw-dropping light display during Nights of Lights (the event runs from November 21 through the end of January), exclusive trolley rides through our romantic streets (every Monday and Wednesday night at 7:30), … Read More


Light ’em Up: St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights Kicks Off TONIGHT

Everything about St. Augustine will change tonight at 6:30, when the mayor lights the big tree in the center of town. Dark corners of the town will be lit up with holiday cheer; locals and visitors alike will bump into each other as they gape at the town’s three million electric “stars” on long evening walks. I love … Read More

Happy Boss’s Day! Send Her to St. Augustine!

Boss’s day wasn’t a day when I first started working. If you had polled me then, I would have said that *every* day was boss’s day. In fact, it was a thing back then. Patricia Bays Haroski first registered Boss’s Day with the US Chamber of Commerce in 1958 (which, for the record, is long … Read More

Thanksgiving Dinner in St. Augustine, Florida

We got an email last night from a guest looking for restaurants serving all the traditional dishes for Thanksgiving this year. Which made us think…geez. It’s almost October. It’s not a bad time to make reservations for Thanksgiving–because St. Augustine is usually packed with people for the holiday, and so are its restaurants. Luckily, our friends at … Read More

Plan A St. Augustine Cinco de Mayo Party–With Our Famous Sangria!

Want to host a Cinco de Mayo party that will have your guests talking the rest of the year? The owners of the Bayfront Marin House, an award-winning historic inn in St. Augustine Florida, have suggestions for a party that will have guests laughing, dancing, and having fun like there’s no manana. “Cinco de Mayo … Read More

Easter 2014 in St. Augustine: Who Doesn’t Love a Parade?

Here’s a breakdown of some of the “hop”pennings around town this weekend. Easter Parade. I could write a sonnet, about my Easter bonnet…but for now, I’ll just write about the Easter parade that takes place on Sunday, April 20, from 3:00 til 4:00 pm. The route starts at the Mission of Nombre de Dios, comes … Read More

Valentine’s Day in St. Augustine, Florida

There’s no better place to show the timeless quality of your love than St. Augustine, Florida, the nation’s oldest city. If you haven’t been to our lovely city before, here are some tips: Getting there: Fly into Jacksonville airport on Southwest (totally appropriate for a trip filled with LUV), Delta or USAir, then take a … Read More