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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

Restaurants on Vilano Beach: Let’s Eat!

St. Augustine is known for its downtown restaurants—but some of our favorites are on Vilano! And–shame on us–we didn’t even frequent many of these until we bought our beach cottages. We hope that you don’t make the same mistake. To ensure that you don’t, here’s a list of restaurants, along with some of our favorite … Read More

The Joys of a Hammock

Twenty years ago, the hub and I were on the beach in Key West, taking a short walk after a wonderful lunch at the Casa Marina. Ahead of us, under the palms, we spotted a cluster of arc-shaped teak hammock stands, with enticing quilted hammocks swinging in the breeze. Now, we knew that we loved … Read More

Hello to Summer in St. Augustine!

I love summer in St. Augustine, I do. I love the free concerts on the pier every Wednesday, free concerts in the plaza every Thursday, the movies on the bay, our free margarita nights, Mike’s homemade ice cream (you do know that in July, August and September we have Mike’s homemade ice cream every Wednesday, … Read More

We now have award winning gardens!

St. Augustine, FL (PRWEB) May 31, 2015 Bayfront Marin House Recognized by City The Bayfront Marin House, an historic inn located in St. Augustine, Florida, can now add the title “award winning garden” to their long list of accomplishments. The small waterfront hotel was recently recognized by the city for their outstanding container gardens. More … Read More

St. Augustine Bed and Breakfast Is Moooving Into Production Agriculture

An award-winning bed and breakfast in the historic district of downtown will soon be offering their guests a new amenity: fresh milk. On April 1, construction will begin on a small freestall barn, located in the front lawn of the Bayfront Marin House. When complete, the barn will hold a herd of eight cows. Co-owner … Read More

8 Things You Have Wrong About Bed and Breakfasts

Since we’ve owned the inn, it’s amazed me how many first-time bed and breakfasters stay with us, and greet me in the morning, saying “This isn’t at all what I thought a bed and breakfast would be like!” After that comment, I often ask what they thought it would be like–apparently there is an image of … Read More

Enjoy the Spring Weather: Outdoor Restaurants in St. Augustine

It’s spring in Florida, and the weather is beautiful. It’s the kind of day that makes me think about eating outside. (That’s as opposed to rainy days, which just make me think about eating. Period.) Here are some of my favorite places to dine al fresco and take advantage of the Florida sunshine (and amazing … Read More