The Last Ice Cream of the Season

How is it almost October? Well, as usual, the summer here in Florida has just flown by. I know people always say it gets really hot here, but honestly, I don’t think it’s more hot than our hometown of Baltimore. Of course, we try to temper the heat as much as possible, with free margaritas … Read More

Free Museum Day in St. Augustine

For a tiny town, St. Augustine has a plethora of museums. (That’s the kind of vocabulary you use when you live in a town with a lot of museums). And on Saturday, September 26, you can visit one of our town’s museums for FREE! It’s part of the Smithsonian’s annual free museum day–a day where museums around the country … Read More

Happy Anniversary to Us!

With all of the hubbub about St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary, we totally forgot that we recently had a (much smaller) anniversary of our own! On September 1, we celebrated five years of owning the Bayfront Marin House. And when we say celebrated, we mean it. In the past five years, we have been lucky enough to meet … 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

Friday is Now PIE Day in St. Augustine!

One of the best things about living in the south is that we get to enjoy local fruit and vegetables earlier than most folks in other parts of the country. Heck, we had fresh strawberries from Plant City this year, while our friends and family in Baltimore were anticipating snow! As much as we love … 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

Flowers in St. Augustine

I don’t have to tell you that flowers are my thing. I love the colors, the textures…and the way people smile when they walk through our gardens. I’m smiling myself at the gorgeous containers sprinkled throughout the property. And that’s saying something, because folks will tell you that I’m almost never happy with my plants. … Read More