St. Augustine knows how to take care of its VIPs—hosting Royalty from Spain, the Bachelorette and her beau, and top musical acts like Mumford & Sons, Brian Wilson, Jack Johnson, Ringo Starr, and more. Join our city’s list of exclusive guests, and plan a getaway perfect for a VIP…you!
Below are some suggestions from our staff for putting together your VIP trip to the oldest city; if you would like to enjoy any of the suggested activities, please call early. Due to the exclusive nature of these venues, all plans are subject to availability.
Curator’s Tour of the Lightner Museum
If you visit on the first Wednesday of the month, we’d be happy to arrange a special curator’s tour of the Lightner Museum. Located in the town center, an easy five block walk from the Bayfront Marin House, the Lightner Museum offers three stories of exquisite collections, from Tiffany stained glass to rare Victorian furniture to fascinating music boxes and VIctrolas. Collections are stored in the old Alcazar Hotel, built in 1888 by Henry Flagler for his wealthy East Coast guests. 25 Granada Street.
Lunch at Café Alcazar
As you’re touring the museum, save time to enjoy lunch in the hotel’s original indoor swimming pool—the largest indoor pool in the country at the time it was completed. Today, the pool is empty of water, but full of the beautiful sounds of a piano (or guitar) and bustling lunch spot. Enjoy their curried chicken salad, individual pizzas, or mouth-watering specials while listening to the spot’s amazing acoustics. 25 Granada Street.
Bike Tour Around Town
Borrow two of our complimentary bikes and enjoy the town. Explore on your own, or ask us for our favorite paths through the city. Bike usage is subject to availability.
Enjoy dinner in this old Victorian home, the perfect ending to your Victorian Wednesday. Ask us to arrange shuttle service for you to and from the restaurant—no worries about parking or walking! The beef Wellington is a favorite among locals. 102 San Marco.
Restorative Massage in your Room
When you reserve your room, ask us to schedule an in-room massage for you and your special someone. Enjoy a couple’s massage, with two masseuses, or schedule back-to-back relaxation. For a truly indulgent treat, ask us about a bath package to enjoy in the jetted tub, or champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to feed each other.
Chef’s Dinner at Michael’s Tasting Room
A private dinner created exclusively for you by award-winning Chef Michael Lugo. Enjoy five courses of delectable dishes, paired with wine or without, personally served and presented by Chef Lugo. Reservations and 48 hour notice required. 25 Cuna Street.
Private Sail on the Matanzas Bay
It’s just you, your special someone, the captain, and a first mate, as you sail smoothly across the water of the Matanzas. Enjoy views of the inn, the fort, and the lighthouse—all from your private boat. Pack a picnic lunch if you like, and enjoy food and drink on your two hour tour. Must reserve in advance; subject to availability.
Collage Restaurant on Hypolita Street is recognized internationally as some of the best dining in St. Augustine. Enjoy five star service in this cozy old home located in the heart of downtown. Reservations required. 60 Hypolita Street.
Artwalk First Fridays
As you stroll leisurely back to the Bayfront Marin House, enjoy St. Augustine’s monthly Artwalk (if you planned your trip to take advantage of the first Wednesday Curator’s Tour, you likely are already here!) Our town’s 30 outstanding art galleries open their doors to highlight new artists, local artists, and well-known artists. Many galleries offer live music and refreshments for a whole-town celebration on the first Friday of each month. Throughout the city—ask us for a map.
Breakfast in Bed with Fresh Mimosas
Order our hot entrée, two of our homemade muffins, and a pitcher of mimosas. We’ll bring it to your room, any time from 8am til 10am.
Air Tour of St. Augustine from a Vintage Biplane
See the city from a VIP angle—above it all! A memorable tour of the Ancient City in your own private plane. Reservations required. 270 Estrella Avenue.
What restaurant has the most buzz in the Ancient City? It’s Preserved, a farm to table restaurant recently opened in historic Lincolnville. Housed in a beautifully restored old Victorian, you’ll be the envy of all of your friends when you tell them about your roasted oysters, fresh grouper, and bread pudding. Reservations required. 102 Bridge Street.
Private Horse and Carriage Ride
See St. Augustine the way it was seen back in the 1800s—from your private carriage! Ask us to make a reservation for you for this 45 minutes tour of the city, and we can arrange to have the carriage pick you up and drop you off directly in front of the inn.
Breakfast in Bed
Choose our light start option for your final day—Greek yogurt with honey, nuts, and an assortment of freshly cut fruit. Sleep in if you’d like; we serve breakfast until 10!
Checkout at 11:00
Before you leave, purchase two of our signature silky Bayfront Marin House robes, along with a set of printed champagne glasses—perfect to remember your VIP vacation!