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Bayfront Marin House
St. Augustine, Florida
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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

Rob Thomas to Perform in St. Augustine

How lucky are we to have the amazing St. Augustine Ampitheatre less than 2 miles from the inn? Very. On July 25, Rob Thomas from Matchbox 20 will perform at the Ampitheatre. Tickets go on sale April 3 at 10AM. If you stay with us, there are a couple of ways to get to the … Read More

Gardens of St. Augustine: Secrets of the Bayfront Marin House

There are so many reasons that I love to garden–the connection with the soil (I guess this farm girl hasn’t shaken that off yet), that good tired feeling you have after planting all day, the ability to enjoy the landscape you’ve created…but one of the things that I’ve really come to love is the fact … Read More

Great Wedding Ideas: Take a Trolley to Your Reception

Many of our brides opt to get married at our bed and breakfast, but hold their reception off-site. Our feelings are never hurt when they ask about that option–there are so many amazing restaurants in St. Augustine, who can blame them for wanting to take their family and friends to one of them? Because we’re … Read More

Great Wedding Reception Ideas: Food Trucks

We hosted a pre-wedding reception last night at the inn. The bride and groom (pre-bride and pre-groom?) wanted their out of town guests to have a place where they could stop in, see people, and grab a bite to eat. Instead of a traditional caterer, they opted to hire a few food trucks to park on Avenida … Read More

A Day Trip from Disney: St. Augustine

St. Augustine is less than a two hour drive from Orlando; it’s a great choice for a side trip as you’re visiting your favorite Magic Kingdom. Worried you can’t talk to the kids/your wife/the grandparents into it? Here are some favorite Disney atractions, and their St. Augustine counterparts. Love the safari ride in the Animal … Read More

It’s An Emergency: All Night Medical Centers in St. Augustine

Here’s a blog we hope you never have to use: a list of emergency centers in St. Augustine. Note: if this is an urgent emergency, call 911. The inn’s address is 142 Avenida Menendez–just south of the Bridge of Lions. The ambulance can park in our loading zone. If this isn’t an EMERGENCY, but more … Read More

Lunch in St. Augustine: Best Sandwiches Ever

When the hub and I need to run out for a quick lunch, there’s one place that both of us can agree on every time: JP Henley’s. We first found this place when the inn was closed last year for some rehab work. The contractors would end up turning off the water…or the electric, and … Read More