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St. Augustine Bed and Breakfasts Host Free Events In September

Visit A St Augustine Bed and Breakfast in September for Special Events and Discounted Pricing   There is no better time to visit St. Augustine than in September…cooler autumn breezes, no crowds, and the spectacular Sing Out Loud festival are huge draws to the historic city. And this year, local bed and breakfasts are joining … Read More

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Off the Beaten Path – Hidden Gems in St. Augustine

Looking for cool things to do off the beaten path in St. Augustine? Want a list of some of our favorite hidden gems?   This blog is for guests who have been to St. Augustine multiple times–you’ve seen the fort, the Pirate Museum, Flagler College. You have taken the distillery tour, and sat on the … Read More

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7 Things You Must Do on Your First St. Augustine Trip

There is SO MUCH to see and do in St. Augustine–just look through our blogs on ‘things to do’ and you’ll find a ton! But if this is your first trip, here is our list of 7 things you MUST do in St. Augustine.   If you’ve come to St. Augustine many times, you may … Read More

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Amenities at the Beachcomber Cottages on Vilano Beach

It’s May, and we’re just about completely booked at our Vilano Beach Beachcomber Cottages for the summer. But there are still some great weeks available in our favorite beach months–September and October!!   We had a guest planning a trip to Vilano Beach in September, and he asked the question: What amenities are at the … Read More

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Mother’s Day Specials in St. Augustine

Read on for Mother’s Day Specials in St. Augustine: Mother’s Day is coming up–and we were just thinking, “Is there any better way to tell your mother (or the mother of your children) that you love them than taking them to St. Augustine for a getaway”?? Well, kind of… The *only* Mother’s Day present that’s … Read More

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Your Guide to a Great St. Augustine Beach Vacation

Summer is coming, and we’ve been getting lots of requests for an expert guide to a great St. Augustine beach vacation. We *love* slipping away to enjoy the beach for an afternoon, and we’re happy to share our suggestions and insider tips for a great St. Augustine beach vacation! St. Augustine has so much history … Read More

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St. Augustine 2019 Bird and Photo Fest: Making Good Photographers Great Ones

Grab your camera and some sunscreen, it’s almost time for the annual St. Augustine Florida’s Birding and Photo Fest! Florida’s 2019 Birding and Photo Fest takes place April 24-28, with speakers, classroom sessions, field workshops, and tours and excursions in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach. This year boasts over 110 separate sessions–with events for … Read More

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Get Great Photos of Your St. Augustine Family Vacation

Since we bought the cottages on Vilano Beach, we have been lucky enough to work with scores of families planning their St. Augustine family vacation! It’s always fun to meet the families when they come into town…there are so many happy reunions between relatives who do not see each other very often. There’s lots of … Read More

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The Best Desserts in St. Augustine, FL

A future guest recently asked us a great question: “What are the best desserts in St. Augustine? Bonus points for anything easy to get to from the inn. My wife loves sweets, and I’d love to surprise her with a different dessert every night!” Great question, Peter S.!! And great idea…what a wonderful way to … Read More

A Word About My Grandmother

Writing a blog is inherently self-indulgent, but this one is more so than usual, so I hope you will indulge me for a bit. My grandmother passed earlier this month, and today is the memorial service for her. The hub and I were not able to get home for the luncheon thanks to Winter Storm … Read More