Bayfront Marin House Staff Spotlight :: Laverne Baker

Laverne Baker   Team member since 2004 Favorite part of job: Making people happy and trying new recipes. Favorite room(s): The Coquina Suite (love that stone wall!), the Governor White (love the sitting area!) and the Bridge of Lions (love that you can see the bridge, and the downtown, and the water all at once). … Read More

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How to Pamper Yourself in St. Augustine: 10 Self Care Activities

The Best Vacation for Self Care is a B&B If you follow us on social media, you’ll see that we often say that #vacationsareessential. We truly believe that. Taking a vacation, seeing new things, forgetting your routine–that kind of self care is critical to your overall health and happiness. (Not to mention the happiness of … Read More

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Itinerary for a Perfect St. Augustine Shopping Spree

Whether you’re stocking up for the holidays, shopping for a special gift, or just looking to spend a fun and laughter-filled weekend with your girlfriends, St. Augustine’s shopping scene has something for everyone. Interested in something particular? Give us a call and ask for a personal itinerary!   In the meantime, consider the following possibilities … Read More

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Unique Things to Do In St. Augustine FL: A Rejuvenating Salt Spa

Looking for unique things to do in St. Augustine FL? We suggest something that you can only do in a couple of places around the country–a therapeutic salt spa. People have known the health benefits of salt for thousands of years–but it is much more commonplace in Europe. That acceptance could trace all the way … Read More

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The Best Quiche Lorraine Recipe

The best quiche lorraine recipe begins with a few simple ingredients. We bought the Bayfront Marin House in 2010, after putting a five year plan together to own a bed and breakfast in St. Augustine (full disclosure: the five year plan took us 14!). When I think back to everything that we didn’t know then, … Read More

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Breakfast Recipe: Marin House French Toast

It’s true, you know–food tastes better on vacation. Having said that, we have a couple of recipes that taste really really good any time–on vacation, at home, at a family gathering. Our Famous French Toast is one of those recipes. It is one of two recipes that we constantly give to our guests, and it … Read More

Crowd enjoying live music with a view of the stage in St. Augustine

An Insider’s Guide to The Best Live Music in St. Augustine, FL

There are a lot of reasons to come to St. Augustine–our history, our beaches, our restaurants, our art scene. It’s time to add another one to that list: the live music venues, and the many opportunities to hear great musicians and amazing bands. The hub is a HUGE music fan–writing songs with his friends all … Read More

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Top Restaurants in St. Augustine — A Foodie Weekend Itinerary

Do you live to eat? You and your tastebuds will be very very happy in St. Augustine–it’s a foodie paradise!! Not only are there over 260 restaurants listed on Yelp as being near St. Augustine, it seems like almost every week one or more of our restaurants are featured in national publications, and tons and … Read More