Historic Downtown St. Augustine Hotel News :: Bayfront Marin House
Bayfront Marin House
St. Augustine, Florida


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Our hotel in St. Augustine is proud to share a number of articles and press we have received over the years. You will find links to press and media coverage we have earned from various travel writers around the country and also international. Our awards are based on some of the base service you will find in the St. Augustine area.

As the #1 Waterfront Hotel in Saint Augustine we are proud of our welcoming atmosphere along with the personalized service provided by our friendly, helpful staff that has earned us these great reviews and press coverage.

We would be pleased to provide additional information, photos, biographies, or a scheduled interview to qualified publication representatives.

To download high resolution images of our property please visit Jumping Rocks, password bayfront.

These images are ©Jumping Rocks and can be used with written permission from Bayfront Marin House. Contact us at info@bayfrontmarinhouse.com to set up an interview or request use of images.

Recent Coverage

February 2021
2021 Top 10 Best Romantic Inns

August 2020
Traveler’s Choice Best of the Best: Most Romantic Hotels

June 2020
Best Small Towns for the Ultimate Summer Vacation

June 2020
Best of Jax Bed and Breakfast

August 2019
A Taste of St. Augustine's History

April 2019
Girls' Getaway to America’s Oldest City, St. Augustine

September 2018
The Most Festive Christmas Towns In America

December 2017
Travel Holidays with Tradition

June 2016
Runner-Up, Flowers for La Florida

April 2016
AM New York, Car Free Vacations in Florida

February 2016
TripAdvisor Names Top Hotels for Romance in the United States

Fact Sheet

We are happy to help you with your story about St. Augustine, and our historic properties. We have wonderful photography, that can be used with the credit line “Courtesy of Bayfront Marin House”. You can download high resolution images at photos.jumpingrocks.com/Bayfrontmarin. The password for the site is ‘bayfront’.

If additional information is needed, please contact us below.

Press Contact:
Sandy Wieber
Owner, The Bayfront Marin House
(904)687-8781 cell
(904)824-4301 office

About the Property:

Bayfront Marin House is an award-winning inn located in downtown St. Augustine, Florida. It is in the historic district, and across from the Matanzas Bay, just south of the Bridge of Lions.

Guests of Bayfront Marin House have multiple lodging options, including 17 downtown rooms, 8 beach cottages on Vilano Beach, as well as a stylish downtown apartment.

The main house has 15 recently renovated rooms, with beautiful baths, and fresh touches like seaside colors, hardwood floors, and an elegant mix of modern furniture and beloved antiques. The main house was originally three houses:

  • the oldest part, which was built of coquina around 1790;
  • a Victorian home, built in 1880, with big porches and windows;
  • and an eclectic gabled home, built in 1860 just south of the Marin, and moved to its current location in 1900.

The three buildings were integrated and attached in the early 1900s, and the rambling property was maintained as apartments.

Bayfront Marin House was converted to a bed and breakfast in 2003.

Next to the main house is Sanchez House, a historic home built in 1790, which now houses two large luxury suites. Sanchez House has retained much of its Spanish Colonial character, with open frame ceilings and terra cotta tile floors. Its architectural details and design are documented in the Library of Congress; it is the only Spanish Colonial home in St. Augustine open for nightly rentals.

Eight suites in four separate cottages are located oceanside in Vilano Beach. Referred to collectively as the Beachcomber Cottages on Vilano, the suites have all been recently renovated to comfortably accommodate both couples and families. Suites are varied in size and amenities, and sleep from 2 – 6 people, with some boasting large spa baths; sweeping views of the Atlantic; and private decks and porches. One suite and one cottage even have private pools. Vilano Beach is approximately 2.2 miles from St. Augustine’s historic district, and the cottages are roughly 3 miles from the Marin’s main house.

Finally, Bayfront Marin House offers guests who would like to stay for longer periods of time a stylish downtown apartment, located on nearby Marine Street, less than 2 blocks from the main inn. The Marine Street Apartment is located in an historic building across from O.C. White’s; it has two private decks, with views of the bay and City Marina.

Bayfront Marin House is a popular wedding venue as well, hosting almost 70 weddings a year. Up to 60 guests can be accommodated, and both ceremony and reception options are offered.

About the Amenities:

Bayfront Marin House offers its downtown guests a hot breakfast each day. As a Covid-19 precaution, breakfasts are delivered to the guest’s room or served outside at one of the strategically distanced tables. Breakfast baskets are delivered to the beach cottages each morning. Breakfasts include a hot entrée, a homemade baked item, and fruit options.

Happy hour is served by request at the downtown location.

Bayfront Marin House also offers free parking, free wifi, and Hulu Live television. Guests can borrow bicycles, beach chairs, and beach umbrellas.

The inn employs several types of technology to ensure safe social distancing. Keyless locks are on each door. Guests can opt in to a text messaging program that will let them know when their room is ready, and what menu options are offered each day. In addition, guests can use the app to check in, check out, request extra towels, or answer other questions. Each room also has an in-room electronic concierge which has been programmed by the inn’s staff to answer specific guest questions about St. Augustine, as well as the individual property. Guests can ask about favorite restaurants, best attractions, wifi passwords, and where to find the bikes or ice machine.

About the Owners:

Mike and Sandy Wieber purchased the inn in 2010. Before owning Bayfront Marin and moving to St. Augustine, the pair renovated several historic homes, in Galveston, Texas and Cape May, NJ.

This charming waterfront inn is brimming with elegance and stunning views, and, in the balmiest months, serves complimentary homemade ice cream and margaritas.

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