St. Augustine Bayfront Marin House and Bayfront Westcott House for B & B on the Bay

John C. Jones
Travel/Food Writer

St. Augustine, Florida is one of those towns I find so special that I keep returning to and each trip saying to myself, “This is even more special than I remembered it to be.”



There are at least four B & Bs along the bayfront veteran travelers will find so breathtaking, intriguing and fascinating they will have difficulty making a choice. The fact that I could choose to dine inside with others, choose a table outside, or eat under the gazebo and enjoy the lovely morning breeze, and also have an outside entrance into my room made the choice uncomplicated. It was a “piece of cake.” As a matter of fact, in addition to the usual deluxe breakfast one finds at upscale B & Bs, during the day and late into the night, there are complimentary servings of cake, cookies, beer, wine, coffee, and soft drinks available! Complimentary newspapers await every guest in the breakfast area.


We are talking a B & B that has won the respect of the veteran B & B travelers! The professionalism of the staff is well mixed with “old-fashioned kindness and a sincere desire to please.” This is real “old southern friendliness” at its best.


Each room is a towering achievement of décor. Every room is individually decorated in splendid combinations of antiques and incredible color combinations.


Just one step from the “no fuss” outside entrance into the world class décor of your room will remind you of descriptive words such as, comfy, relaxing, unhurried, serene, and tranquil . . E mail is : .


The charming city of St. Augustine is unforgettable. The pleasing scene of horse-drawn carriages leisurely showing tourist the picturesque town, the pleasant smell of the ocean air, the enchanting atmosphere of “the oldest city,” is just a part of what make this such a delightful place so many of us fall in love with. It is just the right touch of old and new combined to be alluring and inviting. Not to mention, that every thing seems to be “right at your fingertips” in this city. It is just a short stroll to the “historic bayfront district” to have some simply divine ice cream, watch the other tourist, and shop whenever you feel the desire. You are located right in the heart of great dining.


This the is gazebo where I had breakfast each morning looking at the ships and boats in the bay, and enjoyed the morning breeze.  In this picture you can see both the Bayfront Marin and Bayfront Westcott B & B properties and how they are joined.


The adjoining property, the Bayfront Westcott house has been voted St. Augustine 's Best Bed and Breakfast, is part of the same property and has similarly appointed rooms and is very exquisite in every way. The only difference is the inside entrance rooms.    Both B & Bs have double Jacuzzis in most rooms and several rooms with fireplaces. All rooms have cable television, telephones, and air conditioning and luxury terry cloth robes. Robert and Janice Graubard are the owners of these two inviting properties. . E mail is: .

Happy Traveling.