One of the best Florida weekend getaways, Bayfront Westcott House Bed & Breakfast is located in beautiful, romantic St. Augustine. The area is rich with history and charm, and many generations of people from all different statutes of life have passed through over time. Bayfront Westcott House Bed & Breakfast is amongst the top favorite bed and breakfast destinations in St. Augustine and offers the perfect getaway for anyone, from a quiet, romantic retreat to an escape from the ordinary.

It boasts 16 elegantly decorated rooms, each with their own charm and style. The house is located along the bay of the Matanzas River in St. Augustine and offers guests spectacular bay views. It is most suitable for adults, and children over the age of 12 are welcome.

1. Bayfront Westcott House Rooms & Suites

Bayfront Westcott House Rooms & Suites  

There are 16 beautifully decorated, elegantly appointed rooms available. All but two rooms are for a maximum of two guests and feature either a queen or king bed. For parties of up to four adults, the Victoria and Elizabeth rooms are ideal. The Victoria features a king size bed and a pull-out sofa bed, a sitting area, and French doors leading to a private balcony.

The Elizabeth offers two queen size beds, an electric fireplace, and a sitting area. Many of the other rooms feature electric fireplaces, stunning views of the bay, and even private terraces or balconies. In the bathroom, many have whirlpool tubs and walk-in showers with dual showerheads for a thoroughly relaxing experience.

For ultimate luxury, the Catherine is a favorite choice. It was named after Dr. Westcott’s wife and is located on the second floor of the Carriage House. The room has two private balconies to enjoy the bay views and gorgeous grounds. There is a double size whirlpool and a walk-in shower with dual showerheads.

If guests are looking for a way to enjoy the bay views without breaking the bank, Bayfront Westcott House Bed & Breakfast has a few economical options without sacrificing comfort and elegance. The Rachel room is a smaller room that features a single whirlpool tub and one queen size bed. It was named for Dr. Westcott’s daughter. There is an outdoor seating area with a courtyard view to enjoy. The other option is Alison’s Loft, which is an attic hideaway perfect for couples looking for a private, cozy room. It has a king size bed, electric fireplace, and an attic window with views of the bay. There is a whirlpool tub with a hand held shower and a separate powder room.

2. Dining at Bayfront Westcott House

Dining at Bayfront Westcott House  

Bayfront Westcott House Bed & Breakfast includes their delectable breakfast for each guest during their stay. Each day the kitchen features a new breakfast entrée for guests to delight in, and there are always classic breakfast menu items available. Entrees range from Westcott’s Eggs Benedict to Five Cheeses and Sausage Casserole.

Alternative items that are always available include scrambled eggs and bacon, various grains and breads like cereal, croissants or bagels, and fruit and yogurt. Drinks available include coffee, tea, hot cocoa, milk, and various juices. The wonderful thing about breakfast at Bayfront Westcott House is that guests choose the time they eat; there is no set seating time for breakfast.

This allows guests to sleep in should they wish or even eat early to head out for the day. Guests simply submit their breakfast selections by 8 p.m. the night before, and everything will be set for their requested time. If guests wish to have breakfast in bed, this service is available for two people for $25, and for $35 two guests can enjoy breakfast in bed with mimosas.

For other meal options, there are many restaurants and cafes in the area to choose from, and the innkeeper will be happy to assist guests in finding and even reserving a table. Guests will also receive coupons for desserts at select local restaurants.

In the evening, guests are invited to enjoy beer and wine along with some tasty treats for a social hour held in the Main House between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day. Guests can enjoy their drinks, socialize with other guests, and relax in a casual atmosphere. For bars and lounges off-site, guests can refer to the innkeeper who has a binder of local establishments that come highly recommended.

3. Spa & Golf

Spa & Golf  

While there is no spa on-site at Bayfront Westcott House Bed & Breakfast, there are options in and around town for guests to choose from. After a simple, quick drive across Bridge of Lions, guests can indulge at Debbie’s Day Spa & Salon where full spa services are offered at reasonable rates. Guests can receive massage treatments such as Aroma Body Bliss or a Swedish massage, or even Maternity Massage if the occasional calls for such a treatment.

They also have body treatments available such as a Cellutox Ocean Wrap or a Tropical Escape Body Wrap. Other services include hair salon services if guests wish to treat themselves to a new style and cut. Debbie’s offers full nail services, as well, ranging from manicures, pedicures, and artificial nails of various kinds. For whatever service guests wish to receive, it is highly recommended to book an appointment ahead of time.

Located approximately 25 minutes away, World Golf Village is a haven for all things golf. There is the World Golf Hall of Fame to explore and marvel at, plus two professionally designed golf courses where you can play like the pros.

Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus collectively designed the King & Bear, a 7279-yard championship course. It is a course with a mixture of two designs. The front nine are open with a links-style design that celebrates the heritage of St. Augustine. The back nine are designed in a more traditional Florida sense with pine trees, 200-year-old oak trees and various water elements.

Architect Bobby Weed, along with Hall of Fame Golfers Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen, designed the Slammer & Squire course. The tee off is located under the World Golf Hall of Fame for added challenge and excitement. This course set out to challenge golfers but still preserve the natural beauty of the area. It features lush scenery with many unspoiled forested areas and wetlands. It is a very well groomed course with a few water hazards and amazing views of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

If playing championship style golf is a bit too daunting, guests can enjoy a leisurely game of mini golf at Bayfront Mini Golf, located beside Bridge of Lions just down the road from Bayfront Westcott House. It is the oldest mini golf course in St. Augustine, having opened in 1949. It has been fully restored to bring back the original charm and is a perfect mini golf course for the whole family to enjoy. It is located right on the Ripley’s Red Train Tour route for easy access.

4. Weddings, Reunions & Conferences

Weddings, Reunions & Conferences  

Since the motto at Bayfront Westcott House Bed & Breakfast is “Ask and you shall receive,” they are more than happy to entertain requests regarding small, intimate weddings or elopements on-site. The Main House living area is the perfect setting for a small, yet elegant ceremony with the antiquated fireplace and historic décor. The happy couple can take advantage of the many romantic rooms available to celebrate their wedding night and even their honeymoon.

For Bride and Groom only occasions, the room rate is included. However, they must arrange for their own officiant. Referrals are available to brides and grooms who are unfamiliar with the area. Extra guests are welcome to attend these ceremonies, but they must rent a room as well. In-room, the bride and groom will find keepsake champagne flutes and lush bathrobes for use during their stay. They will also receive breakfast in bed one morning of their stay.

For larger weddings, the entire inn can be reserved. Weekday pricing is available versus slightly higher weekend rates. The prices do not include service or gratuities. Photos can be taken on the grounds of the house as well as along the bay across the street.

5. Plan This Vacation

Plan This Vacation  

Upon arrival, all guests are immediately treated to a beverage of their choice and given all the information they will need to make decisions about entertainment, dining, attractions, and more. Guests will then be taken to their room and their luggage will be brought to them.

If guests choose to proceed with any reservations or program bookings, the innkeeper will be happy to oblige. Each Monday and Wednesday evening a guest speaker or storyteller hosts the social hour at Bayfront Westcott House. They are there to share stories and legends about St. Augustine, Florida. Past guests rave about these story talks.

Since Bayfront Westcott House Bed & Breakfast is meant to be a quiet getaway, it is best suited for adult travellers. However, guests over the age of 12 are welcome. Because of this reason, there are no specific family services or Kids Club to mention.

146 Avenida Menendez, St Augustine, FL 32084, Phone: 904-825-4602

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