Stress-free Stays in St. Augustine

Local blogger Allie Olsen shares her experience at a St. Augustine Bed & Breakfast and provides a list of quality vacation options.

  • You know those weeks when you're desperate to slip away? You need time to rest, time to reconnect with your love and some room to think. You long for a getaway - but more than just hotels, you want to escape from decisions to luxury ... you need a St. Augustine Bed & Breakfast!

    After a few weeks of long work days and late soccer nights, my hubby and I booked lodging at Kenwood Inn - one of the oldest Bed & Breakfast Inns in Florida - to reconnect on a much-needed St. AugustineVacation.

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    St. Augustine boasts 29 B&Bs. We chose Kenwood for its quiet location and extra amenities (we were looking forward to kid-free time in their pool!!). From the inviting rocking chairs on the front porch to our private deck and spacious bedroom and bath, we knew we'd picked the perfect place to stay!

    After visiting with the innkeeper a few minutes, I unpacked while hubby stretched out on the elegant, four-poster bed. We debated between swimming, napping or walking the 3 blocks to the Plaza before deciding to check out Kenwood Inn's bikes - another extra at this accommodation. We unwound while pedaling around town and pulled back through the gate just in time for a glass of wine in the spacious living room. Wow! We felt showered with one relaxing moment after another!! Several St. Augustine Bed & Breakfasts offer afternoon wine, with a few even including hors d'oeuvres!

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    The thing about a B&B getaway is the no-worries relaxation continues the whole time you're there. We walked along the bay after dinner - just a block from our front door. The next morning, we enjoyed coffee on our private porch before breakfast and then enjoyed a gourmet breakfast before we checked out of our oasis and headed back to family time with the kids. No clean-up, no scrambling from checkout to car to breakfast ... no extra decisions. That's the beauty of slipping away to a Bed & Breakfast. What are you waiting for? Escape to St. Augustine.

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    These comfortable Bed & Breakfasts make any stay in St. Augustine an exquisite experience. For a more complete description of these accommodations, including a list of amenities, click on the names.

    Alexander Homestead: All five rooms at this lovely bed and breakfast have private balconies for a romantic experience.

    Victorian House: This bed and breakfast was voted one of the Top 100 Inns in the U.S.

    Carriage Way Bed & Breakfast: Enjoy room service in this inn that has been rated one of hte top three best bed & breakfasts in Florida by Florida Monthly Magazine.

    Bayfront Marin House: Guests can enjoy in-room massages and breakfast in bed at this bed and breakfast right on the bay.

    St. Francis Inn: Old World charm and modern comforts meet at this cozy bed and breakfast. Guests receive free tickets to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum and half off tickets to the Oldest House.

    Bayfront Westcott House: The view is spectacular at this bed and breakfast, which overlooks Matanzas Bay.

    Beachfront Bed & Breakfast: This beachfront property offers an 8-person Jacuzzi, on-site spa and massage treatments, and rooms that offer a view of the ocean.

    44 Spanish Street: This bed and breakfast in housed in a building that was constructed in the 1920s located in the center of historic downtown St. Augustine.

    At Journey's End Bed & Breakfast: This lovely accommodation is pet friendly and offers storage for sports equipment such as kayaks and canoes.

    Allie Olsen loves living in St. Augustine with her hubby and six children. She shares their adventures and her favorite local discoveries on www.SimplyStAugustine.com.





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Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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