#1 B&B in the St. Augustine Historic District

#1 TripAdvisor Rated Bed & Breakfast on The Matanzas Bay

#1 B&B in the St. Augustine Historic District

#1 TripAdvisor Rated Bed & Breakfast on The Matanzas Bay

#1 B&B in the St. Augustine Historic District

#1 TripAdvisor Rated Bed & Breakfast on The Matanzas Bay

Dream It | Love It | Book It | Live It

#1 Bed and Breakfast in the St Augustine Historic District

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Historic Home, Contemporary Conveniences

History, mystery, and romance are what bring people to St. Augustine FL. Its dreamy historic downtown location on the water, vintage charm, stellar customer service, and unparalleled amenities are what attract people to this luxury bed and breakfast.

You'll find Bayfront Westcott House in the historic downtown area, on Avenida Menendez (formerly known as Bay Street) and overlooking Matanzas Bay. This historic home was built in 1880 as a lavish private residence for Dr. John Westcott, well known for his prominent military career, interests in transportation and politics, and research efforts in the cause and cure of yellow fever. He was a land surveyor for the St. Johns Railroad (whose tracks spread from the San Sebastian River to Tocoi) and was a heavy hitter in the development of the Intracoastal Waterway that links the St. Johns River to Miami.

Dr. John  Westcott's portrait

Dr. Westcott passed away in 1888, and was laid to rest in St. Augustine's Evergreen Cemetery. His only daughter, Rachel, lived in the home until her death. The house changed hands a few times over the years and saw its fair share of soirées amongst St. Augustine’s elite. In the 1970s, it was converted into a guest house and has been entertaining tourists and travelers ever since!

Luxury Bayfront Getaway | Decadent Breakfast

Today, Bayfront Westcott House is a 16-room, full-service luxury bed and breakfast. Room selection is a huge factor in the ultimate experience.Choose  among electric fireplaces, luxury soaking tubs, jetted tubs, spa showers, and private outdoor seating. All rooms feature hypoallergenic microfiber sheets; plush but eco-friendly large bath sheet towels; and William Roam premium toiletries. Inclusive to your room rate is a fabulous full breakfast each morning as well as an early-evening social hour featuring an assortment of beers, wines, and light nibbles.

Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast is located downtown St Augustine' in the historic district, just a hop skip and a jump from all the Oldest Cities’ restaurants, street-side cafes, shopping, galleries, and attractions. At check-in, you will receive an informative St Augustine orientation, and our staff will be happy to secure reservations for you. At Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast, our intention is to ensure your St Augustine stay is amazing. So Dream it, Love it, Book it, Live it. It's just what the doctor ordered! Bayfront Westcott House - Testimonials

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Luxury Amenities

Ask and You Shall Receive

Exquisite Linens | Luxuriously Long Bath Sheets
Signature Spa Robes | Premium Toiletries  

Food & Drink
Gourmet Breakfast | Coffee, Tea, Soda, & Bottled Water All Day Long | Social Hour (Beer, Wine, Light Nibbles)

In-Room Conveniences
Iron | Hairdryer | Alarm Clock | | Flat Screen Televisions | Central Air | Bottled Water | Mini Fridge (on request for an additional fee) | Daily Stayover Service | WiFi

Concierge Service
Personalized Experience | Close Relationships with Trusted Local Vendors | Menus and Recommendations for St Augustine’s Amazing Restaurants | Ticket and Reservations Assistance | Massage Services (off-site spa or in room)

Beach Towels | Beach Chairs | Beach Umbrellas

Free parking 4 blocks from Inn

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What to Expect...

First time at a B&B? Here is what you can expect at this St Augustine B&B, that just happens to be ranked Trip Advisor’s #1 B&B!

Convenient Location Makes for a Great Start!

Pull up right out front (on the bay front), and park temporarily in the loading zone between our white house and the yellow house next door. Leave your bags in the car and come on in. After your welcome and introduction, we will determine your parking situation (whether it be on the bayfront or in our private parking lot approximately 0.3 miles from the inn) and retrieve your luggage from the car and take it to your room.

Professional, Personable Hospitality Staff Also Makes for a Great Start!

Operation “Coordinate Your Every Wish and Spoil You Every Second” begins now! You will be greeted by one of our staff and offered...

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Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast

Historic Downtown St. Augustine Bayfront

146 Avenida Menendez 
St. AugustineFL 32084 United States
P: (904) 825-4602
E: onthebay@westcotthouse.com

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