#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

Here’s What We’ve Done to Keep You Safe:

  • Seamless Check In
  • Breakfast delivered (8am-10am) to one of our now well spaced tables or delivered to your room for an additional fee.
  • Top 25% of all hotels based on cleanliness and condition.
  • We have taken The Pledge.
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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.

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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!

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Luxury Amenities

Ask and You Shall Receive


Exquisite Linens | Luxuriously Long Bath SheetsSignature 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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First Time?

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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be HERE!

We’ll Make It Perfect!

Celebrating the relationship journey is our specialty!

The Elopement or Full Inn Rental/Wedding

The Honeymoon

The Babymoon

The Just-Need-To-Get-Away-Moon

The Birthdays

The Anniversaries

The Reunions

The Vows Renewal

Last Minute Discounts

Be Sure to Check out our Blog for a Reason and a Season To Visit St Aug!

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146 Avenida Menendez St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States | (904) 825-4602  | onthebay@westcotthouse.com

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A Holiday Gift from Us!

Stay 2 nights at a regular rate

Sunday through Thursday

November 1st 2020 – January 31st 2021

and you will receive:

2 Westcott House Coffee Mugs

A Complimentary Bottle of Prosecco at Check-In to Celebrate!

Blackout dates may apply

Cannot be combined with any other specials or discounts

Will not be applied to pre-existing reservations