Built in 1880

Luxury Bayfront Getaway

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

Located 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. 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 aDr. John Westcott - Portraitnd has been entertaining tourists and travelers ever since!

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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. On Mondays and Wednesdays, social hour is hosted by a professional St. Augustine historian/storyteller.

Bayfront Westcott House is located in St Aug’s downtown 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, 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) | Fact or Folklore Storytelling on Mondays & Wednesdays

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 Aug’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 | Metered parking service at Inn $25 per day | Bayfront residential passes limited supply

Room Selection

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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 in Trip Advisor’s Top 2!

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 building 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 a beverage of your choice (bottled water [room temp or chilled], soda, coffee, teas, wine, or beer).

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Midweek Special - May 29 - November 15, 2018 - Stay 2 nights at regular rate,
2nd night 50% off OR 3rd night free. Weekend Special - Stay Friday and Saturday at regular rate, Add Thursday or Sunday for just $99.

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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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