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Bay Westcott House Bed and Breakfast is in the process of facilitating the accessibility and usability of its website, www.westcotthouse.com to accommodate both the visually and the hearing impaired. Bayfront Westcott House will be implementing over time the relevant portions of the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA (WCAG 2.0 AA) as its web accessibility standard or other standards to the extent required by the Americans with Disabilities Act ('ADA").
Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing. If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any content on www.westcotthouse.com, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the webpage in your email, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page accessible for you. At Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast, it is our mission to ensure an easy booking process for everyone and the most wonderful St Augustine experience period.
Welcome to Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast.
The #1 St Augustine Bed and Breakfast
Downtown Historic District on the Water
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. 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. On Mondays and Wednesdays (only Wednesdays in May) 2018, social hour is hosted by a professional St. Augustine historian/storyteller.
Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast is located in St Augustine'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!
First Time at a Bed and Breakfast?
Here's 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 TripAdvisor’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). We will share with you all the information you need with regard to your Westcott stay, parking, attractions, tours, exclusive merchant offers, getting around town, and St Augustine in general. We will refer you to the best restaurants and attractions based on our experiences and your interests, and we would be delighted to make reservations for you, right there on the spot or later, after you’ve had time to think about how you wish for your St Augustine getaway to take form. As soon as you are confident with how to move forward with your vacation, we will retrieve your luggage, and escort you to your room.
Of Utmost Importance is Your Leisurely-but-High-End Comfort!
In your room you will find period antiques, a flat-screen television with standard cable, perhaps an electric fireplace, and luxurious bedding. Our bedding is from the Comphy Company sheet line, featuring breathable, hypoallergenic microfiber sheets, comparable to a 600 thread count, with an extra-fine weave that helps protect against allergens. You can even take a fresh set home; we have them on sale at the front desk, so see your innkeeper if interested!
In your private bath (whether shower or jetted tub and shower), you will find the luxurious William Roam “Sense” collection of bath products. This line features liquids that are specially formulated with certified Hawaiian deep seawater from Kona, Hawaii. Pulled from 3000 feet below the water's surface, this pollutant-free ingredient is full of vitamins and minerals that leave the skin healthy and radiant. That bath experience is complimented by the plush Monarch Green Earth towels, made from super-fine, Extra-Long Staple (ELS) cotton (160% bulkier and more absorbent than traditional combed cotton towels).
WiFi is available throughout the inn, but as in your home, it is stronger in some areas more than others. Always feel free to ask your innkeeper to Google and/or print something for you! Your innkeeper also has a binder full of current restaurant menus, and there are dozens of local attraction rack cards located in the parlor. At this St Augustine B&B, your best reference indeed will be your innkeeper! If we don’t know the answer to your question, we will find that answer, promptly!
Ask and You Shall Receive!
Wondering what to do, where to go, or how to get there; ask, and you shall receive the answer! Need towels or an umbrella for the beach; ask and you shall receive what you need! Have a pre-Westcott addiction to coca-cola or coffee or a newy-acquired one to our signature herbal tea or our brownies or cookies . . . numerous times . . . throughout the day . . . that just . . . must . . . be satiated; ask and you shall receive, without having to pay extra for it and no questions asked! Need a fresh change of towels because you forgot to remove the “Privacy” sign from your door earlier today; ask and you shall receive! Need a re-print of something we printed for you yesterday; ask and you shall receive! Want an extra set of those fabulous William Roam bath products because you’ve taken three baths already, have none left, and just . . . want … more … but are embarrassed to ask? Don’t be silly; just ask, and you shall receive! Whatever it is, don’t be shy; just ask, and you shall indeed receive! You would be surprised by what people ask for, and receive; read about some of those things here . . .
Surely That Complimentary Breakfast Can’t Be As Good As You Say!
A fair but incorrect assumption – that our breakfast can’t be complimentary AND fabulous! Breakfast is served between 8 and 10, you say when! You can sit anywhere you wish, either in the dining room, on the bayfront veranda, or in the courtyard. For an additional fee, we will deliver the very same divine breakfast to your room. We serve a different signature entrée each morning—a full gourmet presentation, whether it be our famous baked French Toast; Ham, Egg, Onion, and Artichoke Casserole; Five Cheese and Sausage Casserole; Baked Egg and Cheese Flan; Country Scrambled Eggs with Sausage, Peppers, and Onions, Served with Cheesy Grits; Eggs Benedict with our very own Heavenly Hollandaise Sauce; or our Eggs, Bacon, and Asiago Cheese Potato-crusted Quiche. If our entrée of the day does not appeal to you, also available to you will be eggs to your liking, bacon, sausage, English muffins, traditional muffins, croissants, bagels, pastries, wheat toast, white toast, fresh fruit cup, yogurt, dry cereals, orange juice, grapefruit juice, coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and milk. During the check-in process, you will be given a breakfast card on which to place your orders for each day (due in to the front desk by 8 pm the night before). Order as much as you like; ask, and you shall receive!
What? There is More?
Indeed there is! We provide daily stay-over service (unless you display a Privacy sign on the outside of your door) during which we make your bed and replenish your bath with fresh towels. Each day, guests enjoy a complimentary early-evening social hour from 5:30 to 7 pm. Wine, beer, gourmet cheeses, dips, hors d'oeuvres. AND … the Monday and Wednesday events are hosted by a professional St Augustine storyteller from 6 to 7 pm! Westcott guests also are privy to exclusive special offers from local merchants, with something new each month.
Anything Else You Desire?
Attraction tickets? In-room wine service? Take-out food delivery service? A cab to take you to a special event? A room reservation for your return trip back through St. Augustine? Whatever it is, ask, and you shall receive.
Official check-out time is 11 am. Just drop off your key at the front desk. If you added anything to your account during your stay, we will settle up at this point. If you’re not leaving town quite yet, we will store your luggage for the afternoon and you can pick it up on your way out of town!
We Will Coordinate Your Every Wish and Spoil You Every Second!
Bayfront Westcott House
Have a question? Call us at 904.825.4602.
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
Iron | Hairdryer | Alarm Clock | | Flat Screen Televisions | Central Air | Bottled Water | Mini Fridge (on request for an additional fee) | Daily Stayover Service | WiFi
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
Food and Drink
Breakfast each morning, served indoors and out, between 8 and 10 am. Each morning we serve a different featured entrée. The Sunday dish is our signature baked French toast and berries with sausage; on Monday, backed eggs and bacon, with crumbled bacon, Gruyere cheese, and green peppers; on Tuesday, Eggs Benedict; Wednesday, a personal sausage biscuit casserole with gravy; Thursday, country scramble; Friday, our famous blueberry bake; and on Saturday, an oven-baked omelette. Items always on the menu include eggs anyway you like them, bacon, English muffin, traditional muffins, croissants, bagels, pastries, wheat toast, fresh fruit cup, yogurt, dry cereals, orange juice, grapefruit juice, coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and milk.
Every evening from 5:30 to 7 pm, we host a complimentary social hour, featuring a variety of beers, wines, and nibbles. On Wednesdays, a professional St Augustine storyteller will join you at social hour, and on occasion, classical guitarist Alejandro Rowinsky will perform.