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Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast

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Located in downtown St. Augustine's historic district, directly on the water, this St Augustine bed and breakfast, Bayfront Westcott House, was built in 1880 as a private residence for Dr. John Westcott who was 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. The house changed hands a few times over the years and saw its fair share of soirees amongst St. Augustine's elite. In the 1970s, it was converted into a guest house and has been entertaining tourists and travelers ever since! Today, Bayfront Westcott House is a 16-room, full-service bed and breakfast. Every room has a private entrance. Most rooms have a Jacuzzi tub, electric fireplace, and outdoor sitting area.
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Property amenities
Free private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Couples massage
Adults only
Concierge
Wifi
Coffee shop
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Full body massage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
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Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Whirlpool bathtub
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Landmark view
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Passport42586956398 wrote a review 27 Feb
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We performed our private vow renewal here! It was Amazing!!! Thank you to ALL the staff who were more than willing to help with our special day!!! Thank you again for another wonderful weekend and experience on such a special occasion as this!!!!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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It was an absolute pleasure and honor for us to be a small part of your special day. We look forward to seeing the pictures of you and your husband all dressed up! Come see us again for the anniversary!
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Nancy p wrote a review 22 Feb
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Outstanding in every way! The staff delivers hospitality on steroids...absolutely a delight. The breakfast and cocktail hour foods are top of the line and the rooms are immaculate, and so very comfortable. We can't say enough good about our visit. Just the very best!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Westcott Bed and Breakfast is within walking distance of all of St. Augustine.
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Thank you so much for staying with us and providing this beautiful review! We look forward to having you both back again soon. :)
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Kevin R wrote a review 16 Feb
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Great experience. Great location. Great room. Great staff. Great food. So great… My wife and I spent two nights here celebrating Valentines. We had a memorable time. It’s located right on the water front and it’s only a short walk to the fort, the historic district, and many many restaurants and shops.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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You Are Great Too!! Thank you or the time to review Be Blessed and Stay Well
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Telle T wrote a review 15 Feb
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Such a great place to stay! All of the staff went out of their way to make things comfortable and welcoming. The daily breakfasts were awesome and the happy hour food and drink were amazing too. Beautiful porches to sit out on and see the sunrise!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Thank You so Very much for the review! Stay Well and Blessed!
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Robert G wrote a review 15 Feb
The Villages, Florida11 contributions18 helpful votes
If I could give 10 stars...I would. This is an amazing BnB. Forget that the rooms are well equipped and decorated plus close and convenient location.....it's the Staff that puts Westcott over the top. If you like to be pampered, and find attention to detail...this is the place. They not only made suggestions but actually booked both restaurants and tours that were wonderful. Their Breakfast was gourmet, no wait for coffee and well organized. In the evening they have cocktail hour with finger foods along with outside seating with fire pit and heaters. There is also a View of bay from all room decks! While we enjoyed St. Augustine for Valentine's Day, our stay at Wescott exceeded all expectations. Wait to you meet Lisa, Katelin, Chef Jason, Grayson and others to make you trip truly memorable.! Don't miss out. This is the only place to stay in St. Augustine!!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Great Location, Awesome staff
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Thank You Both so Much for the Amazing Review ! Please take care of each other Stay Blessed and Stay Well
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Marcia S wrote a review 11 Feb
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The Bayfront Westcott B&B is a wonderful place to stay in St. Augustine overlooking the Matanzas River. Breakfast each morning was delicious - highly recommend the hot chocolate! Our California king bed was very comfortable. Evening wine/appetizers were also delicious! The staff was very attentive.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Thank You Both Very Much ! Stay Well and Blessed !
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Joefay904 wrote a review 11 Feb
New Smyrna Beach, Florida20 contributions3 helpful votes
This Bed and Breakfast was one of the best travel experiences I've ever had. From the first minute we walked in the door to the day we checked out, we were treated like dear friends! The staff was courteous, friendly and super accommodating. The rooms were well appointed and clean with plenty of room for everything. The "social hour" was a daily favorite and the breakfast was the best start to a day you could ask for! I highly recommend you check this place out, there are many Bed and Breakfasts, but Bayfront Westcott House is the standard of excellence you want!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Thank You So Very Much from the bottom of Our Hearts to Yours!! Stay Blessed and Most of All Stay Well ! Thank You Both!
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Glorac wrote a review 9 Feb
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We have stayed at several bed & breakfasts in St. Augustine. This is by far the nicest one. We picked this one due to its fabulous location overlooking the bay. Everything from the room to the food to the staff was top-notch. We stayed in the Victoria room which had a private porch with views of the courtyard and boats in the bay. No more searching for b&b's for us; we found the best and will be back.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank You so Very much for the Beautiful review! We look forward to seeing you both again sometime ! In the meantime Stay well! and Stay Blessed
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MichaelH78 wrote a review 9 Feb
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I give our stay a score of 10! Everything was perfect, our inn keeper Kaitlin (sp?) is great, the afternoon hors d' ouvres, knowledge of local restaurants, breakfast in bed, extra touches for our engagement such as champaign in the room. The Alison room was amazing and extra special with the sunflowers theme, her favorite, she was really touched! I could not have asked for anything more!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: This B&B is amazing, an added bonus was the meet and greet appetizers at 5:00, enough to make a...
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Thank You so very much for the Lovely review We wish You both the very best for the wedding that will soon be planned! Thank You Both Many Blessings to You Both in Your newly engaged life!
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naomipnewton16 wrote a review 8 Feb
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If you've ever watched "Gilmore Girls" and remember the Dragonfly Inn, I'd say that the Bayfront Westcott House is the closest thing to that idyllic fictitious establishment in existence. A friend and I recently planned a girls' weekend to St. Augustine to celebrate a birthday. Bayfront Westcott House was the perfect place to stay! We knew we had made the right choice to stay there when were greeted with warm, freshly baked cookies (the peanut butter ones are a fan favorite) upon arrival, and the rest of our stay proved that this was an excellent choice for a weekend getaway. I can't say enough about the friendly, detail-oriented, and accessible staff, who went out of their way to make the stay extra special and create a relaxing vacation atmosphere. You can tell that the staff really loves what they do, and they work hard to maintain a top-notch standard. They really will provide you with whatever you need during your stay. The rooms are extremely comfortable, luxurious, and clean, and it was an absolute treat to stay in them. We love our caffeine, and we enjoyed the round-the-clock full tea/coffee service, which we often took on the porch overlooking the bay or on the balcony. The breakfasts are fantastic, and we can see why Bayfront Westcott House is known for their outstanding menu! The B&B is in an ideal location-right in the heart of the historic downtown district, along the bay, with convenient off-site parking (just a couple of blocks away). We were able to walk to most of the restaurants and tourist excursions from the B&B, and the surrounding area is very safe and tranquil. It is also fairly close to the beaches--we borrowed some beach towels and hopped in the car to visit St. Augustine Beach and Anastasia State Park- both about 10 minutes away from the B&B (there is also a beach trolley that has a pickup spot near the B&B, if you don't want to drive/uber to the beach). I have already recommended Bayfront Westcott House to other friends and family. If you're in need of a relaxing vacation and some self-care, or you just want to live your best "Gilmore Girls' life, look no further than this lovely B&B!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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What an Amazing and Detailed review to read! Thank you for your time and thoughts! Be Blessed and Stay well!! See you next time
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Magic Hideaway (0.5 km), The Ximenez-Fatio House (0.2 km), and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a concierge.
Which room amenities are available at Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an outdoor dining area, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Casa Reina Taqueria & Tequila, The Kookaburra, and Gaufres & Goods.
Is Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of St. Augustine.
Are there any historical sites close to Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Jail Museum (2.2 km), Castillo de San Marcos National Monument (0.9 km), and National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios (1.7 km).
Does Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.