We visited the House of Sea and Sun a few months ago for Memorial Day weekend and just realized we failed to write a review about this wonderful place! We stayed in the Plum Room and found it the perfect size for our family of three plus a well-behaved, large, beach-loving dog. Patty and the staff made all of us feel right at home - even our pre-teen daughter (not all B&Bs are as welcoming to families, even with older kids).
The breakfast service was A+ every morning, and everything was prepared with care and creativity. The historic home is beautiful and well-decorated but not stuffy - the perfect place to relax in lovely surroundings.
The house is right on the beach and the dunes offer a nice bit of privacy for the first-floor rooms. We especially liked the fact that a second set of dunes separates the cars parking on the sand from the beachgoers and the waterline, which is a better set-up than the driving beaches further south. Even on a holiday weekend, the beach was not crowded in the morning - making it easy for dog-walkers and early risers to enjoy their walks on the beach without a lot of distractions.
All in all, it was a great way to start the summer and gave our family some wonderful vacation memories. We will be back!
- Also Known As:
- House Of Sea And Sun Hotel
- House Of Sea And Sun Hotel Saint Augustine
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This magnificent oceanfront B&B was rated AAA 3 Diamonds and featured in the top 10 small resort inns in Florida by the St. Petersburg Times. Built in the 1920s by the heir to the Flagler fortune, the house was restored with love by innkeeper Patty Steder. Fall asleep to the ocean hum and wake to spectacular sunrises. Enjoy breakfast while watching the Atlantic waves through a speckle of sea oats. Welcome to relaxation. ... more less