When a B&B meets all your needs and dreams then why look anywhere else? When our son's college team played baseball in St. Augustine 13 years ago our search for a B&B led us to Ms. Patty Steder and her House of Sea and Sun. We've never looked for another vacation destination since!
Patty knows how to create a relaxed and memorable stay for each and every guest. Throughout the years of going there she and her staff have risen to the occasion each and every time. Thanks to all of them we now know where the "locals" eat and Patty was able to point out several excellent vegetarian restaurants in the area for my husband. When I mentioned that I loved consignment shops she told me of several where I've found some great finds. In turn we have taken her to several local places that we found to add to her list.
Waking up to a substantial , delicious and leisurely breakfast on the glassed in porch/dining room which overlooks the beach and the Atlantic will start your day with a smile on your face! You will love meeting other guests and enjoy the morning ambiance in this great space full of light and grace. If its a Wednesday morning then go on down to the farmer's market just a few blocks down from the inn and enjoy all the merchants have to offer. We've come away with not only produce and freshly baked bread and pastries but art and plants and new friendships and if you're lucky you may be told how to cook up a batch of fresh butter beans and greens!
You can either park your car for your stay and walk to nearby restaurants and shops or spend your days on the never too croweded beaches or take a trip or two into St. Augustine, a city that always amazes us with its charm, great restaurants, historic architecture and downright friendly people. Patty will guide you to where you want to go and she always has brochures and city maps available at the Inn in her grand foyer. What we love most is that you can go in low or high gear, however you please. You really will feel like the Inn is a home away from home. The beaches are spectacular, nice and deep, the ocean fabulous, I also love the fact that the residential streets, full of beach bungalows and cottages, run perpendicular to the beach and that one is not looking at one high rise after another. That makes for a super lovely walk on the beach!
Our last stay was in June of this year. We stayed in Suite Louise, the room with the clawfoot tub. How grand it was to roll over in the morning and have your eyes meet the sea and sand, to hear the sound of the surf, and yes, to soak in that clawfoot tub!
Late afternoon you can join Patty in a glass of wine if you wish for a light happy hour and then off to dinner somewhere nearby. My husband plays golf and has found plenty of courses within easy driving distance. We've been to the House of Sea and Sun during all the different seasons and have loved each and every stay thanks to Patty and her vast knowledge and experience as an innkeeper extraordinaire!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This magnificent oceanfront B&B was rated AAA 4 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
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- Also Known As:
- House Of Sea And Sun Hotel Saint Augustine