Looking to Escape Christmas?

Photo Courtesy of WestCottHouse

This holiday season allow someone else to decorate, cook, and clean while you enjoy the historic sights and sounds of St. Augustine, Florida.  Immerse yourself in the twinkling holiday lights, perfectly decorated Christmas tree, and beautiful crimson red poinsettias adorning the entryway to the Westcott House Bed & Breakfast.

Located on Avenida Menendez in St. Augustine FL, this bay front bed and breakfast, Westcott House, was built in 1880 as a private residence for Dr. John Westcott. Dr. Wescott 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 guesthouse and has been entertaining tourists and travelers ever since. Today, Bayfront Westcott House is a 16-room, full-service bed and breakfast.

Recently remodeled, each room is unique and beautifully detailed for comfort – which is important regardless of the holiday. Cozy bedding, relaxing showers/Jacuzzi tubs, and privacy, will make your holiday escape everything you’ve dreamed it would be. One of the best parts about staying at a bed and breakfast is the breakfast!  Serving a different signature entrée each morning, you will find pure happiness in each bite.  Each breakfast makes for a full gourmet presentation that will leave your taste buds craving more. Choose from baked French toast; eggs, bacon & asiago cheese quiche, potato crusted; poached egg and ham served on an English muffin, covered in homemade heavenly hollandaise sauce; sausage, egg, sage, and smoked gouda, baked and served in individual ramekins; blueberry pancake casserole (with organic blueberries and a blueberry drizzle from the Bar Harbor Jam Company); country-scrambled eggs with peppers, onions, and bacon and balsamic-dressed kale garnish; or the Meat Lover’s Breakfast Egg Bake featuring bacon, sausage, ham, and aged cheddar.

After fueling up for the day, you will be ready to venture outside the beautiful property to enjoy what St. Augustine has to offer during the holidays.  A few events that are recommended by the Westcott House staff are:
St. Augustine Orchestra Annual Holiday Show on December 8
Santa Suits on the Loose 5K Run on December 9
First Coast Opera Holiday Traditions on December 13
St. Augustine Ballet’s Annual Performance of The Nutcracker

24th Annual Bed and Breakfast Tour, 2017 Theme Coastal Christmas
Nights of Lights from the Water with St Augustine Eco Tours
Nights of Lights Wine and Carriage Tour
Coney Island Christmas at Limelight Theater

Holiday Regatta of Lights
Romantic Carriage Rides

Don’t forget to explore the Castillo de San Marcos, which is the oldest masonry fort in the U.S. Additionally, you will want to make your Christmas wish come true by visiting The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park.  All of these attractions and a plethora of others can be visited by walking or enjoying a short bike ride.  After you’ve been exploring, you will be welcomed back each day of your stay with a complimentary early-evening social hour from 5:30 to 7 pm. Enjoy wine, beer, gourmet cheeses, dips, and hors d’oeuvres. If you happen to stay on a Monday or Wednesday night, a professional St. Augustine storyteller will captivate you from 6 to 7pm.

If you’d like to plan a holiday escape to The Bayfront Westcott House, it’s not too late!  Here are some details of the great deals they are offering: All month long excluding Christmas week & Christmas Day, there is the Nights of Lights complimentary offer; stay 2 weeknights at regular rate and enjoy an exclusive, complimentary Nights of Lights trolley tour; a Claude’s Chocolate sampler; and a coupon for free hot chocolate or mocha at Claude’s. The Nights of Lights Celebration is HUGE so you don’t want to miss it. They also have the Dressing Downton (Abbey) offer, which includes two complimentary tickets to the traveling exhibit at Lightner Museum as well as a traditional English breakfast with champagne mimosas.

For more information contact:

The Bayfront Westcott House
146 Avenida Menendez St. Augustine, Florida

(904) 825-4602


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*Article Featured in our 2017 Holiday Survival Guide

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