St Augustine Bed and Breakfast Review – 5 Stars for the Agustin
One of the most sites visited when potential visitors search for the perfect St Augustine Bed and Breakfast, a place to dine, tours and just about any and everything that has to do with travel is TripAdvisor.com.
At the Agustin Inn we take special pride in our Trip Advisor page as we realize just how important this traveler review site is when it comes to choosing that special place! The site has its own category for St Augustine Bed and Breakfast Inns.
A wise person once said – “Word of mouth is worth more than thousands of dollars in advertising!”
Our latest review really blew us away! So much that we believe its worthy of its own article and special place on our website! Straight from their hearts to our personal blog, here it is for your reading pleasure! We have made absolutely no edits here – This is a straight copy from our guests’ special written experience!
Titled ~ “The Kindest Inn”
It’s an easy drive up the coast from the international airport at Orlando – past the space centre, the crowds and sounds of Daytona Beach, and out to the old Florida highway that runs along the sea.
As you enter Saint Augustine you leave Florida far behind in many ways. The sun still shines. The warmth still feels good on your skin. But the air kind of clears, each breath takes on and little more meaning and weight, and you travel back in time. This town was founded in 1565 by the most famous of Spanish explorers searching for a new world and a palace in the sun – a fountain of youth. They found it here.
Forget everything you thought you knew about Florida past, present or future. Picture a little Spanish town. A citadel. A walled village surrounded by verdant swamps and the sea. Narrow cobble stone streets are canopied by live oaks decorated with Spanish moss. These are streets for people not cars. They’re lined with ancient shops, lodgings and places for food and music of every type. People live here. It’s not a tourist trap. It’s a place people take care of and love. It’s been true for centuries. The buildings are built with a concrete made from a magic mix of pretty stones and sea-shells.
It’s as beautiful as it sounds, but not fleeting as beauty often is. Walk these streets today in the days of your youth. Fall in love. Then return in the late seasons of your life for a final moment in the sun and everything will be exactly as it was then. That’s the fountain of youth.
At the center of it all is the Agustin Inn.
What is luxury? Luxury is anything that feels special. It’s an experience, a view of life, a touch of wood. It puts a special burn into sunsets and makes a warm sea breeze smell even better. Luxury combines life in surprising ways. In the spring it’s the smell of dirt and diamond rings. It’s the sound of laughter and love songs. It’s an ancient endless summer centuries long. It’s a baby sleeping in the shade of the oldest oak tree in America. Luxury makes life like a dream. You can dream here.
I feel like I have a secret to share. Like the first person to taste coffee, or to smell gardenias. Off the path of the Florida highway you can find luxury in its purest form at the Agustin Inn – the living heart of Saint Augustine. There are sugar cookies waiting. Big soft beds. A vine covered courtyard. And just beyond, all the charms of the town. Taste the wholesome fresh fruit of this town through days wandering the mysteries of history that lie here for anyone to explore.
If I had to describe the Inn in a word it would … kind. The people, the place, the wide verandahs and big beds. Kind. The whole experience is kind to the soul, the heart, the feet and stomach. For anyone looking for relief from the world, you can find the kind of peace and order that eases the mind here, caught out of time, in this little Inn at the heart of America’s history.