Confession time – Staying on the beach for our St. Augustine, Florida trip was not my idea. Interestingly enough, when I contacted The Bayfront Marin House the owner, Sandy, recommended her new beach cottages, Beachcomber, on Vilano Beach Florida as a fun option for my family.
Originally, my goal was to stay closer to the Historic District of St. Augustine in a B&B. That’s how I found Marin House in the first place. But when I was told that the cottages have two bedrooms and living room with amazing views of the ocean, plus I had full use and benefits (free parking in the historic district and breakfast) of the main house, I was sold.
Why St Augustine Beach Cottages Are A Better Choice for Families
Coziness and spacious living room with full entertainment system
Full kitchen – I barely cook when we are at home and when traveling I prefer not to even look in the direction of a kitchen. But it really does make a difference. Simply to be able to warm something up for the kids quickly. Make a cup of tea. Pop some pop corn. And store left overs from eating out and munching on it for an evening snack.
Comfy and firm beds – tested by my son
Sleeping arrangements for everyone. The cottage had two bedrooms with two queen-sized beds. My kids are violent sleepers. Meaning, they move around so much that even a king bed is too small for them at times. So we prefer to have them sleeping apart, and the couch in the living room was perfect for my oldest.
Views – I don’t know about you, but I prefer to wake up to an amazing sunset over the sea than historic buildings. This was one of the best parts of staying here.
When we arrived in December Beachcomber only had two cottages open for guests. It is a new property for them so they are working hard at getting it fully fixed up. Now they have three cottages, one with a jacuzzi and a porch to lay out on. We had a small porch to sit on.
We visited the main house for breakfasts, but being able to have freedom and space knowing that my kids and us weren’t making too much noise was liberating. And the best part it was so close to downtown St. Augustine and all attractions – never longer than a ten minute drive to anything.
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