Helpful Guest Information
Never been to a “B&B” before? Here’s a little bit about our Florida bed and breakfast.
“I hope you will quickly feel at home at 63 Orange Street. It is my sincere desire that you fully enjoy your stay”
- Jackie Kent, Innkeeper
The three-course home-cooked breakfast is a treat not to be missed while at our Florida bed and breakfast. The menu changes from season to season taking advantage of the freshest ingredients possible. Coffee is set up at 8:00 AM in the hallway outside the rooms allowing early risers time to enjoy coffee leisurely in their room, on a private balcony, or while rocking on the front porch as the “Ancient City” comes alive. At 9:00 AM, a scrumptious, fully home-cooked breakfast is served in the dining room. The menu includes fresh fruit, homemade sweet and savory baked items, hearty entrees, and delicious breakfast desserts. If you prefer an earlier breakfast or have special dietary needs, please notify the innkeeper in advance.
- Afternoon refreshments are served at our B&B on weekend afternoons. Fruit and cheese or hors de oeuvres are offered with fresh coffee, tea or wine. The cookie jar is always full.
- Free wireless internet access is available!
- Convenient on-site parking is provided at our St Augustine Inn.
- We are always happy to assist you with information about St. Augustine tours, attractions, places to visit and to offer suggestions. If you wish, we will be happy to make reservations for you at one of our local restaurants.
- All bedrooms are upstairs and each has a private bath/shower, central heat and air conditioning, soft sheets, feather pillows, comfy robes, hairdryer and clock-radio. Color television with cable and remote is available on request.
The rooms downstairs are common areas for all to use while here. Our beautiful front parlor is an excellent place to relax and visit with friends. It features an original fireplace mantle with hand-carved decoration. The back parlor, just as lovely, contains wonderful overstuffed loveseats inviting you to sit comfortably. You are welcome to turn on the TV, read the paper, or just relax and enjoy your time here.
The Library is filled with an extensive collection of books, many of them antiques, as well as a large selection of books and information about St. Augustine for you to use. Currently, the library is also home to two African greys, small parrots who enjoy having visitors and will talk a blue streak. With very little encouragement they will whistle and laugh and bark and talk.
Surrounded by large oak trees, 63 Orange Street gives the feeling of a residential neighborhood although it is just two blocks from the famous Old City Gates and is located across the street from St. Augustine’s Tennis Courts, Project Swing Play Ground and the Festival Field, where some of the year’s most popular food, art and cultural events take place. Many times a year you will find special events just across the street that add to the enjoyment of staying here.
The small backyard garden and goldfish pond are delightful to visit and the garden area is filled with old-fashioned flowers, heirloom roses and native plants. When time allows, Jackie can be found tending ferns, herbs, gingers, sweetshrub, camellia, and even orchids in the backyard.
Jackie Kent is an innkeeper whose dream of owning a bed and breakfast in a very old house has come true and pampering and caring for her guests is her priority. Her personal attention to every detail and helping everyone feel special is her way of making your stay at her historic St Augustine Inn more comfortable, more enjoyable and more memorable.
The restoration of this grand 1884 home kept Jackie hunting from Alabama to North Carolina for antiques and furnishings. In every way possible the building was returned to its original state. Every bit of original wood was salvaged and re-utilized. Two areas in particular have a wall that is the original exterior wall with untouched authentic paint! The original claw foot tubs were refinished and replaced in the new bathrooms. As the work progressed, two autograph books were found hiding in a crevice of the house. Dated 1879-1880, they belonging to Hattie and Charles Vedder who were later found to be the first owners of the house.