B&B INFO2019-06-09T23:05:24+00:00

Bed & Breakfast Amenities and Services

Beachfront Bed & Breakfast offers a variety of amenities to make you feel comfortable, including:

Room Amenities Include:

  • Gourmet breakfast in the Beach House dining room
  • Outdoor heated pool and 8-person Jacuzzi
  • Included on-site parking
  • Secure high-speed wireless internet access
  • Garden hammock and outdoor seating areas
  • Beach towels, chairs, & umbrellas
  • Full access to the YMCA Athletic Club
  • 24-hour tea and coffee service in the great room
  • Books

  • Bus service to historic downtown St. Augustine (with purchase of Old Town Trolley ticket)
  • Easy access to Fiesta Falls Miniature Golf
  • Ocean, dune, garden and pool views available
  • Private bathrooms with tub and shower or walk-in shower
  • Spacious sitting areas and electric fireplaces available
  • Private exterior entrances for most rooms
  • High Definition Satellite TV with Three HBOs
  • Luxury bed linens and fluffy robes
  • Proterra bath amenities
  • Mini-fridge and coffee maker
  • Microwaves in most rooms
  • In-room telephones
  • Hairdryer, clock radio, iron and ironing board

B&B Policies

Age Requirement: We want to create a relaxing and quiet getaway for our guests and therefore have a minimum age requirement of 21 years of age at Beachfront Bed & Breakfast, no children.

Check-in location: is at our adjacent sister property 1/2 block away at La Fiesta Ocean Inn & Suites, located at 810 A1A Beach Boulevard. If your plans have you checking in later than 9 pm please let us know in advance so we can make those arrangements.

Resort Fee: $17.97 per night

Rates: Rates are subject to change, and are based on double occupancy. A two or three night minimum may be required on weekends, holidays or special events.

Taxes: Sales and bed tax total 10.5% per night.

Pets: Our B&B is a pet-free property. Several good kennels are nearby to board pets. Please click on the ADA Service Animal Requirements link below for information about what constitutes a Service Animal.  https://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm

Smoking: Smoking is not permitted in guest rooms. We have designated areas outside.

Parking: One parking space is reserved for each guest room.

Guests of guests: Because we want to maintain a quiet and relaxing atmosphere, guests are not permitted to have guests visiting on the property.

Deposit Policy for Beachfront Bed & Breakfast: First night is charged at the time of booking*. Six days prior to arrival, the remaining balance is charged to the credit card in file. Credit cards may be authorized at check in to guarantee any incidental charges. *’Advance Purchase’ reservations are charged in full at the time of booking and are non-refundable.

Cancellation Policy: We are a B & B with 8 uniquely named and appointed rooms in different locations on the property. When we receive your reservation we turn away others for that room and for those dates and for that reason you have 7 days prior to arrival to cancel your reservation, change dates or length of stay. Changes made six days or less prior to arrival will forfeit your entire payment*, which becomes non-refundable six(6) days prior to arrival. *’Advance Purchase’ reservations are charged in full at the time of booking and are non-refundable.

Payment Methods: A valid credit card is required to reserve/check-in. We will charge your credit card for the amount of your stay prior to your occupying your room/suite. If you prefer to pay cash you can do so at check-out and we will refund your credit card keeping in mind that a refund may take 3-14 days to appear in your account depending upon your bank.

Check-in Time: Check-in time is at 3pm, and check out time is at 11am

Local calls: Local calls are included.

Guest Comments & Accolades

  • Selected us as one of “Top 14 “Most Romantic Inn’s” in the U.S. & Canada by AAA
  • Voted “Best on the Waterfront” by Arrington’s Inn Traveler
  • Winner: “City of St. Augustine Beach Landscaping Beautification Award
  • Inn of the Month” 27 consecutive months: Bedandbreakfast.com

Recent Guest Reviews:

  • We met on e-harmony and celebrated our first anniversary with you. We loved our cottage room, Sail Away with its coastal decor and many windows that makes it nice to enjoy a sea breeze. Your grounds are absolutely stunning with all of the flowers we felt like we were in Hawaii. Loved your nice private pool and hammock. Keep up the good work. Beth & Ben
  • “While we live nearby in Jacksonville we love to come to St. Augustine Beach and stay with you. It is a perfect getaway for us and just one hour away. The beach here is uncrowded and so clean and it is great that there are no tall buildings. You have created a wonderful place to relax and we think of your B & B as our home away from home-in style!.” Trish & Kyle
  • “We see why AAA selected you for one of the top 14 most romantic Inn’s in the U.S. & Canada. You have thought of everything! We loved the heated pool & large Jacuzzi. So a quiet and relaxing oceanfront retreat. Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us.” Colin & Megan
  • “What a wonderful time, relaxing, refreshing/great accommodations, great service/wonderful people and a beautiful location. A Must see!” Bill & Mary
  • “Wow! What a wonderful time we experienced. Trina & Katie are the best.” Bob & Pam

About Us

The oceanfront property that the Beachfront Bed & Breakfast rests on today was developed in 1927 by an attorney and his wife who enjoyed vacationing in St. Augustine Beach. The acreage stretched from the Atlantic Ocean to Florida’s famous State Highway A1A and was comprised of the main home, cottage, greenhouse and a horse stable.

The home was built on a foundation of coquina, a Spanish sedimentary rock, which is well known for its durability and strength. The exterior made of cypress timber and placed on a diagonal, makes the home very strong which is great for its oceanfront location. A sea wall that is located 40 feet East of the main house and natural sand dunes add protection from the occasional coastal storms.

When the attorney passed away the property was sold to a local St. Augustine family. The Geberts owned the home for many years, leaving behind a few family reminiscences which include pencil marks on the kitchen wall that show the varying heights of the children as they got older.

During the 1980’s and early 1990’s the cottage and first floor of the home were rental units known as “Sandy Land.” The Gebert’s sold the estate in 1998, which is when it was transformed into a bed & breakfast.

The current owners, Lauren Ringhaver & Rich O’Brien met in 2001 at our sister property, La Fiesta Inn & Suites and were married in 2003. They purchased the B & B in 2005 and are also owners of the adjacent sister property. Lauren grew up in the Chicago suburbs and has been visiting St. Augustine Beach since she was a child. Lauren has a background in sales and hospitality, and has been an active leader in an effort to replenish St. Augustine Beach with protective sand fencing. Rich O’Brien lived in New England and Indiana prior to moving to Florida in the mid 1980’s and he has spent most of his adult life in the hospitality business. Both Lauren and Rich enjoy gardening and exploring new destinations together, making the ownership of these two beautiful properties a perfect fit!

B&B Owners- Rich & Laure

Community Involvement

B&B owners, Rich & Lauren are active members of the following local organizations:

  • St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce
  • St. Augustine Attractions Association
  • Visit Florida
  • St. Johns County Visitors & Convention Bureau
  • St. Augustine Beach Civic Association
  • Flagler College Presidents Council
  • Northeast Florida Community Hospice
  • Council on Aging

Public Service

Rich has been on the St. Augustine Beach City Commission for many years, and served as Mayor in 2008, 2011, and 2017. Rich also serves on the St. Johns County Visitors and Convention Bureau and the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council. Rich & Lauren are members of the Flagler College, Presidents Council.

Lauren has a rich history in property management and sales. She is a volunteer with our local Hospice for many years and serves on the advisory board of Opportunity International. Lauren has done numerous mission trips throughout the world with her church Willow Creek Community Church, Barrington, IL.