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Charming Bed and Breakfast in St. Augustine has all you need to show your Valentine how special they are!

Steeped in over-the-top maritime charm, rich in history, and blessed with abundant natural beauty, St. Augustine, Florida, is an excellent choice for those seeking a unique vacation destination. For those seeking a romantic getaway for two, this Northeastern Florida coastal community has something special to offer. Bed and Breakfast (B&B) establishments feature the kind of gracious ambiance and small touches that can't be found in a chain hotel or motel, and one of the best B&Bs in St. Augustine is known as The Inn on Charlotte. As its name implies, it's located on Charlotte Street, which is an historic street in what happens to the country's oldest city. Here's what else you need to know:

Where It's At

Charlotte Street is situated right in the middle of St. Augustine's historic district, which means you'll have more than 500 years of history right at your fingertips. It's within easy walking distance of boutique shopping, art galleries, museums, restaurants, and other local attractions. Old Town Trolley tickets are available at the front desk for those attractions that aren't walkable or when you just want to treat yourself to a piece of history with a ride on an old-school trolley. If you just want to sit for a while and watch the world go by in one of the most charming spots on the East Coast, The Charlotte Street Inn features a balcony overlooking the street and cityscape. 

Rooms and Amenities

The Inn on Charlotte is ideal for those seeking a more intimate, personal atmosphere. It's only got eight rooms, so you won't feel crowded or like you're just one of hundreds of guests. You don't have to even leave the inn to get a taste of history -- all rooms and common areas are carefully decorated to match the decor of colonial days. However, that doesn't mean the rooms are without modern conveniences. Each of the eight rooms feature WiFi, Cable HDTV, salon-quality personal care products, ceiling fans, and spa-jet showers. Because of the preponderance of valuable antiques, The Inn on Charlotte is for adults only.

What's for Breakfast

Guests of The Inn at Charlotte enjoy a two-course breakfast beginning at 9:15 every morning. Breakfast items are prepared on-site using fresh ingredients. Examples of delectable delights you might encounter include Citrus French Toast with Cinnamon Syrup, Fresh-Baked Frittata, Eggs Benefit Casserole, Poached Pears, and Season Fruit Pancakes. Your choice of coffee, tea, filtered water, hot chocolate, iced tea, and lemonade are also available beginning at 8 a.m. in the parlor. The staff happily accommodates any food allergies with advance notice. Everything is served with a large helping of traditional Southern hospitality.  

The Inn at Charlotte also holds a social hour every evening either in the casual elegance of the parlor or on the shaded front porch. 

Policies

As mentioned earlier, The Inn on Charlotte doesn't provide an environment that's appropriate for children, and although service animals are welcome, the inn doesn't allow pets. Those who wear makeup are asked to use the disposable makeup removal cloths provided free of charge for the purpose of protecting the high-quality white linen towels provided by the inn. Smoking or vaping is not allowed indoors or on the porch, and the inn requests that guests refrain from lighting candles. Parties are not allowed, and the designated quiet time of the inn is between the hours of 10 p.m. and 9 a.m. Check-in time at the inn is at 3 p.m., and ask that guests who will be arriving late to call the innkeeper. Non-registered guests and outside food are not allowed at the inn. 

When to Visit St. Augustine

Visitor traffic in St. Augustine is at its peak during the months of June through August, but many people prefer to visit during March through May. The crowds are thinner during these months, and outdoor temperatures are milder. Atlantic hurricane season runs from September-November, and January through February can be rather chilly and windy. 

St. Augustine Attractions

Following are just a few of the many local attractions that may interest romantic couples visiting The Charlotte Street Inn.

St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum

The name says it all -- this is a maritime museum located in a lighthouse. Soaring a stately 165 feet above sea level, the lighthouse was built in 1824 and restored in 1980. Numerous ghost stories and tales of the supernatural add to its aura of mystery. 

San Sebastian Winery 

San Sebastian Winery features award-winning Florida-grown wines in an historic setting. Situated in a repurposed railroad building, the winery offers tours, a retail shop, and a weekend-only wine bar featuring live jazz and blues music. 

Colonial Quarter

St. Augustine's Colonial Quarter provides visitors with a trip back through time with historic dining venues, living history events, and boutique shopping featuring replicas of wares available in the past. Outdoor concerts also happen during summer evenings. 

Pirate and Treasure Museum

St. Augustine's Pirate and Treasure Museum is a can't miss for those with adventurous spirits. You'll see shipwreck remains, living history events, and authentic instruments and other salvage items from pirate ships and the vessels they targeted while on the high seas. The museum even holds the only know pirate chest available for public view anywhere in the world, and they've also got one of the three original Jolly Rancher flags.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to The inn on Charlotte at your convenience if you'd like more information on planning a romantic getaway! 

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