Bayfront Marin House

Bayfront Marin House

The Bayfront Marin House has 15 freshly redone rooms downtown, as well as 8 water view cottages on nearby Vilano Beach. Choose the room that’s perfect for you—whether you’re looking for a private porch, large tub, fireplace, or modern bath with shower jets.

A hot southern breakfast is served every morning between 8-10 am, and happy hour is served each night and includes homemade sangria, light appetizers, and a freshly baked dessert from our kitchen.

The first notice of a house on the property that is now home to The Bayfront Marin House is in the Roque map of 1788, which shows a wooden building in bad condition. Francisco Marin, one of the members of the Minorcan colony who had taken refuge in St. Augustine, acquired the house and lot in the 1780s. The colonial house at 47 Marine Street dates from the Second Spanish Period, built right to the street line with masonry walls extending north and south from the facade as if to enclose a compound.

Captain Henry Belknap came to St. Augustine as guests of the Alcazar but fell so in love with the town that he bought the Victorian Cottage that stood at 142 Bay Street. Captain Henry also purchased a cottage that was located just north of the Marin house, moved it east on the lot, and attached it to the back of his own home. Quickly thereafter, he bought the remodeled coquina Marin house and began to make wooden additions to it. Thus three houses, ranging from the colonial period to the Flagler era, combine to make the current ra

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