Hemingway House Bed & Breakfast is a small, intimate, and exclusive home where every guest reservation is both important and special to us.
We pride ourselves on offering the guests in our home the best accommodations in the perfect location. With years of experience with old houses, hospitality, our love of history, and everything St Augustine we truly love what we do and we love where we live. We have been successfully serving the traveling public to the nation's oldest city for years, but have roots in the area too.
After successfully turning around another bed and breakfast in St Augustine—the nationally recognized Inn on Charlotte—and crafting it into one of St Augustine's best Bed and Breakfasts, we had the opportunity to re-open the old Whale's Tale B&B. But don't think that the Hemingway House Bed and Breakfast is your parents' B and B. We strive to make your experience fresh and unique within the North Florida B&B market.
Rod's family has always had a place on the St John's River, and after a day of boating/fishing on the river, the family would load up and drive to St Augustine.
"Ever since I can remember I've been coming to St Augustine, walking up-and-down the old streets, seeing what there was to see, tasting what there was to taste; and never in my wildest dreams did I think I could one day live in the ancient city." - Rod
He designed Hemingway House Bed and Breakfast to be casual, yet nice; relaxed, yet complete; fun, yet behaved. All of this was done in an attempt to throw things back to his lazy childhood days of summer, when his family spent their vacation in Florida.
"We hope that you too will feel the stress of everyday life melt away as you check in to our Inn." - Rod To begin with this stress relief, we give you free assigned parking. There will be no hunting for your parking spot at this bed and breakfast. (Those who have been to downtown St Augustine know just how special this amenity really is.) We send you directions and restaurant suggestions you need to know before you arrive in St Augustine. The stress relief is further enhanced with a covered balcony that comes with your room, a private self-contained bathroom, a social-hour each evening, and a positively delicious breakfast. Have you already read about it?
Complementary B&B Amenities Include:
* A private bathroom with a luxurious spa showers * Iron and ironing board, blow dryer, shampoo and body gel, ice bucket * Plush towels and handy makeup removers, sleep machine/clock radio * Ceiling fan, Cable HDTV, * One reasonable sized car parking space w/each room booked * Delicious breakfast each morning, served at 9:00 AM * Refreshments available throughout the day
Please allow us to show you what we have already given to so many other guests: true Southern hospitality in our clean, comfortable, delicious, and casual home (bed and breakfast) in St Augustine Florida. And because we are right in the heart of old-town St Augustine, it's the place where you can "Park-it & Forget-it" until it's time to go home. How's that for a stress reliever? Oh, and speaking of old-town...the streets (and parking spaces) are 450 years old and thus they are smaller than average. Bearing that in mind, we suggest you drive/rent the smallest car you can find. Or better yet, taxi into town.
* To our European friends: The windows at the Hemingway House do not open. Please do not attempt to open the windows. And, we are cooled by a whole-house, or "Central," Air Conditioning system. It turns on/off constantly to cool the entire building and is controlled by a single thermostat in the hallway.