CasaBlanca Inn on the Bay

24 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, Florida 32084
Innkeeper(s): Nancy Cloud
  • Introduction

    CasaBlanca Inn on the Bay front of inn

    Casablanca Inn of St Augustine Florida presents twenty-three elegant suites and rooms in a premium bayfront location in historic St. Augustine. The lovingly restored 1914 Mediterranean revival bed and breakfast inn offers accommodations with panoramic Matanzas Bay views, whirlpools, private porches and sundecks, antique furnishings, decorative fireplaces, private entries, and peaceful luxury. Feel the alluring sense of time gone by, while viewing the historic fort Castillo de San Marcos from the sprawling verandas, watching the horse and carriage tours start just steps away, or simply watching the tropical palms sway in the relaxing breeze.

    "One of Florida's Ten Best Inns... graceful Mediterranean revival house overlooking the bustlin bayfront... soothingly restrained decor... sybaritic whirlpool suites." ~ US Air Magazine

    CasaBlanca Inn on the Bay bedroom

    The historic old city is all around us, with museums, fine shops, restaurants, galleries, antique shops, attractions, and lots of entertainment and fun - all year round. St. Augustine beach is one of Florida's most beautiful, and it's an easy drive from the Inn. With passing boats, moored yachts, shrimpers returning with full nets, and frequent dolphin visits - the scene is unsurpassed! Come, unwind, and be pampered by the friendly professional staff of Casablanca Inn On The Bay.

    Step inside Casablanca Inn to be greeted with antique-filled common rooms and 23 unique rooms and suites. Luxury accommodations are located in the Main House, steps away in the Coach House and also privately tucked amidst a tropical garden in the rooms at The Secret Garden.

    Luxury and pampering are what a stay at Casablanca is all about. Many amenities are included in your stay, carefully chosen and incorporated into the accommodations to be sure traditional hospitality is seamlessly meshed with modern comfort.

    "What divine decadence... stunning water views from rocking chairs on the colonnaded portico...
    scrumptious breakfasts." ~ Frommers Travel Guide

    CasaBlanca Inn on the Bay Beautiful Florida SunsetWrap yourself in luxury, in one of Casablanca's many whirlpool Jacuzzi tubs. Let the jets relax you or fill the tub with bubbles... along with a glass of bubbly champagne! There are plush towels and robes to snuggle you too.

    What does it take to sleep on Cloud #9 and create a plush mountain of heavenly textures? It took Casablanca Innkeepers Michael Miles and Nancy Cloud years of testing the best night's sleep as they traveled around the globe. According to Michael: "We only want the best for our guests. We have taken measures to insure that they have a superbly beautiful and comfortable night's sleep with our Select Comfort Sleep Number Pillow Top Bed. They are topped with an Isotonic pillow-top mattress cover. The next layer is a feather bed cover (hypoallergenic)...then nearly at the top are 400-count cotton sateen sheets & pillow cases (silky and smooth). The pinnacle is Designer Duvet covers and isotonic pillows."

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    CasaBlanca Inn on the Bay Two-Course Gourmet Sit-Down Breakfast
    Our two-course gourmet sit-down breakfast is served daily from 8:15 to 10 am, in the breakfast dining room and on our grand front verandas. Casablanca's rooms and suites feature large flatscreen TVs with DVD players and sound machines.

    Inn-baked chocolate chip cookies, coffee, tea, soda, hot chocolate and water are complimentary during your stay. Each guest receives a $15 Credit Per, Room Per Night at the Tini Martini Bar. We can also make special arrangements for champagne in guest rooms for an extra romantic touch... just call us ahead.

    CasaBlanca Inn on the Bay Breakfast on the Grand Front Verandah

    "One of the ten great inns of the Southeast." ~ Atlanta Journal Constitution

    "St. Augustine's loveliest... spit and polish elegant." ~ Gulfshore Magazine

    The Inn's Tini Martini Bar extends to the front verandah, where the bay breezes sway the palm trees and envelop you in tropical comfort. Now enjoy an unlimited selection of martinis as you relax al fresco overlooking Matanzas Bay or inside at the cozy bar and tables. Wine lovers will enjoy the selection of 32 vintages by the glass. And beer aficionados won't be disappointed either, with 28 distinctive brews to choose from. Relax and listen to live jazz or blues on Thursday through Saturday evenings.

    Please Visit Our Sister Inn, Balance Rock Inn located in Bar Harbor, Maine.

  • Area Information

    CasaBlanca Inn on the Bay entrance

    "To best see St. Augustine’s old town, you have to walk its brick-paved streets, board a trolley, or indulge in a horse-and-buggy ride. No matter how you decide to navigate, by the end of the afternoon, you’ll be happy to collapse into a rocking chair on the colonnaded portico at the Casablanca Inn B&B on the Bay." - Mary Thurwachter, Palm Beach Post

    Saint Augustine offers boundless choices of activities, and the Casablanca Inn is the ideal headquarters to explore from... in every direction. Just steps away from your room you will find quaint brick-paved streets lined with shops, galleries, eateries, and history. Museums, churches, and attractions abound. It's a lively, cultural city, with a calendar packed with events all during the year. From our 4th of July fireworks over the bay, to the millions of sparkling lights during winter "Nights of Lights" (mid November through January), your days and nights at Casablanca Inn can be as relaxing or as entertaining as you choose.

    We can point you in the right directions once you check in, but here are some up-to-the-minute previews if you'd like to learn more about Things to Do prior to your arrival:

    If you want to learn more about Saint Augustine in general, we recommend visiting:
    The city of Saint Augustine is a picturesque old town, uniquely combining its colonial Spanish and British heritage with today's lifestyles.     Romantic horse carriage rides, daytime and evenings, offer an interesting way to tour the city. These tours begin just across the avenue from Casablanca Inn.
    Take a walk on Saint Augustine's miles of sandy beaches, just a short drive from the Inn. Watersports abound, from fishing to kayaking, to surfing. You might sight a dolphin if you're lucky!     History is alive in Saint Augustine, with numerous reinactments, living history museums, restored residences, archaelogolical digs, encampments and more!

    CasaBlanca Inn on the Bay golf
    The Castillo de San Marcos, a National Historic Monument, can be seen from Casablanca's verandahs. Visit and tour this walled waterfront fortress - a fun activity for all ages.

    The nearby World Golf Village, with championship courses, professional tournaments, PGA Hall of Fame, IMAX theatre, and many shops and displays, is a paradise for golf enthusiasts.

    “The Casablanca Inn (a National Register site) fronts Matanzas Bay with its spectacular sunrises and horse-drawn carriages…a sight for which we had front row seats from the Inn’s front porch, where we had a full-course breakfast daily. The weather was just perfect for outdoor dining the entire week. The Inn’s new Tini Martini Bar, a cozy place for drinks and relaxation, opened during our stay and a new indoor breakfast room is probably completed at this writing.”
    - Ann Augunas, THE GOLDEN TIMES, November 2006

    “The Casablanca Inn offers a romantic getaway to another era with antique furnishings and old-fashioned Southern hospitality. The expansive front porch overlooking the bay is the ideal spot to relax, people watch and soak up the spirit of historic St. Augustine. When you're ready to explore, the city's main attractions - the Castillo de San Marcos and St. George Street - are conveniently right outside your door. It's a wonderful place to enjoy America's First City.”
    - Lauren Hopkins, Jacksonville Luxury Living Magazine

    The Raintree Restaurant & Steakhouse - The Raintree is renowned for consistent, award-winning menu, wine list and full bar served in the warm, intimate atmosphere of a restored 1879 Victorian home.
    Limelight Theatre - Tickets available for reservation by phone (904) 825-1164 #10, or in-person at the Limelight Theatre Box Office at 11 Old Mission Avenue, St. Augustine

  • Guest Comments

    Enjoy these observations from the comment books in our guest rooms...

    "My room at the Casablanca Inn was beautiful, with a queen size bed complete with duvet, sateen sheets, and plush pillow bedding. The room was tastefully decorated with antiques; and lace window treatments adding an air of Southern hospitality making me feel right at home.”

    “In a quaint, romantic city that rings with melodious church bell chimes, Casablanca Inn is the perfect place to stay to capture beautiful sunrises, romance, relaxation, gourmet cuisine, and memories to last a lifetime.”

    "Excellent staff, very cordial -- made us feel at home. Room decor very pleasing -- enjoyed the sound machine. Love the cookies."
    "This was our first time in St. Augustine and staying at a Bed & Breakfast. We had a wonderful time, the staff was very accommodating & friendly. The room was very clean and inviting. We would recommend the Casablanca Inn to our friends. We will definitely come back again."
    "On a scale of 1 to 5 stars  (5 being excellent) our stay was a six. All the staff were very helpful.”
    "Kudos to all for a lovely experience! We can only say complimentary things about our first experience at Casablanca Inn. Prompt attention was given to our needs. The entire staff is most gracious. Our accommodations lovely, the bedding elegant, the jacuzzi and bathroom inviting. The new "Tini Martini Bar" most romantic and beautifully done."
    " We enjoyed our stay, the new additions of the Sleep Number Beds and the Tini Martini Bar were very nice."
    "Everything wonderful as always. Casablanca has for years now exceeded expectations... I first proposed to my wife here and every stay is reminiscent of that Magic Day."
    "The bed was incredible...did not want to get out..."
    "Everything was very nice... the STEAM shower was wonderful!"

    "The Casablanca experience was a delightful respite. We are In Love with the Casablanca and will visit again when we need some stress relief and a true escape from the tedium from everyday life."

    "Warmth, relaxation, and sunshine. Never underestimate the power of a warm ocean breeze and coffee on the veranda."

    "Thank you to Casablanca for such a peaceful atmosphere to spend the beginning of a life-long marriage in!"

    "This is such a wonderful place to get away!! Thank you for your gracious hospitality and all the thoughtful "extra special" touches you added to the Inn. You certainly made the trip from Missouri worth it."

    "This is just what the two of us needed. Time to relax, talk and just be together, without the television, phone or pager. The jacuzzi is great and it took us no time at all to get it fired up when we got here. Mom and Dad will get a gift certificate for this place and I'm sure they will get as much out of it as we did."

  • Directions

    Our downtown, bayfront location in historic St. Augustine is ideal for exploring the historic points, old city shops and restaurants, the Castillo de San Marcos fort, attractions, galleries, antique shops and museums - everything is within easy walking distance. Miles of spectacular sandy beaches and unlimited water sports are just a five minute drive... or a 15 minute bike ride.

    Fly into Jacksonville (to our north 50 miles) or Daytona (to our south 50 miles) on major airlines or into St. Augustine/St. Johns County Airport (SGJ) - just a 10 minute drive. Rental cars are available at all these airports.

    Driving From Points North: Take I-95 to Exit 318 (SR 16) and head east on SR 16. At US 1 turn right, following US 1 South to the traffic light at W Castillo Drive. Go left onto W Castillo Drive and go straight to the end, turning right at the lights at "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" entrance. (Castillo Drive becomes Avenida Menendez at the Castillo de San Marcos.) Follow Avenida Menendez briefly along the bayfront – we're on the right... the grand white mansion with the gold trim on the porch columns.We have a "loading zone" parking space in front of the Inn and a Loading/Unloading Lot behind the Inn that you can access via Charlotte Street. Feel free to park there momentarily, then check in and we will direct you to your assigned parking space and give you a parking pass.

    Driving From Points South: Take I-95 to Exit 311 (SR 207), and head east. At US 1 turn left, following US 1 north to the traffic light at King Street. Go right onto King Street and go to its end at the bayfront, turning left onto Avenida Menendez. Follow Avenida Menendez briefly along the bayfront – we're on the left... the grand white mansion with the gold trim on the porch columns.We have a "loading zone" parking space in front of the Inn and a Loading/Unloading Lot behind the Inn that you can access via Charlotte Street. Feel free to park there momentarily, then check in and we will direct you to your assigned parking space and give you a parking pass.

    GPS Latitude: 29.894691 Longitude: -81.311357

    Miami 5 hours
    Kennedy Space Center 2 hours
    Disney World     2 hours
    Sea World     2 hours
    Daytona Beach     50 minutes
    Jacksonville     40 minutes
    World Golf Village / Golf Hall of Fame 20 minutes
    Factory Outlet Malls     10 minutes
    Anastasia State Park and Beaches 5 minutes
    Castillo de San Marcos Fort One block away
    Historic St. Augustine Just out your door!

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