Monthly Inn Spotlight – Peace and Plently Bed & Breakfast / Alexander Homestead

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With 24 Bed and Breakfast Inns to choose from in Saint Augustine, these Historic Inns have something for everyone. This year we will be spotlighting two or more of St. Augustine B&Bs each month so that you can learn what they specialize in and meet the Innkeepers at each location. 

Peace and Plenty Bed and Breakfast Inn – 87 Cedar Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084 
Click here to see Availability        Website       877-82

This beautiful Bed and Breakfast located just a couple of blocks from the center of town in Saint Augustine was originally built in the 1890’s during the time when Henry Flagler was building his hotels here. The owner of the home back then, Conrad Decher, built the first Bridge of Lions for his train line to service the beach area.  When the current owners found the Inn in 1996, it was scheduled to be torn down. But the Terrell family, who had restored six historic Victorian homes in the past, took on the challenge. The entire restoration project was chronicled on Home & Garden Television’s “If The Walls Could Talk.”   Click here to watch it.

This wonderfully restored Inn boasts 6 rooms that all have private baths with Jacuzzi tubs. The Inn's reasonable rates focus on value for your Romantic Getaway in Saint Augustine. If you are looking for something special on your visit, contact the innkeeper to set up a special gift basket to be in your room upon arrival or schedule a romantic carriage ride through the city. Ask your innkeeper what other special concierge services are available to you.

Your full breakfast at the Peace and Plenty is gourmet and lovingly prepared  by their chef.  Whether it’s quiche, Belgian waffles or a specialty French toast, you’ll love the personalized touch for the start of your day.

24 hours daily you will have access to complementary beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee, tea and bottled water. In the evenings you can join other guests for Port, Sherry and cake from 6:30 – 10:00pm and just imagine yourself living in this fine home during the Flagler Era in Saint Augustine.

Meet Your Innkeepers

Glenna Terrell and her family traveled extensively with the Coast Guard. Most of the Victorian homes that they restored were in the San Francisco area. Saint Augustine happened to be their last duty station and when they found the Peace and Plenty Inn, they decided to stay .

Glenna and the rest of the staff look forward to welcoming you at the Peace and Plenty Bed and Breakfast Inn the next time that you visit St. Augustine.



Alexander Homestead – 14 Sevilla St. St Augustine, FL 32084
Click here to see Availability               Website                  888-292-4147


If you are looking for a Victorian style inn with real antique furnishings, this is the place for you. As you walk up the garden walkway and up the steps on to the charming front porch you can imagine yourself in St. Augustine during the turn of the century. This warm and friendly Saint Augustine Bed and Breakfast Inn boasts 6 unique rooms all with en-suite baths, some with Jacuzzi tubs. Each room is decorated with a different type of guest in mind.  5 of the rooms even have a private balcony.

As you enter the front hall of this romantic bed and breakfast, you are swept back in time to an easier way of life. The formal living room is warm and inviting and begs you to grab a book and relax as the stress of everyday life seeps away.  In the cooler months, a crackling fire will greet you as you enter the room.

Each of the rooms at this quaint bed and breakfast displays Bonnie’s aptitude for decorating.  She mixes her family heirlooms with a wonderful collection of Saint Augustine antiques to bring you a truly unique sanctuary. There is even a beautiful armoire in the Victoriana room that was made from a cedar tree that her father cut down. The stories that she can tell you about the pieces in the house are incredible.

Each morning you’ll wake to the wonderful aroma of your gourmet breakfast being lovingly created in her kitchen and then served in the formal dining room. 

Meet Your Innkeeper

Bonnie Alexander came to Saint Augustine for a one night visit back in 1991 on the urging of a friend. As she crossed the Bridge of Lions and saw the skyline, she fell in love with the city. She was staying at a local B&B and she decided to stay an extra night. The Bed and Breakfast that she was staying at didn’t have any availability so she found another. After that night, she got to thinking that she could do this quite easily. She went back home and just one week later she and her father came back to find a house that would work. Bonnie found this house and after a quick look around, she realized that it was perfect! The rest is history. Bonnie has been here now for 22 years and the Alexander Homestead is her love. When Bonnie has extra time she loves to read detective novels. They take her away to a different place and time.

When you arrive at the Alexander Homestead for a romantic getaway or a relaxing vacation, Bonnie will be there to welcome you. After you stay there once, you’ll want to come back again and again.


Jerry Houman
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