Misadventures of a 20-Something Mom: Babymoon on the Bayfront!!!   

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Babymoon on the Bayfront!!!

While the terminology may be new, the concept of a "babymoon" has been around for ages. Simply put, its a chance for the mom and dad-to-be to have one last hoorah before the new baby arrives. It can be as adventurous or as relaxing as you choose. The important thing is just to get that alone time in with your spouse, because it will likely be a long while before you get to indulge in things like uninterrupted conversation or spontaneous spooning again!

That being said, "babymoons" are not just for first-time parents. In fact, they are almost more of a necessity for the experienced ones. The second or third time around, you know exactly what you and your spouse have gotten yourselves into! You can anticipate the sleepless nights and months of zombie-like exhaustion that will ensue once multiple children are underfoot. Therefore, taking some time out to focus on the relationship with your spouse, to reflect, and to recharge is imperative.

Fortunately for my husband and I, we stumbled upon the Bayfront Westcott House when we were planning our latest getaway. I knew that I wanted to spend our vacation in the comfort of a bed & breakfast and I have always adored St. Augustine, so the Bayfront Westcott House provided the perfect marriage of the two. To say that it is charming would be the understatement of the century. Every aspect of this B&B is absolute perfection!

The property itself is literally a stone's throw away from the Bay and is immaculately tended. There is a gorgeous courtyard, wraparound verandah, and a slew of room balconies overlooking the water. Regardless of the season, breakfast on the verandah is something that cannot be missed.

 The views are phenomenal and the food is absolutely to die for. They have a baked French toast dish that can only be described as every pregnant, scratch that, EVERY woman's fantasy. The Bayfront Westcott House's babymoon package also entitled us to breakfast in bed during our stay. They showered me with breakfast goodies, nonalcoholic mimosas, and delicious hot chocolate all in the comfort of my gorgeously decorated room. The package also included a 60-minute prenatal massage which ensured that I was one happy mama-to-be! It was as close to heaven as it gets when you're 6 months pregnant.

The property staff were beyond accommodating, and serious pushers of baked goods! Every time I turned around they had another fudgy brownie or fresh-baked cookie to offer me. The innkeepers also stocked our room with all sorts of preggo-friendly drinks and snacks so that I could satisfy my pregnancy cravings at all hours of the night. To make sure my hubbie didn't feel left out, they kept him happy with his very own "beer basket" and a nightly social hour with complimentary beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres. 

As critical as I usually am about hotels and b&b's, I literally have nothing negative to say about this St Augustine bed and breakfast. It was easily the most beautiful property we have stayed at and our stay was both relaxing and rejuvenating. Certainly everything we needed it to be in order to prepare for our pending arrival! If you are considering a babymoon, or any vacation for that matter, this is the place to go! I highly recommend it :)


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