Here Are Some Wonderful B&B Getaways with mesmerizing ocean views.
Looking for the quintessential summer getaway? You could take off for the picturesque mountains or brave the urban jungle. But, there’s nothing that says “summer” quite like relaxing on the beach while soaking in the ocean views or strolling the coastline at sunset. It’s a simple getaway with a big payoff.
The season is fully underway, and if you haven’t hit the beach or the coastline, well, what are you waiting for? There’s no time like the present to stake your beach umbrella in the sand or kick off your sandals and let the waves massage your feet. You could even hop aboard a schooner for an afternoon sail or paddle out in a kayak for some adventure on the open water.
Whatever you decide to do, you might want to consider extending the R&R with a weekend stay at one of these B&Bs:
Casa Laguna Inn & Spa—Laguna Beach, CA
Originally built in the 1920s as a private residence, the inn and its grounds were the home and inspiration for artists during much of the 20th century. You can soak in spectacular ocean views from some of the nine guest rooms, the private cottage or while relaxing in the outdoor Jacuzzi or pool. Enjoy a complimentary wine and cheese evening reception featuring scrumptious gourmet appetizers or make an intimate toast to each other while watching the Catalina sunset in the Bell Tower.
La Mer Hotel & Dewey House—Key West, FL
Once the original home of philosopher and educator John Dewey, La Mer Hotel & Dewey House now boasts 19 rooms on Key West’s oceanfront in historic Old Town. You can stroll through the lush gardens on the property before heading to the private beachfront or pier and admiring the sublime ocean views. Keep it active with a beach fitness class, snorkeling or yoga before ending the day with a relaxing Swedish massage in the privacy of your suite.
The Wauwinet—Nantucket, MA
If a getaway surrounded by sprawling coastline is what you’re craving, you can’t go wrong at The Wauwinet. Situated between the Nantucket Sound and the Atlantic Ocean, the inn offers an abundance of ocean views and activities to keep your weekend afloat. Its 32 individually appointed rooms showcase antique furnishings mixed with luxurious linens and other high-end amenities. Explore the nearby Great Point wildlife preserve or relax at the inn surrounded by the lush vegetation. In the evening you can hop aboard The Wauwinet Lady water taxi and toast the weekend before arriving at TOPPER’S restaurant for a romantic epicurean meal.
Beachfront Bed and Breakfast—Saint Augustine, FL
Located oceanfront on the beaches of Saint Augustine, Beachfront Bed and Breakfast offers five rooms in its Beach House with wood floors, king beds and some with fireplaces. The 3-room Cottage is located directly behind the Beach House and features upscale beach décor and private entrances. You can grab spectacular ocean views, including dolphin sightings, from the Beach House’s second floor veranda or pack up the complimentary beach towels, umbrellas, chairs and boogie boards and hit the beach. Cap off the day with a relaxing dip in the 8-person Jacuzzi or heated pool.
Don’t let summer pass by without some time spent soaking in the sun. With a B&B stay, you can choose to admire the ocean views from your folding chair on the beach, under the covers in your room’s comfy bed or both!
About The Author: Rich Rodriguez is the PR & Marketing Coordinator for BnBFinder.com, one of the world’s most comprehensive B&B directories. You can read more about B&Bs and travel at the BnBFinder blog. Follow along on Twitter at @BnBFinder, Facebook and Google+.