Casa de Solana, a bed and breakfast inn in Saint Augustine’s old city, will be a perfect setting for your romantic getaway to Florida. Add to your romance with our Dinner and Sail Package, that includes a two hour sunset or day cruise on the Schooner Freedom, and a $75 gift certificate for dinner at La Pentola Restaurant, where the chef from Guadalajara, Mexico, specializes in Mediterranean and Latin Fine Cuisine. That’s not all – romance begins with chocolate-covered strawberries and a sparkling beverage awaiting you at arrival. This $289 package may be added to the cost of your stay in any of our ten luxury guest rooms, including gourmet breakfast and afternoon social hour each day. Seven of our uniquely decorated rooms have whirlpool tubs,eight have electric fireplaces, and almost all open onto a balcony or the courtyard.
Sail: Board the Schooner Freedom at nearby Bayfront Marina for a scenic cruise under sail along the Florida coast, and treat yourselves to beautiful views of the city and perhaps a spectacular sunset. The ship, a double-masted, gaff-rigged, topsail schooner, is an authentic replica of a 19th century blockade-runner. She has sailed St. Augustine’s historic coast since 2001. Each day, winds and weather determine where she will sail, so her route varies from day to day on the two hour cruise. Sip complimentary soda, water, beer, or wine while you enjoy the sea breezes, shoreline scenery, and wildlife. Birders are likely to see many different birds, such as egrets, herons, pelicans, spoonbills, and gulls. Passengers almost always see dolphins, and sometimes sea turtles, manatees, and rays appear. Visit the Freedom’s website for more information and schedules.
Dinner: A romantic dinner for two, perhaps in the restaurant’s beautiful courtyard, will await you at La Pentola. The menu features the cuisines of the Mediterranean and Mexico, including a wide variety of seafood, prime steaks, wild game, and innovative pasta. The wine list is extensive, and delicious desserts are prepared in house.
Both the Bayfront Marina and La Pentola are just a few minutes stroll from our bed and breakfast on Aviles Street. Why not add the romance of our Dinner and Sail Package to your romantic getaway or Florida vacation? It’s easy – just order it online when booking your stay, and it will be added to your room reservation.