Peace and Plenty Bed and Breakfast Inn of St
Augustine Fl, offers eight deluxe suites. Each
suite is complete with its own luxurious bathroom
including a whirlpool bath, fine towels,
soaps and shampoos. Other suite amenities include
elegant terry cloth bathrobes, king or queen sized
canopy or four poster beds, exquisite linens, cable
television, central A/C and heat, iron, hair dryer,
and electric fireplaces providing romantic, safe
glowing flames. The inn is
also equipped with the latest fire safety/sprinkler
technology. Wireless DSL Internet access is
available for guests who bring their computers and
The Peace and Plenty Bed and Breakfast Inn is a luxurious get-away and
the perfect romantic setting for any special
occasion. A sumptuously furnished apartment with
kitchen is available for longer stays in St
Augustine FL. All guests
can enjoy the private walled garden featuring our
elegant fountains, pergola, and opulent loggia with
comfortable furnishings. The Peace and Plenty Inn
has a no smoking policy.
Guests at our bed and breakfast in St Augustine FL are tempted each day with a variety of
gourmet breakfasts that pamper the palette. One of the following entrees are served: Eggs
Benedict, New Orleans French toast, Belgian waffles,
Quiche, and Crepes.
Blended coffees and juices, cereals, yogurts and coffee cake round out the morning meal. Breakfast is
served between 8:30AM and 10AM in the formal dining
room under the warm light of our elegant Victorian
brass chandelier. Coffee and tea are available at 7AM
for those early risers staying with us. Guests can
enjoy a variety of complimentary beverages in the
formal Parlor. The complimentary beverage menu
includes wine, beer, bottled water and soft drinks.
From 6PM- 10:30PM complimentary Sherry. Port and cake are available in the Parlor.
the Peace and Plenty Bed and Breakfast Inn
The garden at our bed and breakfast in St.
Augustine, FL invites you to spend time in this
place of quiet repose. In classical mythology,
Elysium was known as any place or state of perfect
happiness, in the form of an ideal garden. At the
Peace and Plenty Inn Bed and Breakfast in St.
Augustine FL, the garden gates open into an Elysium, a
relaxing natural atmosphere. We take great pride in
our tropical hideaway and we are certain you will
find a bit of joy and peace in Mother Nature's arms.
So sit under the pergola and understand why the
Spanish named our state "La Florida," the flowering.
Take your time and lounge awhile. Your spirit will
be soothed by the sound of the cascading fountain.
The garden has been the perfect romantic backdrop to
weddings, engagements, and couples who just want to
get away from it all.
In the evening the garden is aglow with subtle
landscape lighting which softly illuminates and
emphasizes the natural beauty of the historic
home. You are welcome to bring in your meals for
lunch or dinner and enjoy garden dining.
The Outdoor Cigar Lounge
Our unique garden lounge at the Peace and Plenty Inn
Bed and Breakfast in Saint Augustine, FL offers
a place to visit with friends, a quiet hideaway to
read a book or just to doze off and relax after a
day of shopping or touring in St. Augustine. Enjoy
an after dinner drink and cigar in the loggia amidst
the fresh St. Augustine evening breeze. The propane fire pit adds a cozy romance.
About the Innkeepers
Restoration of historic Victorian homes runs in the
blood of the Terrell brothers, the current owners of
the Peace and Plenty Inn Bed and Breakfast Inn of St.
Augustine, Florida. You could say they were not
born with a silver spoon in their mouths but rather
a hammer. The Peace and Plenty Inn is the seventh
home they have lovingly restored from the ground up.
As the product of a military family, the four boys
were constantly on the move. Every four years the
Terrell family embraced a new location as well as a
new restoration project.
This isn't to say that the boys didn't already have
a full plate. The oldest of the four, Court, was simultaneously
attending law and business schools after his service in the Army
as an Officer. He is a graduate of Princeton
University and a practicing attorney. Clay, the
second oldest, was attending Florida State
University at the time. He is now the general
manager and a former Marine Officer and aviator. Chris is a
graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. His
interest in the boys' several restoration projects
led him to earn a degree in Architecture. He is a
former Army Officer and helicopter pilot. Casey, the
youngest of the four, is a West Point graduate and
former Armor Army Officer.
History of the Peace and Plenty Bed and Breakfast Inn
The Peace and Plenty Inn Bed and Breakfast Inn of St.
Augustine, FL was
built in the early 1890's by Conrad Decher. Mr.
Decher was a wealthy German who immigrated to
Boston. He and his wife, Sophie, came to St.
Augustine for the social seasons (January through
march). He built the first Bridge of Lions for his
train line to service the beach area. The inn fell upon hard times at several
stages of its life. It was painstakingly restored
between 1996 and 2001 by the current Innkeepers - we
have the scars to prove it!. The work was chronicled
on Home and Garden Television and the inn is now
a shining example of Florida's Victorian
architecture and a bygone era of dazzling wealth and
The Peace and Plenty Inn Bed and Breakfast Inn of St.
Augustine FL, may be over 110 years old but she is
young by St. Augustine standards! In 1513, when
Ponce de León first saw Florida, near the mouth of
the St. Johns River, the flowers were in full Easter
bloom so he called it La Florida (the flowering).
Although de León did not stay long, the name has
never left us.
In 1562, a French Huguenot settlement at the mouth
of the St. Johns River was considered to be a
serious enough threat by Philip II of Spain for him
to send an expedition to rout it. That expedition,
led by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, succeeded and then
moved down the coast. Menéndez left a small force in
the natural harbor of "St. Augustín." On that site,
on September 8, 1565, Menéndez officially claimed
Florida in the name of Spain. The native Timucuans
looked on in disbelief.
St. Augustine continued as the center of Spanish
control for the Atlantic coast. In 1586, the English
sailor Sir Francis Drake attacked and burned St.
Augustine but the Spanish rebuilt it. During the
16th, 17th and 18th centuries, St. Augustine
suffered repeated attacks from English expeditions
and from Native Americans but the Spanish managed to
maintain control. However, under the Treaty of
Paris, England acquired Florida as one of the prizes
of the French and Indian War.
In 1783, England returned Florida to Spain but the
United States succeeded in negotiating for full
control of the peninsula and it became a territory
of the young nation in 1821.
In 1845, Florida became part of the United States
but in 1861 seceded from the Union and became part
of the Confederacy. In 1862, St. Augustine
surrendered to the Union forces and was occupied
peacefully for the balance of the Civil War.
The end of the war marked the beginning of St.
Augustine as a place to visit. Its Spanish-styled
architecture, its outstanding natural surroundings
and its perfect climate made St. Augustine a
favorite of northern visitors.
Henry M. Flagler saw the city's enormous potential
and purchased a railroad to bring passengers from
New York to St. Augustine. The ride took less than
24 hours. His two grand hotels, the Ponce de León
Hotel and the Alcazar, were grand enough to attract
the rich and famous. St. Augustine was definitely on
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Historical facts used with permission. © 2001 St.
Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors &
Convention Bureau - Published by Miles Media Group.