The Raintree Restaurant

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The Story Behind the Raintree Restaurant

If you haven’t heard about The Rain Tree restaurant in uptown St. Augustine then you’re missing out.  This 137 year old Victorian style building is truly breath taking.  Complete with a red brick courtyard and gazebo this romantic restaurant is truly picturesque.  In business since 1981 and cooking with only the finest ingredients with intercontinental menu that blends Mediterranean, American and Asian cuisine.  Famous for the best beef wellington around (a local St. Augustine favorite).  With every great restaurant comes a great story of how it came to be. The Macdonald family set sail aboard their 45foot yacht from England to St. Augustine in March of 1979.  The family was tired of over-taxation that they felt repressed their ambitions.  So they sold their business, house, cars and furniture and set sail for the U.S.A. The family sailed for 17 days before they finally hit land, Bridgetown Barbados; Next Stop St. Augustine Fl.  After finding the beautiful house on 102 San Marco Avenue and ten months of renovations you have The Raintree Restaurant!

From one Victorian home turned restaurant to another Victorian home turned B and B, Carriage Way Bed and Breakfast appreciates the work and time it takes to make a business grow in these beautiful homes.  Our guests love the Raintree Restaurant and best of all they send a complimentary shuttle to pick you up from our front veranda.  Carriage Way Bed & Breakfast has onsite parking and a central location for our guests’ convenience, you can walk just about everywhere.  Our chef’s choice hot breakfast is served every morning table-side.  Try our Emerald room with beautiful stained-glass over a jet Jacuzzi tub.  Let the double rain head shower wash away any stresses left behind. Jump into the comfy King size canopy bed to rest from a day a sightseeing in The Nation’s Oldest City.  Emerald room is just one of our 13 gems crowning Carriage Way, the Jewel of the Ancient City.  Check out our live rates and availability here.