Florida is known for its hospitality, its beauty, its outdoor activities, its theme parks, its… yea, there is so much to do here in Florida. From the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic, from the Keys to Jacksonville, from the Panhandle to South Beach there are plenty of ways to getaway in Florida.
Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway, a romantic jaunt, a family gathering, a wedding, or just a night away from life, Florida has lodging to appeal to anyone. For some, staying at quaint, charming, retro, rocking, themed, or almost any kind of Bed and Breakfast is the only way to go. And yes, we have them all right here in the Sunshine State.
So here are just 5 beautiful B&B’s ready to welcome you home. And a special bonus…
Mount Dora Historic Inn. I have to admit, this charming little Inn right at the edge of Mount Dora is run by our friends, Jim and Ana. A yellow home furnished with comfy furniture, a short walk into the heart of a great little town with shopping, dining and more, and two hosts ready to welcome you home is a great Central Florida getaway. And Jim is an amazing cook to boot!
The Mermaid and The Alligator B&B. I chose this one because of the name – isn’t it great? Set in the wonderful island setting of Key West, put yourself in Buffett’s Margaritaville while staying in a 1904 Victorian Home. They write “our home is your home in Key West” and that’s just what this looks like. Wow, and do check out the photos of the beautiful rooms!
The Cypress B&B Inn. Situated in a lovely, tropical Sarasota setting offering 5 “uniquely furnished inn guest rooms.” Relax over breakfast with a view of the Gulf of Mexico and find yourself “at home” in one of the lovely, richly appointed bedrooms. Sarasota is one of Florida’s natural hot spots, with wild dolphin in the bay, lush tropical feelings and plenty of culture throughout the area.
Turtle Beach Inn. Ever wonder what it would be like to live on the Florida coast and watch sunsets over the Gulf? How about a B&B where you can try that lifestyle on for size? Check out the Turtle Beach Inn. Sit on the beach, watch the water for hours, surf, swim, watch the turtles, spot dolphins playing, and while you’re enjoying Mother Nature’s show, think Green in this Green Lodging location.
Victorian House B&B. St. Augustine is known for its historic significance in Florida and the U.S., with ghosts and pirates, old fort and stretches of beach. Wake up to the beauty of a Florida sunrise and share stories with innkeepers, Marc and Jackie, who have some interesting hobbies and careers I’m sure with plenty of stories to share.
Bonus: I find a great source of Bed and Breakfast information on the Florida Bed & Breakfast Inns website. No, it does not offer up all of Florida’s B&B’s, but this listing brings a whole lot to your attention. It should get you off to a great start.