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REVIEW: Historic Peninsula Inn, Gulfport

Like Juan Ponce de Leon, I set out to explore Florida on behalf of my fellow bed-and-breakfast lovers, never knowing exactly what I’ll find. My latest discovery? Gulfport, a city of 12,000 on Boca Ciega Bay, in southern Pinellas…

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REVIEW: Sweetwater Branch Inn, Gainesville

Do you believe in love at first sight? Believe it or not, I felt it when I drove up to the Sweetwater Branch Inn. Two impressive Victorian mansions sit side by side facing a busy street near downtown Gainesville…

The house was originally divided into two duplexes.
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REVIEW: Adora Inn, Mount Dora

If you are a fan of the sleek Arts and Crafts bungalow, I may have discovered your favorite bed-and-breakfast – The Adora Inn. Since purchasing the B&B in 2005, John Cataldo and Arthur Natale have added modern upgrades, colorful…

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REVIEW: Anchor Inn, Gasparilla Island

Gasparilla Island, in Southwest Florida, is inhabited by millionaires and billionaires, but mere mortals can afford to experience the beaches and other delights of this exclusive paradise for a day or a night. I visited in early November, before the start…

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REVIEW: Seven Sisters Inn, Ocala

Note: I’m sad to report that as of April 1, 2016, the Seven Sisters Inn is closed. It is for sale or lease, and hopefully will reopen soon with new owners. The website has been taken down; follow the…

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REVIEW: Hibiscus House B&B, Fort Myers

Inviting, intimate, peaceful: These words come to mind to describe the Hibiscus House Bed & Breakfast, in Fort Myers, where I spent a restful summer’s night basking in the hospitality of innkeepers David and Pam McCurrach. The inn is reasonably priced and ideally located for…

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REVIEW: Harrington House Beachfront B&B

With the early arrival of summer in Southwest Florida, I decided it was time to hit the beach, so I booked a room at the popular Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast, on Anna Maria Island. For beach lovers, the location —…

On Edgewater's first floor are restaurants, a barbershop and an ice cream shop.
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REVIEW: Historic Edgewater Hotel, Winter Garden

The three-story, red-brick Historic Edgewater Hotel, a “Bed and Breakfast Style Inn,” looms large in the center of downtown Winter Garden, west of Orlando, appearing much the same as when it opened in 1927. After a restoration that added modern conveniences,…

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REVIEW: Thurston House, Maitland

A visit to Thurston House is like a visit to grandma’s – if your grandma lives in a Victorian farmhouse on a lake, on eight acres covered with oak and bamboo trees, and a garden of roses and camellias. A country home in…

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REVIEW: B&B Tour of St. Augustine

St. Augustine’s annual Bed and Breakfast Holiday Tour, held each December, is true nirvana for the B&B lover, a chance to roam in and out of two dozen historic inns in America’s most historic city. I attended the two-day “Music of Christmas” B&B tour in 2014,…