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B&Bs accommodate the disabled

If you are confined to a wheelchair, or just have trouble with stairs, don’t rule out the pleasure of staying in a bed-and-breakfast. Many B&Bs in Florida offer a handicapped-accessible guest room. Here is a sampling of your many options. The Treehouse Cabana, at Melbourne…

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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

May 2015: 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…

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For Mother Earth, patronize eco-friendly B&Bs

If you’re resolved to reduce your carbon footprint, and be kind to Mother Earth, here’s one way: Patronize bed-and-breakfasts designated by the state as Florida Green Lodging properties. The Green Lodging Program, a voluntary initiative of the Florida Department of…

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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,…

Liza, the friendly "guard dog" at the Kenwood Inn.
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Don’t leave pets at home: B&B doors are open

Good news for bed-and-breakfast lovers with pets: You don’t have to leave them behind. There are plenty of Florida inns willing to accommodate four-legged guests. However, their policies vary and most charge a pet fee – ranging from reasonable…

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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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B&Bs earn Four Diamonds

Five historic Florida inns were among about 1,500 accommodations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean to earn AAA’s 2015 Four Diamond Award on Jan. 16, based on the level of service, comfort, cleanliness and security provided to guests last…

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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,…

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REVIEW: Black Dolphin Inn, New Smyrna Beach

How do I describe my recent experience at the Black Dolphin Inn? Amazing, from start to finish. My enjoyment began before I even spied the inn, when I turned onto Riverside Drive, a road along the Indian River lined with fine…