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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…

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Say ‘I Do’ to B&B Wedding

  Florida attracts brides and grooms from all the country, drawn by sunny skies and some of the best beaches in the world. But before you book the same-old, same-old ceremony on the sand and a hotel reception, consider…

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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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A Shopaholic in Mount Dora

Note: Since writing this story, I have visited Mount Dora again and stayed at the Adora Inn. Read that review. Oct. 14, 2015 Confessions of a shopaholic: I spent a recent Monday strolling the streets of downtown Mount Dora,…

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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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Catering to the business traveler

Traveling for business, rather than pleasure? Consider staying at a bed-and-breakfast, where you are likely to find the modern conveniences of a hotel, in a setting more conducive to renewing your energy after a long, hard day. Many inns provide complimentary Wi-Fi…

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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…