Joe & Cindy's Picks

These are places that we have enjoyed visiting when we take leave from our own B&B. We thought you would be interested in them, too. Enjoy!

Amelia Island, Fla.

1857 Florida House Inn - Offers a charming escape from a hectic, hurry-up world. Here the pace is easy - as active or relaxed as you choose. The accommodations are romantic and timeless, the service friendly and attentive.

The Amelia Island Williams House - From ornate wrought-iron gates topped with gilded fleur-de-lis to capacious verandahs with comfortable wicker and old fashioned swings, this elegant bed and breakfast is a treasure in a sleepy, undiscovered spot just off Florida's northeast coast.

Apalachicola, Fla.

Coombs Mansion Inn - the Coombs Mansion Inn, a Romantic Bed and Breakfast in an Elegant Victorian Mansion, welcomes those special guests who appreciate the charm and historical authenticity of another era in an intimate, home-like atmosphere.

Gainesville, Fla.

The Camellia Rose Inn - This is Gainesville's newest Inn...opening sometime in 2007. Also, our cousins!!

Sweetwater Branch Inn - Located adjacent to Gainesville's Historic District and surrounded by the magnificent McKenzie Gardens.

The Laurel Oak Inn - Bed and Breakfast welcomes you to our beautifully restored historic home, including handicap and wheelchair access.

Lake Helen, Fla.

Our Cabin by the Lake - A stay in our cabin is a refreshing surprise of casual Southern Comfort. We offer a casual "kick your shoes off" atmosphere filled with warmth and sunlight.

Orlando, Fla.

The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne - An award winning historic bed and breakfast and restaurant for romantic couples and business travelers.

St. Augustine, Fla.

St. Francis Inn - The St. Francis Inn, a block from the "Oldest House" on the corner of St. Francis and St. George Streets, is filled with all kinds of collectibles and has a delightful little tree-shaded courtyard.

Magnolia Plantation Inn
Magnolia Plantation Inn

The Magnolia Plantation Inn is a magnificent Victorian Painted Lady built in 1885. It features beautiful gardens, a central foyer, period kitchen, formal dining room, two sitting rooms, and five guest rooms:

Jasmine Azalea Heather
Gardenia Magnolia

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The Carriage House
Carriage House

Photos/Info—One bedroom (queen bed), fireplace, one bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and fireplace, separate sitting room, second story, 600 sq. ft., wraparound balcony overlooking two gardens. Perfect for honeymooners.

Miss Huey's Cottage
Miss Huey's Cottage

Photos/Info—One or two bedrooms (one queen bed and one double bed), one bathroom, fireplace in living room, front and back open porches with large yard. Some pets are OK.

Jessica's Courtyard
Jessica's Courtyard

Photos/Info—One or two bedrooms (one queen bed and two twin beds), one bathroom with a jacuzzi tub, living room, sunroom and private courtyard.

The Secret Garden
Secret Garden

Photos/Info—One or two bedrooms (one queen bed and two twin beds), one bathroom with a jacuzzi tub, living room, sunroom and private courtyard.

Sugar Plum Cottage
Sugar Plum Cottage

Photos/Info—Can be split into three separate rental areas called Cinnamon, Ginger and Nutmeg. Combinations include one or two bedrooms (queen beds) and one or two bathrooms (one with a jacuzzi tub), fireplace, large living space, kitchen, open porch overlooking gardens.

Beth's Courtyard
Beth's Courtyard

Photos/Info—One bedroom (queen bed), one bathroom with large walk-in shower, living room, kitchen and private garden.

Key Lime Cottage
Key Lime Cottage

Photos/Info—Two or three bedrooms (two queen beds, two twin beds) and one or two bathrooms, large living space, front and back open porches with garden access. Great for two couples with kids.