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Thurston House Bed and Breakfast

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851 Lake Avenue, North Orlando, Maitland, FL 32751
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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BROOKLYN
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our 3 night stay at Thurston House. It is a lovingly restored historic house surrounded by natural beauty. On a lake, surrounded by trees with a variety of birds, this is a peaceful retreat that feels as though it is truly isolated from the noise of the city, yet it is minutes away from historical and dining locations.... More 

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thurstonbb, Owner at Thurston House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We love to share our unique and wonderful location with guests like these. So many don't realize how special and historic our area is. Thank you for your kind words! Carole More 

New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am SO thrilled to have discovered a gem of a bygone era in Orlando. The Thurston House is a gracious 1880's home with 3 well-appointed bedrooms--each with their own bath. The proprietors, Carole & Joe are friendly and hospitable with plenty of suggestions of local museums & delicious, non-chain places to eat in varying price ranges. They offer hearty... More 

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thurstonbb, Owner at Thurston House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It is wonderful when guests have such an appreciation for our beautiful location and welcoming hospitality. It is always an honor to share beautiful Thurston House with others from all over the world. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts! Carole More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Charming old house with modern amenities. The service and breakfast were first class. Wish I had more time to enjoy the Thurston House. Will be back when in Maitland. Usually stay in hotels while in business, but was intrigued by Trip Advisor recommendations.

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thurstonbb, Owner at Thurston House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We try very hard to offer the best in accommodations to all our wonderful guests! We hope to see you again... Carole More 

Hamden, CT
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Thurston House on Lake Ave was a real surprise to us. Nestled on a small lake in central Florida it was like stepping back in time to a grander era, in New England! Beautifully decorated and well cared for, the house has three bedrooms, two sitting areas and an amazing screened porch as well as a charming dining room. A... More 

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thurstonbb, Owner at Thurston House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We are so pleased that these guests enjoyed our wonderful place. It is great that after 22 years of welcoming guests from all over the world, we can still show off new people. Thank you so much! Carole More 

Plainview, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Lovely room. Comfortable bed. Delicious breakfasts different every day including freshly squeezed orange juice. Nice property and a porch to sit in and relax. Friendly owner. A good choice of a place to stay.

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thurstonbb, Owner at Thurston House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, especially mentioning the breakfast. I strive to keep things fresh and interesting, and often experiment with new recipes. I am so happy you enjoyed yours, and hope to see you again while visiting your local family. Carole - Owner & Innkeeper More 

Holmes Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Carol and Joe very welcoming , great little hotel with Very clean rooms and a fanastic breakfast. we booked a different hotel online and arrived to find it closed for good !! Made a few phone calls and found Thurston house , we spoke to carol who sorted us out a room straight away .

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thurstonbb, Owner at Thurston House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We are thrilled when we have someone here for the first time and they are so appreciative of what we have to offer them. Thanks so much for the kind words! Carole the Innkeeper More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Stayed there the night before what turned out to be a long Board of Directors meeting. A great nights rest and Carole fixed us a breakfast that lasted us the entire day. Can't wait to come back for the next Board meeting.

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thurstonbb, Owner at Thurston House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words Merilee C! We love being able to show off and share our lovely inn with others. Just wait until your next visit as the property is being totally freshened up and repainted right now. You are going to love the new color! Carole More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A breath of fresh air. Couldn't keep myself off the hammock up stairs while watching the birds. Just pleasant and quiet. Greeted with smiles that seemed genuine. Rooms just gorgeous and that gift basket was delightful. Beds very comfy. Hidden for privacy and peaceful location. Went out to eat came back for snacks already set up for us. Breakfast was... More 

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thurstonbb, Owner at Thurston House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We are so pleased and honored to be able to pamper all of our guests. We are coming up on our 22nd year next month and do try to keep things as fresh and wonderful as they were in the beginning. Thank you for noticing! Carole More 

El Yunque, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Carole and Joe were gracious hosts. They were very accommodating with food choices and serving time. The room we stayed in was very comfortable -- it was very hot in Florida the days we were there and the central air conditioning was welcome. We enjoyed hearing about the history of Thurston House and the beautiful heartwood pine it is trimmed... More 

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thurstonbb, Owner at Thurston House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We enjoyed having these guests here and even found out they themselves are innkeepers in Puerto Rico. It is always nice to be appreciated, and they even left a thank you gift of a beautiful orchid! Carole More 

Coral Gables, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

For a taste of central Florida as it was 125 years ago, avoid Orlando, go to Maitland (north of Orlando on I-4 and just blocks north of downtown Winter Park), and stay at the Thurston House B&B. The house is original as built in 1885, impeccably maintained, on a large and very quiet property, with a stunning late afternoon or... More 

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thurstonbb, Owner at Thurston House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We so enjoyed these guests and very happy that they appreciated what we had to offer. They were so interesting and charming, and a pleasure to spend time with. This is why we have been such long time innkeepers! Carole Ballard - Owner/Innkeeper More 

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