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Thurston House Bed and Breakfast

3.5 of 5 851 Lake Avenue, North Orlando, Maitland, FL 32751
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Holmes Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

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
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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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27 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Although the people who owned this B and B were very pleasant and accommodating, we felt that they were not your typical Bed and Breakfast owners. They were not particularly engaging or friendly as most other proprieters have been. They basically did the minimum to make it sufficient. Additionally, the place needed a bit of a "facelift", especially the bedroom.... More 

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

I must say reading this review was very disappointing for this long time innkeeper. We work very hard to keep the inn fresh and like new, and the breakfast options interesting and delicious! Upon their arrival I greeted these guests at the door, showed them the rest room that they desperately needed after their long drive, then showed them around... 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 February 15, 2014

I have been coming here for nearly 20 years and thoroughly recommend this incredible bed & breakfast. When visiting the Orlando for business or pleasure, this is the only place I will consider staying. It's all the little extras that Carole puts in that make this home away from home truly extraordinary. The home itself is exquisite, beautiful surrounds, incredible... More 

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Shenandoah Valley, VA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

This is a Great place to stay. We especially liked the decor... we've stayed at B&Bs which are stuffed to the rafters with kitsch to the point where we were nervous to move around for fear of breaking something... Thurston is much more subdued giving it a feeling of homey, normalcy. The room was very comfortable with extensive amenities -... More 

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Maryland
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay at Thurston house. Carol has incorporated little touches throughout to make your stay comfortable. Wished we had more time to enjoy the screened porches, including hammock on the second floor, but, we were attending a wedding. Carol was so responsive to our dietary needs (gluten free for me, dairy free for my husband)... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We chose to stay at Thurston House on our last dat before the flight home from Orlando airport. We loved the area. It's everything you would not expect from Orlando! After a warm welcome from Carol and a tour of the house we were treated to wine and cheese on the porch with a wonderful view of the lake. Joe... More 

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Address: 851 Lake Avenue, North Orlando, Maitland, FL 32751
Location: United States > Florida > Maitland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Thurston House Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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