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Thurston House Bed and Breakfast

851 Lake Avenue, North Orlando, Maitland, FL 32751
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the 10th B&B we have visited in Florida and it did not disappoint. Wine on the porch, quaint rooms, quiet atmosphere, friendly and helpful hosts. Breakfast was delicious and catered to our whims. Clean and comfy. Minutes from downtown Winter Park.

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

Thank you so much for the gracious review. We truly love sharing our wonderful location with the many guests we have had from around the world. Wine & cheese time is an especially popular activity. Also, catering to guests breakfast "whims" keep me on my toes, and is always no problem with advance notice. Thanks again! More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I ended up here after learning that my fav Orlando spot, The Verandah, was closed for business. Glad I did. It is so near Orlando yet so calm and peaceful. A real hidden gem. I always try to go for something boutique-y and not to a bland chain hotel; well this is it, can't get any more boutique than this,... More 

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

It was a pleasure having this guest stay with us. She was looking for something quiet to relax before a busy work time. She was able to walk around the yard areas, enjoy the upstairs hammock and even walk to 2 great places for food. She hadn't gotten a rental car yet so this was important to her. We look... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We were looking for a place to stay outside of Orlando when visiting the theme parks. How lucky were we to find the Thurston House B&B! It is a lovely house within a park and a quiet little town just outside of Orlando. It takes about 20 minutes to the theme parks and is worth the drive. We stayed at... More 

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1 Thank Sibylle W
thurstonbb, Owner at Thurston House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so fortunate to be very secluded with 8 acres of land surrounding us, yet minutes to wonderful areas like Winter Park, great restaurants, wonderful shopping, fabulous museums and even a short distance drive to the attractions area. We look forward to your return! Carole More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

I've been to numerous bed and breakfasts in the U.S. and outside the U.S.. The Thurston House is definitely one of the best I've been to! Such a beautiful home and everything was meticulous and so well kept. We arrived to a rose and chocolate greeting us on our bed. (Nice touch!) They offered wine and cheese around 5:30, and... More 

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

We use each guest visit as a chance to show off our beautiful location, try new breakfast food items and share our lovely home with others. We look forward to seeing them here again someday! Carole More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This was our second time here. Joe and Carol were as welcoming as ever. The house is a real haven away from the madness of the themepark side of Orlando. Breakfast is a treat. Carols's homemade cakes are delicious. We will definitely stay here again.

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

It is always such an honor when guests come back again, and even from another country too! We are very fortunate in our location, near enough to the theme park area, but certainly a world away. We hope to see you again in another couple years, or before of course. Carole More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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2 Thank city-hiker
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

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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2 Thank Thom H
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 via mobile

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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1 Thank Eric L
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 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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1 Thank ellenjdlmsw
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 

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