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Thurston House Bed and Breakfast

3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   851 Lake Avenue, North Orlando, Maitland, FL 32751
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014
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El Yunque, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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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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5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Asheville, North Carolina
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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Beautifully restored, romantic, comfortable, friendly host, superb breakfast (and plenty of it,) wine/cheese, snacks, comfy porches overlooking the lake, excellent mattress, even wifi. This is the perfect place to stay for adults. We were in the Hirsch room which we prefer over the O'Heir as we are not sunrise people, but all 3 rooms are lovely and just fine. And... More

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We met friends here for a wonderful visit--charming decor, delicious breakfasts and afternoon snacks, and enticing rocking chairs on the big porch overlooking the water! Carole and Joe made us all welcome and helped us find great restaurants (Try Antonio's where we went twice!) and local sights including the marvelous Tiffany museum in Winter Park and the beautiful camellia and... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

One of the best bed and breakfasts have ever stayed in. Carol the innkeeper aims to please. Her breakfasts are great. The rooms are just beautiful. Quiet. All kinds of little things that make you feel special. Location also good. Highly recommend

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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*
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Thurston House is central to everything, making us perfect for business and pleasure travel. We are in the heart of Maitland, and 5 minutes to Winter Park, 10 minutes to downtown Orlando, 30 minutes to the attractions and one hour to beaches. Our three queen-sized guest rooms offer all modern amenitites. Our 8 acre lakefront setting provides our guests with quiet accommodations. ... more   less 
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