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“Restful and Near the Water- Fabulous Innkeeper” 5 of 5 stars
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601 Southwest Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL 34994   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Stuart B&B and Inns
Sarasota, Florida, United States
2 reviews
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“Restful and Near the Water- Fabulous Innkeeper”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

What a wonderful place to unwind. Plenty of common area including wrap around porch. You can walk to the waterfront for great sunsets and the historic district is also close with lots of shopping and dining. Marilyn , the innkeeper/owner lives on the property and makes you feel right at home.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Spent 2 nights here and had a wonderful time. Great location close to historic Stuart and the water. Directly accross from a park that had beautiful sunsets. Had use of of kayak and bikes. Breakfast was terrific with quite a selection. The owner, Marilyn was very friendly and accomidating but kept her distance so we felt like we could be ourselves. I read other reviews that complained about the timing of the breakfast but it wasn't an issue with us. However, I could see how it might be with someone who was leaving early in the morning. But I am willing to bet that if someone wanted to eat breakfast earlier Marilyn would have accomidated them. Room was nicely decorated with our own bathroom. Whole house was nicely decorated. Thinking of staying there again at Christmas time.

Room Tip: Most rooms have a private bath but one has a seperate bath in the hallway outside of room.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Winter Park, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for two nights over this past weekend. Our room was very nice and had a full bathroom in the room. There was a TV in the room, but it was pretty small. It would have been nice if the TV were a little bigger. Also, the air conditioning in the room was very loud. When the A/C turned on, we would have to turn the volume on the TV up to hear and when the A/C turned off, we would have to turn the volume down because it would be too loud.
The breakfast was the highlight of the stay. The owner, Marilyn, would make different breakfast items. One morning there were waffles and the other morning there was a breakfast casserole. In addition, there was fruit, muffins, coffee, bagels, etc. The porch where breakfast was served was cool (temperature) and relaxing. I would have given this B&B a five-star rating if it weren't for the small TV and the loud A/C. Overall, it was still a lot of fun and I would recommend it to my friends.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Very nice inn that has a very friendly innkeeper. Marilyn was a sweetheart! Extremely accomodating with early check inn and late check out. Impressed with the comfortable bed and the robes hanging in the room. Breakfast was plentiful with quiche, pastries, bagels, yogurt, fresh fruit, and waffles. We unfortunately didn't make use of the bikes, kayak, or jacuzzi but we did enjoy the snacks and bottled water that was provided 24/7. Weliked the location as it was close to the very neat town of Stuart.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

The location is really good particularly if you have to balance plans with family along the coast and up toward Port St. Lucie. Very quiet and restful though for two of three nights we think we were the only ones there so hard to know noise level if a full house. Offering just one hour for breakfast (9-10a) was very limiting and we felt that for business travel needs -a real minus. We never saw the inn keeper until we checked out so that was a bit odd . We travel frequently and are always greeted by the inn keeper wherever we stay and if they are unable to greet us ( we did arrive late) there is usually a personal connection at some point which is why we choose small Inns. The fan/AC in our room was too loud and given that we were there off season mid-week, we feel that the inn keeper should have not rented the room and repaired the system during a slow time.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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FriendlyInnkeeper, Owner at Inn Shepard's Park Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
We thank you for your review. I was unaware of any problems with the air in your room. I wish you had mentioned it to us while you were here. We would of been happy to move you to another room. Now that I know. I will address the situation.

I am a single innkeeper. When I am unable to be here for guests arrival I leave a welcome note with some helpfull hints and information about the Inn and my telephone number, if they should have a problem or any questions. Although I am not always on property. I am available 24/7 if any of my guests should need anything. Breakfast is usually a time when I connect personally with my guests. You never came to breakfast during your stay, so that did make it difficult to catch up with you. I did try several times, but kept missing you either coming or going and didn't want to disturb you by knocking on your door.

Glad you had a Safe trip home to California,

Marilyn
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Orlando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Inn Shepard's Park B&B is a great little place to get a way from the hustle and bustle of the big city without having a long days drive. My husband and I received this weekend get a way as a gift from our daughter with a Groupon coupon. We were thrilled to get out of Orlando and take the short drive to Stuart for some R&R. That is exactly what we got. Marilyn, the owner, was lovely. She was a very gracious and accomodating hostess and made our stay delightful. We knew she was there, however she allowed us to enjoy our time and wasn't intrusive. We were welcome to use the Bicycles and Kayak and offered all beach gear for our trip to the beach. The Jacuzzi & hammock on the back patio was very inviting. Marilyn offered to start up the Jacuzzi for us and said we could use it anytime, however, it was really hot out and we did not use it for that reason.
On this trip, we did bring our two pups. We stayed in the only "Pet friendly room" which was VERY clean and free of pet oders. There was no sign of a pets past stay in this room, what so ever! The bathroom was extremely clean. The pups enjoyed the many short walks across the street to the park and our dailytrips around the "Pet friendly" town that provided water bowls. We were given coupons to local spots and Marilyn showed us a map to some really great places, all within walking distance.
The breakfast buffet was beautifully arranged with a wide selection of fresh juices, Fruits, Pastries, Quiches, Bagels & a heart shaped Waffle maker, a different selection each morning.We had access to a small refriderator upstairs near our room with water, soda & snacks.
We will definatly make a return visit to this charming & relaxing Key West style B&B. This is a great place for a romantic weekend or a girls get a way, either way, Marilyn will make it a pleasurable stay. We are already planning our next trip. Thank you, Marilyn!

Room Tip: All rooms are beautiful with on suites. There is one room that is pet friendly, however you must use...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

An online deal for $200 for a two-night stay was advertised on one of the major coupon websites. It came with free use of bikes, kayak, free bottle of champagne upon arrival, snacks, sodas, and breakfast. Our drive through Stuart wasn't very pretty so I wasn't expecting much...but when we pulled up I saw the inn sits across a park with beautiful waterfront views.

A note was taped on the door giving us instructions and directions to our room. This procedure doesn't seem very safe. Our room was comfortable and decorated in a charming fashion; clean, cute, and cozy. It had a large closet and en suite bathroom with a basic shower. The room also included a small TV (there is a large DVD collection in the downstairs living area). We welcomed ourselves to drinks and snacks available in the mini-fridge outside our room. There is also tea/coffee in a Keurig machine on the porch.

The best part about this trip were the activities. We took full advantage of the bikes and kayak and spent hours exploring. Do take the kayak out on the water; there are gorgeous homes and views. Plan a route before biking, there are some areas of Stuart that are still up and coming. The downtown areas are fun to bike in. I only wish we had access to a bike lock so we could've parked the bikes and grabbed a bite, shopped, etc. I wished we would've used the jacuzzi, but didn't have time amidst our other adventures.

The breakfast in the morning was very good: homemade muffins, fruits, cereals, etc. Marilyn is nice and welcoming albeit a little awkward. She did make our stay a good one though and suggested things to do and places to go.

We planned this trip to celebrate our one-year anniversary; our experience was definitely romantic and fun. But we never did get that bottle of champagne...

Room Tip: Corner units have more space, larger bathrooms.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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FriendlyInnkeeper, Owner at Inn Shepard's Park Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, July 30, 2012
Thanks so much for your review. Sorry! We have never had a special that included a bottle of champagne. Last summer we did do a special that included a bottle of wine. But we do apologize for the confusion. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and had a chance to use our bikes and kayak. We're always happy to turn someone on to the Bed & Breakfast experience.
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Additional Information about Inn Shepard's Park Bed and Breakfast

Address: 601 Southwest Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL 34994
Location: United States > Florida > Stuart
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Stuart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quaint 1924 Key West style Inn, located on a waterfront park and four blocks from historic downtown Stuart's restaurants, galleries and shops. Rooms are cozy and comfortable with luxury linens, down pillows and double pillowtop mattresses. Buffet breakfast, bottled water, beach gear, bicycles and a kayak are all avaiable free of charge. ... more   less 
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Inn Shepard`s Park Hotel Stuart

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