A friend and I recently visited Tarpon Springs for my birthday. We previously reserved the first floor suite at Ashley's Victorian Haven Bed and Breakfast. We certainly were NOT disappointed. During our stay we were the only guests there, and the treatment we received from Barbara was top notch. The B&B itself is loaded with antiques that Barbara has collected. At first glance, we didn't know just what we were looking at, but Barbara was very knowledgeable about each piece and was very willing to share what she knew. And then there was her food. The first morning we chowed down on some of the best french toast I ever ate. The next morning, she outdid herself serving her feta cheese omelet made from scratch. We came to find out that she is one of 20 licensed kitchens in the state of Florida. She also has a top notch rating from trip advisor that is proudly displayed in the dining room. The location of Ashley's is perfect to the shopping area and Barbara was, again , more than willing to share directions and opinions for and about the town of Tarpon Springs. When we weren't out exploring we could be found swinging on the front porch swing drinking coffee in the morning and a glass of wine in the afternoon. I don't want to forget to mention the wonderful chocolate cake that sat on the kitchen table for our enjoyment. I don't hesitate to give Barbara as a hostess and Ashley's Haven as a B&B a 5 star rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Restored and Period decorated Victorian. One set of guests on each floor. Owners live on site, but in different home. All 100% cotton sheets, and Maltlasse' bedspreads. Full breakfast served at 9:00. Step back in time. Enjoy the gardens, and front porch swing. All hardwood floors. Quiet side street,Closest to the Sponde Docks, walk there in 7 minutes.Everything you need, and more. Feel free to inquire about anything, I am here to serve you. ... more less