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Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast

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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Sanford
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The Higgins House is a large, lovely old Queen Anne-style home from the Victorian era. At the moment, it has 3 large, beautiful guest rooms - each with a full ensuite bathroom and very comfy beds. (The ground floor guest room has a low step-in, large shower; the upstairs guest rooms' each have a claw foot tub and shower.) The living room on the ground floor, filled with beautiful antiques, has a baby grand piano available for guests to play. There is a delightful front porch with rocking chairs to watch the world go by, or a restful, private backyard garden with comfy patio furniture to enjoy the flowers and birds. Breakfast is a delicious, gourmet affair - made from the freshest ingredients, served on china and real linens. Complimentary wine and cheese is available, as is a variety of goodies. Downtown, historic Sanford, a short walk away, offers a variety of restaurants, craft breweries, live music, and shops. You can dine your way around the world, and still walk home to bed
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Grade: 84 out of 100
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My husband and I recently stayed at the Higgins House and highly recommend it. Lisa, the Innkeeper, was friendly, knowledgeable and a great chef! Home is comfy and lovingly restored. We were warmly welcomed with just out of the oven cookies, some tasty snacks and wine! In the evening you could enjoy a nightcap. Lisa was very helpful in explaining the downtown Sanford historic district and we enjoyed walking the area. Breakfast was a delight, and we had fun talking to her son who was helping out in the kitchen. We would definitely return when we get to Sanford again.
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I have stayed at many B&B’s all over the US and in several other countries and Higgins House in Sanford, FL is my new all time favorite. Inside and out Higgins House is immaculate, spacious, tastefully decorated and well maintained. The innkeeper, Lisa, is gracious, knowledgeable, professional and fun. The gardens are beautiful and when we arrived, the gardenias that flank both sides of the huge porch were blooming and smelled wonderful. Thor and Sebastian, the resident kitties, greeted us with a respectful but enthusiastic hello. The bedrooms are airy, bright, comfortably air conditioned and decorated, super clean and fresh smelling. The bed was very comfortable and the bath towels were fluffy and soft. Plenty of hot water in the showers and showers were very easy to operate. Lisa, the innkeeper, spoiled us silly with happy hour noshes and a variety of decent wines, evening port and sherry nightcaps with hummingbird cake and fresh baked almond cookies, and a plentiful and delicious breakfast spread that included good, strong coffee, an assortment of juices, yogurt and fresh fruit parfait, hash brown crusted quiche, and baked stuffed crossaints for “dessert”. Lisa happily gave us suggestions for what to do in town and willingly engaged in general conversation. She knows the history of the house and is a descendant of the original owner. The house is across the street from a city park, on a quiet street with plenty of easy on-street parking and a short, easy stroll from downtown. Sanford itself was nice. The people were friendly. The brew pubs were lively and had lots of options, sometimes including wine or cocktails! We enjoyed strolling the neighborhoods looking at the buildings and houses and the shops and walking along the waterfront. There are lots of places to sit and rest and we found several swing benches that were large enough for 4 adults to sit and swing together. Lovely.
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Response from Lisa H, Manager at Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast
Responded Jun 5, 2019
What a wonderful review! Thank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to pampering you in the future! As you've discovered, there are always fun events happening in Sanford that make it a great place for an escape. Warmest Regards,
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This B&B is hands down the BEST one I have ever stayed in. Super clean, absolutely beautiful house. Amazing attention to detail to make our stay comfortable. The landscaping is impeccable, and smells heavenly. The breakfast was to die for. What really grabbed my attention was just how pet friendly this place is. Our dog loved every minute of it and they treated him as part of the family...very thoughtful, wonderful host. We will definitely return. HIGHLY recommend.
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Response from Lisa H, Owner at Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast
Responded Apr 15, 2019
You and your sweet dog are always welcome... Sanford has many pet-friendly restaurants and bars, and its nice when you can relax with ALL your family around you, including the 4-footed ones. :-)
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The inn was exceptional in all aspects. Beautifully decorated, quiet gardens and sun porches, fabulous breakfasts and a lovely host. The park across the street was beautiful and downtown Sanford was easily walkable.
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Response from Lisa H, Owner at Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast
Responded Apr 15, 2019
We're so happy you found your stay delightful. Please come again so you can explore more of the things that make Sanford wonderful. The Higgins House is always happy to be your home away from home.
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The location is perfect, historic neighborhood and walking distance to downtown Sanford. The inn is lovely and very comfortable. Best of all is the inn keeper. She was very gracious and her breakfasts were scrumptious. She even got up VERY early to prepare a take away snack and coffee for to help us on our way to the airport. It was truly appreciated. We look forward to staying again some day. Debbie and David
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Response from Lisa H, Owner at Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast
Responded Apr 15, 2019
We always like satisfied guests! Early morning flights are difficult, as is. I'm happy to have made it a little easier for you.
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