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Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast

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420 S Oak Ave, Sanford, FL 32771-1826
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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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Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
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Paige R wrote a review Feb 2020
Walden, New York2 contributions
My husband and I stayed at Higgins House in January 2020 for 2 nights. We were in town for a family wedding and the B & B was within walking distance of the venue. Our accommodations were comfortable, spacious, and charming. Breakfast was delicious, and snacks and treats were plentiful and always available. We consider ourselves lucky to have found this gem during our brief stay in Sanford!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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saintromar wrote a review Jul 2019
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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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Date of stay: July 2019
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Room Tip: We had the downstairs room with king bed.
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MickiBillw wrote a review May 2019
Fountain Hills, Arizona8 contributions2 helpful votes
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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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Downstairs bedroom would be best for anyone who would find climbing stairs or showering in a claw...
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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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DestinationPirate wrote a review Apr 2019
Melbourne, Florida11 contributions
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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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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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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friends836 wrote a review Mar 2019
Vancouver, Canada24 contributions5 helpful votes
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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Date of stay: March 2019
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Room Tip: The Willow overlooks the park across the street - lovely!
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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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Frequently Asked Questions about Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Historic Downtown Sanford (0.3 miles), The Escape Artists (0.3 miles), and Wayne Dench Performing Arts Center (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and outdoor furniture.
Which room amenities are available at Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Corner Cafe, Hollerbach's Willow Tree Cafe, and The Original Christo's.
Is Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Sanford.
Are there any historical sites close to Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting DeBary Hall Historic Site (4.9 miles) and NAS Sanford Memorial Park (2.8 miles).