We wanted a different kind of honeymoon - most brits lie on a beach for 2 weeks. We found Apalachicola by accident on google and the Coombs Inn followed naturally. As Brits, bed and breakfast is something we are more familiar with.
It was exactly as we expected - southern charm and relaxation. The welcome was warm from Estella, with fresh baked cookies and coffee - the staff went out of their way as they knew it was our honeymoon. The room (heaven 11) was beautiful and we enjoyed champagne and chocolates in our room. Estella ensured we had a reservation for dinner (we didn't need one but way take risks?) and gave us a quick guide to the town.
The town is old school charm - a bit like wandering into an old tv program for us. The Inn supplied beach towels, a parasol and lounger which we took to St Georges island. We never set foot outside without a local passing the time of day with us - we felt very welcome. The other staff in the house were pleasant and helpful too - nothing was a problem.
I can't imagine how some of the reviewers stayed in the same in as us!! We'd certainly go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A luxury boutique Inn near the beach. The Coombs House Inn is a luxurious Florida Bed and Breakfast consisting of three elegant Historic Victorian Mansions located between Pensacola and Tampa on the unspoiled Gulf Coast known as "Florida's Forgotten Coast." For 20 years our visitors have returned to our relaxing, romantic accommodations for a quiet alternative to typical Florida hotels. Less than 2 hours from Panama City Beach and Tallahassee, the historic, picturesque seaside village of Apalachicola is adjacent to the pristine white beaches of St. George Island, and near Cape San Blas, Mexico Beach and WindMark Beach in Port St. Joe. Walk or bike to nearby boutique shops, museums, art galleries, and waterfront cafe's serving fresh local seafood and famous Apalachicola oysters served 28 different ways. Tour our 4-star guest suites furnished with European antiques, original oil paintings and oriental carpets on gleaming hardwood floors. All 23 rooms have private baths (7 with romantic whirlpool massage spas), complementary hi-speed internet, in-room Starbucks coffee and flat screen cable TVs. Several 2 to 3 room suites are available, some with kitchenettes and private verandas, perfect for family vacations, bridal wedding parties, girl's getaways and pets. From complementary gourmet breakfasts to afternoon teas and evening wine tastings, view our complete list of amenities and learn more about our unique area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Coombs House Hotel Apalachicola