This inn was our final stopover after almost three weeks of mostly great accommodation in Florida. And what a finale it provided.
First, the location just couldn't be better. Within a few minutes walk of some great dining options in Indialantic, it also backs onto one of the nicest beaches in Florida. In fact this little area of coast is refreshingly natural, after the monotony of mile after mile of gated communities further south.
Then of course there's the charm of the Inn itself, a beautiful gem of a house, lavishly furnished and with everything a guest could want by way of comfort.
Our room was a delight and had its own little terrace overlooking the sea.
The food was first rate. We arrived to homemade pecan pie, chocolate cookies and chocolate dipped apricots. 'Southern style' hot breakfast the following day, was freshly cooked and delicious, with all the bakery items homemade and oven fresh. Soft drinks and home baked treats are left out help-yourself style, as are beach umbrellas, chairs and beach games.
The whole place invites guests to make themselves at home and most of the downstairs area is for guests to use.
All good of course and sufficient reason to stay there.
But the USP of the Windemere Inn is something you have to go there to discover.
It's STEVE, the manager, and the most joyously friendly host it is possible to imagine.
After a long drive his welcome could not have been warmer and he was exceptionally kind.
He made us a big pot of coffee, helped us to pie and cookies, showed us where everything was, carried our bags, suggested a great place to eat and then rang to book it for us.
And on top all of that, he was great company!
If there was a State of Florida Best of Tourism Award he'd be our top nominee.
We felt we'd finished our trip on a high - a beautiful location, gorgeous accommodation and a truly memorable host.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury oceanfront bed and breakfast retreat east of Melbourne on the beach. Just 46 steps to the sand, with private beach access. Many rooms have ocean views from private balconies. Wonderful innkeeper and staff provide impeccable personalized concierge service, and homemade gourmet breakfast and baked goods. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Windemere Inn By The Sea Hotel Indialantic